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High-Assurance Software

t HASLab, we are focused on the design and implementation of high-assurance software systems: software that is correct by design and resilient to environment faults and malicious attacks. We accomplish our mission within the Computer Science Cluster, anchoring our research on a rigorous approach to three areas of Computer Science: Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, and Cryptography and Information Security.

Our contributions to these areas range from fundamental research on formal methods and algorithms, to applied research on the development of tools and middleware that address real-world demands stemming from long-term collaborations with industry.

Software Engineering – we research methods, techniques and tools for rigorous software development, that can be applied to the internal functionality of a component, its composition with other components, as well as the interaction with the user.

Distributed Systems – we are focused on improving the reliability and scalability of software, by exploring properties inherent to the distribution and replication of computer systems.

Cryptography and Information Security – we aim to minimize the vulnerability of software components to hostile attacks, by deploying structures and cryptographic protocols whose security properties are formally proven.

Through a multidisciplinary approach that is based on solid theoretical foundations, we aim to provide solutions — theory, methods, languages, tools — for the development of complete ICT systems that provide strong guarantees to their owners and users. Prominent application areas of HASLab research include the development of safety and security critical software systems, the operation of secure cloud infrastructures, and the privacy-preserving management and processing of big data.

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Computer Science

INESC TEC will develop mathematical methods to advance cyber-physical programming

INESC TEC's High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) coordinates the project “Quantitative methods for cyber-physical programming: reasoning precisely about imprecisions in cyber-physical behavior”, whose main objective is the development of mathematical methods to model and analyse imprecisions in cyber-physical software.

08th September 2021

Computer Science

INESC TEC develops solutions to reduce the energy impact of communication networks

INESC TEC's High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab) will develop solutions that allow the adaptation of WAN (Wide Area Networks) communications networks to the availability and source of electrical power in real time, while prioritising renewable sources.

06th September 2021

Computer Science

INESC TEC researchers awarded “Best Paper Award” in the field of Computing

The paper “ASPAS: As Secure as Possible Available Systems”, co-authored by Houssam Yactine, Ali Shoker, and George Younes, researchers at INESC TEC’s High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), received the Best Paper Award at the 16th edition of the International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec2021).

15th July 2021

Computer Science

INESC TEC participates in a project for the development of a secure password manager

The project PassCert – Exploring the Impact of Formal Verification on the Adoption of Password Security Software, started in February and will allow the creation of a password manager that ensures security properties on data storage and generation of passwords, using formal verification.

31st May 2021

Computer Science

INESC TEC helps brands to improve their influence on social media through AI

Measuring, monitoring and improving the presence, social position and influence of companies and individuals on social networks.

26th May 2021

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Featured Projects

CircThread

Building the Digital Thread for Circular Economy Product, Resource & Service Management

2021-2025

PassCert

PassCert: Exploring the Impact of Formal Verification on the Adoption of Password Security Software

2021-2022

IoT4Distribuicao

Análise de Requisitos e Especificação Funcional de uma Arquitetura Distribuída baseada em soluções IoT para a Gestão e Controlo da Rede de Distribuição

2021-2021

RISC2

A network for supporting the coordination of High-Performance Computing research between Europe and Latin America

2021-2023

IDigitalEIDPT

Estudo Identidade Digital

2020-2021

PAStor

Programmable and Adaptable Storage for AI-oriented HPC Ecosystems

2020-2021

PFAI4.0

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4.0

2020-2021

Collaboration

Collaborative Visual Development

2020-2021

AIDA

Adaptive, Intelligent and Distributed Assurance Platform

2020-2022

BigHPC

BigHPC - A Management Framework for Consolidated Big Data and HPC

2020-2023

SLSNA

Prestação de Serviços no ambito do projeto SKORR

2020-2021

AppOwl

Deteção de Mutações Maliciosas no Browser

2020-2021

InterConnect

Interoperable Solutions Connecting Smart Homes, Buildings and Grids

2019-2023

T4CDTKC

Training 4 Cotec, Digital Transformation Knowledge Challenge - Elaboração de Programa de Formação “CONHECER E COMPREENDER O DESAFIO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE TRANSFORMAÇÃO DIGITAL”

2019-2021

CLOUD4CANDY

Cloud for CANDY

2019-2019

HADES

HArdware-backed trusted and scalable DEcentralized Systems

2018-2022

MaLPIS

Aprendizagem Automática para Deteção de Ataques e Identificação de Perfis Segurança na Internet

2018-2022

SKORR

Advancing the Frontier of Social Media Management Tools

2018-2021

DaVinci

Distributed architectures: variability and interaction for cyber-physical systems

2018-2022

SAFER

Safery verification for robotic software

2018-2021

KLEE

Coalgebraic modeling and analysis for computational synthetic biology

2018-2021

InteGrid

Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders

2017-2020

Lightkone

Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge

2017-2019

CloudDBAppliance

European Cloud In-Memory Database Appliance with Predictable Performance for Critical Applications

2016-2019

GSL

GreenSoftwareLab: Towards an Engineering Discipline for Green Software

2016-2019

Cloud-Setup

PLATAFORMA DE PREPARAÇÃO DE CONTEÚDOS AUDIOVISUAIS PARA INGEST NA CLOUD

2016-2019

CORAL-TOOLS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

SafeCloud

Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL1

NanoSTIMA - Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing Technologies

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2019

SMILES

SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large scale Sensing and analytics

2015-2019

UPGRID

Real proven solutions to enable active demand and distributed generation flexible integration, through a fully controllable LOW Voltage and medium voltage distribution grid

2015-2017

LeanBigData

Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics

2014-2017

Practice

Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud

2013-2016

CoherentPaaS

A Coherent and Rich PaaS with a Common Programming Model

2013-2016

Team
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Laboratory

CLOUDinha

Supervised Theses

2020

Extending Conflict Free Replicated Data Types Fault Models

Author
Houssam Ahmad Yactine

Institution
UP-FCUP

2020

Peer-production and Technology-enhanced Collaborative Teaching and Learning (Models, Methods and Framework)

Author
sara dos Santos Fernandes

Institution
UP-FCUP

2020

TrustZone based Attestation in Secure Runtime Verification for Embbeded Systems

Author
Miguel Miranda Quaresma

Institution
UM

2020

Suporte ao desenvolvimento de aplicações críticas em sistemas embebidos

Author
Lisandra Maria Pereira da Silva

Institution
UM

2020

Prototipagem de Interfaces

Author
Rafael Braga Gomes da Costa

Institution
UM

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21Senior Researchers

2016

1R&D Employees

2020

0Book Chapters

2020

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