Computer Science students and the VU Green Office join forces for sustainability

This academic year the students attending the course on ‘Service Oriented Design’ worked in team-projects (see examples in the figure) focused on designing software that helps reducing food waste in the VU cafeterias and create awareness in both students, employees and third-party organizations. The project was in collaboration with the VU Green Office (Vlad George […]

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How Maintainability Issues of Android Apps Evolve [presentation @ICSME 2018]

It is quite a while since we am investigating how Android developers maintain their apps. Yesterday Ivano presented a study about how maintainability issues of Android apps evolve at the 34th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2018). The study uncovers the frequency and evolution of maintainability issues of Android apps. Its results […]

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Collaborative Model-Driven Software Engineering: a Classification Framework and a Research Map [ICSE 2018 – journal first]

Last week Ivano presented a systematic mapping study and a research map about collaborative Model-Driven Engineering at the journal first track of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018). The accompanying extended abstract is available here. The original paper published in the Transactions on Software Engineering journal is available here. Here you can […]

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Roberto Verdecchia wins the Best Early Career Researcher Award

Roberto Verdecchia, a PhD student of our group just won the ‘Best Early Career Researcher Award’ at the IEEE International Conference on Software Architectures (ICSA), which was held in Seattle in April this year. The award was assigned thanks to the paper ‘Architectural Technical Debt Identification: Moving Forward’, authored by Roberto as single author. The […]

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A tale about our empirical experiments on Mobile Apps Quality [ICTOpen 2018]

Ivano just finished to give a 3-minutes pitch at ICTOpen 2018, the conference for ICT-Research in the Netherlands. In this pitch he presented and discussed a series of experiments we designed and conducted on mobile apps development. The pitch aims at providing both researchers and practitioners a flavour of the various technological and empirical strategies […]

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3 full-time positions as Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor available at the VU

Application deadline: 12 April 2018 About the VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties, and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 […]

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Chrome VS Firefox VS Opera on Android – Which Browser Consumes Less Energy in Android?

In this year’s Green Lab course, we formed a team named Blue Lab, which consists of the members Dean Hsu, Ibrahim Kanj, Tung Nguyen and Mike Trieu. The goal of our team is to plan and conduct an experiment evaluating three web-browser applications (Chrome, Firefox, Opera) on mobile devices regarding their energy consumption and performance. We touch upon […]

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Reconstructing microservice-based architectures [LAC congres 2017]

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Last week Ivano Malavolta gave a talk at the LAC 2017 congres about how we are working on how to improve the automatic reconstruction of microservice-based architectures. Having a clear (and automatic) understanding of the software architecture of a microservice-based system is specially interesting and useful when planning new features of the system or when […]

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