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ACM e-Energy 2015

During July of this year, the sixth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy) took place in Bangalore, India. The conference aims to be the premier venue for research taking place in the area of computing and communication for smart energy systems. The conference played host to a number of keynote speakers alongside […]

NILM 2015 Workshop Summary

Created on 28 July 2015, 10:44, by Oliver Parson

During July 2015, Imperial College London played host to nearly 70 attendees from all over the world for the European Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM) workshop, bringing together energy disaggregation researchers and professionals for this 2-day event.   The purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum for energy disaggregation enthusiasts to learn about recent […]

Language Understanding in the Wild: Combining Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning – WWW 2015

Created on 30 March 2015, 10:07, by Matteo Venanzi

How do we build an automated tool for tweet sentiment analysis that learns from crowdsourced human annotations? This is the challenge addressed by the Bayesian Classifier Combination with Words (BCCWords) model presented in the paper to appear in WWW 2015:   Simpson, Edwin, Venanzi, Matteo, Reece, Steven, Kohli, Pushmeet, Guiver, John, Roberts, Stephen and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2015) Language Understanding in the Wild: […]

The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence

Created on 26 March 2015, 10:42, by Mark Ebden

Last month in Oxford, Garry Kasparov spoke on ‘The limits of human performance and artificial intelligence’. A few Orchid researchers attended the talk and found it thought-provoking. The video is available to view here or on YouTube. At one point Garry mentioned humans and computers playing together, rather than in opposition. One human plus one […]

Gamification online course

Created on 18 February 2015, 18:38, by Matteo Venanzi

https://class.coursera.org/gamification-004 The second edition of the Gamification course taught by Prof. Kevin Werback (University of Pennsylvania) is live on Coursera. The course was very successful in his first edition (2012). It is currently half way through its programme but all the videos and assignments are available online and the lectures organise regular hangout meetings with the students. I find it quite engaging […]

CHI video preview: Building a Birds Eye View

Here is the CHI ‘video preview’ that will be published alongside the paper in the ACM Digital Library. This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not […]

Building a Birds Eye View – CHI 2015 paper

We have a publication at CHI 2015 entitled Building a Birds Eye View: Collaborative Work in Disaster Response (click to download the PDF). This paper reports an ethnomethodological study of disaster response mission planning of Rescue Global. Abstract Command and control environments ranging from transport control rooms to disaster response have long been of interest […]

ORCHID visits the British Science Festival

The British Science Festival is one of the largest celebrations of science and engineering in Europe, with over 250 events taking place over a week in September. This year, the festival took place in Birmingham and the ORCHID Project was invited to take part in a four day exhibition aimed at school-children aged 13-18, held […]

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