Fabio Petrillo

Associate Professor

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Hi, my name is Fabio Petrillo.

I'm an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics (DIM) at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada) since 2018. My main goal is to create theories and techniques to improve software engineers’ life.

In my research career, I have worked on Empirical Software Engineering, Software Quality, Debugging, Service-Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing, and Agile Methods. I have been recognized as a pioneer and an international reference on Software Engineering for Computer Games. I'm the creator of Swarm Debugging, a new collaborative approach to support debugging activities.


  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Software Quality
  • Software Architecture
  • Debugging
  • Computer Games


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018

    Concordia University

  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Master in Computer Science, 2009

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Electrical Engineer, 2001

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Recent Publications

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Dataset of Video Game Development Problems

We provide developers and researchers with grounded dataset describing software-engineering problems in video-game development …

Establishing a Search String to Detect Secondary Studies in Software Engineering

Search for secondary studies is essential to establish whether the review on the intended topic has already been done, avoiding waste …

Quality model for evaluating and choosing a stream processing framework architecture

We propose an assessment quality model to evaluate and choose stream processing frameworks.

A Tertiary Systematic Literature Review on Software Visualization

We conducted a tertiary systematic literature review to identify, classify, and evaluate the current state of the art on software …

Quality Aspects of Serverless Architecture: An Exploratory Study on Maintainability

We statically analyzed 25 open-source projects using serverless architecture to bring out metrics that applies to the different …