{ About-Me }

Project Manager ~ Team Leader ~ Supervisor ~ Researcher ~ Programmer / Developer ~ Scholar ~ Facilities Manager

Quick Biography

Hello and welcome to my home page!

My name is James Dooley and I am a senior research officer in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Essex, UK. As a member of the Intelligent Environments Group (IEG), I manage and develop several “living labs” for educational and research purposes whilst also developing ideas into projects and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. My research interests centre around Robotics, Ubiquitous-Computing and Ambient-Intelligence – the essential ingredients for an envisioned world of “Intelligent Environments” where technology is embedded in the objects and spaces that surround us.

In 2003, I completed my BSc in Computer Science with Robotics and Intelligent Machines. Thereafter, I worked on several research projects for British Telecom (at Adastral Park) and also worked on pan-European research projects at City University and the University of Essex. With joint funding from British Telecom and the EPSRC, I completed my PhD thesis in 2011 on the subject of scalable, information-centric middleware, entitled “An Information Centric Architecture for Large Scale Description and Discovery of Ubiquitous Computing Objects”. During my studies and work, I have worked in and with both industry and academia on projects of mixed sizes with varying goals. Through these ventures I have been fortunate to meet some very interesting people and visit some very interesting places.

I also belong to several peer-review / organising / editorial committees and contribute to open-source software.

{ WOLSIE’13 }

2nd WorkShop On Large-Scale Intelligent Environments (WOLSIE) 2013

Co-Located with the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments

Athens, Greece. 16-19th July 2013

 


***Proceedings will be electronically available through ACM Digital Library and published by IOS-Press in the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (indexed by Thomson Reuters – formerly  ISI)***

Paper submission Deadline : 24 April 2012;

Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2013;

Final Paper Version Due: 30 May 2013


Organising Committee:

James Dooley (University of Essex, UK) – jpdool <at> essex.ac.uk,

Matt Ball (University of Essex, UK),

Mohammad Al Mulla (Kuwait University, Kuwait),

Aaron Crandall (Washington State University, USA).


Workshop Theme

As technology permeates into every aspect of our lives and becomes embedded in the environments that we encounter on a daily basis, the dreams for a world of ubiquitous computing are being realised. Augmented by the deployment of artificial intelligence, the technology rich spaces that surround us are given an ambient intelligence where software samples the real world, reasons with available information and pro-actively takes action. Much work has been done in this area as reflected by the literature, but as we delve further, the scale of the environments we envision increases. This workshop is intended to focus specifically on the challenges related to scaling-up intelligent environments research “beyond four walls”.

Within the context of this workshop, we consider an Intelligent Environment (IE) to be a ubiquitous computing deployment, preferably (but not necessarily) with some form of ambient intelligence. And so, a “large-scale” IE (LSIE) goes beyond the size of “normal” experimental labs and can be defined as adhering to one or more of the following characteristics:

• Monolithic : Large ubiquitous computing environments that exist as a whole and typically contain several physical sub-spaces (e.g. multi-room apartment, entire building, campus, town, city, etc.).
• Composite : Environments composed of multiple geographically or organisationally separated IEs that are electronically joined to form a larger compound. For example, a building that is not a monolithic IE, but composed of several independent IEs, or a “virtual University” that is composed of several classrooms from different countries and electronically linked to transcend their physical separation.
• Mobile: Environments that may move from place-to-place or are created in an ad hoc fashion by bringing together many mobile devices.
• Virtual-reality : Software simulations that are entirely virtual and model an IE on the scale of at least a multi-room / multi-floor building.
• Mixed-reality : Physical Environments that are extended / reflected by some component of virtual reality to enlarge their scale.

The smallest LSIE we consider in this workshop would be a multi-room apartment, but it is anticipated that the typical scale would be that of a multi-floor building, and at the larger scale go beyond four walls to the campus, town or even city scale.

We are interested in papers that present new and novel approaches to the core problem area and are especially interested in real-world deployments (i.e. “living-labs”), experimental results and technology or software that facilitates the transition of users and their digital assets / profiles as they roam between IEs.


Topics of Interest

We are keen to encourage the submission of papers from a wide variety of backgounds and perspectives that relate to Large Scale Intelligent Environments in both research and industry. The following list gives an overview of some example topics :
• Infrastructure & Middleware
• Real-World deployments
• Formal methods & Modelling
• Simulation and Virtualisation
• Agent-based approaches to AmI
• Applications
• Proof-of-concept and demonstration deployments
• Asset / Resource management and access control
• Responsive / Active architecture
• Mixed reality
• Context awareness
• Activity recognition
• Profile management / handling for single & multi users
• Conflict resolution among differing user preferences
• Intelligent interactive systems
• Multi-modal interfaces
• Mobile / Portable applications
• User evaluation and social studies.


Information for Authors

• Attendance – At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the paper.
• Proceedings - All accepted papers will be electronically available through ACM Digital Library and published by IOS-Press in the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (indexed by Thomson Reuters – formerly  ISI)
• Length & Format – Authors are invited to submit papers of between 6 and 12 pages in length and formatted using the IOS press style.
Online  Submission System - https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/WOLSIE2013/Default.aspx

{ Activities }

BCS_QSG

Invited Talk: “Our Future World(s): Towards Large Scale Intelligent Environments”

A talk given to the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) on 24 April 2012.

Summary: Since Mark Weiser coined the phrase ‘ubiquitous computing’ during the early 1990′s, the research community has been alive – driven by realising the vision of technology that is embedded into the environments that surround us. Omnipresent and hidden from view we envision the everyday world to be augmented by technology and endowed with an ‘Ambient Intelligence’ – always sensing reasoning and acting on our behalf to enhance quality of life and realise high level concepts life safety, security, legality and energy efficiency. This talk provides an introduction to the area and its visions whilst reflecting on the past 10 years of research at Essex and looking forward to the next steps in realising a world of Intelligent Environments. There will also be an opportunity to see both the iSpace ‘living-lab’ – your home will never seem the same again!

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WOLSIE

The international Workshop On Large-Scale Intelligent Environments (WOLSIE). I Co-Organise this workshop with Matthew Ball and Mohammed Al-Mulla. The first workshop was held in Guanajuato, Mexico, co-located with the 8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments. The proceedings can be found here: IOS Press.

Teaching

Student Supervision

I have supervised student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. My current students are :

• Luke Whittington (PhD student)

• Georgios Kyrtsidis (MSc student)

• Alessandro Ghelli (MSc student)

• Seyed A Shabibi (MSc student)

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Conference / Workshop Committees

I have served on the following organising or review committees for conferences / workshops:

• IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE).

• Workshop on Large Scale Intelligent Environments (WOLSIE) – held at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments 2012 (IE’12) in Guanajuato, Mexico on July 26-28 2012.

• Special Session Computational Intelligence for Intelligent Agents - held at the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, in  Brisbane, Australia on June 10-15, 2012.

• Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Technologies in Resource-Constrained Devices (ARCD 2012) – held in Salamanca, Spain on March 28th-30th, 2012.

• International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2012) – held in Aveiro, Portugal on June 25-27, 2012.

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

Distributed systems, networks and applications track of the 2013 International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-13)

• Socially Inspired and Computational Intelligence Track, International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems  2013 (CICSIS)

• IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)

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Journals / Books

I have Edited, Guest-Edited or Co-Edited the following Journal / Book publications:

• IOS Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Book Series (Volume 13, 2012 – Workshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments)

• MDPI Computers Journal (Special Issue: “Large-Scale Intelligent Environments”)

• Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE) – Thematic Issue on Designing and Deploying Intelligent Environments

I have served on review committees for the following Journal / Book publications :

• MDPI Sensors Journal

• International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)

• Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE)

• MDPI Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (JSAN)

• “Internet of things and inter-cooperative computational technologies for collective intelligence”, the “Studies in Computational Intelligence” book series, Springer, 2012.

{ Publications }

2012

Zisman, Andrea; Spanoudakis, George; Dooley, James; Siveroni, Igor

Proactive and Reactive Runtime Service Discovery: A Framework and its Evaluation (Article)

IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 2012.

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Whittington, Luke; Dooley, James; Henson, Martin

Our Future World(s) (Article)

ESTRO: Essex Student Research Online, 5, 1, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Hagras, Hani; Callaghan, Vic; Henson, Martin

The Tailored Fabric of Intelligent Environments (Inbook)

BESSIS, Nik; XHAFA,; VARVARIGOU,; HILL,; LI, (Ed.): Internet of Things and Inter-cooperative Computational Technologies for Collective Intelligence, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Botía, Juan; Schmidtke, Hedda; Nakashima, Tatsuo; Al-Mulla, Mohammed; Augusto, Juan Carlos; Aztiria, Asier; Ball, Matthew; Callaghan, Victor; Cook, Diane; Dooley, James; O'Donoghue, John; Egerton, Simon; Haya, Pablo; Hornos, Miguel; Morales, Eduardo; Orozco, Juan Carlos; Portillo-Rodríguez, Otniel; Rodriguez-González, Alejandro; Sandoval, Oscar; Tripicchio, Paolo; Wang, Minjuan; Zamudio, Victor

Edited Book: Workshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (Book)

2012.

(Links | BibTeX)

Garcia-Valverde,; Garcia-Sola,; Hagras,; Dooley,; Callaghan,; Botia,

An Adaptive Learning Fuzzy Logic System for Indoor Localisation using Wi-Fi in Ambient Intelligent Environments (Article)

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2012.

(BibTeX)

Bilgin, Aysenur; Dooley, James; Whittington, Luke; Hagras, Hani; Henson, Martin; Wagner, Christian; Malibari, Areej; AlGhamdi, Abdullah; AlHaddad, Mohammed; AlGhazzawi, Daniyal

Dynamic Profile-Selection for zSlices Based Type-2 Fuzzy Agents Controlling Multi-User Ambient Intelligent Environments (Article)

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2012.

