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Brazilian Researchers are visiting UNIFI

Published: Friday, 12 February 2016
All at UC


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.


Keynote speaker photo

Eliane Martins visits University of Coimbra

Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016


Prof. Eliane Martins is in Coimbra to spend a 1-month secondment working with the local partners. Eliane is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Computing - University of Campinas (IC-UNICAMP), and she is the Principal Investigator of the UNICAMP team in the DEVASSES project.


Eliane presented some of the work she has been developing with her students in a presentation entitled “Model-Based Robustness Testing. Approaches and Some Results” in the context of the regular seminars of CISUC-SSE group, which attracted a broad audience of local professors, researchers and students. Many of the attendees work in robustness testing topics, which led to a quite enthusiastic discussion.


The secondment is synchronized with the DEVASSES Face-to-Face meeting and ToK Workshop V, which will be held in Coimbra in February 1-2. This will allow to better prepare the technical discussions on the work packages. The meeting will be attended by representatives of all partners, and will be particularly busy as the project reaches its middle point.


It is also a very important period for discussing ongoing collaborations both in terms of co-advised students and other collaboration projects that involve the UC and UNICAMP.


Eliane at UC

European researchers in UNICAMP

Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Nadia at UNICAMP


The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) receives the secondments of two European researchers in this fall: Nádia Medeiros from the University of Coimbra (UC) that will fullfill a 4-months secondments, and Andrea Ceccarelli from University of Florence (UNIFI), which is completing a 2-month secondment.

Nádia (in the picture, in the middle) is a PhD student at the UC under supervision of Prof. Marco Vieira. Her research topic is on “Models and Tools for Benchmarking the Trustworthiness of Software Systems”. Nádia will spend her secondment at the School of Technology (FT-UNICAMP) working with Tania Basso and Prof. Regina Moraes, and the goal for the secondment is to identify evidences of trustworthiness based on privacy.

Andrea is a Researcher at the UNIFI. He will perform is secondment in Institute of Computing (FT-UNICAMP), where, among the other activities, he is currently working with Prof. Cecilia Rubira on the ongoing deliverables of the work packages 2 and 3.

Brazilian researchers in Coimbra

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2015


The University of Coimbra is pleased to receive the secondments of three Brazilian researchers in this fall: Daniele Januário and Ricardo Barbosa from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) that will fullfill 2-month secondments, and Henrique Alves from Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), which will stay for 6 months.


Daniele and Ricardo are MSc students at the School of Technology (FT-UNICAMP) supervised by with Prof. Regina Moraes and Prof. Ana Estela Silva on techniques and tools to help the agile developers dealing with user stories, mainly when the backlog size increases. The secondments will be useful for both to advance with their thesis works with contribution from the UC researchers. Ricardo is developing techniques to automatically group user stories according to their proximity, while Daniele is trying to find automatic ways to order this user stories according to which ones should be implemented first.


Daniele and Ricardo presented their work this week in the context of the regular seminars of CISUC-SSE group, which attracts local professors, researchers and students. Daniele presented “An Approach to Sequencing of Textual Requirements”, while Ricardo presented “The use of Text Clustering and Textual Similarity Measures to support the Scrum Framework”.


Henrique is a MSc student at the UFAL where he is advised by Prof. Baldoino Fonseca and Nuno Antunes (UC). The secondment will allow Henrique to advance his thesis works which has the goal of research ways to predict the existence of vulnerabilities based on characteristics of the software, such as code metrics. Currently, he is trying to find relations between software metrics of functions and the existence of software vulnerabilities. Regarding the presentation, Henrique is scheduled for the next week, to present his current work and the plans for the future.