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  • Technical visit to Barcelona Tech and HUVH

    Publicado em June 28th, 2015Projects

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    Jones Albuquerque, coordinator of DESERT-MAP project, will visit

    UPC. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech.

    Computational Biology Complex Systems Research Group (

    from 27 July 2015 to 08 August 2015. The research group maintains projects with the UPC since 2011.This visit is to evaluate the possibility of the integration platform designed to desertification risk analysis to combat epidemics in Africa.

    Jones will also visit

    Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (HUVH): Tropical and International Health Center and Microbiology Department, both integrated in the International Health Project of the Catalan National Health System (PROSICS

    in the period of 10 to 14 August 2015, to discuss and evaluate the possibility of integrating DESERT-MAP platform with its monitoring systems of endemic and epidemic in Spain.

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    Publicado em June 19th, 2015News, Projects

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    Researchers acquire 40% of the equipment according to project HEALTHDRONES. The equipment is to improve the simulation infrastructure to test algorithms used to assess the degree of programmability of the software platform developed for UAVs.

    The first results

    Some autonomous simulation test flight controlled by our “API” in a Parrot Elite model and without GPS or GPRS or any kind of manufacturer facility have been done. They can be found here:

    Some photos are also available illustrating how we use Arduino to control the UAV. Thus, we became independent of the trading platform.

    The next steps

    The entire process will be documented in a dissertation to be completed in August 2015 ( and subsequently published in a scientific journal in the area.

    Another dissertation is underway (first results even in 2015). This tests the degree of programmability platform developed when applied to control outbreaks in populations.

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  • INES at 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2015)

    Publicado em March 26th, 2015Publications
    INES researchers members from the project “Evidence-Based Software Engineering” – in portuguese, “Engenharia de Software Baseada em Evidências” – has an accepted paper at 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2015).
    Authors: Rodrigo Magnavita, Renato Novais, Manoel Mendonça
    Title: Using EVOWAVE to Analyze Software Evolution
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  • Towards an integrated infra-structure for developing applications related to Big Data

    Publicado em July 29th, 2014Projects

    Analytics focuses on manipulating data to find patterns and information useful for some purpose. This task has a high value in data processing and uses several areas, theories and underlying techniques such as statistics, programming, operational search, data mining, optimization, visualization, etc.

    In this context, many auxiliary techniques are used by analytics for defining, applying and adapting other existing techniques. This originates costs related to problem definition, use of frameworks, application and evaluation of existing techniques, architectural and programmatic knowledge, issues related to high volumes of data, etc. Therefore, integrating tools, techniques and frameworks is highly desirable to reduce application costs during software development to deal with Big Data.

    This project is aimed at producing a prototype (framework) that integrates methodologies and tools into the development process of applications related to Big Data. This contributes to the approximation of Software Engineering and Big Data areas, as the first deals with development process and the second essentially focuses on information extraction and processing of data (scalability). The idea is to provide a way of handling Big Data in software development, providing some abstraction level for developers, so that they can use analytics (and frameworks) without worrying about low-level details of their implementation.

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  • INES at ICSE 2012

    Publicado em March 8th, 2012News

    INES researcher Uirá Kulesza will attend the 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012), to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, in June 04-08, 2012.