Paulo Alencar

Paulo Alencar is a Research Professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and Associate Director of the Computer Systems Group. He received the BSc and MSc degrees in Physics (1980, 1983) from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and the PhD degree in Computer Science (1992) from PUC-Rio, Brazil, in cooperation with GMD and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the software engineering and formal methods, and has made significant contributions to many areas, including software design and architectures, user interfaces, web-based applications, mobile software systems, software agents, and event and context-oriented applications. Dr. Alencar has received international research awards from organizations such as Compaq (Compaq Award for best research paper in 1995 for his work on a software evolution theory) and IBM (IBM Innovation Award, 2003). He has published over 140 refereed publications, and has been a member of program committees of numerous highly-regarded conferences and workshops. He has been a leading investigator in national projects supported by NSERC, Sybase, IBM, CITO, CSER, and Bell, and has engaged in many collaborative international projects involving Germany, Argentina, and Brazil.


Handbook of Research on Mobile Software Engineering: Design, Implementation, and Emergent Applications
Paulo Alencar, Donald Cowan. © 2012. 914 pages.
The popularity of an increasing number of mobile devices, such as PDAs, laptops, smart phones, and tablet computers, has made the mobile device the central method of...