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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)
      Article
      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)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      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)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      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)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • 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
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • A data-driven approach to measure the usability of Web APIs 

      Koçi, Rediana; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Jovanovic, Petar; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are means of communication between applications, hence they can be seen as user interfaces, just with different kind of users, i.e., software or computers. However, the very first ...
    • A framework for selecting workflow tools in the context of composite information systems 

      Carvallo Vega, Juan Pablo; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Quer, Carme; Rodríguez Cámara, Núria (Springer, 2004)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      When an organization faces the need of integrating some workflow-related activities in its information system, it becomes necessary to have at hand some well-defined informational model to be used as a framework for ...
    • 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 (Universidad ORT Uruguay, 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 ...
    • A goal model for crowdsourced software engineering 

      Siyal, Fiza; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (CEUR-WS.org, 2018)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Crowdsourced Software Engineering (CSE) is the act of undertaking any external software engineering tasks by an undefined, potentially large group of online workers in an open call format. Using an open call, CSE recruits ...
    • A goal-based round-trip method for system development 

      Grau Colom, Gemma; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Maiden, Neil A. M. (2005)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      In most cases information system development can be seen as an exercise of business process reengineering, either because it automates some human-based processes or because a legacy system is going to be replaced. From ...
    • A goal-oriented approach for the generation and evaluation of alternative architectures 

      Grau Colom, Gemma; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (Springer, 2007)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      There is a recognized gap between requirements and architectures. There is also evidence that architecture evaluation, when done at the early phases of the development lifecycle, is an effective way to ensure the quality ...
    • A goal-oriented strategy for supporting commercial off-the-shelf components selection 

      Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (Springer, 2006)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components is becoming a strategic need because they offer the possibility to build systems at reduced costs and within shorter development time. Having efficient and reliable ...
    • A goal-oriented strategy for supporting commercial off-the-shelf components selection 

      Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2006-02)
      External research report
      Open Access
      The use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components is becoming a strategic need because they offer the possibility to build systems at reduced costs and within shorter development time. Having efficient and reliable ...
    • A holistic service provisioning solution for federated cloud infrastructures 

      Kertesz, Attila; Kecskemeti, Gabor; Nemeth, Zsolt; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2012)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Cloud Computing builds on the latest achievements of diverse research areas, such as Grid Computing, Service-oriented computing, business process modeling and virtualization. As this new computing paradigm was mostly lead ...