Professor Mike Jackson
Director of Academic Quality and Enhancement
Areas of Expertise
- Database theory and technology
- Information retrieval
- Pervasive computing
- Context aware computing
Mike Jackson’s initial research interests centred on database technology in particular the incorporation of additional semantics into the relational model of data. Following the invention of the world wide web, he became interested in issues related to locating information on the web and in particular search engine technology. He led a research team responsible for the development of the Wolverhampton Web Library (WWLib). This was also reflected in contributions to the EU Framework 5 funded project ‘Webocracy’ which had the aim of “empowering citizens with innovative communication, access and polling system, supporting increased participation in democratic processes”. Since taking a post at Birmingham City University, Mike’s research has focussed on pervasive computing and the development of context aware software systems.
Mike has successfully supervised over 10 research students and has examined PhDs at a number of UK universities. He has been involved with a number of research conferences most notably the British National Conference of Database series, the Object Role Modelling Workshop and the International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications. He was General Conference Chair of the International Conference on Data Engineering in 1997 and Finance Chair for the Very Large Database Conference in 1999. For many years he was on the International Editorial Board of the journal “Information Software and Technology” and is currently a member of Editorial Board of the “International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing”. Mike is a member of the BCS Board of Examiners and also the Academic Accreditation Committee.
- Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society
- Chartered Information Technology Professional
- Chartered Engineer
- Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
BSc (Hons), MSc. FBCS, C.Eng, CITP
Tao, X., Niu, Q., Jackson, M. (2013) “Using an Ethnographic Approach to Collect Emotional Data in Affective Learning Research” International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, March 2013, pp: 216-220
Yao Z, Hu B, Liang C, Zhao L, Jackson M, et al. (2012) “A Longitudinal Study of Atrophy in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Normal Aging Revealed by Cortical Thickness”,. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48973. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048973
Haoyu Ma, Bin Hu, Mike Jackson, Jingzhi Yan, Wen Zhao, “A Hybrid Classification Method using Artificial Neural Network Based Decision Tree for Automatic Sleep Scoring” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 55, July 2011, pp: 279-284
Hu, B.; Majoe, D.; Ratcliffe, M.; Qi, Y.; Zhao, Q.; Peng, H.; Fan, D.; Zheng, F.; Jackson, M.; Moore, P., "Electroencephalogram (EEG) Based Cognitive Interface for Ubiquitous Applications: Developments and Challenges" IEEE Intelligent Systems Volume 26, No 5, September 2011 pp:46 - 53 ISSN: 1541-1672
Moore, P., Hu, B., Jackson, M., "Rule Strategies for Intelligent Context-Aware Systems" Proceedings of CISIS 2011, June 30th-July 2nd, 2011 Korean Bible University (KBU), Seoul, Korea, IEEE, pp: 9-16, ISBN: 978-0-7695-4373-4
Tao, X., Niu, Q., Jackson, M., Hu, B. “Using an Ethnographic Approach to Collect Emotional Data in Affective Learning Research” Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Information Security and Artificial Intelligence (ISAI 2010), Chengdu, China, Dec 17-19, 2010, IEEE, ISBN: 978-1-4244-8870-4, pp: V3-77 – V3-81
Ashford, R., Moore, P., Hu, B., Jackson M. And Wan, J “Translational Research and Context in Health Monitoring Systems” Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems Krakow, Poland 15-18 February 2010, IEEE ISBN 978-0-7695-3967-6, pp: 81-86
Moore, P., Jackson, M. and Hu, B. “Constraint Satisfaction in Intelligent Context-Aware Systems” Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, Krakow, Poland 15-18 February 2010, pp: 75-80, IEEE ISBN 978-0-7695-3967-6 pp:75-80
Moore, P. Hu, B., Jackson M. and Wan J. “‘Intelligent Context’ for Personalized Mobile Learning” in Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies edited by: Santi Caballé; Fatos Xhafa, Thanasis Daradoumis, Angel A. Juan, IGI Global 2010 ISBN: 978-1-60566-882-6 pp: 236-270
Moore, P., Jackson, M. and Hu, B. “Fuzzy ECA Rules for Pervasive Decision-Centric Personalised Mobile Learning” In "Computational Intelligence For Technology Enhanced Learning", Springer Verlag's Computational Intelligence Series Vol 273, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-642-11223-2 pp: 25-58
Moore, P., Hu, B., Jackson, M. and Wan, J. “‘Intelligent Context’ for Personalised M-Learning”, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa, Hui-Huang Hsu (Eds.): 2009 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2009, Fukuoka, Japan, March 16-19, 2009. IEEE Computer Society 2009, ISBN 978-0-7695-3575-3 pp: 247-254
Tao, X., Niu, Q., Jackson, M. and Hu, B. "A theoretical framework of pedagogical agents based on psychological incentive mechanism and Artificial Psychology theory ", Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Symposium on IT in Medicine & Education (ITME 2008), 12-14 December 2008, Xiamen, China, ISBN 978-1-4244-3616-3, pp: 428-433
Tierney, B. and Jackson M."C-SAW---contextual semantic alignment of ontologies: using negative semantic reinforcement", Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), March 16-20, 2008., Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, March 16-20, 2008. ACM 2008, ISBN 978-1-59593-753-7 pp: 2346-2347
Browne, P. and Jackson, M. “Modelling techniques for spatial information using free and open source tools”, Proc. of Free and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics 2006 (FOSS4G2006), September 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Browne, P. and Jackson, M. “Using the Theory of Institutions for Topographic Knowledge Representation”, Doctorial Colloquium, Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT) 2005
Tierney, B. and Jackson, M. “Contextual Semantic Integration for Ontologies” in Proc. of British National Conference on Databases 2004 (BNCOD 2004) Doctoral Consortium
Browne, P. and Jackson, M. “Towards a Unified Spatial-Temporal Data Model and Query Language for Geographical Information Systems” in Proc. of British National Conference on Databases 2004 (BNCOD 2004) Doctoral Consortium
Tierney, B. and Jackson, M. “Using Semantics for Knowledge Discovery in Data” In Technical Report of the 20th British National Conference on Databases: Poster Papers (Eds, James, A. and Younas, M.) July 2003 Coventry University, Coventry, pp. 36-38. ISBN: 1-903818-31-1
Prabowo, R., Jackson, M. and Burden, P. “The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Ontologies in Text Classification” In Technical Report of the 20th British National Conference on Databases: PhD Forum (Eds, James, A., Younas, M. and Jackson, M.), July 2003 Coventry University, Coventry, pp. 17-23. ISBN: 1-903818-32-X
Byrne, B., Garvey, M. and Jackson, M. “Using Object Role Modelling To Teach Database Design” In Workshop on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases (TLAD), July 2003 pp: 44-48, Coventry TechnoCentre, LTSN-ICS, ISBN: 0-9541927-3-7
Prabowo, R., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Knoell, H.-D. (2002). “Ontology-Based Automatic Classification for Web Pages: Design, Implementation and Evaluation.” The Third International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2002), 182-191, Singapore, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN: 0-7695-1766-8
Garratt, A., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J, “Implementing a Search Engine using an OODB” in Java and Databases, ed. Chaudry, A. B., pp: 90-99, Kogan Page, 2002, ISBN: 1-9039-9615-5
Garvey, M., Jackson M., and Roberts, M. “Using Persistent Java to Construct a GIS” in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2002), Ciudad Real, Spain, April 3-6, 2002, Vol. 1, ISBN 972-98050-6-7, pp: 257-261
Jackson, M., “WWW (World Wide Web)”, in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, ed. Myers, R. A., Third Edition, Vol. 17, pp: 875-885, Academic Press, October 2001, ISBN: 0-12-227410-5
Garvey, M., Jackson, M. and Roberts, M., “A GemStone GIS”, in Enterprise Information Systems II, eds. Sharp, B., Filipe, J. and Cordeiro, J. pp: 56-60, Kluwer, 2001, ISBN:0-7923-7177-1
