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High-Assurance Software

HASLab is focused on the design and implementation of high-assurance software systems: software that is correct by design and resilient to environment faults and malicious attacks. 

To accomplish this mission, HASLab covers three main competences — Cybersecurity, Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering — complemented by other competences such as Human-Computer Interaction, Programming Languages, or the Mathematics of Computing. 

Software Engineering – methods, techniques, and tools for rigorous software development, that can be applied to the internal functionality of a component, its composition with other components, as well as the interaction with the user.

Distributed Systems – improving the reliability and scalability of software, by exploring properties inherent to the distribution and replication of computer systems.

Cybersecurity – minimize the vulnerability of software components to hostile attacks, by deploying structures and cryptographic protocols whose security properties are formally proven.

Through a multidisciplinary approach that is based on solid theoretical foundations, we aim to provide solutions — theory, methods, languages, tools — for the development of complete ICT systems that provide strong guarantees to their owners and users. Prominent application areas of HASLab research include the development of safety and security critical software systems, the operation of secure cloud infrastructures, and the privacy-preserving management and processing of big data.

Latest News
Computer Science

INESC TEC and UMinho analyse the impact of the Omicron variant on the efficacy of vaccination

Researchers from INESC TEC and the University of Minho analysed the impact of the Omicron variant on the effectiveness of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, part of the Nature group, is the result of the work carried out by an international team within the scope of the Coronasurveys project.

01st February 2023

Computer Science

INESC TEC research improves quantum programming techniques

Recent research in quantum programming, developed by Ana Neri and José Nuno Oliveira, researchers at INESC TEC – in partnership with Rui Barbosa, Staff Researcher at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) -, proposes the concept of quantamorphisms, a recursive quantum circuit combinator that enriches quantum programming techniques.

12th January 2023

Power and Energy

INESC TEC contributes to the creation of the Energy Data Space for Europe

Over the next three years, the project ENERSHARE - European commoN EneRgy dataSpace framework enabling data sHaring-driven Across- and beyond- eneRgy sErvices-, with INESC TEC as partner, will develop a reference architecture that facilitates data sharing in the energy sector.

20th December 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC project finalist at the Portugal Digital Awards 2022

The SIS^1 project (Smart Insurance System), a collaborative initiative between INESC TEC and the company NAU21, was one of the finalists in this year’s edition of the Portugal Digital Awards – “Best Insurance Project” category. SIS^1 proposes a new collaborative and transparent management of the traditional business processes of the insurance sector.

19th December 2022

Power and Energy

Portuguese Institute part of project to improve the flexibility of the European energy system

Over the next four years, the BeFlexible - Boosting Engagement to Increase Flexibility project will increase the flexibility of the energy system, improve cooperation between Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs), and facilitate communication between all energy stakeholders. The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) is the only Portuguese partner of the project, which will be financed by the European Commission (€10M) through the Horizon Europe programme.

06th December 2022

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Projects

fMP

Formação de Introdução à utilização de recursos HPC (Técnicas básicas de Programação Paralela)

2022-2022

AURORA

Deteção de atividade no interior do veículo

2022-2024

NewSpacePortugal

Agenda New Space Portugal

2022-2025

ENERSHARE

European commoN EneRgy dataSpace framework enabling data sHaring-driven Across- and beyond- eneRgy sErvices

2022-2025

Gridsoft

Parecer sobre a implementação de software para redes elétricas inteligentes

2022-2022

PFAI4_3ed

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4 - 3a edição

2022-2022

THEIA

Automated Perception Driving

2022-2023

SpecRep

Constraint-based Specification Repair

2022-2023

IBEX

Métodos quantitativos para a programação ciber-física: Uma abordagem precisa para racicionar sobre imprecisões na computação ciber-física

2022-2024

FLEXCOMM

Towards Energy-aware Communications: Connecting the power grid and communication infrastructure

2022-2023

ATE

Alliance for Energy Transition

2022-2025

Sustainable HPC

Computação de elevado desempenho sustentável

2021-2023

CircThread

Building the Digital Thread for Circular Economy Product, Resource & Service Management

2021-2025

PassCert

Exploring the Impact of Formal Verification on the Adoption of Password Security Software

2021-2022

IoT4Distribuicao

Análise de Requisitos e Especificação Funcional de uma Arquitetura Distribuída baseada em soluções IoT para a Gestão e Controlo da Rede de Distribuição

2021-2023

RISC2

A network for supporting the coordination of High-Performance Computing research between Europe and Latin America

2021-2023

CloudAnalytics4Dams

Gestão de Grandes Quantidades de Dados em Barragens da EDP Produção

2021-2021

PAStor

Programmable and Adaptable Storage for AI-oriented HPC Ecosystems

2020-2021

PFAI4.0

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4.0

2020-2021

Collaboration

Collaborative Visual Development

2020-2021

AIDA

Adaptive, Intelligent and Distributed Assurance Platform

2020-2023

BigHPC

A Management Framework for Consolidated Big Data and HPC

2020-2023

SLSNA

Prestação de Serviços no ambito do projeto SKORR

2020-2021

AppOwl

Deteção de Mutações Maliciosas no Browser

2020-2021

InterConnect

Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids

2019-2024

T4CDTKC

Training 4 Cotec, Digital Transformation Knowledge Challenge - Elaboração de Programa de Formação “CONHECER E COMPREENDER O DESAFIO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE TRANSFORMAÇÃO DIGITAL”

