Publications

Submitted and under review

Peter Mann, V. Anne Smith, John Mitchell, and Simon Dobson. Percolation in random graphs with higher-order clustering. Submitted to Physical Review E. Preprint available on arXiv. URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.06744.

Peter Mann, V. Anne Smith, John Mitchell, and Simon Dobson. Random graphs with arbitrary clustering and their applications. Submitted to Physical Review E. Preprint available on arXiv. URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.08427.

Peter Mann, V. Anne Smith, John Mitchell, and Simon Dobson. Two-pathogen model with competition on clustered networks. Preprint available on arXiv. URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.03287.

Books

Simon Dobson. Epidemic modelling – Some notes, maths, and code. Independent Publishing Network, 2020. ISBN 978-183853-565-0. URL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1838535659/.

Journals

Michael Pitcher, Ruth Bowness, Simon Dobson, Raluca Eftimie, and Stephen Gillespie. Modelling the effects of environmental heterogeneity within the lung on the tuberculosis lifecycle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2020. To appear. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1101/2019.12.12.871269.

Antonio Bucchiarone, Giacomo Cabri, Roberto Casadei, Mirko D'Angelo, Marina De Sanctis, Simon Dobson, Danilo Pianini, and Mirko Viroli. On the social implications of collective adaptive systems. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 2020. To appear.

Michael Pitcher, Simon Dobson, Tom Kelsey, Mark Chaplain, Derek Sloan, Simon Dobson, Stephen Gillespie, and Ruth Bowness. How mechanistic \textit in silico simulations can improve understanding of tuberculosis disease and treatment. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2020. To appear.

Lei Fang, Juan Ye, and Simon Dobson. Discovery and recognition of emerging human activities using a hierarchical mixture of directional statistical models. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 32(7):1304–1316, July 2020. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/TKDE.2019.2905207.

Juan Ye and Simon Dobson. Xlearn: learning activity labels across heterogeneous datasets. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2020. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/3368272.

Andrea Rosales Sanabria, Thomas Kelsey, Simon Dobson, and Juan Ye. Representation learning for minority and subtle activities in a smart home environment. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, November 2019. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.3233/AIS-190541.

Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, and Franco Zambonelli. Lifelong learning in sensor-based human activity recognition. IEEE Pervasive Computing, July–September 2019. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/MPRV.2019.2913933.

Simon Dobson, David Hutchison, Andreas Mauthe, Alberto Schaefer-Filho, Paul Smith, and James PG Sterbenz. Self-organisation and resilience for networked systems: design principles and open research issues. Proceedings of the IEEE, 107(4):819–834, April 2019. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/JPROC.2019.2894512.

Muffy Calder, Simon Dobson, Michael Fisher, and Julie McCann. Making sense of the world: framing models for trustworthy sensor-driven systems. Computers, 2018. Special issue on the 'The Emergence of the internet of things: connecting anything, anywhere?'. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.3390/computers7040062.

Michael Pitcher, Ruth Bowness, Simon Dobson, and Stephen Gillespie. A spatially heterogeneous network-based metapopulation model applied to the simulation of a pulmonary tuberculosis infection. Applied Network Science, August 2018. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s41109-018-0091-2.

Simon Dobson, Matteo Golfarelli, Simone Graziani, and Stefano Rizzi. A reference architecture and model for sensor data warehousing. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2018. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/JSEN.2018.2861327.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. Detecting abnormal events on binary sensors in smart home environments. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 33:32–49, December 2016. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.06.012.

Simon Dobson, Mirko Viroli, José Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Franco Zambonelli, Graeme Stevenson, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Sara Montagna, Danilo Pianini, Juan Ye, Gabriella Castelli, and Alberto Rosi. Spatial awareness in pervasive ecosystems. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 31(4):343–366, December 2016. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1017/S0269888916000199.

Saray Shai, Dror Kenett, Yoed Kenett, Miriam Faust, Simon Dobson, and Shlomo Havlin. Critical tipping point distinguishing two types of transitions in modular network structures. Physical Review E, December 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1103/PhysRevE.92.062805.

Emanuele Strano, Saray Shai, Simon Dobson, and Marc Barthélemy. Multiplex networks in metropolitan areas: generic features and local effects. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, October 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1098/rsif.2015.0651.

Juan Ye, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Graeme Stevenson, Georgios Meditskos, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, and Simon Dobson. Semantic web technologies in pervasive computing: a survey and research roadmap. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2015. Early online. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.12.009.

Chris Schneider, Adam Barker, and Simon Dobson. Evaluating unsupervised fault detection in self-healing systems using stochastic primitives. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Self-Adaptive Systems, 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.4108/sas.1.1.e3.

Franco Zambonelli, Andrea Omicini, Bernhard Anzengruber, Gabriella Castelli, Francesco DeAngelis, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Simon Dobson, José-Luis Fernandez Marquez, Alois Ferscha, Marco Mamei, Stefano Mariani, Ambra Molesini, Sara Montagna, Jussi Nieminen, Danilo Pianini, Alberto Rosi, Graeme Stevenson, Mirko Viroli, and Juan Ye. Developing pervasive multiagent systems with nature-inspired co-ordination. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 17:236–252, February 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.12.002.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. USMART: an unsupervised semantic mining activity recognition technique. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interaction Systems, December 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org///10.1145/2662870.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. KCAR: a knowledge-driven approach for concurrent activity recognition. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 19:47–70, May 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.02.003.

M.A. Razzaque and Simon Dobson. Energy efficient sensing in wireless sensor networks using compressed sensing. Sensors, 14(2):2822–2859, February 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.3390/s140202822.

Abu Raihan M. Kamal, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Failure detection in wireless sensor networks: a sequence based dynamic approach. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, January 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2530526.

Chris Schneider, Adam Barker, and Simon Dobson. A survey of self-healing systems frameworks. SOFTWARE: Practice and Experience, 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1002/spe.2250.

Savas Konur, Michael Fisher, Simon Dobson, and Stephen Knox. Formal verification of a pervasive messaging system. Formal Aspects of Computing, 26(4):677–694, April 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s00165-013-0277-4.

M.A. Razzaque, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Compression in wireless sensor networks: a survey and comparative evaluation. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, November 2013. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2528948.

Saray Shai and Simon Dobson. Coupled adaptive complex networks. Physical Review E, April 2013. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1103/PhysRevE.87.042812.

