Public Administration Cloud

Public Administration Cloud

Public Administration Cloud

Head of the Research Line

Simão Melo de Sousa

This research line has as main goals the development and use of the cloud technologies as an instrument that: enables a greater efficiency and proximity with the Public Administration, and in particular, the municipalities; enables Social Innovation; enables new ways to provide medical care, including telemedicine. These goals will be achieved ensuring that all legal guarantees are met, such as, security, privacy and auditability.

List of WPs

WP 4.1 | On the Use and Impact of Cloud Computing Technologies in Local and Regional Public Administration

The work carried out in this WP aims at exploring rigorous software development methodologies and cloud based technological solutions that increase and guarantee citizen rights, such as privacy, transparency etc. whilst empowering a better and larger digital citizenship both from the local administration’s and from the citizen’s point of view. In particular, the research to be conducted must ease the Cloudification of information systems aimed for local public administration. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the use of blockchains for a better auditability of public information systems and of decision support systems in use in local administration.

WP Leader | Alexandra Mendes

WP 4.2 | On the Use and Impact of Cloud Computing Technologies in the Social Sector

The work carried out in this WP aims at exploring rigorous software development methodologies and cloud based technological solutions that improve the impact and organisation of the social sector. In particular, the conducted research must ease the aggregation and subsequent cloudification of information systems currently available in the social sector. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the use of blockchains for a better auditability of social initiatives and in particular improve the interactions between the social sector and the state institutions that regulate and finance this area.

WP Leader | Hugo Torres Vieira

WP 4.3 | Predictive Algorithms for Health

The work carried out in this WP targets the research and development of algorithms and applications for the implementation of a framework to identify, predict, monitor and warn on cardiology, Neurodegenerative diseases and comportamental originated diseases.

WP Leader | Miguel Castelo Branco

WP 4.4 | Security Services for Public Clouds in the Context of Public Administration

The work carried out in this WP aims at exploring new identity mechanisms and data privacy mechanism for public clouds. In particular research based on the use of integrating two factor authentication mechanisms for public services is to encourage and methodologies for classifying security and privacy levels of information in public administrations. Furthermore, fundamental research is expected to be conducted on the development of new cryptographic primitives, based on emerging homomorphic encryption and multi-party computation techniques for privacy, confidentiality, group accessibility and audit trails when accessing sensitive information on public clouds.

WP Leader | Paul Andrew Crocker