Jordi Cabot

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Engineering Sciences

Jordi Cabot received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2006 and his Habilitation (French HdR) from the École Doctorale in Nantes in 2012. He has been a visiting researcher in Milan (Politecnico di Milano) and Toronto (University of Toronto) and an Associate Professor and Inria International Chair at École des Mines de Nantes where he led an Inria Research team in Software Engineering. Since May 2015, he is an ICREA Research Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), a research center of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) where he leads the SOM (Systems, Software and Models) research lab. Beyond his core research activities, he tries to book some time for blogging and other dissemination and technology transfer actions.

Research interests

My research falls into the broad area of systems and software engineering, especially promoting the rigorous use of software models and engineering principles in all software engineering tasks while keeping an eye on the most unpredictable element in any project: the people involved in it. Current research topics include the development of pragmatic formal verification techniques to assess the quality and security of software systems, the analysis and data mining of open source projects (and the communities around them) to optimize their collaboration and organizational structures and the study of scalability challenges in the design and deployment of large systems.

Selected publications

– Daniel G, Sunyé G & Cabot J 2016, ‘PrefetchML: A Framework for Prefetching and Caching Models’, Models’16, 318-328.

– Cánovas Izquierdo JL & Cabot J 2016, ‘Collaboro: a collaborative (meta) modeling tool’, PeerJ Computer Science 2, e84.

– Cánovas Izquierdo JL, Cosentino V & Cabot J 2016, ‘Analysis of co-authorship graphs of CORE ranked software conferences’, Scientometrics, 109 (3): 1665-1693.

– Daniel G, Sunyé G & Cabot J 2016, ‘UMLtoGraphDB: Mapping Conceptual Schemas to Graph Databases’, Conceptual Modeling, Er 2016: 430-444. ​​

– Clarisó R, Cabot J, Guerra E & de Lara J 2016, ‘Backwards reasoning for model transformation: Method and applications’, Journal of Systems and Software, 116: 113-132.

– Cánovas Izquierdo JL & Cabot J 2016, ‘JSONDiscoverer: Visualizing the schema lurking behind JSON documents’, Knowl.-Based Syst. 103: 52-55.

Selected research activities

Best paper award at Models 2016 (ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems)