Dr Ah-Lian Kor, Reader

Dr Ah-Lian Kor

Reader

Dr Ah-Lian Kor is part of Leeds Beckett MSc Sustainable Computing Curriculum Development Team. She has been involved in several EU projects for Green Computing, Innovative Training Model for Social Enterprises Professional Qualifications, and Integrated System for Learning and Education Services. She has published work on ontology, Semantics Web, Web Services, Portal and semantics for GIS. She is active in AI research and has developed an intelligent map understanding system and reasoning system. 

She is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Web Portals; a member of IQN (international quality network for spatial cognition); sits on many international conference program/technical committees (e.g. IEEE Cloud Computing, Cyberlaws Conference, ICT-EurAsia, etc.); an active paper reviewer for journals and conferences (e.g. AMCIS, International Journal of Emergency Services, Inderscience journal, etc.); Editorial Advisory Board Member for International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems and  International Journal on Advances in Security; an associate member of the EPSRC funded e-GISE (e-Government and System Evaluation) Network) and has helped organise an international workshop (eGOV’05) for the network.

Current Teaching

  • MSc Green Computing modules: ICT & Environment, Green Computing Technologies, Responsibly Green
  • Masters Degree Modules: Digital Media Communications, Research Practice, Dissertations
  • Level 6: AI in Business, Research Project, Project Implementation and Evaluation
  • Level 4: Web Development

Research Interests

Applied Research

Dr Kor designed, implemented and evaluated interactive simulations, investigated reasoning and learning styles adopted by users when they interact with computer learning systems. She has modelled qualitative understanding based on semantic networks, causal maps, and also conceptual change based on analysis of search space (General Problem Solver Model). She has used prolog to develop a prototype which uses qualitative spatial reasoning techniques to identify road junctions: T, Y or V, and X in a digitised vector map; developed a knowledge base with reasoning capability for cardinal directions.

Dr Kor conducted statistical tests (e.g. Chi Square, Correlation, ANOVA, etc...) on collected survey data through CHALCS, a community project in Leeds. For the MOSE project, quantitative analyses (e.g. multiple regression, correlation, ANOVA, and t-test) have been conducted on data collected through online questionnaires. She has guided students in the development of expert systems for a local power station and intelligent control as well as monitoring system for a data centre.

Theoretical Research

Dr Kor co-developed the Horizontal and Vertical Constraints Model and an Expressive Hybrid Model for the reasoning of cardinal direction relations between regions. This entailed formalising definitions for the following: atomic binary cardinal relations, whole and part cardinal relations, weak and expressive relations. Dr Kor introduced a formula which could compute the composition of cardinal direction relations for whole or part regions. Composition tables are used as part of the inference engine in the reasoning systems.

Applied information systems development life cycle, knowledge management life cycle, organisational learning, and mapping techniques (e.g. conversation, UML and states, and causal mapping) to develop an integrated framework (CARE: Continuous Adaptable Reflective Evaluation) for evaluating e-government systems (Systems Evaluation Life Cycle, SELC; Reflective Evaluative Methodology, REM; Integrated methodology (SSM, HSM, and Research Methodologies).

Based on the action research cycle and innovation theories, a conceptual action-oriented Innovation Model is built. It aims to be used as a guide for the implementation of an innovation process that could bring about transformation and also for the evaluation of an organisation'’s innovation activeness. A novel PPT (People, Process, Technology) Innovation Value Model is built to guide the evaluation of innovation value in the public sector. Dr Kor developed a calculi for the conversion of information to knowledge (and vice versa), and constructed a novel Information and Knowledge Management System which aims to unify the various epistemologies and contemporary models for knowledge.

Dr Ah-Lian Kor, Reader

Selected Outputs

  • Kor AL (2019) Qualitative spatial reasoning for orientation relations in a 3-D context.

    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01174-1_74

  • Kor AL; Pattinson C (2018) A Green Programming Model for Cloud Software Efficiency. In: Future Technologies Conference, 29 November 2017 - 30 November 2017, Vancouver.

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  • Thackray H; Earle L; Kor A; Pattinson C (2018) Investigation of a UK Financial Organisation’s Green Computing Strategy. In: World Congress of Sustainable Technologies, 11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017, University of Cambridge.

