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Applying NHTSA task acceptance criteria to different simulated driving scenarios (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., van Loon, E., Burnett, G., & Pournami, S. (2015). Applying NHTSA task acceptance criteria to different simulated driving scenarios. In AutomotiveUI '15: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 117-124. doi:10.1145/2799250.2799254

Driver distraction is a major contributor to road traffic accidents. Consequently, NHTSA have published detailed guidelines intended to discourage the introduction of excessively distracting electronic devices in vehicles. However, concerns have been... Read More

Predicting the visual demand of finger-touch pointing tasks in a driving context (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Crundall, E., Burnett, G., & Skrypchuk, L. (2015). Predicting the visual demand of finger-touch pointing tasks in a driving context. In AutomotiveUI '15: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 221-224. doi:10.1145/2799250.2799256

Finger-touch based interactions with capacitive touchscreen devices in cars are becoming increasingly common. As such, it is critical to understand the basic human factors of target acquisition (pointing/touching) in this context. We describe a simul... Read More

Cooperation and Control: Resolving Conflicts in the Public Participation of Architecture Design in Museum (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, L., Qi, W., & Hanks, L. (2015). Cooperation and Control: Resolving Conflicts in the Public Participation of Architecture Design in Museum. In Conference proceedings, Chengud, China, April, 2015: ICEPAS International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society, ISBASS International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences

Although there is a large number of study about the public participation in museum, little of this touched the public engagement in the stage of architecture design. To resolve the conflicts between the laymen and professionals, this paper generally... Read More

An investigation of augmented reality presentations of landmark-based navigation using a head-up display (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Bolton, A., Burnett, G., & Large, D. R. (2015). An investigation of augmented reality presentations of landmark-based navigation using a head-up display. In AutomotiveUI '15: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 56-63. doi:10.1145/2799250.2799253

Using landmark-based navigation can greatly improve drivers’ route-finding performance. Previous research in this area has tended to focus on the inclusion of text or icon-based landmark information utilising dashboard-mounted displays. In contrast,... Read More

Comparing the NHTSA and ISO occlusion test protocols: how many participants are sufficient? (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Pournami, S., Large, D. R., Burnett, G., & Harvey, C. (2015). Comparing the NHTSA and ISO occlusion test protocols: how many participants are sufficient?. In AutomotiveUI '15: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 110-116. doi:10.1145/2799250.2799255

Occlusion is a popular technique used to evaluate the visual demand associated with secondary tasks/devices in a driving context offering a low cost, highly accessible alternative to driving simulators and on-road studies. Several standardised occlus... Read More

Sonifying the Scene: re-framing and manipulating meaning through audio augmentation (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., & Hazzard, A. (2015). Sonifying the Scene: re-framing and manipulating meaning through audio augmentation

Digital locative music technologies are transforming the ways in which we are able to manipulate and re-frame the meaning of architecture, landscape and art. In this note we explore and outline some of the key features that are associated with this.... Read More

Understanding social media and sound: music, meaning and membership, the case of SoundCloud (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., McGrath, S., & Benford, S. (2015). Understanding social media and sound: music, meaning and membership, the case of SoundCloud

Social media technologies have meant that people’s mu- sic consumption and production practices have rapidly changed and evolved. In this paper, we start to explore and present some of our initial findings in respect to this growing area of research... Read More

Learning to transfer: transferring latent task structures and its application to person-specific facial action unit detection (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Almaev, T., Martinez, B., & Valstar, M. F. (2015). Learning to transfer: transferring latent task structures and its application to person-specific facial action unit detection

In this article we explore the problem of constructing person-specific models for the detection of facial Action Units (AUs), addressing the problem from the point of view of Transfer Learning and Multi-Task Learning. Our starting point is the fact t... Read More

Dwelling cells, the city and the autonomy of architecture (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Borsi, K. (2015). Dwelling cells, the city and the autonomy of architecture

