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  • Using UML to specify artifact-centric business process models

     Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Queralt Calafat, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
    International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
    p. 84-93
    Presentation's date: 2014-06-25
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    Business process modeling using an artifact-centric approach has raised a significant interest over the last few years. One of the research challenges in this area is looking for different approaches to represent all the dimensions in artifact-centric business process models. Bearing this in mind, the present paper proposes how to specify artifact-centric business process models by means of diagrams based on UML. The advantages of basing our work on UML are many: it is a semi-formal language with a precise semantics; it is widely used and easy to understand; and it provides an artifact-centric specification which incorporates also some aspects of process-awareness.

  • Modelització i Processament de la Informació (MPI)

     Casanovas Garcia, Jose; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Aluja Banet, Tomas; Barcelo Bugeda, Jaime; Urpi Tubella, Antoni; Abello Gamazo, Alberto; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Romero Moral, Oscar; Raventós Pagès, Ruth; Farré Tost, Carles; Codina Sancho, Esteve; Montero Mercade, Lidia; Guasch Petit, Antonio; Fonseca Casas, Pau; Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Oriol Hilari, Xavier; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
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  • Reasoning on UML data-centric business process models

     Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
    International Conference on Service Oriented Computing
    p. 437-445
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-45005-1_32
    Presentation's date: 2013-12-04
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    Verifying the correctness of data-centric business process models is important to prevent errors from reaching the service that is offered to the customer. Although the semantic correctness of these models has been studied in detail, existing works deal with models defined in low-level languages (e.g. logic), which are complex and difficult to understand. This paper provides a way to reason semantically on data-centric business process models specified from a high-level and technology-independent perspective using UML.

    Verifying the correctness of data-centric business process models is important to prevent errors from reaching the service that is offered to the customer. Although the semantic correctness of these models has been studied in detail, existing works deal with models defined in low-level languages (e.g. logic), which are complex and difficult to understand. This paper provides a way to reason semantically on data-centric business process models specified from a high-level and technology-independent perspective using ULM.

  • Evaluación del trabajo de Fin de Grado  Open access

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Climent Vilaro, Juan; Corbalan Gonzalez, Julita; Fonseca Casas, Pau; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Herrero Zaragoza, José Ramón; Llinas Audet, Francisco Javier; Rodriguez Hontoria, Horacio; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informática
    p. 303-310
    DOI: 10.6035/e-TIiT.2013.13
    Presentation's date: 2013-07
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    Los Proyectos de Fin de Carrera (PFC) se han evaluado tradicionalmente a partir de una memoria y de una presentación pública. Esta evaluación, en general, la realiza un tribunal formado por varios profesores, que juzga de forma integral el proyecto a partir de la documentación entregada y de su presentación pública. Para poner la nota final los centros no disponen, en general, de unos criterios claros y precisos, por lo que cada tribunal usa su propia experiencia previa para decidir la nota de cada proyecto. Los Trabajos de Fin de Grado (TFG) substituyen en los nuevos planes de estudios de las ingenierías a los antiguos PFC. La evaluación de los TFG debe consi- derar, de forma explícita, tanto las competencias específicas como las genéricas, y es necesario que existan criterios claros sobre la forma de evaluarlas. Para avanzar en este sentido, el Ministerio de Cien cia e Innovación y la Agencia para la Calidad del Sistema Universitario de Catalunya financiaron en 2008 y 2009 el proyecto ¿Guía para la evaluación de competencias en los Trabajos de Fin de Grado y de Máster en las Ingenierías¿. Esta guía es, en realidad, una guía para ayudar a que cada centro/titulación defina su propio procedimiento de evaluación del TFG. En este trabajo se presenta una implementación de las propuestas contenidas en la guía y se define una metodología para evaluar los TFG a partir de las competencias que se trabajan en la titulación de Grado en Ingeniería Informática de la Facultat d¿Informàtica de Barcelona. La metodología puede ser fácilmente replicada o adaptada para otros centros y otras titulaciones, lo que puede facilitar la realización de su propia guía de evaluación de los TFG.

