I am Assistant Professor in the Software and Services (S2) research group, lead by prof. Patricia Lago at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

If something is worth doing once, it’s worth building a tool to do it


My research interests include Empirical software engineering, software architecture languages (ALs), Model-Driven Engineering, mobile-enabled software systems, and robotics.

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Since October 2018 I am member of the Amsterdam Young Academy, the cross-disciplinary platform for top young scientists from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Since May 2016 I am member of Amsterdam Data Science, the initiative of the main Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes (CWI, AUAS/HvA, UvA and VU) to develop world-class data science talent and technology within the Amsterdam region.

Since May 2016 I am member of VERSEN, the Dutch National Association for Software Engineering.

For more information about my research activities please refer to my Curriculum.


  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Software magazine, responsible for the Software Design and Architecture area

Chairing activities

I have been chair of the following international conferences:

  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft) – Program chair
  • International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) – Social media chair
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft) – Publicity chair, Visions track chair
  • International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) – Workshop chair
  • International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) – Workshop chair

Organized events

I have been organizer of the following international workshops:

  • GREENS, international workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (co-located with ICSE).
  • RoSE, international workshop on Robotics Software Engineering (co-located with ICSE).
  • COMMitMDE, international workshop on Collaborative Modelling in MDE (co-located with MODELS).
  • ModComp, international workshop on Interplay between Model-Driven and Component-Based Software Engineering (co-located with MODELS).

Program committees and reviewing activities

International journals

I have been reviewer of the following international journals:

  • Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), ACM
  • Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), IEEE
  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Elsevier
  • Information and Software Technology (IST), Elsevier
  • Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) journal, Springer
  • Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSME), Wiley
  • International journal on Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE), Springer
  • International journal on Computer Languages, Systems and Structures (COMLAN), Elsevier
  • Transactions On Software Engineering And Methodology (TOSEM), ACM – as external reviewer
  • Computer Science Review international journal (COSREV), Elsevier
  • IEEE Software magazine, special issue on Software Engineering for Internet Computing (SWSI)
  • IET Software journal
  • International journal on Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), Springer
  • International journal of Science of Computer Programming (SCP), Elsevier – as external reviewer
  • International Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR), Wiley – as external reviewer
  • PeerJ Computer Science Journal, open access

International conferences and workshops

I have been program committee member of the following international conferences and workshops:

  • International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA)
  • ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) – posters track
  • Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA)
  • International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE)
  • International ACM Sigsoft Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA)
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft)
  • Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA)
  • International Conference on Web Engineering – demo track (ICWE)
  • International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement – short papers track (PROFES)
  • International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud – Software Architecture and Middleware track (FiCloud)
  • International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S)
  • Conference for ICT-Research in the Netherlands (ICT.OPEN)
  • Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC) – Mobile Software Engineering track
  • IEEE International Conference on AI and Mobile Services (AIMS)
  • International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS)
  • International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA)
  • International Conference on Mobile Services (MS)
  • International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG)
  • International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
  • International Conference on Advances and Trends in Software Engineering (SOFTENG)
  • International Workshop on Engineering the Web of Things (EnWoT)
  • International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE)
  • International Workshop on Cloud and Service Management and Simulation (CSMS)
  • International Workshop on Software Development Lifecycle for Mobile (DeMobile)
  • International Workshop on Engineering Energy Efficient WSNs (EEEWSN)
  • International Workshop on lowering the adoption barrier of enterprise modelling (LABEM)
  • International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS)
  • Belgian-Netherlands Software Evolution Workshop (BENEVOL)

I have been external reviewer of the following international conferences and workshops:

  • International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
  • IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
  • International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA)
  • European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC)
  • ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE)
  • International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering, (FASE)
  • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS)
  • European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA)
  • Symposium On Applied Computing (ACM SAC)
  • International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST)
  • International Conference On Quality Software (QSIC)
  • International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT)
  • International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA)
  • International Conference on International Conference on integrated Formal Methods (iFM)
  • International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of System (TACAS)
  • International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA)
  • Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS – Empowering society through digital innovations (itAIS)
  • FME Workshop on Formal Methods in Software Engineering (FormaliSE)
  • International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (GREENS)
  • International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)
  • International Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST)
  • Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge (SHARK)
  • Workshop on Model Driven Interoperability (MDI)



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