Professor Ella Pereira

  • PhD in Distributed Applications, LJMU, 2005
  • MSc Computer Systems, Georgian technical University (GTU), 2000
  • BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Automated Production Engineering), GTU, 1998
Dr Ella Pereira 

Research Contact Teaching

Future Internet: Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Distributed Middleware Services, Distributed Applications and Services, Mobile Healthcare/Assisted Living, Autonomic Computing: Self-Healing Systems; Performance Evaluation for Self-Healing Systems

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Prof. Ella Pereira
Department of Computer Science
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP

Phone: 01695 657639
Email: Ella Pereira
Office: THG12

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Systems
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Application Development with Java
  • Research Methods (MRes)
  • Research Project (MRes)


Ella is Director of Postgraduate research studies and environment at the Department of Computer Science. She joined the Department in 2005 as a senior lecturer and was promoted to reader in 2012. Ella graduated from Georgian Technical University with BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering specialising in CAD/CAM and then went on to complete her MSc in Computer Systems from the same institution. She was awarded PhD in Computing – Distributed Software Engineering for the thesis: “Impromptu: Software Framework for Self-Healing Middleware Services” from Liverpool John Moores University.

Ella has been carrying out distributed computing research for over 15 years and has published in national and international conferences and journals. As a result of her past and current research activities, Ella developed considerable experience and expertise in developing architectures for distributed self-healing systems, including analyses of distributed middleware services and strong background of service oriented architectures. Ella has ongoing collaborative research on video/audio streaming and scheduling with external researchers. She has growing interest in e-health and use of mobile technology in healthcare and is involved in collaborative projects with the health and social care specialists. Ella leads the DisCreat (Distributed and Creative Technologies) research group in the Department of Computer Science, whose interests are around 3 “es”: e-health, e-government, and e-learning.

Ella is actively involved in organising and co-chairing national and international workshops and is member of organising and programme committees for a number of international IEEE conferences and workshops.

External Academic Activities

Guest editor of the Special Issue on: “Future Internet: Services and Data Management”, of the Int. J. of Space-Based and Situated Computing, Inderscience Publishers.

Conference/workshop chair (co-chair):
  • 5th international workshop on Cloud Applications and Security, CAS’14, in conjunction with The 9th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2014) London, UK 2014
  • Third International Conference on Technologies and Applications for Smart Cities (I-TASC ’14) in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies, Oxford, UK
  • 4th international workshop on Cloud Applications and Security, CAS’13, in conjunction with The 8th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2013) London, UK 2013
  • 3rd international workshop on Cloud Applications and Security, CAS’12, in conjunction with The 7th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012) London, UK 2012
  • 2nd international workshop on Cloud Applications and Security, CAS’11, in conjunction with The 6th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011) Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2011
  • 1st international workshop on Cloud Applications and Security, CAS’10, in conjunction with The 5th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2010) London, 2010
  • 23rd UK Performance Engineering Workshop, Edge Hill University, 9, 10 July 2007.
  • Conference Programme Committee membership:
  • International conference and Expo on Connected Vehicles, IEEE ICCVE 2014, Vienna, Austria, 2014 ( 2012, 13, Las Vegas, USA)
  • International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies, SECURWARE 2012, – Rome, Italy. SECURWARE 2013, Barcelona, Spain, SECURWARE 2014 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1st IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Consumer Health Care Networks, Systems and Services (MobiCHeSS’12), Ottawa, Canada
  • 27th UK Performance Engineering Workshop, Bradford, July, 2011
  • IEEE TeNAS’07, 08, 09, 10,11,12, 13, 14 International Workshop on Telecommunication Networking, Applications and Systems held in Canada, USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Spain (2007-to date)
  • PC member and session chair of IEEE International conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-09), Bradford
  • IEEE International Workshop on Consumer eHealth Platforms, Services and Applications, in conjunction with Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2011, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Scientific committee member for the conference E-Activity and Leading Technologies 2007/2009, Portugal, Spain.
  • Member of the Technical Committee of an Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence, Telecommunication, Networking and Broadcasting. PgNet’02, PgNet’03, Liverpool. 2002, 2003
  • Postgraduate Supervision:
  • 2008-2011 – Kate Wood, MPhil, “Investigation into Cloud Security and misconfiguration” – , Director of Studies.
  • Current PhD supervision (DoS):
    • Alex Akinbi – Cloud Computing – security issues in PaaS<
    • Daniel Campbell – Mobile healthcare – Cloud-based platform for personalised mobile applications for health
    • John Hearty – Machine learning and visual analytics for health-related research
  • Research Publications

    Books and Chapters:
  • Nurunnabi, M., Pereira, E. and Chowdhury, A.H. (2012). ‘Dream and the Reality: The adoption of ‘Digital Concept’ in an emerging country’, in N. Ekekwe and N. Islam (Eds.), Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications, Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers, USA
  • Journal Articles:
  • K.Wood, E.Pereira Impact of Misconfiguration in Cloud – Investigation into Security Challenges” International Journal of Multimedia and Image Processing (IJMIP), Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN: ISSN 2042 4647 (2011)
  • E. Pereira, Pereira, R. “Simulation of Fault Monitoring and Detection of Distributed Services”, Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Volume 15, Issue 4, Elsevier, April (2007)
  • R. Pereira, E. Pereira, and Ajayi, O. “Efficient Real-Time Packet Schedulling For Smoothed Video Streams”, International Journal of Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology, UK Simulation Society, Volume 8, Number 3, September (2007)
  • E. Pereira, R. Pereira “Performance Evaluation for Self-Healing Distributed Services and Fault Detection Mechanisms” Journal of Computer and Systems Science, Volume 72, Issue 7, Elsevier, November 2006
  • Refereed Conferences papers:
  • R. Pereira, E. Pereira, “Video Streaming: H.264 and the Internet of Things”, TeNAS, 29th IEEE International conference AINA’15, Gwangju, Korea, March 24-27, 2015.
  • R. Pereira, E. Pereira, “Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP and Progressive Download: Comparative Considerations“, TeNAS, 28th IEEE International conference AINA’14, Victoria, Canada, May 2014
  • Akinbi, E. Pereira, C. Beaumont, “Evaluating Security mechanisms Implemented on public PaaS Cloud Environment”, in proceedings of IEEE ICITST-CAS’13, London, Dec. 2013
  • Akinbi, E. Pereira, C. Beaumont, “Identifying Security Methods and Controls for secured PaaS Cloud Environment”, in proceedings of PgNet 2013, Liverpool, June, 2013
  • E. Pereira, R. Pereira, “Client Buffering Considerations for Video Streaming”, TeNAS, 27th IEEE International conference AINA’13, Barcelona, Spain, March 2013
  • E. Pereira, R. Pereira, “’Server-side Buffering measurements for VoD Systems’)” The 14th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS-2011), Tirana, Albania, September 2011
  • K. Wood, E. Pereira, “Cloud Security Challenges: An Investigation into Cloud Configuration” IEEE International conference on for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, November 2010, London
  • E. Grishikashvili – Pereira, R. Pereira. “Packet Size Variability in Real Time Transmission of Smoothed MPEG-4 Streams”, TeNAS, 21st IEEE conference AINA’08, Okinawa, Japan
  • E. Grishikashvili Pereira and R. Pereira, “Real Time Scheduling for Audio and Video Streams”, the 21st international conference AINA07, Canada, May 2007
  • D. F. Norris, E. G. Pereira “SYN-PHONICS: To Aid the Development of Phonological Awareness”, Proceedings of the IASK International Conference
    E-Activity and Leading Technologies 2007, ISBN: 978-972-99397-5-4, Porto, Portugal. December 2007.
  • E. Grishikashvili Pereira, R. Pereira, “Fault Monitoring and Detection of Distributed Servicesover Local and Wide Area Networks” “, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Performance Modelling in Wired, Wireless, Mobile Networking and Computing (PMWMNC-2006), with IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed systems, Minneapolis, USA, July 12-15, 2006.
  • E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, R. Pereira, A. Taleb-Bendiab, “Performance Evaluation for Self-Healing Distributed Services”, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Performance Modelling in Wired, Wireless, Mobile Networking and Computing (PMWMNC-2005), with IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed systems, Fukuoka, Japan, July 20-22, 2005.
  • E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, R. Pereira, A. Taleb-Bendiab, “Fault Detection Mechanism for Autonomic Distributed Applications.” Proceedings of 21st Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop. UKPEW 2005, Newcastle, UK. 14-15 July, 2005
  • E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, N. Badr, D. Reilly, A. Taleb-Bendiab, “From Component-Based to Service-Based Distributed Applications Development and Life-Time Management “, Proceedings of 29th Euromicro Conference – “Component-Based Software development”, Antalya – Turkey, September 2003.
  • M. Yu, E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, D. Reilly, A. Taleb-Bendiab “Polyarchical Middleware for On-Demand and Multi-Standard Services’ Composition for Ubiquitous Computing”, UNITN2003 The New Computing Paradigm for the Networked World. Trento – Italy, December 15-18, 2003
  • E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, M. Allen, A. Taleb-Bendiab, “IMPROMPTU: On- Demand Self-Servicing Software Framework”,Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on intelligent Systems Design and Applications, ISDA 2002, Atlanta – USA, August 2002.
  • M. Allen, E. Grishikashvili-Pereira, N. Badr, A.Taleb-Bendiab, “Adaptation Engine: an Agent-Based Framework for ad-hoc Service Life-Cycle Management for Meta-Computing”, Proceedings of the AISB ’02 Symposium on AI and Grid Computing, Imperial College of Science, 2001
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