The inSSIDE group is conducting research in several areas of software and service engineering in the areas of: requirements engineering, agile software development, software evolution, information management, self-adaptive systems (and application in the smart vehicles domain), software monitoring, open source adoption, database technologies.

Recent Submissions

  • Effective and scalable data discovery with NextiaJD 

    Flores Herrera, Javier De Jesús; Nadal Francesch, Sergi; Romero Moral, Óscar (OpenProceedings, 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    We present NextiaJD, a data discovery system with high predictive performance and computational efficiency. NextiaJD aids data scientists in the discovery of datasets that can be crossed. To that end, it proposes a ranking ...
  • DocDesign 2.0: Automated database design for document stores with multi-criteria optimization 

    Hewasinghage, Moditha Lakshan Dharmasir; Nadal Francesch, Sergi; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (OpenProceedings, 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    We present DocDesign 2.0, a novel system that supports database design for document stores. DocDesign 2.0 automatically generates a document store design driven by a query workload and a set of optimization objectives. In ...
  • Towards scalable data discovery 

    Flores Herrera, Javier De Jesús; Nadal Francesch, Sergi; Romero Moral, Óscar (OpenProceedings, 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    We study the problem of discovering joinable datasets at scale. We approach the problem from a learning perspective relying on profiles. These are succinct representations that capture the underlying characteristics of the ...
  • Towards suitable description of reference architectures 

    Dias Valle, Pedro Henrique; Garcés, Lina; Volpato, Tiago; Martínez Fernández, Silverio Juan; Nakagawa, Elisa Yumi (2021-03-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Due to the increasing size and complexity of many current software systems, the architectural design of these systems has become a considerately complicated task. In this scenario, reference architectures have already ...
  • 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 ...
  • Continual lifelong learning in natural language processing: a survey 

    Biesialska, Magdalena Marta; Biesialska, Katarzyna; Ruiz Costa-Jussà, Marta (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Continual learning (CL) aims to enable information systems to learn from a continuous data stream across time. However, it is difficult for existing deep learning architectures to learn a new task without largely forgetting ...
  • Tychonis: a model-based approach to define and search for geometric events in space 

    Llopis, Marcel; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2021-02-24)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Space missions need software in order to be aware of the occurrence of geometric events in different phases of their project lifecycle. However, current software packages that provide capabilities to search for geometric ...
  • How do practitioners perceive the relevance of Requirements Engineering research? 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Méndez Fernández, Daniel; Vogelsang, Andreas; Heldal, Rogardt; Knauss, Eric; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Travassos, Guilherme H.; Carver, Jeffrey C.; Zimmermann, Thomas (2020-12-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    Context: The relevance of Requirements Engineering (RE) research to practitioners is vital for a long-term dissemination of research results to everyday practice. Some authors have speculated about a mismatch between ...
  • Big data analytics in Agile software development: A systematic mapping study 

    Biesialska, Katarzyna; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Muntés Mulero, Víctor (Elsevier, 2021-04)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Context: Over the last decade, Agile methods have changed the software development process in an unparalleled way and with the increasing popularity of Big Data, optimizing development cycles through data analytics is ...
  • A framework for assessing the peer review duration of journals: case study in computer science 

    Bilalli, Besim; Munir, Rana Faisal; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto (Springer Nature, 2021-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    In various fields, scientific article publication is a measure of productivity and in many occasions it is used as a critical factor for evaluating researchers. Therefore, a lot of time is dedicated to writing articles ...
  • Towards integrating data-driven requirements engineering into the software development process: a vision paper 

    Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Seyff, Norbert; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Fricker, Samuel; Groher, Iris; Vierhauser, Michael; Wimmer, Manuel (Springer, 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    [Context and motivation] Modern software engineering processes have shifted from traditional upfront requirements engineering (RE) to a more continuous way of conducting RE, particularly including data-driven approaches. ...
  • The state-of-practice in requirements elicitation: an extended interview study at 12 companies 

    Palomares Bonache, Cristina; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Quer, Carme; Chatzipetrou, Panagiota; López Cuesta, Lidia; Gorschek, Tony (2021-01-23)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Requirements engineering remains a discipline that is faced with a large number of challenges, including the implementation of a requirements elicitation process in industry. Although several proposals have been suggested ...

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