    Los Proyectos de Fin de Carrera (PFC) se han evaluado tradicionalmente a partir de una memoria y de una presentación pública. Esta evaluación, en general, la realiza un tribunal formado por varios profesores, que juzga de forma integral el proyecto a partir de la documentación entregada y de su presentación pública. Para poner la nota final los centros no disponen, en general, de unos criterios claros y precisos, por lo que cada tribunal usa su propia experiencia previa para decidir la nota de cada proyecto. Los Trabajos de Fin de Grado (TFG) substituyen en los nuevos planes de estudios de las ingenierías a los antiguos PFC. La evaluación de los TFG debe considerar, de forma explícita, tanto las competencias específicas como las genéricas, y es necesario que existan criterios claros sobre la forma de evaluarlas. Para avanzar en este sentido, el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y la Agencia para la Calidad del Sistema Universitario de Catalunya financiaron en 2008 y 2009 el proyecto “Guía para la evaluación de competencias en los Trabajos de Fin de Grado y de Máster en las Ingenierías”. Esta guía es, en realidad, una guía para ayudar a que cada centro/titulación defina su propio procedimiento de evaluación del TFG. En este trabajo se presenta una implementación de las propuestas contenidas en la guía y se define una metodología para evaluar los TFG a partir de las competencias que se trabajan en la titulación de Grado en Ingeniería Informática de la Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona. La metodología puede ser fácilmente replicada o adaptada para otros centros y otras titulaciones, lo que puede facilitar la realización de su propia guía de evaluación de los TFG.

    SUMMARY -- Final Degree Projects (FDP) have traditionally been evaluated from a project report and a public presentation. This assessment is generally performed by a panel of several teachers who judg comprehensively the project from the documentation provided and analyze the public presentation. In general, schools do not have clear and precise criteria to set the final grade, as each panel uses its own previous experience to decide the mark of each project. The Bachelor Degree Thesis (BDT) replaced the former FDP in the new engineering curricula. Evaluation of FDP should consider explicitly both specific and professional skills, and clear criteria on how to assess competencies is required. To advance in this issue, the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Quality Agency for the University System in Catalonia funded in 2008 and 2009 the project "Guía para la evaluación de competencias en los Trabajos de Fin de Grado y de Master en las Ingenierías". This guide is actually a guide to help each school / degree to define its own procedure for assessing the BDT. This paper presents an implementation of the suggestions contained in the guide and defines a methodology for assessing the BDT considering the professional skills trained in the Computer Engineering Degree from the Barcelona School of Informatics. The methodology can be easily replicated or adapted for other centres and degrees, which can facilitate the realization of its own guidance for the BDT evaluation.

