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The GCC auditorium filled on November 29th to attend the workshop “New Trends of Enterprise Interoperability in Industrial Settings”, powered by the EPMQ Laboratory domain, through its researcher João Pedro Mendonça. The workshop was aimed at industrial companies and at software development companies for the industry.

As the degree of complexity has increased in industry, with the evolution of the use of ICT in manufacturing, new challenges and solutions are currently being raised for companies in the industrial sector. With the development of concepts of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, a whole new panorama of possibilities is glimpsed for small and medium-sized companies, which represent 99% of businesses in the European Union.

It was in this sense that the speakers of the event intervened, taking the dozens of people present to navigate the sea of new trends in business interoperability in industrial configurations.

Ricardo Machado, Professor / Researcher at the University of Minho and GCC, EPMQ Laboratory (IT Engineering Process Maturity and Quality), opened the event talking about the exploration of research opportunities in industrial interoperability, and was followed by the intervention of Francisco Duarte, coordinator of Bosch Industry 4.0.

Ricardo Gonçalves, from Portugal’s INTEROP V-Lab and Carlos Agostinho, leader of the Data Collection Framework of UNINOVA Portugal, spoke about the state of industrial interoperability in the national context, just before the grand finale event, by Guy Doumeingts, professor emeritus of the University of Bordeaux and general manager of INTEROP V-Lab. Doumeingts gave examples of advanced manufacturing technology systems and prepositions to enhance the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology.

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Workshop New Trends of Enterprise Operability in Industrial Settings

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F3M customers’ adoption of the Intelligent Factor paradigm makes sense only if management software solutions are able to receive, interpret and efficiently use the information generated by the different stakeholders along the value chain.

F3M wanted to adopt solutions that allow the automatic and real-time retrieval of data generated by different industry employees, such as confections, retailers or suppliers, and promote more expeditious and decentralized decision-making.

The IMP_4.0 PROJECT aims at researching and developing a service integration and interoperability platform in a Cloud Computing model with support for software product line variability.

In this regard, F3M invites you to participate in the IMP_4.0 Conference to be held on November 27. F3M considers it important to share experiences on the part of the different actors of the value chain because it believes that it is in this concerted effort that is the success for the development of solutions that respond effectively to the requirements of this new paradigm.

Online registration in this link.


The CCG (Center of Computer Graphics) was present on ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 that was held on november 9th and 10th, at Budapest, Hungary.

This event consisted of information and networking sessions, information stands and a meeting point between researchers and companies, informal meetings with potential partners and also in panels of discussion on European research and innovation trends, all in the area of ICT and emerging and future technologies, with special focus on the topics to be supported by the Horizon2020 program, in the period 2018-2020.

With several thousand participants and institutions represented, the event was constituted by different moments, from the formal presentation of topics H2020 to brokerage meetings.

In both face-to-face informal meetings and networking sessions, it was possible to hold institutional presentations and project ideas, in order to establish partnerships on concrete issues and to offer collaboration to potential proposals and projects.

The CCG has given presentations on two topics in the current program that have already resulted in interesting partnerships in these areas. This way, the CGC elements present at the event contributed to the achievement of the institution’s objectives as an active R & D entity in the fields of the H2020 program.

This action was co-financed by the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund, in the context of the “Transfer of scientific and technological knowledge of the CCG”.


New Trends Enterprise Interoperability in Industrial Settings

It is on the morning of November 29, a Wednesday, that the Center of Computer Graphics (CCG), through its IT EPMQ Laboratory, holds the workshop “New Trends of Enterprise Interoperability in Industrial Settings”.

The event takes place in the auditorium of the CCG, in the Campus of Azurém nº14, in Guimarães, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Held under the project Produtech SIF – Solutions for the Industry of the Future, the workshop is aimed at industrial companies and software development companies for the industry.

Admission is free and registration is done online. Registration here.

The program includes national and international speakers from institutions such as the CCG, Bosch and Interop V-Lab.

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World Usability Day 2017 was celebrated in the birthplace of Portugal, at the Guimarães Hotel on November 10. The World Usability Day 2017 event was organized by the CCG (Center of Computer Graphics), with the participation of dozens of companies and institutions of the most varied sectors, but especially of the automotive sector.

For the third consecutive year, the CCG organized an event that focused on the importance of usability and human factors in research and technological development.

With free admission, this all-day event was led by speakers from prestigious Portuguese, German, Norwegian, French and British institutions, receiving the attendance of more than a hundred people.

The motto for the usability debate was given by the CCG’s Executive Director, João Nuno Oliveira, and the Perception Interaction and Usability team of this institution, and was followed by valuable contributions from the speakers on issues such as autonomous driving, challenges to the monitoring in the autonomous control rooms of nuclear power plants, and user-centered design for the auditory modality.

Tobias Altmüller from Robert Bosch GMBH, Tim Smith (UsTwo Auto), Ana Moreira (SCALab/Renault), Nora Broy (BMW Research and Technology), Diamantino Freitas (FEUP), Alexandra Fernandes (Institute for Energy Technology) and Emanuel Sousa (CCG) revealed some of the veil of the future that awaits us with their interventions and they brought together professional, industrial, educational and citizen groups to achieve a common goal: to ensure that services and essential life products are easier to access and use, making our lives even simpler.

Tobias Altmüller (Bosch) spoke about the challenges to autonomous driving, namely regulation and safety (“When will we trust our cars enough to send our kids to school in it?), as well as the impressive usability research being conducted on driver dashboards and interfaces, and how they can be developed to help drivers optimize their time in the car.

Understanding the needs of users and how these needs can be approached as a third living and socializing space, right after the house and the workplace, are some objectives of the automotive automation project initiated by the CCG together with Bosch CM – Braga.

If we are approaching the end of the line for the car as we know it, since trips will be carried out in standardized modules, and how the exterior design of the car grabs the attention of consumers and affects their perception, were other issues debated.

More research is needed on the development of 3D monitors for cars, but Nora Broy from BMW’s research and technology group presented an excellent overview of the challenges and opportunities of existing 3D technologies.

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WUD 2017

This action has co-financing from Programa Operacional Norte2020, and European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund in the context of actions of Transfer of scientific and technological knowledge from the GCC.

The EPCGI’2017  – annual national meeting of the scientific area of Computer Graphics and Interaction –  took place on October 12 and 13, 2017, at the CCG, where more than 70 participants were gathered, namely researchers, teachers and professionals in the areas of Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Person-Machine Interaction.

The conference allowed the dissemination of work carried out, or ongoing, and the exchange of experiences between the academic, industrial and end-user communities.

This event was a joint organization between the Center for Computer Graphics and the Portuguese Computer Graphics Group, with the support of the University of Minho.

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Techdays 2017 will take place on October 12, 13 and 14 at the Aveiro Exhibition Park, where it will showcase the innovative capacity and technological advances of companies in various areas of economic activity.

Participants are invited to visit the TICE.PT booth where CCG will be present with the CHIC Mobilizer Project, which will be presented on October 13 at 11:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. with the presentation of the “Location and Sensing Engine “.

This Forum will bring together companies, entrepreneurs, creatives and the general public on the same stage to discuss and experience the future – an event that affirms Portugal’s image in the areas of TECHNOLOGY and R & D and designs them on a regional scale, National and international.

More info: http://www.techdays.pt/



For the third consecutive year, the GCC organizes an event that celebrates the importance that usability and human factors have in technological research and development.

On November 10, we invite you to participate in WUD 2017 – World Usability Day to be held at Hotel de Guimarães, near the beautiful historic center of Guimarães.

Our guests will present high-quality works ranging from user-centered design to auditory mode, to the challenges of monitoring in the autonomous control rooms of nuclear power plants. Particular emphasis will be placed on the challenges that researchers and automotive companies currently face in topics such as HMI in autonomous driving and new interfaces.



9h00 – 9h30 – Check-in

9h30 – 10h15 – Welcome. João Nuno Oliveira (Executive Director,CCG) // WUD 2017. Carlos Silva (Coordinator of Perception, Interaction and Usability, CCG)

10h15 – 10h45 – “The 3rd Living Space – Challenges of Usability and User Experience”, Tobias Altmüller (Robert Bosch GMBH, Germany)

10h45 – 11h15 Coffee-break

11h15 – 11h45 – “The Homer Simpson effect: human factors in the nuclear industry”, Alexandra Fernandes (Institute for Energy Technology, Norway)

11h45 – 12h15 – Tim Smith ( UsTwo Auto , UK)

