Publications

2018

Connor, A.M., Greig, T.J. & Kruse, J. “ Evolutionary generation of game levels”, EAI Transactions on Creative Technologies [In Press]

Sosa, R. & Connor, A.M. “Innovation teams and organisational creativity: Reasoning with computational simulations”, She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, 4(2), 157–170

Denham, B., Pears, R. & Connor, A.M. (2018) “Evaluating the quality of Drupal software modules”, International Journal of Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering, 28(5), 663-700

Schmidt, F., MacDonell, S. G. & Connor, A.M. (2018) “Multiobjective reconstruction of software architecture”, International Journal of Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering, 28(6), 869-892

Connor, A.M. & Sosa, R. (2018) “The A-Z of Creative Technologies”, EAI Transactions on Creative Technologies, 18(15), e3

2017

Connor, A.M. & Siringoringo, W.S. (2017) “Multiobjective optimisation in residential construction”, International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, 3(4), 183-192

Greig, T.J., Kruse, J. & Connor, A.M. “Evaluating the contribution of search based procedural content generation to game immersion”, The Computer Games Journal, 6(4), 209–225

Whittington, C., Anderson, T. & Connor, A.M. (2017) “Embedding authentic practice based learning in engineering undergraduate courses”, Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference

Esparza, A., Sosa, R. & Connor, A.M. (2017) “The shape of firms: Opportunities from rapid manufacturing”, Proceedings of the 1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2016

Karmokar, S. & Connor, A.M. "Re-engineering design through multiple discipinary lenses", Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (In Press)

Sosa, R., Rive, P. & Connor, A.M. "60 years of creativity in business organizations", Proceedings of the Design + Research + Society 2016 Conference (In Press)

Connor, A.M., Sosa, R., Marks, S. & Jackson, A. "Problem solving at the edge of disciplines", Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education, IGI Global, Chapter 10, 212-234

Sosa, R., Corson, B. & Connor, A.M. "Creative problem framing", Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education, IGI Global, Chapter 21, 472-493

Foottit, J., Brown, D., Marks, S. & Connor, A.M. "Development of a wearable haptic game interface", EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies 3(6), e5.

Connor, A.M. "A historical review of creative technologies", Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications, IGI Global, Chapter 1, 1-24.

Connor, A.M., Sosa, R., Karmokar, S., Marks, S., Buxton, M., Gribble, A. M., Jackson, A. & Foottit, J. "Exposing core competencies for future creative technologists", Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications, IGI Global, Chapter 15, 377-397.

Foottit, J., Brown, D., Marks, S. & Connor, A.M. "A wearable haptic game controller", International Journal of Game Theory and Technology, 2(1), 1-19

Kruse, J., Sosa, R. & Connor, A.M. "Procedural urban environments for FPS games", Proceedings of Interactive Entertainment 2016

2015

Sosa, R. & Connor, A.M. "!orthodoxies in multidisciplinary design-oriented degree programmes", Proceedings of the 2015 IASDR Conference: Interplay 2015

Sosa, R. & Connor, A.M. "A computational intuition pump to examine group creativity: building on the ideas of others", Proceedings of the 2015 IASDR Conference: Interplay 2015

Connor, A.M. & Gavin, J. "Reinventing the arcade: Computer game mediated play spaces for physical interaction", EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 2(5), e4

Kruse, J. & Connor, A.M. "Multi-agent evolutionary systems for the generation of complex virtual worlds", EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 2(5), e5

Karmokar, S., Connor, A.M. & Sosa, R. "From spheres towards spaces in design and creative technology", Proceedings of the 10th European Conferences in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Martin, M., Charlton, J. & Connor, A.M. "Mainstreaming video annotation software for critical video analysis", Journal of Technologies and Human Usability, 11(3), 1-13

Connor, A.M., Marks, S. & Walker, C. "Creating creative technologists: Playing with(in) education", Creativity in the Digital Age. Chapter 3. Springer

Connor, A.M., Karmokar, S. & Whittington, C. "From STEM to STEAM: Strategies for enhancing engineering & technology education", International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 5(2), 37-47

2014

Connor, A.M., Karmokar, S., Whittington, C. & Walker, C. "Full STEAM ahead: A manifesto for integrating arts pedagogics in to STEM education", IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning in Engineering 2014

Connor, A.M., Berthelsen, C., Karmokar, S., Marks, S., Kenobi, B. & Walker, C. "An unexpected journey: Experiences of learning through exploration and experimentation", DesignEd Asia Conference 2014

Connor, A.M., Karmokar, S. & Walker, C. "Doing Entrepreneurship: Towards an Entrepreneurial Method for Design and Creative Technologies", DesignEd Asia Conference 2014

