Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M. & A. Alghamdi, A. (in press). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of WiMob'2017ISBN n/a
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
The issue of how users can navigate their way through large information spaces is crucial to the ever expanding and interlinking of computer systems. Computer users live in a world of information spac...
Scottish Funding Council
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity set up with the purpose of protecting and enhancing the historic sites of Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns in keeping with its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Convict Voices: Women & Prison Writing in the Long 19th Century investigates 19th century prison writing and other discursive spaces where convict voices could emerge. As prison populations are reachi...
21 April 2016
21 April 2016
To mark the Queens 90TH birthday I developed a collaborative design project between our product design department and the 6th form art department at Bo’ness Academy. I was inv...
11 July 2016
13 July 2016
Ella Taylor-Smith presented the paper "Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces" at Social Media and Society 2016.
15 August 2016
15 August 2016
Edinburgh Skeptics' Undiluted Brilliance -a series of talks as part of Edinburgh's Free Fringe 2016.
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith talked about Online and Offline Spaces f...
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E. & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In n/aISBN n/a
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Egan, C., Benyon, D. & Thompson, R. (in press). Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017ISBN tbc
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...
Benyon, D. & Resmini, A. (in press). User Experience in Cross-channel Ecosystems. In Proceedings of the British HCI Conference 2017ISBN tbc
Recent developments in information and communication technologies have left interaction design and human-computer interaction (HCI) with something of a conceptual gap. The dis...
Vettese, S., Thompson, P. & Allan, D. (2017). A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Cumulus Working Papers, Open Design for E-very-thing, 23 - 30. ISBN 9789526000800
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (in press). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In Proceedings of the DIS 2017 conferenceISBN tbc
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P. & Tan, Z. (2017). An Improvement of Tree-Rule Firewall for a Large Network: Supporting Large Rule Size and Low Delay. In 2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA, 178-184. doi:10.1109/trustcom.2016.0061. ISBN 978-1-5090-3205-1
The firewalls were invented since 1990s  and have been developed to operate more secure and faster. From the first era of the firewalls until today, they still regulate pac...
Binyamin, S., Smith, S. & Rutter, M. (2016). Evaluating the Usability of Learning Management Systems from Students' Perception: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2016), 112 - 113. ISBN 978-1-911218-18-0
Abstract: Due to the rapid improvement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), adopting technologies has become a major focus of interest in the field of education....
Taylor-Smith, E. & Smith, C. F. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
Velloso, E., Wirth, M., Weichel, C., Esteves, A. & Gellersen, H. (2016). AmbiGaze: Direct Control of Ambient Devices by Gaze. In DIS '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 812-817. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901867. ISBN 9781450340311
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for direct device control in smart environments, but issues such as the need for calibration and the Midas touch problem make it impract...
O'Connor, S. (2015). Siobhan O'Connor: A Career in Health Technology. University of Manchester, UK
WISE – A Campaign to Promote Women in Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM). Role Model Career Blog Series 2015.
"I never thought when I entered the nursing profession...
Bartie, P., Mackaness, W., Gkatzia, D. & Rieser, V. (2015). The REAL Corpus: a crowd-sourced corpus of human generated and evaluated spatial references to real-world urban scenes. In 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)ISBN 978-2-9517408-9-1
We present a newly crowd-sourced data set of natural language references to objects anchored in complex urban scenes (In short: The REAL Corpus – Referring Expressions Anchore...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Yassein, M. B. (2015). Battery Aware Beacon Enabled IEEE802.15.4: An Adaptive and Cross-Layer Approach. In 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS), 1267-1272. doi:10.15439/2015F118
In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), energy conservation is one of the main concerns challenging the cutting-edge standards and protocols. Most existing studies focus on the de...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
To look at the feasibility of redesigning an electronic device with specific properties to meet offshore performance standard. This will require materials analysis and design, electronics analysis and...
The project aims to reduce carbon emissions through research and application of integrated sustainable infrastructure in the existing built environment that could be replicated on existing and new bui...
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Method Furniture craft their quality bespoke furniture that is shipped to customers all over the world. To protect the product they hand make basic wooden transportation boxes to keep the products saf...
For latest news and events, please see the project webpage here
Awareness is a Coordination Action (CA), supporting research under the FP7: FET Proactive Intiative:Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems...
This proposed project is concerned with the conserving and recording of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Scotland. ICH means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledges and skills - a...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Ambient-Intelligent Inhabited Environment using Cognitive-Internet of Everything
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
The field of coordinated and multiple views (CMVs) has been for over a decade, a promising technique for enhancing data ...
"My PhD thesis seeks to analyse the making of mobilities in Washington D.C. as well as elite reproduction through participation in study-...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
This thesis investigates effective ways of designing and integrating Interactive
Multimedia (IMM) to facilitate teaching and learning of program...
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response...
08 July 2016
08 July 2016
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for the control of smart spaces and devices. It works hands-free and offers instant control, enabling users to adapt their environment o...