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Paulo Martins is Assistant Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in Portugal, where he lectures on database systems and learning technologies. He received a PhD from UTAD, in 2005, with a thesis entitled “A model for distance learning in environments that support mobility”. Recently, coordinated a project funded by the European Commission, in the Jean Monnet programme, and participated in other 9 European or National funded projects. His main research interests are Technology-Enhanced Learning, Serious Games, Accessibility and Database Technologies, and he has several scientific publications in these fields, in conferences, journals and books. He has also a large experience in the coordination of MSc and PhD students in the Informatics Engineer course at UTAD, since 2006.

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  • Name

    Paulo Martins
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st June 2012
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Publications

2019

Telepresence robots in the classroom: The state-of-the-art and a proposal for a telepresence service for higher education

Authors
Reis, A; Martins, M; Martins, P; Sousa, J; Barroso, J;

Publication
Communications in Computer and Information Science

Abstract
In this work we reviewed the current state-of-the art regarding the usage of robots, in particular telepresence robots, on educational related activities. We also researched the current consumer and corporate grade telepresence robotic equipment and tested three of these devices. Lastly, we reviewed the problem of disabled students, including students with special education needs, which fail at accessing and staying on higher education. One of the reasons for such problem is the impossibility to physically attend all the classes due to temporary or permanent limitations. As a conclusion of this work, and considering the ongoing positive cases with robotics and the current equipment availability, we propose the creation of telepresence services on the higher education institutions as a solution for those students that can’t attend classes. © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

2019

Creating Weather Narratives

Authors
Reis, A; Liberato, M; Paredes, H; Martins, P; Barroso, J;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Abstract
Information can be conveyed to the user by means of a narrative, modeled according to the user’s context. A case in point is the weather, which can be perceived differently and with distinct levels of importance according to the user’s context. For example, for a blind person, the weather is an important element to plan and move between locations. In fact, weather can make it very difficult or even impossible for a blind person to successfully negotiate a path and navigate from one place to another. To provide proper information, narrated and delivered according to the person’s context, this paper proposes a project for the creation of weather narratives, targeted at specific types of users and contexts. The proposal’s main objective is to add value to the data, acquired through the observation of weather systems, by interpreting that data, in order to identify relevant information and automatically create narratives, in a conversational way or with machine metadata language. These narratives should communicate specific aspects of the evolution of the weather systems in an efficient way, providing knowledge and insight in specific contexts and for specific purposes. Currently, there are several language generator’ systems, which automatically create weather forecast reports, based on previously processed and synthesized information. This paper, proposes a wider and more comprehensive approach to the weather systems phenomena, proposing a full process, from the raw data to a contextualized narration, thus providing a methodology and a tool that might be used for various contexts and weather systems. © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2018

A Technological Proposal Using Virtual Worlds to Support Entrepreneurship Education for Primary School Children

Authors
Pereira, A; Martins, P; Morgado, L; Fonseca, B; Esteves, M;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
The importance of entrepreneurship education from elementary school through college is now recognized as an important aspect of children’s education. At the level of basic education, the development of entrepreneurial activities using Information and Communication Technologies, specifically three-dimensional virtual worlds, is seen as an area with potential for exploration. The research presented herein is a model that allows the development of entrepreneurial activities in virtual worlds with children attending primary education. This model allows the preparation, monitoring and development of entrepreneurship education activities in virtual worlds, including safe interaction in virtual worlds between the children and the community. For this, we identified a set of requirements that would allow the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship in virtual worlds, from which a technological model was implemented through an application, EMVKids (after the Portuguese expression “Empreendedorismo em Mundos Virtuais com Crianças”, entrepreneurship with children in virtual worlds). © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

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.

Abstract

2018

The Portuguese iAP Services Platform as a Building Block for User's Centric Information Systems - The Case of the Higher Education Institutions

Authors
Reis, A; Borges, J; Martins, P; Barroso, J;

Publication
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2018, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, March 21-24, 2018, Volume 1.

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Supervised
thesis

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

LINGUAGENS DE MODELAÇÃO PARA DESCREVER PROCESSOS E DINÂMICAS DE ENSINO E DE APRENDIZAGEM EM E-LEARNING NO ENSINO SUPERIOR

Author
Ana Margarida Silva Maia

Institution
UTAD

2016

Inovação e ensino superior: uma proposta estratégica para a implementação e disseminação do e-learning a nível institucional

Author
Gonçalo Alexandre Cruz Conde Matos

Institution
UTAD

2016

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Author
Chong liu

Institution
UM

2016

COLABORAÇÃO EM MUNDOS VIRTUAIS TRIDIMENSIONAIS

Author
Armando Jorge Ribeiro da Cruz

Institution
UTAD