Barbara Gallina, Associate Professor


Barbara Gallina is Associate Professor of Dependable Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. Currently, she is Vice-chair of the security subgroup within EWICS and  member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Homeland Security (TCHS). Within AMASS, a large EU-ECSEL funded project, she is playing various roles: technical manager at the global level, work package leader, task leader, and land coordinator. She was also the leader of the dependability-related work packages in the EU-Artemis funded SafeCer and CONCERTO projects. She has been visiting researcher at Scania AB, via the SSF-SM14-0013 grant. She has been member of several program committees related to dependability such as SAFECOMP, ISSRE, EDCC, COMPSAC, LADC, ICSRS, QUORS, WoSoCER, SASSUR, ReSACI, ISSA, ASCS, DeCPS. 

She got a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a II-level Master in IT, both from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). She got her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg). 

Barbara Gallina' research interests focus on various aspects of dependable (software) systems engineering and certification. More specifically, she is interested in developing languages, methods, and processes for: 1) modelling, analysis, justification and certification of complex (computer-based) systems, 2) systematic reuse of certification artifacts (product, process, assurance case-related evidence), 3) multi-concern assurance, 4) continuous certification via tool integration, 5) compliance management 6) certification-related evidence engineering (immediate, direct, and indirect) 7) safety culture.

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Latest publications:

Compliance of Agilized (Software) Development Processes with Safety Standards: a Vision (Oct 2018)
Barbara Gallina, Faiz UL Muram , Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila
4th international workshop on Agile Development of Safety-Critical Software (ASCS-2018)

Transforming SPEM 2.0-compatible Process Models into Models Checkable for Compliance (Oct 2018)
Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila, Barbara Gallina, Faiz UL Muram
18th International SPICE Conference (SPICE-2018)

Safety-oriented Process Line Engineering via Seamless Integration between EPF Composer and BVR Tool (Sep 2018)
Muhammad Atif Javed, Barbara Gallina
22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2018)

A Systematic Process for Applying the CHESS Methodology in the Creation of Certifiable Evidence (Sep 2018)
Lucas Paiva Bressan , André Luiz de Oliveira , Leonardo Montecchi , Barbara Gallina
14th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC-2018)

Preventing Omission of Key Evidence Fallacy in Process-based Argumentations (Sep 2018)
Faiz UL Muram , Barbara Gallina, Laura Gomez Rodriguez
11th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC-2018)

Towards Quantitative Evaluation of Reuse within Safety-oriented Process Lines (Sep 2018)
Barbara Gallina, Shankar Iyer
25th European & Asian Systems, Software & Service Process Improvement & Innovation (EuroAsiaSPI2 '18)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila
Soheila Sheikh Bahaei

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Andreas Johnsen
Irfan Sljivo (former)
Sami Alajrami (former)
Simin Cai