7th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology

Day 1 - 29th September - Thematic tracks detailed program

The thematic tracks run in parallel in day 1.

There are 6 full-day thematic tracks and 5 half-day thematic tracks (afternoon only).

1- Quality in ICT Verification and Validation (full-day)

Chair: Antonia Bertolino (CNR/ISTI, Italy)

Thematic Track page: Quality in ICT Verification and Validation (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
09:00-09:30 Welcome and introduction Antonia Bertolino, Track Chair
09:30-10:30 Keynote talk
Formal methods for V&V of Safety-critical systems Stefania Gnesi
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Model-based V&V
Synthesis-Based Loose Programming Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Stefan Naujokat (Dortmund University of Technology), Tiziana Margaria (University of Potsdam), Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund University of Technology)
Test Coverage Analysis of UML Activity Diagrams for Interactive Systems Ricardo Ferreira (FEUP), João Faria (FEUP / INESC Porto), Ana Paiva (FEUP)
A Formal Passive Testing Approach For Checking Real Time Constraints Fayçal Bessayah, Ana Cavalli (TELECOM & Management / SudParis)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Test Automation
X-MuT: A Tool for the Generation of XSLT Mutants Francesca Lonetti, Eda Marchetti (ISTI CNR)
MANTra: towards model transformation testing Antonio Filieri, Raffaela Mirandola, Andrea Ciancone (Politecnico di Milano)
A Pluggabe/ESB-based Framework for Test Automation of Service-Based Applications Sylvia Ilieva (Sofia University), Valentin Pavlov, Ilina Manova (Rila Solutions)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 V&V in industry
Model-driven Service Integration Testing - A Case Study Sebastian Wieczorek, Alin Stefanescu, Andreas Roth (SAP Research)
The definiton of a testing process to small-sized companies: the Brazilian scenario Andreia Rodrigues, Plácido Pinheiro, Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)
Do testers’ preferences have an impact on effectiveness? Maria Lazaro (URJC), Natalia Juristo (UPM), Esperanza Marcos (URJC)

2- ICT Process Improvement and Assessment (full-day)

Chair: Karol Frühauf (INFOGEM AG, Switzerland)

Thematic Track page: ICT Process Improvement and Assessment (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
09:00-10:30 Session 1: Process Improvement
MPS.BR: A Tale of Software Process Improvement and Performance Results in the Brazilian Software Industry Gleison Santos (UNIRIO), Marcos Kalinowski (COPPE/UFRJ), Kival Chaves Weber (SOFTEX), Ana Regina Rocha, Guilherme Horta Travassos (COPPE/UFRJ) and José Antonio Antonioni (SOFTEX)
Factors Impacting Software Process Improvement in Small-Medium Sized Software Teams: a Multi-Case Analysis Ian Allison (Robert Gordon University)
Applying Grounded Theory to Understand Software Process Improvement Implementation Mariano Montoni and Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Process Assessment
A Gap Analysis Methodology for the Team Software Process Luis Amaral (Strongstep) and João Faria (FEUP / INESC Porto)
A Method for Tri-dimensional Process Assessment using Modelling Theory Clenio Salviano, Marcia Regina Martins Martinez, Edgar Lopes Banhesse, Angela Enelize (CTI Renato Archer), Alessandra Zoucas and Marcello Thiry (Univ. do Vale do Itajai)
A Process Assessment Method for ISO/IEC 29110 Timo Varkoi (Tampere Univ. of Technology)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3: Human Factors in Projects and Organisations
A Human Resource Management Approach to Software Organizations Shamya Morais and Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR)
Clash of cultures – between carrier grade and the perpetual beta Guido Lubinski and Armin Oppitz (LionGate AG)
Analyzing the Similarity among Software Projects to Improve Software Project Monitoring Processes Andrea O S Barreto and Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session 4: Process Definition and Implementation
An approach to implement software process improvement in small and medium sized organizations Gisele Villas-Boas, Ana Regina C da Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ) and Marcio P do Amaral (RIOSOFT)
PIT-ProcessM: A Software Process Improvement Metamodel Paula Martins (University of Algarve) and Alberto Rodrigues da Silva (INESC-ID / Inst. Sup. Técnico)
Supporting the Definition of Software Processes at Consulting Organisations via Software Process Lines Ahilton Barreto (COPPE/UFRJ), Leonardo Murta (UFF), Elaine Nunes and Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

3- Quality in ICT Requirements Engineering (full-day)

Chair: Ana Moreira (FCT/UNL, Portugal)

Thematic Track page: Quality in ICT Requirements Engineering (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Title Title Authors
9:00-10:30 Session 1: Requirements Identification
Experiences on the use of business models for identifying quality requirements for information systems Rosaria Bittencourt (National Nuclear Energy Commission Organization), Renata Araujo, Claudia Cappelli, Juliana Ferreira and Priscila Engiel (UNIRIO)
Collecting Quality Requirements Using Quality Models and Goals Reinhold Plösch, Alois Mayr (Johannes Kepler University Linz) and Christian Körner (Siemens AG)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Requirements Analysis and Specification
Increasing Quality in Scenario Modelling with Model-Driven Development João Pedro Santos, Ana Moreira, João Araújo and Miguel Goulão (CITI/FCT/UNL)
Survey on System Behavior Specification for Extending ProjectIT-RSL David Ferreira and Alberto Rodrigues da Silva (INESC-ID / Inst. Superior Técnico)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3: Requirements Testing and Application
Abstract Testing: Connecting Source Code Verification with Requirements Carsten Sinz, Florian Merz (Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology (KIT)), Hendrik Post, Thomas Gorges and Thomas Kropf (Robert Bosch GmbH)
Applying a UML Profile in the Requirements Modeling to Multi-Agents Systems Gilleanes Guedes and Rosa Maria Vicari (UFRGS / UFMT)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session 4: Performance Evaluation and Indicators
Leveraging Goal Models and Performance Indicators to Assess Health Care Information Systems Craig Kuziemsky, Xia Liu and Liam Peyton (University of Ottawa)
Relevant Skills to Requirement Analysts According to the Literature and The Project Managers Luciano Vale, Adriano Albuquerque (UNIFOR) and Patrícia Beserra (BRQ)

4- Quality in Web Engineering (full-day)

Chair: Coral Calero (Universidad de Castilla-la-Mancha, Spain)

Thematic Track page: Quality in Web Engineering (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
9:00-9:15 Welcoming
9:15-9:45 CSS Code Quality: A Metric for Abstractness – Or Why Humans Beat Machines in CSS Coding Matthias Keller and Martin Nussbaumer (Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology (KIT))
9:45-10:15 A Metrics-Based Approach to Technical Documentation Quality Anna Wingkvist (Linnaeus University), Morgan Ericsson (Uppsala University), Rüdiger Lincke and Welf Löwe (Linnaeus University)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Gathering Information About Web 2.0 Applications for Usability Engineering Ludger Martin (Univ. of Applied Sciences Worms)
11:30-12:00 Adaptive quality control of web resources Nuno Escudeiro and Paula Escudeiro (Inst. Sup. de Engenharia do Porto)
12:00-12:30 Web Sites Quality: Does It Depend on the Application Domain? Américo Rio and Fernando Brito e Abreu (QUASAR/CITI/FCT/UNL)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Improving the Design of Existing Web Applications Giuseppe Di Lucca, Bernardi Mario Luca (RCOST, University of Sannio) and Damiano Distante (Fac. of Economics, Tel.M.A. Univ.)
15:00-15:30 Automatic Selection of RIA Software Architectures using Quality Models Santiago Meliá, Jesús Pardillo and Cristina Cachero (University of Alicante)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Comprehending Ajax Web Applications by the DynaRIA Tool Domenico Amalfitano, Anna Rita Fasolino, Armando Polcaro and Porfirio Tramontana (University of Naples Federico II)
16:30-17:00 Improving Quality of Web-GIS Modularity Using Aspects Ana Oliveira (CITI/FCT/UNL), Matias Urbieta (LIFIA-F. Informatica. UNLP), João Araújo, Armanda Rodrigues, Ana Moreira (CITI/FCT/UNL), Sílvia Gordillo and Gustavo Rossi (LIFIA-F. Informatica. UNLP)
17:00-17:30 Discussion

5- Quality in ICT Reengineering and Refactoring (full-day)