2019-2021

CLOUD4CANDY

Cloud for CANDY

2019-2019

HADES

HArdware-backed trusted and scalable DEcentralized Systems

2018-2022

MaLPIS

Aprendizagem Automática para Deteção de Ataques e Identificação de Perfis Segurança na Internet

2018-2022

SKORR

Advancing the Frontier of Social Media Management Tools

2018-2021

DaVinci

Distributed architectures: variability and interaction for cyber-physical systems

2018-2022

SAFER

Safery verification for robotic software

2018-2021

KLEE

Coalgebraic modeling and analysis for computational synthetic biology

2018-2021

InteGrid

Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders

2017-2020

Lightkone

Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge

2017-2019

CloudDBAppliance

European Cloud In-Memory Database Appliance with Predictable Performance for Critical Applications

2016-2019

GSL

GreenSoftwareLab: Towards an Engineering Discipline for Green Software

2016-2019

Cloud-Setup

PLATAFORMA DE PREPARAÇÃO DE CONTEÚDOS AUDIOVISUAIS PARA INGEST NA CLOUD

2016-2019

CORAL-TOOLS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

SafeCloud

Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL1

NanoSTIMA - Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing Technologies

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2019

SMILES

SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large scale Sensing and analytics

2015-2019

UPGRID

Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid

2015-2017

LeanBigData

Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics

2014-2017

Practice

Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud

2013-2016

CoherentPaaS

A Coherent and Rich PaaS with a Common Programming Model

2013-2016

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Publications

HASLab Publications

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2022

Framing Program Repair as Code Completion

Authors
Ribeiro, F; Abreu, R; Saraiva, J;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AUTOMATED PROGRAM REPAIR (APR 2022)

Abstract

2022

Branching Pomsets for Choreographies

Authors
Edixhoven, L; Jongmans, SS; Proença, J; Cledou, G;

Publication
Proceedings 15th Interaction and Concurrency Experience, ICE 2022, Lucca, Italy, 17th June 2022.

Abstract

2022

Verification of railway network models with EVEREST

Authors
Martins, J; Fonseca, JM; Costa, R; Campos, JC; Cunha, A; Macedo, N; Oliveira, JN;

Publication
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2022, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 23-28, 2022

Abstract
Models-at different levels of abstraction and pertaining to different engineering views-are central in the design of railway networks, in particular signalling systems. The design of such systems must follow numerous strict rules, which may vary from project to project and require information from different views. This renders manual verification of railway networks costly and error-prone. This paper presents EVEREST, a tool for automating the verification of railway network models that preserves the loosely coupled nature of the design process. To achieve this goal, EVEREST first combines two different views of a railway network model-the topology provided in signalling diagrams containing the functional infrastructure, and the precise coordinates of the elements provided in technical drawings (CAD)-in a unified model stored in the railML standard format. This railML model is then verified against a set of user-defined infrastructure rules, written in a custom modal logic that simplifies the specification of spatial constraints in the network. The violated rules can be visualized both in the signalling diagrams and technical drawings, where the element(s) responsible for the violation are highlighted. EVEREST is integrated in a long-term effort of EFACEC to implement industry-strong tools to automate and formally verify the design of railway solutions. © 2022 ACM.

2022

A Logic for Paraconsistent Transition Systems

Authors
Cruz, A; Madeira, A; Barbosa, LS;

Publication
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Non-Classical Logics. Theory and Applications, NCL 2022, Lódz, Poland, 14-18 March 2022.

Abstract

2022

Extending EcoAndroid with Automated Detection of Resource Leaks

Authors
Pereira, RB; Ferreira, JF; Mendes, A; Abreu, R;

Publication
9TH IEEE/ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOBILE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS, MOBILESOFT 2022

Abstract

Supervised Theses

2021

Customer Lifetime Value – uma aplicação à Gestão das Vendas no Retalho Automóvel

Author
Ricardo André Fernandes da Silva

Institution
UP-FEP

2021

Determinar o estado e a gestão da relação entre os marketers e os gestores comerciais de médias e grandes empresas a operar em Portugal

Author
Sofia de Castro Vieira Cardoso

Institution
UP-FEP

2021

O Papel da Comunicação Promocional nas Compras por Impulso Online

Author
Ana Rita Pereira Mendes

Institution
UP-FEP

2021

Application of Intelligent Systems to the Energy Area

Author
Daniel Carlos do Vale Ramos

Institution
UP-FEP

2021

Advanced Control of the Switched Reluctance Motor

Author
Manuel Fernando Sequeira Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

1R&D Employees

2020

68Researchers

2016

21Senior Researchers

2016

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