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Dr Gerald Kotonya

Senior Lecturer


Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4WA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510308

Location: C33

Research overview

My current research interests are in service-oriented computing and reuse-driven software engineering. I am particularly interested in self-managing/self-configuring service and cloud frameworks for resource-constrained systems. As part of this research we have developed runtime frameworks for supporting fault-tolerance and for ensuring runtime QoS in embedded service-based systems. We are currently integrating the various frameworks into a self-managing platform for embedded service-oriented systems. My other interests are in software architecture and scrapheap software engineering. We are developing smart process-pluggable tools for architecture analysis and exploring ways of supporting the development of systems from discarded/scrapped software systems. 

Career Details

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc, University of Nairobi (1988).
  • Ph.D School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University (1994).



  • Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering,  School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University (2001- Present)
  • Lecturer in Software Engineering, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University (1996-2001)
  • Lecturer in Software Engineering,  Department of Computer Science, Egerton University (Kenya)(1995-1996)
  • Research Associate, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University (1994-1995)


Professional Role

Long standing Knowledge Area Expert: IEEE SWEBOK

Long standing PC Member: IEEE/IFIP WCSA, ICSOC, ECSA


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