Dr. David O'Sullivan

B.Sc., Dip.Mech.Eng., M.E.D., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Director of Quality
Information Technology
Room 410
IT Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3017
E: david.osullivan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

David O'Sullivan (Ph.D.) is researcher and teacher at NUI Galway for over 20 years. He is also Director of Quality where he facilitates management teams with strategic and operational planning, quality management and performance management. David works with industry on new ways of improving innovative capacity and research projects have involved IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Fujisawa, Hewlett-Packard and Boston Scientific. He also works on research projects with small to medium sized industries and service organisations including hospitals, local government and public services. David has over 100 publications including books - Applying Innovation (Sage); Manufacturing Outsourcing (Springer); Manufacturing Systems Redesign (Prentice-Hall); Reengineering the Enterprise (Chapman & Hall) and; The Handbook of IS Management (Auerbach).
Current Positions

Personal Professor in Industrial Engineering, NUI Galway
Director of Quality, Quality and Performance Office, NUI Galway
Programme Board, Master of Applied Science (Enterprise Systems) NUI Galway
Programme Board, BSc (Science and Technology Studies) NUI Galway
Programme Board, MSc (Software Development and Database Technologies) NUI Galway
Member, Irish Universities Quality Committee, Irish Universities Association
Member, International Federation for Information Processing

 

Research Interests

David has researched three related bodies of knowledge - Manufacturing Systems Design (c.1990-1997), Systems Engineering (c.1997-2003) and Organisational Innovation (c.2003-present). Research into ‘Manufacturing Systems Design’ began in collaboration with a local multinational company Thermo King Corporation (TK) and a large European funded project involving multinationals including Kuka Robotics, Renault Automation and Siemens. The main objective was to find ways of radically redesigning the operational characteristics of manufacturing systems to make them more flexible and efficient.

Research into ‘Systems Engineering’ in 1997 extended concepts for the design of manufacturing systems to systems of all types including public sector organisations and small industries. Systems analysis and systems thinking that lay at the foundation of manufacturing systems design can equally be applied to all types of organisations. This body of work also extended the application domain of ideas to other manufacturing companies such as Nortel Networks. Architectures and models were translated into ‘collaborative design workspaces’ that organisations could use to manage their systems innovation processes. iTeams was developed during this period - a pseudo-commercial software prototype of a very early cloud based collaborative design environment and installed at Nortel and TK and used by their design teams.

The third body of knowledge, ‘Organisational Innovation’, began in 2003. A natural extension of research was into large extended enterprises comprising a number of organisations including suppliers and distributors. Once again industry was essential for providing requirements and later testing and validating the systems architectures. Hewlett-Packard and Boston Scientific played a key role here, as did a number of small to medium sized enterprises such as Eurobus and Sidhean who volunteered to participate in trials in cooperation with state support agencies UDARAS and Westbic. Elements of this research have also been translated into software systems and in particular InnovationChannel.net (now dormant) and FrameworkX (currently installed in HP). These systems provided living software platforms for future experimentation and research. More recent translational prototypes include ideasLog.com and PBLearn.com.

Societal Impact

Key impacts from research include a number of text books using in Colleges and Universities, MOOCs with over 8000 students and the learning platform PBLearn.com used by over 2000 teachers and instructors. Other aspects of societal impact include visiting professor at four European Universities, guest talks at a number of professional conferences and seminars and various board and committee appointments.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
PBLearn 01-JAN-14 31-DEC-15
ideasLog 01-JAN-12 31-DEC-14
Thermo King Innovation System for IS 09-JUN-09 13-MAY-10
DERI-Lion 01-FEB-08 12-FEB-13
Nortel Networks Innovation System 12-FEB-06 12-FEB-07
Hewlett Packard Framework X Platform 18-FEB-11 18-FEB-12
EU-AMI@NET FOODS - D O'SULLIVAN 01-APR-05 30-SEP-06
960 SOFTWARE DEV TK DEC DOS IND ENG 01-JAN-91 31-DEC-22
RIA- IRELAND-CHINA 2006 - DR DO'SULLIVAN 01-SEP-06 31-AUG-09
K-NET KE NING 215584SERVICES FOR CONTEXT ENHAN DOS 01-DEC-07 30-NOV-10
EI ATRP 02 401 ENABLE SME D OSULLIVAN 01-SEP-02 18-JAN-07
EU AMI 4 SME 017120 MULLIGAN DOS 01-OCT-05 30-SEP-09
EU GRD1 2001 40488 MOMENT D OSULLIVAN 01-MAY-02 15-JAN-07
EU G7RT CT2001 05060 ADMAN D O SULLIVAN 01-JAN-02 28-MAY-06
750 QUALITY SEMINARS ROCHE SULLIVAN 01-JAN-94 28-APR-04
EU G7RTCT2001 05044 SIMSERV D OSULLIVAN 01-JAN-02 31-DEC-04
EU IST 2001 35054 BEATRICE SME D OSULLIVAN 01-APR-02 31-JUL-09
EU GEM IST 2001 32059 01-JAN-02 16-JUL-06
EMBARK 2004 GEAROID HYNES D O SULLIVAN 01-JUN-05 23-NOV-09
EU EP21108 IIMB O SULLIVAN 96 01-JAN-94 30-NOV-03
EU ROCKET IST 01 38245 CORMICAN O SULLIVAN 01-JUL-02 24-APR-05

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Structured pharmacist review of medication in older hospitalized patients: A cost-effectiveness analysis'
Gallagher J, O’Sullivan D, McCarthy S, Gillespie P, Woods N, O’Mahony D, Byrne S (2016) 'Structured pharmacist review of medication in older hospitalized patients: A cost-effectiveness analysis'. Drugs And Ageing, [Details]
(2016) 'Project Based Collaborative Learning using Social Learning Software'
O'Sullivan, D., Frankl, G. (2016) 'Project Based Collaborative Learning using Social Learning Software'. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, [Details]
(2016) 'Evolution of Quality Assurance Culture at One University - A Case Study'
O'Sullivan, D. (2016) 'Evolution of Quality Assurance Culture at One University - A Case Study'. Quality Assurance, [Details]
(2015) 'Encouraging an Innovation-driven Culture in Organizations: Development of an Innovation Capability Audit and Product Innovation Strategy'
Santos, C., O'Sullivan, D (2015) 'Encouraging an Innovation-driven Culture in Organizations: Development of an Innovation Capability Audit and Product Innovation Strategy'. Int. Journal Of Innovation Management, [Details]
(2012) 'Context Modeling and Measuring for Context Aware Knowledge Management'
Ning, K., O'Sullivan, D. (2012) 'Context Modeling and Measuring for Context Aware Knowledge Management'. International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing, 2 (3):287-291 [Details]
(2011) 'Study on Chinese and European automotive R&D - comparison of low cost innovation versus system innovation'
Thoma, B., O'Sullivan, D. (2011) 'Study on Chinese and European automotive R&D - comparison of low cost innovation versus system innovation'. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 25 :214-226 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Novel Automation NPD Methodology Coping with Emerging Trends'
Thoma, B., O'Sullivan, D (2014) 'Novel Automation NPD Methodology Coping with Emerging Trends'. Ieee Transactions On Engineering Management, [Details]
(2014) 'Innovation Skills for Students using Project Based Learning in a Social Learning Environment'
O'Sullivan, D., Krewer, F. (2014) 'Innovation Skills for Students using Project Based Learning in a Social Learning Environment'. Technology Pedagogy And Education, [Details]
(2011) 'Global education in manufacturing strategy'
O'Sullivan, D,Rolstadas, A,Filos, E (2011) 'Global education in manufacturing strategy'. Journal Of Intelligent Manufacturing, 22 :663-674 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'ACRONYM: Context Metrics for Linking People to User-Generated Media Content'
Monaghan, F,Handschuh, S,O'Sullivan, D (2011) 'ACRONYM: Context Metrics for Linking People to User-Generated Media Content'. International Journal On Semantic Web And Information Systems, 7 :1-35 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'SPECIAL ISSUE - Semantic Web Computing in Industry'
J. Breslin; O'Sullivan, D. (2010) 'SPECIAL ISSUE - Semantic Web Computing in Industry'. Journal Of Computers In Industry, 61 (8):727-728 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Deploying Decision Support Systems using Semantic Web Technologies'
L. Ludwig; O'Sullivan, D. (2010) 'Deploying Decision Support Systems using Semantic Web Technologies'. International Journal Of Decision Support System Technology, 2 (1):49-59 [Details]
(2010) 'Semantic Web computing in industry'
Breslin, JG,O'Sullivan, D,Passant, A,Vasiliu, L (2010) 'Semantic Web computing in industry'. Computers In Industry, 61 :729-741 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Collaborative Innovation for the Management of Information Technology Resources'
Dooley, L; O'Sullivan, D. (2010) 'Collaborative Innovation for the Management of Information Technology Resources'. Intl Journal Human Capital And Information Technology Professionals, 1 (1):16-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Context modeling and measuring for proactive resource recommendation in business collaboration'
Gong, RN,Ning, K,Li, Q,O'Sullivan, D,Chen, YL,Decker, S (2009) 'Context modeling and measuring for proactive resource recommendation in business collaboration'. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 57 :27-36 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'A groupware system for virtual product innovation management'
Cormican, K,O'Sullivan, D (2007) 'A groupware system for virtual product innovation management'. Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing, 17 :499-510 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Managing within a Distributed Innovation Network'
Lawrence Dooley; O'Sullivan, D. (2007) 'Managing within a Distributed Innovation Network'. Int. Journal Of Innovation Management, 11 (3):397-416 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Collaborative Information Systems for University Based Research Institutes'
O'Sullivan, D.; D. Mulligan, L. Dooley (2007) 'Collaborative Information Systems for University Based Research Institutes'. Intl. Journal Of Innovation And Learning, 14 (3):308-322 [Details]
(2006) 'Semantic innovation management across the extended enterprise'
Ning, K. and O'Sullivan, D. and Zhu, Q. and Decker, S. (2006) 'Semantic innovation management across the extended enterprise'. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1 (1):109-128 [Details]
(2006) 'Development of an online supplier selection module'
Xiao, G., Dunne, K., O'Sullivan, D. (2006) 'Development of an online supplier selection module'. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, [Details]
(2006) 'Virtual team environment for collaborative research projects'
Precup, L., O'Sullivan, D., Cormican, K. and Dooley, L. (2006) 'Virtual team environment for collaborative research projects'. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 3 (1):77-93 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) 'Multiple project management: a modern competitive necessity'
Dooley, L., Lupton, G., O'Sullivan, D. (2005) 'Multiple project management: a modern competitive necessity'. 16 (5):466-482 [Details]
(2005) 'Project Portfolio Management - A Modern Competitive Necessity'
Dooley, L; Lupton, G. ; O'Sullivan, D. (2005) 'Project Portfolio Management - A Modern Competitive Necessity'. Intl. Journal Of Manufacturing Technology Management, 16 (6) [Details]
(2004) 'Auditing best practice for effective product innovation management'
Cormican, K,O'Sullivan, D (2004) 'Auditing best practice for effective product innovation management'. Technovation, 24 :819-829 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Auditing best practice for effective for product innovation management'
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2004) 'Auditing best practice for effective for product innovation management'. International Journal of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship; TECHNOVATION, 24 (10):819-829 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Survey of manufacturing curricula from around the world'
Hunt, I,O'Sullivan, D,Rolstadas, A,Horan, M,Precup, L (2004) 'Survey of manufacturing curricula from around the world'. Production Planning & Control, 15 :71-79 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Groupware architecture for R&D managers'
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2004) 'Groupware architecture for R&D managers'. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2 (4):367-386 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'A collaborative knowledge management tool for product innovation management'
Cormican, K,O'Sullivan, D (2003) 'A collaborative knowledge management tool for product innovation management'. International Journal Of Technology Management, 26 :53-67 [Details]
(2003) 'Idea management for organisational Innovation'
Flynn, M. Dooley, L., O'Sullivan, D. and Cormican, K. (2003) 'Idea management for organisational Innovation'. International Journal of Innovation Management, 7 (4):417-442 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'A scorecard for supporting enterprise knowledge management'
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2003) 'A scorecard for supporting enterprise knowledge management'. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 2 (3):191-201 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) 'Online Project Based Learning in Innovation Management'
O'Sullivan, D. (2003) 'Online Project Based Learning in Innovation Management'. Journal Education and Training, 45 (2):110-117 [Details]
(2003) 'Enterprise systems development model'
Ming, Y., O'Sullivan, D., Cormican, K. and Dooley, L. (2003) 'Enterprise systems development model'. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 5 (01-Feb):177-195 [Details]
(2003) 'Developing a software infrastructure to support systemic innovation through effective management'
Dooley, L,O'Sullivan, D (2003) 'Developing a software infrastructure to support systemic innovation through effective management'. Technovation, 23 :689-704 [DOI] [Details]
(2002) 'Framework for Managing Development in the Networked Organisation'
O'Sullivan, D. (2002) 'Framework for Managing Development in the Networked Organisation'. J. Computers in Industry, 47 :77-88 [Details]
(2001) 'Structuring Innovation'
Dooley, L ; O'Sullivan, D. (2001) 'Structuring Innovation'. J. Enterprise And Innovation Management Studies, 2 (3):177-194 [Details]
(2001) 'Enterprise knowledge management. Technical Paper published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn Michigan, USA'
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2001) 'Enterprise knowledge management. Technical Paper published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn Michigan, USA'. [Details]
(2000) 'Systems innovation manager'
Dooley, L,O'Sullivan, D (2000) 'Systems innovation manager'. Production Planning & Control, 11 :369-379 [Details]
(2000) 'Supporting systems innovation'
Dooley L., Cormican, K., Wreath, S. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) 'Supporting systems innovation'. International Journal of Innovation Management, 4 (3):277-297 [Details]
(2000) 'Systems innovation: managing manufacturing systems redesign'
Dooley, L,O'Sullivan, D (2000) 'Systems innovation: managing manufacturing systems redesign'. International Journal Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 13 :410-421 [Details]
(1999) 'Decision support system for the management of systems change'
Dooley, L,O'Sullivan, D (1999) 'Decision support system for the management of systems change'. Technovation, 19 :483-493 [Details]
(1999) 'Systems design framework for the extended enterprise'
Davis, M,O'Sullivan, D (1999) 'Systems design framework for the extended enterprise'. Production Planning & Control, 10 :3-18 [Details]
(1998) 'Communications technologies for the extended enterprise'
Davis, M,O'Sullivan, D (1998) 'Communications technologies for the extended enterprise'. Production Planning & Control, 9 :742-753 [Details]
(1994) 'Requirements Definition Using the Customer Interaction Model'
Egenton, W. ; O'Sullivan, D. (1994) 'Requirements Definition Using the Customer Interaction Model'. Intl. Journal Cim Systems, :134-156 [Details]
(1992) 'Development and Operation of FMS using Structured Techniques'
O'Sullivan, D. (1992) 'Development and Operation of FMS using Structured Techniques'. Intl. Journal Prod. Planning & Control, 2 (2):122-134 [Details]
(1992) 'Project Management in Manufacturing using IDEF0'
O'Sullivan, D. (1992) 'Project Management in Manufacturing using IDEF0'. Intl. Journal Project Management, 9 (3):162-168 [Details]
(1992) 'DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS'
O'Sullivan, D (1992) 'DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS'. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 5 :39-53 [Details]
(1990) 'Development and operation of a demand pull, sheet metal flexible manufacturing system'
J. Lane; O'Sullivan, D. (1990) 'Development and operation of a demand pull, sheet metal flexible manufacturing system'. Journal Of Materials Processing Technology, 24 :463-472 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Industrial Automation.
Folan, P., O'Sullivan, D. (2015) Industrial Automation. London: Kindle Direct. [Details]
(2015) The Innovation Funnel.
O'Sullivan, David., and L. Dooley (2015) The Innovation Funnel. New York: Amazon Direct Publishing. [Details]
(2014) Change and Innovation Management.
O'Sullivan, D. (2014) Change and Innovation Management. New York: Amazon Direct Publishing. [Details]
(2012) Manufacturing Outsourcing: A Knowledge Perspective.
Asbjørn Rolstadås, Bjonar Henriksen, David O'Sullivan (2012) Manufacturing Outsourcing: A Knowledge Perspective. London: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2008) Applying Innovation.
O'Sullivan, D. and L. Dooley (2008) Applying Innovation. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publishing. [Details]
(1995) Manufacturing Systems Redesign.
O'Sullivan, D. (1995) Manufacturing Systems Redesign. New Jersey: Prentice Hall International. [Details]
(1992) Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Procedure.
O'Sullivan, D. (1992) Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Procedure. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Context Metrics for Linking People to User Generated Media Content'
Monaghan, F., Handschuh, S, O'Sullivan, D. (2013) 'Context Metrics for Linking People to User Generated Media Content' In: Semantic Web: Ontology and Knowledge Base Enabled Tools and Services. Hershey, PA, 17033, U.S.A: IGI Global. [Details]
(2012) 'Deploying Decision Support Systems Using Semantic Web Technologies'
Ludwig, L., O'Sullivan, D. (2012) 'Deploying Decision Support Systems Using Semantic Web Technologies' In: Integrated and Strategic Advancements in Decision Making Support Systems. Hershey, PA, 17033, U.S.A: ISI Global. [Details]
(2012) 'Applying Innovation in Information Systems Management at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation'
O'Sullivan, D. (2012) 'Applying Innovation in Information Systems Management at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation' In: Case Studies in People Management, Strategy and Innovation. Australia: Tide University Press. [Details]
(2012) 'Collaborative innovation for the management of information technology resources'
O'Sullivan, D., Dooley, L. (2012) 'Collaborative innovation for the management of information technology resources' In: Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector. Hershey, PA, 17033, U.S.A: ISI Global. [Details]
(2010) 'Project based Learning in Applied Innovation'
O'Sullivan, D; Dooley, L (2010) 'Project based Learning in Applied Innovation' In: Educate Adaptive Talents for It Applications in Enterprises and Interoperability. France: Iste/Hermes Science Publisher. [Details]
(2006) 'Business Process Collaboration Using Semantic Interoperability: Review and Framework'
Ruinan Gong, Qing Li, Ke Ning, Yuliu Chen; O'Sullivan, D. (2006) 'Business Process Collaboration Using Semantic Interoperability: Review and Framework' In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin: Springer Verlag, Berlin. [Details]
(1999) 'Quality Improvement in Systems Development'
Egenton, W.; O'Sullivan, D. (1999) 'Quality Improvement in Systems Development' In: Handbook of IS Management. New York: Auerbach Publishers, New York. [Details]
(1997) 'Performance Measurement, Business Process Reengineering and World Class Manufacturing'
Bradley, P; O'Sullivan, D. (1997) 'Performance Measurement, Business Process Reengineering and World Class Manufacturing' In: Modelling Techniques for Business Process Re-engineering and Benchmarking. London: Chapman & Hall, London. [Details]
(1996) 'A Framework for Strategic Performance Measurement, Balanced Automated Systems II'
Bradley, P., J.Browne; O'Sullivan, D. (1996) 'A Framework for Strategic Performance Measurement, Balanced Automated Systems II' In: Implementation challenges for anthropocentric manufacturing. London: Chapman & Hall, London. [Details]
(1994) 'Supply Chain Management - A case study of AsIs vs. ToBe'
O'Sullivan, D.; Langan, R; Davis, M (1994) 'Supply Chain Management - A case study of AsIs vs. ToBe' In: IT and Manufacturing Partnerships. Oxford: IOS Press, Oxford. [Details]
(1993) 'Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Procedure'
O'Sullivan, D.; J. Browne (1993) 'Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Procedure' In: Advances in CIM. London: JAI Press, London. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) ISPIM
Dooley, L., O'Sullivan, D. (2016) Inter-organisational Innovation: Collaborative Breadth and Depth within the SME sector ISPIM , 19-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 [Details]
(2016) British Academy of Management
Dooley, L., Barrett, G., O'Sullivan, D. (2016) SME Innovation Practices across the Low-High Technology Spectrum: Is Open Innovation Being Adopted? British Academy of Management Newcastle University, , 06-SEP-16 - 08-SEP-16 [Details]
(2015) 14th European Conference on e-Learning
O'Sullivan, D. (2015) Structured Approach to Project Based Learning using a new type of Learning Management System 14th European Conference on e-Learning Hatfield, UK, [Details]
(2015) European Quality Assurance Forum 2015
O'Sullivan, D. (2015) Evolution of the QA Culture at One University European Quality Assurance Forum 2015 [Details]
(2014) European Quality Assurance Forum 2014
O'Sullivan, D (2014) Tripartite Approach to Quality Enhancement in Higher Education European Quality Assurance Forum 2014 [Details]
(2012) 18th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
O'Sullivan, D., and Thoma, B. (2012) Innovative Approaches to New Energy Vehicle Requirements . In: B. Katzy, T. Holzmann, K. Sailer, K. D. Thoben eds. 18th International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation [Details]
(2012) International Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management
O'Sullivan, D., Thoma, B. (2012) Study on Chinese and European automotive R&D - comparison of low cost innovation versus system innovation International Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management [Details]
(2010) International (Summer) Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management
O'Sullivan, D., Thoma, B. (2010) New Product Development and Low Cost Cars - Lessons from Multinational and Chinese Car Makers International (Summer) Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management [Details]
(2010) Proceedings MCPL conference, IFAC Technical Committee TC 5.4 Large Scale Complex Systems
K. Ning (2010) A Service Oriented Platform for Context Aware Knowledge Enhancement Proceedings MCPL conference, IFAC Technical Committee TC 5.4 Large Scale Complex Systems Coimbra, Portugal, [Details]
(2010) Proceedings MCPL conference, IFAC Technical Committee TC 5.4 Large Scale Complex Systems
A. Rolstadås, and E. Alfnes) (2010) Curriculum Development in Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains Proceedings MCPL conference, IFAC Technical Committee TC 5.4 Large Scale Complex Systems Coimbra, Portugal, [Details]
(2009) Proceedings International Conference on Education Issues in Enterprise IT and Interoperability
L. Dooley (2009) Project based Learning in Applied Innovation Proceedings International Conference on Education Issues in Enterprise IT and Interoperability Bordeaux, France, [Details]
(2008) Proceedings of Intl. Conference WSM
Ke Ning, Vassilios Peristeras, Zhangbing Zhou, Uldis Bojārs, John Breslin (2008) SIOC Enabled Collaboration Network across Shared Workspaces Proceedings of Intl. Conference WSM [Details]
(2008) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (Semantic Web and IS Track)
VinhTuan Thai, Brian Davis, Sean O'Riain, Siegfried Handschuh (2008) Semantically Enhanced Passage Retrieval for Business Analysis Activity Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (Semantic Web and IS Track) Galway, Ireland, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) WSEAS Conference
Jianqiang Li, Ke Ning (2008) Incorporating Background Knowledge into Web WSEAS Conference University of Cambridge, [Details]
(2007) International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies
Fergal Monaghan, David O'Sullivan (2007) Leveraging Ontologies, Context and Social Networks to Automate Photo Annotation International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2007) A groupware system for virtual product innovation management Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing , pp.499-510 [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of International Semantic Web Conference; Workshop on Applications and Business Aspects
VinhTuan Thai, Sean O'Riain, Brian Davis (2007) Personalized Question Answering: A Use Case for Business Analysis Proceedings of International Semantic Web Conference; Workshop on Applications and Business Aspects [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) E-Commerce Technology and the 4th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce, and E-Services, 2007. CEC/EEE 2007. The 9th IEEE International Conference on
Ning, K. and Gong, R. and Decker, S. and Chen, Y. and O'sullivan, D. (2007) A context-aware resource recommendation system for business collaboration E-Commerce Technology and the 4th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce, and E-Services, 2007. CEC/EEE 2007. The 9th IEEE International Conference on , pp.457-460 [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology and the 4th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing; E-Commerce and E-Services
Ning, K., Gong, R., Decker, S., Chen, Y., O'Sullivan, D. (2007) A Context-Aware Resource Recommendation System for Business Collaboration Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology and the 4th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing; E-Commerce and E-Services Tokyo; Japan, , pp.457-460 [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies
Monaghan, F., O'Sullivan, D. (2007) Leveraging Ontologies; Context and Social Networks to Automate Photo Annotation Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Semantics and Digital Media Technologies Genoa; Italy, , pp.252-255 [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the Workshop on Applying Service Oriented Architectures to Adaptive Information Systems
Richardson, R., Boran, A., Vitvar, T., Kotinurmi, P., Lewis, D., Keeney, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2006) Adaptive Architectures to Support Highly Configurable Value Chains Proceedings of the Workshop on Applying Service Oriented Architectures to Adaptive Information Systems [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Symposium on Automated Systems Based on Human Skill And Knowledge
G. Hynes, F. Monaghan, V. Thai, T. Strang (2006) SAGE: An Ambient Intelligent Frameworkfor Manufacturing Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Symposium on Automated Systems Based on Human Skill And Knowledge Nancy, France, [Details]
(2006) Semantic Web proceedings of 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06) Workshop on Future Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Technologies
F. Monaghan (2006) Generating Useful Photo Context Metadata Semantic Web proceedings of 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06) Workshop on Future Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Technologies Nara, Japan, [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of Pervasive
G. Hynes (2006) A Context-Centric Ambient Intelligent Framework for Manufacturing Process Optimisation Proceedings of Pervasive Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the Asian Semantic Web Conference
Ruinan Gong, Qing Li, Ke Ning, Yuliu Chen (2006) Business Process Collaboration Using Semantic Interoperability: Review and Framework Proceedings of the Asian Semantic Web Conference Beijing, China, , pp.191-204 [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06) Workshop on Mobile Services and Ontologies
F. Monaghan (2006) Automating Photo Annotation using Services and Ontologies Proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06) Workshop on Mobile Services and Ontologies Nara, Japan, [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Future Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Technologies
Monaghan, F., O'Sullivan, D. (2006) Generating Useful Photo Context Metadata for the Semantic Web Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Future Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Technologies [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the 1st Mobile Services and Ontologies Workshop
Monaghan, F., O'Sullivan, D. (2006) Automating Photo Annotation using Services and Ontologies Proceedings of the 1st Mobile Services and Ontologies Workshop [Details]
(2005) Proceedings 10th Intl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering
Ke Ning (2005) Semantic Innovation Management System for Extended Enterprise Proceedings 10th Intl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering Munich, Germany, [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising
Ning, K., O'Sullivan, D. (2005) Semantic Innovation Management System for the Extended Enterprise Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising Munich; Germany, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings Intl. Semantic Web Conf
Ludwig, L. (2004) Artificial Memory Prototype for Personal Semantic Subdocument Knowledge Management Proceedings Intl. Semantic Web Conf Hiroshima, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings of eBusiness Conf
Ke Ning (2004) Rationality Validation of Business Process Model by Simulation Method Proceedings of eBusiness Conf Beijing, China, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Electronic Business - Shaping Business Strategy in a Networked World
Li, J., O'Sullivan, D. (2004) Semantic Innovation Management Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Electronic Business - Shaping Business Strategy in a Networked World Beijing; China, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings 9th International Conference in Human and Organisational Issues in the Digital Enterprise
O'Sullivan, D. (2004) A Groupware System for Product Innovation Management Proceedings 9th International Conference in Human and Organisational Issues in the Digital Enterprise Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings Intl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering
Mulligan, D (2004) Innovation Management in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises Proceedings Intl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering Seville, Spain, [Details]
(2004) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Electronic Business - Shaping Business Strategy in a Networked World
Ning, K., Chen, Y., O'Sullivan, D. (2004) Rationality Validation of Business Process Model by Simulation Method Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Electronic Business - Shaping Business Strategy in a Networked World Beijing; China, , pp.435-439 [Details]
(2003) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Production Management
Mulligan, D., Cormican, K. (2003) Requirements of SME's for effective innovation management Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Production Management Porto, Portugal, [Details]
(2003) Proceedings of Intnl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering
O'Sullivan, D. (2003) Collaborative Tool to Support Knowledge Sharing and Innovation in an R&D Project Proceedings of Intnl. Conf. Concurrent Engineering Espoo, [Details]
(2003) 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management
Mulligan, D., Cormican, K and O'Sullivan, D. (2003) Requirements of SME's for effective innovation management 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management Porto, Portugal, , 26-MAY-03 - 28-MAY-03 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2002) Proceedings of Managing Innovative Manufacturing
K. Cormican (2002) A Collaborative Knowledge Management Tool for Product Innovation Proceedings of Managing Innovative Manufacturing Birmingham, UK, [Details]
(2002) Proceedings of Intl. Manufacturing Education Conf
O'Sullivan, D. (2002) Survey of Manufacturing Curricula from around the world Proceedings of Intl. Manufacturing Education Conf Twente, the Nederlands, [Details]
(2002) Proceedings of  IFIP WG 5.7 Computer Aided Production Management
O'Sullivan, D. (2002) Developing a Self Assessment Audit to Support Product Innovation Management Proceedings of  IFIP WG 5.7 Computer Aided Production Management [Details]
(2002) Proceedings Joint International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Management (IE&EM 2002) & International Conference on Electronic Commerce Engineering
O'Sullivan, D. (2002) Decision support for cross cultural collaboration in e-Business Proceedings Joint International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Management (IE&EM 2002) & International Conference on Electronic Commerce Engineering [Details]
(2002) Proceedings of the Intl. Manufacturing Education Conf
O'Sullivan, D. (2002) On-line Project Based Learning in Manufacturing Strategy Proceedings of the Intl. Manufacturing Education Conf Twente, the Nederlands, [Details]
(2000) Managing Innovative Manufacturing
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) A collaborative knowledge management tool for product innovation Managing Innovative Manufacturing Birmingham, UK, , 17-JUL-00 - 19-JUL-00 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Proceedings of European eBusiness & eWork Conference
K. Cormican (2000) A Web Enabled Solution for Managing Distributed Product Innovation Proceedings of European eBusiness & eWork Conference Madrid, Spain, [Details]
(2000) European eBusiness & eWork Conference
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) A web enabled solution for managing distributed product innovation European eBusiness & eWork Conference Madrid, Spain, , 18-OCT-00 - 20-OCT-00 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Life Cycle Approaches to Production Systems: Management, Control, Supervision
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) Product innovation management: Towards a constructive guide Life Cycle Approaches to Production Systems: Management, Control, Supervision Bordeaux, France, , 18-SEP-00 - 20-SEP-00 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) International Conference of Information Technology in Business
Browne, J., Cormican, K., Dooley L., Yu, M., O'Sullivan, D. (2000) Innovation management for product and process development International Conference of Information Technology in Business Beijing, China, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Logistics and Production Management Conference
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) Developing a self assessment audit to support product innovation management Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Logistics and Production Management Conference Tromso, Norway, , 28-JUN-00 - 30-JUN-00 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee
K. Cormican (2000) Enterprise Knowledge Management Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2000) 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2000) Enterprise knowledge management 17th Annual Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee Galway, Ireland, , 23-AUG-00 - 25-AUG-00 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2000) Proceedings of Advanced Summer Institute, Life Cycle Approaches to Production Systems: Management, Control, Supervision
K. Cormican) (2000) Product Innovation Management: Towards a Constructive Guide Proceedings of Advanced Summer Institute, Life Cycle Approaches to Production Systems: Management, Control, Supervision Bordeaux, France, [Details]
(2000) Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology in Business Management
Browne.J., Cormican K., Dooley L., Yu Ming (2000) Innovation Management for Product and Process Development Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology in Business Management Beijing, China, [Details]
(1999) 15th International Conference on Production Research
Cormican, K., Dooley, L., O'Sullivan, D., Wreath, S. and Yu, M. (1999) Systems innovation management: Supporting innovation in a manufacturing environment 15th International Conference on Production Research Limerick, Ireland, , 09-AUG-99 - 12-AUG-99 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1999) Second International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Dooley L., Cormican, K., O'Sullivan D., Wreath S., Yu M. (1999) Systems innovation Second International Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Leuven, Belgium, , 22-SEP-99 - 24-SEP-99 [Details]
(1999) European Network of Excellence on Advanced Methodologies and Tools for Manufacturing Systems International Scientific-Technical Workshop: Problems for Technology Transfer
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (1999) Product manager: A decision support tool for design engineers European Network of Excellence on Advanced Methodologies and Tools for Manufacturing Systems International Scientific-Technical Workshop: Problems for Technology Transfer Ufa, Russia, , 30-SEP-99 - 01-OCT-99 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems
K. Cormical (1999) Systems Innovation Tools Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems Berlin, Germany, [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research
Cormican, K., Dooley, L., Wreath, S. and Yu., Ming (1999) Systems Innovation Management: Supporting Innovation in a Manufacturing Environment Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Production Research Limerick, Ireland, [Details]
(1999) Proceedings Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
L.Dooley, S.Wreath, K.Cormican (1999) Systemic Innovation Proceedings Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Leuven, [Details]
(1998) Proceedings of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
Cormican, K., Dooley, L. Yu Ming, S. Wreath (1998) Decision Support System for the Management of Organisational Change Proceedings of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Lausanne, Switzerland, [Details]
(1998) Proceedings PTK'98
Cormican, K., Dooley, L. Yu Ming (1998) Systems Innovation Management Proceedings PTK'98 Berlin, Germany, [Details]
(1997) Proceedings of the Advanced Summer Institute '97
M. Davis (1997) Supply Chain Communications - A Framework for the Extended Enterprise Proceedings of the Advanced Summer Institute '97 Budapest, Hungary, [Details]
(1997) Proceedings of International Conference on Issues and Challenges of Manufacturing Education
J.Browne and L.Dooley (1997) Manufacturing Engineer or Architect Proceedings of International Conference on Issues and Challenges of Manufacturing Education Patras, Greece, [Details]
