[ecoop-info] QUATIC'2016 --- CALL FOR PARTICIPATION --- Lisbon / Portugal, September 6-9, 2016

Fernando Brito e Abreu fba at fct.unl.pt
Fri Aug 12 23:28:39 CEST 2016





        10th International Conference on the Quality 

     of Information and Communications Technology


           September 6-9, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal





Registration is open at:


<http://http:/2016.quatic.org/home/registration> >


Be sure to take advantage of cheaper rates until August 24, 2016 






QUATIC serves as a forum for disseminating advanced methods, techniques and

for supporting quality approaches to ICT engineering and management.

and researchers are encouraged to exchange ideas and approaches on how to
adopt a 

quality culture in ICT process and product improvement and to provide

studies in varying contexts.





The main conference program features plenary keynotes on:


* The place of Agile Methods in the History of Software Engineering, 

  by Bertrand Meyer, Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis




* Guidelines and Refactoring Patterns to Build Maintainable Software,

  by Joost Visser, Head of Research at the Software Improvement Group (SIG)
in Amsterdam, 

  and Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen


The Business Day track, on the 6th September, includes this additional


* On to Code Reviews – Lessons Learned at Microsoft,

  by Michaela Greiler, Software Engineer and Researcher at Microsoft









Keynote: 9h00 - 10h30

On to Code Reviews – Lessons Learned at Microsoft

[Michaela Greiler, Microsoft Research]


(Coffee break)


SEDES.1: 11h00 - 12h30


Project and Program Management Implications in the Portfolio Management of
IT Projects in Applied R&D Organizations

[Ana Lima, Gabriela Fernandes and Ricardo J. Machado]


Evolution of Web Systems Quality 

[Americo Rio and Fernando Brito e Abreu]


(Lunch break)


SEDES.2: 14h00-15h30


Towards a model about quality of software requirements specification in
agile projects

[Juliana Medeiros, Miguel Goulão, Alexandre Vasconcelos and Carla Silva]


Adopting Logical Architectures within Agile Projects

[Nuno Santos, Ricardo-J. Machado and Nuno Ferreira]


(Coffee break)


SEDES.3: 16h00-17h30


Towards the Online Testing of Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems with
Extended Petri Nets

[Bruno Lima and João Faria]


Software Development Process Mining - Discovery, Conformance Checking and

[João Caldeira and Fernando Brito e Abreu]






Opening Session


Keynote: 9h30 - 11h00

The place of Agile Methods in the History of Software Engineering

[Bertrand Meyer, Politecnico di Milano and Innopolis University]


(Coffee break)


TS.1 - Quality Aspects in Process Improvement and Assessment: 11h30 - 13h00


Evolution of Process & Product Metrics Based On Information Needs

[Cenkler Yakin]


A Process Framework with Agile Practices for Implementation of Project
Portfolio Management Process

[Sandro Oliveira and Lílian Silva]


Mapping between the guide of it solution contract and CMMI models: A
qualitative analysis

[Luiz Sergio Placido Da Silva, Renata Moreira, Alexandre Marcos Lins de
Vasconcelos, Suzana Cândido de Barros Sampaio and Eric R. de Souza]


TS.2 - Quality Aspects in Software Engineering Using Evidence-Based
Approaches: 11h30 - 12h30


Early Diagnostics on Team Communication Experience-Based Forecasts on
Student Software Projects

[Fabian Kortum and Jil Kluender]


Code smells incidence: does it depend on the application domain?

[José Reis, Fernando Brito e Abreu and Glauco de F. Carneiro]


TS.3 - Quality Aspects in Process Improvement and Assessment: 14h00 - 15h30


CERTICS - A Harmonization with CMMI-DEV Practices for Implementation of
Technological Development Competence Area

[Sandro Bezerra, Fabrício Garcia and Clênio Salviano]


Implementing Process Improvement in Very Small Enterprises with ISO/IEC
29110: A Multiple Case Study Analysis

[Claude Laporte and Rory O'Connor]


How to Improve Code Quality by Measurement and Refactoring

[Anna Vasileva and Doris Schmedding]


Spider-DAR: A Tool to Support the Implementation of Decision Analysis and
Resolution Process based into CMMI-DEV and MR-MPS-SW Models

[Sandro Bezerra, Luiz Otávio Lima, Bleno Silva, Géssica Silva and Iuri


(Lunch break)


TS.4 - Quality Aspects in Service Management and Model-Driven Engineering:
14h00 - 15h30


IT Service Management from a Perspective of Small and Medium sized Companies

[Mehdi Panjwani, Marko Jantti and Juuso Sormunen]


A Method for MOS Evaluation for Video based Services

[Martin Kollar and Arkadiusz Zieba]


A Customizable Approach for the Automated Quality Assessment of Modelling

[Francesco Basciani, Juri Di Rocco, Davide Di Ruscio, Ludovico Iovino and
Alfonso Pierantonio]


Supporting Custom Quality Models to Analyse and Compare Open-Source Software

[Davide Di Ruscio, Dimitris Kolovos, Yannis Korkontzelos, Nicholas Matragkas
and Jurgen Vinju]


(coffee break)


Panel: 16h30 - 18h00

Software Product Quality vs Software Process Quality: Who is the Winner?

[Bertrand Meyer, Michaela Greiler, Joost Visser, moderated by Ricardo


(Welcome reception)






Keynote: 9h00 - 10h30

Guidelines and Refactoring Patterns to Build Maintainable Software

[Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group and Radboud University Nijmegen]


(Coffee break)


TS.5 - Quality Aspects in Requirements and Model-Driven Engineering:


Use of Ontologies in Embedded Systems: a Systematic Mapping

[Aêda Sousa, Tarcísio Couto, Celso Agra and Fernanda Alencar]


Achieving better requirements to code traceability: Which refactoring should
be done first?

[Farina Faiz, Rubaida Easmin and Alim Ul Gias]


Expressing Measurement Uncertainty in Software Models

[Antonio Vallecillo, M. Carmen Morcillo and Priscill Orue]


(Lunch break)


TS.6 - Quality Aspects in Agile Development, Process Improvement and
Assessment, and Safety Critical Systems: 14h00-16h00


Test Driven Development of Web Applications: a Lightweight Approach

[Diego Clerissi, Maurizio Leotta, Gianna Reggio and Filippo Ricca]


Enhancing Business Process Performance Analysis through Coverage-based

[Antonello Calabrò, Francesca Lonetti, Eda Marchetti and Giorgio Oronzo


Quality Assurance in Agile Safety-Critical Systems Development

[Tom McBride and Marion Lepmets]


Process Assessment in A Safety Domain

[Timo Varkoi, Timo Mäkinen and Risto Nevalainen]


(Coffee break)


TS.7 - Quality Aspects in Agile Development: 16h30-18h00


Towards Secure Agile Software Development Process

[Hassan Adelyar and Alex Norta]


Agility in Software Release Practices: The Case of Open Source Software

[Antonio Silva, Glauco Carneiro, Antonio de Paula, Miguel Monteiro and
Fernando Brito e Abreu]


Being Business Agile Focusing on Flow Efficiency

[Gaetano Lombardi]


TS.8 - Quality Aspects in Big Data: 16h30 - 17h30


Models of integrity assurance in big relational databases

[Andrey Malikov, Vladimir Voronkin and Nikolay Shiryaev]


On the Development of A Metric for Quality of Information Content over
Anonymised Data-Sets

[Ian Oliver and Yoan Miche]


(Conference Banquet)






TS.9 - Quality Aspects in Requirements Engineering: 9h00 - 10h30


Multi-VisioTrace: Traceability Visualization Tool

[Gilberto Cysneiros Filho, Adriana Rodrigues and Maria Lencastre]


Requirements Prioritization in Market-Driven Software: a case study based on
large numbers of stakeholders and requirements

[Rômulo Santos, Adriano Albuquerque and Plácido Pinheiro]


Comparison of Research and Practice Regarding What We Mean by “the Right
Software Requirements Elicitation Technique”

[Dante Carrizo Moreno]


TS.10 - Quality Aspects in Safety Critical Systems: 9h00 - 10h30


Towards Safer Medical Device Software Systems: Industry-Wide Learning from
Failures and the Use of Safety-Cases to Support Process Compliance

[Marion Lepmets, Tom McBride and Fergal McCaffery]


Generic Acceptance Test Strategy for Mobile Robots’ Navigation Algorithms –
applied in a Health Care Environment

[Martine Herpers and Daniela Schmelz]


Towards an ISO26262-compliant OSLC-based Tool Chain Enabling Continuous

[Barbara Gallina, Kathyayani Padira and Mattias Nyberg]


(Coffee break)


TS.11 - Quality Aspects in Requirements Engineering: 11h00 - 12h00


Implicit Priorities in Adaptation Requirements

[João Pimentel, Maria Lencastre and Jaelson Castro]


A fully automated approach to discovering non-determinism in state machine

[Opeyemi Adesina, Timothy Lethbridge and Stephane Some]


TS.12 - Quality Aspects in Verification and Validation: 11h00 - 12h00 


Usability Reasoning using OWL 2 RL

[Ludger Martin and Manuel Dudda]


Checking Critical Software Systems: A Formal Proposal

[Luis Eduardo Mendoza Morales and Manuel I. Capel]


Farewell Session / QUATIC'2018 announcement: 12h00 - 12h30


(Lunch break)


QUATIC Steering Committee Meeting with the Track Chairs: 14h30m - ...



Note: up-to-date information on the QUATIC 2016 program is available at:





*Travel and Accommodation*



Given that Lisbon is a very attractive touristic destination, we strongly

to secure your hotel or hostel reservations as soon as possible.






* General Program Chairs *

  Mark Paulk, University of Texas in Dallas, United States of America

  Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

  Miguel A. Brito, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


* Organizing Chairs *

  Vasco Amaral, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de
Lisboa, Portugal

  Miguel Goulão, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade Nova de
Lisboa, Portugal


* Thematic Tracks Chairs *


  "Quality Aspects in Requirements Engineering"

  Maria Lencastre, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil


  "Quality Aspects in Model Driven Engineering"

  Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

  Jordi Cabot, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain


  "Quality Aspects in Agile Methods"

  Eduardo Miranda, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America

  João M. Fernandes, U.Minho, Portugal


  "Quality Aspects in Process Improvement and Assessment"

  Karol Frühauf, INFOGEM AG, Switzerland


  "Quality Aspects in Verification and Validation"

  Gianluca Mezzetti, Aarhus University, Denmark


  "Quality Aspects in Evidence-Based Approaches"

  Sheila Reinehr, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil

  Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


  "Quality Aspects in Big Data Systems"

  Monica Wachowicz, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  Maribel Y. Santos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


  "Quality Aspects in Safety Critical Systems"

  Marion Lepmets, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland


  "Quality Aspects in Service Management"

  Natalia Kryvinska, University of Wien, Austria


* Publication Chairs *

  Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

  Fernando Brito e Abreu, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


* Publicity Chairs *

  José Reis, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

  Américo Rio, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

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