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Dr Leonor Barroca

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Computing
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
  • leonor.barroca

Professional biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computing. Previously I have worked as a researcher at the University of York, UK, and as auxiliary professor at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal. 

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management, The Open University
  • MA in Online and Distance Education, The Open University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, The Open University
  • PhD in Computer Science, Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton 
  • M.Sc. in Computation, Programming Research Group, University of Oxford
  • Licenciatura (5 year degree) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Research interests

I am a member of the Agile Research Network (agileresearchnetwork.org/); this is a collaboration between the Open University, University of Central Lancashire and an industry body, the DSDM Consortium (dsdm.org), aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry in the field of agile software development .

My research interests have been moslty in the software engineering area bridging the gap between requirements and design. I am also interested in the design of, and use of technology for, distance education in software engineering.

Teaching interests

Mostly involved with teaching of software engineering at a distance both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Chair of TM354, Software Engineering

Chair of TM470, The Computing and IT Project

Impact and engagement

  • Programme Director for the partnership between the Open Univerity and  Botho University, Botswana
  • British Computing Society (BCS) liaison office
  • Academic Reviewer for the Arab Open University

External collaborations

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (JSERD)
  • Member of the Agile Research Network (agileresearchnetwork.org/) a collaboration between the Open University, University of Central Lancashire and an industry body, the DSDM Consortium (dsdm.org)
  • Member of Programme Committee for Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)/Joint Software Engineering Educationa nd Training (JSEET)
  • Member of Programme Committee for the Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES)
  • Reviewer for international conferences on education and software engineering
  • Botho University, Botswana
  • The Arab Open University
  • Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Brazil
  • Universidade de S. Paulo (USP),  Brazil
  • Pontificia Universidade Católica Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CRC: Software Engineering and DesignGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

