Event: The Drone Identity: Requirements for Systems of Systems

The Drone Identity: Requirements for Systems of Systems by Dr. Yijun Yu, Requirements Specialist and Senior Lecturer at The Open University, UK


Date and venue

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019, from 18.00 to 20.00 hours, to be followed by light refreshments

Venue: Room 144 

(We will gather before the talk in the Foyer Café/Bar area of the Conference Centre at 6pm-6:20pm)

Conference Aston – Hotel & Conference Centre

Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom



Contact person: nelly@acm.org or n.bencomo@aston.ac.uk

This event is open to everyone, not just BCS members, so please invite your friends and colleagues along to help make the event a real success.


RESG/BCS Birmingham Event details


Incidents are rich source of knowledge for the safety of travellers, from which we hope to learn lessons through forensic investigations to prevent the incidents from happening again. Since the MH370 incident in 2014, forensic solutions such as black boxes are found inadequate to track and monitor aircraft. In the era of cloud computing, we have proposed to replace them with *live* black boxes, a solution with the help of Internet. The consequent Internet of Flying Things, however, opens another Pandora’s box: a number of near misses incidents involve Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones), including the recent attack at Gatwick Airport in December 2018. So what are the requirements for tracking and locating the Internet of flying things? If the “thing” doesn’t listen to us, how to change it?


About the speaker

Dr. Yijun Yu is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Communications at The Open University, UK. He is interested in developing automated, efficient and scalable software techniques and tools to better support human activities in software engineering. He has the vision to improve aviation security through cloud computing and blockchains by live streaming black boxes after the missing MH370 flight, which featured in interviews with BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Services aired in April 2014, and subsequently received a Microsoft Azure Award (2017), an Amazon Cloud Award (2018), and an EU SESAR JU EngageKTN Grant (2019). His research on requirements-driven adaptation receives a 10 Year Most Influential Paper award (CASCON’16), 6 Best Paper awards (SEAMS’18, iRENIC’16, TrustCom’14, EICS’13, VMPDP’01), 3 Distinguished Paper awards (RE’11, BCS’08, ASE’07), a Best Tool Demo Paper Award (RE’13) and a Best Student Paper Award (PDCS’02). He serves as an Associate Editor of the Software Quality Journal, Chair of BCS Specialist Group on Requirements Engineering, a PC member of international conferences on Software Engineering (FSE, ICSE), Requirements Engineering (RE, CAiSE, ER), Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME, CSMR, SANER, ICPC), Security (ESSoS), and Internet of Things (WF-IoT). As Principle Investigator, he managed knowledge transfer projects with NATS, Huawei, IBM, CA, RealTelekom, and is a co-investigator on research projects including Adaptive Security and Privacy (ERC Adv. Grant, 2012-2018), and Adaptive Information Systems (QNRF, 2012-2016), Lifelong Security Engineering for Evolving Systems (EU FP7, 2009-2012), and Usable Privacy for Mobile Apps (Microsoft SEIF, 2012).





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