(1997) Proceedings of the International Conference on Revisiting the Allocation of Functions Issue - New Perspectives
C. Smyth and L.Smyth (1997) Sustaining World Class Manufacturing among Employees Proceedings of the International Conference on Revisiting the Allocation of Functions Issue - New Perspectives Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(1996) Proceedings of IT and Manufacturing Partnerships - Delivering the Promise
R.Langan and M.Davis (1996) Supply Chain Management - A case study of AsIs vs. ToBe Proceedings of IT and Manufacturing Partnerships - Delivering the Promise Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(1996) Proceedings of Modelling Techniques, Business Process Reengineering and Benchmarking
P.Bradley and S.Lillis)  (1996) Performance Measurement, Business Process Reengineering and World Class Manufacturing Proceedings of Modelling Techniques, Business Process Reengineering and Benchmarking Bordeaux, France, [Details]
(1993) Proceedings of 10th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council
T.Creaven (1993) Automated Test Management System Proceedings of 10th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council Belfast, Northern Ireland, [Details]
(1992) Proceedings of 9th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council
W.Egenton (1992) Quality Function Deployment and Software Engineering Proceedings of 9th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(1991) Proceedings of 7th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council
O'Sullivan, D. (1991) Demand Pull Flexible Manufacturing Proceedings of 7th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(1990) Proceedings 21st Symposium of Industrial Robots
O'Sullivan, D. (1990) An approach to CIM Development Proceedings 21st Symposium of Industrial Robots Denmark, [Details]
(1990) Proceedings of 1st  Intl. Conf. Forming Technology
O'Sullivan, D. (1990) Development and Operation of Demand Pull Sheet Metal FMS Proceedings of 1st  Intl. Conf. Forming Technology Lisbon, Portugal, [Details]
(1990) Proceedings of 7th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council, Dublin, Ireland
O'Sullivan, D. (1990) Design and Operation of Multi and Mixed model assembly lines Proceedings of 7th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(1990) Proceedings of Factory
O'Sullivan, D. (1990) Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Proceedings of Factory Cambridge University, [Details]
(1990) Proceedings of CIM-90
O'Sullivan, D. (1990) Integrating CIM Sub-systems using structured techniques Proceedings of CIM-90 Bordeaux, France, [Details]
(1989) Proceedings 6th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council
O'Sullivan, D. (1989) Integrated Manufacturing Systems Design Proceedings 6th Intl. Conf. of the Irish Manufacturing Council Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(1987) Proceedings of the Factory of the Future
O'Sullivan, D. (1987) Factory Integration Proceedings of the Factory of the Future Shannon Development Company, Shannon, Ire, [Details]
(1985) Proceedings of Computer Aided Design, Institution of Production Engineers
O'Sullivan, D. (1985) CAD Management Proceedings of Computer Aided Design, Institution of Production Engineers Dublin, Ire, [Details]
(1984) Proceedings of Computer Aided Manufacturing
O'Sullivan, D. (1984) Integrating CAD and CAM Proceedings of Computer Aided Manufacturing Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Dublin, [Details]
(1984) Proceedings of CAD/CAM, Institution of Production Engineers
O'Sullivan, D. (1984) CAD/CAM- a case study Proceedings of CAD/CAM, Institution of Production Engineers Dublin, Ire, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) Student Engagement in Irish Higher Education Institutions.
O'Riordan, M., O'Sullivan, D., et al (2016) Student Engagement in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Higher Education Authority, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(2015) Institutional Review of Research Performance 2016.
O'Sullivan, D (2015) Institutional Review of Research Performance 2016. National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(1995) Reengineering the Enterprise.
Browne, J., O'Sullivan, D (Ed.). (1995) Reengineering the Enterprise Reengineering the Enterprise. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2015) Decision making in project management.
O'Sullivan, D (2015) Decision making in project management. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2010) SPECIAL ISSUE: Semantic Web Computing in Industry.
Breslin, JG,O'Sullivan, D (2010) SPECIAL ISSUE: Semantic Web Computing in Industry. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2010) Industrial Automation. Distance Learning Manual.
O'Sullivan, D.; Folan, P. (2010) Industrial Automation. Distance Learning Manual. Other Item [Details]
(2007) Applied Innovation. Distance Learning Manual.
O'Sullivan, D. (2007) Applied Innovation. Distance Learning Manual. Other Item [Details]
(2006) Applied Innovation Management. Distance Learning Manual.
O'Sullivan, D. (2006) Applied Innovation Management. Distance Learning Manual. Other Item [Details]
(1999) Product and Process Development . Distance Learning Manual.
O'Sullivan, D. (1999) Product and Process Development . Distance Learning Manual. Other Item [Details]
(1998) Product & Process Development. Operations Management, National Distance Education Centre , Dublin City University.
O'Sullivan, D., O'Callahan, R., Dunbar, E., McDonagh, D. and Flynn, M. (1998) Product & Process Development. Operations Management, National Distance Education Centre , Dublin City University. Other Item [Details]
(1998) Project and Innovation Management. Distance Learning Manual.
O'Sullivan, D. (1998) Project and Innovation Management. Distance Learning Manual. Other Item [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2001) Enterprise knowledge management. Technical Paper published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn Michigan, USA.
Cormican, K. and O'Sullivan, D. (2001) Enterprise knowledge management. Technical Paper published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn Michigan, USA. Technical Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Post-graduate Course of the Year: Master of Applied Science Enterprise Ireland
2009 Best Paper at Conference - Bordeaux, France, May 2009 Conference on Education Issues in Enterprise IT and Interoperability
2000 Best Paper at Conference - Galway, 2000. Conference Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Logistics and Production Management
1993 EFQM Thesis Award European Foundation for Quality Management
1991 Chartered Engineer Institution of Engineers of Ireland
1993 Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Institution of Engineers of Ireland Chartered Member /
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Senior Member /

Teaching Interests

Topics
 

Applied innovation, creativity, project management
Strategy and performance management in industry
Technology enhanced learning
 
Approach
 

Learning results from the way students perceive and then process what has been perceived.  If learning is to be efficient, the student requires practice of four types of learning - concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active experimentation.  Effective learning requires that these learning skills be brought to bear alternatively on the learning task. My personal approach is summarised in the following list:

  • Lecturer -> Instructor
  • Passive Learning -> Active Learning
  • Implicit Skills -> Explicit Skills
  • Independent Learning -> Group Learning
  • Exam Driven -> Knowledge Driven
  • Rote Learning -> Understanding

Lecturing remains an important means of imparting information to the student. However, when combined with other learning techniques such as projects and group activities it transforms my role from lecturer to instructor. Learning techniques include lectures and various reflection activities. The reflection activities transform traditional passive learning into active learning where students practice and experiment on a practical project. The nature of my research topic makes it easy for me to insert explicit transferrable skills and projects into each module. All module exercises utilise project and group based learning. Knowledge driven learning is achieved by assessing students using a combination of assessment techniques that include open book examination, online activities and completion of a group reports.EndFragment 
 
Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand the main theory and concepts behind the subject matter
  • Understand how to apply and practice some of the main techniques and methods
  • Use explicit tools and skills for practicing the subject matter
  • Work effectively as a team member on project activities
  • Effectively present and communicate projects
  • Develop simple knowledge management tools (forms, databases) for the subject field
  • Apply the subject material to problems and projects.

 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015 Software Engineering III CT417
2016 Applied Innovation CT428
2016 Management of Innovation TE180
2016 Udemy - Change and Innovation for Every Manager MOOC

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Internal collaborators include colleagues from the disciplines of Management, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Adult Learning

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
External collaborators are extensive and are mainly reflected in the collaborative research projects undertaken. Long standing collaborators include Chemnitz University Germany, University of Trondheim Norway, University of Minho Portugal, Tsinghua University China, University of Bordeaux France and University College Cork