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Lero is the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

It brings together leading software engineering (SE) teams from Universities and Institutes of Technology in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus. Lero has raised the level and profile of Irish software engineering research with such effect that it is now one of the best known and highly regarded SE research centres in the world.


The centre has the proven capacity to attract and retain global research leaders and to make a substantial contribution both to software engineering research and to the Irish economy. Lero is now ready to take on key challenges of Evolving Critical Systems.


The Lero Centre is supported by a CSET grant from SFI, by other state grants, by industry contributions and by external funding (particularly the EU’s research programmes). Non-SFI funding for the Centre is currently 47% of the total and our sustainability plan places particular emphasis on industry support and EU funding in the years ahead.


Lero interfaces with a wide range of industry, state agencies, educational bodies and international collaborators to deliver on its twin goals of research excellence and social and economic relevance.


For more information visit www.lero.ie

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  • Pasquale, Liliana; Ghezzi, Carlo; Menghi, Claudio; Tsigkanos, Christos; Nuseibeh, Bashar (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Adaptive security systems aim to protect valuable assets in the face of changes in their operational environment. They do so by monitoring and analysing this environment, and deploying security functions that satisfy ...
  • Bresciani, Riccardo; Butterfield, Andrew (Springer, 2013)
    We have introduced probability in the UTP framework by using functions from the state space to real numbers, which we term distributions, that are embedded in the predicates describing the di er- ent program constructs. ...
  • Stol, Klaas-Jan; Fitzgerald, Brian (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Crowdsourcing is an emerging and promising approach which involves delegating a variety of tasks to an unknown workforce— the crowd. Crowdsourcing has been applied quite successfully in various contexts from basic tasks ...
  • Fitzgerald, Brian; Musial, Mariusz; Stol, Klaas-Jan (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Many professions evolve from their origins as a creative craft process to a more product-centered industrial process. Software development is on such an evolutionary trajectory. A major step in this evolution is the ...
  • Mair, Matthias; Herold, Sebastian; Rausch, Andreas (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Uncontrolled software architecture erosion can lead to a de- gradation of the quality of a software system. It is hence of great importance to repair erosion e ciently. Refactor- ings can help to systematically reverse ...
  • Monasor, Miguel J; Noll, John; Vizcaíno, Aurora; Piattini, Mario; Beecham, Sarah (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Context: One of the chief challenges of Global Software Development (GSD) is for globally, culturally and linguistically diverse team members to communicate effectively. Failing to meet this challenge can lead to ...
  • Portillo-Domínguez, Andrés Omar; Wang, Miao; Murphy, John; Magoni, Damien (IEEE Computer Society, 2014)
    Cloud computing is causing a paradigm shift in the provision and use of software. This has changed the way of obtaining, managing and delivering computing services and solutions. Similarly, it has brought new challenges ...
  • Richardson, Ita (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    There was a time when researching software processes meant just that – we were interested in making sure that the process for software development was effective. We did not really have to worry about the domains in which ...
  • O'Leary, Pádraig; Noll, John; Richardson, Ita (Springer, 2013)
    Attempts to extend process management to support pathways in the health domain have not been as successful as workflow for routine business processes. In part this is due to the dynamic nature of knowledge-intensive work ...
  • O'Leary, Pádraig; Buckley, Patrick; Richardson, Ita (Springer, 2013)
    Connected Health involves the use of ICT to improve healthcare quality and outcomes. In a connected heath environment, stakeholders can struggle to make best use of this information coming from a variety of sources. Given ...
  • Buda, Teodora Sandra; Cerqueus, Thomas; Murphy, John; Kristiansen, Morten (Springer, 2013)
    Database sampling has become a popular approach to handle large amounts of data in a wide range of application areas such as data mining or approximate query evaluation. Using database samples is a potential solution ...
  • Ghaith, Shadi; Wang, Miao; Perry, Philip; Murphy, Liam (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Using modelling to predict the performance characteristics of software applications typically uses Queueing Network Models representing the various system hardware resources. Leaving out the software resources, such as ...
  • Thorpe, Christina; Murphy, Liam (IEEE Computer Society, 2014)
    This survey provides a comprehensive review of existing physical carrier sensing enhancements for IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. The original physical carrier sensing mechanism, used by wireless stations to gain access ...
  • Stol, Klaas-Jan; Avgeriou, Paris; Ali Babar, Muhammad; Lucas, Yan; Fitzgerald, Brian (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    A number of organizations have adopted Open Source Software (OSS) development practices to support or augment their software development processes, a phenomenon frequently referred to as Inner Source. However the adoption ...
  • Fitzgerald, Brian; Stol, Klaas-Jan (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Throughout its short history, software development has been characterized by harmful disconnects between important activities e.g., planning, development and implementation. The problem is further exacerbated by the ...
  • Bragard, Quentin; Ventresque, Anthony; Murphy, Liam (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    Synchronisation mechanisms are essential in distributed sim- ulation. Some systems rely on central units to control the simulation but central units are known to be bottlenecks [10]. If we want to avoid using a central ...
  • Flood, Derek; Mc Caffery, Fergal; Casey, Valentine; Regan, Gilbert (Springer, 2013)
    Software process improvement initiatives offer many benefits in terms of productivity, cost savings and quality. As part of these initiatives or-ganisations undergo an assessment and then embark on a software process ...
  • Finnegan, Anita; Mc Caffery, Fergal; Coleman, Gerry (Springer, 2013)
    The recent introduction of networked medical devices has posed many benefits for both the healthcare industry and improved patient care. However, because of the complexity of these devices, in particular the advanced ...
  • Flood, Derek; Mc Caffery, Fergal; Casey, Valentine; Regan, Gilbert (Springer, 2013)
    A critical component to the success of software systems is the incor-poration of the end user. Ensuring that the end user can use the system effec-tively and efficiently is an important consideration. Failure to do this ...
  • Lane, Stephen; Gu, Qing; Lago, Patricia; Richardson, Ita (Springer-Verlag, 2013)
    Service-oriented computing is a promising computing paradigm which facilitates the composition of loosely coupled and adaptable service- based applications. Unfortunately, this new paradigm does not lend itself easily ...

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