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Professor Andrea Zisman

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Computing
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • andrea.zisman

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Apr/201831/Mar/2023EPSRC EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
In the last decade, the role of software engineering has changed rapidly and radically. Globalisation and mobility of people and services, pervasive computing, and ubiquitous connectivity through the Internet have disrupted traditional software engineering boundaries and practices. People and services are no longer bound by physical locations. Computational devices are no longer bound to the devices that host them. Communication, in its broadest sense, is no longer bounded in time or place. The Software Engineering & Design (SEAD) group at the Open University (OU) is leading software engineering research in this new reality that requires a paradigm shift in the way software is developed and used. This platform grant will grow and sustain strategic, multi-disciplinary, crosscutting research activities that underpin the advances in software engineering required to build the pervasive and ubiquitous computing systems that will be tightly woven into the fabric of a complex and changing socio-technical world. In addition to sustaining and growing the SEAD group at the OU and supporting its continued collaboration with the Social Psychology research group at the University of Exeter, the SAUSE platform will also enable the group to have lasting impact across several application domains such as healthcare, aviation, policing, and sustainability. The grant will allow the team to enhance the existing partner networks in these areas and to develop impact pathways for their research, going beyond the scope and lifetime of individual research projects.


Are Distributed Ledger Technologies the panacea for food traceability? (2019-03)
Pearson, Simon; May, David; Leontidis, Georgios; Swainson, Mark; Brewer, Steve; Bidaut, Luc; Frey, Jeremy G.; Parr, Gerard; Maull, Roger and Zisman, Andrea
Global Food Security, 20 (pp. 145-149)
A scalable and dynamic application-level secure communication framework for inter-cloud services (2015-07-31)
Sajjad, Ali; Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan; Zisman, Andrea and Dimitrakos, Theo
Future Generation Computer Systems, 48 (pp. 19-27)
Proactive and reactive runtime service discovery: a framework and its evaluation (2013)
Zisman, A.; Spanoudakis, G.; Dooley, J. and Siveroni, I.
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 39(7) (pp. 954-974)
Discovering services during service-based system design using UML (2010-05)
Spanoudakis, George and Zisman, Andrea
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 36(3) (pp. 371-389)
A UML-based static verification framework for security (2010)
Siveroni, Igor; Zisman, Andrea and Spanoudakis, George
Requirements Engineering, 15(1) (pp. 95-118)
XTraQue: traceability for product line systems (2009-02)
Jirapanthong, Waraporn and Zisman, Andrea
Software and Systems Modeling, 8(1) (pp. 117-144)
Parallel Adaptation of Multiple Service Composition Instances (2019-01-15)
Aschoff, Rafael; Zisman, Andrea and Alexandre, Pedro
In: Yu, Yijun; Bandara, Arosha; Honiden, Shinichi; Hu, Zhenjiang; Tamai, Tetsuo; Muller, Haussi; Mylopoulos, John and Nuseibeh, Bashar eds. Engineering Adaptive Software Systems: Communications of NII Shonan Meetings (pp. 115-134)
ISBN : 978-981-13-2184-9 | Publisher : Springer
Dragonfly: a Tool for Simulating Self-Adaptive Drone Behaviours (2019-05-25)
Maia, Paulo; Vieira, Lucas; Chagas, Matheus; Yu, Yijun; Zisman, Andrea and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : SEAMS 2019: 14th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (25-26 May 2019, Montreal, Canada) (pp. 107-113)
Risk Containers – A Help or Hindrance to Practitioners? (2019)
Leigh, Andrew; Wermelinger, Michel and Zisman, Andrea
In : IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2019) (25-29 Mar 2019, Hamburg)
Won’t Take No for an Answer: Resource-driven Requirements Adaptation (2019)
Bennaceur, Amel; Zisman, Andrea; Mccormick, Ciaran; Barthaud, Danny and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 14th Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems 2019 (25-26 May 2019, Montréal, Canada)
The Internet of Food Things: Adding Values to the Digitalisation of the UK Food Supply Chain (2019)
Brewer, Steve; Pearson, Simon; Bidaut, Luc; Frey, Jeremy G; Parr, Gerard and Zisman, Andrea
In : 2nd Living in the Internet of Things Conference (01-02 May 2019, London, UK)
Identifying Conflicting Requirements in Systems of Systems (2017-09-04)
Viana, Thiago; Zisman, Andrea and Bandara, Arosha K.
In : IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE@NEXT) (4-8 Sep 2017) (pp. 436-441)
Software Architecture Risk Containers (2017)
Leigh, Andrew Philip; Wermelinger, Michel and Zisman, Andrea
In : European Conference on Software Architecture (11-15 Sep 2017, Canterbury, UK)
Towards a Framework for Managing Inconsistencies in Systems of Systems (2016-12)
Viana, Thiago; Bandara, Arosha and Zisman, Andrea
In : Colloquium on Software-intensive Systems-of-Systems at 10th European Conference on Software Architecture (29 Nov 2016, Copenhagen)
Trace++: A Traceability Approach for Agile Software Engineering (2016-09)
Furtado, Felipe and Zisman, Andrea
In : 24th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (12-16 Sep 2016, China)
An Evaluation of Design Rule Spaces as Risk Containers (2016-07-21)
Leigh, Andrew; Wermelinger, Michel and Zisman, Andrea
In : 13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) (5-8 Apr 2016, Venice, Italy) (pp. 295-298)
Feed me, Feed me: An Exemplar for Engineering Adaptive Software (2016)
Bennaceur, Amel; Mccormick, Ciaran; García Galán, Jesús; Naranwala Gonaduwage, Charith; Smith, Andrew; Zisman, Andrea and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 11th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (16-17 May 2016)
Managing security control assumptions using causal traceability (2015-07-17)
Nhlabatsi, Armstrong; Yu, Yijun; Zisman, Andrea; Tun, Thein; Khan, Niamul; Bandara, Arosha; Khan, Khaled and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 8th International Symposium on Software and Systems Traceability (SST 2015) (17 Jul 2015, Florence, Italy)
Decomposing ratings in service compositions (2013-12-02)
Silva, Icamaan and Zisman, Andrea
In : 11th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (2-5 Dec 2013, Berlin)
Improving trace accuracy through data-driven configuration and composition of tracing features (2013-08)
Lohar, Sugandha; Amornborvornwong, Sorowit; Zisman, Andrea and Cleland-Huang, Jane
In : 9th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (18-26 Aug 2013, St Petersburg, Russia) (pp. 378-388)
Secure communication using dynamic VPN provisioning in an Inter-Cloud environment (2012-12)
Sajjad, Ali; Zisman, Andrea; Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan; Nair, Srijith K. and Dimitrakos, Theo
In : ICON 2012 18th IEEE International Conference On Networks (12-14 Dec 2012, Singapore) (pp. 428-433)
A framework for trustworthy services (2012-11)
da Silva, Icamaan and Zisman, Andrea
In : 10th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2012) (12-15 Nov 2012, Shanghai, China) (pp. 328-343)
Trust model for optimized cloud services (2012)
Pawar, P. S.; Rajarajan, M.; Krishnan Nair, S. and Zisman, A.
In : IFIPTM 2012: 6th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management (21-25 May 2012, Surat, India) (pp. 97-112)
QoS-driven proactive adaptation of service composition (2011)
Aschoff, Rafael and Zisman, Andrea
In : 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2011) (5-8 Dec 2011, Paphos, Cyprus)
The internet of food things: Adding values to the digitalisation of the UK food supply chain ()
Brewer, Steve; Pearson, Simon; Bidaut, Luc; Frey, Jeremy G; Parr, Gerard and Zisman, Andrea
In : Living in the internet of things: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world (01-02 May 2019, London)