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  • Thakkar N; Kor A; Lazarevski S (2018) Application of Business Intelligence Techniques using SAS on Open Data: Analysing Health Inequality in English Regions. In: Future Technologies Conference, 29 November 2017 - 30 January 2018, Vancouver.

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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Hussain M; Kor AL (2017) A Mixed resolution based High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC). In: The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing (ISP 2017), 4 December 2017 - 5 December 2017, London: Savoy Place.

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  • Elliott J; Kor A; Omotosho OA (2017) Energy Consumption in Smartphones: An Investigation of Battery and Energy Consumption of Media Related Applications on Android Smartphones. In: International SEEDS Conference, 13 September 2018 - 14 September 2017, Leeds.

  • Hedemalm E; Hallberg J; Kor A; Andersson K; Pattinson C (2017) PROMOTING GREEN TRANSPORTATION VIA PERSUASIVE GAMES. In: International SEEDS Conference, 13 September 2018 - 14 September 2017, Leeds.

  • Vo TYN; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) GreenMed: A sustainable physical activity tracking application. In: International SEEDS Conference, 13 September 2017 - 14 September 2017, Leeds.

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  • Muhd Azmi S; Bujang N; Kor A; Pattinson C (2015) A Comparative Study on the Energy Efficiency of 4th Gen Intel Core Processor vs 3rd Gen Intel Core Processor. In: International Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA), 27 July 2015 - 30 July 2015, Las Vegas.

    https://worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp15/ws/conferences/esa15.html

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  • Kor AL; Pattinson C; Pope R; Schulte A (2015) An Integrated Healthcare System and Services for Empowering Patients. In: International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems (HIMS), 27 July 2015 - 30 July 2015, Las Vegas.

    http://worldcomp-proceedings.com/proc/p2015/HIMS_contents.html

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  • Gordon N; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2014) Enhancing employability through sustainable Computing. In: STEM Annual Conference 2014, 30 April 2014, University of Edinburgh.

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  • Gordon N; Pattinson C; Kor A (2014) Sustainable and Green Information Systems: Preparing the next generation of practitioners. In: Proceedings of HEASTEM 2014, 30 April 2014 - 1 May 2014, Edinburgh.

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  • Gordon N; Pattinson C; Kor A (2011) Sustainability Issues in the Computing Curriculum. In: Annual Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information and Computer Sciences Conference (ICS), 23 August 2011 - 25 August 2011, Belfast.

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  • Hassan H; Kor A; Moore D (2009) Support For Students With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education. In: Disability Research Conference, 22 April 2009, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.

  • Fraser M; Orange G; Kor A (2009) The creation, operation and future of HE in FE partnerships. In: HELP CETL conference: HE in FE culture and experience: a partnership perspective, 30 March 2009 - 31 March 2009, Warwick University.

    http://www.help-cetl.ac.uk/?p=4_3

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  • Kor A (2007) Reasoning Mechanism for cardinal directions in Geographical Information Systems. 9 July 2007 - 11 July 2007, Leeds Metropolitan University.

  • Kor A; Orange G (2007) Use of Philosophy, Epistemology, and Ontology to Provide Deeper Understanding of Knowledge Management. In: An Extended Abstract for the ESSHRA International Conference, 12 June 2007 - 13 June 2007, Berne, Switzerland.

  • Kor A (2004) Reasoning about Cardinal Directions. 31 March 2004 - 1 April 2004, University of Leeds..

  • Thackray H; Kor A; Pattinson C; Earle L (2018) Audit of an Organisation’s ICT Systems for Flexible Working. In: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies, 11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017, University of Cambridge. Inderscience.

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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Kor A (2018) MIXED-RESOLUTION HEVC BASED MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODEC. In: 3DTV-CON 2017, 7 June 2017 - 9 June 2017, Copenhagen. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/3DTV.2017.8280426

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  • Kor A; Pattinson C; Yanovsky M; Kharchenko V (2017) SMART-ITEM: IoT-Enabled Smart Living. In: Future Technologies Conference, 6 December 2016 - 7 December 2016, San Francisco. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821687

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  • Leader S; Kor A; Behringer R; Cope N (2017) A Rule-based Guidance (RBG) System with Graphical Representation of Uncertainty. In: Future Technologies Conference, 6 December 2016 - 7 December 2016, San Francisco. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821672

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  • Bazarhanova A; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) A Belief Rule-Based Environmental Responsibility Assessment for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In: Future Technologies Conference, 6 December 2016 - 7 December 2016, San Francisco.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821673

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  • Yanovskaya O; Yanovsky M; Kharchenko V; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) Sustainable Availability Provision in Distributed Cloud Services. In: Future Technologies Conference, 6 December 2016 - 7 December 2016, San Francisco. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821756

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  • Shaw J; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2016) An Evaluation of the Impact of Remote Collaboration Tools on Corporate Sustainability. In: Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech), 2016 IEEE 14th Intl C, 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.63

  • AlHarbi LM; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2016) Effective Green IT Strategy in a UK Higher Education Institute. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech), 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.62

  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2016) Managing Energy Efficiency in the Cloud Computing Environment Using SNMPv3: A Quantitative Analysis of Processing and Power Usage. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech)2016, 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/dasc-picom-datacom-cyberscitec.2016.60

  • Papanderou M; Kor A-L; Pattinson C (2016) Evaluation of ICT Environmental Impact for an SME. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech)2016, 8 August 2016 - 12 August 2016. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/dasc-picom-datacom-cyberscitec.2016.61

  • Pattinson C; Olaoluwa P; Kor AL (2016) A Comparative Study on the Energy Consumption of PHP Single and Double Quotes. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems, 11 December 2015 - 13 December 2015, Sydney.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/DSDIS.2015.87

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  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2015) Performance monitoring of Virtual Machines (VMs) of type I and II hypervisors with SNMPv3. In: 2015 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST), 14 December 2015 - 16 December 2015. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/wcst.2015.7415127

  • Cristea V; Pattinson C; Kor AL (2015) ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF MOBILE PHONES. In: The International SEEDS Conference, 17 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, Leeds Beckett University.

    http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/seeds/seeds2015_proceedings.pdf

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  • Olauluwa P; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2015) PHP Single and Double Quotes: Does It Make a Difference to Energy Consumption?. In: The International SEEDS Conference, 17 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, Leeds Beckett University. LSI Publishing.

    http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/seeds/seeds2015_proceedings.pdf

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  • Schmidt M; Pattinson C; Kor AL (2015) A WEB-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLKIT TO SUPPORT SMES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. In: The International SEEDS Conference, 17 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, Leeds Beckett University.

    http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/seeds/seeds2015_proceedings.pdf

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  • Chand K; Ramachandran M; Kor A (2015) Simulation of Cloud Data Security Processes and Performance,. In: ICGS3: International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability, 15 September 2015 - 17 September 2015, London. Springer Verlag (Germany).

    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23276-8_26

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  • Kor A; Pattinson C; Imam I; AlSaleemi I; Omotosho O (2015) Applications, Energy Consumption and Measurement. In: IEEE International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies (IDT 2015), 7 July 2015 - 9 July 2015, Zilina, Slovakia. IEEE.

    https://doi.org/10.1109/DT.2015.7222967

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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2013) Syllogistic Reasoning for Cardinal Direction Relations. In: Arabnia HR; de la Fuente D; Kozerenko EB; LaMonica PM; Liuzzi RA; Olivas JA; Waskiewicz T eds. ICAI'13, 22 July 2013 - 25 July 2013, Las Vagas, USA. CSREA Press.

    http://world-comp.org/p2013/ICA2816.pdf

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  • Orange G; Seitz V; Kor AL (2011) Issues surrounding knowledge and information dissemination for domestic workers in Malaysia.

  • Kor A-L; Orange G (2008) A survey of epistemology and its implications on an organisational information and knowledge management model. 25 May 2008 - 26 May 2008, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai.

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  • Heinzl J; Kor A-L; Orange G; Kaufmann HR (2008) Austrian higher education institutions' idiosyncrasies and technology transfer system. 25 May 2008 - 26 May 2008, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai.

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  • Kor AL; Orange G; Elliman T; Tassabehji R (2007) A value oriented conceptual model for innovation in local government.

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  • Kor A; Orange G; Burke A (2006) An Ontology-based Web Portal to Support Continuous, Adaptable, Rigorous, Reflective and Sustainable Evaluation of eGovernment Systems (CARE). 5 September 2006 - 8 September 2006, Romania.

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  • Kor A; Burke A; Orange G; Elliman T (2006) The Development of an Evaluation Framework for eGovernment Systems. 20 September 2006 - 22 September 2006, York, UK.

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  • Orange G; Burke A; Elliman T; Kor AL (2006) Care: An integrated framework to support continuous, adaptable, reflective evaluation of eGovernment systems: A research note.

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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2003) An expressive hybrid model for the composition of cardinal directions. 8 August 2003 - 15 August 2003, Acapulco, Mexico.

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  • Kor AL (2003) Psychological and pedagogical foundations for a computer-based learning environment with a language-deficient domain. 9 July 2003 - 11 July 2003, Athens, Greece.

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=01215151

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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2003) Composition for cardinal directions by decomposing horizontal and vertical constraints. 23 March 2003 - 25 March 2003, Standford University, California..

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  • Kor A; Self JA; Tait K (2001) Pictorial Socratic dialogue and conceptual change. Seoul, Korea,.

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  • Self JA; Karakirik E; Kor A; Tedesco P (2000) Computer-based strategies for articulate reflection (and reflective articulation). Young SS; Greer J; Maurer H; Chee YS eds. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

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  • Cristea VV; Pattinson C; Kor A (2018) Mobile Phones and Energy Consumption. In: Kharchenko V; Kondratenko Y; Kacprzyk J ed. Green IT Engineering: Social, Business and Industrial Applications. Switzerland: Springer,

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  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2017) Introducing Controlling Features in Cloud Environment by Using SNMP. In: Green IT Engineering: Concepts, Models, Complex Systems Architectures. Springer International Publishing, pp. 147-160.

  • Muhd Azmi D; Kor A; Pattinson C; Bujang N (2017) Energy Efficiency of 4th Gen Intel ® Core ™ Processor vs 3rd Gen Intel ® Core ™ Processor. In: Kharchenko V; Kondratenko Y; Kacprzyk J ed. Green IT Engineering: Concepts, Models, Complex Systems Architectures, Edition: 2,. Springer, pp. 135-153.

  • Alotaibi R; Ramachandran M; Kor AL; Hosseinian-Far A (2016) A conceptual model for the factors affecting social media adoption in Saudi government 2.0. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG. pp. 10-18.

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  • Pattinson C; Kor A; Cross R (2015) Critical Issues for Data Center Energy Efficiency. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B ed. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. Elsevier,

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  • Pattinson C; Kor A; Braddock R (2015) Community Wide Area Network and Mobile ISP. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B ed. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. Elsevier,

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  • Pattinson C; Cross R; Kor A (2015) Thin Client and Energy efficiency. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B ed. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. Elsevier,

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  • Alotaibi R; Ramachandran M; Kor A; Hosseinian-Far A (2014) Factors affecting the adoption of social media as communication channels in government agencies. In: Mahmood Z ed. Cloud Computing Technology for C-Government. IGI Global,

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  • Kor A; Orange G (2010) A Survey of Epistemology and Its Implications On An Organisational Information And Knowledge Management Model. In: Eardley A; Uden L ed. Innovative knowledge management. Igi Publishing,

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  • Kor A (2007) Ontology, Web Services, and Semantic Web Portals. In: Tatnall A ed. Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. IGI Global,

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  • Kor A (2007) Semantic Web, RDF, and Portals. In: Tatnall A ed. Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. IGI Global,

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  • Pattinson C; Kor A (2014) Introduction to Green IT Chapter.

  • Pattinson C; Kor A (2014) Legal and Regulatory Framework for Green IT.

  • Kor A (2014) Freshness Indicators.

  • Pattinson C; Braddock R; Kor A (2010) JANET UK Wireless LAN Project, Technical Report. Disseminated to JANET UK as a User Manual (for managers and engineers).

  • Kor A (2008) A Summary on Skills Analysis and Skills-related Action Plans in the UK.

  • Kor A; Orange G (2006) New media Strategies of Higher Education Institutions and their Implementation – National and International Examples: Country Report of the United Kingdom (.

  • Kor A (2001) A computer-based environment for the exploration of buoyancy. [PhD Thesis]. University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

  • Kor A (1995) The development and evaluation of a logo-based geometry package. [Master's Thesis]. Malaya University, Malaysia.