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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the SUPERSEDE project


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A short summary about the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and its role in the SUPERSEDE project.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in the SUPERSEDE project

  1. 1. Xavier Franch Dept. ESSI-UPC Phone: +34 93 4137891 Email: franch[at] UPC- Campus Nord, Omega building, room 122 C/Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona (Spain) URL: About Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  2. 2. 2 UPC: general facts ● One of the leading Spanish technical universities ● Public institution located in the north-eastern area of Spain, dedicated to higher education and research that specialises in the fields of architecture, science and engineering ● UPC is involved in dozens of international projects, including EU-funded, and has dedicated departments that provide support to their management (budgeting, legal issues, etc) ● UPC is member of the consortiums organizing the Erasmus Mundus Master IT4BI and Erasmus Mundus PhD program IT4BI-DC
  3. 3. 3 The UPC in numbers ● More than 35.000 students ○ 2500 master students ■ 52 programmes (26 taught in English); 13 Erasmus+ Joint Masters ○ 2500 PhD students ■ 44 doctorate programmes; 7 Erasmus+ Joint PhD programmes ○ 2613 students in mobility; 5000 students on internships ● Research ○ 201 research groups and 64 research entities ○ 2190 companies with collaboration agreements ■ +1000 new agreements and research projects ■ 8 spin-offs ○ More than €70M turnover for R&D projects ● Rankings ○ Times: 401-500 / QS: 299 ○ Shanghai: 401-500 (Computer Science: #68) ○ Center for WUR: 370
  4. 4. 4 GESSI Research Group ● The GESSI research group ( conducts research in many fields of software and service engineering. Related to SUPERSEDE, we mention: service monitoring, release planning and self-adaptation systems ● In addition to SUPERSEDE, GESSI has been involved and is being involved in several recent EU-funded projects ○ Coordinator of Q-Rapids: Quality-Aware Rapid Software Development. RIA project at H2020, Nov. 2016 - Oct. 2019 ○ Participant of OPENREQ: Intelligent Recommendation and Decision Technologies for Community-Driven Requirements Engineering. RIA project at H2020, Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2019 ○ Coordinator of RISCOSS: Managing Risk and Cost in OSS Projects. STREP project at FP7, Nov. 2012 - Dec. 2015 ○ Associate Node of S-Cube: Software Services and Systems. Network of Excellence at FP7, 2008 - 2012
  5. 5. 5 DTIM Research Group ● With a strong background in database internals, the group aims at automating and democratizing the access, storage and exploitation of data by (as much as possible) automatic techniques and methods that will lower the entry barriers for non-technical players ● 6 active research projects raising more than 500.000€ per year until 2019 ● Collaboration with research institutes ○ HP Labs (Palo Alto, CA) ○ SAP (Walldorf, Germany)
  6. 6. UPC’s role in the SUPERSEDE project: academic partner
  7. 7. 7 What we do in SUPERSEDE? ● In SUPERSEDE, UPC ○ Leads WP2 on methods and tools for feedback and monitoring data analysis ○ Leads WP4 on methods and tools for enacting decisions of software evolution, software adaptation and feedback and monitoring systems reconfiguration ○ Participate with substantial contribution to WP1 on methods and tools for monitoring data and WP3 on methods and tools for taking adaptation and reconfiguration decisions ○ Acts as scientific coordination
  8. 8. 8 Our goals ● Provide methods and tools for effectively and efficiently analyze feedback and monitoring use cases data ● Provide methods and tools for effectively and efficiently enacting: ○ Software evolution ○ Software adaptation at runtime ○ Feedback and monitoring systems reconfiguration at runtime ● Provide methods and tools for effectively and efficiently monitoring use cases data and take adaptation and reconfiguration decisions
  9. 9. 9 Thank you!