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Brazilian Researchers are visiting UNIFI

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016
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Starting from mid January, a group of researchers from Brazil have arrived in Florence to fulfill their secondments in the DEVASSES project. This allowed the start of an intense period of collaboration, as a total of six researchers are currently visiting the Resilient Computing Lab. These secondments are also synchronized with the DEVASSES Face-to-Face meeting and ToK Workshop V, was held in Coimbra in February 1-2.

 

This marks the first secondments of Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) researchers to UNIFI. Baldoino Neto is a professor at the UFAL, and will be spending a 1-month secondment in Florence. Finally, Marcus Piancó is a MSc student at UFAL and just arrived for a six-months secondment.

Cecilia Rubira and Ariadne Carvalho are professors at the Institute of Computing - University of Campinas (IC-UNICAMP), are staying for one month. Felipe Gaia and Sheila Venero, both recently started PhDs advised by Cecilia at IC-UNICAMP, will stay for two and three months, respectively.

 

Multiple seminars were organized to motivate discussions on collaboration topics. Baldoino presented the main topics on which his students are working at UFAL, which involve problems of identification of code smells, refactoring, and how this affects vulnerabilities in the code. Soon, Marcus will present his work on the use of change history to predict software vulnerabilities.

 

Ariadne presented a work of one of her students on the topic of quality assessment of natural language software requirements, in the domain of space applications. Felipe and Sheila presented an initial proposal for their PhD research. Felipe is focusing on assurance cases in a System of Systems (SoS) context, while Sheila work will focus on the adaptation of workflows in the medical domain.

 

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