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First Annual Carnegie Mellon Portugal Conference – Program

“ECONOMY 3.0: Re-Boot and Re-Connect” Palácio da Bolsa, Porto, June 22, 2009 PROGRAM
9:00-9:30 Check-in, Morning Coffee and Networking

Salão Árabe
9:30-10:45 Opening Session Chairs:

  • José Marques dos Santos, Rector of the Universidade do Porto
  • José Fonseca de Moura, Director of ICTI@Carnegie Mellon

Presentation of a Working Draft of a Strategic Plan for the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program “ICT Portugal: An Innovation Agenda for Research, Technology and Graduate Education”

Keynote Speech:
– Marvin Sirbu, Carnegie Mellon University

Opening remarks:

  • Alfredo Baptista, CTO of Portugal Telecom
  • José Mariano Gago, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher EducationJosé Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Salão Árabe
11:00-11:45 Research and Innovation in the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Lightning Round of Short Presentations by Graduate Students and Alumni with Industry

11:45-12:30 Poster Session and Demos from MS / PhD Students and Collaborative Research Projects

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:45 Parallel Technical Sessions on Key Focused Areas of ICT

Salão Árabe
Session A: Next Generation Networks for Trusted High-Quality Services Chair:

  • Paulo Veríssimo, Director of LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa


  • Hyong Kim, Cylab, Carnegie Mellon
  • José Alegria, Portugal Telecom
  • Rui Aguiar, IT, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Michel Ferreira, IT, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto

Sala Dourada
Session B: Software Engineering for Large-Scale Dependable Systems Chair:

  • João Gabriel Silva, Director of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra


  • Ricardo Machado, Universidade do Minho
  • Paulo Marques, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Henrique Madeira, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carlos Parreira, Novabase
  • Nuno Silva, Critical Software
  • Anselmo Silva, PT-SI

Sala das Assembleias Gerais
Session C: Cyber-Physical Systems for Ambient Intelligence Chair:

  • Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, Board Member of Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), INESC Porto, FEUP


  • João Paulo Costeira, ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
  • Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie Mellon
  • Eduardo Tovar, CISTER, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Luis Meireles, CEO of Bio-Devices
  • João Paulo Cunha, IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro

Sala dos Retratos
Session D: Human-Centric Computing Chair:

  • Isabel Trancoso, Professor, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico


  • Richard Stern, Carnegie Mellon
  • Nuno Nunes, UseLab, Universidade da Madeira, Scientific Director of ICTI@Portugal
  • Luisa Coheur, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • José Carlos Medeiros, Porto Editora

Sala do Tribunal
Session E: Mathematics for Information and Communication Chair:

  • Carlos Salema, Director of Instituto de Telecomunicações


  • Miguel Rodrigues, IT, Universidade do Porto
  • João Xavier, ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Paulo Mateus, IT, Instituto Superior Técnico

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

Salão Árabe
16:00-17:00 Roundtable Discussion: ICT-enabled Innovation Moderator: Francisco Veloso, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Panelists:

  • Manuel Beja – Director for Innovation and Organizational Development at Novabase
  • Artur Calado – Executive Director of Inova-Ria
  • Eduardo Carqueja – CEO of Ndrive

17:00-17:30 Closing Remarks

  • João Barros, Director of ICTI@Portugal
  • José Fonseca de Moura, Director of ICTI@Carnegie Mellon
  • João Sentieiro, President of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
  • Manuel Heitor, State Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education

Pátio das Nações
17:30-18:00 Porto de Honra / Kick-off of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Summer Academy

(*) To be confirmed.