Awdren Fontão , PhD

Assistant Professor, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Faculty of Computing (FACOM) awdren.fontao@ufms.br

PhD and Master by the Graduate Program in Informatics at the Institute of Computing (ICOMP) at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM). Bachelor of Computer Science from UFAM. He worked as a Technical Specialist (PhD) at SIDIA Institute of Science and Technology in Deep Learning and Emotional Text-To-Speech projects, as well as collaboration in the area of ​​Verification, Validation and Software Testing. He has experience with developer communities, where he worked for six years in the DevRel area as a developer evangelist for Nokia and Microsoft, in Brazil and Latin America. In this field, he participated in the organization of hackathons, developer conferences and training, in addition to technical team leadership. He serves as reviewer of journals and technical committees of conference and workshop programs. It has already been awarded as one of the best master's theses in computing in Brazil by SBC, as well as in the area of ​​software quality by SBQS. He is interested, within the Software Engineering area, in research on Developer Relations (DevRel), Software Ecosystems, Mining Software Repositories, Software Engineering applied to Machine Learning and Experimental Software Engineering. Member of the UFMS Software and Database Engineering Group, the UFAM Software Experimentation and Testing Group (ExperTS) and the UNIRIO Complex Systems Engineering Laboratory (Lab Esc).

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Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

2020

FONTÃO, A. L. ; PAES, P. ; SANTOS, R. P. ; EKWOGE, OSWALD M. ; DIAS NETO, A. C. . Evaluating Processes to Certify Mobile Applications during Developer Relations Activities. IEEE Access, v. 8, p. 1-15.

GOMES, J. ; VILLANES, I. K. ; ASCATE, S. ; FONTÃO, A ; ANDRADE, E. N. ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . SCUTMA: Selecting Components for Unit Testing in Mobile Applications. Journal of Computer Science, v. 1, p. 1, 2020.

2019

FONTÃO, A. L.; SANTOS, R. P. ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . Exploiting Repositories in Mobile Software Ecosystems from a Governance Perspective. INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS, v. 2019, p. 143-161.

2018

FONTÃO, AWDREN; ÁBIA, BRUNO ; WIESE, IGOR ; ESTÁCIO, BERNARDO ; QUINTA, MARCELO ; SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA DOS ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . Supporting governance of mobile application developers from mining and analyzing technical questions in stack overflow. JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, v. 6, p. 8.

Refereed Conference/Workshop Papers

2020

COSTA, L. A. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; SANTOS, R. P. . Investigating Asset Governance Mechanisms in a Proprietary Software Ecosystem. In: XVI Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems - SBSI'20, 2020, São Bernando do Campo. Proceedings of the XVI Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems - SBSI'20

FONTÃO, AWDREN; CLEGER-TAMAYO, S. ; WIESE, IGOR ; DOS SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . On Value Creation in Developer Relations (DevRel): a practitioners? perspective. In: International Conference on Global Software Engineering, 2020, Seoul. 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering - ICGSE

FONTÃO, AWDREN; CAFEO, B. B. P. ; BONIFACIO, B. ; DOS SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . On Developer Relations Team?s Reasons for Using Repositories. In: Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), 2020, SEOUL. Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering

COSTA, L. A. M. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; DOS SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA . Uma Abordagem para Gestão de Incidentes em Ecossistemas de Software Proprietário.. In: XVI Simpósio Brasileiro de Sistemas de Informação, 2020, São Bernado do Campo. Anais Estendidos do Simpósio Brasileiro de Sistemas de Informação (SBSI), WTDSI

MORAIS, F. L. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; CLEGER-TAMAYO, S. . Combining Design Thinking and Scrum to enhance Test Suite during innovative software development. In: Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE), 2020, Curitiba. Proceeding of the XXXIII Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering

2019

FONTÃO, AWDREN; GADELHA, B. ; CASTRO JUNIOR, A. . Balancing theory and practice in software engineering education - A PBL, toolset based approach. In: Frontiers in Education, 2019, Cincinnati. 49th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference

LIMA, M. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; FERNANDES, D. ; CONTE, T. ; GADELHA, B. . How are my Students going? A Tool to Analyse Students? Interactions on Capstone Courses. In: Brazilian Symposium on Informatics in Education (SBIE), 2019, Brasília. Proceedings of the XXX Brazilian Symposium on Informatics in Education

2018

FONTÃO, A; ESTACIO, B. ; FERNANDES, J. ; SANTOS, R. P. ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . Which factors affect the evangelist's support during training sessions in Mobile Software Ecosystems?. In: 12th European Conference on Software Architecture - Workshops, 2018, Madrid. 12th European Conference on Software Architecture: Companion Proceedings

FONTÃO, AWDREN; BONIFACIO, B. ; SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA DOS ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . Mobile Application Development Training in Mobile Software Ecosystem: Investigating the Developer eXperience. In: Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS 2018), 2018, Curitiba. Proceedings of the 17th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

2017

FONTÃO, A. L.; Dias-Neto, Arilo ; VIANA, D. . Investigating factors that influence developers experience in mobile software ecosystems. In: ICSE Joint 5th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-systems and 11th Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems and Systems-of-Systems, 2017, Buenos Aires. Proceedings of the ICSE Joint 5th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-systems and 11th Workshop on Distributed Software Development, Software Ecosystems and Systems-of-Systems

EKWOGE, O. ; FONTAO, AWDREN DE LIMA ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Tester Experience: Concept, Issues and Definition. In: COMPSAC 2017 - The 41th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference, 2017, Turin. Proceedings of the COMPSAC

ASCATE, S. ; MENDES, I. ; OLIVEIRA, K. ; FONTAO, AWDREN DE LIMA ; ROJAS, I. ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Challenges in Model Based Testing for Mobile Applications. In: CIbSE 2017, 2017, Buenos Aires. XX Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering

FONTÃO, AWDREN; EKWOGE, O. ; Santos, Rodrigo ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Facing up the primary emotions in Mobile Software Ecosystems from Developer Experience. In: Workshop on Social, Human, and Economic Aspects of Software (WASHES) at the 16th International Conference on Software Reuse, 2017, Salvador. 2nd Workshop on Social, Human, and Economic Aspects of Software

FONTÃO, A. L.; LIMA, F. ; ABIA, B. ; SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA DOS ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Hearing the Voice of Developers in Mobile Software Ecosystems. In: Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES)

FONTÃO, A. L.; DOS SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . MSECO-CERT: Uma Abordagem Baseada em Processo para Apoiar a Certificação de Apps em Ecossistema de Software Móvel. In: XVI SBQS - XVI Simpósio Brasileiro de Qualidade de Software, 2017, Rio de Janeiro. Anais do XVI SBQS

FONTÃO, A. L.; SANTOS, R. P. ; DIAS-NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO . Towards a Guideline-Based Approach to Govern Developers in Mobile Software Ecosystems. In: ICSR 2017 - 16th International Conference on Software Reuse

2016

BEZERRA, A. ; FONTAO, AWDREN DE LIMA ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Simulação de Ecossistemas de Software Móvel: Estado da Arte, Desafios e Oportunidades. In: 13th Empirical Software Engineering Latin American Workshop (ESELAW 2016)

FONTAO, AWDREN DE LIMA; SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA DOS ; FEIJO, J. ; NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO DIAS . MSECO-DEV: Application Development Process in Mobile Software Ecosystems. In: The 28th International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering, 2016, San Francisco Bay. The Twenty-Eighth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2016)

LOBO, L. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; BEZERRA, A. ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . An Empirical Analysis of Mobile Apps Popularity Metrics in Mobile Software Ecosystems. In: Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality, 2016, Maceió. Proceedings of the 15th Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality

PEDRACA, B. ; FERNANDES, P. ; BONIFACIO, B. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Explorando a Personalidade do Desenvolvedor em Ecossistemas de Software Móvel. In: Workshop sobre Aspectos Sociais, Humanos e Econômicos de Software (WASHES)

PEDRACA, B. ; BONIFACIO, B. ; FERNANDES, P. ; FONTÃO, AWDREN ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . O Ensino de Programação Mobile em Ecossistema Móvel. In: TISE - Conferência Internacional sobre Informática na Educação

2015

FONTÃO, A. L.; Santos, Rodrigo ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Mobile Software Ecosystem (MSECO): A Systematic Mapping Study. In: COMPSAC 2015 - The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference

REIS, R. A. C. ; FONTÃO, A. L. ; LOBO, L. ; Dias-Neto, Arilo . Usability Evaluation Approaches for (Ubiquitous) Mobile Applications: A Systematic Mapping Study. In: UBICOMM 2015: The Ninth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

FONTÃO, A. L.; Dias-Neto, Arilo . MSECO Cert: Uma abordagem baseada em processo para apoiar a certificação de apps em Ecossistemas de Software Móvel. In: SBQS - Simpósio Brasileiro de Qualidade de Sotware, WTDQS - Workshop de Teses e Dissertações em Qualidade de Software

FONTAO, AWDREN DE LIMA; SANTOS, RODRIGO PEREIRA DOS ; NETO, ARILO CLAUDIO DIAS . MSECO-SUP: Support Process in Mobile Software Ecosystems. In: 2015 29th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES)

BIASE, C. ; FERNANDES, P. ; FONTÃO, A. L. ; FERNANDES, M. ; BONIFACIO, B. . Avaliando a Experiência de Desenvolvedores (DX) no Processo de Ensino de Desenvolvimento de Aplicações Móveis

2014

FONTÃO, A. L.; BONIFACIO, B. ; Dias-Neto, Arilo ; BEZERRA, A. ; Santos, Rodrigo . MSECO Skill: Construção de Competências de Desenvolvedores em Ecossistemas de Software Móvel. In: CIbSE - Congreso Iberoamericano en Ingeniería de Software


Research

I research the intersections of the Software Ecosystem (SECO) and Software Engineering (SE) areas, mainly on topics related to Developer Relations (DevRel) and Developer eXperience (DX).

Current Research Topics

Developer Relations (DevRel)

There is a need for strategies to support the SECO capacity to increase or maintain its developer communities over time and survive inherent changes. In this scenario, the Developer Relations (DevRel) team emerge as a possible strategy. DevRel can be defined as: “it is about creating a vibrant ecosystem of third-party developers, by being the interface between those developers and the platform’s product, engineering, and design teams”. As part of SECO governance, planning and execution of DevRel activities is not trivial and focus on delimiting developer actions without excessively restricting the desired level of value creation.

Software Ecosystem

The new dynamic of interactions between third-party users, developers, companies around a common platform has moved the organizations that maintain software platforms towards expanding their platforms, attracting developers and meeting the demands of users [1][2]. This scenario, which involves technical (i.e., the development process), social (i.e., interaction among users, companies and third-party/internal developers), and business (i.e., synergy surrounded by organizational intentions and developer expectations) dimensions, has been known as Software Ecosystem (SECO)

Software Engineering

Experimental and Empirical Software Engineering | Mining Software Repositories | Software Testing, Verification and Validation | Education |

Partnerships

I am conducting research in partnership with:

Arilo Claudio Dias Neto (Professor @ICOMP/UFAM)

Bernardo Estácio (Researcher @Takeaway.com)

Bruno Bonifácio (Researcher @SIDIA)

Bruno Cafeo (Professor @FACOM/UFMS)

Bruno Gadelha (Professor @ICOMP/UFAM)

Davi Viana(Professor @UFMA)

Hudson Borges (Professor @FACOM/UFMS)

Igor Wiese (Professor @UTFPR)

Marcelo Quinta (Software Engineer @WhatsApp Inc.)

