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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...

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...

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...

Recognize contextual situation in pervasive environments using process mining techniques

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2011)
Recognize contextual situation in pervasive environments using process mining techniques. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2(1), 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-010-0038-7
Research in pervasive computing and ambience intelligence aims to enable users to interact with the environment in a context-aware way. To achieve this, a complex set of featu...

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

Presentation / Conference
Hamilton, M., Gribble, C., & Smith, S. (2017, December)
Developing entrepreneurial capabilities for the global labour market: A cross national study of IT students in the UK and Australia. Paper presented at Society for Research in Higher Education SRHE, Cardiff, Wales
In Australia and the UK there is growing emphasis on ‘entrepreneurship’ in response to challenging economic circumstances. The current focus on developing ‘entrepreneurial’ ca...

Taking education for granted: the role of placement in computing science

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Gemma, W. (2017, June)
Taking education for granted: the role of placement in computing science. Presented at Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
The importance of placements and internships was highlighted in the 2016 Shadbolt Review of Computer Science Degree Accreditation and Graduate Employability – indeed the secon...

Evaluating the Usability of Learning Management Systems from Students' Perception: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University

Conference Proceeding
Binyamin, S., Smith, S., & Rutter, M. (2016)
Evaluating the Usability of Learning Management Systems from Students' Perception: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In 15th European Conference on eLearning (ECEL 2016), (112-113
Due to the rapid improvement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), adopting technologies has become a major focus of interest in the field of education. The integ...

Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity

Journal Article
Webster, G., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2016)
Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 11(1),
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students under...