Scientific Papers

Evaluation of sensible heat flux from remote sensing and eddy correlation data for two Portuguese cork-oak forests. April 2015

This study evaluates and tests sensible heat flux data obtained from the SEBAL algorithm using images by Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor aboard Landsat 5 satellite within EUBrazilCC framework. It has been submitted for the EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly, April 2015.

Event: EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2015, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-6591-4, 2015:
Date: April 12-17, 2015
Authors: John Cunha, Teresa A. Paço, Filipe Costa e Silva, Jorge S. David, João S. Pereira, Iana Rufino, Carlos Galvão, and Fernanda Valente.

Cloud Computing and Remote sensing to study Climate change impacts on the Brazilian dry forest biodiversity. April 2015

Natural sciences have sought ecosystems monitoring, especially by investigating the effects of climate change on biodiversity. However, the variety of environmental data applications require huge spatial scales that cannot be collected only trough field-based methods. This article will present EUBrazilCloudConnect project (EUBrazilCC) at the XVII Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing, April 2015. The main goal is to provide a cloud infrastructure to use tools for multi-temporal analysis and trend analysis of huge remote sensing databases to understand the main current drivers of land use changes: human activities and climate changes.

Event: XVII Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (XVII SBSR)
Date: April 25 - 29, 2015
Authors: John Elton de Brito Leite Cunha; Iana Alexandra Alves Rufino; Lucila Karla Felix Lima de Brito; Silvio Severino de Sousa Júnior; Augusto José da Silva Rodrigues

A dimensionally heterogeneous coupled HPC cardiac-vascular model using a black box decomposition approach. April 2015

This article has been submitted for the Pan-American Congress of Computational Mechanics, 27-29 april 2015. It presents a first version of an HPC-ready dimensionally heterogeneous cardiovascular coupled model developed in the contest of EUBrazil Cloud Connect project. Two codes are used to achieve this goal: Alya Red, the BSC in-house tool for biomechanical simulations; and a 55-artery reduced model of the highly detailed ADAN model (called ADAN55), from the LNCC hemodynamics simulation software.

Event: Pan-American Congress of Computational Mechanics
Date: 27-29 april 2015
Authors: A. Santiago, M. Vázquez, P. J. Blanco, G. Houzeaux, S. Watanabe, J. Aguado Sierra, M. Lopez Yunta, and M. Rivero

A 3D-1D cardiovascular computational model: in the pursue of physiological feedback. March 2015

This paper presents the preliminary results of a coupled simulation tool that widens the possibilities in cardiovascular modelling. A complete simulator of the cardiovascular system will allow bioengineers and medical researchers to study the response of the full model to changes in any of the components, extending the predictive and descriptive capabilities of the standalone versions of the models, and providing further insight in the cardiac-systemic interactions.

Event: 2nd International Workshop in Latest Advances in Computational modelling
Date: 12-13 March 2015
Authors: A. Santiago, M. Vázquez, P. J. Blanco, G. Houzeaux, S. Watanabe, J. Aguado Sierra, M. Lopez Yunta, and M. Rivero

Ecological niche modeling using caatinga plant species: an introduction. November 2014

This paper presents the bibliographical research perforned on physical and virtual databases to study of the caatinga biome, the largest Seasonally Drought Tropical Forest (SDTF) on the planet, and to evaluate the use of ENM/SDM in the study of the caatinga. The team surveyed scientific publications that used SDMs ENMs to infer the potential distribution of species occurring in this biome, with special interest in plants, performing bibliographical research on physical and virtual databases.

Event: A conferência da Terra: Agricultura Familiar, Natureza e Segurança Alimentar, 2014
Date: November 19-22, 2014
Authors: Lucila Karla Felix Lima de Brito ;John Elton de Brito Leite Cunha; Silvio Severino de Sousa Júnior; Iana Alexandra Alves Rufino.

Using Fogbow to federate private clouds. November 2014

This paper has been accepted and selected for presentation within the Cloud Tools Lab part of IEEE LatinCloud 2014 event. It presents the Fogbow middleware, an approach based on a peer-to-peer architecture that aims at creating a cloud federation from totally distributed and independently IaaS deployments. Fogbow allows local cloud users to use surplus resources coming from other members of the federation, while being minimally intrusive regarding existing IaaS deployments. EUBrazilCC project represents one of the deployment cases of fogbow; in EUBrazilCC a federated cloud is running that comprises private clouds managed by both OpenStack and OpenNebula.

Event: Cloud Tools Lab part of IEEE LatinCloud 2014
Date: November 2014
Authors: Abmar Barros, Francisco Brasileiro, Rafael Carvalho, Giovanni Farias, Francisco Germano, Marcos Nóbrega, Ana Costa Ribeiro, Igor Silva, Leticia Teixeira
Distributed Systems Lab, Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB

Leishmaniasis Virtual Laboratory (Lvl) - A New Tool For The Study Of American Sand Flies (Diptera, Psychodidade, Phlebotominae). September 2014

The EU-Brazil Cloud Connect (EUBrazilCC) project is being developed with three scientific use cases covering multidisciplinary areas, such as biodiversity, epidemiology, public health, and climate change. One of the scientific use cases is the Leishmaniasis Virtual Laboratory (LVL), a collaboration between the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (WHO-CCL Leishmania Collection) in Spain and FIOCRUZ in Brazil with the collections of Leishmania (CLIOC) and sand flies (COLFLEB). The aim of this work is to present the LVL use case to the sand fly research community and to provide a pipeline to perform molecular analyses of sand flies.

Event:VIII International Symposium on Phlebotomine Sandflies in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Date: 24 September 2014
Authors: Felipe Dutra Rêgo; Israel de Souza Pinto, Caroline Amaral Machado, Gabriel Eduardo Melim Ferreira, Elisa Cupollilo, Paloma Helena Fernandes Shimabukuro

Defining Architecture Components of the Big Data Ecosystem. May 2014

This paper discusses a nature of Big Data that may originate from different scientific, industry and social activity domains and proposes improved Big Data definition that includes the following parts: Big Data properties ( also called Big Data 5V: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Value and Veracity), data models and structures, data analytics, infrastructure and security.

Event: Second International Symposium on Big Data and Data Analytics in Collaboration (BDDAC 2014). Part of The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)
Date: May 19-23, 2014, Minneapolis, USA.
Authors: Demchenko, Yuri, Peter Membrey, Cees de Laat,

Big data analytics in the EUBrazil Cloud Connect project, May 2014

This paper was submitted for the EGI CF 2014, Session: New data management solutions for EGI, 21 May 2014. Sandro Fiore from CMCC, presented EUBrazil Cloud Connect 3rd project use case which focuses on big data analytics, dealing with multiple multidimensional and heterogeneous data sources like output of global and regional climate models simulations and different types of satellite data.

Event: EGI CF 2014
Date: 21 May 2014
Primary Authors: Dr. FIORE, Sandro (Euro Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC))
Co-Authors: LEZZI, Daniele (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Dr. BADIA, Rosa (BSC), Dr. BLANQUER, Ignacio (UPVLC), Prof. ALOISIO, Giovanni (University of Salento and CMCC), Presenters: Dr. FIORE, Sandro,

EU-Brazil Cloud Connect: Integrating services for heterogeneous infrastructures, May 2014

This paper was submitted for the EGI CF 2014, session: Porting new applications to EGI. On 20 May 2014 Ignacio Blaquer, UPV and EUBrazil Cloud Connect coordinator, presented the integration of componenents that the project is pioneering, taking into account existing standards to maximize interoperability with provisioning systems and existing infrastructures.

Event: EGI CF 2014
Date: 20 May 2014
Primary Authors: Dr. BLANQUER, Ignacio (UPVLC)
Co-Authors: VILAR BRASILEIRO, Francisco (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande), LEZZI, Daniele (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Dr. LIMA, Maria Julia (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Dr. GOMES, Antonio Tadeu A. (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica), Prof. GIOVANNI, Aloisio (University of Salento), Dr. JACEK, Cala (University of Newcastle)