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Silvia Abrahão, PhD

Full Professor (Catedrática de Universidad)

 

Mixed University Institute of Information Technology (ITI)

Department of Computer Systems and Computation

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Phone:

+34 387 7000 - ext. 83510

Email:

sabrahao@dsic.upv.es 

 

Address:

Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación

Universitat Politècnica de València​

c/ Camino de Vera s/n

46022, Valencia, Spain

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About Me

I am Full Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain. I am also Director of the Master's Degree in Software Systems Engineering and Technology at UPV. I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from the UPV in 2004. Previously, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 and 2012, at the Université catholique de Louvain in 2007 and 2017, and at the Ghent University in 2004 and 2006. My current research interests include the application of machine learning techniques to support the adaptation of software systems, quality assurance in model-driven engineering, the empirical assessment of software modeling approaches and the integration of usability/UX into software development. I have been Principal Researcher in eighteen research projects/contracts involving academic and industrial partners. In particular, I have led the MULTIPLE (Mutimodeling approach for quality-aware software product lines) project funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation in close collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Software Centre of Excellence. More recently, I have led the Spanish Network of Excellence on Software Quality and Sustainability, and the Adapt@Cloud project aimed to provide a user-centric framework to support dynamic adaptation of cloud-based systems. I have (co)authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications. From 2011 to 2017 I was the Spanish Editor of ERCIM News, the scientific magazine of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics. Currently, I am Associate Editor for the IEEE Software magazine, and the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) and Automated Software Engineering (ASE) journals. I also serve as Editor-in-Chief for the TOSEM Continuous Special Section on Human-Centric Software Engineering, and as Co-editor of the  IEEE Software Practitioner’s Digest department. In addition, I am on the Editorial Board of the Springer journal Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) and on the Advisory Editorial Board of the Wiley Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (SPE). I have also served as General Co-Chair of ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2014), PC-Co Chair of MODELS 2020 and Chair of the MODELS Steering Committee.

         Lastest News:

Current research projects:

 

Recent/Forthcoming events I am involved in:

  • MODELS 2024: ACM/IEEE 27th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, 22-27 Septiembre 2024, Linz, Austria.

  • ESEM 2024: 17th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, 20-25 October 2025, Barcelona, Spain.

  • CHASE 2024: 17th International Conference on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, co-located with ICSE 2024, 14-15 April 2024, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • MODELS 2023: ACM/IEEE 26th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, 1-6 October 2023, Västerås, Sweden.

  • ESEM 2023: 16th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, October 26-27, 2023, New Orleans, LA, United States.

  • EASE 2023: International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, 14-16 June 2023, Oulu, Finland.

  • MODELS 2022: ACM/IEEE 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, 23-28 October 2022, Montreal, Canada.

  • ICSE 2022 44th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering,  May 21 - 29, 2022, Pittsburgh, USA.

  • ASE 2022 37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 26 September - 1 October 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

  • ICSE 2021 43th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering,  May 22 - 30, 2021, Madrid, Spain

  • ISD 2021 29th International Conference on Information Systems Development, 8-10 September 2021, Valencia, Spain.

  • MODELS 2021: ACM/IEEE 24th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, 10-15 October 2021, Fukuoka, Japan.

  • JISBD 2021:  25th Spanish Conference on Software Engineering and Databases, 22-24 September 2021, Málaga, Spain.

Recent special issues of journals:

Recent books:

Further info:

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EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2023-

Catedrática de Universidad

(Full Professor)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.

2010-2023

Prof. Titular de Universidad

(Associate Professor)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.

2017-2018

Visiting Scholar

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (UCL)

Conducting research on model-driven adaptive user interfaces based on user experience at the Louvain Interaction Laboratory, from August 2017 to January 2018.

2012

Visiting Scholar

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (SEI), CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Conducting research on a multimodeling approach for product architecture derivation and evaluation. Research, Technology, and System Solutions (RTSS) Program, from March to July 2012.

2010-2011

Visiting Scholar

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (SEI), CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Conducting research on cost estimation for software product lines and on combining software product lines with service-oriented architectures. Product Line Practice (PLP) Initiative, from November 2010 to February 2011.

 
2008-2010

Prof. Contratado Doctor

(Associate Professor)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

 
2005-2008

Prof. Colaborador

(Tenured Assistant Professor)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

2002-2005

Prof. Asociada

(Assistant Professor)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

2000-2002

Teaching Assistant & Assistant Researcher

(Becaria FPI)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Computer Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

1998-1999

Prof. Contratada

(Assistant Professor)

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SAO CARLOS

Department of Computer Science, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos-SP, Brazil

1996-1998

Assistant Researcher (DTI-7G)

funded by CNPq (National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development)

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SAO CARLOS

Department of Computer Science, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos-SP, Brazil

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
2000-2004

PhD in Computer Science

(Summa Cum Laude, European PhD Distinction) 

1999

First year of MSc in Computer Science

1995-1996

MSc in Software System Analysis

1992-1995

BSc in Informatics

(homologated to the Spanish degree of Informatics Engineer)

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA

Department of Information Systems and Computation at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SAO CARLOS

Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Sao Carlos-SP, Brazil.

UNIVERSITY OF LINS & IBM (Brazil) 

Faculdade de Informática de Lins, Fundação Paulista de Tecnologia e Educação, Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

UNIVERSITY OF LINS

Faculdade de Informática de Lins, Fundação Paulista de Tecnologia e Educação, Lins, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ACTIVITIES
EXPERTISE
CHAIRING ACTIVITIES

I'm participating, or have participated, in the organization of a number of conferences and workshops.

PC MEMBERSHIPS

I'm serving, or have served, on the program committees for numerous major conferences and workshops in the fields of Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction and Web Engineering.

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

I have been involved in a number of scientific activities such as journal editorial boards, journal and book chapters referee, management committees, grant application evaluation committees, etc.

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