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Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Bacon, L., & Mackinnon, L. (2019)
Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(3), 324-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2018.1489219
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study...

A Unified Platform for the Dynamic Evolution of Context-Aware Highly Agile Services

Book Chapter
Liu, X., Jaroucheh, Z., Smith, S., & Zhao, H. (2014)
A Unified Platform for the Dynamic Evolution of Context-Aware Highly Agile Services. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition, (2806-2815). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch274
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A Software Engineering Framework for Context-Aware Service-Based Processes in Pervasive Environments

Book Chapter
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2014)
A Software Engineering Framework for Context-Aware Service-Based Processes in Pervasive Environments. In Software Design and Development, (71-95). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4301-7.ch005
Context-awareness is considered to be the cornerstone technique for developing pervasive computing applications that are flexible, adaptable, and capable of acting autonomousl...

CANDEL: Product Line Based Dynamic Context Management for Pervasive Applications

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2010)
CANDEL: Product Line Based Dynamic Context Management for Pervasive Applications. In CICIS'10 Proceedings, (209-216). https://doi.org/10.1109/cisis.2010.21
In a pervasive environment, it is essential for computing applications to be context-aware. However, one of the major challenges is the establishment of a generic and dynamic ...

The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., & Phillips, I. (2015, October)
The future of professionalising informatics: a university education perspective. Paper presented at 11th European Computer Science Summit, Vienna
In March 2015, the Shadbolt Review group was established in the UK to review course accreditation of computer science university courses. The Council of Professors and Heads o...

Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework.

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2013)
Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4, 84
In pervasive environments, context-aware applications require a global knowledge of the context information distributed in different spatial domains in order to establish cont...

From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C. F., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M., & Main, J. (2016)
From Interest to Decision: A Comparative Exploration of Student Attitudes and Pathways to Co-op Programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(5A), 1867-1878
Cooperative education programs (co-op) play a vital role in developing engineering and computing students’ applied technological skills and professional self-confidence. Never...

An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector

Thesis
Smith, S. (2016)
An exploration of professional identity in the information technology sector. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9731
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high graduate unemployment rates, employers unable to recruit suitable s...

An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2012)
An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(6), 741-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-011-0422-0
In pervasive environments, context management systems are expected to administrate large volume of contextual information that is captured from spatial to nonspatial elements....

Apto: A MDD-Based Generic Framework for Context-Aware Deeply Adaptive Service-Based Processes

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2010)
Apto: A MDD-Based Generic Framework for Context-Aware Deeply Adaptive Service-Based Processes. In Proceedings of The 8th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS’10), 219-226. doi:10.1109/icws.2010.16
Context-awareness and adaptability are important and desirable properties of service-based processes designed to provide personalized services. Most of the existing approaches...