Liz Bacon

Professor Liz Bacon BSc, PhD

Liz Bacon

Professor Liz Bacon
BSc, PhD

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department of Computing and Information Systems

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Liz is a Professor of Software Engineering with over a hundred publications and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group.  She is an experienced journal and conference reviewer, editorial board member, and PhD supervisor, and has been involved in several EU research projects, including being Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator for two EU FP7 projects in the past few years. She is an experienced systems designer and developer and her research interests include computing policy, smart systems, security, semantic web, big data and technology enhanced learning (TEL). Within TEL, she has applied her research in software engineering, artificial intelligence and security to a range of application areas such as crisis management and eHealth, focusing on: smart games-based learning environments; metacognition and learning strategies; adaptable, adaptive and personalised systems; and the use of social media in online learning. Liz has been involved in many professional activities during her career which include working with: e-skills UK, the Science Council, Parliamentary IT Committee (PICTFOR), the National HE STEM programme, EKKA (Estonian Quality Assurance Agency), SKVC (the Lithuania Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education), ASIIN (German Quality Assurance Agency), and the University of Cambridge as an ICT Thought Leader for their International Examinations. She also researches, publishes, and is a regular international speaker, on the supply and demand of e-skills to the IT industry. Liz is passionate about the development of her discipline and keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women. During her BCS Presidential year she set up a senior women's network in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), called STELLAR which works to encourage more women to enter STEM professions

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, University of Greenwich.

Professor of Software Engineering

Qualifications

PhD in Artificial Intelligence 

BSc (Hons) Computing Science.

President of EQANIE (European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education)

University wide roles: University lead for Technology Enhanced Learning and Pedagogic Research

Past President of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Past Chair of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing

FBCS, CEng, CSci, CITP, PFHEA, MACM

Software engineering, artificial intelligence, security, crisis management and training, and eHealth.

Research Summary

  • Over 100 refereed publications
  • >70 invited talks / keynotes
  • Successfully supervised 7 PhD students and 2 MPhil students to completion.
  • >£1.6Million in research income generated, mostly from EU FP7 and H2020 grants.
  • Member of numerous national and international committees, reviewer for many journals, conferences and grant applications in the field of computing.

Funded research projects

1/9/14-30/4/15 Principal investigator and overall project coordinator for EU FP7 project Pop-Alert preparation of societies and populations to cope with crisis and disasters. 11 Partner project generating 998,848.38 Euros of funding.

1/11/13 - 31/10/15 Principal investigator for an EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme: SocialiseIT: Social Workplace Learning Using CCD. 7 partner project worth 299,390 Euros.

Jan 2010-March 2012, Principal investigator and overall project Coordinator for 2.93 Million FP7 EU project PANDORA. Advanced training environment for crisis scenarios involving 10 European partners.

1st May 2016  30th April 2020. H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project called GEO-SAFE (Geospatial based Environment for an Optimisation System Addressing Fire Emergencies).

Sept 2015  August 2019. H2020 EU project called TRILLION (TRusted, CItizen - LEA coILaboratIon over sOcial Networks).

April 2014-March 2016, PI and overall Project coordinator for FP7 EU project POP-ALERT. Studying and developing population alert tools, techniques and protocols for crisis situations.

Oct 2013-Sept 2015, Principal investigator for Erasmus EU project dCCDFLITE. Developing training materials for systems development utilising CCD methodology.

, , and () . International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. IGI Global. pp. 18-36. ISSN 1937-9390 ISSN 1937-9390

, and () . IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje. IEEE-RITA. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1932-8540 ISSN 1932-8540

, , and () . International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications. SAI Organization. ISSN 2158-107X ISSN 2158-107X

, and () . eLearn Magazine. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

, , and () . Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching. University of Greenwich. ISSN 2044-0081 ISSN 2044-0081

, , and () . International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET). IGI Global. pp. 66-95. ISSN 1539-3100 ISSN 1539-3100

, , and () . Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 1991-1999. ISSN 1877-0428 ISSN 1877-0428

, , and () . Procedia Computer Science. Elsevier B.V.. pp. 522-531. ISSN 1877-0509 ISSN 1877-0509

, , and () . Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. Springer-Verlag. pp. 581-590. ISSN 1868-5137 ISSN 1868-5137

, , and () . International Journal of Engineering Education. TEMPUS Publications. pp. 1294-1300. ISSN 0949-149X ISSN 0949-149X

, , and () . Teaching English with Technology. pp. 176-187. ISSN 1642-1027 ISSN 1642-1027

, , and () . International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL). IGI Global. pp. 30-52. ISSN 2155-6849 ISSN 2155-6849

, , and () . Software Quality Journal. Springer US. pp. 381-391. ISSN 0963-9314 ISSN 0963-9314

, and () . ACIS International Journal of Computer & Information Science. International Association for Computer and Information Science (ACIS). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1525-9293 ISSN 1525-9293

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, , , , and () . In: Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK. pp. 234-256. ISBN 9780124071919

, , , and () . Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. In: Electronic Healthcare: 4th International Conference, eHealth 2011, Málaga, Spain, November 21-23, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany. pp. 146-153. ISSN 1867-8211 ISBN 9783642292613 ISSN 1867-8211

, , , and () . In: Process Management. Intech, Vukovar, Croatia. pp. 197-222. ISBN 978-953-307-085-8

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, , and () . In: Proceedings of the 15th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology: “Global Partnership for Development and Engineering Education”. LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. ISSN 2414-6390 ISBN 978-0999344309 ISSN 2414-6390

and () . In: "Engineering Innovations for Global Sustainability": Proceedings of the Fourteenth LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology (LACCEI 2016). LACCEI (Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2414-6390 ISBN 978-0-9822896-9-3 ISSN 2414-6390

and () . In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on e-Learning (EL 2016). IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society). pp. 231-235. ISBN 978-989-8533-51-7

, , and () . In: 2015 18th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT). IEEE. pp. 161-166. ISBN 978-1-4673-9930-2

, , and () . In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2016). ISCRAM (International Association for Crisis Response and Management). pp. 752-758. ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-84-608-7984-8 ISSN 2411-3387

and () . In: There and Back: Charting Flexible Pathways in Open, Mobile and Distance Education: DEANZ 2016 Conference Proceedings. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. pp. 92-96.

, , and () . In: Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA. pp. 1126-1135. ISBN 978-1-939797-20-9

, , , , , , and () . In: Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA. pp. 53-63. ISBN 978-1-939797-20-9

, and () . In: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL 2015). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, UK. pp. 694-702. ISSN 2049-0933 ISBN 978-1-910810-58-3 ISSN 2049-0933

, and () . In: "Engineering Education Facing the Grand Challenges, What Are We Doing?": Proceedings of the 13th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology. Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI Inc), Boca Raton, Florida, USA. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2414-6668 ISBN 978-0-9822896-8-6 ISSN 2414-6668

and () . In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2015). ACPIL (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd), Reading, UK. pp. 188-195. ISSN 2048-8882 ISBN 9781910810255 ISSN 2048-8882

, and () . In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2015). ACPIL (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd), Reading, UK. pp. 196-200. ISSN 2048-8882 ISBN 9781910810255 ISSN 2048-8882

, and () . In: 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Kristiansand, Norway. ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 978-82-7117-788-1 ISSN 2411-3387

, and () . In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2014). ACPIL (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.), Reading, UK. pp. 59-66. ISSN 2048-8882 ISBN 978-1-909507-69-2 ISSN 2048-8882

and () . Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd., Sonning Common (UK). pp. 7-14. ISSN 2048-8882 ISBN 978-163266830-1 ISSN 2048-8882

, , and () . In: E-Learn 2012. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA. pp. 636-647. ISBN 1880094983

, and () . In: E-Learn 2012. World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA. pp. 1143-1151. ISBN 1880094983

, , and () . In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. FECS'12. CSREA Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. pp. 3-14. ISBN 1601322135

, , and () . In: Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2011: 10th International Conference, ICEC 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 5-8, 2011, Proceedings. Springer Berlin, Berlin, Germany. pp. 415-418. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 9783642244995 ISSN 0302-9743

, and () . In: ALT-C 2011: Thriving in a colder and more challenging climate. Association for Learning Technology, Oxford, UK. pp. 67-78. ISBN 978-91-977071-4-5 (print), 978-91-977071-5-2 (online)

, , and () . In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, VA, USA. pp. 2259-2266. ISBN 1-880094-85-X

, and () . In: E-Learn 2010: Proceedings of the World Conference on E-learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, USA. pp. 2083-2090. ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9

, and () . In: Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin. pp. 493-499. ISBN 9783642163173 (Print), 9783642163180 (Online)

, and () . In: 3rd Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI), 2010. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ, USA. pp. 502-509. ISBN 978-1-4244-7560-5

, , , and () . In: Case-Based Reasoning. Research and Development: 18th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR 2010, Alessandria, Italy, July 19-22, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Germany. pp. 390-405. ISBN 9783642142734

, and () . In: "e" Teaching and Learning 2010 Workshop Proceedings. "e" Teaching and Learning 2010 Workshop. pp. 11-15. ISBN 9780955967696

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, , , , , and () . In: Springer Briefs in Policing. Springer.

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, , , and () . In: CBR-WIMS Proceedings of the Workshop on Process-oriented Case-Based Reasoning. Not known. pp. 87-99. ISBN 9788415341048

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and () . In: 18th International Conference on the Association for Learning Technology. e-Print. pp. 196-196.

, and () . In: 18th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology. e-Print. pp. 203-203.

, and () . W3E EmotionML Workshop, Paris October 2010.

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