Prof John Arnott, FBCS

A Selection of Publications, Reports & Presentations

“How can we develop AAC for dementia?”, J.L.Arnott and N.Alm, Computers Helping People with Special Needs: Proc 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2016), Linz, Austria, 13th-15th July 2016, Part I, LNCS 9758, pp.342–349. [ Article ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_47] [Keywords: AAC, augmentative communication, dementia, older people.]

“Smart houses and uncomfortable homes”, N.Alm and J.L.Arnott, Assistive Technology: Building Bridges, Proc 13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2015), Budapest, Hungary, 9th-12th September 2015, pp.146-151. [ Abstract ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-146] [Keywords: Smart homes, ambient assisted living, home care, privacy, control.]

“What’s on your mind? Investigating recommendations for inclusive social networking and older adults”, C.Norval, J.L.Arnott and V.L.Hanson, Proc ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), Toronto, Canada, 26th April – 1st May 2014, pp.3923-3932. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2556992] [Keywords: Social networking sites, older adults, recommendations, inclusive design, comparative evaluation.]

“Towards the improvement of augmentative and alternative communication through the modelling of conversation”, J.L.Arnott and N.Alm, Computer Speech & Language, Vol.27, No.6, September 2013, pp.1194-1211. ISSN: 0885-2308. [ Abstract ] [ Article ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1016/j.csl.2012.10.008] [Keywords: AAC, augmentative communication, conversation, modelling, non-speaking, scaffolding.]

"Current issues and future directions in methods for studying technology in the home", T.Coughlan, K.Leder-Mackley, M.Brown, S.Martindale, S.Schlögl, B.Mallaband, J.Arnott, J.Hoonhout, D.Szostak, R.Brewer, E.Poole, A.Pirhonen, V.Mitchell, S.Pink and N.Hine, PsychNology Journal, Vol.11, No.2, 2013, pp.159–184. ISSN: 1720-7525. [ Abstract ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: Home, research methods, human-computer interaction.]

"Speech and language processing as assistive technologies", K.F.McCoy, J.L.Arnott , L.Ferres, M.Fried-Oken, B.Roark, Computer Speech & Language, Vol.27, No.6, 2013, pp.1143–1146. ISSN: 0885-2308. [ Abstract ] [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1016/j.csl.2013.04.005] [Keywords: Assistive technology, speech processing, language processing.]

“Telecare usage scenarios explored using a dolls’ house”, N.Hine and J.Arnott, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) Workshop on Methods for studying technology in the home, Paris, France, 27th April 2013. [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: Home, methods, older people.]

“Forum theatre as a method for user requirement elicitation for home care”, N.A.Hine, C.J.Martin, A.F.Newell and J.L.Arnott, in: “Advances in Home Care Technologies”, K.J.Turner (Ed.), Chapter 10, pp.162-182. IOS Press, Amsterdam, October 2012. [ISBN 978-1-61499-126-7 (print)] [ISBN 978-1-61499-127-4 (online)] [ Book Site ] [ Abstract ] [ Abstract ]
[DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-127-4-162] [Keywords: Interactive forum theatre, user-centred design, requirement elicitation, multiple and diverse user and stakeholder groups, home care, telecare]

“Supporting the dialogue of care”, N.A.Hine, N.M.Stewart, J.L.Arnott, A.Cipars and C.J.Martin, in: “Advances in Home Care Technologies”, K.J.Turner (Ed.), Chapter 11, pp.183-202. IOS Press, Amsterdam, October 2012. [ISBN 978-1-61499-126-7 (print)] [ISBN 978-1-61499-127-4 (online)] [ Book Site ] [ Abstract ] [ Abstract ]
[DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-127-4-183] [Keywords: Assistive technology, data mining, independent living, older people, older adults, visualization, dialogue of care, well-being.]

“Older Web Users' Eye Movements: Experience Counts”, R.L.Hill, A.Dickinson, J.L.Arnott, P.Gregor and L.McIver, Proc ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7th-12th May 2011, pp.1151-1160. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1978942.1979115] [Keywords: Ageing, eye-tracking, experience, web usability.]

