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Design dimensions for blockchain oracles in the AEC industry. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
DOUNAS, T., HUNHEVICZ, J. and BYERS, B.S. 2023. Design dimensions for blockchain oracles in the AEC industry. In Proceedings of the 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC3 2023) co-located with the 40th International CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) conference (CIB W78 2023), 10-12 July 2023, Heraklion, Greece. Kanata, ON: CIB [online], paper 297. Available from: https://doi.org/10.35490/EC3.2023.297

The literature on blockchain for AEC often has limited discussion on the design of the blockchain Oracle, the entity that ensures trusted information input from the real world. This work aims to illuminate an often unaddressed topic of how to best de... Read More about Design dimensions for blockchain oracles in the AEC industry..

What is the potential value of tokens and token engineering for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? A positional paper. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
KIFOKERIS, D., DOUNAS, T., TEZEL, A. and MOON, S. 2023. What is the potential value of tokens and token engineering for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? A positional paper. In Proceedings of the 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC3 2023) co-located with the 40th International CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) conference (CIB W78 2023), 10-12 July 2023, Heraklion, Greece. Kanata, ON: CIB [online], paper 304. Available from: https://doi.org/10.35490/EC3.2023.304

What is the value of tokens for blockchain applications in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC)? How can token engineering be contextualized in AEC? This positional paper instigates the tackling of these largely unexplored questions. Fol... Read More about What is the potential value of tokens and token engineering for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? A positional paper..

Performance and energy modelling for a low energy acoustic network for the underwater Internet of Things. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C., FOUGH, N., ERDOGAN, N. and PRABHU, R. 2023. Performance and energy modelling for a low energy acoustic network for the underwater Internet of Things. In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Metrology for the sea conference (MetroSea 2023), 4-6 October 2023, Valletta, Malta. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 110-115. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/MetroSea58055.2023.10317266

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to find new applications, there is academic and industrial interest in expanding these concepts to the oceanic environment where data is traditionally challenging to communicate wirelessly, establishing an Un... Read More about Performance and energy modelling for a low energy acoustic network for the underwater Internet of Things..

Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
COLLINS, J., ZĂVOIANU, A.-C. and MCCALL, J.A.W. 2023. Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement. In Bramer, M. and Stahl, F. (eds.) Artificial intelligence XL: proceedings of the 43rd SGAI (Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence) Artificial intelligence international conference 2023 (AI-2023), 12-14 December 2023, Cambridge, UK. Lecture notes in computer science, 14381. Cham: Springer [online], pages 451-464. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47994-6_39

Rosters are often used for real-world staff scheduling requirements. Multiple design factors such as demand variability, shift type placement, annual leave requirements, staff well-being and the placement of trainees need to be considered when constr... Read More about Comparison of simulated annealing and evolution strategies for optimising cyclical rosters with uneven demand and flexible trainee placement..

Developing an adaptive protection scheme towards promoting the deployment of distributed renewable sources in modern distribution networks: operational simulation phase. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
ATTEYA, A.I., EL-ZONKOLY, A., ASHOUR, H.A. and ALI, D. 2023. Developing an adaptive protection scheme towards promoting the deployment of distributed renewable sources in modern distribution networks: operational simulation phase. In Proceedings of the 58th International universities power engineering conference (UPEC 2023), 30 August - 1 September 2023, Dublin, Ireland. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 10294344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC57427.2023.10294344

The large-scale integration of renewables into the electricity grid as distributed generation sources for providing clean energy supply together with the recent introduction of the smart grid concept, have accelerated the need to modernize the existi... Read More about Developing an adaptive protection scheme towards promoting the deployment of distributed renewable sources in modern distribution networks: operational simulation phase..

A green AI model selection strategy for computer-aided mpox detection. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
EZENKWU, C.P., STEPHEN, B.U.-A., AFFIAH, I. and DANIEL, B. 2023. A green AI model selection strategy for computer-aided mpox detection. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Africon conference (IEEE AFRICON 2023): advancing technology in Africa towards presence on the global stage, 20-22 September 2023, Nairobi, Kenya. Piscataway: IEEE [online], document number 10293707. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/AFRICON55910.2023.10293707

With the recent global surge in mpox (formerly monkeypox) cases, researchers have proposed deep learning technologies for early detection of the disease from skin lesion images. However, many of these researchers follow the current Red AI trend of se... Read More about A green AI model selection strategy for computer-aided mpox detection..

