Paul Grace
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    1. Adaptive Security for the Internet of Things. 2. Threat Intelligence Informed Dynamic Risk Analysis.

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    • 2024

      Analysing Cyberattacks Using Attack Tree and Fuzzy Rules

      Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Naik, D., Prajapat, S., Song, J., Xu, J. & M. Czekster, R., 1 Feb 2024, Contributions Presented at the 22nd UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2023), September 6–8, 2023, Birmingham, UK. Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Yang, L. & Prajapat, S. (eds.). p. 364-378 (Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems; vol. 1453).

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    • An Introduction to Gossip Protocol Based Learning in Peer-to-Peer Federated Learning

      Naik, D., Grace, P., Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Mishra, D. & Prajapat, S., 19 Mar 2024, 2023 IEEE International Conference on ICT in Business Industry & Government (ICTBIG). IEEE

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    • Cyberattack Analysis Utilising Attack Tree with Weighted Mean Probability and Risk of Attack

      Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Prajapat, S., Song, J., Xu, J. & M. Czekster, R., 1 Feb 2024, Contributions Presented at the 22nd UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2023), September 6–8, 2023, Birmingham, UK. Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Yang, L. & Prajapat, S. (eds.). p. 351-363 (Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems; vol. 1453).

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    • Fuzzy Attack Tree: Assessing Cyberattack Risk Using Attack Tree and Fuzzy Logic

      Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P., Naik, D., Song, J., Prajapat, S., Mishra, D., Yang, L., Boongoen, T. & Iam-On, N., 19 Mar 2024, 2023 IEEE International Conference on ICT in Business Industry & Government (ICTBIG). IEEE

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    • 2022

      An Attack Tree Based Risk Analysis Method for Investigating Attacks and Facilitating Their Mitigations in Self-Sovereign Identity

      Naik, N., Grace, P. & Jenkins, P., 24 Jan 2022, 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI). IEEE

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    • Comparing Attack Models for IT Systems: Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK Framework and Diamond Model

      Naik, N., Jenkins, P., Grace, P. & Song, J., 2022, ISSE 2022 - 2022 8th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, Conference Proceedings. IEEE

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    • 2018

      Identifying privacy risks in distributed data services: A model-driven approach

      Grace, P., Burns, D., Neumann, G., Pickering, B., Melas, P. & Surridge, M., 23 Jul 2018, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 38th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2018. IEEE, p. 1513-1518 6 p. (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems; vol. 2018-July).

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    • 2017

      A Reference Architecture for federating IoT infrastructures supporting semantic interoperability

      Carrez, F., Elsaleh, T., Gomez, D., Sanchez, L., Lanza, J. & Grace, P., 13 Jul 2017, EuCNC 2017 - European Conference on Networks and Communications. IEEE, 7980765. (EuCNC 2017 - European Conference on Networks and Communications).

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    • Towards a model of user-centered privacy preservation

      Grace, P. & Surridge, M., 29 Aug 2017, ARES 2017 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. ACM, a91. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. Part F130521).

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    • Towards an interoperability certification method for semantic federated experimental IoT testbeds

      Zhao, M., Kefalakis, N., Grace, P., Soldatos, J., Le-Gall, F. & Cousin, P., 1 Jan 2017, Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities - 11th International Conference, TRIDENTCOM 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Wei, G., Lin, X., Lorenz, P., Guo, S. & Xiang, Y. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 177. p. 103-113 11 p. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; vol. 177).

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    • 2014

      A consistency framework for dynamic reconfiguration in AO-middleware architectures

      Surajbali, B., Grace, P. & Coulson, G., 1 Jan 2014, Software Architecture - 8th European Conference, ECSA 2014, Proceedings. Springer, p. 398-405 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 8627 LNCS).

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    • AO-OpenCom: An AO-middleware architecture supporting flexible dynamic reconfiguration

      Surajbali, B., Grace, P. & Coulson, G., 1 Jan 2014, CBSE 2014 - Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (Part of CompArch 2014). ACM, p. 75-84 10 p.

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    • Taming the interoperability challenges of complex IoT systems

      Grace, P., Barbosa, J., Pickering, B. & Surridge, M., 9 Dec 2014, Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Middleware for Context-Aware Applications in the IoT, M4IOT 2014 - In conjunction with ACM/IFIP/USENIX ACM International Middleware Conference. ACM, p. 1-6 6 p.

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    • 2013

      Model-based management of service composition

      Ma, Y., Liu, X., Wu, Y. & Grace, P., 5 Aug 2013, Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Service-Oriented System Engineering, SOSE 2013. IEEE, p. 103-112 10 p. 6525511

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    • 2012

      Exploiting safe parallelism in Wireless Sensor Networks: A generic and reconfigurable approach

      Ueyama, J., Hughes, D., Grace, P. & Madeira, E. R. M., 1 Dec 2012, Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Networked Embedded Systems for Every Application, NESEA 2012. IEEE, 6474011

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    • Juno: An adaptive delivery-centric middleware

      Tyson, G., Mauthe, A., Kaune, S., Grace, P. & Plagemann, T., 11 May 2012, 2012 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2012. p. 587-591 5 p. 6181010

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    • OverStar: An open approach to end-to-end middleware services in systems of systems

      Grace, P., Bromberg, Y. D., Réveillère, L. & Blair, G., 28 Nov 2012, Middleware 2012 - ACM/IFIP/USENIX 13th International Middleware Conference, Proceedings. Springer, p. 229-248 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7662 LNCS).

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    • 2011

      Bridging the interoperability gap: Overcoming combined application and middleware heterogeneity

      Bromberg, Y. D., Grace, P., Réveillère, L. & Blair, G. S., 23 Dec 2011, Middleware 2011 - ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference, Proceedings. Springer, p. 390-409 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7049 LNCS).

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    • Interoperability in complex distributed systems

      Blair, G. S., Paolucci, M., Grace, P. & Georgantas, N., 22 Jun 2011, Formal Methods for Eternal Networked Software Systems - 11th International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2011, Advanced Lectures. Springer, p. 1-26 26 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 6659 LNCS).

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    • Starlink: Runtime interoperability between heterogeneous middleware protocols

      Bromberg, Y. D., Grace, P. & Réveillère, L., 25 Aug 2011, Proceedings - 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011. IEEE, p. 446-455 10 p. 5961699

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    • The CONNECT architecture

      Grace, P., Georgantas, N., Bennaceur, A., Blair, G. S., Chauvel, F., Issarny, V., Paolucci, M., Saadi, R., Souville, B. & Sykes, D., 22 Jun 2011, Formal Methods for Eternal Networked Software Systems - 11th International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2011, Advanced Lectures. Springer, p. 27-52 26 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 6659 LNCS).

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    • The role of ontologies in emergent middleware: Supporting interoperability in complex distributed systems

      Blair, G. S., Bennaceur, A., Georgantas, N., Grace, P., Issarny, V., Nundloll, V. & Paolucci, M., 23 Dec 2011, Middleware 2011 - ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference, Proceedings. Springer, p. 410-430 21 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7049 LNCS).

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    • The role of ontologies in enabling dynamic interoperability

      Nundloll, V., Grace, P. & Blair, G. S., 11 Jul 2011, Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems - 11th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2011, Proceedings. p. 179-193 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 6723 LNCS).

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    • 2010

      Towards an architecture for runtime interoperability

      Bennaceur, A., Blair, G., Chauvel, F., Gang, H., Georgantas, N., Grace, P., Howar, F., Inverardi, P., Issarny, V., Paolucci, M., Pathak, A., Spalazzese, R., Steffen, B. & Souville, B., 23 Dec 2010, Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification, and Validation - 4th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications, ISoLA 2010, Proceedings. PART 2 ed. Springer, p. 206-220 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 6416 LNCS, no. PART 2).

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    • 2009

      A component-based approach for (Re)-configurable routing in VANETs

      Nundloll, V., Blair, G. S. & Grace, P., 1 Dec 2009, ARM 2009 - Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware co-located with the 10th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference. ACM, p. 1-6 2

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    • A reflective middleware to support peer-to-peer overlay adaptation

      Tyson, G., Grace, P., Mauthe, A., Blair, G. & Kaune, S., 20 Aug 2009, Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems - 9th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, DAIS 2009, Proceedings. Springer, p. 30-43 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 5523 LNCS).

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    • Exploiting a generic approach for constructing mobile device applications

      Ueyama, J., Pinto, V. P. V., Madeira, E. R. M., Grace, P., Jonhson, T. M. M. & Camargo, R. Y., 24 Dec 2009, Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware, COMSWARE '09. ACM, 12 p. 12

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    • MANETKit: Supporting the dynamic deployment and reconfiguration of Ad-Hoc routing protocols

      Ramdhany, R., Grace, P., Coulson, G. & Hutchison, D., 1 Dec 2009, Middleware 2009: ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference, Proceedings. Springer, p. 1-20 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 5896 LNCS).

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    • Towards a base ontology for privacy protection in service-oriented architecture

      Garcia, D., Toledo, M. B. F., Capretz, M. A. M., Allison, D. S., Blair, G. S., Grace, P. & Flores, C., 1 Dec 2009, IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA' 09. IEEE, p. 57-64 8 p. 5410467

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    • Towards protecting consumer's privacy in service-oriented architecture

      Garcia, D., Toledo, M. B. F., Capretz, M. A. M., Allison, D. S., Grace, P. & Blair, G. S., 1 Dec 2009, TIC-STH'09: 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity. IEEE, p. 473-478 6 p. 5444454

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    • 2008

      A reflective framework for fine-grained adaptation of aspect-oriented compositions

      Grace, P., Lagaisse, B., Truyen, E. & Joosen, W., 7 Apr 2008, Software Composition - 7th International Symposium, SC 2008, Proceedings. p. 215-230 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 4954 LNCS).

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    • Experiences with open overlays: A middleware approach to network heterogeneity

      Grace, P., Hughes, D., Porter, B., Blair, G. S., Coulson, G. & Taiani, F., 1 Dec 2008, EuroSys'08 - Proceedings of the EuroSys 2008 Conference. ACM, p. 123-136 14 p.

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    • 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.

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    • FlexPar: Reconfigurable middleware for parallel environments

      Ueyama, J., Madeira, E. R. M. & Grace, P., 22 Aug 2008, Proceedings - 11th IEEE Symposium on Object/Component/Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2008. IEEE, p. 312-316 5 p. 4519593

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    • Past and future of reflective middleware: Towards a corpus-based impact analysis

      Taïani, F., Grace, P., Coulson, G. & Blair, G., 1 Dec 2008, Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Reflective and Adaptive Middleware, ARM 2008 - Held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2008. ACM, p. 41-46 6 p.

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    • The case for aspect-oriented reflective middleware

      Grace, P., Truyen, E., Lagaisse, B. & Joosen, W., 24 Dec 2008, ARM'07: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference. ACM, a2

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    • The survival of the fittest: An evolutionary approach to deploying adaptive functionality in peer-to-peer systems

      Tyson, G., Grace, P., Mauthe, A. & Kaune, S., 1 Dec 2008, Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Reflective and Adaptive Middleware, ARM 2008 - Held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2008. ACM, p. 23-28 6 p.

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    • 2006

      Addressing network heterogeneity in pervasive application environments

      Grace, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G. S. & Porter, B., 1 Dec 2006, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Integrated Internet Ad hoc and Sensor Networks. ACM, 1142706. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 138).

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    • A distributed architecture meta-model for self-managed middleware

      Grace, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G. S. & Porter, B., 1 Dec 2006, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, ARM '06. ACM, 1175858. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 190).

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    • A multi-protocol framework for ad-hoc service discovery

      Flores-Cortés, C. A., Blair, G. S. & Grace, P., 1 Dec 2006, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proc. of the 4th Int. Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad-hoc Computing, MPAC 2006, held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th Int. Middleware Conference. ACM, 1169085. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 182).

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    • A specification-to-deployment architecture for overlay networks

      Behnel, S., Buchmann, A., Grace, P., Porter, B. & Coulson, G., 1 Jan 2006, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE - OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE 2006, Proceedings. Springer, p. 1522-1540 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 4276 LNCS - II).

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    • Dynamic reconfiguration in sensor middleware

      Grace, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G., Porter, B. & Hughes, D., 1 Dec 2006, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Middleware for Sensor Networks, MidSens 2006. Co-located with Middleware 2006. p. 1-6 6 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 218).

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    • Models, reflective mechanisms and family-based systems to support dynamic configuration

      Bencomo, N., Blair, G. & Grace, P., 1 Dec 2006, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proc. of the 1st Workshop on MOdel Driven Development for Middleware, MODDM' 06, held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX 7th Int. Middleware Conference. ACM, 1169088. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 183).

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    • The role of reflective middleware in supporting flexible security policies

      Xu, N., Blair, G. S., Myrvang, P. H., Stabell-Kulø, T. & Grace, P., 1 Dec 2006, GSEM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Grid Service Engineering and Management, Co-located with the 7th International Conference on Net.ObjectDays 2006, NODe 2006. p. 97-112 16 p.

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    • Transaction service discovery in mobile environments

      Eidsvik, A. K., Karlsen, R., Blair, G. & Grace, P., 22 Nov 2006, Proceedings - 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. IEEE, p. 224-228 5 p. 1620381. (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA; vol. 2).

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    • Using grid technologies to optimise a wireless sensor network for flood management

      Hughes, D., Greenwood, P., Porter, B., Grace, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G., Taiani, F., Pappenberger, F., Smith, P. & Beven, K., 1 Dec 2006, SenSys'06: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems. ACM, p. 389-390 2 p.

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    • 2005

      Deep middleware for the divergent grid

      Grace, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G. S. & Porter, B., 1 Dec 2005, Middleware 2005: ACM/IFIP/USENIX 6th International Middleware Conference, Proceedings. Springer, p. 334-353 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 3790 LNCS).

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    • Reflection and aspects meet again: Runtime reflective mechanisms for dynamic aspects

      Bencomo, N., Blair, G., Coulson, G., Grace, P. & Rashid, A., 1 Dec 2005, Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Aspect Oriented Middleware Development, AOMD'05, Held at the ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference. ACM, 1101567. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 118).

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    • 2004

      A component model for building systems software

      Coulson, G., Blair, G., Grace, P., Joolia, A., Lee, K. & Ueyama, J., 1 Dec 2004, Proceedings of the Eighth IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications. Hamza, M. H. (ed.). p. 684-689 6 p. 436-205. (Proceedings of the Eigtht IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications).

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    • On the performance of reflective systems software

      Coulson, G., Blair, G. & Grace, P., 1 Jun 2004, IEEE International Conference on Performance, Computing, and Communications, 2004. IEEE, p. 763-769 7 p.

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