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Professor Siobhan Clarke

Professor (Computer Science)

Siobhán Clarke is Professor in Computer Science at TCD. She joined TCD in 2000, having previously worked for over ten years as a software engineer for IBM. Her current research focus is on software engineering models for the provision of smart and dynamic software services to urban stakeholders, addressing challenges in the engineering of dynamic software in ad hoc, mobile environments. This work is an evolution of her "seminal" work on the use of "aspects" in software modelling, where she is viewed as " .. the prime authority, .. in effect, initiating the field". Her more recent work has been described as "leading edge" [quotes from Anonymous SFI reviewers], and she leads an SFI Principal Investigator grant (€1.9M) to explore an IoT middleware for adaptable, urban-scale software services. Siobhán has been awarded >€16M in research funding since the start of her career from funding bodies including SFI, Enterprise Ireland, HEA, and companies. She grew TCD's profile in software engineering research both nationally and internationally, as a founding co-PI in the Lero Research Centre. While leading Lero's and TCD's smart cities research, she recognised the inherent multi-disciplinarity of smart cities' research challenges. She then embarked on a campaign to set up a multi-discipline consortium that leverages the best research outputs in Ireland, establishing a national, collaborative smart cities ecosystem including academics, companies and public bodies. To date, this has culminated in the award of Enable, a €12M SFI Spoke, focused on connecting communities to smart urban environments with the IoT. Enable links three SFI Research Centres: Connect, Insight and Lero, bringing together world-class research on future networks, data analytics and software engineering, and has 28 partner companies and two city councils as collaborators. As Enable's Director, all three Research Centres have appointed Siobhán as a Co-PI, in recognition of this achievement. Siobhán has published >160 papers including in journals such as IEEE/ACM Transactions (TAAS, TSC, TSE, TECS, TMC, TODAES) and conference proceedings including in ICSE, OOPSLA, AAMAS, ICSOC, SEAMS, SASO. Her Google Scholar:Scopus statistics are cites= 5431:982, h-index=29:15. She has sat on the editorial boards of IEEE Internet Computing, and IEEE TSE, and is now on the editorial board of IEEE TSC. Siobhán has been on the organising and/or programme committee of numerous conferences (e.g., ECOOP, OOPSLA, SEAMS, ICSOC, AAMAS) and workshops. She has given multiple keynotes/invited talks in recent years, ranging from international conferences (e.g., SERVICES, SEAMS, ICSOFT) to local events across Europe (e.g., INRIA, and at various Universities) and nationally (e.g., Galway International Arts Festival, Web Summit and more). She is on the Advisory Board of the Smart Dublin Initiative, and has acted on an Expert Panel for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. She has acted as Expert Evaluator for the NSF, ERC, CHIST-ERA, and numerous national funding bodies across the world. Siobhán's teaching philosophy is one of encouraging the interdependences between fundamentals, practice, research and innovation, and she has taught software engineering at undergraduate and post-graduate level. She has previously acted as the Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning for the School, and as Course Director for the MSc in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems). While she was Course Director, the degree won the postgradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year (IT), with judges commenting on the quality of the links with industry, the strong graduate employment record and overall excellent course reputation. Siobhán is the founding Director of Future Cities, the Trinity Centre for Smart and Sustainable Cities, with contributors from multiple disciplines. She leads the School's Distributed Systems Group, and was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2006.
  Automotive Software   Computer Applications   Computer Design Models   Computer Engineering   Computer Modeling   Computer Programming Languages   Computer Software   Context-aware Computing   Dependable Systems   Distributed Systems   Geographic Information System(s) (GIS)   Mobile Applications   Mobile Computing   Pervasive Computing   Software Engineering   Ubiquitous Computing
 ENABLE: Connecting communities to smart urban environments through the Internet of Things
 SURF: Service-centric networking for urban-scale feedback systems
 Slice-Oriented Programming for Timely Dynamic Service-Oriented Composition
 Lero. The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
 Lero, The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

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Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing
Program Committee: International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) 2008
Program Committee: International Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications, (Mobilware) 2008
Program Committee: IEEE International Symposium on Embedded Computing (SEC 2008) 2008
Program Committee: European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-07) 2007
Program Committee: 5th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) 2007
Program Committee: IBM CAS Software and Systems Engineering Symposium 2007
Program Committee: ACM International Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) 2007
Program Committee: International Conference TOOLS Europe - Objects, Models, Components, Patterns 2007
Program Committee: IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC'2006) 2006
Program Committee: International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) 2006
Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
Program Committee: International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) 2005
Program Committee: International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) 2004
Program Committee: International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) 2003
Program Committee: International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) 2002
Editorial board member of Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development
Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
Program Committee: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS)2007, 2006 2013
Program Committee: IEEE European Conference on Web Services 2010
Program Committee: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) 2007
Program Committee: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) 2006
Program Committee: IEEE European Conference on Web Services 2009
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Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
White G, Cabrera C, Palade A, Clarke S, Augmented reality in IoT, LNCS, ICSOC 2018: Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2018 Workshops , 2019, pp149-160 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
White G, Clarke S, Smart Cities with Deep Edges, CML PKDD 2018: ECML PKDD 2018 Workshops, Joint European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, 2019, pp53-64 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Marinescu A, Taylor A, Clarke S, Serban I, Marinescu C, Optimising residential electric vehicle charging under renewable energy: Multi-agent learning in software simulation and hardware-in-the-loop evaluation, International Journal of Energy Research, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
F Golpayegani, I Dusparic, S Clarke, Using Social Dependence to Enable Neighbourly Behaviour in Open Multi-Agent Systems, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 10, (3), 2019, p3319402 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Clarke S, Nallur V, Clonal plasticity: An autonomic mechanism for multi-agent systems to self-diversify: JAAMAS track, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS, 2018, 2, 2018, pp774 - 776, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
White G, Palade A, Clarke S, QoS Prediction for Reliable Service Composition in IoT, lncs, ICSOC 2017: Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2017 Workshops , 2018, pp149-160 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cabrera C, White G, Palade A, Clarke S, The Right Service at the Right Place: A Service Model for Smart Cities, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2018, 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Christian Cabrera, Andrei Palade, Gary White, Siobhán Clarke, Services in IoT: A Service Planning Model Based on Consumer Feedback, International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, China, 2018/11/12, Springer, 2018, pp304 - 313, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Andrei Palade, Christian Cabrera, Gary White, Siobhan Clarke, Stigmergic Service Composition and Adaptation in Mobile Environments, 16th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 12-15.11.2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Fatemeh Golpayegani, Siobhán Clarke, Co-Ride: Collaborative Preference-based Taxi-sharing and Taxi-dispatch, IEEE 30th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Éamonn Linehan, Shiu Lun Tsang and Siobhán Clarke, Supporting Context-Awareness: A Taxonomic Review, Trinity College Dublin, 2 October, 2008, 1-30, Notes: [TCD-CS-2008-37], Report, PUBLISHED
Cormac Driver, Eamonn Linehan and Siobhán Clarke, Analysis of the Evaluation of Application-Led Research in Pervasive Computing, University of Dublin, Trinity College, May, 2006, 1-15, Notes: [Technical Report, TCD-CS-2006-26], Report, PUBLISHED


My research focus is on design and programming models for mobile, context-aware systems. The complexities associated with developing such systems require advanced software engineering techniques. The research follows on from my previous work on aspect-oriented software development by attempting to apply those principles to design and programming models for ubiquitous applications. I am involved in a number of projects that investigate issues particular to engineering software for ubiquitous computing, and are working towards providing design models and programming frameworks to better support the applications programmer in building systems in this domain.