Professor Paul Krause
Professor of Software Engineering
Qualifications: BSc PhD FIMA CMath
Phone: Work: 01483 68 9861
Room no: 32 BB 02
1977 BSc Combined Honours (Class I) in Pure Mathematics and Physics (University of Exeter)
1977-1980 PhD in Geophysics (University of Exeter)
1980-1987 National Physical Laboratory - Research in low-temperature metrology, with a specific focus on the maintenance and development of the Josephson Voltage Standard.
1987-1989 Research Fellow in Computing at University of Surrey studying the animation of formal specifications
1989-1996 Research Fellow at Imperial Cancer Research Fund studying models of argumentation and their application to clinical diagnosis and patient management
1996-2003 Prinicipal Scientist and then Senior Principle Scientist at Philips Research Laboratories. Focus on developing techniques to support the specification, automated testing and quality analysis of embedded software
2001-Present Professor of Software Engineering, University of Surrey
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- Digital and Industrial Ecosystems as Complex Adaptive Systems
- Use of ICT to support sustainable living and social change
- Social-constructivist approaches to continued professional development
- Formal models of interactive computing
- Practical applications of Machine Learning
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- 'Optimal Green Virtual Machine Migration Model'. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 9 (3), pp. 35-52. . (2013)
- 'Developing a survey instrument to assess the readiness of primary care data, genetic and disease registries to conduct linked research: TRANSFoRm International Research Readiness (TIRRE) survey instrument.'. Inform Prim Care, England: 20 (3), pp. 207-216. . (2012)
- 'Bayesian Networks for the management of Greenhouse Gas emissions in the British agricultural sector'. Elsevier Environmental Modelling and Software, 35, pp. 132-148.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/532053/
Recent years have witnessed a rapid rise in the development of deterministic and non-deterministic models to estimate human impacts on the environment. An important failing of these models is the difficulty that most people have understanding the results generated by them, the implications to their way of life and also that of future generations. Within the field, the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is one such result. The research described in this paper evaluates the potential of Bayesian Network (BN) models for the task of managing GHG emissions in the British agricultural sector. Case study farms typifying the British agricultural sector were inputted into both, the BN model and CALM, a Carbon accounting tool used by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) in the UK for the same purpose. Preliminary results show that the BN model provides a better understanding of how the tasks carried out on a farm impact the environment through the generation of GHG emissions. This understanding is achieved by translating the emissions information into their cost in monetary terms using the Shadow Price of Carbon (SPC), something that is not possible using the CALM tool. In this manner, the farming sector should be more inclined to deploy measures for reducing its impact. At the same time, the output of the analysis can be used to generate a business plan that will not have a negative effect on a farm's capital income.
- 'Business Process Modelling is an Essential Part of a Requirements Analysis. Contribution of EFMI Primary Care Working Group.'. Schattauer Publishers Yearb Med Inform, Germany: 7 (1), pp. 34-43. . (2012)
- 'Conducting Requirements Analyses for Research using Routinely Collected Health Data: a Model Driven Approach.'. Stud Health Technol Inform, Netherlands: 180, pp. 1105-1107. . (2012)
- 'Key Concepts to Assess the Readiness of Data for International Research: Data Quality, Lineage and Provenance, Extraction and Processing Errors, Traceability, and Curation. Contribution of the IMIA Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group.'. Yearb Med Inform, Germany: 6 (1), pp. 112-120. . (2011)
- 'Towards the web of models: A rule-driven RESTful architecture for distributed systems'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 6403 LNCS, pp. 251-258. . (2010)
- 'Using Formal Specifications to Support Testing'. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS, 41 (2) Article number ARTN 9 . (2009)
- 'An open digital environment to support business ecosystems'. SPRINGER Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, 2 (4), pp. 367-397.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738710/
We present a Peer-to-Peer network design which aims to support business activities conducted through a network of collaborations that generate value in different, mutually beneficial, ways for the participating organisations. The temporary virtual networks formed by long-term business transactions that involve the execution of multiple services from different providers are used as the building block of the underlying scale-free business network. We show how these local interactions, which are not governed by a single organisation, give rise to a fully distributed P2P architecture that reflects the dynamics of business activities. The design is based on dynamically formed permanent clusters of nodes, the so-called Virtual Super Peers (VSPs), and this results in a topology that is highly resilient to certain types of failure (and attacks). Furthermore, the proposed P2P architecture is capable of reconfiguring itself to adapt to the usage that is being made of it and respond to global failures of conceptual hubs. This fosters an environment where business communities can evolve to meet emerging business opportunities and achieve sustainable growth within a digital ecosystem.
- 'A True-Concurrent Interpretation of Behavioural Scenarios'. Elsevier Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 203 (7), pp. 3-22. . (2009)
- 'A review of current defeasible reasoning implementations'. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING REVIEW, 23 (3), pp. 227-260.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/532054/
- 'On the effectiveness of early life cycle defect prediction with Bayesian Nets'. Springer Empirical Software Engineering: an international journal, 13 (5), pp. 499-537.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/532055/
Standard practice in building models in software engineering normally involves three steps: collecting domain knowledge (previous results, expert knowledge); building a skeleton of the model based on step 1 including as yet unknown parameters; estimating the model parameters using historical data. Our experience shows that it is extremely difficult to obtain reliable data of the required granularity, or of the required volume with which we could later generalize our conclusions. Therefore, in searching for a method for building a model we cannot consider methods requiring large volumes of data. This paper discusses an experiment to develop a causal model (Bayesian net) for predicting the number of residual defects that are likely to be found during independent testing or operational usage. The approach supports (1) and (2), does not require (3), yet still makes accurate defect predictions (an R 2 of 0.93 between predicted and actual defects). Since our method does not require detailed domain knowledge it can be applied very early in the process life cycle. The model incorporates a set of quantitative and qualitative factors describing a project and its development process, which are inputs to the model. The model variables, as well as the relationships between them, were identified as part of a major collaborative project. A dataset, elicited from 31 completed software projects in the consumer electronics industry, was gathered using a questionnaire distributed to managers of recent projects. We used this dataset to validate the model by analyzing several popular evaluation measures (R 2, measures based on the relative error and Pred). The validation results also confirm the need for using the qualitative factors in the model. The dataset may be of interest to other researchers evaluating models with similar aims. Based on some typical scenarios we demonstrate how the model can be used for better decision support in operational environments. We also performed sensitivity analysis in which we identified the most influential variables on the number of residual defects. This showed that the project size, scale of distributed communication and the project complexity cause the most of variation in number of defects in our model. We make both the dataset and causal model available for research use.
- 'Predicting software defects in varying development lifecycles using Bayesian nets'. Information and Software Technology, 49 (1), pp. 32-43. . (2007)
- 'Predicting software defects in varying development lifecycles using Bayesian nets'. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, 49 (1), pp. 32-43. . (2007)
- 'A Logic of Argumentation for Reasoning Under Unertainty'. Wiley Blackwell Computational Intelligence, 11, pp. 113-131. . (1995)
- 'Neural Network Rule Extraction to Detect Credit Card Fraud'. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF NEURAL NETWORKS, PT I, Corfu, GREECE: 12th INNS EANN-SIG International Conference (EANN 2011)/7th IFIP 12 5 International Conference (AIAI 2011) 363, pp. 101-110. . (2011)
- 'A system for solution-orientated reporting of errors associated with the extraction of routinely collected clinical data for research and quality improvement.'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics, Cape Town, South Africa: MEDINFO 2010 160 (Pt 1), pp. 724-728. . (2010)
- 'Procuring interoperability at the expense of usability: a case study of UK National Programme for IT assurance process.'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Seamless care, safe care: the challenges of interoperability and patient safety in health care: Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland: EFMI Special Topic Conference 155, pp. 143-149. . (2010)
- 'Generating SQL queries from SBVR rules'. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Semantic Web Rules, Washington, DC, USA: Rule ML 2010: The 4th International Web Rule Symposium: Research Based and Industry Focused 6403, pp. 128-143.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738714/
Declarative technologies have made great strides in expressivity between SQL and SBVR. SBVR models are more expressive that SQL schemas, but not as imminently executable yet. In this paper, we complete the architecture of a system that can execute SBVR models. We do this by describing how SBVR rules can be transformed into SQL DML so that they can be automatically checked against the database using a standard SQL query. In particular, we describe a formalization of the basic structure of an SQL query which includes aggregate functions, arithmetic operations, grouping, and grouping on condition. We do this while staying within a predicate calculus semantics which can be related to the standard SBVR-LF specification and equip it with a concrete semantics for expressing business rules formally. Our approach to transforming SBVR rules into standard SQL queries is thus generic, and the resulting queries can be readily executed on a relational schema generated from the SBVR model.
- 'What, not How: A generative approach to service composition'. IEEE 2009 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Istanbul, TURKEY: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 430-435. . (2009)
- 'RESTful Transactions Supported by the Isolation Theorems'. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN WEB ENGINEERING, PROCEEDINGS, San Sebastian, SPAIN: 9th International Conference on Web Engineering 5648, pp. 394-409. . (2009)
- 'Recovery management in RESTful Interactions'. IEEE Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey: DEST 2009, pp. 436-441. . (2009)
- 'An SBVR framework for RESTful Web Applications'. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Rule Interchange and Applications, Las Vegas, Nevada: IRuleML 2009 International Symposium 5858, pp. 144-158.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/719397/
We propose a framework that can be used to produce functioning web applications from SBVR models. To achieve this, we begin by discussing the concept of declarative application generation and examining the commonalities between SBVR and the RESTful architectural style of the web. We then show how a relational database schema and RESTful interface can be generated from an SBVR model. In this context, we discuss how SBVR can be used to semantically describe hypermedia on the Web and enhance its evolvability and loose coupling properties. Finally, we show that this system is capable of exhibiting process-like behaviour without requiring explicitly defined processes.
