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

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


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

MobileWaaT - Mobile Web accessibility assessment Tool

NAMS - Non-contiguous Atom Matching Structural Similarity

MPI Sessions

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


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


- a protocol suite for group communication;

ProteinOn - Protein Interactions and Ontology

MIL - Multithreaded Intermediate Language


- a layered communication toolkit;


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

QualWeb Evaluator

B3PP - Blood Brain Barrier Penetration Prediction


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

CIDS - Citation Impact Discerning Self-citations

Therminfo - Collecting, Retrieving, and Estimating Reliable Thermochemical Data


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

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