Thomas A. Alspaugh
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2016
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New project, with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2015-16 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
2015
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New project, with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2014-15 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
2013
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Achieving Better Buying Power through Cost-Sensitive Acquisition of Open Architecture Software Systems, with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2013-14 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Ongoing Software Development Without Classical Requirements, with Walt Scacchi, published in the proceedings of the International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2013).
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Processes in Securing Open Architecture Software Systems, with Walt Scacchi, published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP 2013).
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The Challenge of Heterogeneously Licensed Systems in Open Architecture Software Ecosystems, with Hazeline U. Asuncion, and Walt Scacchi, published as a chapter in Software Ecosystems: Analyzing and Managing Business Networks in the Software Industry, edited by Slinger Jansen, Michael Cusumano, and Sjaak Brinkkemper.
2012
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Streamlining the Process of Acquiring Secure Open Architecture Systems with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2012-13 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Software Licenses, Coverage, and Subsumption, with Walt Scacchi and Rihoko (Inoue) Kawai, and Licensing Security., with Walt Scacchi, published in the proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law.
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Understanding the Role of Licenses and Evolution in Open Architecture Software Ecosystems, with Walt Scacchi, published in the Journal of Systems and Software, special issue on Software Ecosystems, volume 85 issue 7.
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Addressing challenges in the acquisition of secure software systems with open architectures, with Walt Scacchi, presented at the Naval Postgraduate School's 9th Acquisition Research Symposium.
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Designing Secure Systems Based on Open Architectures with Open Source and Closed Source Components, with Walt Scacchi, presented for the International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2012).
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Software Licenses, Open Source Components, and Open Architectures with Hazel Asuncion and Walt Scacchi, published as a chapter in Aligning Enterprise, System, and Software Architectures, edited by Ivan Mistrík, Antony Tang, Rami Bahsoon, and Judith A. Stafford.
2011

I was honored to be mistaken recently as French-speaking in conversation with a French person: during a recent sojourn in the Côte-d'Or, I exchanged polite greetings and a little small talk with the cashier in a museum bookstore, who warned me (in French) You know this book is the English version, right?

