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  • Arabic machine translation: A survey of the latest trends and challenges

    Ameur, M.S.H.; Meziane, Farid; Guessoum, Ahmed; University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), Algeria; University of Derby (Elsevier, 2020-09-15)
    Given that Arabic is one of the most widely used languages in the world, the task of Arabic Machine Translation (MT) has recently received a great deal of attention from the research community. Indeed, the amount of research that has been devoted to this task has led to some important achievements and improvements. However, the current state of Arabic MT systems has not reached the quality achieved for some other languages. Thus, much research work is still needed to improve it. This survey paper introduces the Arabic language, its characteristics, and the challenges involved in its translation. It provides the reader with a full summary of the important research studies that have been accomplished with regard to Arabic MT along with the most important tools and resources that are available for building and testing new Arabic MT systems. Furthermore, the survey paper discusses the current state of Arabic MT and provides some insights into possible future research directions.
  • Experimental validation of fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor energy conversion system for electric vehicle applications

    Moualek, R.; Benyahia, N.; Bousbaine, A.; Benamrouche, N.; Mouloud Mammeri University, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; University of Derby (Springer Singapore, 2020-08-20)
    Due to the increasing air pollution and growing demand for green energy, the most of research is focused on renewable and sustainable energy. In this work, the PEM fuel cell is proposed as a solution to reduce the impact of the internal combustion engines on air pollution. In this paper a PEM fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor energy conversion system is proposed to ensure the energy demand for an electric vehicle is achieved. The storage system consisting of a battery and supercapacitor offers good performance in terms of autonomy and power availability. In this paper, an energy management of the PEM fuel cell electric vehicle has been first simulated in Matlab/Simulink environment and the results are discussed. Second, a Realtime experimental set up is used to test the performance of the proposed PEM fuel cell electric vehicle system. Experimental results have shown that the proposed system is able to satisfy the energy demand of the electric vehicle.
  • Implementation of fuel cell and photovoltaic panels based DC micro grid prototype for electric vehicles charging station

    Benyahia, N.; Tamalouzt, S.; Denoun, H.; Badji, A.; Bousbaine, A.; Moualek, R.; Benamrouche, N.; Mouloud Mammeri University, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; Abderrahmane Mira University, Bejaia, Algeria; University of Derby (Springer Singapore, 2020-08-20)
    Today, electric vehicle (EV) appears as an evident solution for the future automotive market. The introduction of EV will lead to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and decrease the travelling cost. However, electric vehicle is truly an ecological solution only if the production of electricity necessary for its operation is produced from sustainable energy sources. In this paper, an Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) through sustainable energy sources via a DC micro-grid system has been proposed. The proposed system includes a fuel cell (FC), photovoltaic (PV) panels, storage battery and possibility of a connection to the grid. In this work a low power prototype of a micro-grid based EVCS has been first validated using a numerical simulation under Matlab/Simulink using variable irradiance and number of recharging vehicles. In the second part of this paper, an EVCS prototype has been realized in the laboratory. The tests are realized using an emulator of the PEM fuel cell with the concept of the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). The objective of this emulation is to evaluate the performances of the whole system without the need for a real fuel cell. The whole system is implemented on the dSPACE 1103 platform and the results of the tests are discussed.
  • An experimental online judge system based on docker container for learning and teaching assistance

    Yibo, Han; Zhang, Zheng; Yuan, Bo; Bi, Haixia; Shahzad, Mohammad Nasir; Liu, Lu; Nanyang Institute of Technology, Nanyang, China; University of Derby; University of Leicester (IEEE, 2020-04-09)
    Programming Languages are core courses in computer science and computing-related disciplines, and there are increasing demands on improving the experiences, motivation and efficiency of programming language teaching and learning. In recent decades, online judge (OJ) systems have been popularly adopted in educational environments to support real-time learning feedback, and provide interactive programming practice. However, most existing OJ systems rely on significant resource for hardware virtualization, and suffer from long development cycles and extensive maintenances. This paper proposed a course-oriented OJ system based on the Docker Container techniques to significantly reduce the cost and maintenance of deployment of existing OJ system. The proposed approach is designed in the form of an experimental system, which is effective in stimulating the students to learn programming language and assist the instant assessment of coursework. Meanwhile, our proposed system can be integrated with major massive open online course (MOOC) systems for assessment. The efficiency and performance of our proposed system has been evaluated and tested by 1460 students in Nanyang Institute of Technology during term time between 2018 and 2019.
  • Proton exchange membrane fuel cell modules for ship applications

