João Paulo Barraca

João Paulo Barraca

Associate Professor

University of Aveiro


Dr. João Paulo Barraca acts as Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro, and researcher at Telecommunications Institute. Currently he is member of the Scientific Committee of the DETI Doctoral Program, member of the Executive Board of UNAVE. He researches in the areas of networking, software engineering and security. He participated in several research projects, either developing novel concepts, or applying these concepts in innovative products and solutions, involving the design of IoT systems, secure solutions for distributed software/communication systems.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Virtualized Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • PhD in Informatics Engineering, 2012

    University of Aveiro

  • MEng in Electronics and Telecommunications, 2006

    University of Aveiro

  • LEng in Computers and Telematics, 2004

    University of Aveiro



Identification, Authentication and Authorization 2023/2024

Subject lectured to the 1st year of the Masters in Cybersecurity, regarding Identification, Authentication and Authorization approaches, tools and methodologies.

Reverse Engineering 2023/2024

Subject lectured to the 1st year of the Masters in Cybersecurity, providing an entry into reverse engineering processes, tools and methodologies.

Security of Information and Organizations 2022/2023

Subject is lectured to the 3rd year of the LEI and LECT courses, serving as a broad introduction to key topics related to cibersecurity.

Analysis and Exploration of Vulnerabilities 2022/2023

Subject lectured to the 1st year of the Masters in Cybersecurity, providing a view over the issue of vulnerability management, it’s assement, impact, and then exploration.




RIGOUROUS project aspires to identify and address the major cybersecurity, trust and privacy risks t


The SDRT Health solution aims to develop a new, more advanced antenna system, which will be suppo


This project proposes to research and develop a solution to address the complex infrastructure m


Substations (SS) are key to ensure the safety and reliability of the electrical grid, and therefo


Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação O NETEDGE tem como objetivo o


The CASSIOPEIA project investigates how open-standard/open-source technologies can be used to create


The vision of the 5Growth project is to empower verticals industries such as Industry 4.0, Transport


DOPPLER is a partnership between Portuguese and Mozambican institutions to foster ongoing collaborat


O projeto 24539 5G tem como principal objetivo permitir a conceção e validação integrada de um co


Reforçar a transferência de conhecimento científico e tecnológico para o setor empresarial O princ


This proposal sets up a capacitation and sustainability plan for a Green e-Science Infrastructure fo


Design and specification of a distributed, European Science Data Centre (ESDC) to support the pan-Eu

Smart EnterCom

Through the project Smart EnterCom the lead promotor – Finesource – seeks to build a strong partn


  • Plataforma de Comunicação Veículo-Infraestrutura para Integração de Impactes de Tráfego. Região


Desenvolvimento de uma plataforma MEC (Mobile Edge Computing), em linha com as especificações do ETS


Coordination of activities focused in the development of novel NFV and SDN solutions.


Develop an M2M infrastructure and sensors, to be deployed at Herdade da Contenda, demonstrating the


For smart water grid, further development in water quality monitoring and grid management has to be


Open Charging as a Service. The project intends to develop a charging platform for Cloud based Servi


to develop a Cloud Service Broker capable of easing crucial lifecycle application stages (deployment


A investigação desenvolveu uma base tecnológica de suporte a novos serviços, na área das comunicaçõe


We propose to study how to build an all-wireless Internet that could grow and gradually replace the


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(2024). Privacy-Based Deployments: The Role of DevPrivOps in 6G Mobile Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine.


(2023). Analysis of the Cryptographic Algorithms in IoT Communications. Information Systems Frontiers.


(2023). Assessing Mobile Application Privacy: A Quantitative Framework for Privacy Measurement. arXiv preprint arXiv:2311.00066.


(2023). Challenges and considerations for the design and implementation of a centralized protection and control solution for MV networks. IET Digital Library.


(2023). Highly Flexible and Traffic Isolating RAN Slicing: A Consumer IoT-Based Use Case. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics.