Eduardo Tovar

Computer Engineering Department (DEI)
School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP)
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431; 4200-072 Porto; Portugal


Phone: +351 228340502; Fax: +351 228340509
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Short Bio: Eduardo Tovar was born in 1967 and has received the Licentiate, MSc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively. Currently he his Professor of Industrial Computer Engineering in the Computer Engineering Department at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP), where he is also engaged in research on real-time distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, multiprocessor systems, cyber-physical systems and industrial communication systems. He heads the CISTER/IPP-HURRAY Research Unit (UI 608), a top ranked ("Excellent") unit of the FCT Portuguese network of research units. Since 1991 he authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific and technical papers in the area of real-time computing systems, wireless sensor networks, distributed embedded systems and industrial computer engineering. Eduardo Tovar has been consistently participating in top-rated scientific events as member of the Program Committee, as Program Chair or as General Chair. Examples are: IEEE RTSS (Real Time Systems Symposium); IEEE RTAS (Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium); IEEE SDRS (Symposium on Distributed Reliable Systems); IEEE ICDCS (International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems); ACM EMSOFT (Annual ACM Conference on Embedded Software); Euromicro ECRTS (Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems); IEEE ETFA (Emerging Technologies on Factory Automation) or IEEE WFCS (Workshop on Factory Communication Systems). Notably, he has been Program Chair for ECRTS 2005, WDES 2006, OPODIS 2007 and CPS-CA08. He is team leader within the 7th Framework ICT Network of Excellence ArtistDesign, on distributed embedded systems.

Research Interests: Wireless Sensor Networks;   Cyber-Physical Systems;   Real-time Computing and Communications

Publications: Check his publications at CISTER/IPP-HURRAY Website.

Keynote Talks: "Highly Scalable Aggregate Computations in Cyber-Physical Systems: Physical Environment Meets Communication Protocols", at the 16th International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems (RTNS'08), 16-17 October 2008, Rennes, France.