Caroline Byrne

B.Soc.Sci., M.I.S., H.Dip.CS.

Lecturer, Department of Computing & Networking
 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision

It is imperative from both a human dignity as well as costs on the national health services that people remain for as long as is practicable within their own homes. Within this research we will consider in particular patients that are suffering with early Alzheimer’s.  Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is of paramount importance given the demographics of the European citizen and the ever increasing proportion of the European citizens who are 65+.

Research Interests

With technological advances including: wireless sensor technologies, Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID) tags, Bluetooth enabled devices, wearable computing devices and Ambient Intelligence the vision of Ambient Assisted Living is very much a reality. A reality that is both unobtrusive and economically viable. This research will be undertaken in conjunction with the Adaptive Information Cluster at University College Dublin and Dublin City University.

 

Current Research Projects

May 2006 : Research funding under the ‘Technological Sector Research: Strand I Post-graduate R&D Skills Program’, in association with the School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin. The project will address Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). In particular my research is located in the area of Mobile Computing, E-commerce and Artificial Intelligence.

 

Refereed Publications

1995      Byrne. C.A , A Case Study Evaluation of Beaumont Hospital Information System in accordance with the 1988 Council of Europe Recommendations on Hospital Information Systems, M.Sc Dissertation, School of Library & Information Systems, University College Dublin (UCD), 1994.

1995      Burke, M. & Byrne. C.A. , A Case Study Evaluation of Beaumont Hospital Information System in Accordance with the 1988 Council of Europe Recommendations on Hospital Information Systems.  College Review, University College Dublin, April 19-21, 1995.

2001      O’Hare, G.M.P., Sas, C. & Byrne, C.A.,  Agent Mediation and Management of Virtual Communities: A Redefinition of the Traditional Community Concept. Symposium on Technology Economic and Social Applications of Distributed Intelligence (TESADI: 01) in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems Management and Cybernetics (SMC: 01) Tucson, Arizona, USA, October 7-10 2001.

2002      O’Hare, G.M.P., Sas, C. & Byrne, C.A., Navigation in 3D Non-Immersive Virtual Reality: A Usability Study. In Proceedings of 6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002) Orlando, USA, July 14-18, 2002.

2002      O’Hare, G.M.P., Sas, C. & Byrne, C.A., The Social Influence Model and its  Applicability to the Study and Understanding of the Virtual Community. In Proceedings of  6th World  Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2002) Orlando,  USA, July 14-18, 2002.

2003      Byrne, C.A.,  O’Hare, G.M.P., & Sas, C,. The Fourth Wall of Virtual Communities: An Examination of the Collaborative Community Concept, in Proceedings of  7th International Conference on Knowledge Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems. at 7th World  Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2003) Orlando, USA, July 27-30, 2003.

2004      Denieffe,  D.,  Hickey, E.,  Byrne C.A. &  O’Hare. G.M.P., Network Context Awareness in Service Provision to Mobile Devices In Proceedings of .XVth International Symposium on Services and Local accesS. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. March 21-24 2004.

2006      O’Grady, M.J., O’Hare, G.M.P., Byrne, C.A. Mobile HCI.  2nd Edition International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Taylor and Francis Publishers 2006.

2006     Keegan, S., O’Hare, G.M.P., O’ Hare, P., Byrne, C.A. U-Commerce: An Infrastructural Perspective. Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce Idea group Publishing, USA, 2006.

2007      O’Hare, G.M.P, O’Grady, M.J., Muldoon, C. & Byrne, C.A., Ambient Documents: Intelligent Prediction for Ubiquitous Content Access, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI2007. Held as part of HCI International 2007, 22nd-27th July, Beijing, China, 2007 Proceedings, Part II; 01/2007, pages 971-979, Springer-Verlag.

2007      O’Grady, M.J., O’Hare, G.M.P., Byrne, C.A. Ambient Intelligence. 2nd Edition International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Taylor and Francis Publishers, 2007.

2010      Wan,  J., Byrne, C.A., O'Hare, G.M.P., O'Grady, M. OutCare: Supporting Dementia Patients in Outdoor Scenario. Conference Proceedings: OutCare: Supporting Dementia Patients in Outdoor Scenario. 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems 8, 9 & 10 September 2010 Cardiff, Wales, UK.

2010      Wan,  J., Byrne, C.A., O'Hare, G.M.P., O'Grady, M. Chapter: OutCare: Supporting Dementia Patients in Outdoor Scenario. Setchi, R, et al. (eds). Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems:14th International Conference, KES 2010, 8-10 September 2010 Cardiff, Wales, UK, pages 365-374.

2011      Wan,  J., Byrne, C.A., O'Hare, G.M.P., O'Grady, M. Orange Alerts: Lessons from an Outdoor Case Study. Pervasive Health Workshop - Orange Alerts - Behaviour Modelling and Health of Older People in their Homes.   26/28 September 2011 Lecce, Italy.

2016      Byrne, C.A., Collier, R.W., O’Grady, M.J., & O’Hare, G.M.P., User Interface Design for Ambient Assisted Living Systems, In Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction International 2016 Conference Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Volume: 9749, pp 35-45), 17th-22nd July, 2016, Toronto, Canada, Springer Publishers.

2016      Byrne, C.A., Collier, R.W., O’Grady, M.J., & O’Hare, G.M.P., Brennan, A. Measuring Activities of Daily Living in Ambient Assisted Living Systems, The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence, EMERGING 2016, October 9 - 13, 2016 - Venice, Italy. 

Journal Publications

2015      Wan, J., Byrne, C., OGrady, M. J., & OHare, G. M. Managing Wandering Risk in People With Dementia. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, (Volume: 45 No. 6, pp 819-823), August 2015.

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Research Supervision

2007-2010 Ms Jie Wan, MSc in Ambient Assisted Living for the Elderly.