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I am currently a Professor with the Department of Computing in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University. My office is located in E6A 328.

I am looking for high quality PhD and MRes students interested in research in Intelligent Virtual Agents. Macquarie university offers scholarships for strong applicants.

Girls and Technology Start Here, Go Anywhere ... I did .

Catch up with me at:
21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, USA, August 12-15, 2015




Academic Profile
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Teaching Interests
Events of Interest/Program Committees
Publications
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PhD Thesis
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Mostly recently (2010), I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Leadership and Management). I have a Doctor in Philosophy from the Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science and Engineering in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Under the supervision of Prof. Paul Compton, my PhD research considered how knowledge which was captured for such purposes as consultation may be reused to to allow alternative uses such as causal modelling, tutoring, explanation or critiquing. More specifically I looked at how to reuse knowledge bases(KB) built by a knowledge acquisition technique known as Ripple Down Rules (RDR). I looked at the compaction of RDR KB to remove repetition and improve the clarity of the KB for such tasks as explanation and how rough sets (Pawlak 1991) may be used to verify and validate KBS and find dependencies between attributes, values, rules and conclusions. My main offering was the ability to automatically generate a terminological KBS (in the form of an abstraction hierarchy) from the RDR assertional KBS using Formal Concept Analysis (Wille 1982). Starting with assertions and retrospectively generating an ontology avoided the problems associated with capturing and validating models since RDR is a simple, case-based KA technique that allows assertions to be acquired, maintained and validated directly by domain experts.

My PhD topic led on from my Master's Degree thesis "The Adaptation of Traditional Expert Systems to Provide 'What-If' Processing in the Decision Support System Style". This thesis was part of a Master of Applied Science in Information Studies at Charles Sturt University - Riverina. In 1989 I completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Computing and Management Information Systems (MIS) from Charles Sturt University - Mitchell. My career as an academic began in 1999. Prior to this time, starting in 1980, I have worked in the IT industry in roles ranging from data control officer, operator, analyst/programmer, manager and consultant working first with mainframes and then minis (IBM S/34/36). I had my own IT business solutions company from 1986-1999. I started work as a bank clerk when I finished the Higher School Certificate (top 5% of state) in 1978.


Teaching Interests

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Virtual Agents
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Reuse
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology in Health, Education and Training
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning, Data and Knowledge Mining

Events of interest / Programm Committees

You might have seen me at:

Third AAMAS Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Virtual Environments (CAVE) May 4 or 5, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

or International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS-2015) May 4-8, 2015, Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop 1-2 December 2014, Gold Coast, Australia,
Proceedings Volume 8863 2014 Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, eds. Yang Sok Kim, Byeong Ho Kang, Deborah Richards. ISBN: 978-3-319-13331-7 (Print) 978-3-319-13332-4 (Online)

Second AAMAS Workshop on Cognitive Agents and Virtual Environments (CAVE) May 6 or 7, 2013, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

The AAMAS-2012 Workshop on Cognitive Agents for Virtual Environments
Proceedings Volume 7764 2013 Cognitive Agents for Virtual Environments First International Workshop, CAVE 2012, Held at AAMAS 2012, Valencia, Spain, June 4, 2012, Revised Selected Papers Editors: Frank Dignum, Cyril Brom, Koen Hindriks, Martin Beer, Deborah Richards. ISBN: 978-3-642-36443-3 (Print) 978-3-642-36444-0 (Online)

2012 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop 3-7 September,Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 2012
Proceedings Volume 7457 2012 Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems 12th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, September 5-6, 2012. Proceedings Editors: Deborah Richards, Byeong Ho Kang. ISBN: 978-3-642-32540-3 (Print) 978-3-642-32541-0 (Online)


12th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI), September 3 - 7, 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Cognitive Agents for Virtual Environments Workshop@AAMAS 2012
The 19th European Conference on Information Systems - ICT and Sustainable Service Development in Helsinki

15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information systems (PACIS) in Brisbane 7-11 July 2011

11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agenst (IVA2011) in Reykavik, Iceland, September 17-19 2011

22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) in Sydney, Australia, 30th November - 2nd December, 2011
Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment (MEIE) Workshop to be held at AAMAS'10 in Toronto, Canada.

2010 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop August 30 - September 3 2010 held with The 11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) December 17-19 in Daegu, Korea
Agent Based Systems for Human Learning and Entertainment(ABSHLE) Workshop to be held at AAMAS'09 in Budapest in Hungary.

2008 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop 15-16 2008 held with PRICAI'08 December 17-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Knowledge Representation Ontology Workshop (KROW 2008)September 17, 2008 with KR'08 Sydney, Australia, September 16-19, 2008

Australian Ontology Workshop held at AI'0 December 2-5 in Gold Coast, Australia

20th ACS Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held December 2-6 in Gold Coast, Australia

IE 2007: The Fourth Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment held December 3-5 in Melbourne, Australia

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management 21st ANZAM 2007 Conference held December 4-7 in Sydney, Australia

The 11th International Conference on CSCW in Design held April 26-28, 2007, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

2007 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems held May 14-18, 2007 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

11th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering held in conjunction with ACIS 2006 in Adelaide in December, Saturday 9th December

6th International Conference on Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management Nov. 30th - Dec. 1st, 2006

The Second International Workshop on Agents, Web Services and Ontologies Merging (AWeSOMe'06) Montpellier, France, 29 Oct 2006, In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06) http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf

Knowledge Management Track held at IRMA'06 in May in Washington, USA

Agent Based Systems for Human Learning and Entertainment(ABSHLE) Workshop held at AAMAS'07 in May in Hawaii

Publications - Reverse Chronological Order within Theme


Intelligent Virtual Agents and Agent Based Systems for Human Learning
Games, Virtual Environments and Learning
Knowledge Acquisition and Engineering - ripple down rules, ontologies, data mining
Technology in Health, Education and Teaching
Social Life Networks
Expertise and Knowledge Management
Non-current Research Interests
Web Service Composition and Agents
Requirements Engineering - conceptual modelling, viewpoint reconciliation, language processing
Visualising Knowledge and Social Networks


Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining

Publications
  • Liu, D., Richards, D., Dawson, P., Froissard, J., Atif, A. (2016). Knowledge Acquisition for Learning Analytics: Comparing Teacher-Derived, Algorithm-Derived, and Hybrid Models in the Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin. 14th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW 2016), cham: Springer LNCS 9806, pp http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-42706-5_14

  • Richards, D and Caldwell, P. (2016) Building a Working Alliance with a Knowledge Based System Through an Embodied Conversational Agent, 14th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW 2016), cham: Springer, LNCS 9806, pp 213-227, httpL//http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-42706-5_16

  • Halabi Echeverry, A. X. Richards, D and Bilgin, A. (2014) Forecasting in Port Logistics and Economics using Time Series Data Mining Model, Journal of Network and Innovative Computing (JNIC) Journal of Network and Innovative Computing(JNIC) 01/2014; 2(1):128-139

  • Halabi-Echeverry, A.X. and Richards, D. (2013) A Customised Dataset to Assist Legal and Ethical Governance of Seaports. In book: Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development, Edition: 201-229, 05/2013; DOI:10.4018/978-1-4666-4078-8 ISBN: ISBN13: 9781466640788, ISBN10: 1466640782

  • Atif, A., Busch, P. and Richards, D (2012). Towards an Ontology-Based Approach to Knowledge Management of Graduate Attributes in Higher Education. In Richards, Deborah; Kang, Byeong Ho (Eds.), Proceedings 12th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, September 5-6, 2012, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 7457, 229-243. ISBN 978-3-642-32540-3

  • Halabi-Echeverry, A. and Richards, D. (2012) Addressing Challenges for Knowledge Discovery from Data in the Domain of Seaport Integration, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems (PKAW 2012) 3-7 September, 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, 73-85. LNAI 7457, Springer Verlag, Berlin,ISBN 978-3-642-32540-3

  • Halabi-Echeverry, A., Richards, D. and Bilgin, A. (2012) Identifying characteristics of seaports for environmental benchmarks based on meta-learning, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems (PKAW 2012) 3-7 September, 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, 285-298. LNAI 7457, Springer Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-32540-3

  • Hanna, N., Richards, D. and Jacobson, M. (2012) Automatic Acquisition of User Models of Interaction to Evaluate the Usability of Virtual Environments, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems (PKAW 2012) 3-7 September, 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, 43-57.

  • Ahmed, W., Aslam, M., López-Lorca, A., Shen, J., Beydoun, G., Richards, D. (2011). Using ontologies to synchronize change in relational databases system. Special Collection on Software Engineering and Semantic Web Technologies of the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 43, No. 2, May 2011.

  • Richards, D. and Taylor, M. (2011) Scenario Authoring by Domain Trainers, Chapter 11 in Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience. IGI Global Inc. 206-232. ISBN: 978-1-60960-080-8.

  • Taylor, M and Richards, D. (2009) Discovering Expertise from Publication Data, In Richards, D, Kang, (eds.) Proceedings Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW?8), Lecture Notes in AI, LNAI 5465, 218-230. ISBN-10 3-642-01714-2.
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  • Richards, D. (2009) A Social Software/Web 2.0 Approach to Collaborative Knowledge Engineering, Information Sciences, , 179(15): 2515-2523.

  • Richards, D. (2009) Two Decades of RDR Research, Knowledge Engineering Review, 24(2):159-184. ISSN: 0269-8889 EISSN: 1469-8005.

  • Debbie Richards. 2009. A social software/Web 2.0 approach to collaborative knowledge engineering. Inf. Sci. 179, 15 (July 2009), 2515-2523. DOI=10.1016/j.ins.2009.01.031 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2009.01.031

  • Richards, D., (2008) Acquiring Knowledge As You Play, The Fourth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2008) March 16-21, 2008 - Gosier, Guadeloupe. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICAS.2008.18

  • Richards, D. (2007) A Call for Change in the Call Center, Special Issue of "Interacting with Knowledge Management Systems" in Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 20(1): 64-75. ISSN: 1546-2234 EISSN: 1546-5012

  • Gray, Pamela N., Gray, Xenogene, and Richards, Deborah (2007) Gödel, Escher, Bach and Super-expertise. Zili Zhang, Jörg H. Siekmann (Eds.): Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, Second International Conference, KSEM 2007, Melbourne, Australia, November 28-30, 2007, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4798 Springer 2007, 599-604. ISBN 978-3-540-76718-3

  • Vazey, M. and Richards, D. (2006) A Case-Classification-Conclusion 3Cs Approach to Knowledge Acquisition - Applying a Classification Logic Wiki to the Problem Solving Process. International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp 72-88; article #ITJ3096, Jan-Mar 2006.

  • Ad-Hoc And Personal Ontologies:A Prototyping Approach to Ontology Engineering Richards, D. The Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'2006), August 7th and 8th, Guilin, China.

  • Evaluation of the FastFIX Prototype 5Cs CARD System Vazey, M and Richards, D. The Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'2006), August 7th and 8th, Guilin, China. Achim G. Hoffmann, Byeong Ho Kang, Debbie Richards, Shusaku Tsumoto (Eds.): Advances in Knowledge Acquisition and Management, Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2006, Guilin, China, August 7-8, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4303 Springer 2006, ISBN 3-540-68955-9, pages 108-119.

  • Acquiring Innovation Knowledge Busch, P. and Richards, D. The Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'2006), August 7th and 8th, Guilin, China.

  • Construction of Ontology for Reuse of Concept by Formal Concept Analysis: Improvement of Precision and Recall for Web Information Retrieval in a Narrow Domain,Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. (2007) Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal (WIAS). OS Press ISSN 1570-1263 (Print) 1875-9289 (Online), 5(1):109-126

  • Improvement of Precision and Recall for Information Retrieval in a Narrow Domain: Reuse of Concepts by Formal Concept Analysis,Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. (2004) Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal (WIAS). In Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI '04). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 370-376.

  • BayesTH-MCRDR Algorithm for Automatic Classification of Web Document,Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. (2004) AI 2004: Advances in Artificial Intelligence Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 3339, 2005, pp 344-356

  • Automatic construction of a concept hierarchy to assist Web document classification Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. Proceedings 2nd International conference on Information Management and Business (IMB2006), 13-16 February, 2006, Sydney, Australia.

  • Closing the Gap Between Different Knowledge Sources and Types in the Call Centre Richards, D. and Vazey, M. The Proceedings 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2005) November 30-December 2nd, Sydney, Australia.

  • Implications of Tacit Knowledge Research on Artificial Intelligence Busch, P. and Richards, D. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA'2005), February 14-16, Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Troubleshooting At The Call Centre: A Knowledge-Based Approach Vazey, M. and Richards, D. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA'2005), February 14-16, Innsbruck, Austria.

  • Supporting Communities of Practice: A Ripple Down Rules Approach to Call Centre Management Vazey, M. and Richards, D. (2004) The Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM'04), 13-15 December 2004, Singapore.

  • BayesTH-MCRDR Algorithm for Automatic Classification of Web Document Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the 17th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'2004), December 6-10, Cairns, Australia.

  • Managing Knowledge in IT Organisations - A Solution for Corporate Support Centres, Vazey. M. and Richards, D. Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS' 2004), Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 November 2004.

  • Improvement of Precision and Recall for Information Retrieval in a Narrow Domain: Reuse of Concepts by Formal Concept Analysis Cho, W. C. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'2004), September 20-24, Beijing, China.

  • Acquisition of Articulable Tacit Knowledge Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'04), in conjunction with The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 9-13, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand, 87-101.

  • Achieving Rapid Knowledge Acquisition Vazey, M. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'04), in conjunction with The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 9-13, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand, 74-86.

  • E-Mail Document Categorization Using BayesTH-MCRDR Algorithm Cho, W.C. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'04), in conjunction with The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 9-13, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand, 226-240.

  • Modelling Tacit Knowledge via Questionnaire Data Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) , Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 04), February 23-26, 2004, Sydney, Australia.

  • Using Concept Lattices for Requirements Reconciliation Richards, D. (2004) , Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 04), February 23-26, 2004, Sydney, Australia.

  • Addressing the Ontology Acquisition Bottleneck through Reverse Ontological Engineering, Richards, D. Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), (2004) 6:402-427.

  • Reverse Engineering Ontologies from Performance Systems, Richards, D. the 22nd Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGES), (ES2002), Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2002

  • Multi-Level Rule Discovery from Propositional Knowledge Bases, Richards, D. and Malik, U. International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Multimedia and Complex Data (KDMCD'02), Taipei, Taiwan, May 6, 2002, 11-19.

  • Ripple Down Rules: A Technique for Acquiring Knowledge, Richards, D. M. Mora, G. Forgionne, J. Gupta (eds.) Decision Making Support Systems: Achievements and Challenges for the Next Decade, Idea Group Publishing Inc.

  • Knowledge in Action: Blurring the Distinction Between Explicit and Tacit Knowledge, Busch, P. and Richards, D. Journal of Decision Systems, Editions Hermes (accepted April 2002).

  • Multi-Level Knowledge Discovery in Rule Bases, Richards, D. and Malik, U. Applied Artificial Intelligence, Taylor and Francis Ltd, March 2003, 17(3):181-205

  • Knowledge Based System Explanation: The Ripple Down Rules Alternative, Richards D. International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer Verlag.

  • Design Ontology in Context: A Situated Cognition Approach to Conceptual Modelling, Richards D. and Simoff, S. Special Issue on Conceptual Modelling in Design Computing in the International Journal of Artifial Intelligence in Engineering 15 (2001) 121-136.

  • Combining Cases and Rules to Provide Contextualised Knowledge Based Systems, Richards D. Third International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'01), Dundee, Scotland, July 27-30, 2001, LNAI 2116, Springer Verlag.

  • A Software Visualisation Approach to a Knowledge Engineering Problem , Liong, B., Richards D., and Zhang, K., 12th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE2000) July 6-8, Chicago, USA.

  • Extending Ripple-Down Rules, Compton, P. and Richards D., Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Managements (EKAW'2000) October 2-6, 2000, Juan-les-Pins, France.

  • Reconciling Conflicting Sources of Expertise: A Framework and an Illustration , Richards D., Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'2000), December 11-14, 2000, Sydney.

