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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.

Tania Basso's secondment at UNIFI

Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014


The secondment of Tania Basso at the University of Florence is underway. She arrived at the beginning of the month and will stay for 2 months.


Tania is coming from the State University of Campinas, where she is a PhD student under the supervision of Profs. Mário Jino & Regina Moraes (UNICAMP) and Marco Vieira (UC). Her topic is “A Reference Architecture for Data Privacy in Web Applications” and she is one of the students Co-Advised by researchers of two of the partners of the DEVASSES project.


Today (June 10) she had a talk in which she introduced her topic and presented some of her work to UNIFI researchers. Basically, she presented a reference architecture for the development of web applications and services that are able to protect data privacy in a more complete and standard way from different sources of privacy violation.


During the secondment Tania will collaborate with UNIFI researchers, namely with Leonardo Montecchi. The collaboration will focus on extending UML with constructs capable to describe elements and concepts of such reference architecture, thus facilitating the development of systems enforcing the protection of personal information. Currently she is investigating existing UML profiles that can potentially be extended to include privacy concerns, and trying to define specific scenarios for privacy protection. Additionally she is also getting familiarized with standards adopted in model-driven engineering, as the Meta-Object Facility (MOF).