    Tamalouzt, S.; Benyahia, N.; Bousbaine, A.; University of Bejaia, Algeria; Mouloud Mammeri University, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; University of Derby (Springer, 2020-08-20)
    In this article, we proposed a more reliable architecture composed of five fuel cell modules (FC), a storage system composed of battery and supercapacitor was also proposed to support the operation of the fuel cell. The main objective of this work is to study the feasibility of using the global system for small marine applications. In this paper, the global system was modeled and then simulated using Matlab/Simulink. The fuel cell is used as the main power source; each fuel cell is connected with a DC bus via a DC–DC boost converter. The Energy Storage System (HESS) is controlled as a fast-bidirectional auxiliary power source, it contains a battery and supercapacitors and each source is connected to the DC bus via a bidirectional buck-boost DC–DC converter (BBDCC). In order to optimize the HESS, the supercapacitors and the batteries are designed to allow high-efficiency operation and minimal weight. The entire system’s energy management algorithm (PMA) is developed to satisfy the energy demand of the boat. Finally, simulation tests are presented in Matlab/Simulink and discussed, where the effectiveness of the proposed system with its control is confirmed.
  • Performances analysis of a micro-grid connected multi-renewable energy sources system associated with hydrogen storage

    Tamalouzt, Salah; Benyahia, Nabil; Tounzi, Abdelmounaim; Bousbaine, Amar; University of Bejaia, Algeria; University M/Mammeri of Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; University of Lille, France; University of Derby (IntechOpen, 2020-09-09)
    This work highlights the modelling and simulation of a micro-grid connected renewable energy system. It comprises of wind turbine (WT) based on doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), photovoltaic generator (PV), fuel cell (FC) generator, a Hydrogen tank, a water electrolyser used for long-term storage, and a battery bank energy storage system (BBESS) utilized for short-term storage. In this paper, a global control strategy and an energy management strategy are proposed for the overall system. This strategy consists in charging the BBESS and producing hydrogen from the water electrolyser in case of power excess provided from WT-DFIG and photovoltaic generators. Therefore, the FC and the BBESS will be used as a backup generator to supply the demand required power, when the WT-DFIGs and the PV energy are deficient. The effectiveness of this contribution is verified through computer simulations under Matlab/Simulink, where very satisfactory results are obtained.
  • A qualitative analysis of psychological processes mediating quality of life impairments in chronic daily headache

    Tenhunen, Katri; Elander, James; University of Derby (SAGE Publications, 2005-05-01)
    Quality of life impairments are greater in chronic daily headache (CDH) than in episodic headache conditions like migraine. This qualitative interview study aimed to identify psychological processes associated with quality of life impairments among individuals meeting diagnostic criteria for CDH. Grounded theory analysis showed that perceived loss of control was the central experience mediating the impact of CDH on quality of life. The results provide explanations for previous quantitative findings about quality of life impairments in CDH and could inform interventions to reduce the impact of CDH. Further research could also examine the roles played by perceived control in the onset and development of CDH, including possible links with pre-emptive analgesic use.
  • Configuration of enterprise support towards the clean growth challenge: a place-based perspective

