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"It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Clark, L., Burnett, G., Harrington, K., Luton, J., Thomas, P., & Bennett, P. (2019). "It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car. In CUI '19 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Conversational User Interfaces Article No. 22https://doi.org/10.1145/3342775.3342789

The use of speech has been popularised as a human-vehicle interface in the automotive domain. While this is most often associated with alleviating concerns of driver distraction and cognitive load, the study explores whether the presence of conversat... Read More

Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Uthayasuriyan, A., Chevillotte, F., Luc, J., Chronopoulos, D., & Gourdon, E. (2019). Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models. In Proceedings of the ICA 2019 and EAA Euroregio 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019, 9 - 13 September 2019, Aachen, Germany, 273-280

Equivalent plate models are commonly used in order to simulate multilayer system as one single layer. This kind of approach enables for instance to reduce the mesh size and thus the number of degrees of freedom in finite element models. Usual condens... Read More

Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., & Clark, L. (2019). Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces. In AutomotiveUI '19: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications: Adjunct Proceedings, 335-340. https://doi.org/10.1145/3349263.3351314

This paper draws from literature and our experience of conducting Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ) studies using natural language, conversational user interfaces (CUIs) in the automotive domain. These studies have revealed positive effects of using in-vehicle CUIs... Read More

Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Marshall, J., Benford, S., Byrne, R., & Tennent, P. (2019). Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment. In CHI '19 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/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

MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Price, D., Jacobs, R., Darzentas, D., Perez Vallejos, E., Chadborn, N., Martindale, S., & Urquhart, L. (2019). MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion, 271--276. doi:10.1145/3301019.3323882

The Memory Machine is an ambitious project that aims to develop a device to capture people's memories to create a blend of personal and factual data that builds identities, and contextualizes personal recollections. The Memory Machine has been guided... Read More

Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, T. J., Sharkey, D., Crowe, J., & Valstar, M. (2019). Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets. In Proceedings of IEEE 17th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2019)

Many clinical procedures could benefit from automatic scene segmentation and subsequent action recognition. Using Convolutional Neural Networks to semantically segment meaningful parts of an image or video is still an unsolved problem. This becomes e... Read More

Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Song, S., Sánchez-Lozano, E., Kumar Tellamekala, M., Shen, L., Johnston, A., & Valstar, M. (2019). Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation

Dimensional affect estimation from a face video is a challenging task, mainly due to the large number of possible facial displays made up of a set of behaviour primitives including facial muscle actions. The displays vary not only in composition but... Read More

Users’ Perceptions of Mobile Weather Applications’ Usability (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Khamaj, A., Kang, Z., & Argyle, E. (2019). Users’ Perceptions of Mobile Weather Applications’ Usability

The advancements of smartphone technology have led to a significant growth of smartphone weather applications (i.e. apps) on the market. Due to the high risk and time-critical situations associated with severe weather conditions (e.g. floods, tornado... Read More

Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, X., Atkin, J., Bozhko, S., & Hill, C. I. (2019). Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft. In Proceedings of the IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'2019)

When designing an electric power system (EPS) architecture for a more electric aircraft (MEA), the total weight of the system is treated as one of the most important criteria. For the weight saving purpose, this paper proposes an optimal power flow (... Read More

Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, Z., Gao, Y., Wang, X., Tao, X., & Xu, Q. (in press). Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network

Virtual prototyping of power electronic modules aims to allow rapid evaluation of potential designs without building and testing physical prototypes. Among the interests in thermal models of the virtual modules, process of compact thermal models need... Read More

XOR Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Ahmadieh Khanesar, M., & Branson, D. (2019). XOR Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm

In this paper, an XOR binary gravitational search algorithm is introduced. Gravitational search algorithms, a physics inspired optimization algorithm, have previously been successfully applied to different real-valued optimization problems. In their... Read More

Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Dakka, S. (2019). Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms

An emerging low earth orbit spacecraft platform is being sought after due to many advantages of operation at low earth orbits of altitude less than 450Km. These encompasses better imagery and enhanced communications capabilities in addition of space... Read More

A Rainbow Metamaterial For Broadband Multi-frequency Vibration Suppression (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Meng, H., Chronopoulos, D., & Fabro, A. T. (2019). A Rainbow Metamaterial For Broadband Multi-frequency Vibration Suppression

In this study, we propose a rainbow metamaterial to achieve multi-frequency broadband vibration suppression. A U-shaped beam is partitioned into subspace by parallel baffle plates. Cantilever-mass microstructures are then attached to the each subspac... Read More

Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bainbridge, D., Bacharoudis, K., Cini, A., Turner, A., Popov, A., & Ratchev, S. (2019). Advanced Assembly Solutions for the Airbus RACER Joined-Wing Configuration

The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to demonstrate a new Vertical TakeOff and Landing configuration to fill the mobility gap between conventional helicopters and aeroplanes. RACER is a compoun... Read More

Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration Based on Value of Information (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Cantero-Chinchilla, S., Chiachío, J., & Chiachío, M. (2019). Optimal Ultrasonic Sensor Configuration Based on Value of Information. In Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, 2707-2713. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3_+0221-cd

Optimal sensor configuration has been proven to be essential in the design of structural health monitoring systems. Its impact in maintenance-related actions in an economic and safety-related way has motivated many authors to investigate this complex... Read More

Ant colony optimisation for community pharmacy dispensing process based on in-field observations (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Naybour, M., Remenyte-Prescott, R., & Boyd, M. (2019). Ant colony optimisation for community pharmacy dispensing process based on in-field observations. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

The community pharmacy dispensing process is an integral part of delivering effective primary care to patients around the world. However, dispensing error rates and related patient safety issues are always a concern in the sector, where studies have... Read More

Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Threats (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Tolo, S., & Andrews, J. (2019). Nuclear Facilities and Cyber Threats. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

The exponential growth of digital technologies experienced in the last decades has shaped contemporary societies so thoroughly to earn the definition of digital revolution or third industrial revolution. Along with the penetration rate of digital tec... Read More

A petri net methodology for modelling the maintenance of railway route sections (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Litherland, J., & Andrews, J. (2019). A petri net methodology for modelling the maintenance of railway route sections. In M. Beer, & E. Zio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2019)

Railway utilization is increasing. In 2017-18 there were over 1.7 billion passenger journeys made on the UK railway network, more than double the number made in 1995. Therefore getting maximum performance from the existing network by streamlining mai... Read More