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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

    Article

    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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    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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    A view of the dynamic software product line landscape

    Bencomo, N., Hallsteinsen, S. & Santana de Almeida, E., Oct 2012, In : Computer. 45, 10, p. 36-41 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Models@run.time

    Blair, G., Bencomo, N. & France, R. B., 6 Oct 2009, In : Computer. 42, 10, p. 22-27 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    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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    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., 17 Jul 2020, In : Software and Systems Modeling.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    RELAX: a language to address uncertainty in self-adaptive systems requirement

    Whittle, J., Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N., Cheng, B. H. C. & Bruel, J-M., Jun 2010, In : Requirements engineering. 15, 2, p. 177-196 20 p.

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    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.

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    The role of models@run.time in supporting on-the-fly interoperability

    Bencomo, N., Bennaceur, A., Grace, P., Blair, G. & Issarny, V., Mar 2013, In : Applied Soft Computing. 95, 3, p. 167-190 24 p.

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    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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    Traceability management through use cases when developing distributed object applications

    Bencomo, N. & Matteo, A., 15 Sep 2005, In : Journal of Object Technology. 4, 6 SPEC. ISS., p. 29-43 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Dynamic variability in adaptive systems

    Chitchyan, R., Morin, B., Fleurey, F., Bencomo, N., Solberg, A. & Genssler, T., 2011, Aspect-oriented, model-driven software product lines: the AMPLE way. Rashid, A., Royer, J-C. & Rummler, A. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 347-377 31 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Foreword: first workshop requirements@run.time

    Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N., Whittle, J., Berry, D. M. & Finkelstein, A., 2010, 2010 1st International Workshop on Requirements@Run.Time, RE@RunTime 2010. IEEE, p. i-ii 2 p.

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    Genie: supporting the model driven development of reflective, component-based adaptive systems

    Bencomo, N., Grace, P., Flores, C., Hughes, D. & Blair, G., 2008, Proceedings : ICSE '08 proceedings of the 30th international conference on software engineering . New York, NY (US): ACM, p. 811-814 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    On the use of software models during software execution

    Bencomo, N., 2009, Proceedings of the 2009 31st International Conference on Software Engineering and ICSE Workshops. p. 62-67 6 p.

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    Second international workshop on models@run.time

    Bencomo, N., France, R. & Blair, G., 2008, Models in software engineering: workshops and symposia at MoDELS 2007, Nashville, TN, USA, September 30 - October 5, 2007, reports and revised selected papers. Giese, H. (ed.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 206-211 6 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 5002).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    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

    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

    Visualizing the Analysis of Dynamically Adaptive Systems Using i* and DSLs

    Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N., Hughes, D., Grace, P., Goldsby, H. J. & Cheng, B. H. C., 2007, Requirements Engineering Visualization, 2007. REV 2007. Second International Workshop on. IEEE, p. 3 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Software engineering for self-adaptive systems: a research roadmap

    Cheng, B. H. C., de Lemos, R., Giese, H., Inverardi, P., Magee, J., Andersson, J., Becker, B., Bencomo, N., Brun, Y., Cukic, B., di Marzo Serugendo, G., Dustdar, S., Finkelstein, A., Gacek, C., Geihs, K., Grassi, V., Karsai, G., Kienle, H. M., Kramer, J., Litoiu, M. & 9 others, Malek, S., Mirandola, R., Müller, H. A., Park, S., Shaw, M., Tichy, M., Tivoli, M., Weyns, D. & Whittle, J., 2009, Software engineering for self-adaptive systems: a research roadmap. Cheng, B. H. C., de Lemos, R., Giese, H., Inverardi, P. & Magee, J. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 1-26 26 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 5525).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Using architecture models to support the generation and operation of component-based adaptive systems

    Bencomo, N. & Blair, G., 2009, Software engineering for self-adaptive systems. Cheng, B. H. C., de Lemos, R., Giese, H., Inverardi, P. & Magee, J. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 183-200 18 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 5525).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Conference article

    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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    Conference contribution

    4th international workshop on Models@run.time

    Bencomo, N., Blair, G., France, R., Muñoz, F. & Jeanneret, C., 2010, Models in software engineering : workshops and symposia at MODELS 2009, Denver, CO, USA, October 4-9, 2009, reports and revised selected papers. Ghosh, S. (ed.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 119-123 5 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 6002).

