The DEVASSES ToK Workshop VI was held at the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) in August 8-9. As usual, it was also time for DEVASSES researchers to meet Face-to-Face in order to discuss the management matters of the project and to synchronize on the evolution of the project Work Packages.
In synchrony with the workshop, UFAL is receiving several researchers in secondment: Marco Vieira, Nuno Antunes, Nuno Laranjeiro and Naghmeh Ivaki from the UC; and Andrea Bondavalli and Andrea Ceccarelli from the UNIFI.
Although not in secondment, it also received UNICAMP researchers: Eliane Martins, Cecília Rubira, Ariadne Carvalho and Anderson Rossanez.
The Transfer of Knowledge Workshop featured a full slate of presentations headlined by the invited talk by Prof. Rohit Gueyi (UFCG), entitled “Making program refactoring safer” and which focused on the work on the evaluation of software refactoring techniques that is being developed by their research group.
The workshop attracted quite a lot of interest from the local research community, attracting participants from the several UFAL campi and also from the Federal Institute of Alagoas (IFAL). In fact, the presentations had an average attendance superior to 30 people, reaching in some presentations more than 45 attendants.
The workshop included 10 presentations from the project researchers to present the recent advances on the ongoing collaborations, including topics that ranged from fault injection to anomaly detection and model-based testing techniques.
There was the opportunity for UFAL professors to showcase works and projects which are not directly related to DEVASSES. In particular, focusing the EDGE Inovation Center, in which UFAL provides development and training services to a wide range of Brazilian and international companies. Other works presented included the development of an automated and self-sustained irrigation system for the inner parts of the Alagoas state, and also “Multi-Feature Kinship Recognition Based on Facial Images”.
Intertwined with the workshop were the periods of discussions related to management and evolution of work packages, and there was also time for team building activities, as we can see in the bottom photo.