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Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh, Giancarlo Succi Adopting Open Source Software: A Practical Guide, MIT Press, 2011

Brian Fitzgerald, Jay P. Kesan, Barbara Russo, Maha Shaikh,Giancarlo Succi Lessons Learned from the Adoption of Open Source Software,2012, The European Financial Review

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Open Source Software and Hardware


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Free University of Bolzano-Bozen              Faculty of Computer Science                   Center for Applied Software Engineering Domenicani, 3                                     39100 Bolzano, Italy

Office: Tel: +39 0471016170

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News! June, 6th, 2013, Artiona Bogo and Barbara Russo "A study on the Awareness and Needs of Could Services in the South Tyrolean Public Sector," 1st workshop Computer science research meets business," Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, at 14:00, room D1.01. Slides pdf

Current Position

Associate professor with tenure


Slides of the Empirical Software Measurement Course

Slides of the course of Programming Project Course


Coordinator of the Bachelor for Working Students of the Faculty of Computer Science

Coordinator of the European Masters Course on Software Engineering

Prospective students: on line application

Coordinator of the double degree program DDMSE PROGRAM. DDMSE received the MOY label for 2013-2014

Coordinator of the double degree program DAPSE

Prospective students: on line application

Research Interest

Mining Software Repositories

Software Reliability in Open Source Projects

Cost-Benefit Analysis of software migration

Software Adoption in public administrations

IT and business alignment

Document Management Systems: optimization and representation of Business Processes

Research activities

Member of the International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

Co-chair of ISERN 2013-2014

Organizing Chair of the 4th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement ESEIW 2010, Bolzano, Italy ESEM conferences

Program Chair of The International Symposium on Open Source Software and Systems 2011 and co-chair 2008 (OSS 2011 and OSS 2008), Salvador. Brazil

Member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Open Source Software and Process (IJOSSP)

Member of the program committees (e.g.,  XP2003 - 2010, OSS2005 - 2012, dg.o 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, ESEM 2010-2013)

Service at FUB

Member of the Faculty Board

Member of the PhD Committee

Coordinator of the Council of the Master of Science until 2012

Coordinator of the European Masters Course on Software Engineering

Member of the Didactic Commission GRIN