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

  • OSSAP: A situational method for defining open source software adoption processes 

    López Cuesta, Lidia; Costal Costa, Dolors; Ralyté, Jolita; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Méndez, Lucía; Annosi, Maria Carmela (Springer, 2016)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Organizations are increasingly becoming Open Source Software (OSS) adopters, either as a result of a strategic decision or just as a consequence of technological choices. The strategy followed to adopt OSS shapes organizations’ ...
  • Usage of architectural styles and technologies in IT companies and organizations 

    Ameller, David; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2009-09)
    External research report
    Open Access
    As in many other software engineering activities, Non-Functional Requirements (NFR) are fundamental in the process of selection of the architectural style and the technologies for developing a software system. To know more ...
  • Definición de una ontología para el proceso de DSDM considerando requisitos no-funcionales 

    Ameller, David; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2009-07)
    External research report
    Open Access
    La consideración de los requisitos no-funcionales (RNF) en el proceso de desarrollo de software dirigido por modelos (DSDM) impacta en la educción del estilo arquitectónico del sistema software resultante, así como en la ...
  • Monitoring and adaptation of service-oriented systems with goal and variability models 

    Burgstaller, Benedikt; Dhungana, Deepak; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Grünbacher, Paul; López Cuesta, Lidia; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Stockhammer, Rafael (2009-03)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Variability modelling and service-orientation are important approaches for achieving both flexibility and adaptability required by stakeholders of software systems. In this paper, we present the MAESoS approach that utilizes ...
  • Verifying action semantics specifications in UML behavioral models (Extended version) 

    Planas, Elena; Cabot, Jordi; Gómez Seoane, Cristina (2009-03)
    External research report
    Open Access
    MDD and MDA approaches require capturing the behavior of UML models in sufficient detail so that the models can be automatically implemented/executed in the production environment. With this purpose, Action Semantics (AS) ...
  • 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
    Open Access
    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 ...

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