Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P. and Rana, O. (2017) ‘Can We Predict a Riot? Disruptive Event Detection Using Twitter’. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (in press)
  2. Burnap, P., Cherdantseva, Y., Blyth, A., Eden, P., Jones, K., Soulsby, H., and Stoddart, K. (2017) ‘A Goal-Oriented Approach to Determining and Sharing Risk Data in Distributed Interdependent Systems’. IEEE Computer (in press)
  3. Webb, H., Burnap, P., Procter, R., Rana, O., Stahl, B., Williams, A., Housley, W., Edwards, A., and Jirotka, M. (2016) ‘Digital Wildfires? Propagation, Verification, Regulation and Responsible Innovation’. ACM Transactions on Information Systems. Vol 34(3)
  4. Burnap, P. and Williams, M. L. (2016) ‘Us and them: identifying cyber hate on Twitter across multiple protected characteristics’. EPJ Data Science. Vol 5(11). Available online here
  5. Awan, M.A., Burnap, P., and Rana, O. (2016) ‘Identifying Cyber Risk Hotspots: A Framework for Measuring Temporal Variance in Computer Network Risk’, Computers & Security. Vol 57. Available online here
  6. Cherdantseva, Y., Burnap P., Blyth, A., Eden, P., Jones, K., Soulsby, H., Stoddart, K. (2016)  ‘A Review of  cyber security risk assessment methods for SCADA systems’, Computers & Security. Vol. 56, pp. 1-27. Available online here
  7. Burnap, P., Gibson, R., Sloan, L., Southern, R and Williams, M. (2016) ‘140 characters to victory?: Using Twitter to predict the UK 2015 General Election’, Electoral Studies 41, pp. 230-233. Available online here.
  8. Williams, M., Burnap, P. and Sloan, L. (2016) ‘Crime sensing with big data: the affordances and limitations of using open source communications to estimate crime patterns’. British Journal of Criminology. Available online here
  9. Scourfield, J.et al. 2016. The response in Twitter to an assisted suicide in a television soap opera. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention . Available online here.
  10. Conejero, J., Rana, O., Burnap, P., Morgan, J., Carrion, C and Caminero, B. (2016) ‘Characterising the Power Consumption of Hadoop Clouds – A Social Media Analysis Case Study’, Future Generation Computer Systems Vol. 55
  11. Williams, M. L. and Burnap, P. (2015) ‘Cyberhate on social media in the aftermath of Woolwich: A case study in computational criminology and big data’. British Journal of Criminology. Vol 55:5. Available online here
  12. Colombo, G., Burnap, P., Hodorog, A. and Scourfield, J. (2015) ‘Analysing the connectivity and communication of suicidal users on Twitter’, Computer Communications. Vol 73(B) Available online here
  13. Burnap, P. and Williams, M. (2015) ‘Cyber Hate Speech on Twitter: An Application of Machine Classification and Statistical Modeling for Policy and Decision Making’, Policy & Internet. Vol 7:2. Available online here
  14. Sloan, L., Morgan, J., Burnap, P., and Williams, M (2015) ‘Who Tweets? Deriving the Demographic Characteristics of Age, Occupation and Social Class from Twitter User Meta-Data’, PLoS ONE 10(3): e0115545. Available online here
  15. Burnap, P., Rana, O., Avis, N., Williams, M., Housley, W., Edwards, A., Morgan, J and Sloan, L. (2015) ‘Detecting Tension in Online Communities with Computational Twitter Analysis’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol. 95. Available online here
  16. Al Said, T., Rana, O and Burnap, P. (2015), ‘VMInformant: An Instrumented Virtual Machine to support Trusthworthy Cloud Computing’,
    International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN) (in press)
  17. Ale, B., Burnap, P and Slater, D (2015), ‘On the origin of PCDS (Probability Consequence Diagrams)’, Safety Science, 72 229-239. Available online here
  18. Housley, W., Procter, R., Edwards, E., Burnap, P., Williams, M., Sloan, L., Rana, O., Morgan, J., Voss, A. and Greenhill, A. (2014) ‘Big and broad social data and the sociological imagination: A collaborative response’, Big Data & Society. Available online here
  19. Burnap, P., Williams, M.L., Sloan, L., Rana, O., Housley, W., Edwards, A., Knight, V., Procter, R. and Voss, A. (2014), ‘Tweeting the Terror: Modelling the Social Media Reaction to the Woolwich Terrorist Attack’, Social Network Analysis and Mining 4:2 Available online here
  20. Burnap, P., Rana, O., Williams, M., Housley, W., Edwards, A., Morgan, J, Sloan, L. and Conejero, J. (2014) ‘COSMOS: Towards an Integrated and Scalable Service for Analyzing Social Media on Demand’, International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPEDS). Available online here
  21. Sloan, L., Morgan, J., Housley, W., Williams, M., Edwards, A., Burnap, P and Rana, O. (2013) ‘Knowing the Tweeters: Deriving Sociologically Relevant Demographics from Twitter’, Sociological Research Online. Volume 18:3. Available online here
  22. Burnap, P., Rana, O., Avis, N.(2013), ‘Making Sense of Self Reported Socially Significant Data Using Computational Methods’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Special Issue on Computational Social Science: Research Strategies, Design and Methods. Volume 16:2. Available online here
  23. Williams, M.L. Edwards, A., Housley, W., Burnap, P., Rana, O., Avis, N., Morgan, J. and Sloan, L. (2013), ‘Policing Cyber-Neighbourhoods: Tension Monitoring and Social Media Networks’, Policing & Society. Volume 23:4
  24. Spasić, I.; Burnap, P.; Greenwood, M. and Arribas-Ayllon, M. (2012), ‘A Naïve Bayes Approach to Topic Classification in Suicide Notes’. Biomedical Informatics Insights, 2012.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Tsikrika, T.,  Akhgar, B., Katos., V., Vrochidis, S., Burnap,  P., and Williams, M. 2017. 1st International Workshop on Search and Mining Terrorist Online Content & Advances in Data Science for Cyber Security and Risk on the Web. In Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 823-824. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3018661.3022760
  2. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P., and Rana, O. (2016) ‘Sensing Real-World Events Using Social Media Data and a Classification-Clustering Framework’, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2016). October 13-16, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  3. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P., and Rana, O. (2016) ‘TF-IDF: A High Performance Approach for Event Summarization in Twitter’, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2016). October 13-16, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  4. Eden, P., Blyth, A., Burnap, P., Cherdantseva, Y., Jones, K., Soulsby, H., and Stoddart, K. (2016) ‘Forensic Readiness for SCADA/ICS Incident Response’, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR 2016). August 23-25, Belfast, UK.
  5. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P. and Rana, O. (2016) ‘Automatic Summarization of Real World Events Using Twitter’, Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016). May 17-20, Cologne, Germany.
  6. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P. and Rana, O. (2016) ‘Sensing Real-World Events Using Arabic Twitter Posts’, Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016). May 17-20, Cologne, Germany.
  7. Rahulamathavan, Y., Rajarajan, M., Rana, O.F., Awan, M.S.K, Burnap, P. and Das, S.K. (2015) ‘Assessing Data Breach Risk in Cloud Systems’, Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Services (CloudCom 2015). November 30 – December 3, Vancouver, Canada.
  8. Awan, M.S.K., Burnap, P. and Rana, O.F. (2015) ‘An Empirical Risk Management Framework for Monitoring Network Security’, Proceedings of 13th IEEE Conference on Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2015). October 28-28, Liverpool, UK.
  9. Awan, M.S.K., Burnap, P. and Rana, O.F. (2015) ‘Estimating Risk Boundaries for Persistent and Stealthy Cyber-Attacks’, Proceedings of 22nd ACM Conferences on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2015) as part of co-located ‘SafeConfig 2015: Automated Decision Making for Active Cyber Defense’. October 12-16, Denver, CO, US.
  10. Awan, M.S.K., Burnap, P. and Rana, O.F. (2015) ‘A Classification Framework for Distinct Cyber-Attacks based on Occurrence Patterns’, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2015). September 8-10, Sochi, Russia.
