ELIXIR-EXCELERATE: Fast-track ELIXIR Implementation and drive early user exploitation across the life-sciences (II11003)

Elixir has been awarded €19 millions from the EU to accelerate the implementation of Europe´s life-science data infrastructure over the next four years. From September 2015, “ELIXIR-EXCELERATE” will facilitate the integration of Europe´s bioinformatics resources, supporting all sectors of life-science R&D. It will deliver excellence to ELIXIR´s users by fast-tracking the development and deployment of essential data services.

EXCELERATE funding will help ELIXIR coordinate and extend national and international data resources to ensure the delivery of world-leading life-science data services. It will support a pan-European training programme, anchored in national infrastructures to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency. It will also provide efficiencies in management and operation throughout the infrastructure, which is distributed amongst 17 countries.


Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva

From 01-Sep-2015

to 31-Jul-2019

Prime Contractor: European Commission (Other)

Financed by: EU (Other)

Partnerships: Centre de Regulació Genòmica (Other), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (Other) - Heidelberg, Germany, Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas Carlos III (Other), fundación de la comunidad Valenciana centro de investigacion (Other), INESC-ID (Other), STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM (NLR) (Other) -Netherland, Tartu Ulikool (Other), The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge United Kingdom (University) -England, The Genome Analysis Centre (Other), University of Manchester (University) - Manchester, UK, University of Oxford (University) - Oxford, England;

Members: Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco;

Bioinformatics and Information Retrieval Data Structures Analysis and Design (II11006)

The overall goal of BIRDS is to establish a long term international network involving leading researchers in bioinformatics and information retrieval from four different continents, to strengthen the partnership though the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and to develop integrated approaches to improve current approaches in both fields. It will be implemented through staff exchanges, in addition to summer schools, workshops and conferences to facilitate knowledge sharing between members of partnership. We will also bring research results to market, thanks to cooperation with an innovative SME software development company based in Europe.

Acronym: BIRDS

Luis Manuel Silveira Russo

From 01-Jan-2016

to 31-Dec-2020

Financed by: European Commission (Other)

Partnerships: ENXENIO, S.L (Company), Helsinki University of Technology (University) - Helsinki , Finland, INESC-ID (Other), National University Corporation. Kyushu (University), Universidade da Coruna (University), Universidade de Concepcion (University), Universidade do Chile (University) - Santiago do Chile, Chile, University of Melbourne (University) - Melbourne, Australia;

Members: Luis Manuel Silveira Russo, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Ana Teresa Correia de Freitas, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Jorge dos Santos Oliveira;

GoLocal From monitoring global data streams to contextaware recommendations (II11004)

This ERI proposes to advance big data technology for supporting the development of new information businesses and services.

Our longterm vision aims at making big data economically useful, in applications such as tourism analytics, by realizing the full

potential of largescale data analysis technologies in the design of innovative services. An ecosystem of tools for big data, with

several cuttingedge technologies, will be released by the consortium.

Acronym: GoLocal

Pável Pereira Calado

From 01-Mar-2016

to 01-Mar-2020

Prime Contractor: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (University) - Lisbon, Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (University) - Lisbon, Portugal, Carnegie Mellon University (University) - Pittsburgh, PA , USA, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal, Portugal Telecom (Company), Priberam Informática (Company) -Portugal;

Members: Pável Pereira Calado, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins;

NEUROCLINOMICS2 - Unravelling Prognostic Markers in NEUROdegenerative diseases through CLINical and OMICS data integration (II11035)

The motivation for NEUROCLINOMICS (PTDC/EIA-EIA/111239/2009) was the largely recognized need for integrative approaches allowing a broader study of brain related pathologies. Its contribution emphasized the relevance of inferring relationships within and between heterogeneous sources of omic, clinical, and personal data. In this project, we developed the prototype of a knowledge discovery (KD)system that currently integrates data mining algorithms to unravel biomedical markers.

In NEUROCLINOMICS2, we move towards the challenging tasks of understanding disease progression patterns and predicting prognostic markers for personalized medicine. We now focus on learning prognostic markers through the analysis of multivariate time series, where time points are snapshots of the patient´s condition collected periodically along their follow up. Addressing these challenges will result in new mining algorithms to be integrated in the KD system, which will be upgraded for both desktop and mobile platforms, and continuously updated with new national data from national data from patients follow up and relevant international data from ADNI and ProACT.


Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira

From 01-Jul-2016

to 30-Jun-2019

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: IMM - Instituto Medicina Molecular (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal;

Members: Sara Alexandra Cordeiro Madeira, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques, Telma Filipa Lucas de Mira Pereira, Andreia Sofia Monteiro Teixeira;

Accelerating progress toward the new era of precision medecine (II11009)

PRECISE is a joint research program that aims to accelerate progress of Portuguese health care toward the new era of precision medicine. We believe this is the right time to start broadly applying the concept of prevention and treatment strategies that take individual variability into account, so that one day all patients will be offered customized care with treatments that match each individual´s molecular profile and personal history. The PRECISE joint research program seeks to create tangible

Benefits for Portuguese citizens. Reflecting this ambition, we are putting together a plan that capitalizes on recent development of large-scale biological databases, powerful methods for characterizing patients as the molecular level, and computational tools for analyzing large sets of data. Science is catapulting medicine forward by providing massive amounts of data each individual and the ultimate challenge is how to use all that data to better guide clinical practice.

Acronym: PRECISE

Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco

From 01-Dec-2016

to 30-Nov-2019

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: IMM - Instituto Medicina Molecular (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), IST-ID (University) -Portugal;

Members: Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Luís Jorge Brás Monteiro Guerra e Silva;

BacGenTrack - An integrated system for Bacterial Genome Tracking using high throughput sequencing technology: from identification to visualization (II11012)

High throughput sequencing (HTS) provides researchers the ultimate tool to analyze outbreaks and study bacterial determinants of virulence resistance. However data analysis is demanding in computational terms and expertise. We propose to implement a user-friendly web system and novel analysis algorithms needed to facilitate the analysis and provide the essential data sharing tools necessary for its effective use in the field of Molecular Epidemiology.

Acronym: BacGenTrack

Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco

From 01-Dec-2016

to 30-Nov-2019

Prime Contractor: Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: IMM - Instituto Medicina Molecular (University) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Cátia Raquel Jesus Vaz;

Portuguese Biological Data Network (II11014)

BioData.pt is the Portuguese distributed infrastructure for biological data, to be included in FCT’s Infrastructure Road Map of 2013. Biodata.pt, a national bioinformatics network manages the Portuguese node of ELIXIR (European Life Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information).ELIXIR’s vision for the future is to provide researchers in academia and industry with seamless access to biological information that will revolutionise discovery in the life sciences, by integrating data at different levels of analysis, for example from molecular biology to industrial solutions. BioData.pt shares these goals and aims to catalyse this access and translation at the regional and national level, as well as contributing to ELIXIR efforts at the European level.In its nature BioData.pt is transversal to all of the life sciences, and will likely be relevant for other proposals for inclusion in this infrastructures roadmap. It is organised around a general scientific, technical and educational platform, an industry and entrepreneurship program and a focus on specialised areas of knowledge and application, described below. The choice of these specialised areas aims to start building this infrastructure capitalising on existing excellence in research and institutions, bridging to international projects (e.g. EMBRC) and a potential for application and translation to the economy.

Acronym: BioData

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

From 01-Jan-2017

to 31-Dec-2019

Prime Contractor: Fundação Calouste Gulbekian (Other)

Financed by: *ist Deec (University)

Partnerships: APBIO (Other) -Portugal, CCMAR (Other) -Portugal, Fundação Champalimaud (Other), IBET (Other), IBMC (Other) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto Superior Técnico (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, ITQB (Other), Universidade do Minho (University) - Braga, Portugal;

Members: Pedro Tiago Gonçalves Monteiro, Mário Jorge Costa Gaspar da Silva, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira;

Digging into Early Colonial Mexico: A large-scale computational analysis of 16th century historical sources (II11037)

The Colonisation of America is a fundamental process in the history of the modern world. Along with archaeological remains, the historical writings related to the Virreinatos constitute crucial sources of information to understand this period. Ordered by the Spanish crown in the 16th century, a compilation called Relaciones Geográficas, gathered vast amounts of information about the New World through multiple records, both in Spanish and indigenous style. Research of these documents has relied on the close reading of a handful of these texts, which can take the scholar a life-time to examine. Using a Big-Data approach, this project will apply novel computational methodologies to study one of the most important sources for the colonial history of America, and it will identify, extract, cross-link, and analyse information of vital importance to historical enquiry. In doing so, the project will transform the way historical sources are approached and analysed by modern scholars.

Acronym: DigCH

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 04-Sep-2017

to 04-Sep-2020

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Museo del Templo Mayor (INAH) (Other) -Mexico, University of Chester (University) - Chester, UK, University of Lancaster (University) -United Kingdom;

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Miguel Daiyen Carvalho Won, Paula Cristina Quaresma da Fonseca Carvalho;

Diário da Républica Electrónico (II11015)

Research services and development of a new online research tool with the electronic republic diary.

Acronym: DRE

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 20-Feb-2018

to 15-Jan-2020

Partnerships: Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Nuno Miguel Antunes Freire, Pável Pereira Calado;

EDBT: 22th International Conference on Extending Database Technology/ICDT: 22th International Conference on Database Theory (II11017)

The EDBT series of conferences is an established and prestigious forum for the exchange of the latest research results in data management. Held in an attractive European location, the conference provides unique opportunities for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences. The previous events were held in Venice, Vienna, Cambridge, Avignon, Valencia, Konstanz, Prague, Heraklion, Munich, Nantes, St Petersburg, Lausanne, Uppsala, Berlin, Genoa, Athens, Brussels, Bordeaux, and Venice. Following the successful SIGMOD/PODS model, EDBT and ICDT are held annually as joint conferences, beginning in 2009. The Conference will take place on March 26-29, 2019 – Lisbon, Portugal

Acronym: EDBT/ICDT 2019 Joint Conference

Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas

From 01-Apr-2018

to 31-Dec-2019

Prime Contractor: Nenhuma

Financed by: *IST - DEEC (University)

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

Members: Helena Isabel de Jesus Galhardas, João Coelho Garcia, Miguel Filipe Leitão Pardal, Manuel João Caneira Monteiro da Fonseca;

Acess to Digital Resources of european Heritage (II11043)

The European DSI-4 consortium consists of Europeana Foundation (EF) as coordinator and 23 partners with the experience and capacity to strengthen the value of Europeana by delivering high-quality services for sharing and (re)using metadata and content. This project continues the work of the previous three European Digital Service infrastructures (DSIs), providing a continual collection of data, and improving the Europeana services according to the feedback from users.

Acronym: DSI-4

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Jun-2018

to 31-Aug-2020

Prime Contractor: Stichting Europeana (Other) - Den Haag, Holanda

Financed by: *TEST (Company)

Partnerships: Michael Culture Association (Other) -Belgium, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Other) -Austria, Archives Portal Europe Foundation (Other) -Netherland, Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication and Knowledge Technologies (Other) -Greece, CLARIN ERIC (Other) -Netherland, Connecting Archaeology and Architecture in Europe (Other) -Irland, Deutsches Filminstitut (Other) -Germany, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators (Other) -Netherland, European Fashion Heritage Association (Other) -Italy, European Schoolnet (Other) -Belgium, Facts & Files - Historisches Forschungsinstitut Berlin Drauschke - Schreibe (Other) -Germany, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Other) -Poland, International Consortium for Photographic Heritage. (Other) -Italy, James Lovegrove SPRL (Other) -Belgium, National Technical University of Athens (University) - Atenas, Grécia, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Other) -Netherland, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Other) -Germany, Stichting Europeana (Other) - Den Haag, Holanda, Stichting Nederland Kennisland (Other) -Netherland, Superkomputerowo-Sieciowe (PCSS) (Other) -Poland, The British Library Board (Other) -United Kingdom;

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha;

eArchiving Building Block (II11040)

E-ARK-ALL will take the outputs of the previous E-ARK project and transform them into the eArchiving Building Block, under the direction of DG CNECT and in collaboration with DIGIT.

Acronym: E-ARK-ALL

José Luis Brinquete Borbinha

From 01-Jun-2018

to 06-May-2019

Prime Contractor: DLM Forum (Other)

Financed by: *TEST para ver (University) -LISBOA

Partnerships: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Other) -Austria, Danish National Archives (Other) -Denmark, DLM Forum (Other), KEEP SOLUTIONS, Lda (Company) -Portugal, Swedish National Archives (Other) -Sweden;

Members: José Luis Brinquete Borbinha, Diogo Alexandre Breites de Campos Proença, António Carlos Higgs Bento Valério Painha;

Curating and assimilating crowdsourced and authoritative data for improved modelling of river flow and morphology (II11041)

RiverCure addresses the issue of reducing uncertainty and improving forecasting

capabilities of hydrodynamic and morphodynamic mathematical models for flood

simulation, water resources management and habitat protection. Profiting from recent

advances in collecting and processing crowdsourced information produced by riverine

communities and shared in internet sites and social media, RiverCure will contribute

to improve the forecasting capabilities of mathematical models of rivers by making an

efficient and systematic use of curated crowdsourced and authoritative data through

assimilation and calibration. The key outputs of the project are: a new-generation

river model with embedded DA and calibration; an IT platform to articulate data and

model forecasts; curated databases combining authoritative and crowdsourced data.

RiverCure?s impact transcends its alignment with ENEI and Lisbon?s EREI: it will

benefit water governance entities in water management and risk mapping activities.

Acronym: RiverCure

Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva

From 14-Jun-2018

to 13-Jun-2021

Prime Contractor: IST-ID (University) -Portugal

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: APA- Administração do Porto de Aveiro, S.A. (Company) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), IST-ID (University) -Portugal;

Members: Alberto Manuel Rodrigues da Silva, Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins;

FAULT LOCalization and repair tooKit for dEpendable softwaRe (II11018)

Software development and maintenance represents a massive cost to the global economy, of which 50%+ of the cost is on validation and verification. There are, however, shocking stories of serious bugs, with recent appalling examples. Fixing bugs represents a far from negligible cost. It is also acknowledged that software often ships with known bugs, which become a source of serious exploits. One reason for not fixing documented bugs before deployment is that locating the source of a bug is often a mostly manual, error-prone task. In addition, it is also necessary to propose a repair, such that intended behavior is achieved. FaultLocker contributes decisively to changing this state of affairs, by addressing the following overarching question: How to reduce the negative economic and societal impact of faulty software? FaultLocker’s main challenge is to develop the theory, the algorithms and the tools to make automatic software fault localization and repair both accurate and efficient

Acronym: FaultLocker

Rui Filipe Lima Maranhão de Abreu

From 01-Sep-2018

to 31-Aug-2021

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Faculdade de Ciências de Universidade de Lisboa (University) - Lisboa, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Rui Filipe Lima Maranhão de Abreu, Maria Inês Camarate de Campos Lynce de Faria, Mikolas Janota;

Personalizing cancer therapy through integrated modeling and decision (II11039)

The goal of project Perseids is to create accurate classifiers and to identify factors associated with disease outcome, which in turn will support the design of adaptive controllers and decision systems. The ultimate aim is to develop robust clinical decision support systems for personalized cancer therapy optimization by integrating patient multilevel data.


Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins

From 01-Sep-2018

to 09-Jun-2019

Prime Contractor: Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (Pólo IST) (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte (Other), FCiências.ID - Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Other), INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal, Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal;

Members: Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, André Filipe da Silva Veríssimo;

Análise de Discurso e Prospeção de Argumentos a partir de Fontes Textuais (II11042)

This project proposes to study NLP/ML techniques for addressing the task of argument mining from text, focusing on the Portuguese language (for which there is no relevant prior work), considering sources such as (a) news articles, (b) parliamentary debate transcriptions, and (c) discussions in specific social network profiles. The development of an NLP pipeline for the Portuguese language will be carried on, leveraging recent advances in the area. This NLP pipeline will support more advanced tasks, related to document-level parsing of discourse and to mining argument structures, to be aligned with argumentation schemes and discourse theories.

We envision the development of new interactive visualizations for exploring argumentation patterns and processes. Such visualizations will be the basis for building appealing applications, that resort to historical data (news, parliamentary debate or on-line discussion archives), in areas related with media studies, political science or forensics (e.g. identifying opinion makers, detecting fallacies or radicalization processes), as well as applications specifically tailored for researchers in applied linguistics.

Acronym: Dargmints

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Oct-2018

to 30-Sep-2021

Prime Contractor: FEUP (University) - Porto, Portugal

Financed by: Direção Geral de Saúde (Other)

Partnerships: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (University), FEUP (University) - Porto, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Miguel Daiyen Carvalho Won, Pável Pereira Calado, Paula Cristina Quaresma da Fonseca Carvalho, Daniel Jorge Viegas Gonçalves;

Ferramentas para análise filogenetica em larga escala (II11019)

The current ability to rapidly sequence whole microbial genomes is revolutionizing microbiology and epidemiological surveillance, with high impact on the identification of antimicrobial resistance genes and virulence factors, or on the detection of outbreaks in hospital settings or in the food industry, e.g., by monitoring the spread of antimicrobial resistance, an ever growing concern. It has allowed also more complex phylogenetic analyses based on the whole genome data. The bottleneck has however shifted to data analysis problems. From a computational point of view, a growing concern is how algorithms and tools can be scaled up to analyse thousands of genetic loci in thousands of isolates. This project aims then to: (1) research and design efficient and scalable data structures and algorithms that allow phylogenetic analyses at large scales; (2) develop tools suitable for processing large scale phylogenetic analysis, deployable in cloud and HPC environments; (3) make tools available as reusable components, enabling the construction of more complex parametrizable pipeline workflows; (4) develop and integrate intuitive and user-friendly interfaces.

Acronym: NGPHYLO

Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco

From 01-Oct-2018

to 10-Sep-2021

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal;

Members: Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco, Cátia Raquel Jesus Vaz, Luis Manuel Silveira Russo;

Prospecção de informação geo-referenciada de múltiplas fontes e modalidades (II11038)

The MIMU project (i.e., acronym for MIning MUlti-source and MUlti-modal geo-referenced information) focuses on the discovery and mapping of innovative geographic knowledge by processing large-scale volunteered data (e.g., geo-referenced multimedia contents like images and textual descriptions, posted on social-media platforms like Flickr, Twitter, or Foursquare), in combination with more traditional sources (e.g., remote-sensing products available in the context of initiatives like ESA’s Sentinel/Copernicus programme, and/or tables with socio-demographic data made available by statistical offices). The complex relations between the different types of information, as well as the temporal and geographical dimensions of the data, introduce new challenges that will explored throughout the project (e.g., challenges in using deep learning for accurate content classification, or in using parallel computation for big data analytics), in an attempt to go beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Acronym: MIMU

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Oct-2018

to 30-Sep-2019

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Nova.ID.FCT da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (University);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Jacinto Paulo Simões Estima, João Miguel Cordeiro Monteiro, Paolo Romano;

Representativeness of social partners and the impact in economic governance (II11044)

The REP project aims to understand the conditions and implications of the representativeness of social partners in economic governance. In democratic societies, they play a fundamental regulatory role of the labour market, representativeness providing them legitimacy to be consulted and to negotiate. However, representativeness is enveloped in a puzzle and scarce research tends to restrict representativeness to a membership rate and to focus on one side of labour relations. Assuming that representativeness is a multifaceted concept, the REP project will for the first time combine membership representativeness with composition and opinion congruence between representatives and represented. Also, it will focus on both trade unions and employers associations, having into account their different collective interests. In summary, the REP project intends to contribute to a more informed decision-making process, more transparent and trustful organisations, and fairer labour relations.

Acronym: REP

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Oct-2018

to 30-Sep-2021

Prime Contractor: Instituto de Ciências Sociais UL (University)

Financed by: Direção Geral de Saúde (Other)

Partnerships: Cento de Estudos Socias da Universidade de Coimbra (University) - Coimbra, Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Ciências Sociais UL (University);

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha;

Streams of hate and untruth? Using online comments, posts and tweets to investigate attitudes and the quality of political debates (II11045)

Hundreds of millions of comments, posts and tweets are left everyday by people all over the world, but many of them are polarized and uncivil, clearly stretching freedom of speech and often putting democratic political debate into question. The project addresses this pressing political and social issue and the impact of technology on society in different countries, through a comparative and innovative multi-methods and interdisciplinary approach. The research team includes national and international researchers from the fields of political science, social psychology, information and computer science, media studies, and sociology based at the ICS-UL and at the INESC-ID, two excellent research institutions and FCT Associate Laboratories.

Acronym: HATE

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

From 01-Oct-2018

to 30-Sep-2021

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

Financed by: Direção Geral de Saúde (Other)

Partnerships: INESC-ID (Other), Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (University) -Portugal;

Members: Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins, Alexandre Paulo Lourenço Francisco;

Decentralised Qualifications' Verification and Management for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation (II11046)

QualiChain targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology, algorithmic techniques and computational intelligence for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments.


Sérgio Luís Proença Duarte Guerreiro

From 01-Jan-2019

to 31-Dec-2021

Prime Contractor: National Technical University of Athens (University) - Atenas, Grécia

Financed by: European Commission (Other)

Partnerships: AMA - Agência para a Modernização Administrativa (Other) -Portugal, Atos Origin (Company) -Spain, Fraunhofer Institute (Other) - Erlangen, Germany, INA - Direção-Geral da Qualificação dos Trabalhadores em Funções Públicas (Department) -Portugal, INESC-ID (Other), Knowledgebiz Consulting - Sociedade de Consultoria Em Gestão Lda (Company) -Portugal, National Technical University of Athens (University) - Atenas, Grécia, Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (Department) -Greece, THE OPEN UNIVERSITY , TECHNISCHE INFORMATIONSBIBLIOTHEK (TIB) (University) -Germany;

Members: Sérgio Luís Proença Duarte Guerreiro, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha;

Integrative Learning from Urban Data and Situational Context for City Mobility Optimization (II1048)

Challenges: The iLU project proposes to address two major challenges: 1) the lack of an integrative analysis capable of combining different sources of urban data collected from city sensors and ticket validations in the diverse modalities of public transport, and 2) the absence of situational context in predictions and circuit recommendations.

Scientific contributions: 1) to consolidate the different sources of urban data available in the Plataforma de Gestão Inteligente de Lisboa (PGIL) to allow an intermodal analysis of the mobility in the city; 2) to discover patterns of circulation from these heterogeneous data sources, particularly emerging patterns and correlations between urban traffic and its situational context; 3) anticipate congestion of traffic and access to public transport; and 4) support mobility decisions, such as reinforcing of public transport in response to specific events and positive conditioning of traffic in the city through recommendations to the citizens sensitive to situational context.

Acronym: ILU (IDSS)

Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques

From 01-Jan-2019

to 31-Dec-2021

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Other) - Lisbon, Portugal, LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Other);

Members: Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques, Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira, Fernando Henrique Corte Real Mira da Silva, Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo, José Alberto Rodrigues Pereira Sardinha, Manuel Fernando Cabido Peres Lopes;

Water Intelligence System Data (II11049)

The use of telemetry in the water supply systems allows the continuous monitoring of several water indicators (including pressure, flow, consumption, water levels, and water quality parameters such as chlorine and pH) to support the operation and management of water supply services.

The WISDOM project aims to develop algorithms to extract relevant information from these data in order to support decisions, improve network management, reduce water losses, and ensure a proper water supply in quantity and quality. The project consists of five major tasks: (1) exploratory data analysis; (2) predictive analysis of water consumption; (3) spatial location of breaks; (4) identification and anticipation of anomalous events; and (5) development of a prototype system for user recommendations and decision support.

Acronym: WISDOM

Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques

From 01-Jan-2019

to 31-Dec-2021

Prime Contractor: Instituto Politécnico Setúbal (University)

Financed by: FCT (Other)

Partnerships: Câmara Municipal do Barreiro (Other) -Portugal, CeMAT, IST-ID (Department) -Portugal, Empresa de Infraestruturas da Quinta do Lago, E.M. (Infraquinta) (Company) -Portugal, Empresa Municipal de Água e Saneamento, E.M. (EMAS, E.M.) (Company) -Portugal, Instituto Politécnico Setúbal (University);

Members: Rui Miguel Carrasqueiro Henriques, Susana de Almeida Mendes Vinga Martins, José Luis Brinquete Borbinha;