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Enterprise Systems Engineering

At CESE, we use the knowledge generated in research to provide high value-added niche services to industrial enterprises in areas such as Manufacturing Systems Design, Manufacturing Systems Planning and Management, Collaborative Platforms, Supply Chain Strategy, Manufacturing Intelligence or Construction Information Management.

Our mission is to advance the scientific knowledge in enterprise systems engineering, fostering high impact management and ICT systems, and generating innovative services for industrial organisations.

We want to be recognised as a leading research centre in enterprise systems engineering and as a first choice in helping industrial organisations to achieve sustainable, high-performance levels.

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Industry and Innovation

New project of adaptive and modular robotic systems for palletisation

INESC TEC, through the Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) and the Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE), promotes the AdaptPack project, together with the company JPM - Industrial Automation and INEGI (Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering).

18th January 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC participates in Advanced Manufacturing workshop in Brazil

Samuel Moniz, researcher at the Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE) of INESC TEC, participated in the ICT Week: Innovation and Digital Transformation/Brazil-European Union Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing, which took place on 4 and 5 December at the Ministry of Health, Technology, Innovation and Communications, in Brasília, Brazil.

16th January 2018

Industry and Innovation

New project to develop an IoT pilot for production systems

INESC TEC hosted, on 6 and 7 November, the kick-off meeting of project FASTEN - Flexible and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems for Custom-Designed Products, which has a budget of €3,1M and an expected duration of three years.

12th January 2018

Caravana Tecnológica visits INESC TEC

On 16 November, INESC TEC received the Caravana Tecnológica (Technological Caravan) of the MTech Portugal 2017 initiative and, in particular, the group of companies that expressed interest in getting to know the institute, its centres and its work.

18th December 2017

Industry and Innovation

Award for Best Master’s Dissertation of Brazil in the area of Transportation

Mayara Monteiro, researcher at the Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE) of INESC TEC and student of the Doctoral Programme in Transport Systems (MIT Portugal) of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, supervised by Jorge Pinho de Sousa, received the award for Best Master’s Dissertation of Brazil in the area of Transportation. 

14th December 2017

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Featured Projects

MANU-SQUARE

MANUfacturing ecoSystem of QUAlified Resources Exchange

2018-2018

FAMEST

Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment's and Software Technologies

2017-2017

Fasten

Flexible and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems for Custom-Designed Products

2017-2017

PRODOMOI

Diagnóstico das oportunidades de melhoria na operação industrial

2017-2017

PRODUTECH_SIF

Soluções para a Indústria de Futuro

2017-2017

NEXT-NET

Next generation Technologies for networked Europe

2017-2017

3SLM

Sistema Inteligente para a Gestão da Iluminação Pública

2017-2017

Chatbot_Intelligence

Chatbot Intelligence: Finding Patterns in Chatbot User Behaviour and Performance

2017-2017

PTECH_SERV_i40

Estudo nichos-oportunidades para a fileira das tecnologias de produção. Desenvolvimento de novos modelos de negócio, produtos e serviços no contexto da industria 4.0

2017-2017

PTECH_VASERV

Estudo de suporte ao desenho e conceção de serviços de valor acrescentado

2017-2017

RPS

RPS-Rico Production System

2017-2017

RIDDIG

Fábrica Digital

2017-2017

PAINT_APS

Consultoria de apoio à implementação de uma solução de APS

2017-2017

PERSONA

PERSONALIZAÇÃO E GESTÃO DE INFORMAÇÃO BASEADA EM DADOS CLIENTE

2017-2019

Carpa

Avaliação e definição de layout para unidade industrial

2017-2017

Viladeste

Prolongamento da Linha Amarela até Vila D'este - Alternativas de Intervenção

2017-2017

ScalABLE4.0-1

Scalable automation for flexible production systems

2017-2020

SmartRetail

Plataforma para Agentes e Retalhistas

2016-2017

ROGER

Routing Optimization of the Greenfield components factory

2016-2017

PROGROW2

Proposta de prestação de serviços de consultoria e apoio técnico

2016-2017

MESAI

Recomendações no âmbito da implementação de um Sistema MES

2016-2017

DM4Manufacturing

DM4Manufacturing: Aligning Manufacturing Decision Making with Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

2016-2019

Futuring

Futuring European Industry

2016-2018

3GEnergy

3GEnergy - Sistema Integrado de Gestão de Energia e Manutenção

2016-2018

ADIRA_I4.0

Desenvolvimento de soluções tecnológicas e de software Industria 4.0 aplicadas a bens de equipamento.

