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Information Systems and Computer Graphics

At CSIG, we are particularly well positioned to address complex and difficult engineering problems facing industry, as we have the expertise to analyse, design, mine and implement large information systems ‑ using best practices for designing, developing and testing software engineering ‑, and also to provide the visual and user interaction components such a solution may require.

Furthermore, at CSIG we are also strongly committed to training young researchers and professionals. Presently, our researchers come from the University of Porto, Polytechnic of Porto, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Universidade Aberta and University of Minho.

Our centre addresses five main areas of research: Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments, Information Management and Information Systems, Software Engineering, Accessibility and Assistive Technologies and Special Purpose Computing Systems/Embedded Systems. 

Latest News
Computer Science

INESC TEC’s project helps the elderly to take medicines

The prototype of a robotic system that helps the elderly to take medicines was one of the results of the collaboration between INESC TEC’s Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG) and the Superior School of Health of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), which took place under the NIE project - Natural Interfaces for the Elderly.

14th February 2019

Computer Science

INESC TEC helps telling stories in 360º videos

Augmented Video 360 project, which was funded by Google, comes to an endIn 2017, under the innovation fund Digital News Initiative, Google issued a challenge that intended to stimulate the innovation in the digital journalism. INESC TEC addressed this challenge and, two years later, it presents the Augmented Video 360 – an editing and visualisation tool for 360º videos with dynamic annotations in order to improve narratives -, thus making the act of telling stores through 360º videos much easier.

01st February 2019

Computer Science

Researcher from MASSIVE in the Executive Committee of Eurographics

Miguel Melo, researcher of the Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG) was invited to be part of the Executive Committee of Eurographics, an European professional association for Computer Graphics.

08th January 2019

Computer Science

C4G project with the collaboration of INESC TEC represents Portugal in European Consortium

On 7 November, the agreement between the European Commission and the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) which grants the latter the legal status of ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) was signed.

04th January 2019

Computer Science

New project creates model for learning computer programming

A new project in collaboration with INESC TEC’s Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG), entitled SCReLProg - Auto e Corregulação na Aprendizagem Online de Programação de Computadores (in English: SCReLProg - Self-regulation and Coregulation in Online Learning of Computer Programming), started in October.

20th December 2018

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Featured Projects

eCSAAP

Expert Crowdsourcing for Semantic Annotation of Atmospheric Phenomena

2018-2019

PromoTourVR

Promoting tourism destinations with multisensory immersive media

2018-2021

PERFECT

Perceptual equivalence in virtual reality for authentic training

2018-2020

M2S

Mindfulness to students' sucess:relating executive functions and writing through a mindfulness app to promote children's cognitive, social, and health-related outcomes

2018-2021

PAINTER

Procedurally assisted INTErchangeable reality

2018-2021

PalacioDaAgua

Consultoria para instalação do Palácio da Água no Centro Multiusos de Chaves

2018-2020

MoST

Modeling, querying and interactive visualization of spatiotemporal data

2018-2020

StopPropagHate

Automatic hate speech detection in online news media

2018-2019

GEOCONSULT

Consultoria técnica especializada em IDE

2017-2018

MELOA

Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography Apparatus

2017-2021

WindScanner

WindScanner national infrastructure

2017-2020

NIE

Interfaces naturais com idosos

2017-2019

MarRisk

Costal adaptation to climate change: knowing the risks and increasing resilience.

2017-2020

AUTOTESTSW

Estudo e elaboração de recomendações para a automatização de testes de software

2017-2019

SIGPPC

Análise de Desempenho e Revisão de Algoritmos do Expert System para Classificação Automática e Retrieval de Histórico do Provedor do Cliente da EDP

2017-2017

SIGMAIA

Serviços de Consultadoria no Projeto SIG Intermunicipal Maia - Reforço da Colaboração e Integração do Sistema de Informação Intra e Inter organizacinal, e capacitação institucional, no dominio do reforço da organização e aprendizagem por via do trabalho em rede.

2017-2019

PilotoEUDAT

TAIL Data Pilot in EUDAT

2017-2018

C4G

Colaboratório para as Geociências

2017-2020

RCD

Repositório Clínico Digital

2017-2018

RELECT

Radioactivity and ELECTtric Field monitoring campaign at Hyytiälä (ENVRIplus TNA)

2017-2017

Simprove

The Biomedical Simulation Centre of the Future

2017-2019

AV360-DNI

AV360 - Augmented Video 360

2017-2018

RECAP

Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm

2017-2021

ARQNET

Conceção, arquitetura e validação de uma solução tecnologicamente inovadora no que diz respeito à utilização de mecanismos de autenticação e assinatura de documentos com recurso a meios eletrónicos, ao fornecimento de atributos e mecanismos de votação por via eletrónica, através do Cartão de Cidadão e Chave Móvel Digital

2016-2020

Atena

Saber para intervir: observatório para a educação

2016-2019

Tele-Media-Arte

Multimodal Telepresence in Support of Online Inclusive Distance Arts Education and Training

2016-2017

ISEABlind

Integrated System for Enhancing the Autonomy of the Blind

2016-2017

HDR4RTT

Real time Tracking and display of multiple objects in extreme lighting conditions

2016-2019

IMOPORTAL

Portal Web de Armazéns

2016-2019

CONTEXTWA

Middleware and Context Inference Techniques from DataStreams for the Development of ContextAware Services using Mobile Devices

2016-2019

Icarefordepression

i-Care for Depression: Blending face-to-face psychotherapy with internet and mobile digital solutions

2016-2019

TAIL

TAIL - Research data management from creation to deposit and sharing

2016-2019

CORAL-SENSORS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

SIGAMP

SIF Intermunicipal da AMP

2016-2017

BEACONING

Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning (BEACONING)

2016-2019

DRIW2020

DRIW2020 - Estudos e projetos RIS da Atividade 2 - Sistemas e processos ICT do "Projeto Douro's Inland WaterWay 2020"

2015-2016

NanoStima-RL2

NanoSTIMA - Health data collection and visualization

2015-2019

FOUREYES

TEC4Growth - RL FourEyes - Intelligence, Interaction, Immersion and Innovation for media industries

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2019

NanoStima-RL4

NanoSTIMA - Health Data Analysis & Decision

2015-2019

SMILES

SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large scale Sensing and analytics

2015-2019

SeaBioData

Portuguese Seamounts Biodiversity Data Management

2015-2017

CE4Blind

Context extraction for blind using computer vision

2015-2016

DIGITAVE

Concepção, desenvolvimento e implmentação de um sistema de gestão federada de identidades digitais

2015-2015

StopDepression

Stepped care treatments and digital solutions for depression and suicide prevention in primary care.

2015-2016

ACESSWEB

Web Accessibility Barometer in Portugal

2015-2017

WiderMOS

Wide Interoperability and new governance moDels for freight Exchange linking Regions through Multimodal maritime based cOrridorS

2014-2016

Cap@CIDADE

Survey and mapping of activities and informational objects and process modelling

2014-2016

InMERSE

Expanded Multimodal Interaction in Entertainment Service Network

2014-2015

LeanBigData

Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics

2014-2017

E-Compared

European Comparative Effectiveness Research on Internet-based Depression Treatment

2014-2017

PGLobal

Desenvolvimento de software para ser integrado numa plataforma de recolha automática e selecção de conteúdos de jornais participantes de vários países

2014-2015

RAIA.TEC

Complementary technologies for the Ocean Observatory of the Iberian Coast

2014-2015

EYEFRY

Cooking oils degradation assessment system

2014-2015

SMICE

Online platform for energy behaviour monitoring system

2013-2014

3Port

Ports and Environmental Management Information System

2013-2015

PWA

Web Portal for Warehouses

2013-2017

IPMAPS

Software framework to create geographic information systems

2013-2015

Online_Gym

Online Gym based on collaborative networked virtual reality

2013-2014

SIOCER

Auditing in information systems

2013-2013

WireMarketPlatform

Online platform to promote contents

2013-2013

SIBILA

Towards Smart Interacting Blocks that Improve Learned Advice

2013-2015

MASSIVE

Multimodal Acknowledgeable multiSenSorial Immersive Virtual Enviroments

2013-2015

OASRN

Consulting in information technologies

2013-2016

APDIC

Archiving and Digital Preservation of Clinical Information

2013-2015

CorredorAzul

Study to attract residents to the Urban Network for Competitiveness and Innovation "Corredor Azul"

2012-2013

SARA

Asset Management System for Road Networks

2012-2015

MedicalSoft

Medical Imaging Applications in Windows, MAC OS X and IOS environments

2012-2013

GIE-GNP

Cross-border collaboration platform

2012-2014

ICARUS

Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations

2012-2016

KNIT

Technological Innovation Centre

2012-2012

Pweb

Consulting in Web portals

2012-2012

MIELE

Characterising, Managing and Modelling the Requirements of project MIELE

2011-2014

AdChrono

Automatic optimisation of online advertising

2011-2013

AVESAT

Services on satellite technology applied to municipal transport circuit management and optimisation

2011-2013

CAALYX-MV

Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment - Market Validation

2011-2012

ERAS

Expedite Virtual Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Sites

2011-2013

GIS2R

Creation and Exploration of 3D Real Urban Environments

2011-2012

ECOPLANNER

Eco-efficient management platform

2011-2013

CNG

New Generation Contents for Education and Vocational Training

2011-2014

TICE.Mobilidade

User-centric mobility systems

2011-2014

AAL4ALL

Ambient Assisted Living for All

2011-2015

SI.VIDA 3

SI.VIDA Information System - Stage 3 - Dissemination in hospitals

2011-2012

RAIA.co

Web services aimed at extending of the RAIA Observatory interoperability platform

2011-2013

SIGAP

Business Process Characterization

2010-2011

PINC

Pole of Creative Industries of University of Porto's Science and Technology Park

2010-2013

Desktop4IPbrick

Multiplatform desktop environment for free software applications

2010-2012

e-milia

Collaborative platform to increase and improve access to ICT by the senior citizens of the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira

2010-2012

WebReports

Generation of reports in Web environment

2010-2011

CEMSDI

Civil-servants Empowerment for Multi-media Service Delivery ICT-enabled

2010-2012

3DWikiU

Collaborative Virtual Reality system for urban environments

2010-2012

ICT4Depression

User-friendly ICT Tools to Enhance Self-Management and Effective Treatment of Depression in the EU

2010-2013

RobVigil

Collaborative and intelligent surveillance robot for the security area

2010-2012

Escolinhas

"Escolinhas" educational platform

2009-2011

ADD-ME

Activating Drivers for Digital eMpowerment in Europe

2009-2011

SIGAve

Regional geographical information system

2009-2010

SAMA2007

Advisory to the Managing Body of the SAMA - ON.2 Programme

2009-2010

Mobiles

Sustainable electric mobility - Solutions for the logistics associated with electric vehicle battery charging

2009-2012

eCAALYX

Enhanced Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experience

2009-2012

PortalDouro

Tourism portal for the Douro region

2009-2011

Generg

Specialized Consulting on Information Systems

2009-2012

RAIA

Ocean Observatory for the Iberian Coast

2009-2012

WikiWipro

Wiki knowledge base to support the ellaboration of project presentations

2008-2009

Palco3.0

Intelligent Web system to support the management of a social network on music

2008-2011

EINautilus

Classroom Management Software

2008-2011

CCDRN-RJUE

Regional interoperability platform between municipalities and central administration, in the area of urbanization and building construction licensing

2008-2011

Urbis

Efficient management and visualization of spatiotemporal urban data

2008-2010

SI.VIDA

Information System to collect and process data on AIDS for the High Commissioner for Healthcare

2007-2012

DBPreserve

Data Warehouses for the Long-term Preservation of Institutional Electronic Records and Databases

2007-2010

Eolos

Impact of Wind Farms on radiocommunication services

2007-2010

WineSlot

Prototype to Manage the Classification of agricultural lots

2007-2010

CCDRN-TIC

Collaborative platforms for PROT N, Norte em Rede and Atlantic Area INTERREG Programme

2006-2011

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Laboratories

Information Systems Laboratory

Laboratory of Software Engineering

Laboratory of Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments

Publications

CSIG Publications

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2019

Data Deposit in a CKAN Repository: A Dublin Core-Based Simplified Workflow

Authors
Karimova, Y; Castro, JA; Ribeiro, C;

Publication
Communications in Computer and Information Science - Digital Libraries: Supporting Open Science

Abstract

2019

Co-designing Gaming Experiences for Museums with Teenagers

Authors
Cesário, V; Coelho, A; Nisi, V;

Publication
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

Abstract
Museums promote cultural experiences through exhibits and the stories behind them. Nevertheless, museums are not always designed to engage and interest young audiences, especially teenagers. Throughout this paper, we discuss teenagers as an important group to be considered within the Children-Computer Interaction field, and we report some techniques on designing with teens, in particular, arguing that participatory design methods can involve teenagers in the design process of technology for museums. For this purpose, we conceptualized, designed and deployed a co-design activity for teenagers (aged 15–17), where teenagers together with a researcher jointly created and designed a medium fidelity prototype. For this case study, participants were divided into groups and invited to think and create games and story plots for a selected museum. All the prototypes were made by the participants with the support and guidance of the researcher and the Aurasma software, an augmented reality tool. © 2019, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.

2019

Adaptation and Validation of the Temple Presence Inventory in a Portuguese Population

Authors
Vasconcelos Raposo, J; Bessa, M; Teixeira, CM; Cabral, L; Melo, M;

Publication
International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction

Abstract

2019

Use of the Physiological Response to Improve the Gaming Experience

Authors
Pinto, M; Melo, M; Bessa, M;

Publication
Proceedings - ICGI 2018: International Conference on Graphics and Interaction

Abstract
New virtual reality technologies allow the user to gain a greater sense of presence in virtual environments. One of the areas where these technologies can have a major impact is the area of games that allow users to explore these environments and interact with them by receiving feedback from their actions in real time. The present study aimed to evaluate if the use of physiological signals to update the virtual environment in realtime could be used to increase the feeling of presence. To perform this study, an experimental study was designed based on a game that allowed the use of physiological data to calculate the participant's arousal in real-time and, based on that, modify certain elements of the virtual environment where the participants were asked to fulfill a task. With the analysis of the data obtained, it was possible to verify that the use of biofeedback did not reveal statistically significant differences for the variables tested, however, it can be concluded that the use of biofeedback improves some subscales of presence, being the users with more experience in games and more computer knowledge susceptible to such changes. © 2018 IEEE.

2019

Collaborative immersive authoring tool for real-time creation of multisensory VR experiences

Authors
Coelho, H; Melo, M; Martins, J; Bessa, M;

Publication
Multimedia Tools and Applications

Abstract
With the appearance of innovative virtual reality (VR) technologies, the need to create immersive content arose. Although there are already some non-immersive solutions to address immersive audio-visual content, there are no solutions that allow the creation of immersive multisensory content. This work proposes a novel architecture for a collaborative immersive tool that allows the creation of multisensory VR experiences in real-time, thus promoting the expeditious development, adoption, and use of immersive systems and enabling the building of custom-solutions that can be used in an intuitive manner to support organizations’ business initiatives. To validate the presented proposal, two approaches for the authoring tools (Desktop interface and Immersive interface) were subjected to a set of tests and evaluations consisting of a usability study that demonstrated not only the participants’ acceptance of the authoring tool but also the importance of using immersive interfaces for the creation of such VR experiences. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

Supervised Theses

2018

Aesthetic informational systems: Towards an ontology of computer-generated aesthetic artefacts in art

Author
Rodrigo Hernández-Ramírez

Institution
Outra

2017

Conceptualization and Evaluation of Interoperable and Modular IT - Framework Components for Exchanging Big Data Information Sets

Author
Philipp Urbauer

Institution
UTAD

2017

IDENTIFICAÇÃO DE PATOLOGIAS PULMONARES EM EXAMES DE TOMOGRAFIA COMPUTORIZADA

Author
Verónica Maria Marques Carreiro Silva Vasconcelos

Institution
UTAD

2017

COMPUTER VISION TO ASSIST VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE´S NAVIGATION

Author
Paulo Manuel Almeida Costa

Institution
UTAD

2017

Facial image processing to monitor physical exercise intensity

Author
Salik Ram Khanal

Institution
UTAD

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16Other Funding Programmes (k€)

2016

541R&D Services and Consulting (k€)

2016

404EU Programmes (k€)

2016