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Investigating Advances in the Acquisition of Secure Systems Based on Open Architectures with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2011-12 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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I will be in the Miami area for two years while my wife is at the Federal District Court there. Plans are to continue my research through UCI and seek a term appointment at a local university.
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Governance and Accountability in the New Data Ecology: A Vision for Electronic Data Licenses, with Travis D. Breaux, presented at the Fourth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW 2011).
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Getting the Whole Story: An Experience Report on Analyzing Data Elicited Using the War Stories Procedure, with Susan Elliott Sim, has been published in the Empirical Software Engineering Journal.
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Presenting Software License Conflicts through Argumentation, with Hazel Asuncion and Walt Scacchi, published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'11).
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Advances in the acquisition of secure systems based on open architectures with Walt Scacchi, presented at the Naval Postgraduate School's 8th Acquisition Research Symposium.
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Invited to join the program committee for the Fourth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law.
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After a lengthy closing process, the accounts for the International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'09) have finally closed, with the conference ending in the black despite difficult economic times.
2010
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Software Licenses in Context: The Challenge of Heterogeneously-Licensed Systems, with Walt Scacchi and Hazel Asuncion, published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems 11(11), Nov. 2010.
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Invited to join the program committee for the International Conference on Software Engineering '11 Software Engineering in Practice track.
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Investigating Advances in the Acquisition of Secure Systems Based on Open Architecture, Open Source Software, and Software Product Lines with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2010-11 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Mil-OSS WG2 participant, Arlington, VA 4-5 August.
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CCC/CRA FOSS 2010 Final Report Working Group participant, Chicago, IL, 23-24 June.
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The Challenge of Heterogeneously Licensed Systems in Open Architecture Software Ecosystems with Hazel Asuncion and Walt Scacchi, presented at the Naval Postgraduate School's 7th Acquisition Research Symposium.
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Investigating Advances in the Acquisition of Systems Based on Open Architecture and Open Source Software with Walt Scacchi and Hazel Asuncion, funded for 2009-10 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Invited to join the program committee for the International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems '11.
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CCC/CRA FOSS 2010 Workshop on the Future of Research on Free/Open Source Software participant, Newport Beach, CA, 10-12 Feb.
2008
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Articulating Requirements Comic Book Style, an examination of this alternative modality for software requirements and its cognitive advantages with Amanda M. Williams, published in the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Multimedia and Enjoyable Requirements Engineering (MEREʹ08) at REʹ08.
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Marginal Notes on Amethodical Requirements Engineering: What experts learned from experience, with Susan E. Sim, and Ban Al-Ani, published in the proceedings of the 16th International Requirements Engineering Conference (REʹ08).
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Toward Architecture Evaluation Through Ontology-based Requirements-level Scenarios, based on my Ph.D. student Mamadou H. Diallo's planned dissertation research, published as a chapter of Springer's Architecting Dependable Systems V.
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Emerging Issues in the Acquisition of Open Source Software by the U.S. Department of Defense with Walt Scacchi, presented at the Naval Postgraduate School's Fifth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium.
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Investigating The Acquisition and Requirements for Software Systems that Rely on Open Architecture and Open Source Software with Walt Scacchi, funded for 2007-08 through the Naval Postgraduate School.
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Scenario Support for Effective Requirements with Annie Antón, published in Information and Software Technology 50(3), Feb. 2008.
2007
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Case Study, Interrupted: The Paucity of Subject Systems that Span the Requirements-Architecture Gap with Mamadou Diallo and Susan E. Sim, presented at the First Workshop on Empirical Assessment of Software Engineering Languages and Technologies (WEASELTechʹ07).
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Clarity for Stakeholders: Empirical Evaluation of ScenarioML, Use Cases, and Sequence Diagrams with Susan E. Sim, Kristina Winbladh, Mamadou Diallo, Hadar Ziv, and Debra J. Richardson, presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CEREʹ07).
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Specification-based Testing by my Ph.D. student Kristina Winbladh and collaborator Dr. Hadar Ziv, presented at the Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC 2007) and posted to YouTube.
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Evaluating Software Architectures Against Requirements-level Scenarios with Mamadou H. Diallo, Leila Naslavsky, Hadar Ziv, and Debra J. Richardson, presented at the Third International Workshop on the Role of Software Architecture for Testing and Analysis (ROSATEAʹ07).
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In the Requirements Lies the Power with Rand Waltzman, Kristina Winbladh, and Debra J. Richardson, published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKEʹ07).
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I will be Finance Chair for the 17th International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE'09) in Atlanta, GA, for General Chair Bill Robinson.
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I received the 2007 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research (ICS). Student researcher Jovel Crisostomo received the corresponding Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her work with me entitled Two-Tier Requirements Documentation which she presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
2006
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The Scenario Workbench: Semantic editing and transformation of scenarios funded for 2006-07 by IBM.
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An architectural pattern for non-functional dependability requirements with Lihua Xu, Hadar Ziv, and Debra J. Richardson, published in Journal of Systems and Software 79(10).
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An Automated Approach for Goal-driven, Specification-based Testing with Kristina Winbladh, Hadar Ziv, and Debra J. Richardson, published in the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2006).
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On a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Social-Agent Scenario Visualization with Eric Baumer and Bill Tomlinson, presented at the Fourth International Workshop on Comparative Evaluation in Requirements Engineering (CEREʹ06).
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Using Social Agents to Visualize Software Scenarios with Bill Tomlinson and Eric Baumer, published in the proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SOFTVISʹ06). Here is the movie.
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Architecture-based Testing Using Goals and Plans with Kristina Winbladh, Hadar Ziv, and Debra J. Richardson, presented at the Second International Workshop on the Role of Software Architecture for Testing and Analysis (ROSATEAʹ06).
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A Comparative Evaluation of Three Approaches to Specifying Security Requirements with Mamadou H. Diallo, Jose Romero-Mariona, Susan E. Sim, and Debra J. Richardson, published in the proceedings of the 12th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQʹ06).
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Normative Echoes: use and manipulation of player generated content by communities of NPCs with Eric Baumer, Bill Tomlinson, and Man Lok Yau, published in the proceedings of the Second Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference (AIIDE-06). Here is the movie.

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