In the past, virtual learning and research environments have typically been implemented as monolithic systems. Current research focuses on creating such environments from selected Grid and Web services. In this paper we describe the Virtual Orthopaedic European University, which was created to support Higher Surgical Trainees to provide evidence for their… (More)
The simplicity of the hypertext model behind the World Wide Web is a factor in its success, but this simplicity brings limitations. One of these limitations is embedding links in documents. Open Hypermedia addresses this by instead storing them in separate link databases. Meanwhile, the Adaptive Hypermedia approach seeks to enhance a user's experience by… (More)
A digital archive, together with its users and its contents, does not exist in isolation-there is a cycle of activity which provides the context for the archive's existence, and which the archive supports through its various roles of information access, discovery, storage, dissemination and preservation. This paper describes an extended digital library… (More)
This paper reviews the need for strategic information by the business enterprise, the business executive and the information service provider, and answers the question whether commercially available software fulfils the organizational requirements. We also summarize how those requirements have been evolving throughout the past four decades.
Tourism is travel for leisure and recreational purposes; however, it becomes difficult for tourists to pick the right destination and the right tour company from the wide variety on offer. Tour companies promise to provide better services than their competitors and show that their clients are fully content with their services. It is also difficult for the… (More)
The paper presents a ready-to-use security assessment framework for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The parameters in the proposed security assessment framework perform independent security assessment of WSNs and of their applications. Our proposed framework uses actual responses of the entities (such as nodes, communication link and network response) to… (More)
We describe our experiences of returning marked material to students over several years. From a purely paper-based process, we progressed through various incarnations of electronic hand in and return, but we are still not satisfied that the facilities available to the typical lecturer are really useful in this context. Workarounds still have to be employed,… (More)