The Distributed Computing Research Group (DCRG) is focused on investigating distributed and network computing concepts and implementations.

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The Distributed Computing Research Group (DCRG) is focused on investigating distributed and network computing concepts and implementations.


Research Contact:

A/Prof. Frans Henskens, Director


The Distributed Computing Research Group (DCRG) is focused on investigating distributed and network computing concepts, implementation of distributed computing in a multi-disciplinary context, and eResearch. The DCRG has forged close collaborations with the Schizophrenia Research Institute (SRI), the Priority Research centre for Health Behaviour (PRCHB) and Health Behaviour Research Group (HBRG) of which A/Prof Henskens is a Principal Researcher, and the Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH). Our group is part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia and is headed by Associate Professor Frans Henskens.

Some of our research areas include:

  • Web services and transactions
  • Distributed and grid computing
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Component-based software design
  • Computer-based professional educationand decision support
  • Internet-based medical applications
  • Software agents

Recent Research Projects

Project Title

Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank

DCRG Project Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr David Paul 

Collaborators

  • Mr Jason Bridge
  • Prof Vaughan Carr
  • Prof Stan Catts
  • Ms Liesl Duffy
  • Prof Assen Jablensky
  • A/Prof Carmel Loughland
  • Dr Katherine McCabe
  • Prof Pat Michie
  • Prof Bryan Mowry
  • Prof Chris Pantelis
  • Prof Ullrich Schall
  • Prof Rodney Scott
  • A/Prof Paul Tooney

External Funding

Australian Research Council (2005: $95,254)

National Health & Medical Research Council (2006: $1,750,000) (2006: $399,000) (2009: $16,800) (2010: $7,162) (2011: $440,650)

Neuroscience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (2007: $235,000)

Schizophrenia Research Institute (2007: $199,621)

Pratt Foundation

Hunter Medical Research Institute

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens

Recent Publications

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Bridge, J. "Improving the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", eResearch Australasia, Accepted August 2013.

Paul, D.J., Henskens, F.A., Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Bridge, J., Duffy, L., Carr, V., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., and Scott, R.J. "Issues Preventing the Migration of the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank to The Cloud", International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2012), IADIS, pp. 305-308, 2012.

Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Bridge, J., Henskens, F.A., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Scott, R. and Carr, V. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Biobank (ASRB): An audit of the first five years of resource access", Schizophrenia Research 136(Supplement 1), Elsevier, pp. S249-250, 2012.

Henskens, F.A., Paul, D., Loughland, C., Bridge, J., McCabe, K., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Tooney, P., Duffy, L. and Carr, V. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Biobank (ASRB): IT development and management of a live e-research system", Schizophrenia Research 136(Supplement 1), Elsevier, pp. S250, 2012.

The Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium (ASRB Authors: Carr, Catts, Henskens, Jablensky, Loughland, Michie, Mowry, Pantelis, Schall, Scott), "Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Five New Schizophrenia Loci", Nature Genetics, 43(10), pp. 969-976, DOI 10.1038/ng.940, 2011.

Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens, F., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Toonewy, P., Scott, R., Bridge, J., Draganic, D., Carr, V. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): The first 550 schizophrenia sample profile", International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, USA, April, 2011.

Carr, V., Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Nasir, A., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens. F., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Tooney, P. and Scott, R. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): demographic, clinical and neuropsychological profile of participants with schizophrenia", Australian Schizophrenia Conference, 2010.

Loughland, C., Draganic, D., McCabe, K., Richards, J., Nasir, A., Allen, J., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens, F., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Scott, R., Tooney, P., Carr, V. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank: A database of comprehensive clinical, endophenotypic and genetic data for aetiological studies of schizophrenia", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 44(11):1029-1035, 2010 (Download).

McCabe, K., Loughland, C., Nasir, A., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens, F., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Scott, R. and Carr, V. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): Quality assurance and control for a comprehensive clinical, neuropsychological, genetic and neuroimaging database for researchers", Schizophrenia Research Society Congress, Florence, 2010.

