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Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacydoi:10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_81
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Asif, R. (2017). Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies. In NoF 2017 Conference Proceedings
Data encryption is gaining much attention these days from the research community and industry for transmitting secure information over access networks, i.e. 'fiber-to-the-home...
Blake, J. (2017). Brexit has started: so what should Remain Vote Scotland do to protect its interests?. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland
This Scotsman newspaper article is based on research by James Blake - examining the impact of Brexit on the creative industries - and other reports from members of the RSE You...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The first BSL National Plan (due 22 October 2017) and its mandate for the inclusion of Deaf Culture in Scottish public life provide the context and rationale for the proposed collaborative networking ...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
18 February 2016
18 February 2016
Associate students, joining Edinburgh Napier University in third year can now articulate onto a number of different undergraduate programmes, take part in University coordinat...
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh.
Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s Euro...
Lecturer Child Health and Cancer Nursing
Lecturer (Child Health)
Lecturer/BSc Programme leader
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W., & Russell, G. (2017). Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)doi:10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073396
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...
Moradpoor, N., Brown, M., & Russell, G. (2017). Insider Threat Detection Using Principal Component Analysis and Self-Organising Map. In 10th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2017)doi:10.1145/3136825.3136859
An insider threat can take on many aspects. Some employees abuse their positions of trust by disrupting normal operations, while others export valuable or confidential data wh...
Nagar, U., Nanda, P., He, X., & Tan, Z. (2017). A framework for data security in the cloud using Collaborative Intrusion Detection scheme. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference On Security Of Information And Networks, 7. doi:10.1145/3136825.3136905
Cloud computing offers an on demand, elastic, global network access to a shared pool of resources that can be configured on user demand. It offers a unique pay-as-you go featu...
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
Singh Jamnal, G., Liu, . X., & Fan, L. (2017). Home automation:HMM based fuzzy rule engine for Ambient intelligent smart space. In Proceedings of The 29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
in this paper, we proposed a new type of decision making system to achieve the intelligent goal for automated smart environments. The artificial intelligence techniques, used ...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). An Optimized Speculative Execution Strategy Based on Local Data Prediction in a Heterogeneous Hadoop Environment. In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC)doi:10.1109/cse-euc.2017.208
Hadoop is a famous distributed computing framework that is applied to process large-scale data. "Straggling tasks" have a serious impact on Hadoop performance due to...
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A. & Romdhani, I. (2017). Drizzle: Adaptive and Fair Route Maintenance Algorithm for Low-power and Lossy Networks in IoT. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996819. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have been a key component in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Recently, a standardized algorithm, namely Trickle algorithm, is adopte...
Thuemmler, C., Alois, P., Jell, T. & Keow Lim, A. (2017). Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services. In Latifi, S. (Ed.). Information Technology-Next Generation, 811-817. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54978-1_100. ISBN 978-3-319-54977-4
As more and more details of 5G technology specifications unveil and standards emerge it becomes clear that 5G will have an enabling effect on many different verticals includin...
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (in press). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017ISBN n/a
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., & Urquhart, N. (2017). AGADE-TRAFFIC: Multi-Agent Simulations in Geographical Networks. In Y. Demazeau, P. Davidsson, J. Bajo, & Z. Vale (Eds.), PAAMS 2017: Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, 355-358. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59930-4_37
AGADE-TRAFFIC is a tool for simulating traffic flow in networks. Traffic participants are modelled as NetLogo agents and are visualised in a graphical user interface. Geograph...
Ennis, L. (2017). The Digital Library. Teaching fellows journal. ISSN 2050-9987
The meteoric rise of the internet has meant that we have access to more information than ever. Our informational lives, and those of our students are complex – fraught with is...
Romdhani, I., Djedjig, N., Medjek, F., & Tandjaoui, D. (2017). New Trust Metric for the RPL Routing Protocol. In 2017 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS),doi:10.1109/IACS.2017.7921993
Establishing trust relationships between routing nodes represents a vital security requirement to establish reliable routing processes that exclude infected or selfish nodes. ...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The project pursues three main aims and objectives:
1. Address desideratum: During the First World War, many communities in Britain and its Empire hosted internment camps for military Prisoners of Wa...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Digital Health Institute
This project aims to extend the existing work with the e-Frail project, and integrate a range of NHS-sourced assessors with care giver and open source gathered assessors, in order to define a weighted...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
Skills Development Scotland
Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are undergraduate degrees in which the students are in full-time employment, studying on campus one day per week. In September 2017, Edinburgh Napier’s first cohort of a...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Scottish Funding Council
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data into public cloud environments persists, along with an incr...
The exchange of information between the police and community partner organisations forms a core aspect of...
As we move into storing data within a public cloud infrastructure we reduce the defences and must embed security into the data. Along with this we need to find w...
Leo Appleton's PhD research explores the impact of libraries on citizenship. He is...
This research explores the role, use and value of social media and t...
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-tec...
Hip fracture is a common, serious and well-defined in...
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. ...
The total fertility rate in Bangladesh declined from 6.3 children per women in 1975 to 3.3 in 1997-1999. This decline of...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
26 January 2016
26 January 2016
The MAZI grant application for the EU Horizon2020 CAPS framework was successful and the project started officially on January 1st, 2016.
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,...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
12 January 2018
In summer 2017 all the PhD students in academic departments that hold membership of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) were invited to recognise th...
19 March 2017
Professor Hazel Hall, Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan set out to investigate levels of digital and information literacy within Scotland’s Community Council system. Their w...
19 December 2016
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University hosted the 2016 Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
20 February 2017
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) brings together distinguished individuals from the arts, business, science and technology and academia worlds to advance learning and know...
05 July 2017
The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference was held between the 3rd and 6th July 2017 at the University of Sunderland.
The conference was organised by...
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
03 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming the best city in the World to be into tech.
This week five Edinburgh based companies head to a two-day TechCrunch Disrupt event. Other comp...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...