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Research Publications

2017 (accepted papers)

  1. Sarah Meldrum, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Sherlock A. Licorish, Amjed Tahir, Michael Bosu and Prasath Jayakaran, "Is knee pain information on YouTube videos perceived to be helpful? - An analysis of user comments and implications for dissemination on social media." Digital Health journal [journal]

  2. Muhammad Yasir, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Dynamic Coalition formation in energy micro-grids. International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering [ERA B journal]

  3. Tavita Su'a, Sherlock A. Licorish, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Tobias Langlotz, QuickReview: A Novel Data-Driven Mobile User Interface for Reporting Problematic App Features. IUI 2016 [short paper, CORE A]

  4. Thomas Keller and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Facilitating Enhanced Decision Support Using a Social Norms Approach Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO), Volume 15, Issue 2, 2017 [ACPHIS B journal]

2016

  1. Swetha Keertipati, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Sherlock A. Licorish, Approaches for prioritizing feature improvements extracted from app reviews. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2016, Limerick, Ireland, June 01 - 03, 2016. [CORE A, short paper]

  2. Smitha Keertipati, Sherlock A. Licorish and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Exploring Decision-Making Processes in Python. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, EASE 2016, Limerick, Ireland, June 01 - 03, 2016. [CORE A, acceptance rate 23.5%]

  3. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Hoa Khanh Dam, Sherlock A. Licorish, Smitha Keertipati, Daniel Avery and Aditya Ghose, Process Compliance in Open Source Software Development - A study of Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs). In Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12 - 15, 2016. [CORE A]

  4. Priyanka Patel, Sherlock A. Licorish, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Stephen MacDonell, Studying expectation violations in socio-technical systems - A case study of the mobile app community. In Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12 - 15, 2016. [CORE A]

  5. Mehdi Farhangian, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam A. Purvis and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Personalities and software development team performance - A psycholinguistic study. In Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12 - 15, 2016. [CORE A]

  6. Mehdi Farhangian, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Modeling Team Formation in Self-assembling Software Development Teams: (Extended Abstract). AAMAS 2016: 1319-1320 [CORE A*, extended abstract]

  7. Chan Won Lee, Sherlock A. Licorish, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Stephen G. MacDonell, Augmenting Text Mining Approaches with Social Network Analysis to Understand the Complex Relationships among Users' Requests: A Case Study of the Android Operating System. HICSS 2016: 1144-1153 [CORE A]

  8. Mostafa Alwash, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu and Mathew Parackal, Identifying and Classifying Value Propositions in Brand Tweets - A Study of Top 10 Coffee Brands. In Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), 2016 [CORE A]

  9. Daniel Avery, Hoa Khanh Dam, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Aditya K. Ghose, Externalization of software behavior by the mining of norms. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2016): 223-234 [acceptance rate 27.5%]

  10. Christopher Konstantin Frantz, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Martin K. Purvis, Mariusz Nowostawski, Generalising Social Structure Using Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets. In Proceedings of PRIMA 2016: 344-354 [CORE B, short paper]

  11. Thomas Keller and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, A social norms based approach for enhancing decision support in business process execution. In Proceedings of 31st International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, CATA 2016

  12. Thomas Keller and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Optimizing decision support in business process management using obligation and prohibition norms. In Proceedings of 9th IADIS international conference on Information Systems 2016: 63-70 [CORE C, Best paper award]

2015

  1. Sharmila Savarimuthu, Maryam Purvis, Martin K. Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: An agent-based simulation for restricting exploitation in electronic societies through social mechanisms. AI Soc. 30(3): 345-358 (2015) [journal, CORE C]

  2. Muhammad Yasir, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: Agent-based community coordination of local energy distribution. AI Soc. 30(3): 379-391 (2015) [journal, CORE C]

  3. Christopher Konstantin Frantz, Martin K. Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Mariusz Nowostawski: Modelling Dynamic Normative Understanding in Agent Societies. Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience 16(4): 355-380 (2015)[journal]

  4. Chan Won Lee, Sherlock A. Licorish, Stephen G. MacDonell, Priyanka Patel, Tony Savarimuthu, They'll Know It When They See It: Analyzing Post-Release Feedback from the Android Community. AMCIS 2015[CORE A]

  5. Mehdi Farhangian, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: The Effects of Temperament and Team Formation Mechanism on Collaborative Learning of Knowledge and Skill in Short-Term Projects. CARE/MFSC@AAMAS 2015: 48-65

  6. Mehdi Farhangian, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: Agent-Based Modeling of Resource Allocation in Software Projects Based on Personality and Skill. CARE/MFSC@AAMAS 2015: 130-146

  7. Stephen Cranefield, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Felipe Meneguzzi, Nir Oren: A Bayesian Approach to Norm Identification. AAMAS 2015: 1743-1744[CORE A*, extended abstract]

  8. Hoa Khanh Dam, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Daniel Avery, Aditya K. Ghose: Mining Software Repositories for Social Norms. ICSE (2) 2015: 627-630[CORE A*, acceptance rate=18%]

  9. Muhammad Yasir, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: Dynamic Coalition Formation in Energy Micro-Grids. PRIMA 2015: 152-168[CORE B]

  10. Mehdi Farhangian, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: Modeling the Effects of Personality on Team Formation in Self-assembly Teams. PRIMA 2015: 538-546 [CORE B, Short paper]

2009

  1. Purvis, Maryam, Toktam Ebadi and Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu. An Agent-Based Library Management System Using RFID Technology. Auto-Identification and Ubiquitous Computing Applications. IGI Global, 2009. 195-204. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-298-5.ch012 Book chapter

  2. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Stephen Cranefield, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis: Norm emergence in agent societies formed by dynamically changing networks. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems 7(3): 223-232 (2009) Journal paper

  3. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Stephen Cranefield, Maryam Purvis, Martin K. Purvis: Internal Agent Architecture for Norm Identification.COIN@AAMAS&IJCAI&MALLOW 2009: 241-256 Book chapter

  4. Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu (Eds.): Computer-Mediated Social Networking, First International Conference, ICCMSN 2008, Dunedin, New Zealand, June 11-13, 2008, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5322, Springer 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-02275-3 [Edited conference proceedings

2008

  1. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Maryam Purvis, Martin K. Purvis: Social norm emergence in virtual agent societies. AAMAS (3) 2008: 1521-1524 Conf. paper

  2. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Maryam Purvis, Martin K. Purvis, Stephen Cranefield: Social Norm Emergence in Virtual Agent Societies.DALT 2008: 18-28 [Long version of the above] Book chapter

  3. Alya Alaali, Maryam Purvis, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu: Vector Opinion Dynamics: An Extended Model for Consensus in Social Networks. Web Intelligence/IAT Workshops 2008: 394-397

  4. Workshop paper

2007

  1. Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu, Stephen Cranefield, Martin K. Purvis, Maryam Purvis: Norm Emergence in Agent Societies Formed by Dynamically Changing Networks. IAT 2007: 464-470 Conf. paper

  2. Savarimuthu, B. T. R, Purvis M. A, Cranefield, S, and Purvis, M. K, Mechanisms for Norm Emergence in Multi-Agent Societies, Proc. of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,14th-18th May, pp. , 2007. Conf. paper

  3. Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Cranefield, S, Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., Role Model Based Mechanism For Norm Emergence in Artificial Agent Societies, Proc. of the International Workshop on Coordination, Organization, Institutions and Norms (COIN), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 14th May, pp. 1-12, 2007. Book chapter

  4. Deng, X., Foukia, N., Savarimuthu, B.T.R, Building Privacy Infrastructure for Culturally Sensitive Information of New Zealand Maori, HP Software University Association (HP-SUA), 2007. Workshop paper

2006

  1. Purvis, M.A., Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.K., Architecture for active and collaborative learning in a distributed classroom environment , Journal of Advanced Technology and Learning, ACTA press, ISSN:1710-225, 3:4 (2006) 225-232.

  2. Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.A., Purvis, M.K., Agent Based Web Service Composition In The Context Of A Supply-Chain Based Workflow, Proceedings of First International Workshop on Coordination of Inter-Organizational Workflow: Agent and Semantic Web based Models (CIOW-2006), Hakodate, Japan 8th May, pp. 27-34, 2006. [Workshop paper]

  3. Purvis, M.A., Purvis, M.K., Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Facilitating collaboration in a distributed software development environment using P2P architecture, Proceedings of Fifth International Workshop on Agents and Peer-to-Peer Computing (AP2PC 2006), Hakodate, Japan, 9th May, pp. 160-167, 2006. [CORE C]

  4. Noria, F., Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.K., Han, Y., Trust and Security Enhancements in an Agent-based Workflow Management System, Proceedings of First International Workshop on Privacy and Security in Agent-based Collaborative Environments (PSACE 2006), Hakodate, Japan, 9th May, pp. 128-136, 2006. Workshop paper

  5. Savarimuthu B.T.R., Purvis, M.A., Purvis, M.K., Creating ontologies for a collaborative, multi-agent based workflow system, In: Katarzyniak R. (ed.), Ontologies and Soft Methods in Knowledge Management, Advanced Knowledge International, Adelaide, Australia, Volume 4, ISBN 0-9752150-2-7, pp 201-218, 2006. [Book chapter]

