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    • 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 

    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: or

    Room Number: MB211M

    Education/Academic qualification

    Award Date: 11 Nov 2016

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    Research Output

    Next steps in variability management due to autonomous behaviour and runtime learning

    Bencomo, N., 5 Feb 2020, Proceedings - VaMoS 2020: 14th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems. Cordy, M., Acher, M., Beuche, D. & Saake, G. (eds.). ACM, p. 1-2 a2

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

  • Toward model-driven sustainability evaluation

    Kienzle, J., Mussbacher, G., Combemale, B., Bastin, L., Bencomo, N., Bruel, J-M., Becker, C., Betz, S., Chitchyan, R., Cheng, B., Klingert, S., Paige, R. F., Penzenstadler, B., Seyff, N., Syriani, E. & Venters, C., 24 Feb 2020, In : Communications of the ACM. 63, 3, p. 80-91 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Prizes

    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)

  • 10-year most influential paper in MODELS conference 2009

    Nelly Bencomo (Recipient), 20 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • 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