Dr Amel Bennaceur

Senior Lecturer in Computing

Software Engineering Researcher with 12+ year experience doing research and development to make adaptive and intelligent systems trustworthy and assure their quality and resilience.

Driven by some burning intellectual curiosity, I love research and experimenting with novel ideas. I am an engineer at heart and I like building things and getting my hands dirty. I have strong math, logic, and problem solving foundation, which I believe is essential to develop good software. I believe that my success can only be complete through the success of others. Rather than getting the most out of everyone, I strive to lead with kindness and inclusivity to bring the best of everyone.


Bennaceur, Amel, Tun, Thein, Bandara, Arosha, Yu, Yijun and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2016). Feature-driven Mediator Synthesis: Supporting Collaborative Security in the Internet of Things. Technical Report 2016/02; Department of Computing, The Open University.

Kordoni, Anastasia, Gavidia-Calderon, Carlos , Levine, Mark , Bennaceur, Amel and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2023). “Are we in this together?” : embedding social identity detection in drones improves emergency coordination. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, article no. 1146056.

Bennaceur, Amel, Stuart, Avelie,Price, Blaine, Bandara, Arosha, Levine, Mark , Clare, Linda, Cohen, Jessica, Mccormick, Ciaran , Mehta, Vikram , Bennasar, Mohamed , Gooch, Daniel, Gavidia-Calderon, Carlos , Kordoni, Anastasia and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2023). Socio-Technical Resilience for Community Healthcare. In: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems, ACM.

Gavidia-Calderon, Carlos , Bennaceur, Amel, Lopez, Tamara , Kordoni, Anastasia,Levine, Mark and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2023). Meet your Maker: A Social Identity Analysis of Robotics Software Engineering. In: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems, ACM.

Hassett, Diane,Bennaceur, Amel and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2023). Feel It, Code It: Emotional Goal Modelling for Gender-Inclusive Design. In: The 29th International Working Conference on Requirement Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, 17-20 Apr 2023, Barcelona, Spain.

Bennaceur, Amel, Hassett, Diane,Nuseibeh, Bashar and Zisman, Andrea(2023). Values@Runtime: An Adaptive Framework for Operationalising Values. In: IEEE/ACM 45th International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society (ICSE-SEIS), 14-20 May 2023, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 175–179.

Brown, M. A. J. , Patel, M. R. , Lewis, S. R. , Holmes, J. A. , Sellers, G. J. , Streeter, P. M. , Bennaceur, A., Liuzzi, G., Villanueva, G. L. and Vandaele, A. C. ,(2022). Impacts of Heterogeneous Chemistry on Vertical Profiles of Martian Ozone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 127(11), article no. e2022JE007346.

Brown, M. A. J. , Patel, M. R. , Lewis, S. R. , Holmes, J. A. , Mason, J. and Bennaceur, A.(2022). Seasonal and Global Ozone Variations With Heterogeneous Chemistry in the Martian Atmosphere. In: 7th International Mars Atmospheric Modelling and Observation Conference, 14-17 Jun 2022, Paris, France.

Akiki, Paul , Zisman, Andrea and Bennaceur, Amel(2022). SERIES: A Task Modelling Notation for Resource-driven Adaptation. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.

Gavidia-Calderon, Carlos , Han, DongGyun and Bennaceur, Amel(2022). Quid Pro Quo: An Exploration of Reciprocity in Code Review. In: 19th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’22), 23-24 May 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, ACM.




Software Engineering and Design


Health and Wellbeing

Learning and Education

Security and Policing, Forensics and Privacy

Urban and Smart living (incl Robotics)


Software Engineering and Design Group (SEAD)

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