Carlos Coutinho

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Porifera [sponges] represent the lowest metazoan phylum, probably already existing prior to the 'Cambrian explosion'. Based on amino acid sequences deduced from cDNAs that code for structural proteins, the monophyly of Metazoa was established. Now we analyzed for the first time a promoter of a sponge gene for its activity in a heterologous cell system from(More)
In the actual competitive and global business context, the maintenance of interoperation among heterogeneous organisations in a collaborative environment becomes difficult to achieve. Hence, in a dynamic context a change in any of the networked partners affects the others, creating difficulties to sustain the interoperability of the networked environment.(More)
The competition inherent to globalisation has led enterprises to gather in nests of specialised business providers with the purpose of building better applications and provide more complete solutions. This, added to the improvements on the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), led to a paradigm shift from product-centrism to service-centrism(More)
The requirements regarding the rapid change in markets and business organisations towards a Future Internet foresee new interoperability demands and complexity levels, from connection and syntax-oriented exchanges to semantic and model-oriented knowledge. This change is not trivial and entails new problems and approaches beyond the scope of the available(More)