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Data management challenges in paediatric information systems (2014)
Book Chapter
McClatchey, R. (2014). Data management challenges in paediatric information systems. In B. Bressan (Ed.), From Physics to Daily Life: Applications in Biology, Medicine and HealthcareWiley Publishers

There is a compelling demand for the data integration and exploitation of heterogeneous biomedical information for improved clinical practice, medical research, and personalised healthcare across the EU. The area of paediatric information integration... Read More about Data management challenges in paediatric information systems.

Provenance support for medical research (2014)
Presentation / Conference
McClatchey, R., Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., & Munir, K. (2014, June). Provenance support for medical research. Poster presented at 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW2014)

This poster paper introduces a system known as CRISTAL [1] and the experience using it for medical research, primarily in the neuGRID [2] and neuGridforUsers (N4U) projects. These projects aim to provide detailed tracea-bility for research analysis p... Read More about Provenance support for medical research.

CRISTAL: A practical study in designing systems to cope with change (2014)
Journal Article
Le Goff, J. M., Branson, A., McClatchey, R., Goff, J. L., & Shamdasani, J. (2014). CRISTAL: A practical study in designing systems to cope with change. Information Systems, 42, 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2013.12.009

Software engineers frequently face the challenge of developing systems whose requirements are likely to change in order to adapt to organizational reconfigurations or other external pressures. Evolving requirements present difficulties, especially in... Read More about CRISTAL: A practical study in designing systems to cope with change.

Analysis traceability for biomedical researchers (2014)
Presentation / Conference
McClatchey, R., Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., Munir, K., & Liaquat Kiani, S. (2014, May). Analysis traceability for biomedical researchers. Paper presented at Computer Based Medical Systems 2014

With the recent increase in data volumes and algorithnm complexity, clinical researchers are increasingly facing problems associated with information tracking, analysis reproducibility and the verification of scientific outputs. Systems are required... Read More about Analysis traceability for biomedical researchers.

Designing reusable systems that can handle change- description-driven systems: Revisiting object-oriented principles (2014)
Presentation / Conference
McClatchey, R., Branson, A., & Shamdasani, J. (2014, April). Designing reusable systems that can handle change- description-driven systems: Revisiting object-oriented principles. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on the Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE’14)

In the age of the Cloud and so-called Big Data systems must be increasingly flexible, reconfigurable and adaptable to change in addition to being developed rapidly. As a consequence, designing systems to cater for evolution is becoming critical to th... Read More about Designing reusable systems that can handle change- description-driven systems: Revisiting object-oriented principles.

CRISTAL-ISE: Provenance applied in industry (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., McClatchey, R., Blanc, C., Martin, F., Bornand, P., …Emin, P. (2014, April). CRISTAL-ISE: Provenance applied in industry. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS)

This paper presents the CRISTAL-iSE project as a framework for the management of provenance information in industry. The project itself is a research collaboration between academia and industry. A key factor in the project is the use of a system kno... Read More about CRISTAL-ISE: Provenance applied in industry.

Provision of an integrated data analysis platform for computational neuroscience experiments (2014)
Journal Article
Munir, K., Kiani, S. L., Hasham, K., McClatchey, R., Branson, A., & Shamdasani, J. (2014). Provision of an integrated data analysis platform for computational neuroscience experiments. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 16(3), 150-169. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSIT-01-2014-0004

© Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an integrated analysis base to facilitate computational neuroscience experiments, following a user-led approach to provide access to the integrated neuroscience dat... Read More about Provision of an integrated data analysis platform for computational neuroscience experiments.

Intelligent grid enabled services for neuroimaging analysis (2013)
Journal Article
McClatchey, R., Habib, I., Anjum, A., Munir, K., Branson, A., Bloodsworth, P., & Kiani, S. L. (2013). Intelligent grid enabled services for neuroimaging analysis. Neurocomputing, 122, 88-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2013.01.042

This paper reports our work in the context of the neuGRID project in the development of intelligent services for a robust and efficient Neuroimaging analysis environment. neuGRID is an EC-funded project driven by the needs of the Alzheimer's disease... Read More about Intelligent grid enabled services for neuroimaging analysis.

A description driven approach for flexible metadata tracking (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Branson, A., Shamdasani, J., & McClatchey, R. (2013, November). A description driven approach for flexible metadata tracking. Paper presented at 7th ESA International Conference on Ensuring Long-Term Preservation and Adding Value to Scientific and Technical Data (PV 2013)

Evolving user requirements presents a considerable software engineering challenge, all the more so in an environment where data will be stored for a very long time, and must remain usable as the system specification evolves around it. Capturing the d... Read More about A description driven approach for flexible metadata tracking.

Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., & McClatchey, R. (2013, October). Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP13)

Traceability is an important feature of workflow based systems, and is a key source of provenance data. This paper presents CRISTAL, a mature software platform developed and used at CERN for experiment construction at the LHC. It is entirely workflow... Read More about Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP.

Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Shamdasani, J., Branson, A., & McClatchey, R. (2013, October). Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP13)

This paper discusses the CRISTAL object lifecycle management system and its use in provenance data management and the traceability of system events. This software was initially used to capture the construction and calibration of the CMS ECAL detector... Read More about Towards provenance and traceability in CRISTAL for HEP.

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.

Adapting scientific workflow structures using multi-objective optimisation strategies (2013)
Journal Article
Habib, I., Anjum, A., McClatchey, R., & Rana, O. (2013). Adapting scientific workflow structures using multi-objective optimisation strategies. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1145/2451248.2451252

Scientific workflows have become the primary mechanism for conducting scientific analyses on distributed computing infrastructures such as grids and clouds. In the recent past, the focus of the optimisation of scientific workflows was primarily on co... Read More about Adapting scientific workflow structures using multi-objective optimisation strategies.

The Case for Cloud Service Trustmarks and Assurance-as-a-Service (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Lynn, T., Healy, P., McClatchey, R., Morrison, J., Pahl, C., & Lee, B. (2013, May). The Case for Cloud Service Trustmarks and Assurance-as-a-Service. Paper presented at 3rd Int Conf on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER)

Cloud computing represents a significant economic opportunity for Europe. However, this growth is threatened by adoption barriers largely related to trust. This position paper examines trust and confidence issues in cloud computing and advances a ca... Read More about The Case for Cloud Service Trustmarks and Assurance-as-a-Service.

Ontology-driven relational query formulation using the semantic and assertional capabilities of OWL-DL (2012)
Journal Article
McClatchey, R., Odeh, M., Munir, K., Munir, K., Odeh, M., & McClatchey, R. (2012). Ontology-driven relational query formulation using the semantic and assertional capabilities of OWL-DL. Knowledge-Based Systems, 35, 144-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2012.04.020

This work investigates the extent to which domain knowledge, expressed in a domain ontology, can assist end-users in formulating relational queries that can be executed over a complex relational database. In this regard, an ontology-driven query form... Read More about Ontology-driven relational query formulation using the semantic and assertional capabilities of OWL-DL.

Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC (2012)
Journal Article
Adler, V., Wickens, J., Wang, J., Vanlaer, P., Vander Velde, C., Thomas, L., …McClatchey, R. (2012). Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 716(1), 30-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.021

Results are presented from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions at s=7 and 8 TeV in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the LHC, using data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of up to 5.1 fb-1 at 7... Read More about Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC.

Glueing grids and clouds together: A service-oriented approach (2012)
Journal Article
Anjum, A., Hill, R., McClatchey, R., Branson, A., & Bessis, N. (2012). Glueing grids and clouds together: A service-oriented approach. International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 8(3), 248-265. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWGS.2012.049169

Scientific communities are actively developing services to exploit the capabilities of service-oriented distributed systems. This exploitation requires services to be specified and developed for a range of activities such as management and scheduling... Read More about Glueing grids and clouds together: A service-oriented approach.

Context caches in the clouds (2012)
Journal Article
Liaquat Kiani, S., Anjum, A., Antonopoulos, N., Munir, K., & McClatchey, R. (2012). Context caches in the clouds. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 1(7), https://doi.org/10.1186/2192-113X-1-7

In context-aware systems, the contextual information about human and computing situations has a strong temporal aspect i.e. it remains valid for a period of time. This temporal property can be exploited in caching mechanisms that aim to exploit such... Read More about Context caches in the clouds.

A service oriented analysis environment for neuroimaging studies (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Anjum, A., Bessis, N., McClatchey, R., Munir, K., Habib, I., Branson, A., & Shamdasani, J. (2012, June). A service oriented analysis environment for neuroimaging studies. Paper presented at Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS)

neuGRID is an EC-funded project driven by the needs of the Alzheimer's disease research community that aims to facilitate the collection and archiving of large amounts of imaging data coupled with a set of generalized services and algorithms. By taki... Read More about A service oriented analysis environment for neuroimaging studies.