Dublin University Crest Computer Science Department, Trinity College Trinity College Crest

Rob Brennan

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow
Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD
Research Areas: Data quality, data curation, semantic mapping, distributed systems, network and service management
Research Group: KDEG
e-mail: Rob dot Brennan at cs dot tcd dot ie

  • CS7046
  • CS7012
  • CS2BC1 (2012-2015)
  • 4ICT9 (2009-2010)

  • Journal and High Impact Magazine Publications:
  • R. Brennan, B. Walshe, D. O'Sullivan, Consumer Managed Federated Homes, IEEE Communications Magazine, June, 2014.
  • R. de Frein, C. Olariu, Y. Song, R. Brennan, P. McDonagh, A Halva, C. Thorpe, J. Murphy, L. Murphy, P. French, Integration of QoS Metrics, Rules and Semantic Uplift for Advanced IPTV Monitoring, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer, in press, 2014.
  • R. Brennan, B. Walshe, D. O'Sullivan, Managed Semantic Interoperability for Federations, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer, 2013.
  • R. Brennan, K. Feeney, Y. Song, D. O'Sullivan, Secure Federated Monitoring of Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, Nov. 2013
  • B.Meskill, S. Balasubramaniam, R. Brennan, K. Feeney, B.Jennings, Federation Lifecycle Management Incorporating Coordination of Bio-inspired Self-management Processes, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Feb, p1-27, 2013
  • B. Fu, R. Brennan, D. O'Sullivan, A configurable Translation-Based Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping System to adjust Mapping Outcome, Journal of Web Semantics, 15, 2012, p15 - 36
  • K. Feeney, R. Brennan, J. Keeney, H. Thomas, D. Lewis, A. Boran, D. O'Sullivan, Enabling Decentralised Management through Federation, Elsevier Computer Networks, 54(16), p2825-2839, 2010
  • R. Brennan, K. Feeney, J. Keeney, D. O'Sullivan, J.J. Fleck II, S. Foley, Multidomain IT Architectures for Next-Generation Communications Service Providers, IEEE Communications Magazine, 48, (8), 2010, p110 - 117
  • R. Brennan, D. Lewis, J. Keeney, Z. Etzioni, K. Feeney, D. O'Sullivan, J.A. Lozano, B. Jennings, Policy-based Integration of Multi-Provider Digital Home Services, IEEE Network Magazine, special issue on Digital Home Services, 23, (6), 2009, p50 - 55
  • Colm Conroy, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, Rob Brennan, Ontology Mapping for the Masses: A Tagging Approach, IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, 23, (6), 2008, p77 - 79
  • R. Brennan, B. Jennings, C. McArdle and T. Curran, Evolutionary Trends in Intelligent Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine. 2000.
  • B. Jennings, R. Brennan, R. Gustavsson, R. Feldt, J. Pitt, K. Prouskas, J. Quantz, FIPA-compliant agents for real-time control of IN traffic, Computer Networks, Volume 31, 1999.

  • Under Revision:
  • K. Feeney, D. O'Sullivan, W. Tai, R. Brennan, Improving curated web-data quality with structured harvesting and assessment, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, under revision.
  • K. Feeney, S. Foley, R. Brennan, A Trust Model for Capability Delegation in Federated Policy Systems, International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, under revision.

  • Standards Contributions:
  • IETF, RFC 4460: Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Specification Errata and Issues, 2006. (Named contributor)
  • TMF, CO~OP High level Architecture TMF058_R1-0v1-1-1, 2005. (Chapter Editor)
  • 3GPP, TR 32.806 Telecommunication management; Application guide for use of Integration Reference Points (IRPs) on peer-to-peer (p2p) interface, 2005. (Contributor)
  • 3GPP, TS 32.150 Telecommunication management; Integration Reference Point (IRP) Concept and definitions, 2005. (Contributor)
  • OMG, CORBA TC Interworking and SCCP Inter-ORB Protocol, version 1.0, 2001. (Editor)

  • Other Publications:
  • Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Odhran Gavin, Publishing Social Sciences Datasets as Linked Data - a Political Violence Case Study, ENRICH workshop 2013, ACM SIGIR, Dublin, 1st August, 2013
  • 2012:
  • Hendrik Thomas, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Using the OM2R Meta-Data Model for Ontology Mapping Reuse for the Ontology Alignment Challenge - a Case Study, 7th International Workshop on Ontology Matching, International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, 11th November 2012
  • Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, A comparison of Complex Correspondnece Detection Techniques, International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, MA, USA, November 11-15, 2012
  • Yuqian Song, Rob Brennan, David Lewis, Owen Conlan, Towards a Framework to Support Novice Users in Understanding and Monitoring of Home Area Networks, 9th IEEE Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services, workshop of PerCom2012, 2012
  • Wei Tai, Kevin Feeney, Rob Brennan, Declan O’Sullivan, Manageable Dataset Curation for Linked Data , The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012), Galway, Ireland, 8-12 October, edited by ten Teije, A.; Völker, J.; Handschuh, S.; Stuckenschmidt, H.; d'Acquin, M.; Nikolov, A.; Aussenac-Gilles, N.; Hernandez, N. (Eds.) , 2012
  • Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Correspondence Pattern Attribute Selection for Consumption of Federated Data Sources, Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems/Network Operation and Management Symposium, Maui, Hawaii,. USA, April 16-20, 2012, 2012, pp1234 - 1240
  • 2011:
  • Kris McGlinn, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis., An Interactive Context Simulator for Rapid Evaluation of Smart Building Applications using Virtual Reality, 8th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2011), co-located with 9th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011), Seattle, USA, March 21 - 25, 2011, 2011
  • Rob Brennan, Zohar Etzioni, John Keeney, Kevin Feeney, Declan O'Sullivan, William Fitzgerald, Simon Foley, Federated Autonomic Management of HAN Services, Proceedings of 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), Dublin, May 23-27, 2011, edited by N. Agoulmine, C. Bartolini, T. Pfeifer, D. O'Sullivan , IEEE, 2011, pp646-649
  • Hendrik Thomas, Rob Brennan, Declan O'sullivan, MooM - a Prototype Framework for Management of Ontology Mappings, 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Singapore, 22-25 March, 2011, edited by Hwee-Pink Tan, David Taniar, Minoru Uehara , IEEE, 2011, pp548 - 555
  • Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Brian Walshe, Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan, Explicit Federal Relationship Management to Support Semantic Integration, 1st IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Managing Federations and Cooperative Management, Dublin, 23rd May 2011, IEEE, 2011, pp1148-1156
  • Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Using Pseudo Feedback to Improve Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping, LNCS, 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Greece, May 29th - June 2nd, edited by Grigoris Antoniou, Marko Grobelnik, Elena Simperl, Bijan Parsia, Dimitris Plexousakis, Jeff Pan and Pieter De Leenheer , 6643, (Part 1), Springer, 2011, pp336 - 351
  • Tewson Seeoun, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, User-Centric Mapping for RDFa Web Mining, 1st ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, Sogndal, Norway, 25-27th May, 2011.
  • Kevin Feeney, Simon N. Foley, Rob Brennan: , A Trust Model for Capability Delegation in Federated Policy Systems., Sixth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Timișoara, Romania, Sept 26-28, 2011, 2011, pp47 - 54
  • 2010:
  • Kevin Feeney, Rob Brennan, Simon Foley, A Trust Model for Capability Delegation in Federated Policy Systems, CSNM, Niagra Falls, Canada, October, 2010
  • Kevin Feeney, John Keeney, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, An Affective Architecture for Managaging Systems of Adaptive Systems, MACE 2010, Niagra Falls, Canada, October, 2010
  • Bo Fu, Rob Brennan, Declan O’Sullivan, Evaluation of a Semantic-Oriented Approach to Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping, EKAW 2010, October 11-15, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bo Fu, Rob Brennan, Declan O’Sullivan, Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping and Its Use on the Multilingual Semantic Web, Multilingal Semantic Web Workshop at WWW 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • Daniel O'Byrne, Rob Brennan, Declan O’Sullivan, Implementing the Draft W3C Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, 7th IEEE International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), PerCom 2010, Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 12, multicon verlag and IEEE Xplore, 2010, pp49 - 54.
  • Zohar Etzioni, John Keeney, Rob Brennan, David Lewis, Supporting Composite Smart Home Services with Semantic Fault Management, The 5th International Symposium on Smart Home (SH 2010) at FutureTech 2010, 21-23 May 2010 in Busan, Korea, 21-23 May 2010, 2010
  • 2009:
  • Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan, Rob Brennan, Evaluation of Ontology Mapping Representations, Workshop on Matching and Meaning, AISB 2009 Convention , Edinburgh, 2009, 2009
  • Brendan Jennings, Rob Brennan, William Donnelly, Simon N. Foley, Dave Lewis, Declan O’Sullivan, John Strassner, Sven van der Meer, Challenges for Federated, Autonomic Network Management in the Future Internet, 1st IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet, New York, 5 June 2009, IEEE, 2009
  • Colm Conroy, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, User Evaluation Study of a Tagging Approach to Semantic Mapping , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, European Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece, June 2009, LNCS 5554/2009, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2009, pp623 - 637
  • Paul Mara, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Marcus Keane, Kris Mc Glinn, James O'Donnell, Pervasive Knowledge-Based Networking for Maintenance Inspection in Smart Buildings , multicon lecture notes, 6th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), Barcelona, Spain, June 15th, 10, multicon verlag and ACM digital library, 2009, pp67 - 75
  • Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Cross-lingual Ontology Mapping - An Investigation of the Impact of Machine Translation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China, 6-9 December 2009, edited by A. Gómez-Pérez, Y. Yu, and Y. Ding , 5926, (1), Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp1 - 15
  • Wei Tai, Rob Brennan, John Keeney, Declan O'Sullivan, An Automatically Composable OWL Reasoner for Resource Constrained Devices, Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 2009 (ICSC '09) , Berkeley, CA, USA, , 14-16 September, IEEE, 2009
  • Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan and Rob Brennan , Ontology Mapping Representations: a Pragmatic Evaluation , International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Boston, USA, July 1-3, 2009, Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School, 2009, pp228-232
  • Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Multilingual Ontology Mapping: Challenges and a Proposed Framework, Workshop on Matching and Meaning - Automated Development, Evolution and Interpretation of Ontologies, in Proceedings of the 23rd Convention of the Society for the Study of Artifitial Intelligence and Simulatoion of Behaviour - Adaptive %amp Emergent Behaviour %amp Complex Systems , Edinburgh, UK, 6th - 9th April , 2009, pp32 - 35
  • 2006:
  • Altman, R. Skehill, R. Barco, L. Moltsen, R. Brennan, A. Samhat, R. Khanafer, H. Dubreil, M. Barry, B. Solana, The Celtic Gandalf Framework, The 13th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, Benalmádena (Málaga), Spain, 2006.
  • R. Brennan, et al., Autonomic Replication of Management Data: Evaluation of a Market-based Approach. Proc. IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2006, Vancouver, 2006.
  • 2005:
  • R. Brennan, et al., Modelling Management Information Flows in a 3G RAN. Proc. 5th Information Technology and Telecommunications Conference (IT%ampT 2005), Cork, 2005.
  • N. Hurley, C. Doherty, R. Brennan, Modelling Data Access for a Distributed Network Management System, 13th IEEE International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, Atlanta, 2005.
  • Quinn, K., O'Sullivan, D., Lewis, D., Brennan, R. Wade, V.P. DeepTrust Management Application for Discovery, Selection, and Composition of Trustworthy Services. 9th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Nice, 2005.
  • N. Hurley, T. Cox, C. Doherty, S. Collins, R. Brennan, Application of Grid Concepts and Technologies to Network Management Systems. 9th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Nice, 2005.
  • Doherty C., Hurley N., Collins S., Brennan R., Cox T., Towards grid-based NMS data management in 3G networks and beyond. Eurescom Summit 2005, Hiedelberg, Germany, April 2005.
  • 2004:
  • R. Brennan, et al., On the Application of Paired Comparison to Trust. 2nd International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), Dublin, 2004
  • 2002:
  • R. Brennan, TCP Analytic Models Applied to SCTP: An Experimental Evaluation, in Proc. 2nd Information Technology and Telecommunications Conference, IT%ampT 2002.
  • 2001:
  • T. Ravier, R. Brennan and T. Curran, Experimental studies of SCTP multi-homing, First Joint IEI/IEE Symposium on Telecommunications Systems Research. Dublin, 2001
  • R. Brennan and T Curran, SCTP Congestion Control: Initial Simulation Studies, Teletraffic Engineering in the Internet Era (Proc. Of the 17th Int. Teletraffic Congress). 2001.
  • R. Brennan, et al., Intelligent Networks: A Discussion of Current Developments, In Gerald Grant (ed.): Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century, IGP. 2001
  • 2000:
  • C. McArdle, R. Brennan, N. Jones, J. Vasic, T. Curran, Implementation Experience with the OMG IN/CORBA Interworking Specification, Proceedings of ICIN 2000.
  • 1999:
  • N. Mitra and R. Brennan, Design of the CORBA/TC Inter-working Gateway, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Intelligence and Services in Networks (IS%ampN’99). Barcelona, 1999.
  • R. Brennan, et al., Signalling System No.7 (SS.7) as an Agent Platform External Communications Transport. Proc. IS%ampN’99. Barcelona, 1999.

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