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António Almeida, 33, iniciou a sua formação no Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores, no ramo de Automação e Controlo, na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), tendo integrado o laboratório de investigação associado desta faculdade (INESC Porto) em 2010 no âmbito do programa doutoral entretanto iniciado.

Na sua atividade enquanto investigador e aluno do programa doutoral em Engenharia Industrial e Gestão, António dedicou o seu esforço ao estudo de novos métodos de gestão de performance em ambientes industriais complexos, tendo publicado mais de uma dezena de artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica e em conferências nacionais e internacionais. Participou ativamente em diversos projetos nacionais e europeus.


Entre Fevereiro de 2015 e Agosto de 2016, António Almeida trabalhou como Business Partner Analyst e Product Owner na SONAE, mais especificamente na BIT, para a plataforma de E-Commerce do Continente Online. Durante este tempo, desenvolveu as suas competências na área do retalho, mais especificamente nas componentes de logística, aprovisionamento e marketing digital. Como Product Owner, António Almeida foi um elemento ativo na adoção e implementação de metodologias ágeis na SONAE. A partir de Agosto de 2016, António exerceu funções de Principal Product Owner na Farfetch nas áreas de Supply Chain e Order Management. Durante esta fase António foi responsável pela gestão de roadmap de equipas de desenvolvimento ágeis, com o principal objetivo de dotar a Farfetch de uma plataforma inovadora de supply chain mana

gement 

à escala mundial, capaz de se adaptar aos diferentes requisitos logísticos impostos pelas boutiques e Brands, parceiros desta plataforma de e-commerce.


Atualmente António Almeida é Business Development Manager no INESC TEC, partilhando responsabilidade de coordenação no TEC4INDUSTRY. O principal objetivo desta unidade é promover os serviços de consultoria e serviços de transferência de conhecimento e tecnologias digitais para a indústria, de forma a promover a transformação digital na Indústria. 

Detalhes

Detalhes

  • Nome

    António Henrique Almeida
  • Cargo

    Business Developer
  • Desde

    10 fevereiro 2010
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Publicações

2024

Semantic Asset Administration Shell Towards a Cognitive Digital Twin

Autores
Moreno, T; Sobral, T; Almeida, A; Soares, AL; Azevedo, A;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
Manufacturing industry is experiencing another revolution towards the digitalization of industrial processes. Different value chain actors must share specific and sensitive data according to business and data requirements. Digital architectures must ensure seamless and comprehensive communications between actors according to agreed-upon vocabularies. The digital representation of machines and other types of equipment, including crucial information about their static and dynamic operational data, is made possible by the ontological modelling of Asset Administration Shells (AAS), which is proposed in this paper as modular and semantically interoperable resources. These Cognitive Digital Twins are herein defined with de facto domain ontologies that model the semantics of the current operation, status and configurations of assets. This paper reports a proof-of-concept technical implementation that demonstrates an innovative digital architecture that connects and communicates active and modular Digital Twin of a machine in a bi-directional, connecting this asset to a digital manufacturing service provider. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2024

Application of Augmented Reality to Support Manufacturing Resilience

Autores
Ramalho, FR; Moreno, T; Soares, AL; Almeida, AH; Oliveira, M;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
European industrial value chains and manufacturing companies have recently faced critical challenges imposed by disruptive events related to the pandemic and associated social/political problems. Many European manufacturing industries have already recognized the importance of digitalization to increase manufacturing systems’ autonomy and, consequently, become more resilient to adapt to new contexts and environments. Augmented reality (AR) is one of the emerging technologies associated with the European Industry 5.0 initiative, responsible for increasing human-machine interactions, promoting resilience through decision-making, and flexibility to deal with variability and unexpected events. However, the application and benefits of AR in increasing manufacturing resilience are still poorly perceived by academia and by European Manufacturing companies. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to contribute to the state of the art by relating the application of AR with current industrial processes towards manufacturing systems resilience. In order to cope with this objective, the industrial resilience and augmented human worker concepts are first presented. Then, through an exploratory study involving different manufacturing companies, a list of relevant disruptive events is compiled, as well as a proposal with specific ideas and functionalities on how AR can be applied to address them. In conclusion, this research work highlights the importance of AR in coping mainly with disruptive events related to Human Workforce Management and Market/Sales Management. The AR application ideas shared a common thread of availability and delivery of information to the worker at the right time, place, and format, acting on the standardization and flexibility of the work to support manufacturing resilience. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2023

Scalable Digital Twins for industry 4.0 digital services: a dataspaces approach

Autores
Moreno, T; Almeida, A; Toscano, C; Ferreira, F; Azevedo, A;

Publicação
PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURING RESEARCH-AN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL

Abstract
The manufacturing industry faces a new revolution, grounded on the intense digitalization of assets and industrial processes and the increasing computation capabilities imposed by the new data-driven digital architectures. This reality has been promoting the Digital Twin concept and its importance in the industrial companies' business models. However, with these new opportunities, also new threads may rise, mainly related to industrial data protection and sovereignty. Therefore, this research paper will demonstrate the International Data Spaces reference model's application to overcome these limitations. Following a pilot study with a Portuguese machine producer/maintainer enterprise, this paper will demonstrate the development of a cutting and bending machine Digital Twin, leveraged on an International Data Spaces infrastructure for interoperability, for the plastic and metal industry and its importance to introduce this machine manufacturing company in a new business-to-business marketplace from the EU project Market 4.0.

2023

A Digital Twin Platform-Based Approach to Product Lifecycle Management: Towards a Transformer 4.0

Autores
Silva H.; Moreno T.; Almeida A.; Soares A.L.; Azevedo A.;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
Recently, we have been observing a significant evolution in products, machines, and manufacturing processes, towards a more digital and interoperable reality. In this sense, the power transformers sector has also been evolving to develop smart transformers for the future, capable of providing the digital capabilities to leverage new services and features that follow its entire life cycle, from the design and manufacturing to the use and dismantling/recycling. In this sense, this paper aims to present and demonstrate how an innovative digital twin platform can be used in a secure and trustable way for the enhancement of the power transformers’ performance and potential lifespan, enabling, at the same time, the promotion of new business models. A real use case is also presented to demonstrate the applicability of Asset Administration Shells (AAS) for power transformer life cycle management, as well as the use of the International Data Spaces (IDS) for the secure and trustable horizontal interoperability along with the different actors of the value chain, from the manufacturers to the power network and maintenance services companies.

2023

Digital Twin in complex operations environments: potential applications and research challenges

Autores
Ghanbarifard, R; Almeida, AH; Azevedo, A;

Publicação
Proceedings - 2023 3rd Asia Conference on Information Engineering, ACIE 2023

Abstract
This paper aims to thoroughly discuss the use of Digital Twin technology in complex operations environments, highlighting its potential applications and the research challenges that need to be addressed. This is necessitated by the fact that currently there is no comprehensive literature review and framework for implementing Digital Twin technology in complex operations environments. Furthermore, existing interpretations of DT implementation are inadequately detailed and not very informative in this area. This may be a consequence of the difficulties of collecting and extracting useful information from data in real-time. Another drawback worth mentioning is that Digital twins at the moment center on an individual or isolated part instead of integrating the whole system and no current work talks about this holistic approach. This paper will focus on Digital Twins in complex operations environments and their applications. A review of scientific literature on the use of Digital Twins in complex operations environments is performed and the articles are categorized by the problems and challenges that they address requiring DT as a solution. A selection of papers that focus on this topic and represent the current situation of research will be emphasized. In conclusion, this work will be utilized as a baseline study to propose a Digital Twin reference framework, which eventually leads to implementing and evaluating a comprehensive Digital Twin methodology in complex systems. © 2023 IEEE.

Teses
supervisionadas

2022

Key Corporate Process-Quality

Autor
FRANCISCO XAVIER PINTO CARDOSO

Instituição
IPP-ISEP

2022

Ferramenta de Maturidade Indústria 4.0: Aplicação em Ecossistemas Empresariais Regionais

Autor
JOÃO PEDRO ALMEIDA PACHECO

Instituição
IPP-ISEP

2022

Desenvolvimento de uma plataforma IoT para a gestão eficiente do consumo de água

Autor
RUI PEDRO MARQUES NUNES

Instituição
IPP-ISEP

2021

Resilience in Industry 4.0 Digital Infraestructures and Platforms

Autor
Daniel de Sousa Ribeiro

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Novos processos de gestão logística na indústria de equipamentos eletrónicos

Autor
Luís Simões Neves

Instituição
UP-FEUP