  • A Filtering Engine for Large Conceptual Schemas  Open access

     Villegas Niño, Antonio
    Department of Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Actualment, la necessitat de representar i conceptualitzar la informació del món real ha augmentat de forma dramàtica. Per a què les empreses evolucionin i es diversifiquin cal gestionar i mantenir grans quantitats d'informació dels seus dominis d'interés. Aquest creixement també té un impacte en les dimensions dels esquemes conceptuals dels sistemes d'informació, ja que els fa més grans. El fet que siguin esquemes de grans dimensions els converteix en artefactes molt útils per a les comunitats i empreses per a les quals han estat desenvolupats. No obstant, aquestes mateixes dimensions, així com la seva estructura i organització, fan que sigui difícil extreure'n el coneixement que contenen, comprendre'n les característiques i canviar-los. Hi ha moltes activitats de desenvolupament de sistemes d'informació en què es necessita obtenir el coneixement que hi ha en un esquema conceptual com, per exemple, quan un modelador conceptual necessita comprovar amb un expert en el domini que el coneixement representat és correcte, quan un dissenyador de bases de dades necessita implementar aquest mateix coneixement en una base de dades relacional, quan un verificador de programari necessita escriure proves que comprovin que la implementació del sistema és correcta, o quan un membre de l'equip de manteniment ha de canviar l'esquema. Tractar amb esquemes conceptuals de grans dimensions és un dels objectius més importants dins l'àmbit de la modelització conceptual. El propòsit d'aquesta tesi és definir formalment una nova metodologia de filtratge d'informació que ajudi als usuaris d'esquemes conceptuals de grans dimensions a entendre'n les característiques i el coneixement que aquests esquemes contenen. Aquesta tesi analitza i descriu, doncs, les diferents etapes del procés de filtratge d'informació, identifica i estudia diferents propostes per a calcular la rellevància dels elements de grans esquemes conceptuals, ofereix un catàleg de peticions de filtratge específiques que permeten explorar l'esquema des de diferents escenaris de filtratge i implementa i avalua l'eficiència i l'efectivitat d'un prototipus mitjançant diversos casos d'estudi reals. La metodologia de filtratge estudia les característiques del coneixement que es troba contingut en un esquema conceptual de grans dimensions i proposa diferents mecanismes per seleccionar i representar allò que interessa a l'usuari i, així, retornar-li els resultats adequats. D'aquesta manera, doncs, l'usuari se centra en un fragment de l'esquema conceptual en què està interessat i la nostra metodologia obté, automàticament, un nou esquema conceptual de dimensions reduïdes obtingut a partir de l'esquema inicial, però centrat en aquell coneixement que està més estretament relacionat amb el fragment d'interés de l'usuari. Aquest esquema filtrat és un subconjunt de l'inicial i, tenint en compte que és de dimensions reduïdes, és també més comprensible per a l'usuari. La nostra proposta de filtratge ofereix tècniques d'extracció del coneixement que tenen en compte la representació de l'interès de l'usuari i presenta aquest coneixement d'una manera tal que la seva comprensió es vegi simplificada. A més a més, la utilització d'aquesta proposta de filtratge permet explorar els esquemes conceptuals de grans dimensions més ràpidament, augmentant-ne la usabilitat i reduïnt l'esforç per part de l'usuari.

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    A web-based filtering engine for understanding event specifications in large conceptual schemas  Open access

     Villegas Niño, Antonio; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
    p. 383-386
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33999-8_45
    Presentation's date: 2012-10-16
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    A complete conceptual schema must include all relevant general static and dynamic aspects of an information system. Event types describe a nonempty set of allowed changes in the population of entity or relationship types in the domain of the conceptual schema. The conceptual schemas of many real-world information systems that include the speci cation of event types are too large to be easily managed or understood. There are many information system development activities in which people need to understand the eff ect of a set of events. We present an information filtering tool in which a user focuses on one or more event types of interest for her task at hand, and the tool automatically filters the schema in order to obtain a reduced conceptual schema that illustrates all the elements affected by the given events.

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    Understanding constraint expressions in large conceptual schemas by automatic filtering  Open access

     Villegas Niño, Antonio; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
    p. 50-63
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34002-4_4
    Presentation's date: 2012-10-15
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    Human understanding of constraint expressions (also called schema rules) in large conceptual schemas is very di cult. This is due to the fact that the elements (entity types, attributes, relationship types) involved in an expression are de ned in di fferent places in the schema, which may be very distant from each other and embedded in an intricate web of irrelevant elements. The problem is insignifi cant when the conceptual schema is small, but very signi cant when it is large. In this paper we describe a novel method that, given a set of constraint expressions and a large conceptual schema, automatically filters the conceptual schema, obtaining a smaller one that contains the elements of interest for the understanding of the expressions. We also show the application of the method to the important case of understanding the specication of event types, whose constraint expressions consists of a set of pre and postconditions. We have evaluated the method by means of its application to a set of large conceptual schemas. The results show that the method is eff ective and e cient. We deal with conceptual schemas in UML/OCL, but the method can be adapted to other languages.

  • EU-Rent as an artifact-centric process model: technical report

     Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Queralt Calafat, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
    Date: 2012-09-20
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    An approach to test-driven development of conceptual schemas  Open access

     Tort Pugibet, Albert; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornadas de Ingenería del Software y Bases de Datos
    p. 407-408
    Presentation's date: 2012-09-18
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    The proposed method is applicable to different kinds of projects and may be integrated into existing software development methods when they are based on iterative paradigms and they include artifacts to specify conceptual schemas. TDCM can also be used even if the conceptual schema to be developed is the main purpose of the project. Using TDCM, conceptual modelers have at any time fully tested schemas

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    Artifact-centric business process models in UML  Open access

     Estañol Lamarca, Montserrat; Queralt Calafat, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
    International Workshop on Data-and Artifact-centric BPM
    p. 292-303
    Presentation's date: 2012-09-03
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    Business process modeling using an artifact-centric approach has raised a signicant interest over the last few years. This approach is usually stated in terms of the BALSA framework which denes the four \dimensions" of an artifact-centric business process model: Business Artifacts, Lifecycles, Services and Associations. One of the research challenges in this area is looking for dierent diagrams to represent these dimensions. Bearing this in mind, the present paper shows how all the elements in BALSA can be represented by using the UML language. The advantages of using UML are many. First of all, it is a formal language with a precise semantics. Secondly, it is widely used and understandable by both business people and software developers. And, last but not least, UML allows us to provide an artifact-centric specication for BALSA which incorporates also some aspects of process-awareness.

    Business process modeling using an artifact-centric approach has raised a signi cant interest over the last few years. This approach is usually stated in terms of the BALSA framework which de nes the four \dimensions" of an artifact-centric business process model: Business Artifacts, Lifecycles, Services and Associations. One of the research challenges in this area is looking for di erent diagrams to represent these dimensions. Bearing this in mind, the present paper shows how all the elements in BALSA can be represented by using the UML language. The advantages of using UML are many. First of all, it is a formal language with a precise semantics. Secondly, it is widely used and understandable by both business people and software developers. And, last but not least, UML allows us to provide an artifact-centric speci cation for BALSA which incorporates also some aspects of process-awareness.

  • TESTING AND TEST-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTUAL SCHEMAS  Open access

     Tort Pugibet, Albert
    Department of Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    The traditional focus for Information Systems (IS) quality assurance relies on the evaluation of its implementation. However, the quality of an IS can be largely determined in the first stages of its development. Several studies reveal that more than half the errors that occur during systems development are requirements errors. A requirements error is defined as a mismatch between requirements specification and stakeholders¿ needs and expectations. Conceptual modeling is an essential activity in requirements engineering aimed at developing the conceptual schema of an IS. The conceptual schema is the general knowledge that an IS needs to know in order to perform its functions. A conceptual schema specification has semantic quality when it is valid and complete. Validity means that the schema is correct (the knowledge it defines is true for the domain) and relevant (the knowledge it defines is necessary for the system). Completeness means that the conceptual schema includes all relevant knowledge. The validation of a conceptual schema pursues the detection of requirements errors in order to improve its semantic quality. Conceptual schema validation is still a critical challenge in requirements engineering. In this work we contribute to this challenge, taking into account that, since conceptual schemas of IS can be specified in executable artifacts, they can be tested. In this context, the main contributions of this Thesis are (1) an approach to test conceptual schemas of information systems, and (2) a novel method for the incremental development of conceptual schemas supported by continuous test-driven validation. As far as we know, this is the first work that proposes and implements an environment for automated testing of UML/OCL conceptual schemas, and the first work that explores the use of test-driven approaches in conceptual modeling. The testing of conceptual schemas may be an important and practical means for their validation. It allows checking correctness and completeness according to stakeholders¿ needs and expectations. Moreover, in conjunction with the automatic check of basic test adequacy criteria, we can also analyze the relevance of the elements defined in the schema. The testing environment we propose requires a specialized language for writing tests of conceptual schemas. We defined the Conceptual Schema Testing Language (CSTL), which may be used to specify automated tests of executable schemas specified in UML/OCL. We also describe a prototype implementation of a test processor that makes feasible the approach in practice. The conceptual schema testing approach supports test-last validation of conceptual schemas, but it also makes sense to test incomplete conceptual schemas while they are developed. This fact lays the groundwork of Test-Driven Conceptual Modeling (TDCM), which is our second main contribution. TDCM is a novel conceptual modeling method based on the main principles of Test-Driven Development (TDD), an extreme programming method in which a software system is developed in short iterations driven by tests. We have applied the method in several case studies, in the context of Design Research, which is the general research framework we adopted. Finally, we also describe an integration approach of TDCM into a broad set of software development methodologies, including the Unified Process development methodology, MDD-based approaches, storytest-driven agile methods and goal and scenario-oriented requirements engineering methods.

    Els enfocaments per assegurar la qualitat deis sistemes d'informació s'han basal tradicional m en! en l'avaluació de la seva implementació. No obstan! aix6, la qualitat d'un sis tema d'informació pot ser ampliament determinada en les primeres fases del seu desenvolupament. Diversos estudis indiquen que més de la meitat deis errors de software són errors de requisits . Un error de requisit es defineix com una desalineació entre l'especificació deis requisits i les necessitats i expectatives de les parts im plicades (stakeholders ). La modelització conceptual és una activitat essencial en l'enginyeria de requisits , l'objectiu de la qual és desenvolupar !'esquema conceptual d'un sistema d'informació. L'esquema conceptual és el coneixement general que un sistema d'informació requereix per tal de desenvolupar les seves funcions . Un esquema conceptual té qualitat semantica quan és va lid i complet. La valides a implica que !'esquema sigui correcte (el coneixement definit és cert peral domini) i rellevant (el coneixement definit és necessari peral sistema). La completes a significa que !'esquema conceptual inclou tot el coneixement rellevant. La validació de !'esquema conceptual té coma objectiu la detecció d'errors de requisits per tal de millorar la qualitat semantica. La validació d'esquemes conceptuals és un repte crític en l'enginyeria de requisits . Aquesta te si contribueix a aquest repte i es basa en el fet que els es quemes conceptuals de sistemes d'informació poden ser especificats en artefactes executables i, per tant, poden ser provats. Les principals contribucions de la te si són (1) un enfocament pera les pro ves d'esquemes conceptuals de sistemes d'informació, i (2) una metodología innovadora pel desenvolupament incremental d'esquemes conceptuals assistit per una validació continuada basada en proves . Les pro ves d'esquemes conceptuals poden ser una im portant i practica técnica pera la se va validació, jaque permeten provar la correctesa i la completesa d'acord ambles necessitats i expectatives de les parts interessades. En conjunció amb la comprovació d'un conjunt basic de criteris d'adequació de les proves, també podem analitzar la rellevancia deis elements definits a !'esquema. L'entorn de test proposat inclou un llenguatge especialitzat per escriure proves automatitzades d'esquemes conceptuals, anomenat Conceptual Schema Testing Language (CSTL). També hem descrit i implementa! a un prototip de processador de tes tos que fa possible l'aplicació de l'enfocament proposat a la practica. D'acord amb l'estat de l'art en validació d'esquemes conceptuals , aquest és el primer treball que proposa i implementa un entorn pel testing automatitzat d'esquemes conceptuals definits en UML!OCL. L'enfocament de proves d'esquemes conceptuals permet dura terme la validació d'esquemes existents , pero també té sentit provar es quemes conceptuals incomplets m entre estant sent desenvolupats. Aquest fet és la base de la metodología Test-Driven Conceptual Modeling (TDCM), que és la segona contribució principal. El TDCM és una metodología de modelització conceptual basada en principis basics del Test-Driven Development (TDD), un métode de programació en el qual un sistema software és desenvolupat en petites iteracions guiades per proves. També hem aplicat el métode en diversos casos d'estudi en el context de la metodología de recerca Design Science Research. Finalment, hem proposat enfocaments d'integració del TDCM en diverses metodologies de desenvolupament de software.

  • On checking executable conceptual schema validity by testing

     Tort Pugibet, Albert; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
    p. 249-264
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    Ensuring the semantic quality of a conceptual schema is a fundamental goal in conceptual modeling. Conceptual schema testing is an emerging approach that helps to achieve this goal. In this paper, we focus on “what to test” and, more specifically, on the properties that test sets of conceptual schemas should have. We propose and formally define a set of four adequacy criteria which can be automatically checked in order to ensure, by testing, the necessary conditions for schema validity (correctness and relevance). The proposed criteria are independent from the languages of the schema and of the testing program. The criteria have been implemented in a prototype of a test processor able to execute test sets. The criteria have been applied to the test sets of large conceptual schemas.

  • On computing the importance of associations in large conceptual schemas

     Villegas Niño, Antonio; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28279-9_16
    Date of publication: 2012-01-01
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    The visualization and the understanding of large conceptual schemas require the use of specific methods. These methods generate clustered, summarized or focused schemas that are easier to visualize and to understand. All of these methods require computing the importance of the elements in the schema but, up to now, only the importance of entity types has been taken into account. In this paper, we present three methods for computing the importance of associations by taking into account the knowledge defined in the structural and behavioral parts of the schema. We experimentally evaluate these methods with large real-world schemas and present the main conclusions we have drawn from the experiments.

  • The CSTL processor: a tool for automated conceptual schema testing

     Tort Pugibet, Albert; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
    p. 349-352
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24574-9_48
    Presentation's date: 2011-10-31
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    In this demonstration paper, we present the CSTL Processor, a tool to support the validation of two fundamental quality properties of conceptual schemas (correctness and completeness) by testing. The CSTL Processor supports the management, execution and automatic computation of the verdicts of test cases which formalize stakeholders’ needs and expectations.

  • A tool for filtering large conceptual schemas

     Villegas Niño, Antonio; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Olive Ramon, Antoni
    International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
    p. 353-356
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24574-9_49
    Presentation's date: 2011-10-31
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    The wealth of knowledge the conceptual schemas of many real-world information systems contain makes them very useful to their potential target audience. However, the sheer size of those schemas makes it difficult to extract knowledge from them. There are many information system development activities in which people needs to get a piece of the knowledge contained in a large conceptual schema. We present an information filtering tool in which a user focuses on one or more entity types of interest for her task at hand, and the tool automatically filters the schema in order to obtain a reduced conceptual schema including a set of entity and relationship types (and other knowledge) relevant to that task.

  • Critical issues and lessons learned in establishing concurrent international MS degree programs in engineering technology

     Dyrenfurth, Michael; Murphy, Mike; Bertoline, Gary; Herrick, Robert; Newton, Kathryne; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Castell Ariño, Nuria; Barnes, James L.; Kuder, Matthias; O'Donnell, Gareth
    ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
    p. 1-13
    Presentation's date: 2011-06-29
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  • Mencions Festibity - Menció FIB

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
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  • Premio Sapiens Profesional

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
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  • e-Catalunya: an e-government service for virtual communities of practice

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Cañabate Carmona, Antonio; Botella Plana, Albert; Casanovas Garcia, Jose
    Annual SRII Global Conference
    p. 707-715
    DOI: 10.1109/SRII.2011.77
    Presentation's date: 2011-03-28
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  • Organización y gestión de una titulación del EEES  Open access

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Herrero Zaragoza, José Ramón
    Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informática
    Presentation's date: 2011
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    La organización de los nuevos grados y másteres del EEES debe garantizar que el estudiante adquiere las competencias técnicas y transversales definidas por la titulación. Para ello, deben existir mecanismos muy precisos de coordinación entre asignaturas que aseguren la adquisición de estas competencias, y que garanticen que la organización de los estudios permite la evaluación continuada y el aprendizaje activo. Para alcanzar estos objetivos, es imprescindible ofrecer al profesorado las herramientas apropiadas para que diseñe y ponga en marcha las asignaturas siguiendo los objetivos del centro.

    SUMMARY: The organization of new bachelor and master degree studies within EHEA must guarantee the student's achievement of hard and professional skills defined in each degree. Consequently, coordination mechanisms must exist. Such mechanisms must ensure the achievement of skills and warrant that both, active learning and continuous assessment are possible. In order to achieve these goals, it is necessary to offer appropriate tools to the teachers so that they can design and implement courses according to the objectives of the institution.

