Welcome to SoftTrust Research Group

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS*

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Publications

Research Activities

Research Grants

Awards & Recognition

Scopus-Index Publications

  • Article 60%
  • Conference Proceedings 40%
  • Private Institutions 40%
  • National Research Funds 60%
  • Accumulative Research Funds 3000000%

Active Research Grants

Patents and Copyrights

  • Patents 10%
  • Patent Filing 40%
  • Copyrights 50%
  • Accumulative IF 15%

Accumulative Impact Factor

Accolades

  • International Level 50%
  • National Level 50%

OUR RESEARCH INTERESTS

Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Software Requirements, Software Analysis and Design, Software Construction, Software Testing, Software Maintenance, Software Quality, Software Process Improvement, Mobile Application, Real-time Systems, Secure Programming, Software Configuration Management, Software Documentation, Software Measurement, Software Modeling, Software Project Management, Trusted Computing, Software Usability, Web Services, Impact Analysis, Agile Methodology, Agile Testing

Software for Trusted IoT Environment Group (Soft.Trust) at AIS is actively carrying out research on a set of software engineering knowledge areas aimed to improve the current aspect of IoT trusted features and environment that will include techniques, methods and processes. Its primary objective is to produce high-quality research outcomes which all concentrate on software related services that may cover some areas such as software engineering, real time requirements aplication, system development and testing, web services and trusted computing. Soft.Trust at AIS is proud of having its own IT product called MyEV, an electric charger system which is based in UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. Some other potential researches may include software engineering approach and methodology,  semantic web services, mobile computing and real time application.

The proliferation of mobile and wireless communication technologies has recently paved the ground for the development and commercial deployment of a multitude of applications and services. In essence, this capability emerged from the integration of cellular technology with the web and cloud technologies which, over the last decade, witnessed an unprecedented widespread deployment and adoption primarily in the form of communication through the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM).

Furthermore, modern mobile handsets offer increased processing capabilities that can be viewed as a commodity by most users such as location based services, mobile marketing including banking transactions, wireless community networking and radio frequency-based item identification. Such applications quickly gain prominence in both consumer and business markets.

Basic knowledge of software maintenance comprises thoroughly understanding and re-examining the existing software design and code through reverse engineering and restructuring of change and its associated components. The ultimate aim of this research is to explore mechanisms and better ways to support its maintenance and evolution activities. The study involves its related knowledge that includes reverse engineering, program understanding, visualization, requirements traceability, impact analysis, software measurement, re-documentation, cost estimation and impact evaluation.

The primary objective of this research is to reduce issues on software quality through management viewpoints, validation and verification. As user confidence via testing levels is very critical, our research embarks into study that includes effective testing, testing techniques, methods and practices. Among the possible topics that fall in this research such as quality assurance, quality measurement, regression testing, functional testing, test management and defect removal.

The ultimate aim of this research is to support the capability and maturity improvement of software development and deployment from the organizational perspective. Current process improvement initiatives through CMMI, Six Sigma, IDEAL, etc. provide some detailed knowledge of standards, guidelines and practices. However, some issues still prevail towards its practice and realism particularly on SMEs, individual commitment and support. Our exposure to consultancy and synergy effort between UTM-AIS and local industries spurs new research interest on the implementation of CMMI, quality management and measurement.

The objective of this research is to explore new techniques and mechanisms to address overheads and issues related to web services and their deployment. The potential components of the web services need to be analyzed and reengineered to improve web accessibility and performance. The state-of-the-art and new technologies are explored to include approaches to support web service composition such as AIMO, OWL-S, BPEL4WS, WSMO and AI-Planning.