Jon Whittle



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Professor Jon Whittle is the Dean of the Faculty of IT at Monash University. He is a world-renowned expert in software engineering and human-computer interaction (HCI), with a particular interest in IT for social good. In software engineering, his work has focused around model-driven development (MDD) and, in particular, studies on industrial adoption of MDD. In HCI, he is interested in ways to develop software systems that embed social values. Jon's work is highly interdisciplinary. As an example, he previously led a large multidisciplinary project with ten academic disciplines looking at how innovative digital technologies can support social change. 
Before joining Monash, Jon was Head of the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, where he led eight multi-institution, multi-disciplinary research projects. These projects focused on the role of IT in society, and included digital health projects, sustainability projects and projects in digital civics. Jon is well-known in the software engineering research community and will co-chair the major conference in the field (International Conference on Software Engineering) in 2019. When in the UK, he was a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Awardee - this is a prestigious award given to outstanding and respected scientists in the UK. Prof. Whittle is an experienced research leader, having been the Principal Investigator of projects totaling over £8M in recent years.

Education/Academic qualification

Artificial Intelligence, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

Knowledge Based Systems, Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Oct 1995

Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 1994

Research area keywords

  • model-driven engineering
  • IT for social good
  • Digital Health
  • requirements engineering

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Driving Social Change: Women, Entrepreneurship, IoT

Gonsalvez, C., Whittle, J., Meyer, B., Cheah, J., Meitiner, P., Pakakis, M., Beekhuyzen, J. & Van Krieken, A.


Project: Research

Research Output

Community-university research: a warts and all account

Whittle, J., Ferrario, M. A. & Simm, W., 2020, Into the Wild: Beyond the Design Research Lab. Chamberlain, A. & Crabtree, A. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 115-147 33 p. (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics; vol. 48).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

A case for human values in software engineering

Whittle, J., Ferrario, M. A., Simm, W. & Hussain, W., 28 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Software. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Is your software valueless?

Whittle, J., May 2019, In : IEEE Software. 36, 3, p. 112-115 4 p., 8693084.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Message from the Program Chairs of ICSE 2019

Bultan, T. & Whittle, J., 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2019. Bultan, T. & Whittle, J. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. XXIV-XXV 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOtherpeer-review

Respiratory self-care: identifying current challenges and future potentials for digital technology to support people with chronic respiratory conditions

Tendedez, H., Ferrario, M-A., McNaney, R. & Whittle, J., 2019, Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. Meyer, J. & Mamykina, L. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 129-138 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

Software Engineering (Event)

Jon Whittle (Editor in chief)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Software and Systems Modeling (Journal)

Jon Whittle (Associate editor)


Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility