L'activitat científica del grup se centra en la investigació, la transferència tecnològica i la formació en temes lligats a la modelització i el processament de la informació, com ara la modelització conceptual, la qualitat de les dades, la intel·ligència del negoci, la mineria de dades o l'enginyeria de serveis. En el marc d'aquesta activitat, els membres del grup han aconseguit en el període 2009-2013 12 projectes de R+D competitius i 26 contractes o convenis amb empreses i administracions, amb un ingrés total que supera els 4,1 milions d'euros. També han publicat més de 40 articles en revistes indexades al Journal Citation Reports (JCR) i més de 100 articles a congressos de reconegut prestigi internacional. A nivell formatiu, coordinen tres Erasmus Mundus (un de doctorat) i han dirigit 14 tesis doctorals en els últims cinc anys. A més, compten amb nombroses col·laboracions internacionals i duen regularment a terme accions de divulgació científica dels resultats de la recerca.

http://futur.upc.edu/MPI

The group works in the following fields: the conceptual modelling and design of information systems; database schema and information systems validation; and database update processing.

http://futur.upc.edu/MPI

Recent Submissions

  • Big data design 

    Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    It is widely accepted today that Relational databases are not appropriate in highly distributed shared-nothing archi- tectures of commodity hardware, that need to handle poorly structured heterogeneous data. ...
  • GROM: a general rewriter of semantic mappings 

    Mecca, Giansalvatore; Rull Fort, Guillem; Santoro, Donatello; Teniente López, Ernest (Universität Konstanz, 2016)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    We present GROM, a tool conceived to handle high-level schema mappings between semantic descriptions of a source and a target database. GROM rewrites mappings between the virtual, view-based semantic schemas, in terms of ...
  • A formal method for conceptual fit analysis 

    Olivé Ramon, Antoni (2016-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    One criterion that has received little attention in COTS systems selection is what we call conceptual fit. The criterion assesses the fit between the conceptual structure of the user requirements and that of a candidate ...
  • Discovering functional dependencies from ontologies 

    Romero Moral, Óscar; Calvanese, Diego; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto; Rodríguez Muro, Mariano (2009-04)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Discovering functional dependencies is a fundamental step in the design of relational databases and in most system reengineering processes, such as system maintainability and redesign. Typically, this task has been performed ...
  • A framework for multidimensional design of data warehouses from ontologies 

    Romero Moral, Óscar; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (2009-07)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Some research efforts have proposed the automation of the data warehouse design in order to free this task of being (completely) performed by an expert and facilitate the whole process. Most advanced approaches exclusively ...
  • An approach to use cooperative car data in dynamic OD matrix estimation 

    Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Barceló Bugeda, Jaime (2015-10)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Traffic management applications are supported by dynamic models whose input should be realistic real-time OD demand matrices in order to find efficient network state estimates and fore-cast their short-term evolution. OD ...
  • Incremental consolidation of data-intensive multi-flows 

    Jovanovic, Petar; Romero Moral, Óscar; Simitsis, Alkis; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (2016-05-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Business intelligence (BI) systems depend on efficient integration of disparate and often heterogeneous data. The integration of data is governed by data-intensive flows and is driven by a set of information requirements. ...
  • TINTIN: a Tool for INcremental INTegrity checking of Assertions in SQL Server 

    Oriol Hilari, Xavier; Teniente López, Ernest; Rull, Guillem (2016)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    We present TINTIN, a tool to perform efficient integrity checking of SQL assertions in SQL Server. TINTIN rewrites each assertion into a set of standard SQL queries that, given a set of insertions and deletions of tuples, ...
  • Requirement-driven creation and deployment of multidimensional and ETL designs 

    Jovanovic, Petar; Romero Moral, Óscar; Simitsis, Alkis; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (Springer, 2012)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We present our tool for assisting designers in the error-prone and time-consuming tasks carried out at the early stages of a data warehousing project. Our tool semi-automatically produces multidimensional (MD) and ETL ...
  • Towards a generic benchmarking platform for origin–destination flows estimation/updating algorithms: design, demonstration and validation 

    Antoniou, Constantinos; Barceló Bugeda, Jaime; Breen, Martijn; Bullejos, Manuel; Casas, Jordi; Cipriani, Ernesto; Ciuffo, Biagio; Djukic, Tamara; Hoogendoorn, Serge; Marzano, Vittorio; Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Nigro, Marialisa; Perarnau, Josep; Punzo, Vincenzo; Toledo, Tomer; van Lint, Hans (2016-05-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Estimation/updating of origin-destination (OD) flows and other traffic state parameters is a classical, widely adopted procedure in transport engineering, both in off-line and in on-line contexts. Notwithstanding numerous ...

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