Seminars



The Department has regular research seminars given by internal and prominent external speakers. They are open to all members of the University and other interested parties. The individual research groups also run seminars and group meetings. Details of these can be found on research-group web pages.


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Modelling Realistic User Behaviour in Socio-Technical Systems Simulations as Fuzzing Aspects

SPEAKERDr. Timothy Storer Staff Profile Page :
PROFILEDr. Tim Storer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. His research interests concern software, system and security engineering. Dr. Storer received his PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2002. Current research projects concern the development of realistic simulations of socio-technical systems; novel tools for eliminating friction in software project communication and coordination; and the automated evaluation of digital forensic procedures.
ABSTRACTIn this talk, I will argue that the engineering of information systems is hampered by a paucity of tools to tractably model, simulate and predict the impact of *realistic* user behaviours on the emergent properties of the wider socio-technical system. Existing modeling techniques, such as workflow diagrams, or stochastic approaches do not accommodate the heterogeneous range of complex behaviours that a group of users may exhibit, leaving information systems engineering efforts to depend on trial, error and fix, at substantial cost. We address this gap by presenting a novel approach that models ideal user behaviour as workflows, and introduces irregularities in that behaviour as aspects which fuzz the workflow dynamically. We demonstrate the success of this approach through a case study of software development workflows, showing that the introduction of realistic user behaviour to idealised workflows better simulates outcomes reported in the empirical software engineering literature.
DATE2018-04-23
TIME14:10:00
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SPEAKERDr Longzhi Yang
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DATE2018-05-14
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SPEAKERProf. Liangxiu Han
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DATE2018-06-04
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SPEAKERRong Qu
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DATE2018-06-18
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SPEAKERDr Chakravarthini Mini Saa
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DATE2018-07-02
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