Carr, V., Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Nasir, A., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens, F., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U. and Scott, R. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): Demographic, clinical and neuropsychological profiles for the first 500 participants with schizophrenia", Schizophrenia Research Society Congress, Florence, 2010.

Carr, V. J., Loughland, C. M., Catts, S., Henskens, F. A,, Jablensky, A., Michie, P. T., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U. A., Scott, R., "A database of comprehensive clinical, endophenotypic and genetic data for aetiological studies of schizophrenia", Schizophrenia Bulletin, San Diego, CA, 0586-7614, 2009.

Richards, J., Loughland, C. M., Aphale, M., Henskens, F. A., Carr, V. J., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Michie, P., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., Scott, R. and Lewin, T. J., "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB) Computer-Based Clinical Assessment Software (CAS): Development and Application", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2008.

Loughland, C. M., Carr, V. J., Lewin, T. J., Tooney, P., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Henskens, F. A., Mowry, B., Michie, P., Pantelis, C., Schall, U., and Scott, R., "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): Biobanking for schizophrenia research", Australasian Biospecimen Network, Sydney, Australia, November 2008.

Carr, V. J., Loughland, C. M., Catts, S. V., Henskens, F. A., Jablensky, A., Michie, P. T., Mowry, B., Pantelis, C., Schall, U. A., Scott, R., "A progress report on the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1440-1614, 2008.

Carr, V., Schall, U., Michie, P., Scott, R., Jablenski, A., Mowry, B., Catts, S., Henskens, F. and Pantelis, C., "An overview of the Australian schizophrenia research bank: Linking brain function and structure with genetics in a large sample of schizophrenia cases and controls", In World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 2007.

Loughland, C. M., Michie, P. M., Stain, H., Babcock, J., Jablensky, A., Draganic, D., Lewin, T. J., Schall, U., Scott, R., Mowry, B., Catts, S., Henskens, F. A., Pantelis, C. and Carr, V. J., , "The national recruitment and assessment of people with schizophrenia: The ASRB experience", Australian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference, November 2007.

Carr V.J., Loughland C.M., Draganic D., Lewin T.J., Schall U., Scott R., Jablensky A., Mowry B., Michie P., Catts S., Henskens F.A., Pantelis C. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research

Project Title

Computer Forensics

DCRG Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Mr Mark Wallis 

Collaborators

Dr Ewa Huebner
Dr Derek Bem

Recent Publications

Huebner, E., Bem, D., Henskens, F. A. and Wallis, M. "Persistent systems techniques in forensic acquisition of memory", Journal of Digital Investigation 4(3-4), pp. 129-137, 2008.

Huebner, E. and Henskens, F. A. "The role of operating systems in computer forensics", SIGOPS Operating Systems Review 42, 3 (Apr. 2008), 1-3.

Huebner, E. and Henskens, F. A. (Editors) "Operating Systems Review - Special Edition on Computer Forensics", ACM, 42(3), April 2008.

Project Title

Web Services Transactions

DCRG Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Michael Hannaford
Dr David Paul
Dr Maurice Ashton

Recent Publications

Paul, D. and Henskens, F. A. "Engineering Flexible Service-Oriented Transactions", Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer-Verlag, Accepted August 2013.

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Dynamic Transactional Workflows In Service-Oriented Environments", Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST2013), Aachen, Germany, pp. 26-36, 2013.

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Simulating Web Services Transactions", Web Services Principles & Applications (WSPA), INSTICC/ACM-SIGMIS, pp. 615-623, 2011.

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Per-request Contracts for Web Services Transactions", 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems & Technologies (WEBIST-2010), INSTICC, pp. 81-88, 2010.

Paul, D., Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Transaction Support for Interactive Web Applications", 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems & Technologies (WEBIST-2008), Funchal-Madeira, Portugal, INSTICC, May 2008.

Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Isolation and Web Services Transactions", 8th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Applications and Technologies, Adelaide, Australia, December 2007.

Henskens, F.A. and Ashton, M.G. "Graph-based Optimistic Transaction Management", Journal of Object Technology, vol. 6, no. 6, July/August 2007, pp. 131-148 (Paper).

Henskens, F. A. "Web Service Transaction Management", International Conference on Software & Data Technologies (ICSOFT), Barcelona, Spain, 22-25 July 2007.

Project Title

Distributed Database

DCRG Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Michael Hannaford
Dr. B.M. Monjurul Alom

Publications

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Indexing and Querying Semistructured Data Views of Relational Database", Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 10(6), pp. 118-133, 2010.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Query Processing using Dynamic Relational Structure for Semistructured Data", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 104-113, 2010.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Deadlock Detection and Optimization Views of Distributed Database", Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering (IJCTE. ISSN: 1793-8201), 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "DRXQP: A Dynamic Relational XML Query Processor", 7th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 194-199, 2010.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Optimisation of Detected Deadlock Views of Distributed Database", International Conference on Data Storage and Data Engineering (DSDE 2010), IEEE, Bangalore, India, pp. 44-48, 2010 (Download).

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Query Processing and Optimization in Distributed Database Systems", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 143-152, 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Performance Evaluation on Storing and Querying Database with Compression Views of Distributed Environment", International Journal of Computational Science, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 456-471, 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Querying Semistructured Data with Compression in Distributed Environments", 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1546-1553, April 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Deadlock Detection Views of Distributed Database", Communications in Computer and Information Science, 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 730-737, April 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Single Vector Large Data Cardinality Structure to Handle Compressed Database in a Distributed Environment", Communications in Computer and Information Science 47, Springer-Verlag, pp. 147-160, 2009.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Compressed Database Structure To Manage Large Scale Data In A Distributed Environment", International Conference on Software & Data Technologies (ICSOFT-08), Porto, Portugal, INSTICC, pp. 37-42, July 2008.

Alom, B. M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Storing Semistructured Data Into Relational Database Using Reference Relationship Scheme", International Conference on Software & Data Technologies (ICSOFT-08), Porto, Portugal, INSTICC, pp. 118-126, July 2008.

DCRG Project Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr David Paul

Collaborators

Intersect
Laureate Prof Jon Borwein
Prof Bogdan Dlugogorski
A/Prof Evatt Hawkes
Prof Leo Radom
Various other eResearch researchers at UoN and other Australian and international Universities


Project Title

Renewing Intersect's share of the National Computational Infrastructure's peak facility

External Funding

Australian Research Council (2013: $1,025,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

A High Performance Computing Cluster and Storage for the INTERSECT Consortium of NSW

External Funding

Australian Research Council (2011: $500,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

Flexible architecture high-performance computing facility for the Intersect consortium of New South Wales

External Funding

Australian Research Council (2009: $500,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Recent Publications

Paul, D. Henskens, F.A. Loughland C.M., Bridge, J., McCabe K., Carr, V.J., Catts, S.V., Jablensky, A., Michie, P.T., Mowry, B.J., Pantelis, C., Schall, U. and Scott, R.J., "IT Development and Management of a Live e-Research System: Experiences with the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", HealthInf-12, Vilamoura, Portugal, INSTICC, pp. 125-130, 2012.

Henskens, F., Carr, V., Catts, S., Jablensky, A., Michie, P., Loughland, C., McCabe, K., Mowry, B., Nasir, A., Pantelis, C., Rasser, P., Paul, D., Richards, J., Schall, U. and Scott, R. "The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB): An example of eResearch", Schizophrenia Research Society Congress, Florence, 2010.

Henskens, F. A., Carr, V. J., Catts, S. V., Jablensky, A., Michie, P. T., Loughland, C. M., Mowry, B. J., Nasir, A., Pantelis, C., Paul, D., Rasser, P., Richards, J. M., Schall, U. and Scott, R. J., "An Example of eResearch: The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", eResearch Australasia, November 2009.

