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  • Academic Cloud computing research : five pitfalls and five opportunities 

    Barker, Adam; Varghese, Blesson; Stuart Ward, Jonathan; Sommerville, Ian (USENIX, 2014-06-17) - Conference item
    This discussion paper argues that there are five fundamental pitfalls, which can restrict academics from conducting cloud computing research at the infrastructure level, which is currently where the vast majority of academic ...
  • Acceleration-as-a-Service : exploiting virtualised GPUs for a financial application 

    Varghese, Blesson; Prades, Javier; Reaño, Carlos; Silla, Federico (IEEE Computer Society, 2015-09-01) - Conference item
    How can GPU acceleration be obtained as a service in a cluster? This question has become increasingly significant due to the inefficiency of installing GPUs on all nodes of a cluster. The research reported in this paper ...
  • Access to Higher Education for Scottish rural communities : an exploratory analysis 

    Lasselle, Laurence; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Macpherson, Robert Allan (University of St Andrews, 2015-08-28) - Report
    Traditional socio-economic factors cannot solely explain why state secondary schools located in Scottish rural communities tend to have (i) greater variation of progressions to Higher Education (HE) year on year than other ...
  • Accuracy of circulating adiponectin for predicting gestational diabetes : a systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Iliodromiti, S; Sassarini, J; Kelsey, Tom; Lindsay, R; Sattar, N; Nelson, S (2016-04) - Journal article
    Aims/hypothesis Universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has not been implemented, and this has had substantial clinical implications. Biomarker-directed targeted screening might be feasible. We sought ...
  • ACT : a tool for performance driven evolution of distributed applications 

    Sage, Aled; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Morrison, Ronald (2001) - Conference paper
    There are two main stages to evolving distributed applications in the manner desired by application builders: first deciding which changes are required and when, and second making the changes. Understanding the performance ...
  • Active architecture for pervasive contextual services 

    Kirby, Graham; Dearle, Alan; Morrison, Ron; Dunlop, Mark; Connor, Richard; Nixon, Paddy (2003) - Conference paper
    Pervasive services may be defined as services that are available "to any client (anytime, anywhere)". Here we focus on the software and network infrastructure required to support pervasive contextual services operating ...
  • An active-architecture approach to COTS integration 

    Warboys, B.C.; Snowdon, R.; Greenwood, R.M.; Seet, W.; Robertson, I.; Morrison, Ronald; Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Mickan, K. (2005-07) - Journal article
    Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products are increasingly used as standard components within integrated information systems. This creates challenges since both their developers and source code are not usually ...
  • Ad hoc Cloud computing 

    McGilvary, Gary; Barker, Adam David; Atkinson, Malcolm (IEEE Computer Society, 2015) - Conference item
    This paper presents the first complete, integrated and end-to-end solution for ad hoc cloud computing en- vironments. Ad hoc clouds harvest resources from existing sporadically available, non-exclusive (i.e. primarily used ...
  • Adult dental anxiety : recent assessment approaches and psychological management in a dental practice setting 

    Humphris, Gerald Michael; Spyt, James; Herbison, Alice; Kelsey, Tom (2016-05) - Journal article
    Dental Anxiety of patients is a common feature of the everyday experience of dental practice. This article advocates the use of regular assessment of this psychological construct to assist in patient management. Various ...
  • Algorithmic aspects of natural language processing 

    Nederhof, Mark Jan; Satta, Giorgio (CRC Press, 2010) - Book item
  • All across the circle : using auto-ordering to improve object transfer between mobile devices 

    Li, Chengzhao; Gutwin, Carl; Stanley, Kevin; Nacenta, Miguel (Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society, 2016-06-01) - Conference item
    People frequently form small groups in many social and professional situations: from conference attendees meeting at a coffee break, to siblings gathering at a family barbecue. These ad-hoc gatherings typically form into ...
  • The ambient loo - caught short when nature calls? 

    Haddadi, Hamed; Henderson, Tristan; Crowcroft, Jon (2010-04) - Journal article
    On numerous occasions, trips to the facilities coincide with an important mobile phone call. Due to the sleek and polished nature of modern phones, attempting to promptly deal with such calls can occasionally lead to the ...
  • Anti-Müllerian hormone serum concentrations of women with germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations 

    Phillips, K-A; Collins, I M; Milne, R L; McLachlan, S A; Friedlander, M; Hickey, M; Stern, C; Hopper, J L; Fisher, R; Kannemeyer, G; Picken, S; Smith, C D; Kelsey, Thomas William; Anderson, R A (2016-05) - Journal article
    Study question: Do women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have reduced ovarian reserve, as measured by circulating anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) concentration?  Summary answer: Women with a germline mutation in BRCA1 have ...
  • Applications of real number theorem proving in PVS 

    Gottliebsen, Hanne; Hardy, Ruth; Lightfoot, Olga; Martin, Ursula (2013-11) - Journal article
    Real number theorem proving has many uses, particularly for verification of safety critical systems and systems for which design errors may be costly. We discuss a chain of developments building on real number theorem ...
  • Applying constraint solving to the management of distributed applications 

    McCarthy, Andrew; Dearle, Alan; Kirby, Graham (University of St Andrews, 2008) - Report
    We present our approach for deploying and managing distributed component-based applications. A Desired State Description (DSD), written in a high-level declarative language, specifies requirements for a distributed ...
  • An approach to ad hoc cloud computing 

    Kirby, Graham; Dearle, Alan; Macdonald, Angus; Fernandes, Alvaro (University of St Andrews, 2010-02-25) - Report
    We consider how underused computing resources within an enterprise may be harnessed to improve utilization and create an elastic computing infrastructure. Most current cloud provision involves a data center model, in which ...
  • An approach to compliance in software architectures 

    Morrison, Ronald; Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Greenwood, RM; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Mayes, K; Munro, DS; Warboys, B (2000-08) - Journal article
    Software architectures are designed to meet the needs of the applications that use them. With conventional architectures this is done by predicting the average needs of the majority of the applications they support. In ...
  • Architectural support for Global Smart Spaces 

    Dearle, A; Kirby, G; Morrison, R; McCarthy, Andrew John; Mullen, Kevin Matthew; Yang, Yang; Connor, R; Welen, P; Wilson, A (Springer, 2003) - Conference item
    A GLObal Smart Space (GLOSS) provides support for interaction amongst people, artefacts and places while taking account of both context and movement on a global scale. Crucial to the definition of a GLOSS is the provision ...
  • The ArchWare ADL : Definition of the textual concrete syntax 

    Oquendo, F.; Cîmpan, S.; Balasubramaniam, D.; Kirby, G. N. C.; Morrison, R. (ArchWare Project IST-2001-32360, 2002) - Report
    This deliverable presents the textual concrete syntax of the core and stylebased ArchWare Architecture Description Language (ADL).
  • ArchWare ADL release 1 : A user reference manual 

    Balasubramaniam, Dharini; Morrison, Ronald; Kirby, Graham Njal Cameron; Mickan, K; Norcross, Stuart John (ArchWare Project IST-2001-32360, 2004) - Report
    This documentation of deliverable D4.3 is intended to serve as a user reference manual for the first release of ArchWare ADL.