Abu Raihan M. Kamal, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Packet-Level Attestation (PLA): a framework for in-network sensor-data reliability. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, March 2013. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2422966.2422976.

MA Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Kieran Delaney. Augmented materials: spatially embedded sensor networks. International Journal of Networks and Distributed Systems, 11(4):453–477, 2013. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1504/IJCNDS.2013.057721.

Saray Shai and Simon Dobson. Effect of resource constraints on intersimilar coupled networks. Physical Review E, December 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1103/PhysRevE.86.066120.

Klaas Thoelen, Danny Hughes, Nelson Matthys, Lei Fang, Simon Dobson, Yizhou Qiang, Wei Bai, Ka Lok Man, Sheng-Uei Guan, Davy Preuveneers, Sam Michiels, Christophe Huygens, and Wouter Joosen. A reconfigurable component model with semantic type system for dynamic WSN applications. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 3(3):277–290, December 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s13174-012-0064-0.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, Simon Dobson, Michael O'Grady, and Gregory O'Hare. Perceiving and interpreting smart home datasets with $\mathcal PI$. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 4(6):717–729, July 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s12652-012-0148-5.

Emerson Loureiro, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Decentralized and optimal control of shared resource pools. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2168260.2168274.

Alan Dearle and Simon Dobson. Mission-oriented middleware for sensor-driven scientific systems. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 3(1):133–139, 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s13174-011-0052-9.

Mohamed Saad, Chris Bleakley, Tarig Ballal, and Simon Dobson. High-accuracy reference-free ultrasonic location estimation. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 61(6):1561–1570, June 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/TIM.2011.2181911.

Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, and Susan McKeever. Situation identification techniques in pervasive computing: a review. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 8(1):36–66, 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2011.01.004.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. A top-level ontology for smart environments. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 7(3):359–378, 2011. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2011.02.002.

Mohamed Saad, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Robust high accuracy ultrasonic range measurement system. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 60(10):3334–3341, 2011. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/TIM.2011.2128950.

Franco Zambonelli, Gabrialla Castelli, Laura Ferrari, Marco Mamei, Alberto Rosi, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Matteo Risoldi, Akla-Esso Tchao, Simon Dobson, Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, Elena Nardini, Andrea Omicini, Sara Montagna, Mirko Viroli, Alois Ferscha, Sascha Maschek, and Bernhard Wally. Self-aware pervasive service ecosystems. Procedia Computer Science, 7:197–199, 2011. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.procs.2011.09.006.

Juan Ye and Simon Dobson. Exploring semantics in activity recognition using context lattices. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 2(4):389–407, 2010. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.3233/AIS-2009-0082.

Susan McKeever, Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Activity recognition using temporal evidence theory. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 2(3):253–269, 2010. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.3233/AIS-2010-0071.

Adrian K. Clear, Thomas Holland, Simon Dobson, Aaron Quigley, Ross Shannon, and Paddy Nixon. Situvis: a sensor data analysis and abstraction tool for pervasive computing systems. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 6(5):575–589, 2010. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.pmcj.2010.04.002.

Simon Dobson, Roy Sterritt, Paddy Nixon, and Mike Hinchey. Fulfilling the vision of autonomic computing. IEEE Computer, 43(1):35–41, January 2010. URL: https://dx.doi.org///10.1109/MC.2010.14.

Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. LOC8: a location model and extensible framework for programming with location. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 9(1):28–37, January 2010. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/MPRV.2009.90.

John Strassner, Sven van der Meer, Declan O'Sullivan, and Simon Dobson. The use of context-aware policies and ontologies to facilitate business-aware network management. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 17(3):255–284, September 2009. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1007/s10922-009-9126-4.

Michael Collins, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Securing wireless sensor networks: introducing ASLAN – a secure, lightweight architecture for WSNs. International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, 2(1):679–685, May 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/aslan-09.pdf.

Michael Collins, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. A lightweight secure architecture for wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ijitst-08.pdf.

Brendan Sheehan, Aaron Quigley, Benoit Gaudin, and Simon Dobson. A relation based measure of semantic similarity for gene ontology annotations. BMC Bioinformatics Journal, November 2008. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/9/468/abstract.

Simon Dobson. An adaptive systems perspective on network calculus, with applications to autonomic control. International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 1(3):332–341, 2008.

Stephen Knox, Adrian K. Clear, Ross Shannon, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, Aaron Quigley, and Paddy Nixon. Scatterbox: mobile message management. Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 22(5):549–568, September 2008.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Representing and manipulating situation hierarchies using situation lattices. Revue d'Intelligence Artificielle, 22(5):647–667, September 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ria-08a.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Lorcan Coyle, and Paddy Nixon. Hybridising events and knowledge as a basis for building autonomic systems. IEEE TCAAS Letters, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/tcaas-hybrid-06.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Classification and modeling of the quality of contextual information. IEEE TCAAS Letters, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/tcaas-qoc-06.pdf.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Ontology-based models in pervasive computing systems. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 22(4):315–347, December 2007. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1017/S0269888907001208.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Cross-layer architectures for autonomic communications. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 15(1):13–27, March 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/jnsm-crosslayer-07.pdf.

Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, Graeme Stevenson, Mark Sullivan, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Sensor fusion-based middleware for smart homes. International Journal of Assistive Robotics and Mechatronics, 8(2):53–60, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/smart-homes-ijarm-06.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Spyros Denazis, Antonio Fernández, Dominique Gaïti, Erol Gelenbe, Fabio Massacci, Paddy Nixon, Fabrice Saffre, Nikita Schmidt, and Franco Zambonelli. A survey of autonomic communications. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, 1(2):223–259, December 2006. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/1186778.1186782.

Steve Neely, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Adaptive middleware for autonomic systems. Annals of Telecommunications, 61(9–10):1099–1118, September–October 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/aot-survey-06.pdf.

Joëlle Coutaz, James Crowley, Simon Dobson, and David Garlan. Context is key. Communications of the ACM, 48(3):49–53, March 2005. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/1047671.1047703.

Don Goodeve, Simon Dobson, Jonathan Nash, John Davy, Peter Dew, Mourad Kara, and Chris Wadsworth. Towards a model for shared data abstraction with performance. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 49(1):156–167, February 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/JPDC-98.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Victoria Burrill. Lightweight databases. Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, 27(6):1009–1015, 1995. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/0169-7552(95)00012-V.

Major conferences

Lei Fang, Juan Ye, and Simon Dobson. Sensor-based human activity mining using Dirichlet process mixtures of directional statistical models. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA'19). October 2019. URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/DSAA.2019.00030.