12h15 – 14h30Lunch break


14h30 – 15h00 – “Sound Orientation System – an innovative tool for navigation“, Diamantino Freitas (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal)

15h00 – 15h30 – “On the search for understanding perception of car exterior design: a behavioral and psychophysiological approach”, Ana Moreira (SCALab/Renault, France)

15h30 – 16h00Coffee-break

16h00 – 16h30 – Nora Broy (BMW Research and Technology, Germany)

16h30 – 17h00 – Emanuel Sousa (Centre for Computer Graphics, Portugal)

Free registration: HERE

More info at: http://wud.eventos.ccg.pt/


This action has the co-financing of the Operational Program Norte2020, and European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund, in the context of actions Transfer of scientific and technological knowledge of the CCG.

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The seminar will occur in October 9, starting at 15h00 in Centro de Computação Gráfica, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães.

Local | Venue
Centro de Computação Gráfica | Universidade do Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães

Programa | Agenda

15h00: Introdução (Opening session)

15h10: Apresentação do Centro de Computação Gráfica, João Nuno Oliveira (Centro de Computação Gráfica presentation)

15H15: Apresentação da Startup Braga, Daniela Monteiro (Startup Braga pesentation)

15h20: Apresentação do projeto “VIP4SME” – Marco Sousa, TecMinho (VIP4SME presentation)

15h30: Invenções implementadas por programas de computador na Europa – Gonzalo González Rodríguez, European Patent Office (European approach to Computer Implemented Inventions)

16h15: Coffee Break

16h30: Desenvolvimentos recentes, EUA e Europa – Luís Ferreira, Patentree – patents.pt, Qualified European Patent Attorney (Recent developments, US and Europe)

17h00: Experiência de uma empresa – Findster – David Barroso (Company presentation)

17h15 min: Debate – questões e resposta (Q&A)

17h30: Encerramento (Closing session)

Seminário em Inglês/ Português | Seminar languages – English/Portuguese
Entrada livre com registo obrigatório | Free admission with mandatory registration

Organizadores | Organizers:

Startup Braga | TECMinho | Patentree | Centro de Computação Gráfica | Liftoff, AAUM

Patentree | www.patents.pt

TECMinho | www.tecminho.uminho.pt/

Centro de Computação Gráfica | www.ccg.pt

Liftoff, AAUM | http://liftoff.aaum.pt/

Startup Braga | www.startupbraga.com

epcgi 2017

The EPCGI’2017 – 24th Portuguese Encounter of Computer Graphics and Interaction will take place between 12 and 13 October 2017 at CCG, Azurém Campus of the University of Minho, in Guimarães, in a joint organization between the Center for Computer Graphics and the Portuguese Computer Graphics Group, with the support of the University of Minho.

The EPCGI’2017 aims to bring together researchers, teachers and professionals in the areas of Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Person-Machine Interaction, allowing the dissemination of work done or ongoing and the exchange of experiences between communities academic, industrial and end-users.

Event website: http://gpcg.pt/epcgi2017/


9h30 Sessão 1 – Aplicações
9h30 Adrien Fonnet, Nelson Alves, Luís Magalhães, Miguel Guevara and Nuno Sousa. Heritage BIM integration with mixed reality for building preventive maintenance
9h50 Diogo Constâncio, Daniel Casanova and Antonio Ramires Fernandes. MARS: Mobile Augmented Reality Script Framework
10h10 Rui Nóbrega, Joao Jacob, João Ribeiro, Jessika Weber, Soraia Ferreira and Antonio Coelho. Mobile Location-Based Augmented Reality Applications for Urban Tourism Storytelling
10h30 André Silva, Diogo Constâncio, Pedro Fortes and Luis Santos. Droid Tracer – A Client-Server Prototype for High Fidelity Rendering on Mobile Devices
11h10 Sessão 2 – Ambientes Virtuais e Aumentados
11h10 Anabela Marto, A. Augusto Sousa and Alexandrino Gonçalves. Realidade Aumentada Móvel em Contexto de Herança Cultural: Tecnologias Disponíveis
11h30 Manuel Pinto, Maximino Bessa, Miguel Melo and Hugo Coelho. Inpacto de diferentes dispositivos de visualização e tipos de ambientes virtuais nas emoções e sentimento de presença
11h50 Telmo Adão, Luís Pádua, Jonáš Hruška, Emanuel Peres, Joaquim João Sousa, Raul Morais and Luís Gonzaga Magalhães. Bringing together UAS-based land surveying and procedural modelling of buildings to set up enhanced VR environments for cultural heritage
12h10 Daniel Mendes, Rodrigo Lorena, Alfredo Ferreira and Joaquim Jorge. Manipulação de Objetos Virtuais em VR utilizando Eixos de Transformação Personalizados
12h25 ALMOÇO
14h00 Sessão 3 – Visualização
14h00 Tiago Nascimento and Sandra Gama. FishEye: Reconhecimento e Visualização de Espécies Marinhas
14h20 Tiago Martins, Daniel Gonçalves and Sandra Gama. TécnicoVis – Visualization of Patterns in Educational Data
14h40 Bruno Azevedo, Jorge Oliveira E Sá, Pedro Branco and Ana Alice Baptista. Information Visualization: Conceptualizing New Paths For Filtering and Navigate in Scientific Knowledge Objects
15h00 Pedro Gomes and João Brisson Lopes. Adding Multimedia and Searching Capabilities to GPS Recordings of Outdoor Activities
15h20 Sessão 4 – Videojogos
15h20 Pedro Vieira, Tiago Gonçalves, Ana Paula Afonso and Maria Beatriz Carmo. Mapas Animados para Análise do Desempenho Pessoal em Jogos
15h40 Sérgio Lucas Oliveira and Luis Gonzaga Magalhaes. Adaptive Content Generation for Games
16h00 Jorge Calado, Pedro Santana and Rui Lopes. A Unity-Based Framework for Sound Transmission and Perception in Video Games
16h15 Rennan Raffaele, Breno Carvalho and Frutuoso Silva. Evaluation of immersive user interfaces in virtual reality first person games
16h50 Orador Convidado 1: Alessandro Artusi
19h30 JANTAR


09h00 Sessão 5 – Usabilidade e Experiência de Utilizador
09h00 Pedro Monteiro, Maximino Bessa, Frederico Branco, Miguel Melo and Diana Carvalho. Avaliação de Interfaces de Navegação para Realidade Virtual Utilizando a Steering Law
09h20 Diana Carvalho, Maximino Bessa, Luís Magalhães, Miguel Melo and Eurico Carrapatoso. Age group differences in performance using distinct input modalities: a target acquisition performance evaluation
09h40 Paula Alexandra Silva, Roxanne Leitão and Maureen Kerwin. Investigating Activity Zones on Smartphones: An Empirical Study with Older Adults
10h00 Marisa Alexandra Monteiro Santos, Maria Beatriz Piedade and Vítor Noronha E Távora. Website de um Centro Hospitalar: Usabilidade, Acessibilidade e Optimização mobile
11h30 Orador convidado 2: Nuno Correia
12h30 ALMOÇO
14h00 Sessão 6 – Modelação e Simulação
14h00 Adriano Raposo and Abel Gomes. Arbitrary Deformation of 3D Piecewise Linear Curves using Unequally-sized Edges
14h20 Luís Barbosa, Manuel Pinto, Hugo Coelho, Pedro Monteiro, Miguel Melo and Maximino Bessa. Ambiente virtual multissensorial para simulação de treino de bombeiros
14h40 Alexandre Silva, Daniel Malhadas and Antonio Ramires Fernandes. Poolimmersion: A realistic physically-based billiards simulation
15h00 Francisco Serrano, João Serrano, Pedro Ribeiro, Alexandrino Gonçalves, Carlos Grilo, Nuno Carlos Rodrigues and Virgílio Hipólito-Correia. Simulação de Fenómenos para Previsão de Degradação de Edifícios do Património Cultural
15h40 Sessão 7 – Visão Por Computador
15h40 Bruno Ribeiro, Nelson Alves, Luis Magalhães and Miguel Guevara. A three-staged approach to medicine box recognition
16h00 Rui Silva, Nelson Alves, António Ramires and Pedro Moreira. Any Object is a PC Controller
16h20 Hélder Novais and Antonio Ramires Fernandes. Community Based Repository for Georeferenced Traffic Signs
16h40 Pedro Meleiro, Nuno Sousa, Miguel Guevara and Luís Magalhães. Familiar faces as user interface