AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2020

Best Paper Award at ACM ISS 2020
The paper “Collaborative Tabletops for Blind People: The Effect of Auditory Design on Workspace Awareness”, co-authored by LASIGE researcher João Guerreiro, won the Best Paper Award at the 2020 ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference (ACM ISS2020), held virtually, in Lisbon, November, 8-11, 2020.

LASIGE’s MSc students awarded merit scholarships by Ciências ULisboa
Diana SousaRobin Vassantlal and Rita Sousa were awarded merit scholarships for their exceptional academic performance in the 2018/2019 academic year. Diana Sousa was curricular classifications was the best of the Ciências ULisboa student universe. Robin Vassantlal had the 5th best classification, followed by Rita Sousa in 7th place.

Best Paper Honorable Mention at ACM IMX 2020: Interactive Media Experiences
The paper “Conceptualizing Augmented Reality Television for the Living Room”, co-authored by LASIGE researcher Teresa Chambel won a Best Paper Honorable Mention at ACM IMX 2020 – International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences.

Sara Silva re-elected at the Executive Board of SPECIES Society
Sara Silva, LASIGE integrated member, was re-elected member of the Executive Board of the SPECIES Society, for one more year (2020/2021).SPECIES is the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings and since 1998 that has been organizing and supporting the EvoStar Conferences. It aims to promote evolutionary algorithmic thinking within Europe and wider, and more generally to promote inspiration of parallel algorithms derived from natural processes.

Best Poster Award at ESWC 2020
Carlota CardosoRita Sousa and Cátia Pesquita were co-awarded the Best Poster Award at the 2020 Extended Semantic Web Conference. Their work, “ A Collection of Benchmark data sets for Knowledge Graph-based Similarity in the Biomedical Domain”, was a collaboration with Sebastian Köhler of Monarch Initiative (and a past visiting researcher at LASIGE) and is integrated in LASIGE’s Research Line of Excellence in Health and Biomedical Informatics.

Alysson Bessani was keynote speaker at FAB’2020
Alysson Bessani gave one the keynotes for the 3rd International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Blockchain (FAB’2020), organized by the University of California, Santa Cruz, May,2020. It was entitled “From Byzantine Replication to Blockchains: Consensus is Only the Beginning,” and summarised several recent works from LASIGE on Byzantine fault tolerance and blockchains.

FCiências.ID Award recognizes the Excelence of André Lamúrias’ PhD thesis
André Lamúrias, LASIGE integrated member, was awarded by FCiências.ID for the Excelence of his PhD thesis “Development of a text mining approach to disease network discovery”, completed in 2019.This award recognizes exclusively, since 2019, doctoral theses of proven excellence from graduate students of the 3rd cycle of FCUL completed in the previous calendar year and was presented on the Ciências ULisboa anniversary ceremony.

Maxdata recognizes research work of LASIGE’s PhD student André Rodrigues
Every year MaxData acknowledges the best student of each of Department of Informatics courses. The award is presented on the Ciências ULisboa anniversary ceremony. André Rodrigues’ research accomplishments on the 2018/2019 academic period was distinguished with the MaxData Informatic Excellence award for a PhD student.

LASIGE members among those distinguished by Ciências ULisboa
This year Ciências ULisboa celebrates its 109th anniversary. The occasion was marked by an official ceremony that took place on April 22, remotely. The cerimony included a session dedicated to the recognition of excellence at Ciências ULisboa. Several LASIGE members, students and professors, were among those whose work accomplishments during the 2018/2019 academic year was recognized. The list of the the distinguished LASIGE members is available here.

LASIGE Researchers Hugo Simão, David Gonçalves, Ana Pires, and Tiago Guerreiro won a Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction
“Carrier-pigeon Robot: Promoting Interactions Among Older Adults in a Care Home”, the late-breaking work of Hugo Simão, David Gonçalves, Ana Pires, and Tiago Guerreiro, LASIGE researchers, won a Best Paper Award at ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction.

Teresa Chambel and Pedro Carvalho win Best Paper Award in Human-Computer Interaction at HUCAPP 2020
 The paper “Memorable and Emotional Media Moments: Reminding Yourself of the Good Things!”, co-authored by Teresa Chambel and Pedro Carvalho, won the Best Paper Award at HUCAPP 2020 “International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Theory and Applications” @ VISIGRAPP, Valletta, Malta, Feb 27-29, 2020.

2019

Naercio Magaia receives Best PhD Student from INESC-ID
During INESC-ID Christmas meeting, our integrated researcher Naercio Magaia was awarded the INESC-ID 2019 Best PhD Student.

Best Student Paper Award at ACM/IFIP Middleware 19
The paper “Lazarus: Automatic Management of Diversity in BFT Systems”; co-authored by Miguel Garcia (a recently graduated PhD from LASIGE), Nuno Neves and Alysson Bessani, won the Best Student Paper Award at ACM/IFIP Middleware 19 Conference, UC Davis, CA, United States, 9-13 December, 2019.

H2020 OpenMinTED initiative awarded LASIGE work
The H2020 OpenMinTED initiative awarded an open tender to a team that included LASIGE members André LamúriasDiana Sousa and Francisco Couto, for building a Deep Learning model that classifies relations between entities using contextual information and biomedical ontologies. The work was also published in the international high impact BMC Bioinformatics journal.

2nd place at MIUP’19
The 0xC0D1F1ED team, composed by two LASIGE junior researchers: Guilherme EspadaFábio Colaço and Sara Queimado, won the second place at the Inter-University Programming Marathon [Maratona Inter-Universitária de Programação] MIUP’19. It was held at 12th October, 2019, in Lisboa, Portugal.

Best Student Paper Award at KDD’19
The paper “Predicting assisted ventilation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis using a mixture of experts and conformal predictors”, authored by the LASIGE researchers Telma PereiraSofia Pires, Marta Gromicho, Susana Pinto, Mamede de Carvalho and Sara C. Madeira, won the prize for the Best Student Paper Award at KDD’19, the 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, which took place between August 04 to 08, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Tiago Guerreiro appointed as ACM TACCESS Editor-in-Chief
Tiago Guerreiro, LASIGE researcher and coordinator of the “Accessibility & Ageing” research line of excellence, has been appointed as ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) Editor-in-Chief, together with Stephanie Ludi (University of North Texas). The appointment starts on August 1 for a tenure of 3 years.

Catia Pesquita is Associate Editor at BMC Bioinformatics
Cátia Pesquita was appointed Associate Editor for BMC Bioinformatics, a top open-access journal in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Top 10% SJR and h5-index=61), in the Machine learning and artificial intelligence subject area.

António Casimiro is the new Ada User Journal (AUJ) Editor-in-Chief
António Casimiro was appointed as the new Ada User Journal (AUJ) Editor-in-Chief. The Ada User Journal is a quarterly journal produced by Ada-Europe. Its aim is to inform readers of developments in the Ada programming language and its use, general Ada-related software engineering issues and Ada-related activities. 

Winner of Carter Award (DSN 2019) by a LASIGE PhD Thesis
LASIGE post-doc researcher João Sousa has been announced as the winner of the DSN 2019 William C. Carter award for his dissertation on “Byzantine state machine replication for the masses”.

ETAPS Test of Time Award 2019
The paper “Language Primitives and Type Discipline for Structured Communication-Based Programming”, from Vasco Vasconcelos, co-authored with Kohei Honda and Makoto Kubo, won the ETAPS Test of Time Award. ETAPS Awards Committee recognizes outstanding papers published more than 10 years in the past in one of the constituent conferences of ETAPS. The Award recognises the impact of excellent research results that have been published at ETAPS.

Best project at Pixels Camp 2019
The project “Salazar”, authored by the LASIGE researcher Alcides Fonseca and his team, was considered, by the total of participants and jury members, the Best Project at Pixels Camp 2019. This event gathers developers from all over Europe stop their lives for 3 days, to work on a project and feel the adrenaline of presenting it to over 1250 fellow programmers, during a 48h programming competition. It was held between March 21 to 24, 2019, in Lisboa, Portugal.

1st place at ACM/IEE HRI 2019 Video Competition
The video “Exploring Collaborative Interactions Between Robots and Blind People”, authored, among others, by the LASIGE researchers Tiago Guerreiro and André Rodrigues, won the first place at the video competition at HRI 2019, the 14th International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, which took place between March 11 to 14, 2019, in Daegu, Korea.

1st place at Google Hascode national qualifying round 2019
On the 28th of February, 2019, Google held the qualifying round globally through the internet. The best score from Portugal was obtained by “Caracóis Hipercondríacos”, a team that features three LASIGE junior researchers: Guilherme EspadaNuno Burnay and Robin Vassantlal.

Scientifc Prizes 2018 at University of Lisbon
The University of Lisbon Scientific Prizes’ jury have awarded Francisco Couto with the Prize at 2018 awards, in the area of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, recognizing his published work between 2013 and 2017. The prizes, instituted by the University of Lisbon in collaboration with Caixa Geral de Depósitos, aim to reward the scientific research activity and to encourage the publication in international journals of recognized quality.

Vice-Chair of IEEE Technical Committee (TCFT) 2019-2020
Nuno Neves was elected as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance (TCFT), for the period (march) 2019-2020.

Vice President of ACM TVX Steering Committee 2019-2020
Teresa Chambel was reelected as Vice President of the ACM TVX Steering Committee, for the period (june) 2019-2020.

2018

Best Paper Award at DMSVIVA’18
The paper “Where do People Look while Identifying Colors in Images”, authored by the LASIGE researchers Manuel FonsecaSoraia Meneses Alarcão and Ruben Pavão, won the first prize for the Best Paper Award at DMSVIVA’18, the 24th International DMS Conference on Visualization and Visual Languages, which took place between June 29 to 30, 2018, in San Francisco Bay, USA.

Top performance in several tracks of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2018
The ontology alignment software AgreementMakerLight(AML), developed at LASIGE in collaboration with the U. of Illinois, has achieved the top performance in several tracks of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2018.

Best Communication Paper Award at Web4All2018
The paper “Semantic Content Analysis Supporting Web Accessibility Evaluation”, authored by the LASIGE researchers Carlos DuarteInês Matos and Luís Carriço, won the Best Communication Paper Award at Web4All 2018, the 15th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, which took place between April 23 to 25, in Lyon, France.

2017

Honorable Mention at University of Lisbon Scientific Prizes
The University of Lisbon Scientific Prizes’ jury have awarded Francisco Couto with a Honorable Mention at 2017 awards. The prizes, instituted by the University of Lisbon in collaboration with Caixa Geral de Depósitos, aim to reward the scientific research activity and to encourage the publication in international journals of recognized quality.

IBM Research Prize for Instance Matching at OAEI 2017
The AML development team from LASIGE is the winner of the 2017 IBM Research prize, awarded for the most complete and competitive tool across the OAEI 2017 instance matching tracks: Process Model Matching, Instance Matching, and HOBBIT Link Discovery. Besides the award, the AML also ranked 1st in 7 out of 9 tracks.

Notable Article @ Computing Reviews’ 21st Annual Best of Computing list
The Computing Reviews’ 21st Annual Best of Computing list selected LASIGE’s publication “Snooping on mobile phones: prevalence and trends” as a notable article in computing in 2016. The article, presented at the USENIX 12th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2016), was a collaboration result between researchers from LASIGE and University of British Columbia (Canada), and received the “Distinguished Paper Award” of the event along with a quite amount of media attention from the international press. List of authors: Diogo Marques, LASIGE | Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Ildar Muslukhov, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Tiago Guerreiro, LASIGE | Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Luís Carriço, LASIGE | Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Best Student Paper Award at CCGRID 2017
The LASIGE members Pedro Sá da Costa and Fernando Ramos, in joint work with Miguel Correia (IST-UL), have won the Best Student Paper Award in CCGRID 2017 – 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, with their work entitled Chrysaor: Fine-Grained, Fault-Tolerant Cloud-of-Clouds MapReduce.

2016

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 2016
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 PesquitaFrancisco 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 RodriquesMiguel 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.

2015

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 NunesHugo 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 INForum 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 OnicaNuno Neves and António Casimiro. INForum 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 VelhoDiogo MarquesTiago 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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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”.

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2004

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.