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Requirements sensemaking using concept maps. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., LYLE, J., PAUL, A., ATZENI, A., BLOMME, D., DESRUELLE, H. and BANGALORE, K. 2012. Requirements sensemaking using concept maps. In Winckler, M., Forbrig, P. and Bernhaupt, R. (eds.) Human-centered software engineering: proceedings of the 4th International conference on human-centered software engineering (HCSE 2012), 29-31 October 2012, Toulouse, France. Lecture notes in computer science, 7623. Heidelberg: Springer [online], pages 217-232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34347-6_13

Requirements play an important role in software engineering, but their perceived usefulness means that they often fail to be properly maintained. Traceability is often considered a means for motivating and maintaining requirements, but this is diffic... Read More about Requirements sensemaking using concept maps..

On the design and development of webinos: a distributed mobile application middleware. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
LYLE, J., FAILY, S., FLÉCHAIS, I., PAUL, A., GÖKER, A., MYRHAUG, H., DESRUELLE, H. and MARTIN, A. 2012. On the design and development of webinos: a distributed mobile application middleware. In Göschka, K.M. and Haridi, S. (eds.) Distributed applications and interoperable systems: proceedings of the 12th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.1 international conference on distributed applications and interoperable systems (DAIS 2012), 13-16 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden. Lecture notes in computer science, 7272. Heidelberg: Springer [online], pages 140-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30823-9_12

As personal devices become smarter, opportunities arise for sharing services, applications and data between them. While web technologies hold the promise of being a unifying layer, browsers lack functionality for supporting inter-device communication... Read More about On the design and development of webinos: a distributed mobile application middleware..

Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
TUOHY, P., MURPHY, G. and DEVECI, G. 2012. Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. In Proceedings of the 2012 PassivhusNorden conference: from low energy buildings to plus energy developments, 21-23 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim: TAPIR Akademisk Forlag.

This paper describes an investigation carried out to understand the performance in practice of the first certified Passive House in Scotland and associated low or zero carbon technologies LZCT. The aim was to provide some useful feedbacks on actual p... Read More about Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland..

Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. In Kashiwagi, D. and Sullivan, K. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2012 Construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, USA. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://archive.northsearegion.eu/files/repository/20130812123945_COBRA.pdf

Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, action to significantly reduce... Read More about Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues..

Numerical simulations of effects of faults in a vertical axis wind turbine’s performance. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
SHAHZAD, A., ASIM, T., PARK, K.-S., PRADHAN, S. and MISHRA, R. 2012. Numerical simulations of effects of faults in a vertical axis wind turbine's performance. Proceedings of 2nd international workshop and congress eMaintenance 2012 (eMaintenance 2012): trends in technologies and methodologies challenges, possibilities and applications, 12-14 December 2012, Luleå, Sweden. Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, pages 113-117. Hosted on pdfcoffee.com [online]. Available from: https://pdfcoffee.com/qdownload/proceedings-emaintenance-pdf-free.html

Renewable sources of energy are being developed globally to overcome the present excessive dependence on fossil fuels. Wind energy is one of the important sources of renewable energy. Considerable amount of research is being carried out on the innova... Read More about Numerical simulations of effects of faults in a vertical axis wind turbine’s performance..

Computational fluid dynamics based performance optimisation of vertical axis marine current turbines. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
PARK, K.-S., ASIM, T., MISHRA, R., SHAHZAD, A. and MIRANGWANDA, G. 2012. Computational fluid dynamics based performance optimisation of vertical axis marine current turbines. Proceedings of 2nd international workshop and congress eMaintenance 2012 (eMaintenance 2012): trends in technologies and methodologies challenges, possibilities and applications, 12-14 December 2012, Luleå, Sweden. Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, pages 119-124. Hosted on pdfcoffee.com [online]. Available from: https://pdfcoffee.com/qdownload/proceedings-emaintenance-pdf-free.html

Rapid decrease in the fossil fuels in the last couple of decades has stirred the researchers to find alternative sources for the production of power. Wind and tidal energies are the two most promising alternatives to the fossil fuels. While most of t... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics based performance optimisation of vertical axis marine current turbines..

Adaptive dynamic control of quadrupedal robotic gaits with artificial reaction networks. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
GERRARD, C.E., MCCALL, J., COGHILL, G.M. and MACLEOD, C. 2012. Adaptive dynamic control of quadrupedal robotic gaits with artificial reaction networks. In Huang, T., Zeng, Z., Li, C. and Leung, C.S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International conference on neural information processing (ICONIP 2012), 12-15 November 2012, Doha, Qatar. Lecture notes in computer science, 7663. Berlin: Springer [online], part I, pages 280-287. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34475-6_34

The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is a bio-inspired connectionist paradigm based on the emerging field of Cellular Intelligence. It has properties in common with both AI and Systems Biology techniques including Artificial Neural Networks, Petri N... Read More about Adaptive dynamic control of quadrupedal robotic gaits with artificial reaction networks..

Improving bag-of-visual-words model with spatial-temporal correlation for video retrieval. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
WANG, L., SONG, D. and ELYAN, E. 2012. Improving bag-of-visual-words model with spatial-temporal correlation for video retrieval. In Proceedings of the 21st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international conference on information and knowledge management (CIKM'12), 29 October - 2 November 2012, Maui, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 1303-1312. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2398433

Most of the state-of-art approaches to Query-by-Example (QBE) video retrieval are based on the Bag-of-visual-Words (BovW) representation of visual content. It, however, ignores the spatial-temporal information, which is important for similarity measu... Read More about Improving bag-of-visual-words model with spatial-temporal correlation for video retrieval..

Two-part segmentation of text documents. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
DEEPAK, P., VISWESWARIAH, K., WIRATUNGA, N. and SANI, S. 2012. Two-part segmentation of text documents. In Proceedings of the 21st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International conference on information and knowledge management (CIKM'12), 29 October - 02 November 2012, Maui, USA. New York: ACM [online], pages 793-802. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2396761.2396862

We consider the problem of segmenting text documents that have a two-part structure such as a problem part and a solution part. Documents of this genre include incident reports that typically involve description of events relating to a problem follow... Read More about Two-part segmentation of text documents..

Attitude control of VTOL-UAVs. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
HEIDARIAN, M. and MEMON, A.Y. 2012. Attitude control of VTOL-UAVs. In Proceedings of the 2012 UKACC international conference on control (CONTROL 2012), 3-5 September 2012, Cardiff, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 363-368. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CONTROL.2012.6334657

This paper presents a novel control approach to obtain asymptotic attitude stability of a quadrotor as a representative of Planar Vertical Take Off and Landing (PVTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The considered quadrotor is a symmetric VTOL-UAV... Read More about Attitude control of VTOL-UAVs..

Automated design and STEP-NC machining of impellers (2012)
Conference Proceeding
ARIVAZHAGAN, A., MEHTA, N.K. and JAIN, P.K. 2012. Automated design and STEP-NC matching of impellers. In Hinduja, S. and Li, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Manufacturing Automation and Systems Technology, Applications, Design, Organisation and Management, and Research (MATADOR) international conference 2012, 25-27 July 2012, Manchester, UK. London: Springer [online], article ID 2-6, pages 57-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4480-9_2

This paper presents the four stage approach followed for automated design and STEP-NC based machining of impellers. In the first stage, the design calculations are performed to construct the 'Meridional representation' of the radial impeller. Then 3D... Read More about Automated design and STEP-NC machining of impellers.

Student reflections on collaborative technology in a globally distributed student project. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T. and LAXER, C. 2012. Student reflections on collaborative technology in a globally distributed student project. In Proceedings of the 2012 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3-6 October 2012, Seattle, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article number 6462410. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462410

Collaborative Technology (CT) plays an important role in overcoming the challenges of globally distributed projects. It enables collaboration, but the specific choice of technology also imposes constraints on how projects are conducted. Over the past... Read More about Student reflections on collaborative technology in a globally distributed student project..

Categorizing how students use collaborative technologies in a globally distributed project. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
CAJANDER, A., DANIELS, M., CULLHED, M., CLEAR, T., MCDERMOTT, R. and LAXER, C. 2012. Categorizing how students use collaborative technologies in a globally distributed project. In Proceedings of the 2012 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2012): soaring to new heights in engineering education, 3-6 October 2012, Seattle, USA. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], article number 6462411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462411

Possibilities for collaboration in globally distributed projects have radically changed with the introduction of new Collaborative Technologies (CTs) in the Web 2.0 era. The use of such technologies in the context of students collaborating in a globa... Read More about Categorizing how students use collaborative technologies in a globally distributed project..

Model-driven architectural risk analysis using architectural and contextualised attack patterns. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., LYLE, J., NAMILUKO, C., ATZENI, A. and CAMERONI, C. 2012. Model-driven architectural risk analysis using architectural and contextualised attack patterns. In Proceedings of the 1st Model-driven security workshop (MDsec 2012), co-located with the 15th International conference on model-driven engineering languages and systems (MoDELS 2012), 1-5 October 2012, Innsbruck, Austria. New York: ACM [online], article number 3. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2422498.2422501

A secure system architecture is often based on a variety of design and security model elements. Without some way of evaluating the impact of these individual design elements in the face of possible attacks, design flaws may weaken a software architec... Read More about Model-driven architectural risk analysis using architectural and contextualised attack patterns..

Proceedings of the Designing interactive secure systems workshop (DISS 2012). (2012)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., FLÉCHAIS, I. and COLES-KEMP, L. (eds.) 2012. Proceedings of the Designing interactive secure systems workshop (DISS 2012), part of the 26th International BCS human computer interaction conference (HCI 2012): people and computers, 11 September 2012, Birmingham, UK. Swindon: BCS [online], article numbers 62-70. Preface available from: https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.70

In recent years, the field of usable security has attracted researchers from HCI and Information Security, and led to a better understanding of the interplay between human factors and security mechanisms. Despite these advances, designing systems whi... Read More about Proceedings of the Designing interactive secure systems workshop (DISS 2012)..

Secure system? Challenge accepted: finding and resolving security failures using security premortems. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S., PARKIN, S. and LYLE, J. 2012. Secure system? Challenge accepted: finding and resolving security failures using security premortems. In Faily, S., Fléchais, I. and Coles-Kemp, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Designing interactive secure systems workshop (DISS 2012), part of the 26th International BCS human computer interaction conference (HCI 2012): people and computers, 11 September 2012, Birmingham, UK. Swindon: BCS [online], article number 66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.66

Risk-driven approaches are dominant in secure systems design; these aim to elicit and treat vulnerabilities and the threats exploiting them. Such approaches, however, are so focused on driving risks out of system design, they fail to recognise the us... Read More about Secure system? Challenge accepted: finding and resolving security failures using security premortems..

Software for interactive secure systems design: lessons learned developing and applying CAIRIS. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
FAILY, S. and FLÉCHAIS, I. 2012. Software for interactive secure systems design: lessons learned developing and applying CAIRIS. In Faily, S., Fléchais, I. and Coles-Kemp, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Designing interactive secure systems workshop (DISS 2012), part of the 26th International BCS human computer interaction conference (HCI 2012): people and computers, 11 September 2012, Birmingham, UK. Swindon: BCS [online], article number 64. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.64

As systems become more complex, the potential for security vulnerabilities being introduced increases. If we are to provide assurances about systems we design then we need the means of analysing, managing, and generally making sense of the data that... Read More about Software for interactive secure systems design: lessons learned developing and applying CAIRIS..

Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M. 2012. Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. In Smith, S.D. (ed.) Proceedings of the 28th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 1423-1433. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1423-1433_Wilson_Kishk.pdf

Hospital refurbishment has taken a secondary role in the last decade, in favour of new build facilities. This has allowed the Client and the Design Team to build and specify with greater flexibility and from essentially a 'blank canvas'. Correspondin... Read More about Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review..

Temporal patterns in artificial reaction networks. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
GERRARD, C., MCCALL, J., COGHILL, G.M. and MACLEOD, C. 2012. Temporal patterns in artificial reaction networks. In Villa, A.E.P., Duch, W., Érdi, P., Masulli, F. and Palm, G. (eds.) Artificial neural networks and machine learning: proceedings of the 22nd International conference on artificial neural networks (ICANN 2012), 11-14 September 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland. Lecture notes in computer science, 7552. Berlin: Springer [online], part I, pages 1-8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33269-2_1

The Artificial Reaction Network (ARN) is a bio-inspired connectionist paradigm based on the emerging field of Cellular Intelligence. It has properties in common with both AI and Systems Biology techniques including Artificial Neural Networks, Petri N... Read More about Temporal patterns in artificial reaction networks..

Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
PENGELLY, J., FAIRBURN, S. and NEWLANDS, B. 2012. Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program. In Buck, L., Frateur, G., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Baelus, C., de Grande, G. and Vervulgen, S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International engineering and product design education conference 2012 (E&PDE12): design education for future wellbeing, 6-7 September 2012, Antwerp, Belguim. Glasgow: The Design Society/Institution of Engineering Designers [online], pages 654-658. Available from: https://www.designsociety.org/publication/33262/adopting_fablab_model_to_embed_creative_entrepreneurship_across_design_program

This paper sets out to describe and contextualize the impact a new FabLab workshop program has had on the direction and curriculum development at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University towards more clearly linking current developments in rapi... Read More about Adopting 'Fablab' model to embed creative entrepreneurship across design program..