We are the Navigators, a research team on distributed systems, their architectures, their algorithms, in their several skins: fault tolerance, real-time, security, and combinations thereof.
We also pursue the quest for the right balance between science and technology. Some people say that Informatics (a.k.a. computer science and engineering) belongs to a new breed, of what are called techno-sciences. We believe that techno-scientists should accompany theoretical mastery with a deep knowledge of their environment — computer technology — as well as astro-physicists know the sky, or marine biologists know the sea.
We study new theories to explain distributed systems, and new algorithms to take advantage from them. But we also like to do proof-of-concept experiments about the theory we work on. We try that our papers and theses tell a good story as clearly as possible. We work hard for our demonstrations to be convincing and captivating. Because we believe science is made for others.
- (Nov/2019) The Doctoral Fellowships “la Caixa” INPhINIT have opened with three themes for PhD proposals from the Navigators professors!
- (Oct/2019) The final demonstration and review of the DISIEM EU project, which we have lead for the past three years, went extremely well with praise for the outstanding results that were achieved!
- (Apr/2018) Based on the final demonstration of the Supercloud EU project last month, here is a video about Sirius, the multi-cloud network virtualization platform.
- Adriano Serckumecka, Ibéria Medeiros, Bernardo Ferreira, Alysson Bessani, “SLiCER: Safe Long-term Cloud Event Archival”, in In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), Dec. 2019.
- Carlos Nascimento, “Evaluation of WSN Technology for Dependable Monitoring in Water Environments”, Master’s thesis, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Nov. 2019.
- Max Alaluna, Eric Vial, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Fernando Ramos, “Secure Multi-Cloud Network Virtualization”, Computer Networks, vol. 161, pp. 45–60, Oct. 2019.
- Vinicius Vielmo Cogo, Alysson Bessani, “Enabling the Efficient, Dependable Cloud-based Storage of Human Genomes”, in 1st Workshop on Distributed and Reliable Storage Systems (DRSS'19), Oct. 2019.
- Luís Sacramento, Ibéria Medeiros, Jão Bota, Miguel Correia, Detecting Botnets and Unknown Network Attacks in Big Traffic Data. CRC Press, Oct. 2019, ch. 7, pp. 237–268.
- Adriano Serckumecka, Ibéria Medeiros, Bernardo Ferreira, Alysson Bessani, “A Cost-Effective Cloud Event Archival for SIEMs”, in In Proceedings of the Workshop on Distributed and Reliable Storage Systems (DRSS, with SRDS 2019), Oct. 2019.
- António Casimiro, Emelie Ekenstedt, Elad M. Schiller, “Self-stabilizing Manoeuvre Negotiation: the Case of Virtual Traffic Lights”, in 38th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2019), Fast Abstract, Lyon, France, Sept. 2019.
- Francisco Araujo, “Generating software tests to check for flaws and functionalities”, Master’s thesis, Mestrado em Engenharia Informática, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Sept. 2019.
- António Casimiro, José Cecílio, Pedro M. Ferreira, Anabela Oliveira, Paula Freire, Marta Rodrigues, Luís Almeida, “AQUAMON – A dependable Monitoring Platform based on Wireless Sensor Networks for Water Environments”, in Safecomp 2019 Fast Abstract, Turku, Finland, Sept. 2019.
- Ricardo Morgado, “Invalidating web applications attacks by employing the right secure code”, Master’s thesis, Mestrado em Informática, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Sept. 2019.
What: Invited talk by Marco Canini (KAUST): "Scaling distributed ML with in-network aggregation"
When: Thu 2019-Nov-14, 3pm
Where: Room 6.3.26 @ FCUL
Sponsor: uPVN project, FCT ref. PTDC/CCI-INF/30340/2017