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Communication skills with students, staff and parents/caregivers

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Author: Goff, Wendy
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Book chapter
Status: Live|Last updated:15 August 2018 11:10 AM
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Investigation of collapsed building incidents on soft marine deposit: both from social and technical perspectives

A collapsed incident occurred on 10 October 2016 in Wenzhou City, China, which resulted in 22 casualties and 6 injuries. Most of victims were migrant laborers (rural dwellers who move to urban for a temporary work), who rented apartments in these residential buildings, which were originally constructed by local rural residents. This case report investigates the collapsed incident as well as other similar previous incidents. From the perspectives of both social and technical aspects, this report analyzed the Chinese rural land use policy with relevant technical factors. These incidents reveal social problems of the existing dual structure land-use policy in China. Chinese dual structure land-use policy caused deficiencies in the supervision of the construction market in rural area so that the following technical factors were not well supervised by the various quality control departments: (1) poorly quality of residential buildings, (2) unauthorized rooftop additions, and (3) differential settlement caused by t…

Author: Lyu, Hai-Min, Cheng, Wen-Chieh, Shen, Jack Shuilong, Arulrajah, Arul
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:15 August 2018 9:31 AM
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science: ‘Web Technologies and Applications’, APWeb 2012 International Workshops: SenDe, IDP, IEKB, MBC, Kunming, China, 11-13 April 11-13, 2012 / Hua Wang, Lei Zou, Guangyan Huang, Jing He, Chaoyi Pang, Hao Lan Zhang, Dongyan Zhao, Zhuang Yi (eds.)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 4 international workshops held in conjunction with the 14th Asia-Pacific Web Conference, APWeb 2012, in Kunming, China, in April 2012 (see LNCS 7235). The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for presentation at the following 4 workshops: the 1st workshop on sensor networks and data engineering (SenDe 2012), the 1st international workshop on intelligent data processing (IDP 2012), the 1st international workshop on information extraction and knowledge base building (IEKB 2012), and the 3rd international workshop on mobile business collaboration (MBC 2012).

Author: Wang, Hua, Zou, Lei, Huang, Guangyan, He, Jing, Pang, Chaoyi, Zhang, H...
Publication year: 2012
Publication type: Conference proceedings
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 3:32 PM
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Irregularly timed electrical pulses reduce adaptation of retinal ganglion cells

Objective. Retinal prostheses aim to provide visual percepts to blind people affected by diseases caused by photoreceptor degeneration. One of the main challenges presented by current devices is neural adaptation in the retina, which is believed to be the cause of fading—an effect where artificially produced percepts disappear over a short period of time, despite continuous stimulation of the retina. We aim to understand the neural adaptation generated in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) during electrical stimulation. Approach. Current visual prostheses use electrical pulses with fixed frequencies and amplitudes modulated over hundreds of milliseconds to stimulate the retina. However, in nature, neuronal spiking occurs with stochastic timing, hence the information received naturally from other neurons by RGCs is irregularly timed. We used a single epiretinal electrode to stimulate and compare rat RGC responses to stimulus trains of biphasic pulses delivered at regular and random inter-pulse intervals (IPI), the …

Author: Soto-Breceda, A., Kameneva, T., Meffin, H., Maturana, M., Ibbotson, M....
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 3:32 PM
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science: ‘Health Information Science’, First International Conference, HIS 2012, Beijing, China, 8-10 April 2012 / Jing He, Xiaohui Liu, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Guandong Xu (eds.)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Information Science, held in Beijing, China, in April 2012. The 15 full papers presented together with 1 invited paper and 3 industry/panel statements in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of the health information sciences and the systems that support this health information management and health service delivery. The scope includes 1) medical/health/biomedicine information resources, such as patient medical records, devices and equipments, software and tools to capture, store, retrieve, process, analyze, optimize the use of information in the health domain, 2) data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery (in health domain), all of which play a key role in decision making, management of public health, examination of standards, privacy and security issues, and 3) development of new architectures and applications for health information systems.

Author: He, Jing, Liu, Xiaohui, Krupinski, Elizabeth A., Xu, Guandong
Publication year: 2012
Publication type: Conference proceedings
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 3:32 PM
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science: ‘Health Information Science’, Second International Conference, HIS 2013, London, United Kingdom, 25-27 March 2013 / Guangyan Huang, Xiaohui Liu, Jing He, Frank Klawonn, Guiqing Yao (eds.)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2013, held in London, UK, in March 2013. The 20 full papers presented together with 3 short papers, 3 demo papers and one poster in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover all aspects of health information sciences and systems that support the health information management and health service delivery. The scope of the conference includes 1) medical/health/biomedicine information resources, such as patient medical records, devices and equipments, software and tools to capture, store, retrieve, process, analyse, and optimize the use of information in the health domain, 2) data management, data mining, and knowledge discovery, all of which play a key role in the decision making, management of public health, examination of standards, privacy and security issues, and 3) development of new architectures and applications for health information s…

Author: Huang, Guangyan, Liu, Xiaohui , He, Jing, Klawonn, Frank, Yao, Guiqing
Publication year: 2013
Publication type: Conference proceedings
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Modeling experimental recordings of vagal afferent signaling of intestinal inflammation for neuromodulation

Objective: Artificial modulation of peripheral nerve signals (neuromodulation) by electrical stimulation is an innovation with potential to develop treatments that replace or supplement drugs. One function of the nervous system that can be exploited by neuromodulation is regulation of disease intensity. Optimal interfacing of devices with the nervous system requires suitable models of peripheral nerve systems so that closed-loop control can be utilized for therapeutic benefit. Approach: We use physiological data to model afferent signaling in the vagus nerve that carries information about inflammation in the small intestine to the brain. Main results: The vagal nerve signaling system is distributed and complex; however, we propose a class of reductive models using a state-space formalism that can be tuned in a patient-specific manner. Significance: These models provide excellent fits to a large range of nerve recording data but are computationally simple enough for feedback control in implantable neuromodulat…

Author: O'Sullivan-Greene, Elma, Kameneva, Tatiana, Trevaks, David, Shafton, A...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article (In press)
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 3:32 PM
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Web services for things

In this chapter, we introduce an interesting type of Web services for "things". Existing Web services are applications across the Web that perform functions mainly to satisfy users' social needs "from simple requests to complicated business processes". Throughout history, humans have accumulated lots of knowledge about diverse things in the physical world. However, human knowledge about the world has not been fully used on the current Web which focuses on social communication; the prospect of interacting with things other than people on the future Web is very exciting. The purpose of Web services for "things" is to provide a tunnel for people to interact with things in the physical world from anywhere through the Internet. Extending the service targets from people to anything challenges the existing techniques of Web services from three aspects: first, an unified interface should be provided for people to describe the needs of things; then basic components should be designed in a Web service for things; final…

Author: Huang, Guangyan, He, Jing, Zhang, Yanchun
Publication year: 2014
Publication type: Book chapter
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Student learning assistants: from learning advice to creating community

This paper reports on a generic peer assistance programme conducted at Swinburne University of Technology inaugurated by the Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) centre. Drawing on data gathered from focus groups and a questionnaire given to students using the programme, the advisers and LAS supervising staff, it explores and clarifies the perspective of student peer advisers’ (‘Student Learning Assistants’ or ‘SLAs’) on what is at stake in the advising process. The SLAs work with students from a range of disciplinary subjects and hence may have little familiarity with the disciplinary practices the student is engaging with. Thus, their context differs from many peer-assistance programmes where high achieving students mentor new students in their discipline or in targeted subjects in which the mentor achieved high scores. In addition, the SLAs are not drawn from communications or writing courses and are consequently unlikely to have formal understanding of writing processes and the metalanguage to explain princ…

Author: Price, Stephen, Wallace, Kathryn, Verezub, Elena, Sinchenko, Elena
Publication year: 2017
Publication type: Conference paper
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 3:23 PM
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In vitro assessment of the differences in retinal ganglion cell responses to intra- and extracellular electrical stimulation

To compare responses of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to intracel- lular and extracellular electrical stimulation of varying frequency and amplitude. Approach In vitro patch clamp was used to record the responses of RGCs to si- nusoidal current stimulation of varying frequency and amplitude. The results were simulated using the Neuron software package. Main results The stimulation fre- quency yielding the greatest response was higher for extracellular stimulation com- pared to intracellular stimulation in the same cells (256 Hz versus 64 Hz). In fact, at the high end of the frequency range, where extracellular stimulation was highly effi- cacious, no responses could be generated using intracellular stimulation. A region in the amplitude-frequency stimulation space was identified where OFF-RGCs could be preferentially stimulated over ON-RGCs. We found that the inability of RGCs to respond at high frequencies of intracellular stimulation is likely the result of the axon acting as a low pass filter. Significance…

Author: Kotsakidis, Rebecca, Meffin, Hamish, Ibbotson, Michael, Kameneva, Tati...
Publication year: 2018
Publication type: Journal article
Status: Live|Last updated:14 August 2018 2:33 PM
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