  11. Burnap, P., Colombo, G. and Scourfield, J. (2015) ‘Machine Classification and Analysis of Suicide-Related Communication on Twitter’, Proceedings of 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (Hypertext 2015). Sep 1 – 4, Cyprus
  12. Burnap, P., Javed, A., Rana, O.F. and Awan, M.S. (2015) ‘Real-time Classification of Malicious URLs on Twitter using Machine Activity Data’, Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015), presented at International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT 2015) (collocated event). Aug 26 – 27, Paris, France
  13. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P. and Rana, O. (2015) ‘Identifying Disruptive Events from Social Media to Enhance Situational Awareness’, Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015), presented at International Symposium on Foundations of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT 2015) (collocated event). Aug 26 – 27, Paris, France
  14. Alsaedi, N and Burnap, P. (2015) ‘Feature Extraction and Analysis for Identifying Disruptive Events from Social Media’, Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015), presented at Workshop on Social Media and Risk (SOMERIS 2015). Aug 26 – 27, Paris, France
  15. Awan, M.S.K., Burnap, P. and Rana, O.F. (2015) ‘Continuous Monitoring and Assessment of Cyber Risks in Large Computing Infrastructures’, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium of Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSec 2015). Aug 24-26 New York, USA
  16. Sowriraghavan, A. and Burnap, P. (2015) ‘Prediction Of Malware Propagation And Links Within Communities In Social Media Based Events’, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci 2015). Jun 28 – Jul 1 Oxford, UK
  17. Eden, P., Blyth, A., Burnap, P., Cherdantseva, Y., Jones, K., Soulsby, H., and Stoddart, K (2015) ‘A Forensic Taxonomy of SCADA Systems and Approach to Incident Response’, 3rd International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2015 (ICS-CSR 2015). Sep 17-18 Ingolstadt, Germany
  18. Alsaedi, N. and Burnap, P (2015), ‘Arabic Event Detection in Social Media’ International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2015). Cairo, Egypt
  19. Burnap, P. and Williams, M. (2014), ‘Hate Speech, Machine Classification and Statistical Modelling of Information Flows on Twitter: Interpretation and Communication for Policy Decision Making’, Proceedings of the Internet, Policy and Politics Conference (IPP 2014), Oxford, UK (available online here)
  20. Rahulamathavan, Y., Burnap, P., Rajarajan, M., Rana, O. and Spanoudakis, G. (2014), ‘Comprehensive Study on Security Service level Agreements in Cloud Computing Paradigm’, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2014), Glasgow, UK
  21. Burnap, P., Pauran, N., Rana, O and Bowen, P. (2014) ‘Towards Real-time Probabilistic Risk Assessment by Sensing Disruptive Events from Streamed News Feeds’, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2014), July 2-4, Birmingham UK (available online here)
  22. Alsaedi, N., Burnap, P. and Rana, O. (2014) ‘A Combined Classification-Clustering Framework for Identifying Disruptive Events’, Proceedings of 7th ASE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2014), May 27-31, Stanford, CA, USA (available online here)
  23. Conejero, J., Burnap, P., Rana, O and Morgan, J. (2013) ‘Scaling Archived Social Media Data Analysis using a Hadoop Cloud’. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), San Francisco USA
  24. Conejero, J., Rana, O., Burnap, P., Morgan, J., Carrion, C and Caminero, B. (2013) ‘Characterising the Power Consumption of Hadoop Clouds: A Social Media Analysis Case Study’. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER), Aachen Germany – Best paper award
  25. Burnap, P.; Spasić, I,; Gray, W.A.; Hilton, J.; Rana, O.F.; and Elwyn, G. “Protecting Patient Privacy in Distributed Collaborative Healthcare Environments by Retaining Access Control of Shared Information”, in 14th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), 2012. Springer Best Paper Runner Up
  26. Burnap, P. and Hilton, J. (2009) ‘Self Protecting Data for De-perimeterised Information Sharing’. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Digital Society. ICDS 2009. Cancun, Mexico. 1st-7th Feb 2009.
  27. Burnap, P. and Hilton, J. (2008) ‘Information Assurance for Collaborative Working in Deperimeterised Environments’. Presented at the UK All Hands Meeting 2008, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 8th-11th September 2008.
  28. Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Pete Burnap, W.A. Gray, and John Miles (2006) – “MDSSF – A Federated Architecture for Product Procurement”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4080/2006 – Database and Expert Systems Applications, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-37871-6
  29. Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Pete Burnap, W.A. Gray, and John Miles (2006) – “MDSSF – A Federated Architecture for Product Procurement”, The 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications – DEXA 2006, Krakow, Poland, September 4-8, 2006.
  30. Omer Rana, Jeremy Hilton, Liviu Joita, Peter Burnap, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, John Miles, and W. Alex Gray (2005) – “Secure Virtual Organisations: Protocols and Requirements”, at Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE) 2005 – The Independent European ICT Security Conference and Exhibition, 27-29 September 2005, Budapest, Hungary; in ISSE 2005 – Securing Electronic Business Processes, by Sachar Paulus, Norbert Pohlmann, and Helmut Reimer, edited by Vieweg Verlag, 2005, ISBN 3-8348-0011-2, p. 422-432.
  31. Pete Burnap, Alex Gray, John Miles, Omer .F. Rana (2005) – “A Service Oriented Infrastructure to Facilitate Trust in Collaborative Working”, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 19th – 22nd September 2005, ©EPSRC Sept 2005, ISBN 1-904425-53-4.
  32. Pete Burnap, Hasan Bulut, Shrideep Pallickara, Geoffrey Fox, David Walker, Ali Kaplan, Beytullah Yildiz, and Mehmet A. Nacar (2005) – “Worldwide Messaging Support for High Performance Real-time Collaboration”, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 19th – 22nd September 2005, ©EPSRC Sept 2005, ISBN 1-904425-53-4.
  33. Pete Burnap, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Liviu Joita, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana, John Miles (2005) – “Grid Based E-Procurement”, The 2005 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, 12-15 July 2005, published on CD by ASCE Reston Virginia USA, ISBN 1-703-295-6163.
  34. Liviu Joita, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Pete Burnap, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana, John Miles (2004) – “Supporting Collaborative Virtual Organisations in the Construction Industry via the Grid”, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2004, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 31st August – 3rd September 2004, © EPSRC Sept 2004, ISBN 1-904425-21-6.
  35. Liviu Joita, Omer F. Rana, Pete Burnap, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Alex Gray, John Miles (2004) – “A Grid-Enabled Security Framework for Collaborative Virtual Organisations”, Proceedings of Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks, IFIP 18th World Computer Congress, TC5 / WG5.5 – 5th Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, Toulouse, France, 22-27 August 2004, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN1-4020-8138-3.
  36. Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Pete Burnap, Liviu Joita, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana, John Miles (2004) – “Creating a Virtual Distributed Database – Data Definition and Search Model for Collaborative Virtual Teams in the Construction Industry”, 21st Annual British National Conference on Databases, Proceedings Volume 2, Edinburgh, UK, 7-9 July 2004, ISBN 1-904410-12-X, p. 3-17.
  37. John Miles, Liviu Joita, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Pete Burnap, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana (2004) – “Collaborative Engineering Virtual Teams in a Grid Environment Supporting Consortia in the Construction Industry”, 10th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Weimar, Germany, 2-4 June, 2004, in Beucke K. et al (eds), ISBN 3-86068-213-X, 12pp.
  38. Pete Burnap, Liviu Joita, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana, John Miles (2004) – “Security, User and Data Management for Collaborative Virtual Teams in a Grid Environment Supporting Consortia in the Construction Industry”, Proceedings of the Workshop on Requirements Capture for Collaboration in e-Science, Sponsored by National e-Science Centre, 14-15 January 2004, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, p. 54-60.
  39. Pete Burnap, Liviu Joita, Jaspreet Singh Pahwa, Alex Gray, Omer F. Rana, John Miles (2003) – “Supporting Collaborative Working of Construction Industry Consortia via the Grid”, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2003, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2-4 September 2003, Editor: Simon J Cox, © EPSRC Sept 2003, ISBN 1-904425-11-9, p. 87-94.

Professional Reports

  1. Jeremy Hilton, Pete Burnap, and Anas Tawileh (2008) – “Emerging and Future Risks Workflow / Process Model”, Commisioned by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) for the Risk Assessment and Risk Managment Working Group.
  2. Jeremy Hilton, Pete Burnap, and Anas Tawileh (2007) – “Methods for the identification of Emerging and Future Risks”, Commisioned by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) for the Risk Assessment and Risk Managment Working Group.

Technical Standards

  1. Dependency Modeling (O-DM) (2012). Constructing a Data Model to Manage Risk and Build Trust between Inter-Dependent Enterprises. The Open Group. Reference C133. US ISBN 1-937218-19-5. Nov 2012. Download the standard here