Simulator for Subsalt platforms Performance Studies

The project aims at developing a simulator that reproduces a automation process for training operators. Hence, less-experienced workers would be able to learn complex tasks of oil and gas production control in subsalt platforms under controlled conditions, without risks to life or patrimony. As a consequence, it is expected the augment of effectiveness and operational safety of platforms under installation, thus enriching even more the company’s productive process.

Thereunto, Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA (FPC-UFBA) strongly employ its skills in Requirement Engineering, Software Architecture and Usability besides its knowledge in oil and gas productive processes.

Ministério da Saúde

National Transplants System

The National Transplants System (SNT), created through the Decree 2.268 on June 30th, 1997 is the responsible instancy for the control and monitoring of transplants of organs, tissues and human body parts for therapeutic purposes executed in Brazil. The new SIG-SNT is developed by a multidisciplinary team with the role of managing this distribution in an authomatized way. The software allows to manage the register and evolution of all the player involved in the transplant process, receivers, donators, transplants and institutions among them.

“The biggest challenge is for the new national transplants system is managing the organs distribution list in an efficient way, making sure that the organ is donated to the most suitable receiver according to the applicable legislation, besides incresing clearness in the process of generating donation lists, says Cinaira Carvalho, SNT’s projects manager. As an inovation, the project brings a more precise following of the donation and transplant process, explaining the position of each receiver, increasing automation of processes and the possibility of using attachments, which eliminates the need of paper use and makes the process faster.

This update brings renovation for the system’s technological basis, following standards defined by the Ministry of Health. Besides integration with other systems of the Mnistry, which allows for more automation, clearness e consistency in the process of national donations and transplants. Besides that, the new software follows a series of international standards of portability and security and accessibility. The development of the software’s first phase is close to being finished, its launch in the market scheduled for the second semester of 2015.

Ministério da Saúde

Information Visualization

The information visualization module is an application developed for the analysis and interpretation of data from the National Transplants System. This module generates graphics that illustrates the organs transplants in Brazil.

Having as input data a list of people willing to donate, receive and institutions involved in the process, this module allows for the visualization of information that can be sourced from SNT. Provided that, managers can decide which actions and policies must be implemented to improve transplants in the country.

Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA (FPC-UFBA) gathered a team of requirement analysts, software engineers and architects to create the system’s platform using their skills to develop this project.


Software Reuse Methodology for oil and gas production and exploration control

This project aimed at developing and implanting a reuse process at Petrobras, establishing a methodology of identification, usage and management of components during the process of software development. The ideia behind this project is to avoid reinventing the same idea every time a new project begins but organizing the work that has already been done and deploy it immediately in a new context.

Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA (FPC-UFBA) used its skills in variation and reuse management and its knowledge in oil and gas productive processes.


Reliable and Smart Crowdsourcing Solution for Emergency and Crisis Management

Large-scale events – such as street carnival in Brazil, The Football World Cup and the Olympic Games – demand a great preoccupation regarding security. Besides the huge organization infrastructure of such events, the security of attendants is a particularly central matter for the command forces, reason why the RESCUER Project was started.

With the aid of smart technology information, a system for manegement of crisis and emmergencies will be developed to ensure that people attending these large events feel safe. An experimental prototype of RESCUER was tested at the 2014 World Cup and will be operational for the Olympic Games in 2016. This Euro-Brazilian parternership includes nine institutions from four countries (Brazil, Germany, Austria and Spain), under the Brazilian coordination of Federal University of Bahia and european coordination of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE.

RESCUER is based on the use of mobile technologies (smartphones), with information provided by citizens themselves straight from the crisis sceneries. The application takes images, videos, or texts shared through crowdsourcing as its starting point to perform a multimedia data analysis, in order to help the management of emergencies and crisis. In this project, Fraunhofer Project Center at UFBA (FPC-UFBA) has been using abilities related to requirements engineering, software architecture, software engineering for mobile devices, system of decision support and data analysis, besides knowledge in emergency and crisis processes.