Research publications

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Peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters

  1. Coetzer W, Moodley D and Gerber A (2014), A knowledge-based system for discovering ecological interactions in biodiversity data-stores of heterogeneous specimen-records: A case-study of flower-visiting ecology, Ecological Informatics, vol 24, November 2014
  2. Brandt P, Moodley D, Pillay A, Seebregts CJ and de Oliviera T (2014), An Investigation of Classification Algorithms for Predicting HIV Drug Resistance Without Genotype Resistance Testing, in Gibbons J and W MacCaul (Eds.) Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems - FHIES 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8315, pp. 236–253.
  3. Moodley D, Seebregts CJ, Pillay A and Meyer T (2014), An ontology-driven modeling platform for regulating eHealth interoperability in low resource settings, in Gibbons J and W MacCaul (Eds.) Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems - FHIES 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8315, pp. 107–124.
  4. Crichton R, Moodley D, Pillay A, Gakuba R, Seebregts C (2013), An Architecture and Reference Implementation of an Open Health Information Mediator: Enabling Interoperability in the Rwandan Health Information Exchange. In: Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, Revised and Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7789, pp. 87-104.
  5. Moodley D, Simonis, I and Tapamo J (2012), An architecture for managing knowledge and system dynamism in the worldwide Sensor Web. International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems: Special issue on Semantics-enhanced Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and Smart Devices; 8(1), pp. 64-88
  6. Moodley D, Pillay AW, and Seebregts CJ (2012), Researching and Developing Open Architectures for National Health Information Systems in Developing African Countries, Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science volume 7151, pp. 129-139
  7. Terhorst A, Moodley D, Simonis I, Frost P, McFerren G, Roos S and van den Bergh F (2008), Using the Sensor Web to Detect and Monitor the Spread of Vegetation Fires in Southern Africa, in Geosensor Networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4540/2008, Springer-Verlag, pp. 239-251.   
  8. Fraser HSF, Biondich P, Moodley D, Choi S, Mamlin BW, Szolovits P,  (2005) “Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries”, Informatics in Primary Care 2005;13, PHCSG, British Computer Society, pp. 83–95. 

Peer reviewed conference and workshop papers

  1. Coetzer W, Moodley D, Gerber A (2013), A Case-Study of Ontology-Driven Semantic Mediation of Flower-Visiting Data from Heterogeneous Data-Stores in Three South African Natural History Collections. In: S4BioDiv 2013. Semantics for Biodiversity. Proceedings of the first international Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity. May 27, 2013, Montpellier, France (Best paper award).
  2. Moodley D and Tapamo JR (2011), A semantic infrastructure for a Knowledge Driven Sensor Web. In Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2011 (SSN11) Bonn, Germany, 23 October 2011, A workshop of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011).
  3. Moodley D, Pillay AW, and Seebregts CJ (2011), Position Paper: Researching and Developing Open Architectures for National Health Information Systems in Developing African Countries, in  Z. Liu and A. Wassyng (Eds.) Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems, FHIES 2011, First International Symposium, 29-30 August 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  4. Van Zyl TL, Parbhoo C, Moodley D, Cwela B, Umuhoza D, Shabangu P and Vahed A (2009), IT infrastructure enabling open access for flood risk preparedness in South Africa, Proceedings of the 6th International ISCRAM Conference,10-13 May 2009, Göteborg Sweden.
  5. Simonis  I, Vahed A and Moodley D (2009), Integrated risk management in South Africa: between technological features and organisational reality. Information Society Technologies (IST) Africa, 6-8 May, 2009, Uganda.
  6. Moodley D and Simonis I (2006), A new architecture for the sensor web: the swap-framework. In Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop, A workshop of the 5th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2006, November 5-9, Athens, Georgia, USA. 
  7. Moodley D, Terhorst A, Simonis I, McFerren G, and van den Bergh F. Using the sensor web to detect and monitor the spread of wild fires. In Second International Symposium on Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM), 25-26 September 2006.
  8. Moodley D  and Kinyua JDM (2006), Towards a multi-agent infrastructure for distributed internet applications. In 8th Annual Conference on WWW Applications, 5-6 September, 2006, Bloemfontein, South Africa. 
  9. Moodley D (2004), The future of the Internet: The Semantic Web, Web services and a multi-agent system infrastructure for the Internet, Proceedings of the South African Computer Lecturers Association, 4-6 July 2004, Durban.
  10. Moodley D, Kinyua J (2003), A multi-agent system for electronic job markets in Abramowicz W, Klein G (eds), Proceedings of the 6th International conference on Business Information Systems, Colorado Springs, USA, 4-6 June 2003, published by Dept. of Management Info. Systems, The Poznan University of Economics, Poznan, pp. 42-48.


Scientific magazine articles and newsletters

1.     Moodley D, Vahed A, Simonis I, McFerren G and Van Zyl T (2008). Enabling a new era of Earth observation research: scientific workflows for the Sensor Web. Ecological Circuits (1), pp. 20-23. Available online:

2.     Moodley D, Chuntharpursat A (2007). Using ontologies to manage ecological data, SAEON newsletter, April 2007,  Available online:

Non - peer reviewed conference presentations, posters and invited talks

1.     Aurona Gerber, Thomas Meyer, Chris Seebregts, Arina Britz, Laurette Pretorius, Ronell Alberts, Deshen Moodley. The Integration of SNOMED CT into the OpenMRS Electronic Medical Record System Framework. Poster in Proceedings of the 3rd Knowledge Representation in Medicine Conference (KR-MED'08), Phoenix, Arizona, USA, May 31 - June 2, 2008.

2.     Seebregts CJ, Mars M, Moodley D, Fraser HSF, Human SP, Fourie C, Singh Y, Hajek M, Pillay W, Tapamo J-R, Murrell H, de Oliveira T, McGrath D and Bennish ML.  Biomedical Informatics Training in South Africa.  Presentation at the Health Informatics in Africa conference, Bamako, Mali, January 2007.

3.     Moodley, D. Agents for the Sensor Web? The Sensor Web Agent Platform, Invited speaker at 2nd South African International Workshop on Sensor Web Enablement, 5-6 February 2007, Breakwater Lodge, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.

4.     Parbhoo, C and Moodley, D. Knowledge-based system for the detection and classification of unplanned human settlements. Poster at 4th IFIP Summer School Workshop Gordon's Bay, South Africa, 26-30 March 2007, pp 1-4.

5.     Moodley D. Using ontologies to facilitate data and knowledge sharing in large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous information environments, Invited speaker at National Biodiversity Information Management Workshop 6-7 Nov. 2007.

6.     Terhorst A, Simonis I, Moodley D, A service-oriented multi-agent systems architecture for the sensor web, SAEON Summit 2006, Centurion, South Africa, 2006.