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The Relevance Of Emotional Intelligence For Leadership In A Higher Education Context, Dominique R. Parrish Jan 2015

The Relevance Of Emotional Intelligence For Leadership In A Higher Education Context, Dominique R. Parrish

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

This paper reports on a case-study research investigation that sought to identify the relevance of emotional intelligence for effective higher education academic leadership. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, pre and post a leadership capacity development intervention, to gather broad data on participants' experiences, insights, and engagement in leadership and the utilisation of emotional intelligence in leading. The study found that emotional intelligence is recognised as a highly relevant and important requirement for academic leadership in higher education. Additionally, the investigation ascertained that emotional intelligence traits related to empathy, inspiring and guiding others and responsibly managing oneself were most applicable for academic ...


Making Country Good: Stewardship And Environmental Change In Central Australian Pastoral Culture, Nicholas Gill Jan 2014

Making Country Good: Stewardship And Environmental Change In Central Australian Pastoral Culture, Nicholas Gill

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Rural stewardship has been a focus of much natural resource management policy in Australia and elsewhere. Despite landowners professing stewardship, some researchers have cast doubt on the utility of the concept due to its vagueness and difficulties of associating attitudes with behaviour. In contrast I argue that stewardship should remain an important concept for understanding rural cultures, landholder practices and the politics of land. Stewardship, however, needs to be understood as emergent, as a 'dwelt achievement', as having temporal depth and as being part of the production of socio-natures. Moreover, as a key vernacular practice, its capacities and vulnerabilities require ...


Carbon Dioxide Rebreathing In Respiratory Protective Devices: Influence Of Speech And Work Rate In Full-Face Masks, Carmen L. Smith, Jane L. Whitelaw, Brian Davies Mar 2013

Carbon Dioxide Rebreathing In Respiratory Protective Devices: Influence Of Speech And Work Rate In Full-Face Masks, Carmen L. Smith, Jane L. Whitelaw, Brian Davies

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Carbon dioxide (CO2) rebreathing has been recognised as a concern regarding respirator use and is related to symptoms of discomfort, fatigue, dizziness, headache, muscular weakness and drowsiness. Previous investigations are limited by small sample size and have not evaluated the relationship between CO2 inhalation and phonic respiration (breathing during speech) in respiratory protective devices (RPDs). A total of 40 workers trained in the use of RPDs performed a graded exercise test on a cycle ergonometer that increased in workload every 5 min. During the third minute of each stage, participants read aloud a prepared text. Measures of mixed expired CO2 ...


'Reel Love' Across Ethnic Boundaries? The Extent And Significance Of Inter-Ethnic Intimacy In Australian Cinema, Natascha Klocker, Elyse Stanes Jan 2013

'Reel Love' Across Ethnic Boundaries? The Extent And Significance Of Inter-Ethnic Intimacy In Australian Cinema, Natascha Klocker, Elyse Stanes

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

National cinemas play an important role in the construction of national identities, representing the 'self' to both domestic and international audiences. Evidence of the material impacts of media representations on individuals and society, and the pervasiveness of movie-watching as a cultural activity, underscore the importance of scholarly inquiry into film. Here, we are concerned with how ethnic diversity has been negotiated within the Australian national cinema - specifically at the scale of intimate interpersonal relationships. Our analysis of twenty-five recent Australian films considers how cinema alerts audiences to the possibilities and limitations of love within and across ethnic boundaries. We find ...


The Joint Effect Of Image Blur And Illumination Distortions For Mobile Visual Search Of Print Media, Yi Cao, Christian Ritz, Raad Raad Jan 2013

The Joint Effect Of Image Blur And Illumination Distortions For Mobile Visual Search Of Print Media, Yi Cao, Christian Ritz, Raad Raad

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Mobile Visual Search (MVS) is an emerging area of research given the explosion of smart and powerful mobile devices. Typically, the performance of MVS applications is influenced by the implemented image processing algorithms as well as various distortions that occur when capturing images by the mobile camera. This paper examines the joint effect of two common distortions, namely the illumination changes and image blurring on image matching accuracy for print media when using four state-of-the art local feature algorithms. Results obtained for a database of real camera images captured by two different camera models show that the illumination changes have ...


Some New Constructions Of Orthogonal Designs, Tianbing Xia, Jennifer Seberry, Mingyuan Xia, Shangli Zhang Jan 2013

Some New Constructions Of Orthogonal Designs, Tianbing Xia, Jennifer Seberry, Mingyuan Xia, Shangli Zhang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In this paper we construct OD(4pqr(q+1); pqr, pqr, pqr, pqr, pqr+1, pqr+1, pqr+1, pqr+1) for each core order q ≡ 3(mod 4), r ≥ 0 or q = 1, p odd, p ≤ 21 and p ∈ {25, 49}, and COD(2qr(q + 1); qr, qr, qr+1, qr+1) for any prime power q ≡ 1 (mod 4) (including q = 1), r ≥ 0.


Social Media Influence On Viewer Engagement, Mark Freeman, Matthew Halliwell, Alison E. Freeman Jan 2013

Social Media Influence On Viewer Engagement, Mark Freeman, Matthew Halliwell, Alison E. Freeman

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Society is being reshaped through Social Media. The case of Social Media integration into the London 2012 Olympics mainstream media coverage is used to demonstrate this. Social Media has modified television viewing from a passive to an active activity. It has also allowed opinions to be shared more quickly and broadly. Analysis of practical examples through the theoretical lens of sociomateriality demonstrates that greater use of the components in the 'Theoretical Framework of Member Needs' reflect the presence of viewers who are more active. This paper discusses the inability to separate the use of technology from its social context, the ...


Application Of The Task-Technology Fit Model To Structure And Evaluate The Adoption Of E-Books By Academics, John D'Ambra, Concepcion S. Wilson, Shahriar Akter Jan 2013

Application Of The Task-Technology Fit Model To Structure And Evaluate The Adoption Of E-Books By Academics, John D'Ambra, Concepcion S. Wilson, Shahriar Akter

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Increasingly, e-books are becoming alternatives to print books in academic libraries, thus providing opportunities to assess how well the use of e-books meets the requirements of academics. This study uses the task-technology fit (TTF) model to explore the interrelationships of e-books, the affordances offered by smart readers, the information needs of academics, and the "fit" of technology to tasks as well as performance. We propose that the adoption of e-books will be dependent on how academics perceive the fit of this new medium to the tasks they undertake as well as what added-value functionality is delivered by the information technology ...


Are Low-Skill Public Sector Workers Really Overpaid? A Quasi-Differenced Panel Data Analysis, Peter Siminski Jan 2013

Are Low-Skill Public Sector Workers Really Overpaid? A Quasi-Differenced Panel Data Analysis, Peter Siminski

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Public–private sectoral wage differentials have been studied extensively using quantile regression techniques. These typically find large public sector premiums at the bottom of the wage distribution. This may imply that low skill workers are ‘overpaid’, prompting concerns over efficiency. We note several other potential explanations for this result and explicitly test whether the premium varies with skill, using Australian data. We use a quasi-differenced Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) panel data model which has not been previously applied to this topic, internationally. Unlike other available methods, this technique identifies sectoral differences in returns to unobserved skill. It also facilitates ...


Improving Graph Matching Via Density Maximization, Chao Wang, Lei Wang, Lingqiao Liu Jan 2013

Improving Graph Matching Via Density Maximization, Chao Wang, Lei Wang, Lingqiao Liu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Graph matching has been widely used in various applications in computer vision due to its powerful performance. However, it poses three challenges to image sparse feature matching: (1) The combinatorial nature limits the size of the possible matches, (2) It is sensitive to outliers because the objective function prefers more matches, (3) It works poorly when handling many-to-many object correspondences, due to its assumption of one single cluster for each graph. In this paper, we address these problems with a unified framework-Density Maximization. We propose a graph density local estimator (DLE) to measure the quality of matches. Density Maximization aims ...


