Hugo Paredes

Hugo Paredes
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) | INESC TEC · HumanISE – Centre for Human-Centered Computing and Information Science

Ph.D in Software Engineering

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Introduction
Hugo Paredes received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minho,Portugal.Since 2003, he has been with the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where he is currently Associate Professor with Habilitation. His research interests are in the field of Human Computer Interaction:Collaboration and Accessibility.He has authored or coauthored more than 100 refereed journal and conference papers and participated in several national and international research projects.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - December 2017
Carnegie Mellon University
Position
  • Visiting Faculty
November 2016 - present
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2012 - present
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
February 2003 - January 2008
University of Minho
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 1995 - November 2000
University of Minho
Field of study
  • Computer Science

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Publications (204)
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article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Selection and peer-review under responsibility of the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) Abstract Synchronized online gymnastics may provide new possibilities for enhancing the physical and social well-being of people with restricted mobility. W...
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The need for computer-supported collaboration has grown over the last years and made collaboration an important factor within organizations. This trend has resulted in the development of a variety of tools and technologies to support the various forms of collaboration. Many collaborative processes, e.g. strategy building, scenario analysis, root ca...
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The general adoption of mobile devices and its wide network coverage made it possible to make emergency calls virtually everywhere, even in the absence of a valid contact. However, there is still generally the need for audio connection. This restriction is a problem for deaf people, but also for the elderly and people without disabilities who face...
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In everyday life, people need to move, whether in business or leisure. Navigation requires spatial knowledge and ability to make decisions based on geographic information. Recently, powerful tools have been developed, enhancing the capabilities of geographical analysis and decision-making. This work presents a platform to handle and provide geograp...
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At the present time virtual communities are overspread in the web, providing users a cyber-place to share common purposes and interact with other users around the world. Interaction in these environments grapple with new challenges concerning to provide their users better tools to interact and fulfil their goals. In this context we propose a model...
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Reducing office buildings’ energy consumption can contribute significantly towards carbon reduction commitments since it represents ∼40% of total energy consumption. Major components of this are lighting, electrical equipment, heating, and central cooling systems. Solid evidence demonstrates that individual occupants’ behaviors impact these energy...
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Objective Supervised exercise therapy (SET) is recommended as first line in the management of intermittent claudication (IC). Its use is often limited by accessibility, compliance and cost. Home-based exercise therapy (HBET) programs emerged as an alternative solution, but have shown inferior results. Employment of structured monitoring with the us...
Conference Paper
Today digital labor increasingly advocates for the inclusion of people who are excluded from society in some way. The proliferation of crowdsourcing as a new form of digital labor consisting mainly of microtasks that are characterized by a low level of complexity and short time periods in terms of accomplishment has allowed a wide spectrum of peopl...
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Crowdsourcing has received considerable attention over the last fifteen years and has been the subject of several experiments that demonstrate its large potential for use in real-world situations. With the rapid growth of and access to crowd work environments, there is a need for new ways to ensure more equitable access for all people. Task design...
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In recent years, digital technologies have been used to support discussions about the city and also to involve citizens in participatory public processes. However, despite the widespread use of social media platforms, old issues related to engagement and participation still persist in digital initiatives. The main goal of this study is to carry out...
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Over the last years, accessibility has been gaining more recognition, hence there is a market demand for professionals skilled in accessibility. Therefore, there is a trend towards incorporating accessibility in computer science curricula. Many approaches were presented in order to teach accessibility in the academy, however many failed in the depa...
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Background Physical exercise is a first-line treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC) reducing pain and increasing the distances walked. Home-based exercise therapy (HBET) has the advantage of reaching a higher number of patients and increasing adherence to physical exercise as it is performed in the patien...
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The use of virtual reality (VR) for industrial training helps minimize risks and costs by allowing more frequent and varied use of experiential learning activities, leading to active and improved learning. However, creating VR training experiences is costly and time-consuming, requiring software development experts. Additionally, current authoring...
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Physical and cognitive rehabilitation based on natural interaction and VR has been on our horizon for several years, and we have been conducting experimentation towards that goal through several exploratory research initiatives.This article addresses some aspects of the state-of-the-art of VR in healthcare and well-being, with opportunities in the...
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With the increasing development of human-AI teaming structures within and across geographies, the time is ripe for a continuous and objective look at the predictors, barriers, and facilitators of human-AI scientific collaboration from a multidisciplinary point of view. This paper aims at contributing to this end by exploiting a set of factors affec...
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Virtual worlds, particularly those able to provide a three-dimensional physical space, have features that make them suitable to support collaborative activities. These features distinguish virtual worlds from other collaboration tools, but current taxonomies of the field of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work do not account for several distinctive...
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Understanding the intellectual landscape of scientific communities and their collaborations has become an indispensable part of research per se. In this regard, measuring similarities among scientific documents can help researchers to identify groups with similar interests as a basis for strengthening collaboration and university-industry linkages....
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os pedidos de execução de aplicações na arquitetura cloud e no paradigma fog são geralmente heterogéneos e o escalonamento nessas arquiteturas é um problema de otimização com múltiplas restrições. Neste artigo, fizemos um levantamento sobre os trabalhos relacionados com o escalonamento na arquitetura cloud e no paradigma fog, identificamos as suas...
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The requirements are defined at the start of the process of developing a system. And the both types of requirements are equally important and are supposed to be elicited, specified, and represented to ensure a good quality system. Though it has been verified that more attention is given to the functional requirements, when the relationship of NFRs...
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Over the past decades, the use of digital technologies to support participatory urban planning and design has been repeatedly described as a crucial instrument and critical building block for tackling historical problems of participation in such processes. Social media, e-participation platforms, and crowdsourcing applications are examples of techn...
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Despite decades of research and development in named entity resolution, dealing with name ambiguity is still a challenging issue for many bibliometric-enhanced information retrieval (IR) tasks. As new bibliographic datasets are created as a result of the upward growth of publication records worldwide, more problems arise when considering the effect...
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It has been a quarter of a century since the publication of the first edition of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) held in 1996 in Beijing, China. Despite some attempts to empirically examine the evolution and identity of the field of CSCW and its related communities and disciplines, the scar...
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Augmented Reality (AR) is a field of knowledge that emerged in the middle of the last century, and its use has been spreading because of its usefulness, but also because of mobile platforms, accessible to most users. AR characteristics are valued in several fields of human activity, and also in the field of Education and Training, being AR pointed...
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This paper presents an action research study aiming to motivate undergraduate students to develop their computer programming learning skills, particularly within the transition from beginner to proficient level. The SimProgramming motivational approach is presented as a didactic proposal for this context. From the results of this iterative research...
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In the competitive automotive market, where extremely high-quality standards must be ensured independently of the growing product and manufacturing complexity brought by customization, reliable and precise detection of any non-conformities before the vehicle leaves the assembly line is paramount. In this paper we propose a wearable solution to aid...
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Training in VR can reduce risks and costs while allowing frequent and diversified experiential learning activities. We present a novel VR immersive authoring tool for experiential learning courses with industrial machinery. A trainer can create a course from scratch,defining all its components (structure, models, tools, and settings).The actions wh...
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The use of VR in industrial training contributes to reduce costs and risks, supporting more frequent and diversified use of experiential learning activities, an approach with proven results. In this work,we present an innovative immersive authoring tool for experiential learning in VR-based training. It enables a trainer to structure an entire VR t...
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The harsh impacts of extreme weather events like cyclones or precipitation extremes are increasingly being felt with hazardous consequences. These extreme events are exceptions to well-known weather patterns and therefore are not forecasted with current automatic computational methods. In this context, the use of human computation to annotate extre...
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With cutting edge scientific breakthroughs, human-centred algorithmic approaches have proliferated in recent years and information technology (IT) has begun to redesign socio-technical systems in the context of human-AI collaboration. As a result, distinct forms of interaction have emerged in tandem with the proliferation of infrastructures aiding...
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We study the critical factors affecting researchers’ behavior on the adoption of crowdsourcing and machine learning (ML) techniques in their work practices. This is motivated by a fundamental interest in the field of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) in developing theoretical frameworks useful for representing situated practices observed f...
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In this paper, we aimed at exploring the use of iconographic navigation to support inclusive and accessible search for Web content through an extension for Google Chrome browser, entitled Extension Icon. Despite Extension Icon was developed to be a solution that allows people with intellectual disabilities to search autonomously using an iconograph...
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Application execution required in cloud and fog architectures are generally heterogeneous in terms of device and application contexts. Scaling these requirements on these architectures is an optimization problem with multiple restrictions. Despite countless efforts, task scheduling in these architectures continue to present some enticing challenges...
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Today’s cloud computing techniques are becoming unsustainable for real time applications as very low latency is required with billions of connected devices. New paradigms are arising; the one that offers an integrated solution for extending cloud resources to the edge of the network and addresses current cloud issues is Fog Computing. Performing Fo...
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Application execution required in cloud and fog architectures are generally heterogeneous in terms of device and application contexts. Scaling these requirements on these architectures is an optimization problem with multiple restrictions. Despite countless efforts, task scheduling in these architectures continue to present some enticing challenges...
