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

  • 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 ...
  • A survey on the benefits and drawbacks of AUTOSAR 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Nakagawa, Elisa Yumi (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The use of software reference architectures plays a fundamental role in software development, as it could bring several benefits such as providing means to design applications’ software architectures with higher productivity ...
  • A middle-level ontology for context modelling 

    Cabrera Béjar, Óscar Jair; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (Springer, 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Context modelling is one of the stages conducted during the context life cycle. It has the aim of giving meaning and structure to the collected context’s raw data. Although there are different context models proposed in ...
  • Towards assessing open source communities' health using SOC concepts 

    Franco Bedoya, Óscar Hernán; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Müller Cejas, Carlos Guillermo; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Fernández, Pablo; Resinas Arias de Reyna, Manuel; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Ruiz Cortés, Antonio (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Quality of an open source software ecosystem (OSS ecosystem) is key for different ecosystem actors such as contributors or adopters. In fact, the consideration of several quality aspects(e.g., activeness, visibility, ...
  • Improving quality model construction through knowledge reuse 

    Carvallo Vega, Juan Pablo; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Quer Bosor, Maria Carme (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Software quality models provide a framework to measure and evaluate software quality of software systems. They are the basis upon which classify requirements and may be eventually used to guide the quantification of these ...
  • Aggregating empirical evidence about the benefits and drawbacks of software reference architectures 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Medeiros dos Santos, Paulo Sérgio; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Travassos, Guilherme H. (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Context: Several empirical studies investigated the benefits and drawbacks of acquiring a Software Reference Architecture (SRA) to construct a family of software systems with similar architectural needs. However, these ...

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