Publications

I have contributed to over 70 scientific publications on systems and software engineering topics.

In addition to the information below, you can find information about my publications at:

- DBLP: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hy/v/Vara:Jose_Luis_de_la

- Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=DKCrgBgAAAAJ&hl=en

If you cannot find or access some publication on the Internet, please contact me.

2018

  • Génova, G., de la Vara, J.L.: The problem is not professional publishing, but the publish-or-perish culture. Science and Engineering Ethics (JCR I.F. 2017: 1.859; Q1) (accepted paper) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.M., Mendieta, R., de la Vara, J.L., Fraga, A., Llorens, J.: Enabling system artefact exchange and selection through a Linked Data layer. Journal of Universal Computer Science (JCR I.F. 2017: 1.066; Q3) (accepted paper)
  • Parra, E., de la Vara, J.L., Alonso, L.: Analysis of Requirements Quality Evolution. 40th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018), pp. 199-200 (CORE A+ & GGS 1 conference)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Ruiz, A., Espinoza, H.: Recent Advances towards the Industrial Application of Model-Driven Engineering for Assurance of Safety-Critical Systems. In: 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2018), pp- 632-641 (GGS WIP conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)

2017

  • de la Vara, J.L., Génova, G., Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.M., Llorens, J.: An Analysis of Safety Evidence Management with the Structured Assurance Case Metamodel. Computer Standards & Interfaces 50: 179-198 (JCR I.F. 2017: 1.465; Q2) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ruiz, A., Juez, G., Espinoza, H., de la Vara, J.L., Larrucea, X.: Reuse of safety certification artefacts across standards and domains: A systematic approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 158: 153-171 (JCR I.F. 2017 : 4.139; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Méndez-Fernández, D., Wagner, S., Kalinowski, M., Felderer, M., Mafra, P., Vetr.o, A., Conte, T., Christiansson, M., Greer, D., Lassenius, C., Mannisto, T., Nayabi, M., Oivo, M., Penzenstadler, B., Pfahl, D., Prikladnicki, R., Ruhe, G., Schekelmann, A., Sen, S., Spinola, R., Tuzcu, A., de la Vara, J.L., Wieringa, R.: Naming the Pain in Requirements Engineering: Contemporary Problems, Causes, and Effects in Practice. Empirical Software Engineering 22(5): 2298–2338 (JCR I.F. 2017: 2.933; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Marín, B., Ayora, C., Giachetti, G.: An Experimental Evaluation of the Understanding of Safety Compliance Needs with Models. In: In: Mayr H., Guizzardi G., Ma H., Pastor O. (eds) Conceptual Modeling - ER 2017. LNCS 1065, pp. 239-247 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Mendieta, R., de la Vara, J.L., Llorens, J., Álvarez-Rodríguez, J.M.: Towards Effective SysML Model Reuse. In: 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2017), pp. 536-541 (GGS WIP conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Gómez, A., Gallego, E., Génova, G., Fraga, A.: Representation of Safety Standards with Semantic Technologies Used in Industrial Environments. In: Tonetta, S.,Schoitsch, E., Bitsch.F. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2017 Workshops, LNCS 10489, pp. 265-272 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ruiz, A., de la Vara, J.L., Kelly, T.: SASSUR 2016: 6th International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems (SASSUR 2017).In: In: Tonetta, S., Schoitsch, E., Bitsch.F. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2017 Workshops, LNCS 10489, pp. 262-265 (Link)

