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Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon

Journal Article
Duff, A. S., & Bentham, C. (2017)
Contra Bentham: ethical information policy in the PanopticEon. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1), 93-111
The article addresses the problem of surveillance within the framework of ethical information policy. Jeremy Bentham’s plan for a panoptic penitentiary is subjected to forensi...

Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making

Journal Article
Forrest, E., & Duff, A. S. (2017)
Ethical ePunditry? The role of expertise in online opinion-making. Journal of Information Ethics, 26(1),
The use of blogs to communicate ideas, opinions and knowledge has grown over the past two decades. Social media platforms have facilitated the rise of hybridised forms of writ...

AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks

Conference Proceeding
Rotärmel, S., Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., & Urquhart, N. (2017)
AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks. In Y. Demazeau, P. Davidsson, J. Bajo, & Z. Vale (Eds.), Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, (355-358). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59930-4_37
AGADE-TRAFFIC is a tool for simulating traffic flow in networks. Traffic participants are modelled as NetLogo agents and are visualised in a graphical user interface. Geograph...

Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement

Presentation / Conference
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Hall, H. (2017, June)
Practices of community representatives in exploiting information channels for citizen engagement. Paper presented at i3: Information: Interactions and impact
This extended abstract presents results of an investigation of the practices of community representatives (in this case: Community Councillors in Scotland) in exploiting infor...

The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective

Journal Article
Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., & Robertson, P. (2017)
The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective. Information Research, 22(1),
Introduction. The paper presents a critical analysis of the extant literature pertaining to the networking behaviour of young jobseekers in both offline and online environment...

A social-technological alignment matrix.

Conference Proceeding
Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., Lim, A. K., Holanec, I., & Fricker, S. (2015)
A social-technological alignment matrix. In 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 200-205. https://doi.org/10.1109/healthcom.2014.7001841
This paper refers to the term " implementation " as the Especially in health care this has proven to be a very critical phase Although strategies such as requirements engineer...

Specification for Generic Enablers as Software

Conference Proceeding
Brogan, J. P., & Thuemmler, C. (2014)
Specification for Generic Enablers as Software. In 2014 11th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 129-136. doi:10.1109/itng.2014.51
Generic Enablers are a specialism of software engineering. They are components used for providing reusable building blocks that enable the construction of applications for fut...

Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services

Conference Proceeding
Lim, A. K., Thuemmler, C., Paulin, A., Jell, T., & Keow Lim, A. K. (2017)
Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services. In S. Latifi (Ed.), Information Technology-Next Generation, (811-817). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54978-1_100
As more and more details of 5G technology specifications unveil and standards emerge it becomes clear that 5G will have an enabling effect on many different verticals includin...

Cryptography across industry sectors

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Woodward, A., & Helme, S. (2017)
Cryptography across industry sectors. Journal of Cyber Security Technology, 1(3-4), 145-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/23742917.2017.1327221
Security adoption varies across industry sectors, where some companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are strong advocates of the adoption of HTTPS, while other companies...

From triviality to business tool: the case of Twitter in library and information services delivery.

Journal Article
Loudon, L., & Hall, H. (2010)
From triviality to business tool: the case of Twitter in library and information services delivery. Business Information Review, 27(4), 236-241. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266382110390480
This article evaluates microblogging in general, and Twitter in particular, as a professional tool in library and information services provision. It draws on the findings of a...
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Risk and opportunity in collaborative work

2008 - 2008
Social computing tools for collaboration in work environments. This study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for colla...
Funder: TFPL | Value: £4,400

sa.Fire

2012 - 2013
This project has resulted in a spin-out company which was incorporated on 17 January 2014. It has also generated a patent related to BDDs (Binary decision Diagrams).
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £320,000

RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)

2011 - 2013
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £291,336

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)

2011 - 2011
Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects. RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It  identified factors that increase or ...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £27,945

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

2012 - 2012
RiLIES2 was a follow-on project to RiLIES1 (completed in 2011). RiLIES2 was successful in: (1) clarifying the support and training needs of library and information science (LIS) researcher and r...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £21,923

Smartgov

2002 - 2004
SmartGov (IST-2001-35399) was a project funded by the European Commission under its Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The aim of the project was to develop a governmental knowledge-ba...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes | Value: £240,000

Scottish Woodlands KTP

2013 - 2014
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £110,222

Scotland's Music eCommerce Site

2007 - 2008
Taigh na Teud is the largest sheet music publishers of traditional Scottish music in Scotland, with books widely used for educational purposes in schools, colleges and workshops. The company operates ...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £33,755

Media-rich Customer Service System

2014 - 2014
Edinburgh Napier University is working with the JAC Vapour, the leading, Edinburgh-based, online electronic cigarette retailer on a customer support platform featuring media-rich and mobile features n...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Mountain Bike Coaching App

2013 - 2013
Dirt School are looking to develop their digital platform, and find new ways of teaching students. They have a requirement for a digital teaching solution that will use innovative video features to al...
Funder: Sporting Chance Initiative | Value: £5,000
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Participation Space Studies: a socio-technical exploration of activist and community groups? use of online and offline spaces to support their work

2011 - 2016
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Dr Ella Taylor-Smith | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations

2013 - 2019
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Dr Frances Ryan | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Intermediated reality

2016 - 2020
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a variety of technical constraints need to be su...
Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Complex pleasures: designing optional interactions for public spaces

2008 - 2017
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Dr Ingi Helgason | Director of Studies: Dr Michael Smyth

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
Prof Hazel Hall | Director of Studies: Prof Lissie Davenport | Second Supervisor: Ann Macintosh

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler

Evaluating individual engagement with e-Participation systems

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall

1994 - 1997
Prof Kenny Mitchell | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Peter Barclay
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Hazel Hall to receive the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

11 July 2019
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.

Centre for Social Informatics researchers report on the long-term value of networking grants

15 February 2018
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.

Professor Hazel Hall wins SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

12 January 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017

Professor Isto Huvila visits the Centre for Social Informatics

26 November 2017
Professor Isto Huvila of Uppsala University, Sweden visited Scotland in November 2017. As part of his programme he spent some time with colleagues in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Nap...

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ASIST2017 in Washington DC

30 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics participated at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST2017) in Washington DC on 30th October 2017.

Dr. Simon Powers has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Adaptive Behavior

18 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autonomous artificial systems. Dr. Simon Powers has been inv...

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference

9 October 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the the ESRC ‘Ways of being in a digital age’ project review conference in October 2017.

Centre for Social Informatics contribute to ECIL 2017

19 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo, France, in September 2017.

Centre for Social Informatics contribution to ECKM 2017

7 September 2017
The Centre for Social Informatics made a contribution to the European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017 in Barcelona, Spain in September 2017.

Neil Urquhart awarded Best Contribution to Information Society research theme.

23 July 2017
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...