Awards and Distinctions

IBM Faculty Award 2016 granted to Alysson Bessani

The competitive IBM Faculty award, was granted to Alysson Bessani. This prize is awarded to Professors from the best Universities around the world, who are suggested by IBM Research investigators and then assessed internally at the company.

LaSIGE won the EDP re:dy Challenge

LaSIGE's team won the 2016 edition of the EDP re: dy challenge.
The team, constitued by Pedro Ferreira and Fernando Alves, also had the collaboration of Professor Antonio Ruano of University of Algarve.

Distinguished Paper Award at SOUPS 2016

The article "Snooping on Mobile Phones: Prevalence and Trends" with authorship of LaSIGE's researchers, Diogo Marques, Tiago Guerreiro and Luis Carriço, in collaboration with researchers from the University of British Columbia, Canada, received the "Distinguished Paper Award " at SOUPS conference (Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security), which took place in June 22-24, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The work has also received a quite degree of media attention from the international press, taking as examples:

Honorable Mention Award at MobileHCI 2016

The article "Effect of Target Size on Non-Visual Text-Entry" with authorship of the LaSIGE's researchers, André Rodrigues, Tiago Guerreiro and Luis Carriço, in collaboration with researchers from the Instituto Superior Técnico (Univ. of Lisbon) and School of Computing Science (Newcastle Univ.), received an "Honorable Mention Award " at MobileHCI 2016 conference that took place September 6th to 9th, at Florence, Italy.

2nd place at IFIP networking 2016 “One-Minute Madness Session”

The presentation by Fernando Ramos, with the title “Blending Photons with Electrons to Reduce the Energy Footprint of IPTV Networks” received 2nd place at Audience Award of the “One-Minute Madness Session” of this year edition of IFIP Networking Conference, held at Vienna, Austria, from May 17 to 19, 2016.

Poster Presentation Award at EuroSys 2016

The poster "Efficient Storage of Whole Human Genomes", by Vinicius Cogo and Alysson Bessani was distinguished with the the Poster Presentation Award at EuroSys 2016, held in London, UK, from April 18th to 21st, 2016.

1st place at Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2016

The AML system, by LASIGE researchers Cátia Pesquita, Francisco Couto and Catarina Martins, in collaboration with researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and INESC-ID (Portugal) ranked first at OAEI 2016 - Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative, that organises evaluation campaigns aiming at evaluating ontology matching technologies. The initiative results were presented at OM 2016 - The Eleventh International Workshop on Ontology Matching, collocated with the ISWC’16 - 15th International Semantic Web Conference, October 18th, 2016, Kobe, Japan.

Challenge award at BioASQ

The LASIGE | ULisboa team, composed by Miguel Rodriques, Miguel Falé and Francisco Couto was awarded at the 4th edition of the BioASQ Challenge - A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering, that took place in 2016. The challenges include tasks relevant to hierarchical text classification, machine learning, information retrieval, QA from texts and structured data, multi-document summarization and many other areas.

Best Paper Award at ACM ITS 2015

The paper "Blind People Interacting with Large Touch Surfaces: Strategies for One-handed and Two-handed Exploration", by Tiago Guerreiro, Kyle Montague, João Guerreiro, Rafael Nunes, Hugo Nicolau and Daniel Gonçalves, was distinguished with the Best Paper Award at ACM ITS 2015 - Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ranked with CORE A and h-5 index = 24, held at Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, from November 15th to 18th.

Best Student Paper Award at INFórum 2015

Radu Onica won the Best Student Paper Award at INFórum 2015 - Simpósio de Informática, held in Covilhã, Portugal, September 7-8, 2015.
The prize , sponsored by MaxData, was awarded to the article Fault-Tolerant Precision Time Protocol for Smart Grids, by Radu Onica, Nuno Neves and António Casimiro.

INFórum 2015 Prize announcement: Link

Joana Velho, another researcher from LaSIGE was in list of nominated for the award, with the article Physical Intrusion Detection for Android Smartphones by Joana Velho, Diogo Marques, Tiago Guerreiro and Luís Carriço.

Winning team at Process Model Matching EMISA 2015

A team of LaSIGE and INESC-ID researchers is one of the winners of the Process Model Matching at EMISA 2015 - 6th International Workshop on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures. The team led by Cátia Pesquita developed an extension for LaSIGE's awarded ontology matching system, AML, to extend its use to Enterprise Architecture Models.

EMISA 2015, was co-located with the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015). Both events were hosted by the University of Innsbruck and BPM Research Cluster, and took take place in Innsbruck, Austria, from September 3rd-4th and August 31st - September 3rd respectively.

Best Paper Award at ICBO 2015 Conference

The Best Early Career Paper Award at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology 2015, held in Lisbon (July 27-30), was awarded to Catarina Martins, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Emanuel Santos and Catia Pesquita. The paper, with the title "Towards visualizing the mapping incoherences in Bioportal", is a collaboration between LaSIGE researchers and Oxford University. The award was sponsored by PeerJ.

Notable Article @ Computing Reviews' 19th Annual Best of Computing list

The Computing Reviews' 19th Annual Best of Computing list, announced in 2015, selected the publication "The stream-based service-centred calculus: a foundation for service-oriented programming" as a notable article in computing in 2014.

The article was published at Formal Aspects of Computing journal, Volume 26, Issue 5 and was co-authored by:
Luís Cruz-Filipe, Escola Superior Nautica Infante Dom Henrique, Oeiras, Portugal
Ivan Lanese, University of Bologna/INRIA, Bologna, Italy
Francisco Martins, Faculdade de Ciencias & LaSIGE, Lisbon, Portugal
António Ravara, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia & CITI, Caparica, Portugal
Vasco Vasconcelos, Faculdade de Ciencias & LaSIGE, Lisbon, Portugal

XLDB team with top result at OAEI 2014

The AML system developed by XLDB obtained first place in all of the 6 tasks it has proposed for competition (out of a total of 9 tasks) at the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI 2014), presented at OM 2014 - International Workshop on Ontology Matching collocated with ISWC 2014 - International Semantic Web Conference, that took place at Riva del Garda, Italy, from October 19th to 23rd, 2014.

Best Paper Award at ACM CHI 2014 Conference

LASIGE researcher Tiago Guerreiro was distinguished with a "Best Paper Award" at ACM CHI 2014, to happen in Toronto, Canada, April 2014, with the paper "B#: Chord-based Correction for Multitouch Braille Input". CHI, a Core A* conference, is the second largest ACM conference and the major conference on Human-Computer Interaction.

XLDB team with top results at OAEI 2013 and DREAM 8

The AML system developed by XLDB obtained top results in the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI 2013). XLDB also obtained high scores in all the evaluation criteria at the NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM8 Toxicogenetics Challenge.

Best Paper Award at MidSens'2012 Workshop

Prof. Hugo Miranda was distinguished with a "Best Paper Award at MidSens '12 7th International Workshop on Middleware Tools, Services and Run-Time Support for Sensor Networks, co-located with Middleware 2012 Conference, held at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from December 3rd to 7th, 2012, with the paper "PAMPA in the wild: a real-life evaluation of a lightweight ad-hoc broadcasting family", co-authored with Christopher Winstanley, Rajiv Ramdhany, François Taïani and Barry Porter.

Best Paper Award at VL/HCC'2012 Conference

LASIGE researcher André L. Santos won the "Best Paper Award" at IEEE VL/HCC'12 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, held at Innsbruck, Austria, from September 30 to October 4, 2012, with the paper "GUI-Driven Code Tracing".

Best Paper Award at CloudCom 2011 Conference

LASIGE researchers won "Best Paper Award" at IEEE CloudCom'11, held at Athens Greece, from November 29th to December 1st, 2011, with the paper "Byzantine Fault-Tolerant MapReduce: Faults are Not Just Crashes", by Pedro Costa, Marcelo Pasin, Alysson Bessani and Miguel Correia.

Best Paper Award at SBSC 2011 Conference

The paper "Using Microworlds to Study Teamwork at the Cognitive Level", by LaSIGE researchers Cláudio Sapateiro, António Ferreira and Pedro Antunes, won the Best Paper Award at SBSC 2011 - VII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sistemas Colaborativos, held at Paraty, Brazil, from October 5th to 7th, 2011.

Best Paper Award at EuroITV 2011 Conference

LASIGE researchers were distinguished with the "Best Paper Award" at EuroITV 2011 Conference, held at Lisbon, Portugal, from June 29th to July 1st, 2011, with the paper "iFelt: Accessing Movies Through Our Emotions" by Eva Oliveira, Pedro Martins & Teresa Chambel.

Best Paper Award - ECSA 2010

Prof. Antónia Lopes was distinguished with the "Best Paper Award" at ECSA 2010 - 4th European Conference on Software Architecture, held at Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 2010, with the paper "A model for Dynamic Reconfiguration in Service-oriented Architectures" co-authored with José Luiz Fiadeiro.

Best Paper Award - SBRC 2009

Prof. Alysson Bessani was distinguished with the "Best Paper Award" on the SBRC 2009 - 27th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems with the paper "Sistemas de Quóruns Bizantinos Pró-Ativos" co-authored with Eduardo Alchieri, Joni da Silva Fraga and Fernando Pereira.

Prof. Paulo Veríssimo named ACM Fellow - 2009

Professor Paulo Verissimo, faculty of FCUL and Director of LaSIGE, has been named ACM Fellow, 2009. According to ACM, the ACM Fellowship is awarded for «outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology, and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community».

After having been named IEEE Fellow in 2007, this recognition confirms his contributions to dependable and secure distributed computing.

Best Student Paper Award - DISC 2009

Henrique Moniz, LASIGE PhD student, was distinguished with the "Best Student Paper Award" at the 23rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2009) with the paper Randomization Can Be a Healer: Consensus with Dynamic Omission Failures, Authors: Henrique Moniz, Nuno F. Neves, Miguel Correia, Paulo Veríssimo.

Best Paper Award - CSCWD'09

Luís Carriço, Luís Duarte, Marco Sá, Rogério Bandeira and Pedro Antunes, were distinguished with the "Best Paper Award" at the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD'09), held in Santiago, Chile, April 22 - 24, 2009 with the work Tackling Collaborative-Design of Mobile Prototypes.

Best Student Paper Award - Pervasive Health 2009

Marco de Sá was distinguished with the Best Student Paper Award Sponsored by NOKIA at the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2009, with his work Mobile Support for Personalized Therapies - OmniSCOPE: Richer Artefacts and Data Collection, co-authored with Prof. Luís Carriço.

Best Paper Award - W4A'08

Rui Lopes and his advisor Prof. Luís Carriço, both LaSIGE researchers, have been distinguished with the best paper award at the W4A'08 - International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, for their work on The impact of accessibility assessment in macro scale universal usability studies of the web.

IBM 2007 Scientific Award

Paulo Sousa, LaSIGE PhD researcher, was distinguished with the IBM 2007 Scientific Award, with the work "Security and Availability through Proactive Resilience".

Prof. Paulo Veríssimo - Elevation to IEEE Fellow - 2007

The IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers board of Directors had selected Prof. Paulo Veríssimo to one of the Institute's most prestigious honors, elevation to IEEE fellow, with the following citation: "for contributions to dependable and secure distributed computing".

Best Student Paper Award - ICEIS2007

The paper by Paulo Carreira, Helena Galhardas, João Pereira and Andrzej Wichert, "ONE-TO MANY DATA TRANSFORMATION OPERATIONS - Optimization and Execution on an RDBMS", won the Best Student Paper Award at ICEIS2007 conference, held at Funchal, Madeira, Portugal in June 12-16, 2007.

Best Young Researcher paper award - ECDL2006

The paper by Daniel Gomes, Sérgio Freitas and Mário J. Silva, "Design and Selection Criteria for a National Web Archive", was distinguished with the Best Young Paper Award at ECDL2006 conference, held in Alicante, Spain in September 2006.

Monolingual English and Monolingual Portuguese tasks - GeoCLEF2006 Workshop

LASIGE members ranked first, in the Monolingual English and Monolingual Portuguese tasks at GeoCLEF2006, conferecnce held in Alicante, Spain in September 2006.

European Descartes Science Prize 2004

The project Malicious and Accidental Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications - MAFTIA was one of the European Descartes Science Prize 2004 finalists where it earned an Honorable Mention. Prof. Paulo Veríssimo, was the leader of the LASIGE team involved in the project.

IBM 2004 Scientific Award

The LASIGE senior researcher Nuno Ferreira Neves earned the IBM 2004 Scientific Award with a work on the area of intrusion tolerant systems.

Inovation Young Engineer 2004

The LASIGE researcher Francisco Couto earned the Inovation Young Engineer 2004 Prize gave by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portuguese Engineers Guild) with a work about Automatic identification of evidence text in scientific literature that substantiate protein annotations.