• A comparison of modeling techniques for software development effort prediction 

    MacDonell, SG; Gray, AR (Springer-Verlag, 1998)
    Software metrics are playing an increasingly important role in software development project management, with the need to effectively control the expensive investment of software development of paramount concern. Research ...
  • A comparison of semi-deterministic and stochastic search techniques 

    Connor, AM; Shea, K (Springer, 2000)
    This paper presents an investigation of two search techniques, tabu search (TS) and simulated annealing (SA), to assess their relative merits when applied to engineering design optimisation. Design optimisation problems ...
  • A comparison of techniques for developing predictive models of software metrics 

    Gray, A; MacDonell, SG (Elsevier, 1997)
    The use of regression analysis to derive predictive equations for software metrics has recently been complemented by increasing numbers of studies using non-traditional methods, such as neural networks, fuzzy logic models, ...
  • A computational neurogenetic model of a spiking neuron 

    Kasabov, N; Benuskova, L.; Wysoski, S. (IEEE, 2005)
    The paper presents a novel, biologically plausible spiking neuronal model that includes a dynamic gene network. Interactions of genes in neurons affect the dynamics of the neurons and the whole network through neuronal ...
  • A contextual information retrieval framework 

    Limbu, D; Connor, AM; MacDonell, SG (National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ), 2005)
    The amount of information on the Internet is constantly growing and the challenge now is one of finding relevant information. Contextual information retrieval (CIR) is a critical technology for today's search engines to ...
  • A dialogic approach to online facilitation 

    Swann, J (ASCILITE, 2009)
    Social construction of understanding has long been a significant underlying principle of learning and teaching and while there are many models for the design of online activities to promote this there are considerably fewer ...
  • A dialogic approach to online facilitation 

    Swann, J (ASCILITE, 2010)
    Social construction of understanding has long been a significant underlying principle of learning and teaching and while there are many models for the design of online activities to promote this there are considerably fewer ...
  • A framework for contextual information retrieval from the WWW 

    Limbu, DK; Connor, AM; MacDonell, SG (International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA), 2005)
    Search engines are the most commonly used type of tool for finding relevant information on the Internet. However, today’s search engines are far from perfect. Typical search queries are short, often one or two words, and ...
  • A fuzzy logic approach to computer software source code authorship analysis 

    Kilgour, RI; Gray, AR; Sallis, PJ; MacDonell, SG (Springer-Verlag, 1998)
    Software source code authorship analysis has become an important area in recent years with promising applications in both the legal sector (such as proof of ownership and software forensics) and the education sector (such ...
  • A novel microarray gene selection method based on consistency 

    Hu, Y; Pang, S; Havukkala, I (IEEE Computer Society Press, 2006)
    Consistency modeling for gene selection is a new topic emerging from recent cancer bioinformatics research. The result of classification or clustering on a training set was often found very different from the same operations ...
  • A novel solution for diagnostic printing 

    Barr, K; Diegel, O; Parker, S; Henry, S (AUT University, 2011)
  • A perspective-based understanding of project success 

    McLeod, L; Doolin, B; MacDonell, SG (John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
    Answering the call for alternative approaches to researching project management, we explore the evaluation of project success from a subjectivist perspective. An in-depth, longitudinal case study of information systems ...
  • A prototype tool to support extended team collaboration in agile project feature management 

    Licorish, S; Philpott, A; MacDonell, SG (ISRST, 2009)
    In light of unacceptable rates of software project failure agile development methodologies have achieved widespread industry prominence, aimed at reducing software project risks and improving the likelihood of project ...
  • A PSO based adaboost approach to object detection 

    Mohemmed, AW; Zhang, M; Johnston, M (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    This paper describes a new approach using particle swarm optimisation (PSO) within AdaBoost for object detection. Instead of using the time consuming exhaustive search for finding good features to be used for constructing ...
  • A simulation framework to support software project (re)planning 

    Kirk, D; MacDonell, S (IEEE, 2009)
    Planning and replanning software projects involves selecting activities according to organisational policies, project goals and contexts, deciding how to effect the activities, and dealing with uncertainty in activity ...
  • A split & merge approach to metric-topological map-building 

    Schmidt, J.; Wong, C.; Yeap, W. (IEEE, 2006)
    We present a novel split and merge based method for dividing a given metric map into distinct regions, thus effectively creating a topological map on top of a metric one. The initial metric map is obtained from range data ...
  • A systematic mapping on the use of visual data mining to support the conduct of systematic literature reviews 

    Felizardo, KR; MacDonell, SG; Mendes, E; Maldonado, JC (Academy Publisher, 2012)
    A systematic literature review (SLR) is a methodology used to find and aggregate all relevant existing evidence about a specific research question of interest. Important decisions need to be made at several points in the ...
  • A systematic mapping study on dynamic metrics and software quality 

    Tahir, A; MacDonell, SG (IEEE Computer Society, 2012)
    Several important aspects of software product quality can be evaluated using dynamic metrics that effectively capture and reflect the software's true runtime behavior. While the extent of research in this field is still ...
  • A systems approach to software process improvement in small organisations 

    Kirk, D; MacDonell, S (Delta/Publizon, 2009)
    There is, at the present time, no model to effectively support context-aware process change in small software organisations. The assessment reference models, for example, SPICE and CMMI, provide a tool for identifying gaps ...
  • A tabu search environment for engineering design optimisation 

    Connor, AM; MacDonell, SG (AUT UniversityMcMaster University, 2004)