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

    Addressing the QoS drift in specification models of self-adaptive service-based systems

    Torres, R., Bencomo, N. & Astudillo, H., 4 Nov 2013, 2013 2nd International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering, RAISE 2013 - Proceedings. IEEE, p. 28-34 7 p. 6615201. (2013 2nd International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering, RAISE 2013 - Proceedings).

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    A goal-based modeling approach to develop requirements of an adaptive system with environmental uncertainty

    Cheng, B. H. C., Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N. & Whittle, J., Oct 2009, Model driven engineering languages and systems: 12th international conference, MODELS 2009, Denver, CO, USA, October 4-9, 2009 : proceedings. Schürr, A. & Selic, B. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 468-483 16 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 5795).

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

    A language for self-adaptive system requirements

    Whittle, J., Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N. & Cheng, B., 8 Sep 2008, International Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for Engineering Requirements, 2008. SOCCER '08. IEEE, p. 24-29 6 p.

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    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

    An aspect-oriented and model-driven approach for managing dynamic variability

    Morin, B., Fleurey, F., Bencomo, N., Jézéquel, J-M., Solberg, A., Dehlen, V. & Blair, G., 2008, Model driven engineering languages and systems: 11th international conference, MoDELS 2008, Toulouse, France, September 28 - October 3, 2008 : proceedings. Czarnecki, K., Ober, I., Bruel, J-M., Uhl, A. & Völter, M. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 782-796 15 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 5301).

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

    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 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

    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.

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    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 contribution

    Bayesian artificial intelligence for tackling uncertainty in self-adaptive systems: The case of dynamic decision networks

    Bencomo, N., Belaggoun, A. & Issarny, V., 4 Nov 2013, 2013 2nd International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering, RAISE 2013 - Proceedings. p. 7-13 7 p. 6615198

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

    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.

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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 contribution

    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.

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    Dynamic decision networks for decision-making in self-adaptive systems: a case study

    Bencomo, N., Belaggoun, A. & Issarny, V., 2013, SEAMS '13 proceedings of the 8th international symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and self-Managing Systems. Piscataway, NJ (US) : IEEE, p. 113-122 10 p.

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

    Exploiting extreme heterogeneity in a flood warning scenario using the GridKit middleware

    Hughes, D., Bencomo, N., Blair, G., Coulson, G., Grace, P. & Porter, B., 1 Dec 2008, Proceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2008 Conference Companion. Michiels, S. (ed.). ACM, p. 54-57 4 p.

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

    Goal-based modeling of dynamically adaptive system requirements

    Goldsby, H. J., Sawyer, P., Bencomo, N., Hughes, D. & Cheng, B. H. C., Mar 2008, 15th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2008. ECBS 2008. IEEE, p. 36-45 10 p.

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    How the web of things challenges requirements engineering

    Sawyer, P., Pathak, A., Bencomo, N. & Issarny, V., 2012, Current trends in web engineering: ICWE 2012 International Workshops: MDWE, ComposableWeb, WeRE, QWE, and Doctoral Consortium, Berlin, Germany, July 23-27, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Grossniklaus, M. & Wimmer, M. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 170-175 6 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 7703).

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

    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 contribution

    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 contribution

    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 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)).

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    Living with uncertainty in the age of runtime models

    Giese, H., Bencomo, N., Pasquale, L., Ramirez, A. J., Inverardi, P., Wätzoldt, S. & Clarke, S., 31 Dec 2014, Models@run.time: foundations, applications, and roadmaps. Bencomo, N., France, R., Cheng, B. H. C. & Aßmann, U. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 47-100 54 p. (Lecture Notes in computer science; vol. 8378).

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

    Market-awareness in service-based systems

    Torres, R., Bencomo, N. & Astudillo, H., 2012, 2012 IEEE sixth international conference on self-adaptive and self-organizing systems workshops SASOW 2012. IEEE, p. 169-174 6 p.

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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.

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    Mitigating the obsolescence of quality specifications models in service-based systems

    Torres, R., Bencomo, N. & Astudillo, H., 2012, Mmodel-driven requirements engineering workshop (MoDRE), 2012 IEEE. IEEE, p. 68-76 9 p.

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