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José Luis Bandeira Rodrigues Martins

José Luis Bandeira Rodrigues Martins
AquaValor - Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água

PhD in Computer Science

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Introduction
José Martins is currently a Senior Researcher at AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Invited Assistant at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and Integrated Member of INESC TEC. He has published over 100 articles in indexed journals and event proceedings and has been supervisor for several Master and Doctoral thesis. During his career he has participated in multiple national and international research projects aimed at merging ICT with other fields of study.
Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
September 2014 - present
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2013 - June 2014
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Position
  • Monitor
Education
October 2010 - May 2014
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Field of study
  • Social networks sites adoption at firm level
September 2007 - November 2008
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Field of study
  • Web accessibility of the Portuguese enterprises sites
September 2002 - July 2007
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Field of study
  • Computer Science

Publications

Publications (118)
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The number of smartphone users has increased significantly, and the development of mobile applications has brought convenience to daily life. However, large numbers of users who have various barriers, such as visual or hearing impairments, and physical disorders, are not able to fully access and use the referred applications, which is unfair to the...
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For some years now, master data has become extremely relevant to business success and continuity in an increasingly competitive and global business environment. The banking sector is one example of how the implementation of well-structured and designed master data management policies and initiatives is crucial for reaching positive results. One of...
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The daily stress we, as population, are subjected has negative impacts on physical and mental health, making people age faster. With the increase in life expectancy, the population started to search for ways to ensure they reach the older ages with a healthier and better lifestyle, resulting in an increase of interest and demand for thermalism and...
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Rural tourism has become a truly relevant economic activity, with visible impacts (social and economic) to regional and national development and overall sustainability. The sole characteristics of rural destinations make them extremely attractive to tourists that search for experiences away from the massified and more urban areas. Despite this incr...
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Authoring 360 multisensory videos is a true challenge as the authoring tools available are scarce and restrictive. In this paper, we propose an authoring tool with three different authoring interfaces (desktop, immersive, and tangible interface) for creating multisensory 360 videos with the advantage of having a live preview of the multisensory con...
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With the increasing use of smartphones in people’s daily lives, mobile accessibility has become a key factor for them. Tourism is one of the sectors that has benefited the most from this growth but has not yet reached its full potential as accessibility has not yet been fully exploited. The main goal of this study is to assess accessibility in mobi...
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The objective of this book chapter is to help fellow colleagues in academia to build a network – not only with lecturer colleagues, but also with students, talented students who are willing to help – to further themselves, to gain recognition, and to grow themselves as educators. This may well involve extending the authorship of research papers, to...
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As information systems and technologies grow in usage in the agri‐food industry, the same has happened to the relevance of Information Systems (IS) that allow for a parallel control, monitoring and management of the organizations' activities and business processes. As the literature proves, the benefits of implementing adequate and interoperable IS...
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As life expectancy grows and the population requirements for satisfactory health and wellness levels increases, there is a clear opportunity for the incorporation of alternative techniques and tools for promoting health and preventing disease. One of these tools, is the use of thermal water-based treatments, commonly known as thermalism, as tools t...
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The application of the Internet of Things concept in domains such as industrial control, building automation, human health, and environmental monitoring, introduces new privacy and security challenges. Consequently, traditional implementation of monitoring and security mechanisms cannot always be presently feasible and adequate due to the number of...
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Accessibility has become increasingly important in information technology, particularly due to legislation pressure to make affordable public services to all. Being end-users and software companies those who have direct contact with accessibility problems, other stakeholders are committed to defining methods and change mentalities in Web accessibil...
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Virtual reality technologies have grown in complexity and functionality, increasing their relevance in various sectors of activity. Applying these innovations to tourism is advantageous for the organisations, the tourists and even the territories. They can provide multisensory immersivity, simulate actions and movements in real‐time, enriching real...
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At a time when communication, new media, and digitalization are transversal to the whole of society, private health care organizations have the possibility of making their business processes evolve. The objective is thus to seize the benefits associated to the active use of patients' electronic health records (EHRs) as the basis for personalized he...
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An electronic business transaction among untrusted bodies without consulting a mutually trusted party has remained widely accepted problem. Blockchain resolves this problem by introducing peer‐to‐peer network with a consensus algorithm and trusted ledger. Blockchain originally introduced for cryptocurrency that came with proof‐of‐work consensus alg...
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In the original publication, Figs. 1 and 2 were interchange and the citation of Fig. 1 in the third paragraph of section 2.2 Authoring tools for multisensory VR experiences should be removed.
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Equal access to all software and digital content should be a reality in the Digital Era. This argument is something defended both by existing regulations, norms and standards, and also business organizations and governments. Despite this acknowledgement, the reality is still far from the desired equality. For certain groups of disabled or impaired...
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With the appearance of innovative virtual reality (VR) technologies, the need to create immersive content arose. Although there are already some non-immersive solutions to address immersive audio-visual content, there are no solutions that allow the creation of immersive multisensory content. This work proposes a novel architecture for a collaborat...
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Today’s society presents a fast development marked by the digital era, where the sharing, disclosure and access to information is made through information and communication technologies.
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Collecting, storing, integrating and transforming data, together with the problem of security and privacy, are topics that present great challenges for society. The needs of the industry in general and agri-food in particular in the mushroom production sector, due to their specificities, requires the adoption of emerging technologies to make them m...
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Virtual Reality (VR) has as a key feature, the users’ interaction with a virtual environment. Depending on the purpose of a given VR application, it can be essential to use multisensory stimulus without biasing users towards specific actions or decisions in the virtual environment (VE). The goal of the present work is to study if the choice of path...
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The interest in technology allied to household chores has been growing exponentially. Robots like Bimby have revolutionized the way of cooking, since they perform several functions, which were once done manually. How do users of kitchen robots see this continuous evolution and what is the impact on their routines? What are the main advantages assoc...
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Microtransactions dominate today’s video game industry and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, despite all the controversy it brings. To approach this problem, we created a survey, shared it on several gaming forums (a total of 1661 answers were obtained), then we designed a theoretical model and based on that, an automatic analysis...
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As higher education evolves into a multifaceted and complex activity, the incorporation of education management information systems (EMIS) that allows for the production of relevant, organized and structured information, becomes a necessity for both institutions and students. Despite the recognition of this requirement, existing literature does not...
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We have sought to understand the current state of the art on smart tourism and on smart cities. Furthermore, we have sought to understand community awareness and the will to embrace innovation, as they are decisive factors to acquire base knowledge and overcome barriers in (soon to be) overpopulated cities and for those who are looking for a limite...
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Traditional e-Commerce platforms tend to mimic existing physical store processes in which customers are given the opportunity to purchase only the available products without any type of personal customization or even without the possibility of being allowed to present a desired product/service to which the market might be able to respond. With this...
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Looking forward to enhance visitors’ experience among cultural heritage sites, the use of new technologies within these spaces has seen a fast growth among the last decades. Regarding the increasing technological developments, the importance of understanding the acceptance of technology and the intention to use it in cultural heritage sites, also a...
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Online citizen public participation in consultation and decision-oriented processes supported by local governments is a key ingredient for successful digital democracy. As the participatory process is a voluntary activity, social capital, and individual motivation can help to understand citizen engagement in the usage of electronic participatory pl...
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The continuous use of dynamic and disruptive ICT as energizing elements of the educational process is a reality of current days, where millennials are the centre of an education paradigm in which students are much more inclined to use technologies than enrolling in a traditional non-digital course. Considering education management information syste...
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Considering the importance associated with e-commerce website accessibility and usability, a study on one of the most relevant Portuguese e-commerce websites has been performed using both automatic and manual assessment procedures. In an initial stage, we evaluated the chosen website with a Web accessibility and usability automatic tool called Sort...
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Nowadays, tourism faces the technology progress challenge. Tourists are changing the way they search for information and the way they buy tourism products and services. Therefore, becomes important to analyze the influence of relevant digital marketing tools on low density tourism regions success, measured through destination image, tourists’ satis...
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The diffusion and adoption of e-participation contributes to better democracy and more participative societies. Nevertheless, despite the potential benefits of e-participation, the level of citizen satisfaction regarding the use of e-participation and its effects on the continued intention to use have not been widely assessed yet in the literature....
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The importance of e-commerce continues to grow in retail, providing companies with a critical tool to improve marketing and commercial strategies. In this context, understanding the distribution channels and the new business models becomes a fundamental issue for both researchers and business managers. This paper has two priority objectives. First...
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The University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), in an effort to streamline processes and reduce bureaucracy, decided to develop and use an in-house document management system to handle processes. However, this practice created additional needs such as the actual digital signing of documents associated with the institution business and adminis...
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The emergence and widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies enabled government agencies to develop their capacity for citizens interaction, hence providing better public services. These electronic services, typically known as e-Government, have been undergoing significant development over the last few years. Information technolog...
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The current technologic proliferation has originated new paradigms concerning the production and consumption of multimedia content. This paper proposes a multisensory 360 video editor that allows producers to edit such contents with high levels of customization. This authoring tool allows the edition and visualization of 360 video with the novelty...
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With the rapid growth in the use of digital platforms for the dissemination and expansion of a company’s business reach, it is vitally important that startup firms are firmly aware of the options when deciding whether to adopt a particular technology because they often have low resource availability, which reduces their margin for error. In order t...
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In the last decade, the use of smartphones has grown steadily. The way consumers interact with brands has changed owing to the accessibility of internet connection on smartphones, and ubiquitous mobility. It is crucial to understand the factors that motivate consumers to interact with smartphone advertisements and therefore what stimulates their de...
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Higher education institutions are at this stage, on the one hand, faced with challenges never seen before and, on the other hand, their action is moving very rapidly into digital learning spaces. These challenges are increasingly complex because of the global competition for resources, students and teachers. In addition, the amount of data produced...
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Portuguese Higher Education Institutions have more and more data that needs to be processed in order to get information and, therefore, Knowledge. In order to respond to this need, over time there have been several types of IS supported by ICT, which enables them to achieve these features and, at the same time, help with their daily activities. How...
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Millennials interact with technology like no other generation before them and this is affecting how they want to be taught in higher education and how they want to lead and expect to be led in organizations, after graduating. Though stating that they want to be enlightened in academia, some qualitative comments from millennials indicate the opposit...
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The aim of this paper is to propose a recommendation system that considers user's functionality levels regarding physical or psychological limitations. This paper describes a set of models and algorithms used under a tourism recommendation system based in users and points-of-interest (POI) profiles. Also, this proposal considers a different manner...
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Discount and Outlet E-commerce Platforms (DOEP) are technologies with more and more influence in people’s lives, and the literature on this subject is still somewhat scarce in relation to the proportion these platforms have today, in the context of e-commerce. In this study, the research team aims to characterize the variables that have the greates...
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This study translates how the potential exists for ICT and Web 2.0 to promote and improve the quality and efficiency of the supply of health services. The segmented and personalized access to individual clinical records is considered in the context of basic support information which simultaneously facilitates an initial screening by a health profes...
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Technological evolution has led to a significant transformation in tourism organizations, particularly in those who focus their activities on particular themes or segments, such as wine tourism. This can be transposed to Portuguese wine tourism organizations because the majority lack the necessary information and communication technologies (and inh...
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The academy can and should have a major role in the promotion of software accessibility. To try to clarify a number of empirical arguments and certainties regarding the usage of accessible, but not assistive, software, the answers to a survey given to 15 blind or low vision people are depicted. To demonstrate how under addressed this topic is by th...
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Accessibility has become increasingly important in information technology, particularly due to legislation pressure to make affordable public services to all. Being end-users and software companies those who have direct contact with accessibility problems, other stakeholders are committed to defining methods and change mentalities in Web accessibil...
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Internet is becoming one of the most adopted technologies of all times and one of its particular uses concerns the public health issues. The search for health related information and the exchange of experiences and opinions on symptoms and treatments is one of the main activities associated with eHealth websites, hence the need for these websites t...
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E-commerce notably increases the reach of enterprises, bringing a firm‟s products and services into the international arena. In times of shrinking domestic markets, due to national crises, becoming available in global markets is essential for survival and growth. We have thus held three focus group interactions to produce a set of strategic recomme...
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In recent years, the demand from online customers has become a major problem, the variety of choice and the need for them to feel special triggered the desire to customize the products they want to buy. This high customer demand for customized products has been one of the biggest obstacles that companies have encountered. To achieve an adequate res...
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Os últimos anos têm sido decisivos para a formação de uma conjuntura a nível mundial associada à aceleração do progresso científico e tecnológico no domínio da gestão de sistemas e tecnologias de informação. De facto, num contexto global de dinamismo e mutabilidade crescentes, quer em rapidez quer em intensidade, a permanente revolução tecnológica,...