  6. Ehrler, L., Fleurke, M., Purvis, M. A. and Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Agent-Based Workflow Management Systems(Wfmss) : JBees- A Distributed and Adaptive WFMS with Monitoring and Controlling Capabilities, Journal of Information Systems and e-Business , ISSN: 1617-9846, Journal no. 10257, Volume 4, Number 1, pp 5-23, 2006, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. [journal]

2005

  1. Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M.A., Purvis, M.K. and Cranefield, S., Integrating Web Services with Agent Based Workflow Management System (WfMS), Proceedings of IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2005), A. Skowron, J. Barthes, L. Jain, P. Morizet-Mahoudeaux, J. Liu, and N. Zhong, (eds.), ISBN 0-7695-2415-X, IEEE Press, Los Alamitos, CA (2005) 471-474.[CORE C]

  2. Purvis, M. A., Purvis, M. K., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., George, M. and Cranefield, S., Experiences with Pair and Tri Programming in a Second Level Course, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 9th International Conference, KES 2005 Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part II, Khosla, R., Howlett, R., and Jain, L. C., (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3684, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-28897-X, Berlin (2005) 171-177. [CORE C]

  3. Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M.A., and Purvis, M.K. and Cranefield, S., An Agent Enhanced Workflow Management System, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 9th International Conference, KES 2005 Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part IV, Khosla, R., Howlett, R., and Jain, L. C., (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3684, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-28897-X, Berlin (2005) 215-220.[CORE C]

  4. Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Purvis, M. A., and Purvis, M. K., Different Perspectives on Modeling Workflows in an Agent Based Workflow Management System, Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: 9th International Conference, KES 2005 Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005, Proceedings, Part IV, Khosla, R., Howlett, R., and Jain, L. C., (eds.) ISSN: 0302-9743, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3684, Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-28897-X, Berlin (2005) 208-214.[CORE C]

  5. Savarimuthu, B.T.R, Purvis M.A, Purvis,M.K and Cranefield, S., Agent-based integration of Web Services with Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) , In proceedings of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005), Uterect, Netherlands, 2005. [CORE A*, short paper]

2004

  1. Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis,M.K, Oliveira, M and Purvis M.A, Towards Secure Interactions in Agent Societies. In proceedings of Second annual conference on privacy,security and trust (PST 2004), Fredrericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 2004. Marsh, S., Ed, ISSN 1712-364X, pp 143 - 148. [workshop]

  2. Purvis, M. A., Savarimuthu,B.T.R, and Purvis,M.K, (2004). A Multi-agent Based Workflow System Embedded with Web Services , In proceedings of the second international workshop on Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for Collaborative Environments (COLA 2004), Beijing, China, September 2004. IEEE/WIC Press. Ghorbani, A. and Marsh, S., Ed, ISBN 0-9734039-4-2 pp 55-62 [workshop]

  3. Savarimuthu, B.T.R and Purvis M.A, A Collaborative mulit-agent based workflow system. In: M. G. Negoita, R. J. Howlett, L. C. Jain (eds.), Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, 8th International Conference, KES2004, Wellington, New Zealand, September 2004, Proceedings, Part II, Springer LNAI 3214, pp. 1187-1193, 2004 [CORE C]

  4. Purvis, M.A.,Savarimuthu, B.T.R and Purvis, M.K, Evaluation of a multi-agent based workflow management system modeled using Coloured Petri Nets. In: M. W. Barley and N. Kasabov, ed., Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2004, Revised Selected Papers , LNAI 3371, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-13 August 2004. Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp 206-216, 2005. [CORE B]

  5. Purvis, M.A., Purvis M.K, Haidar, A. and Savarimuthu, B.T.R, A distributed workflow system with autonomous components. In: M. W. Barley and N. Kasabov, ed., Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: 7th Pacific Rim International Workshop on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2004, Revised Selected Papers , LNAI 3371, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-13 August 2004. Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp 193-205, 2005. [CORE B]

  6. Savarimuthu, B.T.R. and Purvis, M. A., Towards a Multi-lingual Workflow System: a Practical Outlook. Proceedings of the Australasian Workshop on Software Internationalisation (AWSI2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 32, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 205-210. [workshop]

  7. Savarimuthu, B.T.R., Purvis, M. A. and Fleurke, M., Monitoring and Controlling of a Multi-agent Based Workflow System. Proceedings of the Australasian Workshop on Data Mining and Web Intelligence (DMWI2004), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 32, Australian Computer Society, Bedford Park, Australia (2004) 127-132. [workshop]

2001

  1. Venkatasubramanian, K., Bastin Tony Roy, S. and Muralikanth Dasari, V. Teaching and using PSP in a software engineering course - an experience report. In Proc. Software Engineering Education and Training Annual Conference (SEETAC 2001), Chennai, India.