Associated Schools

Associated ULHT Schools

COPELABS is an autonomous research unit of University Lusófona Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT), founded solely by COFAC c.r.l., the management institution of  ULHT.


COPELABS has the role of host unit for ULHT, being associated with two ULHT schools, namely, ECATI and EPCV. Cooperation protocols formally define such commitment and ensure the development of an immersive, dynamic, and international hosting environment for the three cycles of studies available in Portugal. As such, COPELABS profits from several benefits provided by its founder, such as: COFAC’s positioning within the community of Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP); workspace, infrastructure, and services that University Lusófona provides, such as professional translation and marketing services.



ECATI groups the departments of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Design; Multimedia, Movies and Video, as well as Informatics Engineering and Information Systems.

The School has a training strategy, higly flexible, rigorous, and integrated, and aims at preparing students to answer challenges concerning an information and knowledge society in a creative way. The growing tendency towards globalization goes against the artificial splitting between professional and technological training within the different branches of communication sciences, arts and design, as well as information systems and architecture, and ECATI has as main goal to develop a unique sinergy system within these fields, in the national context.


Keeping the original focus of each distinct knowledge field, ECATI constitutes a broader training space, where the different knowledge fields interact, both at an horizontal level - across study cycles - as well as at an horizontal level - across the integration of the different levels of training.


ECATI aims to prepare students within the new European context, always keeping the essential contribution to training within the portuguese speaking countries.


ECATI brings together advanced training and graduated studies; research as well as service support to the global community, including support to professional expertise as well as the promotion of cultural and scientific activities, in correspondance with the civil society.


To fill in its goals, ECATI counst with a highly qualified teaching team. ECATI counts also with the support of two different research centers, namely, CICANT and COPELABS, that cover, from a research perspective, the different knowledge areas integrated in the ECATI vision. Not less relevant is the fact that University Lusofona provides the School with several advanced infrastructures.



The School of Psychology and Life Sciences (EPCV) inherits the knowledge from the previous University Lusofona Schools, Psychology and Biomedic Sciences, being its fundamental track Psychlogical and Life Sciences.


Teaching and learning supported by research represent the three main poles of the mission of EPCV, aiming to contribute to the reinforcement of the scientific knowledge in those science areas.


Psychology, supported by the Department of Psychology (DP) aims to ensure excellence in teaching and research, with a continuous intertwining with both the national and international communities.


The Department of Life Sciences (DCV) provides support to the Faculty of Biomedic Sciences, having as mission the development of scientific projects in the fields of Biology, medical education, and Biomedicine.











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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