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  • Name

    Frederico Branco
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Affiliated Researcher
  • Since

    01st April 2015
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Publications

2022

Non-invasive Individual Sensing System for Collecting Biometric Indicators

Authors
Monteiro, F; Martins, J; Goncalves, R; Branco, F;

Publication
MARKETING AND SMART TECHNOLOGIES, VOL 1

Abstract
The daily stress we, as population, are subjected has negative impacts on physical and mental health, making people age faster. With the increase in life expectancy, the population started to search for ways to ensure they reach the older ages with a healthier and better lifestyle, resulting in an increase of interest and demand for thermalism and wellness tourism. Although thermalism is recognized to have several benefits with regard to the combat and prevention of certain pathologies, this has not yet been fully proven. So, in this paper, we presented a sensing system, capable of not only recording thermalist’s biometric data, but also getting the data ready and prepared to be processed by any analytic tool with the aim of showing the impact that this sector has on the health of its practitioners.

2022

e-Marketing Influence on Rural Tourism Destination Sustainability: A Conceptual Approach

Authors
Rodrigues, S; Correia, RJ; Gonçalves, R; Branco, F; Martins, J;

Publication
Information Systems and Technologies - WorldCIST 2022, Volume 3, Budva, Montenegro, 12-14 April, 2022.

Abstract
As the demand for rural tourism destinations increases, the relevancy of the tourism sector to the overall destination sustainability becomes even more significant, and the existing tourism operators transition their marketing initiatives to a digital nature, it is critical to understand how the global quality of the implemented e-marketing initiatives are impacting rural destinations image and brand equity, how they trigger tourists’ intention to visit, and as a consequence foster overall destination sustainability. Hence, a novel conceptual model, drawn on Delone & McLean Information Systems Success model, Tan & Wu model on the relations between destination image and future visit behavior, and on the overall brand equity context presented by Verma, is proposed and the multiple implications on the presented artefact are discussed. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2022

Digital Ecosystem Model for GIAHS: The Barroso Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral System

Authors
Martins, J; Goncalves, C; Silva, J; Goncalves, R; Branco, F;

Publication
SUSTAINABILITY

Abstract
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) territories are highly relevant to achieving sustainable lifestyles with human subsistence in balance with the ecosystem. The Barroso agro-sylvo-pastoral system is a clear example of this alignment between existing society, nature and natural resources, the environment, landscapes, and contextual heritage. Moreover, the sustainable use of existing natural resources, excellent environmental conditions, and breath-taking untouched landscapes represent a truly relevant factor towards the development of a region economy that is still greatly influenced by an engraved cultural, patrimonial, and agricultural heritage. Given the GIAHS classification attributed to that territory, the need arises to guarantee the existing environmental conditions. This context will allow the maintenance of the GIAHS classification, ensuring the quality of life in the region and stimulating its socio-economic development and overall sustainability. The present article describes a proposal for a digital ecosystem model aimed at the Barroso GIAHS, composed of four main functional hubs that actively interact with each other: smart environment, smart government, smart economy, and smart people. Based on wireless sensor networks, IoT, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other technological solutions, this solution will allow real-time control of the territory's environmental conditions and develop more efficient and well-supported management and governance.

2022

Cyber Threat Intelligence Architecture for Applied Cybersecurity Scenarios PhD Thesis Proposal in Web Science and Technology [Arquitetura de Cyber Threat Intelligence para cenários aplicados à Cibersegurança Proposta de Tese Doutoral em Ciência e Tecnologia Web]

Authors
Rosa I.; Batista R.; Gonçalves R.; Martins J.; Branco F.;

Publication
Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI

Abstract
When talking about Cybersecurity, particularly in security incident response plan and processes it is very common and relevant to talk about the ability to detect malicious or suspicious activities and behavior as soon as possible, in other words, in this domain, in Cybersecurity everyone wants to reduce the Mean time to detect (MTTD) or Mean time to respond (MTTR) a potential security incident. The use of Cyber ThreatIntelligence - CTI indicators can contribute to the reduction of the mean time to detect threats and consequently directly influence the time to response, however there are different types of Cyber Threat Intelligence that serve different purposes. The objective of the study is the development of a reference architecture to support and process data from the most diverse type of data sources in terms of Cyber Threat Intelligence, for example using the combination data from Open Source Intelligence - OSINT sources and honeypots, taking into consideration the advantages and disadvantages of each of these types of data sources to correlate them with each other in order to increase the trust and reliability of the relevant indicators that can be used by security analysts in incident response processes. This paper presents the proposed work for a PhD thesis in Web Science and Technology, scheduled for completion in July 2023. This doctoral thesis falls within the area of Computer Engineering, with applicability in the domain of Cybersecurity and consequently in the subdomain of Threat Intelligence. The research project is in the state-of-the-art study phase. It is expected that the participation in this Doctoral Symposium will provide potential comments that can enhance the growth and complement the ongoing research work. © 2022 IEEE Computer Society. All rights reserved.

2021

Digitally Monitoring Thermalism Health and Wellness Effects - A Conceptual Model Proposal

Authors
Martins, J; Moreira, F; Yong Oliveira, MA; Gonçalves, R; Branco, F;

Publication
Trends and Applications in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 4, WorldCIST 2021, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, 30 March - 2 April, 2021.

Abstract
As life expectancy grows and the population requirements for satisfactory health and wellness levels increases, there is a clear opportunity for the incorporation of alternative techniques and tools for promoting health and preventing disease. One of these tools, is the use of thermal water-based treatments, commonly known as thermalism, as tools to trigger patients’ overall wellness. Despite the collective assumption of the effects of thermalism, there is little to no scientific evidence of these treatments, thus impairing the potential of this activity to become more widespread in society. Thus, with this paper, we present a conceptual model for a non-invasive sensing system based on wearables that can monitor a set of patients’ biomarkers which will serve as the basis for the validation of the effects of thermalism. This system will also serve as a management and operation control tool for thermal SPA managers and technical directors. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Supervised
thesis

2021

A computer language for agroecological extension -an appropriate technology to the context of Serra da Capivara Territory, Brazilian Caatinga

Author
Maxim Simões de Abreu Jaffe

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Acordo Distribuído para Arquiteturas de Microsserviços

Author
João Pedro Oliveira da Silva

Institution
UM

2020

Previsão de fraudes bancárias a partir da análise de dados de telefones celulares em Moçambique

Author
Osvaldo Fernando Cossa

Institution
UTAD

2020

Estudo da acessibilidade web nas plataformas online do setor do turismo

Author
Lázaro Emanuel Fernandes Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Desenvolvimento de APP móvell para passageiros, em cross-platform, para a requisição de serviços de transporte on-Demand

Author
Luís Daniel Costa Faceira

Institution
UTAD