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

  • Requirements reuse and patterns: a survey 

    Palomares Bonache, Cristina; Quer Bosor, Maria Carme; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (Springer, 2014)
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    Context and motivation: Multiple proposals exist that propose the adoption of reuse practices during requirements engineering processes. Question/problem: Which is the current level of adoption of these practices in ...
  • Artifacts of software reference architectures : a case study 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Martins Marques, Helena (ACM, 2014)
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    Context: Software reference architectures (SRA) have emerged as an approach to systematically reuse architectural knowledge and software elements in the development of software systems. Over the last years, research has ...
  • Practical experiences in designing and conducting empirical studies in industry-academia collaboration 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Martins Marques, Helena (ACM, 2014)
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    More and more, software engineering researchers are motivated to solve real problems that bring value to industry. An example is the industry-academia collaboration described in this paper among everis, an IT consulting ...
  • Applying business strategy models in organizations 

    López Cuesta, Lidia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2014)
    Conference report
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    Increasing adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) in information system engineering has led to the emergence of different OSS business strate-gies that affect and shape organizations’ business models. In order to obtain ...
  • Quantifying the impact of OSS adoption risks with the help of i* Models 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; Gross, Daniel; López Cuesta, Lidia; Morandini, Mirko; Siena, Alberto; Susi, Angelo (2014)
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    Adopting Open Source Software (OSS) components in organisational settings requires evaluating the possible impact of adoption decisions on business goals. Measures available in OSS, capturing indicators such as the quality ...
  • Definition and use of software requirement patterns in requirements engineering activities 

    Palomares Bonache, Cristina (2014)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The final quality of software products and services depends on the requirements stated in the Software Requirements Specification (SRS). However, some problems like ambiguity, incompleteness and inconsistency, have been ...
  • Developing software with open source components 

    Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Conradi, Reidar; Li, Jingyue; Cruzes, Daniela S. (Springer, 2013)
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    The success of Component-Based Software Development is based on the ability of an implementer team to select, assemble and integrate third-party and other components with own application software, in order to create a ...
  • Using a foundational ontology to investigate the semantics behind the concepts of the i* language 

    Guizzardi, Renata; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Guizzardi, Giancarlo; Wieringa, Roel (2013)
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    Open Access
    In the past few years, the community that develops i* has become aware of the problem of having so many variants, since it makes it difficult for newcomers to learn how to use the language and even to experts to efficiently ...
  • Integrando aspectos de sustentabilidade à engenharia de sistemas 

    Bomfim, Camilla; Nunes, Wesley; Duboc, Leticia; Alves, Carina F.; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Guizzardi, Renata (CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2013)
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    Sustentabilidade é uma das principais forças motoras de nossa sociedade. Entre as muitas iniciativas para alcançar esta meta estão as de TI, que se preocupam principalmente com o consumo responsável de recursos durante o ...
  • Ontological distinctions between means-end and contribution links in the i* framework 

    Guizzardi, Renata; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Guizzardi, Giancarlo; Wieringa, Roel (Springer, 2013)
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    The i* framework is a renowned Requirements Engineering approach. This work is part of an ongoing effort to provide ontological interpretations for the i* core concepts. With this, we aim at proposing a more uniform use ...

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