Computerisation Of Perinatal Data Entry: Is The Data Accurate?, Alison Craswell, Lorna Moxham, Marc Broadbent Jan 2013

Computerisation Of Perinatal Data Entry: Is The Data Accurate?, Alison Craswell, Lorna Moxham, Marc Broadbent

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Perinatal data (PD) is collected for mothers and babies Australia wide as mandated at a federal level. The data is used to monitor patterns in midwifery, obstetric and neonatal practice and health outcomes and is also used for research purposes, funding allocation and the education of midwives and medical officers. Accuracy in PD is most often reported via quantitative validation studies of PD collections both internationally and within Australia [1]. These studies report varying levels of accuracy in PD collection and suggest researchers need to be more aware of the quality of data they use. This paper presents findings from ...


Alcohol Advertising During Televised Australian Football Finals, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Michael Chapman, Nicholas J. Corr, Sondra Davoren Jan 2013

Alcohol Advertising During Televised Australian Football Finals, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Michael Chapman, Nicholas J. Corr, Sondra Davoren

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Alcohol marketing during sport, and alcohol industry sponsorship of sporting events, is highly lucrative; however, concerns have been raised over the impact on child and adolescent viewers of repeated exposure to alcohol marketing messages. The aim of this research project was to investigate the amount and type of alcohol marketing during two major sporting events in 2012 - the semi-finals and grand final of the AFL and NRL. The broadcasts of these six games were audited for alcohol advertisements and other advertising communications. Almost one-fifth of the screen time included alcohol marketing. Policy and practice implications of these findings are discussed.


Child, Family And Environmental Correlates Of Children's Motor Skill Proficiency, Lisa M. Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon Jan 2013

Child, Family And Environmental Correlates Of Children's Motor Skill Proficiency, Lisa M. Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

To identify factors associated with children's motor skills. Cross-sectional. Australian preschool-aged children were recruited in 2009 as part of a larger study. Parent proxy-report of child factors (age, sex, parent perception of child skill, participation in unstructured and structured activity), self-report of parent factors (confidence in their own skills to support child's activity, parent-child physical activity interaction, parent physical activity) and perceived environmental factors (play space visits, equipment at home) were collected. Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) (ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer) and motor skills (Test of Gross Motor Development-2) were also assessed. After age adjustment, variables were checked ...


Even With Cruise Control You Still Have To Steer: Defining Trolling To Get Things Done, Andrew M. Whelan Jan 2013

Even With Cruise Control You Still Have To Steer: Defining Trolling To Get Things Done, Andrew M. Whelan

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

'Trolling' is not a pre-given aspect of a discursive environment, which we enter into and then identify as such. This paper demonstrates that trolling is contextually mobilised as an occasioned aspect of interaction through an example: a news segment aired on the Australian network television news program Seven News in 2012. This segment is interpreted initially with reference to existing frameworks, so as to make a case about how trolling is conventionally understood, and this interpretation is then respecified through a membership categorisation analysis of the segment in question. By attending to the methods with which trolls are produced and ...


Preliminaries To Haptic-Integrated Pronunciation Instruction, William Acton, Amanda Ann Baker, Michael Burri, Brian Teaman Jan 2013

Preliminaries To Haptic-Integrated Pronunciation Instruction, William Acton, Amanda Ann Baker, Michael Burri, Brian Teaman

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

This paper reports on aspects of a haptic (movement plus touch) integrated system for classroom pronunciation instruction. It is based, in part, on established pedagogical practice in the use of somatic/kinesthetic techniques such as gesture in language instruction (Acton, 1984, 2012; Celce-Murcia, Brinton, Goodwin & Briner, 2010; McCafferty, 2004), and management of vocal resonance in singing and voice training (Lessac, 1997). The pedagogical method is designed for use by relatively untrained instructors and is generally best delivered through video with classroom follow up. Relatively recent research and development in haptics, especially in the areas of gaming, prosthetics and robotics, provides a rich ...


Faith-Based Substance Abuse Programs, Geoffrey C. B Lyons, Frank P. Deane, Peter J. Kelly Jan 2013

Faith-Based Substance Abuse Programs, Geoffrey C. B Lyons, Frank P. Deane, Peter J. Kelly

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Faith-based programs are one of the primary treatment options for individuals with substance use disorders. However, there is ambiguity regarding what faith-based programs are, how they differ from secular programs, and how they incorporate religion or spirituality into treatment. Furthermore, though evidence suggests faith-based programs can be as effective as other secular treatments, it is unclear how the utilization of religion or spirituality in the treatment process influences recovery outcomes. Preliminary research suggests that the exploration and cultivation of spirituality may operate on recovery by improving a client's psychological well-being, social support systems, and the ability to cope with ...


Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman Jan 2013

Myriad Mirrors: Doppelgangers And Doubling In The Vampire Diaries, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

As Samantha George notes in Chapter 4 above, mirroring is of fundamental importance in Gothic literature and film. It is also a prevalent trope in the CW network teen drama, The Vampire Diaries. The television series is itself a ‘doubling’ in that it is an adaptation of a series of novels by L. J. Smith, creating a situation wherein the same central characters inhabit the parallel townships of the novels’ Fells Church and television’s Mystic Falls, and consequently have histories which are, at times, contradictory.2 The television version also explicitly explores the concept of the doppelgänger, and thus ...


The Nutrition And Enjoyable Activity For Teen Girls Study: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Deborah L. Dewar, Philip J. Morgan, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Anthony D. Okely, Clare E. Collins, Marijka Batterham, Robin Callister, David R. Lubans Jan 2013

The Nutrition And Enjoyable Activity For Teen Girls Study: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Deborah L. Dewar, Philip J. Morgan, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Anthony D. Okely, Clare E. Collins, Marijka Batterham, Robin Callister, David R. Lubans

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

Background Obesity prevention among youth of low SES is a public health priority given the higher prevalence of youth obesity in this population subgroup. Purpose To evaluate the 24-month impact of a school-based obesity prevention program among adolescent girls living in low-income communities. Design The study was a school-based group RCT, the Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) intervention. Setting/participants The study involved 12 secondary schools located in low-income communities in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were 357 adolescent girls (aged 13.2±0.5 years). Intervention The 12-month multicomponent intervention was guided by social cognitive ...


Probabilistic Fuzzy Image Fusion Approach For Radar Through Wall Sensing, C H. Seng, A Bouzerdoum, M G. Amin, S L Phung Jan 2013

Probabilistic Fuzzy Image Fusion Approach For Radar Through Wall Sensing, C H. Seng, A Bouzerdoum, M G. Amin, S L Phung

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This paper addresses the problem of combining multiple radar images of the same scene to produce a more informative composite image. The proposed approach for probabilistic fuzzy logic-based image fusion automatically forms fuzzy membership functions using the Gaussian-Rayleigh mixture distribution. It fuses the input pixel values directly without requiring fuzzification and defuzzification, thereby removing the subjective nature of the existing fuzzy logic methods. In this paper, the proposed approach is applied to through-the-wall radar imaging in urban sensing and evaluated on real multiview and polarimetric data. Experimental results show that the proposed approach yields improved image contrast and enhances target ...


Evidence-Free Policy: The Case Of The National Injury Insurance Scheme, Mark Harrison Jan 2013

Evidence-Free Policy: The Case Of The National Injury Insurance Scheme, Mark Harrison

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The Productivity Commission report 'Disability Care and Support' recommends tort liability be replaced by a compulsory, government-run, no-fault scheme. But theory and evidence indicate moving to a no-fault scheme will increase the accident rate. Even a move from non-risk-rated third-party insurance to non-risk-rated first-party insurance reduces incentives for care. A no-fault scheme is not superior to current policies; genuine reform will need to be informed by law and economics literature.


Gestural Interface Technology In Early Childhood Education: A Framework For Fully Engaged Communication, Holly Tootell, Melinda Plumb, Colin D. Hadfield, Linda Dawson Jan 2013

Gestural Interface Technology In Early Childhood Education: A Framework For Fully Engaged Communication, Holly Tootell, Melinda Plumb, Colin D. Hadfield, Linda Dawson

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Gestural Interface Technology (GIT) has changed the way technology is adopted in classrooms for all ages. The accessibility of control through touch means that technology such as Apple's iPad can be used in early childhood education. In this paper, we introduce a framework for fully-engaged communication, developed from educational pedagogy and critical engagement in information systems. The intersection of these dimensions creates a view of a GIT lifeworld approach which allows it to be used to understand multiple layers of engagement that exist within an early childhood education environment.


Identity-Based Data Storage In Cloud Computing, Jinguang Han, Willy Susilo, Yi Mu Jan 2013

Identity-Based Data Storage In Cloud Computing, Jinguang Han, Willy Susilo, Yi Mu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Identity-based proxy re-encryption schemes have been proposed to shift the burden of managing numerous files from the owner to a proxy server. Nevertheless, the existing solutions suffer from several drawbacks. First, the access permission is determined by the central authority, which makes the scheme impractical. Second, they are insecure against collusion attacks. Finally, only queries from the same domain (intra-domain) are considered. We note that one of the main applications of identity-based proxy re-encryption schemes is in the cloud computing scenario. Nevertheless, in this scenario, users in different domains can share files with each other. Therefore, the existing solutions do ...


Algorithm Portfolios For Logistics Optimization Considering Stochastic Demands And Mobility Allowance, N Shukla, A K. Choudhary, P Prakash, K J. Fernandes, M K. Tiwari Jan 2013

Algorithm Portfolios For Logistics Optimization Considering Stochastic Demands And Mobility Allowance, N Shukla, A K. Choudhary, P Prakash, K J. Fernandes, M K. Tiwari

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The vehicle routing problem with stochastic demand (VRPSD) is a well known NP-hard problem. The uncharacteristic behaviour associated with the problem enhances the computational efforts required to obtain a feasible and near-optimal solution. This paper proposes an algorithm portfolio methodology based on evolutionary algorithms, which takes into account the stochastic nature of customer demand to solve this computationally complex problem. These problems are well known to have computationally complex objective functions, which make their solutions hard to find, particularly when problem instances of large dimensions are considered. Of particular importance in such situations is the timeliness of the solution. For ...


Bunker Consumption Optimization Methods In Shipping: A Critical Review And Extensions, Shuaian Wang, Qiang Meng, Zhiyuan Liu Jan 2013

Bunker Consumption Optimization Methods In Shipping: A Critical Review And Extensions, Shuaian Wang, Qiang Meng, Zhiyuan Liu

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

It is crucial nowadays for shipping companies to reduce bunker consumption while maintaining a certain level of shlpping service in view of the high bunker price and concerned shipping emissions. After introducing the three bunker consumption optimization contexts: minimization of total operating cost. minimization of emission and collaborative mechanisms between port operators and shipping companies, this paper presents a aiticaJ and timely literature review on mathematical solution methods for bunker consumption optimization problems. Several navel bunker consumption optimization methods are subsequently proposed. The applicability, optimality, and efficiency of the existing and newly proposed methods are al5o analyzed. This paper provides ...


Efficient Linkable And/Or Threshold Ring Signature Without Random Oracles, Tsz Hon Yuen, Joseph K. Liu, Man Ho Au, Willy Susilo, Jianying Zhou Jan 2013

Efficient Linkable And/Or Threshold Ring Signature Without Random Oracles, Tsz Hon Yuen, Joseph K. Liu, Man Ho Au, Willy Susilo, Jianying Zhou

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Linkable ring signatures have found many attractive applications. One of the recent important extensions is a linkable threshold ring signature (LTRS) scheme. Unfortunately, the existing LTRS schemes are only secure in the random oracle model (ROM). In this paper, we make the following contributions. First, we construct the first LTRS scheme that is secure without requiring the ROM. Further, we enhance the security of a threshold ring signature (for both linkable or non-linkable) by providing a stronger definition of anonymity. This strengthened notion makes threshold ring signature schemes more suitable in real life. Finally, we provide efficient schemes that outperform ...


A Decentralized Service Discovery Approach On Peer-To-Peer Network, Qiang He, Jun Yan, Yun Yang, Ryszard Kowalczyk, Hai Jin Jan 2013

A Decentralized Service Discovery Approach On Peer-To-Peer Network, Qiang He, Jun Yan, Yun Yang, Ryszard Kowalczyk, Hai Jin

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) is emerging as a paradigm for developing distributed applications. A critical issue of utilizing SOC is to have a scalable, reliable, and robust service discovery mechanism. However, traditional service discovery methods using centralized registries can easily suffer from problems such as performance bottleneck and vulnerability to failures in large scalable service networks, thus functioning abnormally. To address these problems, this paper proposes a peer-to-peer-based decentralized service discovery approach named Chord4S. Chord4S utilizes the data distribution and lookup capabilities of the popular Chord to distribute and discover services in a decentralized manner. Data availability is further improved by ...


Scalable Fragile Watermarking For Image Authentication, Angela Piper, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini Jan 2013

Scalable Fragile Watermarking For Image Authentication, Angela Piper, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Semi-fragile watermarks are used to detect unauthorised changes to an image, whereas tolerating allowed changes such as compression. Most semi-fragile algorithms that tolerate compression assume that because compression only removes the less visually significant data from an image, tampering with any data that would normally be removed by compression cannot affect a meaningful change to the image. Scalable compression allows a single compressed image to produce a variety of reduced resolution or reduced quality images, termed subimages, to suit the different display or bandwidth requirements of each user. However, highly scaled subimages remove a substantial fraction of the data in ...


Privacy-Enhanced Keyword Search In Clouds, Miao Zhou, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Man Ho Allen Au Jan 2013

Privacy-Enhanced Keyword Search In Clouds, Miao Zhou, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Man Ho Allen Au

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The advent of cloud computing has dramatically changed the IT scene, as it offers cost savings and improvements to major operations. Nevertheless, the major obstacle relies on the effort on how to secure sensitive data files that are outsourced to the cloud environment. To ensure confidentiality, the sensitive data are usually encrypted prior to being outsourced. Nevertheless, effective data utilization remains a challenging task and there is a clear need for a secure and efficient searching mechanism over the encrypted data in the cloud, to increase the us-ability of the secure cloud environment. Unfortunately, existing work in the area of ...


Self-Adaptation-Based Dynamic Coalition Formation In A Distributed Agent Network: A Mechanism And A Brief Survey, Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Danny Sutanto Jan 2013

Self-Adaptation-Based Dynamic Coalition Formation In A Distributed Agent Network: A Mechanism And A Brief Survey, Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Danny Sutanto

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In some real systems, e.g., distributed sensor networks, individual agents often need to form coalitions to accomplish complex tasks. Due to communication and computation constraints, it is infeasible for agents to directly interact with all other agents to form coalitions. Most previous coalition formation studies, however, overlooked this aspect. Those studies did not provide an explicitly modeled agent network or assumed that agents were in a fully connected network, where an agent can directly communicate with all other agents. Thus, to alleviate this problem, it is necessary to provide a neighborhood network structure, within which agents can directly interact ...


Strong Amicable Orthogonal Designs And Amicable Hadamard Matrices, Jennifer Seberry Jan 2013

Strong Amicable Orthogonal Designs And Amicable Hadamard Matrices, Jennifer Seberry

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Amicable orthogonal designs have renewed interest because of their use in mobile communications. We show the existence of strong amicable orthogonal designs, AOD(n: 1, n - 1; 1, n - 1), for n = pr + 1, p ≡ 3 (mod 4) a prime and for n = 2r, n a non-negative integer in a form more suitable for communications. Unfortunately the existence of amicable Hadamard matrices is not enough to demonstrate the existence of strong amicable orthogonal designs.