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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Decision-making Under Uncertainty for Autonomous Intelligent Systems

    20042020

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    Research Output

    2020

    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Model-Driven Engineering for Data-Centric Systems

    Combemale, B., Kienzle, J. A., Mussbacher, G., Ali, H., Amyot, D., Bagherzadeh, M., Batot, E., Bencomo, N., Benni, B., Bruel, J. M., Cabot, J., Cheng, B. H. C., Collet, P., Engels, G., Heinrich, R., Jezequel, J. M., Koziolek, A., Mosser, S., Reussner, R., Sahraoui, H. & 5 others, Saini, R., Sallou, J., Stinckwich, S., Syriani, E. & Wimmer, M., 15 May 2020, In : IEEE Software.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    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 publication

    Opportunities in intelligent modeling assistance

    Mussbacher, G., Combemale, B., Kienzle, J., Abrahão, S., Ali, H., Bencomo, N., Búr, M., Burgueño, L., Engels, G., Jeanjean, P., Jézéquel, J. M., Kühn, T., Mosser, S., Sahraoui, H., Syriani, E., Varró, D. & Weyssow, M., 1 Sep 2020, In : Software and Systems Modeling. 19, 5, p. 1045-1053 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Run-time and Collective Adaptation of Gameful Systems

    Bencomo, N., Bucchiarone, A., Loria, E., Marcon, A. & Cicchetti, A., 21 Aug 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    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

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    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 publication

    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 publication

    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 publication

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    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

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    MRT-SeAC 2018 Foreword: 1st Joint International Workshop on Models@run.time and Self-Aware Computing Systems

    Götz, S., Herbst, N., Bencomo, N., Bellman, K. L., Lewis, P., Moreno, J. C., Karlsson, N., Esterle, L., Autili, M., Seinturier, L., Holmes, TI., Filieri, A., Landauer, C., Derakhshanmanesh, M., Tichy, M., Vogel, T., Cheng, B., Kounev, S. & Giese, H., 2 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE 3rd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W). IEEE, p. XI-XII (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 3rd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems, FAS*W 2018).

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

    Preface to 9th international workshop on model-driven requirements engineering

    Bencomo, N., Mussbacher, G., Moreira, A., Araujo, J. & Sanchez, P., 19 Dec 2019, 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW). IEEE, 1 p. (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops, REW 2019).

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

    Querying and Annotating Model Histories with Time-Aware Patterns

    García-Domínguez, A., Bencomo, N., Parra-Ullauri, J. M. & García-Paucar, L. H., 21 Nov 2019, Proceedings - 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2019. Kessentini, M., Yue, T., Yue, T., Pretschner, A., Voss, S., Burgueno, L. & Burgueno, L. (eds.). IEEE, p. 194-204 11 p. 8906985

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

    RaM: Causally-Connected and Requirements-Aware Runtime Models using Bayesian Learning

    Bencomo, N. & Garcia Paucar, L. H., 21 Nov 2019, Proceedings - 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2019. Kessentini, M., Yue, T., Yue, T., Pretschner, A., Voss, S., Burgueno, L. & Burgueno, L. (eds.). IEEE, p. 216-226 11 p. 8906919

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

    Towards History-Aware Self-Adaptation with Explanation Capabilities

    Garcia Dominguez, A., Bencomo, N., Parra Ullauri, J. M. & Garcia Paucar, L. H., 8 Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE 4th International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W). IEEE, p. 18-23 6 p. 8791972

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

    2018

    An architecture based on computing with words to support runtime reconfiguration decisions of service-based systems

    Bencomo, N., Torres, R., Salas, R. & Astudillo, H., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Computational Intelligence System. 11, 1, p. 272 - 281 10 p., 5571.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    DeSiRE: further understanding nuances of degrees of satisfaction of non-functional requirements trade-off

    Edwards, R. & Bencomo, N., 28 May 2018, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS@ICSE 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 28-29, 2018. ACM, p. 12-18 7 p.

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

    Improving the Decision-Making Support in Context-Aware Applications: The Case of an Adaptive Virtual Education Learning Management System

    Bocanegra, J., Paucar, L. H. G., Pavlich-Mariscal, J. & Bencomo, N., 27 Apr 2018, Proceedings of the XXI Iberoamerican Conference on Software Engineering, Bogota, Colombia, April 23-27, 2018. Sanchez Puccini, M., Garces, K. & Casallas, R. (eds.). p. 220-233

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

    Interacting Decision-Making Agents and their Impacts on Assurances: Taxonomy and Challenges

    Bencomo, N., Lewis, P. & Gotz, S., 22 Oct 2018, 2018 IEEE 8th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop (MoDRE). IEEE, p. 79-83

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

    Non-human Modelers: Challenges and Roadmap for Reusable Self-explanation

    Garcia-Dominguez, A. & Bencomo, N., 23 Jan 2018, Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations - STAF 2017 Collocated Workshops, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Vol. 10748 LNCS. p. 161-171 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10748 LNCS).