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The fourth author name was missed in the original publication. The correct list of authors should read as “Hugo Fernandes, Paulo Costa, Vitor Filipe, Hugo Paredes, João Barroso”. It has been corrected in this erratum. The original article has been updated.
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Background: The short-term benefits of aerobic and resistance exercise in subjects affected by Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) are scarcely examined in interaction. This study aimed to identify the effects of combined aerobic and resistance exercise programs on walking performance compared with isolated aerobic exercise or with the usual care in...
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Researchers in a variety of fields are increasingly adopting crowdsourcing as a reliable instrument for performing tasks that are either complex for humans and computer algorithms. As a result, new forms of collective intelligence have emerged from the study of massive crowd-machine interactions in scientific work settings as a field for which ther...
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There are many systems for indoor navigation specially built for visually impaired people but only some has good accuracy for navigation. While there are solutions like global navigation satellite systems for the localization outdoors, problems arise in urban scenarios and indoors due to insufficient or failed signal reception. To build a support s...
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A substantial amount of work is often overlooked due to the exponential rate of growth in global scientific output across all disciplines. Current approaches for addressing this issue are usually limited in scope and often restrict the possibility of obtaining multidisciplinary views in practice. To tackle this problem, researchers can now leverage...
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Crowdsourcing has shown to be a valuable problem-solving approach to handle the increasing complexity and scale of tasks for which the current AI algorithms are still struggling. Crowd intelligence can be particularly useful to train and supervise AI systems in a symbiotic, co-evolutionary relationship that raises long-term research challenges to t...
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Much research attention on crowd work is paid to the development of solutions for enhancing microtask crowdsourcing settings. Although decomposing difficult problems into microtasks is appropriate for many situations, several problems are non-decomposable and require high levels of coordination among crowd workers. In this chapter, we aim to gain a...
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Much effort is put into Information Technology (IT) to achieve better efficiency and quality of expressing communication between autistic children with the surrounding. This paper presents an application that aims to help the autistic child to interact and express their feeling with their loved ones in easy manner. The major objective of the projec...
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Information can be conveyed to the user by means of a narrative, modeled according to the user’s context. A case in point is the weather, which can be perceived differently and with distinct levels of importance according to the user’s context. For example, for a blind person, the weather is an important element to plan and move between locations....
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Complexity is core part of our lives. Aware or not, people need to understand and communicate complex ideas and perspectives. Understanding and communicating complexity can be facilitated through interactive simulations. Doing so in the physical world is often impractical, however. Users and developers are overloaded with information and ambiguity,...
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The structure and evolution of a scientific research community can be quantitatively assessed taking into account the interactions between scientific agents dispersed geographically. In the recent years, CSCW has stabilized as a cross-disciplinary field suffering significant changes in its core structure, and there is limited understanding about th...
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The overall objective of this work is to review the assistive technologies that have been proposed by researchers in recent years to address the limitations in user mobility posed by visual impairment. This work presents an “umbrella review.” Visually impaired people often want more than just information about their location and often need to relat...
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The increasing amount of scholarly literature and the diversity of dissemination channels are challenging several fields and research communities. A continuous interplay between researchers and citizen scientists creates a vast set of possibilities to integrate hybrid, crowd-machine interaction features into crowd science projects for improving kno...
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Current times are denoting unprecedented indicators of scientific data production, and the involvement of the wider public (the crowd) on research has attracted increasing attention. Drawing on review of extant literature, this paper outlines some ways in which crowdsourcing and mass collaboration can leverage the design of intelligent systems to k...
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Technological evolution impacts the research and development of new solutions, as well as consumers’ expectations and behaviors. With the advent of the new millennium, collaboration systems and technologies were introduced to support ordinary cooperative work and inter-dependent, socially and culturally mediated practices as integral units of every...
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The peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is characterized by leg pain during walking, and a recommended treatment for this disease is to perform supervised physical activity. In this chapter, a system that monitories the physical activity containing one application for smartwatch, one application for smartphone, and a back-end webservice is presented....
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Assistive systems which incorporate different technologies to provide simple and quick, yet informative, content, have recently been proposed to alleviate the mobility and accessibility constrains of users with visual impairment. Currently, technology has reached a maturation point that allows the development of systems based on video capturing, im...
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This paper addresses the research approach for exploring the use of crowdsourcing in the annotation of atmospheric phenomena. The ultimate goal is to fill the gap of current algorithms that often fail to identify and track extreme atmospheric phenomena over consecutive occurrences, due to the characteristics and the resolution of the data. Expert c...