"Proposed improvements by analysis of older adults’ use of social networking sites", C.Norval, J.L.Arnott and V.L.Hanson, Digital Engagement 2011 (DE 2011), the Second All Hands Conference of the Digital Economy Community, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK, 15th-17th November 2011. [ PDF [PDF]]

"Purposeful Social Media as Support Platform: Communication frameworks for older adults requiring care", C.Norval, J.L.Arnott, N.A.Hine and V.L.Hanson, Proc 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2011), Dublin, Ireland, 23rd-26th May 2011, pp.492-494. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: Social networking sites, telecare, older adults, social media, privacy.]

“Designing Social Networking Sites for Older Adults”, L.Gibson, W.Moncur, P.Forbes, J.L.Arnott, C.J.Martin and A.Bhachu, Proceedings of HCI 2010, 24th BCS British HCI Group Annual Conference, Dundee, Scotland, UK, 6th-10th September 2010, pp.186-194. [ BCS Interaction Specialist Group ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[ISBN: 978-1-906124-86-1] [Keywords: Personal social networks, older adults, social networking sites, privacy, communication.]

"Grand Challenge in Assisted Living – Home Care Technologies", K.J.Turner et al., J.L.Arnott et al., P.D.Gray et al. and S.Renals et al., MATCH Consortium, UKCRC Grand Challenges in Computing Research 2010 (GCCR'10), ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 13th-16th April 2010. [ PDF [PDF]] [ UKCRC ]

“Instant messaging, older adults and interface metaphor”, S.Prior, (supervisors: J.L.Arnott and A.Dickinson), ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) Grand Finals, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA, June 2009. [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: Older adults, older people, instant messaging, interface metaphor, user interfaces, accessibility, usability, inclusive design.]

“Extending independence and quality of life: Role for home care technology”, J.L.Arnott, SICSA-SFC MATCH Summer School on Home Care Systems, "Mobilising Advanced Technologies for Care at Home: developing home care systems to support independent living", Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 1st-5th June 2009. [ School Programme ] [ SICSA ] [ SFC ] [ MATCH ]

“Technology devices for older adults to aid self-management of chronic health conditions”, A.S.Bhachu, N.A.Hine and J.L.Arnott, Proc 10th ACM SIGACCESS International Conf on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS 2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 13th-15th October 2008, pp.59-66. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1414471.1414484] [Keywords: Older adults, self-management of health, telecare, visualisations, assistive care, assistive technology.]

“Stakeholder involvement in the design and development of a domestic well-being indicator system”, N.M.Gil, N.A.Hine and J.L.Arnott, Proc 10th ACM SIGACCESS International Conf on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS 2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 13th-15th October 2008, pp.267-268. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1414471.1414531] [Keywords: Older adults, older people, user interfaces, stakeholder involvement.]

“Interface metaphor design and instant messaging for older adults”, S.Prior, J.L.Arnott and A.Dickinson, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008) Extended Abstracts, Florence, Italy, 7th-10th April 2008, pp.3747-3752.
Winner (first prize) - ACM CHI 2008 Student Research Competition. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1358628.1358924] [Keywords: accessibility, inclusive design, instant messaging, interface metaphor, older people, usability.]

“Requirements gathering with diverse user groups and stakeholders”, M.Morgan, M.R.McGee-Lennon, N.Hine, J.L.Arnott, C.Martin, J.Clark and M.Wolters, ACM SIGCHI Conf on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008) Extended Abstracts, Florence, Italy, 7th-10th April 2008, pp.2597-2600. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1358628.1358720] [Keywords: interactive forum theatre, multiple and diverse user groups, requirements gathering, telecare, user-centered design.]

“Information and Communication: roles in the lives of older people and people with disabilities”, J.L.Arnott, Invited Keynote, Heriot-Watt Annual Research Conference, Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 12th June 2008.