(BibTeX)

Henson, Martin; Dooley, James; Whittington, Luke; AL-Ghamdi, Abdullah AL-Malaise

Towards Simple and Effective Formal Methods for Intelligent Environments (Article)

In proceedings of the 8th International conference on Intelligent Envrironments 2012 (IE'12), Guanajuato, Mexico, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Henson, Martin; Dooley, James; Whittington, Luke; AL-Ghamdi, Abdullah AL-Malaise

FollowMe: A Bigraphical Approach (Article)

In proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WoRIE), col-located with the 8th International conference on Intelligent Envrironments 2012 (IE'12), Guana, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Garcia-Valverde,; Garcia-Sola,; Hagras,; Dooley,; Callaghan,; Botia,

A Fuzzy Logic Based System for Indoor Localisation using WiFi in Ambient Intelligent Environments (Article)

To appear in IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Whittington, Luke; Dooley, James; Henson, Martin; AL-Ghamdi, Abdullah AL-Malaise

Towards FollowMe User Profiles for Macro Intelligent Environments (Article)

In proceedings of the first Workshop On Large Scale Intelligent Environments (WOLSIE), col-located with the 8th International conference on Intelligent Envrironments 2012 (IE'12), Guanajuato, Mexico, 2012.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Ball, Matthew; Al-Mulla, Mohammed

Beyond Four Walls: Towards Large-Scale Intelligent Environments (Article)

In proceedings of the first Workshop On Large Scale Intelligent Environments (WOLSIE), co-located with the 8th International conference on Intelligent Envrironments 2012 (IE'12), Guanajuato, Mexico, 2012.

(BibTeX)

2011

Dooley, James; Wagner, Christian; Hagras, Hani; Pruvost, Gaten

FollowMe: The Persistent GUI (Article)

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Situated Computing for Pervasive Environments (SCOPE'11) at the 6th International Symposium on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC', 2011.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Henson, Martin; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; AlGhazzawi, Daniyal; Malibari, Areej; AlHaddad, Mohammed; AL-Ghamdi, Abdullah AL-Malaise

A Formal Model For Space Based Ubiquitous Computing (Article)

Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Intelligent Environments Conference (IE'11), Nottingham, 2011.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James

An Information Centric Architecture for Large Scale Description and Discovery of Ubiquitous Computing Objects (PhD Thesis)

University of Essex, 2011.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Vic Callaghan, Hani Hagras; Gardner, Michael; Ghanbaria, Mohammed; AlGhazzawi, Daniyal

The Intelligent Classroom : Beyond Four Walls (Article)

Proceedings of the Intelligent Campus Workshop (IC'11) held at the 7th IEEE Intelligent Environments Conference (IE'11), Nottingham, 2011.

(BibTeX)

2010

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil

Large Scale Discovery in the Home: Finding Needles in a Haystack (Article)

Journal of Intelligent Computing, 1, 3, 2010.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Davies, Marc; Ball, Matthew; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Colley, Martin; Gardner, Michael

Decloaking Big Brother : Demonstrating Intelligent Environments (Article)

Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Intelligent Environments Conference (IE'10), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., 2010.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil

Simpleware Device Surrogates : Enabling high level description & interaction with resource constrained devices (Article)

Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Intelligent Environments Conference (IE'10), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., 2010.

(BibTeX)

2009

Dooley, James; Zisman, Andrea; Spanoudakis, George

Runtime Service Discovery for Grid Applications (Inbook)

Bessis, Nik (Ed.): Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations, IGI Global, 2009.

(Links | BibTeX)

Zisman, Andrea; Spanoudakis, George; Dooley, James

A Query Language for Service Discovery (Article)

Proccedings of the International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT). Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil

Discovering the Home (Article)

Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Intelligent Environments Conference (IE'09), Barcelona, Spain, 2009.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil

Discovering the Home : Advanced Concepts (Article)

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT), London, UK, 2009.

(BibTeX)

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil

Resource Discovery in the Home Area Network (Article)

International Journal of Information Studies, 1, 4, 2009.

(BibTeX)

2008

Zisman, Andrea; Dooley, James; Spanoudakis, George

Proactive Runtime Service Discovery (Article)

In proceedings of the IEEE 2008 International Service Computing Conference (SCC'08), Hawaii, 2008.

(BibTeX)

Zisman, Andrea; Dooley, James; Spanoudakis, George

A Framework for Dynamic Service Discovery (Article)

In proceedings of the 23rd IEEE/ACM International Automated Software Engineering Conference (ASE'08), L'Aquila, Italy, 2008.

(BibTeX)

2007

Dooley, James

Smart Ways of Doing Housework (Article)

IET Student and young professional magazine., 2007.

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2006

Dooley, James; Callaghan, Vic; Hagras, Hani; Bull, Phil; Rohlfing, Dave

Ambient intelligence - Knowledge representation, processing and distribution in intelligent inhabited environments (Article)

In proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'06). Athens, Greece., 2006.

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2005

Dooley, James

A Digital Knowledge Framework for Ambient Intelligence (Article)

In proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Environments, PhD colloquium (IE'05). Colchester, UK., 2005.

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{ Projects }

{ Contact }

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