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Tušl, M, Thelen, A, Marcus, K, Peters, A, Shalaeva, E, Scheckel, B, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Naslund, JA, Shankardass, K, Mooney, S, Fadda, M, Gruebner, O (2022) Opportunities and challenges of using social media big data to assess mental health consequences of the COVID‑19 crisis and future major events, Discover Mental Health, 2(1), 14, DOI: 10.1007/s44192-022-00017-y.

Morese, R, Gruebner, O, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Fadda, M, Albanese, E (2022) Detecting suicide ideation in the era of social media: the population neuroscience perspective, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 652167, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.652167.

Fadda, M, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Puhan, M, Naslund, J, Mooney, S, Albanese, E, Morese, R, Gruebner, O (2022) Ethical issues of collecting, storing, and analyzing geo-referenced tweets for mental health research, Digital Health, 8, pp.1-8, ISSN: 2055-2076. DOI: 10.1177/20552076221092539.

Skarysz, A, Salman, D, Eddleston, M, Sykora, M, Hunsicker, E, Nailon, WH, Darnley, K, McLaren, DB, Thomas, P, Soltoggio, A (2022) Fast and automated biomarker detection in breath samples with machine learning, PLoS ONE, 17(4), e0265399, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265399.

Angelini, L, Kamali, ME, Mugellini, E, Khaled, OA, Röcke, C, Porcelli, S, Mastropietro, A, Rizzo, G, Boqué, N, Bas, JMD, Palumbo, F, Girolami, M, Crivello, A, Ziylan, C, Subías-Beltrán, P, Orte, S, Standoli, CE, Maldonado, LF, Caon, M, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Guye, S, Andreoni, G (2022) The NESTORE e-coach: designing a multi-domain pathway to well-being in older age, Technologies, 10(2), 50, DOI: 10.3390/technologies10020050.

Elayan, S, Sykora, M, Jackson, T, Onojeharho, E (2022) ‘Are you having a laugh?’: detecting humorous expressions on social media: an exploration of theory, current approaches and future work, International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 21(1), pp.115-137, ISSN: 1461-4111. DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2022.121332.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Hodgkinson, I, Jackson, T, West, A (2022) The power of emotions: Leveraging user generated content for customer experience management, Journal of Business Research, 144, pp.997-1006, ISSN: 0148-2963. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.02.048.

Oliveira, JS, Ifie, K, Sykora, M, Tsougkou, E, Castro, V, Elayan, S (2021) The effect of emotional positivity of brand-generated social media messages on consumer attention and information sharing, Journal of Business Research, 140, pp.49-61, ISSN: 0148-2963. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.11.063.

Mastropietro, A, Palumbo, F, Orte, S, Girolami, M, Furfari, F, Baronti, P, Candea, C, Roecke, C, Tarro, L, Sykora, M, Porcelli, S, Rizzo, G (Accepted for publication) A multi-domain ontology on healthy ageing for the characterization of older adults status and behaviour, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, ISSN: 1868-5137. DOI: 10.1007/s12652-021-03627-6.

Edry, T, Maani, N, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Hswen, Y, Wolf, M, Rinaldi, F, Galea, S, Gruebner, O (2021) Real-time geospatial surveillance of localized emotional stress responses to COVID-19: a proof of concept analysis, Health and Place, 70, 102598, ISSN: 1353-8292. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102598.

Garske, SI, Elayan, S, Sykora, M, Edry, T, Grabenhenrich, LB, Galea, S, Lowe, SR, Gruebner, O (2021) Space-Time Dependence of Emotions on Twitter after a Natural Disaster, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), pp.5292-5292, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105292.

Aebi, NJ, De Ridder, D, Ochoa, C, Petrovic, D, Fadda, M, Elayan, S, Sykora, M, Puhan, M, Naslund, JA, Mooney, SJ, Gruebner, O (2021) Can big data be used to monitor the mental health consequences of COVID-19?, International Journal of Public Health, 66, 633451, ISSN: 1661-8556. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2021.633451.

Oh, D, Elayan, S, Sykora, M, Downey, J (2021) Unpacking uncivil society: incivility and intolerance in the 2018 Irish abortion referendum discussions on Twitter, Nordicom Review, 42(s1), pp.103-118, ISSN: 1403-1108. DOI: 10.2478/nor-2021-0009.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T (2020) A qualitative analysis of sarcasm, irony and related #hashtags on Twitter, Big Data and Society, 7(2), ISSN: 2053-9517. DOI: 10.1177/2053951720972735.

Kamali, ME, Angelini, L, Caon, M, Carrino, F, Rocke, C, Guye, S, Rizzo, G, Mastropietro, A, Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Kniestedt, I, Ziylan, C, Lettieri, E, Khaled, OA, Mugellini, E (2020) Virtual Coaches for Older Adults' Wellbeing: A Systematic Review, IEEE Access, 8, pp.101884-101902, ISSN: 2169-3536. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2996404.

Gruebner, O, Lowe, SR, Sykora, M, Shankardass, K, Subramanian, SV, Galea, S (2018) Spatio-temporal distribution of negative emotions in New York City after a natural disaster as seen in social media, Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(10), ISSN: 1661-7827. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15102275.

Shankardass, K, Robertson, C, Shaughnessy, K, Sykora, M, Feick, R (2018) A unified ecological framework for studying effects of digital places on well-being, Social Science and Medicine, 227, pp.119-127, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.022.

Shaughnessy, K, Reyes, R, Shankardass, K, Sykora, M, Feick, R, Lawrence, H, Robertson, C (2018) Using geolocated social media for ecological momentary assessments of emotion: Innovative opportunities in psychology science and practice, Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 59(1), pp.47-53, ISSN: 0708-5591. DOI: 10.1037/cap0000099.

Qaiser, F, Ahmed, K, Sykora, M, Choudhary, A, Simpson, M (2017) Decision support systems for sustainable logistics: A review and bibliometric analysis, Industrial Management & Data Systems, ISSN: 0263-5577. DOI: 10.1108/IMDS-09-2016-0410.

Sykora, M (2017) Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: an observational study and empirical evidence for the historical r(evolution) of the social web, Int. J. of Web Engineering and Technology, 12(1), pp.70-94, ISSN: 1476-1289. DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2017.084024.

Gerrard, DM, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2017) Social media analytics in museums: extracting expressions of inspiration, Museum Management and Curatorship, 32(3), pp.232-250, ISSN: 0964-7775. DOI: 10.1080/09647775.2017.1302815.

Gruebner, O, Lowe, SR, Sykora, M, Shankardass, K, Subramanian, SV, Galea, S (2017) A novel surveillance approach for disaster mental health, PLoS ONE, 12(7), ISSN: 1932-6203. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181233.

Gruebner, O, Sykora, M, Lowe, SR, Shankardass, K, Galea, S, Subramanian, SV (2017) Big data opportunities for social behavioral and mental health research, Social Science and Medicine, ISSN: 0277-9536. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.07.018.

Sykora, M, Gruebner, O, Lowe, S, Shankardass, K, Trinquart, L, Jackson, TW, Subramanian, SV, Galea, S (2016) Mental Health Surveillance after the Terrorist Attacks in Paris, Lancet, 387, ISSN: 1474-547X.

Sykora, M (2016) Engineering social media driven intelligent systems through crowdsourcing: Insights from a financial news summarisation system, Journal of Systems and Information Technology, ISSN: 1328-7265. DOI: 10.1108/JSIT-03-2016-0019.

Sykora, M, Jackson, T, O'Brien, A, Elayan, S (2013) Emotive ontology: extracting fine-grained emotions from terse, informal messages, IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, 8(2), pp.106-118, ISSN: 1646-3692.

Sykora, M (2011) Web 2.0: Common uses and potential applications: An interdisciplinary study of social media with case studies of applications and some methodology improvements, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5(10), pp.411-450, ISSN: 1833-1882. DOI: 10.18848/1833-1882/CGP/v05i10/51916.


Elayan, S, Sykora, M, Shankardass, K, Robertson, C, Feick, R, Shaughnessy, K, Haydn, L, Jackson, T (2020) The Stresscapes Ontology System: Detecting and Measuring Stress on Social Media. In 7th European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2020, Larnaca, Cyprus. DOI: 10.34190/ESM.20.046.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Barbour, N, Jackson, T (2020) A Survey of the Ethics of Social Media Analytics. In 7th European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2020, Larnaca, Cyprus. DOI: 10.34190/ESM.20.047.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Perri, N, Jackson, T (2020) Tweeting Brexit: A Computational Analysis of Public Mood During the Brexit Negotiations. In 7th European Conference on Social Media, Larnaca, Cyprus. DOI: 10.34190/ESM.20.043.

Talebpour, M, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2020) The Evaluation of Ontologies for Quality, Suitability for Reuse, and the Significant Role of Social Factors. In , Communications in Computer and Information Science, pp.161-177, ISBN: 9783030495589. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49559-6_8.

Talebpour, M, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2019) Social and community related themes in ontology evaluation: Findings from an interview study. In , Communications in Computer and Information Science, pp.320-336, ISBN: 9783030156398. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15640-4_16.

Stepanek, L, Elayan, S, Sykora, M (2019) Dynamic knowledge sharing within functional uses of substances, products and practices. In , Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, pp.987-997, ISBN: 9781912764327. DOI: 10.34190/KM.19.184.

Coates, R, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2019) Browsing to Breathe: Social Media for Stress Reduction. In Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. DOI: 10.24251/hicss.2019.510.

Chen, X, Sykora, M, Jackson, T, Elayan, S (2018) What about mood swings? Identifying depression on Twitter with temporal measures of emotions. In WWW 2018 Conference - The Sixth International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP 2018), Lyon, France,ISBN: 9781450356404. DOI: 10.1145/3184558.3191624.

Mucha, A, Alkhalifah, Y, Darnley, K, Eddleston, M, Hu, Y, McLaren, DB, Nailon, WH, Salman, D, Sykora, M, Thomas, P, Soltoggio, A (2018) Convolutional neural networks for automated targeted analysis of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry data. In International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,ISBN: 9781509060146. DOI: 10.1109/IJCNN.2018.8489539.

Chen, X, Sykora, M, Jackson, T, Elayan, S, Munir, F (2018) Tweeting your mental health: Exploration of different classifiers and features with emotional signals in identifying mental health conditions. In HICCS Hawaii International Conference on Computer Systems, Hawaii,ISBN: 9780998133119. DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2018.421.

Talebpour, M, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2018) Ontology selection for reuse: Will it ever get easier?. In 10th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - KEOD 2018, Seville, Spain,ISBN: 9789897583308. DOI: 10.5220/0006937101080116.

Robertson, C, Feick, R, Sykora, M, Shankardass, K, Shaughnessy, K (2017) Personal activity centres and geosocial data analysis: Combining big data with small data. In AGILE, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp.145-161, ISBN: 9783319472881. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56759-4_9.

Hills, SA, Jackson, T, Sykora, M (2017) Persuasion and the microblog: A model of persuasive communications in terse text. In , Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2017, pp.364-372, ISBN: 9781911218463.

Talebpour, M, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2017) The role of community and social metrics in ontology evaluation: An interview study of ontology reuse. In IC3K 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, pp.119-127, ISBN: 9789897582721. DOI: 10.5220/0006589201190127.

Qaiser, F, Ahmed, K, Sykora, M, Choudhary, A (2016) Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Logistics: A Review and Bibliometric Analysis. In International Conference on Decision Support System Technology - ICDSST, Plymouth, UK.

Mousavi, S, sykora, M, Jackson, TW (2015) Investigating a Semantic Retrieval Approach for Question Answering. In Software Quality Management, Loughborough University.

Sykora, M, Chung, P, Folland, J, Halkon, B, Edirisinghe, E (2015) Advances in sports informatics research. In , Inst Teknologi Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, BRUNEI, pp.265-274, ISBN: 9783319131528. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13153-5_26.

Jackson, T and Sykora, M (2015) Using social media to analyse the Scottish Referendum journey. In Software Quality Management, Loughborough University.

Coates, R, Sykora, M, Jackson, T (2015) An investigation of Cyberchondria in ‘The Age of Risk’. In SQM, Loughborough University.

Sykora, M, Robertson, C, Shankardass, K, Feick, R, Shaughnessy, K, Coates, B, Lawrence, H, Jackson, T (2015) Stresscapes: validating linkages between place and stress expression on social media. In .

Owa, K, Ramzan, A, Jackson, L, Jackson, T, Sykora, M, Mousavi, S (2015) A novel ontological approach to modelling engineering processes: A coupled tank system case study. In 13th International conference on manufacturing research (ICMR2015), Bath.

Hills, S, Jackson, T, Sykora, M (2015) Open-Source Intelligence Monitoring for the Detection of Domestic Terrorist Activity: Exploring Inexplicit Linguistic Cues to Threat and Persuasion for Natural Language Processing. In , PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2ND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA (ECSM 2015), pp.622-625.

Sykora, M, Jackson, T, Von Lunen, A, Elayan, S, O'Brien, A (2015) The role of visualisations in social media monitoring systems. In European Conference on Social Media - ECSM 2015,, ISBN: 9781910810316.

Sykora, M, Osborne, M, Moran, S, McCreadie, R, Lunen, AV, Cano, E, Ireson, N, Macdonald, C, Ounis, I, He, Y, Jackson, TW, Ciravegna, F, O'Brien, A (2014) Real-Time Detection, Tracking, and Monitoring of Automatically Discovered Events in Social Media. In The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, pp.1-8.

Sykora, M, Jackson, T, O'Brien, A, Elayan, S, Von Lunen, A (2014) Twitter based analysis of public, fine-grained emotional reactions to significant events. In European Conference on Social Media ECSM 2014, The European Conference on Social Media, pp.540-548, ISBN: 9781910309285.

Osborne, M, Moran, S, McCreadie, R, Von Lunen, A, Sykora, M, Cano, E, Ireson, N, MacDonald, C, Ounis, I, He, Y, Jackson, T, Ciravegna, F, O'Brien, A (2014) Real-time detection, tracking, and monitoring of automatically discovered events in social media. In The 52nd annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Baltimore, p.59, ISBN: 9781941643006.

Cross, DW, Hinde, CJ, Sykora, MD (2013) Predicting fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. In , 2013 13th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2013, pp.286-291, ISBN: 9781479915682. DOI: 10.1109/UKCI.2013.6651318.

Sykora, MD, Jackson, TW, Obrien, A, Elayan, S (2013) National security and social media monitoring: A presentation of the emotive and related systems. In , Proceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013, pp.172-175, ISBN: 9780769550626. DOI: 10.1109/EISIC.2013.38.

Sykora, MD, Jackson, TW, O'Brien, A, Elayan, S (2013) Emotive ontology: Extracting fine-grained emotions from terse, informal messages. In , Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Intelligent Systems and Agents 2013, ISA 2013, Proceedings of the IADIS European Conference on Data Mining 2013, ECDM 2013, pp.19-26, ISBN: 9789728939939.

Xiaoming, W, Sykora, MD, Archer, R, Parish, DJ, Bez, HE (2009) Case Based Reasoning Approach for Transaction Outcomes Prediction on Currency Markets. In SOFA 2009, IEEE International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications 2009, Szeged, Hungary & Arad, Romania.

Wang, X, Sykora, M, Archer, R, Parish, D, Bez, HE (2009) Case based reasoning approach for transaction outcomes prediction on currency markets. In ,ISBN: 9781424450541. DOI: 10.1109/SOFA.2009.5254870.

Sykora, M and Panek, M (2009) Financial news content publishing on Youtube.com. In 3rd International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications (SOFA 2009), Szeged (Hungary) – Arad (Romania), pp.99-104.

Sykora, M (2009) Power of Web 2.0 mass collaboration in computational intelligence and its’ uses, an example from finance. In Proceedings of the 9th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI), 2009, University of Nottingham, pp.-.

Sykora, MD, Panek, M, IEEE, (2009) Financial News Content Publishing on Youtube.com. In , SOFA 2009: 3RD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOFT COMPUTING APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS, pp.97-101, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5054-1.

Sykora, MD and Panek, M (2009) Media sharing websites and the US financial markets. In ,ISBN: 9789728924935.

Sykora, M and Singh, S (2007) Developing trading strategies based on risk-analysis of stocks. In Singh, S and Singh, M (ed) International Workshop on Advances in Pattern Recognition, PROGRESS IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, Loughborough Univ, Loughborough, ENGLAND, pp.83-+, ISBN: 978-1-84628-944-6. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84628-945-3_9.

Hills, S, Jackson, T, Sykora, M (Accepted for publication) Open-Source Intelligence Monitoring for the Detection of Domestic Terrorist Activity: Exploring Inexplicit Linguistic Cues to Threat and Persuasion for Natural Language Processing. In , Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2015: ECCWS 2015, pp.429-429.


Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Angelini, L, Röcke, C, El Kamali, M, Mugellini, E, Guye, S (2021) Understanding Older Adults’ Affect States in Daily Life for Promoting Self-reflection About Mental Wellbeing. In Research for Development, pp.179-193, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-72663-8_11.

Hills, S, Jackson, T, Sykora, M (2016) Persuasion in the microblog: Understanding and identifying persuasive intent in terse text. In Why Cyber Security is a Socio-Technical Challenge: New Concepts and Practical Measures to Enhance Detection, pp.105-118, ISBN: 9781536100907.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T, O'Brien, A, Lunen, A (2015) Twitter based Analysis of Public, Fine-Grained Emotional Reactions to Significant Events. In Leading Issues in Social Media Research, Acpil, pp.1-10, ISBN: 9781910810224.

Internet Publications

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T (Accepted for publication) Sentiment across Hashtags and Sentiment Analysis Tools.


Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T (2020) Dataset 1 - Ten Hashtags on Twitter, DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.13084316.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T (2020) Dataset 2 - 25 Unique Topics/Events on Twitter, DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.13084514.

Sykora, M, Elayan, S, Jackson, T (2020) Overview of the 25 Unique Events/Topics, DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.13084817.

Sykora, M, Jackson, T, Elayan, S (2016) Sentiment Analysis of the Presidential US Election 2016, DOI: 10.17028/rd.lboro.4040589.

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