TGV - Techniques for Global Functional Verification of Complex Digital Systems (IE02012)

Development of algorithms for verification of digital designs.

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jun-1999

to 31-Dec-2003

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Cadence Design Systems (Company) - San Jose, USA;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, José Carlos Alves Pereira Monteiro, João Paulo Marques da Silva, José Carlos Campos Costa, Paulo Ferreira Godinho Flores, Lino José Baeta Pinchete;

MODIFY (II03006)

MODIFY proposes to provide an integrated approach to component-based enterprise system development, integration and evolution. This will be achieved by providing a model-based approach to the development of interoperable enterprise component using UML mod

José Manuel Nunes Salvador Tribolet

From 01-Sep-2000

to 31-Aug-2004

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

WebStatEdu: Sistema Web para Recolha de Estatísticas da Educação (II01001)

Concepção, desenvolvimento e instalação do sistema informático “WebStatEdu – Sistema Web para a Recolha de Estatísticas da Educação”, gerido pelo Departamento de Avaliação Prospectiva e Planeamento do Ministério da Educação (DAPP/ME). Este sistema pretende proporcionar um meio que permita, por um lado, o fácil acesso, para consulta ou preenchimento, aos inquéritos estatísticos anuais dirigidos aos estabelecimentos de ensino e, por outro lado, a recolha dos dados relativos a esses inquéritos, de modo a possibilitar o tratamento estatístico dos mesmos. A fase final do projecto proporcionou o estudo e desenvolvimento de mecanismos de geração automática de código tendo em conta a dimensão do sistema e os padrões de informação identificados.

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jan-2001

to 01-Jun-2002

Prime Contractor: Departmento de Engenharia Informática (Department)

Financed by: Ministério da Educação / DAPP (Other)

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Renato Jorge Caleira Nunes;

PUC (Personal Unified Communication): Sistema de Comunicações Pessoais para as Redes de Próxima Geração (II01002)

The main objective of this project is the demonstration of the Personal Unified Communication (PUC) concept through the modelling, development and evaluation of a set of communication services in a 3G/NGN infrastructure (in the Portugal Telecom infrastructure). Namely, we will develop a prototypical application, named “myCom”, which should include two main functionalities, namely: (1) a personal assistant responsible by managing communications; and (2) a personal assistant responsible by managing contacts, timetables and meetings.

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Dec-2001

to 31-Jul-2003

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Portugal Telecom (Company)

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Paulo Jorge Pires Ferreira;

Data Mining (II10004)

The objectives of this project are the development of new machine learning and data mining techniques for application in the domains of computer aided design, information retrieval and systems biology.

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2002

to 30-Dec-2008

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Cadence Design Systems (Company) - San Jose, USA

R&D in Digital Libraries (II01007)

Research in the broad area of Digital Libraries. This research involved the participatation in several European projects, such as LEAF(http://www.leaf-eu.org), TEL (http://www.europeanlibrary.org/), as well as in the contexto of the Portuguese National Library, in particular in its PORBASE system(http://www.porbase.org). This research was driven by an action and concrete application approach, involved requirements enginneering , large data bases and XML tecbniques.

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jan-2003

to 01-Dec-2005

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Biblioteca Nacional (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Hugo Miguel Álvaro Manguinhas, Nuno Miguel Antunes Freire;

Análise de cabazes de compras para aquisições on-line (IE02021)

Application of basket analysis algorithms to the B2B online market.

Acronym: PMELink

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2004

to 01-Apr-2004

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: IAPMEI (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Partnerships: LINK Consulting (Company) - Lisboa, Portugal, PME Link (Company) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Cláudia Martins Antunes;

gestBarragens - Integrated System for the Management of Dams (II01008)

GESTBARRAGENS is an integrated Information System that manages the

data required to control the safety of concrete dams. Data is manually or

automatically collected by instruments (for instance, a plumbline) located

in strategic points in the dam. Then, it must be stored and handled in

order to produce results (e.g., displacements) that are required to

support decisions concerning dam’s safety.

GESTBARRAGENS provides several features, namely: (1) Instrumentation: integrates new observation instruments, supports the dynamic management of new instruments, and

manages metadata about instruments; (2) Types of observations: manages geodetic information, data concerning visual inspections, and observations automatically

collected by appropriate systems without human interaction; (3) Data visualization and exploitation: data is accessed through a sophisticated set of reports designed to fulfil the types of data analyses required, and a set of graphics and diagrams able to spatially depict data; (4) Synchronization facility: the system can be deployed in one

or more places (for example, LNEC and CPPE which is the owner of many dams) and information updates are synchronized between different instances.

Acronym: gestBarragens

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jan-2004

to 01-Dec-2005

Prime Contractor: LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Other)

Financed by: LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Other)

Partnerships: EDP (Company) - -, Portugal, LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Other);

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas, José Eduardo de Mendonça Tomás Barateiro, Hugo Alexandre Alferes Saraiva Azevedo de Matos, Jorge Manuel Almeida Gonçalves;

BioGrid - Parallel Algorithms for Gene Annotation (IE02020)

The objective of this project is to capitalize on the know-how of the research team on algorithms and complexity to develop an integrated system that uses grid computing to make available the full power of bioinformatics algorithms to a large community of users. In particular, we propose to improve existing approaches for motif identification, both by algorithmic improvements and by making use of the computing power made available by a grid.

Acronym: BioGrid

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Feb-2004

to 30-Jun-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência (Other) - Oeiras, Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, José Carlos Alves Pereira Monteiro, Luis Miguel Teixeira D Avila Pinto da Silveira, Paulo Ferreira Godinho Flores, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Ana Paula Proença Ramalho, Orlando Miguel Cruz da Anunciação, Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro;

Using TOGAF to Develop IT Solutions (II01009)

In this project we will apply the TOGAF methodology, typically used in complex socio-technical scenarios, to an industrial process at Portucel in order to plan, design, and manage the development of complex IT solutions. The final goal is to propose a novel technological infrastructure that can be used to optimize any industrial process. In order to validate this proposal, the infrastructure will be evaluated using a real-world case study.

Acronym: Portucel

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Oct-2004

to 31-Jul-2005

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Portucel (Company) - --, Portugal

Partnerships: Portucel (Company) - --, Portugal;

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva, Gonçalo da Silva Rosa Loff Sérgio;

DBYeast: A Framework for the development and application of algorithms to the analysis and identification of gene regulatory networks (IE02023)

The objective of this project is the study of interaction networks and their underlying complexity, focusing on gene regulation networks. Research is centered on unveiling the gene regulatory mechanisms of a simple organism, the yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), extensively used by the scientific community as an experimental platform.

Acronym: DBYeast

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2005

to 31-Dec-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Center for Biological and Chemical Engineering (CEBQ) - IST (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, Universit~e Claude Bernard (University) - Lyon, France;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Luis Pedro Fragão Bento Coelho, José Miguel Ranhada Vellez Caldas, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins;

ProjectIT - New Approaches for Software Engineering (MDD and RE based) (II01010)

The research involved in ProjectIT involves topics related with software engineering and software development processes, and in applying them to the daily projects in which it is involved. ProjectIT is an ambitious R&D program that integrates some concrete issues related with information systems design, development and operation problems or, in general, the problematic of projects in the area of information technologies. Its main goal is to provide a complete software development workbench, with support for project management, requirements engineering, analysis, design and code generation features.

ProjectIT intends to produce some results, namely (1) a collaborative tool with Web interface (i.e., with Web-client access) called ProjectIT-Enterprise; and (2) a rich-client tool (windows based) for improved productivity called ProjectIT-Studio. Both tools present tight complementarities and integration mechanisms. The Studio version has as its main goal to provide mechanisms for higher productivity to requirements management and specification, models design, automatic code generation and software development. On the other hand, the ProjectIT-Enterprise version provides mechanism to collaborative support for team work, emphasizing project management activities, workflows and documents management.

Acronym: ProjectIT

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jan-2005

to 31-Dec-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Carlos Alberto Escaleira Videira, Paula Cristina Negrão Ventura Martins, Miguel Pinto Luz, João Paulo Pedro Mendes de Sousa Saraiva;

Ontology Engineering for the Semantic Web (IE02022)

This project is going to address two goals:

1- Regarding ontology learning, the goal is to develop the required techniques to build an

ontology about the structure of technical articles in a semi-automatic way.

Since we aim at semi-automatic processes, besides the construction itself, the task of

processing source files can be automated. This will allow processing large amounts of

information. Among the applications of this work, there is the annotation of documents,

allowing more powerful search forms, and the transformation of documents into other more

structured formats.

2- Regarding risk analysis we are going to work on pilot experiences of controlled ontology

building processes to identify and abstract the most critical risks that can affect them and

identify the necessary measures and guidelines to prevent them.

This will increase the success rates of these processes.

Acronym: Onto-SeaWeb

Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto

From 01-Apr-2005

to 31-Mar-2008

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Members: Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira;

An Integrated Framework for the Research and Teaching of Information (II09001)

The main goal of this project is to create an environment for integrating tools, documentation and services to help IR teaching and research. The core of such environment is a modular and easily expandable IR system capable of (1) providing an illustrative example of a functioning IR system, (2) providing an experimental basis for IR research, and (3) providing a set of services useful for the research of new IR solutions.

Acronym: IR-BASE

Pável Pereira Calado

From 01-Jun-2005

to 01-Jun-2008

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Valorização da PORBASE e do Património Bibliográfico Nacional do Livro Antigo na Internet (II01012)

Support the National Library of Portugal in the development of a new information system to manage the quality control on interoperability in PORBASE, the national bibliographic database

Acronym: PATRIMONIA

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Jan-2006

to 01-Jan-2008

Prime Contractor: Biblioteca Nacional (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Financed by: Biblioteca Nacional (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Hugo Miguel Álvaro Manguinhas, João Cláudio Rebelo Luzio, Gilberto Filipe Santos Pedrosa, Diogo Miguel Preto Mena Reis, João Pedro Guerra Penas, Jorge Miguel Calha Rainho Machado;

Insights into the complex regulatory networks acting in yeast cells changed with drugs/chemical stresses: genome wide expressions approaches supported by bioinformatics (IE02027)

The objective of this project is to unravel the mechanisms ensuring the coordinate transcriptional regulation of yeast genes in response to drugs/chemical stress by combining the expertise of two research groups: the Biological Sciences Research Group (BSRG), Instituto Superior Técnico and the Knowledge Discovery and Bioinformatics Group (KDBIO/ALGOS), INESC-ID. The specific biological problems focused include: 1) the reguçatory networks underlying yeast responses to: i) two weak acids of relevance either in the food industry as a preservative (propionic acid) or in agriculture (the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid/2,4-D); and ii) three anti-malarial/anti-arrhythmic drugs (quinine, quinidine and artesunate); and 2) the role of the poorly characterized transcriptional regulator Rim101p in yeast response to propionic acid-induced stress. The results of gene transcription regulation to be examined are essentially those very recently obtained by the BSRG based on microarray analysis. The promoter sequences of genes found to be co-ordinately expressed under a specific stress will be analyzed to discover shared motifs, which may correspond to regulatory elements. Candidate cis-acting elements will be matched against a database of known binding-sites, under construction. This database will be completed, consolidated, explored and made available to the scientific community during the project.

Acronym: STRESSE

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 02-Jan-2006

to 31-Dec-2007

Prime Contractor: Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Nuno Miguel Dias Mendes, Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro;

Unveiling Metabolic and Genetic Networks in Living Cells (IE02ID01004)

The central goal of this project is the development of methods that will partially automate the study, identification and modelling of mechanisms found in many living organisms that control gene expression. Obtaining effective methods and algorithms to integrate information from a number of different sources in order to derive effective models for genetic and metabolic networks is the first major objective of this project. Making widely available to the scientific community the results obtained in this project, both in terms of designed tools and of new biological results, represents the second major scientific objective of this project.

Acronym: MAGIC

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Mar-2006

to 31-Dec-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: *INESC-ID (Other)

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins;

Business Processes for IT Governance (II01014)

Analyse the business processes that support IT Governance and then model, document, optimize, implement and evaluate the main business processes.

Acronym: EDP

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-May-2006

to 01-Aug-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: EDP (Company) - -, Portugal

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

Cyclic Learning and Annotation of the Web (IE02ID01006)

The project pursues two main goals: (1) The development of an agent-based framework for profiling of ontology learning techniques, which automatically assesses the quality of a learned ontology using ontology alignment techniques; (2) the development of an automatic annotation algorithm backed up by an inter-annotation experiment which aims to offer valuable insight into the task of annotation.

Acronym: CLAW

Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto

From 02-May-2006

to 01-Apr-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: *INESC-ID (Other)

Members: Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto;

Idea Management System (II01013)

To build and test an idea management system with a focus on an idea marketplace to select the best ideas.

Acronym: Optimus

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Jun-2006

to 31-Dec-2006

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Optimus (Company) - Lisbon, Portugal

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

Mind Sime (II01015)

Specialized development consulting

Acronym: MIND

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jul-2006

to 07-Dec-2006

Prime Contractor: MIND (Company) - Lisboa, Portugal

Financed by: SIME (Other) -Portugal

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva;

Modelling and Executing Business Processes (II01016)

To design, build, test and evaluate a business process management (BPM) framework to model and execute business processes

Acronym: OutSystems

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Sep-2006

to 09-Jun-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: OutSystems (Company)

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

Support for SOA Architectures by Leading EAI Platforms (II01019)

The main objective of this research project is to analyse the latest versions of several leading EAI platforms (Tibco, webMethods, and Biztalk) regarding their support to business processes for supporting SOA architectures.

Acronym: CelFocus

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Sep-2006

to 09-Jun-2007

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: CelFocus (Company) - Lisboa, Portugal

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva, Paulo Rúben Pereira Sebastião;

GRITO - Uma Grid para Preservação (II01022)

In this project we propose to built a data grid for digital preservation that can be used by any kind of organizations that need to provide data integrity on a large time scale.

Acronym: GRITO

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 15-Jun-2007

to 14-Jun-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Dynamical Modeling, Control and Optimization of Metabolic Networks (II10001)

The first objective of this project is to develop and validate mathematical models and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of the dynamical behavior of complex metabolic networks. The main goal is to produce interpretable models that accurately describe the metabolic system and have prediction and generalization capabilities. A second objective is to create control and optimization strategies to alter the fluxes and concentrations of metabolites, both transiently and at steady-state, by proposing the manipulation of enzymes gene expression. A third objective is the creation of an integrative bioinformatics infrastructure to store the experimental data and to implement and deploy the algorithms developed, thus fostering model interchange between systems. A forth objective is the acquisition of experimental in vivo metabolite concentration time series data, the creation of mutant bacterial strains with desired metabolic behavior and the experimental validation of the models previously proposed.

Acronym: DYNAMO

Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

From 01-Sep-2007

to 31-Aug-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Georgia Institute of Technology (University) - Georgia, US, ITQB (Other), University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center (University) - Houston, USA;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, João Manuel Lage de Miranda Lemos, Rodrigo Madrugo Piedade;

Aprendizagem e Anotação Cíclicas da Web (II09004)

Berners-Lee and colleagues proposed the evolution of the current Web into the Semantic Web [1]. The crucial feature is the association of semantics to the information in the web, which will allow it to be treated as knowledge and dealt with in new and more powerful ways. Ontologies are a major piece of the puzzle: they are pieces of knowledge that define the meaning of concepts in a domain in terms of their relationships with other concepts and therefore they provide semantics.
On the Semantic Web information is marked-up semantically, by means of ontologies. Annotation is the task of marking-up the information available in a web page with concepts and relations from an ontology. The mark-up is then used by inference engines and other types of powerful applications, enabling them to deal with information in a new way. Semantic Browsers such as Piggy Bank [2] are examples of such applications and demonstrate the power behind what can be the “new” Web. Marked-up content present within web pages can be visualized and worked with in novel ways. For example, addresses on web pages, marked-up as such, can be represented on an online map (e.g. Google Maps) with no additional effort, demonstrating the power behind what can be the “new” Web.
One of the current bottlenecks is the lack of well-designed ontologies about different domains of knowledge. One of the reasons is that ontology building is more of a craft than an engineering task [Pinto, etal 2004]. Therefore, although still at an infant stage, several automatic ontology learning algorithms have been proposed to deal with this problem. However, ontology learning is an immature and difficult area, so we need to find ways to evaluate how well existing algorithms adapt to different domains.
Moreover, even for small domains there can be more than one ontology that express the relevant concepts for that domain of interest. Therefore, another problem is to achieve the interoperability and connectivity among different ontologies underlying different ontology-based applications. Ontology alignment deals with the problem of establishing relations (usually equivalence) between concepts from different ontologies, by which interoperability of applications based on those different ontologies can be achieved.

We divide this project into two major objectives:
1-We propose a generic framework for profiling of ontology learning techniques. This framework is composed of two kinds of knowledge-based components: a tutor and a learner. The tutor is provided with a populated ontology, and its task is to provide the learners with assertional knowledge (i.e., individuals and the relations between
them). The learners implement a given ontology learning technique, and will learn an ontology based on the knowledge transmitted by the tutor. Upon the tutor’s decision, the learners will be asked to provide their learned ontologies and the tutor will assess them, comparing them to the original ontology. This comparison is based on ontology alignment techniques, which is the main focus of this objective. This novel approach allows us to evaluate the different ontology learning techniques and assess how each technique scales within specific domains of knowledge. These domains are characterized, for example, by their taxonomy richness, abundance of instances, relations or attributes and their restrictions.
2-Manually designed and automatically learned ontologies can be used for the annotation of the Web. A current short-coming of existing annotation tools is the inability to extract relations. Entities are annotated but relations between entities are disregarded. We propose a framework for the development of relation extraction algorithms. Given an ontology and a document whose named entities have been annotated with the ontology, different algorithms will be developed within the framework for the automatic instantiation of relations among entities. This framework, when coupled with annotation tools, produces both concept and relation instances.
Although these objectives can and will be targeted independently, we propose a method to merge the two. Cyclically, start the automatic annotation of web pages, which will produce instances of concepts and relations of an ontology. This populated ontology will then feed the profiling framework in order to learn new ontologies, which will then be used again by the annotation algorithm to produce new annotations. The two annotations (the one produced with the original ontology and the one produced by the learned ontology) will be evaluated, giving additional information concerning the quality of the learners and the annotation algorithm itself. Finally, this information will be helpful in fine tuning both the framework and the annotation algorithm.

Acronym: CLAW

Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto

From 26-Nov-2007

to 25-Nov-2009

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Members: Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto;

Sustaining Heritage Access through Multivalent ArchiviNg (II01020)

The aim of the SHAMAN Integrated Project is to develop a next generation digital preservation (DP) framework. It is furthermore developing corresponding preservation tools for analyzing, ingesting, managing, accessing and reusing information objects and data across libraries and archives. Three prototypical applications will support trialling and validating of the result in scientific publishing, parliamentary archival, industrial design and engineering and finally experimentally also in scientific application domains. To achieve these goals SHAMAN is applying grid-based multivalent, linguistic, semantic, and pier-to-pier methods for supporting DP within its core infrastructure. To archive this, the core functions are organized within the SHAMAN reference architecture. The core services of the SHAMAN framework are constructed by integrating Data Grid, Digital Library, Persistent Archive, Context Representation, Annotation, and Preservation as well as Deep Linguistic Analysis and corresponding Semantic Representation and Annotation technologies for simple and connected data types establishing, document, media, CAD, and scientific data, knowledge, and information collections.

Acronym: SHAMAN

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Dec-2007

to 30-Nov-2011

Prime Contractor: INMARK Estudios y Estrategias (Other)

Financed by: European Commission (contract FP7-ICT-216736) (Other)

Partnerships: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Other) -Germany, FernUniversität in Hagen (University) -Germany, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stiftung Öffentlichen Rechts (University) -Germany, Globale Informationstechnik GmbH (Company) -Germany, Industrious Media (Other) -United Kingdom, INMARK Estudios y Estrategias (Other), Mentor Graphics (Company) -France, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg (University) -Germany, Philips Innovation Lab. (Other) -Netherlands, Swedish School of Library and Information Science (University) -Sweden, University of California (University) -USA, University of Glasgow (University) -United Kingdom, University of Illinois (University) - Urbana, USA, University of Liverpool (University) -United Kingdom, University of Strathclyde (University) -United Kingdom, Vlaams Parlement (Other) -Belgium, Xerox through its European Research Centre (XRCE) (Company) - Grenoble, France;

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva, Gabriel César Ferreira Pestana;

Models for the Dynamic Behavior of Biological Networks (II10002)

The objectives of this project are the development of new techniques and models for accurate simulation of biochemical networks. Coupled with higher abstraction models, these techniques can be used to study the properties of the state spaces of complex biological systems, using model checking algorithms. Finally, these techniques and models will be applied to actual biological systems, with emphasis on the regulation mechanisms of the FLR1 stress response network of Yeast.

Acronym: DYABLO

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 30-Dec-2007

to 30-Dec-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro;

Algorithms for the identification of genetic Regulatory Networks (II10003)

The objectives of this project are:

– The development of new methods and models to search and extract evidence of regulatory mechanisms in biological data and literature. This includes the improvement of the models used to represent complex regulatory signals and small functional RNA motifs and the development of algorithms to explore the cooperative characteristic of all these signals; the development of algorithms for the identification of local patterns in expression data; and the development of text-mining methods for extracting gene regulations from BioLiterature and from gene annotations.

– The design of new algorithms to derive effective models for gene regulatory networks. This includes the development of methods to piece together information from different sources.

The project will use the YEASTRACT platform (www.yeastract.com) as a launching pad for a much more ambitious system.

Acronym: ARN

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Jan-2008

to 31-Dec-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: FFCUL (Other), INRIA Rhône-Alpes (Other) - Grenoble, FRANCE, Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (Other) -Toulouse, Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, João André Nogueira Custódio Carriço, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Nuno Miguel Dias Mendes, Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira;

Characterization and modeling of a specific transcriptional regulatory network required for multidrug resistance in yeast (II10009)

The main objectives of this project are to unveil the hierarchy and synergy that lies behind the combined action of the transcription factors involved in yeast response to drugs and other chemical aggressions and to develop computational tools for modeling the dynamic of these transcription regulatory networks.

Acronym: FLR1-NET

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2008

to 30-Sep-2010

Prime Contractor: Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas;

CPIT – Consulting and development in the ProjectIT context (II01021)

ProjectIT initiative has been producing several scientific results, which are being applied in real software development projects in connection with different software houses and companies. The purpose of this project is to participate in consulting and training activities, where these research achievements are applied and validated.

The budget of this project has being funded from different sources, namely: SIQuant, Indra, FAI, IBM.

Activities developed during 2008-2010:

• Participation in the eXcitingTrails and WebPlatforms initiatives of Siquant, namely through their strategy and architecture definition. Additionally, participation in the design and development of the following systems: WebC-Docs and eXcitingTrails (funded by SIQuant).

Activities developed during 2011:

• MOBI.E Audit – Technical Audit to Projects 26.1 e 26.2 in the scope of Pilot Phase of Electric Mobility – Strategic Plan (funded by FAI – Fundo de Apoio à Inovação, Innovation Support Fund).

• Professional Training course in Requirements Engineering and System Design (funded by Indra).

Acronym: CPIT

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Jan-2008

to 01-Dec-2012

Prime Contractor: Multiple entities (Other)

Financed by: Multiple entities (Other)

Partnerships: Fundo de Apoio a Inovação (Other) -Portugal, Inra S.A. (Company), SIQuant Lda (Other);

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, João Paulo Pedro Mendes de Sousa Saraiva, David de Almeida Ferreira, Frederico de Carvalho Baptista;

Data Mining Applied to Credit Systems Software (II10007)

Deploy data mining technology developed at INESC-ID to improve the ability of Vantyx software to satisfy customer needs.

Acronym: VANTYX

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2008

to 30-Sep-2008

Prime Contractor: Vantyx (Other)

Financed by: AdI - Agência de Inovação (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Partnerships: Vantyx (Other);

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas;

Folksonomies in P2P systems (II09005)

The new developments on the Semantic Web and in particular the new trend on Web 2.0 applications have a strong emphasis on user driven publishing and managing content platforms. Examples of such systems are Flickr (to store, search, sort and share photos), del.icio.us (to keep, share and discover favorite links), digg (to keep, classify, and share favorite news),etc. All of them are user driven social content websites that have a huge number of users sharing resources. Classification of shared resources is user-driven and lead to a new topic: Folksonomies. The goal of this project is to develop an application for user driven social content management in the ontology area. In particular we aim at developing an ontology library based in P2P technology, that allows users to store, search, sort, share, discover and classify ontologies. Although there are a few Ontology Libraries, such as the Ontolingua Server, DAML Ontology Library, Schema Web, or Swoogle, none has all the necessary features and functionalities for effective, widespread and easy usage, as analised in [1]: (1) some are simple repositories, (2) others have ontologies represented in deprecated knowledge representation languages, and they all (3) lack essential functionality, such as ontology summarization, rating of ontologies, online graphical browsing, multiple-ontology search, ontology mapping and alignment among others. Moreover, there are several problems associated to centralized content management systems which recently have started to be substituted by distributed content management systems usually implemented on top of P2P systems. This current trend emerged first in Eduttela and was applied in Bibster [2] and Oyster. In the system to be developed in this project, the Peers make their local ontologies available to others and the whole library is composed by the sum of these local libraries. The local libraries are maintained by their owners which can add or remove ontologies, edit their meta-information, classify them. Their changes are propagated to the global system immediately. In what concerns P2P systems we will contribute to this area by looking for novel solutions – in particular we will investigate in resource and query propagation algorithms. Moreover other important problems also to be investigated in this project are: – how can a social tagging system be implemented in a distributed system, since current systems are centralized? We will investigate and implement a solution for sharing information about users/resources/tags in a distributed system – finding and analysis of relations between users/resources/tags? We will investigate solutions for existing systems, such as Flickr, del.icio.us and bibsonomy and then implement them in our system. For that we will use analysis and clustering algorithms to the data collected from these systems and try to identify evidences of emergent semantics [3] – how can we have contextualized search? In social tagging systems, Flickr for instance, one looses the context when performing search in the resources. We will investigate solutions that will allow users to search for resources (through tags) without loosing its context and improve their navigation – suggestion of tags to resources. We will investigate information retrieval techniques to suggest tags to users. The solutions sought are to be as general as possible. For that we will develop them in more text intensive social tagging systems like digg and apply them to our system.

Acronym: FolkPeers

Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto

From 01-Jan-2008

to 31-Dec-2011

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Members: Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto, Pável Pereira Calado;

Genome-wide analysis of short RNAs as modulators in dehydration stress tolerance using tolerant and genetic model systems (II10005)

Drought stress is a common adverse environmental condition that seriously affects crop productivity worldwide. Due to the complexity of drought as a stress signal and the fact that drought stress is difficult to manipulate, deciphering dehydration tolerance mechanisms is a major challenge.

The objective of this project is to explore potential roles of regulatory small 21-25nt RNAs (sRNAs) in dehydration stress tolerance. We propose to construct libraries of sRNAs from the desiccation tolerant model plant Craterostigma plantagineum, the dehydration tolerant legume Medicago truncatula and the genetic model plant Arabidopsis thaliana at different stages of dehydration. We aim to identify new families of sRNAs using genomics tools and test the expression profile of selected sRNAs. Our results will have important implications for gene regulation under dehydration stress and also contribute significantly to the long-term goal of having a comprehensive profile of sRNAs in plants.

Acronym: ERA-PG

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Jan-2008

to 31-Jul-2010

Prime Contractor: IBET (Other)

Financed by: IBET (Other)

Partnerships: IBET/ITQB - Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (Other), Universität Bonn/Institut für Zellulaere und Molekulare Botanik Zellbiologie der Pflanzen (University), University of East Anglia (University) - Norwich, UK;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, Nuno Miguel Dias Mendes;

Scanning for candidates genes underlying a pulp yield QTL in Eucalyptus globulus (II10006)

The main objective is to identify and characterize the genomic region that underlies strong effect pulp yield QTL in E. globulus, combining map-based cloning and transcriptomic approaches. Knowledge of the genomic loci responsible for quantitative variation of wood traits of interest (pulp yield), is of major interest in molecular assisted breeding. This will allow identifying genes responsible for that variation, and gathering new knowledge about the molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation in wood forming tissues.

Acronym: Eucalyptus

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Jan-2008

to 31-Dec-2010

Prime Contractor: IBET (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: IBET (Other), Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, RAIZ - Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel (Other);

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, João André Nogueira Custódio Carriço, Mauro Dala Santos;

Managing the Complexity of the Open Source Infrastructure (II10008)

The main objective of the Mancoosi project is to develop the scientific knowledge and build the tools necessary to manage the complexity of the open source infrastructure. This infrastructure is one of the essential building blocks of tomorrow’s software architectures: the success of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Php) inside as well as outside the data centers is clear evidence of this. Yet, this infrastructure undergoes a fast-paced and distributed evolution that is too often maintained in ad-hoc ways using tools and processes that have clearly attained their limits today. There is a need for new and innovative technology, and this is what Mancoosi will provide.

We explicitly target the difficult problems that arise when one wants to efficiently and safely upgrade a set of software components in complex software infrastructures, like those found in open source software distributions, which are among the most complex software systems known, made of tens of thousands of components that evolve over time without centralized design: this is a challenging endeavor.

We have chosen the Free and Open Source infrastructure as our main target, as it provides today a real-world example of what tomorrow’s complex, quickly changing software systems will look like: the applicability of these models and algorithms goes far beyond Free and Open Source software, and technologies developed in Mancoosi will pave the way to the maintainability of the software systems of the future, especially for systems of systems, even when they are not Free or Open Source.

Acronym: MANCOOSI

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Feb-2008

to 31-Jan-2011

Prime Contractor: Universite Paris Diderot (University) - Paris, France

Financed by: European Commission (Other)

Partnerships: Caixa Mágica Software (Company) -Portugal, Edge-IT (Company) -France, ILOG (Company) -France, Pixart (Company) -Argentina, Tel Aviv University (University) -Israel, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila (University) -Italy, Université Catholique de Louvain (University) -Belgium, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (University) -France;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira;

Fourteenth International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (II10010)

Conference Organization

Acronym: RECOMB 2010

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jun-2008

to 06-Aug-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: INESC-ID (Other)

Partnerships: IGC - Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciência (Other) - Oeiras, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (University) - Cambridge, USA;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins;

Making local and regional content accessible through the European Digital Library (II01023)

EDlocal is a European project funded by the eContentPlus Program and represented in Portugal by the Fundação Museu Nacional Ferroviário (FMNF). The purpose is to establish a Best Practice Network to improve the interoperability of the digital content held by regional and local institutions and make it accessible through the Europeana (http://europeana.eu). There is a pressing need to involve Europes´s network of local and regional libraries, museums and archives more extensively in making the enormous amount of digital content that they hold available through Europeana, INESC-ID will assist the FNF to establish efficient and sustainable processes through which Portuguese institutions can easily make their content available to Europeana during and after the project, adopting and promoting the use of infrastructures,. tools and standards, as specifications emerge, especially OAI-PMH repositories and Europeana Metadata Applications Profiles

Acronym: EDLocal

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 13-Apr-2009

to 04-Sep-2010

Prime Contractor: Fundação Museu Nacional Ferroviário (Other) -Portugal

Financed by: European Commision (Programme eContentPlus) - Subcontract to the Inesc-ID (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Gilberto Filipe Santos Pedrosa, Diogo Miguel Preto Mena Reis;

Confronting the clinical relevance of biocide induced antibiotic resistance (II10011)

Biocides have been in use for hundreds of years for antisepsis, disinfection and preservation. Despite this widespread and ever increasing use most bacterial and fungal species remain susceptible to biocides. The dramatic increase and spread of resistance to antibiotics linked to reports of co- and cross-resistance between antibiotics and biocides raised speculations on potential hazard of biocide use. The overarching question which BIOHYPO is aimed to address is: has the use of biocides contributed to the development and spread of clinically significant antibiotic resistance in human pathogens? Core of BIOHYPO are a high throughput screening approach on collections of thousands of well characterized microorganisms and an interactive web based data analysis platform. Phenotypic screening for reduced susceptibility to biocides, detection of novel resistance genes and mobile elements, and screening for their molecular epidemiology and metagenomics will be accompanied by methodological innovation for testing, risk evaluation and registration of biocides. Altogether BIOHYPO aims to provide solid data and analysis to direct future issuing of guidelines for safe environmental, medical and industrial use of biocides.

Acronym: BIOHYPO

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 07-Jun-2009

to 06-Jun-2012

Prime Contractor: Università di Siena (University) - Siena, Italy

Financed by: European Commision (FP7-KBBE-2008-2B-ID (Other)

Partnerships: Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) (Company) - AMES, United States of America, Biolab Española, S.L (Company) - Barcelona, Spain, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia - CSIC (Other) - Madrid, Spain, Gazi University (University) - Ankara, Turkey, Istituto Superior di Sanitá - ISS (Other) - Roma, Italy, Lysoform (Company) - Glarus, Switzerland, Middle East Technical University - METU (University) - Ankara, Turkey, Quotient Bioresearch Limited (Company) - Cambridgeshire, England, Universitat Bern (University) - Bern, Switzerland, Università degli Studi di Firenze (University), Università di Milano (University) - Milano, Italy, Università di Siena (University) - Siena, Italy;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Jonas S. Almeida, Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, João André Nogueira Custódio Carriço;

17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge (II09007)

Conference Organization

Acronym: EKAW 2010

Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto

From 01-Jan-2010

to 31-Oct-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: INESC-ID (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Universitat Bielefeld (University) -Germany;

Members: Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto;

Control based on dynamic modeling of HIV-1 infection for therapy design (II10013)

Immunology is increasingly recognized as a major field in the area of Biomedicine. Establishing efficient therapeutics for infectious diseases is a major problem of the human society. In particular, this is illustrated by the emergence of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which raised new problems and concerns worldwide. Controlling this type of diseases has thus a significant socio-economical impact. Furthermore it also raises challenging problems that only an interdisciplinary approach can tackle. In this respect a systems’ approach is attracting more and more attention in recent years and forms a global framework for this proposal. The aim of this project consists of designing personalized therapy strategies to control HIV-1 infection using model based nonlinear control and estimation techniques.

Acronym: HIVCONTROL

Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

From 01-Jan-2010

to 01-Dec-2012

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (University) - Lisbon, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (Other) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL;

Members: Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins;

Gestão Integrada de Apoio ao Utilizador - v2 (II01024)

To implement new processes for managing IT support (including the software) in particular for change management and service level management.

Acronym: GIAU2

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Jan-2010

to 01-Dec-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Instituto do Turismo de Portugal (Other) -Portugal

Members: Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

A comprehensive dissection of pneumococcal-host interactions (II10012)

: Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae to a new host can result in clearance, asymptomatic colonisation or progress to invasive disease. To date, study of infection has tended to be a reductionist approach, considering the contribution of each virulence factor or host factor in isolation. Consequently, in searching for targets for antimicrobial therapy or for enhancement of host defence, the contribution of individual factors may be inaccurately estimated. The aim of this project is, through a systems approach to host-pneumococcal interaction, identify the most important and consistently involved host and pneumococcal factors.

Acronym: PNEUMOPATH

Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

From 01-Mar-2010

to 03-Feb-2012

Prime Contractor: Professor Peter W Andrew, University of Leicester (University) - Leicester, United Kingdom

Financed by: EC-HEALTH-2007-2.3.1-2 (Other)

Partnerships: CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier (University) - Toulouse, France, deCODE genetics (Other) - Reykjavik, Iceland, INESC-ID (Other), Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (Other) - Toulouse, France, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (Other) - Oeiras, Portugal, Intercell AG (Company) - VIenna, Austria, IQTherapeutics BV (Other) - Groningen, Netherlands, Karolinska Institutet (Other) - Stockholm, Sweden, MRC Mouse Genome Unit (Other) - Harwell, United Kingdom, Mucosis BV (Other) - Groningen, Netherlands, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (University) - Nijmegen, Netherlands, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Other) - Stockholm, Sweden, Univeristy of Leicester (University) - Leicester, United Kingdom, Università di Siena (University) - Siena, Italy, University of Groningen (University) -Netherlands, University of Kaiserslautern (University) -Germany;

Members: Jonas S. Almeida, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, Mauro Dala Santos, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho;

Data Fusion Protect (II09006)

This projects aims at providing a copy protection and license enforcement mechanism to the Data Fusion data migration tool suite. The goal is to protect the tool from being abusively copied. This project is particularly interesting for the Oblog Consulting, the company that develops Data Fusion, since in a typical scenario the tool is installed in many workstations.

Acronym: DF-PROTECT

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 01-Mar-2010

to 03-Jul-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: OBlog (Company) - Carnaxide, Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), OBlog (Company) - Carnaxide, Portugal;

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;

Did you ask for something small? The microRNAs power in a Eucalyptus tension world! (II10014)

In this project we will identify and characterize E. globulus miRNA´s involved in the regulation mechanisms of wood formation and their target genes, using as a model the tension wood forming tissues. The long term aims is to use this information to devise new ways to control the quality of wood produced by E. globulus and to provide the breeding programs with tools to direct their work to the selection /production of genotypes with desired wood qualities.

Acronym: microEGo

Paulo Gustavo Soares da Fonseca

From 01-Mar-2010

to 31-Aug-2013

Prime Contractor: IBET (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: ABGC (Other) -Netherlands, CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier (University) - Toulouse, France, IBET (Other), INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical (Other) -Portugal, SILVICAIMA (Company) -Portugal;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Paulo Gustavo Soares da Fonseca, Nuno Miguel Dias Mendes;

A systems biology approach to the role of pneumococcal carbon metabolism in colonization and invasive disease (II10015)

The ultimate GOAL of this project is to develop a multi-level mathematical model that can predict factors in sugar assimilation essential to thrive in the different host niches. However, a systematic, systems biology approach towards determining the factors governing sugar metabolism is far from trivial. The specific AIMS of this project are to obtain the response of S. pneumoniae to changing carbon sources by a variety of global technologies including metabolomics (Task 2), transcriptomics, and proteomics (Task 3), with the goal of fuelling the mathematical representation (Task 4). To verify the model, deletion mutants of predicted essential factors will be constructed and tested for the ability to colonize and cause invasive disease (pneumonia and bacteraemia) in vivo (Task 5)

Acronym: PNEUMOSYS

Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

From 01-Apr-2010

to 31-Mar-2013

Prime Contractor: ITQB (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), ITQB (Other), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, University of Leicester (University) -England;

Members: Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, Jonas S. Almeida, Nuno Miguel Martins Tenazinha;

Improving Genetic Programming for the Environment and Other Applications (II10016)

Genetic Programming (GP) is the youngest paradigm inside the artificial intelligence research area called evolutionary computation, and consists on the automated learning of computer programs. GP often yields results that are not merely academically interesting, but competitive with the work developed by humans. However, because it is a young and complex paradigm, the practical use of GP still poses a few challenges. In this project we will develop and test new approaches to the bloat and overfitting problems in GP, while studying the relationship between the two, and adapt GP for improved efficiency in multiclass classification problems. The achievement of these goals will ultimately produce a powerful general-purpose tool that can be used by practitioners of many diverse areas of research.

Acronym: EnviGP

Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva

From 16-Apr-2010

to 15-Oct-2013

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: FCT, Universidade de Coimbra (University) - Coimbra, Portugal, Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical (Other) -Portugal, Universidade de Milano-Bicocca (University) -Italy;

Members: Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva;

Retrieval, Extraction, and Aggregation Computing Tecnology for Integrating and Organizing News (II09011)

We research new tools for provldlng greater automatlon In news gatherlng, analysls, and dellvery, whlle respecting practical constralnts of news producers and consumers. We emphaslze decomposltlon of storles Into finer’grained elements and discovery of Impllcit relations between them. We also emphaslze the relatlonship between news and social networks, both expllcit and implicit, which underlle the news and slgniflcantly shape lts content, quality, and authority. Hands-on experience in the newsroom will enable practitioners to Innovate current practice of news production and identlfy important avenues for future research in computatlonal Journallsm.

Acronym: Reaction

Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva

From 01-Jul-2010

to 31-Mar-2014

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: CIMJ - Centro de Investigação Media e Jornalismo (Other) -Portugal, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (University) - Porto, Portugal, LASIGE/FCUL (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, Portugal Telecom (Company), Público - Comunicação Social, SA (Company) -Portugal, University of Texas at Austin (UTA) (University) -U.S.A;

Members: Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Paula Cristina Quaresma da Fonseca Carvalho;

CML - Plano de Preservação Digital (Digital Preservation Planning) (II01025)

Support the CML in the analysis, desing and implementation of a Digital Preservation Planning

Acronym: CML-Consultoria

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Sep-2010

to 09-Sep-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha;

CML-Problemática e Gestão de Arquivos Electrónicos (Problematic and Management of Electronic Archives) (II01026)

Training seminars for upgrading professionals of the CML in the areas of Digital Archives, Information Retrieval and Content and Information Management

Acronym: CML-Formação

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Sep-2010

to 30-Sep-2010

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Consulting services on IT Management for PrimeDrinks (II01027)

This project aims to help PrimeDrinks manage their IT infraestructure, building and maintaining theis applications (including SAP) and subcontracting other suppliers

Acronym: PrimeDrinks

Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva

From 01-Jan-2011

to 01-Dec-2011

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: PrimeDrinks (Company) -Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Heterogeneous Multi-Core Architecture for Biological Sequence Analysls (II10021)

This project will adapt an entirely new approach to SPMD parallel [C). To speed up this set of algorithms issues related to bio-informatics, a parallel architecture with multiple processing cores, flexible, programmable and extremely efficient, will be developed and implemented in order to obtain a significant acceleration in

implementation of the kernels computationally intensive that are shared by these applications.

Acronym: HELIX

Luis Manuel Silveira Russo

From 01-Jan-2011

to 01-Dec-2013

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Luis Manuel Silveira Russo, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira;

Intelligent Geographic Information Services (II09008)

Geographic data is ubiquitous and highly valued, supporting research and decision-making in many fields of science and engineering. Still, there are many open issues in terms of the existing technology for managing and processing geographic data. The SInteliGIS project proposes to advance the state-of-the-art in terms of the existing geographic Web service technology, researching problems related to the integration of information from heterogeneous sources, particularly when this information combines geospatial and temporal aspects or when it is not geo-referenced in the traditional sense of using geospatial coordinates (e.g., textual information geo-referenced through the use of place names or street addresses). The main objective is to evolve the geographic Web service specifications proposed by the ISO and the OGC, for instance by proposing new specifications (e.g., services for data integration and for processing textual data according to geographic criteria) or by leveraging on non-GIS standards proposed by organizations such as the W3C.

Acronym: SInteliGIS

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Jan-2011

to 31-Jan-2013

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: FFCUL (Other), IGP (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas, Jorge Miguel Calha Rainho Machado, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Nuno Miguel Antunes Freire, Pável Pereira Calado;

Melhoramento do Software de Controlo de Sistemas de Iluminação (II09010)

The Lumina SI2 projecto aims at enhancing the iCanGraph software application developed by Sislite Lda. ICanGraph is a centralized lighting control that will be extended with a new set of lighting automation features. These features will enable Sislite to tackle new management and illumination control opportunities for the hardware manufactured by iLight (a UK-based company).

Acronym: LuminaSI2

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 01-Jan-2011

to 01-Mar-2011

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: SISLITE Lda (Company) -Lisbon

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), SISLITE Lda (Company) -Lisbon;

The power of the short - Tools and Algorithms for next Generation Sequencing applications (II10019)

This project will address the models and methods thal will be used to effectively re-sequence genomes, taking Into account the

characterislics of the new HT5R technologies. An integrated parallel programmlng framework will be developed In order to

implement lhe algorithms developed in this project.

Acronym: TAGS

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Jan-2011

to 31-Dec-2013

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), LNCC-Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (Other) -Brasil, SIPS GROUP (Other) -Lisbon;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Luis Manuel Silveira Russo, Paulo Gustavo Soares da Fonseca, Francisco Jorge Dias Oliveira Fernandes;

COST Action BM1006 NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING DATA ANALYSIS NETWORK (II10020)

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a highly parallelised approach for quickly and economically sequencing new genomes, re-sequencing large numbers of known genomes, or for rapidly investigating transcriptomes under different conditions. The massive data volumes being generated by these new technologies require new data handling and storage methods. Hence, the life science community urgently needs new and improved approaches to facilitate NGS data management and analysis. This COST Action unites bioinformaticians, computer scientists and biomedical scientists, harnessing their expertise to bring NGS data management and analysis to new levels of efficiency and integration. Rigorous surveillance of NGS technology and NGS-related software developments

will allow the partners to generate software solutions for future NGS opportunities in a timely manner. The Action will increase the ability of European groups to maximally benefit from NGS technology, and will create a nucleus for world-wide activities to jointly address the upcoming biomedical informatics revolution.

Acronym: BM1006

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 17-Jan-2011

to 01-Mar-2015

Prime Contractor: Dr Erik Bongcam Rudloff Uppsala (Other) -Sweden

Financed by: COST (Other)

Partnerships: COST (Other);

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Paulo Gustavo Soares da Fonseca;

Solução para a Recomendação e Integração Semântica de Ideias num Sistema de Gestão da Inovação (II09013)

The main goal of the Exago ISIS project is the creation of a system capable of discovering semantic relationships between different creative elements (insights, ideas, and projects). This system will be implemented by Exago, under the supervision of the INESC-ID team. The system will be integrated into Exago’s Platform for Management of Inovation, thus making a novel Web 3.0 application. This application will use techniques such as collaborative filtering and semantic analysis to allow (1) the construction of networks between creative elements and users, and (2) the discovery and automatic generation of new knowledge.

Acronym: ISIS_EXAGO

Pável Pereira Calado

From 14-Feb-2011

to 02-Oct-2011

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: EXAGO MARKETS, S.A (Company) -Portugal

Partnerships: EXAGO MARKETS, S.A (Company) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Pável Pereira Calado, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

Digital Preservation for Timeless Business Processes and Services (II11028)

This project will adress the problem of the digital preservation of business environments, comprimising the information, business processes and applications

Acronym: TIMBUS

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Mar-2011

to 31-Dec-2014

Prime Contractor: SAP AG (Company) -Portugal

Financed by: European Commission - 7th Framework Programme (Other) - Brussels, Belgium

Partnerships: Caixa Mágica Software (Company) -Portugal, Digital Preservation Coalition (Company) -England, INESC-ID (Other), Intel Corp. (Company) - Sacramento, USA, iPHARRO (Company) -Germany, ITM (Company), KIP (Company), LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal, LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Other), SAP AG (Company) -Portugal, SBA (Company), SOS (Company);

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Miguel Leitão Bignolas Mira da Silva;

Smarter Indexing and Search Schemes (II09009)

In this project, we will study, implement, and evaluate several solutions for Information Retrieval (IR) problems, using intelligent schemes. By intelligent schemes we mean the application of IR solutions capable of adapting to the syntactic and semantic characteristics of the documents being processed. Such capability has two main goals: (1) avoid, or minimize, the need for human intervention when applying the same technique in different contexts; and (2) allow the use of semantic information to improve the performance of IR techniques. Besides the research performed and the resulting knowledge acquired, we expect this project to produce a set of tools for the processing of textual information, called the SMARTIS Toolkit. All tools in the SMARTIS Toolkit should be automatically adaptable to the document collections were they are applied and have the ability to use external information to improve retrieval results. Furthermore, the tools must be robust, able to deal with very large amounts of data, and be available to the community as open-source software.

