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Senior Research Fellow
Liu, Q., Zhang, K., Liu, X. & Nigel Linge, A. (2016). Grid Routing: An Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for WSNs with Single Mobile Sink. In Cloud Computing and Security. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48674-1_21. ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4, 978-3-319-48674-1
In a traditional wireless sensor network with static sinks, sensor nodes close to the sink run out of their batteries quicker than other nodes due to the increased data traffi...
Liu, Q., Li, S., Liu, X. & Nigel Linge, A. (2016). A Method for Electric Load Data Verfication and Repair in home Environment. In Sun, X., Liu, A., Chao, H. C. & Bertino, E. (Eds.). Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2016. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48674-1_22. ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4; 978-3-319-48674-1;
Most people do not have a consciousness of energy saving. For this phenomenon, the governments are building smart grids to take measures for the energy crisis. Electric load d...
Liu, Q., Chen, X., Liu, X. & Linge, N. (2016). CACA-UAN: A Context-Aware Communication Approach Based on the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network. In Sun, X., Liu, A., Chao, H. C. & Bertino, E. (Eds.). Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4; 978-3-319-48674-1;
Underwater acoustic sensor networks (UANs) have emerged as a promising technology which can be applied in many areas such as military and civil in recent years. Among these ap...
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs w...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight int...
07 December 2016
06 January 2016
Neil Urquhart and Alistair Lawson have been awarded £19,000 by The Data Lab to support their ongoing research collaboration with Larder Load, an Edinburgh based food services ...
KTP Associate - Data Analytics - Standard Life
Dean, Research & Innovation
Senior Lecturer (Reader)
Director of ERI
Greenwell, R., Liu, X. & Chalmers, K. (2016). Pricing Ontology for Task-Oriented Cloud Sourcing. In 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud). doi:10.1109/ficloud.2016.17. ISBN 978-1-5090-4052-0
Cloud computing allows access to computing resources from a number of providers, who offer multiple pricing strategies for selected product characteristics. The service offeri...
Liu, X., Chinenyeze, S. & Al-Dubai, A. (2016). DEEPC: Dynamic Energy Profiling of Components. In 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). doi:10.1109/COMPSAC.2016.90. ISBN 978-1-4673-8845-0; 978-1-4673-8846-7
Many software projects are built using reusable components (i.e. reusable objects - as per component and connectors in software architectures). During component sele...
Aldawood, S., Fowley, F., Pahl, C., Taibi, D. & Liu, X. (2016). A Coordination-Based Brokerage Architecture for Multi-cloud Resource Markets. In IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloudW). doi:10.1109/w-ficloud.2016.19. ISBN 978-1-5090-3946-3
With an increasing number of service providers in the cloud market, the competition between these is also increasing. Each provider attempts to attract customers by providing ...
Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K. & Pahl, C. (2016). A Task Oriented Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2016), 121-128. doi:10.5220/0005752301210128. ISBN 978-989-758-182-3
Requirements ontology offers a mechanism to map requirements for cloud computing services to cloud computing resources. Multiple stakeholders can capture and map knowledge in ...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. B. & Wells, S. (2015). Demo paper: AGADE - Scalability of ontology based agent simulations. In PAAMS 2016 – Main track and Demos proceedings
Simulations of real world scenarios often require considerably
large numbers of agents. With increasing level of detail and resolution
in the underlying models machine limitat...
Liu, Q., Jin, D., Liu, X. & Linge, N. (2015). A Survey of Speculative Execution Strategy in MapReduce. In Liu, A., Chao, H. C., Bertino, E. & Sun, X. (Eds.). Cloud Computing and Security, 296-307. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48671-0_27. ISBN 978-3-319-48670-3; 978-3-319-48671-0
MapReduce is a parallel computing programming model designed to process large-scale data. Therefore, the accuracy and efficiency for computing are needed to be assured and spe...
Liu, Q., Lu, M., Liu, X. & Linge, N. (2015). An Introduction of Non-intrusive Load Monitoring and Its Challenges in System Framework. In Cloud Computing and Security, 254-263. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48674-1_23. ISBN 978-3-319-48673-4; 978-3-319-48674-1
With the increasing of energy demand and electricity price, researchers gain more and more interest among the residential load monitoring. In order to feed back the individual...
Willis, A., Piotrowska, B., Bannach-Brown, A., MacLean, R. D. J. & Kerridge, J. (2014). Performance on a tablet-based visual-spatial-motor task is compromised in adults and children with dyslexia: implications for the development of a novel screening tool.
Many adults and children with dyslexia also have problems with lower-level sensory, attentional, or motor tasks. In particular, there may be problems with auditory processing1...
Greenwell, R., Liu, X. & Chalmers, K. (2014). Semantic description of cloud service agreements. In Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015, 823-831. doi:10.1109/SAI.2015.7237239. ISBN 978-1-4799-8546-3
Abstract—to provide cloud services as a utility there must be
a mechanism for comprehensively and precisely specifying cloud
service agreements to reduce differences in servic...
Fang, D., Liu, X. & Romdhani, I. (2013). A Loosely-coupled Semantic Model for Efficient Cloud Service Search and Retrieval. In Zimmerman, W., Lee, Y. W. & Reich, C. (Eds.). Cloud Computing 2014: the Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, Grids and Virtualization, 6-11. ISBN 978-1-61208-338-4
As cloud services propagate along with the rapid development of cloud computing, issues raised in service selection and retrieval processes become increasingly critical. While...
(2013). Communicating Process Architectures 2014. In Welch, P. H., Barnes, F. R. M., Broenink, J. F., Chalmers, K., Gibson-Robinson, T., Ivimey-Cook, R., …Smith, M. L. (Eds.). Communicating Process Architectures 2014. ISBN 978-0956540980
CPA 2014 is one of an annual series of conferences organised over almost thirty years concerned with the design of parallel systems inspired by the Theory of Communicating Seq...
Rimbaud, Y., McEwan, T., Lawson, A. & Cairncross, S. (2013). Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1-4. doi:10.1109/FIE.2014.7044142. ISBN 978-1-4799-3921-3
A significant proportion of e-Learning resources for engineering and computing education appear to be exclusively in English, requiring many learners to adapt themselves to le...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Timber analysis project
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
Scottish Funding Council
This is a follow-on innovation voucher project to further develop a software system which will fully document Statutory Examinations of lifting, pressure and LEV equipment....
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data ...
This project aims to produce a pilot mobile app for industry members making relevant content from ASHS's bi-annual print journal and related interactive tools availab...
The aim of this project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to develop a design for the underlying architecture of a novel virtual learning platform
The overall vision of the Spellakit project is to significantly enhance learner experience and outcomes in English language spelling through an innovative ICT based approach...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This project lead by Alistair Lawson aims to create a proof-of-concept demonstrator to show how very specific hand and finger movements can im...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating,...
User Experience report detailing system technology, persona's, scenarios, wire-frame and recommendations for future work. Partial on-line ...
The TrueBuild app is a resource delivered by Smart ‘Phone (either IOS or Android) to help builders access and interpret Building Regulations quickly and easily whi...
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
Ambient-Intelligent Inhabited Environment using Cognitive-Internet of Everything
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...