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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

    2013

    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).

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

    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 publication

    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 publication

    On modeling and satisfaction of non-functional requirements using cloud computing

    Gomes, R., Costa, F. & Bencomo, N., 2013, 2nd IEEE Latin American conference on Cloud computing and communications, LatinCloud 2013. IEEE, 6 p.

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

    Preface

    Moreira, A., Mussbacher, G., Araujo, J., Bencomo, N. & Sanchez, P., 21 Oct 2013, 2013 3rd International Workshop on Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE). IEEE, p. iii (2013 3rd International Workshop on Model-Driven Requirements Engineering, MoDRE 2013 - Proceedings).

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

    Requirements for self-adaptation

    Bencomo, N., 1 Dec 2013, Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering IV - International Summer School, GTTSE 2011, Revised Papers. Springer, p. 271-296 26 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7680 LNCS).

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

    Software engineering for self-adaptive systems: A second research roadmap

    De Lemos, R., Giese, H., Müller, H. A., Shaw, M., Andersson, J., Litoiu, M., Schmerl, B., Tamura, G., Villegas, N. M., Vogel, T., Weyns, D., Baresi, L., Becker, B., Brun, Y., Cukic, B., Desmarais, R., Dustdar, S., Engels, G., Geihs, K., Göschka, K. M. & 22 others, Gorla, A., Grassi, V., Inverardi, P., Karsai, G., Kramer, J., Lopes, A., Magee, J., Malek, S., Mankovskii, S., Mirandola, R., Mylopoulos, J., Nierstrasz, O., Pezzè, M., Prehofer, C., Schäfer, W., Schlichting, R., Smith, D. B., Sousa, J. P., Tahvildari, L., Wong, K., Wuttke, J. & Bencomo, N., 12 Sep 2013, Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems II - International Seminar, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. p. 1-32 32 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7475 LNCS).

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

    Software engineering processes for self-adaptive systems

    Andersson, J., Baresi, L., Bencomo, N., De Lemos, R., Gorla, A., Inverardi, P. & Vogel, T., 12 Sep 2013, Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems II - International Seminar, Revised Selected and Invited Papers. Springer, p. 51-75 25 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7475 LNCS).

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

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    S-theory: A unified theory of multi-paradigm software development

    Hughes, D., Bencomo, N., Morin, B., Huygens, C., Shen, Z. & Man, K. L., 9 Sep 2013, Grid and Pervasive Computing - 8th International Conference, GPC 2013 and Colocated Workshops, Proceedings. Springer, p. 715-722 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7861 LNCS).

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

    Summary of the 8th International workshop on Models@run.time

    Bencomo, N., France, R., Götz, S. & Rumpe, B., 2013, MRT 2013 : Models@run.time: Proceedings of the 8th workshop on Models@run.time co-located with 16th international conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013). Bencomo, N., France, R., Götz, S. & Rumpe, B. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. i-xii 12 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1079).

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

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    Supporting decision-making for self-adaptive systems: from goal models to dynamic decision networks

    Bencomo, N. & Belaggoun, A., 2013, Requirements engineering: foundation for software quality : 19th InternationalWorking Conference, REFSQ 2013 Essen, Germany, April 8-11, 2013 : proceedings. Dörr, J. & Opdahl, A. L. (eds.). Berlin (DE): Springer, p. 221-236 16 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; no. 7830).

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

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    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

    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 publication

    Models@run.time: foundations, applications, and roadmaps

    Bencomo, N. (ed.), France, R. (ed.), Cheng, B. H. C. (ed.) & Aßmann, U. (ed.), 31 Dec 2014, Cham (CH): Springer. 319 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8378)

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

    Preface

    Engels, G. & Bencomo, N., 1 Jun 2014, 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2014 - Proceedings. ACM, p. iii (9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, SEAMS 2014 - Proceedings).

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

    Preface

    Bencomo, N., France, R., Cheng, B. H. C. & Aßmann, U., 2014, Models@run.time: foundations, applications, and roadmaps. Bencomo, N., France, R., Cheng, B. H. C. & Aßmann, U. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. v-viii 4 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 8378).

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

    Self-explanation in adaptive systems based on runtime goal-based models

    Welsh, K., Bencomo, N., Sawyer, P. & Whittle, J., 27 Sep 2014, Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XVI. Kowalczyk, R. & Nguyen, N. T. (eds.). Heidelberg (DE): Springer, p. 122-145 24 p. (Lecture notes in computer science; vol. 8780).

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

    Summary of the 9th Workshop on Models@run.time

    Götz, S., Bencomo, N. & France, R., 2014, MRT 2014 : Models@run.time 2014: Proceedings of the 9th workshop on Models@run.time, co-located with 17th international conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2014). Götz, S., Bencomo, N. & France, R. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. 1-4 4 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1270).

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

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    Welcome to the first international workshop on artificial intelligence for requirements engineering (AIRE 2014)

    Bencomo, N., Cleland-Huang, J., Guo, J. & Harrison, R., 11 Sep 2014, 2014 IEEE 1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering (AIRE). IEEE, p. iii (2014 IEEE 1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering, AIRE 2014 - Proceedings).

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

    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

    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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    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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    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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