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Recognizing the Presence of Hidden Visual Markers in Digital Images (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, L., French, A. P., Towey, D., & Benford, S. (2017). Recognizing the Presence of Hidden Visual Markers in Digital Images. In Proceedings of the on Thematic Workshops of ACM Multimedia 2017, 210-218. https://doi.org/10.1145/3126686.3126761

As the promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) becomes more realistic, an interesting aspect of our enhanced living environment includes the availability — indeed the potential ubiquity — of scannable markers. Such markers could represen... Read More

Internet of Things in Health Trends Through Bibliometrics and Text Mining (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Konstantinidis, S., Billis, A., Wharrad, H., & Bamidis, P. D. (2017). Internet of Things in Health Trends Through Bibliometrics and Text Mining. In Informatics for Health: Connected Citizen-Led Wellness and Population Health, 73-77. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-753-5-73

Recently a new buzzword has slowly but surely emerged, namely the Internet of Things (IoT). The importance of IoT is identified worldwide both by organisations and governments and the scientific community with an incremental number of publications du... Read More

Combining residual networks with LSTMs for lipreading (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Stafylakis, T., & Tzimiropoulos, G. (in press). Combining residual networks with LSTMs for lipreading. doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-85

We propose an end-to-end deep learning architecture for word level visual speech recognition. The system is a combination of spatiotemporal convolutional, residual and bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory networks. We trained and evaluated it on the... Read More

How do board and chief executive characteristics influence executive compensation in non-profit organizations? The case of UK charities (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Nguyen, T., & Soobaroyen, T. (2017). How do board and chief executive characteristics influence executive compensation in non-profit organizations? The case of UK charities

This paper examines the influence of trustee board composition and chief executive officer (CEO) characteristics on the CEO compensation levels in the UK charitable sector. We find that a higher extent of board diversity and the existence of a remune... Read More

Retailer supply networks: an anlysis and research perspective (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Ben-Ammar, O., Chutani, A., Delorme, X., & Dolgui, A. (2017). Retailer supply networks: an anlysis and research perspective. In Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2017

With their vast logistics, a large array of products, and large number of suppliers, retailer groups face challenges in optimization of their supply networks. Growing competition, more demanding consumes, increasing price pressures, fluctuating energ... Read More

Indirect model predictive control strategy with active damping implementation for a direct matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Dan, H., Tarisciotti, L., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Indirect model predictive control strategy with active damping implementation for a direct matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency

One of the main drawbacks of the implementation of predictive control in a direct matrix converter is the high com¬putational cost and the adequate selection of weighting factors in order to control both input and output sides. In this paper is propo... Read More

Social music machine: crowdsourcing for composition & creativity (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., De Roure, D., & Willcox, P. (2017). Social music machine: crowdsourcing for composition & creativity

This poster describes a compositional technique that used crowd-sourced midi clips in order to develop a piece of music, which was later performed. This work in progress highlighted some of the issues facing the designers of systems that enable the ‘... Read More

The art and ‘science’ of opera: composing, staging & designing new forms of interactive theatrical performance (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Kallionpää, M., & Benford, S. (2017). The art and ‘science’ of opera: composing, staging & designing new forms of interactive theatrical performance

New technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are steadily having an impact upon the world of opera. The evolving use of performance-based software such as Ableton Live and Max/MSP has created new and excit... Read More

An agent on my shoulder: AI, privacy and the application of human-like computing technologies to music creation (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Malizia, A., & De Roure, D. (2017). An agent on my shoulder: AI, privacy and the application of human-like computing technologies to music creation

Human-Like Computing technologies are intelligent systems that interact with people in human-like way. By bringing together the disciplines of Artificial Intelligence, Ethnography and Interaction Design, and applying them in a real world context we... Read More

Hearing the humanities: sonifying Steele’s Shakespeare (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Emsley, I., Chamberlain, A., & De Roure, D. (2017). Hearing the humanities: sonifying Steele’s Shakespeare

We present initial work that explores the use of sonification to represent Joshua Steele’s symbolic notation. This provides a manner of overhearing a previous performance and testing the method’s reproducibility and uncertainties within it.

Indirect predictive control strategy with fixed switching frequency for a direct matrix converter (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Tariscotti, L., Wheeler, P., & Bayhan, S. (in press). Indirect predictive control strategy with fixed switching frequency for a direct matrix converter

The direct matrix converter has a large number of available switching states which implies that the implementation of predictive control techniques in this converter requires high computational cost while an adequate selection of weighting factors in... Read More

A semi-flooded cooling for a high speed machine: concept, design and practice of an oil sleeve (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, Z., La Rocca, A., Arumugam, P., Pickering, S., Gerada, C., Bozhko, S., …Zhang, H. (2017). A semi-flooded cooling for a high speed machine: concept, design and practice of an oil sleeve. In IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Societydoi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8217503

This paper proposes a semi-flooded cooling concept for a high speed machine design. The electrical machine considered is for an aircraft starter-generator system where power density and efficiency are crucial. In order to achieve the high power densi... Read More

The design of a position-based repetitive control for speed ripple reduction in PMLSMs (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Tang, M., Formentini, A., Odhano, S. A., & Zanchetta, P. (2017). The design of a position-based repetitive control for speed ripple reduction in PMLSMs. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8216626

Periodic speed errors can occur in permanent magnet linear synchronous machines for two reasons: 1) a periodic reference signal; 2) cogging force and friction. For reducing such periodic errors, iterative learning control or repetitive control approa... Read More

Position control study of a bearingless multi-sector permanent magnet machine (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Valente, G., Formentini, A., Papini, L., Zanchetta, P., & Gerada, C. (2017). Position control study of a bearingless multi-sector permanent magnet machine. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8217548

Bearingless motors combine in the same structure the characteristics of conventional motors and magnetic bearings. Traditional bearingless machines rely on two independent sets of winding for suspension force and torque production, respectively. The... Read More

The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA) (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Cavallini, A., Lusaurdi, L., & Degano, M. (in press). The impact of impulsive voltage waveforms on the electrical insulation of actuators for more electrical aircraft (MEA)

To reduce the size and weight of aircraft actuators, wide band-gap semiconductor devices (SiC and GaN) are the most promising solution. These devices have switching times well below those of silicon devices. Very short rise times may enhance the elec... Read More

Processing and properties of PLA-HA nanocomposites: the effect of particle morphology and dispersants (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Tomczynska, M. M., Ward, M., Choong, G. Y. H., Walton, K., De Focatiis, D. S. A., Grant, D. M., …Parsons, A. J. (2017). Processing and properties of PLA-HA nanocomposites: the effect of particle morphology and dispersants. In Proceedings of PPS-32: The 32nd International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society - Conference Papers, 150004-1 - 150004-5. doi:10.1063/1.5016781

Biodegradable polylactic acid nanocomposites for orthopaedic implants require optimum particle dispersion and high molecular weight in load bearing applications. Novel coated hydroxyapatite nanoparticles can offer new opportunities for enhanced dispe... Read More

Electric superbike racing: the design and construction of a championship winning electric superbike (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Wheeler, P., Blissett, J., & Gimeno-Fabra, M. (2017). Electric superbike racing: the design and construction of a championship winning electric superbike

The electric superbikes recently developed at The University of Nottingham have to be considered as a high performance vehicles, competing with its internal combustion engine driven counterparts. This paper presents the motivations for this work as w... Read More

Application of machine learning for fuel consumption modelling of trucks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Perrotta, F., Parry, T., & Neves, L. C. (2017). Application of machine learning for fuel consumption modelling of trucks

This paper presents the application of three Machine Learning techniques to fuel consumption modelling of articulated trucks for a large dataset. In particular, Support Vector Machine (SVM), Random Forest (RF), and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) mod... Read More

Indirect model predictive control strategies with input filter resonance mitigation for a matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Rivera, M., Nikolic, A., Tarisciotti, L., & Wheeler, P. (2017). Indirect model predictive control strategies with input filter resonance mitigation for a matrix converter operating at fixed switching frequency

The main issues of the implementation of model predictive control in a direct matrix converter are the high com¬putational cost, the adequate selection of weighting factors and the variable switching frequency which could produce resonances in the in... Read More

Integration of an ARAIM algorithm in the development of an instrument approach procedure and for pre-flight operational briefing (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Paternostro, S., Moore, T., Hill, C., Atkin, J., de Maere, G., & Morvan, H. (in press). Integration of an ARAIM algorithm in the development of an instrument approach procedure and for pre-flight operational briefing

Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (ARAIM) offers the opportunity to enable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to serve as a primary means of navigation, worldwide, for precision approach down to Localizer Performance... Read More