Group of Computer Networks,
Software Engineering
and Systems

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The GREat

The Group of Computer Networks, Software Engineering and Systems (GREat) is composed of professors, collaborative researchers and students (graduate and undergraduate) of Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and other institutions. Since your foundation in 2002, the group researches in three areas: Computer Networks, Software Engineering and Systems, as well as realizes research projects, development and innovation in partnership of other institutions and companies.

The GREat is bounded to Computer Science Department (DC), what is accredited by Computing Law (Law 10.176). At UFC, the GREat maintains close colaboration with the Department of Teleinformatics Engineering (DETI), Virtual Institute and Department of Architecture. Also, the group is registered in CNPq's group directory, with leadership of Professor José Neuman and Professor Rossana Andrade.

Areas of expertise


Computer Networks

Sensor Networks and Mobile Cloud Computing.


Software Engineering

Software Development processes and tools.



Web, mobile and applied to IoT systems.

Latest News


  • PPGETI Thesis Defense: "Workload Modeling and Prediction for Resources Provisioning in Cloud" on 21 Feb 2017

    Title: Workload Modeling and Prediction for Resources Provisioning in Cloud
    Student: Deborah Maria Vieira Magalhães

    Date: 02/23/2017
    Time: 9 AM
    Local: Seminar Room - Block 942-A - Campus do Pici

  • GREat hour seminar on reproduction of scientific experiments on 21 Feb 2017

    Title: Reproduction of Scientific Experiments: Theory and Practice
    Announcer: Prof. Daniel de Oliveira (UFF)

    Date: Wednesday 02/22/2017
    Time: 2 PM
    Local: Seminar room block 942-A, Campus do Pici

  • State of the Art and Challenges in Internet of Things and Fog Computing on 13 Jan 2017

    The Internet of Things (IoT) incorporates embedded intelligence into everyday objects, enabling them to connect via the Internet and be remotely monitored and controlled through computer-hosted software services and platforms In the cloud. IoT shows great transformation potential, its applications being numerous and benefits provided to several areas of knowledge. The IoT environment also provides new possibilities in the field of computing, for example Fog Computing, is a new area of ​​research that uses as information technology (IT) infrastructure, the computational resources distributed among the IoT objects. This creates a local cloud close to the user. Fog Computing explores these resources at the edges of the network, introducing several new challenges and open questions. Therefore, this document consists of a survey of the IoT area, focusing on Fog Computing, presenting concepts, applications, state of the art and the main challenges.

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