The team is based on computer scientists of the COPELABS - Cognitive and People-centric Computing research unit, as well as the psyhology team of the HEI-Lab.

The COPELABS team SITI follows a vision focused on user-centric networking and computing. In this project, this team contributes to the computer science fields of pervasive wireless systems; networking dynamics. The work developed in this context contributes to quality of living and well-being  by means of two main topics: mobility analysis and inference; crowd/community behavior, and modeling.

In what concerns mobility analysis and inference, SITI elements are already involved in the development of several solutions capable of capturing and infering behavior based on roaming habits, from an individual and collective perspective. In the context of the Proxemics Data Lab the elements cooperate with the psychology colleagues of the HEI-Lab  in analysing and studying e.g. how mobility patterns and roaming habits interact with usage of spaces in different groups, and how such patterns and habits correlate/promote well-being. While in the context of community modeling, SITI shall assist the analysis of crowd behavior and group formation processes, derived from activities that consider research that characterizes, in wireless networks, system-level behavior that emerges from the unorganized grouping of sensing nodes, namely, consensus on sensing activities, influence among users and synchronization methods.

The psychology elements contribute with results such as measures (scales, use-cases) both in the context of social psychology, as well as in the context of clinical and neuropsychology. In what concerns community/group dynamics, the HEI-Lab shall assist via the development of measures that can assist in a better understanding of group formation processes; how mobility relates with spaces, and the impact that such mobility habits have in well-being.