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Marco Vieira’s secondment and talk at UNICAMP

Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014

Marco Vieira has arrived to Limeira for a 2-month secondment at the UNICAMP. Marco is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra and is the scientific coordinator of the project.


Taking advantage of the presence of multiple researchers from Portugal in Limeira, the II workshop DEVASSES@FT was held on July 24. During the workshop Marco presented the talk “To BEnchmark or Not To BEnchmark Security“. The workshop included also presentations by other seconded researcher, local students and other visiting researchers. Check the workshop pages for details!


During the secondment, Marco will continue the ongoing work with local researchers including: co-advising Tânia Basso on a reference architecture for data privacy in web applications and co-advising the work of Daniel Vecchiato on assessing the security of mobile devices. The plan also includes lectures on dependability and security evaluation targeting the local students.


Finally, the secondment will allow to search for funding opportunities for the medium/long term and also to work on the organization of the upcoming TOK Workshop and on the definition of the preliminary conceptual framework architecture for the DEVASSES project.

Nuno Antunes is seconded at UNICAMP

Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014

Nuno Antunes is already in Limeira to fulfill a 2-month secondment at the School of Technology (FT) of the UNICAMP.


Antunes at FT-UNICAMP

Nuno is currently a Post-Doc research fellow at the University of Coimbra. His PhD focused the detection of software vulnerabilities in SOA and his research interests include also other security concerns as virtualized environments, embedded systems and benchmarking of security tools.


During the secondment, he will collaborate with Prof. Regina Moraes and her students: Ana Paula, that is already working with Nuno to improve the testing tools proposed during his PhD by including code coverage analysis; and Tânia Basso that is continuing the collaboration started during a past visit to Coimbra focusing techniques to express and enforce personal privacy preferences.


The initial secondment presentation is scheduled for the next week (July 23 to 25) during a workshop that will include presentations by local students and also by researchers from University of Coimbra that will arrive in the next days.

U. Coimbra researchers at UFAL

Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014

Cristiana Areias is the first project researcher to arrive to Maceió, Alagoas. She arrived in the past May 6 to carry out a 3-month secondment at Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) .

Cristiana is a teaching assistant at ISEC-IPC and she is also a PhD student at the University of Coimbra under supervision of Prof. Marco Vieira. Her research topic is on Runtime V&V for Business-Critical SOAs. Her current works focus on the application of FMEA techniques for this domain.

Cristiana at UFAL


This secondment represents an important step for the evolution of her works, as at UFAL she will have the opportunity to collaborate with the local researchers with experience in the field. At the same time, her work is an imporant part of for the evolution of the project WP3, that focus precisely on Methods and Tools for Dynamic and Continuous System V&V (R-V&V).


Also visiting UFAL is Nuno Antunes. His goal at UFAL is to actively pursue collaborations with the local researchers, that will be futher developed in the context of the project. Having recently concluded his PhD at the UC in software vulnerability detection in SOAs, his research interests include also other security concerns, as virtualized environments and embedded systems and benchmarking of security tools.


Soon, Cristiana and Nuno will present their work to a broad audience of UFAL Professors and Students during presentations that will be in the context of the UFAL Academic Congress.



First Seconded Researcher

Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The secondments of the project researchers are starting and Jane Sandim Eleutério is the first one!

She arrived in April 13 to Florence and will be seconded in the University of Florence during one month.


Jane is coming from the UNICAMP, where she is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Cecilia Rubira. Although she is yet to define the her PhD topic, her research interests include Software Product Lines, Self-Adaptive Systems and Service Oriented Architectures. 


Jane at UniFi

Following the secondment guidelines, she already presented a talk on the work that is being developed at Unicamp on SPL, Self-Adaptive Systems, SOA, and Fault-Tolerance. Additionally, she introduced ArCMAPE project and its architecture, previously developed by another student of Prof. Rubira (Amanda Nascimento, also involved on the project), as she will follow the research line.

There were also presentations by the UNIFI researchers. The first, by Marco Mori focused on "A Software Lifecycle Process For Data-intensive Self-adaptive Systems". Later, Prof. Andrea Bondavalli welcomed Jane with the presentation of the Resilient Computing Lab (RCL) research group, its research topics and members. 


Jane is currently conducting a systematic literature review in Dynamic Software Product Lines, Adaptive Systems and Dependability. One of her goals for this secondment is to understand more about what is being researched and find a direction for her thesis.