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3D segmentation of the whole heart vasculature using improved multi-threshold Otsu and white top-hat scale space hessian based vessel filter (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Bukenya, F., Ehling, J., Kalema, A. K., Eyoh, I., Robert, J., & Bai, L. (2016). 3D segmentation of the whole heart vasculature using improved multi-threshold Otsu and white top-hat scale space hessian based vessel filter. https://doi.org/10.1109/ssci.2016.7850137

Quantification of vessel density helps to know the stage of the disease during diagnosis and patient's response to treatment. However, this requires presence of all vessels in the image. The available segmentation techniques that are manual based are... Read More about 3D segmentation of the whole heart vasculature using improved multi-threshold Otsu and white top-hat scale space hessian based vessel filter.

Combatting Cybercrime and Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Open Source Toolkit (2016)
Book Chapter
Papalexandratos, G., Charalambous, E., Koutras, N., Kavallieros, D., Leventakis, G., & Brewster, B. (2016). Combatting Cybercrime and Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Open Source Toolkit. In Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From Strategy to Implementation, (233-249). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47671-1_15

This chapter presents the UINFC2 “Engaging Users in preventing and fighting Cybercrime” software platform, showcasing how software tools designed to detect, collect, analyse, categorise and correlate information that is publically available online, c... Read More about Combatting Cybercrime and Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Open Source Toolkit.

Is It Harmful when Advisors Only Pretend to Be Honest? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Wang, D., Muller, T., Zhang, J., & liu, Y. (2016). Is It Harmful when Advisors Only Pretend to Be Honest?. In AAAI'16: Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (2551--2557)

Assessing Cognitive Demand during Natural Language Interactions with a Digital Driving Assistant (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., Anyasodo, B., & Skrypchuk, L. (2016). Assessing Cognitive Demand during Natural Language Interactions with a Digital Driving Assistant. In Automotive'UI 16: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 67-74. doi:10.1145/3003715.3005408

Given the proliferation of digital assistants in everyday mobile technology, it appears inevitable that next generation vehicles will be embodied by similar agents, offering engaging, natural language interactions. However, speech can be cognitively... Read More about Assessing Cognitive Demand during Natural Language Interactions with a Digital Driving Assistant.

Twist It, Touch It, Push It, Swipe It: Evaluating Secondary Input Devices for Use with an Automotive Touchscreen HMI (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., Crundall, E., Lawson, G., & Skrypchuk, L. (2016). Twist It, Touch It, Push It, Swipe It: Evaluating Secondary Input Devices for Use with an Automotive Touchscreen HMI. In Automotive'UI 16: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 161-168. doi:10.1145/3003715.3005459

Touchscreen Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) inherently demand some visual attention. By employing a secondary device, to work in unison with a touchscreen, some of this demand may be alleviated. In a medium-fidelity driving simulator, twenty-four dri... Read More about Twist It, Touch It, Push It, Swipe It: Evaluating Secondary Input Devices for Use with an Automotive Touchscreen HMI.

Can non-profit boards adequately constrain earnings management? The case of UK charities (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Nguyen, T., & Soobaroyen, T. (2016). Can non-profit boards adequately constrain earnings management? The case of UK charities

This paper aims to investigate the monitoring ability of a typically unpaid board of directors (or trustees) in the context of not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs). More specifically, since it has been found that NFPOs may be involved in managing the... Read More about Can non-profit boards adequately constrain earnings management? The case of UK charities.

Collective redress: broadening EU enforcement through state liability? (2016)
Journal Article
Marson, J., & Ferris, K. (2016). Collective redress: broadening EU enforcement through state liability?. European Business Law Review, 27(3), 325-351

This article advances an argument that private enforcement of European Union (EU) rights has largely been stunted due to a series of blocking tactics by Member States, enabled through a form of tacitic subservience of the Court of Justice of the Euro... Read More about Collective redress: broadening EU enforcement through state liability?.

Development of a vehicle-bridge-soil dynamic interaction model for scour damage modelling (2016)
Journal Article
Prendergast, L. J., Hester, D., & Gavin, K. (2016). Development of a vehicle-bridge-soil dynamic interaction model for scour damage modelling. Shock and Vibration, 2016, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7871089

Damage detection in bridges using vibration-based methods is an area of growing research interest. Improved assessment methodologies combined with state-of-the-art sensor technology are rapidly making these approaches applicable for real-world stru... Read More about Development of a vehicle-bridge-soil dynamic interaction model for scour damage modelling.

