Roberto Verdecchia, Patricia Lago, and Ivano Malavolta, jointly with Philippe Kruchten of the University of British Columbia, were awarded with the best paper award of the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS).

The research, titled “Building and evaluating a theory of architectural technical debt in software-intensive systems”, presents a theory of architectural techical debt, a software development phenomenon which causes losses in the order of millions to IT companies each year.

The research was selected among the top 0.3% of all submissions.

More information on the prize is availabe here: