dr. S. (Sergio) Espana Cubillo
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Sergio España is a full-time lecturer (docent) in Utrecht University, where he teaches in the Bachelor in Information Science (Informatiekunde) and in the Master in Business Informatics. He is member of the Organisation and Information research group, where he leads the Responsible Software research line. PhD in Computer Science (2011) from Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain), where he formerly led the research group on Organisational Modelling and Requirements Engineering of the PROS Research Centre. His has participated in international applied research projects (e.g. ITEA2 UsiXML, FP7 CaaS). He has published in relevant requirements engineering (RE) and conceptual modelling conferences and journals (e.g. RE, ER, CAiSE, INTERACT, J.UCS, Informatik-Spektrum, BISE, IST, Inf. Syst.). Programme committee (PC) chair of RCIS 2016, PoEM 2015, CLEI Software Engineering Symposium (2014, 2013), and PC member of international conferences and workshops (e.g. CAiSE, HWID, ONTOSE, VORTE). He has taught BSc. and MSc. courses in several universities around the world (Netherlands, Spain, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia), as well as industry-oriented workshops. His main research interest lies on enterprise modelling and ICT support to responsible enterprises. Other competences are information systems analysis, model-driven development, conceptual modelling, RE, business process modelling, 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.

During my summer vacations, I often go to teach a course on Requirements Engineering (with a touch of ICT for sustainability) in Universidad del Quindío (Colombia).

More information in www.sergioespana.com

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Involved in the following study programme(s)
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All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
España, Sergio, Koç, Hasan, Ruiz, Marcela & Pastor, Óscar (2018). Capability support for entrepreneurial ventures. In Kurt Sandkuhl & Janis Stirna (Eds.), Capability Management in Digital Enterprises Springer.
  2017 - Scholarly publications
van Baarsen, Koen, Jansen, Slinger & España, Sergio (2017). A Unified Environment for Developer Ecosystems. (in press)
Xu, Yudi, Jansen, Slinger, España, Sergio, Zhang, Dong & Gao, Xuesong (2017). Business Model Exploration for Software Defined Networks. In Arto Ojala, Helena Holmström Olsson & Karl Werder3 (Eds.), Software Business (pp. 99-112). Springer.
Parra, Otto, España, Sergio & Panach, Jose Ignacio (2017). Extending and validating gestUI using Technical Action Research. Proceedings of the IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (pp. 341-352). IEEE Press.
Espana Cubillo, S. () Peer reviewer IEEE Software (Journal) Reviewer for a special issue
Koç, Hasan, Ruiz, Marcela & España, Sergio (2017). LightCDD: Application of a Capability-Driven Development Method for Start-ups Development. Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, 10, (pp. 53-74) (22 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Koç, Hasan, Timm, Felix, España, Sergio, González, Tania & Sandkuhl, Kurt (2016). A method for Context Modelling in Capability Management. Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
Giraldo, Fáber, España, Sergio, Giraldo, William J. & Pastor, Óscar (2016). Considerations about quality in model-driven engineering: Current state and challenges. Software Quality Journal, (pp. 1-66).
Giraldo, Fáber, España, Sergio, Giraldo, William J. & Pastor, Óscar (2016). Evaluación de la calidad de lenguajes de modelado a través de análisis taxonómico: una propuesta preliminar. Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín, 15 (29), (pp. 159-172).
España, Sergio (2016). GestUI: A Model-driven Method and Tool for Including Gesture-based Interaction in User Interfaces. Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, 6, (pp. 73-92).
Pastor, Óscar, España, Sergio & Panach, Jose Ignacio (2016). Learning pros and cons of model-driven development in a practical teaching experience. In S. Link & J.C. Trujillo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Conceptual Modeling Education (pp. 218-227). Springer.
Koç, Hasan, Ruiz Carmona, L.M. & Espana Cubillo, S. (07.06.2016). LightCDD: a lightweight capability-driven development method for start-ups. In John Krogstie, Haralambos Mouratidis & Jianwen Su (Eds.), Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops (pp. 15-26) (12 p.). Cham: Springer.
Espana Cubillo, S. & Brinkkemper, S. (2016). Responsible software: A research agenda to help enterprises become more sustainable. In Paola Grosso, Patricia Lago & Anwar Osseyran (Eds.), Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016 (pp. 141-150) (10 p.). Atlantis Press.
España, Sergio, Lago, Patricia & Brinkkemper, S. (2016). Sustainability in Information Systems Engineering and Research. In Selmin Nurcan, Pnina Soffer, Marko Bajec & Johann Eder (Eds.), Advanced Information Systems Engineering Springer.
Parra, Otto, España, Sergio & Pastor, Óscar (2016). Tailoring User Interfaces to Include Gesture-Based Interaction with gestUI. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (pp. 496-504). Springer.
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Visit my research webpage in www.sergioespana.com

The behaviour of enterprises and citizens has an impact on the sustainability of the economic, social and environmental systems. A responsible enterprise is an enterprise that performs accordingly to ethical values, taking care of the impact of their activities on society and on the environment. Together with empowered, well-informed citizens they are agents of change towards a better world.

Responsible Software research line

Click here for a nice leaflet describing the research line. Click here for a description of some projects in which we are involved. 

Many of the challenges faced by responsible enterprises can be addressed with the support of the appropriate information and communication technology. We call it responsible software!

This research line is interested in the application of the following practices to responsible enterprises:

  • Responsible enterprise modelling is the graphical representation of the goals, stakeholders, processes, rules, information and technologies that are relevant to an organisation striving to achieve its mission in a sustainable and solidary way. Making this knowledge explicit facilitates undertaking organisational reengineering and continuous improvement practices, standardising ways of working, resolving conflicting viewpoints, etc.
  • Business process management enables being under control of business processes by means of analysing organisational structures and work practices, modelling and enacting business processes, managing resources, communicating and interoperating with clients and providers, preventing failures in information technology service provision or facilitating a fast (possibly automated) recovery, monitoring execution, etc. We apply these practices to improve the sustainability of current business processes or model new processes related to responsible actions.
  • Socio-environmental business intelligence entails the collection of operational data, its analytical processing to calculate business indicators, and the meaningful display of complex, high-quality, timely information. This supports planners and decision makers on making responsible decisions, measuring social balances, or steering organisations in a sustainable way.
  • Model-driven software engineering solves business consultancy and information system challenges at an abstract level, and then automates as much as possible the implementation of the solution technologies. It contributes to facilitating the problem-solving processes and increasing the efficiency during software development projects. Our intention is to use model-driven technologies to facilitate the development of software supporting responsible actions.
  • Requirements engineering is the process of discovering the purpose for which a software system is intended, by identifying stakeholders and their needs, documenting these in a form that is amenable to analysis, communication, validation, and subsequent implementation. We improve existing methods and adapt them to the context of responsible enterprises.
  • Open source software can support responsible actions and socio-environmental auditing. We explore existing open-source software ecosystems and their role in such areas.
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