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RESEARCH STUDENT — Stephen Gorton  B.Sc. M.Sc. (Leicester)

Postgraduate Student in Computer Science
G1 Ken Edwards Building
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0)116 252 3904
E: smg24 at

Current Activities

I currently work for ATX Technologies Ltd. as a Software Consultant. ATX Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATX Software, a company that specialises in migration, modernisation and reengineering of software systems.

Academic and Research Information

Brief Biography

I graduated from Leicester in 2004 with a BSc in Computer Science. I stayed on to do an MSc in Software Engineering for the e-Economy (now rebranded as MSc in Advanced Software Engineering). I am now studying for a PhD at the same institution.

Research Interests

  • Service-oriented Architecture;
  • End-user policies (similar to those already used in telecommunications);
  • Workflows and Business Process Modelling.


Here is a selection of (short) talks that I have given:

  • Internal Seminar (March 2006) (slides);
  • BCTCS 2006 (slides);
  • Internal Seminar (October 2006) (slides);
  • LA-Web 2006 (slides);
  • Upgrading the Web: Software Services (a talk given at the CS Dept's 25th anniversary celebration) (slides);.

Other Information

Holy Trinity

I am Christian and go to Holy Trinity church on Regent Road, just down the road from the university. If you want to find out more, please feel free to email me. We often run Alpha courses for people who have questions about life. If you would like to know more, please email me again.


If you would like a hard copy of a technical report, then please email me and I can post a copy to you.

Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Towards a task-oriented, policy driven business requirements specification for web services. In Schahram Dustdar, Jose Fiadeiro and Amit P. Sheth (editors), , Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2006).
Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Towards a Task-Oriented, Policy-Driven Business Requirements Specification for Web Services, Research Reports in Computer Science 009 (06). University of Leicester (2006).
Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Policy support for business-oriented web service management. In (editors), 4th Latin American Web Congress, (2006). IEEE Conference Proceedings.
Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Policy-driven Business Management over Web Services. In (editors), 10th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Management , Poster Proceedings (2007). IEEE Conference Proceedings.
Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Towards Feature Interaction in Business Processes. In Farid Ouabdesselam and Lydie du Bousquet (editors), ICFI'07 International Conference on Feature Interaction in Software and Communication Systems , Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2007). IOS Press.
Stephen Gorton, Carlo Montangero, Stephan Reiff-Marganiec and Laura Semini.
StPowla: Workflows, SOA and Policies. In Jen-Yao Chung, Wolfgang Emmerich, George Feuerlicht, Winfried Lamersdorf, Guadalupe Ortiz and Christian Zirpins (editors), WESOA'07 Third International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications: Analysis, Design and Composition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2007). Springer. To appear (workshop proceedings initially).
Laura Bocchi, Stephen Gorton and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec.
Engineering Service Oriented Applications: From StPowla Processes to SRML Models. In Jose Luiz Fiadeiro and Paola Inverardi (editors), Fundamental Aspects of Software Engineering (FASE'08), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2008). Springer. To appear.

Author: Stephen Gorton (smg24 at, T: +44 (0)116 252 3904.
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