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Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Fuentes, C., Porcheron, M., Fischer, J. E., Costanza, E., Malik, O., & Ramchurn, S. D. (2019). Tracking the Consumption of Home Essentials. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300869

Predictions of people's behaviour increasingly drive interactions with a new generation of IoT services designed to support everyday life in the home, from shopping to heating. Based on the premise that such automation is difficult due to the conting... Read More

"Enslaved to the trapped data " : a cognitive work analysis of medical systematic reviews (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Knight, I. A., Wilson, M. L., Brailsford, D. F., & Milic-Frayling, N. (2019). "Enslaved to the trapped data " : a cognitive work analysis of medical systematic reviews. In Proceedings of 2019 ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR), 203-212. doi:10.1145/3295750.3298937

Systematic reviews are a comprehensive and parameterised form of literature review, found in most disciplines, that involve exhaustive analyses and rigorous interpretation of prior literature. Performing systematic reviews, however, can involve repet... Read More

Improving variational autoencoder with deep feature consistent and generative adversarial training (2019)
Journal Article
Hou, X., Sun, K., Shen, L., & Qiu, G. (2019). Improving variational autoencoder with deep feature consistent and generative adversarial training. Neurocomputing, doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2019.03.013

We present a new method for improving the performances of variational autoencoder (VAE). In addition to enforcing the deep feature consistent principle thus ensuring the VAE output and its corresponding input images to have similar deep features, we... Read More

Breaching the Future: Understanding Human Challenges of Autonomous Systems for the Home (2019)
Journal Article
Nilsson, T., Crabtree, A., Fischer, J., & Koleva, B. (in press). Breaching the Future: Understanding Human Challenges of Autonomous Systems for the Home. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, doi:10.1007/s00779-019-01210-7

The domestic environment is a key area for the design and deployment of autonomous systems. Yet research indicates their adoption is already being hampered by a variety of critical issues including trust, privacy and security. This paper explores how... Read More

Search tactics used in solving everyday how-to technical tasks: repertoire, selection and tenacity (2019)
Journal Article
Rutter, S., Blinzler, V., Ye, C., Wilson, M. L., & Twidale, M. D. (2019). Search tactics used in solving everyday how-to technical tasks: repertoire, selection and tenacity. Information Processing and Management, 56(3), 919-938. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2019.02.008

With greater access to computational resources, people use search to address many everyday challenges in their lives, including solving technology problems. Although there are now many useful ‘how-to’ resources online (especially videos on YouTube),... Read More

Gsmodutils: A python based framework for test-driven genome scale metabolic model development (2019)
Journal Article
Gilbert, J., Pearcy, N., Norman, R., Millat, T., Winzer, K., King, J., …Twycross, J. (2019). Gsmodutils: A python based framework for test-driven genome scale metabolic model development. Bioinformatics, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btz088

Motivation Genome scale metabolic models (GSMMs) are increasingly important for systems biology and metabolic engineering research as they are capable of simulating complex steady-state behaviour. Constraints based models of this form can include th... Read More

Visual quality assessment for super-resolved images: database and method (2019)
Journal Article
Zhou, F., Yao, R., Liu, B., & Qiu, G. (2019). Visual quality assessment for super-resolved images: database and method. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, doi:10.1109/tip.2019.2898638

Image super-resolution (SR) has been an active re-search problem which has recently received renewed interest due to the introduction of new technologies such as deep learning. However, the lack of suitable criteria to evaluate the SR perfor-mance ha... Read More

How UX practitioners produce findings in usability testing (2019)
Journal Article
Reeves, S. (2019). How UX practitioners produce findings in usability testing. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 26(1), 3:1-3:38. doi:10.1145/3299096

Usability testing has long been a core interest of HCI research and forms a key element of industry practice. Yet our knowledge of it harbours striking absences. There are few, if any detailed accounts of the contingent, material ways in which usabil... Read More

Agent-Based Simulation Modelling for Reflecting on Consequences of Digital Mental Health (2019)
Working Paper
Stroud, D., Wagner, C., & Siebers, P. Agent-Based Simulation Modelling for Reflecting on Consequences of Digital Mental Health

The premise of this working paper is based around agent-based simulation models and how to go about creating them from given incomplete information. Agent-based simulations are stochastic simulations that revolve around groups of agents that each hav... Read More

Unbounded orchestrations of transdeucers for manufacturing (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Alechina, N., Brázdil, T., De Giacomo, G., Felli, P., Logan, B., & Vardi, M. Y. (2019). Unbounded orchestrations of transdeucers for manufacturing

There has recently been increasing interest in using reactive synthesis techniques to automate the production of manufacturing process plans. Previous work has assumed that the set of manufacturing resources is known and fixed in advance. In this pap... Read More

Accurate Monte Carlo simulation of frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (2019)
Journal Article
Wang, Y., & Bai, L. (2019). Accurate Monte Carlo simulation of frequency-domain optical coherence tomography. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, doi:10.1002/cnm.3177

Optical coherence Tomography (OCT) relies on optical interferometry to provide nonā€invasive imaging of living tissues. In addition to its 3D imaging capacity for medical diagnosis, its potential use for recovering optical parameters of biological tis... Read More

Abstract Machines Overlaying Virtual Worlds on Physical Rides (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Tennent, P., Marshall, J., Brundell, P., Walker, B., & Benford, S. (in press). Abstract Machines Overlaying Virtual Worlds on Physical Rides

Overlaying virtual worlds onto existing physical rides and altering the sensations of motion can deliver new experiences of thrill, but designing how motion is mapped between physical ride and virtual world is challenging. In this paper , we present... Read More

Scheduling Airline Reserve Crew using a Probabilistic Crew Absence and Recovery Model (2019)
Journal Article
Bayliss, C., De Maere, G., Atkin, J. A., & Paelinck, M. (in press). Scheduling Airline Reserve Crew using a Probabilistic Crew Absence and Recovery Model. Journal of the Operational Research Society,

Airlines require reserve crew to replace delayed or absent crew, with the aim of preventing consequent flight cancellations. A reserve crew schedule specifies the duty periods for which different reserve crew will be on standby to replace any absent... Read More

Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Marshall, J., Benford, S., Byrne, R., & Tennent, P. (2019). Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment. doi:10.1145/3290605.3300930

When we use digital systems to stimulate the senses, we typically stimulate only a subset of users' senses, leaving other senses stimulated by the physical world. This creates potential for misalignment between senses, where digital and physical stim... Read More

Understanding labour exploitation in the Spanish agricultural sector using an agent based approach (2018)
Journal Article
Chesney, T., Evans, K., Gold, S., & Trautrims, A. (2019). Understanding labour exploitation in the Spanish agricultural sector using an agent based approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 214, 696-704. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.282

Using an agent-based model we explore the model of slavery in modern business developed by Crane (2013). Taking the Spanish agricultural sector—specifically the area of Campo de Dalías in Almería where much of Europe's vegetables are grown—as a case,... Read More

Zest: REST over ZeroMQ (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Moore, J., Arcia-Moret, A., Yadav, P., Mortier, R., Brown, A., McAuley, D., …Amar, Y. (in press). Zest: REST over ZeroMQ

In this paper we introduce, Zest (REST over Ze- roMQ), a middleware technology in support of an Internet of Things (IoT). Our work is influenced by the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) but emphasises systems that can support fine-grained acces... Read More

Neurovascular structures in human vastus lateralis muscle and the ideal biopsy site (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Abbey, S., Bharmal, A., Harris, S., Hudson, E., Krinner, L., …Billeter, R. (2018). Neurovascular structures in human vastus lateralis muscle and the ideal biopsy site. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, doi:10.1111/sms.13369

A density model of neurovascular structures was generated from 28 human vastus lateralis muscles isolated from embalmed cadavers. The intramuscular portion of arteries, veins and nerves was dissected, traced on transparencies and digitised before adj... Read More

The heat is on: exploring user behaviour in a multisensory virtual environment for fire evacuation (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shaw, E., Nilsson, T., Roper, T., Lawson, G., Cobb, S., & Miller, D. (in press). The heat is on: exploring user behaviour in a multisensory virtual environment for fire evacuation

Understanding validity of user behaviour in Virtual Environments (VEs) is critical as they are increasingly being used for serious Health and Safety applications such as predicting human behaviour and training in hazardous situations. This paper pres... Read More

Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform (2018)
Journal Article
Martinez Avila, J. P., Greenhalgh, C., Hazzard, A., Benford, S., & Chamberlain, A. (in press). Encumbered interaction: a study of musicians preparing to perform. 00 Journal not listed, 2019,

Guitars are physical tools (for making music) that require skillful two-handed use. Their use is also supported by diverse digital and physical resources, such as videos and chord charts. To understand the challenges of interacting with supporting r... Read More

Position Paper: The Usefulness of Data-driven, Intelligent Agent-Based Modelling for Transport Infrastructure Management (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Faboya, O., Patrocinio Figueredo, G., Ryan, B., & Siebers, P. (2018). Position Paper: The Usefulness of Data-driven, Intelligent Agent-Based Modelling for Transport Infrastructure Management. In The 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systemsdoi:10.1109/ITSC.2018.8569946

The uneven utilisation of modes of transport has a big impact on traffic in transport pathway infrastrutures. For motor vehicles for instance, this situation explains rapid road deterioration and the large amounts of money invested in maintenance and... Read More