Recent Submissions

  • Evaluating mobile games for diabetes education 

    Baghaei, Nilufar; Nandigam, David; Casey, John; Direito, Artur; Maddison, Ralph (Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2015-12)
    Mobile games can be effective, evidence-based, and motivating tools for the promotion of children's health. Traditional method for diabetic education relies heavily on written materials and there is only a limited amount ...
  • Effect of channel impairments on radiometric fingerprinting 

    Rehman, Saeed; Sowerby, Kevin W.; Shafiq, Alam; Ardekani, Iman; Komosny, Dan (IEEE Communications Society, 2015-12)
    To increase network security and mitigate identity theft attacks, much of the research is focused on traditional bit-level algorithmic. In conventional wireless networks, security issues are primarily considered above the ...
  • Analysis and prevention of account hijacking based incidents in cloud environment 

    Tirumala, Sreenivas Sremath; Sathu, Hira; Naidu, Vijay (2015-12)
    Cloud computing is a technological breakthrough in computing. It has affected each and every part of the information technology, from infrastructure to the software deployment, from programming to the application maintenance. ...
  • Phonated speech reconstruction using twin mapping models 

    Sharifzadeh, Hamid; HajiRassouliha, Amir; McLoughlin, Ian V.; Ardekani, Iman; Allen, Jacqueline E. (IEEE Communications Society, 2015-12)
    Computational speech reconstruction algorithms have the ultimate aim of returning natural sounding speech to aphonic and dysphonic individuals. These algorithms can also be used by unimpaired speakers for communicating ...
  • Free and open source intrusion detection systems : a study 

    Tirumala, Sreenivas Sremath; Sathu, Hira; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (IEEE, 2015-07)
    Importance of cyber security cannot be denied in the current cyber environment. With continuous growth of internet, cyber security has become a necessity for both big and reputed organizations as well as small businesses ...
  • Comparative whisper vowel space for Singapore English and British English accents 

    Sharifzadeh, Hamid; Ardekani, Iman; McLoughlin, Ian V. (Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Association (APSIPA), 2015-12)
    Whispered speech, as a relatively common form of communications, has received little research effort in spite of its usefulness in everyday vocal communications. Apart from a few notable studies analysing the main whispered ...
  • Progress report on a proposed theory for software development 

    Kirk, Diana; MacDonell, Stephen G. (SCITEPRESS (Science and Technology Publications) Digital Library, 2015-07)
    There is growing acknowledgement within the software engineering community that a theory of software development is needed to integrate the myriad methodologies that are currently popular, some of which are based on opposing ...
  • Remediation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia : landscape strategies and collaboration 

    Heng, Rithy (2015-10)
    This research project investigates and proposes strategies for the remediation of a brownfield site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The overarching strategy is collaboration, phased over time, between the Government, developers ...
  • The New Coast : how can an environmentally sustainable model of coastal development be developed? 

    Xu, Gao (2015)
    How can we sustainably develop the coastline as a part of urban area for the future? How can we develop the coastline with environmental tourism? This project is about developing the coastal zone for tourism in environmentally ...
  • Constructing a professional education : a new architecture degree at Unitec 1994. 

    Francis, Kerry (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2015-12)
    Abstract: In 1994 Unitec Institute of Technology welcomed its first cohort of enthusiastic students into the new Bachelor of Architecture programme within the School of Architecture and Construction. This new programme, a ...
  • Inconsistent coherence in post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand. 

    Rennie, Julian (2015-10)
    Many city layouts are born out nineteenth century Victorian formality : axial roads, planned open spaces, with the overarching visual coherence that would shape the character of its inhabitants. This paper uses ...
  • Saving the past : new challenges for earthquake prone buildings in New Zealand 

    Murphy, Chris (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2015-12)
    The challenges facing heritage buildings in New Zealand will become all the more significant if legislation to strengthen building code requirements for these buildings is enacted. The strengthening proposals particularly ...
  • Climate change, natural hazards and the Auckland Unitary Plan : too little too late? 

    Murphy, Chris (Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 2015-09)
    Natural hazards remain a substantial risk for the people of Auckland, its property and its infrastructure. With over 3100 km of coastline and extensive urbanization, Auckland remains vulnerable to hazardous coastal erosion ...
  • Ernst Plischke and the Dixon Street Flats 

    Schnoor, Christoph (Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 2015-07)
    Ernst Plischke’s life and work have been thoroughly researched and written about. However, one crucial moment still remains uncertain – and it seems that, for New Zealand Architectural History, much hinges on this one ...
  • Biculturalism in New Zealand correctional facilities 

    Laidlaw, Reagan; Schnoor, Christoph (2015-07)
    In New Zealand architecture, notions of biculturalism have been addressed in a slowly increasing manner over the past 30 years. But has architecture in New Zealand taken these notions seriously in institutions, such as ...
  • The use of big data and HRIS by HR practitioners in new zealand: empirical evidence from a longitudinal study 

    Du Plessis, Andries; Fourie, Leon (Global Business and Technology Association, 2015-07)
    This paper stems from a longitudinal research project over twenty years. The influence of ‘Big Data’ on the HR practitioner’s roles, goals and activities is huge in how their function is creating and adding value to the ...
  • Placing nations' sectoral surpluses and deficits into their global context 

    Rankin, Keith (New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE), 2015-07)
    This statistical presentation builds on previous papers (Rankin 2014a, 2014b) which explore the literature of financial balances. Using current account and general government net lending, the paper analyses private sector ...
  • Feeding forward for reflective learning in vocational education 

    Wilson, Richard (2015-02)
    STUDENTS NEEDED MORE HELP They weren't clear on the area of study No formative feedback was given to help them gauge their progress Much of their study was out of context Feedback early would allow them to reflect ...
  • The influence of employees' perceptions on business strategy of small and medium-sized enterprises 

    Du Plessis, Andries; Phasinsaksith, Sompaseuth; Fourie, Leon; Sukumaran, Sukesh (Global Business and Technology Association, 2015-07)
    The purpose of this research is to understand the influence of employees’ perceptions about business strategy in order to identify the factors that contribute to a successful strategy. The research also examines employees’ ...
  • How do you like your BIM? 

    McGarrigle, Malachy (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2015-07)
    This paper’s objective is to investigate what practitioners across various disciplines in NZ construction including academia expect to find in BIM models. What specific information do they actually want from models and can ...

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