Welcome to SPARE

We are a software engineering research group in Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, primarily based at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The main research focus of our group is engineering adaptive systems that continue to satisfy their security and privacy requirements. In addition, our group also investigates how we can engineer 'forensically-ready' adaptive systems. Our work is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the European Research Council (ERC), and a number of industrial partners including United Technologies Research Centre (UTRC), IBM Software Labs, and Microsoft Research. We also collaborate closely with our strategic research partners at The Open University (UK) and the National Institute of Informatics (Japan). A focus of this collaboration is the Adaptive Security and Privacy project funded by an ERC Advanced Grant.

Key Research Areas

  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Adaptation
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Forensics
  • Compliance