Tiago Espinha




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Short bio

Born in August 1987, Bachelor's from Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria, Master's in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Leicester.

Research interests

I have particular interest in the field of software evolution, more specifically in the evolution of service-oriented systems. My interests also cover the maintenance and reverse engineering of SOA-based architectures.


Nov. 1st 2010 - Started my position at the TU Delft!


My research interests are in the field of service-oriented applications. More specifically I'm interested in providing seamless scalability of SOA systems by allowing online maintenance and evolution of such systems.


Full papers
  • Tiago Espinha, A. Zaidman, H.-Gerhard Gross. Web API Growing Pains: Stories from Client Developers and Their Code
    EU Conference on Software Maintenance/Working Conference on Rev. Engineering (CSMR/WCRE 2014), pages 84-93
    IEEE Computer Society, Antwerp, Belgium, February 2013.
  • Tiago Espinha, Andy Zaidman, Hans-Gerhard Gross. Understanding the Interactions between Users and Versions in Multi-Tenant Systems
    International Workshop on Principles on Software Evolution (IWPSE 2013), pages 53-62
    ACM, Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 2013.
  • Tiago Espinha, Andy Zaidman, Hans-Gerhard Gross. Understanding the Runtime Topology of Service-Oriented Systems
    Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2012), pages 187-196
    IEEE Computer Society, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, October 2012.
Workshops & ERA (Early Research Achievements)
  • Tiago Espinha, Andy Zaidman, Hans-Gerhard Gross. Understanding Service-Oriented Systems Using Dynamic Analysis
    Maintenance and Evolution of Service-Oriented and Cloud-Based Systems (MESOCA 2011), pages 1-5
    IEEE Computer Society, Williamsburg, VA, USA, September 2011.
  • Tiago Espinha, Cuiting Chen, Andy Zaidman, Hans-Gerhard Gross. Maintenance Research in SOA - Towards a Standard Case Study
    16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2012), pages 391-396
    IEEE Computer Society, Szeged, Hungary, March 2012.
  • Tiago Espinha, Cuiting Chen, Andy Zaidman, Hans-Gerhard Gross. Spicy Stonehenge: Proposing a SOA Case Study
    4th International Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service-Oriented Systems (PESOS 2012), pages 57-58
    IEEE Computer Society, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2012.


t.a.espinha [at] tudelft [dot] nl (replace 'at' and 'dot' accordingly)

Phone: +31 15 27 88872
Fax:     +31 15 27 86632

Postal Address:
Delft University of Technology
Software Evolution Research Lab
Faculty EEMCS
P.O. Box 5031
2600 GA Delft
The Netherlands

HB 08.070
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands