I am a Research Scientist in the Software Engineering unit at research center "Fondazione Bruno Kessler" (FBK), Trento, Italy.

I earned a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento, Italy. I also hold a Master’s degree in Economics, with a specialization in Business Information Systems, and a diploma from a high school oriented to humanistic studies.

My research interest lies mainly in the field of business information systems design, and concerns specifically the problems of system governance, regulatory compliance management, risk management, auditing, and business-IT alignment. My research background covers topics such as conceptual modelling and formal analysis, applied to systems design, requirements engineering, knowledge representation.



  • Teaching

Teaching assistant for the course "Requirements Engineering", 2008-2009 (professor John Mylopoulos).

Teaching assistant for the course "Organizational Information Systems", 2007-2008 (professor John Mylopoulos).

Teaching assistant for the course "Organizational Information Systems", 2006-2007 (professor John Mylopoulos).


Publications

  • Ph.D. Thesis
A. Siena. Engineering Law-Compliant Requirements. The Nòmos Framework.
 
  • Book Chapters
A. Siena, A. Bonetti, P. Giorgini. Balancing Business Perspectives in Requirements Analysis. In Lecture Notes in Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer-Verlag. 


  • Journals

S. Ingolfo , A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Susi, A. Perini. Arguing Regulatory Compliance of Software Requirements. Journal of Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE). December 2013. ISSN 0169-023X.

S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, D. Amyot, L. Peyton, A. Perini, A. Susi. Integrating Business Strategies with Requirement Models of Legal Compliance. International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB): 260-280 (2010). 2010.


  • International Conferences
 
2014

A. Siena, M. Morandini and A. SusiModelling Risks in Open Source Software Components Selection. ER 2014. Accepted for publication.

S. Ingolfo, i. Jureta, A. Siena, A. Perini, A. Susi and J. Mylopoulos. Nomos 3: Legal Compliance of Roles and Requirements. ER 2014. Accepted for publication.

S. Ghanavati, S. Ingolfo and A. Siena. Exploring Legal Business Process Alternatives. 7th IFIP WG 8.1 working conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modelling. Accepted for publication.

M. Morandini, A. Siena and A. SusiRisk Awareness in Open Source Component Selection. 17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS'14). Accepted for publication.

X. Franch, R. Kenett, F. Mancinelli, A. Susi, D. Ameller, R. Ben-Jacob and A. Siena. A Layered Approach to Risk Management in OSS Projects. OSS2014. Accepted for publication.

M. Morandini, A. Siena and A. SusiA Context-specific Definition of Risk for Enterprise-level Decision Making. 8th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontology (VMBO'14). Accepted for publication.

I. Morales-Ramirez, M. Vergne, M. Morandini, A. Siena, A. Perini and A. SusiWho is the Expert? Combining intention and knowledge of online discussants in collaborative RE tasks. NIER track, ICSE Companion. Accepted for publication.

S. Ingolfo, A. Siena, J. MylopoulosGoals and Compliance in Nomos 3. Seventh International i* Workshop (iStar'14). Accepted for publication.

D. Costal, D. Gross, L. López, M. Morandini, A. Siena, A. SusiQuantifying the Impact of OSS Adoption Risks with the help of i* Models. Seventh International i* Workshop (iStar'14). Accepted for publication.

2013

A. Siena, S. Ingolfo, A. Perini, A. Susi, J. Mylopoulos. Automated Reasoning for Regulatory Compliance. ER 2013. Hong Kong. pp 47-60.

S. Ingolfo, A. Siena, I. Jureta, A. Susi, A. Perini, J. Mylopoulos. Choosing Compliance Solutions through Stakeholder Preferences. REFSQ 2013: 206-220.

X. Franch, A. Susi, M. C. Annosi, C. Ayala, R. Glott, D. Gross, R. Kenett, F. Mancinelli, P. Ramsamy, C. Thomas, D. Ameller, D. Bannier, N. Bergida, Y. Blumenfeld, O. Bouzereau, D. Costal, M. Domínguez, K. Haaland, L. López, M. Morandini, A. Siena. Managing Risk in Open Source Software Adoption. 8th Int. Conf. on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA 2013). SciTePress.

2012

A. Siena, I. Jureta, S. Ingolfo, A. Susi, A. Perini, J. Mylopoulos. Capturing Variability of Law with Nómos 2. ER 2012: 383-396.

A. Siena, S. Ingolfo, A. Susi, I. Jureta, A. Perini, J. Mylopoulos. Requirements, Intentions, Goals and Applicable Norms. ER Workshops 2012: 195-200.


2011

S. Ingolfo, A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos. Establishing Regulatory Compliance for Software Requirements. 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'11). Oct 31- Nov 3 2011. Bruxelles, Belgium.

A. Perini, N. A. Qureshi, L. Sabatucci, A. Siena, A. Susi. Evolving Requirements in Socio-Technical Systems: Concepts and Practice. 30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'11). Oct 31- Nov 3 2011. Bruxelles, Belgium.

S. Ingolfo, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Siena, A. Susi. Nòmos: from Strategic Dependencies to Obligations. 5th International i* Workshop. 29-30 August 2011. Trento, Italy.

G. Armellin, A. Chiasera, I. Jureta, A. Siena, A. Susi. Establishing Information System Compliance: An Argumentation-based Framework. 5th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS'11). May 19-21 2011. Guadeloupe - French West Indies, France.


2010

A. Siena, G. Armellin, G. Mameli, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi. Establishing Regulatory Compliance for Information System Requirements: An Experience Report from the Health Care Domain. 29th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'10). Vancouver, Canada.

S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, D. Amyot, A. Susi, A. Perini. Towards a framework for Business Process Compliance. International Workshop on Business Process Engineering (WGBP'10). Vitoria, Brasi.

I. Jureta, Alberto Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi: Theory of Regulatory Compliance for Requirements Engineering. The Computing Research Repository (CoRR).

A. Villafiorita, A. Susi, A. Siena, K. Weldemariam. Modeling and Analysis of (Cyber)laws using BPR and Goal-oriented framework. CYBERLAWS 2010: The First International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society.

 
2009

A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi. Designing Law-Compliant Software Requirements. 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'09). Gramado, Brasil

A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi. A Meta-Model for Modeling Law-Compliant Requirements. 2nd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (Relaw'09), in conjunction with RE'09. Atlanta, USA.

A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi. Towards a Framework for Law-Compliant Software Requirements. ICSE Companion. 31st International Conference on Software Engineering. Vancouver, Canada. 2009.

S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, A. Perini, D. Amyot, L. Peyton, A. Susi. A Legal Perspective on Business: Modeling the Impact of Law. MCETECH 2009: Ottawa, Canada. 267-278.

2008

A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, A. Susi. From Laws to Requirements. 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (Relaw'08), held at the RE 2008. September, 2008. Barcelona, Spain.

A. Siena, N. Maiden, J. Lockerbie, K. Karlsen, A.Perini and A. Susi. Exploring the Effectiveness of Normative i* Modelling: Results from a Case Study on Food Chain Traceability. 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'08). 16-20 June, 2008. Montpellier, France.

A. Siena, A. Bonetti and P. Giorgini. Balanced Goalcards: combining Balanced Scorecards and Goal Analysis. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE 2008). Funchal, Madeira - Portugal, 4 - 7 May, 2008.

2007

A. Siena. Engineering Normative Requirements. In Proceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Research challenges in Information Science (RCIS). Ouarzazate, Morocco. 22-26 April, 2007.

M. Morandini, Cu D. Nguyen, A. Perini, A. Siena and A. Susi. Tool-supported Development with Tropos: the Conference Management System Case Study. 8th International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, AOSE 2007.

2005

P. Giorgini, F. Massacci, J. Mylopoulos, A. Siena and N. Zannone. ST-Tool: A CASE Tool for Modeling and Analyzing Trust Requirements. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Trust Management (iTrust 2005). LNCS 3477, pages 415-419. Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2005.


  • Technical Reports
A. Siena, J. Mylopoulos, A. Perini, and A. Susi. The Nomos framework: Modelling requirements compliant with laws. Technical Report TR-0209-SMSP, FBK - Irst. 19/02/2009

  • Past activities

Visiting student at the City University of London, HCI department; professor Neil Maiden.

Research assistant at the Center for Scientific and Technological Research (ITC-IRST), Automated Reasoning System Division.

Research assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DIT), University of Trento.

Developer of the ST-Tool, a graphical tool for visual modeling and analysis for Secure-Tropos models and GUI frontend to datalog solvers.

Developer of the GR-Tool

Co-developer of the S.i.C. students career simulator


  • Spoken languages

Italian (mother tongue)

Fluent english

Fluent german


  • Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science - University of Trento.

Ph.D. thesis title: "Engineering Law-Compliant Requirements. The Nòmos Framework".

Master degree in Economics (Economia e Commercio), at the Faculty of Economics - University of Trento. Specialization in Informatics for Organizations.

Master thesis title: "A tool for exhaustive verification of the correctness of didactic regulations and automatic planning of universitary curricula)". Supervisor: Paolo Bouquet and Roberto Sebastiani.

Diploma di maturità classica at the Liceo classico G. Prati (senior high school specializing in classical studies).


  • Other seminars, conferences and workshops

Agent-Oriented Analysis and Design for Participatory and User-centred Design, Participatory Design Conference, 2006, Trento, Italy.

Reasoning with Tropos Models: GR-Tool and ST-Tool, 2K*Symposium 2005, Trento, Italy.

Model Checking for University Ordinances, Regulations and Students Careers, 2K*Symposium 2004, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.


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