The University of São Paulo (USP), with over 5 thousand professors and 75 thousand students, is the largest research university in Latin America and is responsible for ¼ of the Brazilian scientific production. Its Department of Computer Science, located in the city of São Paulo, has a 35-year history in research in Computer Science and is responsible for solid undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs in Computer Science. The department's 40 professors carry out research in all fields of Computer Science.
Our research group at USP has been carrying out research on Parallel and Distributed Systems for 20 years. Within the last 6 years, we have concentrated our efforts in research and development of InteGrade, an open-source middleware for Opportunistic Grid Computing, producing numerous publications in conferences such as IEEE CCGrid, Euro-Par, ACM SAC, DOA, HPCS, and in international scientific journals such as Concurrency: Practice & Experience, IEEE Distributed Systems Online, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Algorithmica. The publications and source code can be downloaded from
The 3 USP professors participating in this proposal and their corresponding groups of students are highly involved in the USP Qualipso FLOSS Competence Centre, a centre devoted to research and development in free, libre, open source software (FLOSS) that has been established with funds from both the University of São Paulo and of the European Commission. In this institution, the USP professors coordinate various FLOSS development projects. The CHOReOS software developed at USP will leverage the expertise and computational infrastructure already in place at the .
Finally, the USP group has pedagogical and practical experience with Agile Software Development Methods. This methodological experience has generated scientific publications in conferences and journals (see ) and consulting work for private and public companies.
The USP team will contribute to CHOReOS designing, developing, testing, and evaluating the software components, tools, and methodologies created during the project. The Brazilian team has high interest in collaborating with the European partners both from industry and academia.
|Fabio Kon (WP3 Leader)||Alfredo Goldman||Marco Gerosa|
|Daniel Batista||Daniel Cukier|
CHOReOS is a project of the FP7 European program: FP7-ICT-2009-5 - Objective 1.2 (grant agremment n° 257178)