2016

  • de la Vara, J.L., Borg, M., Wnuk, K., Moonen, L.: An Industrial Survey on Safety Evidence Change Impact Analysis Practice. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 42(12): 1095 - 1117 (JCR I.F. 2016: 3.272; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Ruiz, A., Attwood, K., Espinoza, H., Panesar-Walawege, R.K., Lopez, A., del Rio, I., Kelly, T.: Model-Based Specification of Safety Compliance Needs: A Holistic Generic Metamodel. Information and Software Technology 72: 16-30 (I.F. 2016: 2.694; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ayora, C., Torres, V., de la Vara, J.L., Pelechano, V.: Variability Management in Process Families through Change Patterns. Information and Software Technology 74: 86-104(JCR I.F. 2016: 2.694; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Araújo, J., Condori-Fernandez, N., Bencomo, N., Oliveira, T., de La Vara, J.L., Brito, I., Goulão, M., Matalonga, S.: Special Section on the 18th Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE'15). Journal of Object Technology 15(3) (SJR I.F.: 0.208; Q4) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Marín, B., Giachetti, G., Ayora, C.: Do Models Improve the Understanding of Safety Compliance Needs? Insights from a Pilot Experiment. In: 10th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2016), pp. 32:1-32:6 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Borg, M., de la Vara, J.L., Wnuk, K.:Practitioners’ Perspectives on Change Impact Analysis for Safety-Critical Software - A Preliminary Analysis. In: Skavhaug, A., Guiochet, J., Schoitsch, E., Bitsch.F. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2016 Workshops, LNCS 9923, pp. 346-358 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ruiz, A., Gallina, B., de la Vara, J.L., Mazzini, S., Espinoza, H: Architecture-driven, Multi-concern, Seamless, Reuse-Oriented Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems. In: Skavhaug, A., Guiochet, J., Schoitsch, E., Bitsch.F. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2016 Workshops, LNCS 9923, pp. 311-321 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Brito, I.S., Condori-Fernández, N., Araújo, J.: Trends and Needs in Requirements Engineering Research in Ibero-America: Insights from a Panel. In: 19th Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 2016; track at CIbSE 2016) (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • Ruiz, A., de la Vara, J.L., Kelly, T.: SASSUR 2016: 5th International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems. In: Skavhaug, A., Guiochet, J., Schoitsch, E., Bitsch.F. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2016 Workshops, LNCS 9923, pp. 269-272 (Link)

2015

  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sabetzadeh, M., Falessi, D.: Evidence Management for Compliance of Critical Systems with Safety Standards: A Survey on the State of Practice. Information and Software Technology 60: 1-15 (JCR I.F. 2015: 1.569; Q1) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Nair, S., Walkinshaw, N., Kelly, T., de la Vara, J.L.: An Evidential Reasoning Approach for Assessing Confidence in Safety Evidence. In: 26th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 2015), pp. 541-552 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Brito, I.S., de la Vara, J.L.: Trends and Needs in Requirements Engineering Research in Ibero-America. In: 18th Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 2015; track at CIbSE 2015), pp. 716-717 (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • Marín, B., Salinas, A., Morandé, J., Giachetti, G., de la Vara, J.L.: Main Features for MDD Tools: An Exploratory Study. In: Hammoudi, S., Pires, L.F., Filipe, J., das Neves, R.C. (Eds.): MODELSWARD 2014 Revised Selected Papers, CCIS 506, pp. 183–196 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ruiz, A., de la Vara, J.L., Kelly, T.: 4th International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems. In: Koornneef, F., van Gulijk, C. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2015 Workshops, LNCS 9338, pp. XXV-XXVII (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Araujo, J., Condori-Fernandez, N., Goulao, M., Matalonga, S., Bencomo, N., Oliveira, T., de la Vara, J.L., Brito, I.S., Antonelli, L., Pimentel, E., Miranda, J.J., Kalinowski, M., Pastor, O., Olsina, L., Guizzardi, R., España, S., Cuadros-Vargas, E. (eds.): Proceedings of the XVIII Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2015). Universidad Catolica San Pablo.

2014

  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sabetzadeh, M., Briand, L.: An Extended Systematic Literature Review on Provision of Evidence for Safety Certification. Information and Software Technology 56(7): 689-717 (JCR I.F. 2014: 1.046; Q2) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Melzi, A., Tagliaferri, G., de-la-Beaujardiere, L., Belmonte, F.: Safety Evidence Traceability: Problem Analysis and Model. In: Salinesi, C., van de Weerd, I. (eds.) REFSQ 2014, LNCS 8396. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 309-324 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Sulaman, S.M., Orucevic-Alagic, A., Borg, M., Wnuk, K., Höst, M., de la Vara, J.L.: Development of Safety-Critical Software Systems Using Open Source Software - A Systematic Map. In: 40th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2104), pp. 17-24 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version;Preprint)
  • Marín, B., Salinas, A., Morandé, J., Giachetti, G., de la Vara, J.L.: Key Features for a Successful Model-Driven Development Tool. In: 2nd International Conference on Model- Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2014), pp. 541-548 (GGS WIP conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L.: Current and Necessary Insights into SACM: An Analysis Based on Past Publications. In: 7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW 2014, in conjunction with RE'14), pp. 10-13 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Ruiz, A., Kelly, T., de la Vara, J.L.: Introduction to SASSUR 2014. In: Bondavalli, A., Ceccarelli, A., Ortmeier, F. (eds.) SAFECOMP Workshops 2014, LNCS 8696, pp. 371-374(Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Borg, M., Wnuk, K., Moonen, L.: Survey on Safety Evidence Change Impact Analysis in Practice: Detailed Description and Analysis. Simula Research Laboratory, Technical Report (Link)
  • Nair, S., Walkinshaw, N., Kelly,T. de la Vara, J.L.: An Evidential Reasoning Approach for Assessing Confidence in Safety Evidence. Simula Research Laboratory, Technical Report (Link)

