Brazilians researchers in Firenze! Print
Monday, 25 January 2016 00:00

Starting from mid January, a group of researchers from Brazil have arrived in Firenze to fulfill their secondments for the DEVASSES project. An intense period of collaboration is starting: currently a total of five researchers are visting the Resilient Computing Lab. Seminars were organized in different days, to have the initial presentations of the starting secondments, and further discussions on collaboration topics.

Cecilia Rubira and Ariadne Carvalho are professors at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. They arrived in the middle of January and are staying in Firenze for one month. Felipe Gaia and Sheila Venero are PhD students at UNICAMP, and they will stay for two and three months, respectively. Baldoino Neto is a professor at the Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. Baldoino is also staying one month, to then pass the token to his student Marcus Piancó, which is arriving in the middle of February for a six-months secondment.

During the initial presentations, 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, both advised by Cecilia, presented an initial proposal for the research they will undertake during their PhD, which has recently started. 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. 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.

During her secondment, Ariadne took the opportunity to hold a short course on scientific writing for UNIFI Master's and PhD students, organized in four lectures, which included useful tips and recommendations on English writing.

 
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