Jorge Aranda

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Every bug has a story behind it. The people that discover and resolve it need to coordinate, to get information from documents, tools, or other people, and to navigate through issues of accountability, ownership, and organizational structure. This paper reports on a field study of coordination activities around bug fixing that used a combination of case(More)
Small companies form a large part of the software industry, but have mostly been overlooked by the requirements engineering research community. We know very little about the techniques these companies use to elicit and track requirements and about their contexts of operations. This paper presents preliminary results from an ongoing exploratory case study of(More)
If designers of modelling languages want their creations to be used in real software projects, the communication qualities of their languages need to be evaluated, and their proposals must evolve as a result of these evaluations. A key quality of communication artifacts is their comprehensibility. We present a flexible framework to evaluate the(More)
Replications play an important role in verifying empirical results. In this paper, we discuss our experiences performing a literal replication of a human subjects experiment that examined the relationship between a simple test for consistent use of mental models, and success in an introductory programming course. We encountered many difficulties in(More)
The response of whole-plant water-use efficiency, termed transpiration efficiency (TE), to variation in soil fertility was assessed in a tropical pioneer tree, Ficus insipida Willd. Measurements of stable isotope ratios (delta(13)C, delta(18)O, delta(15)N), elemental concentrations (C, N, P), plant growth, instantaneous leaf gas exchange, and whole-plant(More)
A considerable amount of research has been dedicated to bring the vision of model-driven engineering (MDE) to fruition. However, the practical experiences of organizations that transition to MDE are underreported. This paper presents a case study of the organizational consequences experienced by one large organization after transitioning to MDE. We present(More)
The use of viewpoints has long been proposed as a technique to structure evolving requirements models. In theory, viewpoints should provide better stakeholder traceability, and the ability to discover important requirements by comparing viewpoints. However, this theory has never been tested empirically. This paper reports on an exploratory case study of a(More)
Variation in transpiration efficiency (TE) and its relationship with the stable carbon isotope ratio of wood was investigated in the saplings of three tropical tree species. Five individuals each of Platymiscium pinnatum (Jacq.) Dugand, Swietenia macrophylla King and Tectona grandis Linn. f. were grown individually in large (760 l) pots over 16 months in(More)
The genus Clusia is notable in that it contains arborescent crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants. As part of a study of CAM in Clusia, titratable acidities were measured in 25 species and δ 13C values were measured for 38 species from Panamá, including seven undescribed species, and 11 species from Colombia, Costa Rica and Honduras. CAM was detected in(More)