The Adaptive Security and Privacy (ASAP) research programme aims to radically re-conceptualise software engineering for ubiquitous computing in ways that are cognisant of the changing needs of users, of the changing threats to user assets, and of the changing relationships between them. We propose to deliver adaptive software capabilities for supporting users in managing their privacy requirements, and adaptive software capabilities to deliver secure software that underpin those requirements.
The research is supported by a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, a Royal Society Wolfson-Merit Award, and is complemented by related projects supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and a range of industrial partners, including Microsoft Research (MSR), United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC), and IBM Software Labs.
We are exploring commercialisation opportunities arising from the project in a further ERC 'Proof of Concept' Grant on Asset-Centric Adpative Protection (ACAP).
Our Software Engineering & Design (SEAD) Research Group now has more up to date webpage, as does the SPARE Group at Lero.