Hans Scharoun projected his Siedlung Charlottenburg Nord of 1955 and his Siedlung Siemensstadt of 1929 as a partial realization of his urban vision for a radical restructuring of Berlin after WW2. For Scharoun, “the mechanical decentralization” as he... Read More

The effectiveness of information-motivation-behavioural skills model-based diabetes self-management education among patients with type 2 diabetes in Jordan (IMB-DSME): trial protocol (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Albelbisi, Z., Adams, G. G., Windle, R., & Blake, H. (2015). The effectiveness of information-motivation-behavioural skills model-based diabetes self-management education among patients with type 2 diabetes in Jordan (IMB-DSME): trial protocol

Abstract for UKSBM conference: Background: According to the World Health Organization in 2014, 9% of adults over 18 years old are diagnosed with diabetes and more than 1.5 million deaths occur directly by diabetes in low and middle-income countries.... Read More

TRIC-track: tracking by regression with incrementally learned cascades (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, X., Valstar, M. F., Martinez, B., Khan, M. H., & Pridmore, T. (2015). TRIC-track: tracking by regression with incrementally learned cascades. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 4337-4345. doi:10.1109/ICCV.2015.493

This paper proposes a novel approach to part-based track- ing by replacing local matching of an appearance model by direct prediction of the displacement between local image patches and part locations. We propose to use cascaded regression with incre... Read More

Conceptualising cosmopolitan values in internationalised higher education: a capabilities approach (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Bridges, S. (2015). Conceptualising cosmopolitan values in internationalised higher education: a capabilities approach

The increasingly internationalised nature of higher education has enhanced the potential for students to benefit from a more diverse student body, yet there are gaps between the rhetoric and ideals of internationalisation and the lived realities for... Read More

Applying interval type-2 fuzzy rule based classifiers through a cluster-based class representation (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Navarro, J., Wagner, C., & Aickelin, U. (2015). Applying interval type-2 fuzzy rule based classifiers through a cluster-based class representation

Fuzzy Rule-Based Classification Systems (FRBCSs) have the potential to provide so-called interpretable classifiers, i.e. classifiers which can be introspective, understood, validated and augmented by human experts by relying on fuzzy-set based rules.... Read More

Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers (2015)
Conference Proceeding
May, L., & Siebers, P. (2015). Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers. In 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)doi:10.1109/WSC.2015.7408278

The weather is unpredictable and can have a large impact on the profitability of seasonal businesses, particularly if staffing requirements are highly temperature-dependent. In this paper we describe our efforts in developing a what-if analysis tool... Read More

A Variable Neighbourhood Search for nurse scheduling with balanced preference satisfaction (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Constantino, A. A., Tozzo, E., Pinheiro, R. L., Landa-Silva, D., & Romão, W. (2015). A Variable Neighbourhood Search for nurse scheduling with balanced preference satisfaction

The nurse scheduling problem (NSP) is a combinatorial optimisation problem widely tackled in the literature. Recently, a new variant of this problem was proposed, called nurse scheduling problem with balanced preference satisfaction (NSPBPS). This pa... Read More

The first Facial Landmark Tracking in-the-Wild Challenge: benchmark and results (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Shen, J., Zafeiriou, S., Chrysos, G. G., Kossaifi, J., Tzimiropoulos, G., & Pantic, M. (2015). The first Facial Landmark Tracking in-the-Wild Challenge: benchmark and results

Detection and tracking of faces in image sequences is among the most well studied problems in the intersection of statistical machine learning and computer vision. Often, tracking and detection methodologies use a rigid representation to describe the... Read More

Experimental investigation into droplet impingement upon moving films using high speed video and thermal imaging (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Mitchell, A. J., Simmons, K., & Hann, D. B. (2015). Experimental investigation into droplet impingement upon moving films using high speed video and thermal imaging. In Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technologydoi:10.1115/IMECE2015-51677

Aeroengine bearing chambers are geometrically complex, typically containing shafts, bearings, seals and stationary components. Oil is supplied for lubrication and cooling and so the chamber contains a highly rotating two-phase (oil/air) flow where th... Read More