I am a senior researcher with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Porto, Portugal (option of Digital and Computer Systems). Since 1996, I am responsible for Research and Technological Development projects in the Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE) at INESC TE. Information Systems, Operations Management, Decision Support and Enterprise Collaborative Networks are my main areas of work. In this context, I have participated in national and European projects of applied research in close collaboration with other research institutions, technology centres, companies of the ICT sector and industrial companies from various sectors, among which stand out the textile, clothing and footwear sectors and the automotive industry. The following is a sample of European projects I was engaged with: AC/DC “Automotive Chassis Development for 5-Days-Cars”, eBiz-TCF “Harmonising e-Business processes and data exchanges for SMEs in the textile/clothing and footwear sectors in the Single Market”, STAMINA “Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation”. Besides software-based prototypes, I published several articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and book chapters.