Prof Andrea Zisman

Professor of Computing

Andrea is a Professor of Computing with expertise in the areas of software and service engineering. Her research interests are in adaptation of software systems; traceability of software artefacts and food supply chain; secure software engineering; service engineering, incorporating discovery, adaptation, composition, verification, reputation and trust of services; cloud computing; and IoT-based systems and its applications to food security. Most recently she has been studying how to operationalise human values in software systems and supply chains.

Andrea is principal and co-investigator in various EPSRC, European, and industry funded research projects, including the multidisciplinary EPSRC Internet of Food Things DE Network+ project, the UK Manufacturing Symbiosis DE Network+ project, and the SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering Platform Grant project.

Andrea holds a Parnas Fellowship from the Irish Software Research Centre (Lero). She has been programme co-chair of major conferences in SE (ASE’05, ETAPS’12, ESEC/FSE’17, ICSE’18 NIER, RE’2020, and ICSE'2022 area chair). She is also vice-chair of the IFIP Working Group 2.9, associate editor of the Journal of Software and Systems; and was associate editor of the IEEE TSE Journal.


software and service engineering


Leigh, Andrew , Wermelinger, Michel and Zisman, Andrea(2021). Evaluating the effectiveness of risk containers to isolate change propagation. Journal of Systems and Software, 176, article no. 110947.

Yu, Yijun, Barthaud, Danny, Price, Blaine, Bandara, Arosha, Zisman, Andrea and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2019). LiveBox: A Self-Adaptive Forensic-Ready Service for Drones. IEEE Access, 7 pp. 148401–148412.

Maia, Paulo, Vieira, Lucas, Chagas, Matheus,Yu, Yijun, Zisman, Andrea and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2019). Cautious Adaptation of Defiant Components. In: The 34th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2019) (Lawall, Julia and Marinov, Darko eds.), 11-15 Nov 2019, San Diego, California, USA, pp. 974–985.

Bennaceur, Amel, Zisman, Andrea, Mccormick, Ciaran , Barthaud, Danny and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2019). Won’t Take No for an Answer: Resource-driven Requirements Adaptation. In: 14th Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems 2019, 25-26 May 2019, Montréal, Canada.

Maia, Paulo, Vieira, Lucas, Chagas, Matheus,Yu, Yijun, Zisman, Andrea and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2019). Dragonfly: a Tool for Simulating Self-Adaptive Drone Behaviours. In: SEAMS '19 Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, IEEE pp. 107–113.

Sajjad, Ali, Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan,Zisman, Andrea and Dimitrakos, Theo(2015). A scalable and dynamic application-level secure communication framework for inter-cloud services. Future Generation Computer Systems, 48 pp. 19–27.

Furtado, Felipe and Zisman, Andrea(2016). Trace++: A Traceability Approach for Agile Software Engineering. In: 24th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference, IEEE.

Viana, Thiago , Zisman, Andrea and Bandara, Arosha K.(2017). Identifying Conflicting Requirements in Systems of Systems. In: 2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), IEEE, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 436–441.


ALPHAsDrone Identity for Forensic-Ready Investigations


Software Engineering and Design


Environment and Sustainability

Security and Policing, Forensics and Privacy


Software Engineering and Design Group (SEAD)

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