Acronym: SMARTIS

Pável Pereira Calado

From 01-Mar-2011

to 31-Aug-2014

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Pável Pereira Calado, Andreas Miroslaus Wichert, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto;

Understanding NEUROdegenerative diseases through CLINical and OMICS data integration (II10018)

Declines in cognitive and motors functions, together with other evidences of neurological degeneration, become increasingly likely as healthy people age. Everyone wilI experience altered brain functions, ones at an earlier age or at a faster rate than others. As such. distinguishing the

motor and cognitive declines of normal aging from those due to pathological processes, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Amyotrophic lateral

Sclerosis, and understanding the individualized disease diagnostic and prognostic patterns are ongolng research challenges.

This project is an innovative approach to understanding neurodegenerative diseases through heterogeneous data integration. Asophisticated

knowledge discovery system willl integrate powerful mining algorithms to unravel potentially relevant links between omics and clinical data.

Disease diagnostic and prognostic markers, disease progression rates, and patient profiles will be tackled. Apart from the challenging goal of

studying complex diseases, developing efficient and effective integrative approaches to biomedical data analysis is a research hot topic, not

only due to the highly heterogeneity of data but also to their massive volume.

Acronym: NEUROCLINOMICS

Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira

From 01-Mar-2011

to 28-Feb-2014

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal, Katholicke Universiteit Leuven (University) - Leuven, Belgium;

Members: Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Pedro Filipe Zeferino Tomás, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Leonel Augusto Pires Seabra de Sousa, Joana Sofia de Pinho Gonçalves, Orlando Miguel Cruz da Anunciação;

XML Data Cleaning (II09012)

The work to be developed consists in the following items: (i) development and dissemination in the community of a library of XQuery data cleaning functions; (ii) design and execution of XQuery data profiling programs for two XML data sets, in order to identify the existing data quality problems; (iii) design and execution of XQuery data cleaning programs for addressing the data quality problems identified in (ii); (iv) discussion about the adequacy of the library of XQuery data cleaning functions for writing the programs in (ii) and (iii); (v) identification of open problems in the XQuery language for specifying these data cleaning programs, such as issues related to computational performance and exception handling; (vi) proposal of solutions for overcoming the open problems identified in (v); and (vii) validation of these solutions.

Acronym: XML Data Cleaning

Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas

From 01-Jul-2011

to 31-Aug-2012

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FLWOR Foundation (Other) - Freemont, CA, USA

Partnerships: FLWOR Foundation (Other) - Freemont, CA, USA, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins;

NetDyn: Understanding real large networks, from structure to dynamics (II10022)

In recent years, with the explosive growth of real networks and structured data sets, a new class of graphs came to light. This kind of graphs are huge and very sparse in general, with some prevailing characteristics. The structure of such networks is hard to describe in general and, moreover, the structure is only a starting point. When we think about complex networks, we should take into account connectedness both at the level of structure and of behavior. This means that, in addition to tools to analyze network structure, we also need a framework for reasoning about behavior and interaction in network contexts, where a single event may cause subtle cause-effect events. Although it is commonly accepted that structure has influence on behavior, to our knowledge little work has been done on how dynamics influence network structure. On the other hand, since complete observation may not be possible and tinkering with real systems may lead to unexpected disruptions, suitable simulation models and tools are a must. This project comes in this line of research, with the aim of developing new models and tools for the study of large networks structure evolution and processes dynamics.

Acronym: NetDyn

Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco

From 01-Jan-2012

to 30-Jun-2014

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (PTDC/EIA-EIA/118533/2010) (Other)

Partnerships: Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal, Yahoo Research and University Pompeu Fabra (Other) - Barcelona, Spain;

Members: Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto, Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro, Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira, Cátia Raquel Jesus Vaz;

niuGIS-Plataforma Avançada para Harmonização de Informação Geográfica (II09017)

Technical consulting support to the project of harmonization of geographic information

Acronym: NOVAGEO

Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva

From 01-Jan-2012

to 01-Dec-2012

Prime Contractor: NOVAGEO (Company) -Portugal

Financed by: IAPMEI (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Partnerships: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (University) - Lisbon, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), ISEGI (University) -Portugal, NOVAGEO (Company) -Portugal;

Members: Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva;

CAMP - Computational Analysis of MicroRNAs in Plants (II10023)

The objective of this project is to develop new computational tools for the study of miRNA-mediated gene regulation. The

methods that will be developed will focus on plant genomes, in particular woody plants. The reasons for this are pragmatic. First, the

biogenesis and the binding of miRNA to their targets are different in animal and plants, and therefore the computational methods

need to be specialised for either kingdom. Between the two, the plant miRNA bioinformatics is less developed and hence offers

more research opportunities. Secondly, and crucially, this project intends to complement and to capitalise on the public

investment already made in other projects run by (part of) our team, namely the FCT-funded GeneGLobWq and migroEGO

projects, both dedicated to woody plants, in particular Eucalyptus species that are of great importance for Portugal’s economy.

Acronym: CAMP

Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas

From 01-Mar-2012

to 28-Feb-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), INRIA (Other), Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical (Other) -Portugal;

Members: Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Paulo Gustavo Soares da Fonseca, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Nuno Miguel Dias Mendes, Manuel Borges Dias dos Reis;

Semantic Ontology Matching using External Resources (II09015)

As ontologies become more prevalent and expressive, the lack of coordination that characterizes their development results in the parallel creation of ontologies for the same or related domains, disregarding interoperability. Thus, there is a prominent need to automatically match these ontologies in order to achieve semantic interoperability, bringing us a step closer to the semantic web vision. This need has been addressed by several ontology matching techniques, wich aim at “finding correspondences between semantically related entities of different ontologies”. The most widely used techniques are based on the comparison of the strings of textual properties of ontology concepts, at the element level. They can also be used in conjunction with global similarity computation techniques, which work at the structural level to propagate similarities over the whole ontology, based on the relations between ontology concepts.

Acronym: SOMER

Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva

From 19-Mar-2012

to 31-Oct-2014

Prime Contractor: FFCUL (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: FFCUL (Other);

Members: Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, Helena Sofia Andrade Nunes Pereira Pinto;

Public Opinion and Sentiment Tracking, Analysis and Research (II09014)

POPSTAR has two main goals. The first is to design an opinion mining system capable of measuring, almost in real-time, sentiments vis-à-vis parties and political actors and the economy in the contents of both conventional web-based media (online newspapers) and the so-called social media (blogs and micro-blogs). The second is to use the collected data to explore and explain the relationship between trends in sentiments as expressed in the conventional media, the social media and the public opinion polls and surveys in Portugal.

Acronym: POPSTAR

Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva

From 21-Mar-2012

to 30-Oct-2014

Prime Contractor: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (University) -Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (University) - Porto, Portugal, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (University) -Portugal, Universidade do Minho (University) - Braga, Portugal;

Members: Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, Paula Cristina Quaresma da Fonseca Carvalho;

Análise de Opiniões para o Projecto Bank2Client (II09019)

This project proposes the development of applications capable of analyzing, interpret and explore the textual content produced by by clients in their interactions with the bank and the Web in general. The development of this type of applications poses a high technical challenge, since a great part of the information to process is not normalized and is usually available only in natural language, on Web pages, corporate information, written messages, e-mail, social networks, among others.

Acronym: Bank2Client

Pável Pereira Calado

From 01-Jul-2012

to 28-Jun-2013

Prime Contractor: INOV (Other)

Financed by: INOV (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), INOV (Other);

Members: Pável Pereira Calado, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins;

International Workshop on Information Technology for Energy (II09016)

This workshop intends to establish itself as the national discussion forum with international impact on the subject of information technology for energy applications bringing together:

Specialists from academia with different backgrounds spanning Mechanical, Electrical Engineering as well as Computer Science;

Industry experts active in the fields of Energy, IT, Building Automation and Facilities Management.

Acronym: IT4ENERGY

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 01-Jul-2012

to 07-Oct-2012

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: IT4ENERGY (Other) -Portugal

Partnerships: CITI/FCT/UNL (University) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Ordem dos Engenheiros / Colégio de Engenharia Informática (Other);

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;

Whole Brain Connectivity Analysis of Ultra-High Field fMRI (II10026)

The three mainobectives of this project are: (1) new fMRI data of whole-brain activity obtained using ultra-high field r-fMRI, and pre-processing of this data in order to make it suitable for complex network analysis; (2) extraction of functional connectivity patterns across the brain and underlying functional network and improved methods and algorithms for the analysis of functional networks, with emphasis on methods for the identification of recurrent patterns and clusters in scale-free complex networks; and (3) increased understanding of the added value of ultra-high field MRI in the analysis of resting state brain functional connectivity, as compared with data obtained using other methods.

Acronym: HIFI-MRI

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2013

to 30-Jun-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), IST-ID (University) -Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Joana Maria Rosado da Silva Coelho;

Improving Semantic Genetic Programming for Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection (II10025)

The goals of the project are: 1) to develop a Genetic Programming (GP) system that improves the state-of-the-art methods on classification and regression problems; 2) to integrate this system in an industrial decision support tool; 3) to use this system to generate new insightful models for maritime safety, security and environmental protection applications.

Acronym: MassGP

Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva

From 01-Apr-2013

to 04-Mar-2015

Prime Contractor: ISEGI-NOVA (University) -Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Critical Software (Company) -Portugal, ISEGI-NOVA (University) -Portugal, Universidade de Coimbra (University) - Coimbra, Portugal;

Members: Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva, Leonardo Vanneschi;

Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacogenetic modulation of HIV infection therapy by bayesian and artificial intelligence methods (II10027)

The main goal of this project is to gain further understanding of AntiRetroviral drugs and regimes used for treating HIV patients, by studying the Pharmacokinetics (PK) in this population, in order to predict the evaluation of its efficacy. For that, several clinical /laboratorial parameters and the hepatic function will be correlated with the PK data in co-infected HIV/HBV or HCV patients. The data will be incorporated in the development of predictive models on PK analysis through machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, help us to estimate the best posology to apply.

Acronym: Intelegen

Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva

From 01-Jun-2013

to 31-Oct-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Medecina (Other) -Portugal, CRL (CESEM) Cooperativa de Ensino Superior (Other) -Portugal, Faculdade de Farmácia (FF/UL) (University) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (Other) -Portugal;

Members: Sara Guilherme Oliveira da Silva, Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins;

4th International Summer School on Domain Specific Modeling - Theory and Practice (II09018)

The 4th International Summer School on Domain Specific Modeling – Theory and Practice seeks to draw researchers, teachers, practitioners, and students (at MSc. or PhD. level) who intend to study or work with Domain Specific Modeling. The purpose is to learn principles and practices in a friendly and convivial environment. The lecturers are a mixed set of experienced professionals in the topic from both academic and industrial background.

The first two days of this Summer School are structured in several introductory classes to theoretical topics of DSMs and hands-on tutorials where techniques and tools will be explained and used. There will be a common Case Study to all the lectures and tutorials in order to have a continuous guideline among them, instead of isolated thematic talks. The fourth and fifth days will be dedicated to given an overall picture both from both the academic and industrial point of view of the most recent advances in the field highlighting the current research as well as discussing challenges and open issues.

Acronym: DSM-TP

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 03-Sep-2013

to 31-Dec-2013

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: INESC-ID (Other)

Partnerships: Universidad Santiago de Compostela (University) -Spain, CITI/FCT/UNL (University) -Portugal, Fortiss (Company) -Germany, INESC-ID (Other), Microsoft Research (Company) - Cambridge, UK, University of Alabama (University) -United States of America, University of Antwerp (University) - Antwerp, Belgium, University of Geneve (University) - Geneve, Switzerland, University of McGill (University) -Canada;

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;

KD-­LBSN : Knowledge Discovery from Location-­Based Social Networks (II09020)

The KD-­LBSN project addresses the specific problem of mining useful knowledge from location-­based social networks, focusing on the development of models that, by capturing the dynamic relations between people, contents and locations, can support the analysis and inference of patterns from these three different types of entities. We believe that the research that is to be developed in the context of the project can provide insights into important questions about human social behavior, such as whether, and how, the spatio-­temporal distance between individuals can affect their social interaction.

Acronym: KD-­LBSN

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Jan-2014

to 30-Jun-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT - EXPL/EEI-ESS/0427/2013 (Other) -Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Pável Pereira Calado, Carolina de Figueiredo Bento;

10th International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences (ID13006)

The Tenth International Conference on Data Integration in the Life Sciences 2014 (DILS2014) will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, on July 17-18, 2014.

The conference aim is to foster discussion, exchange, and innovation in research and development in the areas of data integration and data management for the life sciences. Researchers and professionals from biology, medicine, computer science and engineering are invited to share their knowledge and experience.

Acronym: DILS 2014

Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas

From 01-Mar-2014

to 31-Dec-2014

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: Other (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas, Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro;

Proposta de IDT para Integração de Tecnologias BIM (II09021)

This project aims to develop extension (add-in´ s) software for CAD / BIM market leaders, namely, AutoCAD / Revit, AchiCAD, Google Sketchup and Bentley tools to assist architects in articles incorporating BIM in their projects .

The add-in to developed will make BIM research articles efficiently and, where possible, suggest to architects items more appropriate to the context of application. The BIM articles concerned shall be preloaded by manufacturers in a library / platform specific for this purpose (which is not the subject of this proposal).

Acronym: PROVIDERESULTS/BIM

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 03-Mar-2014

to 03-Sep-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: PROVIDERESULTS (Company) -Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;

Proposta de IDT para Integração de Tecnologias BIM (II09022)

The goal of this project is to develop a Cloud platfrom for managing BIM objects. Among other the project will (1) creat a search engine solution for BIM objects, (2) a set of plugins to enahnce current BIM Modeling applications with search capabilities and (3) an Object Manager solution that will be used as backoffice.

Acronym: BIMK PLATFORM

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 24-Jul-2014

to 28-Jun-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: PROVIDERESULTS (Company) -Portugal

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;

Tools to improve consistency between privacy policies and current practices (II11032)

The main goal of this project is to improve privacy by providing companies a set of languages and tools to align their policies with their practices, namely by introducing a privacy requirements specification into the regular software development process that allow to align multi-party expectations across multi-tier applications. To that end, and in the context of recent results from the RSLingo approach and our privacy policy analysis, we intend to research techniques that allow users to specify privacy-specific linguistics patterns (in RSL-PL) to allow automatic extraction of the relevant information from privacy policies into an equivalent intermediate (RSL-IL) format, and map or transform these specifications into equivalent Eddy specifications that, with proper tools allow checking conflicts between these privacy policies and user preferences and the developers’ privacy specifications. Moreover, the relevance of this research will be demonstrated through the analysis of real world privacy policies, namely those posted by the most popular web sites.

Acronym: RSLingo4Privacy

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 01-Nov-2014

to 30-Nov-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT Carnegie Mellon (Other) -Portugal

Partnerships: Carnegie Mellon University (University) - Pittsburgh, PA , USA, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva;

International Workshop on Information Technology for Energy (II11001)

Researchers and Industry experts with different backgrounds spanning the fields of Energy, Engineering and Computer Science, as IT, Automation and Facilities Management will join together on April 27-28th 2015. The 27th will be focused on Policies and Best Practices for Energy Efficiency, counting with renowed key speakers on the field. The 28th will be dedicated to Information Technology for Energy Applications, with topics covering Intelligent Energy Management Systems, Innovative Energy Business Models and User Behaviour Transformation, among others.

Acronym: IT4ENERGY 2015

Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira

From 01-Mar-2015

to 31-Dec-2015

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: IT4ENERGY (Other) -Portugal

Partnerships: Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Company) -Finland, Alfamicro (Company) -Portugal, IEEE (Other), INESC-ID (Other), Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Paulo Jorge Fernandes Carreira;