Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., & Chalmers, K. (2018). Using a task classification in the visualisation design process for task understanding and abstraction: an empirical study. In J. Johansson, F. Sadlo, & T. Schreck (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018) - Short Papers, 79-83. doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20181082
Task classifications are widely purported to be useful in the design process, with various suggestions having been made for their use at the different stages. However, little ...
Mcneill, M., Lawson, A., Raeside, R., & Peisl, T. (in press). Get Your Project Funded: Using Biometric Data to Understand What Makes People Trust and Support Crowdfunding Campaigns. In Conference Proceedings
Creating a good crowdfunding campaign is difficult. By understanding why people contribute to crowdfunding campaigns we can make campaigns better and raise more money. Crowdfu...
Urquhart, N., & Hart, E. (in press). Optimisation and Illumination of a Real-world Workforce Scheduling and Routing Application via Map-Elites. In Proceedings of PPSN 2018
Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems (WSRP) are very common in many practical domains, and usually have a number of objectives. Illumination algorithms such as Map-Elites...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
Scottish Funding Council
Develop a bespoke system for managing defined client data including charitable clients in Scotland for TC Young.
19 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autono...
27 August 2017
15 July 2017
2484,0131 651 4884
+44 7594 818718
Senior Research Fellow
Stone, C., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (in press). On the Synthesis of Perturbative Heuristics for Multiple Combinatorial Optimisation Domains. In Proceedings of PPSN Conference 2018
Hyper-heuristic frameworks, although intended to be cross-domain at the highest level, rely on a set of domain-specific low-level heuristics at lower levels. For some domains,...
Powers, S. T., Ekárt, A., & Lewis, P. R. (in press). Co-creating Enduring Institutions for Socio-Technical Systems: The Complementarity of Content-based and Value-based Modelling Approaches. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life
No abstract available.
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (in press). Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life
Hierarchy is an efficient way for a group to organize, but often goes along with inequality that benefits leaders. To control despotic behaviour, followers can assess leaders'...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (in press). Appliance Recognition Based on Continuous Quadratic Programming. In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2018)
The detailed information of residents' electricity consumption is of great significance to the planning of the use of electrical appliances and the reduction of electrical ene...
Liu, X., Liu, Q., Zou, Y., & Wang, G. (in press). A Self-organizing LSTM-Based Approach to PM2.5 Forecast. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2018)
Nanjing has been listed as the one of the worst performers across China with respect to the high level of haze-fog, which impacts people's health greatly. For the severe condi...
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., & Hart, E. (2018). A Novel Similarity-based Mutant Vector Generation Strategy for Differential Evolution. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2018
The mutant vector generation strategy is an essential component of Differential Evolution (DE), introduced to promote diversity, resulting in exploration of novel areas of the...
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (in press). Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In Proceedings of GECCO 2018
The presence of functionality diversity within a group has been demonstrated to lead to greater robustness, higher performance and increased problem-solving ability in a broad...
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., Farrenkopf, T., & Guckert, M. (in press). Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques. In PAAMS 2018 Proceedings
Creating multi-agent simulations is a challenging task often requiring programming skills at the professional software developer level. Model driven methods of software develo...
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Farrenkopf, T., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (in press). A domain-specific language for routing problems. In Proceedings of the 32nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION
Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs) are commonly used as benchmark optimisation problems and they also have many applications in industry. Using agent-based approaches to solve VR...
Urquhart, N. (2018). Evaluating the Performance of an Evolutionary Tool for Exploring Solution Fronts. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 523-537. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77538-8_36
EvoFilter is an evolutionary algorithm based tool for searching through large non-dominated fronts in order to find a subset of solutions that are of interest to the user. Ev...
Lalla-Ruiz, E., Segredo, E., & Voß, S. (in press). A Cooperative Learning Approach for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem. In Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference (LION12)
The Quadratic Knapsack Problem (QKP) is a well-known optimization problem aimed to maximize a quadratic objective function subject to linear capacity constraints. It has sever...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (in press). CAMA-UAN: A Context-Aware MAC Scheme to the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks for the Improved CACA-UAN. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems
Acoustic Communication is one of the most common and popular techniques used for Underwater Sensor Networks. The design of its communication protocol becomes a challenge due t...
Develop a prototype for an interactive data-driven website to address the unique challenges of managing numerous archaeological services projects across diverse sites in Scotland.
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
An SFC Innovation Voucher being used to fund a feasibility study examining the use of heuristics to optimize food collection and delivery.
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
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK.
Chemically, wood structure ma...
'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
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...
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...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
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...
With the growing need of the industry and due to high business demands, there have consequently been high demands of IT pro...
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
17 February 2017
05 December 2016
01 November 2017
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...