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Human-Centered Computing and Information Science

HumanISE is an interdisciplinary centre focused on research at the forefront of human-centred computing (HCC) with broad and deep expertise in computer science (CS) and information science (IS).

At HumanISE, engineers, scientists and designers focus on research and development of software systems, methods, and tools, capable of leveraging human abilities and practices within their communities and environments, involving high technical and managerial complexity, due to large scale, high heterogeneity, high uncertainty, high integrity, strict compliance to standards and legal frameworks, or domain-specific organisational issues.

Our mission is to pursue high-quality research, innovation, consultancy, and technology transfer, impactful, in close cooperation with academic and industrial partners. We focus on five main research areas - Computer-Human Interaction, Computer Graphics and Interactive Digital Media, Information Management and Information Systems, Software Engineering, and Large Scale and Special Purpose Computing Systems, Languages and Tools - and four innovation areas - Personalised Health Research, Earth, Ocean and Space Science, Geospatial Information Systems Engineering, and Information Systems and Applied Computing.

Furthermore, at HumanISE, we are also strongly committed to training young researchers and professionals, with a significant track record in the supervision of master and PhD students.

Presently, our researchers originate from the University of Porto (UP), Polytechnic of Porto (IPP), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Universidade Aberta (UAb) and University of Minho (UM).

Latest News
Computer Science

Project will develop an information platform to support the forest economy

The FLOREST@ project will enable the development of a collaborative information infrastructure that enables the collection and organisation of data to generate indicators and risk models. The objective is to provide a set of data to support political and technical decision-making processes, while contributing to forest planning and management activities.

30th June 2022

Computer Science

Researchers develop platform that provides interactive resources to support science education

Infographics, games, music or videos are some examples of the educational resources available on the platform Photodentro PAFSE, which aims to support learning in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Developed as part of the PAFSE – Partnerships for Science Education project, this repository was one of the results presented by the consortium during the first edition of the “ New European Bauhaus” (NEB) festival, promoted by the European Commission in June (Brussels).

29th June 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC supports the data management of a company part of Banco Carregosa

This month, INESC TEC concluded a project in the field of Information Systems for Coollink, a company part of Banco Carregosa, aimed at the development of applications to support the activity of financial institutions. Among the main results of this project, we’d like to highlight the structuring and creation of a data dictionary to support the data management of the CoolBiz solution, a platform that includes the management of financial products, customers, risk and reporting for regulatory entities. 

26th May 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC carried out scientific monitoring of the seismic-volcanic activity on the Azores

INESC TEC travelled to the island of São Jorge (Azores), to join the scientific community in monitoring the current seismic-volcanic activity. During the visit, the researchers sought information that could increase confidence in potential scenarios and provide data to the local authorities in charge of risk management and civil protection. The main parameters being monitored are radon gas concentration and gamma radiation on the island.

11th April 2022

Computer Science

INESC TEC part of project to help winegrowers manage the impact of climate change

The INFRAVINI project created a thematic Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) to support the management of climate change in vineyards, currently one of the biggest challenges in the sector. This tool integrates data from sensors in the Douro Region and is publicly available for use by local winegrowers, resulting from a collaboration between INESC TEC, GEODOURO, the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region (ADVID)  and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD).

21st February 2022

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Featured Projects

NewSpacePortugal

Agenda New Space Portugal

2022-2025

MAP3

Consultoria especializada no âmbito do desenvolvimento do Minho Access Point

2022-2024

SIGMAIA3

Extensão para aquisição de serviços de consultoria à 2ª fase do SIG Maia

2022-2024

WavyNOS

WAVY drifter based Nearshore Observation System

2022-2024

CHUSJ_Genetica

Aquisição de Serviços de Base de Dados para receção de Dados Laboratoriais de Genética do Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, E.P.E.

2022-2022

PFAI4_3ed

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4 - 3a edição

2022-2022

TRIO

Adult education on digital, health and data literacy for citizen empowerment

2022-2024

SpecRep

Constraint-based Specification Repair

2022-2023

VR2Care

3D community aware virtual spaces as smart living environments for rehabilitation and physical care

2022-2023

DBoidS

Digital twin Boids fire prevention System

2022-2024

Data4Bus

Programa “Gestão de Informação 2021-24” do Banco Montepio

2021-2024

COLOGISTICS

Implementação de ferramentas digitais para a melhoria da logística e do transporte de mercadorias na eurorregião

2021-2022

BPrepared

Programa multiplataforma de preparação e treino em Proteção Civil

2021-2022

CoolBizDOC

Metodologias para a documentação dos conceitos funcionais e descrição de estruturas informacionais suportadas pelo CoolBiz

2021-2022

Inno4Vac

A cloud-based systems-immunology platform for reliable predictions of vaccine efficacy

2021-2027

PAFSE

Partnerships for science education

2021-2024

InOlive

Sistema de monitorização inteligente para prevenção de pragas e doenças no olival

2021-2023

ARQNET3

Portal dos Arquitectos - Levantamento tecnológico

2021-2023

CholdaDigital

Consultoria Avançada em Sistemas de Informação e Redes de Comunicações para a Quinta da Cholda

2021-2022

Data4CiMob

Estudo dos mecanismos de interoperabilidade da plataforma Minho Access Point

2021-2022

LifeSkillsVR

Life Skills for Employment in COVID-19 Era through VR Innovation

2021-2023

Boozebuster

Boozebuster Tools

2021-2022

COL4INDLOG

Collaborative processes for industry and logistics interaction including B2B and B2G and the synchro modality paradigm

2021-2021

FLORESTa

Plataforma de informação colaborativa para avaliação, monitorização e gestão de riscos na produção e dinamização da economia florestal

2021-2023

SIGIPRO

Sistema inteligente de gestão de processos habilitados espacialmente

2021-2023

FronTowns

Think big on small frontier towns: Alto Alentejo and Alta Extremadura leonesa (13th - 16th centuries)

2021-2024

MobData4Urb

Arquitetura do Piloto ao nível da Plataforma Integradora, dos Sistemas Legados, das Infraestruturas de TI e dos Sistemas Físicos de Mobilidade

2021-2021

FREND

Investigação & Desenvolvimento de Consultoria Especializada no Desenvolvimento de Plataforma Inovadora de Apoio à Monitorização e Controlo Integrado de Sensores Baseados em Imagem Multiespectral

2021-2021

SEPIA

Studying Experiences of Pain In Adolescents

2021-2024

REDVILE

AR/VR for Training and Learning

2021-2022

EUGLOHRIA

The European Alliance for Global Health - Transformation through Joint Research and Innovation Action

2021-2023

SMARTCUT

Diagnóstico e Manutenção Remota e Simuladores para Formação de operação e manutenção de Máquinas Florestais

2020-2023

PORT XXI

Space Enabled Sustainable Port Services

2020-2022

PFAI4.0

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4.0

2020-2021

Regulam2ITSUrb

Regulamentos para soluções ITS de fiscalização rodoviária em contexto urbano

2020-2021

iiLab

Ampliação da Infraestrutura Tecnológica do INESC TEC para a Transformação Digital da Indústria

2020-2023

VitalPROVID

Sistema de Monitorização de Doentes - Durante e após o COVID-19

2020-2021

INCAFO

Identificação de Castas através da folha

2020-2023

REV@CONSTRUCTION

Digital construction revolution

2020-2023

Replant

Implantação de estratégias colaborativas para a gestão integrada da floresta e do fogo

2020-2023

Continental FoF

Fábrica do Futuro da Continental Advanced Antenna

2020-2023

NEWSAT

Development of a compact integrated sensor and satellite for earth observation

2020-2023

TraceRadon

Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at the environmental level

2020-2023

DigCore

Digital Core

2020-2021

PLIS1asis

CONSULTORIA PARA O LEVANTAMENTO DA SITUAÇÃO ATUAL DO SISTEMA DE GESTÃO INTEGRADA DE FOGOS RURAIS (SGIFR)

2020-2020

ARQNET2

Suporte e alteração/implementação de funcionalidades no Portal dos Arquitectos

2020-2020

EPOSSP

European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase

2020-2023

EYEFRYprototype2prod

Desenvolvimento, manutenção adaptativa e suporte operacional da plataforma EYEFRY

2020-2020

TRIMAPSTRACK

Plataforma inovadora de apoio à monitorização e controlo integrado das operações portuárias relativas à movimentação de veículos e de carga perigosa contentorizada

2020-2021

RHAQ

Contratação de Recursos Humanos Altamente Qualificados

2020-2023

MBSERVMAINTENANCE

Moodbuster services maintenance and support

2019-2021

SIFOREST

Elaboração de Estudo de identificação das capacidades e competências dos agentes setoriais regionais para a implementação de sistemas de informação partilhados no âmbito da gestão organizacional e gestão florestal

2019-2021

TRANSFORM

Estudo "Transformação Digital e Necessidades de Formação

2019-2022

WalkingPAD

Patient education on a quantified supervised home-based exercise therapy to improve walking ability in patients with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication

2019-2022

AmbiVideo360

Augmented experiences in interactive 360º videos

2019-2020

TIPES

Tipping Points in the Earth System

2019-2024

T4CDTKC

Training 4 Cotec, Digital Transformation Knowledge Challenge - Elaboração de Programa de Formação “CONHECER E COMPREENDER O DESAFIO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE TRANSFORMAÇÃO DIGITAL”

2019-2021

INCLUDING

Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

2019-2024

SIGMAIA2

Consultoria na 2ª fase do SIG Maia

2019-2022

INFRAVINI

Infraestrutura de dados espaciais para a gestão das alterações climáticas na vinha

2019-2021

MatosinhosDigital

Proposta de prestação de serviços de consultoria para a modernização digital

2019-2020

consult_ARQT_EMPR

Consultoria tendo em vista a definição de uma Arquitetura Empresarial para a JMD

2019-2019

ICON

Integração de Conteudos

2019-2019

ProtocolsForITS

Consultoria sobre protocolos de comunicação entre os controladores e o sistema de gestão de tráfego da CML

2019-2019

RDA-pt

The European plug-in to the global Research Data Alliance

2019-2020

VRTrainingIndustry

Virtual EnvironmentS for optimization and training in InduStry 4.0

2019-2021

EPISA

Entity and Property Inference for Semantic Archives

2019-2022

EUCAN_CONNECT

A federated FAIR platform enabling large-scale analysis of high-value cohort data connecting Europe and Canada in personalized health

2019-2023

iReceptor+

Architecture and tools for the query of antibody and T-Cell receptor sequencing data repositories for enabling improved personalized medicine an immunotherapy

2019-2022

RADCAMIN

RADioactivity in CAves and MINes - Portuguese and Slovak case studies

2019-2022

MBIntervention

Moodbuster personalized intervention

2018-2018

MuseuPorto

Desenvolvimento e implementação de 5 soluções tecnológicas para incluir no novo Museu de História da Cidade - Reservatório

2018-2021

MBSupport

Moodbuster personalized maintenance and technical support

2018-2018

PPD-Parlamento

Consulting for the digital preservation plan for the Parliament

2018-2019

RUTE

Randtech Update and Test Environment

2018-2020

SCReLProg

Self and co-regulation in e-Learning of computer programming

2018-2022

eCSAAP

Expert Crowdsourcing for Semantic Annotation of Atmospheric Phenomena

2018-2020

PromoTourVR

Promoting tourism destinations with multisensory immersive media

2018-2022

Wex-Atlantic

Weather extremes in the euro atlantic region: assessment and impacts

2018-2022

PERFECT

Perceptual equivalence in virtual reality for authentic training

2018-2021

M2S

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

2018-2022

PAINTER

Procedurally assisted INTErchangeable reality

2018-2022

PalacioDaAgua

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

2018-2023

MoST

Modeling, querying and interactive visualization of spatiotemporal data

2018-2021

StopPropagHate

Automatic hate speech detection in online news media

2018-2019

EYEFRYPLUS

Prestação de serviços para o desenvolvimento da versão 2 da plataforma EYEFRY

2018-2018

FDControlo

Importância dos hospedeiros alternativos (plantas, insetos, vitis abandonada) na dispersão da doença da flavescência dourada (FD) da vinhda e das populações de scapholdeus titanus nas sub-regiões vitivinículas do Cávado e do Lima

2018-2022

Lab_massive

Laboratório Massive

2018-9999

RADARONRAIA

Radares en el observatorio raia

2018-2022

GEOCONSULT

Consultoria técnica especializada em IDE

2017-2018

TRICONSULT

Consultoria técnica na área dos Sistemas de Informação Geográfica

2017-2019

MELOA

Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography Apparatus

2017-2022

FEEdBACk

Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioural Change through ICT

2017-2021

WindScanner

WindScanner national infrastructure

2017-2021

NIE

Interfaces naturais com idosos

2017-2019

MarRisk

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

2017-2021

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.

2017-2018

PilotoEUDAT

TAIL Data Pilot in EUDAT

2017-2018

C4G

Colaboratório para as Geociências

2017-2022

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

InteGrid

Demonstration of INTElligent grid technologies for renewables INTEgration and INTEractive consumer participation enabling INTEroperable market solutions and INTErconnected stakeholders

2017-2020

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

HDR4RTT

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

2016-2020

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

2016-2020

TAIL

TAIL - Research data management from creation to deposit and sharing

2016-2019

GReSBAS

Grid Responsive Society Through Building Automation Systems

2016-2019

CORAL-SENSORS

CORAL – Sustainable Ocean Exploitation: Tools and Sensors

2016-2018

CORAL-TOOLS

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

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-CRAS

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.VIDA3

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

HumanISE Publications

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2022

The Game Pentade

Authors
Raposo, L; Guerra, H; Morais, C; Coelho, A;

Publication
Advances in Game-Based Learning

Abstract
The use of digital games as support tools for education has proven to be effective. To explore their potential, it is crucial to design them carefully. This chapter considers the design of games for education, where players cultivate their knowledge and practice their skills by multiplying numerous hindrances during gaming. Educational elements are integrated into the gameplay, which players acquire while playing. The game's effectiveness depends on the players' ability to form a cheerful and encouraging environment to continue playing while increasing their interest in gameplay and improving academic performance. Following a design-first development approach, an innovative proposal for this design is presented, adding a new dimension to the game's tetrad: learning dynamics. Benefiting from years of professional practice, this game pentad design framework fulfills the learning and user experience requirements while overcoming the design limitations of more conventional approaches not based on an educational purpose.

2022

Virtual Reality e-Commerce: Contextualization and Gender Impact on User Memory and User Perception of Functionalities and Size of Products

Authors
Goncalves, G; Meirinhos, G; Filipe, V; Melo, M; Bessa, M;

Publication
IEEE ACCESS

Abstract

2022

Visual Notations in Container Orchestrations: An Empirical Study with Docker Compose

Authors
Piedade, B; Dias, JP; Correia, FF;

Publication
SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS MODELING

Abstract

2022

Intelligent Monitoring and Management Platform for the Prevention of Olive Pests and Diseases, Including IoT with Sensing, Georeferencing and Image Acquisition Capabilities Through Computer Vision

Authors
Alves A.; Jorge Morais A.; Filipe V.; Alberto Pereira J.;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
Climate change affects global temperature and precipitation patterns. These effects, in turn, influence the intensity and, in some cases, the frequency of extreme environmental events, such as forest fires, hurricanes, heat waves, floods, droughts, and storms. In general, these events can be particularly conducive to the appearance of plant pests and diseases. The availability of models and a data collection system is crucial to manage pests and diseases in sustainable agricultural ecosystems. Agricultural ecosystems are known to be complex, multivariable, and unpredictable. It is important to anticipate crop pests and diseases in order to improve its control in a more ecological and economical way (e.g., precision in the use of pesticides). The development of an intelligent monitoring and management platform for the prevention of pests and diseases in olive groves at Trás-os- Montes region will be very beneficial. This platform must: a) integrate data from multiple data sources such as sensory data (e.g., temperature), biological observations (e.g., insect counts), georeferenced data (e.g., altitude) or digital images (e.g., plant images); b) systematize these data into a regional repository; c) provide relevant forecasts for pest and diseases. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) can be a valuable tool for the identification and classification of images acquired by Internet of Things (IoT).

2022

Forecasting Student s Dropout: A UTAD University Study

Authors
Da Silva, DEM; Pires, EJS; Reis, A; Oliveira, PBD; Barroso, J;

Publication
FUTURE INTERNET

Abstract
In Portugal, the dropout rate of university courses is around 29%. Understanding the reasons behind such a high desertion rate can drastically improve the success of students and universities. This work applies existing data mining techniques to predict the academic dropout mainly using the academic grades. Four different machine learning techniques are presented and analyzed. The dataset consists of 331 students who were previously enrolled in the Computer Engineering degree at the Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). The study aims to detect students who may prematurely drop out using existing methods. The most relevant data features were identified using the Permutation Feature Importance technique. In the second phase, several methods to predict the dropouts were applied. Then, each machine learning technique's results were displayed and compared to select the best approach to predict academic dropout. The methods used achieved good results, reaching an Fl-Score of 81% in the final test set, concluding that students' marks somehow incorporate their living conditions.

Supervised Theses

2021

Analysis and Improvement of Quality Processes Inside the Betting Industry

Author
Daniela Duarte Falcão Dias Ferraz Alves

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Desenho de um Sistema de Apoio à Decisão para gestão intermodal de transportes públicos

Author
Diogo Ivo Vieira dos Santos Torres Múrias

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Agile Forward: a simple toolkit for process improvement

Author
Augusto Amorim Cravo da Silva

Institution
UP-FEUP