Daniela Cristina Cascini Peixoto

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Interest in evaluating Business Process Modeling Languages has widespread, in part due to the increase of the number of languages available for this purpose. Several works on the evaluation of BPMLs are available. Their evaluation are mainly based on perspectives centered in modeling experts. In this paper, we address the readability perspective of two(More)
Focal myositis is an acute and localized muscle inflammation of unknown aetiology. The clinical diagnosis is often difficult to obtain, since it can be confused with infections, vascular thrombosis or muscle tumours such as sarcomas. This leads to a significant delay in the diagnosis, resulting in the administration of inappropriate and potentially harmful(More)
Software process simulation is increasingly being used as an approach for analyzing complex business, for supporting management planning, for helping with software process training and learning and for supporting the software process improvement. In addition to providing to users a simulation tool that supports all these aspects, it is also important to(More)
Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE) applies search-based optimization techniques in order to solve complex Software Engineering problems. In the recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of SBSE applications in areas such as Software Test, Requirements Engineering, and Project Planning. Our focus is on the analysis of the literature(More)
Pressures for more complex products, customer dissatisfaction and problems related to cost and schedule overruns increase the need for effective management response and for improvement of software development practices. In this context, cultural aspects can influence and interfere in a successful implementation of a software process improvement program.(More)
Function Point Analysis (FPA) is a widely used technique for measuring software size. It measures software functionality from the user's perspective, usually based on a requirements description. In many software processes, these requirements are represented by UML models. Although there have been attempts to automate the measurement process, FPA counting(More)
Simulation games supporting students' education and training are being described in an increasing number of works. Simulations are accepted as a complementary mode for the traditional teaching methods by stimulating and motivating learning through providing a realistic environment for the students to practice. They can engage students in a more enjoyable(More)
The vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) is a tyrosine kinase receptor involved in the growth and differentiation of endothelial cells that are implicated in tumor-associated angiogenesis. In this study, novel 1-aryl-3-[4-(thieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-4-yloxy)phenyl]ureas were synthesized and evaluated for the VEGFR-2 tyrosine kinase(More)