Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (in press). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information LiteracyISBN n/a
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
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...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
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...
30 June 2016
My chapter ‘“Now– well, look at the chart”: Mapping, Maps and Literature’ for the volume Mapping Across Academia, eds. Stanley D. Brunn and Martin Dodge (Springer) is in press...
This week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the ...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) English & Film
Reader in Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
No abstract available.
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. & Russell, G. (in press). Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)ISBN Not Known
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. & Wells, S. (in press). Information Diffusion in Multi-Agent Communities. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
Understanding the course of events when newly launched products penetrate a market, and how those products supersede existing dominant products, is crucial. Besides potential ...
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Eshaftri, M. (in press). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In Proceedings of ISNCC-2017 WMCN
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
Vones, K. (2017). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934. ISBN N/A
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of term...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B. & Kamimura, K. (in press). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In Proceedings of GEcco 2017doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217. ISBN unknown
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Leigl, C. & Weaver, M. (in press). Guidelines for sustainable-value creation within the context of German automotive industry’s strategic carbon crisis management. In N/AISBN tbc
The continuing debate on the global environmental progress through achievement of smarter clean/green-policies, reasoned with the need for carbon-emissions’ reduction/preventi...
Rutter, M. J., Smith, S. & Binyamin, S. (2017). The students acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi Arabia: a case study of King Abdulaziz University. In INTED2017 Proceedings, 9324-9333. doi:10.21125/inted.2017.2205. ISBN 978-84-617-8491-2
The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has become one of the most widely-used models in understanding user acceptance of technologies and has been employed in many empirical st...
McKeown, S., Russell, G. & Leimich, P. (in press). Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and LawISBN not yet known
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Moir, Z. & Atton, C. (Eds.). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, v, vi. ISBN 978-1-78808-706-3
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Ghaleb, B. (2017). Load Balancing Objective Function in RPL draft-qasem-roll-rpl-load-balancing-00
This document proposes an extended Objective Function(OF) that balances the number of children nodes of the parent nodes to avoid the overloading problem and ensure node lifet...
Yassin, A., Nasser, Y., Awad, M. & Al-Dubai, A. (in press). Simultaneous Context Inference and Mapping using mm-Wave for Indoor Scenarios
We introduce in this paper two approaches for indoor localization using single-anchor and millimeter wave (MMW) propagation characteristics. More precisely, we propose the Tri...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
NHS Health Scotland
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
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...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the me...
Chief Scientists Office
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sector development using the knowledge...
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
The United Kingdom Higher Education sector is undergoing a prolonged period of turbulence in its external environment...
"This PhD project intends to address the ecological impact of the waste that c...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
The level of ownership and use of motorcycling has increased rapidly in Edinburgh and the UK in the last ten years. In this study, motorcy...
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
21 September 2016
Talk on 'Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930' given by Andrew Frayn and chaired by Linda Dryden
16 November 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 ...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University hosted the 2016 Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
01 November 2017
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
22 June 2017
22 June 2017
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are des...
30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University
The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasin...
01 March 2017
01 March 2017