The joint study agreement between FCUL and IBM Research has been extended for one year. LASIGE researchers Tiago Guerreiro, Diogo Marques, and Luís Carriço, will continue to collaborate with staff at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, on research studies on the growing area of Usable Security, as well as on Mobile Accessibility.
The proposal entitled “Sistema preditivo para otimização do consumo de energia elétrica e do conforto térmico” (Predictive system for the optimization of electrical energy consumption and thermal comfort), submitted by Pedro M. Ferreira passed the first two selection stages, including an EDP expert panel, and is now in the final stage of the challenge.
The presentation by Fernando Ramos, with the title “Blending Photons with Electrons to Reduce the Energy Footprint of IPTV Networks” received 2nd place at Audience Award of the “One-Minute Madness Session” of this year edition of IFIP Networking Conference, held at Vienna, Austria, from May 17 to 19, 2016.
The magazine "Louis Braille", edited by the national association for people who are blind or have low vision (ACAPO), presents an interview with Tiago Guerreiro and a student from the Biology course at FCUL on how the former taught Braille reading and writing to the student.
One example of the practical social intervention happening in parallel with the development of assistive technology projects.
The National FP Promotion Office “GPPQ - Gabinete de Promoção do Programa-Quadro de I&I” invited Francisco Couto to be a member of the National Monitoring Technical Group (GTA) of the Portuguese Delegation to the Programatic Committee (CP) of the H2020 Societal Challenge 1 - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing.
The new call for proposals of IMI 2 – Innovative Medicines Initiative 2, identifies, under the Topic 3: Data quality in preclinical research and development, a key deliverable directly associated with a work developed by the LaSIGE integrated researcher Francisco Couto, published in 2014, with the title ‘Rating, recognizing and rewarding metadata integration and sharing on the semantic web’ in the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW'14) – 1259: 67-72.
Manuel J. Fonseca was co-chair of the Workshops at EUROGRAPHICS 2016 - 37th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, that took take place from May 9th to 13th, 2016, in Lisbon, Portugal.
More information at: http://eurographics2016.pt/
Manuel J. Fonseca was general chair of the Expressive 2016 - The Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics (CAe), Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM) and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR), that took place from 7-9 May 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.
More information at: http://expressive.graphics/2016