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Dr Irum Rauf

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Professional biography

I am Research Fellow at The Open University, U.K.  I am a member of the Software Engineering And Design(SEAD) group. My current research interests lie at the intersections of  software engineering, software security  and  human experiences with technology.  I believe that software and other technologies do not exist in isolation - its the way humans use them and how they are developed with the integration of knowledge from various disciplines that bring value to the end-product.

Address: School of Computing & Communications | The Open University | Milton Keynes MK7 6AA | UK

Research Projects


Articles in journals:

Chapters in edited books:

  • Irum Rauf, Faezeh Siavashi, Dragos Truscan, Ivan Porres, Scenario-Based Design and Validation of REST Web Service Compositions. In: Valérie Monfort, Karl-Heinz Krempels (Eds.), Web Information Systems and Technologies, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 226, 1–16, Springer, 2015.
  • Irum Rauf, Ivan Porres, Beyond CRUD. In: Erik Wilde, Cesare Pautasso (Eds.), REST: From Research to Practice, 117–135, Springer, 2011.

Articles in proceedings:

Ph.D. thesis:

Technical reports:


The Case for Adaptive Security Interventions (2022-01)
Rauf, Irum; Petre, Marian; Tun, Thein; Lopez, Tamara; Lunn, Paul; Van der Linden, Dirk; Towse, John; Sharp, Helen; Levine, Mark; Rashid, Awais and Nuseibeh, Bashar
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 31, Article 9(1)

A systematic mapping study of API usability evaluation methods (2019-08-01)
Rauf, Irum; Troubitsyna, Elena and Porres, Ivan
Computer Science Review, 33 (pp. 49-68)

Security Thinking in Online Freelance Software Development (2023)
Rauf, Irum; Petre, Marian; Tun, Thein; Lopez, Tamara and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : IEEE/ACM 45th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society (ICSE-SEIS) (14-20 May 2023, Melbourne, Australia) (pp. 13-24)

Influences of developers' perspectives on their engagement with security in code (2022-05)
Rauf, Irum; Lopez, Tamara; Sharp, Helen; Petre, Marian; Tun, Thein; Levine, Mark; Towse, John; Linden, Dirk van der; Rashid, Awais and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 15th International Conference on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE) (CHASE 2022) (18-19 May 2022, USA) (pp. 86-95)

Challenges of Recruiting Developers in Multidisciplinary Studies (2022)
Rauf, Irum; Lopez, Tamara; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian
In : 1st International Workshop on Recruiting Participants for Empirical Software Engineering (RoPES’22) (17 May 2022, Virtual)

Teaching the Art of Computer Programming at a Distance by Generating Dialogues using Deep Neural Networks (2020)
Yu, Yijun; Wang, Xiaozhu; Dil, Anton and Rauf, Irum
In : 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning (3-7 Nov 2019, Dublin, Ireland) (pp. 1071-1081)

Security but not for security’s sake: The impact of social considerations on app developers’ choices
Rauf, Irum; van der Linden, Dirk; Levine, Mark; Towse, John; Nuseibeh, Bashar and Rashid, Awais
In : IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops (ICSEW'20) (5-11 Oct 2020, Seoul, Republic of Korea)