Senior Research Fellow
Lawson, A., Attridge, A., & Lapok, P. (2014, September). Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. Paper presented at Eurocall 2014, University of Groningen
This project aims to address pronunciation problems of English language learners. Current pronunciation software tools mainly address phonemic difficulties and give little or ...
Lawson, A., & Macfarlane, R. (2014, April). Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics. Paper presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The development of programming skills by Networking graduates, and Security and Digital Forensics graduates is highly sought after by employers, both in industry, and in acade...
Lo, O., Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J., Thuemmler, C., & Lawson, A. (2012, June). Towards simulation of patient data for evaluation of E-health platform and services. Paper presented at 13th Annual Post Graduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool
This paper presents the design and implementation of the Patient Simulator, a software application used for the simulation of patient data. The simulator aims to evaluate e- H...
Scottish Funding Council
Searching for a holiday property currently requires prospective clients to search multiple websites. There is an identified need for a tool that will provide a quick, easy way for potential visitors t...
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to create a prototype assessment and reporting platform using an existing multiple choice backend from Edinburgh Napier University such that as...
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson, Pro-talk, is investigating the development of an online analysis software API to enable feedback to be given aimed at helping learners of English for Speaker...
Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., Jamshidi, P., & Pahl, C. (2016). An agility-oriented and fuzziness-embedded semantic model for collaborative cloud service search, retrieval and recommendation. Future Generation Computer Systems, 56, (11-26). doi:10.1016/j.future.2015.09.025. ISSN 0167-739X
Cloud computing enables a revolutionary paradigm of consuming ICT services. However, due to the inadequately described service information, users often feel confused while try...
Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., & Pahl, C. (2015). An approach to unified cloud service access, manipulation and dynamic orchestration via semantic cloud service operation specification framework. Journal of cloud computing advances, systems and applications, 4(1), doi:10.1186/s13677-015-0039-3. ISSN 2192-113X
Cloud computing offers various computational resources via convenient on-demand service provision. Currently, heterogeneous services and cloud resources are usually utilized a...
Buchanan, W. J., Migas, N., Sinclair, G. & McArtney, K. (2006). Analysis of an agent-based metric-driven for ad-hoc, on-demand routing. Ad hoc networks. 4(2), 146-167. doi:10.1016/j.adhoc.2004.04.009. ISSN 1570-8705
Ad-hoc networks could bring many benefits over traditional, fixed networks. Unfortunately, they have many difficulties, including the selection of the optimal route, the avail...
Habibullah, S., Liu, X., Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., & Liu, Q. (in press). Reviving legacy enterprise systems with microservice-based architecture within cloud environments. In Computer Science Conference Proceedings
Evolution has always been a challenge for enterprise computing systems. The microservice based architecture is a new design model which is rapidly becoming one of the most eff...
Fang, D., Liu, X., & Romdhani, I. (2015). A Loosely-coupled Semantic Model for Efficient Cloud Service Search and Retrieval. In W. Zimmerman, Y. W. Lee, & C. Reich (Eds.), Cloud Computing 2014: the Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, Grids and Virtualization, 6-11
As cloud services propagate along with the rapid development of cloud computing, issues raised in service selection and retrieval processes become increasingly critical. While...
Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., & Zhao, H. (2012). Towards OWL 2 Natively Supported Fuzzy Cloud Ontology. In 6th IEEE International Workshop Quality-Oriented Reuse of Software (IEEE QUORS’12), 328-333. doi:10.1109/compsacw.2012.66
Cloud Computing introduces a revolutionary paradigm of computing to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), by provisioning various types of computational resources and applicati...
Bate, M., Cowie, A., Milne, G., & Russell, G. (1994). Process algebras and the rapid simulation of highly concurrent systems. In Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Computer Science Conference, 21-31
No abstract available.
Russell, G. (1992). Lightweight threads for portable software. In Proceedings of the UKUUG/SUKUG
Lo, O., Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J. & Thuemmler, C. (2011). Technical evaluation of an e-health platform. In Macedo, M. (Ed.). Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2012ISBN 978-972-8939-70-0
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. We propose an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to provide a concise methodology for the evaluation...
IIDI is working with Level10 Ltd on a new project awarded under the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme
The Aim of this IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is to develop a prototype software for data gathering at geographical locations that feeds into an online directory of shops and services for towns ...
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson is a requirements analysis for a system to assist with the creation, management, and delivery (via pdf, web, etc.) of Gaelic Language Learning materials
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Cànan Ltd and Napier University aimed to establish a multimedia department and to develop an online platform for the delivery of British minority lang...