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Burst detection-based selective classifier resetting. (2021)
Journal Article
WARES, S., ISAACS, J. and ELYAN, E. 2021. Burst detection-based selective classifier resetting. Journal of information and knowledge management [online], 20(2), article 2150027. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219649221500271

Concept drift detection algorithms have historically been faithful to the aged architecture of forcefully resetting the base classifiers for each detected drift. This approach prevents underlying classifiers becoming outdated as the distribution of a... Read More about Burst detection-based selective classifier resetting..

Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT). (2020)
Thesis
MCDERMOTT, C.D. 2020. Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT). Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm, which aims to extend the power of the Internet beyond computers and smartphones to a vast and growing range of "things" - devices, processes and environments. The result is an interconnected world... Read More about Exploring the use of conversational agents to improve cyber situational awareness in the Internet of Things (IoT)..

Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, C.D., JEANNELLE, B. and ISAACS, J.P. 2019. Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Cyber science on cyber situational awareness, data analytics and assessment (Cyber SA): pioneering research and innovation in cyber situational awareness, 3-4 June 2019, Oxford, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], chapter 6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSA.2019.8899580

A conversational agent to detect anomalous traffic in consumer IoT networks is presented. The agent accepts two inputs in the form of user speech received by Amazon Alexa enabled devices, and classified IDS logs stored in a DynamoDB Table. Aural anal... Read More about Towards a conversational agent for threat detection in the internet of things..

Data stream mining: methods and challenges for handling concept drift. (2019)
Journal Article
WARES, S., ISAACS, J. and ELYAN, E. 2019. Data stream mining: methods and challenges for handling concept drift. SN applied sciences [online], 1(11), article ID 1412. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1433-0

Mining and analysing streaming data is crucial for many applications, and this area of research has gained extensive attention over the past decade. However, there are several inherent problems that continue to challenge the hardware and the state-of... Read More about Data stream mining: methods and challenges for handling concept drift..

Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. (2019)
Journal Article
MCDERMOTT, C.D., ISAACS, J.P. and PETROVSKI, A.V. 2019. Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks. Informatics [online], 6(1), article 8. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6010008

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), and demand for low-cost, easy-to-deploy devices, has led to the production of swathes of insecure Internet-connected devices. Many can be exploited and leveraged to perform large-scale attacks on the Intern... Read More about Evaluating awareness and perception of botnet activity within consumer Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks..

Indicator modelling and interactive visualisation for urban sustainability assessment. (2018)
Book Chapter
FALCONER, R.E., ISAACS, J.P., GILMOUR, D. and BLACKWOOD, D.J. Indicator modelling and interactive visualisation for urban sustainability assessment. In Information Resources Management Association (ed.) E-planning and collaboration: concepts, methodologies, tools and applications. Hershey: IGI Global [online], volume 1, pages 486-508. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5646-6.ch023

This chapter presents a novel framework for the integration of the principles of sustainable development within the urban design processes. The framework recognises that decision making for sustainable urban planning is a challenging process: requiri... Read More about Indicator modelling and interactive visualisation for urban sustainability assessment..

The effect of person order on egress time: a simulation model of evacuation from a neolithic visitor attraction. (2017)
Journal Article
STEWART, A., ELYAN, E., ISAACS, J., MCEWEN, L. and WILSON, L. 2017. The effect of person order on egress time: a simulation model of evacuation from a neolithic visitor attraction. Human factors [online], 59(8), pages 1222-1232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720817729608

Objective: The aim of this study was to model the egress of visitors from a Neolithic visitor attraction. Background: Tourism attracts increasing numbers of elderly and mobility-impaired visitors to our built-environment heritage sites. Some such sit... Read More about The effect of person order on egress time: a simulation model of evacuation from a neolithic visitor attraction..

Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. (2017)
Journal Article
STOJANOVIC, V., FALCONER, R.E., ISAACS, J., BLACKWOOD, D., GILMOUR, D., KIEZEBRINK, D. and WILSON, J. 2017. Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices. Computers and electronics in agriculture [online], 138(1), pages 188-199. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.019

Farm monitoring and operations generate heterogeneous AGRI-data from a variety of different sources that have the potential to be delivered to users 'on the go' and in the field to inform farm decision making. A software framework capable of interfac... Read More about Streaming and 3D mapping of AGRI-data on mobile devices..

The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local stakeholders that there is pote... Read More about The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas..

(Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. (2016)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306

Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies have developed that facilit... Read More about (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement..