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My website: https://pirasluca.wordpress.com/

I am Luca Piras and I am working as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Brighton (UK), carrying on research activities on Privacy Engineering, Acceptance Requirements Analysis and Gamification Engineering. Specifically, I work at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (CEM) of the University of Brighton, and collaborate with Prof. Haris Mouratidis and Prof. Michalis Pavdilis.

Furthermore, I am working to the Data govErnance For supportiNg gDpr (DEFeND) European Project (https://www.defendproject.eu/). I am contributing to the research activities of such project, and I am also in charge of the technical project management concerning all the contributions delivered by the University of Brighton to the DEFeND Project.

Previously, I carried out my PhD at the International Doctoral School on Information and Communication Technology of the University of Trento under the direction of Prof. John Mylopoulos and Prof. Paolo Giorgini. I was a member of the Software Engineering and Requirements Engineering group (Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science - DISI - at the University of Trento).

My main research interests are: Privacy Engineering, Security Engineering, Gamification, Gamification Engineering, Acceptance Requirements, Requirements Engineering, Software Engineering, Goal Modeling, Conceptual Modeling, Human Behavior, Socio-Technical Systems, Smart Cities, Sustainable Mobility, Service-Oriented Architectures and Distributed Adaptive Systems.

The list of my publications is available at https://pirasluca.wordpress.com/home/publications/ and in the "Publications" section at the end of this page.

For additional information, please, have a look at my website https://pirasluca.wordpress.com/. In particular, for more details on my Acceptance Requirements and Gamification Engineering research (e.g., models, case studies, and details on Agon, our Acceptance Requirements Framework Based on Gamification), please, have a look at https://pirasluca.wordpress.com/home/acceptance/.

Title of my PhD Thesis: "Agon: a Gamification-Based Framework for Acceptance Requirements".

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Trento


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Acceptance
  • Software Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Gamification
  • Games
  • QA76 Computer software
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Acceptance
  • Software Engineering
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Gamification
  • Games

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Research Output 2019 2019

DEFeND Architecture: a Privacy by Design Platform for GDPR Compliance

Piras, L., Al-Obeidallah, M., Praitano, A., Tsohou, A., Mouratidis, H., Gallego-Nicasio Crespo, B., Baptiste Bernard, J., Fiorani, M., Magkos, E., Castillo Sanz, A., Pavlidis, M., D'Addario, R. & Giovanni Zorzino, G., 31 May 2019, (Accepted/In press).

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