2016-2019

AdaptPack

Desenvolvimento de sistemas robóticos de paletização adaptativos e modulares de elevada flexibilidade

2016-2019

ATM

Advanced tools management

2016-2018

MAPPLE

Planeamento da produção com otimização energética

2016-2018

BI4UP2

Business Intelligence (BI) Tool

2016-2017

EasyManufacturing

Engineering the new production system

2016-2016

EasyFlow

Collaborative and efficient logistics towards more sustainable forest suplly chain

2016-2019

TimeWriting

Serviços de Investigação e desenvolvimento Plataforma Time Writing

2016-2016

CMLDM

Consultadoria em Machine Learning e Data Mining

2016-2017

PrecisionCork

PRECISIONcork - Medida e Controlo em Linha de Parâmetros Chave de Processo e de Qualidade de Produto

2016-2018

PlantSetup

Simulação e assessoria à operação da nova unidade industrial

2016-2017

FlexLayout

Definição e avaliação de layout para nova unidade industrial

2016-2016

BEinCPPS

Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems

2015-2018

FASCOM

Fashion Cognizant Manufacturing

2015-2017

ProGrow

Núcleo Desenvolvimento Software Growintel

2015-2016

SmartSL

Design and Development of a managment application of the stitching automatic conveyors of Paredes de Cura section

2015-2016

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2018

SMILES

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

2015-2018

PRODUTECH_Plan

Comercialização do Software Motor de Escalonamento

2015

MANTIS

Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance

2015-2018

WMF2015

World Manufacturing Forum 2015

2015-2016

SGM

Prestação de serviços em matéria de desenvolvimento de produto

2015-2015

EU-GREAT

European guide and recommendations for the combined funding of large-scale RDI initiatives

2015-2016

CASMOV2

Investigação e desenvolvimento em SW de automação e de interfaces móveis de monitorização e controlo

2014-2015

BI4UPX

Desenvolvimento de 3 Data Marts e consultoria especializada para desenvolvimento de modelos preditivos de apoio à gestão, no âmbito do projeto BIA - Balcão Integrado de Atendimento

2014-2015

GlassWind

Serviços de desenvolvimento de produto

2014-2015

BM2PIS

Production and Information Systems

2014-2015

SMARTVALV

Conceção e desenvolvimento de uma válvula industrial inteligente

2014-2015

FLOW-SIM-LT

Simulation Model of the furniture production line

2014-2015

Cap@CIDADE

Survey and mapping of activities and informational objects and process modelling

2014-2016

PFF_SIM

Perceber e estruturar o processo de formação WIP e os requisitos de espaço para buffers tendo em conta o aumento de volume

2014-2015

N&N-ESPP

Melhoria de Processos Produtivos

2014-2015

MSAC

Consulting in industrial organization and operations planning

2014-2015

VR2Market

VR2Market: Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions

2014-2018

SPI

Production and Information Systems

2014-2015

E2Web

Innovation dynamics in aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: towards a distributed platform for entrepreneurial initiatives, new employment and skills development

2014-2018

SPS

Specialised consulting to improve a manufacturing system

2014-2014

FOCUS

Advances in FOrestry Control and aUtomation Systems in Europe

2014-2016

MOFFS

Make to Order Fast and Smart Scheduler

2014-2015

RCE

Platform to manage information and knowledge for the European collaboration network of players in the textile and clothing sector

2014-2015

BI4UP

Business Intelligence (BI) Tool

2014-2014

GNOSIS

Knowledge Management for the improvement of manufacturing equipment and tools in the stone industry

2014-2015

PLM4all

Low-cost Toolbox to help Manage the Lifecycle of Manufacturing Equipment

2014-2015

BSHM

Automatic identification of pathologies in steel-concrete connectors in Composite Bridges

2013-2014

COOL

Paper cutting optimisation module

2013

LOG-Config

Internal Logistics Configuration System

2013-2014

FLUPLAN

2013-2015

STAMINA

Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation

2013-2017

EXPLORE

EXPLORE - Extended exploitation of European Research Project's Knowledge and Results

2013-2015

PMD

Performance measurement and management

2013-2013

ProdExport

Specialised consulting as part of project "Produce better, Export more"

2013-2016

Micro-Fab

2013-2015

HFAPS

Specialised consulting to improve a manufacturing system in the electronics sector

2013-2013

Proj-Plan

Multi-criterion scheduling and optimisation for projects in a production environment

2013-2014

SmartManufacturing

Smart Manufacturing and Logistics

2013-2015

APPS4aME

Engineering Apps for advanced Manufacturing Engineering

2012-2015

ESPP

Extended Shoe Production Planning

2012-2013

ESI

Business Process Engineering and Information System

2012-2013

CRITICAL

2012-2013

JOP

Production process optimisation

2012-2012

StableCargo

Cargo stability analysis in container transportation: a hybrid optimisation - heuristics framework

2012-2013

FoodSupplyChain

Stimulating innovation in the food supply-chain through smart use of ICT: assisting SME's participate in digital supply chains in the single market

2012-2014

CONNECTOR

Support services for the Auto-Gration Connector

2012-2013

Serow

Sectoring and Routing Optimisation for Waste Management - theory into practice

2012-2015

FoodManufuture

Conceptual Design of a Food Manufacturing Research Infrastructure to boost up innovation in Food Industry

2012-2013

NEWALK

Materials, components and technology for the footwear of the future

2011-2014

ADVENTURE

Adaptive Virtual Enterprise ManufacTURing Environment

2011-2014

HighSpeedShoefactory

Model to manufacture customised footwear

2011-2014

PROsumer.NET

European Consumer Goods Research Initiative - Networking European Technology Platforms addressing Design-based Consumer Goods Industries and Related Research and Technology Fields

2011-2013

Produtech-PSI

New Products and Services for the Manufacturing industry

2011-2014

PRODUTECH_PTI

Innovative processes and technologies for the manufacturing industry

2011-2014

KEP

New models to enhance kidney transplants

2011-2013

CPackBenchFrame

A thorough benchmark framework for computational experiments in Cutting and Packing problems

2011-2013

PowerTextilesXXI

Collective R&D initiatives with the participation of companies within the Textile and Clothing Industries

2011-2014

SIAC-Calcado-TI

Collective Actions for the footwear sector

2011-2012

PadinhoXXI

Products and Services, Process Reorganization and Internationalization

2010-2012

SIIARI

System to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Robotics

2010-2012

Coordinator

High-performance hybrid algorithms to manage short-term power generation

2010-2013

CORENET

Customer Oriented and eco-friendly networks for heathy fashionable goods

2010-2013

P&R-II

Simplification of Information Material Flows

2010-2010

EaGLeNest

Efficient Geometric Library for Nesting Problems

2010-2013

SCIDT

Tool to obtain anthropometric variables with an integrated e-mail platform

2010-2010

NODES

Network engineering systems in uncertainty contexts

2010-2010

Cogninet

Cognitive Semantics in Collaborative Networks

2010-2012

SysMAP

Modular and intelligent production equipments

2010-2013

Lucios

Product, services and process development and engineering and Organization and Management of Information Technologies

2010-2012

Auto-gration

Assisting SMEs to participate in global digital supply chains in the automotive sector

2010-2012

SIBAP

Integrated System to Balance Complex Manufacturing Systems

2009-2011

Shoe-ID

Innovative system to manage the chain of value of the footwear industry

2009-2012

VFF

Holistic, extensible, scalable and standard Virtual Factory Framework

2009-2013

Fadis

Methodology and tool for decision-making on internationalization

2009-2011

Fit4U

Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products

2009-2012

Net-Challenge

Innovative Networks of SMEs for Complex Products Manufacturing

2009-2012

REMobi

Network of Excellence for Mobility

2009-2011

Minerva

Innovative Maintenance Management Solution for Industrial Companies

2009-2012

Dinamic

Methodology to promote and disseminate innovation activities in European SMEs

2009-2011

H-Know

Advanced Infrastructure for Knowledge Based Services for Building Restoring

2009-2011

eBiz-Tcf

Harmonization of eBusiness processes and data exchanges for SMEs in the textile/clothing and footwear sectors

2009-2009

Enabler-SPRY

Framework for demand forecast in the retail industry

2008-2009

Agilplan

System to speed up network planning in the footwear sector

2008-2010

Crome

Creativity in Optimization with Metaheuristics

2007-2010

PMCOLNET

Multiparadigm approach to manage performance in collaborative networks

2007-2010

IzaroGrey

Maintenance and licensing of the new versions of the "IZARO GREY" software module

2007

AC-DC

Automotive Chassis Development for 5-Days Cars

2006-2010

Team
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Laboratories

Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Publications

CESE Publications

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2018

Using metalearning for parameter tuning in neural networks

Authors
Félix, C; Soares, C; Jorge, A; Ferreira, H;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics

Abstract
Neural networks have been applied as a machine learning tool in many different areas. Recently, they have gained increased attention with what is now called deep learning. Neural networks algorithms have several parameters that need to be tuned in order to maximize performance. The definition of these parameters can be a difficult, extensive and time consuming task, even for expert users. One approach that has been successfully used for algorithm and parameter selection is metalearning. Metalearning consists in using machine learning algorithm on (meta)data from machine learning experiments to map the characteristics of the data with the performance of the algorithms. In this paper we study how a metalearning approach can be used to obtain a good set of parameters to learn a neural network for a given new dataset. Our results indicate that with metalearning we can successfully learn classifiers from past learning tasks that are able to define appropriate parameters. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.

2018

Metalearning and Recommender Systems: A literature review and empirical study on the algorithm selection problem for Collaborative Filtering

Authors
Cunha, T; Soares, C; de Carvalho, ACPLF;

Publication
INFORMATION SCIENCES

Abstract
The problem of information overload motivated the appearance of Recommender Systems. From the several open problems in this area, the decision of which is the best recommendation algorithm for a specific problem is one of the most important and less studied. The current trend to solve this problem is the experimental evaluation of several recommendation algorithms in a handful of datasets. However, these studies require an extensive amount of computational resources, particularly processing time. To avoid these drawbacks, researchers have investigated the use of Metalearning to select the best recommendation algorithms in different scopes. Such studies allow to understand the relationships between data characteristics and the relative performance of recommendation algorithms, which can be used to select the best algorithm(s) for a new problem. The contributions of this study are two-fold: 1) to identify and discuss the key concepts of algorithm selection for recommendation algorithms via a systematic literature review and 2) to perform an experimental study on the Metalearning approaches reviewed in order to identify the most promising concepts for automatic selection of recommendation algorithms.

2018

Preference rules for label ranking: Mining patterns in multi-target relations

Authors
de Sa, CR; Azevedo, P; Soares, C; Jorge, AM; Knobbe, A;

Publication
INFORMATION FUSION

Abstract
In this paper, we investigate two variants of association rules for preference data, Label Ranking Association Rules and Pairwise Association Rules. Label Ranking Association Rules (LRAR) are the equivalent of Class Association Rules (CAR) for the Label Ranking task. In CAR, the consequent is a single class, to which the example is expected to belong to. In LRAR, the consequent is a ranking of the labels. The generation of LRAR requires special support and confidence measures to assess the similarity of rankings. In this work, we carry out a sensitivity analysis of these similarity-based measures. We want to understand which datasets benefit more from such measures and which parameters have more influence in the accuracy of the model. Furthermore, we propose an alternative type of rules, the Pairwise Association Rules (PAR), which are defined as association rules with a set of pairwise preferences in the consequent. While PAR can be used both as descriptive and predictive models, they are essentially descriptive models. Experimental results show the potential of both approaches.

2017

Balancing a Mixed-Model Assembly System in the Footwear Industry

Authors
Sadeghi, P; Rebelo, RD; Soeiro Ferreira, J;

Publication
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Abstract
Portuguese footwear industry has improved dramatically to become one of the main world players. This work is part of a project in cooperation with a large footwear company, operating a new automated assembly equipment, integrating various lines. Balancing such lines implies going from an almost manual preparation executed by experienced operators, to a planning supported by optimisation systems. These complex mixed-model lines have distinctive characteristics, which make balancing a unique problem. The paper proposes the ASBsm – Assembly System Balancing Solution Method, a new method that integrates a constructive heuristic and an improvement heuristic, which takes inspiration from Tabu Search. The solutions obtained, based on real instances, are quite encouraging when compared with other effected factory solutions. Consequently, the balances obtained by ASBsm are now being implemented and articulated with sequencing methods. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017.

2017

A mobile robot based sensing approach for assessing spatial inconsistencies of a logistic system

Authors
Arrais, R; Oliveira, M; Toscano, C; Veiga, G;

Publication
Journal of Manufacturing Systems

Abstract
This paper demonstrates the potential benefits of the integration of robot based sensing and Enterprise Information Systems extended with information about the geometric location and volumetric information of the parts contained in logistic supermarkets. The comparison of this extended world model with hierarchical spatial representations produced by a fleet of robots traversing the logistic supermarket corridors enables the continuous assessment of inconsistencies between reality, i.e., the spatial representations collected from online 3D data, and the modelled information, i.e., the world model. Results show that it is possible to detect inconsistencies reliably and in real time. The proposed approach contributes to the development of more robust and effective Enterprise Information Systems. © 2017 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Supervised Theses

2016

Interoperabilidade semântica entre organizações da Administração Pública em sistemas de gestão documental e processos: o caso iPortalDoc

Author
Mariana Tato Macias Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Estratégia de Gestão de Conteúdos Empresariais: o caso da Direção Financeira da Unicer

Author
Rita Ferreira Romana

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Levantamento e mapeamento de processos numa empresa de consultoria

Author
Ana Patrícia Rodrigues Moreira Santos Mota

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Análise e Redesenho do Processo Editorial e Especificação da Plataforma de Gestão

Author
Daniel Filipe Rodrigues Pedro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Sistema de Apoio à Decisão à Gestão de Stocks de Equipamento Fotovoltaico

Author
Diogo José de Freitas Gonçalves Rodrigues

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

12R&D Employees

2017

11Academic Staff

2017