CISTI 2017: ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter participation

The ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter participated in the CISTI 2017, the largest conference in Portuguese and Spanish in the field of Information Technology and Information Systems.

In fact, the student chapter had a stand in the conference place, where Joao Aparicio, Joao Sequeira, Andre Pereira and Antonio Teixeira represented the ACM Student chapter.

ACM student chapter members had a significant scientific participation.  In fact, Fernando Bento, Martinha Piteira, Joao Papricio, Catarina Santos, Sofia Aparicio and Hugo Araujo co-authored several papers presented at the conference. Fernando Bento, Martinha Piteira, Catariana Santos and Hugo Araujo presented papers at the conference.

Presentation of Undergraduate Research Project Proposals

Several students presented undergraduate research project proposals during research week.

The ACM chair (Joao Aparicio) presented a project related to autonomous driving. Andre Freire presented a project related to computer programming learning.

ISTAR-IUL: great performance in Scientific Award ISCTE-IUL 2017

ISTAR-IUL had the best performance in Scientific Award ISCTE-IUL 2017 among all the ISTA-IUL research centers.  We would like to congratulate prof. Nuno Guimaraes, the director of ISTAR-IUL, in behalf of the performance obtained by the ISTAR-IUL researchers.

We also congratulate Prof. Ricardo Fonseca, that once again obtained the best individual performance. Prof. Ricardo Fonseca was not only the director of ISTA, and was essential in the support of ACM Student chapter.

ISCTE-IUL ACM student chapter had been cooperating with ISTAR-IUL and we expect to continue cooperating in the future.

The ISTAR-IUL placard show some of the projects in which we have been cooperating.

Web Applications and Usability: a Project using WordPress CMS

Last Monday (May 22th), students of Web Applications and Usability course (Postgraduate Program of Informatics Applied to Organizations – ISCTE-IUL) presented one of the projects consisting of developing an organizational website. Students were encouraged to develop the project using WordPress. Prof. Manuela Aparicio supported the students in WordPress customization. In the course, students also learned Javascript, CSS, PHP, and Mysql, allowing them to create a small plug-in. They also used UX and usability concepts and techniques in the process of development and evaluation of the website.

The students were organized in the following working groups (or teams):

  • Team 1: Fátima Tomé, Pedro Dias, Pedro Calado, Patricia Nobrega
  • Team 2: Miguel Afonso, Fabio Damil
  • Team 3: Ana Massano, Sérgio Aires
  • Team 4: Cátia Henriques, Ângela Freixo, Catarina Canteiro, André Mendes
  • Team 5: Carla Silva, Ana Sofia Graça, Cláudia Souza
  • Team 6: Diana Teixeira, Melissa Garcia, Sandra Ricardo
  • Team 7: Volodymyr Mykhayliv, João Sardinha, Rafael Moisés, André Bolila
  • Team 8: Olena Mandzyuk,Nuno Mendes, Brenardo Pereira
  • Team 9: Maria Nunes, Cláudia Ferreira

Master Lecture: Logistics & Robotics

João Sequeira and João Aparicio gave a lecture about Logistics and Robotics to a class of  students from the IBS (ISCTE Business School). In this lecture, João Sequeira and João Aparicio  introduced main robotics concepts to the students in the course of Information Systems and ERP (Master of Services and Technology Management). They also discussed possible impacts of using robotics in factories and warehouses.  João Aparicio also talked about his experience in robot competition.