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António Lucas Soares é investigador no INESCTEC e Professor Associado no Departamento de Engenharia Informática da FEUP.

A sua área de especialização é Sistemas de Informação em aplicações a redes colaborativas e gestão da informação e conhecimento, particularmente em organizações industriais. O seus interesses de investigação incluem sistemas sócio-técnicos, representação do conhecimento, plataformas digitais para colaboração, design science research.

É atualmente coordenador do Centro de Engenharia de Sistemas Empresariais e também do Cluster Indústria e Inovação do INESCTEC.

Na Universidade do Porto é o diretor do Mestrado em CiÊncia da Informação (FEUP/FLUP). É membro da comissão executiva do ramo europeu da organização iSchools (Information Schools) e foi membro fundador do capítulo português da Association for Information Systems.

Publica regularmente em revistas científicas nas áreas de gestão da informação e gestão do conhecimento.

Tópicos
de interesse
Detalhes

Detalhes

  • Nome

    António Lucas Soares
  • Cargo

    Coordenador de Centro
  • Desde

    01 outubro 1993
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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

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

The Design of Digital Platform Ecosystem Supporting Circular Economy

Autores
Marantes, G; Soares, AL; Silva, HD;

Publicação
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Abstract
Circular Economy business models rely on complex data exchange between organizations, which require a supporting digital infrastructure facilitating the circularity-related processes. In a digital platform context, value is generated not by the underlying technologies but by its allied ecosystem: community, users, developers, and integrated applications. These ecosystems come with an intrinsically complex interorganisational structure often overlooked during the development phase, leading to low platform adoption and obsolete platforms in the mid to long-term. Developed through a combined action-research and design science research approach, we propose a framework to support the design and deployment of circular economy ecosystems from a sociotechnical perspective, including practices from the requirements engineering, circular innovation ecosystems and digital platforms literature. © 2023, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.

2023

FIRMa: A Framework to Support the Requirements Management Process Based on Information Management Tools

Autores
Fagundes, PB; de Macedo, DDJ; Soares, AL;

Publicação
MOBILE NETWORKS & APPLICATIONS

Abstract
Some of the fundamental activities of the software development process relate to the discipline of Requirements Engineering. Their objectives are to discover, analyze, document, verify and manage the requirements that will be part of the software. The requirements are the system's characteristics, which are identified based on information provided by users or experts in the field. The effective management of this information is essential to ensure that the system meets the needs of those who will use it. Considering that the requirements are information, we carried out research to propose a framework contemplating a set of tools used by the information management to assist the requirements management process's activities. This article aims to present the FIRMa - Framework based on Information Management to Requirements Management, and the results of an evaluation carried out by a group of eighteen specialists in Requirements Engineering, who gave their opinion about the tools contemplated by the framework, as well as defined steps and the guidelines elaborated for its use. The evaluation results showed that FIRMa could contribute to the requirements management process's activities and increase the project's chances of success.

Teses
supervisionadas

2022

Mobile Identification as a Service

Autor
Rafaela Cristina Riço Rodrigues

Instituição
UM

2022

Content-Based (Re)Creation of Loops for Music Performance

Autor
Diogo Miguel Filipe Cocharro

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Immersive Technologies in Complex Manufacturing Systems as an Informational Problem: A Human-Centered Approach

Autor
Filipa Rente Ramalho

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Entidades Em Documentos De Arquivo E Sua Expansão Com Fontes De Dados Ligados No Projeto EPISA

Autor
Camilla Oliveira da Silveira

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Data-driven Knowledge-Based Engineering Supported by the Digital Twin

Autor
Sthefan Gabriel Berwanger

Instituição
UP-FEUP