2013

  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sen, S.: A Review of Traceability Research at the Requirements Engineering Conference. In: 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’13), pp. 222-229 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Panesar-Walawege, R.K.: SafetyMet: A Metamodel for Safety Standards. In: Moreira, A., Schätz, B., Gray, J., Vallecillo, A., Clarke, P. (eds.) MODELS 2013, LNCS 8107. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 69-86 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sabetzadeh, M., Briand, L.: Classification, Structuring, and Assessment of Evidence For Safety: A Systematic Literature Review. In: 6th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2013), pp. 94-103 (CORE A & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J., Pastor, O.: On the Use of Goal Models and Business Process Models for Elicitation of System Requirements. In: Nurcan, S., Proper, E., Soffer, P., Krogstie, J., Schmidt, R., Halpin, T., Bider, I. (eds) BPMDS 2013 and EMMSAD 2013, LNBIP 147. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 168-183 (CORE C & GGS WIP conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Verhulst, E., de la Vara, J.L., Sputh, B.H.C., de Florio, V.: From Safety Integrity Level to Assured Reliability and Resilience Level for Composable Safety Critical Systems. In: 25th International Conference on Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications (ICSSEA'13) (CORE C & GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Falessi, D., Verhuslt, E.: Specifying a Framework for Evaluating Requirements Engineering Technology: Challenges and Lessons Learned. In: IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2013, in conjunction with RE'13), pp. 1-8 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Sen, S., Sarkar, A., de la Vara, J.L., Gotlieb, A.: Modelling Data Interaction Requirements: A Position Paper. In: 3rd International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop (MoDRE 2103, in conjunction with RE'13), pp. 50-54 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Espinoza, H.: Dealing with Software Model Quality in Practice: Experience in a Research Project. In: 1st International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Developments (QUAMES 2013, in conjunction with QSIC 2013), pp. 396-405 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Verhulst, E., de la Vara, J.L., Sputh, B.H.C., de Florio, V.: ARRL: A Criterion for Composable Safety and Systems Engineering. In: 2nd International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems (SASSUR 2013, in conjunction with SAFECOMP 2013) (Link)
  • Ruiz, A., Kelly, T., de la Vara, J.L.: Introduction to SASSUR 2013. In: 2nd International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Safety-Critical Systems (SASSUR 2013, in conjunction with SAFECOMP 2013) (Link)
  • Marín, B., Abran, A., de la Vara, J.L., Giachetti, G.: Message from the International Workshop on Quality and Measurement of Software Model-Driven Developments (QUAMES) Chairs. In: 13th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2013), pp. xxi (Link)
  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sabetzadeh, M., Falessi, D.: Management of Evidence for Compliance with Safety Standards: A Survey on the State of Practice. Simula Research Laboratory, Technical Report (Link)
  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sen, S.: Traceability Research at the Requirements Engineering Conference: Results and Extracted Data. Simula Research Laboratory, Technical Report (Link)

2012

  • de la Vara, J.L., Nair, S., Verhulst, E., Studzizba, J., Pepek, P., Lambourg, J., Sabetzadeh, M.: Towards a Model-Based Evolutionary Chain of Evidence for Compliance with Safety Standards. In: Ortmeier, F., Daniel, P. (eds.) SAFECOMP 2012 Workshops, LNCS 7613. Springer, Heildelberg, pp. 64-78 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Hoyos, L., Collado, E., Sabetzadeh, M.: Towards Customer-Based Requirements Engineering Practices. In: IEEE Second International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2012, in conjunction with RE'12), pp. 37-40 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Vasconcelos, A.M., de la Vara, J.L., Sanchez, J., Pastor, O: Towards CMMI-Compliant Business Process-Driven Requirements Engineering. In: Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC 2012), pp. 193-198 (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • Nair, S., de la Vara, J.L., Sabetzadeh, M., Briand, L.: SLR on Evidence Classification, Structuring and Assessment for Safety - Extracted Data. Simula Research Laboratory, Technical Report (Link)

