Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L. & Urquhart, N. (in press). A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedingsISBN tbc
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...
Greenwell, R., Liu, X. & Chalmers, K. (2016). Pricing Ontology for Task-Oriented Cloud Sourcing. In 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud)doi:10.1109/ficloud.2016.17. ISBN 978-1-5090-4052-0
Cloud computing allows access to computing resources from a number of providers, who offer multiple pricing strategies for selected product characteristics. The service offeri...
Chinenyeze, S., Liu, X. & Al-Dubai, A. (2014). An aspect oriented model for software energy efficiency in decentralised servers. In ict4s-14doi:10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.14. ISBN 978-94-62520-22-6
Green software is currently gaining interests with the increasing impact of IT in energy consumption. Green-ness in software however, can be achieved at various stages of the ...
OPaL aims to explore the potential of tools that can assist firms to configure partnerships as and when required to meet the demands of a volatile distributed workplace (Handy, 1992). Whatever the mot...
The Taxon Concept Modelling project is associated developing standard data models for representing taxonomic names and concepts for use in the biodiversity community. The work is associated with the T...
Taxonomic Databases Working Group ( Biodiversity Information Standards )
This project aims to progress the development of Taxonomic Concept schema (TCS) in line with Taxonomic Database Working gorup (TDWG) architecture and documentation.
This work is to ensure that:
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Hall, H., & Brazier, C. (2009). Implementing a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Information Science research: the work of the UK Library and Information Science Research Coalition. In Proceedings of the 76th International Federation of Library Associations General Conference and Assembly 2010
In recent years there has been growing recognition amongst the UK library and information profession of a need for a co-ordinated and strategic approach to Library and Informa...
Graham, M., Kennedy, J. & Downey, L. (2006). Visual Comparison and Exploration of Natural History Collections. In Celentano, A. & Mussio, P. (Eds.). Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2006, Proceedings of the International Working Conference, 310-313. doi:10.1145/1133265.1133329. ISBN 1-59593-353-0
Natural history museum collections contain a wealth of specimen level data that is now opening up for digital access. However, current interfaces to access and manipulate this...
Kennedy, J., Gales, R. & Kukla, R. (2005). Converting an existing taxonomic data resource to employ an ontology and LSIDs. In Belbin, L., Rissoné, A. & Weitzman, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of TDWG (2006), St Louis, MI
Data sharing is fundamental to biodiversity and taxonomic data applications, however previous attempts at developing mechanisms to facilitate sharing within the community have...
Craenen, B. G. W., & Paechter, B. (2004). Peer-to-peer networks for scalable grid landscapes in social agent simulations. In Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence and Social Behaviour Convention (AISB) 2005, 64-71
Recently, peer-to-peer networks have been proposed as the underlying architecture of large scale distributed social agent simulations. A number of problems arise when grid lan...
Armitage, A., Binnie, D., Chamberlain, T., Nilsson, M., & Rutter, M. (2004). Tracking pedestrians using visible and infrared systems. In Universities Transport Study Group conference, 1-9
In this paper, we will describe a number of research projects at Napier University on pedestrian tracking. This work started with systems based on ordinary cameras working at ...
Paterson, T. & Kennedy, J. (2004). Approaches to Storing and Querying Structural Information in Botanical Specimen Descriptions. In MacKinnon, L. M., Burger, A. G. & Trinder, P. (Eds.). Key technologies for data management: Proceedings of the 21st Annual British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD21), 80-91. ISBN 1-904410-12-X
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...
Paterson, T., Kennedy, J., Pullan, M. R., Cannon, A., Armstrong, K. E., Watson, M. F., …Russell, G. (2004). A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic description. ISBN 3540213007
Taxonomists classify biological specimens into groups (taxa) on the basis of similarities between their observed features (characters). The description of these characters is ...
Cooper, R., McKirdy, J., Griffiths, T., Barclay, P. J., Paton, N. W., Gray, P., …Goble, C. (1999). Conceptual modelling for database user interfaces. In Arisawa, H. & Catarci, T. (Eds.). Advances in Visual Information Management, proceedings of the Fifth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems (VDB5 Visual Database Systems - VDB5, 2000), 129-138. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35504-7_9. ISBN 978-0792378358
Model-based user interface development environments show promise for improving the speed of production and quality user interfaces. Such systems usually have seperate descript...
Raguenaud, C., Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. (1999). The Prometheus database for taxonomy. In Gunther, O. & Lenz-H, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2000, 250-252. doi:10.1109/SSDM.2000.869793. ISBN 0-7695-0686-0
This paper presents the work carried out in the Prometheus project and its motivation, taxonomy. Taxonomy presents challenges to common database systems. Because of its comple...
(1995). Interfaces to Databases (IDS-3), Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh, 8-10 July 1996. In J. Kennedy, & P. J. Barclay (Eds.), Proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases
Topics discussed included: database interfaces; object oriented and active constructs; graphical user interface to VODAK object-oriented database system; desktop objects; DRIV...
MacDonald, S. M., Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Kennedy, J., Russell, G. & Watson, M. F. The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions
A model for improving the storage and communication of plant descriptions is presented. The model is flexible and yet reduces the ambiguity often present in text descriptions....
Raguenaud, C., Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. Querying the composite pattern in OQL
This paper analyses the problem generated by recursive patterns in typed query languages such as OQL [Cattell '97]. Recursive patterns describe hierarchical structures such as...
ENU Development Trust
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 ...
Scottish Funding Council
IIDI worked with The Technology Club to develop an online business and innovation networking platform which matches Technology Exploiters with Technology Suppliers.
The company now has a working vers...
IIDI is working with Level10 Ltd on a new project awarded under the SFC Innovation Voucher scheme
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface. Thro...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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...
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Cànan Ltd and Napier University aimed to establish a multimedia department and to develop an online platform for the delivery of British minority lang...
The project is concerned with emergence and complexity in socially-inspired artificial systems. We will study large systems consisting of an environment and an inhabitant population. The main goal of ...
The goals of the project are to make fundamental improvements in how researchers can
1) gain global access to ecological data and information,
2) rapidly locate and utilize distributed computation...
Aim The project will investigate and further develop novel synthetic image rendering technologies into an innovative mediation system (a Virtual Environment) that provides close-to photo-realistic 3D ...
This is an EU-funded research project to develop basic methodologies and principles of systemic intelligence for artefacts such as robots that will be capable of steadily growing their knowledge throu...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...