Akram, R. N., Markantonakis, K., Mayes, K., Habachi, O., Sauveron, D., Steyven, A., & Chaumette, S. (2017). Security, Privacy and Safety Evaluation of Dynamic and Static Fleets of Drones. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC),doi:10.1109/DASC.2017.8101984
Interconnected everyday objects, either via public or private networks, are gradually becoming reality in modern life -- often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or C...
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2017). Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots. In TBC
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model is utilised to evaluate the interactions between the job demands and job resources of commercial airline pilots in the UK. The model hol...
Bishop, C., Esteves, A., & Mcgregor, I. (2017). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In ICMI 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactiondoi:10.1145/3136755.3136781
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Chief Scientists Office
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
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...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
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...
28 July 2017
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the foremost professional body in transportation planning and engineering, representing over 11,500 members ...
02 June 2016
02 June 2016
Frances Ryan is at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, today as an invited speaker at Cilip’s 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference.
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., & Eshaftri, M. (2017). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In 2017 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)doi:10.1109/ISNCC.2017.8072000
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
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...
Romdhani, I., Faiza, M., Tandjaoui, D., & Djedjig, N. (2017). Performance Evaluation of RPL Protocol Under Mobile Sybil Attacks. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESSdoi:10.1109/Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS.2017.351
In Sybil attacks, a physical adversary takes multiple fabricated or stolen identities to maliciously manipulate the network. These attacks are very harmful for the Internet of...
Ma, F., Liu, X., Yang, Y., Yao, W., Cai, J., & Wang, F. (2017). ESBSC: Energy-Aware Service Brokering Strategy in Clouds. In Proceedings of the IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)doi:10.1109/compsac.2017.120
One of the key features of cloud computing is on demand resource provision. Unfortunately, different cloud service providers often have different standards, which makes the jo...
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...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Segura, C., Segredo, E., & Miranda, G. (2017). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)doi:10.1109/CEC.2017.7969565
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
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...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1121-1128. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive SystemsISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Egan, C., Benyon, D., & Thompson, R. (in press). Permaculture as a foundation for sustainable interaction design and UX. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017
The main objective of this work is to gain an understanding of the relationships between UX and permaculture. This will deliver insights as to how digital media development ca...
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. ...
Scottish Funding Council
'EverythingPast' is a global project that will link together and make accessible public, private and personal archive through a unique map-led interface. The website will create an unprecedented multi...
When purchasing business insurance, a customer often completes forms each year to fulfil legal disclosure requirements and receive a ‘quote’. Internet services, such as comparison sites, have enabled ...
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...
This project aims to enhance ILI's existing TRUSTLii system by using novel and unique methods to extract useful insights from personal data, as well as improving the security of personal data stores t...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The Climate Change Act 2008 requires a 34% cut in 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and at least an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050. Residential and commercial buildings account for 25% and 18%...
Design for a system for managing information about personal safety beacons for outdoor activities in remote locations. The user will be able to register a device and provide personal details about the...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Visiting research fellow grant, to embed the ebook format (and ecosystem) debate into the scholarly discourse concerning similar cases (e.g. concerning video formats) and particularly their academic r...
British Exploring Society
To build an ongoing database of evidence relating to Mental toughness, leadership, coping and GRIT in order to evidence the process and outcomes of BES expeditions in relation to personal development....
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options t...
This SE/RSE Enterprise Fellowship aimed to commercialise intellectual property owned by Edinburgh Napier University related to e-Health data management into an end-user product. The project paved the ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Dr Alistair Duff visited the Lippmann Papers (Walter Lippman’s personal archives and associated materials) at Yale University in autumn 2011.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), although not enjoying a cur...
This project extends the e-Health Cloud-based Platform, and integrates with assisted living. The project integrates Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP, and has created a novel governance ...
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 growing fatality of road traffic accidents in most cities constitutes a p...
In this thesis two existing computer science techniques are used to solve a...
The development and fabrication injection of moulding tools is complex and
demands highly skilled personal. The research...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in the creati...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...
This study describes relocation experiences of older people moving to supported housing in Scotland focusing on t...
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
The non-registered assistant workforce in the National Health Service Scotland (NHSS) has ...
In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, experimental ...
A complex and contested concept, dignity is recognised as a significant factor in a person’s experience of care. Variations in the provision of dignity in care are reported in the literature and in the media. Many theoretical, organisational, professional and personal perspectives on dignity in care have been described, but the perspectives of nursing students have received relatively little attention. The purpose of this PhD study is to explore perceptions of preserving dignity in care among nursing students enrolled in a three-year preregistration undergraduate adult nursing programme.
17 May 2016
17 May 2016
Dr Heidi Julien has conducted research into information behaviour for over two decades. This research program has been informed by a rich diversity of models, which have irrit...
08 February 2016
08 February 2016
Frances Ryan will be performing at The Stand Comedy Club as part of the 23 February 2016 Bright Club Edinburgh show.
Bright Club is a stand-up comedy programme fe...
02 May 2017
02 May 2017
The “Academics Online” workshop on Tuesday 2 May, organised by Dr Ivana Rihova and Dr Nathalia Tjandra from the Business School, allowed the 40 participating academics, ECRs a...
15 August 2017
15 August 2017
Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interp...
24 January 2017
24 January 2017
Invited speaker at Annual Scholars' Dinner with an audience of approximately 100 pupils (aged 11 to 18) and teachers.
12 January 2018
12 January 2018
Stephen Cranefield (University of Otago)
This talk will cover several topics related to the computational realisation of personal and social human concepts to pro...