Campina Grande, Brazil

Federal University of Campina Grande
Campina Grande, Brazil

The Federal University of Campina Grande is a public university whose main campus is located in the city of Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil. Together with the Federal University of Paraíba, it is the main university of the state of Paraiba, Brazil. Established after splitting from UFPB in 2002, it is one of the leading technological and scientific production institutes of northeastern Brazil, being mentioned in a 2001 edition of the Newsweek magazine as a technopole - among 9 other around the world - that represents a new vision for technology. It was again quoted in 2003 as the Brazilian silicon valley. Wikipedia.

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Medeiros G.X.,Federal University of Campina Grande | Riet-Correa F.,Federal University of Campina Grande
Veterinary Dermatology | Year: 2015

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a hereditary mechanobullous disease of animals and humans, characterized by an extreme fragility of the skin and mucous membranes. The main feature of EB in humans and animals is the formation of blisters and erosions in response to minor mechanical trauma. Epidermolysis bullosa is caused by mutations in the genes that code for structural proteins of the cytoskeleton of the basal keratinocytes or of the basement membrane zone. Based on the ultrastructural levels of tissue separation, EB is divided into the following three broad categories: epidermolysis bullosa simplex, junctional epidermolysis bullosa and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Human types of EB are divided into several subtypes based on their ultrastructural changes and the mode of inheritance; subtypes are not fully established in animals. In humans, it is estimated that EB affects one in 17,000 live births; the frequency of EB in different animals species is not known. In all animal species, except in buffalo with epidermolysis bullosa simplex, multifocal ulcers are observed on the gums, hard and soft palates, mucosa of the lips, cheek mucosa and dorsum of the tongue. Dystrophic or absent nails, a frequent sign seen in human patients with EB, corresponds to the deformities and sloughing of the hooves in ungulates and to dystrophy or atrophy of the claws in dogs and cats. This review covers aspects of the molecular biology, diagnosis, classification, clinical signs and pathology of EB reported in animals. © 2014 ESVD and ACVD.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: INFRA-2007-1.2.3;INFRA-2007-1.2-03 | Award Amount: 5.11M | Year: 2008

EELA-2 aims to build, on the current EELA e-Infrastructure, a high capacity, production-quality, scalable Grid Facility providing round-the-clock, worldwide access to distributed computing, storage and network resources for a wide spectrum of applications from European and Latin American scientific communities. The project will provide an empowered Grid Facility with versatile services fulfilling application requirements and ensure the long-term sustainability of the e-Infrastructure beyond the term of the project. The specific EELA-2 objectives are: - Build a Grid Facility by: Expanding the current EELA e-Infrastructure to consist of more production sites mobilising more computing nodes and more storage space, at start of the project and to further grow storage over the duration of the project; Providing, in collaboration with related projects (e.g. EGEE), the full set of Grid Services needed by all types of scientific applications; Supporting applications various types (from classical off-line data processing up to control and data acquisition of scientific instruments), selected against well defined criteria (including grid added value, suitability for Grid deployment, outreach/potential impact); - Ensure the Grid Facility sustainability: Through the already established and new contacts with policy/decision makers, collaborating with RedCLARA and NRENs and supporting the ongoing creation of e-Science Initiatives and/or National Grid initiatives (NGI). Building the support of the e-Infrastructure to provide a complete set of Global Services from a Central Operation Centre and to pave the way for the creation of Regional Operation Centres in Latin America: Attracting new applications; Making available knowledge of EELA-2 Grid Facility to all potential users, developers, and decision makers through an extensive Training and Dissemination program; Creating knowledge repositories federated with the EGEE ones.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CPCSA | Phase: INFRA-2010-1.2.3 | Award Amount: 2.76M | Year: 2010

The GISELA objective is to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the European Latin American e-Infrastructure and thus ensure the continuity and enhancement of the Virtual Research Communities (VRC) using it. The project will focus on:\n\tImplementing the Latin American Grid Initiative (LGI) sustainability model rooted on National Grid Initiatives (NGI) or Equivalent Domestic Grid Structures (EDGS), in association with CLARA and collaborating with EGI;\n\tProviding VRCs with the e-Infrastructure and Application-related Services required to improve the effectiveness of their research, addressing both:\no\tCurrent EELA-2 small User Communities;\no\tLarger VRCs through Specialised Support Centres (SSCs).\nThe GISELA mission is twofold:\n- Ensure the sustainability of the EU-LA e-Infrastructure\nThe sustainability of the EU part of the e-Infrastructure being cared of by EGI, GISELA will concentrate on its LA component. The tasks, at each level of the e-Infrastructure are:\n\tInstitution: Get all Services fully operational in the Resource Centre (RC);\n\tCountry: Implement all Grid Operation Centre (GOC) Services;\n\tContinent: Implement all Grid & Network Support Centres (GSC, NSC) Services;\n\tSupport a catchall GOC.\n- Support Virtual Research Communities\nThe support will encompass:\n\tUser Support:\no\tProvide access to the EU-LA Infrastructure to VOs represented in GISELA (HEP, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, etc.);\no\tPublicise and support the GISELA e-Infrastructure and Application Services;\no\tCollaborate with VRCs or SSCs to the development of integrated services (e.g. gateways).\n\tTraining & Dissemination activities\no\tOrganisation of tutorials for single users and VRCs;\no\tCoordinate dissemination actions, workshops, Conferences;\no\tProduce dissemination material.\nGrid Services for VRCs will be provided by CLARA on the basis of a business plan using a Life Cycle Product Management (LCPM) approach.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: INFRA-2012-3.3. | Award Amount: 791.75K | Year: 2012

The Socientize project will coordinate all the agents involved in the citizen science setting the basis of this new open science paradigm promoting the usage of the infrastructures composed by dedicated and external resources which are based on scientists and amateur people. It will set a network where infrastructure providers and scientific researchers will join with the society recruiting volunteers that perform science at home. With the citizen science term we mean both a) the participation of people in the scientific process, i.e. By collecting and analysing scientific data or by contributing with their own resources to form the research infrastructure, and b) the development of socio-artistic activities and dissemination material of scientific results for them.\n\nPeople will contribute with their own knowledge and resources participating in an active way. As we propose to open e-infrastructure to the people, even considering the knowledge and the time of the citizen scientists as part of the resources that constitute the infrastructure, he present here an innovative concept: the human-based e-infrastructure (he-infrastructure). These infrastructure allow researchers to deploy new studies, dealing with large-scale data. For instance, the research over the socio-technological networks is allowing to emerge a new collective intelligence able to deploy innovative scientific tasks.\n\nSOCIENTIZE will deploy a set of applications enabling volunteers as scientists and showing the capabilities of open resources. But the project will be focused in open workshops and conferences where the partnership will set the basis of the interaction with all the stakeholders. As a result of the discussions held in the SOCIENTIZE fora, we will present a white-book with the strategy for the citizen science enhancement, compiling best cases experiences and policy recommendations for he-infrastructure providers, scientific end-users, artists and the society in general.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: INFRA-2010-3.3 | Award Amount: 871.70K | Year: 2010

The FP7 EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids (including EGEE, SEE-GRID, etc. with about 150.000 processors) based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology.\n\nThe main aim of the DEGISCO project is the further extension of the European DCI infrastructure that is already interconnected by EDGeS to International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) in strong collaboration with on the one hand local partners in ICPC countries and on the other hand European e-Infrastructure experts (including 3G Bridge know-how) and thus, reinforce the global relevance and impact of European distributed infrastructures.\n\nThe project will support the creation of new Desktop Grids in ICPC countries and the connection of these Grids to European DCIs and existing Service Grids in ICPC countries by employing 3G Bridge technology. Moreover, building on the solid expertise of the DEGISCO partners, the project will provide recommendations on best practices and define joint roadmaps for ICPC countries and Europe.\n\nThe application support activities of DEGISCO support the use of the already two dozen ported applications on new connected DCIs in ICPC countries and support new applications.\n\nThe dissemination and training activities will promote via various channels such interoperation between Desktop Grid and Service Grid infrastructures on a global scale, which leads to more awareness under the general public of computational science and distributed computing co-funded by the EC. As a result more citizens, students, and companies are expected to donate resources to scientific purposes.\n\n\nAs part of these activities an International Desktop Grid Federation will be operated allowing for effective exchange of information through participation.

Cogollo D.,Federal University of Campina Grande
International Journal of Modern Physics A | Year: 2015

We study the muon anomalous magnetic moment in an electroweak model based on the gauge symmetry SU(4)L ⊗ U(1)N, which has right-handed neutrinos in its spectrum, and no flavor changing neutral currents at tree level. We discuss relevant collider and electroweak constraints on the model, and derive the most stringent upper bounds on the scale of symmetry breaking based on the corrections to the muon magnetic moment. We conclude that a scale of symmetry breaking of around 2 TeV might explain the muon magnetic moment anomaly. In case the anomaly is otherwise resolved, using the current and projected sensitive of g-2 experiments, we rule out scales of symmetry breaking smaller than 3.5 TeV (5.5 TeV) at 1σ level. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.

De Macedo Braz H.D.,Companhia Hidro Eletrica Do Sao Francisco | De Souza B.A.,Federal University of Campina Grande
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems | Year: 2011

This paper deals with radial distribution network reconfiguration for loss and switching mitigation. Its main contribution is the presentation of a genetic algorithm (GA) with two network encodings, capable of representing only radial connected solutions without demanding a planar topology or any specific genetic operator. The code was named sequential because the evaluation of the ith gene depends on the information forthcoming from all the previous genes. In addition to a full description of proposed techniques with examples, the paper presents a survey of existing network codifications including their search space and chromosomes for a 33-bus example system. In order to validate the proposed algorithms, these and other two techniques in the state of the art are applied to reconfigure three sample systems which have been broadly published in the technical literature. Performance is assessed by using the results of implemented representations and the reconfiguration literature. © 2010 IEEE.

Anacleto M.A.,Federal University of Campina Grande | Brito F.A.,Federal University of Campina Grande | Passos E.,Federal University of Campina Grande
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2015

In this paper we consider the scattering of massless planar scalar waves by a noncommutative BTZ black hole. We compute the differential cross section via the partial wave approach, and we mainly show that the scattering of planar waves leads to a modified Aharonov-Bohm effect due to spacetime noncommutativity. © 2015.

Dos Santos E.C.,Federal University of Campina Grande | Jacobina C.B.,University of Paraiba
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine | Year: 2011

In power electronics, pulsewidth modulation (PWM) has been the subject of intensive research and is widely employed to control the output voltage of static power converters. © IEEE.

Anacleto M.A.,Federal University of Campina Grande
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2015

In this paper, using a (2+1)-dimensional field theory approach, we study the Aharonov-Bohm (AB) scattering with Lorentz symmetry breaking. We obtain the modified scattering amplitude to the AB effect due to the small Lorentz violation correction in the breaking parameter and prove that up to one loop the model is free from ultraviolet divergences. © 2015 American Physical Society.

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