  • Giving Experts Ownership and Control over their Knowledge , Richards D., Proceedings of OzCHI2000: Interfacing Reality in the New Millenium December 4-8, 2000, University of Technology, Sydney.

  • User-Centered and Driven Knowledge-Based Systems for Clinical Support using Ripple-Down Rules, Richards D., 33rd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'33)(Minitrack on Clinical Support Systems), 4-7 January, 2000, IEEE Publications.

  • A Situated Cognition Approach to Conceptual Modelling, Richards D., 33rd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'33)(Minitrack on Knowledge Intensive Processes), 4-7 January, 2000, IEEE Publications.

  • The Reuse of Knowledge: A User-Centered Approach, Richards D., International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 2000.

  • Maintaining and Comparing Requirements Richards D. and Zowghi, D.Proceedings of the Fourth Australian Conference on Requirements Engineering ACRE'99, 29-30 September, 1999, Macquarie University, Sydney, 115-130

  • The Reuse of Knowledge: A Summary of Research, Issues, and the Ripple-Down Rules Approach Richards D. ,Proceedings of the Fourth Australian Knowledge Acquistion Workshop AKAW99 in conjunction with AI99, December5-6, 1999, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

  • Extending Ripple-Down Rules Compton, P. and Richards, D.,Proceedings of the Fourth Australian Knowledge Acquistion Workshop AKAW99 in conjunction with AI99, December 5-6, 1999, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

  • SISYPHUS I Revisited: An Incremental Approach to Resource Allocation using Ripple Down Rules, Richards D. and Compton, P., 12th Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management, SRDG Publications, Banff, Canada, 16th-21st October, 1999.

  • The Automatic Compression of Multiple Classification Ripple Down Rules Knowledge Based Systems: Preliminary Experiments, Suryanto, H., Richards D. and Compton. P., Third International Conference on Knowledge Based Intelligent Information Engineering System (KES'99), August 31st - September 1st, Adelaide.

  • An Alternative Verification and Validation Technique for an Alternative Knowledge Representation and Acquisition Technique:, Richards D. and Compton. P., Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, 12 (1999) 55-73.

  • A Comparison of Personal Construct Psychology and Ripple-Down Rules with Formal Concept Analysis:, Richards D., 11th Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management, SRDG Publications, Banff, Canada, 18th-23rd April, 1998.

  • Extending the SISYPHUS III Experiment from a Knowledge Engineering to a Requirements Engineering Task, Richards D., Menzies, T., Task 11th Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management, SRDG Publications, Departments of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Banff, Canada, 18th-23rd April, 1998.

  • Using AI to Resolve the Republican Debate, Richards D., Poster Proceedings of Eleventh Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference AI'98, 13-17 July 1998, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia, 121-133.

  • An Evaluation of the Formal Concept Analysis Line Diagram, Richards D., Poster Proceesings of Eleventh Australian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference AI'98, 13-17 July 1998, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia, 109-120.

  • Debbie Richards and Paul Compton. 1998. Taking up the situated cognition challenge with ripple down rules. Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud. 49, 6 (December 1998), 895-926. DOI=10.1006/ijhc.1998.0231 http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ijhc.1998.0231

  • A New Look at Knowledge-Based System Explanation, Richards D., Compton P., Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW?8), Singapres, November 22nd, 1998.

  • Assisting Political Decision Making, Richards D., Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support and Knowledge Management, University of New South Wales, 29th September, 1998, Monash University Press, 59-71.

  • Providing Multiple Interfaces to Support Multiple Uses in Knowledge Based Systems using Ripple Down Rules, Richards D., Poster Proceedings of the Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 22-27 November 1998, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Reverse Requirements Engineering with Multiple Models, Richards D., Proceedings of the First Asia Pacific Workshop on Intelligent Software Engineering , 23 November 1998, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Combining Formal Concept Analysis and Ripple Down Rules to Support Reuse, Richards, D., Compton, P., Software Engineering Knowledge Engineering SEKE'97, Springer Verlag, Madrid, 18-20th June 1997.

  • Uncovering the conceptual models in ripple-down rules, Richards, D. , Compton, P., International Conference on Conceptual Structures ICCS'97, Springer Verlag, Seattle, 4th-8th August 1997.

  • Finding Conceptual Models to Assist Validation, Richards, D., Compton, P., AAAI'97 Verification and Validation of Knowledge-Based Systems Workshop, Rhode Island, 27th -31st July 1997.

  • Knowledge Acquisition First, Modelling Later, Richards D., Compton P.J., Proceedings of the 10th European Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Modelling and Management, Springer Verlag, 1997.

  • Extending Knowledge Engineering to Requirements Engineering from Multiple Perspectives, Richards, D., Menzies, T., of 3rd Australian Knowledge Acquisition Workshop AKAW?7 in conjunction with AI?7, University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, 30th November, 1997, pp3.1-3.16.

  • Building Adaptable, Reflective Knowledge Based Systems that Address the Problems of First Generation Expert Systems, Richards, D., Compton, P., 10th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Perth, Australia 30th November - 4th December \, 1997, pp50-55.

  • Situated Expert Systems, Richards D., Compton P., Fourth Conference of the Australasian Cognitive Science Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, September 26th-28th, 1997.

  • Building Knowledge Based Systems that Match the Decision Situation, Richards D, Compton, P, Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support IDS'96, Monash University Melbourne, Monash University, Melbourne, 9th September 1996.

  • The Reuse of Ripple Down Rule Knowledge Bases: Using Machine Learning to Remove Repetition, Richards, D., Chellen V., Compton, P., Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, University of New South Wales, October 23-25 1996, Coogee Sydney, pp293-312.

  • Using Rough Set Theory to Verify Production Rules and Support Reuse, Richards, D., Gambetta, W., Compton, P., Verification, Validation and Refinement of KBS Workshop at Pacific Rim Int. Conf. on AI '96, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, Cairns, Australi, 26-30th August 1996, pp57-66.

  • Bridging the ES - DSS gap - Adapting and Reusing an Existing ES, Richards, D. and McDonald, C., 6th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, September 27-29, 1995.

  • Adapting Expert Systems to Behave Like Decision Support Systems, Richards, D and McDonald, C., AI'95 - Workshop on Intelligent Decision Support Systems, University College, University of NSW, Australian Defence Force Academy, ADFA, Canberra, 13-17 November, 1995, pp36-45.

  • Bridging the ES - DSS Gap: Reuse of Knowledge in an Existing ES, Richards, D. and McDonald, C., AI'95 Poster Proceedings, ADFA, Canberra, ACT, 13-17 November, 1995.

  • Changing the System Style of Expert Systems, Richards, D. and McDonald, C., AI'95 - Workshop on AI and the Environment, University College, University of NSW, Austrlaian Defence Force Academy, ADFA, Canberra, 13-17 November, 1995, pp33-40.

    Agent Based Systems for Human Learning - Intelligent User Interfaces

    Publications

  • Jacobson, M.J., Taylor, C.E., Richards, D. & Lai., P. (2015) Computational scientific inquiry with virtual worlds and agent-based models: new ways of doing science to learn science, Interactive Learning Environments. Interactive Learning Environments · April 2015. DOI:10.1080/10494820.2015.1079723 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10494820.2015.1079723?journalCode=nile20

  • Nader Hanna, Deborah Richards, (2015) "Do Birds of a Feather Work Better Together? The Impact of Virtual Agent Personality on a Shared Mental Model with Humans during Collaboration" International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies. 5(2): 162-179. Inderscience Publishers Inderscience Publishers, Geneva, SWITZERLAND doi>10.1504/IJCISTUDIES.2016.077134.

  • Richards, D. and Warwas, S (2012) A Semantics Driven User Interface for Virtual Saarlouis. Patricia Anthony, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Dickson Lukose (Eds.): PRICAI 2012: Trends in Artificial Intelligence - 12th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Kuching, Malaysia, September 3-7, 2012. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7458 Springer 2012, 492-503. ISBN 978-3-642-32694-3.

  • Jacobson, M. J., Taylor, C., Richards, D., & Lai, P. (2012). Computational scientific inquiry with virtual worlds and agent-based models: New ways of “doing” science to learn science. Paper to be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M. J., Porte, J., Taylor, C., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., & Hanna, N. (2012). Evaluating the models and behaviour of 3D intelligent virtual animals in a predator-prey relationship. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 1 (AAMAS '12), Vol. 1. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 79-86. Evaluating the models, reasoning, and behaviour of 3D intelligent virtual animals in a predator-prey. Paper presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2012). June 4-8, 2012, Valencia, Spain. 8 pages.

  • Richards, D., Jacobson, M. J., Taylor, M., Newstead, A., Taylor, C., Porte, J., Keliaih, I. & Hanna, N. (2012). Learning to be scientists via a virtual field trip (demonstration). In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 3 (AAMAS '12), Vol. 3. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 1463-1464.

  • Hanna, N. and Richards, D. (2012) A Framework for a Multi-Agent Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment (MACVILLE) Based on Activity Theory, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems (PKAW 2012) 3-7 September, 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, 209-220. LNAI 7457, Springer Verlag, Berlin,ISBN 978-3-642-32540-3

  • Hanna, N., Richards, D. and Jacobson, M. (2012) Automatic Acquisition of User Models of Interaction to Evaluate the Usability of Virtual Environments, Proceedings 12th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems (PKAW 2012) 3-7 September, 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, 43-57.

  • Tezcan, A. and Richards, D. (2011) Survey of Educational Multi-User Virtual Environments and Agents,” In Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience IGI Global Inc. 116-136. ISBN: 978-1-60960-080-8.

  • Tezcan, A. and Richards, D. (2011) Survey of a Comparative Study of Platforms for Multi-User Virtual Environments,” Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment: Design, Use and Experience. IGI Global Inc. 137-171. ISBN: 978-1-60960-080-8.

  • Sklar, E. and Richards, D. (2010) Agent-based Systems for Human Learners, The Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 25:2, 111–135.ISSN: 0269-8889 EISSN: 1469-8005.

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M (2010) Incremental Learning via Exceptions for Agents & Humans: Evaluating KR Comprehensibility & Usability, In Byoung-Tak Zhang, Mehmet A. Orgun (Eds.): PRICAI 2010: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, 11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Daegu, Korea, August 30-September 2, 2010. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6230 Springer 2010, 655-661, ISBN 978-3-642-15245-0

  • Bransky, K. and Richards, D. (2010) Investigating the role of memory in interactions between intelligent virtual characters and humans over time, In Proceedings Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA) Workshop at 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Toronto Canada, May 10-14, 2010.

  • Dras, M., Richards, D., Taylor, M. and Gardiner, M. (2010) Generating and Detecting Deceptive Language in Virtual Agents, In Proceedings Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA) Workshop at 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Toronto Canada, May 10-14, 2010.

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M (2010) Incremental Human-Based Training of an Agent-Based Training System, Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT), Workshop at 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Toronto Canada, May 10-14, 2010.

  • Dras, M., Richards, D., Taylor, M. and Gardiner, M. (2010) Deceptive Agents and Language, In Proceedings 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Toronto Canada, May 10-14 2010.

  • Richards, D., Dras, M., Porte, J. and Taylor, M, The Role, Measurement and Delivery of Immersion in Training Environments, Proceedings SimTecT 2009 Simulation Conference: Simulation - Concepts, Capability and Technology (SimTecT 2009, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, 15 - 18 June, 2009.

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M and Porte, J. (2009) Practically intelligent agents aiding human intelligence In Proceedings The Eight International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'09) May 10-15, Budapest, Hungary.

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M. and Porte, J. (2009) Allowing Trainers to Author their own Learning Content in Proceedings of Workshop on Education and MAS (EduMAS?9) held in conjunction with the Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems in Budapest, Hungary May 12th, 2009.

  • Richards, D. and Porte, J. (2009) Developing an Agent-Based Training Simulation using Game and Virtual Reality Software: Experience Report in Proceedings of The 6th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE?009), 17-19 December 2009, Sydney, Australia 2009.

  • Richards, D. (2008) Interactive Knowledge Acquisition and Scenario Authoring, T.-B. Ho and Z.-H. Zhou (eds.) PRICAI'08, LNAI 5351, 1039-1045, Springer-Verlag,Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 0302-9743.

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M and Porte, J. (2008) Concurrent Story and Domain Knowledge Acquisition, In Proceedings Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW?8) in conjunction with PRICAI?8, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 16-17, 222-234, ISBN: 978-86295-486-1.

  • Richards, D., Editor (2008) Special issue on "Agent Based Systems for Human Learning" of the Journal International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (ITTSA), Vol 4(2) (2008). ISSN 1751-1461 ISSN 1751-1461 (Print) ISSN 1751-147X (CD-ROM) http://siwn.org.uk/press/sai.htm

  • Richards, D., Szilas, N., Kavakli, M., Dras, M., 2007: Impacts of Visualisation, Interaction and Immersion on Learning with An Agent-Based Training Simulation, Special issue on "Agent Based Systems for Human Learning" of the Journal International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (ITTSA), 1-16.

  • Kavakli, M., Richards, D., Dras, M., and Porte, J. (2007) An Immersive Virtual Reality Training Simulation for Risk Management, SimTecT 2007: Simulation Conference: Simulation - Improving Capability and Competitiveness, 4 June - 7 June 2007, Brisbane Convention Centre, 1-6.

  • Richards, D., (2008) Acquiring Knowledge As You Play, The Fourth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2008) March 16-21, 2008 - Gosier, Guadeloupe.

  • Sklar, E. and Richards, D. (2009) Agent-based Systems for Human Learners, Knowledge Engineering Review, Volume 25 / Issue 02 / June 2010, pp 111-135. ISSN: 0269-8889 EISSN: 1469-8005.

  • Is Interactivity Actually Important? Richards, D. Proceedings of the Third Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE'2006), 4-6 December 2006, Perth.

  • Agent-Driven Knowledge Exchange in a 3D Learning Environment Fassbender, E. and Richards, D., Agent Based Systems for Human Learning (ABSHL'2006)Workshop at The Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'06) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.

  • Human and Software Agents Learning TogetherDebbie Richards, Jason Barles, Nicolas Szilas, Manolya Kavakli, Mark Dras, Agent Based Systems for Human Learning (ABSHL'2006) Workshop at The Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'06) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.

  • Sklar, E. and Richards, D., The use of agents in human learning systems Proceedings of the fifth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '06).(AAMAS'05) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 767-774. DOI=10.1145/1160633.1160768 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1160633.1160768

  • Training the training system, Richards, D. and Szilas, N., Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 29 January - 1 February, 2006, Sydney, Australia.

  • Actors vs. Animation for Adult Learning Richards, D. and Barles, In J. Yusuf Pisan (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE.2005), 23-25 November 2005, Sydney, Australia, 163-166.

  • The Use of Emotions to create Believable Agents in a Virtual Environment, Selvarajah, K. and Richards, The Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS.05) July 24-29, 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 13-20.

    Games, Virtual Environments and Learning also see Agent Based Systems

    Publications

  • Richards, D. and Caldwell, P. (2015) Gamification to Improve Adherence to Clinical Treatment Advice. IGI book chapter, Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice, 47. IGI Global. ISBN13: 9781466695221; ISBN10: 1466695226.

  • Deborah Richards, Meredith Taylor, (2015) A Comparison of learning gains when using a 2D simulation tool versus a 3D virtual world: An experiment to find the right representation involving the Marginal Value Theorem, Computers & Education, Volume 86, August 2015, Pages 157-171, ISSN 0360-1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2015.03.009. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131515000780)

  • Nicholas, M., Van Bergen, P., and Richards, D. (2015) Enhancing learning in a virtual world using highly elaborative reminiscing as a reflective tool, Learning and Instruction, Volume 36, April 2015, Pages 66-75, ISSN 0959-4752, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.12.002. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959475214001133).

  • Diego Fernando Gutierrez Aponte and Deborah Richards. 2013. Managing cyber-bullying in online educational virtual worlds. In Proceedings of The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death (IE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 18 , 9 pages. DOI=10.1145/2513002.2513006 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2513002.2513006

  • Maria Carmela Sogono and Deborah Richards. 2013. A design template for multisensory and multimodal games to train and test children for sound localisation acuity. In Proceedings of The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death (IE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 25 , 10 pages. DOI=10.1145/2513002.2513005 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2513002.2513005

  • Andrew Brusentsev, Michael Hitchens, and Deborah Richards. 2012. An investigation of Vladimir Propp's 31 functions and 8 broad character types and how they apply to the analysis of video games. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 2 , 10 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336729 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336729

  • Cabanag, M, Richards, D.and Hitchens, M. (2012) A novel agent based control scheme for RTS games. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 7 , 9 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336734 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336734

  • Hitchens, M., Drachen, A. and Richards, D. (2012). An investigation of player to player character identification via personal pronouns. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 11 , 11 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336738 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336738

  • Richards, D and Szilas, N (2012) Challenging reality using techniques from interactive drama to support social simulations in virtual worlds. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 12 , 10 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336739 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336739

  • Richards, D. (2012) Agent-based museum and tour guides: applying the state of the art. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 15 , 9 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336742 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336742

  • Richards, D and Kelaiah, I (2012) Usability attributes in virtual learning environments. In Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System (IE '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 9 , 10 pages. DOI=10.1145/2336727.2336736 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2336727.2336736

  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., Bilgin, A., Thompson, W. F., & Heiden, W. (2011). Virschool: The effect of background music and immersive display systems on memory for facts learned in an educational virtual environment. Computers & Education, 58(1), 490-500. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.09.002

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. and Richards, D. (2011) Collaborative Problem Solving Processes in a Scenario-Based Multi-User Environment, In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake & N. Law (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume III -- Community Events Proceedings (pp. 706-710). July 4-8, 2011, Hong Kong: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

  • Jacobson, M. J., Richards, D., Kapur, M., Taylor, C., Hu, T., Wong, W.-Y., & Newstead, A. (2011). Collaborative virtual worlds and productive failure: Design research with multi-disciplinary pedagogical, technical and graphics, and learning research teams. In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake & N. Law (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume III -- Community Events Proceedings (pp. 1126-1129). Hong Kong: International Society of the Learning Sciences

  • AlGhamdi, M. J., and Richards, D. (2010) Preparing A Case For The Effectiveness Of 3d Virtual Worlds In Electronic Learning: Giving Education a Second Life, In Proceedings CSEDU 2010 (the International Conference on Computer Supported Education), Valencia, Spain, Apr 7-10, 2010.

  • Richards, D., Fassbender, E., Bilgin, A., & Thompson, W. F. (2008), An investigation of the role of background music in IVWs for learning. ALT-J, 16 (3), 231 - 244.

  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., Thompson, W.F., Bilgin, A. Taylor, A. (2008). The effect of Music on Learning in Virtual Environments - Initial Results. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD?8), Paris, France, June 24-27, 2008.

  • Fassbender, E. and Richards, D. (2007) Using a Dance Pad to navigate through the Virtual Heritage environment of Macquarie Lighthouse, Sydney, 14th Conference on Virtual System and MultiMedia (VSMM.07), Brisbane.

  • Richards, D., (2008) Acquiring Knowledge As You Play, The Fourth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2008) March 16-21, 2008 - Gosier, Guadeloupe.

  • Is Interactivity Actually Important? Richards, D. Proceedings of the Third Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE'2006), 4-6 December 2006, Perth.

  • Actors vs. Animation for Adult Learning Richards, D. and Barles, In J. Yusuf Pisan (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE.2005), 23-25 November 2005, Sydney, Australia, 163-166.

  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., and Kavakli, M. 2006. Game engineering approach to the effect of music on learning in virtual-immersive environments. In Proceedings of the 2006 international Conference on Game Research and Development (Perth, Australia, December 04 - 06, 2006). ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 223. Murdoch University, Murdoch University, Australia, 224-230.

  • The Use of Emotions to create Believable Agents in a Virtual Environment, Selvarajah, K. and Richards, The Fourth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS.05) July 24-29, 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 13-20.

  • Using Artificial Intelligence To Assist Psychological Testing Selvarajah, K. and Richards, D. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA'2005), February 14-16, Innsbruck, Austria.

    Expertise and Knowledge Management

    Publications

  • Richards, Deborah and Busch, Peter (2013) KNOWING-DOING GAPS IN ICT: GENDER AND CULTURE. The journal of information and knowledge management systems (VINE) Vol. 43, Article 3. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/fwd.htm?id=aob&ini=aob&doi=10.1108/VINE-10-2011-0031

  • Li, Manning; Richards, Deborah; Smith, Stephen; and Xu, Yang (2012) "An Online Advisory System to Empower Victims of Domestic Violence," Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 30, Article 3. Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol30/iss1/3

  • Richards, D. and Busch, P. (2011) Knowing-doing gaps in the ICT workplace: gender and culture In Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems – ICT and Sustainable Service Development (ECIS’2011), Helsinki, Finland, June 9-11, 2011 Paper 68. http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2011/68

  • Taylor, M and Richards, D. (2011) Finding and Validating Expertise In Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems– ICT and Sustainable Service Development (ECIS’2011), Helsinki, Finland, June 9-11, 2011. http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20110258.pdf

  • Richards, D. (2010) Collaborative Knowledge Management in the Call Center In Computational Advancements in End-User Technologies: Emerging Models and Frameworks, Advances in End User Computing Series. Editor(s): Steve Clarke. Computational Advancements in End-User Technologies: Emerging Models and Frameworks. 78-92. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-687-7

  • Richards, D., Busch, P and Bilgin, A. (2010) The role of creativity (and creative behaviour) in identifying entrepreneurs, In Tobias Kollmann, Andreas Kuckertz, Christoph Stöckmann (eds.) E-Entrepreneurship and ICT Ventures: Strategy, Organization and Technology, 149-168. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-597-4.ch009

  • Richards, D., Busch, P. and Venkitachalam, K. (2010) An Analysis by Gender of Differences in Responses to Workplace Scenarios in the Australian ICT Sector. ACIS 2010 Proceedings. Paper 11. http://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2010/11,

  • Richards, D. and Taylor, M. (2009) Expertise Recommendation: A triangulated approach, International journal on advances in intelligent systems, 2(1):12-25. ISSN: 1942-2679. http://www.iariajournals.org/intelligent_systems/intsys_v2_n1_2009_paged.pdf

  • Richards, D. & Busch, P. (2009). Unpacking Multiculturalism in the ICT Workplace: Differences in Responses to Workplace Situations for English and Non-English Speaking Backgrounds. In S. Newell, E. Whitley, N. Pouloudi, J. Wareham & L. Mathiassen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009) (pp. 1-13). Verona, Italy, 8-10 June.

  • Richards, D. & Busch, P. (2009) Combining Information Systems and Computer Science Approaches to Identifying Sources of Expertise, Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 2? December 2009, Monash University: Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, 702-711.

  • Richards, D. Massingham, P. & Busch, P. (2009) A Knowledge Mapping Approach to Facilitate Strategic Human Resource and Knowledge Management Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 2? December 2009, Monash University: Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, 712-721.

  • Taylor, M and Richards, D. (2009) Discovering Expertise from Publication Data, In Richards, D, Kang, (eds.) Proceedings Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW?8), Lecture Notes in AI, LNAI 5465, 218-230. ISBN-10 3-642-01714-
  • Richards, D., Busch, P., Venkitachalam, K., (2007) cultural differences in implicit managerial knowledge usage in three Australian organizations Knowledge Management Research and Practice 5(3) pp: 173-185. ISSN: 1477-8238, eISSN 1477-8246.

  • Busch, P., Venkitachalam, K., and Richards, D. (2008) Generational differences in soft knowledge situations: status, need for recognition, workplace commitment and idealism Knowledge and Process Management, 15(1): 45-58 ISSN: 1092-4604

  • Richards, D., Taylor, M and P. Busch (2008) Expertise Recommendation: A two-way communication channel for managing knowledge, The Fourth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2008) March 16-21, 2008 - Gosier, Guadeloupe.