2011

  • de la Vara, J.L., Wnuk, K., Berntsson-Svensson, R., Sánchez, J., Regnell, B.: An Empirical Study on the Importance of Quality Requirements in Industry. In: 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2011), pp. 438-443 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L.: Business process-based requirements specification and object-oriented conceptual modelling of information systems. PhD Thesis, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Advisor: Dr. Juan Sánchez Díaz (Link)

2010

  • de la Vara, J.L., Ali, R., Dalpiaz, F., Sánchez, J., Giorgini, P.: COMPRO: A Methodological Approach for Business Process Contextualisation. In: Meersman, R., Dillon, T., Herrero, P. (eds.) OTM 2010, Part I, LNCS 6426. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 132-149 (CoopIS 2010) (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Ali, R., Dalpiaz, F., Sánchez, J., Giorgini, P.: Business Process Contextualisation via Context Analysis. In: Parsons, J., Saeki, M., Shoval, P., Woo, C., Wand, Y. (eds.) ER 2010, LNCS 6412. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 471-476 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: System Modeling from Extended Task Descriptions. In: 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2010), pp. 425-429 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Link)
  • Koschmider, A., de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Measuring the Progress of Reference Model-Based Business Process Modeling. In: 3rd International Conference on Business Process and Services Computing (BPSC 2010), pp. 218-229 (Link)

2009

  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: BPMN-Based Specification of Task Descriptions: Approach and Lessons Learnt. In: Glinz, M., Heymans, P. (eds.) REFSQ 2009, LNCS 5512. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 124-138 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Fortuna, M.H., Sánchez, J., Werner, C.M.L., Borges, M.R.S.: A Requirements Engineering Approach for Data Modelling of Process-Aware Information Systems. In: Abramowicz, W. (ed.) BIS 2009, LNBIP 21. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 133-144 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Specification of Data Requirements from Task Descriptions. In: 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2009), pp. 55-60 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Fortuna, M.H., Sánchez, J., Werner, C.M.L., Borges, M.R.S.: Modelado de Requisitos de Datos para Sistemas de Información basados en Procesos de Negocio. In: XII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Ingeniería de Requisitos y Ambientes de Software (CIbSE 2009), pp. 43-57 (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Business Process-Driven Requirements Engineering: A Goal-Based Approach. In: P.K. Banerjea (ed.), Technology & Business Strategy: A Global Perspective. Icfai, Hyderabad, pp. 81-92 (Link)

2008

  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J., Pastor, O.: Business Process Modelling and Purpose Analysis for Requirements Analysis of Information Systems. In: Bellahsène, Z., Léonard, M. (eds.) CAiSE 2008, LNCS 5074. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 213-227 (CORE A & GGS 2 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Improving Requirements Analysis through Business Process Modelling: A Participative Approach. In: Abramowicz, W., Fensel, D. (eds.) BIS 2008, LNBIP 7. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 165-176 (CORE B & GGS 3 conference) (Publisher's version; Preprint)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Facilitating and Benefiting from End-User Involvement during Requirements Analysis. In: 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008), pp. 316-319 (CORE C & GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L.: Captura de requisitos de sistemas de información a partir de procesos de negocio y metas. MSc Thesis, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Advisor: Dr. Juan Sánchez Díaz (Link)

2007

  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Business process-driven requirements engineering: a goal-based approach. In: VIII International Workshops on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS'07, in conjunction with CAiSE'07), pp. 299-307 (CORE C & GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Anes, D., Sánchez, J.: Construcción de modelos de requisitos a partir de modelos de procesos y de metas. In: X Workshop de Ingeniería de Requisitos y Ambientes de Software (IDEAS 2007), pp. 33-46 (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J., Pastor, O.: Integración de un Entorno de Producción Automática de Software en un Marco de Alineamiento Estratégico. In: X Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 2007), pp. 68-79 (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Anes, D., Sánchez, J.: Descomposición de Árboles de Metas a partir de Modelos de Procesos. In: X Workshop on Requirements Engineering (WER 2007), pp. 35-46 (GGS WIP conference) (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Derivación de modelos de tareas a partir de modelos BPMN. In: I Taller sobre Procesos de Negocio e Ingeniería del Software (PNIS 2007, in conjunction with JISBD 2007), pp. 56-63 (Link)

2006

  • de la Vara, J.L., Sánchez, J.: Construcción de modelos de requisitos a partir de modelos organizacionales: Una aproximación basada en BPMN, Gerencia Tecnológica Informática 5(13): 57-65 (Link)
  • de la Vara, J.L.: Derivación de modelos de requisitos a partir de modelos organizacionales. BEng Thesis, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Advisor: Dr. Juan Sánchez Díaz. (Link)