22 September 2010

NET-SCIP Workshop on Security

Date: October 13, 2010
Place: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Call for position abstracts
Call for participation

The Innovation Network on Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (NET-SCIP) is currently gathering the scientific community, the private sector and the main government agencies in Portugal with the goal of developing comparative advantages in new security technologies, services, and protection of critical infrastructures.

As part of this initiative, NET-SCIP is organising a one-day workshop on the 13th of October 2010 at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Researchers, professionals and practitioners interested in participating are invited to submit a 1-page position abstract outlining the topic of their ongoing work and interests. Selected submissions will be invited for presentation at the workshop.

The organisers wish to especially encourage industry professionals and junior researchers (Ph.D. students, post-docs) to consider participating in this workshop.

Theme & topics:
The convergence of telecommunication networks, information systems and control technologies has become a reality. The internet is more and more the platform of choice for the many information flows that support critical infrastructures and critical information and communication systems. Examples include energy and fuel networks, supply chains for materials, water and food, transportation networks and healthcare systems, as well as medium and large enterprises exploring business relationships in a open global market of inter-dependent services. At the same time sophisticated technologies based on sensor networks allow for the aggregation of physical data in real time with respect to spaces, equipment and people.

Given the growing inter-dependence of all these systems, the impact of cyber-attacks is no longer circumscribed to particular information systems and is now a real threat both to the infrastructures and basic services on which we all depend in our everyday life.

Centered on scientific and technological advancement, NET-SCIP shall promote an inter-disciplinary approach by which experts from engineering, basic sciences, economy, design and psychology come together to create new knowledge and develop security solutions for all kinds of users and companies.

Important dates:
30 September 2010: Submission of position papers
5 October 2010: Notification of acceptance
13 October 2010: Workshop is held

Submission: send position abstracts to:

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"Portugal: Effort to Align Academe and Industry Relies on Campus Partnerships"

Article published by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" Newspaper
Read the full article at http://www.cmuportugal.org/tiercontent.aspx?id=2930

03 September 2010

FCT Announced the Results of the Call for Research and Development Projects under the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) published this week the results of the Call for Research and Development Projects, in the framework of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. The evaluation panel analyzed 22 projects and selected 12 to be funded by this partnership. This evaluation panel was composed by: Prof. Sir John O'Reilly, Prof. Luigia Carlucci Aiello, Prof. Tariq Durrani and Prof. Joel Moses. These projects will be carried out during the next three years.

SELF-PVP: Self-Organizing Power Management for Photo-Voltaic Power Plants
Vítor Manuel Grade Tavares, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (INESC Porto/FE/UP).

ATTEST: AlgoriThms and Tools for reasoning about dEpendable SysTems
João Paulo Marques Silva, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC ID/INESC/IST/UTL).

The Role of ‘User Innovators’ in the Development of Telecom Products and Services
Pedro Manuel Sousa Mendes Oliveira, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

TRONE: Trustworthy and Resilient Operations in a Network Environment Paulo Jorge Esteves Veríssimo, Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências (FFC/FC/UL).

MAIS-S: Multiagent Intelligent Surveillance System
Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC ID/INESC/IST/UTL).

Novel Information Processing Methodologies for Intelligent Sensor Networks
João Manuel de Freitas Xavier, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UTL).

NeTS: Next Generation Network Operations and Management Ricardo Santos Morla, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (INESC Porto/FE/UP).

Assuring Dependability in Architecture-based Adaptive Systems Rogerio Sergio Neves de Lemos, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCT/UC).

Affidavit - Automating the Proof of Quality Attributes for Large Scale Software Architectures
Mário Alberto da Costa Zenha Rela, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCT/UC).

Innovation and the Global Economy: An Investigation of critical Challenges for Intellectual Property, Strategy and Policy in IT and beyond Fernando Manuel Ribeiro Branco, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

Toward Dynamic Monitoring and Decision (DYMONDS)-Based Smart Distribution Systems
Luis António Fialho Marcelino Ferreira, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UTL).

Cyber-Physical Systems Technologies for Energy-Optimized Data Centers Eduardo Manuel de Médicis Tovar, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP/IPP).

More information available at: http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/projectos/consulta/areas.phtml.en?idElemConcurso=3180

2010 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Student Orientation at Carnegie Mellon

Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
5:00 – 6:30 p.m

Welcome and ICTI Program Overview
Professor José M.F. Moura, Director ICTI@CMU, and Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member

Proper Attribution, Advisors role
Professor Peter Steenkiste, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member, and ICTI@CMU Area Coordinator for CS and ECE

Expectations & Experiences
Presentation by 3 continuing ICTI@CMU students:
· ECE: Luis Brandão
· EPP: Patrick Agyapong
· EPP: Alexandre Mateus