• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


I am Lecturer in Computer Science in Aston University (since May 2013). Before joining Aston, I was a Marie Curie Fellow at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt , France (May 2011- May 2013) under the  EU Marie-Curie Fellowship (Grant) called Requirements@run.time: Requirements-aware Systems. I am also a Visiting Researcher at Lancaster University (May 2011 – May 2015). Before, I was lecturer and researcher in the Computing School at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. More info can be found at www.nellybencomo.me 

Research Interests

I am interested in all aspects of software modelling and specially the application of model-driven techniques, during the development and operation of self-adaptive systems. I am particularly interested in what I call models@run.time, the use of models and model-driven techniques during runtime. Specific topics:

  • self-adaptive and autonomic systems
  • decision-making, uncertainty
  • models@run.time
  • model-driven engineering

Teaching Activity

Currently, I am teaching

  •  (2017-18 CS3360, CS4860) Software Project Management - Both Undergraduate and Master Level
  •  (2017-18 CS1410) Java Program Development


  • PhD in Computing, Lancaster University, March 2008
  • MSc in Software Engineering, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), (honourable mention) 1998
  • Five-year Bachelor in Computing Science, Computing School, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1993


  • 2013 May – Present, Lecturer in Computer Science, Aston University, UK
  • 2011 May – May 2013, Marie Curie Fellow, INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt, France
  • 2008 April – April 2011, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2006 – March 2008, Research Associate, Lancaster University
  • 2003 – 2006, Teaching Assistant, Lancaster University
  • 1997 – 2003,  Lecturer, Computing School, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • ACM (since May 2008)
  • ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE (since 2008)

Contact Details

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3392

Email:  n.bencomo@aston.ac.uk or nelly@acm.org

Room Number: MB211M

Education/Academic qualification

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Research Output 2004 2019

An Architectural Framework for Quality-Driven Adaptive Continuous Experimentation

Jimenez, M., Rivera, L. F., Villegas, N. M., Tamura, G., Muller, H. A. & Bencomo, N., 29 Aug 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM Joint 4th International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering and 1st International Workshop on Data-Driven Decisions, Experimentation and Evolution, RCoSE/DDrEE 2019. IEEE, p. 20-23 4 p. 8818213

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Design of experiments
Architectural design

ARRoW: Automatic Runtime Reappraisal of Weights for Self-Adaptation

Bencomo, N., Garcia Paucar, L. & Yuen, K. K. F., 8 Apr 2019, The 12th Edition of the Requirements Engineering Track (RE-Track'19) is part of the 34rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. SAC 2019. ACM, p. 1584-1591 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Decision making
Adaptive systems
Cost benefit analysis

Knowledge Base K Models to Support Trade-Offs for Self-Adaptation using Markov Processes

Garcia Paucar, L. H. & Bencomo, N., 1 Jun 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO 2019. IEEE, Vol. 2019-June. p. 11-16 6 p. 8780528. (2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Markov processes
Decision making
Adaptive systems

Message from the SASO 2018 Program Committee Chairs

Beal, J., Bencomo, N. & Botev, J., 15 Jan 2019, In : International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, SASO. 2018-September, p. X-XI 8613709.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Models@run.time: a Guided Tour of the State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges

Bencomo, N., Götz, S. & Song, H., 1 Oct 2019, In : Software and Systems Modeling. 18, 5, p. 3049-3082 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tool Support


10-year most influential paper in Requirements Engineering conference 2009

Nelly Bencomo (Recipient), Peter Sawyer (Recipient), Betty H.C. Cheng (Recipient) & jonathan whittle (Recipient), 26 Sep 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Requirements engineering
Adaptive systems

10-year most influential paper in MODELS conference 2009

Nelly Bencomo (Recipient), 20 Sep 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Environmental uncertainty

QuantUn: quantification of uncertainty using Bayesian surprises

Nelly Bencomo (Recipient), 22 Mar 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Requirements-aware Systems ( Requirements@run.time)

Nelly Bencomo (Recipient), 20 Dec 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively