Kamran Soomro

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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 questions and support decision making in enabling a smarter environment. This paper presents a theoretical and(More)
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 in the pursuance of their research goals. Grid- or Cloud-based technologies, often based on so-called Service(More)
Grid computing has made substantial advances during the last decade. Grid middleware such as globus has contributed greatly in making this possible. There are, however, significant barriers to the adoption of grid computing in other fields, most notably day-to-day user computing environments. We will demonstrate in this paper that this is primarily due to(More)
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 challenge in formulating coherent information sets from the large volumes of data available to them. These large data volumes materialise due to the increased(More)
An increased amount of large scale, collaborative biomedical research has recently been conducted on e-Science infrastructures. Such research typically involves conducting comparative analysis on large amounts of data to search for biomarkers for diseases. Running these analysis manually can often be quite cumbersome, labour-intensive and error-prone.(More)
We outline the approach being developed in the neuGRID project to use provenance management techniques for the purposes of capturing and preserving the provenance data that emerges in the specification and execution of workflows in biomedical analyses. In the neuGRID project a provenance service has been designed and implemented that is intended to capture,(More)
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-based workflow recommender systems employ historical usage patterns to generate recommendations. Such(More)
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 provide automated feedback on the feasibility of the proposals. Using such a system as a communication platform between citizens(More)
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 citizens become indirect beneficiaries of such applications. In this paper we present an algorithm for real-time processing of(More)