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Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação Universitade de São Paulo Brazil, is one of the most important Brazilian institutions acting on both the development of scientific research and the training of human resources in Applied Mathematics, CS and Systems, Mathematics, and Statistics and their related areas. It is organized in four departments with 149 faculty members/professors, approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and over 400 graduate students. Both Graduate Programs in Mathematics and in CS and Computational Mathematics are ranked with a grade 6 (out of 7) by CAPES agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Education. The research and education activities at ICMC-USP are recognized internationally. Its faculty, postdocs, and students have taken part of important scientific events, and joint projects and agreements with foreign institutions abroad. The research groups have received constant support from international and Brazilian funding agencies.

The inclusion USP will add expertise in the field of software processes, methodologies and tools for software development, related to software testing and empirical based software engineering review. The Software Engineering Lab (SEL) at ICMC-USP (LABES) has experience in research projects. Specifically, it collaborates with CASE (FUB) in the on-going EU Qualipso project (IST-FP6-IP-034763), and excellent connections with Brazilian industry. In addition, research at LABES is also in the field of SE education and tools at its support (AIMTool45). This would increase the competence of EMSE in the educational area. As associate partner, USP has a preferential channel in interacting with European University at different levels: exchange of scholars, supervision of students’ thesis and projects, hosting summer internships at USP LABES. Prof. Maldonado (g-index 24 – h-index 17) is full professor at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at USP and director of the LABES. He has been president of the Brazilian Computer Society SBC (2007-2009, 2009-2011). His expertise is in software testing, software engineering education, software engineering, experimental, critical embedded systems, and environments and teaching methods. He has published over 40 journal articles and over one hundred refereed full papers, as well. Role in the Project
The ICMC-USP participation will implement the common strategy of the Consortium of increasing the quality of the didactic offering extending the scope of the program to Third-Country countries. Specifically, the ICMC-USP will be available to host every year 12 EMSE students for their internship.

UNIKL expertise focuses into software methodologies, modelling and measurement of the oftware process and resulting products, software reuse, and distributed systems, safety critical systems, software for automotive, health medical tools and energy. UNIKL has strong cooperation with the three top software engineering research institutes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (Fraunhofer IESE), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Their cooperation covers basic and applied research and channel scientific contributions into the concrete and real settings of large-size companies also in non-IT specific sector.

<UNIKL will offer a wide range of software engineering courses to the students from its already developed Masters Course curriculum which have been taught since 1975 and have undergone continuous improvements. The consortium can not only exploit the existing Master-level software engineering courses offered by UKL but also will be able to offer practical-oriented software engineering courses because of UNIKL's strong ties in teaching and research with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) (one of the best European SE research centres). IESE will also be able to offer software engineering project and thesis for the students from practical context. Prof. Dieter Rombach, one of the coordinator of the consortium, is the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer IESE.

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