Maria Tortorella


Biographical Sketch

Maria Tortorella received the Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, Italy. She also received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Durham, UK, in 1995, and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Naples "Federico II", Italy, in 1996.
>From 1992 to 1995 she was a Ph.D. student at the Department of "Informatica e Sistemistica" of the University of Naples "Federico II", Italy. From 1993 to 1994 she was a visiting postgraduate student at the Centre for Software Maintenance, of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Durham, UK. From 1995 to 1998 she participated to the research activities of the SERLAB at the Department of “Informatica” of the University of Bari. From 1999 to 2003 she was research leader of a research project at the Parco Scientifico e Technologico of Salerno. >From 2001 she is a Faculty member at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio, Benevento. From 2001 she is also a research leader of the Research Centre On Software Technology – RCOST – of the University of Sannio.
Her research interests include software maintenance, program comprehension, reverse engineering, reengineering, migration, business process modelling, business process evolution, software system evolution, ubiquitous computing, smart environment. She published about 50 papers on these topics in international journals, books, and conference proceedings.


Editorial Work and Professional Services

  • Publication chair of the 9th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, Manchester, England, March 2005
  • Organizer of the Workshop on Evolution of Software Systems in a Business Context within Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP 2005), Budapest, Hungary, September 2005
  • Program committee member
    • IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 2007 (Paris, France), 2010 (Timisoara, Romania);
    • IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, 2003 (Victoria, Canada), 2004 (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands), 2005 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), 2006 (Benevento, Italy);
    • IEEE European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, 2006 (Bari, Italy);
    • IEEE International Workshop on Program Comprehension, 1996 (Berlin, Germany), 1997 (Detroit, USA);
    • Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Organizational Engineering Track , 2005 (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA), 2006 (Dijon, France), 2007 (Seul, Corea)
    • Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Enterprise Engineering Track , 2010 (Lausanne, Switzerland);
    • Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support, 2005 (Porto, Portugal)
    • European Conference on Information Systems, Track on Enterprise Engineering, 2007 (St. Gallen, Switzerland)


Research Interests and Selected Publications

  • Reverse Engineering and Reengineering
    • Cimitile A., Munro M., and Tortorella M., "Program Comprehension Through the Identification of Abstract Data Types", Proc. of 3rd Workshop on Program Comprehension , Washington, U.S.A., IEEE Comp.Soc. Press, 1994, pp. 12-19.
    • Bodhuin T. and Tortorella M., "A Toolkit for Developing Web-based Information Systems: Case Studies", Proc. of 27th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, IEEE Comp.Soc. Press, 2003, pp.460-465.
    • Bodhuin T., Guardabascio E. and Tortorella M., Migration of non-decomposable software system to the Web, Proc. of 10th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, Victoria, Canada, IEEE Comp.Soc. Press, 2003, pp.165-174.
    • Bodhuin T., Canfora G., Cimitile A. and Tortorella M., "Migrating legacy systems towards multi-layered Web-based architectures", Chapter of the book Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering: Recent Advances, Vol. 3, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2005.
  • Software Process Evaluation and Innovation
    • Fusaro P., Tortorella M., Visaggio G., "REP - chaRacterizing and Exploiting Process components: results of experimentation", Proc. of Working Conference on Reverse Engineering , Honolulu, Hawai, USA, IEEE Comp.Soc. Press, 1998, pp.20-29.
    • Tortorella M., and Visaggio G., "A Reading-based Scenario for chaRacterising and Exploiting Process components", Proc. of International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement , Oulu, Finland, 1999, pp.453-477.
    • Tortorella M. and Visaggio G., "Empirical Investigation of Innovation Diffusion in a Software Process, International Journal on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering , Special Issue on Knowledge Discovery from Software Engineering Data , Vol.9, No.5, 1999, pp.595-621.
    • Tortorella M. and Visaggio G., "Evaluation of a scenario-based reading technique for analysing process component", International Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice , John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 13, No.6, 2001, pp.149-166.
  • Evolution of Business Processes and supporting technologies
    • Aversano L and Tortorella M., "An assessment strategy for identifying legacy system evolution requirements in eBusiness context", International Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice , John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, 2004, pp. 255–276.
    • Cerulo L., Esposito R., Tortorella M. and Troiano L., "Supporting Software Evolution by Using Fuzzy Logic", Proc. of International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, Kyoto, Japan, IEEE Comp.Soc. Press, 2004.
    • Aversano L., Bodhuin T., and Tortorella M., "Assessment and Impact Analysis for Aligning Business Processes and Software Systems", Proc. of ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Track on Organizational Engineering , Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, ACM Press, 2005, pp.1338-1343.
    • Aversano L., Bodhuin T. Canfora G. and Tortorella M., "Technology-driven business evolution", Journal of Systems and Software , Elsevier: Amsterdam The Nederland, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2006, pp. 314 - 338.
  • Smart Environments
    • Bodhuin T., Canfora G., Preziosi R. and Tortorella M., "An Extensible Ubiquitous Architecture for Networked Devices in Smart Living Environments", Proc. of The Second International Symposium on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Smart Worlds, Nagasaki, Giappone, 2005.
    • Bodhuin T., Canfora G., Preziosi R. and Tortorella M., "Hiding complexity and heterogeneity of the physical world in smart living environments", Proc. of ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Track on Ubiquitous Computing Applications, Dijon, France, ACM Press, 2006, pp.1921-1927.

Contact Information

Maria Tortorella  
Uffici: RCOST, Pal. ex-Poste, via Traiano, Benevento

Tel.: ++39 0824 305554
Fax.: ++39 0824 50552
E-mail:tortorella@unisannio.it
WWW: http://www.ing.unisannio.it/tortorella