COPELABS Coordination: Rute Sofia
ULOOP is an EU IST FP7 STREP project which brings in a fresh approach to user-centricity by exploring user-provided networking aspects in a way that expands the reach of a multi-access backbone. ULOOP main expected results are user-centric open-source software and a large-scale realistic demonstrator.
The ULOOP consortium holds a total of 11 partners including 3 operators, 2 access vendors, 1 software house, 4 universities, as well as 1 R&D Laboratory.
E-mail: rute dot sofia at ulusofona dot pt
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Rute Sofia (scientific project coordination)
Luis Amaral Lopes
Additional researchers involved (external):
Project ULOOP has received funding from the
Our scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.
SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.
This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).