Garratt, A., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J., “A survey of alternative designs for a search engine storage structure”, Information and Software Technology Vol. 43, No. 11 October 2001, pp: 661-677, ISSN: 0950-5849
Garvey M., Jackson M. and Roberts M., “Using Persistent Java to Construct a GIS”, in Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 9th Annual Conference, GISRUK 2001, March 2001, University of Glamorgan, Wales, pp 456-458, ISBN 1-840540-26-5
Garvey, M., Jackson M. and Roberts, M., "An Object-Oriented GIS", Proc. of Net.Object Days 2000, pp: 604-613, October 9-12 2000, Erfurt, Germany, ISBN: 3-89683-932-2
Garrett, A., Jackson, M., Burden, P., and Wallis, J. “A Comparison of Two Persistent Storage Tools for Implementing a Search Engine” in Proceedings of 9th. International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems (Pos-9) Lillehammer, Norway, September 6-8, 2000, G.N.C. Kirby,
A. Dearle, D.I.K Sjøberg (Eds.), Pub:Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2135, pp: 177-186,ISBN: 3-540-42735-X
Grewal, R., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J., “A visual technique to indicate overall and component relevancy of search-engine results”, to appear in the Second International Workshop on Web-Based Information Visualization, Sept. 4-8 DEXA 2000, Greenwich, UK., pp 608-614, IEEE Computer Press, ISBN: 0-7695-0680-1
Garvey, M., Jackson, M. and Roberts, M., "A GemStone GIS", Proc. Of the Second International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, pp: 44-48, July 4-7 2000, Stafford, UK, ISBN: 972-98060-1-6
Grewal, R., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J., "A visual technique to represent search-engine results for individual term relevancy and overall relevancy of multi-term queries" The First International Conference on Web Systems Engineering (WISE 2000), pp 352-357 19-20 June 2000, Hong Kong, IEEE Computer Press, ISBN: 0-7695-0577-5
Garratt, A., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J., “Implementing a Search Engine using an OODB”, Proc. of Java and Databases: Persistence options, Workshop 27, Conference on Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA ’99), November 1-5, 1999 Denver USA. Also in L'objet – logiciel, bases de données, réseaux, Vol. 6, no. 3, 2000, pp 361-371, ISSN: 1262-1137, ISBN: 2-7462-0188-7
Jackson, M. “Thirty year (and more) of databases”, Information and Software Technology, Vol. 41, No. 14, 1999, pp: 969-978, ISSN: 0950-5848
Burden, J. P. H. and Jackson, M. S., “WWLib-TNG – New Directions in Search Engine Technology”, IEE Informatics Colloquium: Lost in the Web – Navigation on the Internet, pp 10/1-10/8, November 1999
Grewal, R., Jackson, M., Burden, P., and Wallis, J., “A novel interface for representing search-engine results”, IEE Informatics Colloquium: Lost in the Web – Navigation on the Internet, pp 7/1-7/10, November 1999
Jenkins, C., Jackson, M., Burden, P. , “Automatic Generation of RDF Metadata”, Proc. of Workshop on organising Web Space, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., August 14th. 1999
Jenkins, C., Jackson, M., Burden, P. and Wallis, J. “Automatic RDF metadata generation for resource discovery”, Proc. of 8th International World Wide Web Conference, Toronto, 11-14 May 1999 pp 227-242 ISBN: 0-444-50264-5 also in Computer Networks Vol. 31 no. 15 pp 11-16 May 1999.
Grewal, R., Jackson, M. S., Wallis, J. and Burden, J.P.H. “Using Visualisation to Interpret Search Engine Results”, Proc. of The Active Web Conference, Eds: D. Clarke, A. Dix and F. Dix, Pages: 15-21 Jan. 1999, U. of Stafford U.K., ISBN: 1-897898-45-2.
Roche, J. M., Jackson, M. S. and Shepperd, M. J., “Building Software under the Lamppost of Process Measurement”, Proc. of Fifth International Conference on the Software Process, 14-17 June 1998, Lisle USA, pp 111-124
Jenkins, C., Jackson, M., Burden, P., and Wallis, J., “The Wolverhampton Web Library (WWLib) and Automatic Classification”, Proc. of First International Workshop on Libraries and WWW, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 14th April 1998
Jenkins, C., Jackson, M., Burden, P., and Wallis, J., “Automatic Classification of Web Resources using Java and Dewey Decimal Classifications”, Proc. of 7th International World Wide Web Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 14 - 18 April 1998 also in Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 30, 1998, Pages: 646-648, ISSN:0169-7552.