The challenges that challenge: Engaging with agile practitioners’ concerns (2016-09)
Gregory, Peggy; Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Deshpande, Advait and Taylor, Katie
Information and Software Technology, 77 (pp. 92-104)
Bridging the gap between research and agile practice: an evolutionary model (2016)
Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Salah, Dina; Taylor, Katie and Gregory, Peggy
International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management ((Early view))
AM-OER: An Agile Method for the Development of Open Educational Resources (2016)
Arimoto, Mauricio M.; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen F.
Informatics in Education, 15(2) ((In Press))
Civic crowdfunding research: challenges, opportunities, and future agenda (2015-02)
Stiver, Alexandra; Barroca, Leonor; Minocha, Shailey; Richards, Mike and Roberts, Dave
New Media & Society, 17(2) (pp. 249-271)
Recursos Educacionais Abertos: Aspectos de desenvolvimento no cenário brasileiro Open Educational Respources: aspects of development in the Brazilian context (2014-12)
Arimoto, Maurício Massaru; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen Francine
RENOTE - Revista Novas tecnologias da Educação, 12(2)
Systematic evaluation of software product line architectures (2013)
Oliveira Junior, Edson A. ; Gimenes, Itana M. S.; Maldonado, José C.; Masiero, Paulo C. and Barroca, Leonor
Journal of Universal Computer Science, 19(1) (pp. 25-52)
Requirements-driven design of service-oriented interactions (2010-07-15)
Mahfouz, Ayman; Barroca, Leonor; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar
IEEE Software, 27(6) (pp. 25-32)
Learning software engineering at a distance (2006)
Quinn, Brendan; Barroca, Leonor; Nuseibeh, Bashar; Fernandez-Ramil, Juan; Rapanotti, Lucia; Thomas, Pete and Wermelinger, Michel
IEEE Software, 23(6) (pp. 36-43)
A component-based product line architecture for workflow management systems (2004-12)
Lazilha, Fabrício Ricardo; Barroca, Leonor; de Oliveira Junior, Edson Alves and de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria
CLEI Electronic Journal, 7(2 Pape)
Enterprise frameworks for workflow management systems (2002-07-10)
Gimenes, Itana M.S. and Barroca, Leonor
Software Practice and Experience, 32(8) (pp. 755-769)
Computing postgraduate programmes in the UK and Brazil: learning from experience in distance education (2012-12)
Barroca, Leonor and Gimenes, Itana M. S.
In: Azab, Nahed Amin ed. Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application and Use (pp. 147-171)
ISBN : 9781466625150 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, PA
3D virtual worlds in higher education (2011-08)
Rapanotti, Lucia; Minocha, Shailey; Barroca, Leonor; Boulos, Maged N. Kamel and Morse, David R.
In: Olofsson, Anders D. and Lindberg, J. Ola eds. Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education: Enhanced Learning and Teaching (pp. 212-240)
ISBN : 978-1-61350-080-4 | Publisher : IGI Global
Desenvolvimento baseado em Componentes (2005)
Barroca, Leonor; de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria and Huzita, Elisa Hatsue Moriya
In: de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria and Huzita, Elisa Hatsue Moriya eds. Desenvolvimento Baseado em Componentes Conceitos e Técnicas
ISBN : 8573934069 | Publisher : Editora Moderna
Conceitos Básicos (2005)
Barroca, Leonor; de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria and Huzita, Elisa Hatsue Moriya
In: de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria and Huzita, Elisa Hatsue Moriya eds. Desenvolvimento Baseado em Componentes Conceitos e Técnicas
ISBN : 8573934069 | Publisher : Editora Moderna
Problem frames: a case for coordination (2004-02-24)
Barroca, Leonor; Fiadeiro, J.L.; Jackson, M.; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, B.
In: De Nicola, Rocco; Ferrari, Gianluigi and Meredith, Greg eds. Coordination models and languages: 6th International Conference, COORDINATION 2004 Pisa Italy, February 24-27, 2004: Proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (2949/2004) (pp. 5-19)
ISBN : 354021044X | Publisher : Springer | Published : Heidleburg, Germany
A product line architecture for workflow management systems with component-based development (2003-10-29)
Gimenes, I.M.S.; Junior, E.A.O.; Lazilha, F.R. and Barroca, L.
In: IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, 2003 (IRI 2003) (pp. 112-119)
ISBN : 780382420
Developing Open Educational Resources through Learning Design and Agile Practices (2016-10-27)
Arimoto, Mauricio; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen
In : V Brazilian Congress on Information Technology in Education (CBIE 2016) (24-27 October 2016, Uberlândia, Brasil )
Agile practices taught online at a distance (2016-10)
Barroca, Leonor and Kear, Karen
In : The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (19-21 October 2016, Rome)
Online conversations around digital artefacts: the studio approach to learning in STEM subjects (2016-05)
Thomas, Elaine; Barroca, Leonor; Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen; Jefferis, Helen and Rosewell, Jon
In : Networked Learning Conference 2016 (9-11 May 2016, Lancaster) (pp. 172-180)
Remote Working and Collaboration in Agile Teams (2016)
