Centre for
Research on Engineering Software Technologies

Helping industries, governments, and societies to build human- as well as technological-based competencies in software systems engineering

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Home of CREST The Centre for Research on Engineering Software, CREST, is a multidisciplinary research centre aimed at supporting and promoting citizens’ driven and software enabled innovation for smart and sustainable societies. Our research, development, and education efforts are focused on helping industries, governments, and societies to build human- as well as technological-based competencies in software systems engineering. We develop and/or rigorously evaluate methods, processes, approaches, and tools for designing, analyzing, and evolving dependable software intensive systems and services that underpin business- and mission- critical processes in a wide variety of domains. Two of the key domains are Defence systems and Smart and Connected Cities.

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Research Areas

We develop and/or rigorously evaluate methods, processes, approaches, and tools for designing, analyzing, and evolving dependable software intensive systems and services that underpin business- and mission- critical processes in a wide variety of domains. 

SOFTWARE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

“developing and/or rigorously evaluating methods, approaches, and tools for supporting the design, analysis, and evolution of complex and dependable software intensive system and services that meet both the functional and non-functional requirements”

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SECURITY & PRIVACY

“building knowledge, processes, methods, and tools for engineering secure and privacy preserving software intensive systems and services”

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SOCIAL COMPUTING

“Leveraging social computing paradigm and technologies for innovation and productivity for sustainable societies”

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Latest News

A Review paper accepted on Journal of Systems and Software

A paper titled Architectural Tactics for Big Data Cybersecurity Analytics Systems: A Review, accepted in Journal of Systems and Software. Author: Faheem Ullah, & M. Ali Babar Abstract Context: Big[…]

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A Review paper on Security Orchestration accepted on ACM Computing Survey

We are glad to announce that our ongoing review work on Security Orchestration has resulted in a paper accepted in ACM Computing Survey. The paper is a survey on Security[…]

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Two papers accepted in ICSA 2019.

We are glad to share that two papers of CREST team members have been accepted to present in the IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE (ICSA 2019), Hamburg, Germany. Title:[…]

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