Lero’s research in methods, standards and high-integrity systems examines the methods we use to develop software and how to make it more efficient.

As companies develop software across the world Lero looks at how global, multi-cultural and diverse teams spread across multiple locations and time-zones can work together. What sort of tools and processes should or could they use and how can they introduce these across multiple locations within global development teams?

Lero’s research looks at current and future practices and trends and its research helps its collaborative partners to identify what is best for their businesses and how it can be best implemented in their organisations. 

Lero contributes to the creation of software engineering techniques that can operate seamlessly throughout design- and run-time. This allows for the development of highly reliable and verified software.

It also capitalises on new and evolving models of software business and software development with agility and establishes a continuous software development model.

This is Lero’s largest research area, representing over 40% of the Lero members.

It comprises four inter-related strands:

  • Contemporary and Emerging Software Development Methods
  • Model-driven Engineering and Evolution
  • Architecture and Design of Smart Systems
  • Formal Methods for High Integrity Distributed and Adaptive Systems