I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of L'Aquila (Univaq). I received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univaq in 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Vittorio Cortellessa.

My research interests lie in software performance engineering; in particular I'm interested in improving techniques and methodology in software performance assurance.

My current research work includes:

  • Ethnographic research on software performance engineering;
  • The impact of software maintanance on software performance;
  • AI techniques for performance debugging;
  • Software performance testing;


Via Vetoio, 42, 67100 Coppito
L'Aquila, Italy
Alan Turing building, room 225



[EMSE 2023]
Luca Traini, Vittorio Cortellessa, Daniele Di Pompeo, Michele Tucci
Towards effective assessment of steady state performance in Java software: Are we there yet? [doi]
Empirical Software Engineering

[EMSE 2022]
Luca Traini
Exploring performance assurance practices and challenges in agile software development: An ethnographic study [doi] [pdf]
Empirical Software Engineering

[TOSEM 2022]
Luca Traini, Daniele Di Pompeo, Michele Tucci, Bin Lin, Simone Scalabrino, Gabriele Bavota, Michele Lanza, Rocco Oliveto, Vittorio Cortellessa
How Software Refactoring Impacts Execution Time [doi][pdf]
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology


[ICPE 2020]
Vittorio Cortellessa, Luca Traini
Detecting latency degradation patterns in service-based systems [doi][arxiv]
ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

Minor Publications

[ASE 2018]
Luca Traini
A multi-objective framework for effective performance fault injection in distributed systems [doi]
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (DocSym)

[SST 2017]
Henry Muccini, Fabrizio Rossi, Luca Traini
A smart city run-time planner for multi-site congestion management [doi]
International Conference on Smart Systems and Technologies


Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)

Reviewer for Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)

Virtualization Co-Chair, 14th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2020)


Ph.D. in Computer Science


University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

Performance Engineering in Agile/DevOps Development Processes [pdf]

Advisor: Vittorio Cortellessa
Co-advisor: Henry Muccini

M.S. in Computer Science


University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

Advisors: Fabrizio Rossi, Henry Muccini


Visiting scholar

Feb.-Mar. 2020

Software Institute, USI, Lugano, Switzerland

Mentor: Gabriele Bavota


Programming for Data Science


University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy

Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics

Master Course - Applied Data Science