EUROPE - BRAZIL COLLABORATION OF BIG DATA SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH THROUGH CLOUD-CENTRIC APPLICATIONS

State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

The State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) was officially founded on October 5, 1966, when the cornerstone was laid. Even compared with other Brazilian universities, the oldest of which was established 70 years ago, Unicamp can be considered a young institution and one that has already developed a strong tradition in education, research and services to society. It was created based on an idea that included all of its present structure.Unicamp has three campuses - in Campinas, Piracicaba and Limeira - which are home to 22 teaching and research centers. It also has a vast hospital complex (two large hospitals in Campinas, and one in each of the neighboring towns of Sumaré and Hortolândia); 23 interdisciplinary centers; two technical high schools; and a series of support units within a universe of about 50000 people in which thousands of research projects are carried out. The faculty human resources are about 1750 people to teach around 18300 undergraduate and 16200 graduate students. UNICAMP is one of the strongest Brazilian Universities in research and patent deposit. The Software Engineering & Fault Tolerance group participated in tens of projects funded by Brazilian science agencies (e.g., CAPES, CNPQ). Furthermore, the group participated in various cooperation projects with UE, such as the Plavis (2004) project that involved various research institutions from Brazil and France. More recently, we were involved in another cooperation project with France, RobustWeb (2009-2012), whose aim was the design and validation of robust Web services and their composition. The group also has been collaborating with the University of Coimbra, Portugal, for many years, with projects such as "Benchmarking da Confiança no Funcionamento de Componentes de Software" (2006) and, the Revvis project (2008), that involved various Ibero-american institutions. More recently, we had also the Menon@WS project (2011-2012). Besides France and Portugal, the group has also collaborated with University of Valencia, Spain. Currently, the group participates on DEVASSES (PIRSES-GA-2013-612569) project, coordinated by University of Coimbra. The group is deeply involved in the organization of several editions of LADC (Latin American Symposium on Dependable Computing). The group also organized two IFIP WG10.4 meetings in Brazil (2001, 2008), and Eliane Martins is a member of this group. Eliane Marrins and Regina Moraes are General Co-Chairs of the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), the top conference in the dependability area, which will be organized in Rio de Janeiro in June/2015. The group has also received visiting professors and students from other countries, being able to provide technical and administrative support for visitors. UNICAMP coordinates the activities on security provisioning and assurances from Brazilian side, addressing the privacy of massive data and the assessment of security, as well as a common AAA (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting) framework. Additionally, UNICAMP contributes to the project Communication & Impact activities, the Joint EU Brazil Cloud Computing Research & Innovation Action Plan, QoS Monitoring, the Security and Data Privacy Support for Data Analytics, the Characterization and Modeling and the overall BIGSEA project impact.