Deshpande, Advait; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor and Gregory, Peggy
In : International Conference on Information Systems (11-14 December 2016, Dublin (forthcoming))
Developing Open Educational Resources through Learning Design and Agile Practices (2016)
Arimoto, Mauricio; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen F.
In : Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação (SBIE) (24-27 October 2016, Uberlandia, Brazil)
Civic crowdfunding: how do offline communities engage online? (2015-07-13)
Stiver, Alexandra; Barroca, Leonor; Petre, Marian; Richards, Michael and Roberts, Dave
In : British HCI Conference (13 - 17 July 2015, Lincoln) (pp. 37-45)
Towards a blended learning approach to teach a theoretical computer science module (2015-05)
Silva, Leila and Barroca, Leonor
In : 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2015) (23-25 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal) (pp. 319-324)
Teaching software systems thinking at The Open University (2015-05)
Wermelinger, Michel; Hall, Jon; Rapanotti, Lucia; Barroca, Leonor; Ramage, Magnus and Bandara, Arosha
In : Joint Software Engineering Education and Training Conference (18-22 May 2015, Florence, Italy) (pp. 307-310)
Agile challenges in practice: a thematic analysis (2015-05)
Gregory, Peggy; Barroca, Leonor; Taylor, Katie; Salah, Dina and Sharp, Helen
In : 16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015 (25-29 May 2015, Helsinki)
An agile learning design method for open educational resources (2015)
Arimoto, Maurício Massaru; Barroca, Leonor and Barbosa, Ellen Francine
In : Frontiers in Education 2015 (21-24 October 2015, El Paso, Texas) (pp. 1897-1905)
Digital technologies for doctoral dialogues at a distance (2014-10-25)
Petre, Marian; Minocha, Shailey and Barroca, Leonor
In : 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education: Opening doors to Innovation and Internationalization in Engineering Education Conference (22-25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain) (pp. 2432-2439)
Learning design for software engineering courses (2014-04)
Gimenes, Itana; Barroca, Leonor; Barbosa, Ellen and Júnior, Edson A Oliveira
In : International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2014 (1-3 April 2014, Barcelona) (pp. 241-249)
Towards the development of open educational resources: challenges and issues (2012-11)
Barbosa, Ellen Francine; Gimenes, Itana M. S. and Barroca, Leonor
In : II International Symposium on OER: Issues for globalization and localization (26-30 November 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Some good ideas for student projects from the disciplinary commons (2011-08)
Lancaster, Thomas; Jenkins, Tony; Barroca, Leonor; Calvert, Maurice; Devlin, Siobhan; Foley, Richard; Horton, Julie; Moore, John and Sturdy, Paula
In : 12th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (23- 25 August 2011 , University of Ulster, Belfast Campus)
Developing research degrees online (2010-11)
Barroca, Leonor; Rapanotti, Lucia; Petre, Marian; Vargas-Vera, Maria and Reeves, Ahmad
In : International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (15-17 Nov 2010, Madrid, Spain)
deep|think: A Second Life environment for part-time research students at a distance (2010-07)
Rapanotti, Lucia; Barroca, Leonor; Vargas-Vera, Maria and Reeves, Ahmad
In : ICALT 2010: The 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning, Technologies (1-5 July 2010, Santander, Cantabria, Spain)
Requirements-driven collaborative choreography customization (2009-11)
Mahfouz, Ayman; Barroca, Leonor; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 7th International Joint Conference on Service Oriented Computing (23-27 November 2009, Stockholm, Sweden)
From organizational requirements to service choreography (2009)
Mahfouz, Ayman; Barroca, Leonor; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 2009 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009) (6-10 July, 2009, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Customizing choreography: Deriving conversations from organizational dependencies (2008-09)
Mahfouz, Ayman; Barroca, Leonor; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 12th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2008) (15-19 September 2008, München, Germany)
Patterns for service-oriented information exchange requirements (2006)
Mahfouz, Ayman; Barroca, Leonor; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : PLoP Pattern Languages of Programs 2006 (21-23 October 2006, Portland, Oregon)
A product line for workflow management systems (2004-10)
de Souza Gimenes, Itana Maria; de Oliveira Junior, Edson Alves; Lazilha, Fabrício Ricardo; Nishimura, Ruy Tsutomu and Barroca, Leonor
In : Experimental Software Engineering Latin American Workshop (ESELAW) (18-22 October 2004, Brasilia, Brazil)
Composing requirements using problem frames (2004-09)
Laney, Robin; Barroca, Leonor; Jackson, Michael and Nuseibeh, Bashar
In : 12th International Requirements Engineering Conference (6-10 Sep 2004, Kyoto, Japan) (pp. 122-131)
Coordination Contracts as Connectors in Component-Based Development (2002)
Barroca, Leonor and Fiadeiro, José Luiz
In : 6th Bienneal World Conference on Integrated Design & Process Technology (23-28 Jun 2002, Pasadena, USA)

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