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I am a Coordinator Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto and a Researcher at INESC TEC, where I lead the Multimedia Communications Technology Area. I  obtained my PhD from University of Porto in the area of multimedia content management. I have been responsible for the participation of INESC TEC in several national and European projects, involving universities and media industries. Author of several publications, I am also an active reviewer for journals and conferences and engaged in the organization of workshops and program committees in the area of Multimedia. Recently I co-chaired the Immersive Media Experiences workshop series (2013-2015) at ACM MM. Additionally I am also often engaged in the evaluation of European and Portuguese research proposals and projects. My main research activities and interests are in the field of networked audiovisual systems, including digital television and new services, content management, personalization and recomendation, new media formats and immersive and interactive media.

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2020

Learning Physics Through Online Video Annotations

Authors
Marcal, J; Borges, MM; Viana, P; Carvalho, P;

Publication
EDUCATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY

Abstract
The support of video in the learning environment is nowadays used to many ends, for either for demonstration, research or share. It is intended to reinforce the space before and after class and introduce a new dynamic and interaction in the classroom itself. Pedagogical Innovation may be achieved by different approaches to motivate students and obtain better results. The Audiovisual didactic content has been in recent years disseminated, in the Physics domain, mainly through YouTube platform. Many aspects of video production activities can increase students' self-esteem, increase their satisfaction with the learning experience, promote a positive attitude towards the subject, provide students with lower level of understanding with a broad individual tutoring, encouraging students to discuss with each other, exchange their opinions, and compare the results of lab activities. On the other hand, video can support research activities, offering the researcher access to a rich data aggregation to investigate the learning processes. This paper presents a revision of the literature about the potential of using video annotation in the education context and, perspectives of teachers' use of collaborative annotation systems, to promote reflection, specifically in the domain of Physics, using an open source annotation tool. The creation of audiovisual references, either for quick access to parts of organized video annotated content by the teacher, knowledge building or revision by and for other students is analyzed. This study is complemented with a testbed, showing the potential of using audiovisual annotated content, within a k-12 context. Students were invited to select video content, annotate, organize and publish the annotations, which could support the learning process in the domain of Physics. Results show that most of the aspects under analysis received a positive evaluation, and students expressed a gain from oral lectures and access to new sources of learning. The only exception relates to the capacity of the approach to motivated students to the study of Physics, as most of the students did not see this methodology too much motivating. The impact of this research relates to alternative teaching / learning methods, within the Physics' domain, using online video annotation, in the support of traditional exposition and memorization methodologies.

2020

Consumer Attitudes toward News Delivering: An Experimental Evaluation of the Use and Efficacy of Personalized Recommendations

Authors
Viana, P; Soares, M; Gaio, R; Correia, A;

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This paper presents an experiment on newsreaders’ behavior and preferences on the interaction with online personalized news. Different recommendation approaches, based on consumption profiles and user location, and the impact of personalized news on several aspects of consumer decision-making are examined on a group of volunteers. Results show a significant preference for reading recommended news over other news presented on the screen, regardless of the chosen editorial layout. In addition, the study also provides support for the creation of profiles taking into consideration the evolution of user’s interests. The proposed solution is valid for users with different reading habits and can be successfully applied even to users with small consumption history. Our findings can be used by news providers to improve online services, thus increasing readers’ perceived satisfaction.

2020

Semantic Storytelling Automation: A Context-Aware and Metadata-Driven Approach

Authors
Viana, P; Carvalho, P; Andrade, MT; Jonker, PP; Papanikolaou, V; Teixeira, IN; Vilaça, L; Pinto, JP; Costa, T;

Publication
Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Multimedia

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2020

Ubiquitous Framework for High Quality Audiovisual Production

Authors
Andrade, MT; Santos, P; Costa, TS; Freitas, L; Golestani, S; Viana, P; Rodrigues, J; Ulisses, A;

Publication
Proceedings - 2020 TRON Symposium, TRONSHOW 2020

Abstract
The media sector is constantly evolving and, in the last few years, such evolution has been driven by a number of convergence paradigms, notably, that between broadband and broadcast technologies with the introduction of IT and IP technology. The present trend is to switch totally from a closed niche that uses highly specialized equipment to off-the-shelf IT-centric solutions, offering easy configuration and remote operation. The aim is to enable common computers to be turned into highly capable media devices and act as connected objects adopting an IoT-like paradigm. This vision, though, is not implemented easily, given that most media industry professionals do not yet feel comfortable operating in the IT technology space and also due to the stringent requirements that exist in this industry. The Joint Task Force on Networked Media is defining specifications that aim at overcoming such existing barriers. In this article we present a novel solution that follows the guidelines delivered by this group to set up a remotely operated media production facility, totally based on IP and IT technology, constituting a step forward the realization of the IoT concept in professional media environments. The focus is on two complementary components, namely, the GUI Agent and the MW Agent, which are not covered by the defined specifications but that are crucial to speed up the deployment of concrete solutions that can be easily operated by non-IT and non-IP experts in a transparent and ubiquitous way. © 2020 TRON Forum.

2019

YouTube timed metadata enrichment using a collaborative approach

Authors
Pinto, JP; Viana, P;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
Although the growth of video content in online platforms has been happening for some time, searching and browsing these assets is still very inefficient as rich contextual data that describes the content is still not available. Furthermore, any available descriptions are, usually, not linked to timed moments of content. In this paper, we present an approach for making social web videos available on YouTube more accessible, searchable and navigable. By using the concept of crowdsourcing to collect the metadata, our proposal can contribute to easily enhance content uploaded in the YouTube platform. Metadata, collected as a collaborative annotation game, is added to the content as time-based information in the form of descriptions and captions using the YouTube API. This contributes for enriching video content and enabling navigation through temporal links. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

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2020

Towards a Scalable Dataset Construction for Facial Recognition: A guided data selection approach for diversity stimulation

Author
Luís Miguel Salgado Nunes Vilaça

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2020

Implementação e análise de dados de uma rede IoT

Author
RAFAEL NEVES MIRANDA

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2020

Deteção de publicidade em conteúdos de televisão sem informação a priori

Author
Guilherme Dias Castro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Face Detection and Recognition in Unconstrained Scenarios

Author
Anabela Machado Reigoto

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Solução Automatizada para Teste e Validação de Radares Automóveis

Author
Carlos Júnio Ferreira Martins da Rocha

Institution
IPP-ISEP