  • Valuation of a turnover management HRM policy bundle using Monte Carlo simulated real options Urquhart, D and Richards, D. , SimTecT 2008: Simulation Conference: Simulation - Maximising Organisational Benefits, Melbourne Conference Centre, 12-15 May, 2008, 1-6.

  • INNOVATION KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION: The Tacit Knowledge of Novices Busch, P. and Richards, D. The Proceedings of Intelligent Information Processing (IIP'2006), 20-22nd September 2006, Adelaide.

  • The role of Social Networks in Tacit Knowledge Diffusion Busch, P. and Richards, D. The Proceedings of the 17th IRMA International Conference, May 21-24, 2006, Washington, D. C., USA

  • Quantitative versus qualitative approaches to tacit knowledge testing Busch, P., Richards, D. and Flax, L. The Proceedings of the 17th IRMA International Conference, May 21-24, 2006, Washington, D. C., USA

  • An Approach to Understand, Capture and Nurture Creativity and Innovation Knowledge Richards, D. and Busch, P. The Proceedings 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2005) November 30-December 2nd, Sydney, Australia.

  • The application of Social Network Analysis to Knowledge Management Busch, P. and Richards, D. The Proceedings 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2005) November 30-December 2nd, Sydney, Australia.

  • Organisation Design and Structure with regard to the Facilitation of Tacit Knowledge Management Busch, P., Vazey, M. and Richards, D. The Proceedings of the 16th IRMA International Conference, May 15-18, 2005, San Diego, California, USA, 877-879.

  • Intelligent Management of Call Centre Knowledge Vazey, M. and Richards, D. The Proceedings of the 16th IRMA International Conference, May 15-18, 2005, San Diego, California, USA, 872-873.

  • Tacit Knowledge Diffusion via Technology and Human Networks Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) The Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM'04), 13-15 December 2004, Singapore.

  • Applying Social Network Analysis to Knowledge Management Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) The Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM'04), 13-15 December 2004, Singapore.

  • Tacit Knowledge and Culture Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) The Proceedings of the First International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM'04), 13-15 December 2004, Singapore.

  • Managing Knowledge in IT Organisations - A Solution for Corporate Support Centres, Vazey. M. and Richards, D. Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS' 2004), Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 November 2004.

  • Acquisition of Articulable Tacit Knowledge Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) Proceedings of the Pacific Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'04), in conjunction with The Eighth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August 9-13, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand, 87-101.

  • Modelling Tacit Knowledge via Questionnaire Data Busch, P. and Richards, D. (2004) , Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 04), February 23-26, 2004, Sydney, Australia.

  • Acquiring and Applying Contextualised Tacit Knowledge, Richards D. and Busch, P. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, Vol 2 (2), June, 2003, 179-190

  • Selected Tacit Knowledge Observations within Two Organisations, Busch, P., Richards D., Dampney, C.N.G and Galloway, J., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2002 )December, 200, University of Sydney, Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Volume 22, 2003, pages 5-12.

  • The Meaning of Tacit Knowledge, Dampney, C.G.N., Busch, P and Richards, D. Australian Journal of Information Systems, December 2002: 3-13.

  • Tacit Knowledge Management, Busch, P. and Richards, D. Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS' 2001), Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 December 2001.

  • Acquiring and Applying Contextualised Tacit Knowledge, Richards D. and Busch, P. Australian Conference for Knowledge Management & Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS' 2001), Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 December 2001.

  • Mining Social Network Analysis Data, Richards D. and Higgins, P. In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 5-7, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 527-536.

  • Mapping Tacit Knowledge Flows in Organisation X, Busch, P., Richards D. and Dampney, C.N.G. In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 5-7, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 85- 94

  • Visual Mapping of Articulable Tacit Knowledge, Busch, P. and Richards D., In P. Eades and T. Pattison (eds.) Proceedings of Australian Symposium on Information Visualisation (InVis'2001)December 3-4, 2001, Sydney, 37-47.

  • Formalising tacit knowledge within organisation X , Busch, P., Richards D. and Dampney, C.N.G.,, European CSCW 2001 Workshop on Managing Tacit Knowledge September 16th. Bonn Germany.

  • Graphically Defining Articulable Tacit Knowledge , Busch, P. and Richards D., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2000)December 1, 2000, University of Sydney.

  • Intelligent Visualisation of Social Network Analysis Data , Higgins, P., Richards D. and McGrath, M., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2000)December 1, 2000, University of Sydney.

  • Triangulated Measurement of Articulable Tacit Knowledge using Formal Concept Analysis, Busch, P. and Richards D., In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 6-8, Brisbane.

  • Measuring , Formalising and Modelling Tacit Knowledge, Richards D. and Busch P., International Congress on Intelligent Systems and Applications (ISA'2000) December 12-15, 2000.

  • Reconciling Conflicting Sources of Expertise: A Framework and an Illustration , Richards D., Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW'2000), December 11-14, 2000, Sydney.

  • Giving Experts Ownership and Control over their Knowledge , Richards D., Proceedings of OzCHI2000: Interfacing Reality in the New Millenium December 4-8, 2000, University of Technology, Sydney.

    Technology in Health, Education and Teaching

    Publications

  • Chan, N., Richards, D., Busch, P., (2016) "Identifying a set of technological features to aid decision-making by prospective kidney transplantation donors and recipients" European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016) Istanbul, Turkey June 12-15th 17 pages.

  • Atif, Amara; Richards, Deborah; Busch, Peter; Bilgin, Ayse (2015) Assuring graduate competency: a technology acceptance model for course guide tools. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 27(2): 94-113. Springer US. Year: June 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s12528-015-9095-4

  • Richards, D. and Caldwell, P. (2015) Gamification to Improve Adherence to Clinical Treatment Advice. IGI book chapter, Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice, 47. IGI Global. ISBN13: 9781466695221; ISBN10: 1466695226.

  • Richards, Deborah; Caldwell, Patrina HY; Go, Henry (2015) Impact of social media on the health of children and young people. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 51(12): 1152-1157.

  • Richards, D. Chan, N. and Caldwell, P. A review of the use of information communication technology to aid decision-making for live kidney donors and recipients Health and Technology: Volume 5, Issue 3 (2015), Page 167-178.

  • Scott, K., Richards, D. and Adhikari, R. (2015) A Review and Comparative Analysis of Security Risks and Safety Measures of Mobile Health Apps, Australasian Journal of Information Systems Selected papers from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2014

  • Scott, K., Gome, G., Richards, D. and Caldwell, P. How trustworthy are apps for maternal and child health? Health and Technology: Volume 4, Issue 4 (2015), Page 329-336

  • Richards, D and Marrone, M. (2012) A Theory of Change Framework for Developing Cross-Faculty Programs: An Information Systems Perspective23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2012), 3-5 Dec, Geelong, Australia.

  • Atif, A, Richards, D and Bilgin, A. (2012) Estimating Non-Response Bias in a Web-based Survey of Technology Acceptance: A Case Study of Unit Guide Information Systems, In Proceedings 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2012), 3-5 Dec, Geelong, Australia.

  • Atif, A, Richards, D and Bilgin, A. (2012) Predicting the Acceptance of Unit Guide Information Systems, in Proceedings 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2012), 3-5 Dec, Geelong, Australia.

  • Atif, A and Richards, D (2012) A Technology Acceptance Model for Unit Guide Information Systems. Presented at the 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2012), July 11-15, 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Proceedings. http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2012

  • Richards, D and Bilgin, A. (2012) Cross-Cultural Study into ICT Student Attitudes and Behaviours Concerning Teams and Project Work" Multicultural Education & Technology Journal. 6(1):18-35. ISSN 1750-497X.

  • Richards, Deborah (2012) ,Leadership for Learning in Higher Education: The Student Perspective Educational Management Administration Leadership January 2012 vol. 40 no. 1 84-108.

  • Richards, D., Marrone, M. and Vatanasakdakul, S. (2011) What does an information systems graduate need to know? A focus on business analysts and their role in sustainability. Australasian Conference on Information Systems (22nd : 2011) (29 November - 2 December 2011 : Sydney), Seltsikas, P., Bunker, D., Dawson, L., and Indulska, M.. Proceedings of the Australiasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2011 - "Identifying the information systems discipline", p.1-10, http://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2011/15/

  • Kuswara, A. and Richards, D. (2011)Realising the Potential of Web 2.0 for Collaborative Learning Using Affordances" . Journal of Universal Computer Science, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 311-331.

