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Large-Scale Informatics Systems Laboratory (LaSIGE)
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais, MicroLab-Tecnico, Campus Alameda, Lisboa, PO: 1049-001, Grande Lisboa (Portugal)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Departamento de Informática Edifício C6, Piso 3, Lisboa, PO: 1749-016 (Portugal)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1998
Scientific Description
LaSIGE is a research unit of the Department of Computer Science and

Engineering (DI) of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), Faculty of Sciences (FCUL). LaSIGE performs a number of research activities in several sub-areas of computer science and engineering including:

human-computer interaction and multimedia; information management, net-centric, parallel and distributed computing; software engineering; and security and dependability.

The current research lines pursued, which constitute guiding vectors for LaSIGE researchers, are: Biomedical Informatics; Fault and Intrusion Tolerance in Open Distributed Systems; Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia; Methods and Techniques for Engineering Software Systems;

Timeliness and Adaptation in Dependable Systems.

RI Keywords
Software engineering and net-centric computing, Information management, Human-computer interaction and multimedia, Security and dependability
RI Category
Bio-informatics Facilities
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Data Mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centers, including statistical analysis
Distributed Computing Facilities
Research Bibliographies
Software Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology

- a tool that supports the checking of Java classes against property-driven algebraic specifications;

MobileWaaT - Mobile Web accessibility assessment Tool


- a concurrent, message-passing programming language based on the pi-calculus;


- a Byzantine fault-tolerant coordination service based on the tuple space model;

CIDS - Citation Impact Discerning Self-citations


- an extension of the Java language that enables the verification of Java programs against a session type specification;


- a layered communication toolkit;

Therminfo - Collecting, Retrieving, and Estimating Reliable Thermochemical Data

B3PP - Blood Brain Barrier Penetration Prediction


- a real-time proactive secret sharing library for RTAI (Real Time Application Interface);


- a distributed wormhole that provides a set of time and security related services;


- a framework for automatic and dependable adaptation in dynamic environments;

MIL - Multithreaded Intermediate Language

QualWeb Evaluator


- an extensible interoperable object-oriented n-Level hierarchical scheduling simulator;


- a Byzantine-fault-tolerant state machine replication library developed in Java with simplicity and robustness as primary requirements;


- an Eclipse plug-in for learning and designing unit tests for the Java language;

ProteinOn - Protein Interactions and Ontology

MPI Sessions

- toolchain for validating Message Passing Interface programs written in the C language;

NAMS - Non-contiguous Atom Matching Structural Similarity


- a protocol suite for group communication;


- a set of tools and libraries for intrusion tolerance using the Java programming language, including implementations of Byzantine Paxos and verifiable secret sharing;


- Pedagogical environment for experimenting object-oriented programming in Java;


- a mini object-oriented language in a Java-like style with support for concurrency, that allows programmers to specify class usage protocols as types;

40+ computer farm for distributed systems experiments
A small audio‐video studio for HCI experiments
Restricted and isolated network for security experiments
A cluster of high‐performance servers for information integration experiments
BiobankCloud - Scalable, Secure Storage of Biobank Data
MASSIF - MAnagement of Security information and events in Service InFrastructures
TClouds - Trustworthy Clouds Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure
KARYON - Kernel-Based ARchitecture for safetY-critical cONtrol
SecFuNet - Security for Future Networks
GUIDE—Gentle User Interfaces for Disabled and Elderly Citizens
ACCESSIBLE - Accessibility Assessment Simulation Environment for New Applications Design and Development
ITACA - Innovation Technologies and Applications for Coastal Archaeological sites
SEGRID - Security for smart Electricity GRIDs
ASTARTE - Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe
Date of last update: 09/07/2014