cloud computing ()

Areas of Expertise

Our future society, and its economy, will be built within a seamless environment of networked information resources. IIDI's Network Theme has been created to meet the demands of this society. Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai leads the Network Theme, which seeks to develop local human capital in the fields of...

Projects

A Semantic-Driven Cloud Migration Framework
Cloud computing is a fast emerging ICT technology to achieving an innovative and sustainable digital economy. It is expected to be a dominating model and technology of the ICT sector for the next 15 years. In the current practice, the migration of existing software to cloud(s) and the remigration...
Towards Green, Sustainable and Personalisable E-Business Services
The project will advance the current state of art of e-business and cloud computing by developing a novel approach to cloud-based e-business service evolution and personalisation. We'll seek further funding from the research councils and EU calls based on the partnership.
LPT Productions digital platform development project
This project aims to create an automated survey infrastructure for psychometric testing.
Feasibility Study for ISS Ltd
IIDI are working with Intelligent Storage Solutions through an Innovation Voucher
Information Sharing between the Police and their Community Partners
This is a three year PhD award from the SIPR (Scottish Institute for Policing Research) and focuses on creating new models for information sharing between the police and their community partners.
Summerhall (KTP 1572)
This KTP project aims at creating advanced customized printed material.
Fibrehub Europe Ltd
This KTP project aims at producing enhanced Web based material for high quality customized print.
FI-STAR (Future Internet: Social and Technological Alignment Research)
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options to caregivers and patients, which were unthinkable 20 years ago.
Pro-talk
This IIDI project led by Alistair Lawson, Pro-talk, is investigating the development of an online analysis software API to enable feedback to be given aimed at helping learners of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to improve their pronunciation and understanding of English prosody.
Scalable and Open Framework for Human/Digital Trust between Informal/Formal Personal Health Care Infrastructures
This project extends the e-Health Cloud-based Platform, and integrates with assisted living. The project integrates Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP, and has created a novel governance policy infrastructure using a circle-of-trust relationship for assisted living, which then links to...
RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time assessment of the risks associated with affiliate marketing networks.
IIDI & Flexiant Ltd
This research project studies the feasibility of a Cloud-based platform which is used to evaluate the performance of digital forensics tools. Along with measuring key quality metrics, such as true-positives, and false-positives, the platform also measures operational performance, such as the speed...
Callendar Estate
The focus of this project is to integrate novel interaction methods for forestry.
NET Training
The training course focuses on .NET Web and Windows training using C#/
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with Sourcerail Ltd supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme. https://www.sourcerail.com/

Members

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2759
Elias Ekonomou
Lecturer
E.Ekonomou@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2789
Daren Fang
Research student
D.Fang@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2303
John Howie
Visiting Professor
J.Howie@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Alistair Lawson
Associate Professor (Reader)
al.lawson@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2730
Shancang Li
Lecturer
S.Li@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2822
Richard Macfarlane
Lecturer
r.macfarlane@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2335
Grzegorz Spyra
Research student
G.Spyra@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Christoph Thuemmler
Professor
c.thuemmler@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2758
Zhe Wang
Research student
z.wang2@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2303
Charley Celice
Researcher
c.celice@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
l.fan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2438
Jamie Graves
Affiliate Research Fellow
j.graves@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Paul Lapok
Researcher
p.lapok@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Petra Leimich
Lecturer in Security and Networks
P.Leimich@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2593
Owen Lo
Research Fellow
o.lo@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Gordon Russell
Senior Lecturer
g.russell@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2754
Zhiyuan Tan
Lecturer
Z.Tan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2822
Omair Uthmani
Academic
o.uthmani@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Alastair Wilson
Visting Academic
A.Wilson2@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455

Publications

Spyra, G., Buchanan, B. (2016). Protecting Documents with Sticky Policies and Identity-Based Encryption. In: (Ed.) TC - Future Technologies Conference 2016 6-7 December, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . IEEE.

Spyra, G., Buchanan, B., Ekonomou, E. (2016). Sticky policy enabled authenticated OOXML. In: (Ed.) TC - 2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI) 2016 13-15 July, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . IEEE.

Tan, Z., Saleem, K., Buchanan, W. (2016). Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare. In: (Ed.) Health 4.0: How Industry 4.0 and Virtualization are Revolutionizing Healthcare (In-print), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O. (2015). The Future Internet: A World of Secret Shares. Future Internet 2015, 7, (), 445-464.

Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., Pahl, C. (2015). An Approach to Unified Cloud Service Access, Manipulation and Dynamic Orchestration via Semantic Cloud Service Operation Specification Framework. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 4, (14), .

Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O. (2015). RESCUE: Resilient Secret Sharing Cloud-based Architecture. In: (Ed.) 2015 IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances of Trust, Security and Privacy, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Helsinki, Finland: . IEEE Computer Society.

Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I. (2014). A Loosely-coupled Semantic Model for Efficient Cloud Service Search and Retrieval. In: (Ed.) IARIA Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Fang, D., Liu, X., Liu, L., Yang, H. (2014). OCSO: Off-the-cloud service optimization for green efficient service resource utilization. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 3, (9), .

Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K. (2014). Benefits Management of Cloud Computing Investments. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 5, (7), .

He, X., Chomsiri, T., Nanda, P., Tan, Z. (2014). Improving Cloud Network Security Using Tree-Rule Firewall. Future Generation Computer Systems, 30, (), 116-126.

Lawson, A., Attridge, A., Lapok, P. (2014, September). Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. Paper presented at Eurocall 2014, University of Groningen.

Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., He, X., Nanda, P., Liu, R. (2014). A System for Denial-of-Service Attack Detection Based on Multivariate Correlation Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25, (2), 447-456.

Tan, Z., Nagar, Upasana T., He, X., Nanda, P., Liu, R., Wang, S., Hu, J. (2014, September). Enhancing Big Data Security with Collaborative Intrusion Detection. IEEE Cloud Computing, 27 - 33.

Hamoudi, J., Cruickshank, P. (2013). Blue sky thinking?. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, , (November 2013), 18-22.

Wang, Z., Chalmers, K., Liu, X. (2013). Evolution Feature Oriented Model Driven Product Line Engineering Approach for Synergistic and Dynamic Service Evolution in Clouds. Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information,The 2013 2rd International Conference on Database and Data Mining,Seoul, Korean, May 11-12, 2013, , (), .

Wang, Z., Chalmers, K., Liu, X. (2013). Evolution Feature Oriented Model Driven Product Line Engineering Approach for Synergistic and Dynamic Service Evolution in Clouds:AO4BPEL3.0 Proposal. In: (Ed.) International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2013). University of Toronto, Canada.June 24-26, 2013, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Toronto, Canada.: . IEEE.

Wang, Z., Chalmers, K. (2013). Evolution Feature Oriented Model Driven Product Line Engineering Approach for Synergistic and Dynamic Service Evolution in Clouds:Four Kinds of Schema. In: (Ed.) Journal of Procedia Computer Science,Acadia University,Canada,The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, June 25-28, 2013, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Halifax,Canada: . Procedia Computer Science 00 (2013) 000–000.

Wang, Z., Chalmers, K. (2013). Evolution Feature Oriented Model Driven Product Line Engineering Approach for Synergistic and Dynamic Service Evolution in Clouds:Pattern Data Structure. In: (Ed.) The 7th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systeme (CISIS 2013) July 3rd - July 5th, 2013, Asia University,Taiwan, China, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2012, ). Case Study: Moving Towards an e-health Platform to Store NHS Patient Information in the Cloud . Paper presented at Cloud Computing in the Public Sector: The Way Forward, London.

Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R., Graves, J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Bose, N. (2012). Cloud Forensics. In: (Ed.) , , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O. (2012, ). Cloud4Health. Paper presented at Symposium on the Future of e-Health, Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W. (2012, ). Education & Training for Future Threats. Paper presented at ITEC 2012, London.

Buchanan, W. (2012, June). Innovation in Cloud Environments. Paper presented at Future of Technology, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2012, ). Patient Centric Health Care: An Integrated and Secure, Cloud-based, e-Health Platform. Paper presented at BCS Branch Meeting, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum.

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C., Lawson, A. (2012, ). The UK’s eHealth Cloud Project: EHR And The Cloud: Assessing The Benefits And Mitigating The Risks. Paper presented at Arab Health 2012 (Electronic Healthcare Records), Dubai.

Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., Zhao, H. (2012). Towards OWL 2 Natively Supported Fuzzy Cloud Ontology. In: (Ed.) 6th IEEE International Workshop Quality-Oriented Reuse of Software (IEEE QUORS’12) , , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . IEEE Computer Society.

Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., He, X., Nanda, P., Liu, R. (2012). Triangle-area-based multivariate correlation analysis for effective denial-of-service attack detection. In: (Ed.) Proceeding of 2012 IEEE 11th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, , () ( ed.). (pp. 33-40). : . IEEE.

Wang, Z., Chalmers, K., Liu, X. (2012). Evolution Pattern for Service Evolution in Clouds. In: (Ed.) The 7th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012),10-12, December 2012, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). London, UK: . Copyright © ICITST-2012 Published IEEE UK Computer Chapter.

Yang, H., Liu, X. (2012). Software Reuse in the Emerging Cloud Computing Era ( ed.). Pennsylvania, USA: . IGI Global Publishing.

Buchanan, W. (2011, May). A next generation Cloud-based health care platform. Paper presented at Innovation in Healthcare, London.

Buchanan, W. (2011). Advanced Cloud and Virtualisation ( ed.). : . CRC Press.

Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R., Flandrin, F., Graves, J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Bose, N., Ludwiniak, R. (2011). Cloud-based Digital Forensics Evaluation Test (D-FET) Platform. Cyberforensics 2011, , (), .

