Dr Arantza Aldea

Senior Lecturer in Computing

I am a Senior Lecturer in computer science at the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University, UK. I received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield. I am member of the Dependable Systems Engineering Research Centre (DSEC) and my research interests include:

  • Cloud computing and IoT
  • Databases and Big Data
  • Web Technologies
  • Information Retrieval/Searching

In the above areas I am working on various projects. I have been involved in a number of research activities. I serve on the editorial board of international journals. I also serve as the guest editor of various international journals. I've also been involved in the organisation of international conferences and workshops. I serve(d) as a programme chair, publication chair and as a member of programme committees.

Teaching interests

  • Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge Management

Examples of projects or dissertations

  • Extension of Compendium to Manage an “Options vs Criteria” Matrix for Decision Support
  • An Investigation into the use of Ontologies to Extract Information Embedded in Compendium
  • A study of how data mapping can be applied to Social network in a Business to Business Framework
  • A Semantic News Portal

Research interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Ontologies
  • Decision making
  • E-Learning

Research students supervised

  • López-Arévalo, I. 2005 "A Hierarchical Abstract Multi-Model System to support the Redesign Process" PhD. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
  • Martínez J. 2008 "Agents to simulate social human behaviour in a working team" Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Sapkota, K: 2013 "Semantic Framework for the Regulatory Compliance Support" Oxford Brookes University


  • R. Casado, M. Younas, J. Tuya, "Multi-dimensional criteria for testing web services transactions", Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Vol. 79(7), 2013
  • M. Younas, I. Awan, "Mobility Management Scheme for Context-Aware Transactions in Pervasive and Mobile Cyberspace", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 60(3), 2013
  • I. Nafea, M. Younas, R. Holton, Irfan Awan, "A Priority-Based Admission Control Scheme for Commercial Web Servers", International Journal of Parallel Programming, Vol. 42(5), 2014
  • Y-L Hedley, M. Younas, A.E. James, M. Sanderson, "Sampling, information extraction and summarisation of Hidden Web databases", Data and Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 59(2), 2006
  • C-L. Huang, C-C. Lo, K-M. Chao, M. Younas, "Reaching consensus: A moderated fuzzy web services discovery method" Information and Software Technology, Vol. 48(6), 2006