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EPSRC Reference: EP/R013144/1
Title: SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering
Principal Investigator: Nuseibeh, Professor B
Other Investigators:
Petre, Professor M Sharp, Professor H Price, Professor B
Levine, Professor M Bennaceur, Dr A Koschate-Reis, Dr M
Yu, Dr Y Zisman, Professor A Bandara, Professor AK
Jackson, Professor MA Wermelinger, Dr M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Agile Business Consortium Limited Chainvine Ltd Chinese Academy of Science
Cisco Federal University of Pernambuco Government Office for Science
Gwent Police Lero (The Irish Software Research Ctr) Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes Uni Hospital NHS Fdn Trust National Institute of Informatics (NII) NATS Ltd
Qatar University RAND Europe Community Interest Company Software Sustainability Institute
Thames Valley Police University of Notre Dame Indiana
Department: Faculty of Sci, Tech, Eng & Maths (STEM)
Organisation: The Open University
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 April 2018 Ends: 31 March 2024 Value (£): 1,330,879
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Human-Computer Interactions Mobile Computing
Software Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Information Technologies
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
19 Sep 2017 Platform Grant Interviews - 20 September 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
In the last decade, the role of software engineering has changed rapidly and radically. Globalisation and mobility of people and services, pervasive computing, and ubiquitous connectivity through the Internet have disrupted traditional software engineering boundaries and practices. People and services are no longer bound by physical locations. Computational devices are no longer bound to the devices that host them. Communication, in its broadest sense, is no longer bounded in time or place.

The Software Engineering & Design (SEAD) group at the Open University (OU) is leading software engineering research in this new reality that requires a paradigm shift in the way software is developed and used. This platform grant will grow and sustain strategic, multi-disciplinary, crosscutting research activities that underpin the advances in software engineering required to build the pervasive and ubiquitous computing systems that will be tightly woven into the fabric of a complex and changing socio-technical world.

In addition to sustaining and growing the SEAD group at the OU and supporting its continued collaboration with the Social Psychology research group at the University of Exeter, the SAUSE platform will also enable the group to have lasting impact across several application domains such as healthcare, aviation, policing, and sustainability. The grant will allow the team to enhance the existing partner networks in these areas and to develop impact pathways for their research, going beyond the scope and lifetime of individual research projects.

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