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  • Project An Investigation of Methods, Processes, Tools, and Metrics for the Development of Software Product Lines (SPL)

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    Publicado em June 14th, 2009About the Institute, News

    The project goal is to investigate and define a set of processes for software product lines development, as well as support tools, cases studies, experiments and metrics for industrial use.

  • Project “Evolution and Refactoring tools”

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    Publicado em June 13th, 2009About the Institute

    Software changes often bring elevated costs for the development team. Since the majority of domains nowadays depend of software, it must have its operations fully synchronized with the business it automates. Examples of evolutionary activities include bug correction, addition of new functionalities or improving software quality without modifying its behavior. Refactoring, for instance, aims at improving a software project without modifying its observable behavior. Tool usage, then, becomes vital in the context of evolution tasks, since they are commonly error-prone and time consuming. Besides that, evolution costs are high, which reasons why automating its tasks has such high potential of decreasing production and adapting software costs. This may be noticed in different evolution contexts:

    • Refactoring: IDEs such as Eclipse and Netbeans have useful tools for automated refactorings;

    • New requirements adaption: tools for change-impact analysis;

    • Bug correction: debuggers and, again, impact analysis tools.

    This projects aims at contributing for improving the process of software development, especially evolution issues, emphasizing their automation through tools developed following rigorous software engineering techniques. This way, we want to enable significant productivity and quality improvements in the final software development teams result, especially preventive maintenance.

    Participators: UFCG, UFPE, UFS, UPE

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  • Projeto Desenvolvimento dirigido por modelos e ontologias na construção de aplicações educacionais recruta bolsistas IC

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    Publicado em June 13th, 2009News

    Projeto Desenvolvimento dirigido por modelos e ontologias na construção de aplicações educacionais recrutou dois bolsistas de iniciação científica para auxiliar no projeto. Ambos são estudantes de Ciência da Computação, sendo que um cursa na Facape e outro cursa no CIn(UFPE). Inicialmente, irão auxiliar na modelagem de um banco de dados no padrão IMS (www.imsglobal.org) para uma aplicação educacional.

  • Administration

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    Publicado em June 13th, 2009Uncategorized

    The administration project is responsible for managing the progress of other projects, centralizing INES expenses (equipments, travel and expenses in general), scholarships and the project accountability in general.

  • Definition of a Software Development Testbed

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    Publicado em June 13th, 2009About the Institute, News

    The successful transfer of technology knowledge from academia to industry takes an average of 18 years. Systematic empirical studies tend to expedite this process and consequently reduce the gap between academia and industry.

    The aim of this project is to contribute to the Software Engineering advance and, specifically, to develop a methodology for building an environment to support empirical studies planning and execution. These experiments will form a series of scientific evidences aiming to support decision making whether using new technologies that seams promising, for example, aspect-oriented software development.

    In particular, this project will develop a methodology for creating a Testbed in order to produce information that will be useful to researchers searching for evaluation of proposed methodologies, techniques, processes and tools. Using the testbed, researchers will select among a set of applications, properly documented, with different versions available, and a set of associated artifacts, which can be used to perform experiments. These experiments will help to clarify the benefits and drawbacks of using a technique, process or tool associated with a particular context. The methodology should guide the development of an environment, which will bring together several empirical experiments. They should have a well-defined structure, specific metrics and predetermined application contexts.

    Moreover, by performing different experiments over a same (large) set of applications, the results might also be correlated, giving more strength to the scientific evidences. The purpose is to give better decision making support. In particular, this project will initially focused at aspect-oriented software development. Among the fields of applications for the first version, are included software product lines, information systems, mobile applications, among others.

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  • INES submits 22 applications for postgraduate scholarships to CAPES

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    Publicado em June 3rd, 2009Uncategorized

    CAPES (Coordination for Improvement of Higher Education) made a call for the National Institutes of Science and Technology for postgraduate scholarships (masters, doctoral, sandwich doctoral and postdoctoral). Contemplated scholarships will start from 01/07/2009. INES requested 22 scholarships: 14 Masters, one PhD, five sandwich doctoral and two postdoctoral. Applicants for scholarships are students from five postgraduate programs and advised by INES researchers. Now let’s wait the result.

  • M.Sc. Dissertation Awarded - VII CTDQS - SBQS 2009

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    Publicado em June 3rd, 2009Uncategorized

    A dissertação de Mestrado de Fernando Raposo da UFPE sob a orientação dos professores Silvio Meira e Eduardo Almeida foi premiada no VII Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Qualidade de Software (CTDQS) realizado em Ouro Preto, com a primeira colocação.

    O trabalho está no contexto do projeto “Uma Investigação de Processos, Ferramentas e Métricas para o Desenvolvimento de Linhas de Produto de Software” e corresponde a meta “Definir Processos para o Desenvolvimento de Linhas de Produto” onde aspectos relacionados a teste de core assets são abordados. Toda essa experiência está sendo utilizada no projeto.

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  • Projeto “Desenvolvimento dirigido por modelos e ontologias” inicia Atualização do estado da arte em Modelagem Educacional”

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    Publicado em June 1st, 2009Uncategorized

    Os integrantes do Projeto Desenvolvimento dirigido por modelos e ontologias na construção de aplicações educacionais (FACAPE/UFBA/UNIVASF) iniciaram a atualização dos conhecimentos nas metodologias e tecnologias a serem utilizadas no projeto, que prevê, dentre outras atividades:

    - Identificar problemas e formas de armazenamento, reutilização e interoperabilidade de contedúdos digitais através do uso de uma forma de representação padronizada definida em conformidade especificações e standards de metadados conhecidos tais como IMS LD, LOM e SCORM;

    - Desenvolver um processo de produção e pós-produção e de integração de conteúdo digital para uso em ambientes virtuais de ensino, em conformidade com especificações e standards de metadatos educacionais conhecidos (LOM, SCORM, IMS LD);

    - Adaptação das metodologias numa abordagem de desenvolvimento dirigido por modelo, mais especificamente MDA (Model Driven Architecture).

    Para tanto, já começou uma rodada de seminários internos com um overview dos principais conceitos/tecnologias a serem utilizadas no projeto como também será adquirida uma bibliografia específica e atualizada dos conteúdos trabalhados.

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