Henskens, F. A., Loughland, C. M., Aphale, M. S., Paul, D., Richards, J. M., Rasser, P., Carr, V. J., Catts, S. V., Jablensky, A., Michie, P. T., Mowry, B. J., Pantelis, C., Schall, U. and Scott, R. J. "IT Support for the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank", HealthInf-09, Porto, Portugal, INSTICC, pp. 405-410, January 2009.

Project Title

Data Capture for the Data Commons (QuON)

DCRG Project Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Mr Mark Wallis
Dr David Paul

External Funding

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (2011: $200,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens

Recent Publications

Paul, D., Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Nolan, K. "QuON - A Generic Platform for the Collation and Sharing of Web Survey Data", Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST2013), Aachen, Germany, pp. 111-116, 2013.

DCRG Project Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr David Paul

Collaborators

  • Prof Amanda Baker
  • Ms Gill Batt
  • Dr Allison Boyes
  • Dr Jamie Bryant
  • Dr Mariko Carey
  • Dr Tara Clinton-Mcharg
  • Dr Charles Douglas
  • Emeritus Prof Michael Hensley
  • Dr Patrick McElduff
  • Prof Ian Olver
  • A/Prof Chris Paul
  • Dr Jeff Pretto
  • Ms Shiho Rose
  • Dr Heidi Turon
  • Emeritus Prof Neil Rees
  • Dr Ian Roos
  • Laureate Prof Rob Sanson-Fisher
  • Ms Rochelle Smits
  • Dr Scott Twaddell
  • Ms Paula Vallentine
  • Dr Amy Waller
  • Dr Nick Zdenkowski

Project Title

Who decides and at what cost? Comparing patient, surrogate and oncologist perspectives on end of life care.

External Funding

National Health & Medical Research Council (2013: $252,111)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?

External Funding

Cancer Council NSW (2013: $175,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

Reducing psychosocial burden among women diagnosed with breast cancer and their support persons: A randomised controlled trial of a web-based intervention.

External Funding

Hunter Medical Research Institute (2013: $20,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

Evaluating the acceptability of a web-based approach to improve knowledge transfer to general practice regarding care for sleep disorders.

External Funding

Sleep Health Foundation (2012: $18,000)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

A randomised controlled trial of online versus telephone-based information and support: Can electronic platforms deliver effective care for lung cancer patients?

External Funding

National Health & Medical Research Council (2012: $321,251)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Project Title

The role of individual patient, social support and treatment centre variables in the psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients.

External Funding

National Health & Medical Research Council (2011: $494,604)

DCRG Funding Investigators

A/Prof. Frans Henskens


Recent Publications

Rose, S., Emmett, B., Pretto, J., Hensley, M., Henskens, F., Tindall, K. and Paul, C. "Accuracy of questionnaire-based measures for predicting sleep disoriented breathing", Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 11(Suppl.2):23, 2013.

Rose, S., Emmett, B., Paul, C., Hensley, M., Henskens, F. and Pretto, J. "Relationships between nutrition knowledge, obesity and severity of sleep-disordered breathing", Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 11(Suppl.2):24, 2013.

Paul, C.L., Carey, M., Yoong, S., D'Este, C., Makeham, M. and Henskens, F.A., "Access to chronic disease care in the general practice setting: The acceptability of implementing systematic waiting room screening using computer-based patient-reported risk status", British Journal of General Practice, DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X671605, 2013.

Paul, C., Carey, M., Hall, A.E., Lynagh, M.C., Sanson-Fisher, R.W. and Henskens, F.A. "Improving access to information and support for patients with less common cancers: haematological cancer patients' views about web-based approaches", Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4): e112, 2011.

Project Title

Component-based runtime environment for cross-platform applications

Research Higher Degree Student

Mr Mark Wallis

Supervisors

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Michael Hannaford
Dr David Paul

Recent Publications

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "The Super-Browser: A New Paradigm for Web Applications", INTERNET 2012, IARIA, pp. 24-30, 2012.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Web 2.0 Data: Decoupling Ownership from Provision", Journal On Advances in Internet Technology, 4(1&2), pp. 47-59, IARIA, 2011

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M., "Peer-based Complex Profile Management", Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing; Springer Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol 368, pp. 103-111, 2011.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Overcast Skies - What Cloud Computing Should Be?", 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing & Services Science (CLOSER-2011), INSTICC/ACM-SIGMIS, pp. 73-78, 2011.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Classification and Modelling of Web Technologies", 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems & Technologies (WEBIST-2011), INSTICC/ACM-SIGMIS, pp. 151-156, 2011.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Component Based Runtime Environment for Internet Applications", IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2010), Perth, Australia, November 2010.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "A Distributed Content Storage Model for Web Applications", International Conference on Evolving Internet, IEEE, pp. 98-103, 2010 (Best Paper Award).

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Expanding the Cloud: A component-based architecture to application deployment on the Internet", IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 569-570, 2010.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "A public/subscribe model for personal data on the Internet", 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems & Technologies (WEBIST-2010), INSTICC, pp. 183-186, April 2010.

Wallis, M., Paul, D., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Web Browser Transactionality", 5th International Conference on Web Information Systems & Technologies (WEBIST-2009), Lisboa, Portugal, INSTICC, pp. 93-100, March 2009.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Application Based Meta Tagging of Network Connections", 5th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, USA, IEEE Computer Society, April 2008.

Wallis, M., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "A System for Robust Peer-to-Peer Communication With Dynamic Protocol Selection", 8th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Applications and Technologies, Adelaide, Australia, December 2007.

Wallis, M. and Henskens, F.A. "WEWORM: An Ethical Worm Generation Toolkit", 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, March 2007.


Project Title

Pedagogical-based Learning Object System to Support Self-regulated Learning of Computer Science

Research Higher Degree Student

Mr Ali Alharbi

Supervisors

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Michael Hannaford

Recent Publications

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "A Pedagogical-Based Learning Object System to Support Self- Regulated Learning", Computer Supported Education (CSEDU2013), Aachen, Germany, pp. 106-115, 2013.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Student-Centered Learning Objects to Support the Self-Regulated Learning of Computer Science", Creative Education - Special Edition on Higher Education, Scientific Research Publishing (USA), DOI:10.4236/ce.2012.326116, pp.773-783, 2012.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "A Domain-Based Search Engine to Support Self-Regulated Learning", Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 1(1), pp. 83-93, 2012.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F.A. and Hannaford, M.R. "Computer Science Learning Objects, A Case Study from Online Learning Object Repositories", International Conference on e-Education, Entertainment and e-Management (ICEEE 2011), IEEE, pp. 326-328, 2011.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Learning Object Evaluation Metrics Based on Learning Styles Theory", Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite, pp. 33-35, 2011.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "An Investigation into the Learning Styles and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies for Computer Science Students", Changing Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite, pp. 36-46, 2011.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Pedagogical Framework to Improve the Quality of Learning Objects in Collaborative E-Learning Systems", 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, INSTICC/ACM-SIGITE, pp. 353-358, 2011.

Alharbi, A., Henskens, F. A. and Hannaford, M. R. "Integrated Standard Environment for the Teaching and Learning of Operating Systems Algorithms Using Visualizations", ICCGI 2010, Valencia, Spain, pp. 205-208, 2010.


Project Title

A Software Development Process for BDI Multiagent Systems

Research Higher Degree Student

Mr Aaron Hector

Supervisors

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Michael Hannaford

Recent Publications

Hector, A., Henskens, F.A. and Hannaford, M.R. "A Software Engineering Process For BDI Agents", Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, LNAI 4953, pp. 132-141, ISBN 978-3-540-78581-1, 2008.

