Catia Trubiani

Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)
viale Luigi Rendina, 26-28, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
catia.trubiani@gssi.it

"... if you don't know then guess it precisely..."
quote from Fred Brooks at 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Upcoming events:
Shonan Meeting on DevOps for Cyber-physical Systems - Shonan Meeting no. 204
GI-Dagstuhl Seminar on Resilience and Antifragility - GI-Dagstuhl Seminar no. 24182
International Conference on Software Testing - ICST 2024
European Conference on Software Architecture - ECSA 2024

Short bio
I am Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila (AQ), Italy. Before joining the GSSI, I have been with various international research institutes like the Imperial College of London (UK) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany). Among various national and international projects in which I was involved, I am scientific coordinator for the MUR-PRIN project DREAM (Young Line action) and the MUR-PRO3 project Software Quality. My main research interests include the quantitative modelling and analysis of interacting heterogeneous distributed systems. I am especially interested in model-based performance analysis, software performance antipatterns, uncertainty, model-based testing, software quality optimisation, and software architectures.


Highlights
2023: Research Technical Track Program co-Chair for the European Conference on Software Architecture (Research Track @ ECSA 2023)
2022: Editorial Board member for Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Elsevier [JSS editorial board]
2021: 10-year Most Influential Paper Award at ICPE 2021 [certificate]
2020: Research Technical Track Program co-Chair for the International Conference on Performance Engineering (Research Track @ ICPE 2020)
2019: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Action Seal of Excellence provided by the European Commission for the project proposal "PLUS: Performance Learning for Uncertainty of Software" [certificate]
2017: selected for participation as Young Global Changer to The Think 20 Summit G20 Germany 2017 (acceptance: 8%) [certificate]
2015: selected for participation to 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum HLF 2015 (acceptance: 10%) [certificate]


Awards
2024: Distinguished Reviewer for the International Conference on Software Testing (ICST) [certificate]
2024: Best Reviewer Award for the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) [certificate]
2023: Best Paper Award for Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) submissions in 2022 [paper]
2022: Best Reviewer Award for the European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) [certificate]
2022: Best Reviewer Award for the International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST), [certificate]
2021: Best Reviewer Award for the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) [certificate]
2018: Exceptional Reviewer Award for the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) [certificate]
2016: Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from the Editors of the Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier [certificate]
2015: Best Paper Award at European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) [certificate]
2014: Best Poster Award at International Conference on Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architecture (CompArch) [certificate]
2013: ACM SIGSOFT Sof. Eng. Notes reports our QoSA paper in the list of Top 10 Downloaded Articles [link]
2011: Best Paper Award at International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) [certificate]


Program Committee (latest)
International Conference on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) Posters Track (Posters@FSE 2024)
International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2024, ICSME 2023)
International Conference on Software Engineering - Artifact Evaluation Track (ICSE-Artifacts 2023)
International Conference on Software Engineering - Software Engineering in Practice Track (ICSE-SEIP 2023)
Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2024, SEAMS 2023, SEAMS 2022)
International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2024, ICPE 2023, ICPE 2022)
International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2024, ICSA 2023, ICSA 2022)
International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2024, ICST 2022)
European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2024, ECSA 2022)


Organizing Committee (latest)
Program co-Chair for the Doctoral Symposium Track for the International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (Doctoral Symposium @ QUATIC 2024)
Program co-Chair for the Doctoral Symposium Track for the International Conference on Software Testing (Doctoral Symposium @ ICST 2023)
Program co-Chair for the Artifact Evaluation Track for the International Conference on Software Architecture (Artifact Evaluation @ ICSA 2023)
Program co-Chair for the Tools and Demos Track for the European Conference on Software Architecture (Tools and Demos @ ECSA 2022)
Program co-Chair for the Student Research Competition Track for the International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (Student Research Competition @ ASE 2021)
Program co-Chair for the Early Career Researchers Forum Track for the International Conference on Software Architecture (Early Career Researchers Forum @ ICSA 2021)
Program co-Chair for the Artifact Evaluation Track for the International Conference on Performance Engineering (Artifact Evaluation @ ICPE 2021)


Editorial service

Editorial Board member for Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Elsevier [more details].

