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Communications and cosmopolitanism. (2012)
Book Chapter
HALSALL, R. 2012. Communications and cosmopolitanism. In Prince, M. (ed.) Consumer cosmopolitanism in the age of globalization. New York: Business Expert Press, chpater 7, pages 163-186.

The view that certain media, in their technological form, open up possibilities which foster or create a form of cosmopolitanism amongst their users or consumers finds its origin in the media theory of Marshall McLuhan.

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., √Črdi, 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 connection-ist paradigm based on the emerging field of Cellular Intelligence. It has proper-ties in common with both AI and Systems Biology techniques including Artifi-cial Neural Networks, Petr... Read More about Temporal patterns in artificial reaction networks..

Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning. (2012)
Thesis
WU, Y. 2012. Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Bayesian network (BN) structure learning from data has been an active research area in the machine learning field in recent decades. Much of the research has considered BN structure learning as an optimization problem. However, the finding of optimal... Read More about Problem dependent metaheuristic performance in Bayesian network structure learning..

The European Citizens' Initiative and EU civil society organisations. (2012)
Journal Article
GREENWOOD, J. 2012. The European Citizens' Initiative and EU civil society organisations. Perspectives on European politics and society [online], 13(3), pages 325-336. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15705854.2012.702576

The procedural demands of the new European Citizens Initiative (ECI) require the 'Citizens Committees' which host them to be backed by professional organisation. One potential source would be civil society organisations (CSOs) organised at EU level.... Read More about The European Citizens' Initiative and EU civil society organisations..

North-east finance survey 2012. (2012)
Report
ATOROUGH, P. 2012. North-east finance survey 2012. Aberdeen: Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Customer trust and confidence in the North-easts finance sector appears to be recovering, but overall public perception of the sector is still negative according to this survey. Finance businesses continue to struggle to increase their market share a... Read More about North-east finance survey 2012..

Energy absorption characteristics of nano-composite conical structures. (2012)
Journal Article
SILVA, F., SACHSE, S. and NJUGUNA, J. 2012. Energy absorption characteristics of nano-composite conical structures. IOP conference series: materials science and engineering [online], 40(1), Article 012010. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/40/1/012010

The effect of the filler material on the energy absorption capabilities of polyamide 6 composite structures is studied in details in the present paper. The axial dynamic and quasi-static collapse of conical structures was conducted using a high energ... Read More about Energy absorption characteristics of nano-composite conical structures..

A laboratory study of rail-wheel interaction monitoring using acoustic emission: effect of rolling conditions with and without lateral rattling. (2012)
Journal Article
THAKKAR, N.A., STEEL, J.A. and REUBEN, R.L. 2012. A laboratory study of rail-wheel interaction monitoring using acoustic emission: effect of rolling conditions with and without lateral rattling. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part F: journal of rail and rapid transit [online], 227(2), pages 161-175. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409712458497

This paper presents part of an extended laboratory study on the potential to apply the acoustic emission (AE) technique for in-situ rail-wheel interaction monitoring using rail-mounted sensors. The essential monitoring principle is that the intensity... Read More about A laboratory study of rail-wheel interaction monitoring using acoustic emission: effect of rolling conditions with and without lateral rattling..

Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. (2012)
Presentation / Conference
LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at 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. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: http://archive.northsea...0130812123945_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..

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.designsocie...p_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..

The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
MANTE, J., NDEKUGRI, I., ANKRAH, N. and HAMMOND, F. 2012. The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction. In Smith, S.D. (ed.) Proceedings of 28th annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: ARCOM [online], pages 979-988. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...ugri_Ankrah_Hammond.pdf

The success of major infrastructure projects is crucial to economic development. Clients' expectations that infrastructure projects will meet their objectives are however confronted by hackneyed construction and engineering challenges relating to cos... Read More about The influence of procurement methods on dispute resolution mechanism choice in construction..

Looking for genre: the use of structural features during search tasks with Wikipedia. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
CLARK, M., RUTHVEN, I., O'BRIAN HOLT, P. and SONG, D. 2012. Looking for genre: the use of structural features during search tasks with Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 4th Information interaction in context symposium (IIIX'12), 21-24 August 2012, Nijmegen, Netherlands. New York: ACM [online], pages 145-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/2362724.2362751

This paper reports on our task-based observational, logged, questionnaire study and analysis of ocular behavior pertaining to the interaction of structural features of text in Wikipedia using eye tracking. We set natural and realistic tasks searching... Read More about Looking for genre: the use of structural features during search tasks with Wikipedia..

Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. (2012)
Report
WHITTEMORE, S. 2012. Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners. [Final report]. Bristol: Jisc [online]. Available from: http://repository.jisc...._Case_Study_(v0.76).doc

The TDI project explored the types of digital engagement that are currently in use and how they are monitored. The project assessed what BCE skills, digital focused and traditional, that were available in the institutions and set out to share and emb... Read More about Tracking digital impact (TDI): a case study for embedding impact analysis in research using BCE practitioners..

Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support. (2012)
Thesis
NWIABU, N.D. 2012. Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Context-aware case-based decision support systems (CACBDSS) use the context of users as one of the features for similarity assessment to provide solutions to problems. The combination of a context-aware case-based reasoning (CBR) with general domain... Read More about Situation awareness approach to context-aware case-based decision support..

North-east transport survey 2012. (2012)
Report
ATOROUGH, P. 2012. North-east transport survey 2012. Aberdeen: Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

The aim of this survey is to highlight the importance of transport and deliver a general overview of the services provided. Our conclusion is that transport providers in North-east Scotland are generally positive and satisfied with their current busi... Read More about North-east transport survey 2012..

Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. (2012)
Other
GRANT, A., DREISCHULTE, T., TREWEEK, S. and GUTHRIE, B. 2012. Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care. [Protocol]. Trials [online], 13, article number 154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-13-154

Background: Trials of complex interventions are criticized for being 'black box', so the UK Medical Research Council recommends carrying out a process evaluation to explain the trial findings. We believe it is good practice to pre-specify and publish... Read More about Study protocol of a mixed-methods evaluation of a cluster randomized trial to improve the safety of NSAID and antiplatelet prescribing: data-driven quality improvement in primary care..

Music-inspired texture representation. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
HORSBURGH, B., CRAW, S. and MASSIE, S. 2012. Music-inspired texture representation. In Proceedings of the 26th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference on artificial intelligence (AAAI-12), co-located with the 2012 Symposium on educational advances in artificial intelligence (EAAI-12), 22-26 July 2012, Toronto, Canada. Palo Alto: AAAI Press [online], pages 52-58. Available from: https://www.aaai.org/oc.../AAAI12/paper/view/5041

Techniques for music recommendation are increasingly relying on hybrid representations to retrieve new and exciting music. A key component of these representations is musical content, with texture being the most widely used feature. Current technique... Read More about Music-inspired texture representation..

A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. (2012)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., LLOYD, R., KEOGH, J.W.L., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A. 2012. A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 26(7), pages 1805-1816. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182577067

The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanics of the traditional squat with two popular exercise variations, commonly referred to as the powerlifting squat and box squat. Twelve male powerlifters performed the exercises with 30, 50 and 70... Read More about A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat..

Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance. (2012)
Journal Article
HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z. and POLLARD, P. 2012. Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part A: journal of power and energy [online], 226(7), pages 907-921. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0957650912454402

A three-dimensional, single-phase, isothermal, explicit electrochemistry polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell model has been developed and the developed computational model has been used to compare various effective diffusivity models of the gas di... Read More about Numerical study of the effect of effective diffusivity and permeability of the gas diffusion layer on fuel cell performance..