New Appointement: Prof. Blaine Prices


Blaine Price is now a Professor of Computing at The Open University.

Funded Project: Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software


Arosha, Bandara, Bashar Nuseibeh, Helen Sharp and Thein Tun have been awarded £500K by The National Cyber Security Centre for a two year project entitled "Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software". The project and the investigators will also be part of  RISCS - The Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security

Grant: Internet of Things Supporting Collaborative Grocery Shopping


Amel Bennaceur has been awarded a Microsoft Azure Research Award 2017 to investigate software mediation approaches that contribute to the addressing the Feed Me Feed Me challenge exemplar.

Funded Project: Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure software development by the masses


EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure software development by the masses".

Award: Most Influential Paper at CASCON'16


Yijun Yu is winner of the Most Influential Paper of 2006 Award at CASCON'16, for a paper he co-authored with Alexei Lapouchnian, Sotirios Liaskos, and John Mylopoulos, entitled "Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software". It was published in Proceedings of the 2006 conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative research (CASCON '06), IBM Corp., Riverton, USA.

Funded Project: STRETCH-Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare


EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare".

Conference: Bashar Nuseibeh is Programme Chair of SEAMS 2017


Bashar Nuseibeh is Programme Chair of SEAMS 2017 - submissions due on 13th January 2017.

Funded Project: Asset-Centric Adaptive Protection


Bashar Nuseibeh has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant on Asset-Centric Adaptive Protection (ACAP), working with Liliana Pasquale and colleagues to study the commecialisation opportunities of adaptive security research.

Workshop: Amel Bennaceur at Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016


Amel Bennaceur co-chaired a workshop on Cyber Physical Systems at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016, held on 19th September 2016.

Award: Best Short Paper at iRENIC


Papers by group members received Best Paper and Best Short Paper Awards, at the 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Investigating and Countering Crime, held on 12 September 2016, in Beijing China.  The best paper was co-authored by Yijun Yu and colleagues, while the best short paper was co-authored by Thein Tun and colleagues.

Patent: Systems and methods for runtime adaptive security to protect variable assets


New Patent awarded (3rd May 2016) on "Systems and methods for runtime adaptive security to protect variable assets" (US9330262 B2 building on US20140090071 A1)

Appointment: Bashar Nuseibeh is Associate Editor of ACM Tosem


Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed as an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions of Software Engineering and Methodology.

Appointment: Bashar Nuseibeh is Visiting Professor at UCL


Bashar Nuseibeh has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, and member of its Software Systems Engineering Group.


Bashar Nuseibeh gave a keynote presentation at the 10th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2015), Bergamo, Italy, 30 August – 4 September 2015. His talk was entitled: "Software Without Boundaries: Engineering Secure, Invisable Software".

Award: Bashar Nuseibeh received the 2015 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award


Bashar Nuseibeh received the 2015 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award for “For key service contributions to the software engineering community, including major editorial responsibilities in top journals and successful chairing of major technical events.” The award will be presented on 22 May 2015 at the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015) in Florence, Italy. It is presented to an individual who has contributed dedicated and important service to the software engineering community

Award: Mu Yang received the Best Paper Award at TrustCom


Mu Yang received the Best Paper Award at TrustCom 2014, for her paper on Adaptive Sharing for Online Social Networks: A Trade-off between Privacy Risk and Social Benefit, co-authored with Yijun Yu, Arosha Bandara, and Bashar Nuseibeh (Beijing, China, September 2014).

Award: Blaine Price nominated for Best Paper Award at Uvicomp 2014


Blaine Price co-authored a paper at Ubicomp 2014, which received a Best Paper Award Nomination. The paper is entitled Conversations with my washing machine: an in-the-wild study of demand-shifting with self-generated energy, and is co-authored with Jacky Bourgeois, Janet van der Linden Gerd Kortuem and Christopher Rimmer (Seattle, USA, September 2014).

Conference: Bashar Nuseibeh presented in a Panel at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition


Bashar Nuseibeh presented at a panel on Privacy with Technology: where do we go from here? at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, on Saturday 5th July 2014.

Award: Liliana Pasquale  received the Best Paper Award at SEAMS 2014


Liliana Pasquale  received the Best Paper Award at SEAMS 2014, for her paper on User-centric Adaptation of Multi-tenant Services: Preference-based Analysis for Service Reconfiguration, co-authored with Jesús García Galán, Pablo Trinidad and Antonio Ruiz-Cortés (Hyderabad, India, June 2014).  

Publication: Yijun Yu written a commentary about security for The Conversation


Yijun Yu has written a commentary about security for The Conversation
If we'd used the cloud, we might know more where MH370 is now
The above article was republished in a number of other internet fora, and led to Yijun Yu being awarded the Geek of the Week by CloudWedge.com, and interviewed on 8 April 2014 by BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (6.54am-6.57am) and BBC World Service's World Update (9.06am-9.12.am), and quoted by the Daily Mail debate.  

Publication: Arosha Bandara has written a commentary about privacy for The Conversation


Arosha Bandara has written a commentary about privacy for The Conversation
Angry Birds will have angry users until privacy rules are clear

Award: Liliana Pasquale receives the Best Poster Award at RE'13


Best Poster Award at RE'13: Pasquale et al. (2013), Requirements for Adaptive Digital Forensics, Proceedings of 21st IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'13), 15-19 July, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.