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

  • Improving quality model construction through knowledge reuse 

    Carvallo Vega, Juan Pablo; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Quer Bosor, Maria Carme (2015)
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    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 ...
  • Adoption of OSS components: a goal-oriented approach 

    López Cuesta, Lidia; Costal Costa, Dolors; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Annosi, Maria Carmela; Glott, Ruediger; Haaland, Kirsten (Elsevier, 2015-09-01)
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    Open Source Software (OSS) has become a strategic asset for a number of reasons, such as short time-to-market software delivery, reduced development and maintenance costs, and its customization capabilities. Therefore, ...
  • Towards an OSS adoption business impact assessment 

    Méndez Tapia, Emma Lucía; López Cuesta, Lidia; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Annosi, Maria Carmela (Springer, 2015)
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    Open Access
    Nowadays, the adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) by organizations is becoming a strategic need in a wide variety of application areas. Organizations adopt OSS in very diverse ways. The way in which they adopt OSS ...
  • Aligning business goals and risks in OSS adoption 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; López Cuesta, Lidia; Morandini, Mirko; Siena, Alberto; Annosi, Maria Carmela; Gross, Daniel; Méndez Tapia, Emma Lucía; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Susi, Angelo (Springer International Publishing, 2015)
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    Increasing adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) requires a change in the organizational culture and reshaping IT decision-makers mindset. Adopting OSS software components introduces some risks that can affect the adopter ...
  • Using roles for OSS adoption strategy models 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; López Cuesta, Lidia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (CEUR-WS.org, 2015)
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    Open Access
    Increasing adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) in information system engineering has led to the emergence of different OSS adoption strategies that affect and shape organizations’ business models. OSS adoption strategies ...
  • Monitoring the service-based system lifecycle with SALMon 

    Oriol Hilari, Marc; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (2015-11-01)
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    Context and motivation: Service-Based Systems are highly dynamic software systems composed of several web services. In contrast to other types of systems, Service-Based Systems rely on service providers to ensure that their ...
  • The RISCOSS platform for risk management in open source software adoption 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Kenett, Ron; Mancinelli, Fabio; Susi, Angelo; Ameller, David; Annosi, Maria Carmela; Ben-Jacob, Ron; Blumenfeld, Yehuda; Franco Bedoya, Óscar Hernán; Gross, Daniel; López Cuesta, Lidia; Morandini, Mirko; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Siena, Alberto (Springer, 2015)
    Conference report
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    Managing risks related to OSS adoption is a must for organizations that need to smoothly integrate OSS-related practices in their development processes. Adequate tool support may pave the road to effective risk management ...
  • A layered approach to managing risks in OSS projects 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Kenett, Ron; Mancinelli, Fabio; Susi, Angelo; Ameller, David; Ben-Jacob, Ron; Siena, Alberto (Springer, 2014)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper, we propose a layered approach to managing risks in OSS projects. We define three layers: the first one for defining risk drivers by collecting and summarising available data from different data sources, ...
  • ICT4S 2029: What will be the systems supporting sustainability in 15 Years? 

    Penzenstadler, Birgit; Tomlinson, Bill; Baumer, Eric; Pufal, Marcel; Raturi, Ankita; Richardson, Debra J.; Cakici, Baki; Chitchyan, Ruzanna; Dombrowski, Lynn; Da Costa, Georges; Picha Edwardsson, Malin; Eriksson, Elina; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (Atlantis Press, 2013)
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    Research is often inspired by visions of the future. These visions can take on various narrative forms, and can fall anywhere along the spectrum from utopian to dystopian. Even though we recognize the ...

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