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Hugo Paredes (M) received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, in 2000 and 2008, and the Habilitation title from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal in 2016. He was software engineer at SiBS, S.A. and software consultant at Novabase Outsoursing, S.A. Since 2003, he has been at UTAD, where he is currently Assistant Professor with Habilitation lecturing on systems integration and distributed systems. Currently he is the director of the Master Program in Computer Science at UTAD. 

He is a Senior Researcher at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC. His main research interests are in the domain of Human Computer Interaction, including Collaboration and Accessibility topics. He was guest editor of several Special Issues in journals indexed by the Journal Citation Reports, collaborates with the steering committee of the DSAI International Conference, and authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed journal, book chapters and conference papers. He is one of the inventors of a granted patent and a patent pending request. He participated in several national and international projects, with public and private funding.

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2018

Scientometric analysis of scientific publications in CSCW

Authors
Correia, A; Paredes, H; Fonseca, B;

Publication
Scientometrics

Abstract
Over the last decades, CSCW research has undergone significant structural changes and has grown steadily with manifested differences from other fields in terms of theory building, methodology, and socio-technicality. This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the scientific literature for mapping the intellectual structure of CSCW research and its scientific development over a 15-year period (2001–2015). A total of 1713 publications were subjected to examination in order to draw statistics and depict dynamic changes to shed new light upon the growth, spread, and collaboration of CSCW devoted outlets. Overall, our study characterizes top (cited and downloaded) papers, citation patterns, prominent authors and institutions, demographics, collaboration patterns, most frequent topic clusters and keywords, and social mentions by country, discipline, and professional status. The results highlight some areas of improvement for the field and a lot of well-established topics which are changing gradually with impact on citations and downloads. Statistical models reveal that the field is predominantly influenced by fundamental and highly recognized scientists and papers. A small number of papers without citations, the growth of the number of papers by year, and an average number of more than 39 citations per paper in all venues ensure the field a healthy and evolving nature. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of the influence of CSCW on the larger field of HCI. © 2017 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary

2018

eHealth Context Inference - A Review of Open Source Frameworks Initiatives

Authors
Reis, A; Paulino, D; Martins, P; Paredes, H; Barroso, J;

Publication
Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018) - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 19-21, 2018.

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2018

Monitoring the physical activity of patients suffering from peripheral arterial disease

Authors
Paulino, D; Reis, A; Barroso, J; Paredes, H;

Publication
Mobile Applications and Solutions for Social Inclusion

Abstract
The peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is characterized by leg pain during walking, and a recommended treatment for this disease is to perform supervised physical activity. In this chapter, a system that monitories the physical activity containing one application for smartwatch, one application for smartphone, and a back-end webservice is presented. The applications collect heart rate, GPS locations, step count, and altitude data. The methodology used for the development of the system was based on the agile method with the production of prototypes. In this chapter, four development cycles, which cover the users' and researchers' needs, are presented. In this work, the main objective is to evaluate the current mobile technologies on the physical activity data collection and the development of a system that assists the users to maintain an active life. © 2018, IGI Global.

2018

Technologies Applied to Remote Supervision of Exercise in Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Literature Review

Authors
Paulino, D; Reis, A; Barroso, J; Paredes, H;

Publication
Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Virtual, Augmented, and Intelligent Environments - 12th International Conference, UAHCI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15-20, 2018, Proceedings, Part II

Abstract
In this review the objective is to search for technologies that supervise the exercise or physical activity of people suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) at home or in the community. Patients with PAD have walking limitations and their quality of life progressively deteriorates. The regular practice of exercise can help mitigate these effects and even improve their health status. The methodology used was to search for scientific articles published since 2008, with the final result of 18 articles. The results show the most frequent technologies used are based on the accelerometer device, with the tests being performed on a treadmill at a hospital. The hospital tests are expensive, so a useful and viable alternative is the usage of mobile devices to help the health professionals record the exercise performed by their patients suffering with PAD. © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.

2018

All (of us) can Help: Inclusive crowdfunding research trends and future challenges

Authors
Paredes, H; Barroso, J; Bigham, JP;

Publication
Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2018

Abstract
This paper presents an overview of the donation based crowdfunding state of the art, establishing a classification scheme to analyze the major platforms, and discussing current research trends and future challenges of crowdfunding as a social inclusion instrument. In many social exclusion situations crowdfunding is the last stronghold to ensure the access to basic commodities, essential to the daily life and well-being of individuals. Despite the commercial success of many crowdfunding platforms, this study shows future research opportunities in the crowdfunding as an inclusion mechanism that can trigger a broader adoption for social causes. The high social impact of the research contributions in this domain can also contribute to make it a hot topic in the upcoming years. © 2018 IEEE.

Supervised
thesis

2016

A COMMUNICATION CHANNELS DYNAMIC SWITCHING MODEL FOR ALWAYS-CONNECTED AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE ORIENTED MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Author
Diogo Pires Azevedo

Institution
UTAD

2016

Relatório de actividade profissional-2002-2015

Author
José Luis Ferreira Fonseca Lopes Rodrigues

Institution
UTAD

2016

SimProgramming: Simulação de um ambiente empresarial como estratégia para motivação da aprendizagem de programação em turmas intermédias do ensino superior

Author
Ricardo Rodrigues Nunes

Institution
UTAD

2016

Wearable devices for blind orientation and navigation

Author
Luís Miguel Alves Fernandes

Institution
UTAD

2016

Framework de partilha de coreografias entre plataformas de mundos virtuais

Author
Fernando Jose´ Cassola Marques

Institution
UTAD