E-mail:rui dot ribeiro at ulusofona dot pt
Rui is a Senior Researcher in COPELABS, SITI, and an Assistant Professor at ULHT, where he is also the executive Director of the LISS – Lusófona Information Systems School.

Rui holds a BEng in Informatics Engineering by IST; BMA by Universidade Católica Portuguesa; DBA on Open-source Enterprise Models (2012) by ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa.

Rui is (2009-) the Information Systems Director at EP– Estradas de Portugal S.A. Previously, he was affiliated to Sybase where he was the responsible for the area of Consulting Services. His research systems relate with open-source models and entrepreneurship models.



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2003 MBA in Master Business Administration ( 2 Specializations: General Management ans eBusiness), UCP- Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

1998 IT Engineering Degree, Technical University of Lisbon (IST)


Working Experience


May 2015 - present - IPTelecom - Executive Board Member.  
May 2015 - present - Infraestruturas de Portugal  - Sales and Business Development Director  
Oct 2013 – May 2015 - Estradas de Portugal - Sales and Customer Relation Director

2000 - Sybase Portugal - Professional Services Manager and Key Account Manager 


1998 - 2000 -  Sybase Iberia - Senior Consultant.



Main Research Interests


Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Strategy, Mobile Enterprise Systems


Current Projects


Creation of the Executive School, being responsible for the full coordination of the Msc and Executive Programs delivered by the school.




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Rui Ribeiro, Business Models for Enterprise Open Source Software Vendors, 2011


Thesis Supervision

                                             M.Sc. Advisorship

·         João Lima, Cloud computing, o impacto nas estratégias de empresas. MEISI, University Lusófona, 2014/2015 (ongoing)

·         Maria Magalhães, Implementação de um CRM Analítico na Fundação INATEL. MEISI, University Lusófona, 2014/2015 (concluded)

·         Yuri Dunen, Melhoria dos processos de departamento de veículos da Direcção Nacional de Viação e Transito de Angola. MEISI, University Lusófona, 2014/2015 (ongoing)

Ph.D. Advisorship

·         Pedro Freire, Cloud Applications, Native Experience. NEMPS, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Rui Ribeiro, Inês Oliveira. (cancelled in 2015)

·         F. Melo Pereira, NEMPS, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Rui Ribeiro (changed advisor in December 2015).




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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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