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INESC TEC organised and hosted the HDRi 2013: First International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR Imaging, an event dedicated exclusively to imaging techniques used to generate, edit and display High Dynamic Range images.
How is it possible to make refuse collection more efficient and economical? Three researchers from INESC TEC’s Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIG) are trying to provide an answer to that question with the CleanMyCity. This is an app to manage refuse collection, developed as part of APSAT, a European project that wants to demonstrate the efficiency of innovative satellite services, allowing communities to promote a sustainable development.
The portal e-mili@, developed by INESC TEC, was presented at the International Conference for Ageing and Social Innovation, which took place on 19 and 20 November, at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
The Douro Valley portal is truly innovative as it allows users to choose a place and date for a visit and then see all of the places of interest and events that will be happening nearby, offering dozens of fully geo-referenced itineraries and even offering the possibility to design a route with different places of interest and book the accommodation. This is an intuitive tool, with INESC TEC branding, that will revolutionise tourism in the Douro Valley and strengthen the region’s reputation as a classified World Heritage site (2001 UNESCO).
INESC TEC, the coordinating entity of INESC Porto, was present in the Brainstorming session “Efficiency and Economic Competitiveness” that took place on 22nd November in Monte Real. The central themes of the event were Health, e-Government and the Economy.
Palco Mobile is the name of the application developed by INESC Porto for the Android for the Palco Principal portal. This portal is for artists, those who like to listen to music and professionals in the world of music. The application is part of project Palco 3.0.
Rui Barros, researcher at INESC Porto, was present at the “Prioritizing innovation and moving towards Common Methodology for the Digital Local Agenda (DLA)” conference, where he presented the Community of Practice, ELANET CoP, as part of project CEMSDI. The conference took place on 4th May in Tartu (Estonia).
Ademar Aguiar, a researcher at the Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIG) of INESC Porto was nominated to be vice-president of the Hillside Group. The nomination took place on 22nd March.
INESC Porto is supporting the adoption and implementation of the Digital Local Agenda (DLA) in Europe. The DLA aims to improve living conditions for citizens through eInclusion strategies for local populations using ICT and with the support of civil servants in order to improve infrastructures, eGovernance and eInclusion.
In conjunction with the Business Informatics Service (SIG), INESC Porto’s Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIC) developed a collaborative platform to consult and analyse documents for the proposal for the alteration of the Regional Plan for Territory Planning in Lisbon (PROT-AML).
European senior citizens are more autonomous thanks to technologies designed by INESC Porto
João Pascoal Faria, researcher at the Information and Computer Graphics Systems unit (USIG) received the "Best Paper Award" at the MODELS 2010 - 13th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. The award winning article "A Metamodel-based Approach for Automatic User Interface Generation" was co-written with a doctorate student António Miguel Rosado da Cruz, from the Doctoral Programme in Informatics Engineering (ProDEI).
The Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIG) and the Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM) for INESC Porto have recently had project CNG approved. The project, developed within the scope of The National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), is linked to the New Generation Network.
INESC Porto signed last July a Collaboration Protocol with the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira and with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the development and implementation of a collaboration platform, which will be developed by INESC Porto’s Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIG). The aim is to support the Social Division of the Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira and the respective partners in the management of activities performed within several projects. Entitled “e-mili@”, this platform aims at increasing and improving access to ICTs by the senior population of Santa Maria da Feira.
The official website of the RAIA project, in which the Information and Computer Graphics Systems (USIG) is currently participating, has recently made public some functional examples – with real data – for the publication and sharing of data and models, such as the most recent observations obtained at the Cortegada Ocean-Meteorological Platform, Pilar de Rande and Boia de Cíes, as well as an updated list of the services provided by the observatory.
Hugo Ferreira, Ademar Aguiar and João Pascoal Faria, researchers at the Information and Communication Systems Unit (USIC) of INESC Porto, received the Best Paper Award at the SEDES workshop, organized by ICSEA 2009 - The Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, which took place between 20 and 25 September 2009 in Porto.
Alexandre Valle de Carvalho, researcher at INESC Porto’s Information and Communication Unit (USIC) will be in Berlin in January as visiting professor at the University of Potsdam and as guest researcher at the Hasso-Plattner Institut (HPI). The invitation was made by Juergen Doellner, director of the Department of Graphic Computing at HPI and professor at the University of Potsdam.
The information and Communications Systems Unit (USIC) has participated in an application for the call ADD ME! - Activating Drivers for Digital eMpowerment in Europe, submitted for funding that will be provided by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme - ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP).
The first meeting of the project eCAALYX - Enhanced Complete Ambient Assisted Living Experiment took place on 14 and 15 July at the facilities of the CETEMMSA Technological Centre, in Mataró, Spain.
The Information and Communication Systems Unit (USIC) has recently started a project with WIPRO Retail for the development of a wiki-based knowledge base. The aim of this project is to support the elaboration of presentations.