Workshop Technologies for Healthcare

Last 14th of June, IEEE IMSPT chapter organized Workshop Technologies for Healthcare. The workshop had as main invited speaker Prof. Cristian Gyozo Haba from “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. Prof. Cristian Gyozo Haba presented his research about Embedded Systems for Ambient Assisted Living.

Our colleague Fernando Bento spoke about Information Systems and Internet of Things, presenting several cases.

Session about Ransomware

Last Friday, May 12, 2017, there was a massive attack that had a profound impact on more than 200,000 systems worldwide, as well as several users who depended on the services offered by affected companies in more than 150 countries, By the computer virus / malware known as WannaCry.

Throughout this presentation, Flávio Shiva discussed the strengths and weaknesses of this ransomware. He also present real cases of companies that were supported after having suffered such problems. Flávio Shiva is a specialist in Information Security, a partner in iBLISS Digital Security and works for EXIN in the global development of Cyber ​​Security certification standards. Professor for more than 5 years and participated and presented in events in Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay, Angola and Canada. 

After Flavio Shiva, Prof. Carlos Serrao, resarcher of ISTAR-IUL, member of OWASP and AP2SI,  presented OWASP resented Guide for “ransomware” Prevention.


ISTAR-IUL: great performance in Scientific Award ISCTE-IUL 2017

ISTAR-IUL had the best performance in Scientific Award ISCTE-IUL 2017 among all the ISTA-IUL research centers.  We would like to congratulate prof. Nuno Guimaraes, the director of ISTAR-IUL, in behalf of the performance obtained by the ISTAR-IUL researchers.

We also congratulate Prof. Ricardo Fonseca, that once again obtained the best individual performance. Prof. Ricardo Fonseca was not only the director of ISTA, and was essential in the support of ACM Student chapter.

ISCTE-IUL ACM student chapter had been cooperating with ISTAR-IUL and we expect to continue cooperating in the future.

The ISTAR-IUL placard show some of the projects in which we have been cooperating.

FSFE President’s Talk/ Palestra de Presidente da FSFE

FSFE President’s Talk: The long way to empower people to control technology
Tuesday, 28th March, 2017  18:00h
Auditório JJ Laginha, ISCTE, Lisboa


The long way to empower people to control technology

Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. It is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software.  These rights help support other fundamental rights like freedom of speech, freedom of press and privacy.

The Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology by:

  • Helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
  • Enhancing users’ rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption.
  • Encouraging people to use and develop Free Software.
  • Providing resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

In this talk Matthias will talk about how he joined the FSFE, highlight the importance of Free Software for society, give some examples of the FSFE’s work from the past 15 years, and show how you as individual or organisation can work with us the FSFE and its local associate ANSOL for software freedom.

This talk, presented in English, is followed by a Q&A session you’ll be invited to participate in, and in there we will cover typical misunderstandings surounding Free Software.


This event is supported by MOSS, the Open Source Masters program in ISCTE, and ISCTE’s ACM Student Chapter.