“Applying an analysis of acted vocal emotions to improve the simulation of synthetic speech”, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Computer Speech & Language, Vol.22, No.2, 2008, pp.107-129. [ISSN: 0885-2308] [ Article ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1016/j.csl.2007.06.001] [Keywords: speech analysis, speech perception, emotion, affect, synthesis-by-rule, system evaluation.]

“Data visualisation and data mining technology for supporting care for older people”, N.Gil, N.Hine, J.L.Arnott, J.Hanson, R.Curry, T.Amaral and D.Osipovic, Proc ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2007), Tempe, Arizona, USA, 15th -17th October 2007, pp.139-146.
Winner - BCS HCI Award for International Excellence. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1296843.1296868] [Keywords: assistive technology, data mining, independent living, older people, older adults, visualization.]

“Methods for human-computer interaction research with older people”, A.Dickinson, J.L.Arnott and S.Prior, Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol.26, No.4, July-August 2007, pp.343-352. [ Article ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1080/01449290601176948] [Keywords: older participants, older people, older adults, ageing, usability, methodologies, guidelines.]

“Methodologies for involving older adults in the design process”, A.F.Newell, J.L.Arnott, A.Carmichael and M.Morgan, Proc HCI International 2007 Conference, Vol.5, Beijing, China, 22nd.-27th. July 2007, pp.982-989, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 4554, Springer-Verlag, 2007. [ SpringerLink ] [ PDF Abstract [PDF]] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73279-2_110] [Keywords: older users, older people, older adults, ageing, accessibility, user-centered design, theatre in usability studies.]

“Text entry when movement is impaired”, S.Trewin and J.L.Arnott, in “Text Entry Systems – Mobility, Accessibility, Universality”, edited by I.S.MacKenzie and K.Tanaka-Ishii, published in the Morgan-Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies (series editors S.Card, J.Grudin & J.Nielsen), Morgan-Kaufman, May 2007, Chapter 15, pp.289-304. [ISBN-13: 978-0-12-373591-1] [ISBN-10: 0-12-373591-2] [ Book Site ] [ PDF Abstract [PDF]]
[Keywords: assistive technology, text entry, motor impairment, keyboards, keyboard entry, typing, augmentative and alternative communication, AAC, character disambiguation.]

“Approaches to web search and navigation for older computer novices”, A.Dickinson, M.Smith, J.L.Arnott, A.F.Newell and R.L.Hill, Proc ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2007), San Jose, CA, USA, 28th April – 3rd May 2007, pp.281-290. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/1240624.1240670] [Keywords: accessibility, human factors, interface layering, older people, older adults, usability, web browser, web portal, web search.]

“Information visualisation in the user interface for augmentative and alternative communication”, J.L.Arnott, L.Zhang, D.O’Mara, N.Alm and A.Taylor, Technology & Disability, Vol.18, No.3, 2006, pp.147-161, pub: IOS Press (Amsterdam). [ISSN: 1055-4181] [ Article ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[Keywords: information visualization, user interfaces, augmentative and alternative communication, AAC, assistive technology, human-computer interaction, HCI.]

“Text Entry in Augmentative and Alternative Communication”, J.L.Arnott, Invited Presentation, Dagstuhl International Seminar on Efficient Text Entry, Schloss Dagstuhl International Conference and Research Centre for Computer Science, Wadern, Germany, 21st – 24th September 2005. In: “Efficient Text Entry”, eds. K.Harbusch, K-J.Raiha and K.Tanaka-Ishii, pub: IBFI, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2006, Document 519. [ Full Article ] http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2006/519 [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, assistive technology, text input, text entry, non-speaking, prediction, disambiguation.]

“Supporting Older People through Telecare”, H.Aldred, T.Amaral, S.Brownsell, J.L.Arnott, M.S.Hawley and N.Hine, Proc 8th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 05), Lille, France, 6th-9th September 2005, pp.41-45, pub: IOS Press (Amsterdam), 2005. [ISBN: 1-58603-543-3] [ Publisher Site ] [ PDF Abstract [PDF]]
[Keywords: assistive technology, telecare, older people.]

“Modelling the Behaviour of Elderly People as a Means of Monitoring Well Being”, N.Hine, A.Judson, S.Ashraf, J.Arnott, A.Sixsmith, S.Brown and P.Garner, Proc 10th. International Conference on User Modeling (UM 2005), Edinburgh, Scotland, 23rd.-29th. July 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol.3538, pp.241-250, pub: Springer-Verlag, 2005. [ISBN: 978-3-540-27885-6] [ Abstract ] [ SpringerLink ] [ PDF Abstract [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1007/11527886_32] [Keywords: assistive technology, care, independent living, older people, older adults.]

“Integrating the Single Assessment Process into a lifestyle-monitoring system”, T.Amaral, N.Hine, J.L.Arnott, R.Curry and J.Barlow, Proc 3rd. International Conference on Smart Homes and Telematics (ICOST 2005), Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, 4th – 6th July 2005, pp.42-49, pub: IOS Press (Amsterdam), 2005. [ISBN: 978-1-58603-531-0] [ Publisher Site ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[Keywords: lifestyle monitoring, single assessment process, SAP, well-being, older people, disability, independent living, pervasive computing.]

“New technologies to support independence”, J.L.Arnott and N.Hine, Invited Lecture, EPSRC/BBSRC SPARC Network on Integrating Research on Ageing: bridging the gap between biology, engineering, design and older people, Glasgow, Scotland, 16th March 2005.

“E-mail Interfaces for Older People”, J.L.Arnott, Z.Khairulla, A.Dickinson, A.Syme, N.Alm, R.Eisma and P.Gregor, Proc IEEE Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC 2004), The Hague, Netherlands, 10th.-13th. October 2004, Vol.1, pp.111-117. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2004.1398283] [Keywords: e-mail, older people, older adults, alternative man-machine interaction, ageing, accessibility, usability, human-machine systems, HCI.]

“A Framework for Analysing Interactivity in a Remote Access Field Exploration System”, S.Joel, J.L.Arnott, N.Hine, S.Ingvarsson, R.Rentoul and S.Schofield, Proc IEEE Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (SMC 2004), The Hague, Netherlands, 10th.-13th. October 2004, Vol.3, pp. 2669-2674. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2004.1400734] [Keywords: human-machine systems, HCI, alternative man-machine interaction, remote education, pervasive computing.]

“Enhancing Autonomy and Quality of Life”, J.L.Arnott, Invited Plenary Lecture, Fourth Annual Conference on Technology in Dementia Care, Birmingham, England, 6th October 2004.

“Design issues encountered in the development of a mobile multimedia augmentative communication service”, N.Hine, J.L.Arnott and D. Smith, Universal Access in the Information Society, Vol.2, No.3, October 2003, pp.255-264. [ SpringerLink ]
[DOI: 10.1007/s10209-003-0058-6] [Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, conversation, communication impairment, story-telling, mobile interaction.]

“The Adaptive Learning Environment: Customising the System to the Users’ Accessibility Needs”, S.J.Schofield, N.A.Hine, J.L.Arnott, S.D.Joel, A.Judson and R.M.S.Rentoul, Proc 7th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2003), Dublin, Ireland, 31st. August – 3rd. Sept 2003, pp.165-169, pub: IOS Press (Amsterdam), 2003. [ISBN: 978-1-58603-373-6] [ Publisher Site ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[Keywords: Assistive technology, accessibility, adaptive learning environment, ALE, disability, education, learning object, re-usable learning object, RLO.]

“Enhanced Learning Opportunities for School Students with Disabilities: Pedagogic and Technological Issues”, R.M.S. Rentoul, N.A.Hine, J.L.Arnott, K.J.Topping, S.Joel, A.Judson and S.Schofield, Proc 7th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology (AAATE 2003), Dublin, Ireland, 31st. August – 3rd. September 2003, pp.170-174, pub: IOS Press (Amsterdam), 2003. [ISBN: 978-1-58603-373-6] [ Publisher Site ] [ PDF Preprint [PDF]]
[Keywords: assistive technology, pedagogy, inclusion, field trips.]

“A multimedia social interaction service for inclusive community living: Initial user trials”, N.Hine and J.L.Arnott, Universal Access in the Information Society, Vol.2, No.1, November 2002, pp.8-17. [ SpringerLink ]
[DOI: 10.1007/s10209-002-0032-8] [Keywords: assistive communication, augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, social isolation, video-conferencing, Internet.]

“2-D and 3-D Information Visualisation in the AAC User Interface”, J.L.Arnott, A.Taylor and N.Alm, Proc 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC 2002), Odense, Denmark, 10th – 15th August 2002, pp. 461-462.
[Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, non-speaking, user interface, information visualization.]

“A Multimedia Story-telling System for Non-speaking People”, N.Hine and J.L.Arnott, Proc 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC 2002), Odense, Denmark, 10th – 15th August 2002, pp. 87-88.
[Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, non-speaking, story-telling, multimedia.]

“Assistive Social Interaction for Non-speaking People Living in the Community”, N.Hine and J.L.Arnott, Proc 5th International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS 2002), Edinburgh, Scotland, 8th-10th July 2002, pp. 162-169. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ Abstract [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/638249.638279] [Keywords: Internet, assistive communication, augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, community care, social isolation, video-conferencing.]

“Design Considerations for a Communication Aid for Intensive Care”, F.Macaulay, A.Judson, J.L.Arnott, M.Etchels, S.Ashraf, I.W.Ricketts, J.K.Brodie, N.Alm, A.Waller, A.Warden, A.J.Shearer and B.Gordon, Proc IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2001), Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 7th-10th October 2001, pp. 244-249. [ IEEE Digital Library ]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2001.969819] [Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, intensive care units, ICU, human-computer interaction, HCI, usability.]

“Cognitive Prostheses for Elderly People”, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott, L.Dobinson, P.Massey and I.Hewines, Proc IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2001), Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 7th-10th October 2001, pp. 806-810. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2001.973014] [Keywords: older people, rehabilitation, cognitive prostheses, multimedia, artificial intelligence.]

“A Rapid Multi-lingual Communicator for Non-speaking People and Others”, M.Iwabuchi, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott, P.N.Andreasen and K.Nakamura, Proc IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2001), Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 7th-10th October 2001, pp. 238-243. [ IEEE Digital Library ]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2001.969818] [Keywords: augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, multi-lingual, computer-mediated interaction.]

“Writing Script-based Dialogues for AAC”, I.R.Murray, J.L.Arnott, N.Alm, R.Dye and G.Harper, Proc 7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2001), Aalborg, Denmark, 3rd-7th September 2001, pp. 2405-2409. [ ISCA Archive ] [ ResearchGate ]

“Visualisation to Assist Non-speaking Users of Augmentative Communication Systems”, A.Taylor, J.L.Arnott and N.Alm, Proc 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV2001), London, England, 25th.-27th July 2001, pp. 251-256. [ IEEE Digital Library ]
[DOI: 10.1109/IV.2001.942067] [Keywords: information visualization, augmentative & alternative communication, AAC, non-speaking, assistive technology, human-computer interaction, HCI.]

“HUC – Potential for Disabled and Elderly Users”, J.L.Arnott, Invited Presentation, EPSRC Workshop on “HUC: A Role for Academic Research”, HUC2k: Second International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, Bristol, United Kingdom, 25th.-27th. September 2000.

“ScriptAuthor: an Authoring Tool for a Script-based AAC System”, J.L.Arnott, I.R.Murray, G.Harper, R.Dye and N.Alm, Proc 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC 2000), Washington DC, USA, 2nd-6th August 2000, pp. 123-125.

