ProDEI is the Doctoral Programme in Informatics Engineering of FEUP (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto). The main goal of ProDEI is to promote excellence through research and development, for students in Informatics Engineering topics. All the ACM-IEEE Computing Curricula main areas (Computer Science, Computing Engineering, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Information Technology) can be accommodate in this Doctoral Program. Emphasis is given to theoretical fundamentals but also including the specification, project, modeling, representation, distribution and exploration of computing systems, as well as information acquisition, representation and processing, with special attention paid to the integration of those technologies in the organizational environments.