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Ramiro Gonçalves is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Vila Real, Portugal, and a Senior Researcher at INESC TEC Associated Laboratory, Porto, Portugal. Ramiro is currently the Executive Director of the PhD degree in Informatics and has has several publications (including book chapters, Scientific Citation Index journal articles, as well as publications in refereed conference proceedings) in the field of Computer Science: Information Systems, e-business and accessibility web.

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  • Name

    Ramiro Gonçalves
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Research Coordinator
  • Since

    01st June 2012
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Publications

2021

Digitally Monitoring Thermalism Health and Wellness Effects - A Conceptual Model Proposal

Authors
Martins, J; Moreira, F; Yong Oliveira, MA; Gonçalves, R; Branco, F;

Publication
Trends and Applications in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 4, WorldCIST 2021, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal, 30 March - 2 April, 2021.

Abstract
As life expectancy grows and the population requirements for satisfactory health and wellness levels increases, there is a clear opportunity for the incorporation of alternative techniques and tools for promoting health and preventing disease. One of these tools, is the use of thermal water-based treatments, commonly known as thermalism, as tools to trigger patients’ overall wellness. Despite the collective assumption of the effects of thermalism, there is little to no scientific evidence of these treatments, thus impairing the potential of this activity to become more widespread in society. Thus, with this paper, we present a conceptual model for a non-invasive sensing system based on wearables that can monitor a set of patients’ biomarkers which will serve as the basis for the validation of the effects of thermalism. This system will also serve as a management and operation control tool for thermal SPA managers and technical directors. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2020

A proposal for a 360° information system model for private health care organizations

Authors
Magalhaes, D; Martins, J; Branco, F; Au Yong Oliveira, M; Goncalves, R; Moreira, F;

Publication
Expert Systems

Abstract

2020

BlockU: Extended usage control in and for Blockchain

Authors
Khan, Y; Ali, T; Fariz, M; Moreira, F; Branco, F; Martins, J; Goncalves, R;

Publication
Expert Systems

Abstract
An electronic business transaction among untrusted bodies without consulting a mutually trusted party has remained widely accepted problem. Blockchain resolves this problem by introducing peer-to-peer network with a consensus algorithm and trusted ledger. Blockchain originally introduced for cryptocurrency that came with proof-of-work consensus algorithm. Due to some performance issues, scientists brought concept of permissioned Blockchain. Hyperledger Fabric is a permissioned Blockchain targeting business-oriented problems for industry. It is designed for efficient transaction execution over Blockchain with pluggable consensus model; however, there is limitation of rapid application development. Hyperledger introduced a new layer called Hyperledger Composer on top of the Fabric layer, which provides an abstract layer to model the business application readily and quickly. Composer provides a smart contract to extend the functionality and flexibility of Fabric layer and provides a way of communication with other systems to meet business requirements. Hyperledger Composer uses role-based access control (RBAC) model to secure access to its valuable assets. However, RBAC is not enough because many business deals require continuous assets monitoring. Our proposed model, BlockU, covers all possible access control models required by a business. BlockU can monitor assets continuously during transactions and updates attributes accordingly. Moreover, we incorporate hooks in Hyperledger Composer to implement extended permission model that provides extensive permission management capability on an asset. Subsequently, our proposed enhanced access control model is implemented with a minimal change to existing Composer code base and is backward compatible with the current security mechanism. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

2020

The Influence of Digital Marketing Tools Perceived Usefulness in a Rural Region Destination Image

Authors
Jorge, F; Teixeira, MS; Gonçalves, R;

Publication
Trends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3, WorldCIST 2020, Budva, Montenegro, 7-10 April 2020.

Abstract
In rural destinations like Douro region, tourism activities may be important to territories’ development because they use some of their natural resources and endogenous products, develop another related local economy business, and contributes to population fixation. Technologies can support the promotion and distribution of these destinations, namely digital marketing tools. The present study aims to analyze the influence that some of these tools perceived usefulness, from the tourist point of view, have on a rural destination image. To accomplish this, it was used a sample of 555 tourists visiting Douro destination and data collected were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The results demonstrated that tourist’s trust in tourism digital marketing tools and their attitude toward these tools have an indirect effect on destination image. Moreover, the perceived usefulness of some digital marketing tools utilized to search, plan or purchase Douro destination, as website, booking and mobile devices, has also a positive effect on this destination image. On another hand, the perceived usefulness of a conventional channel, as travel agencies, has a negative effect on this rural destination image. This research provided some interesting insights for practitioners working in tourism destination marketing. © 2020, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2020

Model Driven Automatic Code Generation: An Evolutionary Approach to Disruptive Innovation Benefits

Authors
Penha Lopes, J; Au Yong Oliveira, M; Goncalves, R;

Publication
TRENDS AND APPLICATIONS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Abstract
Of all the technologies born in the 20th century the software industry is the sole one that has kept a large dependency on human physical effort in order to produce the necessary code for an Information Technology system to perform. This paper analyses that evolution in view of today's state-of-the-art regarding automatic code generation based on model definitions for critical business purposes. The social, financial and technological benefits will be addressed as they are disruptive and will affect different levels of society as we know it. Several testimonies were also sought regarding the technology described herein and how it may affect us in our day-to-day lives. We conclude that the software industry is in the midst of a major revolution - which has arrived late in comparison to other industries related to technology and which have decreased the reliance on human labour some time ago.

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2020

Modelo de smart places confiável

Author
António José Morim Brandão

Institution
UTAD

2020

A influência fdo mobile marketing na intenção de compra do consumidor ibérico

Author
Sara Fraquel de Paiva Abreu Teixeira

Institution
UTAD

2020

Hybrid recommendation system for young athletes training advice

Author
Paulo Sérgio dos Santos Matos

Institution
UTAD

2020

Digital marketing and technology adoption for Douro tourism development

Author
Filipa Margarida da Eira Jorge

Institution
UTAD

2020

Sistema de deteção de intrusões para a internet das coisas

Author
Leonel Filipe Simões Santos

Institution
UTAD