Jenkins, C., Jackson, M., Burden, P., and Wallis, J., “Searching the world wide web: an evaluation of available tools and methodologies”, Information and Software Technology, Vol 39., No: 14-15, Feb. 1998, Pages 985-994, ISSN:0950-5849
Roche, J. M., Jackson, M. and Shepperd, M.J. “Process-Oriented Measurement for Process Inspection, Prototyping and Method Improvement” In: Proc. 2nd CAiSE/IFIP8.1 Intl. Workshop EMMSAD '97 (eds) Siau,K. Wand,Y. and Parsons,J. June 16-17 Barcelona 1997.
Roche J. M., Jackson M. and Shepperd M. J., “Business Process Measurement: A Measurement Application Method”, Proc 8th Annual International Energy Week Conference, Vol. 5 Energy Engineering Session, Houston Texas 28-30 January 1997.
Roche J. M., Jackson M. and Shepperd M. J., “Improvement of the Goal-Question-Metric method”, Proc. Software Process Improvement '96, Brighton, U.K., Dec. 1996
Roche J. M., Jackson M., Shepperd M. J., “Quality Function Deployment: Echoing measurement of the process view”. Proc. Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition: Energy Information Management Seminar 1996, Houston, Texas, pp 121-128, ISBN 09648731-5-X, Jan. 1996.
Roche J. M., Jackson M., “Software Measurement Methods: Recipes for Success?” Information and Software Technology Vol. 36 No. 3 Pages 173-189, March 1994
Roche J. M., Jackson M., Shepperd M., “Software Measurement Methods: An Evaluation and Perspective” in IEEE. Proc.3rd Symp. on Assessment of Quality Software Development Tools (QSDT '94) June 7-9 1994 Washington DC USA, Pages 50-69
Jackson M., “A Tutorial on Object-Oriented Databases” Information and Software Technology Vol. 33 No. 2 Feb. 1990
Jackson M., “Beyond Relational Databases”, Information and Software Technology Vol. 32 No. 4 May 1990
Garvey M A., Jackson M, “Introduction to Object-Oriented Databases” Information and Software Technology Vol. 31 No. 10 December 1989.
Jackson M and Phillips, R., “Data Access and Storage in an Entity Relationship Database System”, Interfaces in Computing, 1, 4, 1983
Jackson, M., Nelson, D. and Stirk, S. (Eds.) “Database: Enterprise, Skills and Innovation”, Proceedings of 22nd British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 22), Sunderland, July 2005, Springer, ISBN: 3-540-26973-8, ISSN: 0302-9743
Deegan, M. and Jackson, M “The Intelligent Campus”, Keynote Address, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Applications, August 2006, Urumchi, China, pp 3, IEEE Press ISBN: 1-4244-0325-1
Jackson, M. “The Decline and Fall of the Search Engine Empire”, Keynote paper, Proceedings of IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2005, October 2005, Lisbon, Portugal. Vol. 1 pp xxiii-xxix. ISBN:972-8924-02-X.
James, A., Younas, M. and Jackson, M. (Eds.) “Technical Report of the 20th British National Conference on Databases (BNCOD 20): PhD Forum Papers”, July 2003, Coventry University, Coventry. ISBN: 1-903818-32-X
O'Reilly, U., James, A. and Jackson, M., Eds. “Proceedings of Workshop on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases (TLAD)”, July 2003, Coventry TechnoCentre, LTSN-ICS. ISBN: 0-9541927-3-7
Jackson M., “Object Role Modelling and Conceptual Database Design”, Proc. Visual Developer's Academy 1996, Oxford, Sept. 1996
Jackson M., “Object Role Modelling”, VB-User Issue 6 May/June 1995
Jackson M., “The Object-Oriented Data Management Interface”, Proc. of Data Management 95, Oxford April 1995.
Jackson M., Garvey M., “A First Taste of OODBMS”, Data Management Bulletin Vol. 11 No: 2 Feb 1994
Jackson M. S., Robinson A. E. (Editors), “Aspects of Databases : the Proceedings of the Ninth British Conference on Databases”, Butterworths 1991
Juss J. K., Jackson M. S., Robinson A. E., “The Role of the Database Administrator: A Survey”, BCS Data Management Group Bulletin, March 1988
Jackson M, Gough B, “A System for the Automatic Preparation of Off-Duty Rotas for Nursing Staff”, Nursing Times, May 14, 1986
Technical notes in “Computing”: Why Fourth Normal Form is sometimes useful; Why Higher Normal Forms are sometimes harmful; What is a Cross-linked File?, Deductive Databases, FoxPro and the Outer Join