Carmen Benavides

Carmen Benavides
Universidad de León | UNILEON

PhD Computer Science

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The increasing number of connected devices and the complexity of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems are demanding new architectures for managing and securing these networked environments. Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are security solutions that help to detect and mitigate the threats that IoT systems face, but there is a need for new IDS stra...
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The spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) is demanding new, powerful architectures for handling the huge amounts of data produced by the IoT devices. In many scenarios, many existing isolated solutions applied to IoT devices use a set of rules to detect, report and mitigate malware activities or threats. This paper describes a development environm...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that young university students have had to adapt their learning and have a reduced relational context. Adversity contexts build models of human behaviour based on relationships. However, there is a lack of studies that analyse the behaviour of university students based on their social structure in the context of a pa...
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In this work, a sentiment analysis method that is capable of accepting audio of any length, without being fixed a priori, is proposed. Mel spectrogram and Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients are used as audio description methods and a Fully Convolutional Neural Network architecture is proposed as a classifier. The results have been validated using...
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Industry 4.0 significantly improves productivity by collecting and analyzing data in real time. This, combined with remote access functions, and cloud processing that allows Internet of Things IoT, provides information that optimizes processes and decision support. Also involves a great growth of new networks and systems with special features, whic...
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Background: Technology has provided a new way of life for the adolescent population. Indeed, strategies aimed at improving health-related behaviors through digital platforms can offer promising results. However, since it has been shown that peers are capable of modifying behaviors related to food and physical exercise, it is important to study whet...
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Background and objective: Diabetes is a chronic pathology which is affecting more and more people over the years. It gives rise to a large number of deaths each year. Furthermore, many people living with the disease do not realize the seriousness of their health status early enough. Late diagnosis brings about numerous health problems and a large...
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This work describes an interdisciplinary experience carried out with computer engineering and health sciences (nursing) students. The objective of the experience was to improve the ability of engineering students to interact with professionals from other fields and to increase the ability of nursing students to make decisions related to new technol...
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This work addresses the performance comparison of clustering techniques in order to achieve robust hybrid models. With this goal, three different clustering techniques have been tested. The experimental environment designed for this purpose is based on a real case study, a thermal solar generation system installed in a bio-climate house located in...
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IoT (Internet of Things) alludes to many different devices and systems connected to Internet, being 5 billion the number of these devices working around the world actually. The security policies applied to this kind of systems can be improve due to their behaviour, usually associated to their low price and low computing capacity. This work addresse...
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La interdisciplinariedad o el trabajo cooperativo es cada vez más importante en nuestra sociedad. Las empresas y organizaciones demandan profesionales que, además de tener una cualificación dentro de un campo determinado, sean capaces de llevar a cabo tareas en colaboración con profesionales de otros campos. En este manuscrito se detalla la experie...
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COVID-19 disease has affected almost every country in the world. The large number of infected people and the different mortality rates between countries has given rise to many hypotheses about the key points that make the virus so lethal in some places. In this study, the eating habits of 170 countries were evaluated in order to find correlations b...
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The use of social network theory and methods of analysis have been applied to different domains in recent years, including public health. The complete procedure for carrying out a social network analysis (SNA) is a time-consuming task that entails a series of steps in which the expert in social network analysis could make mistakes. This research pr...
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The increasing number of Internet of Things devices, and their limited built-in security, has led to a scenario where many of the most powerful and dangerous botnets nowadays are comprised of these type of compromised devices, being the source of the most important distributed denial of service attacks in history. This work proposes a solution for...
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BACKGROUND Technology has provided a new way of life for the adolescent population. Indeed, strategies aimed at improving health-related behaviours through digital platforms can offer promising results. On the other hand, since it has been shown that peers are capable of modifying behaviours related to food and physical exercise, it is interesting...
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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a major concern for public health organizations worldwide, especially as regards the adolescent population. The consumption of alcohol in adolescents is known to be influenced by seeing friends and even parents drinking alcohol. Building on this fact, a number of studies into alcohol consumption among adolescents have...
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The aim of this paper was the detection of pathologies through respiratory sounds. The ICBHI (International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics) Benchmark was used. This dataset is composed of 920 sounds of which 810 are of chronic diseases, 75 of non-chronic diseases and only 35 of healthy individuals. As more than 88% of the samples o...
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The World Health Organization declared childhood obesity as a global epidemic, stressing the need for urgent action in order to face this serious public-health problem. This paper presents a pilot program based on a technological solution to improve the nutrition and physical activity habits in children. The solution is a multiplatform application...
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Introduction: Different studies have proven the effectiveness of cognitive stimulation (CS) for people with mild to moderate dementia, but further research is needed to gain insight into how CS interventions should be designed and developed. Objectives: The objective of this study was to gather and analyze data about the development of a series...
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Currently there is a trend towards facilitating multidisciplinary research and collaborations between different faculties and/or multi-university collaboration. In order to achieve standardization, we believe that this culture should begin with the teaching-learning processes. This research has investigated collaborative work between nursing studen...
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Production rules have been traditionally considered a good knowledge representation formalism for creating expert systems, and also as a good mechanism for building intelligence within software agents due to the flexibility of their declarative knowledge representation. But the use of rules and rule engines for implementing behaviors inside agents...
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The large number of sensors and actuators that make up the Internet of Things obliges these systems to use diverse technologies and protocols. This means that IoT networks are more heterogeneous than traditional networks. This gives rise to new challenges in cybersecurity to protect these systems and devices which are characterized by being connect...
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The ontology consists of a knowledge model about the design of lead-lag controllers by the root locus method. The ontology was built grounded on the underlying mathematical concepts (numbers, quotients, polynomials, roots, etc). On top of these concepts, the ones pertaining to the language of control engineering were defined. Then, by combining or...
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Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a set of techniques developed in the field of social and behavioral sciences research, in order to characterize and study the social relationships that are established among a set of individuals. When building a social network for performing an SNA analysis, an initial process of data gathering is achieved in order...
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Different approaches have been used in order to represent and build control engineering concepts for the computer. Software applications for these fields are becoming more and more demanding each day, and new representation schemas are continuously being developed. This paper describes a study of the use of knowledge models represented in ontologie...
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Socioeconomic status (SES) influences all the determinants of health, conditioning health throughout life. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between socioeconomic status and obesity in adolescence through an analysis of the patterns of contact between peers as a function of this parameter. A cross-sectional study was perf...
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Construction and use of software agents for industrial and business computer systems is a well-known subject for professional development teams. But the full potential of Agent-Oriented programming usually remains hidden to these groups and agents are usually not exploited to their full potential. This study shows the description and implementation...
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A new developed tool for PID learning is described on this work. The main contribution is the possibility to assist non-experimented users on the PID tuning task. For its implementation, knowledge engineering was used by the conceptual model creation and its next formalization on the described tool. Very good results have been achieved in general t...
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Adolescence is a transitional period during which a number of changes occur. Social relationships established during this period influence adolescent behaviour and affect academic performance or alcohol consumption habits, among other issues. Teachers are very important actors in observing and guiding the evolution of their students, and should the...
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Introducción: El consumo de alcohol entre adolescentes es un problema social y de salud pública. Las investigaciones han constado que los contactos entre los adolescentes pueden influir en el consumo. Concretamente, la red social del adolescente incluye diversos patrones de contactos en el aula, que suponen un riesgo en el consumo de drogas, como p...
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There is a great concern nowadays regarding alcohol consumption and drug abuse, especially in young people. Analyzing the social environment where these adolescents are immersed, as well as a series of measures determining the alcohol abuse risk or personal situation and perception using a number of questionnaires like AUDIT, FAS, KIDSCREEN, and ot...
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A hybrid energy system used in robotic tractors for precision weed and pest control in agriculture is evaluated and its exhaust emissions compared with the use of an internal combustion engine as a single power source. The agricultural implements require power for hydraulic pumps and fans which, initially, was provided by a power take-off system (P...
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging field of study within computer networks research area that will, in a near future, play an important role in the design and development of network infrastructures. The main idea behind SDN is to separate the control and the data planes that are nowadays coupled in the traditional network devices (rou...
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This paper describes research on the use of knowledge models (ontologies) for building computer-aided educational software in the field of control engineering. Ontologies are able to represent in the computer a very rich conceptual model of a given domain. This model can be used later for a number of purposes in different software applications. In...
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This paper shows the experience in the development of an ontology-based expert system for the field of control engineering education. The particular characteristics of the knowledge in this domain and some of the conceptualization strategies used are shown. Also the prototype expert system built is described, showing how the ontology-based nature...
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In the software building practice there is today a shift toward model based software development, rooted in the ideas coming from artificial intelligence and software engineering. The so-called domain ontologies are the conceptual structures where the knowledge models are represented. This paper shows the possibilities of the use of ontologies as t...
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The modeling of domains is today a technique with growing acceptance into the software community. Domain models allow the information to be represented in the computer at higher abstraction levels than in the usual applications, so improving the human to machine and machine to machine interactions. This paper deals with the application of such mode...
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With the integration of the European Higher Education Area one of the challenges we must face is the reduction of lectures and providing students with greater autonomy and room for practice. In order for this to happen new mechanisms that enable interaction among teachers and students are necessary as well as the means by which teachers might susta...
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Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) are gaining relevance in Computer Aided Education as advances in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence are being achieved. Ontologies are the grounding conceptual structures that are showing to be the most suitable ones when building the required conceptual structures from which an ITS is built up. One...
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One of the most important issues when talking about cost in industry is cost regarding software applications' development and use. This paper shows new directions related to this discipline, aimed at the improvement of the different technologies and applications used today in every area of the product life cycle, and stress the need for a more conc...
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Document engineering is the automatic or semiautomatic process that assists a documental department of a company in the gathering, storing, retrieving and generation of articles and documents, and also in the distribution of these documents. A web-based multi-agent system was chosen as the best approach to build such a system, providing a flexible...
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The use of computers in the control engineering domain is not as fruitful as it could be. Computers should be much more than machines performing fast numerical calculations, aiming to represent the expertise and the knowledge of the human that are experts in the domain. Knowledge engineering and knowledge representation are the scientific areas tha...
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The future of control engineering education will require the detailed and careful analysis of both the curricula and the methods involved in the learning process. This paper deals with the two key elements that are going to mean a revolution in the educational field: the computer and the Internet. Considering the education as a knowledge transfer p...
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Fundación Hullera Vasco-Leonesa is a company with a documental department responsible for managing the bibliographic information the company uses. That department manually elaborates and distributes periodic documents (press bulletins, environmental dossiers, etc). This paper describes an intelligent multiagent system as a way to solve the work han...
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Los sistemas multiagente se vienen utilizando en muy variadas áreas de investigación y desarrollo. En este artículo se pretende ofrecer la experiencia del grupo investigador con dichos sistemas en el curso de un proyecto de investigación aplicada a una empresa para resolver un problema específico. Partiendo de conocimientos teóricos, se describen l...
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Resumen La creación de nuevo software de propósito docente supone una potente herramienta y un complemento a la clase magistral tradicional. Las nuevas tecnologías de la información proporcionan la capacidad de acceso a estas aplicaciones vía internet. En el documento se muestrea como se ha construido un simulador de PWM desde la resolución de la e...

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Diseño y construcción de un sistema de catalogación, administración y consulta de material didáctico (cuentos adaptados, juegos, material digital, etc.), incluyendo un mecanismo de préstamo de ese material, así como la posibilidad de introducir reseñas y opiniones por parte de los usuarios.
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La Organización Mundial de la Salud catalogó la obesidad como una epidemia. Nuestro país registra unas cifras al alza en población adolescente, superiores al resto de la Unión Europea. Este proyecto presenta una herramienta de aplicación web para intervenir en la prevención contra la obesidad juvenil, que podrá ser visualizada desde cualquier dispositivo gracias a su diseño responsive, y que incluye su entorno social. Los objetivos del proyecto son: (i) Diseñar una aplicación multiplataforma de soporte al adolescente, (ii) crear micro-comunidades para tejer un apoyo sostenible, responsable y solidario, en la prevención de la obesidad, (iii) Desarrollar una intervención basada en el coaching positivo, (iv) detectar signos de alarmas para derivar al adolescente a los profesionales sanitarios, y (v) proporcionar datos que permitan la continua investigación y explotación de la aplicación web. El marco teórico del presente proyecto se enmarca en: La inteligencia artificial basada en web semántica, la Teoría de Redes y el Coach positivo. El impacto de este proyecto es su capacidad de replicación en otros territorios nacionales, tanto a nivel de compra pública innovadora como de explotación empresarial, y también en otros países con población hispanohablante y europea. Sumado a que la obesidad es una enfermedad que atañe a población de distintas edades, se podría llevar a cabo su adaptación para acceder a ellos.
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La propuesta consiste en el diseño, desarrollo y análisis de resultados de una experiencia de aprendizaje interdisciplinar mediante trabajos cooperativos en los que estén involucrados estudiantes de las ramas de conocimiento de la Ingeniería Informática y la Enfermería. El objetivo principal es superar algunas carencias detectadas en los egresados de ambos grados. En el caso de los ingenieros informáticos el objetivo consiste en mejorar su capacidad para interaccionar con profesionales de otros ámbitos, mientras que en el caso de los enfermeros se trata de aumentar sus capacidades para la toma de decisiones relacionadas con las nuevas tecnologías dentro de su ámbito profesional. Para llevar a cabo la experiencia se ha constituido un grupo de trabajo formado por profesores de los grados de Enfermería e Ingeniería Informática que trabajarán de forma coordinada para lograr los objetivos marcados. Se diseñarán una serie de trabajos relacionados con las ciencias de la salud que requieran de soluciones tecnológicas del campo de la informática. Los grupos de estudiantes de los grados mencionados trabajarán de forma cooperativa para dar una posible solución al problema planteado. Mediante este proyecto se pretende mejorar los perfiles profesionales de los estudiantes mediante la interdisciplinariedad y el aprendizaje cooperativo.