“The Application of Computing Technology to Interpersonal Communication at the University of Dundee’s Department of Applied Computing”, P.Gregor, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Technology and Disability, Vol.10, No.2, 1999, pp.107-113. [ISSN: 1055-4181 (Print) 1878-643X (Online)] [ Article ] [ Abstract ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: disability, communication aids, HCI, usability, AAC, multimodal, telecommunications, predictive systems, prediction, computer-based interviewing.]

“Cognitive Prostheses: Communication, Rehabilitation and Beyond”, J.L.Arnott, N.Alm and A.Waller, Proc of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Tokyo, Japan, 12th.-15th. October 1999, Vol.VI, pp.346-351. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ ResearchGate ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.1999.816576] [Keywords: Cognitive prosthesis, cognitive impairment, cognitive support, assistive technology, assistive systems, augmentative and alternative communication, AAC, alternative man-machine interaction, human-machine systems.]

“A Script-based Speech Aid for Non-speaking People”, G.Harper, R.Dye, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and I.R.Murray, Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol.20, No.6, 1998, pp.289-295.

“Virtual Reality for Putting People with Disabilities in Control”, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott, I.R.Murray and I.Buchanan, Proc of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, San Diego, California, U.S.A., 11th.-14th. October 1998, Vol.2, pp.1174-1179. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.1998.727865] [Keywords: virtual reality, disability, assistive technology, assistive systems.]

“Computer-assisted Conversation for Non-vocal People using Pre-stored Texts”, N.Alm and J.L.Arnott, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part C, Vol.28, No.3, August 1998, pp.318-328. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/5326.704557] [Keywords: Conversation modelling, assistive technology, assistive systems, AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, fuzzy information retrieval, HCI, human-computer interaction, non-speaking, rehabilitation.]

“A Script-based AAC System for Transactional Interaction”, R.Dye, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott, G.Harper and A.I.Morrison, Natural Language Engineering, Vol.4, No.1, 1998, pp.57-71. [ Article ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1017/S1351324998001867] [Keywords: Assistive systems, AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, non-speaking, scripts.]

An interactive distance education service utilising the World Wide Web - a preliminary study, N.Hine, W.Beattie, J.L.Arnott, A.McKinlay et al., Proceedings of the 8th Joint European Networking Conference (JENC8), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 12th.-15th. May 1997, pp.821-1 to 821-9. [ CiteSeerX ] [ PDF [PDF]]

Synthesizing emotions in speech: Is it time to get excited?, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 3rd.-6th. October 1996, Vol.3, pp. 1816-1819. [ IEEE Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSLP.1996.607983]

Emotional Stress in Synthetic Speech: Progress and Future Directions, I.R.Murray, J.L.Arnott and E.A.Rohwer, Speech Communication, Vol.20, No.1-2, 1996, pp. 85-91. [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6393(96)00046-5] [Keywords: Synthetic speech, speech, emotion, stress.]

A Communication System Based on Scripts, Plans and Goals for Enabling Non-speaking People to Conduct Telephone Conversations, N.Alm, A.I.Morrison and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vancouver, Canada, 22nd.-25th. October, 1995, Vol.3, pp. 2408-2412. [ IEEE Digital Library ]
[DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.1995.538142] [Keywords: Augmentative and alternative communication, AAC, non-speaking, scripts.]

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: The Role of Broadband Telecommunications, A.McKinlay, W.Beattie, J.L.Arnott and N.Hine, IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol.3, No.3, September 1995, pp. 254-260. [ IEEE Digital Library ]
[DOI: 10.1109/86.413198] [Keywords: Augmentative and alternative communication, AAC.]

Intelligent Systems for Speech and Language Impaired People: A portfolio of research, A.F.Newell, J.L.Arnott, A.Y.Cairns, I.W.Ricketts and P.Gregor, In: "Extra-ordinary human-computer interaction: Interfaces for users with disabilities", ed. A.D.N.Edwards, pub: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp.83-101. ISBN 0-521-43413-0.

