Recent Submissions

  • Protocol for a SLR on software ecosystems: technical report 

    Franco Bedoya, Oscar Hernan; Ameller, David; Costal Costa, Dolors; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2014-05-19)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Open Source Software (OSS) and Ecosystems (SECO) are two emergent research areas in software engineering. We are interested on the published works that join these two topics, to do it we used a well-known technique called ...
  • Linking quality attributes and constraints with architectural decisions 

    Ameller, David; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2012-06-22)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Quality attributes and constraints are among the principal drivers in architectural decision making processes. Quality attributes are improved or damaged by architectural decisions, while constraints directly include or ...
  • Conducting empirical studies on reference architectures in IT consulting firms 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Ameller, David; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Terradellas Fernandez, Xavier (2012-04-17)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Tight time-to-market needs pushes IT consulting firms (ITCFs) to continuously look for techniques to improve their IT services in general, and the design of software architectures in particular. The use of reference ...
  • A reuse-based economic model for software reference architectures 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2012-11-13)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The growing size and complexity of software systems, together with critical time-to-market needs, demand new software engineering approaches for software development. To remain competitive, organizations are challenged to ...
  • Specialization in i* strategic rationale diagrams 

    López Cuesta, Lidia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (2012-06-11)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The specialization relationship is offered by the i* modeling language through the is-a construct defined over actors (a subactor is-a superactor). Although the overall meaning of this construct is highly intuitive, its ...
  • Non-functional requirements in software architecture practice 

    Ameller, David; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Cabot Sagrera, Jordi; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2012-03-16)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Dealing with non-functional requirements (NFRs) has posed a challenge onto software engineers for many years. Over the years, many methods and techniques have been proposed to improve their elicitation, documentation, and ...
  • WeSSQoS: a configurable SOA system for quality-aware web service selection 

    Cabrera Bejar, Oscar; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; López Cuesta, Lidia; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Fragoso, Olivia; Santaolaya, René (2011-10)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Web Services (WS) have become one the most used technologies nowadays in software systems. Among the challenges when integrating WS in a given system, requirements-driven selection occupies a prominent place. A comprehensive ...
  • A unifying framework for the definition of syntactic measures over conceptual schema diagrams (extended version) 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2011-07-20)
    External research report
    Open Access
    There are many approaches that propose the use of measures for assessing the quality of conceptual schemas. Many of these measures focus purely on the syntactic aspects of the conceptual schema diagrams, e.g. their size, ...
  • On the meanings of subsetting, specialization and redefinition in UML 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Guizzardi, Giancarlo (2011-06-27)
    External research report
    Open Access
    UML 2 has improved the expressiveness of the language with respect to associations in several manners. A significant one has been the introduction of the association redefinition concept. Association subsetting and association ...
  • On the semantics of redefinition, specialization and subsetting of associations in UML (extended version) 

    Costal Costa, Dolors; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Nieto Soler, Pilar (2010-10-06)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The definition of the exact meaning of conceptual modeling concepts is considered a relevant issue since it enhances their effective and appropriate use by designers and facilitates the automatic processing of the models ...

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