Develop a high international standard
research in Software Engineering
INES develops researches in the Software Engineering field. The relevance of selected research lines and scientific competence from the team clearly shows that The Software Engineering Institute will relevantly contribute to the Software Engineering research in Brazil and also internationally. The executed researches shall generate many published papers on the best international journal and conferences of the field.
Graduate highly qualified human resources
in Software Engineering
The Software Engineering Institute will also work on graduating highly qualified students in Masters and Ph.D. programs. Moreover, we intend to stimulate undergraduate students to participate in institute activities, especially through undergraduate research projects. The main institute (Informatics Center, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco) has one on the best graduate courses in the area (Masters and Ph.D. programs were ranked with 6/7 by CAPES, a Brazilian research agency). Additionally, most of the institutions of this proposal have a Master’s program and, some of them, Ph.D. programs too (UFRN and UFCG). The Software Engineering Institute intends to foster the cooperation of the institutes by promoting Masters and Ph.D. thesis orientation with more than one supervisor from different institutions. This is important to promote the foundation of new Masters and Ph.D. programs at the institutions that still do not have.
Promote knowledge transfer to society
INES will transfer the knowledge to society through means of organizing and promoting events such as mini-courses, specializing courses in Software Engineering, lectures, technical visits of specialized researches in other research centers, regional meetings, workshops and conferences to spread and discuss relevant researched subjects at the institute. The target audience will not be just the academic one, but also software industry members. Besides forming always higher qualified software engineers to the industry, The Software Engineering Institute also intends to recycle software engineers who already work in the market, which will turn industry even more competitive, especially from a global point of view. Innovative initiatives on this item also include software residence.
Promote knowledge transfer to industry
INES main office is settled in Recife, Pernambuco, with members from the main Software Engineering universities and research groups in the northeast. The Institute will strongly act in transference tasks of technology to companies installed in Porto Digital, Recife-PE (http://www.portodigital.org). Porto Digital today is a software company cluster composed of more than 120 companies that work in different areas that go from information system development to games development solutions and Digital TV. The actions for this technology and innovation transfer to the companies in Porto Digital shall make them more competitive in national and international scene. Moreover, there will be direct Software Engineering Institute cooperation with companies, such as C.E.S.A.R. (that directly participates in the institute) and companies that have projects working with universities that participate in the institute, like Motorola/BR and DELL, and more recently with ISI-TICs, also part of INES, responsible to execute innovation projects with manufacturing firms and academia in several industrial segments.