Our mission is to perform world–class research that delivers innovation, knowledge and new practices, for the development of secure and dependable software systems, and improves human trust on software systems. We are committed to support local communities through knowledge transfer and education and create theoretic, applied, industry and education impact.
We will achieve this through the development of languages, ontologies, architectural definitions, models, processes, methodologies and automated techniques to support the consideration of security, trust and dependability as integral aspects of the software systems engineering process, at multiple levels and from multiple angles and it combines people, technology and processes.
We focus on applied software engineering techniques in an industrial context, where security and dependability are essential concerns. As such, we explore and establish our work across new technological paradigms such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and Big Data that change the present and shape the future of software systems and their role in society.