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Newsletter June 2012

Security & Privacy in the Cloud – Is Big Brother Really Watching You?

Contents Directors Message Security & Privacy In the Cloud – Is Big Brother Really Watching You? Lero Bulletin Board All Ireland Scratch National Finals 2012 What are People Creating & Learning With Scratch? Summer 2012 Scratch Courses for Primary School Teachers The Science Squad And Now Scratch as Gaeilge! 8th Annual FastFIX Plenary Meeting SDPS 2012 New Recruits to Lero Lero academics attend honorary degree ceremony Lero Researchers Dominate the Major 2012 Software Process Conferences Successful Vivas Lero Researcher Brian Fitzgerald Delivers Keynote Convergence Ireland’s 3rd Annual Conference Goodbye to Lero! 21st ECIS Doctoral Symposium Publications


ero’s latest Industry Event was held in Cork on 20th April. It was kindly hosted by EMC at their Cork campus. We had an excellent turnout of over 40 people, with attendees from as far away as Germany. After introductions and a welcome from Donagh Buckley, EMC’s Director for Research in Europe, Brendan O’Malley gave a short overview of Lero’s research programme and then introduced the first speaker – John Milton-Benoit, the General Manager of United Technologies Research Centre in Cork. John gave an introduction to the wide range of businesses that make up United Technologies and then talked about the research that his group is carrying out into security and privacy in buildings and energy systems. He gave the group an insight into the challenges to be overcome in ensuring the security of smart grids and smart buildings and suggested that a solution that addressed both simultaneously had much to recommend it. Robert Knaap than gave us very interesting overview of EMC’s journey from a supplier of data storage systems to a broad spectrum information management company – now the 6th largest software company in the world. Robert described the new security challenges posed by Cloud Computing and the approach that EMC is taking

to analyse and predict threats and to deploy solutions accordingly. Bashar Nuseibeh, Lero’s Chief Scientist, made us think harder about what privacy means in practice, particularly in the context of ubiquitous i.e. mobile computing, and introduced the idea that security and privacy requirements are highly context-dependent and therefore dynamic. Without a good understanding of the complexities of such requirements, it will be impossible to build future systems with appropriate security and privacy capabilities. Lero’s Liliana Pasquale described an adaptive approach to system security that varied log-on procedures and access control measures in response to user location. This approach has the potential to provide the contextsensitive security features described earlier. The speakers were followed by a lively debate on security and privacy in a cloud computing environment. The audience threw many challenges at the speakers, including the need to help SMEs to build the confidence in Cloud Computing services that will allow more widespread adoption. Our thanks to EMC for an excellent venue and for lunch and refreshments for all and a fascinating plant tour afterwards

Director’s Message Software has become such a major part of all our lives --- it runs the smartphones that many of us now rely upon to do much of our business; with many high-end cars running up to 70 processors talking to each other over a standardized bus, it controls many of the safety and comfort features in our vehicles; the modern electric razor has more lines of code than in the Space Shuttle. Software is the enabling factor in Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Smart Bays, just about Smart anything. It is virtually impossible to lead a software-free life. Software is used in so many areas…. In safetycritical applications where its failure could lead to loss of life, large-scale destruction of property or damage to the environment, or – an even bigger concern in recent years – great financial loss.

It’s used in security-critical applications where its failure could result in loss of confidential information, identity theft, and worse. But it’s also used in what we call “mission-critical” or “business-critical” applications, where its failure can mean the downfall of an organization, loss of competitive advantage and financial ruin. Unfortunately, Software Engineering is not as well understood as many other areas of engineering and science. Because software can be easily changed, it is often changed… and badly. While we can see buildings, roads, and even airplanes and cars deteriorating, we cannot see the deterioration in software … often until it is too late and our software fails or has degraded to be all but unusable. Some of this was brought home to us at Lero in

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recent weeks. Ulster Bank (RBS Group), with whom several of our universities bank, had a major failures of their payments system. For the bank this is likely to lead to a compensation payment of several billion euros. For us in Lero it had a personal effect... several of us were paid late. The cause of the failure is yet to be officially determined but it seems to involve a combination of outsourcing and a failed software upgrade. This reinforces for us the need to consider the evolution of critical software in Lero’s research agenda of Evolving Critical Systems.

Professor Mike Hinchey Director


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Going Green in Berlin


ike Hinchey attended “Ireland Day” in Berlin on 25 April. The event was hosted by the Irish Ambassador to Germany and the President of TU Berlin. It was attended by a number of local academics and industry representatives as well as representatives of IDA and SFI. A number of German academics with links to Ireland talked about their work mostly on Smart Cities. Mike gave a talk on Lero’s related research. Dr. Lisa Amini, Director of IBM Research – Ireland gave the keynote speech

Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Feasibility Grant for Architecture Recovery and Consistency

Dr Nour Ali and Dr Jim Buckley


im Buckley and Nour Ali have been awarded an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Feasibility grant for Architecture Recovery and Consistency. The amount will be used to perform market analysis for their Architecture Consistency Research, and a programmer for prototype evolution

Ireland’s Space Achievements


ero Director Mike Hinchey and General Manager Brendan O’Malley attended the launch of an Enterprise Ireland publication “Ireland’s Space Endeavours: the impact of Irish Research and Innovation in Space Technologies” highlighting Ireland’s achievements in the space industry. The event was held at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork and was attended by Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock, TD, representatives of the European Space Agency and a range of Irish companies and academics involved in various aspects of the space industry. Lero is featured on page 44 of the report which is available at

Consortium for Software Engineering Research, University of Victoria, Canada, 7th May 2012.


r. ITA Richardson gave the keynote talk, titled “Good-enough software: Influenced by the Stakeholder”, at the Consortium for Software Engineering Research, University of Victoria, Canada, 7th May 2012

Blekinge Institute of TechnologySeminar by Dr Sarah Beecham


n May 10 BESQ+ facilitated an open seminar given by Dr Sarah Beecham for Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing staff and students. Dr. Sarah Beecham is spending two months collaborating with researchers in the Software Engineering Research Lab. As a part of her stay, Sarah gave her first seminar entitled “Software

Engineer Motivation – why should we care?” During the seminar participants were guided through theoretical concepts of motivation and were actively involved in several exercises. The seminar concluded with a discussion on what motivates the participants to pursue a research career in the field of Software Engineering which facilitated some lively dialogue



. Yu, L. Pasquale, N. Qureshi, B. Nuseibeh will organize the 3rd International Workshop on Requirements@Run.time in conjunction with the 20th International Requirements Engineering Conference, Chicago, USA. More information about the workshop can be found at:

Lero won a Best Paper Award at ENASE’12


aian Ali, Carlos Solis, Inah Omoronyia, Mazeiar Salehie, Bashar Nuseibeh, “Social Adaptation: When Software Gives Users a Voice”, Proceedings of 7th International Conference Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE’12), 29-30 June, Wroclaw, Poland.

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ALL IRELAND SCRATCH NATIONAL FINALS 2012 Finalists from primary and secondary schools from across the country attended the Irish Scratch Competition National Finals on Saturday May 19th in IT Tallaght. The nineteen projects, involving 30 students, were selected from 194 Scratch projects submissions, involving over 300 students and 53 schools – double last year’s entry tally. The annual competition, run by Lero, sponsored by the Irish Computer Society and supported by IT Tallaght and IT Sligo, gives students the chance to learn computer programming in a fun and interactive way. The finals were held on Scratch Day, a worldwide network of gatherings, when people come together to meet other Scratch programmers, share projects and experiences, and learn more about Scratch. Lero members Anne Meade and Oisín Cawley, along with Brendan Smith - DERI, Kevin Sullivan – Bridge21, Anne White – NCCA and Eithne Esmonde – NCI had the difficult job of judging the Scratch projects on the day. Lero, IT Tallaght and IT Sligo completed the regional judging to select the national finalists. We are grateful to Niamh Meade and Scott O’Malley for their presentations on the day and for inspiring students and parents about the world of IT. Second year students Eleana Skelly and Kate Campbell from Alexandra College, Dublin, were declared winners in the animation category for their project Learn Spanish, an interactive tutorial for improving Spanish. Returning winner Abdullah Mohammed from Carrigaline Community School, Cork, was declared winner in the Senior Games category for his multi-level maths tutorial game. Ruairi McMahon from Parteen National School Co Clare won the primary school category with his project, Tadpole. The Outside School project winners were South Galway Education Centre Computer Club from Gort, with their project Bottle Breaker

1st Prize €300: “Bottlebreaker” Evin Coughlan, David Neilan, Niall Cunningham, South Galway Education Center, Gort, Co. Galway

Kate Campbell and Eleana Skelly from Alexandra College Dublin, winners of the animation category with their parents and Brendan O’Malley from Lero.

1st Prize €300: “Armageddon 2012” - Abdullah Mohammad, Carrigaline Community School, Co. Cork

1st Prize €300: “Learn Spanish” - Eleana Skelly and Kate Campbell, Alexandra College Dublin

1st Prize €300: “Tadpole” Ruairi McMahon, Parteen National School, Co. Clare

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What Are People Creating And Learning With Scratch?

(L to R) Georgina Byrne – South Dublin Library, Stephen Howell-IT Tallaght, Mitch Resnick – MIT Media Lab, Amos Blanton – MIT Media Lab, Champika Fernanda – MIT Media Lab, Clare McInerney - Lero, Barry Feeney- IT Tallaght Mitch Resnick and members from the MIT Media Lab joined us at the South Dublin County Library in Tallaght on May 1st to discuss “What are people creating and learning with Scratch”. Deputy Mayor Cllr. Pamela Kearns welcomed Mitch and the team to South Dublin County library. Mitch’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion. Panel members included Mitch, Amos Blanton and Champika Fernanda from the MIT Media Lab, Stephen Howell - IT Tallaght and Clare McInerney. The evening was concluded with a lively discussion with the audience. This event was a great success and we are very grateful to Mitch, Amos and Champika for supporting Lero and IT Tallaght Scratch work in Ireland

Summer 2012 Scratch Courses for Primary School Teachers A new summer course has been developed by NCTE and Lero and is now available for booking through local education centres in 30 venues around the country. ‘Scratch programming and Numeracy in Senior Primary Classes (NCTE/Lero)’ is aimed at teachers of 4th, 5th and 6th classes, but will be of interest to most primary teachers as there are many opportunities for cross curricular application in the course and lots of teachers are using Scratch with younger classes. This summer course focuses on the use of Scratch to support the concepts,

content and skills of the primary Mathematics curriculum. Participants will learn the basics of Scratch programming and will explore how it can be used in the classroom to support numeracy. Participants will also consider how Scratch can be used across other curricular areas such as language, SESE, Music and Visual Arts. Places on this course can be booked through the network of local education centres. Please see the course description on the NCTE website and contact your local education centre to book a place. The course is approved for EPV days.

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The Science Squad The Science Squad takes an entertaining look at some of the exciting and important scientific research that is currently underway in Ireland across a wide range of sectors. This new programme will be aired on RTE every week for the next 6 weeks. Lero will appear in the final programme called, “Visions of the Future” Improved Imaging for Crohn’s Disease, Medical and Aerospace Software, BT Young Scientist on Thursday 16th July at 8.30pm. This episode will look at how our understanding of science and technology advances every single day, from the latest Smartphone, to cutting edge medical technologies, to furthering our understanding of how the universe was created. The Science Squad will meet the Irish researchers who are working at the forefront of innovative healthcare devices and imaging, and speak to the former Young Scientist who is now working on the greatest experiment the world has ever known!

And Now Scratch As Gaeilge! The Scratch programme is delighted to announce that it is now available in Irish. Rory McGann PDST and Íde Ruaidh have made an Irish version of the Scratch interface available. Instructions for the update to use the Irish Scratch interface are available here: https://sites. Many thanks to Rory and we hope many of the gaelscoileanna will enjoy using Scratch


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8th Annual FastFIX Plenary Meeting

Lero hosted the 8th FastFIX plenary meeting in Limerick at the end of May. FastFIX is an EU FP7 project on “Monitoring Control for Remote Software Maintenance”. The overall goal of the FastFIX project is to provide software developers with a maintenance environment that combines time efficiency with low cost and high precision. FastFIX will develop a platform and a set of tools that will continuously monitor customer environments, while collecting information on application execution and user interaction. The overall objective is to help maintenance teams identify symptoms of execution errors, performance degradation, or changes in user behaviour as well as correct these issues. Within the FastFIX platform, this is supported by failure replication facilities in order to identify incorrect execution patterns as well as by automatic patch generation and self-healing of the maintained application.

The event took place on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th of May in the Tierney building. Mike Hinchey, Benoit Gaudin, Pierre Monjallon and Zhanming Cui represented Lero. Our European partners from Germany (TUM), Italy (TXT), Portugal (INESC_ID) and Spain (S2, PROD) also attended this meeting. The goal was to exchange and share our advances within the project as well as to prepare for the FastFIX annual review which will take place in early July in Brussels. University of Limerick president, Prof. Don Barry, came to say a few words and welcome our guests to Limerick. The meeting was very interesting and productive. Our partners also enjoyed an entertaining evening at Bunratty Castle. Overall the meeting was a success, judging by the very positive feedback from the attendees about the facilities in Lero and UL in general, as well as about everyone›s hospitality

New Recruits to Lero Ms Samia Arif


Doctoral Researcher

Mr Luca Cavallaro


Research Fellow

Mr Zhanning Cui



Dr Soufiene Djahel


Research Fellow

Mr Omar Dominguez


Doctoral Researcher

Dr Derek Flood


Research Fellow

Mr Shadi Ghaith


Doctoral Researcher

Dr Kim Jarvis


Research Fellow

Mr Pierre Monjallon



Mr Garry Lohan


Research Fellow

Mr Ligaj Pradhan


Doctoral Researcher

Ms Marie Travers


Doctoral Researcher

Dr Anthony Ventresque


Research Fellow

Mr Vi Trann


Doctoral Researcher

Mr Stefan Wollny



Since our last newsletter we have had lots of new members join Lero across various institutions. We would like to welcome everyone to the team!

Lero academics attend honorary degree ceremony

Whither Automated Refactoring? Mel Ó Cinnéide delivered a keynote address entitled “Whither Automated Refactoring?” at the Workshop on Refactoring and Testing at the 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development: XP2012 in Malmo Sweden, May 2012

SDPS 2012

A Conference Held in Berlin in Honour of the Late Konrad Zuse and Carl Adam Petrie Mike Hinchey was the opening speaker at SDPS 2012, a conference held in Berlin in honour of the late Konrad Zuse, in 1941 the first person to use electrical switches to build a computer, and the late Carl Adam Petrie, originator of Petrie Nets. Mike’s talk “Are our software systems becoming dinosaurs” was given in the Berlin Natural History Museum. Mike also gave a keynote at the event

Lero members Prof Mike Hinchey and Prof Vinny Cahill (TCD Dean of Research) attended the Commencements at Trinity College Dublin on June 29th. Recognising Dublin’s role as European City of Science 2012, 5 eminent scientists were awarded honorary degrees. Among them was Prof Sir Roger Penrose (pictured, right, with Mike Hinchey and Mary Robinson, Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin), who wrote the Foreword to the book “Conquering Complexity”, edited by Mike Hinchey and Lorcan Coyle (Springer, 2012)

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“How do you scrum with a Limerick hooker, two New Zealand props, a French second row and a back row from Australia?”

Lero Researchers Dominate the Major 2012 Software Process Conferences

On 6th June, 2012, Lero, NUI Galway hosted a workshop at Lero, University of Limerick entitled “How do you scrum with a Limerick hooker, two New Zealand props, a French second row and a back row from Australia?“. This very successful workshop was organised by Michael Lane and Brian Fitzgerald and involved industry participants from Information Mosaic, Lumension, QAD, Almir and Cisco, as well as researchers from NUI Galway and the University of Limerick

Successful Vivas

Congratulations to Stephen Lane, who successfully defended his PhD thesis on 3rd May. Stephen’s research was funded by S-Cube (European Union Network of Excellence) and is titled: SOAdapt: A Process reference Model for Developing Adaptable Service-Based Applications.  His examiners were Prof. Hausi Muller, University of Victoria (external) and Dr. Nour Ali, Lero (internal).  The committee was chaired by Dr. Nikola Nikolov, Dept. of CSIS, University of Limerick. Congratulations also go to Khaironi Sharif who successfully defended his thesis entitled “Open Source Programmer’s Information Seeking” on June 18th. His supervisor was Dr Jim Buckley (UL), Dr Nikola Nikolov (internal), Dr Chris Douce (external) and the committee was chaired by Dr Liam Murray (UL)

Cloud Becomes a Reality: What’s Next in Cloud Computing? With more organisations moving their operations to the cloud, eolas examines what’s next in cloud computing and speaks to NUI Galway’s Tom Acton, who helped develop Ireland’s first cloud computing research masters . To read the full article, please click on the following link.

‘You don’t just do pie-in-the-sky research’

A recent article about Lero’s Director Mike Hinchey appeared in the June 7th edition of Irish Times. To read the full articles please click on the following link.

(L to R) (Lto R) Dr Fergal McCaffrey, Dr Rory O’Connor, Mr Paul Clarke, Dr Val Casey, Mr Murat Yilmaz, Dr Silvana McMahon and Mr Derek Flood Current and former Lero researchers have achieved great success with the publication of a total of 17 papers at the two major Software Process conferences this year, showing the importance of Ireland as an international hub of software process related research. The months of May and June this year saw the hosting of SPICE 2012 (12th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) and EuroSPI 2012 (19th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement) conferences. Presenting 9 papers at the SPICE 2012 conference at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) in May were: (from Lero@DCU) Rory O’Connor, Paul Clarke and Murat Yilmaz; and from Lero@DkIT Fergal McCaffery, Val Casey, Derek Flood and Silvana MacMahon. Also presenting 8 papers at the EuroSPI 2012 conference in Vienna this June were (from Lero@DCU) Rory O’Connor, Paul Clarke and Murat Yilmaz; and (from Lero@DkIT) Fergal McCaffery, Val Casey, Martin McHugh and Gilbert Regan. Lero researchers have a long established relationship with these two prestigious conferences. In 2011, Fergal MCaffery was Industry chair of SPICE 2011 and Rory O’Connor local organizing chair and host of SPICE 2011. In 2012, Rory was the research co-chair of the EuroSPI 2012 conference. Dr. Rory O’Connor leads Lero@DCU’s software process research group, whose research is centred on the processes whereby software intensive systems are designed, implemented and managed. Examples of current projects are examining the influence of SPI on the successful evolution of software SMEs and maximizing the value of software development process. Rory is also an active member of the international standards community Ireland’s Head of Delegation to the ISO for Software & Systems Engineering standards and an editor of a number of software process standards. Dr. Fergal Mc Caffery is the Leader of the Medical Device Software Engineering Competency Group in Lero and in Lero@DkIT runs the Regulated Software Research Group whose focus is on the development of an international software process improvement (SPI) framework for the medical device industry as a key enabler of best practice for the sector. With an ultimate goal of how to make medical device software development organizations more efficient and also assist them to achieve regulatory compliance by improving how they perform to-end traceability of their requirements.

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Lero Researcher, Brian Fitzgerald Delivers Keynote at the 19th Croatian Linux Users’ Convention

Convergence Ireland’s 3rd Annual Conference

The 19th Croatian Linux Users’ Convention was held in Zagreb in May 2012. The Convention is a three-day event, similar to the main Linux conference which happens every year in USA. The theme for the 2012 Convention was the “Future is in openness”. The Croatian Ministry of Health is considering adopting open source solutions for the healthcare sector in Croatia and were in attendance at the Convention. Brian Fitzgerald of Lero was invited to deliver a keynote relevant to this sector. His keynote was entitled Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide1 The abstract for the talk is below: Early implementations of open source software (OSS) were largely in the form of back-office ‘invisible’ infrastructure’ applications – the Linux operating system, Apache web server, Samba file/print services, for example. These applications were adopted by ‘tech savvy’ ICT staff, often deployed ‘under the radar’ as no formal organisational approval was needed since these applications were free of charge. However, that landscape has now changed as OSS has moved to more visible front-office applications. Indeed, it is difficult to find any area of software development where OSS is not in use to some extent. In this context, the stakes have shifted and adoption is a more risky endeavour. Drawing on case studies of OSS adoption in the public sector across four countries, a number of lessons learned can be distilled into practical guidelines as to the kinds of issues that can derail OSS adoption, or the kinds of initiatives that can reinforce successful adoption 1 This talk is drawn from material in Fitzgerald, B, Kesan, J, Russo, B, Shaikh, M and Succi, G (2011) Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Goodbye to Claudio! Claudio Menghi returned to Italy after spending several months with Lero based at the University of Limerick. We wish him every good wish with his future studies

Bye bye

(L to R)Dr Derek Flood, Dr Andrew Butterfield, Dr Fergal McCaffrey and Mr Paul Clarke Ireland’s Convergence Council conference - The intersection of healthcare and information technology, harnessing Ireland’s unique potential for the commercialisation of products and services in connected health, took place on 13th June. Connected health and independent living technologies have the potential to transform healthcare and service delivery, thereby reducing burdens on health systems and improving the quality of life and independence of our ageing populations. Ireland has a growing R&D expertise in areas that are central to remote healthcare and diagnostics. Dr Fergal McCaffrey (DkIT) is the project leader of an international project, MediSPICE, which looks at ways to develop a software process assessment model for the medical devices industry. Dr Fergal McCaffrey presented at the conference. He discussed the challenges that organisations face when developing medical device software. The main part of the presentations focused upon describing a framework called MediSPICE that is currently being developed to assist medical device software development organisation to put best practice software engineering processes in place that will assist them to achieve regulatory compliance. The presentation l also demonstrated how MediSPICE may be used to assist medical device manufacturers to assess the capability of both their own internal software departments and external software suppliers

21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, June 2012 (Doctoral Consortium) Prof. Brian Fitzgerald and Pär Ågerfalk, formerly a Post-doctoral Fellow at Lero, and now a Professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, were Co-Chairs of the Doctoral Consortium at the 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, 8-10 June 2012. Following a very competitive process which saw an acceptance rate of just 50 percent, 20 students were invited to the Consortium. The following countries were represented: Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.

Participating faculty included: Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland, US Michel Avital, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, US Al Hevner, University of South Florida, US Michael Myers, University of Auckland, New Zealand Briony Oates, Teesside University, UK Joan Rodon, EADE, Spain Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

(L to R) Pär Ågerfalk and Brian Fitzgerald

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Conference Papers Buglione, L., Wangenheim, C. G. v., McCaffery, F. and Hauck, J. C. R. (2012) ‘The LEGO Strategy: Guidelines for a Profitable Deployment’, in 19th EuroSPI Conference, Vienna, Austria. Clarke, P., O’Connor, R. and Yilmaz, M. (2012) ‘A hierarchy of SPI activities for software SMEs: results from ISO/IEC 12207-based SPI assessments’, in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Springer-Verlag, Clarke, P. and O’Connor, R. (2012) ‘Business success in software SMEs: Recommendations for future studies’, in EuroSPI 2012, Vienna, Austria. Dalpiaz, F., Ali, R. and Giorgini, P. (2012) ‘Aligning Software Configuration with Business and IT Context’, in 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’12), Gdansk, Poland. Dever, M. and Hamilton, G. (2012) ‘Aumotating the Parallelization of Functional Programs’, in Thirteenth Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming St. Andrews, Scotland. Springer LNCS. Dorling, A. and McCaffery, F. (2012) ‘The Gameification of SPICE’, in 12th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE 2012), Palma, Majorca. Groba, C. and Clarke, S. (2012) ‘Synchronising service compositions in dynamic ad hoc environments’, in IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Lane, M., Fitzgerald, B. and Agerfalk, P. (2012) ‘Identifying lean software development values’, in Proceedings of 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona, Spain. MacMahon, S. T., McCaffery, F., Eagles, S., Keenan, F., Lepmets, M. and Renault, A. (2012) ‘Development of a process assessment model for assessing medical IT networks against IEC 80001-1’, in Software Process Improvement and

Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Palma De Mallorca, Spain. McHugh, M., McCaffery, F. and Casey, V. (2012) ‘Barriers to Adopting Agile Practices when Developing Medical Device Software’, in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Palma De Mallorca, Spain. McHugh, M., McCaffery, F. and Casey, V. (2012) ‘Barriers to using Agile Software Development Practices within the Medical Device Industry’, in European Systems and Software Process Improvement and Innovation Conference, EuroSPI 2012, Vienna, Austria. McHugh, M., McCaffery, F. and Casey, V. (2012) ‘Integrating Agile Practices with a Medical Device Software Development Lifecycle’, in EuroSPI 2012, Vienna, Austria. Moad, D., Djahel, S. and Naït-Abdesselam, F. (2012) ‘Improving the Quality of Service Routing in OLSR Protocol ‘, in The Second International Conference on Communications and Information Technology ICCIT 2012, Hammamet, Tunisia. O’Connor, R. (2012) ‘Evaluating Management Sentiment Towards ISO/ IEC 29110 in Very Small Software Development Companies’, in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Springer-Verlag. O’Connor, R. and Laporte, C. (2012) ‘Software Project Management in Very Small Entities with ISO/IEC 29110’, in EuroSPI, Vienna, Austria. Pasquale, L., Salehie, M., Ali, R., Omoronyia, I. and Nuseibeh, B. (2012) ‘On the Role of Primary and Secondary Assets in Adaptive Security An Application in Smart Grids’, in 7th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, Zurich, Switzerland. Pleuss, A., Hauptmann, B., Dhugana, D. and Botterweck, G. (2012) ‘User Interface Engineering for Software Product Lines – The Dilemma between Automation and Usability’, in Proceedings

of the 4th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2012), Copenhagen, Denmark. Raninen, A., Toroi, T., Vainio, H. and Ahonen, J. (2012) ‘Defect Data Analysis as Input for Software Process Improvement’, in Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, Madrid, Spain. Regan, G., McCaffery, F., McDaid, K. and Flood, D. (2012) ‘Impact of Standards on the Role and Application of Traceability in the Medical Device Domain’, in EuroSPI 2012, Vienna, Austria. Regan, G., McCaffery, F., McDaid, K. and Flood, D. (2012) ‘Why do we Trace? A Literature Review of Industry Case Studies and Expert Research’, in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Salehie, M., Pasquale, L., Omoronyia, I. and Nuseibeh, B. (2012) ‘Towards Self-protecting Smart Metering: Investigating Requirements for the MAPE loop’, in 9th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (EASe’12), Novi Sad, Serbia. Toroi, T., Raninen, A. and Vainio, H. (2012) ‘Using Functional Defect Analysis as an Input for Software Process Improvement: Initial Results’, in EuroSPI, Vienna, Austria. Yilmaz, M., O’Connor, R. and Clarke, P. (2012) ‘A Systematic Approach to the Comparison of Roles in the Software Development Processes’, in Proceedings 12th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination, Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Springer-Verlag. Yilmaz, M. and O’Connor, R. (2012) ‘A Market Based Approach for Resolving Resource Constrained Task Allocation Problems in a Software Development Process’, in EuroSPI 2012, Vienna, Austria.

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Journal Articles Clarke, P. and O’Connor, R. (2012) ‘The situational factors that affect the software development process: Towards a comprehensive reference framework’, Information and Software Technology, 54(5), pp 433-447. Fitzgerald, B. (2012) ‘Software Crisis 2.0’, IEEE Computer, 45(4), pp 89-97. Fitzgerald, B., Kesan, J., Russo, B., Shaikh, M. and Succi, G. (2012) ‘Lessons Learned from the Adoption of Open Source Software’, European Financial Review, pp 16-19. O’hEocha, C., Wang, X. and Conboy, K. (2012) ‘The Use of focus groups in complex and pressurised IS studies and evaluation using Klein & Myers principles for interpretive research’, Information Systems Journal, 22(3), pp 235-256. Reid, L., Cotter, M., Burton, J. and Richardson, I. (2012) ‘Design and Implementation of a Hospital Quality Assurance Program (H-QAP)’, IEEE Software Special Issue on Software Engineering for Compliance. Yilmaz, M. and O’Connor, R. (2012) ‘Social Capital as a Determinant Factor of Software Development Productivity: An Empirical Study using Structural Equation Modeling’, International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 3(2), pp 40-62.


Lero Newsletter June 2012  

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