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Welcome to the Software Engineering Affinity Lab website!    

The Software Engineering Affinity Lab (SEAL) conducts theoretical and applied research on a range of topics in software engineering.

By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, SEAL provides an innovative educational model that targets minority groups and plays an important role in the student's academic success.

In addition, SEAL leverages the academic curricula of UTEP's Computer Science Bachelor of Science program by providing Requirements Definitions to practical problems to be undertaken by students on a two-semester Software Engineering class.

Software Engineering Affinity Lab
Strategic partners such as San Diego Super Computing (SDSC) through the Geosciences Network (GEON) initiative, as well as the Pan American Center for Earth and Environmental Studies (PACES) allows us to to contribute to emerging problems in computer science and to have access to state-of-the-art facilities that enhance team collaboration.

Dr. Gates to attend NSF workshop: Building Effective Virtual Organizations - Thursday, January 10, 2008
The workshop is sponsored by the NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure, which has identified virtual organizations as a fundamental element of its infrastructure plans. Meeting to be held on January 14-16, 2008 in Washington, DC. 

CyberShARE Center of Excellence WIKI - Wednesday, January 9, 2008
CyberShARE is the Center of Excellence for Sharing resources for the Advancement of Research and Education through Cyberinfrastructure at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The WIKI can be found at:

Listing of Software Engineering conferences - Thursday, May 10, 2007
Dr. Cheon is now maintaining a listing of Software Engineering conferences at 

Geoinformatics 2007 - Thursday, May 10, 2007
Meeting to be held on May 17-18, 2007 in San Diego, CA. Attending from our group are Nick Del Rio, Leonardo Salayandia, and Dr. Pinheiro da Silva 

Broken Links / Comments? - Friday, March 24, 2006
Please send feedback to Leonardo Salayandia  

Recent News Items    

Dr. Ann Gates to serve another term on the NSF Advisory Board of Cyberinfrastructure - Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Office of Cyberinfrastructure coordinates and supports the acquisition, development and provision of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the conduct of 21st century science and engineering research and education. More information.

Dr. Pinheiro and Leonardo Salayandia presented at GeoS 2007 Conference - Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The Second International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics was held on Nov 29-30, 2007 in Mexico City. Dr. Pinheiro da Silva and Leo Salayandia each presented a paper.

Dr. Ann Gates et al. recently received a $5 mil grant to create the CyberShARE Center of Excellence - Sunday, December 30, 2007
The Center concentrates on the aspects of CI that deal with software and middleware services and tools, with the focus on the development of scientific CI applications and on training the next generation of scientists who can effectively use CI to perform leading-edge science. More information.