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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 and FEUP organise international conference on Digital Libraries

On 10 and 13 September, INESC TEC and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto organised the 22nd edition of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries – TPDL 2018, which had around 200 participants.

03rd October 2018

Computer Science

Project MELOA monitors ocean currents and makes its 1st demonstration

The MELOA project team carried out his first Portuguese demonstration on surviving rip currents, which took place at the Cabedelo beach in Viana do Castelo on 16 and 17 June, being promoted by the Portuguese Life Saving Institute (ISN).

30th June 2018

Computer Science

Digital means developed at INESC TEC help in treating depression

The “iCare4Depression” project, developed by INESC TEC’s Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG) in collaboration with ISMAI, is an innovative work that combines face-to-face psychotherapy with digital mobile and internet solutions in order to support the treatment of depression.

27th June 2018

Computer Science

INESC TEC project applied to citizen card

On 24 May, a project of INESC TEC developed in partnership with the Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM) was one of the highlighted presentations of the innovative ideas exhibition, that have already been implemented or that are still being developed by INCM.

18th June 2018

Computer Science

Electrical discharges sensor set up in INESC TEC

An electrical discharges sensor of ENTLN (Earth Networks Total Lightning Network) network was set up during February at INESC TEC building, under a collaboration protocol between INESC TEC and US company Earth Networks, Inc.

03rd April 2018

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Featured Projects

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

eCSAAP

Expert Crowdsourcing for Semantic Annotation of Atmospheric Phenomena

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

2017-2018

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.

2017-2018

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

2016-2019

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

2016-2018

IMOPORTAL

Portal Web de Armazéns

2016-2018

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-TOOLS-1

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

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)

2016-2018

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

2015-2018

FOUREYES

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

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL3

NanoSTIMA - Health data infrastructure

2015-2018

NanoStima-RL4

NanoSTIMA - Health Data Analysis & Decision

2015-2018

SMILES

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

2015-2018

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

Team
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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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2018

The influence of document characteristics on the quality of health web documents

Authors
Oroszlanyova, M; Lopes, CT; Nunes, S; Ribeiro, C;

Publication
Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI

Abstract
The quality of consumer-oriented health information on the Web is usually assessed through the medical certification of websites. These tools are built upon quality indicators but, so far, no standard set of indicators has been defined. The objective of the present study is to explore the popularity of specific document features and their influence on the quality of health web documents, using HON code as ground truth. A set of top-ranked health documents retrieved from a major search engine was characterized in a univariate analysis, and then used in a bivariate analysis to seek features that affect documents' quality. The univariate analysis provides insights into the characteristics of the overall population of the health web documents. The bivariate analysis reveals strong relations between documents' quality and a set of features (namely split content, videos, images, advertisements, English language) that are potential quality indicators. We characterized health web documents and identified specific document features that can be used to assess whether the information in such documents is trustworthy. The main contribution of this work is to provide other features as candidate indicators of quality. Non-health professionals can use these indicators in automatic and manual assessments of health content. © 2018 AISTI.

2018

Can user and task characteristics be used as predictors of success in health information retrieval sessions?

Authors
Oroszlányová, M; Lopes, CT; Nunes, S; Ribeiro, C;

Publication
Information Research

Abstract
Introduction. The concept and study of relevance has been a central subject in information science. Although research in information retrieval has been focused on topical relevance, other kinds of relevance are also important and justify further study. Motivational relevance is typically inferred by criteria such as user satisfaction and success. Method. Using an existing dataset composed by an annotated set of health Web documents assessed for relevance and comprehension by a group of users, we build a multivariate prediction model for the motivational relevance of search sessions. Analysis. The analysis was based on lasso variable selection, followed by model selection using multiple logistic regression. Results. We have built two regression models; the full model, which considers all variables of the dataset, has a lower estimated prediction error than the reduced model, which contains the statistically-significant variables from the full model. The higher values of evaluation metrics, including accuracy, specificity and sensitivity in the full model support this finding. The full model has an accuracy of 91.94%, and is better at predicting motivational relevance. Conclusions. Our findings suggest features that can be considered by search engines to estimate motivational relevance, to be used in addition to topical relevance. Among these features, a high level of success in Web search and in health information search on social networks and chats are some of the most influencing user features. This shows that users with higher computer literacy might feel more satisfied and successful after completing the search tasks. In terms of task features, the results suggest that users with clearer goals feel more successful. Moreover, results show that users would benefit from the help of the system in clarifying the retrieved documents.

2018

Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge, 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2018, Porto, Portugal, September 10-13, 2018, Proceedings

Authors
Méndez, E; Crestani, F; Ribeiro, C; David, G; Lopes, JC;

Publication
TPDL

Abstract

2018

Effects of Language and Terminology of Query Suggestions on the Precision of Health Searches

Authors
Lopes, CT; Ribeiro, C;

Publication
Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction - 9th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2018, Avignon, France, September 10-14, 2018, Proceedings

Abstract
Health information is highly sought on the Web by users that naturally have different levels of expertise in the topics they search for. Assisting users with query formulation is important when users are searching for topics about which they have little knowledge or familiarity. To assist users with health query formulation, we developed a query suggestion system that provides alternative queries combining Portuguese and English language with lay and medico-scientific terminology. Here, we analyze how this system affects the precision of search sessions. Results show that a system providing these suggestions tends to perform better than a system without them. On specific groups of users, clicking on suggestions has positive effects on precision while using them as sources of new terms has the opposite effect. This suggests that a personalized suggestion system might have a good impact on precision. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018.

2018

Automatic Model Transformation from UML Sequence Diagrams to Coloured Petri Nets

Authors
Custódio Soares, JA; Lima, B; Faria, JP;

Publication
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2018, Funchal, Madeira - Portugal, January 22-24, 2018.

Abstract

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

Facts & Figures

9Concluded PhD theses

2016

404EU Programmes (k€)

2016

33Papers in indexed journals

2016