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Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review (2019)
Journal Article
Soomro, K., Bhutta, M. N. M., Khan, Z., & Tahir, M. A. (2019). Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1002/widm.1319

© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. With the increasing role of ICT in enabling and supporting smart cities, the demand for big data analytics solutions is increasing. Various artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis... Read More about Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review.

Tracking the virality of news in Smart Cities (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hasham, K., Soomro, K., & Ludlow, D. (2017, December). Tracking the virality of news in Smart Cities. Paper presented at The 4th International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications

Effective communication with citizens is an important goal of smart cities. To this end the digital age offers many mechanisms to not only enable timely communication, but also bilateral communication. Mechanisms such as blog posts and online press r... Read More about Tracking the virality of news in Smart Cities.

Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study (2017)
Journal Article
Fröhlich, P., Khan, Z., Dambruch, J., Peters-Anders, J., Sackl, A., Strasser, A., …Soomro, K. (2017). Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study. Information, 8(2), 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/info8020047

© 2017 by the authors. Citizen participation for social innovation and co-creating urban regeneration proposals can be greatly facilitated by innovative IT systems. Such systems can use Open Government Data, visualise urban proposals in 3D models and... Read More about Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study.

Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study (2017)
Journal Article
Soomro, K., Khan, Z., & Ludlow, D. (2017). Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 23(5-6), 419-444. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009859

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper presents some results from an EU FP7 RTD project urbanAPI, in which three ICT applications target different aspects of participatory urban governance. The 3D Scenario Creator allows urban plan... Read More about Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study.

From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products (2017)
Journal Article
José, R. S., Perez, J. L., Ludlow, D., Khan, Z., Soomro, K., Marconcini, M., …Lemper, M. (2017). From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 23(5-6), 465-493. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009861

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Intelligence delivered by earth observation (EO) satellites performs a vital role in supporting ICT enabled urban governance, and the creation of decision making tools delivering integrated urban plannin... Read More about From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products.

Towards provisioning of real-time smart city services using clouds (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Soomro, K., Khan, Z., & Hasham, K. (2016, December). Towards provisioning of real-time smart city services using clouds. Paper presented at 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016)

ICT is becoming an enabler for smart city applications by making effective use of various data resources generated daily in an urban environment. Mostly this data is utilised by city authorities for city planning purposes and often citi- zens become... Read More about Towards provisioning of real-time smart city services using clouds.

HyDRA Hybrid workflow Design Recommender Architecture (2016)
Thesis
Soomro, K. HyDRA Hybrid workflow Design Recommender Architecture. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Workflows are a way to describe a series of computations on raw e-Science data. These data may be MRI brain scans, data from a high energy physics detector or metric data from an earth observation project. In order to derive meaningful knowledge from... Read More about HyDRA Hybrid workflow Design Recommender Architecture.

Incorporating semantics in pattern-based scientific workflow recommender systems (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Soomro, K., Munir, K., & McClatchey, R. (2015, July). Incorporating semantics in pattern-based scientific workflow recommender systems. Paper presented at IEEE Science and Information Conference 2015

Recommender systems are used to enable decision support. Using them to assist users when designing scientific workflows introduces a number of challenges. These include selecting appropriate components and specifying correct parameter values. Pattern... Read More about Incorporating semantics in pattern-based scientific workflow recommender systems.

Towards cloud based big data analytics for smart future cities (2015)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Anjum, A., Soomro, K., & Muhammad, T. (2015). Towards cloud based big data analytics for smart future cities. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-015-0026-8

A large amount of land-use, environment, socio-economic, energy and transport data is generated in cities. An integrated perspective of managing and analysing such big data can answer a number of science, policy, planning, governance and business que... Read More about Towards cloud based big data analytics for smart future cities.

ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Ludlow, D., Loibl, W., & Soomro, K. (2014). ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project. Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, 8(2), 205-229. https://doi.org/10.1108/TG-09-2013-0030

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the effectiveness of participatory information and communication technology (ICT) tools for urban planning, in particular, supporting bottom-up decision-making in urban management and governance. Design/me... Read More about ICT enabled participatory urban planning and policy development: The UrbanAPI project.

A framework for cloud-based context-aware information services for citizens in smart cities (2014)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Kiani, S. L., & Soomro, K. (2014). A framework for cloud-based context-aware information services for citizens in smart cities. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-014-0014-4

© 2014 Khan et al.; licensee Springer. Background: In the context of smart cities, public participation and citizen science are key ingredients for informed and intelligent planning decisions and policy-making. However, citizens face a practical chal... Read More about A framework for cloud-based context-aware information services for citizens in smart cities.

Providing traceability for neuroimaging analyses (2013)
Journal Article
McClatchey, R., Branson, A., Anjum, A., Bloodsworth, P., Habib, I., Munir, K., …Soomro, K. (2013). Providing traceability for neuroimaging analyses. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(9), 882-894. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.05.005

Introduction With the increasingly digital nature of biomedical data and as the complexity of analyses in medical research increases, the need for accurate information capture, traceability and accessibility has become crucial to medical researchers... Read More about Providing traceability for neuroimaging analyses.

Provenance management for neuroimaging workflows in neuGrid (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Branson, A., Bloodsworth, P., Habib, I., Munir, K., McClatchey, R., & Soomro, K. (2011, October). Provenance management for neuroimaging workflows in neuGrid. Paper presented at P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing