OutSystems Partners with Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Partnership promotes knowledge transfer between academic and corporate research

Lisbon, 14th October, 2009


OutSystems®, provider of the industry-leading Agile Platform, and FCT UNL, CITI (Research Center for Computing and Information Technologies of Universidade Nova de Lisboa) have entered a partnership to promote knowledge transfer between academic and corporate research.

This partnership is part of OutSystems’ program to expand its Research & Development activities with outstanding academic institutions.

OutSystems’ cutting edge research covers several areas of Computing Sciences and the partnership with CITI will further support OutSystems’ skills in design and development of next generation programming languages.

Through this partnership CITI will partner with an industry-leading R&D team and gain access to a large number of commercial organizations where new concepts can be evaluated and tested.

This agreement includes alignment of OutSystems and CITI’s research in new directions; including the organization of IT conferences, internships and it is expected that students from FCT UNL will continue to execute their master’s degree dissertations at OutSystems.

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"This type of partnership is crucial for us. OutSystems’ greatest value-add comes from its cutting edge research and the quality of its engineers, however, the problems we are addressing are huge and complex and we welcome any help we can get. We have been working with CITI for over one year and the results have been excellent. It is an outstanding group that complements us very well”, says Paulo Rosado, OutSystems’ CEO. “The main focus of this collaboration is to develop the OutSystems Agile Platform’s next generation visual modeling environment. No other organizations are addressing the design of a DSL (Domain Specific Language) and its development environment to support the continuous enterprise software change. And as such, there are no references outside OutSystems where we can get support to address this type of problem. That’s why it is so important for us to partner with Research Units with a worldwide reputation for excellence.”

According to Luís Caires, Principal Researcher at CITI, “We are greatly honored to be associated with OutSystems, a remarkable company that has developed an innovative platform based on the creation of agile software to solve very real problems. Our renowned investigation group gives important contributions in the area of programming languages, and this collaboration with OutSystems allows us to know exactly the industry needs and adapt our investigations.” “In the near future new software analysis techniques will be developed, allowing programmers to be alerted when an application might work incorrectly, long before it is launched,” concludes the Researcher. The study developed by the research center is focused on automatic and advanced software validations. It will enable, for instance, the detection of “crashes”, security breaches, and other software dysfunctions, allowing the preventive correction of programming errors and reducing maintenance costs.

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About OutSystems

OutSystems provides the Agile Platform, the first unified solution based on Agile methodologies, to address the full life cycle of delivering and managing web business applications. Companies use the Agile Platform to integrate, assemble, deploy and manage applications on-time and on-budget—delivering business value within weeks versus months or years. Since it was first introduced in 2001, the OutSystems Agile Platform has been used in over 4000 IT environments across 138 countries.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.outsystems.com or send an email to info@outsystems.com.

About CITI

The Research Center for Informatics and Information Technologies (Centro de Investigação em Informática e Tecnologias da Informação - CITI ) is a research institute partially funded by Portuguese National Science Foundation (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) and by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where it is located since its foundation in 1997.
The objective of CITI is to promote basic and applied research in Computer Science and Informatics. CITI research team is currently composed by more than 50 researchers.

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