Research based theatre in dementia knowledge transfer: views from the front line (2016)
Journal Article
Argyle, E., & Schneider, J. M. (2016). Research based theatre in dementia knowledge transfer: views from the front line. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 11(2), doi:10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2015-0047

Purpose - Formal ties between the theatre and research dissemination have only recently developed and its general efficacy is largely unknown. Here we aim to redress this neglect by examining the effectiveness of a research based theatrical event in... Read More about Research based theatre in dementia knowledge transfer: views from the front line.

Patient reported outcome of adult perioperative anaesthesia in the United Kingdom: a cross-sectional observational study (2016)
Journal Article
Walker, E., Bell, M., Cook, T., Grocott, M., & Moonesinghe, S. (2016). Patient reported outcome of adult perioperative anaesthesia in the United Kingdom: a cross-sectional observational study. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 117(6), 758-766r. https://doi.org/10.1093/bja/aew381

Background. Understanding the patient perspective on healthcare is central to the evaluation of quality. This study measured selected patient-reported outcomes after anaesthesia in order to identify targets for research and quality improvement. Me... Read More about Patient reported outcome of adult perioperative anaesthesia in the United Kingdom: a cross-sectional observational study.

Local engagement of Chinese international students in host societies: a perspective of diasporic Chinese community building (CCB) in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Wu, B. (2016). Local engagement of Chinese international students in host societies: a perspective of diasporic Chinese community building (CCB) in the UK. 华人研究国际学报 / International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies, 8(2), https://doi.org/10.1142/S1793724816000158

Social changes in diasporic Chinese communities in the 21st century calls for a new approach to understand new dynamics, resources and opportunities to bring together all stakeholders, both Chinese and non-Chinese, toward mutual trust, effective comm... Read More about Local engagement of Chinese international students in host societies: a perspective of diasporic Chinese community building (CCB) in the UK.

A programme of research to set priorities and reduce uncertainties for the prevention and treatment of skin disease (2016)
Journal Article
Thomas, K. S., Batchelor, J. M., Bath-Hextall, F., Chalmers, J., Clarke, T., Crowe, S., …Williams, H. C. (2016). A programme of research to set priorities and reduce uncertainties for the prevention and treatment of skin disease. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4(18), https://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar04180

Background Skin diseases are very common and can have a large impact on the quality of life of patients and caregivers. This programme addressed four diseases: (1) eczema, (2) vitiligo, (3) squamous cell skin cancer (SCC) and (4) pyoderma gangreno... Read More about A programme of research to set priorities and reduce uncertainties for the prevention and treatment of skin disease.

Effect of epigenetic inhibitors on lung fibroblast phenotype change in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (2016)
Journal Article
Pasini, A., Brand, O. J., Jenkins, G., Knox, A. J., & Pang, L. (2016). Effect of epigenetic inhibitors on lung fibroblast phenotype change in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Thorax, 71(Supp3), https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.59

Introduction and objectives: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IFP) is a fatal interstitial lung disease with unknown aetiology. Lung myofibroblasts (activated fibrobalsts) are the major effector cells in the pathogenesis of IPF. Transforming growth fac... Read More about Effect of epigenetic inhibitors on lung fibroblast phenotype change in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Hidden costs of cuts: austerity, civil service management and the motivation of public officials in Central and Eastern Europe after the crisis (2016)
Journal Article
Meyer-Sahling, J., Janta, B., Reinholde, I., & Van Stolk, C. (2016). Hidden costs of cuts: austerity, civil service management and the motivation of public officials in Central and Eastern Europe after the crisis. European Journal of Government and Economics, 5(2),

The implementation of austerity measures presents a dilemma for governments. While austerity measures such as cutbacks aim to reduce costs and enhance public sector efficiency, the same measures might undermine the motivation of employees and, conseq... Read More about Hidden costs of cuts: austerity, civil service management and the motivation of public officials in Central and Eastern Europe after the crisis.

Specialist artisans and commodity producers as social actors in early medieval Britain, c. AD 500-1066 (2016)
Book Chapter
Loveluck, C. (2016). Specialist artisans and commodity producers as social actors in early medieval Britain, c. AD 500-1066. In R. Santangeli Valenzani, A. Molinari, L. Spera, & C. Palombi (Eds.), L'archeologia della produzione a Roma (secoli V-XV): atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Roma, 27-29 marzo 2014Ecole francaise de Rome

This contribution explores the many questions that need to be asked in regard to how specialist craft-working was organised in early medieval Britain, and how specialist artisans and traders exercised initiative as social actors. A particular emphasi... Read More about Specialist artisans and commodity producers as social actors in early medieval Britain, c. AD 500-1066.