The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, http://www.upc.edu) is one of the leading Spanish technical universities. It is a public institution located in the north-eastern area of Spain, dedicated to higher education and research that specialises in the fields of architecture, science and engineering. Its schools and research centers are points of reference, both nationally and internationally, for the training of professionals and researchers and for research in the University’s areas of knowledge. UPC is involved in dozens of international projects, including EU-funded, and has dedicated departments that provide support to their management (budgeting, legal issues, etc).
UPC staff in SUPERSEDE mainly belong to ESSI (Department of Service and Information System Engineering, http://www.essi.upc.edu) which is one of the newest UPC departments. Its members conduct research in many fields of software, service and data engineering. In relation with the project, we mention: (1) service monitoring; (2) self-adaptation systems; (3) data warehousing; (4) big data. ESSI is involved in several recent EU-funded projects. ESSI is coordinator of the RISCOSS (Managing Risk and Cost in OSS Projects, contract n. 318249) STREP project at Call 8. ESSI is also leading the TRAILER project (519141- LLP-1-2011-1-ES-KA3-KA3MP) and acted as coordinator of the UPC associate node of the S-Cube Network of Excellence (contract No. 215483). UPC is member of the consortiums organizing the Erasmus Mundus Master IT4BI and Erasmus Mundus PhD program IT4BI-DC, both coordinated by ESSI department.
In SUPERSEDE, UPC will lead WP2 on methods and tools for feedback and data analysis, and WP4 (Enacting the decisions), and will participate with substantial contribution to WP1, WP2 and WP3.
Xavier Franch Dept. ESSI - UPC UPC-Campus Nord, Omega building, room 122 c/Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona (Spain) Phone: +34 93 4137891 Fax: +34 93 4137833 email:franch[at]essi.upc.edu URL: http://www.essi.upc.edu/~
franch skype: xavier.franch