Implementation and Testing of a System for Producing Emotion-by-Rule in Synthetic Speech, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Speech Communication, Vol.16, No.4, June 1995, pp. 369-390. [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1016/0167-6393(95)00005-9] [Keywords: Speech synthesis, synthesis-by-rule, emotion, mood, affect, synthetic speech perception.]

Studies of Turn-taking in Computer-mediated Communications, A.McKinlay, R.Procter, O.Masting, R.J.Woodburn and J.L.Arnott, Interacting with Computers, Vol.6, No.2, 1994, pp. 151-171. [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1016/0953-5438(94)90022-1] [Keywords: human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, conversational analysis, computer-mediated communications, turn-taking.]

The Application of Spatialization and Spatial Metaphor to Augmentative and Alternative Communication, P.Demasco, A.F.Newell and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the First Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS '94), Marina del Rey, California, USA, 31st. October - 1st. November 1994, pp. 31-38. [ ACM Digital Library ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.1145/191028.191036]

A Study of Turn-taking in a Computer-supported Group Task, A.McKinlay, R.Procter, O.Masting, R.J.Woodburn and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI '93), British Computer Society Conference Series VIII, Loughborough, England, 7th.-10th. September 1993, pp. 383-394. [ CiteSeerX ] [ ResearchGate ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: computer-supported co-operative work, conversation analysis, computer-mediated communications, turn management.]

The Application of Fuzzy Set Theory to the Storage and Retrieval of Conversational Texts in an Augmentative Communication System, N.Alm, M.Nicol and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the RESNA ’93 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 12th.-17th. June 1993, pp. 127-129. [ PDF [PDF]]

A Tool for the Rapid Development of New Synthetic Voice Personalities, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons (SLTDP-93), Stockholm, Sweden, 31st. May – 2nd. June 1993, pp. 111-114. [ ISCA Archive ] [ PDF [PDF]]

Enhancing a Communication Prosthesis with Vocal Emotion Effects, J.L.Arnott, N.Alm and I.R.Murray, Proceedings of Speech and Language Technology for Disabled Persons (SLTDP-93), Stockholm, Sweden, 31st. May – 2nd. June 1993, pp. 165-168. [ ISCA Archive ] [ PDF [PDF]]

Linguistic Prediction for Disabled Users of Computer-mediated Communication, J.L.Arnott, J.M.Hannan and R.J.Woodburn, Proceedings of the Second European Conference on the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (ECART 2), Stockholm, Sweden, 26th.-28th. May 1993, Paper 11.1.

An Enhanced Development System for Emotional Speech Synthesis for Use in Vocal Prostheses, E.Abadjieva, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the Second European Conference on the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (ECART 2), Stockholm, Sweden, 26th.-28th. May 1993, Paper 1.2. [ PDF [PDF]]

Toward the Simulation of Emotion in Synthetic Speech: A Review of the Literature on Human Vocal Emotion, I.R.Murray and J.L.Arnott, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), Vol.93, No.2, February 1993, pp. 1097-1108. [ Article ] [  ]
[DOI: 10.1121/1.405558]

A Survey of the Communication-impaired Population of Tayside, M.B.Brophy-Arnott, A.F.Newell, J.L.Arnott and D.Condie, European Journal of Disorders of Communication, Vol.27, No.2, 1992, pp. 159-173. [ Abstract ] [ Article ] [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.3109/13682829209012037] [Keywords: survey, communication aids, communication impairment.]

Evaluation of a Text-based Communication System for Increasing Conversational Participation and Control, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the RESNA International ’92 Conference, Toronto, Canada, 6th.-11th. June 1992, pp. 366-368. [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, communication aid, conversation, non-speaking, participation.]

Prediction and Conversational Momentum in an Augmentative Communication System, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (C.A.C.M.), Vol.35, No.5, May 1992, pp. 46-57. [ Abstract ] [ ACM Digital Library ] [ ResearchGate ]
[DOI: 10.1145/129875.129878]

Probabilistic Character Disambiguation for Reduced Keyboards using Small Text Samples, J.L.Arnott and M.Y.Javed, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol.8, No.3, 1992, pp. 215-223. [ Abstract ] [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1080/07434619212331276203] [Keywords: augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), character disambiguation, information theory, motoric disability, physical impairment, prediction, reduced keyboards.]

