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The Infiniteness of Open Ended Evolution (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Andras, P. (2016). The Infiniteness of Open Ended Evolution. In OEE2: The Second Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution

Biological and social systems are considered as a flux of interacting components that transiently participate in interactions with other system components as part of the system. This suggests that any simulated system undergoing open ended evolution... Read More about The Infiniteness of Open Ended Evolution.

Interactive Ray-Traced Area Lighting with Adaptive Polynomial Filtering (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Iglesias-Guitian, J. A., Moon, B., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Interactive Ray-Traced Area Lighting with Adaptive Polynomial Filtering. In Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2016)

Area lighting computation is a key component for synthesizing photo-realistic rendered images, and it simulates plausible soft shadows by considering geometric relationships between area lights and three-dimensional scenes, in some cases even account... Read More about Interactive Ray-Traced Area Lighting with Adaptive Polynomial Filtering.

HCI Redux: The Promise of Post-Cognitive Interaction (2016)
Book
Turner, P. (2016). HCI Redux: The Promise of Post-Cognitive Interaction. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42235-0

This book explores the role of cognition in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) assessing how the field has developed over the past thirty years and discusses where the field is heading, as we begin to live in increasingly interconnected di... Read More about HCI Redux: The Promise of Post-Cognitive Interaction.

The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Chalmers, K. (2016, August). The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library. Presented at Communicating Process Architectures 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Although many CSP inspired libraries exist, none yet have targeted modern C++ (C++11 onwards). The work presented has a main objective of providing a new C++ CSP library which adheres to modern C++ design principles and standards. A secondary objecti... Read More about The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library.

A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K., & Pahl, C. (2016, April). A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services. Presented at Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

Requirements ontology offers a mechanism to map requirements for cloud computing services to cloud computing resources. Multiple stakeholders can capture and map knowledge in a flexible and efficient manner. The major contribution of the paper is the... Read More about A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services.

Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity (2016)
Journal Article
Webster, G., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2016). Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 11(1),

Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students undertaking relevant work experience while they study. Recognising a strong stud... Read More about Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity.

Protecting Documents with Sticky Policies and Identity-Based Encryption (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Spyra, G., & Buchanan, W. J. (2016). Protecting Documents with Sticky Policies and Identity-Based Encryption. In Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2016. https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821719

Documents are increasingly being held in public cloud-based systems, and there thus increasingly exposed to accesses from malicious entities. This paper focuses on the integration of sticky policies that are embedded into OOXML (Open Office XML) pr... Read More about Protecting Documents with Sticky Policies and Identity-Based Encryption.

Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective. (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2016, September). Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective. Presented at ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia

Introduction. The means by which individuals evaluate the personal reputations of others, and manage their own personal reputations, as determined by information shared on social media platforms, is investigated from an information science perspectiv... Read More about Managing and evaluating personal reputations on the basis of information shared on social media: a Generation X perspective..

The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016, September). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. Presented at IFIP EGOV and ePart 2015, Thessalonki, Greece

There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by these representatives in a (hyperlocal) democratic context using Community... Read More about The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives.

An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector (2016)
Thesis
Smith, S. (2016). An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9731

At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high graduate unemployment rates, employers unable to recruit suitable staff and a professional body under attack. It is not even clear that IT can... Read More about An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector.

Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (2016, January). Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments. Presented at IDIMC 2016 - Exploring our digital shadow: from data to intelligence

The main theme of the paper is the development of a framework to investigate how online information is used in the creation, building, and evaluation of personal reputations. (Here the term “personal reputation” refers to the reputation of private in... Read More about Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments..

Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H., & Robertson, P. (2016). Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence (75-85)

An analysis is made of secondary data derived from Understanding Society: The UK household longitudinal study (2012) as related to the use of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst 16-21 year olds. This explores the relationship between employment st... Read More about Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data.

Controlled biped balanced locomotion and climbing. (2016)
Book Chapter
Kenwright, B. (2016). Controlled biped balanced locomotion and climbing. In D. Zhang, & B. Wei (Eds.), Dynamic Balancing of Mechanisms and Synthesizing of Parallel Robots (447-456). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17683-3_17

This chapter describes the control principles necessary for an articulated biped model to accomplish balanced locomotion during walking and climbing. we explain the synthesizes mechanism for coordinated control of lower body joints (i.e. ankle, hip a... Read More about Controlled biped balanced locomotion and climbing..

Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. (2016)
Journal Article
Duff, A. (2016). Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited. The Asian Conference on Technology, Information & Society, 13-25

In Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House (2008 [1797]), the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham outlined what he perceived to be a model prison, based on ‘the inspection-principle’ (p. 68). It was centrally about power, the control of miscreants by... Read More about Inspecting the bad society? Bentham’s panopticon revisited..

The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D., & Rieser, V. (2016, May). The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. Presented at 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)

We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchored Language). The REAL corpus contains a collection of images of real-world... Read More about The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes.

Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Blake, A. (2016, July). Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation. Presented at 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems

Comprehension of justifications is known to be difficult for even experienced ontology engineers, and much more so for other stakeholders. In this paper, we present two methods for displaying justifications using concept diagrams: using multiple conc... Read More about Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation.

Mapping the UK information workforce in the library, archives, records, information management, knowledge management and related professions (2016)
Journal Article
Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (2016). Mapping the UK information workforce in the library, archives, records, information management, knowledge management and related professions. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 53(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301117

A workforce mapping project was carried out in the UK between August 2014 and October 2015. It was commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) to enhance unde... Read More about Mapping the UK information workforce in the library, archives, records, information management, knowledge management and related professions.

'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition (2016)
Journal Article
Meharg, D., Craighill, S., Varey, A., & Tizard, J. (2016). 'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition. Education in the North, 23(2), 128-140

This paper employs the ‘Expectancy-Value Model of Achievement Motivation’ (Wigfield and Eccles, 2000) to identify performance barriers and facilitators for further education students continuing their studies at university. Using this model to unders... Read More about 'I hope we can handle it': A study examining student ability beliefs and motivations before transition.