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PhD position - Doctoral Programme in Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering, University of Trento

Blockchain technology for smart contracts

Mainly known for virtual currencies as bitcoin, blockchain technologies are described as disrupting and are changing economics and society with their applications. One of the areas in which blockchain potentials are native is smart contracts. Given its nature as open and distributed ledger that can be used to record transactions between two parties in a verifiable and permanent way, a blockchain platform can almost straightaway be used to implement contracts. To this end, blockchains are used to generate logs of contract milestones and make ensuring compliance, determining violations and assigning blame and penalties easier and faster. Our focus in the project is to speed up the process of generating smart contract code so that it is more systematic and less error-prone. As a first step, smart contracts expressed in natural language ought to be translated in a specification language that allows describing the content of the contracts in terms of a conceptual model. The goal of the project is to design a framework to semi-automate the process of translating textual contracts into blockchain specifications. In this context, the PhD activity implies an interdisciplinary study to gather and analyse real-life industrial contracts, design a conceptual model, and test the application of linguistic tools to support the translation of textual contracts into blockchain specifications.

http://www.unitn.it/drmmse/

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Cyber Security at Sapienza Università di Roma - Espression of Interest


Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in Cyber Security

The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG) of Sapienza University of Rome invites outstanding candidates to express their interests for 1 full-time RTD-B Assistant Professor position (Tenure-track) in Cyber Security (in the context of Computer Science Engineering). The RTD-B Assistant Professor position can be converted after three years into an Associate Professor position if the national qualification (ASN) at the Associate Professor level is obtained in the Academic Discipline ''Information Processing Systems'' (ING-INF/05) of the Italian University System. The position is funded under the program Departments of Excellence of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research, that will help consolidating and strengthening the research group in Cyber Security at DIAG-Sapienza.

Expression of Interest

Application to be sent with deadline May 31st at recruitment@diag.uniroma1.itmust contain the following:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. 3-page (max) research statement including the candidate’s research program that intends to pursue while at Sapienza.

For further information, please consult recruitment@diag.uniroma1.it

Full Professorship in Cyber Security at Sapienza Università di Roma - Espression of Interest

Full Professorship in Cyber Security

The Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG) of Sapienza University of Rome invites outstanding candidates to express their interests for 1 full-time tenured position (full professor) in Cyber Security (in the context of Computer Science Engineering). The position is funded under the program "Departments of Excellence" of the Italian Ministry of Education and Research that will help consolidating and strengthening the research group in Cyber Security at DIAG-Sapienza.

Expression of Interest

Application to be sent with deadline May 31st at recruitment@diag.uniroma1.it must contain the following:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. 3-page (max) research and teaching statement including the candidate’s research program that intends to pursue while at Sapienza.

For further information, please consult recruitment@diag.uniroma1.it

Associate Professor position at Università di Pisa - Espression of Interest

The Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa is establishing a multi-disciplinary set of CrossLabs (http://www.dii.unipi.it/crosslab/) funded by a five year € 9.3M grant from the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (MIUR) in the framework of the ‘Departments of Excellence’ program.

The Department invites expressions of interest from qualified scholars in the field of Computer Engineering in view of the opening of a faculty position as Associate Professor, aimed at the development of the planned activities of the ‘Cloud Computing, Big Data and Cybersecurity’ CrossLab.

Details

https://www.dii.unipi.it/news/latest-news/item/1422-position-for-associate-professor-expression-of-interest.html 

 

A new report on Informatics Research Evaluation by Informatics Europe

Informatics Europe ha made available a new report on Informatics Research Evaluation

The report has been prepared by the Research Evaluation Working Group of Informatics Europe. An initial version, open for comments and contribution from the community, was released last October during the ECSS 2017.

The report focuses on the main principles and criteria that should be followed when individual researchers are evaluated for their research activity in the field of Informatics. It confirms the findings of the previous report on Research Evaluation for Computer Science and incorporates new observations concerning in particular the growing emphasis on collaborative, transparent, reproducible and accessible research.

Past and current activities, members, resources and outcomes of the Working Group are available at the Research Evaluation Working Group page. 

If you have questions about the report and its recommendation, please contact Floriana Esposito (floriana.esposito@uniba.it), Chair of the Informatics Europe Research Evaluation Working Group, and Helene Kirchner (helene.kirchner@inria.fr), Informatics Europe Board Member.