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  • Curran, Dara; van der Krogt, Roman; Little, James; Wilson, Nic (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2013-11)
    Finding the optimal solution for a scheduling problem is hard, both from a computational perspective and because it is frequently difficult to articulate what the user wants. Often there are a range of possible key performance ...
  • Manna, Carlo; Fay, Damien; Brown, Kenneth N.; Wilson, Nic (IEEE Computer Society, 2013-11)
    The problem of real-time occupancy forecastingfor single person offices is critical for energy efficient buildings which use predictive control techniques. Due to the highly uncertain nature of occupancy dynamics, the ...
  • Trabelsi, Walid; Wilson, Nic; Bridge, Derek G. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-11)
    In an era of overwhelming choices, recommender systems aim at recommending the most suitable items to the user. Preference handling is one of the core issues in the design of recommender systems and so it is important for ...
  • Phillips, Catherine M.; Dillon, Christina; Harrington, Janas M.; McCarthy, Vera J. C.; Kearney, Patricia M.; Fitzgerald, Anthony P.; Perry, Ivan J. (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-17)
    Background: There is a current lack of consensus on defining metabolically healthy obesity (MHO). Limited data on dietary and lifestyle factors and MHO exist. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence, dietary ...
  • Balanda, Kevin P.; Buckley, Claire M.; Barron, Steve J.; Fahy, Lorraine E.; Madden, Jamie M.; Harrington, Janas M.; Perry, Ivan J.; Kearney, Patricia M. (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-16)
    Background: Current estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are based on UK epidemiological studies. This study uses Irish data to describe the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes amongst all ...
  • O'Sullivan, Michael J.; Grigoras, Dan (IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd., 2013-10)
    Nearly one billion smart mobile devices are now used for a growing number of tasks, such as browsing the web and accessing online services. In many communities, such devices are becoming the platform of choice for tasks ...
  • O'Connor, Martin; Kerrigan, Cathal (Library Association of Ireland, 2013-10)
    This paper considers an on-going exchange programme between the Boole Library, University College Cork (UCC) and Hangzhou Municipal Library, South East China. The authors describe the exchange and their impressions of ...
  • Burns, Kenneth (Social Work Development Unit, University College Cork, 2013-10)
    Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors. Practice Links was created to enable practitioners to keep up-to-date with new publications, ...
  • Conway, Paul F.; Murphy, Rosaleen; Rutherford, Vanessa (School of Education, University College Cork (UCC), 2013-10)
    The aim of this research, the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Identity and Learning Study (RIITILS) was to continue writing from and to extend the Learning to Teach Study 1 (LETS1). LETS1, funded by the Department of Education ...
  • Zurzolo, Giovanni A.; Allen, Katrina J.; Taylor, Steve L.; Shreffler, Wayne G.; Baumert, Joseph L.; Tang, Mimi L. K.; Gurrin, Lyle C.; Mathai, Michael L.; Nordlee, Julie A.; DunnGalvin, Audrey; Hourihane, Jonathan O'B. (BioMed Central, 2013-09-12)
    Background: The eliciting dose (ED) for a peanut allergic reaction in 5% of the peanut allergic population, the ED05, is 1.5 mg of peanut protein. This ED05 was derived from oral food challenges (OFC) that use graded, ...
  • Setti, Annalisa; Burke, Kate E.; Kenny, Rose Anne; Newell, Fiona N. (Frontiers, 2013-09-03)
    Recent studies suggest that multisensory integration is enhanced in older adults but it is not known whether this enhancement is solely driven by perceptual processes or affected by cognitive processes. Using the McGurk ...
  • Lloyd, Suzanne M.; Stott, David J.; de Craen, Anton J. M.; Kearney, Patricia M.; Sattar, Naveed; Perry, Ivan J.; Packard, Christopher J.; Briggs, Andrew; Marchbank, Laura; Comber, Harry; Jukema, J. Wouter; Westendorp, Rudi G. J.; Trompet, Stella; Buckley, Brendan M.; Ford, Ian (Public Library of Science, 2013-09-02)
    Background The PROspective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER), a placebo-controlled trial of pravastatin, demonstrated a 19% reduction in coronary outcomes (p = 0.006) after a mean of 3.2 years, with no ...
  • Marinescu, Radu; Razak, Abdul; Wilson, Nic (Springer, 2013-09)
    In this paper, we consider the extension of multi-objective constraint optimization algorithms to the case where there are additional tradeoffs, reducing the number of optimal solutions. We focus especially on branch-and-bound ...
  • Ó Macháin, Pádraig (Tipperary Historical Society, 2013-09)
    A description, with historical background, of an Irish manuscript discovered in Quebec City and now deposited in the National Library of Ireland. The manuscript was brought to Quebec in the 1820s by an emigrant from Co. Tipperary.
  • Biswas, Subhajit; O’Regan, Colm; Petkov, Nikolay; Morris, Michael A.; Holmes, Justin D. (American Chemical Society, 2013-09)
    This article describes an innovative approach in which bimetallic alloy seeds of AuxAg1–x are used to enhance the growth kinetics of Ge nanowires, via a vapor–liquid–solid (VLS) growth technique. The decreased equilibrium ...
  • Armstrong, Mark J.; Burke, David M.; Gabriel, Timothy; O'Regan, Colm; O'Dwyer, Colm; Petkov, Nikolay; Holmes, Justin D. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013-09)
    We present the facile synthesis of crystalline V2O5 nanorods and V2O5/TiO2 nanocomposites structures by a carbon nanocage (CNC)-assisted growth process, using vanadium triisopropoxide oxide and titanium isopropoxide ...
  • Sage, Colin; Byrne, Edmond P.; Mullally, Gerard (University College Cork, 2013-09)
  • O'Neill, Sinéad M.; Kearney, Patricia M.; Kenny, Louise C.; Henriksen, Tine B.; Lutomski, Jennifer E.; Greene, Richard A.; Khashan, Ali S. (BioMed Central, 2013-08-27)
    Background: Caesarean delivery has increased worldwide, however, the effects on fertility are largely unknown. This systematic review aims to compare subsequent sub-fertility (time to next pregnancy or birth) among women ...
  • Woods, Noel (OA Publishing London, 2013-08-01)
    Introduction: The unique characteristics of dental disease, such as its predictability, non-communicability, ease of diagnosis, and its extensive prevention possibilities, should result in greater cost control and an ...
  • O'Callaghan, Grace; Ryan, Aideen; Neary, Peter; O'Mahony, Caitlin; Shanahan, Fergus; Houston, Aileen M. (Wiley, 2013-08)
    Despite studies demonstrating that inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-derived prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has significant chemotherapeutic benefits in vitro and in vivo, inhibition of COX enzymes is associated with serious ...