News of the Group

Most Innovative Paper Nomination at ECIS 2022!

Posted: June 2022.

The paper "A Delphi Study of Obsolete Assumptions in Free/Libre and Open Source Software", co-authored with Patrick Marois, Josianne Marsan, Kevin Carillo, a and Brian Fitzgerald, was nominated for for the Ciborra Award for Most Innovative Paper at the European Conference on Information Systems 2022.

Distinguished Paper Award ICSE 2022!

Posted: May 2022.

The paper "What Makes a Good Commit Message?", presented at the International Conference on Software Engineering 2022, received an ACM Distinguished Paper Award. The work was led by Yingchen Tian at Beijing Institute of Technology.

Best Paper Awards JSS 2020!

Posted: February 2021.

The paper "Exploring Onboarding Success, Organizational Fit, and Turnover Intention of Software Professionals" authored by Gaurav Sharma and Klaas-Jan Stol was selected as one of five Best Papers published in the Journal of Systems and Software. It also was selected as one of two papers to receive a Diamond Best Paper award.

Eddie Armstrong successfully defends his thesis

Posted: August 6, 2020.

Eddie Armstrong has successfully defended his thesis to earn a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PD.Eng.). Eddie's research is within the domain of Industry 4.0, and was sponsored by Johnson and Johnson. Eddie was co-advised by Prof Brian Fitzgerald and Dr Klaas-Jan Stol. Congratulations to Eddie!

Daniel Russo to join ACM Future of Computing Academy

Posted: October 31, 2019.

Daniel Russo was selected to join the ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA), whose aim it is to engage and empower the next generation of computing professionals. The FCA receives hundreds of very competitive applications annually from academic institutions, research labs, and companies all over the world. Congratulations to Daniel!

Lero Director's Award for Research Excellence

Posted: September 4, 2019.

Klaas-Jan Stol received the Inaugural Lero Director's Award for Research Excellence. The award was presented at the annual Lero Summit in Athlone in September 2019, and was awarded for Klaas's ongoing record of high quality publications in the top journals and conference in software engineering and information systems.

John Hutchinson Joins the Team

Posted: May 1, 2019.

I'm pleased to welcome John Hutchinson to the research team. John has started on May 1, 2019, and will work on the HUSRAI project as a senior postdoctoral researcher. John will work with Ziba on this project. Previously, John has worked at the University of Lancaster (UK).

Ziba Pakdel Joins the Team

Posted: March 1, 2019.

I'm pleased to welcome Ziba Pakdel to the research team. Ziba has started on March 1, 2019, and will work on the HUSRAI project as a postdoctoral researcher. This is a two-year industry project focusing on improvement initiatives related to inner/open source, and software reuse. Ziba is currently finishing her PhD at University College Cork.

Daniel Russo Joins the Team

Posted: December 1, 2018.

I'm pleased to welcome Daniel Russo to the research team. Daniel has finished his PhD at the University of Bologna, Italy. Daniel will work on the SODAW project, which stands for "Software Development with Alternative Workforces," and focuses on helping companies to develop and manage relationships with "alternative workforces" such as those found in open source communities and crowdsourcing platforms.


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