Lei Fang, Juan Ye, and Simon Dobson. Distributed self-monitoring sensor networks via Markov switching Dynamic Linear Models. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO'19). 2019. Winner of runner-up best paper award. URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/SASO.2019.00014.

Danilo Pianini, Simon Dobson, and Mirki Viroli. Self-stabilising target counting in wireless sensor networks using Euler integration. In Proceedings of the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO'17), 11–20. September 2017. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/SASO.2017.10.

Juan Ye, Lei Fang, and Simon Dobson. Discovery and recognition of unknown activities. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp'16): Adjunct, 783–792. 2016. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2968219.2968288.

Lei Fang and Simon Dobson. Towards data-centric control of sensor networks through Bayesian dynamic linear modelling. In Proceedings of the Ninth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO'15). September 2015. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/SASO.2015.14.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. Fault detection for binary sensors in smart home environments. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom 2015). March 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/binarysensorfaults-15.pdf.

Chris Schneider, Adam Barker, and Simon Dobson. Autonomous fault detection in self-healing systems using Restricted Boltzmann Machines. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (EASe 2014). 2014. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/faults-ease-14.pdf.

Lei Fang and Simon Dobson. Data collection with in-network fault detection based on spatial correlation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC 2014). September 2014. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1109/ICCAC.2014.9.

José Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, and Franco Zambonelli. Self-management of self-organising mobile computing applications: a separation of concerns approach. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. March 2014. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/SAC-PSC2014.pdf.

Lei Fang, Simon Dobson, and Danny Hughes. An error-free data collection method exploiting hierarchical physical models of wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks. ACM Press, 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/pewasun13.pdf.

Lei Fang and Simon Dobson. Unifying sensor fault detection with energy conservation. In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Self-Organising Systems (IWSOS'13). May 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iwsos-faults-energy.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, Danilo Pianini, Sara Montagna, and Mirko Viroli. Combining self-organisation, context-awareness and semantic reasoning: the case of resource discovery in opportunistic networks. In Proceedings of the 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. March 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sac-2013.pdf.

Abu Raihan M. Kamal, Chris Bleakley, and Simon Dobson. Congestion mitigation using in-network sensor data summarization. In Proceedings of the Ninth ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks, 93–100. 2012. URL: https://dx.doi.org//10.1145/2387027.2387043.

Emil Vassev, Mike Hinchey, Dharini Balasubramaniam, and Simon Dobson. An ASSL approach to handling uncertainty in self-adaptive systems. In Proceedings of the 34th IEEE Software Engineering Workshop. IEEE Press, 2011. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/assl-sew11.pdf.

Emerson Loureiro, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Adaptive management of shared resource pools with decentralized optimization and epidemics. In Marco Danelutto, Julien Borgeois, and Tom Gross, editors, Proceedings of the 18th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing, 51–58. IEEE Computer Society Press, February 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/pdp-10.pdf.

Davide Cellai, Graham Williamson, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Self-management of routing on human proximity networks. In Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos and Karin Anna Hummel, editors, Self-organising systems, volume 5918 of LNCS, 1–12. Springer-Verlag, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iwsos-09.pdf.

Emerson Loureiro, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Decentralized utility maximization for adaptive management of shared resource pools. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS'09). IEEE Computer Society, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/incos-09.pdf.

Hui Zhang, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Partial coverage in homological sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMOB 2009), 42–47. IEEE Press, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/wimob-09.pdf.

Susan McKeever, Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. Using Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence for situation inference. In Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC), volume 5741 of LNCS. Springer-Verlag, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ds-situation-inference-eurossc-09.pdf.

Juan Ye and Simon Dobson. Human-behaviour study with situation lattices. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. October 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/SMC2009.pdf.

Susan McKeever, Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. A context quality model to support transparent reasoning with uncertain context. In K. Rothermal, D. Fritsch, W. Blochinger, and F. Dürr, editors, Quality of Context, volume 5786 of LNCS. Springer Verlag, 2009.

Adrian K. Clear, Ross Shannon, Thomas Holland, Aaron Quigley, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Situvis: a visual tool for modeling a user's behaviour patterns in a pervasive environment. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing. May 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/situvis-pervasive-09.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Lorcan Coyle, G.M.P. O'Hare, and Mike Hinchey. From physical models to well-founded control. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems. IEEE Press, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/well-founded-control.pdf.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Using situation lattices in sensor analysis. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom 2009), 1–11. March 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/percom2009.pdf.

Emerson Loureiro, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. A fine-grained model for adaptive on-demand provisioning of CPU shares in data centres. In Karin Anna Hummel and James Sterbenz, editors, Self-organizing systems, volume 5343 of LNCS, 97–108. Springer Verlag, December 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iwsos-08.pdf.

Hui Zhang, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Multi-criteria adaptation mechanisms in homological sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Communciations Systems. IEEE Press, 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iccs-08.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Cross-layer self routing: a self-managed routing approach for MANETs. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications. IEEE Press, 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/clsr-08.pdf.

Juan Ye, Susan McKeever, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, and Simon Dobson. Resolving uncertainty in context integration and abstraction. In Domenico Cotroneo and Julie McCann, editors, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Services, 131–140. ACM Press, 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/icps-08.pdf.

Adrian K. Clear, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. An approach to dealing with uncertainty in context-aware pervasive systems. In Proceedings of the UK/IE IEEE SMC Cybernetic Systems Conference 2007. IEEE Press, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/smc-07.pdf.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. A unified semantics space model. In Location- and context-awareness, volume 4718 of LNCS, 103–120. 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/loca-07.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Eoin Bailey, Stephen Knox, Ross Shannon, and Aaron Quigley. A first approach to the closed-form specification and analysis of an autonomic control system. In Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Complex Computer Systems. 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iceccs2007.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Paddy Nixon. Whole-system programming of adaptive ambient intelligence. In Proceedings of HCI International 2007, volume 4555 of LNCS, 73–81. Springer-Verlag, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sesami-07.pdf.

Kieran Delaney, Simon Dobson, and John Barton. Collaborative smart objects and augmented materials. In Proceedings of the Sensors and Systems Symposium at the NSTI Nanotechnology Conference (Nanotech 2007). May 2007.

Simon Dobson. Achieving an acceptable design model for autonomic systems. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 196–202. IEEE Press, 2007. Reprinted in AS Letters, October/November 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/composition-tfaas-06.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Demonstrating the feasibility of an autonomic communications-targeted cross-layer architecture. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications. 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/dictadcom-06.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. A cross-layer architecture for autonomic communications. In Dominique Gaïti, Guy Pujolle, Ehab Al-Shaer, Ken Calvert, Simon Dobson, Guy Leduc, and Olli Martikainen, editors, Autonomic Networking, volume 4195 of LNCS, 25–35. Springer-Verlag, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/WAC-06.pdf.

Eleanor O'Neill, David Lewis, Kris McGlinn, and Simon Dobson. Rapid user-centred evaluation for context-aware systems. In Gavin Doherty and Ann Blandford, editors, Interactive systems: design, specification, and verification, volume 4323 of LNCS. Springer-Verlag, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/dsvis-06.pdf.

Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, Gaëtan Rey, Graeme Stevenson, Mark Sullivan, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Sensor fusion-based middleware for assisted living. In Chris Nugent and Juan Carlos Augusto, editors, Smart homes and beyond, 281–288. IOS Press, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ICOST-06.pdf.

Seán Baker and Simon Dobson. Comparing service-oriented and distributed object architectures. In Robert Meersman and Zahir Tari, editors, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications, volume 3760 of LNCS, 631–645. Springer Verlag, 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/soa-doa-05.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Kieran Delaney, Kafil Mahmood Razeeb, and Sergey Tsvetkov. A co-designed hardware/software architecture for augmented materials. In Thomas Magedanz, Ahmed Karmouch, Samuel Pierre, and Iakovos Venieris, editors, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Mobility Aware Technologies and Applications, volume 3744 of LNCS. 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/MATA-Augmented-05.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Leveraging the subtleties of location. In Gérard Bailly, James Crowley, and Gilles Privat, editors, sOc-EUSAI'05: Proceedings of the 2005 Joint Conference on Smart Objects and Ambient Intelligence, 175–179. ACM Press, 2005.

Graeme Stevenson, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Towards a reliable wide-area infrastructure for context-based self-management of communications. In Ioannis Stavrakakis and Mikhail Smirnov, editors, Autonomic communication: 2nd International IFIP Workshop on Autonomic Communication, volume 3854 of LNCS, 115–128. Springer-Verlag, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/WAC-05.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Putting meaning into the network: some semantic issues for the design of autonomic communications systems. In Mikhail Smirnov, editor, Proceedings of the 1st IFIP Workshop on Autonomic Communications, volume 3457 of LNCS, 207–216. Springer Verlag, 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/WAC-04a.pdf.

Andy Nisbet and Simon Dobson. A systems architecture for sensor networks based on hardware/software co-design. In Mikhail Smirnov, editor, Proceedings of the 1st IFIP Workshop on Autonomic Communications, volume 3457 of LNCS. Springer Verlag, 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/WAC-04b.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Paddy Nixon. More principled design of pervasive computing systems. In Rémi Bastide and Jörg Roth, editors, Human computer interaction and interactive systems, volume 3425 of LNCS. Springer Verlag, 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/EHCI-04.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Applications considered harmful for ambient systems. In Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies, 171–176. ACM Press, 2003. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ISICT-2003.pdf.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. As strong as possible agent mobility. In T. Wagner and O.F. Rana, editors, Infrastructure for Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, volume 1887 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 174–176. 2001.

Simon Dobson and Brian Matthews. Ionic types. In Elisa Bertoni, editor, ECOOP 2000 – object-oriented programming, volume 1850 of LNCS, 296–312. Springer-Verlag, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ions-ecoop-2000.ps.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. As strong as possible mobility (poster). In Proceedings of the 22nd Internatioal Conference on Software Engienering, 779. 2000.

Paddy Nixon, Vinny Wade, Sotirios Terzis, Marcus O'Connell, and Simon Dobson. The Virtues architecture: a software infrastructure for business-to-business e-commerce. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2000-08.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon, Vincent Wade, Sotirios Terzis, and John Fuller. Vanilla: an open language framework. In Krzysztof Czarnecki and Ulrich Eisenecker, editors, Generative and component-based software engineering, volume 1799 of LNCS. Springer-Verlag, 1999. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/vanilla-gcse-1999.ps.

Sotirios Terzis, Paddy Nixon, Vinny Wade, Simon Dobson, and John Fuller. The future of enterprise groupware applications. In Joaquim Filipe and José Cordeiro, editors, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 525–532. 1999. Winner of best student paper award. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-1999-22.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Don Goodeve. Programming with shared data abstractions. In Gianfranco Billardi, Afonso Ferreira, Reinhold Lüling, and José Rolim, editors, Solving irregularly structured problems in parallel, volume 1253 of LNCS, pages 93–102. Springer Verlag, 1997. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/irregular-97.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Chris Wadsworth. Towards a theory of shared data in distributed systems. In Innes Jelly, Ian Gorton, and Peter Croll, editors, Software engineering for parallel and distributed systems, pages 170–182. Chapman and Hall, 1996. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/pdse-96.pdf.

Workshops or minor conferences

Simon Dobson. Towards a science of sensor systems software. UK Systems Workshop, March 2019. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/s4-uk-systems-19.pdf.

Lennert Voogt, Lisa Dow, and Simon Dobson. Open Badges: a best-practice framework. In Proceedings of the SAI Computing Conference. July 2016. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/open-badges-best-practice-16.pdf.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. Using temporal correlation and time series to detect missing activity-driven sensor events. In Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Context and Activity Modelling and Recognition (CoMoRea'15). March 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/comorea-15.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Saray Shai, Emanuele Strano, and Marc Barthélemy. Multiplex cities: interacting transport networks in metropolitan areas. Presented at the SICSA Workshop on Modelling and Optimisation of Real-World Transportation, January 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/urban-networks-sicsa.pdf.

Chris Schneider, Adam Barker, and Simon Dobson. Autonomous fault detection in self-healing systems: comparing Hidden Markov Models and artificial neural networks. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Adaptive Self-tuning Computing Systems (ADAPT-2014). January 2014. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/adapt14.pdf.

Lei Fang and Simon Dobson. In-network sensor data modelling methods for fault detection. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Uncertainty in Ambient Intelliigence at AmI 2013. December 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/uami2013.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Gabriella Castelli, Juan Ye, Alberto Rossi, and Simon Dobson, and Franco Zambonelli. A bio-chemically inspired approach to awareness in pervasive systems. In Proceedings of First International Workshop on Sensing and Big Data Mining (SenseMine 2013). November 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sensemine13.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Alan Dearle, and Barry Porter. Minimising virtual machine support for concurrency. In Proceedings of 5th ETAPS workshop on Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency and Communication-cEntric Software (PLACES'13). March 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/places-2013-final.pdf.

