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The kick-off of the mobilizing project FAMEST – Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment, and Software Technologies – was given on November 22 at the Technological Center of Footwear of Portugal by more than three dozen key players: leading footwear companies and research, development, and innovation entities, such as the Centre for Computer Graphics (CCG).

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FAMEST mobilization project aims

As the name FAMEST indicates, this project will drive innovation in the footwear industry. Its objective is to develop the implementation of the Research and Innovation Agenda, assumed by the Portuguese Cluster of Footwear and Fashion for the period 2014-2020.

In the course of the next decade, the Cluster will work on the internationalization of national footwear, making it a world reference, through the sophistication and creativity of the offer, the differentiation of materials and production processes, and the quality of products and business models.

With the Research and Development work carried out at FAMEST, the footwear and fashion industry will be able to make a qualitative leap, expecting that in three years the industry will be better and richer with the results obtained.

FAMEST consortium

This ambitious project is promoted by a consortium of 23 companies related to footwear (leather, insoles, soles, chemicals, software, equipment, logistics, retail), as well as 9 I & I entities.

These entities, which include the CCG, have multidisciplinary capacities that guarantee the continuation of innovative results and the proper monetary appreciation in the national and international markets by the promoters.


CCG R&D partner in Portugal 2020

The CCG  is a qualified entity by the National Scientific and Technological System (SCTN) for the Provision of Research and Technological Development (R & TD) and for the Consulting and Services of Support to the Innovation in the business fabric.

O CCG actively participates in the European Community support framework Portugal 2020 and is available to integrate mobilizing projects, in order to support small and medium companies in individual R&D, R&TD projects and Co-Promotion of R & DT.

It should be noted that the GCC has already contributed to major structuring and mobilization projects in the sector, such as FACAP – Fábrica do Calçado PEDIP and FATEC – Fábrica De Alta Tecnologia Para Fileira Do Calçado.

The contribution of the CCG in this FAMEST project occurs at the level of “PPS 1. FAMEST SHOE – Tools and concepts for the shoes of the future” in particular at the level of the activity “A1.7 Development of Anatomical Measurement and Visualization of Footwear” where we aim to research and develop innovative solutions.

Support for the project

FAMEST Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment’s and Software Technologies project is supported by FORTUNATO O. FREDERICO & CA LDA promoter and it counts with the co-financing of the COMPETE 2020 Program under the Research and Technological Development Incentive System R & D – Mobilizing Programs, involving an eligible investment of 5.9 million euros.


O Programa INTERFACE, uma iniciativa governamental incluída no Plano Nacional de Reformas, tem como principal objetivo o aumento da competitividade do tecido produtivo nacional, por intermédio da inovação, do aumento da produtividade e da criação de valor por meio da incorporação de tecnologia nos processos produtivos.

As várias iniciativas do Programa INTERFACE almejam:


Centros de Interface Tecnológico (CIT) do Programa INTERFACE

Os Centros de Interface são entidades fundamentais do sistema nacional de inovação e agentes de valorização do conhecimento científico e tecnológico, potenciando a sua transferência para as empresas.

Neste contexto, o Centro de Computação Gráfica (CCG) é uma das entidades recentemente reconhecidas, com publicação em Diário da República, como Centro de Interface Tecnológico (CIT) para a tecnologia digital. Cabe ao CCG fazer a articulação entre as instituições do sistema científico e as empresas de diversos sectores, entre outros através da:

O CCG está, como sempre esteve ao longo dos quase 25 anos de existência, disponível para abraçar os desafios colocados pela indústria nacional. Para mais informações contacte-nos.

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.

Program of the event


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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