Seneca Software Engineering in Enterprise Cloud Applications

Research Lines


SENECA is a European Industrial Doctorate project, funded under Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions, which provides the opportunity to nine early-stage researchers to pursue their PhD in the area of software engineering of cloud-based systems. The research programme is organized in three research streams: A) Product quality in cloud-related software development projects B) Process quality in cloud-related software development C) Operations' quality in cloud systems

Product Quality

Quality in cloud-related software development
  • Impact of code review in cloud computing development
  • Improving cloud-related testing practices
  • Data driven development software in cloud-related software development projects
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Process Quality

Process quality in cloud-related software development projects
  • Bad process smells in software development repositories
  • Quality assurance of software-defined cloud infrastructure
  • Characterization of performance in key parameters of software development
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Operations Quality

Operations' quality in cloud systems
  • Configuration management and administration of cloud computing systems
  • Energy-efficiency of cloud computing systems
  • Secure systems on cloud computing infrastructures
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PhD Students


Product Quality

Quality in cloud-related software development

Process Quality

Process quality in cloud-related software development projects
  • Bad process smells in software development repositories
  • Quality assurance of software-defined cloud infrastructure
  • Characterization of performance in key parameters of software development - Dorealda Dalipaj

Operations Quality

Operations' quality in cloud systems

Publications


A security perspective on code review: The case of Chromium.
  • Marco di Biase, Magiel Bruntink, Alberto Bacchelli.
  • In Proceedings of SCAM 2016 (16th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation), in press. 2016
BugTracking: A Tool to Assist in the Identification of Bug Reports
  • Gema Rodriguez-Perez , Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Gregorio Robles, Dorealda Dalipaj, Nelson Sekitoleko
  • Chapter. Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities. Volume 472 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 192-198
Software engineering artifact in software development process – linkage between issues and code review processes
  • Dorealda Dalipaj, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar
  • 15th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques (SOMET), 2016.
Does your configuration code smell?
  • Tushar Sharma, Marios Fragkoulis, and Diomidis Spinellis
  • Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR ’16)
Characterization of the Xen project code review process: An experience report
  • Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar, Lars Kurth, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Santiago Duenas, Nelson Sekitoleko
  • 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories May 14-15, 2016. Austin, Texas.
A Quantitative Analysis of Performance in the Key Parameter in Code Review – Individuation of Defects
  • Dorealda Dalipaj
  • Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS), 2016
An empirical analysis of vulnerabilities in virtualization technologies
  • A. Gkortzis, S. Rizou, and D. Spinellis
  • 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

Working Group


TU Delft

Delft University of Technology, aka TU Delft, is a top research and academic center for engineering and applied sciences. TU Delft is considered to be among the world's most prestigious universities of engineering and technology by high-reputation ranking systems. It hosts more than 19,000 students and 3,300 scientists, in eight faculties.

URJC

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos is the youngest public University in the Madrid region. It is one of the Universities in Spain recognized as “Campus de Excelencia Internacional” by the Spanish Government. The University has a PhD School, in which the LibreSoft research team participates, in the line of ITC, which has about 10 PhD graduations per year.

AUEB

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is one of the top business schools in SE Europe. The Doctoral Program of the Department of Management Science and Technology, where the students will be enrolled, is committed to fostering and cultivating high impact academic research.

Software Improvement Group

Leading IT management advisory firm, operating an ISO/IEC 17025 certified software analysis lab, advising customers on application portfolio rationalization, software migration, and all aspects of software quality, including maintainability, security, reliability, transferability. SME based in Amsterdam with offices in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium.

Bitergia

Bitergia is start-up specialized in helping companies to understand the software development process with special focus on open source projects. Bitergia uses data analytics techniques to produce dashboards, reports and other types of specialized information. Bitergia also provides tools and means to track all of these aspects and to help in the decision making process.

Singular Logic

Leading Software and Integrated IT Solutions Group in Greece. The European Projects Department of Singular Logic works on the design and implementation of innovative applications and platforms targeting different business sectors (with a special focus on innovative e-Health solutions) as well as on the engineering and management of business services. Products: ERP, CRM, BI tools.

Workshops


Cloud security and infrastructure management workshop

AUEB and Singularlogic, two of the SENECA consortium partners organize a two-day workshop with the goal to introduce to young scientists and professionals in the field of software-engineering, some of the current trends and technologies for the security and operational management of cloud services.

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