Barry Porter, Alan Dearle, and Simon Dobson. From missions to systems: generating transparently-distributable programs for sensor-oriented systems. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Middleware Tools, Services and Run-time Support for Sensor Networks (MidSens’12), 1–6. December 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/midsens12.pdf.

Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Graeme Stevenson, Akla-Esso Tchao, Juan Ye, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo, and Simon Dobson. Analysis of new gradient based aggregation algorithms for data-propagation in distributed networks. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions (ASENSIS'12). 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/asensis-12-gradients.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Mirko Viroli, Juan Ye, Sara Montagna, and Simon Dobson. Self-organising semantic resource discovery for pervasive systems. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions (ASENSIS'12), 47–52. 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/asensis-12-discovery.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez, Sara Montagna, Alberto Rosi, Giovanna di Marzo Serugendo Juan Ye, Mirko Viroli, Simon Dobson, and Akla-Esso Tchao. Towards situated awareness in urban networks: a bio-inspired approach. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions (ASENSIS'12), 53–58. 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/asensis-12-urban.pdf.

Juan Ye, Graeme Stevenson, Simon Dobson, Michael O'Grady, and Gregory O'Hare. $\mathcal PI$: perceiver and interpreter of smart home datasets. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2011), 131–138. May 2011. Nominated for best paper award. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/pi-11.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson and Simon Dobson. Sapphire: generating Java runtime artefacts from OWL ontologies. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering (ODISE 2011), 425–236. June 2011. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sapphire-odise11.pdf.

Alberto Rosi, Simon Dobson, Marco Mamei, Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, and Franco Zambonelli. Social sensors and pervasive services: approaches and perspectives. In Proceedings of the Second IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol 2011), 252–530. IEEE Press, 2011. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/social-sensing-11.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Juan Ye, and Simon Dobson. On the impact of the temporal features of sensed data on the development of pervasive systems. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Programming Methods for Mobile and Pervasive Systems at PERVASIVE 2010. May 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/temporal-features-pmmps10.pdf.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Susan McKeever, and Simon Dobson. Dealing with activities with diffuse boundaries. In Proceedings of the Workshop on How to do good activity recognition research: Experimental methodologies, evaluation metrics and reproducility issues at PERVASIVE 2010. May 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/diffuse-boundaries-2010.pdf.

Stephen Knox, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. Using ontologies in case-based activity recognition. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS-23). May 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/2010flairs.pdf.

Graham Williamson, Davide Cellai, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Modelling periodic data dissemination in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 3rd UKSim European Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation. IEEE Press, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/uksim-09.pdf.

Matthew Stabeler, Davide Cellai, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. Delay tolerant networks and spatially detailed human mobility. In Proceedings of the Workshop on the Emergence of delay- and disruption-tolerant networks. 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/edtn-09.pdf.

Juan Ye, Adrian K. Clear, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. On using temporal semantics to create more accurate human-activity classifiers. In Lorcan Coyle and Jill Freyne, editors, Artificial intelligence and cognitive science, volume 6206 of LNCS. Springer-Verlag, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/aics2009.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque and Simon Dobson. Enhancement of self-organisation in wireless networking through a cross-layer approach. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks. 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/adhoc-09.pdf.

Michael O'Grady, Juan Ye, G.M.P. O'Hare, Simon Dobson, Richard Tynan, and Connor Muldoon. A middleware for implicit interaction. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Instinctive Computing, volume 5897 of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer Verlag, 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/implicit-interaction-10.pdf.

Josu Martinez and Simon Dobson. Functionality recomposition for self-healing. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies. 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/fresh-icsoft09.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Integrating sensor networks into the future internet (extended abstract). In Proceedings of the 2nd Euro-NF Workshop on Future Internet Architectures. June 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/euro-nf-09.pdf.

Eleanor O'Neill, Kris McGlinn, Eoin Bailey, Simon Dobson, and Kevin McCarthy. Application development using modelling and dynamical systems analysis. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Context-Aware Middleware and Services, 18–23. 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/iwcams-09.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Stephen Knox, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. ONTONYM: a collection of upper ontologies for pervasive application development. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Context, Information and Ontologies Ontology (CIAO'09). 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ontonym-ciao2009.pdf.

Matthew Stabeler, Graeme Stevenson, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Basadaeir: harvesting user profiles to bootstrap pervasive applications. In Late-breaking results: Adjunct Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE 2009). 2009.

Lorcan Coyle, Juan Ye, Susan McKeever, Stephen Knox, Matthew Stabeler, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Gathering datasets for activity identification. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Developing Shared Home Behaviour Datasets to Advance HCI and Ubiquitous Computing Research at CHI 2009. 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/2008datasets-08.pdf.

Olga Murdoch, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. Ontology-based query recommendation as a support to image retrieval. In Proceedings of the 19th Irish Conference in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/Murdoch2008Ontology.pdf.

Susan McKeever, Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, and Simon Dobson. A multilayered uncertainty approach for context-aware systems. In Late-breaking results: Adjunct Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE 2008), 1–4. 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/multilayered-uncertainty-08.pdf.

Adrian K. Clear, Ross Shannon, Thomas Holland, Simon Dobson, Aaron Quigley, and Paddy Nixon. Situvis: visualising multivariate context information to evaluate situation specifications. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Systems Evaluation (USE 2008). 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/situvis.pdf.

Michael Collins, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. A secure lightweight architecture for wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM'08). 2008. Winner of Joint Best Paper Award. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/msecurity-ubicom08.pdf.

Simon Dobson. From adaptive systems to adaptive spaces. In Resilient and Survivable Networks, Infrastructure and Services, Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings Series. Schloß Dagstuhl, 2008.

Michael Collins, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Identifying and isolating aberrant nodes in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Internet Technologies and Secured Transactions. June 2008. Winner of best paper award.

Simon Dobson and Paddy Nixon. Stable autonomic adaptation: a grand challenge. In Proceedings of the Third IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics for Autonomic Computing (HotAC'08). 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/hotac-08.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Facilitating a well-founded approach to autonomic systems. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Workshop on the Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (EASe 2008). IEEE Press, April 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/semantics-wg-ease-08.pdf.

