ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ
Position: Deputy Head of ECS - Research and Enterprise
Position: Head of Group in Web and Internet Science
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 4487
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/391 [browse]
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Interests: compliance check, privacy, provenance representation, provenance semantics, provenance standardisation at w3c (provenance working group), result reproducibility, secure infrastructure, trust based computing
Luc is co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group, he initiated the successful Provenance Challenge series, which saw the involvement of over 20 institutions investigating provenance inter-operability in 3 successive challenges, and which resulted in the specification of the community Open Provenance Model (OPM). Previously, he led the development of provenance technonology in the FP6 Provenance project and the Provenance Aware Service Oriented Architecture (PASOA) project. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. He is currently co-investigator of the Orchid, PATINA:Personal Architectectonics Through Interactions with Artifacts, and e-stats projects.
His research is concerned with large-scale open distributed systems not subject to centralised control; examples of these include the Internet, the World Wide Web, the Grid, the pervasive computing environment and their successors likely to be a combination of these. Multiple properties, sometimes conflicting, are desirable for such systems, including functionality, adaptivity, performance, scalability, security, reliability and trust. In order to address these considerations, Luc's research is both practical and theoretical. His aim is to conceive, build, formalise and prove the correctness of systems, and to use them in specific application contexts. By this complete approach to research, his goal is to improve our capability of engineering robust solutions to tomorrow's computer environment.
Luc has published over 110 articles in the domain of provenance, Grid computing, distributed systems, agent-based systems, and distributed information management. His investigation covers the spectrum of software engineering: design, specification, proof of correctness, implementation, performance evaluation and application. See his citations in Google Scholar
Head of WAIS group, ECS Deputy Head (Research and Enterprise)