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

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

  • Using specification and description language for life cycle assesment in buildings 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Fonseca Casas, Antoni (2017-06-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    The definition of a Life Cycle Assesment (LCA) for a building or an urban area is a complex task due to the inherent complexity of all the elements that must be considered. Furthermore, a multidisciplinary approach is ...
  • SETL: A programmable semantic extract-transform-load framework for semantic data warehouses 

    Deb Nath, Rudra Pratap; Hose, Katja; Bach Pedersen, Torben; Romero Moral, Óscar (2017-08-01)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    In order to create better decisions for business analytics, organizations increasingly use external structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in addition to the (mostly structured) internal data. Current ...
  • An integration-oriented ontology to govern evolution in big data ecosystems 

    Nadal Francesch, Sergi; Romero Moral, Óscar; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto; Vassiliadis, Panos; Vansummeren, Stijn (CEUR-WS.org, 2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Big Data architectures allow to flexibly store and process heterogeneous data, from multiple sources, in its original format. The structure of those data, commonly supplied by means of REST APIs, is continuously evolving, ...
  • Virtual mobility lab: a systemic approach to urban mobility challenges 

    Barceló Bugeda, Jaume; Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Ros Roca, Xavier (2018-01)
    External research report
    Open Access
  • Validation of Service Blueprint models by means of formal simulation techniques 

    Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Marcos, Esperanza; Oriol Hilari, Xavier; Pérez, Francisco J.; Teniente López, Ernest; Vara, Juan M. (Springer, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    As service design has gained interest in the last years, so has gained one of its primary tools: the Service Blueprint. In essence, a service blueprint is a graphical tool for the design of business models, specifically ...
  • Table identification and reconstruction in spreadsheets 

    Koci, Elvis; Thiele, Maik; Romero Moral, Óscar; Lehner, Wolfgang (Springer, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Spreadsheets are one of the most successful content generation tools, used in almost every enterprise to perform data transformation, visualization, and analysis. The high degree of freedom provided by these tools results ...
  • Big data management challenges in SUPERSEDE 

    Nadal Francesch, Sergi; Abelló Gamazo, Alberto; Romero Moral, Óscar; Varga, Jovan (CEUR-WS.org, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The H2020 SUPERSEDE (www.supersede.eu) project aims to support decision-making in the evolution and adaptation of software services and applications by exploiting end-user feedback and runtime data, with the overall goal ...
  • SM4MQ: a semantic model for multidimensional queries 

    Varga, Jovan; Dobrokhotova, Ekaterina; Romero Moral, Óscar; Bach Pedersen, Torben; Thomsen, Christian (Springer, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) is a data analysis approach to support decision-making. On top of that, Exploratory OLAP is a novel initiative for the convergence of OLAP and the Semantic Web (SW) that enables the use ...
  • A visualization tool based on traffic simulation for the analysis and evaluation of smart city policies, innovative vehicles and mobility concepts 

    Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Linares Herreros, Mª Paz; Serch, Oriol; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The CitScale tool is a software platform for visualizing, analyzing and comparing the impacts of smart city policies based on innovative mobility concepts in urban areas. It places emphasis on new automotive vehicles aimed ...
  • Notes on using simulation-optimization techniques in traffic simulation 

    Ros, Xavier; Montero Mercadé, Lídia; Barceló Bugeda, Jaime (Elsevier, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Mathematical and simulation models of systems lay at the core of many decision support systems, and their role becomes more critical when the system is more complex. The decision process usually involves optimizing some ...
  • A Data-driven approach to improve the process of data-intensive API creation and evolution 

    Abelló Gamazo, Alberto; Ayala Martínez, Claudia Patricia; Farré Tost, Carles; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Oriol Hilari, Marc; Romero Moral, Óscar (CEUR-WS.org, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The market of data-intensive Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) has recently experienced an exponential growth, but the creation and evolution of such APIs is still done ad-hoc, with little automated support and ...
  • Process conformance checking by relaxing data dependencies 

    Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Mazuran, Mirjana; Oriol Hilari, Xavier; Tanca, Letizia; Teniente López, Ernest (CEUR-WS.org, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Given the events modeled by a business process, it may happen in the presence of alternative execution paths that the data required by a certain event determines somehow what event is executed next. Then, the process can ...

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