Chair: Mel Ó Cinnéide (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Thematic Track page: Quality in ICT Reengineering and Refactoring (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
9:15-9:30 Welcome Mel Ó Cinnéide
9:30-10:00 Studying the Effect of Refactorings: a Complexity Metrics Perspective Quinten David Soetens and Serge Demeyer (University of Antwerp)
10:00-10:30 Quality Analysis of Object Oriented Cohesion Metrics Padmaja Joshi (C-DAC, Mumbai) and Rushikesh Joshi (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Visualization of Multithreaded Behavior to Facilitate Maintenance of Complex Software Systems Jonas Trümper, Johannes Bohnet, Stefan Voigt and Jürgen Döllner (Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Univ. of Potsdam)
11:30-12:00 Reengineering IT Infrastructures: A Method for Topology Discovery Luís Ferreira da Silva and Fernando Brito e Abreu (QUASAR/CITI/FCT/UNL)
12:00-12:30 Investigating the Evolution of Bad Smells in Object-Oriented Code Alexander Chatzigeorgiou and Anastasios Manakos (University of Macedonia)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Reducing Subjectivity in Code Smells Detection: Experimenting with the Long Method Sérgio Bryton, Fernando Brito e Abreu and Miguel Monteiro (QUASAR/CITI/FCT/UNL)
14:30-15:00 IDS: An Immunology-inspired Approach for the Detection of Software Design Smells Salima Hassaine, Foutse Khomh (DIRO, Université de Montréal), Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc (École Polytechnique de Montréal), Sylvie Hamel (DIRO, Université de Montréal)
15:00-15:30 Closing discussion Mel Ó Cinnéide

6- Quality in ICT Service Management (full-day)

Chair: Neil McBride (De Montfort University, UK)

Thematic Track page: Quality in ICT Service Management (Full-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
09:00-09:45 Definition and Validation of Metrics for ITSM Process Models Fernando Brito e Abreu, Raquel Porciúncula, Jorge Freitas and José Carlos Costa (QUASAR / CITI / FCT/UNL)
09:45-10:30 Implementing the Service Catalogue Carlos Mendes and Miguel Mira da Silva (Instituto Superior Técnico)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:45 Defining and Observing the Compliance of Service Level Agreements: A Model Driven Approach Anacleto Correia and Fernando Brito e Abreu (QUASAR / CITI / FCT/UNL)
11:45-12:30 The make-or-buy decision in ICT services: Empirical evidence from micro data Ludivine Martin (CEPS/INSTEAD)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 An IT Infrastructure patterns approach to improve service management quality Luís Ferreira da Silva and Fernando Brito e Abreu (QUASAR / CITI / FCT/UNL)
14:45-15:30 Towards Specifications Patterns for Global Software Development Projects - Experiences from the Industry Frank Salger (Capgemini sd&m AG)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 Requirements Certification for Offshoring using LSPCM Alexander Serebrenik (Eindhoven University of Technology), Amrita Mishra (Capgemini), Thomas Delissen (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Martijn Klabbers (LaQuSo, Eindhoven University of Technology)
16:45-17:30 Managing Risk in Decision to Outsource IT Projects Syaripah Ruzaini Syed Aris, Noor Habibah Arshad and Azlinah Mohamed (Universiti Teknologi MARA)

7- Quality in Model Driven Engineering (half-day)

Chair: Parastoo Mohagheghi (SINTEF, Norway)

Thematic Track page: Quality in Model Driven Engineering (Half-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
14:00-14:10 Welcome Parastoo Mohagheghi (SINTEF, Norway)
14:10-14:40 Track keynote Michel Chaudron
14:40-15:05 Increasing Software Quality through Design Reuse Fernando Barros
15:05-15:30 A Tool for Automatic Defect Detection in Models used in Model-Driven Engineering Beatriz Marín, Giovanni Giachetti, Oscar Pastor and Tanja Vos
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:25 A Framework for Process-centric Business Continuity Management Ulrich Winkler, Mathias Fritzsche, Wasif Gilani and Alan Marshall
16:25-16:50 Seamlessness as a desirable aspect of quality for MDE: the contribution of object-relational database structures Patricia Roberts
16:50-17:20 Guided discussion: From quality of models to quality in model-based software development Moderated by Parastoo Mohagheghi
17:20-17:30 Final discussions

8- Quality Evolution in ICT (half-day)

Chair: Michel Wermelinger (The Open University, UK)

Thematic Track page: Quality Evolution in ICT (Half-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
14.00-15.30 Quality of Evolution
Studying Supply and Demand of Software Maintenance and Evolution Services Alain April (École de Technologie Supérieure)
Exploratory analysis of the relations between code cloning and open source software quality Denis Kozlov, Jussi Koskinen, Markku Sakkinen (University of Jyväskylä) and Jouni Markkula (University of Oulu)
Towards Automated Quality Models for Software Development Communities: the QualOSS and FLOSSMetrics case Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar, Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona, Santiago Dueñas and Gregorio Robles (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.00 Evolution of Quality
A method for continuous code quality management using static analysis Reinhold Plösch, Harald Gruber (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Christian Körner and Matthias Saft (Siemens AG)
A PMO Installation for TI Project Management in a R&D Institution Aletéia Bettin (Eldorado Research Institute), Carlos Tobar (PUC-Campinas), Denise Prado (Eldorado Research Institute), Íris Silva (Mechanic Engin. Faculty, UNICAMP)
17.00-17.30 Quality & Evolution: quo vadis? (group discussion)

9- Quality in Agile Methods (half-day)

Chair: Panagiotis Sfetsos (Alexander Technological Educational Institution, Greece)

Thematic Track page: Quality in Agile Methods (Half-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
14:00-14:10 Welcome Panagiotis Sfetsos, Track Chair
14:10-14:35 Empirical evaluation on effect of agile in software defect management in a large distributed organization Kirsi Korhonen (Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN))
14:35-15:00 Empirical Studies on Quality in Agile Practices: A Systematic Literature Review Panagiotis Sfetsos (Alexander Technological Educational Institution) and Ioannis Stamelos (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)
15:00-15:25 Procedures and conditions that influence on the efficiency of some agile practices Henrique Landim, Adriano Albuquerque and Thiago Macedo (UNIFOR)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:25 Classification and Comparison of Agile Methods João M Fernandes and Mauro Almeida (Universidade do Minho)
16:25-16:50 Component Recycling for Agile Methods George Kakarontzas and Ioannis Stamelos (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)
16:50-17:15 Test-Driven Development - Still a Promising Approach? Sami Kollanus (University of Jyväskylä)
17:15-17:30 Final discussions

10- Teaching ICT Quality (half-day)

Chair: Stephen B. Seidman (Texas State University, USA)

Thematic Track page: Teaching ICT Quality (Half-Day Thematic Track)

Time Title Authors
14:00-14:45 Teaching Software Quality in an interdisciplinary course of Engineering Rejane Maria Figueiredo, Andre B. Sales, Luiz Carlos M. Ribeiro, Luiz Augusto Laranjeira and Adson Rocha (Universidade de Brasília)
14:45-15:30 Software Quality: From Theory to Practice Ita Richardson and Yvonne Delaney (University of Limerick)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 Experiments of adding to the experience that can be acquired from a software project course Robert Dupuis (Université du Québec à Montréal), Roger Champagne (École de technologie Supérieure), Alain April (École de technologie Supérieure) and Normand Séguin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
16:45-17:30 Conveying conceptions of quality through instruction Arnold Pears (Uppsala University)

11: Standardization and Certification in ICT (half-day)

Thematic Track Chair: Knut Blind (TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Erasmus University, Germany)
Thematic Track page: Standardization and Certification in ICT (Half-Day Thematic Track)
Sessions Chair: Ricardo J. Machado (University of Minho)

Time Title Authors
14:00-14:45 The evolving picture of standardisation and certification in process assessment Terence Rout (Griffith University)
14:45-15:30 Software safety standards for the basis of certification in the nuclear domain Hannu Harju, Lahtinen Jussi (VTT Technical Research Centre), Risto Nevalainen (Spinet ry.), Jukka Ranta (VTT Technical Research Centre) and Mika Johansson (Spinet ry.)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 An Approach to Ambiguity Analysis in Safety-related Standards Isabella Biscoglio, Alessandro Coco, Mario Fusani, Stefania Gnesi and Gianluca Trentanni (ISTI-CNR)
16:45-17:30 Establishing a Well-founded Conceptualization about Software Measurement in High Maturity Levels Monalessa P. Barcellos (COPPE/UFRJ and UFES), Ricardo Falbo (UFES) and Ana Regina Rocha (COPPE/UFRJ)

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