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Raian Ali

Raian is a Principal Academic in Computing and the Head of Research in the Department of Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University, UK. He received his PhD in Software Engineering from University of Trento, Italy. He worked as a post-doctorate research fellow at University of Trento and then Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research, University of Limerick, Ireland. His research is focused on the engineering of social informatics, i.e., the systematic design of software-based solutions for social requirements and the governed and responsible integration of such solutions into the overall socio-technical system. Examples of particular topics include the engineering of software-based motivation (Gamification, Persuasive Technology, Incentive Centred Design, etc.) within a business information systems, the engineering of transparency requirements in enterprises as well as the design of systems which are receptive and responsive to the feedback of their users, preferably called citizens.

Raian has a keen interest in studying Digital Addiction which he defines as a problematic usage of digital devices characterized by properties like being excessive, obsessive, compulsive, impulsive and hasty. He focuses on the principles, methods and tools needed to engineer addiction-aware technology able to combat, autonomously or semi-autonomously, addictive usage styles. As a social responsibility, he is advocating  a policy change in the production of digital media so that it helps people to make informed decisions about their usage. He would also like to see more public awareness of the potential reasons and side-effects of the obsessive usage of technology, or at least encourage a user to make a software-supported self-assessment exercise around it. For more information, visit our Digital Addiction Research project page.

He is currently a holder of a European FP7 Marie Curie Grant on the Engineering of Socially-Adaptive Systems (the SOCIAD Project) and the coordinator for the Engineering of Social Informatics Research Group (ESOTICS) and Computing and Informatics Research Centre (CIRC) at Bournemouth University.

Contact: Office: +44 (0) 1202 966 682; Email: rali at bournemouth.ac.uk

Twitter: @bu_esotics


Please consider submitting to, and attending:

REFSQ’17:  the 23rd Intl. Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundations of Software Quality, Posters and Tool Track. 27-Feb to 02 Mar 2017, Essen, Germany

ACM SAC RE-Track’17: the 10th edition of the Requirement Engineering Track (RE-Track’17) of the 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2017).  March 27-31, 2017. Marrakesh, Morocco.

SSE’16: the 8th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE),  co-located with FSE’16, November 14, 2016 in Seattle, WA, USA.

CoBI’16: the 3rd International Workshop on Capability-oriented Business Informatics (CoBI) in conjunction with the 18th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics  30th August 2016, in Paris, France.

British HCI’16: The 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 11th – 15th July 2016. Bournemouth, UK.

i-USEr 2016: The 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering 2016 (i-USEr 2016). 23rd to 25th August 2016 in Melaka, Malaysia

IoP 2016: the IEEE International Conference on Internet of People (IoP 2016). July 18-21, 2016, Toulouse, France.

DSSA’16: The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics. October 17-19, 2016 Montreal, Canada.

ESPRE 2016: The Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering Workshop, co-located with the IEEE RE’16. 12-13 September 2016 in Beijing, China.

iStar 2016: the 9th International i* Workshop  (iStar 2016), co-located with the IEEE RE’16. 12-13 September 2016 in Beijing, China.

GamifIR 2016: The 3rd International Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval, co-located with ACM SIGIR16 July 17-21 2016 – Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

RESACS 2016 : Second International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive and Cyber Physical Systems. Co-located with REFSQ’16. Mar 14, 2016. Gothenburg, Sweden.

CSI-SE 2016: The 3rd International Workshop on Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering. Co-located with  ICSE 2016   Austin, Texas, USA.

British HCI 2016: The 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 11th-15th July 2016. Bournemouth, UK.

SEmotion 2016: The First International Workshop on Emotion Awareness in Software Engineering – Co-located with  ICSE 2016  May 17th, 2016. Austin, Texas

RCIS 2016 – Doctoral Consortium track of the IEEE Tenth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS). 1-3 June 2016 in Grenoble, France.

REFSQ 2016 P&T : the 22nd Intl. Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundations of Software Quality, Posters and Tool Track. March 14-17, 2016 Göteborg, Sweden

KEOD 2016: the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. 9-11 Nov 2016. Porto, Portugal.

PoEM 2016. The 9th IFIP WG 8.1 working conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modelling). Nov 2016, Skövde, Sweden.

SPLC 2016: The 20th International Systems and Software Product Line Conference. September 19th to 23rd, 2016, in Beijing, China.

CAiSE’16 – Forum. The 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’16) will be held between 13-17 June 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia