6th LASIGE Workshop

Date: 11/05/2021

The 6th LASIGE Workshop was held yesterday, May 10. The event took place online and it was very well received by LASIGE members and invitees.

As usual, the event included an award ceremony in which LASIGE researchers were distinguished for their research output for the previous year. The two best posters presented in the workshop were also awarded. This year winners were:

Best Outreach Initiative (recognizes high impact research, both from a societal and an economic perspective)
1st prize: Vinicius Cogo, for the impact of the research he carried out during his PhD studies on the storage of human genome sequencing data. It culminated in the GenoDedup solution, a storage system that reduces the costs of storing this data and speeds up its reading.
Runner-up: Sara C. Madeira, for the research on the prognosis of degenerative diseases, namely Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The researcher was the PI of the NEUROCLINOMICS2 project, whose findings are in the genesis of the recently FCT approved AIpALS project and were the enabler for LASIGE’s participation in the H2020 project BRAINTEASER.

Best Junior PhD Researcher (recognizes the achievements of junior LASIGE PhD researchers)
João Guerreiro

Best PhD Student (recognizes the achievements of LASIGE PhD’s students)
Diana Sousa

Distinguished Publications (recognizes research published in high-quality journals and conferences)
1. Max Alaluna, Nuno Neves, and Fernando M. V. Ramos. Elastic network virtualization. In IEEE INFOCOM 2020 – IEEE Conference on Computer Communication, 2020.
2. Muhammad Asif, Hugo F. M. C. Martiniano, Ana Rita Marques, João Xavier Santos, Joana Vilela, Celia Rasga, Guiomar Oliveira, Francisco M. Couto, and Astrid M. Vicente. Identification of biological mechanisms underlying a multidimensional ASD phenotype using machine learning. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 2020.
3. Telma Pereira, Sandra Cardoso, Manuela Guerreiro, Alexandre Mendonça, and Sara C. Madeira. Targeting the uncertainty of predictions at patient-level using an ensemble of classifiers coupled with calibration methods, Venn-ABERS, and Conformal Predictors: a case study in AD. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 101, 2020.
4. Alan Oliveira de Sá, António Casimiro, Raphael C. S. Machado, and Luiz F. R. da C. Carmo. Identification of data injection attacks in Networked Control Systems using Noise Impulse Integration. Sensors, 20 (3): 792, 2020.
5. Carlos Borrego, Marica Amadeo, Antonella Molinaro, Paulo Mendes, Rute C. Sofia, Naercio Magaia, and Joan Borrell. Forwarding in opportunistic information-centric networks: an optimal stopping approach. IEEE Communications Magazine, 58(5), 56-61, 2020.
6. Paolo Ferrari, Emiliano Sisinni, Paolo Bellagente, Stefano Rinaldi, Marco Pasetti, Alan Oliveira de Sa, Raphael C. S. Machado, Luiz F. R. da C. Carmo, and Antonio Casimiro. Model-based stealth attack to networked control system based on real-time ethernet. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2020.
7. Rita T. Sousa, Sara Silva, and Catia Pesquita. Evolving knowledge graph similarity for supervised learning in complex biomedical domains. BMC Bioinformatics, 21, 2020.
8. Irene Azzali, Leonardo Vanneschi, Illya Bakurov, Sara Silva, Marco Ivaldi, and Mario Giacobini. Towards the use of vector based GP to predict physiological time series. Applied Soft Computing, 89, 2020.
9. Nuno M. Rodrigues, Sara Silva, and Leonardo Vanneschi. A study of generalization and fitness landscapes for neuroevolution. IEEE Access, 8: 108216-108234, 2020.
10. Vinicius Vielmo Cogo, Joao Paulo, and Alysson Bessani. GenoDedup: similarity-based deduplication and delta-encoding for genome sequencing data. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2020.
11. Prantik Chatterjee, Abhijit Chatterjee, José Campos, Rui Abreu, and Subhajit Roy. Diagnosing software faults using multiverse analysis. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1629-1635, 2020.
12. Bernardo Ferreira, Bernardo Portela, Tiago Oliveira, Guilherme Borges, Henrique Joao Domingos, and Joao Leitao. Boolean searchable symmetric encryption with filters on trusted hardware. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2020.
13. Daniel Costa and Carlos Duarte. Alternative modalities for visually impaired users to control smart TVs. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 79, 2020.
14. André Lamúrias, Diana Sousa, and Francisco M. Couto. Generating biomedical question answering corpora from Q&A forums. IEEE Access, 8, 161042-161051, 2020.
15. Inês Cunha Vaz Pereira Urbano, João Pedro Vieira Guerreiro, Hugo Miguel Aleixo Albuquerque Nicolau. From skeuomorphism to flat design: age-related differences in performance and aesthetic perceptions. Behaviour & Information Technology, 2020.
16. Pedro Ruas, Andre Lamurias, and Francisco M. Couto. Linking chemical and disease entities to ontologies by integrating PageRank with extracted relations from literature. Journal of Cheminformatics, 12, 2020.
17. Miguel Garcia-Iruela, Manuel J. Fonseca, Raquel Hijon-Neira, and Teresa Chambel. Gamification and computer science students activity. IEEE Access, 8: 96829-96836.
18. Eugênio Peixoto Júnior, Italo L. D. Delmiro, Naercio Magaia, Fernanda M. Maia, Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, Victor Hugo C. Albuquerque, and Giancarlo Fortino. Intelligent sensory pen for aiding in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease from dynamic handwriting analysis. Sensors, 20(20):5840.
19. Ricardo Macedo, João Paulo, José Pereira, and Alysson Bessani. A survey and classification of software-defined storage systems. ACM Computing Surveys, 53(3), 2020.
20. Christian Berger, Hans P. Reiser, Joao Sousa, and Alysson Neves Bessani. AWARE: Adaptive Wide-Area Replication for Fast and Resilient Byzantine Consensus. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2020.
21. Diana Sousa, Andre Lamurias, and Francisco M. Couto. A hybrid approach toward biomedical relation extraction training corpora: combining distant supervision with crowdsourcing. Database, 2020.
22. Naercio Magaia, Ramon Fonseca, Khan Muhammad, Afonso H. Fontes N. Segundo, Aloisio V.Lira Neto, and Victor Hugo C. de Albuquerque. Industrial Internet of Things security enhanced with deep learning approaches for smart cities. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020.
23. Wilson S. Melo Jr., Luiz V. G.Tarelho, Bruno A. Rodrigues Filho, Alysson N. Bessani, and Luiz F. R. C. Carmo. Field surveillance of fuel dispensers using IoT-based metering and blockchains. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 175, 2021.
24. Carlota Cardoso, Rita T Sousa, Sebastian Köhler, and Catia Pesquita. A collection of benchmark data sets for knowledge graph-based similarity in the biomedical domain. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, 2020.
25. Naercio Magaia, Pedro Gomes, Lion Silva, Breno Sousa, Constandinos Mavromoustakis, and George Mastorakis. Development of mobile IoT solutions: approaches, architectures and methodologies. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020.
26. José Cecílio, Pedro M. Ferreira, and António Casimiro. Evaluation of LoRa technology in flooding prevention scenarios. Sensors, 20(14): 4034.

Best Poster (voted by the event attendees)
1st prize: Inclusive gaming through assymetry, by David Gonçalves, Pedro Pais, André Rodrigues, and Tiago Guerreiro.
Runner-up: LEGOWorld: repurposing commodity tools and technologies to create an accessible and customizing programming environment, by Gonçalo Cardoso, Ana Pires, Lúcia Verónica Abreu, Filipa Rocha, and Tiago Guerreiro.