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A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., & Grey, S. (2019). A flexible approach to introductory programming : engaging and motivating students. In CEP '19 Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practicedoi:10.1145/3294016.3294025

© 2019 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). In this paper, we consider an approach to supporting students of Computer Science as they embark upon their university studies. The transition to Computer Science can be challenging for students, and e... Read More

An observer-relative systems approach to information (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Demetis, D., & Lee, A. (2019). An observer-relative systems approach to information. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6300-6309

By returning to the foundational principles of second-order cybernetics and resting on the central role of the observer, this essay explores how the distinction between data/information can be conceptualized. Using systems theory, we derive a series... Read More

TIMAEUS: Three-dimensional Illuminated Media Augmented Sculptures (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Torrao, L., Mckie, D., & Papadopoulos, Y. (2018). TIMAEUS: Three-dimensional Illuminated Media Augmented Sculptures. In Proceedings of 20th Generative Art Conference,Soddu C. and Colabella E. (eds), Domus Argenia, 459-469

TIMAEUS is a digital art studio environment that enables creation of personalised 3-dimensional sculptures built with expanding spherical volumes or interconnected tetrahedra and possibly other atomic blocks in the future. These sculptures can be cus... Read More

Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Halls, J. E., Ward, H. J., Althali, A. A., Testut, L., Kocsis, D., Alhassan, H. S., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2018). Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion. In SIPS 2018, 2017-

Regenerative photoelectrochemical capacitors, adapted from a experimental system previously reported (J. E. Halls, J. D. Wadhawan, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6541) and based on the doping of a lamellar lyotropic liquid crystal with visible light... Read More

Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Escobar Castillo, M., Gad-Allah, T. A., Ali, M. E. M., Salem, A. H., Khalil, A. S., Francesconi, M. G., & Lupascu, D. C. (2018). Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction. doi:10.11159/icepr18.145

Industrial wastewaters contain not only organic pollutants but also considerable amounts of inorganic ions that may affect the efficiency of wastewater remediation processes. Thus, it is important to study the influence of such ions in the respective... Read More

Implementation of combined geolocation database and infrastructure sensing in TV bands using different spectrum devices (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fanan, A., Riley, N. G., Mehdawi, M., & Alfahad, O. (in press). Implementation of combined geolocation database and infrastructure sensing in TV bands using different spectrum devices. In Proceedings of the 25th Telecommunications forum TELFOR 2017

—In the present day, the TV Band has become a realistic option and has attracted much attention due to the potential to exploit underutilized TV white space for other communications, based on time and location. In this paper, we design a flexible sys... Read More

Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Dethlefs, N., & Turner, A. (2017). Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks. In C. Knibbe, G. Beslon, D. Parsons, D. Misevic, J. Rouzaud-Cornabas, N. Bredeche, …H. Soula (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECAL 2017, 404-411. doi:10.7551/ecal_a_068

This paper describes how the recurrent connectionist architecture epiNet, which is capable of dynamically modifying its topology, is able to provide a form of transparent execution. EpiNet, which is inspired by eukaryotic gene regulation in nature, i... Read More

Influence of antenna selection on spectrum occupancy measurements in the context of cognitive radio (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Mehdawi, M., Riley, N. G., Fanan, A., & Ammar, M. (2017). Influence of antenna selection on spectrum occupancy measurements in the context of cognitive radio. In 2016 24th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR)doi:10.1109/TELFOR.2016.7818754

© 2016 IEEE. Cognitive radio (CR) has been proposed as a solution to the spectrum scarcity problem, which is aggravated by emergence of bandwidth-hungry and feature-rich wireless applications. Selection of appropriate antennas for cognitive radio app... Read More

Towards a holistic indicator of flow disturbance impact: fish community size spectra (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Alonso Gonzalez, C., Herranz, J., Solana Gutierrez, J., Garcia De Jalon Lastra, D., & Noble, R. (2015). Towards a holistic indicator of flow disturbance impact: fish community size spectra. In Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics. Melbourne, Australia, 7-12 February 2016

Fish size-spectra provide a simple synthetic metric to assess the effects of pressures on the overall function of river ecosystems. An exploration of the effects of hydrological pressures on this metric is addressed in order to test its sensitiveness... Read More

Supporting custom quality models to analyse and compare open-source software (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Ruscio, D. D., Di Ruscio, D., Kolovos, D. S., Korkontzelos, Y., Matragkas, N., & Vinju, J. (2016). Supporting custom quality models to analyse and compare open-source software. In Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC), 2016 10th International Conference on the, 94-99. doi:10.1109/QUATIC.2016.026

© 2016 IEEE. The analysis and comparison of open source software can be improved by means of quality models supporting the evaluation of the software systems being compared and the final decision about which of them has to be adopted. Since software... Read More

CO2 integration in high temperature steam gasification (HTSG) of solid fuels and blends with waste (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Skoulou, V., Kantarelis, E., & Yang, W. (2017). CO2 integration in high temperature steam gasification (HTSG) of solid fuels and blends with waste. In European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 970-977. doi:10.5071/24thEUBCE2016-2CV.3.97

Aim of the present work is to investigate the viability of modifying the high temperature steam gasification process by adding CO2 in an attempt to tailor value added gas suitable for the energy - chemicals production industry. Such an integrated pro... Read More

Using motivation derived from computer gaming in the context of computer based instruction (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2016). Using motivation derived from computer gaming in the context of computer based instruction. doi:10.1109/sai.2016.7556074

This paper was originally presented at the IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference 2016, London, 13-15 July 2016. Abstract— this paper explores how to exploit game based motivation as a way to promote engagement in computer-based instruct... Read More

Spectrum occupancy measurements and lessons learned in the context of cognitive radio (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Zolfaghari, M., Fanan, A., Mehdawi, M., Riley, N. G., & Ammar, M. (2016). Spectrum occupancy measurements and lessons learned in the context of cognitive radio. doi:10.1109/TELFOR.2015.7377446

Various measurement campaigns have shown that numerous spectrum bands are vacant even though licenses have been issued by the regulatory agencies. Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) based on Cognitive Radio (CR) has been regarded as a prospective solution... Read More

Comparison of spectrum occupancy measurements using software defined radio RTL-SDR with a conventional spectrum analyzer approach (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mehdawi, M., Ammar, M., Zolfaghari, M., Fanan, A., & Riley, N. (2016). Comparison of spectrum occupancy measurements using software defined radio RTL-SDR with a conventional spectrum analyzer approach. doi:10.1109/TELFOR.2015.7377447

In the present day Cognitive Radio has become a realistic option for solution of the spectrum scarcity problem in wireless communication. Recently, the TV band has attracted attention due to the considerable potential for exploitation of available TV... Read More

Evaluation of mobile health education applications for health professionals and patients (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., & Aljaber, T. (2016). Evaluation of mobile health education applications for health professionals and patients

Paper presented at 8th International conference on e-Health (EH 2016), 1-3 July 2016, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. ABSTRACT Mobile applications for health education are commonly utilized to support patients and health professionals. A critical evaluat... Read More

Localized surface plasmon effects in ZnO sandwiched gold nanoparticles under fs pumping (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Bongu, S. R., Bisht, P. B., Namboodri, R. C., Ali, S. A., Kelly, T. J., Costello, J. T., …Kasiviswanathan, S. (2015). Localized surface plasmon effects in ZnO sandwiched gold nanoparticles under fs pumping. In 2015 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), 212-213. doi:10.1109/IPCon.2015.7323479

Nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) embedded ZnO thin films have been studied at 400 nm. While the AuNPs thin film shows the effect of saturable absorption, AuNPs embedded ZnO film exhibits the RSA behaviour.

A computer vision approach to classification of birds in flight from video sequences (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Atanbori, J., Duan, W., Murray, J., Appiah, K., & Dickinson, P. (2015). A computer vision approach to classification of birds in flight from video sequences. In Proceedings of the Machine Vision of Animals and their Behaviour (MVAB), 3.1-3.9. doi:10.5244/c.29.mvab.3

Bird populations are an important bio-indicator, ; so collecting reliable data is useful for ecologists helping conserve and manage fragile ecosystems. However, existing manual monitoring methods are labour-intensive, time-consuming, and error-prone.... Read More