The GESSI research group of the Software Department at the UPC conducts research in many fields of software engineering, with particular emphasis on procurement and implementation of COTS components, requirements engineering, construction of quality models for software domains and software process modelling and enactment; also software certification is a target for the near future. We are also focusing in some particular kinds of software components and packages, remarkably ERP systems and container libraries.

Recent Submissions

  • A MOF-compliant approach to software quality modeling 

    Burgués Illa, Xavier; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Ribó, Josep M. (2004-12)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Software quality is a many-faceted concept that depends on the kind of artifact to be measured, the context where measurement takes place, the quality framework used, and others. Furthermore, there is a great deal of ...
  • Open source software ecosystems : towards a modelling framework 

    Franco Bedoya, Óscar Hernán (Springer, 2015)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Open source software ecosystem modelling has emerged as an important research area in software engineering. Several models have been proposed to identify and analyse the complex relationships in OSS-ecosystems. However, ...
  • Gestión de riesgos en proyectos OSS: La plataforma RISCOSS 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2015)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    La gestión de riesgos en proyectos Open Source (OSS) es indispensable para incrementar la probabilidad de éxito en la adopción de este tipo de tecnologías. El proyecto europeo RISCOSS (FP7-Call 8-contrato 318249) tiene ...
  • Quality models for web services: a systematic mapping 

    Oriol Hilari, Marc; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2014-10-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Context: Quality of Service (QoS) is a major issue in various web service related activities. Quality models have been proposed as the engineering artefact to provide a common framework of understanding for QoS, by defining ...
  • QuESo V2.0 a quality model for open source software ecosystems: List of measures 

    Franco Bedoya, Óscar Hernán; Ameller, David; Costal Costa, Dolors; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2016-05-10)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This technical report is part of QuESo-V2.0 a quality model for open source software ecosystems (OSSECOs). Our prior efforts have focused on providing a detailed list of the quality measures found during the execution of ...
  • Handling non-functional requirements in Model-Driven Development : an ongoing industrial survey 

    Ameller, David; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Araújo, João; Berntsson Svenssonz, Richard; Biffl, Stefan; Cabot, Jordi; Cortellesa, Vittorio; Daneva, Maya; Mendez Fernández, Daniel; Moreira, Ana; Muccini, Henry; Vallecillo, Antonio; Wimmer, Manuel; Amaral, Vasco; Brunelière, Hugo; Brugueño, Loli; Goulao, Miguel; Schätz, Bernhard; Teufl, Sabine (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Model-Driven Development (MDD) is no longer a novel development paradigm. It has become mature from a research perspective and recent studies show its adoption in industry. Still, some issues remain a challenge. Among them, ...
  • SACRE: A tool for dealing with uncertainty in contextual requirements at runtime 

    Zavala, Edith; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Knauss, Alessia; Damian, Daniela (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Self-adaptive systems are capable of dealing with uncertainty at runtime handling complex issues as resource variability, changing user needs, and system intrusions or faults. If the requirements depend on context, runtime ...
  • An empirical study to validate the use of ontological guidelines in the creation of i* models 

    Gomes, Ramilton Costa; Guizzardi, Renata Silva Sousa; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Guizzardi, Giancarlo; Wieringa, Roel (CEUR-WS.org, 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    i* is a well known goal modeling framework, developed by a large and geographically dispersed research community. Currently, i* users tend to ascribe different and conflicting meanings to its constructs, leading to a non­ ...
  • Applying ISO 9126 metrics to MDD projects 

    Muñoz Riesle, Ricardo; Marín, Beatriz; López Cuesta, Lidia (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Model Driven Development (MDD) paradigm uses conceptual models to automatically generate software products by means of model transformations. This paradigm is strongly positioned in industry due to the quickly time to ...
  • Development of service-oriented architectures using model-driven development : a mapping study 

    Ameller, David; Burgués Illa, Xavier; Collell, Oriol; Costal Costa, Dolors; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Papazoglou, Mike P. (2015-06-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Context: Model-Driven Development (MDD) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) are two challenging research areas in software engineering. MDD is about improving software development whilst SOA is a service-based conceptual ...

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