• RunJumpCode : an educational game for educating programming 

    Hinds, M.; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ragon, P.; Lambert, J.; Dajakaruna, T.; Houghton, T.; Dacey, Simon (International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 2017-04-12)
    Programming promotes critical thinking, problem solving and analytic skills through creating solutions that can solve everyday problems. However, learning programming can be a daunting experience for a lot of students. ...
  • Engaging children in diabetes education through mobile games 

    Baghaei, Nilufar; Casey, John; Nandigam, D.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein; Maddison, R. (International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS), 2017-04)
    Traditional methods for diabetic education rely heavily on written materials and there is only a limited amount of resources targeted at educating diabetic children. Mobile games can be effective, evidence-based, and ...
  • Designing a novel educational game for teaching C# programming 

    Hinds, M.; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ragon, P.; Lambert, J.; Dajakaruna, T.; Houghton, T.; Dacey, Simon; Casey, John (Computer Supported Education (CSEDU Secretariat), 2017-04)
    Learning to code can be a daunting experience for a lot of students. RunJumpCode is a novel 2D platformer video game, designed and developed in Unity, to teach players the fundamental concepts of C# programming. The game ...
  • Adaptive document image skew estimation 

    Rezaei, S.B.; Shanbehzadeh, J.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (International Association of Engineers (IAENG), 2017-03)
    The skew of the scanned document image is inevitable, and its correction improves the performance of document recognition systems. Skew specifies the text lines deviation from the horizontal or vertical axes. To date, skew ...
  • Computational land use management of public spaces in New Zealand 

    Dacey, Simon (2017)
    Land management is the process of managing the use and development of land resources, in both urban and rural settings. In all modern states, some land is held by central or local governments. This is called public land. ...
  • Analysis of NTP DRDoS attacks’ performance effects and mitigation techniques 

    Sarrafpour, Bahman; Abbaro, C.; Pitton, I.; Young, C.; Madipour, Farhad (2016-12-14)
    Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are a type of interruption (malicious and/or unintended) that restrict or completely deny services meant for legitimate users. One of the most relevant DoS attacks is Distributed Denial of ...
  • Distributed Incremental wLPSVM Learning 

    Zhu, L.; Ban, T.; Ikeda, K.; Pang, P.; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-12)
    Weighted linear proximal support vector machine (wLPSVM) is known as an efficient binary classification algorithm with good accuracy and class-imbalance robustness. In this work, original batch wLPSVM is facilitated with ...
  • Bionic voice (pilot study) : natural speech restoration for voice impaired individuals 

    Sharifzadeh, Hamid; Allen, Jacqui; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein; Ardekani, Iman (Health Informatics New Zealand, 2016-11)
    The human voice is the most magnificent instrument for communication, capable of expressing deep emotions, conveying oral history through generations, or of starting a war. However, those who suffer from aphonia (no voice) ...
  • Evaluation of statistical text normalisation techniques for Twitter 

    Sosamphan, P.; Liesaputra, Veronica; Yongchareon, Dr. Sira; Mohaghegh, Dr Mahsa (IC3K, 2016-11)
    One of the major challenges in the era of big data use is how to ‘clean’ the vast amount of data, particularly from micro-blog websites like Twitter. Twitter messages, called tweets, are commonly written in ill-forms, ...
  • From source coding to MIMO : a Multi-Level Unequal Error Protection 

    Barmada, Bashar; Rehman, Saeed (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-11)
    In this paper, unequal error protection (UEP) on different levels of the transmission system is proposed. Starting from the source coding level, two priority layers are produced, high priority (HP) and low priority (LP). ...
  • An artifact-centric business process execution platform 

    Ngamakeur, Kan; Yongchareon, Dr. Sira; Liesaputra, Veronica; Liu, Chengfei; Yu, Jian (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-09)
    Artifact-centric modeling has become an alternative, yet promising approach of business process (BP) modeling and management as it provides higher flexibility than that of traditional activity-centric approaches. However, ...
  • Impact of SSL Security on bandwidth and delay in IEEE 802.11n WLAN Using Windows 7 

    Kolahi, Samad; Cao, Yuqing; Chen, Hong (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-07-22)
    IPSec (IP Security) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) are the main technologies for securing communications via the Internet. In this paper, we present new results on the performance of SSL using Windows 7 operating system ...
  • Performance analysis of 4to6 and 6to4 transition mechanisms over point to point and IPSec VPN protocols 

    Narayan, Shaneel; Ishrar, Salman; Kumar, Avinesh; Gupta, Ruchinav; Khan, Ziafil (2016-07)
    This paper provide an overview of behaviour of transition mechanisms, with and without VPN Protocols. Performance metrics related to networks have been gathered from test-bed implementations. The two transition mechanisms ...
  • Designing mobile applications for smoking cessation in New Zealand 

    Baghaei, Nilufar; Wu, Lian; Casey, John; Biddle, TeUrikore (International Conference on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 2016-06)
    Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death in New Zealand. The smoking rate for New Zealand Māori was 44 percent in 2009, still significantly higher than for non-Māori (18 percent) for both males and females. In this ...
  • Computational thinking : the skill set of the 21st century 

    Mohaghegh, Dr Mahsa; McCauley, Michael (TechScience Publications, 2016-05)
    Computational thinking is a relatively new term, and is the topic of much discussion in the educational realm today. Research shows that computational thinking is a highly valuable skill that is becoming a topic of increasing ...
  • Incremental and decremental max-flow for online semi-supervised learning 

    Zhu, Lei; Pang, Shaoning; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein; Ban, Tao; Inoue, Daisuke (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-04-13)
    Max-flow has been adopted for semi-supervised data modelling, yet existing algorithms were derived only for the learning from static data. This paper proposes an online max-flow algorithm for the semi-supervised learning ...
  • Physical-aware predictive dynamic thermal management of multi-core processors 

    Salami, Bagher; Noori, Hamid; Madipour, Farhad; Baharani, Mohammadreza (Elsevier, 2016-03-30)
    The advances in silicon process technology have made it possible to have processors with larger number of cores. The increment of cores number has been hindered by increasing power consumption and heat dissipation due to ...
  • Performance analysis of some operating systems in wireless 802.11n networks 

    Kolahi, Samad; Li, Peng (University of Bahrain (Zallaq, Bahrain), 2016-01-30)
    In this paper, the performance of some operating systems (Windows 7, Windows XP, and Fedora 12) are evaluated over IEEE 802.11n WLAN (Wireless LAN), for TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol), ...
  • Analysis of e-commerce sites using the 7C Framework, by developing a software tool 

    Yang, Chih-Hsiang (2016)
    Businesses are moving rapidly to leverage the internet to market and sell their products through virtual stores or websites. The success of an enterprise is directly linked to e-commerce quality, and for businesses to ...
  • Lounging with robots – social spaces of residents in care : a comparison trial 

    Peri, Kathryn; Kerse, Ngaire; Broadbent, Elizabeth; Jayawardena, Chandimal; Kuo, Tony; Datta, Chandan; Stafford, Rebecca; MacDonald, Bruce (Wiley Online Library, 2016)
    Aims: To investigate whether robots could reduce resident sleeping and stimulate activity in the lounges of an older persons’ care facility. Methods: Non-randomised controlled trial over a 12-week period. The ...