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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 about "It's small talk, jim, but not as we know it.": engendering trust through human-agent conversation in an autonomous, self-driving car.

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 about Comparison of transmission loss prediction using condensed equivalent plate models.

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 about Lessons from Oz: design guidelines for automotive conversational user interfaces.

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 about Sensory Alignment in Immersive Entertainment.

The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Munalli, D., Dimitrakis, G., Chronopoulos, D., Greedy, S., & Long, A. (2019). The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites

Microwave non-destructive testing (MNDT) methods represent an effective solution in detecting defects within composite structures with relatively low electrical conductivity. They offer the advantage to overcome the problems of traditional NDT techni... Read More about The use of free-space microwave non-destructive techniques: simulation of damage detection in carbon fibre reinforced composites.

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 about MeMa: Designing the Memory Machine.

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 about Clinical Scene Segmentation with Tiny Datasets.

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 about Dynamic Facial Models for Video-based Dimensional Affect Estimation.

Bayesian damage characterization based on probabilistic model of scattering coefficients and hybrid wave finite element model scheme (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Yan, W., Chronopoulos, D., Papadimitriou, C., Cantero-Chinchilla, S., & Zhu, G. (2019). Bayesian damage characterization based on probabilistic model of scattering coefficients and hybrid wave finite element model scheme. In COMPDYN 2019 : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Volume 2, (2952-2958)

Ultrasonic Guided Wave(GW) has been proven to be sensitive to small damage. Motivated by the fact that the quantitative relationship between wave scattering and damage intensity can be described by scattering properties, this study aims at proposing... Read More about Bayesian damage characterization based on probabilistic model of scattering coefficients and hybrid wave finite element model scheme.

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 about Users’ Perceptions of Mobile Weather Applications’ Usability.

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 about Optimal Power Flow Based Architecture Design for Electrical Power System in More-Electric Aircraft.

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 about Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network.

SKIP (Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity): Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a digital intervention for 9-12 year olds with type 1 diabetes mellitus (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Blake, H., Knox, E., Randell, T., Leighton, P., Guo, B., Greening, J., …Glazebrook, C. (2019). SKIP (Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity): Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a digital intervention for 9-12 year olds with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019) Book of Abstracts

Introduction: Physical activity is important for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) but it is unclear whether interventions delivered online are feasible, acceptable to patients and efficacious. The aim was to assess the feasibility and ac... Read More about SKIP (Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity): Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a digital intervention for 9-12 year olds with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

XOR Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Ahmadieh Khanesar, M., & Branson, D. (2019). XOR Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), (3269-3274). https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2019.8914607

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 about XOR Binary Gravitational Search Algorithm.

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 about Feasibility of Utilizing Current Propulsion Technologies in Support of Very Low Earth Observation Space Platforms.

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 about A Rainbow Metamaterial For Broadband Multi-frequency Vibration Suppression.