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

  • 8º WTDG - 2017 Phase I on 19 May 2017

    The GREat Thesis and Dissertations Workshop (WTDG) is a forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of master and doctoral's studies in progress in the Group of Computer Networks, Software Engineering and Systems - GREat. The objective of this event is to provide a constructive environment for discussions between novice researchers and more experienced researchers.

  • UFC team project is finalist of the national stage of the Technology Cup on 15 May 2017

    A team from the Federal University of Ceará was selected as the finalist of the Brazilian edition of the 15th Imagine Cup, known as the World Cup of Technology. The event is sponsored by Microsoft and aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit of students around the world.

    The UFC's VibEye project was one of 199 enrolled projects from various public and private universities across the country in areas such as applications, games, smart devices and social networks. The UFC project will compete in the final with another 14 finalists from May 15 to 18 in Fortaleza.

    The jury will evaluate aspects such as innovation, use of technologies and proposed business model, as well as testing from the prototypes. The two best projects will compete in the world final in Seattle (US), competing for $ 100,000 and the chance to receive support from the global giant in the implementation of the project.

    The team that developed VibEye is composed of students Samuel Lima (Electrical Engineering), Múrcio Filho (Computer Engineering) and recent graduate Felipe Feitosa Soares (Computer Engineering). The team has as mentor Prof. Danielo G. Gomes (Department of Teleinformatics Engineering) and has the support of Marcondes Alexandre, a UFC Virtual technical-administrative server, and Michelle Cacais, a master's student in the Post-Graduate Program in Teleinformatics Engineering.

  • GREat laboratory enlargement marks 10 years of partnership with LG Electronics on 29 Mar 2017


    The new space of the Research and Development Laboratory for Design and Mobile Computing of the Group of Computer Network, Software Engineering and Systems (GREat), linked to the Department of Computing, was inaugurated this Thursday (23), resulting from a partnership with The Korean industry LG Electronics. As Rector Henry de Holanda Campos said, this is "another victory of one of the poles of excellence of our University".

    "It is difficult to measure the gains that result from LG's investment in GREat in 10 years of partnership," said Prof. Rossana Maria Castro de Andrade, laboratory coordinator. Representing LG, the director of the Department of Research and Development, Yun Hwan Rho, came to the ceremony; The research manager, Marcelo Bozzo; And Software Manager, Carlos Toneto. Also present at the event, professors Raimundo Nogueira Costa Filho, director of the Science Center; Francisco Antônio Guimarães, president of the Cearense Foundation for Research and Culture (FCPC); And Miguel Franklin Andrade, coordinator of GREat.


  • 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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