Jesús Gorroñogoitia, Research Line Expert on Software Engineering, ATOS Research

Improving bug detection wherever the software is executed


How would you present STAMP? 

STAMP aims at improving the Software Engineering QA process in a 3-dimensional approach that largely improves the efficiency of the design, implementation and execution of test cases on a SUT (System under test) over multiple configurations. These 3 dimensions are: 

1) amplifying the test cases, in terms of their number and quality (i.e. quality of assertions),
2) amplifying the SUT configurations and executions,
3) amplifying the reproduction of runtime crashes (i.e. reproducing runtime exceptions). 

The ultimate purpose of these amplifications is to improve the ability of the testing process to detect and anticipate software defects under all the circumstances this software is executed.

What is your role in STAMP?

My main role is to lead the industrial validation of the STAMP results, in terms of the adequacy (i.e. fit for a purpose) of the STAMP techniques, methods, tools and services to improve the industrial QA process in software engineering. I am also playing a secondary role as leader of the Atos’ team in the industrialization of the STAMP tools, particularly integrating them within the Eclipse IDE, as well as improving their performance.


What key innovation do you bring or help to develop?

We are bringing MDE techniques for abstracting container-based configuration deployment technologies (e.g. Docker, Ansible, Chess, etc) into a platform independent metamodel (DSL) for test configuration amplification. We have large expertise on IDE tooling development for software engineering and on the optimization of processes in the JVM.

A word about yourself and your organization

I am working as Research Line Expert in Software Engineering in the IT group of the Atos Research and Innovation Department (ARI). In the last 12 years I’ve been working on EU funded projects from the FP6 program, on topics such Service Oriented Computing (SOC), Model Driven Engineering (MDE), Open-Source Software Collaborative Environments, Autonomous Computing, Testing or Semantics.
ARI is the R&D hub for new technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. More than 150 employees in ARI are participating in the research, development and in - novation (RDI) projects that enrich Atos offer portfolio, market view or position with respect to emerging technologies.
Atos is leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 13 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 73 countries, serving a global client base.


 Jesús Gorroñogoitia has a degree in Theoretical Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), also complementing his studies with a Master in Condensed Matter and Statistics Physics by UNED (Madrid). He has been working in diverse ICT companies as Software Analyst and Architect for 20 years. In Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) he is currently the ARI Research Line Expert on Software Engineering, working on topics such as Service Oriented Computing (SOC), Model Driven Engineering (MDE), Open-Source Software Collaborative Environments, Autonomous Computing, Testing or Semantics. Currently, he has the role of architect and integration leader in the H2020 SUPERSEDE project, technical team leader in H2020 STAMP project and technology consultant in MegaM@ART ECSEL project. He is also member of the OW2 Technology Council and the Cluster on Software Engineering for Services and Applications.