Open Positions

Open Positions

Calls that are relevant to the activities being developed in Copelabs are published here.

I) COPELABS Opportunities for 2022


 Job/Fellowship offer for Ph.D. Research Assistant  - closed on 31st May of 2022 - starting date: 1.07.2022

- CEEC/ COPELABS/ JUNIOR 2022  - closed - Result

Main research field: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field

Sub research field: Computer Science

(EURAXESS JOB OFFER id: 786119) 




    Programa PESSOAcall open from May 3rd until 17h00 of June 23rd 2022 referred to 2023.2024


    PESSOA is a Portuguese – French program, managed by FCT in Portugal and by CAMPUSFRANCE in France.

    The Program PESSOA has as main aim the implementation and scientific and technological exchange between researching labs of the two countries, fostering the appearance of new teams and new cooperation issues for exchanging researchers under the standard researching projects.


    The funding strictly is for the researching mobility of researchers in the projects: expenses related to traveling and lodging of the Portuguese team in France.

  • Application criteria:

    A. 35% for scientific merit and quality of the proposal;

    B. 25% for the quality of the proposal researching team;

    C. 25% for the relevance on the participation of young Portuguese researchers;

    D. 15% for the adequacy of mobility missions to the proposal program.

    Other criteria can be considered such as the distribution of fields of knowledge and/or geographical areas.



  • (70) Cost Actionscall open until July 7th 2022


    COST supports collaborative transnational activities under a system of networking of researchers based on open access and bottom-up principles, covering all scientific and technological domains. These networks, designated COST ACTIONS enable breakthrough scientific developments contributing to the Europe’s leadership in RDI. Via its inclusiveness policy, and through the special emphasis given to young researchers, COST is a unique means to European researchers to foster their ideas and initiatives openly, freely, and through collaborative efforts.

  • Portugal is a case of success as more than 1000 national researchers presently benefit from 95% active actions.


    Cost Actions List:

  • HOW TO APPLY AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE: All documentation and communications should be sent to It is not necessary FCT approval to be part of the Working Groups of COST Actions.

  • COST ACTIONS FUNDING PRINCIPLES: The support given covers: meetings (travelling, daily allowances, local organization support, for example), conferences, workshops, short term scientific meetings, advanced training activities, publications, and dissemination activities.

  • A COST Action involving 20 countries will have an approximate annual budget of 130.000 euros for developing and implementing its activities.


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  • Maria de Sousa Call for PhD Studentships – 2022 SEAGULL - Seeking Epidemiological and Virological Answers – From September 1st to 5:00 pm (Lisbon time) up to September 29th 2022.

  • Purpose and Overview

  • The call is focused on the development of knowledge to create the skills required to answer to virologic phenomena, including pandemics, and that may translate into efficient prevention measures, better healthcare and an effective support to citizens.

    The Call will support applications in any scientific field that contribute to the following objectives and areas of knowledge, such as innovative approaches, including new methods and new technologies, for viral disease diagnosis.

  • Who Can Apply:

  • 50 PhD studentships will be awarded to fund the research activities that will grant the doctorate academic degree, framed within the scope of the Call, and that contribute to its objectives.

  • The work plan may take place entirely or partially in a national institution (studentship in Portugal or both in Portugal and abroad, respectively), or be carried out entirely in a foreign institution (studentship abroad);

  • Applicants need to:

    • Be a citizen permanently and usually living in Portugal in case the work plan will be carried out entirely or partially at foreign institutions (both in Portugal and abroad or entirely abroad); this requirement applies to both national and foreign citizens.
    • Not have held any prior PhD or PhD in Industry studentship directly funded by FCT, of any duration;
    • Not to hold a doctoral degree.


    Selected applicants will have monthly allowances and supplementary support, according to the rules established in the Regulation (RBI), which may include tuition fees, support for complementary training activities or presentation of work at scientific meetings, personal accident insurance and, when applicable, travel and relocation costs.

    Studentships are annual, and can be renewed for the number of months for which they have been requested.

  • How to apply. Please visit the links: Notice of the CallAnnex I to the Notice of the Call (Evaluation Guide), Application Guide (available upon call opening), Research Fellowship Holder Statute and the FCT Regulation for Students and Fellowships.

  • Evaluation: Applications will be graded using scores from 0 (0,000 minimum score) to 5 (5,000 maximum score), under the criteria: merit of the applicant (40%); merit of the work plan (40%) and merit of the hosting conditions (20%).


  • ......... More calls will be published soon................



05.2022  Petukhova, A. & Fachada, N. (2022). Retail System Scenario Modeling Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. Information, 13(5), 251.

05.2022  Magaia, N., Ferreira, P., Pereira, P. R., Muhammad, K., Del Ser, J., & de Albuquerque, V. H. C. (2022). Group'n Route: An Edge Learning-based Clustering and Efficient Routing Scheme Leveraging Social Strength for the Internet of Vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

04.2022. Fachada, N. (2022). A computational pipeline for modeling and predicting wildfire behavior. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, COMPLEXIS 2022 (pp. 79-84), Virtual Event. SciTePress/INSTICC. DOI:

04.2022. Hu, Q., Gois, F. N. B., Costa, R., Zhang, L., Yin, L., Magaia, N., & de Albuquerque, V. H. C. (2022). Explainable artificial intelligence-based edge fuzzy images for COVID-19 detection and identification. Applied Soft Computing, 108966.

04.2022. Cipriano, B.P., Fachada, N. & Alves, P. (2022). Drop Project: An automatic assessment tool for programming assignments. SoftwareX, 18. 101079.

04.2022. e Silva, R. C., Fachada, N., de Andrade, D., & Códices, N. (2022). Procedural Generation of 3D Maps with Snappable Meshes. IEEE Access, 10.

02.2022. Fachada, V., Rahkila, P., Fachada, N., Turpeinen, T., Kujala, U. & Kainulainen, H. (2022). Enlarged PLIN5-uncoated lipid droplets in inner regions of skeletal muscle type II fibers associate with type 2 diabetes. Acta Histochemica, 124(3), 100014.

01.2022. Accepted paper, S. Tomić, M. Beko (2022). Detecting Distance-spoofing Attacks in Arbitrarily-deployed Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2022.3148199

01.2022. Fernandes, P.A., Inácio, P.A., Feliciano, H. & Fachada, N. (2022). SimpAI: Evolutionary Heuristics for the ColorShapeLinks Board Game Competition. Videogame Sciences and Arts, VJ 2020, Revised Selected Papers. CCIS, vol 1531 (pp. 113-126). Springer Nature.

01.2022. Valderi R.Q. Leithardt, et al., 2022. "An Empirical Comparison of Portuguese and Multilingual BERT Models for Auto-Classification of NCM Codes in International Trade" Big Data and Cognitive Computing 6, no. 1: 8. - Quartil SJR: Q1

01.2022. Valderi R.Q. Leithardt, et al., 2022. "Towards ubiquitous requirements engineering through recommendations based on context histories." PeerJ Computer Science 8:e794 Quartil SJR: Q2

12.2021. Valderi R.Q. Leithardt, et al., 2021. "Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Predict a Patient’s No-Show in the Healthcare Sector" Future Internet 14, no. 1: 3. Quartil SJR: Q2

12.2021. Accepted paper, M. Beko, S. Tomić, Toward Secure Localization in Randomly Deployed Wireless Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3078216

11.2021. de Andrade, D. & Fachada, N. (2021). PyXYZ: an educational 3D wireframe engine in Python. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE '21 (pp. 519-525), Virtual Event, Germany.

11.2021. Daniel Silvestre (2021). Constrained Convex Generators: A Tool Suitable for Set-Based Estimation With Range and Bearing Measurements . In:
IEEE Control Systems Letters 6, pp. 1610 1615. doi: 10.1109/LCSYS.2021.3129729

11.2021. Accepted paper, G. Asaamoning, P Mendes, and N. Magaia. .A Dynamic Clustering Mechanism with Load-Balancing for Flying Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Access, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3130417

09.2021. Accepted paper, F Neves, AC Finamore, SC Madeira, R Henriques. (2021).Mining Actionable Patterns of Road Mobility From Heterogeneous Traffic Data Using Biclustering, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems,

07.2021. Accepted paper: S. Tomic, M. Beko, “A New Perspective on Range and Directional Localization Problem’’, to appear in IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology,

06.2021. Fachada, N. (2021). ColorShapeLinks: A Board Game AI Competition Framework for Educators and Students. Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence, 2. 100014.

06.2021. Accepted paper: Rodrigo Cortesão, Daniel Fernandes, Gabriela Soares, Diogo Clemente, Pedro Sebastião and Lúcio S. Ferreira, "Cloud-based Implementation of a SON Radio Resources Planning System for Mobile Networks and Integration in SaaS Metric", to appear in IEEE Access 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3087398

05.2021. Tiago Simas and Rion Brattig Correia and Luis M. Rocha, "The distance backbone of complex networks", Journal of Complex Networks, Oxford University Press,

03.2021. Accepted paper:  FG Encinas, LA Silva, AS Mendes, GV González, VRQ Leithardt, ..., "Singular Spectrum Analysis for Source Separation in Drone-Based Audio Recording" In IEEE Access. 

02.2021. Accepted Paper, M. S. Stankovic, M. Beko, S. S. Stankovic, “Distributed Value Function Approximation for Collaborative Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning’’, in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems,

11.2020. Accepted Paper, B. Lima, D. Costa, "Adaptive Power Factor Allocation for Cooperative Full-Duplex NOMA Systems With Imperfect SIC and Rate Fairness", in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular technology,

11.2020. Accepted Paper, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, M. Barahman, L. Correia, L. S. Ferreira, "A QoS-Demand-Aware Computing Resource Management Scheme in Cloud-RAN", in IEEE OJ-COMS.

10.2020. Accepted Paper, IEEE Access, Daniel Silva, Rute Sofia. "A Discussion on Context-awareness to Better Support the IoT Cloud/Edge Continuum", in IEEE Access. DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3032388.

09.2020. Accepted paper, Electronics, Sales Mendes, André, Diego M. Jiménez-Bravo, María Navarro-Cáceres, Valderi Reis Quietinho Leithardt, and Gabriel Villarrubia González. "Multi-Agent Approach Using LoRaWAN Devices: An Airport Case Study." Electronics 9, no. 9 (2020): 1430.

08.2020. Accepted paper, IEEE Access, J. C. S. Anjos and Valderi Leithardt et al., "Data Processing Model to Perform Big Data Analytics in Hybrid Infrastructures," in IEEE Access, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3023344.

07.2020. Accepted Paper, IEEE Access, Fernandes,D., Raimundo,A., Cercas,F., Sebastiao,P., Rinis,R., Ferreira,L.S.. "Comparison of Artificial Intelligence and Semi-Empirical Methodologies for Estimation of Coverage in Mobile Networks", in IEEE Access, Vol. 8, July 2020, pp 139803-139812, 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3013036

04.2020. Accepted Paper, IEEE Access , Fernandes,D., Clemente,D., Soares,G., Sebastiao,P., Cercas,F., Dinis,R, Ferreira,L.S., “Cloud-Based Implementation of an Automatic Coverage Estimation Methodology for Self-Organising Network”, in IEEE Access, Vol 8, Apr. 2020, pp 66456-66474, 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2986437

01.2020. The most recently hired researcher Nuno Ricardo Garcia had a paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI). TPAMI is the journal with the highest impact factor in the area of computer science (IF=17.73 for 2018). Congratulations.

11.2019. Accepted Paper, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
S. Tomic, M. Beko, “A Geometric Approach for Distributed Multi-hop Target Localization in Cooperative Networks’’, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

07.2019: Accepted Paper, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,
K Turbic, L. Correia, M. Beko. A Channel Model for Polarised Off-Body Communications with Dynamic Users’’, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 7001-7013, November 2019.

06.2019: Accepted Paper, IEEE Access
D. Pedro, S. Tomic, L. Bernardo, M. Beko, P. Pinto, “Algorithms for Estimating the Location of Remote Nodes using Smartphones’’, IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 33713-33727, December 2019.

05.2019: Accepted Paper, MDPI Future Internet, Special Issue on Information-centric Networking

R. C. Sofia, Guidelines Towards Information-driven Mobility Management, Future Internet 2019, 11(5), 111;

04.2019: Accepted Paper, MDPI Future Internet, Special Issue on Information-centric Networking

R. C. Sofia, P. Mendes, An Overview on Push-Based Communication Models for Information-centric Networking. MDPI Future Internet, 2019, 11(3), 74;

03.2019: Accepted Paper, European Control Conference 2019

Henry, D.; Cieslak, J.; Colmenarejo, P.; Branco, J.; Santos, N.; Serra, P.; Telaard, J.; Strauch, H.; Giordano, A. M.; De Stefano, M.; Ott, C.; Reiner, M.; Jaworski, J.; Papadopoulos, E.; Visentin, G.; Ankersen, F.; Fernandez, J.G.Model-based fault diagnosis and tolerant control: the ESA’s e.Deorbit mission

03.2019: Accepted paper, MDPI Future Internet 2019, Special issue on ICN

Sofia, Rute C.; Mendes, Paulo. An Overview on Push-based Communication Models for Information-Centric Networking

02.2019: New IRTF ICNRG draft

Mendes, Paulo; Sofia, Rute C.; Tsaoussidis, Vassilis; Diamantopoulos, Sotiris; Borrego, Carlos; Borrel, Joan; Sarros, Christos-Alessandros. nformation-centric Routing for Opportunistic Wireless Networks.

01.2019: Accepted paper, Sensors 2019, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Stankovic, S. S.; Stankovic, Milos; Johansson, Karl H.; Beko, Marko. On Consensus-based Distribution Blind Calibration of Sensor Networks

11.2018: Rute C. Sofia becomes Associate Editor of IEEE Access

11.2018: Accepted paper MDPI Sensors 2018, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Correia, Sergio; Beko, Marko; Cruz, Luis A. da Silva; Tomic, Slavisa. Elephant Herding Optimization for Energy-Based Localization

11.2018: Accepted paper Sensors 2018, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Tomic, Slavisa; Beko, Marko. Target Localization via Integrated and Segregated Ranging Based on RSS and TOA Measurements

11.2018: Results of the CEEC/COPELABS/JUNIOR2018: Prof. Dr. Pedro Sá Costa admitted.

10.2018: Rute C. Sofia becomes an IEEE Senior member

10.2018: Invited Talk: Cooperative wireless networking: Research challenges, P. Mendes, @LakesideLabs, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

09.2018: Accepted paper, ACM ICN 2018

P. Mendes, R. Sofia, V. Tsaoussidis, S. Diamantopoulos, J. Soares,Information-centric routing for opportunistic wireless networks. InProc. ACM ICN 2018, Sep. 2018.

09:2018: Accepted paper, IEEE WiMob

09.2018:C-BRAINs 2018/2019

C-BRAINS for 2018/2019 are out!

07.2018: Ciencia 2018

People-to-people Communication in Emergency Scenarios, P. Mendes, R. Sofia, M. Tavares, O. Aponte

06.2018: UMOBILE project

POC2 - information-centric communication in opportunistic scenarios, P. Mendes, M. Tavares, O. Aponte, R. Sofia, J. Soares


UMOBILE Demo in Italy, Umbria

04.2018 Accepted Book Chapter

 Rute C. Sofia, Liliana I. Carvalho., Francisco de Melo Pereira, Samrat Dattagupta.The Role of Smart Data in Inference of Human Behavior and Interaction. Book chapter. "Smart Data: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in Computing and Applications".

03.2018 IRTF draft DABBER

Information-centric Routing for Opportunistic Wireless Networks





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