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UcMC: User-centric Mobile Core (10.2010-09.2011)

COPELABS Coordination: Rute Sofia, Paulo Mendes

 

The Internet has grown to be a key component of the day-to-day routine in our society. Restricting the use of the Internet to places such as home and office has become a major obstacle to fulfilling the promise of a ubiquitous Internet. The concept of an always-on high-data rate Internet connectivity from mobile handsets introduces the possibility to consider new business models. However, technology around still limits the growth of such models. Such limitations may be mitigated with cooperation between the access network and end-user devices. Central to these aspects is the need to consider single sign-on low-cost, energy-efficient mechanisms capable of supporting, from an access perspective the highly nomadic lifestyle that mobile users today exhibit.

 

 

 

UcMC is a cooperation concerning a framework of activities related to user-centricity from a mobile core perspective, jointly developed by COPELABS and Huawei European Research Center Berlin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPELABS Team 

Rute Sofia (Project manager)

Paulo Mendes (Coordinator)

Bruno Batista



 

Participants
COPELABS, University Lusófona/COFAC c.r.l.

Huawei European Research Center Berlin.

 



 

 

 

Highlights

C-BRAINs

C-BRAIN MeetingsIn 2015/2016, the C-BRAIN (COPELABS BRAINstorming) meetings occur monthly, Tuesdays, 14h00-15h30, COPELABS, room U.0.10, ground floor of Building U, University Lusofona. C-BRAINs are motivated by the interdisciplinary nature of COPELABS, and are intended to assist in creating sinergies and giving rise to new ideas, in contexts where Informatics meets Psychology.

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SITI - Informatics Systems and Technologies Group

SITI w400SITI 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.

CTIP - Technology Intensive Psychology Group

CTIP w400This 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).

NEMPS PhD Programme

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