Narasimhan, V.L. and Hector, A. A NewOntology for Software Agent Technology in Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology, 2004, 29-32.

Hector, A. and Narasimhan, V.L. A New Classification Scheme for Software Agents Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, 2005, 191-196.

Hector, A. and Narasimhan, V.L. A Description and Preliminary Analysis of an Ontology for Autonomous Agents International Journal of Information Technology Vol 1, 2005, 272-279.


Project Title

Decision Support in Psychiatry

Research Higher Degree Student

Dr Irosh Fernando

Supervisors

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr Martin Cohen

Recent Publications

Fernando, I. and Henskens, F. A. "Drill-Locate-Drill Algorithm for Diagnostic Reasoning in Psychiatry", Journal of Machine Learning and Computing, 3(5), DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2013.V3.358, pp. 449-452, 2013.

Fernando, I. and Henskens, F. A. "ST Algorithm for Medical Diagnostic Reasoning", Polibits (48), ISSN 1870-9044, pp. 23-29, 2013.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., Talebian, M. and Cohen, M. "A Simple Model for Evaluating Medical Treatment Options", Applied Computing & Information Technology, Springer, Accepted July 2013.

Fernando, I. and Henskens, F. A. "Modelling Diagnostic Reasoning Based on Mental State Examination", Journal of Modelling and Optimization, Accepted June 2013.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "An Approximate Reasoning Model for Medical Diagnosis", Studies in Computational Intelligence Vol. 492, Springer, pp. 11-24, 2013.

Fernando, I., Cohen, M., and Henskens, F. A., "A Systematic Approach to Clinical Reasoning in Psychiatry", Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3): pp. 224-230, 2013.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "A Web-Based Platform for Collaborative Development of a Knowledgebase for Psychiatric Case Formulation and Treatment Decision Support", e-Health 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, April 2012.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "A Collaborative and Layered Approach (CLAP) for Medical Expert System Development: A Software Process Model", 10th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2012), IEEE/ACIS, DOI:10.1109/ICIS.2012.4, pp. 497-502, 2012.

Fernando, I., Cohen, M., and Henskens, F. A., "Pattern-based Formulation: a Methodology for Psychiatric Case Formulation", Australasian Psychiatry, 20(2), pp. 121-126, 2012 (Download).

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "An Expert System Model in Psychiatry For Case Formulation and Treatment Decision Support", HealthInf-12, Vilamoura, Portugal, INSTICC, 2012.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "A Domain Specific Expert System Model for Diagnostic Consultation in Psychiatry", 12th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2011), Sydney, Australia, 2011.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "A Domain Specific Conceptual Model for a Medical Expert system in Psychiatry, and a Development Framework", e-Health, Rome, Italy, July, 2011.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., and Cohen, M., "Developing a universal algorithm for clinical reasoning in Psychiatry", Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference (ASPR09), Canberra, December 2009.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A., Cohen, M. and Athauda, R., "Integrating Clinical Knowledge for Automated Reasoning and Synthesis-Tapping the Power of Information Technology into Psychiatry", Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress (RANZCP09), Rotorua, New Zealand, October 2009.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A. and Cohen, M., "A Framework for Knowledge Storing, Context-Sensitive Retrieval and Synthesis in Psychiatry", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 43, Supplement 1, May 2009.

Fernando, I., Henskens, F. A. and Cohen, M., "Towards Data-Oriented Clinical Information Systems and Datamining- Can They Beat Clinical Trials?", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 43, Supplement 1, May 2009.

Project Title

Multi-Agent Hierarchical Cooperative Reinforcement Learning

Research Higher Degree Student

Mr Bilal Abedalguni

Supervisors

A/Prof Stephan Chalup
A/Prof. Frans Henskens
A/Prof Huilin Ye
Dr Yuqing Lin


Project Title

Modeling and Simulation of Insider Attacks Activities in Cloud Computing System

Research Higher Degree Student

Mr Ala' Mughaid

Supervisors

A/Prof. Frans Henskens
Dr David Paul