Hoa Khanh Dam (*)
Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
Decision Systems Lab
School of Computing and Information Technology
University of Wollongong
Northfields Av, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Email: hoa (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
(*) I have used Khanh Hoa Dam as my name in some of my publications before 2009
PhD in Computer Science - RMIT University, Australia
M.App.Sc. in Information Technology  - RMIT University, Australia
Bachelor of Computer Science - University of Melbourne, Australia

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Brief bio

Dr Hoa Khanh Dam is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Australia.  He holds PhD and Master degrees in Computer Science from RMIT University, and Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia. His work has won multiple Best Paper Awards (at WICSA, APCCM, and ASWEC) and ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (at MSR). His research has been published in the top venues in software engineering (ICSE, ASE, ICSM, ER, JSS), AI/intelligent agents (AAMAS, JAAMAS), and service-oriented computing (ICSOC, SCC, BPM).  He served as Program Co-Chair for the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA) in 2014 and is on the Senior Program Committee (PC) panel for this conference series. He has won the Best Senior Program Committee Member Award at PRIMA 2013. Other major international conferences and journals that he has been involved with include AAMAS (PC), ICSOC 2015 (Publication Chair and PC), ASWEC and EDOC 2015 (Publicity Chair),  and Journal of Systems and Software and the Science of Computer Programming journal (expert reviewer). Prior to his academic career, he spent a number of years in the industry at various positions, including technical architect, project manager and software engineer.

He has been lecturing both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in Software Engineering at the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (SCSSE) since 2009. He serves as a Course Director for the Bachelor of Computer Science degree. He had also spent some time (2003 - 2005) teaching Software Engineering at RMIT International University Vietnam.

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Research interests

I'm interested in using new paradigms and technologies such as artificial intelligence, data-driven techniques (e.g. data mining and machine learning), and intelligent agents to tackle existing issues and challenges in different aspects of software engineering. More specifically, my research interests reside in the following areas:

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Future students

If you are interested in doing research in the fields of Software Engineering Analytics (see some potential research projects), Software Maintenance and Evolution, Model-based Software Engineering, Service-oriented Software Engineering, and Agent-oriented Software Engineering, please feel free to send me an email with your background and interests. We can then discuss further to explore potential research topics in those areas. I am willing to supervise Honours, Master and PhD students.

Postgraduate research scholarships at UoW can be found here.


Thesis examination completed



I have taught and/or coordinated the following subjects:

@University of Wollongong (since 2009)

  • CSCI311 Software Process Management
  • CSCI222 Systems Development
  • CSCI321 Final Year's Project
  • CSCI450/CSCI928 Software Engineering Requirements and Specifications
  • CSCI927 Service Oriented Software Engineering
  • CSCI204 Object and Generic Programming in C++


@RMIT International University Vietnam (2003 - 2005)

  • ISYS2155 Software Engineering Project (Final year)
  • ISYS2101 Software Engineering Project (Semester 4)
  • ISYS2091 Foundation of Software Engineering (aka. Formal Methods)
  • ISYS2089 Software Engineering Analysis and Design
  • ISYS2092 Software Verification and Validation
  • COSC2133 User Interface Programming


Publications (refereed)

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Note: PDFs provided here are pre-print versions




  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Jeremy Pitt, Yang Xu, Guido Governatori, Takayuki Ito (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8861 (2014), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-13190-0.
  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Lam-Son Le, Aditya Ghose, Managing changes in the enterprise architecture modelling context, Enterprise Information Systems journal,  Taylor & Francis, accepted on 01/09/2014.
  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Alexander Reder and Alexander Egyed, Inconsistency Resolution in Merging Versions of Architectural Models, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA), pages 153 - 162, IEEE (PDF) (Best Paper Award).
  • Aditya Ghose, Metta Santiputri, Ayu Saraswati, and Hoa Khanh Dam, Data-driven requirements modeling: Some initial results with i*, Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 154, pages 55 - 64 (PDF) (Best Paper Award).





2003 - 2009

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