- 'Verifiable Protocol Design for Agent Argumentation Dialogues'. IEEE 2009 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Istanbul, TURKEY: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 459-464.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738722/
- 'RETRO: A Consistent and Recoverable RESTful Transaction Model'. IEEE 2009 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB SERVICES, VOLS 1 AND 2, Los Angeles, CA: IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009), pp. 181-188.doi: 10.1109/ICWS.2009.99Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738718/
- 'Stability and Complexity in Digital Ecosystems'. IEEE 2009 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Istanbul, TURKEY: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 200-205.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738719/
- 'Using SBVR, REST and Relational Databases to develop Information Systems native to the Digital Ecosystem'. IEEE 2009 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Istanbul, TURKEY: 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 424-429. . (2009)
- 'On the effectiveness of early life cycle defect prediction with Bayesian Nets'. SPRINGER EMPIRICAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Minneapolis, MN: 3rd International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering (PROMISE 2007) 13 (5), pp. 499-537. . (2008)
- 'Long-running Transactions: semantics, schemas, implementation'. IEEE Proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Techonologies, Phitsanuloke, Thailand: IEEE DEST 2008, pp. 208-215.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738715/
In this paper we describe a formal model for the distributed coordination of long-running transactions in a Digital Ecosystem for business, involving Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The proposed non-interleaving model of interaction-based service composition allows for communication between internal activities of transactions. The formal semantics of the various modes of service composition are represented by standard xml schemas. The current implementation framework uses suitable asynchronous message passing techniques and reflects the design decisions of the proposed model for distributed transactions in digital ecosystems.
- 'A Scale-free Business Network for Digital Ecosystems'. IEEE 2008 2ND IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Phitsanuloke, THAILAND: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 196-201. . (2008)
- 'A model checking based test case generation framework for web services'. IEEE COMPUTER SOC International Conference on Information Technology, Proceedings, Las Vegas, NV: 4th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, pp. 715-720.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1988/
- 'A coordination model for distributed transactions in Digital Business EcoSystems'. IEEE 2007 INAUGURAL IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 319-324.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1611/
- 'Protein Attributes Microtuning System (PAMS): an effective tool to increase protein structure prediction by data purification'. IEEE 2007 INAUGURAL IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 53-58. . (2007)
- 'Concurrency Control and Recovery Management for Open e-Business Transactions'. IOS PRESS WOTUG-30: COMMUNICATING PROCESS ARCHITECTURES 2007, Univ Surrey, Guildford, ENGLAND: 30th WoTUG Technical Meeting 2007 65, pp. 267-285. . (2007)
- 'Analysis of BPEL data dependencies'. IEEE COMPUTER SOC SEAA 2007: 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, Proceedings, Lubeck, GERMANY: 33rd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, pp. 351-358.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1985/
- 'Automata semantics and analysis of BPEL'. IEEE 2007 INAUGURAL IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 307-312. . (2007)
- 'A distributed transaction and accounting model for digital ecosystem composed services'. IEEE 2007 INAUGURAL IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, pp. 215-218.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738703/
- 'An implementation of a lightweight argumentation engine for agent applications'. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN LOGICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PROCEEDINGS, Liverpool, ENGLAND: 10th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence 4160, pp. 469-472.doi: 10.1007/11853886_39
- 'Detection & management of concept drift'. IEEE Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Vols 1-7, Dalian, PEOPLES R CHINA: 5th International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, pp. 3486-3491. . (2006)
- 'Argue tuProlog: A Lightweight Argumentation Engine for Agent Applications'. I O S PRESS COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF ARGUMENT, Univ Liverpool, Dept Comp Sci, Liverpool, ENGLAND: 1st International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) 144, pp. 27-32. . (2006)
- 'Asynchronous semantics and anti-patterns for interacting web services'. IEEE COMPUTER SOC QSIC 2006: Sixth International Conference on Quality Software, Proceedings, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA: 6th International Conference on Quality Software, pp. 74-81.Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/1990/
- 'A tool to facilitate agent deliberation'. SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN LOGICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PROCEEDINGS, Liverpool, ENGLAND: 10th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence 4160, pp. 465-468.doi: 10.1007/11853886_38Full text is available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/738708/
- 'Digital Ecosystems: challenges and proposed solutions'. in Antonopoulos N, Exarchakos G, Li M, Liotta A (eds.) Handbook of research on P2P and grid systems for service-oriented computing Hersehy, PA : Information Science Reference - Imprint of: IGI Publishing , pp. 1003-1031. . (2010)
- MindBeat Quintet: Kinetifying thought through movement and sound.. Studio 2, Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, UK: . (2012)
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