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An agility-oriented and fuzziness-embedded semantic model for collaborative cloud service search, retrieval and recommendation

Journal Article
Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., Jamshidi, P., & Pahl, C. (2016)
An agility-oriented and fuzziness-embedded semantic model for collaborative cloud service search, retrieval and recommendation. Future Generation Computer Systems, 56, 11-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2015.09.025
Cloud computing enables a revolutionary paradigm of consuming ICT services. However, due to the inadequately described service information, users often feel confused while try...

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....

An approach to unified cloud service access, manipulation and dynamic orchestration via semantic cloud service operation specification framework

Journal Article
Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., & Pahl, C. (2015)
An approach to unified cloud service access, manipulation and dynamic orchestration via semantic cloud service operation specification framework. Journal of cloud computing advances, systems and applications, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-015-0039-3
Cloud computing offers various computational resources via convenient on-demand service provision. Currently, heterogeneous services and cloud resources are usually utilized a...

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...

Approaches to Storing and Querying Structural Information in Botanical Specimen Descriptions.

Conference Proceeding
Paterson, T., & Kennedy, J. (2004)
Approaches to Storing and Querying Structural Information in Botanical Specimen Descriptions. In L. M. MacKinnon, A. G. Burger, & P. Trinder (Eds.), Key technologies for data management: Proceedings of the 21st Annual British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD21), 80-91
We are developing an ontology as a defined terminology for the taxonomic description of botanical specimens. To allow these descriptions to unambiguously refer to a given plan...

Commonsense-enhanced Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction

Conference Proceeding
Gkatzia, D. (in press)
Commonsense-enhanced Natural Language Generation for Human-Robot Interaction
Commonsense is vital for human communication, as it allows us to make inferences without explicitly mentioning the context. Equipping robots with commonsense knowledge would l...

KNN-Based Approximate Outlier Detection Algorithm Over IoT Streaming Data

Journal Article
Zhu, R., Ji, X., Yu, D., Tan, Z., Zhao, L., Li, J., & Xia, X. (2020)
KNN-Based Approximate Outlier Detection Algorithm Over IoT Streaming Data. IEEE Access, 8, 42749-42759. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.2977114
KNN-Based outlier detection over IoT streaming data is a fundamental problem, which has many applications. However, due to its computational complexity, existing efforts canno...

GAN based Text Data Augmentation for IoT domain Dialogue System

Journal Article
Wang, E. K., Tan, Z., Yeh, K., Wang, X., Xu, P., & Chen, C. (in press)
GAN based Text Data Augmentation for IoT domain Dialogue System. Mobile Networks and Applications,
IoT domain Dialogue System is a new tool for AI based IoT applications. However, how to realize an accurate dialogue system has been a key issue. Language understanding is the...

Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Hall, H. (2020)
Talking to imagined citizens? Information sharing practices and proxies for e-participation in hyperlocal democratic settings. Information Research, 25(4), https://doi.org/10.47989/irpaper880
Introduction. Prior research in Information Science often uses constructs from Social Exchange Theory to explain online information sharing. Exchange theories have a strong fo...

Application of the Grouping Genetic Algorithm to University Course Timetabling

Conference Proceeding
Lewis, R., Lewis, R. M. R., & Paechter, B. (2005)
Application of the Grouping Genetic Algorithm to University Course Timetabling. In J. Gottlieb, & G. Raidl (Eds.), Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, 144-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-31996-2_14
University Course Timetabling-Problems (UCTPs) involve the allocation of resources (such as rooms and timeslots) to all the events of a university, satisfying a set of hard-co...

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To develop an on-line learning course for refresher courses in the Licensed Trade

2015 - 2015
The aim of the  project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is  is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating, high quality interactive on-line learning package for refresher courses for the ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Scalable and Open Framework for Human/Digital Trust between Informal/Formal Personal Health Care Infrastructures

2011 - 2013
This project extends the e-Health Cloud-based Platform, and integrates with assisted living. The project integrates Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP, and has created a novel governance ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £243,325

Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444

The Invisible Modality: Developing Gaze Input Techniques for the Internet-of-Things

2016 - 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £7,454

The knowledge trap: an intranet implementation in a corporate environment

1999 - 2004
The role of the intranet in knowledge sharing. Primary research investigated in depth a single, maturing intranet in a large, distributed organisation. The qualitative approach that was adopted genera...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £27,209

TaxVis: Visualisation Tools for Integrating Large Alternative Linnaean Taxonomies

2006 - 2008
The TaxViz project is developing visualisation techniques for comparing multiple taxonomic hierarchies. Biological taxonomy involves the classification and naming of plants, animals and all the oth...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £139,572

The Online Pension Company Ltd

2011 - 2012
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with The Online Pension Company Ltd supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Treegreen Feasibility study

2008 - 2008
The feasibility study looked at the electronics hardware and suggested ways in which the sensitivity could be improved to reduce the proportion of times the detector was confused by immobile people. T...
Value: £3,000

Transcribe UK - iVano

2014 - 2014
This IIDI project, led by Alistair Lawson is a review of the Transcribe UK current system documentation, code base, workflow, and manual administration processes, followed by interviews of key staff a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Towards Green, Sustainable and Personalisable E-Business Services

2012 - 2014
The project will advance the current state of art of e-business and cloud computing by developing a novel approach to cloud-based e-business service evolution and personalisation. We'll seek further ...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £30,359

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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

Adaptive energy management mechanisms for clustering based routing wireless sensor networks

2013 - 2017
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
Mr Mohamed Eshaftri | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

A closer look at adaptation mechanisms in simulated environment-driven evolutionary swarm robotics

2013 - 2018
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Dr Andreas Steyven | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Mango: A model-driven approach to Engineering Green Mobile Cloud Applications

2012 - 2017
With the growing need of the industry and due to high business demands, there have consequently been high demands of IT pro...
Mr Samuel Chinenyeze | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Intermediated Reality

2016 - 2020
Real-time solutions to reducing the gap between virtual and physical worlds for photorealistic interactive Augmented Reality (AR) are presented. First, a method of texture deforma...
Doctor Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

A multidimensional sketching interface for visual interaction with corpus-based concatenative sound synthesis

2009 - 2016
The present research sought to investigate the correspondence between auditory and visual f...
Dr Augoustinos Tsiros | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Michael Smyth

Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

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

Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing

2005 - 2009
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Dr Kevin Chalmers | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

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University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

Prof. Emma Hart invited to join Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.

16 September 2019
Prof. Emma Hart has been invited by Minister Kate Forbes to join a Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Researchers from Nature-Inspired Intelligent Systems group win Best Paper Award@GECCO 2019

16 July 2019
PhD student Mohamad Alissa with supervisors Dr Kevin Sim and Prof. Emma Hart won the Best Paper award in the ECOM track at GECCO 2019 in Prague for their paper: Algorithm Selection Using Deep Learnin...

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.

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Prof . Emma Hart gives interview "An Insider's Guide to Evolutionary Computation"

17 December 2018
Laura van Beers from ContactEngine, a London based company delivering software that enables its customers to proactively engage customers in AI-driven conversations to fulfil their business objective...

Prof. Emma Hart invited to talk at Scotland IS Software Engineering Leader's Forum to discuss SICSA's work on AI

20 November 2018
Prof. Emma Hart gave an invited talk at the monthly meet-up of the Scotland IS Software Engineering forum on behalf of the SICSA AI theme to describe the work taking place across Scottish Universities...

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