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

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    Perpetual assurances for self-adaptive systems

    Weyns, D., Bencomo, N., Calinescu, R., Camara, J., Ghezzi, C., Grassi, V., Grunske, L., Inverardi, P., Jezequel, J. M., Malek, S., Mirandola, R., Mori, M. & Tamburrelli, G., 18 Jan 2018, Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems III. Assurances - International Seminar, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Springer, Vol. 9640 LNCS. p. 31-63 33 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 9640 LNCS).

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

    Reflecting on the past and the present with temporal graph-based models

    García-Domínguez, A., Bencomo, N. & Garcia Paucar, L. H., 18 Nov 2018, In : CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2245, p. 46-55 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

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    RE-STORM: mapping the decision-making problem and non-functional requirements trade-off to partially observable markov decision processes

    Paucar, L. H. G. & Bencomo, N., 28 May 2018, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS@ICSE 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 28-29, 2018. p. 19-25 7 p.

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

    Software engineering for self-adaptive systems: research challenges in the provision of assurances

    de Lemos, R., Garlan, D., Ghezzi, C., Giese, H., Andersson, J., Litoiu, M., Schmerl, B., Weyns, D., Baresi, L., Bencomo, N., Brun, Y., Camara, J., Calinescu, R., Cohen, M. B., Gorla, A., Grassi, V., Grunske, L., Inverardi, P., Jezequel, J. M., Malek, S. & 12 others, Mirandola, R., Mori, M., Müller, H. A., Rouvoy, R., Rubira, C. M. F., Rutten, E., Shaw, M., Tamburrelli, G., Tamura, G., Villegas, N. M., Vogel, T. & Zambonelli, F., 18 Jan 2018, Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems III. Assurances - International Seminar, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Ghezzi, C., Garlan, D., Giese, H. & de Lemos, R. (eds.). Springer, p. 3-30 28 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 9640 LNCS).

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

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    2017

    ARRoW: Tool Support for Automatic Runtime Reappraisal of Weights

    Garcia Paucar, L. & Bencomo, N., 26 Sep 2017, 2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). IEEE, 4 p.

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

    A survey on preferences of quality attributes in the decision-making for self-adaptive systems: The bad, the good and the ugly

    Paucar, L. H. G. & Bencomo, N., 23 May 2017, CIbSE 2017 - XX Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering. p. 1-14 14 p.

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

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    Juggling Preferences in a World of Uncertainty

    Garcia Paucar, L., Bencomo, N. & Yuen, K., 26 Sep 2017, 2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). IEEE, 6 p.

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

    MODELS 2017 doctoral symposium summary

    Bencomo, N. & Rubin, J., 22 Sep 2017, p. 479. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Self-aware computing systems: related concepts and research areas

    Cámara, J., Bellman, K. L., Kephart, J. O., Autili, M., Bencomo, N., Diaconescu, A., Giese, H., Götz, S., Inverardi, P., Kounev, S. & Tivoli, M., 1 Jan 2017, Self-Aware Computing Systems. Springer, p. 17-49 33 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Self-modeling and self-awareness

    Bellman, K. L., Landauer, C., Nelson, P., Bencomo, N., Götz, S., Lewis, P. & Esterle, L., 21 Feb 2017, Self-Aware Computing Systems. Springer, p. 279-304 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    State of the art in architectures for self-aware computing systems

    Giese, H., Vogel, T., Diaconescu, A., Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Geihs, K., Kounev, S. & Bellman, K. L., 21 Feb 2017, Self-Aware Computing Systems. Springer, p. 237-275 39 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Summary of the 12th international workshop on models@run.time

    Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Bellmann, K. & Blair, G., 18 Sep 2017, In : CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2019, p. 174-175 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The notion of self-aware computing

    Kounev, S., Lewis, P., Bellman, K. L., Bencomo, N., Camara, J., Diaconescu, A., Esterle, L., Geihs, K., Giese, H., Götz, S., Inverardi, P., Kephart, J. O. & Zisman, A., 21 Feb 2017, Self-Aware Computing Systems. Springer, p. 3-16 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Role of models@run.time in Autonomic Systems: keynote

    Bencomo, N., 18 Aug 2017, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2017. IEEE, p. 293-294 2 p. 8005363. (2017 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC)).

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

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    2016

    Introduction to the special section on best papers from SEAMS 2014

    Bencomo, N. & Engels, G., 3 Feb 2016, In : ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. 10, 4, 22.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Preface to Models@run.time 2016

    Gotz, S., Bencomo, N., Bellman, K. & Blair, G., 21 Sep 2016, Proceedings : 2016 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC2016. Kounev, S., Giese, H. & Liu, J. (eds.). IEEE, p. 363 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    RE-PREF : support for REassessment of PREFerences of non-functional requirements for better decision-making in self-adaptive systems

    Paucar, L. H. G. & Bencomo, N., 2 Dec 2016, Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference. IEEE, p. 411-414 4 p.

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

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    Runtime models based on dynamic decision networks: enhancing the decision-making in the domain of ambient assisted living applications

    Garcia Paucar, L. H. & Bencomo, N., 23 Nov 2016, MRT 2016 - Models@run.time: Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Models@run.time, co-located with 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS 2016). Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Bellman, K. & Blair, G. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. 9-17 9 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1742).

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

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    Summary of the 11th international workshop on Models@run.time

    Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Bellman, K. & Blair, G., 23 Nov 2016, MRT 2016 - Models@run.time: Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Models@run.time, co-located with 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS 2016). Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Bellman, K. & Blair, G. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, 3 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1742).

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

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    The Reassessment of Preferences of Non-Functional Requirements for Better Informed Decision-making in Self-Adaptation

    Garcia Paucar, L. H. & Bencomo, N., 12 Sep 2016, Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops. Piscataway, NJ (US): IEEE, p. 32-38 7 p.

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

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    2015

    CloudMPL: a domain specific language for describing management policies for an autonomic cloud infrastructure

    Alansari, M. M., Almeida, A., Bencomo, N. & Bordbar, B., 2015, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science. SciTePress, p. 451-462 12 p.

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

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    Dynamic decision-making based on NFR for managing software variability and configuration selection

    Almeida, A., Bencomo, N., Batista, T., Cavalcante, E. & Dantas, F., 13 Apr 2015, Proceedings of the 30th annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC '15. New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1376-1382 7 p.

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

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    Minimizing nasty surprises with better informed decision-making in self-adaptive systems

    Hassan, S., Bencomo, N. & Bahsoon, R., 12 Aug 2015, Proceedings - 10th international symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2015. Piscataway, NJ (UK): IEEE, p. 134-144 11 p.

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

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    QuantUn: quantification of uncertainty for the reassessment of requirements

    Bencomo, N., Nov 2015, 2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), proceedings. IEEE, p. 236-240 5 p.

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

    Revisiting goal-oriented models for self-aware systems-of-systems

    Cavalcante, E., Batista, T., Bencomo, N. & Sawyer, P., Sep 2015, Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, ICAC 2015. Lalanda, P., Diaconescu, A., Cherkasova, L. & Kounev, S. (eds.). Piscataway, NJ (US): IEEE, p. 231-234 4 p.

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

    Self-adaptive probabilistic roadmap generation for intelligent virtual agents

    Samperi, K., Bencomo, N. & Lewis, P. R., 5 Jan 2015, Proceedings : 2014 IEEE eighth international conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing systems, SASO 2014. Piscataway, NJ (US): IEEE, p. 129-138 10 p.

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

    Summary of the 10th International workshop on Models@run.time

    Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Blair, G. & Song, H., 2015, MRT 2015 - Models@run.time: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Models@run.time, co-located with the 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS 2015). Götz, S., Bencomo, N., Blair, G. & Song, H. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. i-vi 6 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1474).

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

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    Two-B or not two-B? Design patterns for hybrid metaheuristics

    Patelli, A., Bencomo, N., Ekart, A., Goldingay, H. & Lewis, P., 11 Jul 2015, GECCO Companion '15 : proceedings of the companion publication of the 2015 annual conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Silva, S. (ed.). New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 1269-1274 6 p.

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

    Welcome to the 2nd international workshop on artificial intelligence for requirements engineering (AIRE 2015)

    Bencomo, N., Cleland-Huang, J., Guo, J. & Harrison, R., 25 Nov 2015, 2015 IEEE Second International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering (AIRE). IEEE, p. iii (2nd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering, AIRE 2015 - Proceedings).

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

    2014

    A world full of surprises: Bayesian theory of surprise to quantify degrees of uncertainty

    Bencomo, N. & Belaggoun, A., 31 Dec 2014, Companion : proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering. New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 460-463 4 p.

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