Senior Research Fellow
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Smart City Development Paths: Insights from the First Two Decades of Research. In A. Bisello, D. Vettorato, P. Laconte, & S. Costa (Eds.), Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2017, 403-420. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75774-2
More than 20 years have now passed since the concept of smart city first appeared in a scholarly publica-tion, marking the beginning of a new era in urban innovation. Since th...
Urquhart, N. (2018). Evaluating the Performance of an Evolutionary Tool for Exploring Solution Fronts. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 523-537. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77538-8_36
EvoFilter is an evolutionary algorithm based tool for searching through large non-dominated fronts in order to find a subset of solutions that are of interest to the user. Ev...
Urquhart, N., & Fonzone, A. (2017). Evolving Solution Choice and Decision Support for a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2017, 1264-1271. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071207
Agencies who provide social care services typically have to optimise staff allocations and the travel whilst attempting to satisfy conflicting objectives. In such cases it i...
Library & information Science Research Coalition
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 ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This AHRC-funded project aimed to develop a formal UK-wide network of Library and Information Science (LIS) researchers. A key goal of the project was to build capacity and capability in the develop...
University of Aberdeen
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank, and Dr Bruce Ryan of the Centre for Social Informatics discuss the extent to which those who participated in an AHRC funded-network fo...
23 June 2016
A number of staff and students from the Centre for Social Informatics contributed to the planning and delivery of the sixth annual Information Science doctoral colloquium (iDo...
Dr Brian Detlor has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing relationship...
Associate Professor of audio Engineering
Lecturer of Cybersecurity, Encryption and Networks
Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Peng, T., & Hanke, F. (2016). Towards a Synthetic Data Generator for Matching Decision Trees. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 135-141. doi:10.5220/0005829001350141
It is popular to use real-world data to evaluate or teach data mining techniques. However, there are some disadvantages to use real-world data for such purposes. Firstly, real...
Meharg, D., & Fotheringham, J. (2016). Partnership and preparation: a new model of transition from college to university. In Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in higher education : Papers from Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy joint conferences, 102-112
Widening participation in higher education continues to be a key focus for Scottish government and the 2013 Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act places obligations upon Universiti...
Killick, L., Duff, A., Hall, H. & Deakin, M. (2016). Power to the Population? the population census under review. In ACTIS 2015, 27-34
Many regard the population census as the backbone of national statistics. It is also regarded as a national institution; a data source held in high regard by the academic, pol...
Hall, H. & Abell, A. (2005). Who is managing information? Opportunities in the e-information market place. In Jezzard, H. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 30th International Online Meeting, 39-44
This paper presents a summary of results that derive from research into the emerging information job market. The project was conducted by TFPL between February and June 2006, ...
Masters, Z., Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2003). Young People and e-Democracy: Creating a Culture of Participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Electronic Government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
Hall, H. (2000). Social exchange for knowledge exchange. In Managing knowledge: conversations and critiques, University of Leicester Management Centre, 10-11 April 2001, 1-23
The factors that motivate people to codify and share knowledge for the benefit of others have
been identified as a priority area for individual companies (Smith & Farquhar, 20...
Ryan, F., Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Lawson, A. (in press). Blurred reputations: Managing professional and private information online. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, ISSN 0961-0006
Results are reported from a study that investigated patterns of information behaviour and use as related to personal reputation building and management in online environments....
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Long-term community development within a researcher network: a social network analysis of the DREaM project cadre. Journal of Documentation, doi:10.1108/JD-05-2017-0069. ISSN 0022-0418
Purpose Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which an intervention to develop a community of library and information science researchers – the Dev...
Mowbray, J., Hall, H., Raeside, R., & Robertson, P. J. (in press). Job search information behaviours: an ego-net study of networking amongst young job-seekers. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, ISSN 0961-0006
Networking is considered an integral feature of job search, yet its behavioural manifestation has received little attention in the extant literature. Here this is addressed in...
Gibson, L., Ennis, L., & Templeton, J. (2017). Project Worktribe Moving from Eprints to Worktribe research management system and developing a repository module. Sconul Focus, 70, (64-67). ISSN 1745-5790
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Asif, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2016). Quantum-to-the-Home: Achieving Gbits/s Secure Key Rates via Commercial Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Equipment. Security and Communication Networks, 2017, (1-10). doi:10.1155/2017/7616847. ISSN 1939-0114
There is current significant interest in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, i.e. end-to-end optical connectivity. Currently, it may be limited due to the presence of last-mile...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
17 February 2017
Finnish legislation allows universities to award the title of docent to ‘a person who has comprehensive knowledge of his/her own field, a capacity for independent research or ...
27 June 2017
Information: interactions and impact (i3) 2017 took place at Robert Gordon University from Tuesday June 27th until Friday June 30th 2017, with a packed programme for delegates...
20 September 2017
Dr Bruce Ryan presented a paper entitled 'Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory' at European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in St Malo,...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
21 February 2017
Professor Hazel Hall has been appointed Docent in Information Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi, Finland.
11 April 2016
11 April 2016
Dr Petros Kostagiolas and Dr Christina Banou, both from the Ionian University of Corfu took part in an Erasmus exchange with the School of Computing in the week beginning 11th...
02 May 2018
02 May 2018
In this talk I will discuss the two most valuable insights I have picked up during my research.
The first part is a presentation on how graph theory has been applied acr...
07 February 2018
07 February 2018
High Performance Computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used in
solving scientific problems. Many of the grand challenges of science
depend on simulations and...