Raian Ali

Senior Lecturer in Software Systems Engineering

School of Design, Engineering and Computing

Bournemouth University, UK

Office: +44 (0) 1202 966 682

Email: rali at bournemouth.ac.uk



Short Bio. I am a Senior Lecturer in Software Systems Engineering at the School of Design, Engineering and Computing at Bournemouth University, UK. I received my PhD in Software Engineering from University of Trento, Italy. I worked as research fellow at University of Trento and then Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research centre, University of Limerick, Ireland. My research focuses on the engineering of adaptive software systems. The emphasis is on the role of both users and community feedback and, also, dynamic environment in shaping software adaptation, compliance and evolution to fulfil the different stakeholders requirements. I am currently a holder of an European FP7 Marie Curie Grant on the Engineering of Socially-Adaptive Systems (the SOCIAD Project). My main research areas are:

Engineering of Social Informatics

Requirements Engineering

Dynamic and Social Software Product Lines

Software Engineering for Adaptive/Dynamic Systems

Dynamic Business/IT Alignment










We are looking for PhD students to join our group. From time to time, we offer studentships associated with a particular research project. The eligibility criteria and some more details can be found here.

Recent PhD studentships:

PhD studentships on the SOCIAD project, a European Marie Curie project. Click here for more details.


Please consider submitting to, and attending:


SEAMS14: the 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. June 2-3, 2014. Hyderabad, India.

CHASE14: the 7th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Co-Located with ICSE14. June 2-3, 2014. Hyderabad, India.

RCIS14: IEEE Eighth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, May 28-30 2014, Marrakesh, Morocco

SC-AAMAS14: First International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing. May 2014, Paris, France.

i* (iStar): the Seventh International i* (iStar) Workshop Co-Located with CAiSE14. 16-17 June, 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece,

KEOD14: The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development. 14-16 Oct 2014, Rome, Italy.

ENASE14: the 9th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, 27-29th April, Lisbon, Portugal.