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Using Semantic Technology to Model Persona for Adaptable Agents

Conference Proceeding
Nguyen, J., Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Powers, S., & Urquhart, N. (in press)
Using Semantic Technology to Model Persona for Adaptable Agents. In ECMS2021 Proceedings
In state of the art research a growing interest in the application of agent models for the simulation of road traffic can be observed. Software agents are particularly suitabl...

Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries

Conference Proceeding
Appleton, L., & Hall, H. (in press)
Using a multi-location, longitudinal focus group method to conduct qualitative research into the role of public libraries. In 13th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference
The purpose of this paper is to present the experiences of using a longitudinal focus group method in a library and information science research project. This was developed an...

Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Fabian, K., Barr, M., Berg, T., Cutting, D., …Zarb, M. (2020)
Computing degree apprenticeships: An opportunity to address gender imbalance in the IT sector?. In 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274144
This paper explores the potential for new work-based apprenticeship degrees to encourage more women into computing degrees and the IT sector. In the UK, women are currently un...

A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing

Conference Proceeding
Brooks, N. A., Powers, S. T., & Borg, J. M. (2020)
A mechanism to promote social behaviour in household load balancing. In Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2020 (ALIFE 2020). , (95-103). https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00290
Reducing the peak energy consumption of households is essential for the effective use of renewable energy sources, in order to ensure that as much household demand as possible...

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (2020)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair. In ICT4S2020: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. , (321-329). https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401817
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

Doing More With Less: A Multitask Deep Learning Approach in Plant Phenotyping

Journal Article
Dobrescu, A., Giuffrida, M. V., & Tsaftaris, S. A. (2020)
Doing More With Less: A Multitask Deep Learning Approach in Plant Phenotyping. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00141
Image-based plant phenotyping has been steadily growing and this has steeply increased the need for more efficient image analysis techniques capable of evaluating multiple pla...

The evaluation of data filtering criteria in wind turbine power performance assessment

Thesis
Davison, B. The evaluation of data filtering criteria in wind turbine power performance assessment. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2376943
The post-installation verification of wind turbine performance is an essential part of a wind energy project. Data collected from meteorological instruments and from the turbi...

Mapping the Sea on Scotland’s Peripheries

Journal Article
Panneels, I. (2019)
Mapping the Sea on Scotland’s Peripheries. Arts, 8(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8040123
This paper examines the use of mapping methodologies in some recent examples of contemporary art that chart the layered seascapes of the remote coastlines on North West Scotla...

Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education

Conference Proceeding
Fabian, K., Taylor-Smith, E., Meharg, D., & Varey, A. (2019)
Facilitating computing students' transition to higher education. In UKICER: Proceedings of the 1st UK & Ireland Computing Education Research Conference. https://doi.org/10.1145/3351287.3351298
Students who progress to higher education from further education colleges are faced with academic, social, and logistical challenges during their transition. In general, they ...

Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids

Conference Proceeding
Powers, S. T., Meanwell, O., & Cai, Z. (2019)
Finding Fair Negotiation Algorithms to Reduce Peak Electricity Consumption in Micro Grids. In PAAMS 2019: Advances in Practical Applications of Survivable Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, 269-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_28
Reducing peak electricity consumption is important to maximise use of renewable energy sources, and reduce the total amount of capacity required on a grid. Most approaches use...