Álvaro Rocha

Álvaro Rocha
University of Lisbon | UL · ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management

PhD & DSc (e-mail: amrrocha@gmail.com)

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Introduction
He is a professor at the University of Lisbon - ISEG and Vice-Chair of IEEE SMC Portuguese Chapter. Moreover, he has served as Vice-Chair of Experts for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program and Expert Horizon Europe Prog, and as an expert at the Government of Italy’s Ministry of Universities and Research, at the Government of Latvia’s Ministry of Finance, at the Government of Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology, and at the Government of Polish's National Science Centre.

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Publications (413)
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Supported by an environment that is increasingly immersed in digital transformation, universities are facing important organizational changes in both tangible and intangible structures. Digital transformation isn’t all about technology, there is a human side of the story. Leadership is seen as a key issue in any process of change. However, leaders...
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Higher education institutions (HEI) that offer hospitality courses must meet the needs of stakeholders, students, businesses, and academia. Students in the third year of hospitality bachelor courses, with a higher perception of the market needs, participated in this research to identify the most important competencies required by the hospitality or...
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Agriculture Industry is highly dependent on environmental and weather conditions. Many times, crops are spoiled because of sudden changes in weather. Therefore, we need a decision model to take care the water requirement of sensitive crops of agriculture industry. The proposed work presents a novel and proficient hybrid model for sensitive crop irr...
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Skin cancer is one of the diseases which lead to death if not detected at an early stage. Computer-aided detection and diagnosis systems are designed for its early diagnosis which may prevent biopsy and use of dermoscopic tools. Numerous researches have considered this problem and achieved good results. In automatic diagnosis of skin cancer through...
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Agriculture industry is the foundation of Indian economy where quality fruit production plays an important role. Apple or pome fruits are always in demand because of rich nutrients in it. Hence, to analyze and recognize the nutrients deficiency in fruits, a deep neural-based model is being proposed. This model automatically classifies and recognize...
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Link prediction is a statistical relational learning problem that has a variety of applications in recommender systems, expert systems, and knowledge bases. Numerous approaches have already been devised to solve the problem. Tensor factorization is one of the ways to solve the link prediction problem. Many tensor factorization techniques have been...
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Cancer is a genetic disease that is categorized among the most lethal and belligerent diseases. An early staging of the disease can reduce the high mortality rate associated with cancer. The advancement in high throughput sequencing technology and the implementation of several Machine Learning algorithms have led to significant progress in Oncogeno...
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Some pixels of an input image have thick information and give insights about a particular category during classification decisions. Visualization of these pixels is a well-studied problem in computer vision, called visual attribution (VA), which helps radiologists to recognize abnormalities and identify a particular disease in the medical image. In...
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Among various types of skin diseases, skin cancer is the deadliest form of the disease. This paper classifies seven types of skin diseases: Actinic keratosis and intraepithelial carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Benign keratosis, Dermatofibroma, Melanoma, Melanocytic type, and Vascular lesions. The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate the...
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A lot of different methods are being opted for improving the educational standards through monitoring of the classrooms. The developed world uses Smart classrooms to enhance faculty efficiency based on accumulated learning outcomes and interests. Smart classroom boards, audio-visual aids, and multimedia are directly related to the Smart classroom e...
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A lot of different methods are being opted for improving the educational standards through monitoring of the classrooms. The developed world uses Smart classrooms to enhance faculty efficiency based on accumulated learning outcomes and interests. Smart classroom boards, audiovisual aids, and multimedia are directly related to the Smart classroom en...
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This book features selected papers from the International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies (ICOMTA 2021), jointly organized by Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia); the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain); the University of Santiago de Compostela-Equipo de Investigaciones Políticas (Galicia, Spain); the University of A Cor...
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This book comprises the proceedings of the International Perm Forum “Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century” held on October 18th – 23rd, 2021, at Perm State University, Perm, Russia. Global challenges, which determine the main trends in the development of social and economic life in the XXI century, require the integration of specialist...
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This book gathers the proceedings of the Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security (MICRADS 2021), held at Naval Cadet School "Almirante Padilla", in Cartagena, Colombia, during August 18–20, 2021. It covers a broad range of topics in systems, communication, and defense; strategy and political–administra...
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The book features original papers from International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Social Networking (ICPCSN 2021), organized by NSIT, Salem, India during 19 – 20 march 2021. It covers research works on conceptual, constructive, empirical, theoretical and practical implementations of pervasive computing and social networking methods for dev...
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The purpose of this paper is to compare the strategies of companies with data science practices and methodologies and the data specificities/variables that can influence the definition of a data science strategy in pharma companies. The current paper is an empirical study, and the research approach consists of verifying against a set of statistical...
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The complexity of the information systems (IS) in the higher education institutions (HEI) has been continuously increasing during the last decades. Thus, managers need tools to evaluate the maturity of their IS, in order to continuously improve them. Additionally, the accreditation processes and rankings may also include organisational aspects in t...
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The recent trend of digital health deals a great prospective towards healthcare management. The associated technologies are becoming more demanding in digital health innovation for development, testing, and trials, which has been intended to be a part of both clinics and homes. This special issue focuses on state-of-the-art Internet of things techn...
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This book contains a selection of papers from the 2021 International Conference on Software Process Improvement (CIMPS’21), held between the 20th and 22th of October in Torreón Coahuila, México as virtual venue. The CIMPS’21 is a global forum for researchers and practitioners that present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, ex...
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Over the past years, a digital multimedia uprising has been experienced in every walk of life, due to which the un-annotated or unstructured multimedia content has always been a key issue for research. The multimedia content is usually created with some intended emotions, which the creator wants to induce in viewers. The affectiveness of the multim...
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Artificial intelligence systems are becoming ubiquitous in everyday life as well as in high-risk environments, such as autonomous driving, medical treatment, and medicine. The opaque nature of the deep neural network raises concerns about its adoption in high-risk environments. It is important for researchers to explain how these models reach their...
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Artificial intelligence systems are becoming ubiquitous in everyday life as well as in high-risk environments, such as autonomous driving, medical treatment, and medicine. The opaque nature of the deep neural network raises concerns about its adoption in high-risk environments. It is important for researchers to explain how these models reach their...
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The recent trend of digital health deals a great prospective towards healthcare management. The associated technologies becoming more demanding in digital health innovation for development, testing, and trials, it has intended to be a part of both clinics and homes. This special issue focuses on state-of-the-art Internet of things technologies, med...
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of activities and strategic planning in the health industry. This study analyses pharmaceutical companies who have a data science strategy and the variables that can influence the definition of a data science strategy in pharma companies in opposite to other pharmaceutical companies without a data science strategy. The current paper is empirical an...
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This research aims to understand how Business process management (BPM) can be applied for the improvement of Information Technology service management (ITSM) processes. A case study is conducted for the improvement of the time performance of the incident management process, since it is pointed as a quick win for ITSM. The results obtained identifie...
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The recent development in deep learning allows us to develop a computer vision-based system for recognition, detection, and localization of nutrients deficiency in fruits. Due to the time constraints, it is important to use an optimized and fast system for fruit quality inspection. In this paper, the input is taken as an image. A deep learning-base...
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Higher education institutions (HEIs) are complex and dynamic organizations in terms of information management, forcing their information systems to respond to enormous challenges and threats. In order to evaluate the HEIs’ information systems, we propose the development of a maturity model capable of supporting the role of HEI’s managers, as well a...
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Programming is one of the basic skills that students must acquire. However, learning to program is not an easy task. Also teaching programming is an arduous but challenging task, requiring close follow‐up and constant and meaningful feedback. So the main question is: how can we help teachers and students to achieve these goals? We identified a tool...
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Nowadays, we are forced to face off, more than ever before, an exponential growth of tremendous quantities of data necessary to be local or remotely transferred within cabled or wireless communication networks. We present in this work a methodology used for a short survey and the main findings following queries in important scientific databases. As...
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This research examines knowledge transition in an industrial company. This study presents findings about methods and forms of interaction and knowledge transition between organizational actors in innovation processes. Methodology is qualitative and quantitative, as the data was collected through interviews and questionnaires techniques. This study...
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The segmentation of dermoscopic‐based skin lesion images is considered to be challenging owing to various factors. Some of the most tangible reasons include poor contrast near the affected skin lesion, the fuzzy and unpredictable lesion limits, the presence of variations in noise, and capturing images under different conditions. This paper aims to...
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With the rapid development of Internet information technology, the advantages of social media in terms of speed, content, form, and effect of communication are becoming increasingly significant. In recent years, more and more researchers have paid attention to the special value and role of social media tools in disaster information emergency manage...
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This book features a collection of high-quality research papers presented at the International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems (ICOTTS 2020), held at the University of Cartagena, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, from 29th to 31st October 2020. The book is divided into two volumes, and it covers the areas of technology in tourism and th...
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This book gathers selected papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Inventive Communication and Computational Technologies (ICICCT 2020), held on 28–29 May 2020 at Gnanamani College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India. The respective contributions highlight recent research efforts and advances in a new paradigm called ISMAC (IoT in Soci...
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This book contains a selection of papers from the 2020 International Conference on Software Process Improvement (CIMPS 20), held between the 21st and 23rd of October in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México. The CIMPS 20 is a global forum for researchers and practitioners that present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and co...
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This book is composed by the papers written in English and accepted for presentation and discussion at The 2021 International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 21), held at the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, in Libertad, Ecuador, between the 10th and the 12th of February 2021. ICITS is a global forum for research...
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This book is composed by the papers written in English and accepted for presentation and discussion at The 2021 International Conference on Information Technology & Systems (ICITS 21), held at the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, in Libertad, Ecuador, between the 10th and the 12th of February 2021. ICITS is a global forum for researche...
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This book includes selected papers presented at the International Conference on Marketing and Technologies (ICMarkTech 2020), held at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, in the city of Lisbon in Portugal, between 8 and 10 October 2020. It covers up-to-date cutting-edge research on artificial intelligence applied in marketing, virtual and augmen...
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This book is composed of a selection of articles from The 2021 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'21), held online between 30 and 31 of March and 1 and 2 of April 2021 at Hangra de Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent...
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This book is composed of a selection of articles from The 2021 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'21), held online between 30 and 31 of March and 1 and 2 of April 2021 at Hangra de Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent...
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This book is composed of a selection of articles from The 2021 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'21), held online between 30 and 31 of March and 1 and 2 of April 2021 at Hangra de Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent...
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This book is composed of a selection of articles from The 2021 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'21), held online between 30 and 31 of March and 1 and 2 of April 2021 at Hangra de Heroismo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. WorldCIST is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent...
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This book is a collection of peer-reviewed best selected research papers presented at 3rd International Conference on Computer Networks and Inventive Communication Technologies (ICCNCT 2020). The book covers new results in theory, methodology, and applications of computer networks and data communications. It includes original papers on computer net...
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The problem of low usage of e-government solutions is common in many emerging countries. Is Russia experiencing the same issue? Are there sufficient conditions to grow the usage of e-government solutions (internet penetration rate, rights for the citizens to approach the government remotely, trust in government, computer skills and usage perception...
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This Special Issue is dedicated to current issues in Decision-making and Negotiation in Innovation & Research in Information Science. Despite all the research around Decision-making and Negotiation the main theoretical and practical importance of this issue is the focus on studies oriented to innovation & research (I&R) in information science. The...
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Big Data technology is one of the most promising organizational processes within the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industry and crucial for any company that wants to preserve the competitive advantage in the market, where most of the organizational structures are already struggling with the right skills and knowledge to fully support existing busin...
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This paper presents a research on the effectiveness of digital learning in organisations and how it can be measured. This research aims to bridge the gap between scientific and practice-oriented research about digital learning. The focus will be on learning analytics and measuring its impacts on organisations with the goal to identify the potential...
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Presently, the fruit industry requires a fast and efficient method for classification and recognition of the quality of fruits in bulk processing. Fruit recognition based on computer vision is quite challenging as it is based on the intensity, size, contour, and texture features extraction from fruits along with their suitable classifier selection....
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“Cyber-attacks can be more dangerous than guns and tanks”. This statement was made by Junker in his speech in the EU “State of the Union” in 2017 and reflects the extreme importance of this phenomenon. The increasing variety of devices that can access to Internet has contributed to the overall growth of internet users, in all kinds of places and ci...
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The present article, placed within the epistemological framework of Political Communication, analyses citizens' reaction to politicians' messages on the social network Twitter during the presidential elections in Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, and Chile, held between 2015 and 2017. Through a script developed for the present research, almost 20...
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Maturity models (MM) have been adopted in organisations from different sectors of activity, as guides and references for Information Systems (IS) management. In the educational field, these models have also been used to deal with the enormous complexity and demand of IS management. This paper presents a research project that aims to develop a new M...
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The main goal of this research is to analyze the applications of Blockchain technologies to Education for both learners and teachers. To achieve this goal, a literature review was done on the concept, and a bibliometric analysis was also done to identify studies already done on blockchain applied to Education. The research question of this study is...
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Skin cancer is one of the diseases which lead to death if not detected at an early stage. Computer-aided detection and diagnosis systems are designed for its early diagnosis which may prevent biopsy and use of dermoscopic tools. Numerous researches have considered this problem and achieved good results. In automatic diagnosis of skin cancer through...
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Maturity models have been introduced over the last five decades as guides and references for information system (IS) management in organizations from different sectors. In the education sector, maturity models have also been used to evaluate higher education institutions (HEIs) across several dimensions, such as information and communication techno...
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It is a reality that wearable devices are part of our lives. We find them in different forms and answering different utilities and needs. The present research responds to an expressed necessity, namely the awareness on the psychological stress work-related syndrome of burnout, increasingly present in different fields of activity, education being am...
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The paper analyzes the ways in which knowledge management contributes to the success of today’s companies and leads to an increase in their effectiveness and ability to remain competitive, and furthermore, the tools and practices that they use for their knowledge management process with the role of providing a framework for their knowledge manageme...
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The research is carried out in Petrila, a small town in Jiu Valley, Romania, a mono-industrial area, which was formed and developed on the basis of mining activity, an area that declined after 1990 and which now seeks a sustainable recovery formula, tourism development being one of the alternatives. The research was conducted to establish the premi...
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Business process management (BPM) is an approach focused on the continuous improvement of business processes, providing for this a collection of best practices. These best practices enable the redesign of business processes to meet the desired performance. IT service management (ITSM) defines the management of IT operations as a service. There are...
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Data Science demand from Medical Affairs (MA) functions in the pharmaceutical industry are exponentially increasing, where business cases around more modern execution of activities and strategic planning are becoming a reality. MA is still lagging in terms of implementing data science and big data technology in the current times, which means a refl...