Category Archives: SC 2014

School of Computing Student Conference 2014, University of Portsmouth

The 2014 conference was a busy and lively event, business and university guests meeting nearly 40 students from the School to discuss their work.  A panel of judges assessed the software demonstrations and posters. The prize winners were: Best software demonstration … Continue reading

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Teleoperation and the Fire Service

Joseph Udonsak, BSc Computer Science Every year, an average of 340 people die in a fire related incident. Steps have been taken to remedy this situation such as more intensive training for firefighters, hiring more firefighters and improving the standard … Continue reading

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Peer-to-peer file synchronisation app (Android and Desktop PC)

Ben McQueen, BSc Computer Science Smartphones and tablets are increasing in popularity along with demand for file synchronisation software so that users of these devices can access their documents, videos and music. There are currently a several “cloud” based services … Continue reading

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Mobile Health: User Centred Development to Support Women with Postnatal Depression

Omobolanle Adeyeye, PhD Student The existence of mobile devices has resulted in the use of mobile technology to support health care and self-help management. There are a lot of women suffering from postnatal depression (O’Hara et al 1993), particularly in many cases they feel unwell remaining undiagnosed and without treatment (Heneghna et … Continue reading

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Collaborative online drawing platform

Will Albone, BSc Web Technologies The high level concept for this piece of software is Google Docs meets Photoshop. HTML5 Canvas is used to allow the user to draw while a combination of WebRTC, WebSockets, Ajax and node.js are used to … Continue reading

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Smart Ambient: Development of Mobile Location Based Service to Support Informal Learning in Culture Heritage Domain

Alaa Alkhafaji, PhD Student The purpose of this research is to explore and develop a potential of location-based mobile application to support informal learning in the cultural heritage domain. A major contribution is to develop a task model for mobile … Continue reading

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Modelling students’ sentiment for real-time interventions in classrooms

Nabeela Altrabsheh, PhD Student Analysing students’ real-time feedback can be beneficial to both the student and the lecturer. However, when collecting real-time feedback in the past, some lecturers found it difficult to analyse it while teaching. Furthermore, analysing feedback manually … Continue reading

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Legal Challenges of Research Involving People Living with Dementia

Claire Ancient, PhD Student It is important to consider the legal implications when designing interfaces for people living with dementia using participatory design methodologies. One important piece of legislation is the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The act was passed … Continue reading

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Bringing nonlinear web storage to desktop and mobile devices

Joe Attard-Owen, BSc Web Technologies This web application offers a non-linear way of storing information, for personal use. It is based on a corkboard metaphor, making use of technologies such as cloud storage and sharing. Web and mobile platforms have … Continue reading

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Development of Android App in connection to NFC tag technologies in Retail Industry

Jamie Bassett, BSc Web Technologies This artefact represents a web application specifically designed for Android users, making use of the Near-Field Communication (NFC) technologies that are incorporated with the hardware on the devices. My aims and objectives involved researching into … Continue reading

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