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Thuemmler, C., Lo, O., Ekonomou, E. (2011, Sept). Cloud-based e-Health System. Paper presented at BCS Health Informatics, Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R. (2011, June). D-FET – A Community Cloud for Enhancing Skills using Virtualised Environments and Cloud-based Infrastructures. Paper presented at Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W. (2011, June). Next Generation Secure e-Health Platform. Paper presented at BCS ISSG seminar "The Insider Threat", Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W., Graves, J., Bose, N., Macfarlane, R., Davison, B., Ludwiniak, R. (2011). Performance and Student Perception Evaluation of Cloud-based Virtualised Security and Digital Forensics Labs. HEA ICS Conference, , (), .

Ekonomou, E., Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Thuemmler, C. (2011). An Integrated Cloud-based Healthcare Infrastructure. In: (Ed.) IEEE CloudCom '11, , () ( ed.). (pp. 532 - 536). Athens, Greece: . IEEE.

Fan, L., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., Lo, O., Khedim, A., Uthmani, O., Lawson, A., Bell, D. (2011). DACAR Platform for eHealth Services Cloud. IEEE 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing, , (), 219-226.

Miehling, M., Buchanan, W., Lawson, A. (2011, Auguest). Detection Framework for the Reduction of Click-through and ID Theft Fraud in Affiliate Marketing. Paper presented at SCONE, Glasgow.

Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Lo, O., Khedim, A. (2010, September). An e-Health Cloud. Paper presented at Cloud Computing for the Public Sector, Edinburgh.

Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Lo, O., Khedim, A. (2010, August). Information sharing framework: Next Generation e-Health Cloud. Paper presented at BCS Health Informatics Scotland, Glasgow.

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Lawson, A., SCHAFER, B., Thuemmler, C., Uthmani, O. (2010, ). Interagency data exchange protocols as computational data protection law. Paper presented at Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, .

Buchanan, W., Uthmani, O. (2010, Feb). Novel Information Sharing Architecture between the Police and their Community Partners. Paper presented at SCONE, Edinburgh Napier University.

Buchanan, W., Graves, J., Bose, N. (2010). Patent: IMPROVEMENTS IN OR RELATING TO DIGITAL FORENSICS ( ed.). : . .

Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R., Ludwiniak, R. (2010, ). Student Perception of On-Line Lectures with a Blended Learning Environment. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training, Canterbury.

Howie, J. (2010, September). Identity Management Challenges in Cloud Computing. Paper presented at RSA Europe, London.

Lo, O., Graves, J., Buchanan, W. (2010). Towards a framework for the generation of enhanced attack/background network traffic for evaluation of network-based intrusion detection systems. In: (Ed.) 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, , () ( ed.). (pp. 190-200). Greece: . .

Mason, A., Dingle, N., Knottenbelt, W., Bell, D., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C. (2010). Modelling infection spread using location tracking. Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management,, 11, (6), 442-461.

Miehling, M., Buchanan, W., Old, L.J., Batey, A., Rahman, A. (2010). Analysis of Malicious Affiliate Network Activity as a Test Case for an Investigatory Framework. In: (Ed.) 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Greece: . .

Thuemmler, C. (2010, October, 20). A cloudy end to a testing routine. Smart Healthcare.com, .

Thuemmler, C. (2010, May, 26). Cloud Computing - Health Care's Silver Lining. newswireone, http://newswireone.c.

Thuemmler, C. (2010, ). Cloud Computing - The logistic fundament of Future Networked Care. wwwbusinesscloud9, www.publictechnology.

Thuemmler, C. (2010). DACAR - Data Capture and Auto Identification Reference Project. In: Sundmaeker, H., Guillemin, P., Friess, P., Woelffle, S. (Eds.) Vision and Challenges for the Internet of Things, , () (March 2010 ed.). (pp. 202). : . European Commission.

Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W., Lawson, A., Thuemmler, C. (2010). Novel Information Sharing Syntax for Data Sharing between Police and Community Partners, using Role-based Security. In: (Ed.) 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, , () ( ed.). (pp. 394-402). Greece: . .

Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W., Lawson, A., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L. (2010). Novel Information Sharing Syntax for Data Sharing Between Police and Community Partners, Using Role-Based Security. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, , (), 394-402.

Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C. (Eds.) (2009). International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management: Special Issue on Patient-Centric Modelling and Enhanced Security in Distributed Healthcare Systems, 10 (1/2), () ( ed.). : . Inderscience.

Migas, N., Constantia, A., Buchanan, W. (2007). Mass Customisation through Personalised Brochures: the Role of Digital Printing. The 15th European Conference on Information Systems, , (), .

Saliou, L., Buchanan, W., Graves, J., Munoz, J. (2007). Scenario Analysis using Out-of-line Firewall. In: (Ed.) 6th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, , () ( ed.). (pp. 227-235). Shrivenham, UK,: . .

Thuemmler, C., Buchanan, W. (2007). Setting Safety Standards by Designing a Low-budget and Compatible Patient Identification System based on Passive RFID Technology. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), 8, (5), 571-583.