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Perret, C., Powers, S. T., Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2018). Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism. In T. Ikegami, N. Virgo, O. Witkowski, M. Oka, R. Suzuki, & H. Iizuka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Lifedoi:10.1162/isal_a_00058
Hierarchy is an efficient way for a group to organize, but often goes along with inequality that benefits leaders. To control despotic behaviour, followers can assess leaders'...
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Farrenkopf, T., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2018). A domain-specific language for routing problems. In L. Nolle, A. Burger, C. Tholen, J. Werner, & J. Wellhausen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION
Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs) are commonly used as benchmark optimisation problems and they also have many applications in industry. Using agent-based approaches to solve VR...
Garden, C. L. P., & Rivera, E. S. (in press). Putting theory into practice: gamification for student engagement. In EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Gamification is the use of game design elements in a non-game contexts . It is an intervention that has been used in a business setting for a number of years and is now bec...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project aims to improve the current state of the art in developing optimisation tools which are relevant and acceptable to industry.
This will be achieved by addressing industrial current concer...
Scottish Funding Council
This project undertook the following tasks:
1) An analysis of the existing work flow within the energy audit process used by esave on behalf of their clients.
2) The specification and design of a...
Metaheuristics are widely used to solve important practical combinatorial optimization problems. But the how and why they work effectively for specific problems and for others not, remains a mystery. ...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., Farrenkopf, T., & Guckert, M. (in press). Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques. In PAAMS 2018 Proceedings
Creating multi-agent simulations is a challenging task often requiring programming skills at the professional software developer level. Model driven methods of software develo...
Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2017). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W),doi:10.1109/fas-w.2017.119
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., & Hart, E. (2017). Emergence of hierarchy from the evolution of individual influence in an agent-based model. In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Artificial Life 2017, 348-355
The sudden transition from egalitarian groups to hierarchical societies that occurred with the origin of agriculture is one of the most striking features of the evolution of h...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. B. & Wells, S. (2016). Demo paper: AGADE - Scalability of ontology based agent simulations. In Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection, 256-259. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39324-7_25. ISBN 978-3-319-39323-0, 978-3-319-39324-7,
Simulations of real world scenarios often require considerably
large numbers of agents. With increasing level of detail and resolution
in the underlying models machine limitat...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Hoffmann, B., & Urquhart, N. B. (2014). AGADE how individual guidance leads to group behaviour and how this can be simulated. In J. Muller, M. Weyrich, & A. Bazzan (Eds.), Multiagent System Technologies, 234-250. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11584-9_16
In this paper we will demonstrate how BDI agents can be used to model individuals as participants in social structures where they act as potential buyers in a simple mobile ph...
Davoudani, D., Hart, E., & Paechter, B. (2009). Computing the State of Specknets: an immune-inspired approach. In Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2008. SPECTS 2008. International Symposium on, 52-59
Speckled Computing is an emerging technology based on the
deployment of thousands of minute semiconductor grains in
dense, wireless networks known as Specknets. Specknets coll...
Hart, E. & Davoudani, D. (2010). An engineering-Informed modelling approach to AIS. In Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2010), 240-253. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22371-6_22. ISBN 978-3-642-22370-9
A recent shift in thinking in Artificial Immune Systems (AIS)
advocates developing a greater understanding of the underlying biological
systems that serve as inspiration for e...
Hart, E., Brook, A. H., Brook-O'Donnell, M., Hone, A., Hughes, T. & Smith, R. (2014). General and craniofacial development are complex adaptive processes influenced by diversity. Australian Dental Journal. 59(S1), 13-22. doi:10.1111/adj.12158. ISSN 0045-0421
Complex systems are present in such diverse areas as social systems, economies, ecosystems and Biology and, therefore, are highly relevant to dental research, education and pr...
Mouchet, C., Urquhart, N., & Kemmer, R. (2013). Techniques for Auditing the ICT Carbon Footprint of an Organisation. International Journal of Green Computing, 5(1), (44-61). doi:10.4018/ijgc.2014010104. ISSN 1948-5018
This article has presents an extensive survey of the state of the art in Green IT/S. The findings of the survey suggest that there is scope for a reliable carbon footprint aud...
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B. & Almaini, A. E. A. (2011). State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm. IET Computers and Digital Techniques. 5, 296-305. doi:10.1049/iet-cdt.2010.0045. ISSN 1751-8601
In this study, a new approach using a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is proposed to determine the optimal state assignment with less area and power dissipations for ...
Lopez-Ibanez, M., Tumula, P. & Paechter, B. (2010). Representations and evolutionary operators for the scheduling of pump operations in water distribution networks. Evolutionary Computation. 19, 429-467. doi:10.1162/EVCO_a_00035. ISSN 1063-6560
Reducing the energy consumption of water distribution networks has never had more significance. The greatest energy savings can be obtained by carefully scheduling the operati...
Hart, E., & Sim, K. (2015, June). A research agenda for metaheuristic standardization. Paper presented at 11th Metaheuristics International Conference, Agadir, Morocco
We propose that the development of standardized, explicit, machine-readable descriptions of metaheuris- tics will greatly advance scientific progress in the field. In particul...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...