Professor of Information Policy
(2012). Communicating Process Architectures 2013. In Welch, P. H., Barnes, F. R. M., Broenink, J. F., Chalmers, K., Pedersen, J. B. & Sampson, A. T. (Eds.). Communicating Process Architectures 2013ISBN 978-0-9565409-7-3
Mival, O. & Bradley, J. (2008). Companions and new forms of interaction design. In Proceedings The European Future Technologies Conference, FET09, Prague, April 2009
Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W. J., Lawson, A., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Scott, R., …Mooney, C. (2010). Novel information sharing syntax for data sharing between police and community partners, using role-based security
The exchange of information between the police and community partners forms a central aspect of effective community service provision. In the context of policing, a robust and...
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...
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to investigate the integration of a cipher policy for the protection of data, and how these can be applied into a cloud-based infrastructure. A key focus for the implementation will ...
Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Lecturer in Finance, Assistant Director ICMGR
Principal Research Fellow
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W. J. & Lawson, A. (2010). Novel information sharing architecture between the Police and their community partners
Hart, E. & Sim, K. (2013). On the life-long learning capabilities of a NELLI*: a hyper-heuristic optimisation system. In Proceedings of PPSN, 13th International Conference on Parallel problem Solving from Nature, 282-291. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10762-2_28. ISBN 978-3-319-10761-5
Real-world applications of optimisation techniques place more importance on finding approaches that result in acceptable quality solutions in a short time-frame and can provid...
Wasson, S. (2008). One grows strange behind Barbed Wire: nationhood and British Internment of Aliens in the Second World War
Turner, P. & Turner, S. (2010). My Grandfather's iPod: an investigation of emotional attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts. In ECCE '11 Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, 149-156. doi:10.1145/2074712.2074742. ISBN 978-1-4503-1029-1
Motivation -- to explore the nature and dimensions of attachment to digital and non-digital artefacts and explicate any differences in emotional attachment between digital and...
Chinenyeze, S. (2013). OPENsenima - Open Source Energy Interceptors for Mobile Apps (Guest Technical Presentation). In Presentations in 2nd GreenCode Lab Euro Conference
In software engineering interceptors are components (or pattern - a way of design) that changes or augments the usual processing cycle of a system. Interceptors can be used fo...
Migas, N., Buchanan, W. J. & McArtney, K. (2003). Mobile agents for routing, topology discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc networks. In Proceedings. 10th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, 2003, 200 - 206. doi:10.1109/ECBS.2003.1194800. ISBN 0-7695-1917-2
Wireless networks and the usage of mobile devices are becoming popular in recent days, especially in creating ad-hoc networks. There is thus scope for developing mobile system...
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B. & Almaini, A. E. A. (2009). Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm. doi:10.1109/12.67320. ISBN 978-1-4244-4398-7
A New and efficient Genetic Algorithm (GA) based approach is presented to minimise the number of terms of Mixed Polarity Reed Muller (MPRM) single and multi output incompletel...
Migas, N., Buchanan, W. J. & McArtney, K. (2003). MARIAN: A framework using mobile agents for routing, topology discovery and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc networks
The purpose of MARIAN is to investigate the degree of suitability for mobile agent technology in routing, topology discovery, and automatic network reconfiguration in ad-hoc n...
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...
Prescott, T. J., Epton, T., Evers, V., McKee, K., Hawley, M., Webb, T., …Dario, P. (2011). Robot companions for citizens: roadmapping the potential for future robots In empowering older people. In Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development
The Future Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Candi- date "Robot Companions for Citizens" (RCC) proposes a transformative initiative, addressing a cross-domain grand scienti...
Kwecka, Z., Buchanan, W. J., Schafer, B. & Rauhofer, J. (2012). Schutz der Anonymität als Gemeinschaftsaufgabe – eine neue Generation von PETs?. In INFORMATIK 2013
Technologies, der seine rechtstheoretische Motivation aus einem Verständnis der Privatsphäre als kollektivem Gut gewinnt. In diesem Modell willigen alle Mitglieder einer Grupp...