Marks, S., Emmanuel-Estevez, J. & Connor, A.M. "Towards the Holodeck: Virtual reality visualisation of engineering and scientific data", Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) Conference 2014

Foottit, J., Brown, D., Marks, S. & Connor, A.M. "An intuitive tangible game controller", 2014 Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment

Gavin, J., Kenobi, B. & Connor, A.M. "Social play spaces for active community engagement", 2014 Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment

Martin, M., Charlton, J. & Connor, A.M. "Augmented body: Changing interactive body play", 2014 Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment

Connor, A.M., Martin, M. & Joe, S. (2014) "An extensible framework for automatic knowledge extraction from student blogs", International Journal on Integrating Technology in Education, 3(2), 9-18

Pears, R., Finlay, J. & Connor, A.M. (2014) "Synthetic Minority Over-sampling TEchnique (SMOTE) for Predicting Software Build Outcomes", Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2014)

Connor, A.M. & Shah, A. (2014) "Resource allocation using metaheuristic search", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT 2014)

Connor, A.M., Finlay, J. & Pears, R. (2014) "Mining developer communication data streams", Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT 2014)

Finlay, J., Pears, R. & Connor, A.M. (2014) "Data stream mining for predicting software build outcomes using source code metrics", Information & Software Technology, 56(2), 183-198

2011

Connor, A.M. & Finlay, J. (2011) "Predicting software build failure using source code metrics", International Journal of ICT Research, 1(5), 177-188

Connor, A.M. (2011) "Mining software metrics from the Jazz repository", ARPN Journal of Systems and Software, 1(6), 194-204

Schmidt, F., MacDonell, S.G. & Connor, A.M. (2011) "An automatic architecture reconstruction and refactoring framework", Software Engineering Research,Management and Applications 2011, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. 377: 95-111

Finlay, J., Connor, A.M. & Pears, R. (2011) "Mining software metrics from Jazz", Proceedings of the 9th ACIS Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management & Applications (SERA 2011)

Talbot, A. & Connor, A.M. (2011) "Requirements engineering current practice and capability in small and medium software development enterprises in New Zealand", Proceedings of the 9th ACIS Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management & Applications (SERA 2011).

2010

Connor, A.M., Limbu, D.K., Pears, R. & MacDonell, S.G. (2010) "Improving web information retrieval using shared contexts", International Journal of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering, 1(2), 26-35

2009

Connor, A.M., Buchan, J. & Petrova, K. (2009) "Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering through effective teaching and peer learning", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2009)

Limbu, D.K., Connor, A.M., Pears, R. & MacDonell, S.G. (2009) "Improving web search using contextual retrieval", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2009)

Pais, S., Talbot, A. & Connor, A.M. (2009) "Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering", Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 7(1)

2008

Symonds, J. & Connor, A.M. (2008) "Usability evaluation meets design: The case of bisco Office™", Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology and Applications (ISBN 978-1-60566-040-0), Chapter X, 183-196, IGI Publishing.

Siringoringo, W.S., Connor, A.M., Clements, N. & Alexander, N. (2008) "Minimum cost polygon overlay with rectangular shape stock panels", International Journal of Construction Education & Research, 4(3), 1-24.

2007

Connor, A.M., Siringoringo, W.S., Clements, N. & Alexander, N. (2007) "Building services integration: A technology transfer case study", Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 5(2).

Philpott, A., Buchan, J. & Connor, A.M. (2007) "An integrated tool set to support software engineering learning", Proceedings of the 2007 SIENZ Workshop

Connor, A.M. & Siringoringo, W.S. (2007) "Using genetic algorithms to solve layout optimisation problems in residential building construction", Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, 84-89.

Connor, A.M. (2007) "Probabilistic estimation of software project duration", New Zealand Journal of Applied Computing & Information Technology, 11(1), 11-22.

2006

Connor, A.M. (2006) "Memory models for improving tabu search with real continuous variables" Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS’06) and the 6th International Conference on Neurocomputing and Evolving Intelligence (NCEI’06).

Connor, A. & Symonds, J. (2006) "PhD research: Building research culture and careers" Invited Editorial for Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 4(2).

Limbu, D.K., Connor, A.M., Pears, R. & MacDonell, S.G. (2006) "Contextual relevance feedback in web information retrieval" Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context, 235-244.

Limbu, D.K., Pears, R., Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2006) "Contextual and concept-based interactive query expansion" Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, 151-156.

Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2006) "Using historical data in stochastic estimation of software project duration" Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, 53-60.

Limbu, D.K., Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2006) "Contextual knowledge based relevance feedback", The First New Zealand Workshop on Ontologies and the Semantic Web (Published Abstract)

2005

Limbu, D., Connor, A., & MacDonell, S. (2005) "A contextual information retrieval framework" Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 3(3).

Limbu, D.K., Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2005) "A framework for contextual information retrieval from the WWW" Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering (IASSE05), 185-189.

Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2005) "Stochastic cost estimation and risk analysis in managing software projects" Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering (IASSE05), 140-145.

MacDonell, S.G., Min, K. & Connor, A.M. (2005) "Autonomous requirements specification processing using natural language processing" Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Adaptive Systems and Software Engineering (IASSE05), 266-270.

Connor, A.M. & MacDonell, S.G. (2004) "A tabu search environment for engineering design" MOPTA’04: The MacMaster Optimisation Conference (Published Abstract)

2003

Kidambi, S. A., Dobbs, B., Ghobakhlou, A. & Connor, A.M. (2003) "A voice recognition based application for business customer services" Proceedings of the Neurocomputing and Evolving Intelligence Conference (NCEI 2003), 120-121.

Shanmuganathan, S., Sallis, P., Dobbs, B. & Connor, A.M. (2003) "Document clustering in text mining" Proceedings of the Neurocomputing and Evolving Intelligence Conference (NCEI 2003), 113-114.

2000

Connor, A.M. & Leonard, P.J. (2000) "Pole shape optimization using a tabu search scheme" IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 36(4), 1115-1118.

Clarkson, P.J., Melo, A.F. & Connor, A.M. (2000) "Signposting for design process improvement, a dynamic approach to design process planning" Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID 2000), 333-353.

Connor, A.M. & Shea, K. (2000) "A comparison of semi-deterministic and stochastic search techniques" Evolutionary Design and Manufacture, Selected Papers from ACDM '00, 287-298.

Connor, A.M., Clarkson, P.J., Shahpar, S. & Leonard, P. (2000) "Engineering design optimisation using tabu search" Proceedings of Design for Excellence: Engineering Design Conference (EDC 2000), 371-378.

Barr, G., Burgess, S.G., Connor, A.M. & Clarkson, P.J. (2000) "Tendering for engineering contracts" Proceedings of Design for Excellence: Engineering Design Conference (EDC 2000), 499-506.

1999

Connor, A.M. (1999) "A multi-thread tabu search algorithm" Design Optimization: International Journal of Product and Process Improvement, 1(3), 293-304.

Connor, A.M. (1999) "Parameter sizing for fluid power circuits using taguchi methods" Journal of Engineering Design, 10(4), 377-390.

Leonard, P.J. & Connor, A.M. (1999) "Application of tabu search to pole shape optimization", Proceedings of the 12th Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Compumag '99), 822-825

Connor, A.M., Seffen, K.A., Clarkson, P.J. & Parks, G.T. (1999) "Efficient optimisation of structures using tabu search" Proceedings of the 1st ASMO/ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, 127-134.

Suppapitnarm, A., Seffen, K.A., Parks, G.T., Connor, A.M. & Clarkson, P.J. (1999) "Multiobjective optimisation of bicycle frames using simulated annealing" Proceedings of the 1st ASMO/ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, 357-364.

Clarkson, P.J., Connor, A.M. & Melo, A.F. (1999) "Signposting, a dynamic approach to design process management" Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI Workshop BUS-2: Intelligent Workflow and Process Management).

1998

Connor, A.M. & Tilley, D.G. (1998) "A tabu search method for the optimisation of fluid power circuits" IMechE Journal of Systems and Control, 212(5), 373-381.

Connor, A.M. (1998) "Design and control of cross coupled mechanisms driven by AC brushless servomotors" Proceedings of Power Transmissions and Motion Control '98, 165-176.

Connor, A.M. & Tilley, D.G. (1998) "Optimisation of power transmission systems using a discrete tabu search" Proceedings of Power Transmissions and Motion Control '98, 153-164.

Connor, A.M., Douglas, S.S. & Gilmartin, M.J. (1998) "The optimal synthesis of mechanisms using harmonic information" Journal of Engineering Design, 9(3), 239-249.

1997

Connor, A.M. & Tilley, D.G. (1997) "A comparison of two methods applied to the optimisation of fluid power circuits" Proceedings of the 10th Fluid Power Conference, 12-29.

1996

Connor, A.M. (1996) "The synthesis of hybrid mechanisms using genetic algorithms", PhD thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

1995

Connor, A.M., Douglas, S.S. & Gilmartin, M.J. (1995) "The synthesis of five bar path generating mechanisms using genetic algorithms" Proceedings of the 1st IEE/IEEE Conference on Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Applications and Innovations, 313-318.

Connor, A.M., Douglas, S.S. & Gilmartin, M.J. (1995) "The kinematic synthesis of path generating mechanisms using genetic algorithms" Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, 237-244.

1994

Connor, A.M. (1994) "The use of genetic algorithms in optimisation", MSc thesis, Liverpool John Moores University

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