Senior Research Fellow
Chalmers, K., Kerridge, J. & Pedersen, J. B. (2017). Communicating Connected Components: Extending Plug-and-Play to Support Skeletons. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016ISBN 978-0-9934385-1-6
For a number of years, the Communicating Process Architecture (CPA) community have developed languages and runtimes supporting message passing concurrency. For these we always...
Segura, C., Segredo, E. & Miranda, G. (in press). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In Proceedings of the CEC 2017
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Vogogias, A., Kennedy, J., Archambault, D., Anne Smith, V. & Currant, H. (2016). MLCut: exploring multi-level cuts in dendrograms for biological data. In Turkay, C. & Ruan Wan, T. (Eds.). Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC). doi:10.2312/cgvc.20161288. ISBN 978-3-03868-022-2
Choosing a single similarity threshold for cutting dendrograms is not sufficient for performing hierarchical clustering analysis of heterogeneous data sets. In addition, alter...
To analyse in game communications to predict engagement of players.
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs which enjoy the unique feature of context-active resilienc...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
17 February 2017
05 December 2016
Steyven, A., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (2016). Understanding environmental influence in an open-ended evolutionary algorithm. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV, 921-931. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_86. ISBN 978-3-319-45822-9
It is well known that in open-ended evolution, the nature
of the environment plays in key role in directing evolution. However, in Evolutionary Robotics, it is often unclear e...
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 Securitydoi: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 2016doi: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 2016ISBN 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...
Gkatzia, D., Lemon, O. & Rieser, V. (2016). Natural Language Generation enhances human decision-making with uncertain information. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 264. ISBN 978-1-945626-01-2
Decision-making is often dependent on
uncertain data, e.g. data associated with
confidence scores or probabilities. We
present a comparison of different informa-
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 ...
Khartabil, D., Wells, S. & Kennedy, J. (2016). Large-scale Argument Visualization (LSAV). In Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), Posters Track (2016)
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument...
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 ...
Chalmers, K. (in press). The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016ISBN 978-0-9934385-1-6
No abstract available.
Lalla-Ruiz, E., Segredo, E., Voss, S., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (in press). Analysing the performance of migrating birds optimisation approaches for large scale continuous problems.
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 into business risks ...
Plansafe Solutions Ltd
Consultancy for SafetyPro Engineer System
Forestry Commission Scotland
Timber analysis project
Scottish Funding Council
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh Napier’s School of Computing collaborate with businesses and organisations of all sizes from start-ups and SMEs to multinationals on knowledge exchange projects. The visualisation group has ...
Through this project Skillstep hope to successfully create an app for banks and other corporates in the financial services market to help them grow the leadership skills of graduates and millennial st...
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Optimisation – finding cost-effective or high-performing solutions - is a key economic driver for business today. However, academic literature on search-based optimisation techniques reflects an escal...
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. The solution will involve a...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
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 and re-ordering data fr...
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 available on gps enabled mobile...
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...
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument st...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
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 ...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
07 December 2016
04 May 2016
04 May 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals
Alife 2016 (Cancun,...
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
06 January 2016
06 January 2016
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The worksho...
14 January 2016
14 January 2016
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to present a seminar to the ERGO group (Edinburgh Research Group in Optimisation) at Edinburgh University. The seminar entitled "Explor...
18 January 2016
18 January 2016
The School of Computing recently held a Research day where staff and PhD students shared their expertise in the form of a "One-Minute-Madness". Each of the 68 researchers who ...