COPELABS Coordination: Rute Sofia
DDicas is a project being developed in cooperation by Senception Lda and the R&D unit COPELABS. The DDicas portal targets entities that are willing to provide to the regular citizen promotions, announcements, etc, in real-time and based on the citizen preferences. The citizen can profit from such promotions by using the DDicas Mobile application.
DDicasM is available for Android and will soon be available for iPhone!
DDicas has been developed by COPELABS (Luis Lopes and Rute Sofia) and is currently under development by COPELABS as well as by Senception Lda (COPELABS spin-off).
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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).