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Rafael Z. Frantz

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I was awarded a PhD degree in Software Engineering by the University of Seville, Spain. Currently, I am a professor at the Department of Exact Sciences and Engineering at UNIJUI University, Brazil, where I lead the Applied Computing Research Group - GCA. In industry, I have five years of experience as a consulting expert in software development. My current research interests focus on the integration of enterprise applications and search-based software engineering.

  • Enterprise Application Integration
  • Supporting language and tools to design and run integration solutions
  • Runtime System efficiency
PhD Students (6)

•  Regis Rodolfo Schuch (Start 12/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Angela Mazzonetto (Start 03/2018 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Patricia Mariotto Mozzaquatro Chicon (as joint supervisor) (Start 03/2018 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Fernando Parahyba (as joint supervisor) (Start 06/2017 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Daniela Lopes Freire (Start 03/2016 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Eldair Fabricio Dornelles (Start 03/2013 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
MSc Students (17)

•  Sabrina Aquino Zarzicki (Start 12/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Estevanir Sausen (Start 12/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Maira Simoni Brigo (Start 05/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Caroline Maiza Dapper (as joint supervisor) (Start 04/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Diogo Izequiel Rudell (as joint supervisor) (Start 02/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Alessandra Lucero Silva (as joint supervisor) (Start 04/2018 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Sandra B. Neuckamp (Start 04/2017 ↦ End 05/2019) cv-lattes
•  Francisco R. Lima (Start 09/2016 ↦ End 04/2019) cv-lattes
•  Jussiano Regis Pacheco (as joint supervisor) (Start 03/2016 ↦ End 08/2018) cv-lattes
•  Matheus Henrique Rehbein (Start 09/2015 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Franciéli Cristina Welter (Start 07/2015 ↦ End 08/2017) cv-lattes
•  Adriana Rosélia Kraisig (Start 03/2015 ↦ End 03/2017) cv-lattes
•  Francine Freddo (as joint supervisor) (Start 03/2015 ↦ End 04/2017) cv-lattes
•  Márcia Maria Horn (as joint supervisor) (Start 07/2014 ↦ End 08/2016) cv-lattes
•  Arléte Kelm Wiesner (Start 07/2014 ↦ End 08/2016) cv-lattes
•  Roberto Saulo Cargnin (as joint supervisor) (Start 03/2014 ↦ End 08/2016) cv-lattes
•  Igor Gamste Haugg (Start 03/2013 ↦ End 03/2018) cv-lattes
BSc Students (7)

•  Rafael da Costa Soares (Start 03/2019 ↦ Current) cv-lattes
•  Gabriel Uberti Vieira Messina (Start 07/2017 ↦ End 05/2019) cv-lattes
•  João Pedro Lemos Petter (as joint supervisor) (Start 08/2016 ↦ End 07/2017) cv-lattes
•  Rodolfo Berlezi (Start 06/2016 ↦ End 08/2018) cv-lattes
•  Rodrigo Marcel Gottin (Start 03/2015 ↦ End 03/2016) cv-lattes
•  Edinaldo Gaspar da Silva (as joint supervisor) (Start 03/2014 ↦ End 03/2016) cv-lattes
•  Jean Rafael Reus da Silva (Start 03/2013 ↦ End 03/2015) cv-lattes
    Description Criation Date Expiration Date Link
    JDK 12.0.2 win x64 05/08/2019 -
    Apache NetBeans 11.1 win x64 05/08/2019 -
Towards optimisation of the number of threads in the integration platform engines using simulation models based on queueing theory. Haugg, I. G., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S., Zucolotto, B. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA. v. 11, p. 48-58, 2019.
Experimental Study for Evaluating the Performance of Java Virtual Machines in Application Integration. Sellaro, D. F., Frantz, R. Z., Dorneles, E. F., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. Horizons in Computer Science. v. 18, p. 1-24, 2019.
Cat Swarm Optimization Applied to Makespan Reduction in Application Integrations. Lima, F. R., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 31, p. 1-21, 2019.
Ranking enterprise application integration platforms from a performance perspective: An experience report. Freire, Daniela L., Frantz, Rafael Z., Roos-Frantz, Fabricia. Software - Practice and Experience. v. 45, p. 921-941, 2019.
Modeling and Simulation of Integration Solutions based on Queueing Theory. Wiesner, A. K., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 31, p. 1-22, 2019.
A methodology to rank enterprise application integration platforms from a performance perspective: an analytic hierarchy process-based approach. Sellaro, D. F., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. Enterprise Information Systems. v. 1, p. 1-31, 2019.
