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Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off
Conference Proceeding
Bertola, L., Cox, T., Wheeler, P., & Garvey, S. D. (in press). Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off

This paper compares three possible linear motor topologies for an electromagnetic launch system to assist civil aircraft take-off. Assisted launch of civil aircraft has the potential of reducing the required runway length, reducing noise and emission... Read More

RHEED characterisation of the near surface microstructure of Ti-O based biocompatible coatings
Book Chapter
Marlafeka, S., Grant, D., & Brown, P. D. RHEED characterisation of the near surface microstructure of Ti-O based biocompatible coatings. In D. McComb, & S. McVitie (Eds.), Electron Microscopy and Analysis 2003: Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference, University of Oxford, 3-5 September 2003Institute of Physics Publishing

Mechanically polished, annealed, nitric acid treated and aged in boiling water after nitriding, commercially pure Ti substrates have been characterised using reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and secondary electron imaging, in terms... Read More

L 2, 1-based regression and prediction accumulation across views for robust facial landmark detection
Journal Article
Martinez, B., & Valstar, M. F. (2015). L 2, 1-based regression and prediction accumulation across views for robust facial landmark detection. Image and Vision Computing, doi:10.1016/j.imavis.2015.09.003

We propose a new methodology for facial landmark detection. Similar to other state-of-the-art methods, we rely on the use of cascaded regression to perform inference, and we use a feature representation that results from concatenating 66 HOG descript... Read More

In focus Eleanor Antin, Blood of a poet box, 1965-68
Journal Article
Bradnock, L. E. (in press). In focus Eleanor Antin, Blood of a poet box, 1965-68. Manuscript submitted for publication

Eleanor Antin (born 1935) is widely regarded as a pioneer in the fields of conceptual, feminist, and performance art. Blood of a Poet Box (L02859) is considered by the artist to have been her first major conceptual work. This multi-chapter project is... Read More

Child health in Central America and the Caribbean
Journal Article
Romero Reynó, J., Castelló González, M., & Choonara, I. (in press). Child health in Central America and the Caribbean. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(Supp 1), doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-306855

Review of order fulfilment models for Catalogue Mass Customization
Book Chapter
Brabazon, P. G., & MacCarthy, B. L. Review of order fulfilment models for Catalogue Mass Customization. In Proceedings of the International Mass Customization Meeting 2005 (IMCM '05)GITO-Verlag

Mass Customization (MC) is not a mature business strategy and hence it is not clear that a single or small group of operational models are dominating. Companies tend to approach MC from either a mass production or a customization origin and this in... Read More

Gerschenkron Redux? Analysing new evidence on joint-stock enterprise in pre-War Shanghai
Journal Article
Niv, H. Gerschenkron Redux? Analysing new evidence on joint-stock enterprise in pre-War Shanghai. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, doi:10.1111/apel.12089

Alexander Gerschenkron (1904–78) famously postulated that the more backward an economy was at the outset of industrialisation, the more reliant it would be on state-backed banks as a means of directing investment. Gerschenkron thereby implied that im... Read More

A Multi-Agent Simulation of Retail Management Practices
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. A Multi-Agent Simulation of Retail Management Practices

We apply Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relationship between human resource management practices and retail productivity. Despite the fac... Read More

Exploring differences in interpretation of words essential in medical expert-patient communication
Conference Proceeding
Navarro, J., Wagner, C., Aickelin, U., Green, L., & Robert, A. (in press). Exploring differences in interpretation of words essential in medical expert-patient communication. Manuscript submitted for publication

In the context of cancer treatment and surgery, quality of life assessment is a crucial part of determining treatment success and viability. In order to assess it, patient-completed questionnaires which employ words to capture aspects of patients’ we... Read More

A case of mistaken identity – reappraisal of the species of canid and felid hookworms (Ancylostoma) present in Australia and India
Journal Article
Traub, R. J., Hobbs, R., Adams, P., Behnke, J. M., Harris, P. D., & Thompson, R. A case of mistaken identity – reappraisal of the species of canid and felid hookworms (Ancylostoma) present in Australia and India. Parasitology, 134(1), doi:10.1017/S0031182006001211

This study serves to clarify the current status of canid and felid Ancylostoma species present in Australia. The morphological identification of A. ceylanicum from cats for the first time in Townsville, Australia, appears to be in error, together wit... Read More

Motif detection inspired by immune memory
Journal Article
Wilson, W., Birkin, P., & Aickelin, U. Motif detection inspired by immune memory. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 4628, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-73922-7_24

The search for patterns or motifs in data represents an area of key interest to many researchers. In this paper we present the Motif Tracking Algorithm, a novel immune inspired pattern identification tool that is able to identify variable length unkn... Read More

Two-timescale learning using idiotypic behaviour mediation for a navigating mobile robot
Journal Article
Whitbrook, A., Aickelin, U., & Garibaldi, J. M. Two-timescale learning using idiotypic behaviour mediation for a navigating mobile robot. Applied Soft Computing, 10(3), doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2009.10.005

A combined short-term learning (STL) and long-term learning (LTL) approach to solving mobile-robot navigation problems is presented and tested in both the real and virtual domains. The LTL phase consists of rapid simulations that use a genetic algo... Read More

Does the initiation of urate lowering treatment during an acute gout attack prolong the current episode and precipitate recurrent attacks: a systematic literature review
Journal Article
Eminaga, F., Le-Carratt, J., Jones, A., & Abhishek, A. (in press). Does the initiation of urate lowering treatment during an acute gout attack prolong the current episode and precipitate recurrent attacks: a systematic literature review. Rheumatology International, doi:10.1007/s00296-016-3579-z

Objectives: To systematically review the literature on effect of initiating urate lowering treatment (ULT) during an acute attack of gout on duration of index attack and persistence on ULT. Methods: OVID (MEDLINE), EMBASE and AMED were searched to i... Read More

Instabilities in threshold-diffusion equations with delay
Journal Article
Laing, C., & Coombes, S. Instabilities in threshold-diffusion equations with delay. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena,

The introduction of delays into ordinary or partial differential equation models is well known to facilitate the production of rich dynamics ranging from periodic solutions through to spatio-temporal chaos. In this paper we consider a class of scala... Read More

A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm to Solve a Logt-Sizing and Scheduling Problem
Conference Proceeding
Staggemeier, A., Clark, A., Aickelin, U., & Smith, J. A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm to Solve a Logt-Sizing and Scheduling Problem

Abstract: This paper reports a lot-sizing and scheduling problem, which minimizes inventory and backlog costs on m parallel machines with sequence-dependent set-up times over t periods. Problem solutions are represented as product subsets ordered and... Read More

What’s special about the ethical challenges of studying disorders with altered brain activity?
Book Chapter
Cassaday, H. J. What’s special about the ethical challenges of studying disorders with altered brain activity?. In J. Illes, G. Lee, & F. Ohl (Eds.), Ethical issues in behavioral neuroscienceSpringer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/7854_2014_333

Where there is no viable alternative, studies of neuronal activity are conducted on animals. The use of animals, particularly for invasive studies of the brain, raises a number of ethical issues. Practical or normative ethics are enforced by legislat... Read More