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.
- (19/Jan/2016) A H2020 research project lead by the Navigators group was accepted by EC. The project is called: DiSIEM - Diversity enhancements for SIEMs
- (1/Sep/2015) A research project was accepted by FCT. The project is called: IRCoC - Intelligent Resilience for Cloud-of-Clouds Services
- (1/Set/2015) A collaboration project with colleagues from Brasil was accepted by CAPES-FCT. The project is called: Resilient Supervision and Control in Smart Grids
- (1/Feb/2015) A new European project has started, called SUPERCLOUD - User-Centric Management of Security and Dependability in Cloud of Clouds
- (1/Oct/2014) A new European project has started, called SEGRID - Security for smart Electricity GRIDs
- Pedro M. Ferreira, “Unsupervised Entropy-Based Selection of Data Sets for Improved Model Fitting”, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (World Congress on Computaional Intelligence), Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 2016.
- Alysson Bessani, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Paulo Verissimo, Wagner Saback Dantas, Alexandre Fonseca, Rui Silva, Pedro Luz, Miguel Correia, “JITeR: Just-In-Time Application-Layer Routing”, Computer Networks, vol. 104, pp. 122–136, Jul. 2016.
- Bruno Vavala, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Peter Steenkiste, “Secure Identification of Actively Executed Code on a Generic Trusted Component”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Jun. 2016.
- Max Alaluna, Fernando Ramos, Nuno Ferreira Neves, “(Literally) above the clouds: Virtualizing the network over multiple clouds”, in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft), Jun. 2016.
- Ibéria Medeiros, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Miguel Correia, “DEKANT: A Static Analysis Tool that Learns to Detect Web Application Vulnerabilities”, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA), Jun. 2016.
- Ibéria Medeiros, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Miguel Correia, “Equipping WAP with Weapons to Detect Vulnerabilities”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), Jun. 2016.
- Pedro Costa, Xiao Bai, Fernando Ramos, Miguel Correia, “Medusa: An Efficient Cloud Fault-Tolerant MapReduce”, in IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), May 2016.
- Antonio E. Ruano, Shabnam Pesteh, Sergio Silva, Helder Duarte, Gonçalo Mestre, Pedro M. Ferreira, Hamid R. Khosravani, Ricardo Horta, “The IMBPC HVAC system: A complete MBPC solution for existing HVAC systems”, Enegy and Buildings, vol. 120, pp. 145–158, May 2016.
- Fernando Ramos, Jon Crowcroft, Ian H White, “Blending Photons with Electrons to Reduce the Energy Footprint of IPTV Networks”, in IFIP Networking 2016, May 2016. 2nd place One-Minute Madness Audience Award
- Vinicius Vielmo Cogo, Alysson Bessani, “Efficient Storage of Whole Human Genomes”, in Poster in the 11th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2016), London, UK, Apr. 2016. Poster Presentation Award