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Lorena Castañeda, PhD Candidate

“First solve the problem, then write the code” – John Johnson

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Contact info 
Engineering Computer Science Building 
Rigi Lab - ECS 412
Victoria, BC. Canada
E-mail: lcastane[at]uvic.ca


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My research area is focused in Self-Adaptive Software Systems, Smart Applications and Situation-aware and Context-aware Systems, and recently I am focusing on Runtime Models. Outside my research and academic life, I enjoy my lifetime passions: crafting, writing and baking.

I hold a double degree; Software Engineering (2007)* and Telecommunications Engineering (2007), and a Master in Information and Communications Management (2012), all three in
Universidad Icesi (Colombia). My true vocation is academia, now I am a PhD Student in the Computer Science department of the University of Victoria (Canada) and my supervisor is Dr. Hausi Müller
 
My career and future plans are in the academia. I wish to keep working on research, contribute and collaborate with other computer scientist to keep providing better solutions to ordinary problems. 

(*) My official title in Colombia translates as "Systems engineering" in which 'systems' is equivalent to 'software systems', thus Software Engineering as a title in north america.

Networks

Publications

  • L. Castañeda, N.M. Villegas, H.A. Müller: Exploiting Social Context in Personalized Web-Tasking Applications.Proceedings Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research (CASCON 2014), ACM, pp. 134-147. Article citation | Read Artice
  • A. Knauss, J.C. Muñoz-Fernández, L. Castañeda, M.Becker, M. Derakhshanmanesh, N. Taherimakhsousi, R. Heinrich: Artifact-Centric Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems.Report from the GI Dagstuhl Seminar 14433: Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems. 2014 Read Report
  • L. Castañeda, N.M. Villegas, H.A. Müller: Personalized Web-Tasking Applications: An online Grocery Shopping Prototype. In Proceedings 2nd Workshop on Personalized Web-Tasking (PWT 2014) at Tenth IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2014), IEEE, pp. 24-29, 2014. Read Article
  • L. Castañeda, N.M. Villegas, H.A. Müller: Self-adaptive applications: On the development of personalized web-tasking systems. In Proceedings ACM/IEEE 9th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2014), pp. 49–54. ACM, 2014. Read Article
  • A. Bergen, N. Taherimakhsousi, P. Jain,L. Castañeda, H.A Müller: Dynamic context extraction in personal communication applications, Proceedings Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research (CASCON 2013), pp. 261-273, Nov. 2013. Article Citation | Read Article
  • L. Castañeda, N.M. Villegas, H.A. Müller: Towards Personalized Web-Tasking: Task Simplification challenges, Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Personalized Web-Tasking In Proceedings 1st Workshop on Personalized Web-Tasking (PWT 2013) at Ninth IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2013), pp. 147–153. IEEE, 2013. Read Article
  • P. Jain, A. Bergen, L. Castañeda, H.A. Müller: PALTask Chat: A Personalized Automated Context Aware Web Resources Listing Tool, In Proceedings 1st Workshop on Personalized Web-Tasking (PWT 2013) at Ninth IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2013), pages 154-1574. IEEE, 2013. Read Article.
  • L. Castañeda, G. Tamura, “A reference architecture for Component-Based Self-Adaptive Software Systems”. Colombia. Revista Paradigma, Vol. 7 No. 1; ISSN: 2011-0065 ed: Universidad de los Andes. Read Article
  • A.F. Paz Loboguerrro, L. Castañeda, H.F. Arboleda Jimenez, “Agile Methodology for small teams using Microsoft platforms”. Colombia. S&T Magazine: Sistemas & Telemática ISSN: 1692-5238 ed: Icesi Univesity. Read Article (Spanish)
Software Development (Products)
  • PrIMoR: Processing infrastructure for Models at Runtime (ongoing)
  • Smart Grocery Shopping. Prototype
  • PALTask. Website
  • A reference architecture for Component-Based Self-Adaptive Software Systems. Website
PhD Dissertation proposal
  • Self-adaptive Personalized Web-Tasking, PhD Dissertation Proposal, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria. December 2014. Proposal
MSc Thesis
  • A Reference Architecture for Component-Based Self-Adaptive Software Systems  (My MGIT website)