  • Deborah Richards, Ayse Bilgin, (2012) "Cross?cultural study into ICT student attitudes and behaviours concerning teams and project work", Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, Vol. 6 Iss: 1, pp.18 - 35 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17504971211216292

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Thompson, K. and Richards, D. (2011) Collaborative Problem Solving Processes in a Scenario-Based Multi-User Environment, In H. Spada, G. Stahl, N. Miyake & N. Law (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume III -- Community Events Proceedings (pp. 706-710). July 4-8, 2011, Hong Kong: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

  • Kuswara, A. and Richards, D. (2011) Matching the Affordances of Wikis to Collaborative Learning: A Case Study of IT Project Students, Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD-ROM), January 4-7, 2011, Computer Society Press, 2001 (9 pages).

  • Richards, D., Busch, P. and Germanou, D. (2011) ELEARNING – PROMOTING PLAGIARISM OR HONESTY? Peter B. Seddon & Shirley Gregor, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS’2011), Brisbane, Australia, 7-11 July 2011, Queensland University of Technology, AIS Electronic library, http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2011/ , ISBN: 978-1-86435-644-1.

  • Busch, K. Archer, S. Ozay, A. Rittau, and D. Richards, (2010) The Efficacy of Mode-A eLearning Sites: An Exploration of eLearning through Grounded Theory, In Proceedings of Web-based Education (WBE 2010) March 15 – 17, 2010, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, ISBN: 978-0-88986-832-8; ISBN (CD): 978-0-88986-829-8.

  • Ruppert, S., Richards, D., Arnold, S., Riches, V. and Parmenter, T. (2010) APPLYING MEDICINE 2.0 TO THE I-CAN: Managing the Needs and Rights of End Users. In Proceedings 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST’2010), Valencia, Spain, Apr 7-10, 2010.

  • Ruppert, S. and Richards, D. (2010) Medicine 2.0: Web 2.0 For Medical Education, Web-based Education, In Proceedings of Web-based Education (WBE 2010) March 15 – 17, 2010, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, ISBN: 978-0-88986-832-8; ISBN (CD): 978-0-88986-829-8.

  • Richards, D. 2009.Designing Project-Based Courses with a Focus on Group Formation and Assessment. Trans. Comput. Educ. 9, 1 (Mar. 2009), 1-40.

  • Richards, D. and Kuswara, A (2009) Learning to Collaboratively Design Software Systems In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2009), April 22nd-24th 2009, Santiago, Chile.

  • Kuswara, A, Cram, A. and Richards, D. (2008) Web 2.0 Supported Collaborative Learning Activities: Towards an Affordance Perspective, In Leanne Cameron and James Dalziel (eds) Proceedings of the 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference: Perspectives on Learning Design, December 5th, 2008, Sydney, Australia, LAMS Foundation, Sydney, Australia, 70-80, ISBN, 9781741383058.

  • Richards, D. and Cameron, L. (2008) Applying Learning Design concepts to problem-based learning, In Leanne Cameron and James Dalziel (eds) Proceedings of the 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference: Perspectives on Learning Design, December 5th, 2008, Sydney, Australia, LAMS Foundation, Sydney, Australia, 87-96, ISBN, 9781741383058

  • Richards, D., Fassbender, E., Bilgin, A., & Thompson, W. F. (2008), An investigation of the role of background music in IVWs for learning. ALT-J, 16 (3), 231 - 244.

  • Fassbender, E., Richards, D., Thompson, W.F., Bilgin, A. Taylor, A. (2008). The effect of Music on Learning in Virtual Environments - Initial Results. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD?8), Paris, France, June 24-27, 2008.

  • Richards, D. and Busch, P. (2008) Streamed project work: Letting everyone rise to the challenge Proceedings of the Assessment in Science Teaching and Learning Symposium (UNISERVE'08), October, 2 & 3, 2008, The University of Sydney, 91-97, ISBN: 978-1-74210-062-3

  • Richards, D., Editor (2008) Special issue on "Agent Based Systems for Human Learning" of the Journal International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (ITTSA), Vol 4(2) (2008). ISSN 1751-1461

  • Collaborative Learning: Some Possibilities and Limitations for Students and Teachers Bower, M and Richards, D. The Proceedings of ASCILITE'2006, Sydney, December 3-6.

  • Fun and Feedback at the Press of a Button Richards, D., Braiding, K and Vaughan, A. The Proceedings of ASCILITE'2006, Sydney, December 3-6.

  • Is Interactivity Actually Important? Richards, D. Proceedings of the Third Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE'2006), 4-6 December 2006, Perth.

  • Agent-Driven Knowledge Exchange in a 3D Learning Environment Fassbender, E. and Richards, D., Agent Based Systems for Human Learning (ABSHL'2006)Workshop at The Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'06) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.

  • Human and Software Agents Learning TogetherDebbie Richards, Jason Barles, Nicolas Szilas, Manolya Kavakli, Mark Dras, Agent Based Systems for Human Learning (ABSHL'2006) Workshop at The Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'06) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.

  • The use of agents in human learning systems Sklar, E. and Richards, D. The Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, (AAMAS'05) May 8-12, 2006, Hakodate, Japan.

  • Training the training system, Richards, D. and Szilas, N., Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User, 29 January - 1 February, 2006, Sydney, Australia.

  • Actors vs. Animation for Adult Learning Richards, D. and Barles, In J. Yusuf Pisan (ed.) Proceedings of the Second Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment (IE.2005), 23-25 November 2005, Sydney, Australia, 163-166.

  • Self-Paced LecturesBower, M. and Richards, D. Proceedings of the International Conference on Web-Based Education(WBE'2005), February 21-23, Grindelwald, Switzerland.

  • The Impact of Virtual Classroom Laboratories in CSEBower, M. and Richards, D. In, Proc 36th SIGCSE Technical Symposium of Computer Science Education, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, pp. 292-296, ACM Press.

  • Submit! A Web-Based System for Automatic Program Critiquing, Pisan, Y., Richards, D., Sloane, A, Koncek, H and Mitchell, S. In Proceedings of the Fifth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2003) Adelaide, Australia February 2003:59-68 ISBN 0-909925-98-4

  • Providing Timely Feedback to Large Classes, Pisan, Y., Sloane, A., Richards, D. and Dale, R. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE'02), Auckland, New Zealand, December 3-6, 2002. IEEE Press, 413-414.

  • Helping Teachers Implement Experience Based Learning, Roy, J., Richards, D. and Pisan, Y. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE'02), Auckland, New Zealand, December 3-6, 2002. IEEE Press, 1396-1397, ISBN: 0-7695-1509-6.

    Social Life Networks

  • Ginige, Tamara and Richards, Deborah 2012,A model for enhancing empowerment in farmers using mobile based information system, in ACIS 2012 : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, ACIS, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-10.

  • Ginige, A., Ginige, T., and Richards, D., (2012), Architecture for Social Life Network to Empower People at the Middle of the Pyramid, UNISCON 2012, 4th International United Information Systems Conference, June 1-3, Yalta, Ukraine.

    Requirements Engineering and Conceptual Modelling

    Publications

  • Towards Improving A Communication Protocol for Requirements Engineering Processes, Palyagar, B. and Richards, D. Proceedings of the Requirements Engineering for Software Quality (REFSQ.2005).

  • Capturing and Reusing Rationale Associated with Requirements Engineering Process Improvement: A Case Study , Palyagar, B. and Richards, D. in A.H. Dutoit, R. McCall, I. Mistrik, B. Paech (eds.) Rationale Management in Software Engineering Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, April, 2006.

  • Towards Improving Requirements Engineering Processes: Prioritizing Requirements Engineering Process Problems for Elimination Palyagar, B. and Richards, D. (2004) The Proceedings of the tennth Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering (AWRE'2005)

  • Using Concept Lattices for Requirements Reconciliation Richards, D. (2004) , Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 04), February 23-26, 2004, Sydney, Australia.

