Morais, Elisabete Paulo; Cunha, Carlos R.; Gomes, João Pedro
The developments occurring in recent years in the Information and Communication
Technologies led inevitably to a great effect on the operation, structure and strategy of
organizations around the world, and obviously also in the tourist sector organizations. With
the rapid expansion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) throughout
almost all aspects of tourism and hospitality industries, the task of integrating technology
into education curriculum will be a need. Information and Communication Technologies
appear one of the most critical area to the success of tourism in the future and the way it
will promote the tourist destinations. This paper aims to analyze the relevance given by the
Cunha, Carlos R.; Gomes, João Pedro; Morais, Elisabete Paulo
The actual economic paradigm is based on a strongly cooperative model that tries to support a more competitive and global organizations response. With cooperation comes an intrinsic need - interconnection and interoperability of information systems among business partners. This represents, in many areas, a huge organizational challenge, being the field of information, and communication security one emerging key issue and a natural enabler for cooperative behavior and to the proper establishment and support of trust among network partners. Security frameworks, that can be able to describe and act on the basis of interoperability, cooperation and proactivity, became essential to support...
Paredes, Hugo; Pinho, Anabela; Zagalo, Nelson
Virtual communities and their benefits have been widely exploited to support patients, caregivers, families and healthcare providers. The complexity of the social organization evolved the concept of virtual
community to social networks, exploring the establishment of ties and relations between people. These technological platforms provide a way to
keep up with your connections network, through a set of communication and interaction tools. Games, as social interactive technologies have great potential, ensuring a supportive community, and thereby reducing
the social isolation. Serious social health games bring forward several research challenges. This paper examines the potential benefits of the triad “health-serious games-social networks” and discusses...
Cruz, Carla; Mourão, António; Gabriel, R.; Filipe, Vitor; Ginja, Mário; Barroso, João Manuel
A displasia da anca (DA) é uma doença hereditária responsável por uma osteoartrite nestas articulações, que pode passar despercebida ou ser responsável por claudicação e má qualidade de vida dos animais. Esta última situação pode justificar o recurso a tratamentos cirúrgicos, por vezes dispendiosos. O diagnóstico definitivo actual é o exame radiográfico envolvendo a sedação ou anestesia dos animais para a contenção, indispensável para o posicionamento dos animais, imprescindível à obtenção de uma radiografia com a qualidade requerida. Contudo, é expectável que nos animais aparentemente assintomáticos seja responsável por algumas limitações funcionais com interferência directa no tipo de passada ou...
Plácido, Gonçalo R.; Cunha, Carlos R.; Morais, Elisabete Paulo
Health information systems are of extreme importance and they became an intrinsic part of the healthcare sector. However, in today’s molds and with the advent of the Internet and mobile devices, a paradigm shift, from the current isolated systems to interoperable distributed systems, that take advantage of ubiquitous computing, is needed. In critical situations, such as decision making in healthcare, it is necessary to have access to all of the patient’s information; for the information must be reliable and must be accessed in an easy and fast way. The present work
proposes an architecture that aims to answer the needs of...
Morais, Elisabete Paulo; Santos, Sónia Sousa; Gonçalves, Ramiro
Since the introduction of computer technology into organizations in the 1960s, there have been numerous attempts to develop models of Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT)maturity. The maturity models are based on the premise that the planning process,development or adoption, use and management of IS/IT organizations, evolves through a learning process that can move through stages of maturity. If these stages (and their associated features) can be identified, could then be used to develop a plan for the IS and provide guidelines for action for the orderly progression through several stages from the current culture of the organization. This work focuses the...
Morais, Elisabete Paulo; Pires, José Adriano; Gonçalves, Ramiro
Sendo o Negócio Electrónico uma realidade dos nossos dias, apresentamos um estudo realizado junto das 1000 maiores empresas a laborar em Portugal (segundo o volume de negócios), com o objectivo de identificar qual a evolução do Negócio Electrónico destas desde o ano de 2005 até ao ano de 2007. Foi desenvolvido um questionário no qual foi utilizado um modelo de maturidade do Negócio Electrónico (SOGe – Stages Of Growth for E-Business), modelo este utilizado em estudos similares. Apresentamos também a evolução da maturidade por determinados sectores de actividade. No entanto, esta análise é uma análise meramente descritiva dos dados, uma...
Cunha, Carlos R.; Peres, Emanuel; Morais, Raul; Bessa, Maximino; Reis, Manuel Cabral
Stating that information and services are ubiquitous, means that they are available anywhere, anytime. The development of mobile-devices with wireless network-access capabilities, together with the decrease in network-traffic costs and the proliferation of free wireless hotspots, makes the use of mobile-devices, as Internet access tools, increasingly common and attractive. With novel forms of presenting information and to provide new ways to interact with consumers, new business strategies can be boosted, in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and m-commerce. This paper describes a different approach to the relationship between customers and business-providers, based on contextualization mechanisms located in commercial products, which in...
Gonçalves, Ramiro; Santos, Sónia Sousa; Morais, Elisabete Paulo
The latest technological advances made over recent times led to a profound market change, characterized by increased competition. In order to be competitive, organizations have been forced to adapt themselves to this new reality, seeking innovative solutions permitting them to achieve lower costs, greater productivity and differentiation from competition. This work focuses the e-business maturity stages of Portuguese small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Our goal is to identify in which e-business maturity stage they are and explore the relationship between their e-business maturity and the technology they use.
forced to adapt themselves to this new reality, seeking innovative solutions permitting them...
Sousa, João Paulo; Carrapatoso, Eurico; Fonseca, Benjamim; Pimentel, Maria da Graça; Bulcão-Neto, Renato
Context-awareness has been regarded as an important feature for mobile services. However, only a few services are sensible to context and the features that are context-aware are still limited. Composition of Web services has received much interest in business-to-business or enterprise application, but not so much interest in business-to- consumer applications. This paper presents iCas, a novel architecture that enables the creation of context-aware services on the fly, and discusses its main components. We compare our approach with similar systems and point out the main differences and advantages. To explore context-awareness to support service composition, iCas uses SeCoM, a semantic...
Cunha, Carlos R.; Peres, Emanuel; Morais, Raul; Reis, Manuel Cabral
This paper describes a business and technological model proposal, known as Inov@Douro, intended to support and to promote competitive and sustained precision agriculture practices in the Portuguese Douro Region. Our approach is based on a distributed cooperative network, tailored to meet the specific needs of viticulture enterprises which also explore tourism as a valuable national and international business source. We present the Inov@Douro model from the knowledge generation point-of-view, intended to support the multidisciplinary concept of a cooperation approach among regional partners. This model aims to represent a new working style for this unique region. As a guideline to attain...