Dr Liam Magee

Photo of Dr Liam MageeDr Liam Magee is a Senior Research Fellow at ICS. Liam's principal research interests focus on the application of social methods and information technology to the areas of urban development and sustainability. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2010, examined the importance of cultural assumptions in the emerging world of interconnected knowledge systems, including emerging systems such as the Semantic Web. His current work extends this research into the areas of urban development and sustainability. He is presently investigating how online games, simulations and other information technologies can facilitate greater clarity and visibility of sustainability objectives among urban communities and stakeholder groups. This research includes study of the underlying technological requirements for such tools (data structures, communication and visualisation), as well as the social research methods for evaluating those tools in practice.  

Qualifications

2010, PhD, Global Studies, Social Sciences and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne

1997, Bachelor of Arts (English and Philosophy), University of Melbourne, Melbourne 

Selected Publications

Books

Magee, L 2016, Interwoven cities (opens in a new window), Palgrave Macmillan, UK.

Cope, W, Kalantzis, M & Magee, L 2010, Towards a semantic web: connecting knowledge in academic research, Chandos, Cambridge, UK.

Book Chapters

Magee, L & Rossiter, N 2015, 'Service orientations: data, institutions, labour', in I Kaldrack & M Leeker (eds), There is no software, there are just services (opens in a new window), Meson Press, Lüneburg, pp. 73-89.

Magee, L, Scerri, A, James, P, Thom, JA, Padgham, L, Hickmott, S, Deng, H & Cahill, F 2014, 'Assessing sustainability', in P James, Urban sustainability in theory and practice: circles of sustainability, Routledge, London.

Magee, L, James, P & Scerri, A 2014, 'Measuring community sustainability', in P James, Urban sustainability in theory and practice: circles of sustainability, Routledge, London.

Magee, L, James, P, Vardy, S, & Mendonca, D 2014, 'Simulating future trends', in P James, Urban sustainability in theory and practice: circles of sustainability, Routledge, London.

Journal Articles

Ladds, M, Keating, A, Handmer, J & Magee, L 2017, 'How much do disasters cost? A comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia' (opens in a new window), International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Hickmott, S, Magee, L, Padgham, L & Thom, J (forthcoming), 'An agent-oriented approach to holistic sustainability reporting', International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering.

Magee, L, Handmer, J, Neale, T & Ladds, M 2016, 'Locating the intangible: integrating a sense of place into cost estimations of natural disasters' (opens in a new window), Geoforum, vol. 77, December, pp. 61-72.

Laidlaw, J & Magee, L 2014, 'Towards urban food sovereignty: the trials and tribulations of community-based aquaponics enterprises in Milwaukee and Melbourne' (opens in a new window), Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.

Magee, L & Thom, J 2014, 'What's in a WordTM? When one electronic document format standard is not enough' (opens in a new window), Information Technology & People, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 482-511.

Alahmar, F, Thom, JA & Magee, L 2014, 'A model for ranking entity attributes using DBpedia', Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 473-493.

Magee, L, Scerri, A, James, P, Thom, JA, Padgham, L, Hickmott, S, Deng, H & Cahill, F 2012, 'Reframing social sustainability reporting: towards an engaged approach', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 15, pp. 225–243.

Magee, L & Scerri, A 2012, 'From issues to indicators: developing robust community sustainability measures' (opens in a new window), Local Environment, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 915-933.

Scerri, A & Magee, L 2012, 'Green householders, stakeholder citizenship and sustainability' (opens in a new window), Environmental Politics, vol. 21, no. 3, pp.  387-411.

Magee, L, James, P & Scerri, A 2012, 'Measuring social sustainability: a community-centred approach' (opens in a new window), Applied Research in Quality of Life, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 239-261.

Magee, L 2010, 'A framework for assessing commensurability of Semantic Web ontologies' (opens in a new window), Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 91-102.

Refereed Conferences

Magee, L, van Kooy, J & Lansley, D 2013, 'From dormitory to business zone? A case study of issue based aid in Orlando East', People and the Planet, Melbourne, July 2013.

Cahill, F, Ryan, E, Magee, L & James, P 2013, 'The resettlement of Vila Chocolatão: a quest for citizenship', People and the Planet, Melbourne, July 2013.

Laidlaw, J & Magee, L 2013, 'Towards urban food sovereignty: the trials and tribulations of urban community-based aquaponics enterprises in Milwaukee and Melbourne', Proceedings of 19th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRC19), Cape Town, July 2013.

Ghahremanloo, L, Thom, J & Magee, L 2012, 'An ontology derived from heterogeneous sustainability indicator set documents', Proceedings of Seventeenth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2012), Dunedin, December 2012.

Magee, L 2012, 'Simulating a "Fierce Planet": A web-based agent platform and sustainability game', Proceedings of SpringSim 2012, Orlando, Florida, February 2012.

Hickmott, S, Magee, L, Thom, J & Padgham, L 2012, 'An adaptive system for proactively supporting sustainability goals', International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Valencia, June 2012.

Alahmari, F, Thom, J, Magee, L & Wong, W 2012, 'Evaluating semantic browsers for consuming linked data', 23nd Australasian Database Conference (ADC), Melbourne.

Magee, L 2006, 'SOMET: Shared Ontology Matching Environment', Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2006) Collocated with the 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2006), Athens, Georgia, USA, November, 2006.

Other Conferences

Magee, L 2012, 'Coding simulations, simulated codes: a virtual encounter between De Landa and Kittler', Code Conference, Melbourne, November 2012.

Ghahremanloo, L, Thom, J & Magee, L 2012, 'Using ontologies to integrate heterogeneous data in disaster management decision‐making applications', Disaster Management and Resilience Symposium, Melbourne, November 2012.

Magee, L 2012, 'Engaging with global studies: research internships at the UN Global Compact Cities Programme', The Transdisciplinarity of Global Studies, Global Studies Consortium, Melbourne, June 2012.

Magee, L 2009, 'Ontological cultures: what happens to biological objects when the life sciences meet the Semantic Web', Objects - What Matters? Technology, Value and Social Change, CRESC Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, September 2009.

Pepperell, N & Magee, L 2007, 'Transforming communication: Habermas and Brandom in dialogue', Australasian Society of Continental Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, December 2007.

Reports

Magee, L & Sweeting, D (forthcoming), Evaluation Report: Kanpur & Siliguri Project [prepared for World Vision India].

Ang, I, Rowe, D, Magee, L, Wong, A, Swist, T, Rouillard, D & Polio, A 2016, Mapping culture: venues and infrastructure in the City of Sydney (opens in a new window)(PDF, 11.6MB), Western Sydney University, Penrith.  

Magee, L, Neilson, B, Third, A, James, P, Stone, G, Keltie, E, Thomson, R, Bhatia, S & Huang, Q 2017, Gen nbn™: 2020 and beyond (opens in a new window), [prepared for nbn co limited, Australia].

Magee, L, Herbert, R, Smith, J & Patten, N 2013, Evaluation Report: Phnom Penh Project [prepared for World Vision Cambodia].

Magee, L, van Kooy, J & Lansley, D 2013, Evaluation Report: Khuthala Orlando East Project [prepared for World Vision South Africa].

Magee, L 2013, ABC WCMS Ontology [technical report analysing the integration of ABC's ontology and web content management systems].

Scerri, A, James, P & Magee, L 2010, Considering Victoria's State of Environment Report 2008: An Analytical Response, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne.

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