Optimization of the Size of Thread Pool in Runtime Systems to Enterprise Application Integration: a Mathematical Modelling Approach. Freire, Daniela L., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. TEMA. Tendências em Matemática Aplicada e Computacional. v. 20, p. 169-169, 2019.
Ranking Open Source Application Integration Frameworks Based on Maintainability Metrics: a Review of Five-Years Evolution. Frantz, R. Z., Rehbein, M. H., Berlezi, R., Roos-Frantz, F. Software - Practice and Experience. v. 1, p. 1-19, 2019.
Modelo Matemático Para Cálculo do Makespan em Processos de Integração de Aplicações. Neuckamp, S. B., Frantz, R. Z. XXIX Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 1-5, 2018.
Função Objetivo Para Otimizar o Processamento de Uma Mensagem em Processos de Integração de Aplicações. Lima, F. R., Frantz, R. Z. XXIII Jornada de Pesquisa. p. 1-8, 2018.
Modelagem Matemática para a Simulação Computacional de uma Solução de Integração no Contexto da Administração Pública de Ijuí-RS. Lencina, A. Q., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S. XXXVIII Congresso Nacional de Matemática Aplicada e Computacional (CNMAC). p. 1-7, 2018.
Survey on the run-time systems of enterprise application integration platforms focusing on performance. Freire, Daniela L., Frantz, Rafael Z., Roos'Frantz, Fabricia, Sawicki, Sandro. Software - Practice and Experience. v. 49, p. 341-360, 2018.
Modelagem Matemática do Tempo de Processamento de Uma Mensagem em Um Processo de Integração. Neuckamp, S. B., Frantz, R. Z. XXIII Jornada de Pesquisa. p. 1-8, 2018.
A proposal of Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers pricing model using linear regression. Belusso, C. L. M., Sawicki, S., Basto-Fernandes, V., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE COMPUTAÇÃO APLICADA. v. 10, p. 44-53, 2018.
Algoritmo Inspirado na Técnica Cat Swarm Optimization para Otimização de Integração de Aplicações. Lima, F. R., Frantz, R. Z. Conferência Sul em Modelagem Computacional (MCSul). p. 1-12, 2018.
Revisão Bibliográfica Sobre Minimização de Makespan para Otimização de Plataformas de Integração. Lima, F. R., Neuckamp, S. B., Frantz, R. Z. XXIX Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 1-5, 2018.
Price modeling of laaS providers using multiple regression. Belusso, Cassio L. M., Sawicki, Sandro, Basto-Fernandes, Vitor, Frantz, Rafael Z., Roos-Frantz, Fabricia. 2017 12th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI). v. 1, p. 1-6, 2017.
Enterprise Application Integration: Approaches and Platforms to Design and Implement Solutions in the Cloud. Sequeira, F. J. R., Basto-Fernandes, V., Frantz, R. Z. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 20, p. 1-22, 2017.
Geração Automática de Modelos de Simulação para Soluções de Integração. Haugg, Igor G., Frantz, R. Z. XXVIII Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 1-4, 2017.
Task Scheduling Optimization on Enterprise Application Integration Platforms Based on the Meta-heuristic Particle Swarm Optimization. Sellaro, Daniela F., Frantz, Rafael Z., Hernández, Inma, Roos-Frantz, Fabricia, Sawicki, Sandro. the 31st Brazilian Symposium. p. 273-278, 2017.
MALS: Uma Ferramenta para Extração e Classificação Automática de Publicações do Currículo Lattes. Rehbein, M. H., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, Fabricia. XXVIII Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 1-4, 2017.
Modelagem Matemática e Simulação no Contexto dos Motores de Execução das Plataformas de Integração: um Estudo Exploratório. Haugg, I. G., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. XXII Jornada de Pesquisa. p. 1-9, 2017.
Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Enterprise Integration Solutions using Markov Chains. Horn, M. M., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z., Haugg, I. G. Horizons in Computer Science Research. v. 15, p. 145-181, 2017.
Análise da Evolução da Manutenibilidade da Plataforma de Integração Mulesoft. Berlezi, R., Frantz, R. Z. XXVIII Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 1-4, 2017.
Diagnosing and Reducing Performance Bottlenecks in an Integration Solution Using Stochastic Petri Net Simulations. Lencina, A. Q., Cargnin, R. S., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S. Horizons in Computer Science Research. v. 15, p. 183-208, 2017.
Price Modeling of IaaS Providers - An Approach Focused on Enterprise Application Integration. Belusso, C. L. M., Sawicki, S., Basto-Fernandes, V., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). v. 1, p. 371-376, 2017.
A Mathematical Model for the Simulation of an Integration Solution for Applications in the Academic Context of Unijuí. Kraisig, A. R., Welter, F. C., Haugg, I. G., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 20, p. 1-24, 2017.
On the design of a maintainable software development kit to implement integration solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F. Journal of Systems and Software. v. 111, p. 89-104, 2016.
Analysis of Asset Specification Languages for Representation of Descriptive Data from MDE Artifacts. Basso, Fábio P., Oliveira, Toacy C., Werner, Cláudia M.l., Frantz, Rafael Z. Procedia Computer Science. v. 100, p. 221-228, 2016.
Mathematical Model for Simulating an Application Integration Solution in the Academic Context of Unijuí University. Kraisig, A. R., Welter, F. C., Haugg, I. G., Cargnin, R. S., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S., Frantz, R. Z. Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (CENTERIS). v. 100, p. 407-413, 2016.
A Study of Petri Nets, Markov Chains and Queueing Theory as Mathematical Modelling Languages Aiming at the Simulation of Enterprise Application Integration Solutions: A First Step. Belusso, Cássio L.m., Sawicki, Sandro, Roos-Frantz, Fabricia, Frantz, Rafael Z. Procedia Computer Science. v. 100, p. 229-236, 2016.
Analysis of Asset Specification Languages for Representation of Descriptive Data from MDE Artifacts. Basso, F.p., Oliveira, Toacy Cavalcante, Werner, C. M. L., Frantz, R. Z. Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (CENTERIS). p. 221-228, 2016.
Redes de Petri como Instrumento para a Modelagem Matemática e Computacional de um Problema de Integração de Aplicações. Freddo, F., Sawicki, S., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. Conferência Sul em Modelagem Computacional (MCSul). p. 750-759, 2016.
Automated Design of Multi-Layered Web Information Systems. Basso, Fábio Paulo, Pillat, Raquel Mainardi, Oliveira, Toacy Cavalcante, Roos-Frantz, Fabricia, Frantz, Rafael Z. Journal of Systems and Software. v. 117, p. 612-637, 2016.
A Technology Proposal to Realise Enterprise Application Integration. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. International Journal of Computer Research. v. 22, p. 307-328, 2015.
A Survey on the Open Source Tools for Modelling and Implementing Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F. Horizons in Computer Science Research. v. 10, p. 111-130, 2015.
Formalização Matemática de uma Linguagem de Domínio Específico Voltada à Integração de Aplicações Utilizando a Notação Z. Klein, M. J., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z. Pesquisas Aplicadas em Modelagem Matemática. v. 4, p. 119-147, 2015.
Characterising Enterprise Application Integration Solutions as Discrete-Event System. Sawicki, S., Frantz, R. Z., Basto-Fernandes, V., Roos-Frantz, F., Yevseyeva, I., Corchuelo, R. Handbook of Research on Computational Simulation and Modeling in Engineering. v. 1, p. 255-282, 2015.
An EAI Based Integration Solution for Science and Research Outcomes Information Management. Sequeira, Fernando Rosa, Frantz, Rafael Z., Yevseyeva, Iryna, Emmerich, Michael T.m., Basto-Fernandes, Vitor. Procedia Computer Science. v. 64, p. 894-901, 2015.
A Selective Mapping from Orthogonal Variability Model to Constraint Satisfaction Problem. Roos-Frantz, F., Benavides, D., Ruiz-Cortes, A., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 9, p. 35-65, 2015.
Cloud Configuration Modelling: A Literature Review from an Application Integration Deployment Perspective. Hernández, Inma, Sawicki, Sandro, Roos-Frantz, Fabricia, Frantz, Rafael Z. Procedia Computer Science. v. 64, p. 977-983, 2015.
Combining MDE and Scrum on the rapid prototyping of web information systems. Basso, F.p., Pillat, R. M., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z. International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology. v. 10, p. 214-244, 2015.
Cloud Configuration Modelling: a Literature Review from an Application Integration Deployment Perspective. Hernández-Salmerón, I. C., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z. Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (CENTERIS). p. 977-983, 2015.
Using Petri Nets to Enable the Simulation of Application Integration Solutions Conceptual Models. Roos-Frantz, F., Binelo, M. O., Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S., Basto-Fernandes, V. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). p. 87-97, 2015.
Modelling Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. Advances in Engineering Research. v. 9, p. 67-96, 2015.
A Survey on the Open Source Tools for Modelling and Implementing Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F. International Journal of Computer Research. v. 22, p. 287-306, 2015.
A methodology to evaluate the maintainability of enterprise application integration frameworks. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F. International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology. v. 10, p. 334-354, 2015.
On Using Markov Decision Processes to Model Integration Solutions for Disparate Resources in Software Ecosystems. Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Yevseyeva, I., Emmerich, M. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). v. 2, p. 260-268, 2015.
A Technology Proposal to Realise Enterprise Application Integration. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Roos-Frantz, F., Sawicki, S. Horizons in Computer Science Research. v. 10, p. 131-152, 2015.
Um Estudo da Variabilidade dos Tipos de Serviço do Provedor de Computação em Nuvem Amazon. Haugg, I. G., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. XXVI Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). v. 1, p. 1-4, 2014.
Desafios para a Implantação de Soluções de Integração de Aplicações Empresariais em Provedores de Computação em Nuvem. Frantz, R. Z., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Corchuelo, R., Basto-Fernandes, V., Hernández-Salmerón, I. C. XIX Jornada de Pesquisa. v. 1, p. 1-11, 2014.
An Automatic Generation of Textual Pattern Rules for Digital Content Filters Proposal, Using Grammatical Evolution Genetic Programming. Basto-Fernandes, Vitor, Yevseyeva, Iryna, Frantz, Rafael Z., Grilo, Carlos, Díaz, Noemí Pérez, Emmerich, Michael. Procedia Technology. v. 16, p. 806-812, 2014.
Desenvolvimento de um Modelo Matemático Aplicado ao Problema de Cobertura de Área em Redes Sem Fio. Vlieger, M., Sawicki, S., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. Pesquisas Aplicadas em Modelagem Matemática: Coleção Modelagem Matemática Aplicada a Resolução de Problemas nas Engenharias. v. 3, p. 195-222, 2014.
Assisted Tasks to Generate Pre-prototypes for Web Information Systems. Basso, F.p., Pillat, R. M., Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). p. 14-25, 2014.
Study on Combining Model-Driven Engineering and Scrum to Produce Web Information Systems. Basso, F.p., Pillat, R. M., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). p. 137-144, 2014.
On the Formalisation of an Application Integration Language Using Z Notation. Klein, M. J., Sawicki, S., Roos-Frantz, F., Frantz, R. Z. International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS). p. 314-319, 2014.
A Software Development Kit to Implement Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R. 27th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC). p. 1647-1652, 2012.
A proposal to detect errors in Enterprise Application Integration solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Molina-Jiménez, C. Journal of Systems and Software. v. 85, p. 480-497, 2012.
A DOMAIN-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO DESIGN ENTERPRISE APPLICATION INTEGRATION SOLUTIONS. Frantz, R. Z., Reina-Quintero, A. M., Corchuelo, R. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems. v. 20, p. 143-176, 2011.
Error-Detection in Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Molina-Jiménez, C. Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (CENTERIS). p. 170-179, 2011.
An Efficient Orchestration Engine for the Cloud. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Arjona, J.l. IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom). p. 711-716, 2011.
Monitoring Errors in Integration Workflows. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Osuna, C. R., Molina-Jiménez, C. International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP). p. 598-604, 2011.
On using high-level structured queries for integrating deep-web information sources. Osuna, C. R., Frantz, R. Z., Cortés, D. R., Corchuelo, R. International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP). p. 630-636, 2011.
On Mining DOM Trees to build Information Extractors. Fernández, G., Corchuelo, R., Frantz, R. Z. International Conference on Internet Computing (ICOMP). p. 363-367, 2011.
A Roadmap on Integrating Applications and Data on the Web. Corchuelo, R., Sleiman, H. A., Fernández, I. J., Jiménez, P., Arjona, J.l., Cortés, D. R., álvares, J. L., Frantz, R. Z., Molina-Jiménez, C., Hernández-Salmerón, I. C., Osuna, C. R., Reina-Quintero, A. M. XV Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD). p. 133-142, 2010.
On the Design of a Domain Specific Language for Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Molina-Jiménez, C., Corchuelo, R. 2nd International Workshop on Model-Driven Service Engineering (MOSE/TOOLS). p. 19-30, 2010.
Una Arquitectura para el Diseño de Soluciones de Integración de Aplicaciones Empresariales con Soporte para Tolerancia a Fallos. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Molina-Jiménez, C. VI Jornadas Científico-Técnicas en Servicios Web y SOA (JSWEB). p. 51-62, 2010.
Towards a Fault-Tolerant Architecture for Enterprise Application Integration Solutions. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Molina-Jiménez, C. 8th International Workshop on System/Software Architectures (IWSSA/OTM). p. 294-303, 2009.
Towards Automatic Code Generation for EAI Solutions using DSL Tools. Sleiman, H. A., Regalado, A.w.s., Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R. XIV Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD). p. 134-145, 2009.
Advances in a DSL for Application Integration. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R., Gonzáles, J. Integración de Aplicaciones Web (ZOCO/JISBD). p. 54-66, 2008.
Una Comparación de ESBs desde la Perspectiva de la Integración de Aplicaciones. Corchuelo, R., Frantz, R. Z., Gonzáles, J. XIII Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD). p. 403-408, 2008.
A DSL for enterprise application integration. Frantz, R. Z. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology. v. 33, p. 257-263, 2008.
Integración de Aplicaciones. Frantz, R. Z., Corchuelo, R. Integración de Aplicaciones Web para la Web Semántica (ZOCO/CAEPIA). p. 65-75, 2007.
Analysis Patterns: Una Estrategia para la Reutilización. Frantz, R. Z., Roos-Frantz, F., Bocanegra, J. J. Ingenierías & Amazonia. v. 4, p. 46-49, 2007.
Software Distribuído sobre Plataforma não Proprietária para Gerenciamento de Ligações Telefônicas na UNIJUÍ. Frantz, R. Z., Sausen, P. S., Dill, S. L., Prediger, R. P. XVI Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). 2001.
Microcontrollers in the Automation of Equipments for Beekeeping. Rasia, J. A., Zwirtes, A., Marcia, K. K., Sartori, J. R., Toebe, J., Frantz, R. Z. II Jornada de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão e VI Seminário de Iniciação Científica. p. 184-192, 1999.
Uso de Microcontroladores com Arquitetura RISC na Automação de Equipamentos. Frantz, R. Z., Marcia, K. K., Sartori, J. R., Toebe, J., Ziquinatti, D., Zwirtes, A., Rasia, J. A. XIV Congresso Regional de Iniciação Científica e Tecnológica em Engenharia (CRICTE). p. 53-56, 1999.
Microcontroladores na Automação de Equipamentos para Apicultura. Frantz, R. Z., Rasia, J. A. II Seminário de Integração de Pesquisa e Pós Graduação. p. 80-80, 1998.
Projects
Title: Development of an Efficient Runtime System for Application Integration Platforms Adapted to Cloud Computing
Funding Agency: FAPERGS - Fundação de Amparo à pesquisa do Estado do RS
Call: 02/2017 Programa Pesquisador Gaúcho - PqG
Grant: 17/2551-0001206-2
Amount: 25,790.54 Reais
Start: 01/04/2018
End: 31/03/2021
Summary:

The field of study known as Enterprise Application Integration has played an important role in providing methodologies, techniques and tools for companies to develop integration solutions to reuse their applications and support the new demands that arise as their business evolve. Integration platforms are specialised software tools that provide support for designing, implementing, testing, executing, and monitoring integration solutions. Cloud computing is another field of research that has caught the attention of the scientific community and represents a new paradigm for software development, commercialization, and use. Essentially, this service-oriented paradigm allows companies to dramatically reduce their IT infrastructure costs without sacrificing the quality of computer support provided to their business processes. The quality of service that an integration solution can deliver is directly related to the runtime systems of the integration platform, since it is responsible for executing the solutions. Typically, to achieve the desired quality of service with an integration solution, software engineers have increased computing resources on the server machine where the integration platform is installed within the enterprise. This approach harnesses the performance of an integration solution due to the increased financial costs required to augment current hardware or by purchasing a new server with higher processing capacity. Hiring cloud virtual machines to host the integration platforms allows for a reduction in the total cost of ownership for EAI, as well as through cloud elasticity, a greater flexibility for increasing computing resources when required. The migration of integration platforms to cloud virtual machines has given rise to a new service model that has been termed by the EAI community as Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS). Our assumption in this project is that these iPaaS platforms consist of the same platforms designed and implemented for use on enterprise server machines, but encapsulated with a web interface and some new adapters for connecting cloud applications or cloud services. Thus, its execution engines need to be adapted to the context of cloud computing. This research project aims to explore the use of cloud computing in the area of ​​application integration and seeks to develop an execution engine model for integration platforms available as iPaaS services, suited to the cloud computing paradigm and more efficient than those found today in the technical and scientific literature of the area.

Researchers:
  • Rafael Z. Frantz (Coordinator)
  • Sandro Sawicki
  • Fabrícia Roos-Frantz
  • Inmaculada Hernández Salmerón
  • Rafael Corchuelo
  • Benjamim Zucolotto
Students:
  • Angela Mazzonetto
  • Rafael da Costa Soares
  • Daniela Lopes Freire
  • Maira Simoni Brigo