A Communication System for the Disabled with Emotional Synthetic Speech Produced by Rule, I.R.Murray, J.L.Arnott, N.Alm and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech '91), Genove, Italy, 24th.-26th. September 1991, Volume 1, pp. 311-314. [ ISCA Archive ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: emotion, synthetic speech, vocal prosthesis, non-vocal communication.]

A Study of Conversational Turn-taking in a Communication Aid for the Disabled, R.J.Woodburn, R.Procter, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI '91), (People and Computers VI), British Computer Society Conference Series, Edinburgh, Scotland, 20th.-23rd. August 1991, pp. 359-371. [ CiteSeerX ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: computer-mediated communications, aids for the disabled, conversational protocols.]

The Communication Prosthesis: A Problem of Human-computer Integration, J.L.Arnott, Invited Paper, Proceedings of the European Conference on the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (ECART), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 5th.-8th. November 1990, Paper 3.1.
[Keywords: Communication, redundancy, human-computer interaction.]

Hypertext as a Host for an Augmentative Communication System, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the European Conference on the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (ECART), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 5th.-8th. November 1990, Paper 14.4. [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: Augmentative communication, hypertext, information storage and retrieval.]

Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics in the Design of a Conversation Prosthesis, N.Alm, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, Vol.13, No.1-2, 1989, pp. 10-12. [ Abstract ] [ Article ] [ PDF [PDF]]
[DOI: 10.3109/03091908909030186] [Keywords: AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, conversation, discourse analysis, non-speaking, pragmatics, pragmatics in AAC, pragmatics in augmentative communication.]

A Text Database as a Communication Prosthesis, J.L.Arnott, N.Alm and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (ICAART 88), Montréal, Canada, 25-30 June 1988, pp. 76-77. [ PDF [PDF]]
[Keywords: AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, communication aid, conversation aid, dialogue support, discourse, non-speaking, pragmatics, text database, topic in AAC.]

Adaptive and Predictive Techniques in a Communication Prosthesis, A.L.Swiffin, J.L.Arnott, A.J.Pickering and A.F.Newell, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol.3, No.4, December 1987, pp. 181-191. [ Article ]
[DOI: 10.1080/07434618712331274499] [Keywords: communication aid, linguistic prediction, physical handicap, speech impaired, writing aid.]

The Use of Syntax in a Predictive Communication Aid for the Physically Handicapped, A.L.Swiffin, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA ’87), San Jose, California, USA, 19-23 June 1987, pp. 124-126. [ Abstract ]

A Communication Aid which Models Conversational Patterns, N.Alm, A.F.Newell and J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA ’87), San Jose, California, USA, 19-23 June 1987, pp. 127-129. [ Abstract ] [ PDF [PDF]]

A comparison of Palantype and Stenograph keyboards in high-speed speech output systems, J.L.Arnott, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA ’87), San Jose, California, USA, 19-23 June 1987, pp. 106-108. [ Abstract ]

PAL: An Effort Efficient Portable Communication Aid and Keyboard Emulator, A.L.Swiffin, J.A.Pickering, J.L.Arnott and A.F.Newell, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA ’85), Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 24-28 June 1985, pp. 197-199. [ Abstract ]


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MATCH: “Mobilising Advanced Technologies for Care at Home” Principal partners: Universities of Stirling, Glasgow, Dundee & Edinburgh. Strategic Research Development project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

SiDE: “Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy” Principal partners: Newcastle University and University of Dundee (SiDE-Dundee) with strategic partners. An RCUK Digital Economy Research Hub funded by the Research Councils UK.

KITE Knowledge Transfer Partnership KTP008185. Principal partner: Kite Innovation Europe Ltd. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB).



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Computing, Queen Mother Building,
School of Science & Engineering,
University of Dundee,
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Last update: 15th. September 2016.