This year’s keynote will be given by Juan Pablo Carvallo:

From Academy to Practice: iStar Models for Orchestrating Complex Information Systems Lifecycle

Abstract: Modern enterprises rely on Information Systems required both to support their operations and to provide the information required to endorse strategic decisions. Because of their increasing complexity, such systems are usually constructed by integrating software components of different nature and origins, e.g., commercial of-the-shelf components (COTS), free and open source software (FOSS), web services and micro-services and also bespoke software and legacy systems, into complex hybrid systems. To support their design, implementation and evolution, non-traditional, non-sequential “random lifecycles” are required. In such lifecycles, traditional system engineering activities such as requirements elicitation, architectural design and system integration among other, are randomly intertwined, on-demand, with more contemporary activities such as components evaluation and selection, integration with legacy systems, transition among legacy and newly acquired or developed components among other. In this talk we invite audience to explore creative ways in which i* models can be used, both in academy and practice, to support activities in complex information systems random lifecycles.

About the speaker

JuanPabloCarvalloJuan Pablo Carvallo is the Executive Director of the Ecuadorian National Research and Education Network (CEDIA) and part time teacher of the Azuay University, Cuenca, Ecuador. He received his PhD in software engineering from the Catalonia Tech University, Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include software quality, software process improvement, hybrid systems architecture and requirements engineering among other. He served as Conference Chair and Program Committee Co-chair in several international conferences, and acted both as reviewer and author of papers in several conferences and journals, including IEEE RE, IEEE Software, Software Process Improvement and Practice, and Journal of Computer Science and Technology.