Recent submissions

  • Innovative pedagogical practices in the craft of Computing 

    Crick, Tom; Davenport, James H.; Hayes, Alan (Higher Education Academy, 2015-11)
    Computer programming, the art of actually instructing a computer to do what one wants, is fundamentally a practical skill. How does one teach this practical skill in a university setting, to students who may not be initially ...
  • An Analysis of Introductory Programming Courses at UK Universities 

    Murphy, Ellen; Crick, Tom; Davenport, James H. (AOSA, 2017-04-01)
    Context: In the context of exploring the art, science and engineering of programming, the question of which programming languages should be taught first has been fiercely debated since computer science teaching started in ...
  • Facilitating collaborative learning between two primary schools using large multi-touch devices 

    McNaughton, James; Crick, Tom; Joyce-Gibbons, Andrew; Beauchamp, Gary; Young, Nick; Tan, Elaine (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017-03-14)
    This paper presents a technical case study and the associated research software/hardware underpinning an educational research trial in which large touchscreen interfaces were used to facilitate collaborative interactions ...
  • Bringing computer science back into schools: lessons from the UK 

    Brown, Neil C. C.; Kölling, Michael; Crick, Tom; Peyton Jones, Simon; Humphreys, Simon; Sentance, Sue (ACM, 2013-03)
    Computer science in UK schools is a subject in decline: the ratio of Computing to Maths A-Level students (i.e. ages 16-18) has fallen from 1:2 in 2003 to 1:20 in 2011 and in 2012. In 2011 and again in 2012, the ratio for ...
  • Restart: The Resurgence of Computer Science in UK Schools 

    Brown, Neil C. C.; Sentance, Sue; Crick, Tom; Humphreys, Simon (ACM, 2014-06)
    Computer science in UK schools is undergoing a remarkable transformation. While the changes are not consistent across each of the four devolved nations of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), there are ...
  • 3D Video Processing and Transmission Fundamentals 

    Hewage, Chaminda T. (bookboon.com, 2014)
    3D video provides the sensation of depth by adding the depth dimension to conventional 2D imagery and video. this allows our human visual system (HVS) to perceive depth as we do in normal vision, which fuses two slightly ...
  • Real-time Multimedia Communications in Medical Emergency - the CONCERTO project solution 

    Martini, Maria G.; Iacobelli, Lorenzo; Bergeron, Cyril; Hewage, Chaminda T.; Panza, Gianmarco; Piri, Esa; Vehkapera, Janne; Amon, Peter; Mazzotti, Matteo; Savino, Ketty; Bokor, Laszlo (IEEE, 2015)
    The management of medical emergency, in particular cardiac emergency, requests prompt intervention and the possibility to communicate in real time from the emergency area / ambulance to the hospital as much diagnostic ...
  • Using 3D Structural Tensors in Quality Evaluation of Stereoscopic Video 

    Appuhami, Harsha D.; Martini, Maria G.; Hewage, Chaminda T. (IEEE, 2014)
    Recent advancements in 3D imaging, coding, compression, storage, transmission, and error concealment techniques enable wide usage of 3D video/image applications. Video quality assessment plays a major role in improving the ...
  • Quality evaluation of compressed 3D surgical video 

    Hewage, Chaminda T.; Martini, Maria G.; Smith, Ralph; Jourdan, Iain; Rockall, Timothy; Appuhami, Harsha D. (IEEE, 2014)
    3D medical video was forecasted to be one of the groundbreaking 3D video applications. These range from tele-consultation to 3D robotics surgery. Enabling 3D video in e-health applications results in the provision of more ...
  • Exploring UK Crime Networks 

    Oatley, Giles; Crick, Tom (IEEE, 2014)
    This paper describes our experiences with three different crime networks in the UK: burglary, ‘gun’ gangs and retail theft. We present an introduction into each of these problems, and highlight some of the issues related ...
  • Data Exploration with GIS Viewsheds and Social Network Analysis 

    Oatley, Giles; Crick, Tom; Howell, Ray (2015)
    We present a novel exploratory method that combines line of sight visibility (viewshed analysis) with techniques from social network analysis to investigate archaeological data. At increasing distances different nodes are ...
  • CCTV as Smart Sensor Networks 

    Oatley, Giles; Crick, Tom; Bolt, Dee (IEEE, 2015)
    With the emergence of so-called 'smart CCTV' being able to recognise the precursors for disorder and civil disobedience, we present a preliminary study into using available CCTV networks augmented with big social media ...
  • Measuring UK crime gangs: a social network problem 

    Oatley, Giles; Crick, Tom (Springer Link, 2015)
    This paper describes the output of a study to tackle the problem of gang-related crime in the UK; we present the intelligence and routinely-gathered data available to a UK regional police force, and describe an initial ...
  • Using Interface Design to Develop Computational Thinking Skills 

    Calderon, Ana; Crick, Tom (ACD Digital Library, 2015)
    Human-computer interaction is a long established sub- discipline of computer science. While there has been signif- icant focus on the importance of developing computational thinking skills, there appears to be a gap in the ...
  • Astrobiology App for Kids: Software as a cognitive prosthetic for conceptualisation of astronomical theories 

    Calderon, Ana; Tryfona, Catherine; Smith, Cai (ACM Digital Library New York, 2015)
    It is well-known that children have difficulty conceptualizing astronomical concepts, such as gravity (Schoultz et al., 2001). We argue that a solution to this is to create effective and efficient prosthetics for aiding ...
  • IntCris: A tool for enhanced communication and collective decision-making during crises 

    Calderon, Ana; Hinds, Joanne; Johnson, Peter (2014)
    Responding to a large-scale disaster such as an earthquake or hurricane is a collective problem. Human agents are increasingly collaborating with non-human agents (autonomous systems) in attempt to respond to a ...
  • Achieving an Information System's Capability through C2 

    Calderon, Ana; Johnson, Peter (IGI Global, 2015)
    The authors present a literature review of command and control, linking sociological elements of academic research to military research in a novel way. They will discuss task modeling literature (seen in human ...