IBM Portugal Center for Advanced Studies

The IBM Portugal Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Enterprise Engineering and Management (EEM) aims at being a preeminent applied research center of excellence in Service Science and Engineering Management (SSME), dedicated to foster collaboration among academia, industry, government, and IBM Research Laboratories, transfer scientific breakthroughs and innovations into IBM research, products and services, for the benefit of IBM stakeholders, in Portugal and worldwide, and influencing the evolution of education, research, business and government.

Universidade of Porto (UP) and associated relevant education and research organizations such as FEUP, INESC Porto, INEGI and IDMEC Porto, support IBM Portugal on the establishment of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in the SSME area, Enterprise Engineering and Management (EEM).

Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME), bring together ongoing work in the following areas in order to develop the skills required in a services-led economy:

University of Porto, in particular the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (DEIG) and the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the Engineering School have developed expertise through research and education activities, offering also advanced services to businesses and government in those areas.

IBM Portugal Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Enterprise Engineering and Management (EEM), focus on SSME areas, developing projects in the following areas and benefiting from IBM worldwide expertise:

A Virtual Computing Laboratory, "Anytime, Anywhere, On Demand", and a Distributed Services Delivery Center, based on the models that IBM and NCSU have recently developed are the basis for an important infrastructure to be available for research and advanced education support.

Such infrastructure has relevant features, such as:

The value of this infrastructure can be summarized by the following:

The research projects at UP and at other Portuguese universities, ongoing and new, will benefit from such advanced infrastructure, enabling new projects to be feasible.