  • Requirements Reconciliation using a Computer Supported Collaborative Approach, Richards, D. Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, June 2003 7(2):113-129.

  • An Approach to Visualise and Reconcile Use Case Descriptions from Multiple Viewpoints, Richards, D., Fure, A. and Aguilera, O. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Requirements Engineering(ICRE'03), Monterey Bay, California, USA, September 8-12, 2003. IEEE Press.

  • An Evaluation Study of the RECOCASE Viewpoint Methodology, Debbie Richards, Anne Britt Fure In The Proceedings of the eighth Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering 4-5 December, 2003, Sydney, 53-62.

  • Towards Reconciling Use Cases via Controlled Language and Graphical Models (2003). K. Boettger, R. Schwitter, D. Mollá, and D. Richards. In O. Bartenstein, U. Geske, M. Hannebauer, O. Yoshie (eds.), Web-Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2543, pp. 115-128, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Assisting Decision Making in Requirements Reconciliation, Richards, D. and Boettger, K. Seventh International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2002) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 25-27, 2002.

  • A Controlled Language to Assist Conversion of Use Case Descriptions, Richards, D., Boettger, K and Aguilera, O. 15th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Canberra - Australia December 2nd - 6th, 2002.

  • Representing Requirements in Natural Language as Concept Lattices, Richards, D. and Boettger, K. the 22nd Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGES), (ES2002), Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2002

  • RECOCASE-tool: A CASE tool for RECOnciling Requirements Viewpoints, Richards, D., Boettger, K. and Fure, A. B. The Seventh Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering, AWRE'2002, Melbourne, Australia, December 2-3, 2002.

  • Using RECOCASE to compare use cases from multiple sources, Richards, D., Boettger, K. and Fure, A. B. The Thirteenth Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2002, Melbourne, Australia, December 4-6, 2002.

  • Merging Individual Conceptual Models of Requirements, Richards, D., Special issue on Model-Based Requirements Engineering for the International Journal of Requirements Engineering. Volume 8, Number 4, 195-205.

    Reconciling Use Cases via Controlled Language and Graphical Models, , Boettger, K., Schwitter, R., Richards D., Aguilera, O. and Molla D., INAP'2001, The Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Applications of Prolog, 20-22 October, 2001, University of Tokyo, Japan, 186-195.

  • A Process Model for Requirements Elicitation, Richards D., In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 6-8, Brisbane.

  • Negotiating a Shared Conceptual Model using Groupware, Richards D., In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 6-8, Brisbane.

    Web Services Composition and Agents

    Publications

  • Enhancing Application Servers with Semantics Sabou M., Oberle D., Richards D. In Proceedings of the First Australian Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Systems (AWESOS 2004), 14 April 2004, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bussler, C., Hong, S., Jun, W., Kaschek, R., Kinshuk, Krishbaswamy, S., Loke, S., Oberle, D., Richards, D., Sharma, A., Sure. Y. and R Thalheim, B. (2004) Proceedings of the WISE'2004 International Workshops, Brisbane, Australia, November, 22-24, 2004, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence LNAI 3307, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

  • Automated Component-Based Configuration: Promises and Fallacies, ,van Splunter, S., Wijngaards, N.J.E., Brazier, F.M.T., Richards, D. In Proceedings of the Adaptive Agents and Multi-Agent Systems workshop at the AISB 2004 Symposium., pp. 130-135.

  • An ontology for semantic middleware: extending DAML-S beyond web-services , Daniel Oberle, Marta Sabou, Debbie Richards, In The Proceedings of International Conference on Ontologies, Database and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE'2003) 3-7 November, 2003, Catania, Sicily.

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Promised Land for Web Services, Debbie Richards, Marta Sabou, Sander van Splunter, F.M.T. Brazier, In The Proceedings of The 8th Australian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference (ANZIIS2003), 10-12 December 2003, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 205-210.

  • The Adaptation of Agent Configurations using Web Services as Components, Debbie Richards, Sander van Splunter, F.M.T. Brazier, Marta Sabou, In The Proceedings of The 8th Australian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference (ANZIIS2003), 10-12 December 2003, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 339-344.

  • Configuring Web Services, using Structuring and Techniques from Agent Configuration, Sander van Splunter, Marta Sabou, Frances Brazier and Debbie Richards In The Proceedings of the IEEE/Web Intelligence Conference (WI-2003) Beijing, China, October 13-17,2003.

  • Semantic Markup for Semantic Web Tools: A DAML-S description for Sesame, Marta Sabou, Debbie Richards In The Proceedings of the Second International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC '03). Sanibel-Captiva Islands, Florida, October 20-24, 2003. (postscript)

  • An experience report on using DAML-S., Marta Sabou, Debbie Richards, and Sander van Splunter In The Proceedings of the Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference Workshop on E-Services and the Semantic Web (ESSW '03). Budapest, 2003. (pdf)


  • Composing Web Services using an Agent Factory, Debbie Richards, Sander van Splunter, Frances M.T. Brazier, Marta Sabou, In AAMAS Workshop on Web Services and Agent-Based Engineering, 2003, 57-66.


  • Visualising Knowledge and Social Networks

    Publications

  • Layered Earth Inversion Visual Toolkit: A Scientific Visualisation Case Study, Donohoo, A. and Richards D., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2001)December 5, 2001, University of Sydney.

  • Visual Mapping of Articulable Tacit Knowledge, Busch, P. and Richards D., In P. Eades and T. Pattison (eds.) Proceedings of Australian Symposium on Information Visualisation (InVis'2001)December 3-4, 2001, Sydney, 37-47.

  • Mining Social Network Analysis Data, Richards D. and Higgins, P. In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 5-7, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 527-536.

  • Mapping Tacit Knowledge Flows in Organisation X, Busch, P., Richards D. and Dampney, C.N.G. In Proceeding of the 11th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, December 5-7, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 85- 94

  • An Approach to Visualise and Reconcile Use Case Descriptions from Multiple Viewpoints, Richards, D., Fure, A. and Aguilera, O. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Requirements Engineering(ICRE'03), Monterey Bay, California, USA, September 8-12, 2003. IEEE Press.

  • Towards Reconciling Use Cases via Controlled Language and Graphical Models (2003). K. Boettger, R. Schwitter, D. Mollá, and D. Richards. In O. Bartenstein, U. Geske, M. Hannebauer, O. Yoshie (eds.), Web-Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2543, pp. 115-128, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Reconciling Use Cases via Controlled Language and Graphical Models, , Boettger, K., Schwitter, R., Richards D., Aguilera, O. and Molla D., INAP'2001, The Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Applications of Prolog, 20-22 October, 2001, University of Tokyo, Japan, 186-195.

  • Graphically Defining Articulable Tacit Knowledge , Busch, P. and Richards D., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2000)December 1, 2000, University of Sydney.

  • Intelligent Visualisation of Social Network Analysis Data , Higgins, P., Richards D. and McGrath, M., In Proceedings of PAN-Sydney Area Workshop on Visual Information Processing (VIP'2000)December 1, 2000, University of Sydney.

  • A Software Visualisation Approach to a Knowledge Engineering Problem , Liong, B., Richards D., and Zhang, K., 12th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE2000) July 6-8, Chicago, USA.

  • The Visualisation of Multiple Views to Support Knowledge Reuse , Richards D., Intelligent Information Processing Conference (IIP'2000) In conjunction with the 16th IFIP World Computer Congress WCC2000, August 21-25, 2000, Beijing, China.

  • Visualising Knowledge Based Systems Richards D. Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Software Visualisation (SoftVis'99) December 3-4, 1999, University of Technology, Sydney.

    Software / Demos

    1. Omosa Virtual World for Science Inquiry,

    2. 2008 Risk Management Module (RMM) for Training Border Security Officers - Unreal Tournament ,

    3. 2009 BOrder Security System (BOSS) for Training Border Security Officers showing use of RDR for knowledge acquisition,

    4. The RECOCASE Requirements Engineering Reconciliation Tool,

    Outreach activities

    Look at what I've been up to at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC)

    My PhD thesis