DEI/CISUC Seminars

Publication Date: 2018-07-17 09:37:07

July 18, Wednesday,
13h (sharp),
Room A.5.4. DEI-FCTUC

Invited Speaker: Naghmeh Ivaki

Title: "Benchmarking trustworthiness of software systems"

Abstract: Trustworthiness is a paramount concern for users and customers in the selection of a software solution, specially in the context of complex and dynamic environments, such as Cloud and IoT. However, assessing and benchmarking trustworthiness (worthiness of software for being trusted) is a challenging task, mainly due to the variety of application scenarios (e.g., business-critical, safety-critical), the large number of determinative quality attributes (e.g., security, performance), and last, but foremost, due to the subjective notion of trust and trustworthiness. In this seminar, I am going to show how we could use software metrics to present trustworthiness as a measurable notion in relative terms based on security attributes and propose an approach for the assessment and benchmarking of software.

Short-bio: Naghmeh specializes in the scientific field of Informatics Engineering, with particular focus on dependability of distributed systems. Her interests include dependability, security, trustworthiness, and distributed systems. She is a member of the Software and Systems Engineering Group (SSE) of the Centre for Informatics and Systems (CISUC), Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, where she carries out her research since 2009.  Naghmeh obtained her PhD degree in September 30, 2016. In her field of specialization, she has authored 21 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in international journals and conferences. She participated in several research projects and contributed to the organization of several scientific events.