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Structural performance, and failure mechanism, of hardwood cross laminated timber concrete composite under shear load (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Khokhar, A., Bell, D., & Dhonju, R. (2023, June). Structural performance, and failure mechanism, of hardwood cross laminated timber concrete composite under shear load. Presented at World Conference on Timber Engineering 2023 (WCTE2023), Oslo, Norway

The performance of Timber Concrete Composite(s) (TCC) is primarily governed by the type of connection used in connecting the constituent members together. This paper investigates the performance of various commonly used connections in a TCC. The main... Read More about Structural performance, and failure mechanism, of hardwood cross laminated timber concrete composite under shear load.

Married Couples’ Same Surname Issue in Japanese Family Law (2023)
Journal Article
Piegzik, M. A. (2023). Married Couples’ Same Surname Issue in Japanese Family Law. Studia Iuridica, 101, https://doi.org/10.31338/2544-3135.si.2024-101.20

Despite the traditional postulates of jurisprudence regarding the necessity to introduce flawless bills, each legal system struggles with issues which arouse controversy and become the subject of a lively political and legal debate. Even if the contr... Read More about Married Couples’ Same Surname Issue in Japanese Family Law.

5G-IoT Cloud based Demonstration of Real-Time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement for Multimodal Hearing-aids (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gupta, A., Bishnu, A., Gogate, M., Dashtipour, K., Arslan, T., Adeel, A., Hussain, A., Ratnarajah, T., & Sellathurai, M. (2023, August). 5G-IoT Cloud based Demonstration of Real-Time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement for Multimodal Hearing-aids. Presented a

Over twenty percent of the world's population suffers from some form of hearing loss, making it one of the most significant public health challenges. Current hearing aids commonly amplify noises while failing to improve speech comprehension in crowde... Read More about 5G-IoT Cloud based Demonstration of Real-Time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement for Multimodal Hearing-aids.

Application for Real-time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gogate, M., Dashtipour, K., & Hussain, A. (2023, August). Application for Real-time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement. Presented at Interspeech 2023, Dublin, Ireland

This short paper demonstrates a first of its kind audio-visual (AV) speech enhancement (SE) desktop application that isolates, in real-time, the voice of a target speaker from noisy audio input. The deep neural network model integrated in this applic... Read More about Application for Real-time Audio-Visual Speech Enhancement.

Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption (2023)
Journal Article
Medboe, H. (2023). Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption. Jazz Research Journal, 16(2), 129-146

This article examines environmental consequences in the manufacture and dissemination of recorded jazz alongside the ecological impacts of jazz festivals as sites of fandom and convergence. By tracing the roots and development in the models for produ... Read More about Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption.

Unveiling NLG Human-Evaluation Reproducibility: Lessons Learned and Key Insights from Participating in the ReproNLP Challenge (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Watson, L., & Gkatzia, D. (2023). Unveiling NLG Human-Evaluation Reproducibility: Lessons Learned and Key Insights from Participating in the ReproNLP Challenge. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Human Evaluation of NLP Systems (69-74)

Human evaluation is crucial for NLG systems as it provides a reliable assessment of the quality, effectiveness, and utility of generated language outputs. However, concerns about the reproducibility of such evaluations have emerged, casting doubt on... Read More about Unveiling NLG Human-Evaluation Reproducibility: Lessons Learned and Key Insights from Participating in the ReproNLP Challenge.

SRSS: A New Chaos-Based Single-Round Single S-Box Image Encryption Scheme for Highly Auto-Correlated Data (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Shahbaz Khan, M., Ahmad, J., Ali, H., Pitropakis, N., Al-Dubai, A., Ghaleb, B., & Buchanan, W. J. (2023, October). SRSS: A New Chaos-Based Single-Round Single S-Box Image Encryption Scheme for Highly Auto-Correlated Data. Presented at 9th International Co

With the advent of digital communication, securing digital images during transmission and storage has become a critical concern. The traditional s-box substitution methods often fail to effectively conceal the information within highly auto-correlate... Read More about SRSS: A New Chaos-Based Single-Round Single S-Box Image Encryption Scheme for Highly Auto-Correlated Data.

Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Yigit, Y., Chrysoulas, C., Yurdakul, G., Maglaras, L., & Canberk, B. (2023). Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks. In 2023 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps). https://doi.org/10.1109/GCWkshps58843.2023.1046

As global Internet of Things (IoT) devices connectivity surges, a significant portion gravitates towards the Edge of Things (EoT) network. This shift prompts businesses to deploy infrastructure closer to end-users, enhancing accessibility. However, t... Read More about Digital Twin-Empowered Smart Attack Detection System for 6G Edge of Things Networks.

Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldwide study of 29 professional teams (2023)
Journal Article
Dunlop, G., Ivarsson, A., Einar Andersen, T., Brown, S., O’Driscoll, G., Lewin, C., …McCall, A. (2023). Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldw

Perceived confidence is an important dimension of an athlete’s psychological readiness to return-to-play. However, there is no established and validated tool to evaluate confidence in professional football. This study aimed to provide preliminary eva... Read More about Examination of the validity of the Injury-Psychological Readiness to Return to Sport (I-PRRS) scale in male professional football players: A worldwide study of 29 professional teams.

Exploring the Customer Trust Building Strategies used by Fintech Firms (2023)
Journal Article
Gesing Kalinowska, A., Khaleel, F., Avdukic, A., & Harte, P. (2023). Exploring the Customer Trust Building Strategies used by Fintech Firms. Journal of business and economics, 15(2),

The Fintech industry remains broadly un-regulated compared to their banking counterparts; however, Fintech firms are aware that customer trust plays a vital role in defining success and failure within this industry. In this paper, we discuss the meas... Read More about Exploring the Customer Trust Building Strategies used by Fintech Firms.

Simulation-Based Evaluation of Low Carbon Design Strategies for Extreme Climates (2023)
Journal Article
Toyo Diaz, A., & Sajjadian, S. M. (2023). Simulation-Based Evaluation of Low Carbon Design Strategies for Extreme Climates. Intelligent Buildings International, 15(5), 191-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2024.2303118

Extreme climate conditions present the greatest challenge in achieving thermal comfort in buildings. To address this issue, researchers have evaluated the effectiveness of various low-carbon strategies in extreme climates, assessing their impact on c... Read More about Simulation-Based Evaluation of Low Carbon Design Strategies for Extreme Climates.

Thou Shalt Not Squander Life – Comparing Five Approaches to Argument Strength (2023)
Journal Article
Zenker, F., Dębowska-Kozłowska, K., Godden, D., Selinger, M., & Wells, S. (2023). Thou Shalt Not Squander Life – Comparing Five Approaches to Argument Strength. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, 68(1), 133-167. https://doi.org/10.2478/slgr-2023-

Different approaches analyze the strength of a natural language argument in different ways. This paper contrasts the dialectical, structural, probabilistic (or Bayesian), computational, and empirical approaches by exemplarily applying them to a singl... Read More about Thou Shalt Not Squander Life – Comparing Five Approaches to Argument Strength.

The stuff we swim in: Regulation alone will not lead to justifiable trust in AI (2023)
Journal Article
Powers, S. T., Linnyk, O., Guckert, M., Hannig, J., Pitt, J., Urquhart, N., …Weber, T. (2023). The stuff we swim in: Regulation alone will not lead to justifiable trust in AI. IEEE technology & society magazine, 42(4), 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1109/MT

Information technology is used ubiquitously and has become an integral part of everyday life. With the ever increasing pervasiveness and persuasiveness of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the function of socio-technical systems changes and must be consi... Read More about The stuff we swim in: Regulation alone will not lead to justifiable trust in AI.

Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Charissis, V. (2023, December). Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety. Presented at 30th International Display Workshop, Niigata, Japan

This project investigates the use of an AI codriver that could support the driver's decision-making process. The information is presented through AR HUD and audio. The evaluation by 20 users in a VR driving simulator presented both encouraging outcom... Read More about Augmented Reality AI Co-Driver: Impact on Drivers Perceived Experience and Safety.

Edge NLP for Efficient Machine Translation in Low Connectivity Areas (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Watt, T., Chrysoulas, C., & Gkatzia, D. (2023, October). Edge NLP for Efficient Machine Translation in Low Connectivity Areas. Presented at IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things: 2nd Workshop on Convergence of Edge Intelligence in IoT (EdgeAI-IoT 202

Machine translation (MT) usually requires connectivity and access to the cloud which is often limited in many parts of the world, including hard to reach rural areas. Edge natural language processing (NLP) aims to solve this problem by processing lan... Read More about Edge NLP for Efficient Machine Translation in Low Connectivity Areas.

Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Grierson, S., Ghaleb, B., Buchanan, W. J., Thomson, C., Maglaras, L., & Eckl, C. (2023, November). Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks. Presented at 2023 IEEE 28th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design

Within a trust infrastructure, a private key is often used to digitally sign a transaction, which can be verified with an associated public key. Using PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), a trusted entity can produce a digital signature, verifying the au... Read More about Scalable Multi-domain Trust Infrastructures for Segmented Networks.

Students’ gendered experiences of male-dominated Computing and Engineering courses (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Fabian, K. (2023, December). Students’ gendered experiences of male-dominated Computing and Engineering courses. Presented at 2023 SRHE International Research Conference, Birmingham, UK

How does it feel to be in a gender minority on a STEM programme? Does it have an impact on individual students? Via an online survey (n=255), undergraduate students on Computing and Engineering programmes were asked whether they felt that gender had... Read More about Students’ gendered experiences of male-dominated Computing and Engineering courses.

Investing in degree apprenticeships: Analysing experiences through Conservation of Resources Theory (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Bratton, A. (2023, December). Investing in degree apprenticeships: Analysing experiences through Conservation of Resources Theory. Presented at 2023 SRHE International Research Conference, Birmingham, UK

Degree apprentices have reported finding work-life-study balance challenging. This study uses the Theory of Conservation of Resources (COR) to investigate the resources invested and gained by apprentices in the achievement of their goal of a degree w... Read More about Investing in degree apprenticeships: Analysing experiences through Conservation of Resources Theory.

Reliability Analysis of Fault Tolerant Memory Systems (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Yigit, Y., Maglaras, L., Amine Ferrag, M., Moradpoor, N., & Lambropoulos, G. (2023). Reliability Analysis of Fault Tolerant Memory Systems. In 2023 8th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conferen

This paper delves into a comprehensive analysis of fault-tolerant memory systems, focusing on recovery techniques modelled using Markov chains to address transient errors. The study revolves around the application of scrubbing methods in conjunction... Read More about Reliability Analysis of Fault Tolerant Memory Systems.