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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 Skills Development to Skills Use and Articulation: Insights from the Interface Between University and Work.

Presentation / Conference
Caddell, M., Smith, S., & Boyle, F. (2012, March)
From Skills Development to Skills Use and Articulation: Insights from the Interface Between University and Work. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh
Much work has been dedicated to how universities define graduate attributes and how they can help their students develop these academic abilities, personal qualities and skill...

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 Exploration of the Professional and Leader Identity of IT Professionals Transitioning to a Permanent Hybrid Role: A Longitudinal Investigation

Journal Article
Smith, S., Garavan, T., Munro, A., Ramsay, E., Smith, C., & Varey, A. (in press)
An Exploration of the Professional and Leader Identity of IT Professionals Transitioning to a Permanent Hybrid Role: A Longitudinal Investigation. Information Technology and People, https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-02-2019-0084
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to explore the role of professional and leader identity and the maintenance of identity, through identity work as IT professionals trans...

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...

The moderating effect of gender and age on the students’ acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi higher education

Journal Article
Binyamin, S. S., Rutter, M. J., & Smith, S. (2020)
The moderating effect of gender and age on the students’ acceptance of learning management systems in Saudi higher education. Knowledge Management and E-Learning: An International Journal, 12(1), 30-62
Despite the widespread adoption of learning management systems (LMS) by universities worldwide, it has been found that the students’ use of them is not always optimal. Based o...

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...
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Can pay, should pay? a comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students.

2012 - 2013
We have published the following papers:   Smith, C., Smith, S., Irving, C. 2013 Can pay? Should pay? A comparison of outcomes for paid and unpaid work opportunities for employers and students, HEA...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £6,066

Developing entrepreneurial capabilities for the global labour market: A cross national study of IT students in the UK and Australia

2017 - 2018
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
Funder: Society for Research into Higher Education | Value: £1,656

e-Placement Scotland

2010 - 2020
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council

Westmont Systems Ltd

1999 - 2001
To develop a design framework for integrating industrial control system networks with corporate knowledge based on distributed computer networks whilst allowing remote access to all data.
Funder: Innovate UK

Work Experience Joint Study

2017 - 2017
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
Funder: Edinburgh Napier Funded
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Leadership for the CIO: building capacity through applying leadership theory using frameworks

2012 - 2016
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Prof Sally Smith | Director of Studies: Mr Grant MacKerron | Second Supervisor: Dr Vaughan Ellis

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content

2017 - 2018
Dr Kendall Richards | Director of Studies: Dr Colin Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Phenomenography of O.N.E.: Opinions, Needs and Experiences of E-Learning in Adult Education

2019 - date
Abigail Truebig | Director of Studies: Prof Sally Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Khristin Fabian

The impact of usability, social and organisational factors on students' use of learning management systems in Saudi tertiary education

2016 - date
Ahmed Alshehri | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Using the technology acceptance model to measure the effects of usability attributes and demographic characteristics on student use of learning management systems in Saudi Higher Education

2016 - 2019
Binyamin Sami | Director of Studies: Dr M J Rutter | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Behind the wall: Enabling female student interaction in synchronous virtual classrooms in Saudi Higher Education

2017 - date
Najla Alamri | Director of Studies: Prof Sally Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith