Thein Than Tun

Department of Computing
The Open University
Milton Keynes
Tel:+44(0)1908 332 610
Fax: +44(0)1908 652 335


I am a research associate in the Computing Department of the Open University UK. I am interested in Requirements Engineering approaches, and their application in the development of feature-rich software systems. My research is related to privacy requirements, requirements evolution, argumentation for security, feature interaction, failures of dependable systems and feature modelling.

I am currently working on the Trading Arguments project funded by the Centre for Policing Research and Learning. Continuing and past projects include:

Selected Publications

Note: Papers are made available here for personal use only. A fuller listing of papers can be found on the ORO site.

  1. T. T. Tun, B. A. Price, A. K. Bandara, Y. Yu and B. Nuseibeh (2016). Verifiable Limited Disclosure: Reporting and Handling Digital Evidence in Police Investigations. in iRENIC: International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Investigating and Countering Crime (iRENIC), 12th September 2016, Beijing, China. (Best Short Paper)

  2. T.T. Tun, A. K. Bandara, B. A. Price, Y. Yu, C. Haley, I. Omoronyia and B. Nuseibeh (2012) Privacy Arguments: Analysing Selective Disclosure Requirements for Mobile Applications, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Reqirements Engineering Conference (RE 2012)

  3. A. Hubaux, T. T. Tun, and P. Heymans (2012), Separation of Concerns in Feature Diagram Languages: A Systematic Survey, ACM Computing Surveys (To appear).

  4. Y. Yu, T.T. Tun and B. Nuseibeh (2011) Specifying and detecting meaningful changes in programs, in Proceedings of the 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, pp. 273-282. Bibtex

  5. V.N.L. Franqueira, T. T. Tun, Y. Yu, R. Wieringa, and B. Nuseibeh (2011). Risk and argument: a risk-based argumentation method for practical security, in 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, pp. 239-248. Bibtex (Winner of Distinguished Paper Award)

  6. Y. Yu, T. T. Tun, A. Tedeschi, V.N.L. Franqueira, and B. Nuseibeh, (2011) OpenArgue: Supporting Argumentation to Evolve Secure Software Systems. 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, pp. 351-352. Bibtex

  7. S. Supakkul, T. Hill, L. Chung, T. T. Tun, and J. C. S. do Prado Leite (2010) An NFR Pattern Approach to Dealing with NFRs, 18th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. BibTeX

  8. T. T. Tun, Y. Yu, C. B. Haley and B. Nuseibeh (2010) Model-Based Argument Analysis for Evolving Security Requirements, IEEE Fourth International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement. Presentation / BibTeX

  9. T. T. Tun, T. Trew, M. Jackson, R. Laney and B. Nuseibeh (2009) Specifying Features of an Evolving Software System, Software — Practice and Experience Journal, Wiley. BibTeX

  10. T. T. Tun, Y. Yu, R. Laney and B. Nuseibeh (2009) Early Identification of Problem Interactions: A Tool-Supported Approach, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5512, pp 74-88, Springer. Presentation / BibTeX

  11. T. T. Tun, M. Jackson, R. Laney, B. Nuseibeh and Y. Yu (2009) Are Your Lights Off? Using Problem Frames to Diagnose System Failures, In International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'09). Presentation / BibTeX

  12. T. T. Tun, Q. Boucher, A. Classen, A. Hubaux and P. Heymans (2009d) Relating Requirements and Feature Configurations: A Systematic Approach, In International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2009). Presentation / BibTeX

  13. A. Classen, P. Heymans, T. T. Tun and B. Nuseibeh (2009e) Towards Safer Composition, in NIER Track of 31th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2009). Bibtex

  14. T. T. Tun, R. Chapman, C. Haley, R. Laney and B. Nuseibeh (2009f), A Framework for Developing Feature-rich Software Systems, In: 16th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2009), April 14-16, San Francisco, California, USA, pp. 206-214. Bibtex

  15. R. Laney, T. T. Tun, M. Jackson, and B. Nuseibeh, Composing Features by Managing Inconsistent Requirements, In: Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Feature Interactions in Software and Communication Systems (ICFI 2007), 3-5 September 2007, in Grenoble, France, pp. 141-156. Presentation / Bibtex

  16. P. Bielkowicz, P. Patel and T. T. Tun (2002), Evaluating Information Systems Development Methods: A New Framework. In: Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems, Montpellier, France, September 2-5, 311-322. Bibtex

  17. Peter Bielkowicz, and T. T. Tun (2001), A Comparison and Evaluation of Data Requirement Specification Techniques in SSADM and the Unified Process. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 2068, pp. 46-59, Springer. Bibtex

Prototype Tools and Code

Last update: October 2016.