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I got a degree in Electrical Engineering - University of Porto (1978), an MSc in Operational Research and Systems Engineering - Technical University of Lisbon (1989), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences - University of Porto (1996).

I began my professional career in the industry as a Maintenance Engineer, in 1978. Along 6 years, I was also a Project Engineer in two companies.

Since 1987, I have been been working as Consultant and Leader of several industry projects at INEGI, an R&D interface institute of the UP.

I was Coordinator of the Industrial Engineering and Management Unit at FEUP (1997-98 and 2003-05), where I am currently an Associate Professor.

I was Member of the Board of STCP, the Public Transport Company of Porto (1998-2002 and 2006-2012).

I keep a regular research activity since 1991. I am a Senior Researcher, currently member of CEGI, the Industrial Engineering and Management research unit of INESC TEC. My main topics of interest are Transportation, Decision Support Systems and Applied Operations Research. I am currently Member of the Editorial Board of the “Transportation Research Procedia” Journal.

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2021

The Role of Collaboration for Sustainable and Efficient Urban Logistics

Authors
Carvalho, L; de Sousa, JF; de Sousa, JP;

Publication
Boosting Collaborative Networks 4.0 - IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Abstract

2021

Improving Mobility Services through Customer Participation

Authors
Duarte, SP; Campos Ferreira, M; Pinho de Sousa, J; Freire de Sousa, J; Galvão, T;

Publication
Advances in Mobility-as-a-Service Systems - Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract

2021

A Conceptual Framework for an Integrated Information System to Enhance Urban Mobility

Authors
Duarte, SP; de Sousa, JP; de Sousa, JF;

Publication
International Journal of Decision Support System Technology

Abstract
The multiplicity of stakeholders in urban contexts can greatly increase the complexity of transportation systems. Since all stakeholders depend, to varying degrees, on the same data to get the information for their mobility, this work considers that an integrated information system, focused on their different needs, will significantly improve the efficiency of transportation systems. A stakeholder-focused system makes the provided information more relevant, while an integrated system fosters the sharing of the data that generates this information. To build such a system, a conceptual framework focused on stakeholders and their decision processes was developed. This new framework takes advantage of existing ones, such as the Zachman framework, the Enterprise Architecture Design, and the Multilevel Service Design. The proposed multidisciplinary approach, putting together information systems (IS) and service design concepts, has considerable potential in ensuring that the right information reaches each stakeholder at the right time.

2021

EURO Working Group on DSS

Authors
Papathanasiou, J; Zaraté, P; Freire de Sousa, J;

Publication
Integrated Series in Information Systems

Abstract

2018

Linking fields with GMA: Sustainability, companies, people and Operational Research

Authors
Teles, MD; de Sousa, JF;

Publication
Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Abstract
This article is about making decisions concerning the management of sustainability, decisions that may influence the use or protection of natural resources or address difficult societal choices. Managers have more and more to tackle a diversity of problems in a rigorous and transparent way. One of the distinctive features of these decisions is that managers must give attention to both the values of people affected and factual information concerning the potential consequences of actions. This imposes the adoption of new methods for structuring spaces, strategy alternatives, and organizational planning. The support from operational research analysts becomes increasingly important, as we are dealing with people mostly without strong quantitative or model-building backgrounds. With the presence of different perspectives and mental models, behavior elements are at the core of the problem and unintentional biases in model use may occur. Our intention is to help promote the transference of knowledge to and within companies so that they may assure resilience. We found in general morphological analysis a great help for that. We want to make available a meta-model based on Operational Research for fields involving public resources and multiple interests to aid current and future managers of companies. We conclude the article with two case studies to illustrate our approach. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.

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thesis

2020

Sustainable business models for horizontal collaborative logistics

Author
Leandro Lopes de Carvalho

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

A decision support system for designing urban multimodal mobility and accessibility policies in a socio-technical transition context

Author
Sérgio Pedro de Matos Duarte

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

A integração da política ambiental na estratégia empresarial: uma metodologia de apoio à decisão no âmbito de um operador de transportes

Author
Maria de Fátima Carvalho de Sampaio Teles

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Especificação de requisitos para o desenvolvimento de um sistema de apoio à decisão para gestão de transportes públicos intermodais

Author
João Nuno Lemos de Sousa

Institution
INESCTEC

2019

Transport Planning in the Glass Industry

Author
Joana Pinto de Sousa Von Hafe Pérez

Institution
UP-FEUP