News items relating to the School of Computing and it's Research centres

DCU Ethics and Privacy Week 2021 - Online


The School of Computing and the School of Theology Philosophy and Music have orgainised DCU 'Ethics and Privacy Week 2021' which will take place from Feb 22nd – Feb 25th and will feature four lunchtime webinars on wide ranging topics from Data Ethics in Data Science to the Social and Legal aspects of Genetics Data Collection.

School Researchers Launch National Privacy Survey


Do Irish people trust the government with their data? Help us find out. Take our survey here:

Dr Irina Tal is leading DCU School of Computing researchers in the Science Foundation Ireland funded project PRIVATT to find out. The teams are asking the public about their attitudes to privacy, data sharing & the COVID-19 app during the pandemic.
We are keen to get a repreresentative sample of the population so please circulate the survey as widely as possible.
PRIVATT is an interdisciplinary research project  comprising three elements: an online survey; a social media sentiment analysis, and a socio-legal analysis of technological privacy impacts. PRIVATT team is an interdisciplinary team with a wide range of expertise: data analytics, sentiment analysis, machine learning, communications, security, privacy, law. The partners are DCU (lead), Trinity College Dublin, National College of Ireland and Middlex University London. PRIVATT is hosted by the LERO and ADAPT Research Centres.

Annual Rory O'Connor Award presented at EuroSPI 2020 Conference

eruospi2020-logoAt the 2020 EuroSPI conference held at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf last week (and concurrently online), the annual Rory O’Connor Award for Research Excellence was presented to Kathleen Wolfram of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK for work entitled “Recognizing the Types of Software Assets and its impact on Asset Reuse”. This award has an associated prize sponsored by ISCN, the organisers of the EuroSPI conference series, and is supported by DCU, Lero - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Professor Rory O'Connor, former Head of School of Computing in DCU, was a distinguished international software researcher who was for many years the EuroSPI Proceedings Editor.

Undergraduate Student's Papers Accepted for EuroSPI 2020 Conference

The School of Computing is delighted to announce that two groups of final year undergraduate students have had their CA4004 (Software Engineering: Process, Principles & Methods) research papers accepted for publication in a leading international conference, scheduled for September 2020. The peer review process can be challenging and only very high quality submissions generally make it successfully through the process. This is an excellent achievement for undergraduate level, we congratulate the students on the very high quality of their work. The papers and students are as follows:

A Multivocal Literature Review of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Infrastructures & Implications for Software Developers.

Jake Grogan, Connor Mulready, James McDermott, Martynas Urbanavicius

Agile Software Development: Do we really calculate the costs? A multivocal literature review.

Aidan Fogarty, Aaron Edgeworth, Oishín Smith, Michael Dowling

Both papers have been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 27th European and Asian Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2020), Springer CCIS Vol. 1251, 9-11 September 2020, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Speaking about the achievement, Dr. Paul Clarke (CA4004 module coordinator) states that "These publications are a terrific achievement for the students involved and it speaks to the very high standard in their research work as part of CA4004. We are very proud that our students are performing at this elevated level and we wish them every success in the future. Perhaps they will stay with us or even return at a later point to undertake higher level research and education. Excellent work from committed and talented students."

Very well done!

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