Feng, Y., Liu, X. & Kerridge, J. (2007). Smooth quality oriented component integration through product line based aspect- oriented component adaptation. ISBN 1-891706-20-9
This project will focus on the design and development of a distributed software architecture for the platform with innovative technology approaches. This includes microservices with containerisation, ...
University of London
This event is a rare opportunity to find out more about a musical instrument that was worth £100,000 in the 1980s when it was used in the making of records by Afrika Bambaataa, Kate Bush, and Frankie ...
A project to provide decentralised identity for meeting KYC & AML requirements in the property industry.
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The project aims to advance the autonomy of field robots with a novel approach to developing a new generation of Meteorological Drone Robots (Met-Bot) which will be context-driven, proactively auto-re...
This project will use steganography technology and shared secrets to improve the usability of the process of recovering cryptocurrency/distributed ledger wallet. It will do so by encoding parts of the...
The project will produce recommendations for the application of gamification to the training product, informed by the company context, with a design led by the latest academic research in gamification...
To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training an...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
Eye-tracking is an increasingly popular technique in which user’s eye movements are captured by a computer system, allowing it to ascertain where the user is looking in a display or visual scene (fixa...
This will investigate the feasibility of incentivising environmentally friendly behaviours through rewards given in tokens as well as IoT wearables to discover this behaviour and reward automatically.
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words):
Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
development of innovative projection system to allow responsive and live creation and manipulation of projected scenery for theatrical workshops.
Digital Health Institute
This project will investigate existing consumer tech, IOT and connectivity capabilities for simulation activities.
Napier and DHI will explore a range of technologies that can connect to DHI’s simul...
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
The Scottish Government and supporting bodies have recognised the importance of innovation for organisations to improve employme...
The New Year welcomed Emma Hart to the helm of Evolutionary Computation. She took over the role of Editor-in-Chief from Hans-Georg Beyer (who had assumed the role himself in 2010). Professor Hart ans...
17 February 2017
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.
Dr Oli Mival from the School of Computing's Centre for Interaction Design has been invited to speak at INNOVATE ROBOTICS on the fundamental questions of how we engage in human-robotic-interaction, fro...
16 February 2017
Dr Achille Fonzone of Transport Research Institute has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of International Transportation Systems (JITS).
Intelligent transportation systems are innov...
13 February 2017
A partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh has been showcased in the application of SDN (Software Defined Networks) into health and social care, and in innovative Cyb...
2 February 2017
Dr Zack Moir from music is one of the editors of the recently published 'Routledge Research Handbook of Popular Music Education', which is a new edited volume containing contributions from a wide rang...
24 January 2017
Florian Cech of the Vienna University of Technology visited the Centre for Social Informatics on 30th November 2016
5 January 2017
The Cyber Academy are to host the 2nd International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May 2017 and this time the event will scale around the World, with an international collaboration acr...
19 December 2016
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University was the first UK institution to host the Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust bursary to support participation at the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM).
13 December 2016
Professor Hazel Hall served as a judge at the Edinburgh heat of FameLab 2017, held on Thursday 8th December 2016 at Heriot Watt University.
The work of a team from the Centre for Social Informatics on the evaluation and management of personal reputations using online information has just been published in Information Research (one of the ...
7 December 2016
Interface, one of the leading supports for innovation ventures between universities and SMEs in Scotland, has showcased a collaboration between an SME Plansafe Solutions and Edinburgh Napier Universit...
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) is a 50-year old organization which is currently composed of 50 national societies. It publishes a quarterly newsletter in which...
5 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming one of the best cities in the World to be into tech, and this week one of Edinburgh Napier University's spin-outs - Cyan Forensics - represents the booming tech industry in the c...
3 December 2016
Edinburgh Napier University - Craiglockhart Campus
3 June 2019 - 4 June 2019
University of Surrey, Guilford
14 May 2019
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
The M Word
Wednesday 24 April 2019
5.30 (for 6pm) to 8pm
Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart
23 April 2019
Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University.
9 April 2019 - 10 April 2019
School of Computing, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University;
The Whitespace, Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road
7 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
3 April 2019