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Challenges and Strategies for Achieving High Energy Efficiency in Building Districts (2024)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Vand, B., & Baldi, S. (2024). Challenges and Strategies for Achieving High Energy Efficiency in Building Districts. Buildings, 14(6), Article 1839. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings14061839

Achieving climate neutrality requires reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the building sector, which has prompted increasing attention towards nearly zero energy, zero energy, and positive energy communities of buildings; there is a need... Read More about Challenges and Strategies for Achieving High Energy Efficiency in Building Districts.

Arabic text classification based on analogical proportions (2024)
Journal Article
Bounhas, M., Elayeb, B., Chouigui, A., Hussain, A., & Cambria, E. (online). Arabic text classification based on analogical proportions. Expert Systems, https://doi.org/10.1111/exsy.13609

Text classification is the process of labelling a given set of text documents with predefined classes or categories. Existing Arabic text classifiers are either applying classic Machine Learning algorithms such as k-NN and SVM or using modern deep le... Read More about Arabic text classification based on analogical proportions.

Chaotic Quantum Encryption to Secure Image Data in Post Quantum Consumer Technology (2024)
Journal Article
Khan, M. S., Ahmad, J., Al-Dubai, A., Pitropakis, N., Ghaleb, B., Ullah, A., Khan, M. A., & Buchanan, W. J. (online). Chaotic Quantum Encryption to Secure Image Data in Post Quantum Consumer Technology. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tce.2024.3415411

The rapid advancement in consumer technology has led to an exponential increase in the connected devices, resulting in an enormous and continuous flow of data, particularly the image data. This data needs to be processed, managed, and secured efficie... Read More about Chaotic Quantum Encryption to Secure Image Data in Post Quantum Consumer Technology.

Improving the dichloro-dihydro-fluorescein (DCFH) assay for the assessment of intracellular reactive oxygen species formation by nanomaterials (2024)
Journal Article
Ruijter, N., van der Zee, M., Katsumiti, A., Boyles, M., Cassee, F. R., & Braakhuis, H. (2024). Improving the dichloro-dihydro-fluorescein (DCFH) assay for the assessment of intracellular reactive oxygen species formation by nanomaterials. NanoImpact, 35, Article 100521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2024.100521

To facilitate Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) strategies during the development of nanomaterials (NMs), quick and easy in vitro assays to test for hazard potential at an early stage of NM development are essential. The formation of reactive oxy... Read More about Improving the dichloro-dihydro-fluorescein (DCFH) assay for the assessment of intracellular reactive oxygen species formation by nanomaterials.

Hoop Diagrams: A Set Visualization Method (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Rodgers, P., Chapman, P., Blake, A., Nollenburg, M., Wallinger, M., & Dobler, A. (2024, September). Hoop Diagrams: A Set Visualization Method. Presented at 14th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, Munster, Germany

We introduce Hoop Diagrams, a new visualization technique for set data. Hoop Diagrams are a circular visualization with hoops representing sets and sectors representing set intersections. We present an interactive tool for drawing Hoop Diagrams and d... Read More about Hoop Diagrams: A Set Visualization Method.

The Non-Identity Problem: thought experiments in the ethics of designing for future people (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Buwert, P., & Sinclair, M. (2024, June). The Non-Identity Problem: thought experiments in the ethics of designing for future people. Presented at DRS 2024 Boston: Resistance, Recovery, Reflection, Reimagination, Boston, MA, US

The Non-Identity Problem (NIP) is a philosophical puzzle which challenges our intuitive assumptions and reasoning around the question of our moral obligations towards 'future people'. This paper explores the significance of the NIP for design, an act... Read More about The Non-Identity Problem: thought experiments in the ethics of designing for future people.

APOLLO: A Proximity-Oriented, Low-Layer Orchestration Algorithm for Resources Optimization in Mist Computing (2024)
Journal Article
Babaghayou, M., Chaib, N., Maglaras, L., Yigit, Y., Amine Ferrag, M., Marsh, C., & Moradpoor, N. (online). APOLLO: A Proximity-Oriented, Low-Layer Orchestration Algorithm for Resources Optimization in Mist Computing. Wireless Networks, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-024-03791-5

The fusion of satellite technologies with the Internet of Things (IoT) has propelled the evolution of mobile computing, ushering in novel communication paradigms and data management strategies. Within this landscape, the efficient management of compu... Read More about APOLLO: A Proximity-Oriented, Low-Layer Orchestration Algorithm for Resources Optimization in Mist Computing.

Ensuring robust OSCE assessments: a reflective account from a Scottish School of Nursing (2024)
Journal Article
Sharp, S., Snowden, A., Stables, I., & Paterson, R. (2024). Ensuring robust OSCE assessments: a reflective account from a Scottish School of Nursing. Nurse Education in Practice, 78, Article 104021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2024.104021

Aim This paper reflects on the experience of one Scottish University in conducting a face-to-face Objective Structured Examination (OSCE) for large cohorts of student nurses. It outlines the challenges experienced and learning gained. Borton’s mo... Read More about Ensuring robust OSCE assessments: a reflective account from a Scottish School of Nursing.

Probabilistic inference of material quantities and embodied carbon in building structures (2024)
Journal Article
D’Amico, B., & Arehart, J. H. (2024). Probabilistic inference of material quantities and embodied carbon in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 94, Article 109891. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2024.109891

In an effort to minimise the carbon footprint of building structures, a range of prediction tools and methods have been recently proposed, so to enable design practitioners evaluating how their design choices ultimately affect the carbon embodied in... Read More about Probabilistic inference of material quantities and embodied carbon in building structures.

Clustering-Based Resource Management for Consumer Cost Optimization in IoT Edge Computing Environments (2024)
Journal Article
Denden, M., Jemmali, M., Boulila, W., Soni, M., Khan, F., & Ahmad, J. (online). Clustering-Based Resource Management for Consumer Cost Optimization in IoT Edge Computing Environments. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tce.2024.3414929

Edge computing emerges as a pivotal model in the era of next-generation consumer electronics and the emerging challenges of multimodal data-driven decision-making. Specifically, edge computing offers an open computing architecture for the vast and di... Read More about Clustering-Based Resource Management for Consumer Cost Optimization in IoT Edge Computing Environments.

Tuning the Structure–Property Relationships in Binary and Ternary Blends of PLA/PBAT/PHBH (2024)
Journal Article
Nofar, M., Salehiyan, R., & Barletta, M. (2024). Tuning the Structure–Property Relationships in Binary and Ternary Blends of PLA/PBAT/PHBH. Polymers, 16(12), Article 1699. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16121699

While the brittle polylactide (PLA) has a high durability among bioplastics, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBH) with certain ductility exhibits facile compostability. The addition of polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) may als... Read More about Tuning the Structure–Property Relationships in Binary and Ternary Blends of PLA/PBAT/PHBH.

Unwavering Decolonial Hauntings in Mati Diop’s Atlantics (2024)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Bouet, E. (2024, August). Unwavering Decolonial Hauntings in Mati Diop’s Atlantics. Presented at The Flowing Image: The Ocean On-Screen, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Atlantics (Atlantique, 2019) is Mati Diop’s first directorial feature film. The story takes place in Dakar in which luxury hotels are being developed for wealthy foreign customers. The Senegalese construction workers are left unpaid for three months... Read More about Unwavering Decolonial Hauntings in Mati Diop’s Atlantics.

Persistency and stability of a class of nonlinear forced positive discrete-time systems with delays (2024)
Journal Article
Franco, D., Guiver, C., Logemann, H., & Perán, J. (2024). Persistency and stability of a class of nonlinear forced positive discrete-time systems with delays. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 467, Article 134260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2024.134260

Persistence, excitability and stability properties are considered for a class of nonlinear, forced, positive discrete-time systems with delays. As will be illustrated, these equations arise in a number of biological and ecological contexts. Novel suf... Read More about Persistency and stability of a class of nonlinear forced positive discrete-time systems with delays.

Development and validation of the caregiver-report version of the international grief questionnaire (IGQ-CG): Results from a Ukrainian sample of parents (2024)
Journal Article
Redican, E., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Martsenkovskyi, D., & Ben-Ezra, M. (online). Development and validation of the caregiver-report version of the international grief questionnaire (IGQ-CG): Results from a Ukrainian sample of parents. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1177/13591045241260897

The International Grief Questionnaire (IGQ) is a self-report measure of ICD-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in adults. This study sought to develop and validate a caregiver-report version of the IGQ for children and adolescents aged 7–17 years; the... Read More about Development and validation of the caregiver-report version of the international grief questionnaire (IGQ-CG): Results from a Ukrainian sample of parents.

From Music Higher Education to the Festival Stage: Questioning the Neoliberal Environments of Scottish Jazz (2024)
Book Chapter
Raine, S., & Medbøe, H. (2024). From Music Higher Education to the Festival Stage: Questioning the Neoliberal Environments of Scottish Jazz. In R. Prokop, & R. Reitsamer (Eds.), Higher Music Education and Employability in a Neoliberal World. Bloomsbury Publishing

As evidenced from the festival stage and behind the scenes (Raine, 2020), the UK jazz scene continues to be male-dominated and middle-class (Umney and Kretsos, 2015; Umney, 2016). Drawing upon interviews and focus groups with jazz musicians, educator... Read More about From Music Higher Education to the Festival Stage: Questioning the Neoliberal Environments of Scottish Jazz.

SACNN‐IDS: A self‐attention convolutional neural network for intrusion detection in industrial internet of things (2024)
Journal Article
Qathrady, M. A., Ullah, S., Alshehri, M. S., Ahmad, J., Almakdi, S., Alqhtani, S. M., Khan, M. A., & Ghaleb, B. (online). SACNN‐IDS: A self‐attention convolutional neural network for intrusion detection in industrial internet of things. CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, https://doi.org/10.1049/cit2.12352

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a pervasive network of interlinked smart devices that provide a variety of intelligent computing services in industrial environments. Several IIoT nodes operate confidential data (such as medical, transportatio... Read More about SACNN‐IDS: A self‐attention convolutional neural network for intrusion detection in industrial internet of things.

Mangrovimonas cancribranchiae sp. nov., a novel bacterial species associated with the gills of the fiddler crab Cranuca inversa (Brachyura, Ocypodidae) from Red Sea mangroves (2024)
Journal Article
Yang, X., Garuglieri, E., Van Goethem, M. W., Marasco, R., Fusi, M., & Daffonchio, D. (2024). Mangrovimonas cancribranchiae sp. nov., a novel bacterial species associated with the gills of the fiddler crab Cranuca inversa (Brachyura, Ocypodidae) from Red Sea mangroves. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 74(6), https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.006415

Two bacteria, UG2_1T and UG2_2, were isolated from the gill tissues of the mangrove fiddler crab Cranuca inversa collected on the east coast of the Red Sea (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia). The cells are Gram-negative, rod-shaped, orange-pigmented, motile by g... Read More about Mangrovimonas cancribranchiae sp. nov., a novel bacterial species associated with the gills of the fiddler crab Cranuca inversa (Brachyura, Ocypodidae) from Red Sea mangroves.

Bisphenol A and its analogues: from their occurrence in foodstuffs marketed in Europe to improved monitoring strategies—a review of published literature from 2018 to 2023 (2024)
Journal Article
Neri, I., Russo, G., & Grumetto, L. (online). Bisphenol A and its analogues: from their occurrence in foodstuffs marketed in Europe to improved monitoring strategies—a review of published literature from 2018 to 2023. Archives of Toxicology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00204-024-03793-4

In this review article, the research works covering the analytical determination of bisphenol A (BPA) and its structural analogues published from 2018 to present (February 2024) were examined. The review offers an overview of the concentration levels... Read More about Bisphenol A and its analogues: from their occurrence in foodstuffs marketed in Europe to improved monitoring strategies—a review of published literature from 2018 to 2023.

Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach (2024)
Journal Article
Kuipers, Y., Norris, G., Crozier, S., & McLuckie, C. (in press). Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach. Quality Assurance in Education, https://doi.org/10.1108/qae-03-2024-0048

Purpose: This paper aims to generate knowledge about relevant evaluation topics that align with and represent the unique character of the midwifery programme for students living in the rural and remote areas of Scotland. Design/methodology/approa... Read More about Developing an evaluation framework for an online midwifery programme: a practical participatory approach.