Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín <p align="justify"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">DOI: </span></span><strong><a href=""><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">10.22395/rium</span></span></a></strong></p> <p align="justify">Approach and Scope</p> <p><em>Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín</em> is a multidisciplinary publication in the field of engineering. The journal disseminates research results that contribute to regional and global development from an engineering perspective. The journal prioritizes the reception of products derived from research projects for their elaboration and adequate dissemination among academics, students, and other interested groups in society.</p> <p>At Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín, we are aware of the need for adequate circulation of scientific knowledge in our region and the need to provide elements for the analysis and solution of specific problems.</p> <p>However, we recognize the need for the widest possible circulation within academic communities. Therefore, starting in 2021, we strongly encourage authors to submit the final approved version of their articles in English for publication. Additionally, our journal maintains its tradition of open access circulation, without any charges for submission or publication.</p> <p>The journal guarantees the ethical treatment of contents and ensures that all procedures involving authors, referees, and editors comply with the COPE standards.</p> Sello Editorial Universidad de Medellín en-US Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín 1692-3324 <p>The total or partial reproduction of the contents of the journal for educational, research, or academic purposes is authorized as long as the source is cited. For reproduction for other purposes, express authorization from the Sello Editorial Universidad de Medellín is required.</p> SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO FLORICULTURE IN THE HYDRANGEA SECTOR THROUGH A LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT APPROACH <p>In La Paz Province (Eastern Antioquia, Colombia), hydrangea floriculture has emerged as a significant driver of economic and social development following the post-conflict situation, offering high value-added contributions to the territory. The objective was to identify both the social and environmental aspects of hydrangea cultivation by small and medium-sized growers, assessing the environmental impacts and externalities across the crop’s life cycle. This initiative aimed to foster sustainable growth in floriculture production under eco-friendly conditions, safeguarding human health, and benefiting local stakeholders.</p> <p>To establish a methodological framework, the study adhered to the requirements and guidelines outlined in ISO 14040 and 14044 standards for environmental life cycle assessment, in addition to utilizing the UNEP Methodological Guide. The research revealed significant findings, highlighting the key environmental impacts affecting hydrangea production throughout its life cycle. These impacts primarily stem from the excessive use of agrochemicals, which pose risks to human health and ecosystems due to alterations in soil properties. Moreover, the reliance on fossil resources (such as plastics and fuels) at various stages of the cultivation process contributes to these impacts.</p> <p>From a social perspective, the study identified stakeholders and critical aspects requiring improvement, including integration, safety, occupational health, proper agrochemical handling, regulatory compliance, and system replacement issues. These challenges underscore the complexity of achieving sustainability, emphasizing the need for specialized technical support and new knowledge for growers. Implementing cost-effective technologies is crucial to mitigate environmental impacts, along with fostering associativity models among hydrangea crop producers, which significantly contribute to enhancing growing conditions.</p> María Alejandra González Jaime Botero Cindy Natalia Arenas Echeverri Juliana Miranda José Adrián Ríos Nicolás Fernando Molina Juliana Quintero Mariluz Betancur Copyright (c) 2024 Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín 2024-04-30 2024-04-30 22 43 1 12 10.22395/rium.v22n43a1 DEPLOYMENT MODEL FOR SOFTWARE PROCESSES IN COLLABORATIVE AND DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENTS TYPICAL OF FREE AND OPEN-SOURCE FLOSS COMMUNITIES <p>This article presents the development of a model for deploying software processes within the context of free and open-source software FLOSS communities, characterized by the voluntary participation of people <br>geographically distributed in different places and with diverse profiles and interests in a software development project. The Delphi method validated the model, in which 15 people interested in FLOSS communities participated. It was found that the model promotes communication and motivation of the participants in more than 80% and favors the participation of new community members, according to the answers given by the participants. The communication and motivation skills of the members of a FLOSS community are fundamental for the proper development of free software construction projects.</p> FABIAN ALONSO LARA VARGAS LUIS ALBERTO ESTEBAN VILLAMIZAR Copyright (c) 2024 Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín 2024-04-19 2024-04-19 22 43 10.22395/rium.v22n43a2