Lorcan Coyle, Juan Ye, Emerson Loureiro, Stephen Knox, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. A proposed approach to evaluate the accuracy of tag-based location systems. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Ubiquitous Systems Evaluation at Ubicomp'07. 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/use07.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Context awareness through cross-layer network architecture. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks. 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/wiman-07.pdf.

Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Using situation lattices to model and reason about context. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop Modeling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2007). 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/mrc-lattices-07.pdf.

Stephen Knox, Adrian K. Clear, Ross Shannon, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, Aaron Quigley, and Paddy Nixon. Towards Scatterbox: a context-aware message forwarding platform. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop Modeling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2007). 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/mrc-scatterbox-07.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, Graeme Stevenson, and Graham Williamson. Construct: an open source pervasive systems platform. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Consumer Communciations and Networking Conference, 1203–1204. IEEE Press, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ccnc-07.pdf.

Steve Neely, Graham Williamson, Hui Zhang, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. Location detection with smart Zigbee sensors. 2nd Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks Research in Ireland (WiSEN 2007), June 2007.

Syarulnaziah Anawar, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Context delivery in ad hoc networks using enhanced gossiping algorithms. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, volume 4272 of LNCS. 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/eurossc-delivery-06.pdf.

Graham Williamson, Graeme Stevenson, Steve Neely, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. An evaluation framework for disseminating context information with gossiping. In Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, volume 4272 of LNCS. 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/eurossc-evaluation-06.pdf.

Lorcan Coyle, Evelyn Baife, Graeme Stevenson, Steve Neely, Simon Dobson, Paddy Nixon, and Barry Smyth. Supplementing case-based recommenders with context data. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Case-based reasoning and context-awareness at ECCBR'06. September 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/eccbr-06.pdf.

Adrian K. Clear, Stephen Knox, Juan Ye, Lorcan Coyle, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Integrating multiple contexts and ontologies in a pervasive computing framework. In Contexts and ontologies: theory, practice and applications. 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/co-2006.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Juan Ye. Using fibrations for situation identification. In Thomas Strang, Vinny Cahill, and Aaron Quigley, editors, Pervasive 2006 workshop proceedings, 645–651. Springer Verlag, 2006. Workshop on Combining Theory and System-Building. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/tppc-06.pdf.

Michael Collins, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Security issues with pervasive computing frameworks. In Thomas Strang, Vinny Cahill, and Aaron Quigley, editors, Pervasive 2006 workshop proceedings, 679–685. Springer Verlag, 2006. Workshop on Privacy, Trust and Identity Issues for Ambient Intelligence. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ptiiai-06.pdf.

Simon Dobson. The de Bruijn principle and the compositional design of programming languages. In Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Implementation and Application of Functional Languages. 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/de-bruijn-iafl-05.pdf.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Categorisation and modelling of quality in context information. In Roy Sterrit, Simon Dobson, and Mikhail Smirnov, editors, Proceedings of the IJCAI 2005 Workshop on AI and Autonomic Communications. 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ijcai-aiac-05a.pdf.

Graeme Stevenson, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Construct – a decentralised context infrastructure for computing environments. IT&T Annual Conference, 2005.

Kieran Delaney, Simon Dobson, Kafil Mahmood Razeeb, and John Barton. Creating the disappearing computer – using augmented materials to build collaborative augmented artefacts. IT&T Annual Conference, 2005.

Simon Dobson. Hybridising events and knowledge in an infrastructure for context-adaptive systems. In Roy Sterrit, Simon Dobson, and Mikhail Smirnov, editors, Proceedings of the IJCAI 2005 Workshop on AI and Autonomic Communications. 2005. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ijcai-aiac-05b.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Creating programming languages for (and from) the internet. In Workshop on Evolution and Reuse of Language Specifications for domain-specific languages at ECOOP'04. 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ERLS-04.pdf.

Paddy Nixon, Simon Dobson, Sotirios Terzis, and Feng Wang. Architectural implications for context-adaptive smart spaces. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Networked Applicances, 156–161. IEEE Press, 2003. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/IWNA-2003.pdf.

Paddy Nixon, Feng Wang, Sotirios Terzis, and Simon Dobson. Engineering context-aware systems. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Engineering Context-Aware Object-Oriented Systems and Environments. 2002. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ecoose-2003.pdf.

Sotirios Terzis, Paddy Nixon, Vinny Wade, Simon Dobson, and John Fuller. Building the next generation of groupware. In Joaquim Filipe, editor, Enterprise information systems. Kluwer Academic Press, 2001.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. An integrated system for managing intelligent buildings. In Paddy Nixon, Gerard Lacey, and Simon Dobson, editors, Managing interactions in smart environments. Springer Verlag, 2000.

Paddy Nixon, Vinny Wade, Simon Dobson, John Fuller, and Sotirios Terzis. Designing components for a virtual organisation: a case study. In Proceedings of Objects, Components and the Virtual Enterprise. 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/virtues-ocve-1998.pdf.

Richard Greenane and Simon Dobson. Integrating LONWorks into an open systems control environment. Presented at the LONWorks'99 trade conference, 1999.

Simon Dobson and Paddy Nixon. (Free) radical programming languages. In Proceedings of the 5th CaberNet Radicals workshop. 1998.

Simon Dobson and Victoria Burrill. Towards improving automation in the World Wide Web. In New directions in software development. British Computer Society, 1995. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/lightweight-databases-bcs-1995.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Andy Wellings. A system for building scalable parallel applications. In Nigel Topham, Roland Ibbett, and Thomas Bemmerl, editors, Programming environments for parallel computing, pages 218–230. North Holland Elsevier, 1992. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/scalable-parallel-applications-92.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Andy Wellings. Programming highly parallel general-purpose applications. In Proceedings of the First BCS Workshop on Abstract Machine Models for Highly Parallel Computing. University of Leeds, 1991.

Posters

Michael Pitcher, Ruth Bowness, Simon Dobson, and Stephen Gillespie. A network-based metapopulation model to simulate a pulmonary tuberculosis infection. Poster at the 6th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, November 2017.

Aleksejs Sazonovs, Simon Dobson, and Oscar Gaggiotti. A metapopulation model for predicting the success of genetic control measures for malaria. Poster at the SICSA Workshop on Computational Ecology, October 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sazonovs-poster-15.pdf.

Saray Shai, Dror Kenett, Yoed Kenett, Miriam Faust, Simon Dobson, and Shlomo Havlin. Attacks on modular networks. Poster at the International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci'15), June 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/modular-network-attacks-netsci-15.pdf.

Saray Shai and Simon Dobson. Epidemic spreading in adaptive multilayer networks. Poster at the SIAM Workshop on Network Science, May 2015. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/siam-networks-abstract-15.pdf.

Saray Shai and Simon Dobson. Bursty activity in coupled networks. Poster at the International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci'13), June 2013. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/burst-netsci13.pdf.

Eoin Bailey, Simon Dobson, and Aaron Quigley. Dynamical systems theory applied to autonomics. Poster at the IBM Centres for Advanced Study Conference (CASCON), 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/LERO-CASCON07.pdf.

Eoin Bailey, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Semantics of autonomic systems. Poster at the IBM Centres for Advanced Study Conference (CASCON), 2006.

Simon Dobson, Victoria Marshall, and Brian Ritchie. STICKS and STONES: architectures for modular WWW software. Poster at the 5th International World Wide Web conference, May 1996. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/threads-www-94.pdf.

Edited books and proceedings

Simon Dobson, John Strassner, Manish Parashar, and Onn Shehory, editors. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ACM Press, 2009.

John Strassner, Simon Dobson, José Fortes, and Kumar Goswami, editors. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Autonomic Computing, IEEE Press, 2008.

Tom Pfeifer, John Strassner, and Simon Dobson, editors. Managing ubiquitous communications and services: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop, MUCS 2007, Multicon Verlag, 2007.

Dominique Gaïti, Guy Pujolle, Ehab Al-Shaer, Ken Calvert, Simon Dobson, Guy Leduc, and Olli Martikainen, editors. Autonomic Networking, volume 4195 of LNCS, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

Paddy Nixon, Gerard Lacey, and Simon Dobson, editors. Managing interactions in smart environments, Springer Verlag, 2000.

Paddy Nixon and Simon Dobson, editors. Objects, components and the virtual enterprise, ACM Press, 1999. Workshop reader.

Book chapters

Mirko Viroli, Franco Zambonelli, Graeme Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. From SOA to pervasive service ecosystems: an approach based on semantic web technologies. In Javier Cubo and Guadalupe Ortiz, editors, Adaptive web services for modular and reusable software development: tactics and solutions. IGI Global, 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sapere-soa-semantic-web-12.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Aaron Quigley. Healthcare in a pervasive world. In Jeremy Pitt, editor, This pervasive day: the potentials and perils of pervasive computing, pages 99–111. Imperial College Press, 2012. URL: http://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Pervasive-Day-Potential-Computing/dp/1848167482.

Simon Dobson. Co-design for context awareness in pervasive systems. In Kieran Delaney, editor, Ambient intelligence with microsystems: augmented materials and smart objects, volume 18 of Microsystems, pages 297–307. Springer Verlag, 2008.

Kieran Delaney and Simon Dobson. Augmenting materials to build cooperating objects. In Kieran Delaney, editor, Ambient intelligence with microsystems: augmented materials and smart objects, volume 18 of Microsystems, pages 19–46. Springer Verlag, 2008.

Juan Ye, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. An overview of pervasive computing systems. In Kieran Delaney, editor, Ambient intelligence with microsystems: augmented materials and smart objects, volume 18 of Microsystems, pages 3–17. Springer Verlag, 2008.

M.A. Razzaque, Simon Dobson, and Paddy Nixon. Cross-layer optimisations for autonomic networks. In Monique Calisti, Sven van der Meer, and John Strassner, editors, Advanced autonomic networking and communication, Birkhäuser Whitestein series, pages 127–148. Springer Verlag, 2008.

Simon Dobson. Report from the ECOOP 2004 workshop on component-oriented approaches to context-aware computing. In Jacques Malenfant and Bjarte Østvold, editors, ECOOP'04 workshop reader, volume 3344 of LNCS, pages 84–93. Springer Verlag, 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/coacac-04.pdf.

Strategic reports

Seán Baker, Simon Dobson, Pat Donnellan, Paul Kavanagh, Dan Maher, Tommy McCabe, Richard McQuillen, Paddy Holohan, Michael O'Connor, and Declan O'Mahony. Successful commercialisation of R&D. Irish Business Employers' Confederation/ICT Ireland, 2004.

Seán Baker, Simon Dobson, Dan Flinter, Michael Grufferty, Paul Kavanagh, Dan Maher, Tommy McCabe, and Richard McQuillen. Commercialisation of R&D in the ICT sector. Irish Business Employers' Confederation/ICT Ireland, 2004.

Magazine articles

Juan Ye and Simon Dobson. Pervasive computing needs better situation-awareness. Awareness magazine, January 2012. URL: http://www.awareness-mag.eu/view.php?article=003943-2012-01-05&category=Interactive+Robotics.

Simon Dobson, Graeme Stevenson, Graham Williamson, Stephen Knox, Matthew Stabeler, Lorcan Coyle, Steve Neely, and Paddy Nixon. Construct: towards a community middleware for pervasive computing. PerAda Magazine, October 2008. URL: http://www.perada-magazine.eu/pdf/1262/1262.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Steve Neely, Graeme Stevenson, Lorcan Coyle, and Paddy Nixon. Towards a platform for widespread embedded intelligence. ERCIM News, October 2006. URL: http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/EN67.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Kieran Delaney. Materials with intelligence. ERCIM News, October 2006. URL: http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/EN67.pdf.

Technical reports

Simon Dobson. Where's Waldo? or, a taxonomy for thinking about location in pervasive computing. Technical Report TCD-CS-2004-05, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2004-05.pdf.

Howard Kim and Simon Dobson. An improved approach to geographically locating web clients. Technical Report TCD-CS-2001-49, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2001-49.pdf.

Linda Farragher and Simon Dobson. Java Decaffeinated: experiences building a programming language from components. Technical Report TCD-CS-2000-22, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2000-22.pdf.

Simon Dobson. What's in an ion? Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/ions-tr-1999.pdf.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. As strong as possible mobility: an architecture for stateful object migration on the Internet. Technical Report TCD-CS-2000-11, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2000-11.pdf.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. A review of mobility systems. Technical Report TCD-CS-2000-13, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-2000-13.pdf.

Tim Walsh, Paddy Nixon, and Simon Dobson. A managed architecture for mobile distributed systems. Technical Report TCD-CS-1999-03, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1999. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-1999-03.pdf.

