2013 Prizes and International Recognition

INESC-ID researchers were awarded the following prizes recognizing the excellence of the R&D activities developed:

  • Best Paper Award to the article Lightweight identification of captured memory for Software Transactional Memory, at the 13th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2013), Italy, Dec2013, to Fernando Miguel Carvalho e João Cachopo;
  • Best Paper Award High Performance Multi-Standard Architecture for DCT Computation in H.264/AVC High Profile and HEVC Codecs, at the Conference on Design & Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP ?2013), Oct2013, to Tiago Dias, Nuno Roma e Leonel Sousa;
  • Best Paper Award of the EuroGP-2013 conference for the paper: A New Implementation of Geometric Semantic GP and Its Application to Problems in Pharmacokinetics, to Leonardo Vanneschi, Mauro Castelli, Luca Manzoni e Sara Silva;
  • Best student paper Rollerchain: a DHT for Efficient Replication, na 12th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA13), Cambridge, MA, USA, Aug2013, to João Paiva, João Leitão, e Luís Rodrigues;
  • Best-Paper Award Runner-up in the 5th IEEE International Middleware on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2013), Bristol, UK, Dec. 2-5, 2013 (Published by IEEE Computer Society), entitled Flexible SLAs in the Cloud with aPartial Utility-Driven Scheduling Architecture, to José Simão e Luís Veiga;
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) fellow nomination to Leonel Sousa;
  • HiPEAC Paper Award, for the article Accelerating the Computation of Induced Dipoles for Molecular Mechanics with Dataflow Engines, IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), to Frederico Pratas, Diego Oriato, Oliver Pell, Ricardo Mata e Leonel Sousa;
  • Best Paper Award in the International SPIN Symposium on Model Checking of Software Stony Brook, NY, USA, 8-9 July 2013, with the paper Automatic Equivalence Checking of UF+IA Programs, for both researchers José Carlos Monteiro and Nuno Lopes;
  • Best Full Paper Award in the VSGAMES2013, for the article Engaging Engineering Students with Gamification, to Gabriel Barata;
  • Best Paper Award for the paper Identifying the Optimal Level of Parallelism in Transactional Memory Systems, in the NETYS2013, to Paolo Romano and Diego Didona;
  • Gopala Anumanchipalli was awarded with one Spoken Language Processing Student Grants, for the paper presented at ICASSP2013;
  • The research project VITHEA, led by Alberto Abad, received the Award Gala IV Inclusion Applied Research, in Leiria. The IV Inclusion Gala, which featured high patronage of Maria Cavaco Silva, intends to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and to distinguish good practice in the area. This project also received an award for the best service in Mobile Health, at the SaudeCUF 2013 conference;
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