Vision based relative position estimation in surgical robotics. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
MUTHUKRISHNAN, R., KANNAN, S., PRABHU, R., ZHAO, Y., BHOWMICK, P. and HASAN, M.J. 2023. Vision based relative position estimation in surgical robotics. In Proceedings of the 2023 Network, multimedia and information technology international conference (NMITCON 2023), 1-2 September 2023, Bengaluru, India. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 10275973. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/NMITCON58196.2023.10275973

Teleoperation-based Robotic-Assisted Minimally In-vasive Surgery (RAMIS) has gained immense popularity in medical field. However, limited physical interaction between the surgeon and patient poses a significant challenge. In RAMIS, the surgeon operat... Read More about Vision based relative position estimation in surgical robotics..

Fuzzy logic, edge enabled underwater video surveillance through partially wireless optical communication. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C., FOUGH, N. and PRABHU, R. 2023. Fuzzy logic, edge enabled underwater video surveillance through partially wireless optical communication. In Bouma, H., Dijk, J., Prabhu, R., Stokes, R.J. and Yitzhaky, Y. (eds.) Artificial intelligence for security and defence applications: proceedings of the 2023 SPIE joint Remote sensing and Security + defence conference (SPIE Sensor + Imaging 2023), 3-7 September 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Proceedings of SPIE, 12742. Bellingham, WA: SPIE [online], paper 127420A. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2685278

Underwater surveillance is inherently tricky to achieve. Even in the clearest waters, the visibility tends to be in the range of tens of meters. Normally, tethered Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with underwater cameras are used for underwater imag... Read More about Fuzzy logic, edge enabled underwater video surveillance through partially wireless optical communication..

Detecting contradictory COVID-19 drug efficacy claims from biomedical literature. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
SOSA, D.N., SURESH, M., POTTS, C. and ALTMAN, R.B. 2023. Detecting contradictory COVID-19 drug efficacy claims from biomedical literature. In Rogers, A., Boyd-Graber, J. and Okazaki, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 61st Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting 2023 (ACL 2023), 9-14 July 2023, Toronto, Candada. Stroudsburg, PA: ACL [online], volume 2: short papers, pages 694-713. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/2023.acl-short.61

The COVID-19 pandemic created a deluge of questionable and contradictory scientific claims about drug efficacy – an "infodemic" with lasting consequences for science and society. In this work, we argue that NLP models can help domain experts distill... Read More about Detecting contradictory COVID-19 drug efficacy claims from biomedical literature..

Towards feasible counterfactual explanations: a taxonomy guided template-based NLG method. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
SALIMI, P., WIRATUNGA, N., CORSAR, D. and WIJEKOON, A. 2023. Towards feasible counterfactual explanations: a taxonomy guided template-based NLG method. In Gal, K., Nowé, A., Nalepa, G.J., Fairstein, R. and Rădulescu, R. (eds.) ECAI 2023: proceedings of the 26th European conference on artificial intelligence (ECAI 2023), 30 September - 4 October 2023, Kraków, Poland. Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications, 372. Amsterdam: IOS Press [online], pages 2057-2064. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA230499

Counterfactual Explanations (cf-XAI) describe the smallest changes in feature values necessary to change an outcome from one class to another. However, many cf-XAI methods neglect the feasibility of those changes. In this paper, we introduce a novel... Read More about Towards feasible counterfactual explanations: a taxonomy guided template-based NLG method..

A novel and innovative blockchain-empowered federated learning approach for secure data sharing in smart city applications. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
HAI, T., WANG, D., SEETHARAMAN, T., AMELESH, M, SREEJITH, P.M., SHARMA, V., IBEKE, E. and LIU, H. 2023. A novel and innovative blockchain-empowered federated learning approach for secure data sharing in smart city applications. In Iwendi, C., Boulouard, Z. and Kryvinska, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2023 International conference on advances in communication technology and computer engineering (ICACTCE'23): new artificial intelligence and the Internet of things based perspective and solutions, 23-24 February 2023, Bolton UK. Lecture notes in networks and systems, 735. Cham: Springer [online], pages 105-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37164-6_9

The very existence of smart cities forms the stepping stone in the evolution of many technological advancements in the future era. While smart cities have already grown in their way, the tremendous amount of data generated from them paves the way for... Read More about A novel and innovative blockchain-empowered federated learning approach for secure data sharing in smart city applications..

Bibliometric analysis of scientific literature on mental health research in Africa. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
EGWUOGU, C., IBEKE, E., CHAURASIA, P., IWENDI, C. and BOULOUARD, Z. 2023. Bibliometric analysis of scientific literature on mental health research in Africa. In Iwendi, C., Boulouard, Z. and Kryvinska, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2023 International conference on advances in communication technology and computer engineering (ICACTCE'23): new artificial intelligence and the Internet of things based perspective and solutions, 23-24 February 2023, Bolton UK. Lecture notes in networks and systems, 735. Cham: Springer [online], pages 469-489. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37164-6_35

This bibliometric study presents a comprehensive summary of literature published on mental health research in Africa. The region has a large number of scientific studies conducted in this area. The purpose of this study was to investigate the contrib... Read More about Bibliometric analysis of scientific literature on mental health research in Africa..

COVID-19 in the UK: sentiment and emotion analysis of Tweets over time. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
AMUJO, O., IBEKE, E., IWENDI, C. and BOULOUARD, Z. 2023. COVID-19 in the UK: sentiment and emotion analysis of Tweets over time. In Iwendi, C., Boulouard, Z. and Kryvinska, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2023 International conference on advances in communication technology and computer engineering (ICACTE'23): new artificial intelligence and the Internet of things based perspective and solutions, 23-24 February 2023, Bolton UK. Lecture notes in networks and systems, 735. Cham: Springer [online], pages 519-535. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37164-6_38

We performed an analysis of tweets concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK over a two-year period, selecting fifteen timelines. Over 110,000 tweets were obtained from Twitter and analysed using BERT and Text2Emotions for sentiment and emotion anal... Read More about COVID-19 in the UK: sentiment and emotion analysis of Tweets over time..

Gender, workforce and artificial intelligence. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
IDEMUDIA, I. and ONOSHAKPOR, C. 2023. Gender, workforce and artificial intelligence. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Africa conference 2023 (IEEE AFRICON 2023): advancing technology in Africa towards presence on the global stage, 20-22 September 2023, Nairobi, Kenya. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 10293367. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/AFRICON55910.2023.10293367

Our aim is to explore the role Artificial Intelligence has on widening the gender inequality gap that currently exists in the field of Information Technology. This study builds on the 'Advancement of Women in Technology (AWT) framework and 'The impli... Read More about Gender, workforce and artificial intelligence..

Mass-customisation of dwellings in the Middle East: developing a design-to-fabrication framework to resolve the housing crisis in Saudi Arabia. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
ABDULMAJEED, A., AGKATHIDIS, A., LOMBARDI, D. and DOUNAS, T. 2023. Mass-customisation of dwellings in the Middle East: developing a design-to-fabrication framework to resolve the housing crisis in Saudi Arabia. In Dokonal, W., Hirschberg, U. and Wurzer, G. (eds.) Digital design reconsidered: proceedings of the 41st Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) conference 2023 (eCAADe 2023), 20-23 September 2023, Graz, Austria. Berlin: eCAADe, volume 2, pages 157-164. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.52842/conf.ecaade.2023.2.157

The Saudi government is taking the initiative to modernise the country and address critical challenges. One of its primary goals is to relieve the housing deficit. One of the challenges in supplying the houses is that potential inhabitants have denie... Read More about Mass-customisation of dwellings in the Middle East: developing a design-to-fabrication framework to resolve the housing crisis in Saudi Arabia..

Timber joints analysis and design using shape and graph grammar-based machine learning approach: synthetic data preparation of timber joints’ shape and graph grammar for machine learning application. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
YAU, H.M., DOUNAS, T., JABI, W. and LOMBARDI, D. 2023. Timber joints analysis and design using shape and graph grammar-based machine learning approach: synthetic data preparation of timber joints’ shape and graph grammar for machine learning application. In Dokonal, W., Hirschberg, U. and Wurzer, G. (eds.) Digital design reconsidered: proceedings of the 41st Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) conference 2023 (eCAADe 2023), 20-23 September 2023, Graz, Austria. Berlin: eCAADe, volume 1, pages 569-578. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.52842/conf.ecaade.2023.1.569

Timber joints had been applied as one of the primary methods across different cultures of building construction. The technique of crafting timber joints uses simple geometry to connect different components without the need of adhesives or fixings. Di... Read More about Timber joints analysis and design using shape and graph grammar-based machine learning approach: synthetic data preparation of timber joints’ shape and graph grammar for machine learning application..

Decentralised additive manufacturing for architecture: exploring the integration of distributed ledger technologies with 3D printing. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
BERDOS, Y., VELE, J. and DOUNAS, T. 2023. Decentralised additive manufacturing for architecture: exploring the integration of distributed ledger technologies with 3D printing. In Dokonal, W., Hirschberg, U. and Wurzer, G. (eds.) Digital design reconsidered: proceedings of the 41st Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) conference 2023 (eCAADe 2023), 20-23 September 2023, Graz, Austria. Berlin: eCAADe, volume 1, pages 709-718. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.52842/conf.ecaade.2023.1.709

This paper investigates the potential integration of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies with Additive Manufacturing in the context of architectural design and fabrication. The study aims to identify knowledge gaps, explore the affinity be... Read More about Decentralised additive manufacturing for architecture: exploring the integration of distributed ledger technologies with 3D printing..

Gated recurrent unit autoencoder for fault detection in penicillin fermentation process. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
PETROVSKI, A., ARIFEEN, M. and PETROVSKI, S. 2023. Gated recurrent unit autoencoder for fault detection in penicillin fermentation process. In Kovalev, S., Kotenko, I. and Sukhanov, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th Intelligent information technologies for industry international scientific conference 2023 (IITI'23), 20-25 September 2023, St. Petersburg, Russia, volume 1. Lecture notes in networks and systems (LNNS), 776. Cham: Springer [online], pages 86-95. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43789-2_8

The penicillin fermentation process is a fed-batch system to generate industrial-scale penicillin for antibiotic production. Any fault in the fermentation tank can lead to low-quality penicillin products, which may cause a severe impact on final anti... Read More about Gated recurrent unit autoencoder for fault detection in penicillin fermentation process..

Towards expert systems for improved customer services using ChatGPT as an inference engine. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
EZENKWU, C.P. 2023. Towards expert systems for improved customer services using ChatGPT as an inference engine. In Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE (Institute of electrical and Electronics Engineers) International conference on digital applications, transformation and economy (ICDATE 2023), 14-16 July 2023, Miri, Malaysia, article 10248647. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDATE58146.2023.10248647

By harnessing both implicit and explicit customer data, companies can develop a more comprehensive understanding of their consumers, leading to better customer engagement and experience, and improved loyalty. As a result, businesses have embraced man... Read More about Towards expert systems for improved customer services using ChatGPT as an inference engine..

Optical-fibre based sensors for monitoring offshore floating photovoltaic farms. (2023)
Conference Proceeding
STEWART, C., JOSEPH, C.S.J., JOHNY, J., ERDOGAN, N., FOUGH, N. and PRABHU, R. 2023. Optical fibre-based sensors for monitoring offshore floating photovoltaic farms. In Proceedings of 2023 IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society conference and exposition (OCEANS 2023): blue ocean planet earth, 5-8 June 2023, Limerick, Ireland. Piscataway: IEEE [online], document number 10244737. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANSLimerick52467.2023.10244737

Solar photovoltaic farms are seeing increasing expansion into new domains (offshore) in order to harvest the sunlight as society pushes towards reaching Net Zero by 2050. However, photovoltaics are bound by physics, parameters such as temperature and... Read More about Optical-fibre based sensors for monitoring offshore floating photovoltaic farms..