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A Perspective on Middleware-Oriented Context-Aware Pervasive Systems

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2008)
A Perspective on Middleware-Oriented Context-Aware Pervasive Systems. In Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 249-254. doi:10.1109/compsac.2009.142
The evolving concepts of mobile computing, context-awareness, and ambient intelligence are increasingly influencing user's experience of services. Therefore, the goal of this ...

Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education

Journal Article
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M., & Smith, S. (2019)
Extending the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems in Saudi Higher Education. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 14(3), 4-21. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijet.v14i03.9732
Although learning management systems (LMS) have been widely adopted by higher educational institutions in many countries, they are considered an emerging technology in Saudi A...

Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., & Smith, C. F. (2013, July)
Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective. Paper presented at HEA Annual Conference, University of Warwick
The case for paid placements as transformational for students has been made; indeed the Wilson report (A Review of Business- University Collaboration, http://www.gov.uk) exhor...

Exploring women's motivations to study computer science.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Bhardwaj, J., & Fabian, K. (2019)
Exploring women's motivations to study computer science. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2018 Conferencehttps://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8658768
This paper presents a study exploring women's decisions, influencers and early experiences of computing to better understand how women's motivations and prior experience affec...

Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom

Presentation / Conference
Ramirez, N., Smith, S., Smith, C., Berg, T., Strubel, B., Ohland, M., & Main, J. (2015, August)
Making co-op work for you: a comparative exploration of student attitudes to co-op programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Paper presented at World Conference on Co-op and Work Integrated Learning (WACE 19th
University engineering and computing courses have a long tradition of co-operative education that plays a vital role in developing students' applied skills and giving confiden...

The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study

Journal Article
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C., & Webster, G. (2018)
The impact of work placement on graduate employment in computing: outcomes from a UK-based study. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19(4), 359-369
This study followed recent computing graduates into the workplace and explored their undergraduate experiences of work placements and subsequent impact on graduate employment....

Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., Smith, S., & Zhao, H. (2011)
Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications. In 2011 IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW),, 351-355. doi:10.1109/compsacw.2011.65
Protecting user's privacy is one of the main concerns for the deployment of pervasive computing systems in the real world. In pervasive environments, the user context informat...

Mapping Features to Context Information: Supporting Context Variability for Context-Aware Pervasive Applications

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2010)
Mapping Features to Context Information: Supporting Context Variability for Context-Aware Pervasive Applications. In Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies (WI-IAT 2010), 611-614. doi:10.1109/wi-iat.2010.25
Context-aware computing is widely accepted as a promising paradigm to enable seamless computing. Several middlewares and ontology-based models for describing context informati...

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

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

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 a Learning Management System in Saudi tertiary education

2016 - date
Ahmed Alshehri | 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