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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
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Detalhes

Detalhes

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Publicações

2022

Portuguese textile association fostering the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises

Autores
Costa E.; Soares A.L.; de Sousa J.P.; Elo M.; Costa e Silva S.;

Publicação
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Abstract
The support and influence of industrial business associations (IBAs) for the internationalisation process of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is questioned. This qualitative case study on the textile industry in Portugal illustrates how SMEs are influenced by their IBA. Findings suggest that it has a preponderant role in supporting the international expansion of associated SMEs. Particularly, the promotion and organisation of trade fairs seem to foster first entries and continuous international expansion in the same way the IBA seems to influence their foreign market selection. However, SMEs feel that the IBA’s work could still be improved by their facilitating more matchmaking processes, promoting collaborations, improving their seizing of available internationalisation opportunities, and providing more information about agents and distributors in foreign markets. Thus, we can say that, despite the internet and global opportunities that firms can directly benefit from, the role of IBAs is still relevant for SME’s internationalisation, and there is still room for improvement.

2022

Adapting Concept of Operations Analysis for Digital Transformation

Autores
Cardoso, JL; Rebentisch, E; Rhodes, DH; Soares, A;

Publicação
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering

Abstract
The topic of digital transformation has become increasingly prevalent in recent decades. Its importance is justified by the fact that not only can it change the way companies operate, but also bring to light new business strategies. Indeed, companies have ramped up operational data collection opportunities and adopted digital practices to facilitate new flows of design information, allow teams to interoperate in different ways, or improve system performance. Given that a digital transformation occurs under certain sociotechnical contexts and with specific purposes, their success can critically depend on the ability to unambiguously describe this context and the intended transformation in the form of new operational scenarios. One of the challenges faced when attempting a digital transformation is that these efforts can be ad-hoc and poorly structured, which does not tie the transformation to strategic objectives and operational strengths and limitations. This paper aims at addressing this issue by leveraging an existing systems engineering analysis method called Concept of Operations to provide structure to the digital transformation process. Our work shows that this method has the potential to accelerate the sociotechnical system redesign cycle and generate actionable decisions aligned with strategic goals and operational strengths and limitations.

2021

From Digital Platforms to Ecosystems: A Review of Horizon 2020 Platform Projects

Autores
Silva, HD; Soares, AL;

Publicação
BOOSTING COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS 4.0: 21ST IFIP WG 5.5 WORKING CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, PRO-VE 2020

Abstract

2021

Immersive Systems in Human-Centered Manufacturing: The Informational Dimension

Autores
Ramalho, FR; Soares, AL; Almeida, AH;

Publicação
BOOSTING COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS 4.0: 21ST IFIP WG 5.5 WORKING CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, PRO-VE 2020

Abstract
The rise of smart manufacturing environments, characterized by high quantity of data/information available, contributes to a growing interest and research towards the use of immersive technologies not only in factories but also across entire value chains. New immersive technologies and devices are being developed to improve cooperation within Collaborative Networks (CNs), especially in the human-machine hybrid networks context. The application of these technologies in such complex environments expands substantially the modes how information is delivered and used, which may exacerbate one of the oldest problems of cognitive ergonomics: information overload. Therefore, this work presents applications of immersive technologies in manufacturing into the perspective of “information work” and “immersive human-centered manufacturing systems”. A framework is proposed to be developed in a FabLab to understand the worker needs and interactions. This FabLab aims to demonstrate the potential/real application of immersive technologies, towards the enhancement of the human worker cognitive capabilities. © 2020, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.

2021

Challenges in Managing Large-Scale Collaborative R&D Projects

Autores
Simões, AC; Rodrigues, JC; Soares, AL;

Publicação
Contributions to Management Science

Abstract
Project management is a critical success factor for any kind of project. When projects involve complex multi-organisational structures, requiring demanding collaborative processes, project management is a complex system in itself. Although this topic has been studied for decades, the ever-changing morphology of projects induced by the increasingly intricate financing schemes, call for a frequent and updated understanding of how the projects initiate, run, and close. Large-scale integrated collaborative projects are a recent example of complex collaborative projects that were not studied yet but can provide important insights for the project and innovation management fields. These projects are carried out typically by a large consortium including research organisations, sectorial technological centres, technology providers and end-user companies, having a significant impact on the technological innovation produced for a specific sector. This chapter reports a multiple case study of four large-scale integrated projects, in Portugal, following an inductive research design. The results showed that collaboration creation and collaboration management are crucial processes for such projects, with challenges intensified by the differences in goals and expectations of researchers and practitioners. The chapter will hopefully contribute to the future development of new models, tools and techniques that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this type of projects, by providing a systematisation of the challenges faced and how they were overcome during the cases analysed. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Teses
supervisionadas

2021

Cenários de aplicação de tecnologias imersivas no âmbito da Indústria 4.0: necessidades informacionais dos trabalhadores

Autor
Ana Patricia Silva Domingues

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Distributed Perception from Multiple Intelligent Systems for Offshore Marine Surveys

Autor
Daniel Filipe Barros Campos

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Gestão de informação de componentes de software: o caso de estudo da empresa Skrey Software

Autor
Maria José Dias Lourenço

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Gestão do Conhecimento em Organizações Públicas: o caso da  Secretaria de Perícia, Pesquisa e Análise (SPPEA) do Ministério Público Federal Brasileiro

Autor
Karlla Tereza Aragão Barros

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Advertising in Immersive Virtual Gaming Environments: Towards a Framework For Measuring Brand Placement Effectiveness Under Controlled Experimental Conditions

Autor
Jaime Fins

Instituição
UP-FEUP