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El autor Alejandro Calderón ha publicado 2 artículo(s):

1 - ProDec Serious game para la formación y evaluación en gestión de proyectos software

Los estudios realizados han permitido observar la carencia de herramientas que permiten la formación y evaluación de los alumnos en la planificación y gestión de proyectos software. ProDec (Project Decision) es un «serious game» creado con la intención de formar y evaluar a los alumnos en dicho ámbito. Su principal objetivo es que los alumnos adquieran cierta pericia a la hora de tomar decisiones frente a problemas que pueden surgir a lo largo del ciclo de vida en la gestión de un proyecto software, permitiendo, de este modo, que los alumnos salgan al mundo laboral con cierta habilidad práctica en la materia. ProDec ha sido desarrollado como herramienta de soporte para la formación en dirección y gestión de proyectos software y como aplicación de apoyo al profesorado para la evaluación de las competencias que los alumnos deben adquirir. En la actualidad, se utiliza en la asignatura Dirección y Gestión de Proyectos Software de tercero de Grado en Ingeniería Informática de la Universidad de Cádiz.

Autores: Alejandro Calderón / Mercedes Ruiz / 
Palabras Clave: Serious Games; Formación en gestión de proyectos software; Ingeniería del Software

2 - MEdit4CEP-Gam: A model-driven approach for user-friendly gamification design, monitoring and code generation in CEP-based systems

AUTHORSAlejandro Calderón, Juan Boubeta-Puig & Mercedes RuizJOURNALInformation and Software Technology (vol. 95, pp. 238-264, 2018). IF: 2.627 (2017). Q1 (16/104) in “Computer Science, Software Engineering” category.DOI Gamification has been proven to increase engagement and motivation in multiple and different non-game contexts such as healthcare, education, workplace, and marketing, among others. However, many of these applications fail to achieve the desired benefits of gamification, mainly because of a poor design.Objective: This paper explores the conceptualization, implementation and monitoring phases of meaningful gamification strategies and proposes a solution for strategy experts that hides the implementation details and helps them focus only on what is crucial for the success of the strategy. The solution makes use of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology.Method: An easy-to-use graphical editor is used to provide the high-level models that represent the design of the gamification strategy and its deployment and monitoring. These models contain the event pattern definitions to be automatically transformed into code. This code is then deployed both in a CEP engine to detect the conditions expressed in such patterns and in an enterprise service bus to execute the corresponding pattern actions.Results: The paper reports on the use of both a graphical modeling editor for gamification domain definition and a graphical modeling editor for gamification strategy design, monitoring and code generation in event-based systems. It also shows how the proposal can be used to design and automate the implementation and monitoring of a gamification strategy in an educational domain supported by a well-known Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle.Conclusion: It can be concluded that this unprecedented model-driven approach leveraging gamification and CEP technology provides strategy experts with the ability to graphically define gamification strategies, which can be directly transformed into code executable by event-based systems. Therefore, this is a novel solution for bringing CEP closer to any strategy expert, positively influencing the gamification strategy design, implementation and real-time monitoring processes.

Autores: Alejandro Calderón / Juan Boubeta-Puig / Mercedes Ruiz / 
Palabras Clave: Complex Event Processing - Gamification - Graphical modelling editor - Model-Driven Engineering - Monitoring - Strategy design