Simon Dobson. The O2 programming language. Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1998. Reference manual for the Vanilla implementation of Abadí and Cardelli's O2 language.

Simon Dobson. A first taste of Vanilla. Technical Report TCD-CS-1998-20, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-1998-20.ps.

Simon Dobson. Modular parsers. Technical Report TCD-CS-1998-19, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/TCD-CS-1998-19.ps.

Chris Tofts, Don Goodeve, and Simon Dobson. Abstraction and implementation of a lightweight distributed termination protocol. Technical Report YCS-98-307, Department of Computer Science, University of York, 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/YCS-98-307.pdf.

Simon Dobson. A common object model for large experimental systems: a proposal. Technical Report, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 1997.

Simon Dobson and Victoria Burrill. Lightweight data mark-up. Technical Report WWW/04/94, Rutherford Appleton laboratory, 1994.

Simon Dobson and Victoria Burrill. Preliminary results from the database markup of hyperdocuments. Technical Report WWW/03/94, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, November 1994. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/preliminary-markup-94.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Data and hypermodels are isomorphic: manipulating hyperdocuments at a logical level. Technical Report WWW/02/94, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, August 1994. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/hyper-94.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Victoria Burrill, and Julian Gallop. Semantic mark-up of generalised documents. Technical Report WWW/01/94, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, August 1994. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/semantic-markup-94.pdf.

Simon Dobson. An introduction to the theories of bulk data types. Technical Report, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 1994. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/bulk-data-types.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Writing compilers using ML. Technical Report PPG/99/93, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 1993.

Simon Dobson. An approach to scalable parallel programming. PhD thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of York, 1993. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/thesis-final.pdf.

Keynotes

Simon Dobson. How good is my dataset? Invited talk to the MAKI (Multi-mechanism Adaptations for the Future Internet) workshop on Autonomous decision-making in networked systems under uncertainty, February 2020. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/how-good-is-my-dataset.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Understanding sensing from a more formal perspective. Invited talk at the Scottish Symposium on Formal Methods for Verification and Synthesis, September 2019. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/formal-perspective.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Making the transition from sensors to sensor systems. Keynote at the Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP'18), October 2018. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/dasip-keynote.pdf.

Lei Fang and Simon Dobson. When things get noisy: programming in the face of ubiquitous uncertainty. Invited talk at the International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing (CAC'14), September 2014. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/when-things-get-noisy-14.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Ubiquitous autonomic management. Keynote presentation at the 6th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/mucs-keynote.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Autonomic networking: achieving stability in the face of pervasive uncertainty. Keynote presentation at Autonomic Networking, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/an-talk-06.pdf.

Invited talks

Simon Dobson. Minimal sensing: the target counting problem. Invited talk in the St Andrews Institute for Data-Intensive Research 'Summer of Data' series, June 2017. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/minimal-sensing-idir17.pdf.

Simon Dobson, Juan Ye, and Lei Fang. Making sense of sensing. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, University of York, February 2017. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/making-sense-of-sensing.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Modelling urban networks: some results and their limitations. Talk in the Leeds Applied Nonlinear Dynamics seminar series, University of Leeds, March 2016. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/urban-networks-16.pdf.

Simon Dobson. A complex cocktail of networks and reality. Presentation at the St Andrews Big Data and Discrete Mathematics Symposium, February 2016. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/complex-cocktail.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Saray Shai. Complex networks and complex processes. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, University of York, March 2014. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/complex-networks-complex-processes.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Mission maybe possible: improving the programming model for wireless sensor networks. Invited talk at the IDEAS Institute, Robert Gordon University, March 2012. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/mission-maybe-possible.pdf.

Simon Dobson. The computer is the new microscope. Professorial inaugural lecture, University of St Andrews, December 2011. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/inaugural-lecture-sta-web-20111207.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Juan Ye. Sensor and sense-ability: building systems in the face of uncertainty. Invited talk for the Edinburgh Branch of the British Computer Society, February 2011. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/sensor-and-senseability-nontechnical.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Progamming for adaptive sensor networks: back to the future. Invited talk to the IFIP WG2.11 workshop on Generative Programming, March 2010. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/back-to-the-future-talk-gp10.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Semantic challenges of adaptive systems. Invited talk at the Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/adaptive-systems-semantics-liverpool-09.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Controlling sensors through physics: some ideas for the well-founded control of mobile sensor networks. Invited talk at the Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/well-founded-control-talk.pdf.

Simon Dobson. What is the correct semantic basis for adaptive systems? Invited talk in the Lero Foundations series, 2009. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/adaptive-spaces-lero-talk-20090123.pdf.

Steve Neely, Graham Williamson, Hui Zhang, Graham Stevenson, and Simon Dobson. Device positioning using smart Zigbee beacons. Presentation at the Tyndall National Institute's National Access Programme open day, 2008. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/nap-zigbee-open-day-20080124.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Towards an integrated internet of things. Invited presentation at the joint ERCIM/ETSI Infinity Initiative seminar series, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/myfile:research/activities/ercim-directorate-06/ercim-etsi-20071129.pdf.

Simon Dobson. From adaptive systems to adaptive spaces. Invited presentation at the Dagstuhl seminar on Resilient and Survivable Networks, Infrastructures and Services, 2007. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/resilient-networks-dagstuhl-talk-07.pdf.

Simon Dobson and Juan Ye. A simple semantic model for adaptive pervasive systems. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, University of Leicester UK, 2006. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/simple-semantic-model-leicester-talk.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Nirvana: work-in-progress. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ, 2005.

Simon Dobson. Towards a semantics of pervasive computing. Invited talk to the Department of Computing and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, and the Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin, 2004. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/rational-reconstruction-talk.pdf.

Simon Dobson. Putting research to work. Invited talk to the Irish Business Employers' Confederation, 2003.

Simon Dobson. Space is the computer. Invited talk to the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, 2000.

Simon Dobson. Building programming languages from components. Invited talk to the Microsoft Research Institute, 2000. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/vanilla-microsoft-2000.ppt.

Simon Dobson. Fragmenting languages. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, California Institute of Technology, 1998. URL: https://simondobson.org/softcopy/vanilla-caltech-1998.ppt.

Simon Dobson. Correctly formalising the wrong things. Invited talk to the Irish Formal Methods Symposium, 1997.

Simon Dobson and Victoria Burrill. Federated world wide webs. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, University of Cardiff, 1996.

Simon Dobson. Weak coherence with shared abstract data types. Invited talk to the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, 1996.