Xavier Franch

Ph.D. in Informatics
Full Professor

Contact at:
    UPC - Campus Nord
    Omega building, room 122
    c/Jordi Girona Salgado 1-3
    E-08034 Barcelona
    e-mail: franchessi.upc.edu
    Skype: xavier.franch
    Twitter: @FranchXavier
    Phone: +34 - 93 413 7891
    ORCID: 0000-0001-9733-8830
    ResearcherID: A-8588-2008
    Scopus: 6603081752


I belong to the GESSI research group. I am currently involved in the following events: I belong to the Steering Committees/Advisory Boards of CAiSE, RE, the i* workshop, the CESI workshop, JISBD and CIbSE.

Find here my list of publications. You may find my google scholar profile.

In H2020, I am: project coordinator of the Q-Rapids project (Nov. 2016-Oct. 2019; E-01372), scientific manager of the SUPERSEDE project (May 2015-April 2018; E-01318) and UPC representative of the OPENREQ project (Jan. 2017-Dec. 2019; E-01376).

In FP7, I was project coordinator of the RISCOSS project (Nov. 2012-Dec. 2015).

I am or have been scientific responsible or co-responsible of the following Spanish funded projects: GENESIS (2017-2020), EOSSAC (2013-2016), ProS-Req (2010-2013), ADICT (2007-2010), UPIC (2004-2007), DALÍ (2001-2004), ComProLab (1997-2000).

I belong to the organizing team of the NFR4MDD and RE-Pract projects.

I'm member of the IREB, currently as Full Member (from March 2018) and Council Member (from June 2015).

I'm member of the ISERN network, as UPC representative (from January 2015)

I belong to the Editorial Boards of the journals: IST (Elsevier), JSS (Elsevier), REJ (Springer), Computing (Springer), IJCIS (World Scientific) and IJISMD (IGI). In addition, I play the role of J1C2 chair in JSS (Elsevier) and Editor-in-Chief in IET Software.

I have occupied the following positions at conferences:

I have organized / I'm currently organizing the following series of workshops: RECOTS (2003@RE, 2004@RE), MPEC (2004@ICSE, 2005@ICSE), SOCCER (2005@RE, 2006@RE), i* (2008@IDEAS, 2010@CAiSE, 2011@RE), CMM (2011@CAiSE), CESI (2013@ICSE, 2014@ICSE, 2015@ICSE), TwinPeaks (2013@ICSE, 2013@RE, 2014@ICSE), WRMOCC (2014@COMPSAC), EmpiRE (2014@RE), iStarT (2015@CAiSE), CrowdRE (2017@RE), JIT-RE (2017@RE), NLP4RE (2018@REFSQ), SQuaDE (2018@ICSE), QuaRAP (2018@RE).

I have advised or co-advised the following PhD students: Oscar Cabrera (2017), Cristina Palomares (2016), Silverio Martínez (2016), Marc Oriol (2015), David Ameller (2014), Lidia López (2013), Carlos Cares (2012), Claudia Ayala (2008), Gemma Grau (2008), Juan P. Carvallo (2005), Jordi Marco (2005), Josep M. Ribó (2002).


  • Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics (MIRI): Advances on Software Engineering (ASE, taught at UPC)
  • Informatics Engineering (EI): Software Engineering Project (PES, taught at UPC)
Here you may find information about my old old book on data structures (available in Catalan and Spanish)


Here you may find some interesting links and/or funny links (may be broken..., let me know):

Last Update on April 2018