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New PhD Research and Job Opportunities at CREST!

The CREST is looking for talented and passionate researchers. We have opportunities job and PhD research. Please refer to following links for more information: View Master and PhD Research Opportunities View Job Opportunities  

A paper accepted in ICSE2018

We are glad to announce that our ongoing collaboration with Software Institute Nanjing University has resulted in a paper accepted in a premier conference on software engineering, ICSE 2018. Title: Synthesizing Qualitative Research in Software Engineering: A Critical Review Abstract: Synthesizing data extracted from primary studies is an integral part of the methodologies in support of…
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A paper published in Journal of Network and Computer Applications

CREST researchers (in collaboration with Security Lancaster) published a paper in Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Paper title: Data Exfiltration: A Review of External Attack Vectors and Countermeasures Authors: Faheem Ullah, Matthew Edwards, Rajiv Ramdhany, Ruzanna Chitchyan, M. Ali Babar, Awais Rashid Abstract Context: One of the main targets of cyber-attacks is data exfiltration, which is…
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A paper published in JSS journal

Paper Title An empirical investigation of the influence of persona with personality traits on conceptual design [PDF] Authors Farshid Anvari, Deborah Richards, Michael Hitchens, Muhammad Ali Babar, Hien Minh Thi Tran, Peter Busch Journal of Systems and Software Volume 134, December 2017, Pages 324-339 Abstract Persona, an archetypical user, is increasingly becoming a popular tool…
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A paper accepted at WISE 2017 Conference

Title: A Kernel-based Approach to Developing Adaptable and Reusable Sensor Retrieval Systems for the Web of Things Authors: Nguyen Khoi Tran, Quan Z. Sheng, M. Ali Babar, Lina Yao Abstract: In the era of the Web of Things, a vast number of sensors and data streams are accessible to client applications as Web resources. Web…
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A paper accepted at ACM Computing Survey

The paper titled “Searching the Web of Things: State of the Art, Challenges, and Solutions” has been accepted in ACM Computing Surveys. Authors Nguyen Khoi Tran, Quan Z.Sheng, Muhammad Ali Babar, Lina Yao Abstract Technological advances allow more physical objects to connect to the Internet and provide their services on the Web as resources. Search…
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A paper accepted at ESEM 2017 conference

The paper titled “Beyond Continuous Delivery: An Empirical Investigation of Continuous Deployment Challenges” has been accepted in 11th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), Toronto, Canada. Abstract Context: A growing number of software organizations have been adopting Continuous DElivery (CDE) and Continuous Deployment (CD) practices. Researchers have started investing significant efforts…
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Matthew Thyer presented LASAGNE framework

On Friday the 26th of May 2017, Matthew Thyer spoke to a group of Software Engineering and Industry students on the structure of Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTg), his work with DSTg and DSTg’s LASAGNE framework. He also showed a presentation on the SERP2016 project that was made using LASAGNE framework.  

Journal Paper accepted at IEEE Access Journal

CREST researchers published a paper in IEEE Access Journal Paper Title Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment: A systematic Review on Approaches, Tools, Challenges and Practices Authors Mojtaba Shahin, Muhammad Ali Babar, Liming Zhu Abstract Context: Continuous practices, i.e., continuous integration, delivery, and deployment, are the software development industry practices that enable organizations to frequently and…
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Journal Paper accepted at Future Generation Computer Systems

CREST researchers published a paper in Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) Paper Title A Reference Architecture for Provisioning of Tools as a Service: Meta-Model, Ontologies and Design Elements Authors Muhammad Aufeef Chauhan, Muhammad Ali Babar, Quan Z. Sheng Abstract Software Architecture (SA) plays a critical role in designing, developing and evolving cloud-based platforms that can be…
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