    Baranova, Polina; Paterson, Fred; Gallotta, Bruno; University of Derby (SAGE, 2020-09-17)
    Although clean growth has been identified as one of the grand challenges of the UK Industrial Strategy, public policy paid little attention to the configuration of business support towards enhancing clean growth potential of SMEs. The dominant approach of policymakers to the design of enterprise support interventions appears to be ‘place-blind’ and downplays the challenges that SMEs face in engaging with the clean growth policy agenda. Based on a mixed methods methodology, involving a survey of 306 businesses, a range of public engagement exercises and an extensive interview schedule, the study explores SMEs engagement with the clean growth challenge and associated business support mechanisms. We conceptualise the nexus of place-policy-practice as a way of framing policymaking approach in addressing the challenge. As part of the clean growth policy implementation, business support mechanisms need to move beyond a singular focus on energy efficiency and shift towards a holistic approach to capacity building for sustainable development. Small business needs to project a district voice in the definition of place in the local industrial strategies and have access to enterprise support which is place-based, policy-informed and practice-relevant.
  • Z-boson production in p-Pb collisions at $$ \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} $$ = 8.16 TeV and Pb-Pb collisions at $$ \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}} $$ = 5.02 TeV

    Acharya, S.; Adamová, D.; Adler, A.; Adolfsson, J.; Aggarwal, M. M.; Aglieri Rinella, G.; Agnello, M.; Agrawal, N.; Ahammed, Z.; Ahmad, S.; et al. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-09-10)
    Measurement of Z-boson production in p-Pb collisions at √sNN = 8.16 TeV and Pb-Pb collisions at √sNN = 5.02 TeV is reported. It is performed in the dimuon decay channel, through the detection of muons with pseudorapidity −4 < ημ < −2.5 and transverse momentum pTμ > 20 GeV/c in the laboratory frame. The invariant yield and nuclear modification factor are measured for opposite-sign dimuons with invariant mass 60 < mμμ < 120 GeV/c2 and rapidity 2.5 < ycmsμμ< 4. They are presented as a function of rapidity and, for the Pb-Pb collisions, of centrality as well. The results are compared with theoretical calculations, both with and without nuclear modifications to the Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs). In p-Pb collisions the center-of-mass frame is boosted with respect to the laboratory frame, and the measurements cover the backward (−4.46 < ycmsμμ < −2.96) and forward (2.03 < ycmsμμ < 3.53) rapidity regions. For the p-Pb collisions, the results are consistent within experimental and theoretical uncertainties with calculations that include both free-nucleon and nuclear-modified PDFs. For the Pb-Pb collisions, a 3.4σ deviation is seen in the integrated yield between the data and calculations based on the free-nucleon PDFs, while good agreement is found once nuclear modifications are considered.
  • Specialized business incubators as a strategy for small and medium-sized enterprises in the industry 4.0 era – a systemic approach

    Bosques-Brugada, G., Mendoza-del Villar, L.A., Oliva-López, E., Garza-Reyes, J.A., Tupa, J.; University of Derby (IEOM Society, 2020-08)
    The present research aims to get a holistic view of the characteristics of specialization in business incubators models. This paper centers on building a general framework by taking into account a holistic look at the features, profiles, advantages, and disadvantages of specialization in business incubators models. The strategy aims to impact mainly stakeholders by adopting business incubators strategies, especially to those tenant firms of the manufacturing sector related to emerging technologies such as Industry 4.0 technologies. Moreover, the framework is built based on the discussion of the leading representatives' heads of the specialization in the field of specialized business incubators' models. The strategy aims to reduce the current short-term death rate expectancy prevailing in the contemporary economic context by a robust business model for business incubation. Business incubators hold tenants into a hub with not only supportive facilities for the business without investing vital capital, which is not part of their core chain value but also harnessing the closer source of knowledge transfer and skilfully workforce-related on these technologies. Finally, remarks and recommendations are proposed for futures tenant companies' prospects, who wish to reduce the bankruptcy risk by boosting innovative goods and services with high technological development in a specific field of knowledge.
  • Arts in health: Pregnancy, birth & new parenthood

    Hogan, Susan; University of Derby (Routledge, 2020-08-06)
    Art making offers a means for women to express and understand their changed sense of self-identity and sexuality as a result of pregnancy and motherhood. This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book introduces readers to the various ways in which art is being used with women who are experiencing different stages of childbearing–who may be unable to conceive and are struggling with infertility treatment, or experience miscarriage and loss, or are facing other issues of adjustment. It acknowledges that ideals around pregnancy and childbirth are highly contested, that this contestation, coupled with the very liminality of the event itself is challenging, if not potentially destabilising for new mothers and their partners. The English political activist and law reporter Vanessa Olorenshaw has pointed out that motherhood demands interdependence and sits uncomfortably with the dominant neo-liberal ideology of ‘self’ and ‘individualism’ as the core objects of a happy selfhood.
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    Hogan, Susan; University of Derby (Routledge, 2020-02-24)
  • Use of social marketing principles in sexual health: an exploratory review

    Akbar, M Bilal; French, Jeff; Lawson, Alison; University of Derby (Westburn Publishers Ltd, 2020-09-17)
    This paper presents a systematic review of the use of social marketing principles in sexual health studies in order to determine the effectiveness of the programmes. Systematic literature review method was used, and Andreasen’s (2002) benchmark criteria were adopted to analyse the use of social marketing principles in the selected studies. There is evidence of full use of some elements of Andreasen’s (2002) benchmark criteria, for example, consumer research, behaviour change objectives and segmentation. The use of the marketing mix theory and exchange elements were limited, whereas the evidence of the use of competition is not noted. In addition, the majority of the selected studies focus on short-term objectives leading to varying and inconsistent outcomes. Overall, no single element of Andreasen’s (2002) benchmark criteria was independently associated with the success of any of the selected studies. The review highlights a need to use more social marketing principles in planning and implementing sexual health programmes to enhance their effectiveness. Improvement in performance might be achieved through the development and application of a new social marketing informed methodology for designing social programmes on sexual health.
  • Myths for a wetlands imaginary

    McCloskey, Paula; University of Derby (Paula McCloskey, 2019-11)
    This ; a place of their own (artist duo Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy) project explores the potential of art to create resistant wetland imaginaries as alternate to dominant carbon and capitalist ones. Commissioned by Arts Catalyst for Waltham Forest Borough Council’s Art Assembly, it was developed through a 3-month residency at Walthamstow Wetlands Centre (WWC) and included participatory workshops (on maps, stories and myths), a site-responsive performance walk and multi-media gallery installation. The inquiry asks how a transdisciplinary art practice working with the sciences and indigenous knowledges opens up alternate ways for disparate communities to think about climate change, biodiversity and colonialism; and what the role of art can be in producing resistant counter-imaginaries to capitalist and carbon imaginaries? Wetlands are one of the earth's most important ecologies, yet also one of the most threatened. This project situated wetland loss as part of global colonialism (Gómez-Barris, 2018), and attended to a paradoxical condition of wetlands which has immense potential: while their global destruction is due to dominant carbon/capitalist imaginaries they can yet open up new imaginaries through their unique ecologies, biological processes, entanglements of human/nonhuman, local and global relevance, and in enabling different knowledges. My transdisciplinary method involved collective inquiry, working with different specialist knowledges: environmental scientists (e.g Dr. Ian Crump), indigenous artists (e.g Rod Garlett, Noongar people, W. Australia), London Wildlife Trust, writer/artist Season Butler and sound artist Gary Young, and situated knowledges from Waltham Forest community. The residency made visible intimate relationships between personal, local, experiences of wetlands and their planetary dimension. The performance and public installation articulated complex biological, ecological and political ideas of new multiple relational possibilities. These activities started to reveal a ‘global wetlands imaginary’ as an ecological imaginative space for human and nonhuman co-existence, as a metaphor for new forms of multispecies solidarity. As part of the art and spatial research practice ;a place, of their own. ( Dr Paula McCloskey (Derby University) and Dr Sam Vardy (Sheffield Hallam University) were commissioned by Arts Catalyst ( (funded by Arts Fund) to produce art and spatial research practice project Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary. This project developed through a residency at Walthamstow Wetlands Centre (WWC) over 3 months, as an inquiry into global wetlands loss and an exploration of resistant wetland imaginaries, including arts-based participatory workshops producing maps, stories and myths, a site-responsive performance-walk and multi-media interactive installation. In 2019 ; a place, of their own was commissioned by Arts Catalyst to lead on an Arts Fund funded project as part of first London Borough of Culture Waltham Forest Borough of Culture ( We were asked to develop a ‘radically socially engaged’ art project in the London borough of Waltham Forest, which would culminate in a sharing ‘Assembly day’ on the 23 November 2019. Having conducted some research we developed a project ‘Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary’ a project s site-responsive project, which employed arts and spatial methods to work with communities of Waltham Forest Borough to explore our continued concern with climate urgency by focusing on the importance of wetlands, both locally to Waltham Forest, as well as globally. Waltham Forest is a borough in northeast London divided in terms of its demographic; with the south being a more urban district and socio-economically less affluent, than the suburban areas to the north, the latter also having better access green spaces (Waltham Forest Report, 2018). The River Lea lies to the west and adjoins marshland onto which the Walthamstow reservoirs which were built over fifty years between 1853 and 1904 by the East London Waterworks Company (Walthamstow Wetlands, 2020). Over the years the Walthamstow reservoirs grew to meet the needs of an expanding London, and in the 1970s the control of the Wetlands went to Thames Water. In 2017, following a partnership project (Waltham Forest Council, London Wildlife Trust and Heritage Lottery Fund) the purpose of which was to transform the site into a distinctive urban, multipurpose, wetland reserve, Walthamstow Wetlands opened to the wider public. The site is 211-hectares with a smaller satellite of Woodberry Wetlands and now offers 300,000 local residents within a two-mile radius easy public access to one of the largest urban nature reserves (Gearey, et al, 2019). Wetlands are one of the earth's most important ecologies, yet also one of the most threatened. Wetlands globally are intimately related to settler colonial practices, particularly through urbanisation (Giblett, 2018) which has destroyed wetlands and the indigenous communities depending on them across most continents. Exploring indigenous knowledges and relations to wetlands (e.g. in Australia and Canada) opens up important counter-narratives of the wetlands and counter-histories of colonisation, from the perspective of the land and indigenous people. This project situates wetland loss as part of global colonialism (Gómez-Barris, 2017, 2018), responding to the proposition that wetlands embody a paradoxical condition which has immense potential - while their global destruction is due to dominant carbon/capitalist imaginaries they yet hold potential to open up new imaginaries through their unique ecologies, biological processes, entanglements of human/nonhuman, their local and global relevance, and in enabling different knowledges. This inquiry asks us to pay attention to wetlands, from their histories which are social and culturally mediated with many being destroyed as part of the colonial project, hydroengineering or land development with devastating human/nonhuman and ecological impacts. In so doing, we explore other interactions with wetlands, locally and global that allow us to (re)imagine wetlands as we attempt to forge alternative to dominant imaginaries. The inquiry asks how a transdisciplinary art practice working with the sciences and indigenous knowledges, as well as popular culture opens up alternate ways for disparate communities to think about climate change, biodiversity and colonialism; and what the role of art can be in producing resistant counter-imaginaries to capitalist and carbon imaginaries? Walthamstow Wetlands are an historic reservoir system in north-east London that still performs a vital role in supplying 3.5 million London households with water. Over the years the Walthamstow reservoirs grew to meet the needs of an expanding London, and in the 1970s the control of the Wetlands went to Thames Water. There are two significant Victorian industrial buildings still standing on the site, the Coppermill and the Marine Engine House (Walthamstow Wetlands, 2020). The Wetlands are now a sanctuary for a notable variety of wetlands birds, with over 300 different plant species. reservoirs grew to meet the needs of an expanding London, and in the 1970s the control of the Wetlands went to Thames Water. There are two significant Victorian industrial buildings still standing on the site, the Coppermill and the Marine Engine House (Walthamstow Wetlands, 2020). Theoretically the work is grounded in critical approaches to geopolitics (e.g. notions of 'geopower' from Elizabeth Grosz, Elizabeth Povinelli and decolonisation from Sylvia Wynter, Kathryn Yusoff, and others). Astrida Neimanis hydrocommons is an important in conceiving of the wetlands as a figure. She writes: as bodies of water we leak and seethe, our borders always vulnerable to rupture and renegotiation. With a drop of cliché, I could remind you that our human bodies are at least two-thirds water, but more interesting than these ontological maths is what this water does – where it comes from, where it goes, and what it means along the way. Our wet matters are in constant process of intake, transformation, and exchange – drinking, peeing, sweating, sponging, weeping. Discrete individualism is a rather dry, if convenient, myth. (Neimanis, 2017, p 2). Neimanis thinking with water, as water conjures a watery imaginary to challenge anthropocentrism. It serves as a counter to human discreetness and notions of separatedness from an external, stable ‘nature’ out there. This is important to thinking more specifically as wetlands, of how they are sites of watery embodiment as are humans. ‘Wetlands’ as material and as concept signify the urgency and viscerality of wetlands in the face of climate urgency , as well as being incredibly effective ‘carbon sinks’ they contribute to global biodiversity, providing safe drinking water, and minimise flood risk. Wetlands thus span a nexus of theoretical, scientific and artistic inquiry. They are complex ecologies that are generative of and sustainers of life, both human and nonhuman. They are asignfying as places of sense and affect, with flows of energies. They are dynamic planes that quiver and vibrate. They are historical places of social relations and political praxis with each wetland site bearing witness to complex situated histories. to think of how an art practice might offer something different – not a re-representing of the wetlands, or a presentation or visualisation of some of the science but we wanted to create a visceral encounter, an affective intra-action that started to enact a wetland imaginary through experience. This research developed through a multi-modal arts inquiry, including arts-based participatory workshops producing maps, stories and myths, a site-responsive performance-walk and multi-media installation. Initial research involved site visits to Walthamstow Wetlands, walking, taking pictures, meeting people with specialist knowledge, such as Ian Crump (Biodiversity Office, Thames Water) and meeting community members. Ian walked us around the wetlands sharing his knowledge of the flora and fauna, we well we the complex water treatment processes. These discussions, the walking process and documenting, along with desktop research revealed the specific relations of this wetlands, in terms of its histories, and its evolution to a mixed purpose, complex ecology, recreation space, and water treatment centre. This was a public facing event where invited participant to explore wetlands at the Walthamstow Wetlands Centre (WWC The first part of the workshop involved a guided walk around the wetlands by Alison O’Conner from the London Wildlife Trust. This walk situated the participants (20-30) in the local wetlands condition, an embodied experience from which to explore global wetlands in the second part of the workshop. The Walthamstow site with its unique characteristics meant that the mapping workshop, storytelling workshop, performance and the interactive installation were strongly site-responsive, situated and specific, while from the outset we looked to understand them within their planetary condition. The basis for the mapping was the ‘Ramsar’ interactive website ( ‘Ramsar’ refers to the Convention on Wetlands, the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975. Since then, almost 90% of UN member states, from all the world’s geographic regions, have acceded to become “Contracting Parties” ( The Ramsar Sites Information Service (RSIS) provides online information on wetlands that have been designated as internationally important, hosting an interactive map ( This site includes a searchable database of Ramsar Sites, which holds information on the wetland types, ecology, land uses, threats, hydrological values of each Site as well as spatial information: • downloadable copies of Ramsar Information Sheets (RISs) for each site which have been provided by the Contracting Parties, including maps and supplementary information, Site summaries, and exportable data sets; and • digital (GIS) boundaries of Sites, where available. ( Following the guided walk, and a presentation by Sam Vardy and Paula McCloskey of the overall project background including an introduction to ‘wetlands’, and both the local and global context, we turned to the Ramsar database to collectively explore other wetlands across the planet. Having explored the database as a presentation, and demonstrating the process of inquiry, participants were asked to work in pairs or threes to explore the planetary wetlands on the system and select one; to download a satellite image and key information about the chosen wetland, and to write a short story or myth about it. The activity was used to further the discussion about wetlands, to share understandings, experiences and ideas and to start to collectively visualise the planetary condition and characteristic of the figure of the wetlands. The documentations (satellite map, text about the sites) were then printed to form part of the interactive exhibition at the Assembly Day on the 23rd November 2019. Storytelling Workshop 07.11.2019 We invited the writer/artists Season Butler ( to lead a session following on from the mapping workshop. Season is a writer and artist, interested in similar themes of climate urgency and explored through performance and writing. Season guided the group through a series of writing exercises from which they would start to write their own wetlands myths. Performance Walk 07.11.2019 A key element to the research was to create a site-responsive performance. Through a combination of desk-top research, co-researching and co-thinking about wetlands from different people’s experiences with the participants in the workshops (detailed above), working with indigenous artists Rod Garlett and undertaking many site visits we started to devise a performance walk. The site visits allowed us to spend time with the wetlands, experience how it changes as the season change from late summer hot summer days when the water teemed with life, the air was heavy and Interactive installation 23.11.2019 On the 23 November 2019, as part of Waltham the three-month residency culminated with the Art Assembly Festival in Walthamstow as a celebration of Waltham Forest being London’s 2019 Borough of Culture. For this we created We also created a new audio-visual film using original footage from Walthamstow Wetlands and a devised multi-media installation which involved workshops, talks, mapping and a soundscape performed by sound artists Gary Stewart. Over 300 attended on the day and participated. References: Comyn-Platt, E., Hayman, G., Huntingford, C.,Chadburn, S., Burke,E., Harper, A., Collins, W., Webber, C., Powell, T., Cox, P., Gedney, N., Sitch. S., Carbon Budgets for 1.5 and 2 °C Targets Lowered by Natural Wetland and Permafrost Feedbacks. 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  • Crisis management for people with dementia at home: Mixed‐methods case study research to identify critical factors for successful home treatment