Rodrigo Pereira dos Santos (Professor @UNIRIO

Sérgio Cleger Tamayo (Researcher @SIDIA)


Students

My current students
  • Luiz Alexandre Martins da Costa (MSc. @UNIRIO| co-supervisor) An Approach to Incident Management in Proprietary Software Ecosystems
  • Rafael Araújo de Lima (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) Supporting DevRel practitioners in selecting relevant strategies.
  • Raphael Arruda de Oliveira (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) Defining Roles for Developer Relations (DevRel):an Exploratory Study on Practitioners’ opinions
  • Fernando Kendy Yahiro (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) The style of open-source machine learning benchmark projects focused on the analysis of sentiments, emotions and hate speech.
  • Victor Koji (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) Exploring sentiments in Gitter discussion threads
  • Mateus Ragazzi (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) Proposing bug severity to newcomers
  • Igor Braga Galvan (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) On applying Ecological Modeling in Software Ecosystem research
  • Felipe Soupinski (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) A Developer Relations (DevRel) perspective of Software Ecosystems' Death
Alumni
  • Daniel Massanori (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) On Investigating the Death of Software Ecosystems - Windows Phone Scenario
  • Flavio Augusto (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) A strategy to support onboarding of novice software testers
  • Willian Braga (Undergrad @FACOM/UFMS) Code Samples as enablers for Developer Relations in Software Ecosystems
  • Oswald Mesumbe Ekwoge (MSc. @ICOMP/UFAM | co-supervisor | 2016-2018). Tester Experience: Uma Abordagem para Melhorar a Experiência do Testador em Projetos de Software.
  • Marcos Hiroshi Saito Bezerra (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | 2018) Um estudo sobre as barreiras enfrentadas por testadores novatos de apps.
  • Kleyfferson Lima Silva (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | 2018) Um estudo sobre a adoção do Scrum por equipes de projetos de larga escala
  • Gabriel Gama (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | 2018).​Uma ferramenta para apoiar o uso do Scrum com equipes remotas
  • Fabrício José da Silva Lima (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | co-supervisor | 2017). Entendendo MSECO a partir de Análise de Dados Técnicos do Stack Overflow
  • Schweitzer Wostewoysers Campelo (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | co-supervisor | 2016). Analisando a Relação entre Relatos de Falhas e Ratings em Comentários de Aplicações Móveis na Loja Google Play
  • Ludymila Lobo Aguiar Gomes (Undergrad @ICOMP/UFAM | co-supervisor | 2015). Identificando nichos em Ecossistemas de Aplicativos Móveis
  • Caio Biase Grana (Undergrad @ICET/UFAM | co-supervisor | 2015). Realizando um estudo do método UX Curve aplicado a Experiência do Desenvolvedor.


Awards

  • (2020) 1 rd Place - Best PhD Thesis in Software Enginering in Brazil, Brazilian Computer Society.
  • (2020) 1 rd Place - Best PhD Thesis in Information Sysems in Brazil, Brazilian Computer Society.
  • (2020) 3 rd Place - Best PhD Thesis in Software Quality in Brazil,, Brazilian Computer Society.
  • (2020) Best Paper Nominations of 15th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2020), IEEE.
  • (2019) Tribute for the Defense of the 50th Doctoral Thesis of the PPGI of ICOMP/UFAM
  • (2018) Recognition for productivity in the 2017-2018 biennium, Institute of Computing - Federal University of Amazonas
  • (2017) 3 rd Place - Best dissertations in computing in Brazil, Brazilian Computer Society.
  • (2017) 2 nd Place - Best dissertations in Software Quality in Brazil, Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality.
  • (2017) Among the 5 best articles of "Research Track", Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering.
  • (2016) Best Paper Award (PHD, Poster Category): "GoDev-DX: Developers? Governance in Mobile Software Ecosystems from Developer Experience (DX)", The III Latin-American School on Software Engineering (ELA-ES)
  • (2016) Best Paper Award: Explorando a Personalidade do Desenvolvedor em Ecossistemas de Software Móvel, I Workshop sobre Aspectos Sociais, Humanos e Econômicos de Software (WASHES)
  • (2015) Best Paper Award: Avaliando a Experiência de Desenvolvedores (DX) no Processo de Ensino de Desenvolvimento de Aplicações Móveis, Conferência Ibero-Americana WWW/Internet
  • (2013) Nokia Developer Certified Trainer
  • (2012) Nokia Developer Champion, Nokia.
  • (2011) Nokia Developer Champion, Nokia.