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I am a Lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland.
My research efforts are aimed at building theory on what it takes to develop quality software. I have studied process models, like CMMI, a couple of ISO standards. I have also researched in agile development environments with a technical debt viewpoint. Currently, I am working on developing and evaluating secure software architectures, and in testing ubiquitous and context-aware software systems.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Software is eating the world”. Software is pervasive and every time more omnipresent in our lives. By 2017 there will be five devices per person. As a consequence, as software gains visibility also does its software errors and costs. Unfortunately, there is still no hard-proven solution to build quality software. By most accounts, software development projects tend to fail, and the software development industry and its customers have become accustomed to this. Even though there is a vast literature in software engineering research, many sub-domains are showing a gap between the state of the art and state of the practice. The industry-academia GAP has lead to a growing lack of trust between industry and academia. In the past decade, a portion of the software engineering research community has embraced the tenants of Empirical Research. Experimental software engineering brings the application of the scientific method to our field. I believe that Empirical methods will enable practitioners to make informed decisions based on well-grounded knowledge. I aim to generate empirical knowledge on software development with an emphasis on developing technologies that the software development industry can apply.

External positions

Research Professor, Universidad ORT Uruguay

1 Aug 200931 Aug 2018

Assistant Professor, Universidad ORT Uruguay

1 Aug 20031 Aug 2009


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Software Engieering
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Software Process
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Testing

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Research Output

A supply chain model with Blockchain-enabled reverse auction bidding process for transparency and efficiency

Koirala, R. C., Dahal, K., Matalonga, S. & Rijal, R., 6 Feb 2020, 13th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (with The International Workshop on Applied Artificial Intelligence - AI) 26-28 August 2019, Island of UKULHAS, Maldives. Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE, 6 p. (SKIMA Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    99mTc nanocolloid indicyanine green: an hybrid tracer for breast sentinel node procedures

    Gambini, J., Silvera, E., Musetti, M., Quinn, T., Yang, G. Z., Matalonga, S., Hermida, J., Alonso, O. & Cabral, P., 1 May 2019, In : The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 60, Supplement 1, 1231.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

    Open Access

    Bite-sized blended learning for time critical graduate apprenticeship delivery

    Matalonga, S. & Riordan, J., 26 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

  • Motivating factors for the adoption of mobile government (m-government): a case of m-government users in Nigeria

    Usoro, A., Matalonga, S., Ekanem, A., Adejo, O. & Ntui, A., 29 Aug 2019, p. 75-75. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Portable Indocyanine Green (ICG) detection system – intraoperative applications

    Gambini, J., Quinn, T., Matalonga, S., Vila, R., Hermida, J., Alonso, O., Yang, G. Z. & Cabral, P., 31 Jan 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • 21 Downloads (Pure)


    • 10 Publication peer-review
    • 9 Editorial activity
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Participation in conference

    XXIII Ibero-american Conference on software Engineering (Event)

    Santiago Matalonga Motta (Peer reviewer)
    Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    WoRkshop on System and Acceptance Testing (Event)

    Santiago Matalonga Motta (Peer reviewer)
    Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    IV Brazilian Symposium on Systeamtic and Automated Tesing (Event)

    Santiago Matalonga Motta (Peer reviewer)
    Jul 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development (Event)

    Santiago Matalonga Motta (Peer reviewer)
    Jun 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Information and Software Technology (Journal)

    Santiago Matalonga Motta (Guest editor)
    1 Dec 20191 Sep 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity