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Baldoino’s Secondment in Coimbra!

Published: Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Baldoino at UC

Baldoíno Fonseca is in Portugal to spend a one-month secondment at the University of Coimbra (UC). Baldoíno comes from the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) where he is an Associate Professor and also the coordinator of the UFAL team in the DEVASSES project.

After the introduction of his work during the project’s face-to-face meeting in Florence, Baldoíno moved to Coimbra where he will have further opportunity to find common interests and start collaborations in the context of the project. A presentation is planned in the context of the regular seminars of CISUC-SSE group, in order to present further details on UFAL’s research and also to reach a broader audience of local professors, researchers and students.

The secondment will be important the planning of the future work of researchers to be seconded at the UC (Ítalo Silva) and also the researchers going to UFAL (Nuno Antunes and Cristiana Areias).

With some overlap with the secondment of Regina Moraes, this is also an opportunity to have interesting Transfer of Knowledge presentations and discussions that can be important to find collaboration opportunities between UFAL and UNICAMP, fostering the collaboration between the two research groups.

Finally, during the secondment period there will be opportunity to work on the project deliverables in hands and also search for funding opportunities for the medium/long term.

DEVASSES Researchers Meet in Florence

Published: Friday, 30 January 2015
Night in Florence


The first year of the DEVASSES project is now complete.


The UNIFI hosted a Face-to-Face Meeting in Florence for the project researchers to review the activities of this first year and plan for the future. The review of 2014 was focused on discussing the past and ongoing secondments, the results achieved, and what could be the future improvements.


As usual, the meeting included researchers from all partners of the project. The newcomers presented themselves to the remaining project team, with special focus on the UFAL team that brings new people and expertise to the consortium.


There was the opportunity to advertise the RADIANCE workshop initiative and discuss potential future collaborations, including open project calls. An important part of the meeting was the discussion of the status and the future steps on each of the active Work Packages including the ones that already presented some deliverables and the ones that are on a planning phase.


For the night of the first day of the meeting it was planned a Team-Building dinner that, besides great Tuscan food, included a visit to roof and the great view over the night of Florence (see photo above).


Discussion during the meeting


Strategically spread between the other sessions, there were three sessions of an internal Transfer of Knowledge Workshop with a total 7 presentations. In those sessions, the project researchers showcased their recent and ongoing research work, with 3 of the presentations being on joint initiatives. Bellow follows the titles of the presentations:

  1. Marco Mori, "Dependable Decision-making of Reconfiguration Strategies for Dynamic Service-based Systems", UNIFI
  2. Tommaso Zoppi, "Statistical Software Anomaly Detection", UNIFI
  3. Enrico Schiavone, "Continuous multi-biometric authentication", UNIFI
  4. Leonardo Montecchi, "A UML Profile for Privacy-aware Applications", UNIFI/UNICAMP
  5. Thais Ussami, "Automated test generation in an iterative and incremental environment", UNICAMP/UNIFI
  6. Nuno Antunes, "Using Code Coverage Analysis to Estimate the Quality of Vulnerability Detection Tests", UC / UNICAMP
  7. Nuno Laranjero, "Testing Interoperability of Web Services Frameworks", UC


The DEVASSES team is looking forward to a great 2015!


Enrico presenting

The new year brought new seconded researchers to UNIFI!

Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
Ariadne, Cecilia at UNIFI


Ariadne Carvalho and Cecilia Rubira are now in Firenze, working together with UNIFI researchers at the Resilient Computing Lab. Ariadne and Cecilia are professors at the Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas (IC-UNICAMP) and both will seconded during a one month period.


On January 15th and 16th two sessions of presentations took place, in which Ariadne and Cecilia introduced to UNIFI researchers some of the most recent works that are being performed by their research groups.

Cecilia presented works related to Software Product Lines (SPL) in the context of fault-tolerant and self-adaptive systems, including a case study in e-Commerce domain.

Ariadne presented works on techniques for authorship attribution on micro-messages and preliminary work on "Information and Emotion Extraction from Micro-blogs for Stock Market Prediction".

The presentations were the opportunity to start discussions between UNIFI and UNICAMP researchers, which will be carried on during the secondment period.


The secondment period will also be the opportunity to work on the project deliverables, and plan collaboration work, and future researcher secondments to Campinas. Finally, the secondment will allow to cement the ongoing collaborations between UNIFI and UNICAMP.


Ariadne, Cecilia and UNIFI

It is time for the first Secondment in Coimbra!

Published: Monday, 12 January 2015

The first researcher seconded to the University of Coimbra has just arrived. Regina Moraes is in Coimbra to fulfill a 2-month secondment working with the DEVASSES team of the UC. Regina is a Full Professor at the School of Technology of the University of Campinas (FT-UNICAMP).


Regina will present in the next weeks the work that her groups has been developing at the UNICAMP. This presentation will be done in the context of the regular seminars of CISUC-SSE group, which usually attracts a broad audience of local professors, researchers and students.

Regina at UC


During the secondment period there will be opportunity to work on the project deliverables and also discuss and plan the future early stage researcher secondments that will come to Coimbra.


The secondment will also be useful for the progress and planning of the ongoing work with local researchers, including the works of her students: Tânia Basso is co-advised together with Marco Vieira or even the works of Ana Paula that is currently collaborating with Nuno Antunes.


Finally, the secondment will allow to cement the ongoing collaborations between UC and UNICAMP, searching for funding opportunities for the medium/long term, namely the future Europe-Brazil ICT.