Victor Lopez-Cabrera

Victor Lopez-Cabrera
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá | UTP · Facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales

BSc, MS

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Introduction
Victor Lopez-Cabrera currently works at the Facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá. Victor does research in Educational Assessment. Their current project is 'Modelo de Gestión de Conocimiento para Núcleos Universitarios en Agro alimentación a través de las Ontologías'.
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May 1982 - present
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
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  • Professor (Full)
May 1982 - present
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (26)
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This document presents the experiences from the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama and the College of Electrical Engineering developing a multidisciplinary system for the analysis and solution of complex societal problems with the participation of academia, research and studentes. Resumen: Este documento presenta las experiencias de la Universidad T...
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The present work aims to propose a model of knowledge management for agricultural teaching based on ontologies. Through identification of the business model, business processes, intellectual capital and ontologies, the relationships between each of the parts of the model are described, and the technological elements that support it are presented. F...
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The present work aims to propose a model of knowledge management for agricultural teaching based on ontologies. Through identification of the business model, business processes, intellectual capital and ontologies, the relationships between each of the parts of the model are described, and the technological elements that support it are presented. F...
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Current knowledge management focuses on knowledge acquisition, storage, retrieval and maintenance. E-Learning systems technology today is used primarily for training courses about carefully selected topics to be delivered to students registered for those courses. Knowledge management is used to rapidly capture, organize and deliver large amounts of...
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This paper describes the use of an automatic classifier to model group potency levels within software development projects. A set of machine learning experiments that looked at different group characteristics and various collaboration measures extracted from a team's communication activities were used to predict overall group potency levels. These...
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Between 2011-2013 there were five sequential Panama international events to show the “glocal” reality (global and local) of telehealth to professionals and students of health and technology fields. During this period, 110 experts from 17 countries shared their knowledge with the Panamanian talent and the country could relay that learning to over 2,...
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Por más de cien años, la comunicación inalámbrica ha sido uno de los temas preferidos de tecnología. Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX se realizaron sucesivas modificaciones a las tecnologías inalámbricas; la evolución de los sistemas de telefonía celular, la entrada de la televisión digital terrestre (DVB-T) y la aparición de las redes inalámb...
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The authors analyzed 2500 communication activities of student teams engaged in global software development projects during an 18 month period to determine the temporal behavior of students engaged in distributed group activities. The data revealed a number of daily, weekly, and project regularities, which provide insights into how distributed teams...
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This study examines communication behaviours in global software learning teams. Using a coding scheme developed in previous research (Curtis and Lawson, 2001), the paper characterises communication behaviours of students engaged in a software development project. The paper reports the results of two pilot projects done with students in USA, England...
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Studying the collaborative behavior of online learning teams and how this behavior is related to communication mode and task type is a complex process. Research about small group learning suggests that a higher percentage of social interactions occur in synchronous rather than asynchronous mode, and that students spend more time in task-oriented in...
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Because of the critical role that communication plays in a team's ability to coordinate action, the measurement and analysis of online transcripts in order to predict team performance is becoming increasingly important in domains such as global software development. Current approaches rely on human experts to classify and compare groups according t...
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The paper describes the strategies and guidelines for building effective global student teams based on the experiences obtained from six global software development projects involving 438 students from the universities in the US, Panama, UK, and Turkey. According to the findings obtained from these projects, the factors affecting online collaborati...
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This paper describes a multi-year project that is examining ways to improve global software learning teams. Students from the University of North Texas, Middlesex, University of Atilim, Middle East Technical University, and Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá are teamed and asked to collaborate on a number of different software projects. The paper ex...
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One of the most difficult tasks for global software development researchers is quantifying the performance of groups and students who participate in these distributed projects. There has been much debate about which factors better correlate with team performance and which best describe a successful team. The purpose of this paper is to compare the...
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This study examines communication behaviors in global software student teams. The authors of the paper characterize the types of communication behaviors that occur when student teams are engaged in a software development project. The authors present findings from a one-semester study that examined factors contributing to successful distributed prog...
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This paper describes a study of the impact of communication behaviors on the performance of global software teams. Using a content analysis technique developed by Curtis and Lawson (2001), the researchers first characterized the asynchronous communications among student teams in Panama, Turkey and the US as they worked to complete a global software...
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This paper emphasises the importance of global teams in the field of software development. The paper presents an approach for setting up pilot studies simulating those key features that make global software development teams particularly attractive to exploit and challenging to manage. The underlying research is supported by a research project fund...
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A team performance model provided an organizing framework for studying multi-cultural distributed learning teams. Structural equation modeling was used to test for relationships among individual, cultural and attitudes about collaborative work factors and team performance. The paper describes this model and its theoretical basis and reports on resu...
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Describes the development of special software and course materials that is designed to teach a variety of educational objectives by giving students access to a range of information and educational services available through the World Wide Web. Focuses on collaborative activities that support student/teacher and student/student interactions. (Author...
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This study aims to explore the dynamics of collaborative work in global software development projects. The study explored the nature of collaboration, the patterns of collaborative behaviors in different tasks in computer science, and the impact of the tasks to the collaboration among students. Four different collaborative software development task...

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Therea have been some proposals for quite sometime on how to actually ensure people learn by being in a virtual learning environment; however I wonder, how precise do these metrics and indicators capture the very esence of learning from the whole range of different capacities and skills involved, wether technical skills and soft skills.
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When you are studying at university level, many methodologies are shown to develop software.  Global Software Development seems to be the trend in a globalized society and thus skills and competences must be ensured in students/graduates when they walk out the doir of universities; however, it seems not standard to expose students to real scenarios where the actually have to face the global software situation, multicultural teams, distributed in time and location.  I just wonder how dan you establish estrategies to provide exposure and also asses skills obtained.  Thanks in advance for sharing your opinions.

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La innovación y el desarrollo tecnológico revolucionan el medio rural, por lo que la integración de la población rural en redes globales de comunicación, información e intercambio es necesaria para su desempeño. El modelo de gestión de conocimiento para núcleos universitarios agro alimentarios sirve como guía en sus actividades de gestión de conocimiento .