Prof. Alysson Bessani, is program co-chair of the IFIP DAIS'15 symposium, that will be held in the beginning of June in Grenoble, France. DAIS, that is on her 15th edition, is one of the most important european conferences on distributed systems and middleware, and is inserted at DisCoTec - International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques.

Several LaSIGE members were involved in the organization of the "Girls in ICT Day” event, that occurred last April 23rd, 2015. The "Girls in ICT Day" - World Day for Young Women in Information and Communication Technologies, is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union, that visa to raise awareness to young women about career opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

André leal, LaSIGE researcher and MSc student of Informatics Engineering from DI/FCUL, achieved 2nd position at Task 14 of SemEval-2015, an international competition connected to the automatic processing and clinical text semantic analysis. The work was developed under the orientation of Prof.

Nuno Neves gave an invited talk explaining recent research results
attained by LASIGE in the area of web application vulnerability
discovery at an event at the Pontifica Universidade Católica, Brazil.
The talk had the title "Software Security - Looking for a Needle in a
Haystack", and was made in the context of the Introduction to Scientific
Research event, which involves more than two thousand students from
undergraduate and post-graduation degrees.