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The use of machine learning algorithms for detecting advanced persistent threats. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
EKE, H.N., PETROVSKI, A. and AHRIZ, H. 2019. The use of machine learning algorithms for detecting advanced persistent threats. Presented at the 12th International on security of information and networks conference 2019 (SINCONF 2019), 12-15 September 2019, Sochi, Russia. New York: ACM [online], (accepted). Availalbe from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3357613.3357618

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have been a major challenge in securing both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems. Due to their capability to navigates around defenses and to evade detection for a prolonged period of... Read More

Human activity recognition with deep metric learners. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MARTIN, K., WIJEKOON, A. and WIRATUNGA, N. [2019]. Human activity recognition with deep metric learners. In Workshop proceedings of the 27th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2019), 8-12 September 2019, Otzenhausen, Germany. CEUR workshop proceedings: CEUR-WS [online], (accepted).

Establishing a strong foundation for similarity-based return is a top priority in Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) systems. Deep Metric Learners (DMLs) are a group of neural network architectures which learn to optimise case representations for similarity-... Read More

Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ANKRAH, R., LACROIX, B., MCCALL, J., HARDWICK, A. and CONWAY, A. 2019. Introducing the dynamic customer location-allocation problem. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, NZ. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 3157-3164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2019.8790150.

In this paper, we introduce a new stochastic Location-Allocation Problem which assumes the movement of customers over time. We call this new problem Dynamic Customer Location-Allocation Problem (DC-LAP). The problem is based on the idea that customer... Read More

Comparative analysis of two asynchronous parallelization variants for a multi-objective coevolutionary solver. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ZAVOIANU, A.-C., SAMINGER-PLATZ, S. and AMRHEIN, W. 2019. Comparative analysis of two asynchronous parallelization variants for a multi-objective coevolutionary solver. In Proceedings of the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) congress on evolutionary computation (IEEE CEC 2019), 10-13 June 2019, Wellington, New Zealand. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 8790133, pages 3078-3085. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2019.8790133

We describe and compare two steady state asynchronous parallelization variants for DECMO2++, a recently proposed multi-objective coevolutionary solver that generally displays a robust run-time convergence behavior. The two asynchronous variants were... Read More

Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery, part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. (2019)
Journal Article
AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2019. Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery, part b: a review of modelling approach to flow in porous media. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 293, article ID 111495. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111495

Polymer flow in porous media represents an entirely different scenario compared to bulk flow analysis using viscometers. This is due to the geometry and configuration of the medium which is made up of converging-diverging flow paths. In this article,... Read More

Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. (2019)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T.S., BOATENG, P., OSOBAJO, O., OKE, A. and OBI, L. [2019]. Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. International journal for productivity and performance management [online], (accepted).

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a capability maturity model developed to implement continuous improvement in in small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Design/Methodology/approach: A multi-strategy approach... Read More

Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. (2019)
Journal Article
ALECRIM, M.F., MACÊDO, I.Y.L., RODRIGUES, E.B., MORENO, E.K.G., GHEDINI, P.C., FERNANDEZ, C., DOS SANTOS, W.T.P. and GIL, E.S. 2019. Raman spectroscopy vs voltammetry: a voltammetric approach to elucidate different chemicals in a range of pharmaceutical tablets. Journal of the Electrochemical Society [online], 166(12), pages H580-H586. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1149/2.1331912jes

Over the years, Electroanalysis has been widely applied to elucidate redox behavior of novel molecules. The selectivity and low cost are spotlight features in pharmacopeial methods of identification, that can be reached by voltammetric approaches. In... Read More

Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. (2019)
Journal Article
BUGEJA, S.J., STEWART, D., STRATH, A. and VOSPER, H. 2019. Human factors approaches to evaluating outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy services: a systematic review. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.009

Background: The expansion in terms of available treatment options and models of care has led to a growing global momentum for outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. A systematic review was undertaken to explore Human Factors aspects relati... Read More

Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. (2019)
Journal Article
MADGETT, A.S., YATES, K., WEBSTER, L., MCKENZIE, C. and MOFFAT, C.F. 2019. Understanding marine food web dynamics using fatty acid signatures and stable isotope ratios: improving contaminant impacts assessments across trophic levels. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science [online], 227, article ID 106327. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106327

Scotland's marine food webs support a diversity of species and habitats. They contribute to maintaining the balance of the natural environment. Previous studies show that these ecosystems are contaminated by persistent organic pollutants and trace me... Read More

Infographic: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of β-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. (2019)
Journal Article
SAUNDERS, B., VIRGILE, A., ELLIOTT-SALE, K. J., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2019. Infographic: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of β-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. British journal of sports medicine [online], Online First. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101129

Carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) is an abundant compound in skeletal muscle, suggesting it plays an important role during exercise, with a key physiological role considered to be intracellular pH regulation. Chronic β-alanine supplementation can incr... Read More

The arbitration agreement. (2019)
Book Chapter
KOTELNIKOV, A. 2019. The arbitration agreement. In Kotelnikov, A., Kurochkin, S. and Skvortsov, O. Arbitration in Russia. Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer, chapter 3.

It is a well-established rule that commercial arbitration stems from an agreement to arbitrate, which is a prerequisite and a basis for the arbitral procedure. The entire process, from its inception to the award, originates in the agreement of the pa... Read More

Award. (2019)
Book Chapter
KOTELNIKOV, A. 2019. Award. In Kotelnikov, A., Kurochkin, S. and Skvortsov, O. Arbitration in Russia. Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer, chapter 10.

An arbitral award is the ultimate result of the proceedings, and parties normally expect their arbitration to end in a final and binding award. It is therefore unsurprising that Article 2 of the Arbitration Act 2015 defines arbitration as a process w... Read More

Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. (2019)
Journal Article
TEODOROWSKI, P., CABLE, C., KILBURN, S. and KENNEDY, C. 2019. Enacting evidence-based practice: pathways for community nurses. British journal of community nursing [online], 24(8), pages 370-376. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.8.370

Community nurses are expected to deliver evidence-based practice, which is challenging given the diversity and breadth of the evidence base from which they can draw. This study aimed to explore community nurses' experiences of implementing change in... Read More

Mixed-methods approach to determine adherence, knowledge and behavioral determinants associated with medication wastage. (2019)
Journal Article
WEST, L.M., STEWART, D. and CORDINA, M. 2019. Mixed-methods approach to determine adherence, knowledge and behavioral determinants associated with medication wastage. Research in social and administrative pharmacy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.003

Background: While literature quantifying medication wastage and assessing public's knowledge and practices about medication disposal is substantial, less attention is given to the public's knowledge and behavior pertaining to medication wastage preve... Read More

Optimal distributed generation in green building assessment towards line loss reduction for Malaysian public hospital. (2019)
Journal Article
AMRAN, M.E., MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A., KAIDI, H.M., HASSAN, M.Z., SARIP, S. and MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. 2019. Optimal distributed generation in green building assessment towards line loss reduction for Malaysian public hospital. Bulletin of electrical engineering and informatics [online], 8(4), pages 1180-1188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v8i4.1624

This paper presents an optimization approach for criteria setting of Renewable Distributed Generation (DG) in the Green Building Rating System (GBRS). In this study, the total line loss reduction is analyzed and set as the main objective function in... Read More

What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. What are the barriers and drivers towards BIM adoption in Nigeria? In Skibniewski, M.J. and Hajdu, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 Creative construction conference (CCC 2019), 29 June – 2 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Diamond Congress Ltd [online], pages 529-539. Available from:https://2019.creative-c...nference.com/downloads/

The ‘digitalization and collaboration’ or Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. publishing, retailing, financial... Read More

A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. (2019)
Journal Article
SURI, Y., ISLAM, S.Z. and HOSSAIN, M. 2019. A new CFD approach for proppant transport in unconventional hydraulic fractures. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 70, article number 102951. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.102951

For hydraulic fracturing design in unconventional reservoirs, the existing proppant transport models ignore the fluid leak-off effect from the fracture side wall and the effect of fracture roughness. In this paper, a model is proposed using three-dim... Read More

Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement: a turn to anticolonial theorists such as Fanon, Biko and Freire. (2019)
Book Chapter
HARMS SMITH, L. 2019. Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement: a turn to anticolonial theorists such as Fanon, Biko and Freire. In Kleibl, T., Lutz, R., Noyoo, N., Bunk, B., Dittmann, A. and Seepamore, B. (eds.) The Routledge handbook of postcolonical social work. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 9, pages 113-126. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/9781138604070

The failure of decolonisation as a process to rid postcolonial contexts of the ongoing complexities and structural dynamics of coloniality has led to the emergence of a vibrant movement for epistemic decoloniality. In the South African context, the #... Read More

An online variational inference and ensemble based multi-label classifier for data streams. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
NGUYEN, T.T.T., NGUYEN, T.T., LIEW, A.W.-C., WANG, S.-L., LIANG, T. and HU, Y. 2019. An online variational inference and ensemble based multi-label classifier for data streams. In Proceedings of 11th International conference on advanced computational intelligence (ICACI 2019), 7-9 June 2019, Guilin, China. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 302-307. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/icaci.2019.8778594

Recently, multi-label classification algorithms have been increasingly required by a diversity of applications, such as text categorization, web, and social media mining. In particular, these applications often have streams of data coming continuousl... Read More

Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. (2019)
Journal Article
AMINU, A.Q. 2019. Adult dental health survey 2009: association between oral health outcomes and living arrangements of older adults in the UK. British dental journal [online], 227(2), pages 115-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41415-019-0487-0

Introduction: Considering the growing ageing populations and the impact of oral health in the wellbeing of older adults, there is a need for understanding dental care utilisation among this group. The objective of this study was to examine the relati... Read More