Studying the synergies of AI and humans for building trustworthy software.

I am an associate professor in the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I am principal investigator in the department's Requirements Engineering lab.

In my research, I blend artificial intelligence with information visualization in order to increase the quality of the requirements engineering process and artifacts. I devise software tools that assist human analysts and stakeholders in eliciting, expressing and analyzing requirements. Most of my research is validated empirically via experiments and/or collaboration with software companies.

I served as program co-chair of REFSQ 2021, RCIS 2020, and the new ideas track of IEEE RE 2021. I was the organization chair for the REFSQ 2018 conference, I am an associate editor for the Requirements Engineering Journal and the Business & Information Systems Engineering Journal, and I am on the steering committee of the AIRE workshop. I regularly serve on the program committee of international conferences such as RE, CAiSE, AAMAS, REFSQ, ER, MODELS.

My research is partially funded by research funding agencies; for example, the PACAS project (Participatory Architectural Change Management in ATM Systems) was funded by the European Commission in 2016-2018.

Before joining Utrecht University in 2013, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada (2012-2013) and previously at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy (2011-2012). I obtained a Ph.D. from the same university (2006-2011) in the area of self-adaptive systems.

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Selected publications

  • Detecting Terminological Ambiguity in User Stories: Tool and Experimentation (Fabiano Dalpiaz, Ivor van der Schalk, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Fatma Başak Aydemir, Garm Lucassen), Information & Software Technology, 2019. [pdf]
  • Extracting conceptual models from user stories with Visual Narrator (Garm Lucassen, Marcel Robeer, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Jan Martijn E. M. van der Werf, Sjaak Brinkkemper), Requirements Engineering, volume 22, 2017. [pdf]
  • Gamified Requirements Engineering: Model and Experimentation (Philipp Lombriser, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Garm Lucassen, Sjaak Brinkkemper), In Proceedings of the 22nd International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ'16), LNCS 9619, 2016. [pdf]
  • Adaptive Socio-Technical Systems: a Requirements-driven Approach (Fabiano Dalpiaz, Paolo Giorgini, John Mylopoulos), In Requirements Engineering, Springer London, volume 18, 2013. [pdf]
  • A Goal-based Framework for Contextual Requirements Modeling and Analysis (Raian Ali, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Paolo Giorgini), In Requirements Engineering, Springer London, volume 15, 2010. [pdf]