Editorial Board member for ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), ACM Digital Library [more details].

Co-Editor for Empirical Software Engineering, Springer, special Issue on "Software Performance" together with: Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen, Concordia University, Canada; Cor-Paul Bezemer, University of Alberta; Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany; Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada [more details].



Education
Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of L’Aquila (AQ), Italy.
Title of the thesis: "Automated generation of architectural feedback from software performance analysis results".
Advisor: Prof. Vittorio Cortellessa, [PhD Thesis - download].

Master’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of L’Aquila (AQ), Italy, final rank: 110/110 cum laude.
Title of the thesis: "Design and composition of Performance models for Osi Security Architecture".
Advisor: Prof. Vittorio Cortellessa.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at the University of L’Aquila (AQ), Italy, final rank: 110/110 cum laude.
Title of the thesis: "Evaluation of services in Publisher/Subscriber architectures with Petri Nets".
Advisor: Prof. Francesco Lo Presti.

Maturity at the Scientific Secondary School "Albert Einstein" of Teramo (TE), Italy, final rank: 100/100.

Dagstuhl Seminars and Shonan Meetings (latest)

GI-Dagstuhl Seminar 24182, April 28 - May 3, 2024 [more details]
"Resilience and Antifragility of Autonomous Systems"
organized by Simon Burton (Gerlingen, DE), Radu Calinescu (University of York, GB), Raffaela Mirandola (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE).

Shonan Meeting no. 204, November 5 - 10, 2023 [more details]
"DevOps for Cyber-physical Systems"
organized by Sebastiano Panichella (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Paolo Arcaini (National Institute of Informatics, Japan), Myra Cohen (Iowa State University, USA), Aitor Arrieta (Mondragon University, Spain).

GI-Dagstuhl Seminar 19481, November 24 - 29, 2019 [more details]
"Composing Model-Based Analysis Tools"
organized by Francisco Duran (University of Malaga, ES), Robert Heinrich (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE), Diego Perez-Palacin (Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, SE), Carolyn L. Talcott (Menlo Park, US), Steffen Zschaler (King's College London, GB).
Catia Trubiani, "Collaborative Model-based Analysis for Uncertainty Reduction and Quality-based Refactoring" [slides]

Invited Talks (latest and most relevant)

October, 2023: invited keynote speaker for the International Workshop on Software Aging and Rejuvenation (WoSAR), co-located with International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)
"Predicting is better than Repairing, a tale on Software Performance degradation" [more details]

September, 2023: invited speaker at the University of Vienna, Austria, research visit organized by Uwe Zdun
"Interpreting Software Performance to Shed Light on Architectural Alternatives"

April, 2021: invited speaker for International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE)
"10 years back and forth: Detection and Solution of Software Performance Antipatterns in Palladio Architectural Models"

September, 2020: invited keynote speaker for International workshop on Formal Approaches for Advanced Computing Systems (FAACS)
"Performance Learning for Uncertainty of Software Systems" [more details]


Projects (latest)





Tools (latest)




How to - Introductory Lectures for PhD program at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)
Syllabus: How to write a paper. How to give a scientific talk. How to referee a scientific paper [more details].



Introduction to Formal Methods at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)
Syllabus: introduction to Stochastic Processes, Markov Processes,
Lab lectures on Discrete-time Markov chains (DTMCs) and Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (GSPNs) [more details].



Formal Methods @ Work at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)
Syllabus: modelling, analysis, and testing of probabilistic systems: Stochastic Process Algebras,
Markov Decision Processes, Timed Automata, Queueing Networks [more details].



Invited lectures (latest)
2023: "Software Evolution and Reverse Engineering" course at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Topics: software performance engineering, performance antipatterns, model-based performance analysis, performance-based profiling tools.

2022: "Quantitative Analysis of Software Designs" course at University of Stuttgart, Germany
Topics: software quality engineering, trade-off analysis, cyber-physical systems, architectural patterns for dynamic spaces.