Biography

Professor of Software Quality within the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick.

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie)

Principal Investigator, Ageing Research Centre, University of LimerickMember, Health Research Institute (https://www.ul.ie/research/hri), University of Limerick

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Research Fellow, with HomeSafe Care (http://homesafe.ie/) 2014-2017

PhD (1999) in Software Engineering.

Topics of Interest:
Software Processes, Software Process Improvement, Software Quality in specific environments:Global Software Engineering;Connected Health;Medical Device Industry;Services Development;Small to Medium Sized Enterprises.Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).Other Interests:
Athena SWAN: Member of National, University of Limerick and Faculty of Science & Engineering Steering committees. Member of CSIS/Lero committee.

Irish Water Safety (www.iws.ie)

Crinniú, University of Limerick's staff Traditional Music Group
(http://www.ul.ie/cruinniu/) ;
Sports – particularly Ladies' Gaelic Football, Camogie, Gaelic Football and Hurling;Community events (www.murroe.net);Singing, Skiing……

Research Interests

Co-Principal Investigator, Lero

Current Research Projects:
Co-Principal Investigator within Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie) leading projects on Global Software Engineering, Connected Health and Women in STEM;

Supervision of full-time and part-time PhD students who are/have been funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie), Irish Research Council (http://www.research.ie/), European Union Projects, LGSSE - Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering (http://www.lero.ie/content/lgsselerograduateschoolsoftwareengineering), University of Eastern Finland, Technical University Munich, and
Pontifical University Catholic of Rio Grande do Sul, Porte Algre, Brazil.

Recent collaborators include Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Ocuco, University of Limerick Hospital Group and Health Service Executive Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO).

Previous Research Projects:
Principal Investigator, UL, FESTA – Female Empowerment for Science and Technology Academics (http://www.festa-europa.eu/public/formalities), funded by the European Union.

Principal Investigator within ARCH Technology Centre - Applied Research for Connected Health (www.arch.ie), funded by Enterprise Ireland (http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/), led by UCD.
Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellow, researching with ADA-Security, Rockchapel, Co Cork.

Principal Investigator Lero@UL, TRANSFoRm – Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe (http://www.transformproject.eu/), funded by the European Union;Project

Principal Investigator, PAISEAN – Plan-driven, Agile, Inner-Source Environment Analysis Network (http://www.lero.ie/project/paisean0), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie);

Project Team Member, Lero@UL, Developing a Global Software Development Framework for the Medical Device Industry (
https://www.dkit.ie/rsrg/research/current-projects), completed August 2014.

Principal Investigator, Lero@UL, S-Cube – Software Services and Systems Network (http://www.s-cube-network.eu/), completed March 2012.
Principal Investigator for Gender Audit @ UL – reports available at http://gender.lero.ie/.

Adjunct Professor, University of Eastern Finland.

External Examiner for PhD theses in Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, India, Canada.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 1999 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 1992 University of Limerick - MSc
  • 1983 NIHE (now University of Limerick) - BSc

Language

  • English
  • Irish

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

What Makes Agile Software Development Agile?

Kuhrmann M.;Tell P.;Hebig R.;Klünder J.;Schneider K.;Münch J.;Linssen O.;Pfahl D.;Scott E.;Felderer M.;Prause C.R.;MacDonell S.G.;Nakatumba-Nabende J.;Raffo D.;Beecham S.;Tüzün E.;López G.;Paez N.;Fontdevila D.;Licorish S.A.;Küpper S.;Ruhe G.;Knauss E.;Özcan-Top Ö.;Clarke P.;McCaffery F.;Genero M.;Vizcaino A.;Piattini M.;Kalinowski M.;Conte T.;Prikladnicki R.;Krusche S.;Coşkunçay A.;Calefato F.;Pimonova S.;Pfeiffer R.H.;Schultz U.P.;Heldal R.;Fazal-Baqaie M.;Anslow C.;Nayebi M.;Sauer S.;Winkler D.;Biffl S.;Bastarrica M.C.;Richardson I. (2022) What Makes Agile Software Development Agile?. IEEE Transactions On Software Engineering :3523-3539

2022

Public opinion of the Irish "COVID Tracker" digital contact tracing App: A national survey

O'Callaghan, ME;Abbas, M;Buckley, J;Fitzgerald, B;Johnson, K;Laffey, J;McNicholas, B;Nuseibeh, B;O'Keeffe, D;Beecham, S;Razzaq, A;Rekanar, K;Richardson, I;Simpkin, A;O'Connell, J;Storni, C;Tsvyatkova, D;Walsh, J;Welsh, T;Glynn, LG (2022) Public opinion of the Irish "COVID Tracker" digital contact tracing App: A national survey. LONDON : SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD Digital Health

2022

Sentiment analysis of user feedback on the HSE's Covid-19 contact tracing app

Rekanar, K;O'Keeffe, IR;Buckley, S;Abbas, M;Beecham, S;Chochlov, M;Fitzgerald, B;Glynn, L;Johnson, K;Laffey, J;McNicholas, B;Nuseibeh, B;O'Connell, J;O'Keeffe, D;O'Callaghan, M;Razzaq, A;Richardson, I;Simpkin, A;Storni, C;Tsvyatkova, D;Walsh, J;Welsh, T;Buckley, J (2022) Sentiment analysis of user feedback on the HSE's Covid-19 contact tracing app. LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :103-112

2021

A national survey of attitudes to COVID-19 digital contact tracing in the Republic of Ireland

O'Callaghan, ME;Buckley, J;Fitzgerald, B;Johnson, K;Laffey, J;McNicholas, B;Nuseibeh, B;O'Keeffe, D;O'Keeffe, I;Razzaq, A;Rekanar, K;Richardson, I;Simpkin, A;Abedin, J;Storni, C;Tsvyatkova, D;Walsh, J;Welsh, T;Glynn, L (2021) A national survey of attitudes to COVID-19 digital contact tracing in the Republic of Ireland. LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :863-887

2014

Incorporating a Self-Directed Learning Pedagogy in the Computing Classroom: Problem-Based Learning as a Means to Improving Software Engineering Learning Outcomes

Cawley, O,Weibelzahl, S,Richardson, I,Delaney, Y,Yu, L (2014) Incorporating a Self-Directed Learning Pedagogy in the Computing Classroom: Problem-Based Learning as a Means to Improving Software Engineering Learning Outcomes. Overcoming Challenges In Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge And Skills :348-371

2011

A Framework for Public Service Customization

Haque, Rafiqul ,Taher, Yehia ,Richardson, Ita ,Whelan, Eoin ,Willem-jan van den Heuvel,Samar Tawbi (2011) A Framework for Public Service Customization. The International Journal Of Information Studies :-92

2010

Service Engineering

Andrikopoulos, V,Bucchiarone, A,Di Nitto, E,Kazhamiakin, R,Lane, S,Mazza, V,Richardson, I,Papazoglou, M,Pohl, K,Parkin, M,Metzger, A (2010) Service Engineering. Computer Safety, Reliability And Security :271-337

2010

Using LaTeX for Qualitative Data Analysis

Griffin, Ivan,Richardson, Ita (2010) Using LaTeX for Qualitative Data Analysis. Practex Journal 2010-1 Special Issue On `Latex Academic Work Benchpractex Journal 2010-1 Special Issue On `Latex Academic Work Bench

Books

2016

Managing software process evolution

Kuhrmann M.;Münch J.;Richardson I.;Rausch A.;Zhang H. (2016) Managing software process evolution. Managing Software Process Evolution: Traditional, Agile and Beyond - How to Handle Process Change :1-332

Book Chapters

2010

Virtual Teams

Casey, Valentine,Richardson, Ita (2010) Virtual Teams. New York New York : CRC Press -Francis Taylor GroupCRC Press -Francis Taylor Group Encyclopedia of Software Engineering :1330- 1340

2010

Service Engineering

Andrikopoulos, Andrikopoulos,Antonio Bucchiarone,Elisabetta Di Nitto,Raman Kazhamiakin,Lane, Stephen ,Valentina Mazza,Richardson, Ita (2010) Service Engineering. : SpringerSpringer Service Research Challenges and Solutions for the Future Internet: S-Cube - Towards Engineering, Managing and Adapting Service-Based Systems

Edited Books

This author has not written any publications of this type yet.

Other Journals

Conference Publications

2017

The Need for Trustworthiness Models in Healthcare Software Solutions

Abbas, RM,Carroll, N,Richardson, I,Beecham, S,VanDenBroek, EL,Fred, A,Gamboa, H,Vaz, M (2017) The Need for Trustworthiness Models in Healthcare Software Solutions. Proceedings Of The 10th International Joint Conference On Biomedical Engineering Systems And Technologies, Vol 5: Healthinf :451-456

2017

Uncovering Key Factors for a Hospital IT Change Strategy

Carroll, N,Richardson, I,Travers, M,VanDenBroek, EL,Fred, A,Gamboa, H,Vaz, M (2017) Uncovering Key Factors for a Hospital IT Change Strategy. Proceedings Of The 10th International Joint Conference On Biomedical Engineering Systems And Technologies, Vol 5: Healthinf :268-275

2017

A Disciplined Innovation Approach to Health Technology Solutions

Carroll, N,Richardson, I,VanDenBroek, EL,Fred, A,Gamboa, H,Vaz, M (2017) A Disciplined Innovation Approach to Health Technology Solutions. Proceedings Of The 10th International Joint Conference On Biomedical Engineering Systems And Technologies, Vol 5: Healthinf :389-395

2016

Agile Practices for the Global Teaming Model

Noll, J,Razzak, A,Richardson, I,Beecham, S, (2016) Agile Practices for the Global Teaming Model. 2016 Ieee 11th International Conference On Global Software Engineering Workshops (Icgsew) :13-18

2016

Connected Health: From Rural Ireland to Rural India

Richardson, I,O'Mahony, J,Howarth, P,O'Connor, P,Glenny, L, (2016) Connected Health: From Rural Ireland to Rural India. 2016 Ieee/Acm International Workshop On Software Engineering In Healthcare Systems (Sehs) :39-42

2015

Untangling the Complexity of Connected Health Evaluations

O'Leary, P,Carroll, N,Clarke, P,Richardson, I,Balakrishnan, P,Srivatsava, J,Fu, WT,Harabagiu, S,Wang, F (2015) Untangling the Complexity of Connected Health Evaluations. 2015 Ieee International Conference On Healthcare Informatics (Ichi 2015) :272-281

2014

Clinical Pathway Support System

O'Leary, P,Brunetti, L,Noll, J,Richardson, I, (2014) Clinical Pathway Support System. 2014 Ieee International Conference On Healthcare Informatics (Ichi) :202-205

2011

7th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011)

Hashmi, Sajid Ibrahim ,Haque, Rafiqul ,Eric Schmieders,Richardson, Ita (2011) 7th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011). : Joint paper with University of Duisburg-Essen as part of the S-Cube projectJoint paper with Universi 7th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2011)

2010

Software Quality: from Theory to Practice

Richardson, I,Delaney, Y,Abreu, FBE,DeFaria, JP,Machado, RJ (2010) Software Quality: from Theory to Practice. Quatic 2010: Seventh International Conference On The Quality Of Information And Communications Technology :150-155

2009

SPLC 2009

O'Leary, Padraig ,R Rabiser,Richardson, Ita,Thiel, Steffen (2009) SPLC 2009. SPLC 2009

2009

EuroSPI conference

O'Leary, Padraig ,McCaffery, Fergal ,Richardson, Ita,Thiel, Steffen (2009) EuroSPI conference. EuroSPI conference

2009

ICSOFT 2009

O'Leary, Padraig ,McCaffery, Fergal ,Richardson, Ita,Thiel, Steffen (2009) ICSOFT 2009. ICSOFT 2009

2008

Scrum implementation using Kotter's Change Model

Hayes, S,Richardson, I,Abrahamsson, P,Baskerville, R,Conboy, K,Fitzgerald, B,Morgan, L,Wang X (2008) Scrum implementation using Kotter's Change Model. Business Process Management Workshops, Pt I :161-

2008

SQM2008

S Hayes,Richardson, Ita (2008) SQM2008. SQM2008

2005

ENVIRON 2005

Leonard, J., O Regan, B., Moles, R., Richardson, I., (2005) ENVIRON 2005. :*-*

1997

20th ISBA National Conference

Hynes, B., Ledwith, A., Mac Mahon, J., Mc Inerney, R., Murphy, E., Richardson, I., and Treacy, M. (1997) 20th ISBA National Conference. :*-*

RISE Conference

O¿Leary, Padraig, Muhammad Ali Babar, Steffen Thiel and Ita Richardson () RISE Conference.

SPLC 2009

P. O¿Leary, R. Rabiser, I. Richardson and S. Thiel () SPLC 2009. :121-130

ICSOFT 2009

P. O¿Leary, F. McCaffery, I. Richardson and S. Thiel () ICSOFT 2009. :121-126

Conference Contributions

Published Reports

Editorials

2018

Message from the SEHS 2018 co-chairs

Richardson I.;Weber J. (2018) Message from the SEHS 2018 co-chairs. 29th International Conference On Software Engineering: Icse 2007 Companion Volume, Proceedings :-x

2016

Guest editors' introduction

Huang, LG,Zhang, H,Richardson, I (2016) Guest editors' introduction. Journal Of Software-Evolution And Process :232-235

Book Reviews

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Other Publications

2018

Message from the SEHS 2018 co-chairs

Richardson I.;Weber J. (2018) Message from the SEHS 2018 co-chairs. 29th International Conference On Software Engineering: Icse 2007 Companion Volume, Proceedings :-x

2016

Guest editors' introduction

Huang, LG,Zhang, H,Richardson, I (2016) Guest editors' introduction. Journal Of Software-Evolution And Process :232-235

2011

A Decision Support System for Global Software Development. PARIS’11 workshop, co-located with 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering(ICGSE) ’11

Beecham, Sarah ,Noll, John ,Richardson, Ita ,Dhungana, Deepak (2011) A Decision Support System for Global Software Development. PARIS’11 workshop, co-located with 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering(ICGSE) ’11. HelsinkiHelsinki PARIS’11 workshop, co-located with 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering(ICGSE) ’11

2011

Using the Cloud to Facilitate Global Software Development Challenges. ICGSE Workshop on Tool Support Development and Management in Distributed Software Projects

Hashmi, Sajid,Viktor Clerc,Maryam Razavian,Christina Manteli,Damian Andrew Tamburri,Patricia Lago,Elisabetta Di Nitto,Richardson, Ita (2011) Using the Cloud to Facilitate Global Software Development Challenges. ICGSE Workshop on Tool Support Development and Management in Distributed Software Projects. Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki, Finland ICGSE Workshop on Tool Support Development and Management in Distributed Software Projects :-77

2007

Distributed Development for Complex Systems in the Consumer Electronics Semiconductors. Workshop on the Challenges of Collaborative Work in Global Software Development, 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

Griffin, Ivan,Richardson, Ita (2007) Distributed Development for Complex Systems in the Consumer Electronics Semiconductors. Workshop on the Challenges of Collaborative Work in Global Software Development, 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. Limerick, IrelandLimerick, Ireland Workshop on the Challenges of Collaborative Work in Global Software Development, 10th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

2005

The Capability Maturity Model (SW and Integrated) Tailored in Small Indigenous Software Industries. International Research Workshop for Process Improvement in Small Settings

Blowers, Rosario,Richardson, Ita (2005) The Capability Maturity Model (SW and Integrated) Tailored in Small Indigenous Software Industries. International Research Workshop for Process Improvement in Small Settings. Pittsburgh, U.S.A Pittsburgh, U.S.A International Research Workshop for Process Improvement in Small Settings