Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Emeritus Professor of Distributed Systems Management



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Professor Morris Sloman FREng, FIEEE was in the Department of Computing from Februay 1976 to June 2021.   His administrative roles included Deputy Head of Department and College Consul. He was awarded an Imperial College Medal in May 2018 for services to the College. 

Professor Sloman is a member of the  International Advisory Council for INESC-Lisboa. He was Deputy Chair of the UK  Research Excellece Framework (REF) Computer Science and Informatics sub-panel, 2014.

His research interests include autonomic management of pervasive and distributed systems, adaptive security management, privacy and security for pervasive systems.  He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Network and Systems Management and IEEE Transactions on Network and Services Management.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Schaeffer-Filho A, Lupu EC, Sloman MS, 2015, Federating Policy-Driven Autonomous Systems: Interaction Specification and Management Patterns, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol:23, Pages:753-793

Marinovic S, Dulay N, Sloman MS, 2014, Rumpole - An Introspective Break-glass Access Control Language, Acm Transactions on Information and System Security

Asmare E, Gopalan A, Sloman M, et al., 2012, Self-Management Framework for Mobile Autonomous Systems, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol:20, Pages:244-275

Sloman M, Lupu EC, 2009, Engineering Policy-Based Ubiquitous Systems, The Computer Journal, ISSN:1460-2067

Zhu Y, Keoh S, Sloman M, et al., 2009, A Lightweight Policy System for Body Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol:6, ISSN:1932-4537, Pages:137-148

Thing V, Sloman M, Dulay N, 2009, Locating Network Domain Entry and Exit point/path for DDoS Attack Traffic, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol:6, ISSN:1932-4537, Pages:163-174


Bourdenas T, Sloman M, Lupu EC, 2010, Self-healing for Pervasive Computing Systems, Architecting Dependable Systems VII, Editor(s): Lemos, Casimiro, Gacek, Springer, Pages:1-25


Bourdenas T, Tei K, Honiden S, et al., 2011, Autonomic role and mission allocation framework for wireless sensor networks, Pages:61-70

Thing V, Sloman M, Dulay N, 2009, Adaptive response system for distributed denial-of-service attacks, IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2009, IEEE, Pages:809-814

Twidle K, Lupu E, Sloman M, et al., 2009, Ponder2: A Policy System for Autonomous Pervasive Environments, The Fifth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, IEEE

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