The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPVLC) from Spain, represented by the PROS Research Center (Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software / Research Center on Software Production Methods), has traditionally oriented its research efforts towards the study and creation of modelling languages and tools for the Software Engineering. The PROS Research Center has a trajectory that lasts 20 years in research lines related to Software Engineering and Formal Methods. Its members constituted first the OO-Method Research Group, integrated in the Department of Information Systems and Computation of the Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia and, as a result of its growth, founded the PROS Research Center in June 2008 (www.pros.upv.es)
Prof. Oscar Pastor. Director of the PROS Research Center (Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software / Research Center on Software Production Methods). Full Professor at the Computation and Information Systems Department from the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain). PhD in 1992. Former researcher in HP Labs, Bristol, UK. Head of Department at the Computation and Information Systems Department of UPV from 1999 to 2008. Since, 1996 he has been leading a project, which has resulted in OlivaNova Model Execution System, an advanced MDA tool that produces a final software product starting from a conceptual schema where the system requirements are captured. He is co-funder of the spin-off CARE Technologies S.A, which has developed OlivaNova as a commercial tool. He is also co-funder of the spin-off company GEM Biosoft, focused on genome knowledge software. Author of over 100 research papers in conference proceedings, journals and books, received numerous research grants from public institutions and private industry. Research activities focus on web engineering, object-oriented conceptual modelling, requirements engineering, HCI, information systems, bioinformatics and model-based software production.He is a Member of over 100 Scientific Committees of well-known International Conferences and Workshops as CAiSE, ER, WWW, DSV/IS, RE, ADBIS, ICWE, CADUI, DEXA, EC-WEB, ICEIS…, member of several editorial boards of journals and book series, he has been a participant researcher in national and international research projects, and has been invited to give over 50 talks and invited conferences in different universities and research centers.
Dr. Sergio España. full researcher at the PROS Research Centre (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV, Spain), where he leads the Organisational Modelling and Requirements Engineering research group. PhD in 2011. He has published in relevant requirements engineering (RE) and conceptual modelling conferences and journals (e.g. RE, ER, CAiSE, INTERACT, J.UCS, Informatik-Spektrum). Programme committee member of international conferences (e.g. PoEM, HWID) and workshops (e.g. ONTOSE, VORTE). He has taught in UPV and University of Twente (The Netherlands). His main research interests include information systems, model-driven development, conceptual modelling, RE, human-computer interaction, empirical software engineering. He is co-author of Communication Analysis, an information systems RE method that can be applied stand-alone or within a model-driven development framework.RE, interface design, empirical software engineering and model transformations. He is co-author of Communication Analysis, an information systems RE method that can be applied stand-alone or within an model-driven development framework.
Dr. Victoria Torres. Researcher at the PROS Research Center (Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software / Research Center on Software Production Methods) and Associate Lecturer at the Computation and Information Systems Department from the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain). PhD in 2008. Her major research interests are Business Process Variability, Model Driven Engineering and Method Engineering. In the last five years she has participated as consultant in the development of MOSkitt, a free CASE tool to support an adaptation of Métrica III for its use at the Valencian Regional Ministry of Infrastructure, Territory and Environment. She has been PC chair of this year edition of RCIS Doctoral Consortium. She has published papers in conferences such as BPM, ER, ICSP, ME, ECOWS and journals as IEEE Latina and SOSYM.
Dr. Vicente Pelechano. Director of the Web and Ambient Intelligence Technology research group at the PROS Research center (Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software / Research Center on Software Production Methods). Lecturer at the Computation and Information Systems Department from the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (Spain). PhD in 2001. His research activities focus on model driven development, web services, software patterns, pervasive and ubiquitous systems (ambient intelligence). Author of papers in top level journals (Information Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Information and Software Technology, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, etc.), book chapters in Springer, IDEA, M. Sharpe and several international conferences (ER, CAiSE, WWW, SPLC, ICWE, EC-WEB, WISE, AH, ICSOC, DEXA, UIC, etc.). He participates in several cientific comittees (WWW, CAiSE, ER, ICWE, ICEIS, ACM MT y IADIS…), and has a vast experience in the development and coordination of national and European projects in the context of model-driven development, web technologies and pervasive systems.
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