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Gebore, tot sy verbasing, in Dunfermline (Dùn Phàrlain) die antieke hoofstad van Skotland; een van die belangrikste antieke Skotse hoofstede tot in die tyd van Jakobus VI van Skotland (James I van Engeland) en die Unie van die Krone in 1603. Dit is terloops ook die geboorteplek van Andrew Carnegie en die rusplek van Robert the Bruce wat is in 1329 in Dunfermline Abbey begrawe minus sy hart wat in Melrose Abbey begrawe is.

Venters is a Reader in Software Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. He is a founding member of the Sustainability Design Alliance ( and co-author of the Karlskrona Manifesto for Sustainability Design (

Venters is the course leader for the Software Engineering programme within the Department of Computer Science and leads the newly established Centre for Sustainable Software Engineering. Venters is also a visiting academic associated with the ATLAS project and Beam Instrumentation Group at CERN. 

Venters received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester (U.K). He is a member of IEEE and ACM and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Venters research focuses on sustainable software systems engineering from a software architecture perspective for pre-system understanding and post-system maintenance and evolution.

Venters argues that sustainable software is that which is explicitly designed for continuous maintainability and evolvability without incurring prohibitive technical debt and a negative impact on the dimensions of sustainability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Software Sustainability
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Architectures
  • Architectural Recovery
  • Sustainable Software Engineering
  • Architectural-Level Reasoning
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Metrics
  • Green Software Engineering
  • Architectural Reconstruction
  • Architectural Consistency
  • Architectural Evaluation
  • Reference Architectures
  • Software Entropy
  • Code Smells
  • Software Rot
  • Platform as a Service
  • Quantum Software Architectures


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