was founded in 1894 and is based close to the City of London, where it contributes significantly to the capital's academic, cultural and business life. It has almost 10,000 students from 153 countries and about 2,000 academic, technical and administration staff. Its School of Informatics is a fusion of Computing and Information Sciences, and has 35 full-time academics and a larger number of support staff and contract researchers. It has strong research expertise, with over 50% of its research outputs rated as at least internationally excellent, and 15% of the outputs as world leading in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise.
The Centre for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design was founded in 1991 as a university-recognised focus of research excellence. It has an international reputation in requirements engineering research: a review of over 4000 publications from 1963-2006  revealed that City is the world leader in the number of academic publications in requirements engineering. City also topped the review of requirements journal publications. Average research income per annum is €750,000.
The Centre has a successful record in EU-funded projects and was a partner in the ESPRIT II IDEAL, ESPRIT III NATURE and INTUITIVE, Framework IV CREWS and MULTI-MEDIA BROKER, Framework V BANKSEC, INBANKSS, FIN-TECH, MULTIREADER, VISUAL and TeDUB, Framework VI SeCSE, APOSDLE, TRACEBACK and GREDIA, and Framework VII S-Cube projects. It has also been a partner in numerous UK EPSRC-funded projects, and successfully publishes results of its research in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Software and Communications of the ACM. It has a strong focus on industrial research dissemination with organizations such as Eurocontrol in Europe, and NATS and Dstl in the UK. In the FP6 SeCSE Integrated Project the Centre undertook some of the first research to investigate requirements engineering for service-oriented systems – research that will directly inform the planned research in CHOReOS.
CITY’s primary role in CHOReOS will be to lead and undertake research on requirements engineering in WP2. It will draw on its extensive expertise in requirements engineering to develop new techniques and tools for service-based applications to be used by end-users. In particular it will lead the development of new techniques and tools for expressing and reasoning about service qualities and related quality requirements on service-based applications.
|Neil Maiden, Professor of Systems Engineering, Head of the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design and academic lead of the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, City University London|
|James Lockerbie, Researcher in the Requirements Engineering Group, City University London|
CHOReOS is a project of the FP7 European program: FP7-ICT-2009-5 - Objective 1.2 (grant agremment n° 257178)