    Hopkinson, Jane; King, Amanda; Young, Lucy; McEwan, Kirsten; Elliot, Fiona; Hydon, Kate; Muthukrishnan, Sabarigirivasan; Tope, Rosie; Veitch, Anne; Howells, Cristie; et al. (Wiley, 2020-08-27)
    Best practice in dementia care is support in the home. Yet, crisis is common and can often result in hospital admission with adverse consequences. The objective of this mixed‐methods case study research was to identify the critical factors for resolving crisis for a person with dementia living at home. The research was an in‐depth investigation of what happens during crisis for people with dementia and how it is managed by a Home Treatment Crisis Team to resolution and outcome at 6 weeks and 6 months. The methods were; observation of crisis management for 15 patients with dementia (max three observations per patient, total 41), interviews with patients with dementia (n = 5), carers (n = 13) and professionals (n = 14, range one to six interviews per person, total 29), focus group (nine professionals), and extraction of demographics and medical history from medical records. Analysis focused on the identification of factors important for crisis resolution and avoidance of hospital admission. Critical factors for the Home Treatment Crisis Team to enable successful crisis resolution were: immediate action to reduce risk of harm, expertise in dementia care and carer education, communication skills to establish trust and promote benefits of home treatment, shared decision‐making, medication management, addressing the needs of carers independently of the person with dementia and, local availability of respite and other community services. The Home Treatment Crisis Team integrated the seven factors to deploy a biopsychosocial systems approach with embedded respect for personhood. This approach enabled crisis resolution for a person with dementia by creating a system of services, treatments, resources and relationships, ‘Safe Dementia Space’, in the community with avoidance of hospital admission in more than 80% of referrals. The identified critical factors for crisis resolution are important considerations in the design and delivery of home treatment services for people with dementia.
  • AfCFTA and lex mercatoria: reconceptualising international trade law in Africa

    Onyejekwe, Chisa; Ekhator, Eghosa; Canterbury Christ Church University; University of Derby (Taylor and Francis, 2020-09-08)
    This paper focuses on the Agreement for the Establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It argues that commercial activities in precolonial Africa was akin to the phenomenon of lex mercatoria in medieval Europe. It discusses two major tenets embedded in the AfCFTA: the variable geometry principle and the dispute settlement mechanism. It argues that for structural and comparative purposes, these principles (variable geometry and dispute settlement) form the kernel of modern lex mercatoria in the African context. This paper concludes by advocating that the AfCFTA will enhance the principles of lex mercatoria by promoting African trade principles.
  • The career development profession: Professionalisation, professionalism, and professional identity

    Gough, John; Neary, Siobhan; University of Warwick; University of Derby (Oxford University Press, 2020-09)
    This chapter examines the professionalisation of career development provision in countries across the world. ‘Professionalisation’ and ‘professionalism’ are explored through several concepts, including social closure, the professional project, and the regulatory bargain. The chapter argues that professionalism is a useful and important concept for the career development field but recognises the challenges that the field has had in achieving professional status. It recognises some of the critiques that exist of professionalism and explores how these relate to careers professionals. It then argues that increasing professionalism within the field needs to be understood as an ongoing process that has to be conducted on the personal, organizational, and professional level. The chapter concludes by outlining some key strategies that the field can use to advance the cause of professionalism in the future.
  • Enlightenment science, technology and the industrial revolution: a case study of the Derby philosophers c1750-1820

    Elliott, Paul; University of Derby (Arkwright Society, Cromford, 2020-08-30)
    After briefly reviewing the historiography of Enlightenment science, industry and the Derby philosophers, this essay examines industry and science in eighteenth-century Derby and the industrial orientation of the philosophical societies. It then explores the relationship between the leading entrepreneurs and manufacturers Jedediah Strutt and Richard Arkwright and the ‘Derby Philosophers’, demonstrating how much they gained from their association with the Derby Philosophical Society. This is especially evident, as it demonstrates when we consider the case of Erasmus Darwin, first president of the Society, and how as a physician, avid mechanic and experimenter, he helped meld the worlds of Enlightenment science and industry. Likewise, whilst the struggles that Arkwright experienced over his patents during the 1780s has been often described, viewing these from the perspective of the Derby Philosophers adds a new dimension to our understanding of the relationship between scientific associations, industrial innovation and entrepreneurialism. The article concludes with a critical investigation of the role of the sciences in agriculture and domestic economy and the part played by the Derby Philosophers in promoting scientific education for what they believed to be the benefit of industry and manufactures.
  • Supplier selection for smart supply chain: An adaptive fuzzy-neuro approach

    Zekhnini, K., Cherrafi, A., Bouhaddou, I., Benghabrit, Y., Garza-Reyes, J.A.; Moulay Ismail University, 50500 Meknes, Morocco; University of Derby (IEOM Society, 2020-08)
    In recent years, companies have experienced international changes that have occurred as a result of technological advances, market globalization, or natural disasters. So, organizations are trying to improve their performance in order to be more competitive. In other words, organizations’ competitiveness highly depends on their suppliers. At present, companies need to consider and include so-called ‘resilience’, ‘sustainability’, and ‘smartness’ in the supplier’s selection to retain a competitive advantage. In this context, the purpose of this paper is to present an intelligent decision-making model for selecting the appropriate suppliers. For doing so, a set of criteria evaluation was determined to respond to the novel era circumstances. The suggested work is helpful for academics as well as professionals as it emphasizes the importance of resilient-sustainable supplier selection in the digital era.
  • Exploring network embedding for efficient message routing in opportunistic mobile social networks

    Yuan, Bo; Anjum, Ashiq; Panneerselvam, John; Liu, Lu; University of Derby; University of Leicester (IEEE, 2020-01-13)
    With the advancement in communication technologies and the widespread availability of mobile devices, the opportunistic mobile social networks (OMSNs) are gaining momentum in supporting spontaneous communication and interaction among end-users who opportunistically contact each other. However, existing research on message routing in OMSNs face major challenges on achieving a high routing efficiency and low latency for social information request. This paper proposes a personalised message routing (PMR) framework that leverages an inductive network embedding model and an attention-based mechanism to facilitate efficient message routing in opportunistic networks. Specifically, the network embedding model encompasses a higher-order proximity profiling algorithm in order to embed both the content-based and structure-based network features beyond immediate friends into low dimensional representations. Further, we present an attentional neural network model to learn user-friend preferences, for the purpose of capturing the diversified interests among connected users and to determine the most informative friends during the message dissemination process. The performance of our proposed framework is evaluated through simulations on three real-world mobile network trace datasets and the experimental results show that the proposed PMR framework considerably and consistently outperforms the state-of-the-art message routing methods.

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