• 60 years of creativity in business organizations

      Sosa Medina, R; Connor, AM; Rive, P (Design Research Society 2016, 2016)
      This paper analyses the role of creativity in business organizations by examining the core ideas of an article published sixty years ago as a way to elucidate how relevant they are today in view of the research literature. ...
    • 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 two methods applied to the optimisation of fluid power circuits

      Connor, AM; Tilley, DG (Research Studies Press, 1997)
      This paper describes two optimisation methods which can be applied to the parameter selection stage of Fluid Power System design. These two methods used are a Genetic Algorithm (GA) and a Tabu Search method, both of which ...
    • 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 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 multi-thread tabu search algorithm

      Connor, AM (MCB University Press, 1999)
      This paper describes a novel refinement to a Tabu search algorithm that has been implemented in an attempt to improve the robustness of the search when applied to particularly complex problems. In this approach, two Tabu ...
    • A tabu search environment for engineering design optimisation

      Connor, AM; MacDonell, SG (AUT UniversityMcMaster University, 2004)
    • A tabu search method for the optimisation of fluid power circuits

      Connor, AM; Tilley, DG (SAGE Publications Ltd., 1998)
      This paper describes the development of an efficient algorithm for the optimization of fluid power circuits. The algorithm is based around the concepts of Tabu search, where different time-scale memory cycles are used as ...
    • The A-Z of creative technologies

      Connor, AM; Sosa Medina, R (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST), 2018)
      This paper undertakes an initial critical analysis of Creative Technologies as a means to gain insight to the nature of this as an emerging field. The paper utilises an approach previously used in the design discipline to ...
    • Activity Recognition Evaluation Via Machine Learning

      Rameka, ANA; Connor, AM; Kruse, J (European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), 2019)
      With the proliferation of relatively cheap Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart environments have been highlighted as an example of how the IoT can make our lives easier. Each of these ‘things’ produces data which can ...
    • An automatic architecture reconstruction and refactoring framework

      Schmidt, F; MacDonell, SG; Connor, AM (Springer (Studies in Computational Intelligence v.377), 2012)
      A variety of sources have noted that a substantial proportion of non trivial software systems fail due to unhindered architectural erosion. This design deterioration leads to low maintainability, poor testability and reduced ...
    • An extensible framework for automatic knowledge extraction from student blogs

      Connor, AM; Martin, M; Joe, S (AIRCC Publishing Corporation, 2014)
      This article introduces a framework for automatically extracting knowledge from student blogs and injecting it into a shared resource, namely a Wiki. This is motivated by the need to preserve knowledge generated by students ...
    • An integrated tool set to support software engineering learning

      Philpott, A; Buchan, J; Connor, AM (Software Engineering Research Group (SERG), the University of Auckland, 2007)
      This paper considers the possible benefits of an integrated Software Engineering tool set specifically tailored for novice developers, and reflects on the experience of having software engineering students produce various ...
    • An intuitive tangible game controller

      Connor, AM; Foottit, J; Brown, D; Marks, S (ACM, 2014)
      This paper outlines the development of a sensory feedback device providing a low cost, versatile and intuitive interface for controlling digital environments, in this example a flight simulator. Gesture based input allows ...
    • Augmented body: changing interactive body play

      Martin, M; Charlton, J; Connor, AM (ACM, 2014)
      This paper investigates the player’s body as a system capable of unfamiliar interactive movement through digital mediation in a playful environment. Body interactions with both digital and non-digital environments are ...
    • Autonomous requirements specification processing using natural language processing

      MacDonell, SG; Min, K; Connor, AM (International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA), 2005)
      We describe our ongoing research that centres on the application of natural language processing (NLP) to software engineering and systems development activities. In particular, this paper addresses the use of NLP in the ...
    • Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering

      Pais, S; Talbot, A; Connor, AM (National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ), 2009)
      This paper examines the perceived research-practice gap in software requirements engineering, with a particular focus on requirements specification and modelling. Various contributions by researchers to write requirements ...
    • Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering through effective teaching and peer learning

      Connor, AM; Buchan, J; Petrova, K (IEEE, 2009)
      In this paper, we introduce the concept of the research-practice gap as it is perceived in the field of software requirements engineering. An analysis of this gap has shown that two key causes for the research-practice gap ...
    • Building services integration: a technology transfer case study

      Connor, AM; Siringoringo, WS; Clements, N; Alexander, N (National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ), 2007)
      This paper details the development of a relationship between Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Building Integration Software Company (bisco) and how projects have been initiated that add value to the bisco ...
    • A computational intuition pump to examine group creativity: building on the ideas of others

      Sosa Medina, R; Connor, AM (International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2015, 2015)
      This paper presents a computational approach to modelling group creativity. It presents an analysis of two studies of group creativity selected from different research cultures and identifies a common theme (“idea build-up”) ...