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José Martins is an Invited Assistant Professor at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and Professor/Research of Higher Education at INESCTEC Associated Laboratory. He has published 17 papers in specialized journals and 28 papers in conference proceedings, has published 8 book chapters and developed 19 items of technical production. Throughout his career has participated in several events both in Portugal and abroad. Martins is also a member of the advisory team of 2 PhD theses (in execution), 11 master degree dissertations (6 concluded and 5 in execution) and more than a dozen degree projects in the fields of Computer Science and Information and Communications Technologies. Currently participates in 3 research projects. Assuming himself as an active member of the academic and science communities, he has also been a member pf several PhD and Master juris. Presently, José Martins, focus his research and work on the field of computer science and technologies with particular interest on the adoption and use of information systems and technologies. During his career, José Martins has actively collaborated with more than 30 researchers and specialists.

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  • Name

    José Luís Martins
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st May 2015
Publications

2017

A full scope web accessibility evaluation procedure proposal based on Iberian eHealth accessibility compliance

Authors
Martins, Jose; Gonçalves, Ramiro; Branco, Frederico;

Publication
Computers in Human Behavior

Abstract
Internet is becoming one of the most adopted technologies of all times and one of its particular uses concerns the public health issues. The search for health related information and the exchange of experiences and opinions on symptoms and treatments is one of the main activities associated with eHealth websites, hence the need for these websites to be accessible to everybody, including those with some sort of disability. Nevertheless, when assessing the level of the WCAG 2.0 compliance of Iberian eHealth websites, the results achieved during a two stage, one year apart, evaluation indicated that these websites were definitely not accessible. By adding this finding to other similar results achieved by means of similar researches we believe that a new full scope Web accessibility and usability evaluation procedure was needed and is now presented. The referred proposal aims at creating a basis for both organisations and Web developers to understand how to perform an adequate assessment of their websites. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

2017

A global perspective on an emotional learning model proposal

Authors
Faria, AR; Almeida, A; Martins, C; Goncalves, R; Martins, J; Branco, F;

Publication
TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS

Abstract
Existing literature argues that emotions have a significant impact on the majority of human activities and functions. The learning process is one of the activities on which emotions have a direct influence. Thus, understanding the manner in which emotions change the students' learning process is not only very important but it can also allow to improve the existing learning models. Currently, in the majority of situations, the teacher serves as a facilitator between the student and the learning course, and through a constant analysis of the student's behaviour, emotions and achievements, he constantly performs adjustments to the teaching process in order to meet the students' needs and goals. Thus far, in online learning environments there is no easy way for teachers to analyse students' behaviour and emotions. A possible solution to this problem can be the development of mechanisms that enable computers to automatically detect students' emotions and adapt the learning process in order to meet students' real needs. An emotional learning model was described and a software prototype was developed and tested, in order to find out whether it performs live identification of the students' emotions, by using affective computing techniques, and whether it automatically performs adjustments to their individual learning process. Through a deeper analysis and multi-disciplinary discussion of the achieved results it is possible to acknowledge that not only emotions impact students' learning, but also that an application that performs live emotion recognition and which integrates this feature with adjustable online learning environments will trigger improvements in students' learning.

2016

Increasing the Reach of Enterprises through Electronic Commerce: A Focus Group Study Aimed at the Cases of Portugal and Spain

Authors
Goncalves, R; Martins, J; Branco, F; Perez Cota, M; Oliveira, MAY;

Publication
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Abstract
E-commerce notably increases the reach of enterprises, bringing a firm's products and services into the international arena. In times of shrinking domestic markets, due to national crises, becoming available in global markets is essential for survival and growth. We have thus held three focus group interactions to produce a set of strategic recommendations with regards to how to improve e-Commerce adoption levels in Iberian enterprises, essential in times of local hardship and market contraction. Suggestions include creating actions to influence governments to re-evaluate the legislation that regulates e-Commerce, making it more transparent; encouraging venture capitalists, banks and business angels to finance such e-Commerce endeavors; encouraging higher education institutions (HEI) to partner with Iberian enterprises to ensure knowledge transfer in both directions; creating, with HEI and training organizations, a set of new training courses directed at Iberian enterprises and focusing on concepts such as Web 2.0 capabilities and a coherent online organizational identity. Fundamental is the perspective that e-Commerce is a strategic issue, warranting funds and qualified personnel, at different levels in the hierarchy, for adequate strategic e intent, e-vision, and e-mission formulation, followed by effective e-process implementation.

2016

Internet and social networks as enhancer's business instruments [Internet e redes sociais como instrumentos potenciadores de negócio]

Authors
Gonçalves, R; Martins, J; Rocha, Á;

Publication
RISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao

Abstract

2016

Understanding the determinants of social network sites adoption at firm level: A mixed methodology approach

Authors
Martins, J; Goncalves, R; Oliveira, T; Cota, M; Branco, F;

Publication
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Abstract
The incredible numbers associated with social network sites makes technology a very attractive element in the eyes of organizations. Despite this, the existing scholarly literature does not demonstrate sufficient knowledge on how firms should adopt and use these technologies. With this lack in mind, a study was conducted aiming to understand what might be the determinants with the most influence on the SNS adoption process at firm level. the study was performed making use of a mixed methodology approach. In order to achieve an initial list of variables that might have a significant level of relative importance (RI) to the adoption of SNS, a Delphi study was designed and executed through the inclusion of 25 experts in the IT/IS area. From the Delphi results, a proposal for an adoption model that characterized the adoption of SNS at firm level was designed and validated through an empirical study. This empirical approach revealed that the proposed model explained 65% of variation in SNS adoption at firm level. The active involvement of top management, the alignment of the SNS plan with the firm's business plan, the existence of competitive pressures, and the use of SNS for gaining competitive advantages are the determinants with the most influence on technology adoption by firms.

Supervised
thesis

2016

Plataforma Web de gestão logística e comercial para empresas organizadoras de eventos

Author
Marcelo da Costa Gouvinhas

Institution
UTAD

2016

Proposta de uma Arquitetura de Suporte à Decisão para a Gestão de uma Universidade – O Caso de Estudo da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Author
José Miguel Morais de Bessa

Institution
UTAD

2016

Análise, especificação e implementação de uma plataforma eletrónica de comércio de produtos personalizáveis pelo utilizador

Author
João Filipe Taveira Barreira

Institution
UTAD

2016

Análise e Especificação de um Sistema Inteligente de Previsão de Colheita de Cogumelos

Author
Jorge Filipe Costa

Institution
UTAD

2016

Modelo Multi-perspectiva de Adoção de Acessibilidade Web

Author
Carlos Miguel Carvalho Peixoto

Institution
UTAD