Marco Vieira

      Departamento de Engenharia Informática
      Polo II - Pinhal de Marrocos
      3030-290 Coimbra - Portugal

Tel: +351-239790068
Fax: +351-239711266

Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal.
Member of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) and of the
Laboratory of Informatics and Systems (LIS) from Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN).

Research Interests:
  • Dependability benchmarking
  • Experimental dependability evaluation
  • Performace and recovery in database systems
  • Data Warehousing and OLAP

    A Benchmarking Process to Assess Software Requirements Documentation for Space Applications

    Checklist of the software requirements documentation benchmark for space application
    Finite State Machines of the On-Board Operations Scheduling Service

    PRDC 2011

    A Proxy to Sign Attacks and Monitor Interfaces for Evaluating and Improving Web Security Scanners

    SCC 2011

    Attack Signatures and Interface Monitoring to Detect Injection Vulnerabilities in Web Services

    Static Analysis Security Benchmarking Resources

    LADC 2011

    Security Mechanisms Assessment, complete tables

    List of security best practices & GAP Analysis

    Mapping of security best practices into System State Goal and Mechanisms Goals

    ICWS 2010 / SERVICES 2010

    Tutorial: Security in Web Services - State-of-the-art and Research Opportunities

    SAFECOMP 2010:

    Checklist of the software requirements documentation benchmark for space application
    CoFI-based checklist
    PUS-based checklist

    PRDC 2009:

    Penetration Testing vs Static Code Analysis


    Using Web Security Scanners to Detect Vulnerabilities in Web Services - Internal Report
    Web Services Vulnerabilities
    Web Services Vulnerability Detection Tool

    SCC 2009 - Command Injection Vulnerability Scanner for Web Services:

    Attack Types
    Prototype Tool
    Web Services Source Code
    Detailed Results

    Selected TPC-DS queries and execution times:

    Queries Results

    DSN 2009 - Web Services Vulnerabilities
    ICWS 2009
    Robustness Testing Tool

    DSN 2008 - DBMS Configuration Security Assessment Results.

    Public Web Services testing results

    Current Research Projects:
  • ADW - Affordable Data Warehouses
  • ECA3RL - Sistema de Análise e Detecção de Fraude em Telecomunicações (Analysis and Fraud Detection in Telecommunications)
  • mCrash - Dependability Evaluation of Mobile Devices' System Software
  • SOAM - Sistema de Optimização Automática de Modelos de Dados Multidimensionais (Automatic Performance Tuning in DW Environments) (Project Leader)
  • TACID - Timely ACID Transactions in DBMS

    Past Research Projects:
  • DBench - Dependability Benchmarking

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    Member of the Program Committee of the following conferences:
    The 38th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks - DSN 2008
    Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS)
    Anchorage, Alaska, USA - June, 2008

    The 37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks - DSN 2007
    Performance and Dependability Symposium (PDS)
    Edinburgh, UK - June, 2007

    Homepage at CISUC
    Databases Group

    Software Engineering Projects:
  • SAID - Sistema de Análise Inteligente de Dados
  • NONIO - NOvo sistema académico uNiversitarIO

  • Databases / Bases de Dados (LEI, LCM, LEEC)
  • Software Projects Management / Gestão de Projectos de Software (LEI, LCM)
  • Advanced Topics on Data Management / Tópicos Avançados de Bases em Dados (Doctoral Program)
  • Data Analysis / Análise de Dados (Doctoral Program)

    Working Opportunities:
    - Are you an undergraduate student wanting to work hard?
    - Are you planning to take an MSc or PhD program?
    It may be possible for you to start working part-time or full-time in the databases research group.
    Contact me if you're interested!