  • Concurrent technology masters degrees across the Atlantic: innovations, issues, & insights

     Dyrenfurth, Michael; Murphy, Mike; Bertoline, Gary; Herrick, Robert; Newton, Kathryne; O'Donnell, Gareth; McHale, Donal; Castell Ariño, Nuria; Barcelo Garcia, Miguel; Ferrer Balas, Didac; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi
    American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference
    Presentation's date: 2010-06-21
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    A transatlantic degree consortium to implement a four-semester dual masters degree initiative across a three-institution consortium consisting of Purdue University (USA), the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) is presented in this paper. This initiative, while focusing on graduate (Masters) student mobility, also includes faculty mobility, language instruction and assessment, project evaluation and other services to insure ongoing success. Effective existing collaborations, i.e., an active undergraduate exchange semester and collaborative faculty activity established a solid foundation for the new dual/concurrent technology degree program and enabled it to get off to a fast start. Two of the new consortium members are already partnering in an Atlantis undergraduate student mobility project that is working well and which has generated considerable student and faculty traffic and collaboration well in excess of the funding requirements. The partners have invested considerable amounts of their own monies in building the relationship and thus evidence the sustainability of the new dual transatlantic technology masters degree program.

    A transatlantic degree consortium to implement a four-semester dual masters degree initiative across a three-institution consortium consisting of Purdue University (USA), the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) is presented in this paper. This initiative, while focusing on graduate (Masters) student mobility, also includes faculty mobility, language instruction and assessment, project evaluation and other services to insure ongoing success. Effective existing collaborations, i.e., an active undergraduate exchange semester and collaborative faculty activity established a solid foundation for the new dual/concurrent technology degree program and enabled it to get off to a fast start. Two of the new consortium members are already partnering in an Atlantis undergraduate student mobility project that is working well and which has generated considerable student and faculty traffic and collaboration well in excess of the funding requirements. The partners have invested considerable amounts of their own monies in building the relationship and thus evidence the sustainability of the new dual transatlantic technology masters degree program.

  • Procesos de negocio e ingeniería de servicios

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Pastor Collado, Juan Antonio; Ruiz Cortés, Antonio; Resinas, Manuel
    Jornadas de Ingenería del Software y Bases de Datos
    Presentation's date: 2010
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  • Atlantis - 2009- 2642 - STI Masters- Dual MSc/MS Sustainability, Innovation and Technology

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Castell Ariño, Nuria; Barcelo Garcia, Miguel
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  • DISEÑO Y CONSTRUCCION DE UN ASISTENTE AL MODELADO CONCEPTUAL

     Pastor Collado, Juan Antonio; Tort Pugibet, Albert; Conesa Caralt, Jordi; Queralt Calafat, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Villegas Niño, Antonio; Raventós Pagès, Ruth; Gómez Seoane, Cristina; Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Mayol Sarroca, Enric; Aguilera Moncusi, David; Olive Ramon, Antoni
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    Competencias profesionales para el Grado en Ingeniería Informática  Open access

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Botella Lopez, Pere; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Aluja Banet, Tomas; Navarro Guerrero, Juan Jose; Balcazar Navarro, Jose Luis
    Date of publication: 2009
    Book chapter

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    Degrees in the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) must be designed based on professional skills, so that when the students finish their studies they become competent professionals in the labour market. In this paper we propose a weighted list of skills for a undergraduate degree in Informatics Engineering, classified into two groups: technical and generic. Technical skills are divided into five different itineraries:computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technologies and software engineering. Los planes de Estudios del EEES (Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior) deben ser diseñados a partir de competencias profesionales, de forma que al final de sus estudios el egresado se convierta en un profesional competente en el mercado laboral. En este artículo se propone una lista de competencias ponderada para un título de Grado en Ingeniería Informática clasificadas en dos grupos: transversales y técnicas. Dentro de las técnicas se definen cinco itinerarios distintos: computación, ingeniería de computadores, ingeniería del software, sistemas de información y tecnologías de la Información.

  • Competencias profesionales del Grado en Ingeniería Informática

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Botella Lopez, Pere; Balcazar Navarro, Jose Luis; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Navarro Guerrero, Juan Jose; Aluja Banet, Tomas
    Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informática
    p. 123-130
    Presentation's date: 2008-07-09
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  • Estrategia para el diseño de asignaturas en el EEES

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informática
    p. 59-66
    Presentation's date: 2008-07-09
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  • Repercusiones del futuro Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior sobre las titulaciones universitarias de informática en España

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornades de Docència del Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors. 10 Anys de Jornades
    p. 1-10
    Presentation's date: 2007-02
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  • The Spanish Degree in Informatics: a FIB perspective

     Castell Ariño, Nuria; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    ACM Informatics Education Europe
    p. 53-54
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  • Enginyeria del Software. Especificació

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Franch Gutierrez, Javier; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Teniente Lopez, Ernest
    Date of publication: 2005-02
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  • 8è Premi a la Qualitat en la Docència Universitària

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Castell Ariño, Nuria; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Huerta Cerezuela, Victor; Nonell Torrent, Ramon; Sangüesa Sole, Ramon; Sese Castel, Gemma; Tubella Murgadas, Jordi; Dieguez, J M; Murillo, C
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  • DISTINCIÓ JAUME VICENS VIVES

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Castell Ariño, Nuria; Garcia Almiñana, Jordi; Huerta Cerezuela, Victor; Nonell Torrent, Ramon; Sangüesa Sole, Ramon; Sese Castel, Gemma; Tubella Murgadas, Jordi; Dieguez, J M; Murillo, C
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  • Especificación de sistemas software en UML

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Teniente Lopez, Ernest; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date of publication: 2003-09
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  • Repercusiones del futuro espacio europeo de educación superior sobre las titulaciones universitarias de informática en España

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informática
    p. 37-44
    Presentation's date: 2003-07
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  • Repercusiones del futuro espacio europeo de educación superior sobre las titulaciones universitarias de informática en España

     Sanchez Carracedo, Fermin; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Jornadas de docencia del Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
    Presentation's date: 2003-02-06
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  • Enginyeria del Software: Especificació

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Teniente Lopez, Ernest; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date of publication: 2000-01
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  • PORTING ROSES TO UML-AN EXPERIENCE REPORT

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    UML ' 98
    Presentation's date: 1998-06-03
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  • Porting ROSES to UML - An Experience Report

     Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    UML ' 98
    p. 55-64
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  • The structural events in the ROSES language.

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Rosello Martos, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date: 1997-11
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  • The Cause-Effect Rules of ROSES

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Barcelo Garcia, Miguel; Costa Valles, Pablo; Quer, Carme; Rosello Martos, Anna
    Advances in Databases and Information Systems
    p. 399-405
    Presentation's date: 1997-09-03
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  • The role of structural events in behaviour specification

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    DEXA W. on Database and Expert Systems Applications
    Presentation's date: 1997-09-05
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  • Temporal Features of Class Populations and Attributes in Conceptual Models

     Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date: 1997-07
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  • Especificación de restricciones de integridad en el sistema ROSES

     Pacheco Silva, Maria Amelia; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date: 1997-04
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  • Método de conversión de restricciones de integridad dinámicas en forma de futuro hacia una forma de pasado

     Pacheco Silva, Maria Amelia; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    II Jornadas de Investigación y Docencia en Bases de Datos (JIDBD)
    p. 185-186
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  • Modelización conceptual usando eventos estructurales en el sistema ROSES

     Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    I Jornadas de Trabajo en Ingeniería del Software
    Presentation's date: 1996-11-14
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  • EL LLENGUATGE ROSES. PART I

     Barcelo Garcia, Miguel; Costa Valles, Pablo; Costal Costa, Maria Dolors; Olive Ramon, Antoni; Quer, Carme; Rosello Martos, Anna; Sancho Samsó, Maria Ribera
    Date: 1996-10
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