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I attended the following events fully or partially funded under the Lise Meitner fellowship:

  • 23rd CREST (Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing) Open Workshop. London, UK. 19-20, 2012. Purpose: Give an invited talk entitled ”Search Based Software Engineering For Variability Management”.
  • Seventh International Workshop on Variability Modeling for Software-intensive System (VAMOS13). Pisa, Italy, January 23-25, 2013. Purpose: co-present paper [Ha+13b] and chair a workshop session.
  • 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CMSR13). Genova, Italy. March 58, 2013. Purpose: present paper [Lo+13c] in the European Projects track of the conference and lead the organization of the First Workshop on Reverse Variability Engineering (REVE) associated to CSMR13.
  • First IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT). Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 28-29, 2013. Purpose: paper presentation [Lo+13a].
  • 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM). Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 22-28, 2013. Purpose: paper presentation [Lo+13b].
  • Invited talk ”Search Based Techniques for Testing Software Product Lines. An Overview and Open Questions.”, presented at the Alpen-Adria Universitat, Klagenfurt, Austria. December 6, 2013
  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014). Vancouver, BC, Canada. July 12-16, 2014. Purpose: paper presentation [Lo+14e].

In addition, I had the opportunity to lead the creation of the Reverse Variability Engineering Workshop (REVE) as a meeting place for researchers interested in a core subject of the Lise Meitner project. The first edition took place in Genova, Italy in March 2013 associated to the European Conference on Maintenance and Reuse , and the second edition will take place in Florence, Italy in September 2014 associated to the Software Product Line Conference . We expect as a tangible result of these workshops is establishing a community and set up a concrete detail agenda for people working in the area. As a result of my involvement with the creation of the REVE workshop series and the given my experience as Marie Curie Fellow, I was invited to serve as the academic reviewer for the first year review of the VARIES , a project within the Artemis umbrella of European Commission funded projects, which took place in May 2013, in Brussels, Belgium. The core of this project is on reverse engineering variability for safety critical and embedded systems. This experience helped me see firsthand how this type of projects is proposed and executed, as well as witness the industrial need and relevance of the research of the Lise Meitner project. I expect to capitalize on this experience in application for future EU Horizon 2020 projects.

With the funding of the Erasmus Teaching Exchange program I had the opportunity to perform four one-week long visits to: i) University of Malaga, Spain (May 2013), ii) University of Rennes, France (June 2013), iii) University of Malaga, Spain (May 2014), and iv) University of Seville, Spain (May 2014). During these visits I taught a basic seminars on Software Product Lines and gave lectures on the updates of my Lise Meitner project research. These visits helped to start fruitful collaborations in terms of joint publications, student visits, and joint research projects.

During the fellowship I was invited to the Ikerlan Research Laboratory , located in Mondragon, Spain. There, I gave a three day seminar in May 2014 on foundations on Software Product Lines and a summary of the fellowship research to their leading software engineers. Their work focuses on applying Software Product Line principles to customer projects ranging from wind farms for electricity generation to control systems for pumps and boilers. In the short term, we will endeavour to collaborate in joint European projects within the Horizon 2020 program. I was also invited to give talks of our current research at: i) Simula Research Lab in Oslo, Norway, (November 2013), ii) Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfurt, (December 2013), iii) the University of Mondragon, Spain (May 2014), iv) University of the Basque Country (May 2014).

In addition, I participated in three doctoral committees of students from: i) University of Seville, Spain, ii) University of Oslo, Norway, and iii) University of the Basque Country, Spain. I served as Program Committee member of the following conferences: European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications (ECMFA) in 2014 and 2013, and the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD) in 2014, and 2013. I also performed reviews for the following journals: Software and Systems Modeling (SoSym), Journal of Software and Systems (JSS), IEEE Transactions of Software Engineering (TSE), and Empirical Software Engineering (ESE).