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  • 1st international workshop on conducting empirical studies in industry (CESI 2013): post-workshop report 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Madhavji, Nazim; Curtis, Bill; Votta, Larry (2014-01)
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    Open Access
    The quality of empirical studies is critical for the success of the Software Engineering (SE) discipline. More and more SE researchers are conducting empirical studies involving the software industry. While there are ...
  • 3LConOnt: a three-level ontology for context modelling in context-aware computing 

    Cabrera Bejar, Oscar Jair; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (2019-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    Context-aware computing is the ability of Services and applications to adapt and react to context changes. Context modelling is a core feature of context-aware computing. Although a lot of research has been made in the ...
  • 3MSF: a framework to select mobile office devices 

    Cares, Carlos; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2009)
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    The mobile office devices market is currently growing, mainly due to the descending cost of wireless technology as well as the high diversity of functions and features covered. Diversity and proliferation become a hard ...
  • A Case study on prototyping with specifications and multiple implementations 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (1994-10)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This paper presents through an example a software process model addressed to support the existence of multiple implementations when programming with abstract data types. We combine an equational style for specifying types ...
  • A catalogue of functional software requirement patterns for the domain of content management systems 

    Palomares Bonache, Cristina; Quer, Carme; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Renault, Samuel; Guerlain, Cindy (ACM Press. Association for Computing Machinery, 2013)
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    Software requirement patterns have been proposed as an artifact for fostering requirements reuse. When we define these patterns forthe functional part of a software system, we realize that most of patterns are specific ...
  • A catalogue of non-technical requirement patterns 

    Palomares Bonache, Cristina; Quer, Carme; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Guerlain, Cindy; Renault, Samuel (IEEE, 2012)
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    Software Requirement Patterns (SRP) have been proposed as an artifact for fostering requirements reuse. PABRE is a framework that promotes the use of SRP as a means for requirements elicitation, validation and documentation ...
  • A catalogue of reusable context model elements based on the i* framework 

    Abad, Karina; Pérez, Wilson; Carvallo Vega, Juan Pablo; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (Springer, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The definition of the context of a system is one of the most relevant activities in the early phases of information systems engineering. It allows system engineers to narrow the system scope, by defining well established ...
  • A comparative analisys of i*-based agent-oriented modeling languages 

    Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Cares, Carlos; Carvallo Vega, Juan Pablo; Grau Colom, Gemma; Haya, Mariela; Salazar, Guadalupe; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Mayol Sarroca, Enric; Quer, Carme (2005)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Agent-oriented models are frequently used in disciplines such as requirements engineering and organizational process modelling. i* is currently one of the most widespread notations used for this purpose. Due to its strategic ...
  • ACon: A learning-based approach to deal with uncertainty in contextual requirements at runtime 

    Knauss, Alessia; Damian, Daniela; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Rook, Angela; Müller, Haussi A.; Thomo, Alex (2016-02)
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    Open Access
    Context: Runtime uncertainty such as unpredictable operational environment and failure of sensors that gather environmental data is a well-known challenge for adaptive systems. Objective: To execute requirements that ...
  • A context ontology for service provisioning and consumption 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi; Cabrera Bejar, Oscar Jair (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    Conference report
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    Nowadays services as those provided by smart cities, health smart services, as well as common services (e.g., telephonic services, e-mail services), have a great economic impact for organisations and represent an important ...
  • Adaptive monitoring: A systematic mapping 

    Zavala, Edith; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (Elsevier, 2019-01)
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    Context: Adaptive monitoring is a method used in a variety of domains for responding to changing conditions. It has been applied in different ways, from monitoring systems’ customization to re-composition, in different ...
  • Adding alternative access paths to abstract data types 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Marco Gómez, Jordi (2000-10)
    External research report
    Open Access
    We present in this paper a proposal for developing efficient programs in the abstract data type (ADT) programming framework, keeping the modular structure of programs and without violating the information hiding principle. ...
  • Adding efficient and reliable access paths to the JCF 

    Marco Gómez, Jordi; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2004-04)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The Java Collections Framework (JCF) is the standard Java library for representing and manipulating collections (i.e., objects that represent a group of objects, such as sets, lists, etc.). Although JCF provides adequate ...
  • Adding semantic modules to improve goal-oriented analysis of data warehouses using I-star 

    Mate, Alejandro; Trujillo Mondejar, Juan Carlos; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2014-02-01)
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    Open Access
    The success rate of data warehouse (DW) development is improved by performing a requirements elicitation stage in which the users' needs are modeled. Currently, among the different proposals for modeling requirements, there ...
  • Adoption of Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS): A risk management perspective 

    Kenett, Ron; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Susi, Angelo; Galanis, Nikolaos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    Conference report
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    Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has become a strategic asset in software development, and open source communities behind FLOSS are a key player in the field. The analysis of open source community dynamics is a key ...
  • 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 Access
    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, ...
  • A framework for software reference architecture analysis and review 

    Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Martins Marques, Helena; Ameller, David (2013)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Tight time-to-market needs pushes software companies and IT consulting firms to continuously look for techniques to improve their IT services in general, and the design of software architectures in particular. The use of ...
  • A framework for the definition of metrics for actor-dependency models 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Grau Colom, Gemma; Quer, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The authors define actor-dependency models as a restricted class of goal-oriented models in which we focus on the actors and dependencies that exist in a system. An example of actor-dependency models are i* strategic ...
  • A framework for the definition of metrics for actor-dependency models 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Grau Colom, Gemma; Quer, Carme (2004-02)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Actor-dependency models are a formalism aimed at providing intentional descriptions of processes as a network of dependency relationships among actors. This kind of models is currently widely used in the early phase ...
  • 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 ...