Program

Oral and poster sessions outline

The CETC2016 sessions will be held on Edifício Ferreira Cardoso, also known as building C at the ISEL campus

6th  December

8:00

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

(3rd floor of building Ferreira Cardoso)

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Session

(Auditorium C)

9:30 –10:30

Invited Talk 1

 Dealing with Uncertainty in Robot Grasping

Alexandre Bernardino

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

(Auditorium C)

10:30 – 11:00

 Coffee Break

(Mediateca)

11:00 – 12:20

 Oral Session 1A

 Robotics & Control Systems

(Auditorium C)

Oral Session 1B

Semiconductors

(Room A)

12:20 – 14:00

Poster Session 1 + Buffet Lunch

(Mediateca)

14:00 – 16:00

Invited Talk 2

 Molecular and Cellular Biology quantification from imaging:

 an example on cell-cell adhesion analysis

João Sanches

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

 (Auditorium C)

 

Invited Talk 3

 Sigma delta modulators using passive integrators

Nuno Paulino

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa – UNINOVA

(Auditorium C)

16:00 – 16:30

 Coffee Break

(Mediateca)

16:30 – 18:10

 Oral Session 2A

 Biomedical Applications 

(Room A)

Oral Session 2B

Semiconductors

(Auditorium C)

7th  December

9:30 – 10:30

 Invited Talk 4

 Designing and implementing a data manipulation language

Hugo Lourenço

OutSystems

(Auditorium C)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

(Mediateca)

11:00 – 12:20

 Oral Session 3

 Computing & Processing

(Room A)

Discussion Panel

Startup Companies

(Auditorium C)

12:20 – 14:00

 Poster Session 2 + Buffet Lunch

(Mediateca)

14:00 – 16:00

 Invited Talk 5

 Systemic Lisbon Battery:

a Virtual Reality app for cognitive assessment

Pedro Gamito

EPCV/COPELABS

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Auditorium C)

 

Invited Talk 6

Mobile Communications towards 2020

Carlos Caseiro

CELFINET

(Auditorium C)

16:00 – 16:30

 Coffee Break

(Mediateca)

16:30 – 17:50

 Oral Session 4A

 Multimedia Systems & Applications

(Room A)

Oral Session 4B

Communications, Networking & Broadcasting

(Auditorium C)

17:50 – 18:00

Closing Session

Best Student Paper Award & Best Poster Award 

(Auditorium C)

Invited Talks

 


Invited Talk 1

6th December, 9:30 - 10:30


Dealing with Uncertainty in Robot Grasping

 

Abstract

In this talk I will present some recent works developed at the Computer and Vision Lab of ISR Lisboa, for dealing with uncertainty in robot grasping. As robots shrink in size and grow in mechanical complexity, the errors in their kinematics models poses serious challenges to accurate control, particularly in tasks such as robot grasping and manipulation. The ability to deal with such errors becomes a key skill for reliable and predictive performance. Systematic errors (i.e. modeling errors) can be dealt with by improving the model as the robot operates (self-calibration). Random errors (i.e. limited perceptual and motor control precision) can be mitigated by an adequate modeling of uncertainty to perform safe actions. I will highlight how these types of error are modeled and mitigated in our robotic platform iCub.

 


Alexandre Bernardino

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Personal webpage 

 

Short Bio

Alexandre Bernardino is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST-Lisboa and Senior Researcher at the Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory of the Institute for Systems and Robotics of IST-Lisboa. He has participated in several national and international research projects as principal investigator and technical manager. He published more than one hundred research papers on top journals and peer-reviewed conferences in the field of robotics, vision and cognitive systems. He is associate editor of the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI and of major robotics conferences (ICRA, IROS). He is the chair or the IEEE Portugal RAS Chapter. His main research interests focus on the application of computer vision, machine learning, cognitive science and control theory to advanced robotics and automation systems.

 

 

Chairperson: Vitor Costa

 


Invited Talk 2

6th December, 14:00 - 15:00


Molecular and Cellular Biology quantification from imaging:  an example on cell-cell adhesion analysis

 

Abstract

Image quantification is a central issue in biological and medical research and clinical diagnosis. However, the selection of the best methodology to extract quantitative molecular and cellular features from archived images is still a challenging problem. In most cases the observers are not able to quantify the levels and localization of protein expression or its effect in cell shape, cell cycle stage and how cells interact with each other in terms of cellular organization.

This talk will address all these above mentioned aspects and presents a new methodology to extract quantitative features from in situ archived fluorescent microscopic images. To exemplify the advantage and the accuracy of the strategy we will use images from cancer cells with alterations of E-cadherin. E-cadherin is a fundamental cell adhesion molecule that is expressed in all epithelia and in 70% of all carcinomas this protein is altered and leads to increased potential of cancer cell invasion and metastization.

Therefore, the presentation will be focused in the quantification and cellular mapping of the wild-type and cancer associated E-cadherin in populations of cells. Further, we will present how the cells populations behave in terms of cell cycle staging by profiling their DNA content. At last taking advantage of topological analysis we establish how cancer associated E-cadherin alters inter-cellular organization described by non-directional and non-regular graphs.

This pipeline of analysis allows extracting quantitative features that are able to distinguish cells with normal and dysfunctional E-cadherin a key protein in cancer progression.

 

 

João Sanches

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Personal webpage

 

 Short Bio

João Sanches is professor at the Bioengineering Department (DBE)  of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universdade de Lisboa, and researcher and member of the board of directors of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR/IST). His work has been focused in Biomedical Engineering (BME), namely, in biological and medical image processing and statistical signal processing of biomedical (physiological and behavioural) data. Atherosclerotic disease of the carotid, chronic liver disease and sleep disturbances are some of the pathologies where the developed methods have been used for diagnosis purposes. Biological quantification from imaging is today one of his main topic of interest applied in cancer research and diagnosis.

João Sanches is senior member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society since 2011 and Member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

 

Chairperson: Isabel Rodrigues

 

 



Invited Talk 3

6th December, 15:00 - 16:00


Sigma delta modulators using passive integrators

 

Abstract

 

The constant size reduction of CMOS technologies has resulted in an increase of the transition frequency of CMOS transistors, but it has also resulted in the reduction of the intrinsic gain of these devices. As a consequence, it has become more difficult to design high gain and high bandwidth (BW) amplifiers with reduced power dissipation, making the design of ADCs that require such amplifiers, including Σ∆Ms, more challenging. One solution to deal with an issue of designing high gain amplifiers is to select passive or mixed active-passive Σ∆M architectures, where the processing gain of the comparator is used in the feedback loop of the modulator’s filter. This solution is very appealing for deep nanometer CMOS technologies, because a comparator can achieve large gain through positive feedback, which improves with faster transistors. This presentation will discuss the differences between Σ∆Ms using passive and active integrators and how to design high performance Σ∆Ms using passive integrators.

 

Nuno Paulino

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - UNINOVA

Personal webpage

 

Short Bio

Nuno Paulino  graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in 1992. He obtained the M.Sc. degree, in 1996 from the Technical University of Lisbon and obtained the Ph.D degree in 2008 from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), since 1999. Since 1999 he has been also working as a Senior Researcher of the Centre of Technology and Systems at UNINOVA. From 1996 to 1999 he worked as Analog Design Engineer at Rockwell Semiconductor, USA. In 2003 he co-founded ACACIA Semiconductor, a Portuguese engineering company specialized in high-performance data converters and analog front-end products, acquired by S3 in 2007. His scientific interests are in the areas of the design of CMOS circuits for UWB sensing systems, analog and discrete time signal processing, data-converters, self-testing and self-calibrating techniques, switched-capacitor circuits for power converters and optimization tools for assisting the design of analog circuits.

 

Chairperson: Carlos Carvalho



Invited Talk 4

7th December, 9:30 - 10:30


Designing and implementing a data manipulation language

 

Abstract

One of the main tasks of a developer while creating a data-centric application is gathering and transforming data. While in the past that data traditionally lived in a central relational database and had a well-defined data transformation language (e.g. SQL,) nowadays it is common to have multiple heterogeneous data sources with non-relational (or nested) data, each with their own data transformation language. As a consequence, the task of preparing data has become harder. In this session we present a language designed to seamlessly aggregate and transform nested data from different sources, and discuss its (partial) implementation in the context of the OutSystems platform.

 

 

Hugo Lourenço

OutSystems

Personal webpage 

 

 

 

Short Bio

Hugo Lourenço graduated in Computer Engineering (LEIC) at Instituto Superior Técnico in 1997. After graduating he joined IST as a teaching assistant, until 2000. He is currently a Principal Software Engineer at the OutSystem R&D department, which he joined in 2005.

 

Chairperson: Miguel Carvalho

 

 


Invited Talk 5

7th December, 14:00 - 15:00


Systemic Lisbon Battery:

a Virtual Reality app for cognitive assessment 

 

Abstract

The most common measures to assess cognitive decline due to aging, neurological impairments or other compromising conditions that impact on brain functioning are based on paper-and-pencil neuropsychological tests. One of the criticisms that have been raised regarding these tests is that they cannot replicate the requirements that an individual need to meet when stroll along his/her day-to-day activities, thus presenting a reduced ecological validity. For the results of neuropsychological testing to be generalizable to the individual reality, it is necessary the application of contextualized exercises in instrumental activities of daily living (eg, shopping, dressing or preparing breakfast), instead of considering only the performance on psychometric tests. The use of virtual reality (VR), where patients can perform activities of daily life, requiring different cognitive abilities, can be a viable solution to this problem. We are currently validating a computerized multi-platform environment for neuropsychological assessment based on the above mentioned requirements. This environment is a city with a variety of tasks of daily life, from meal preparation to leisure activities, such as a visit to an art gallery. This environment has been applied on healthy and clinical populations that were assessed and trained. Results from these studies will be presented.

 


Pedro Gamito

EPCV/COPELABS

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Personal webpage

 

 

 

Short Bio

Pedro Gamito earn his PhD from the University of Salford in the UK with a specializing in Information Technology in 2012, and the title of Aggregate in Rehabilitation by the University of Lisbon in 2012. Pedro is a Professor and the Director of the Psychology Computational Laboratory at the School of Psychology and Life Sciences of University Lusófona and senior researcher at COPELABS - Cognitive and People -centric Computing Laboratories, where he is also a vice-director. Since 2004 he has been developing, validating and applying numerous virtual reality applications designed for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for the cognitive stimulation patients with stroke, TBI, ADS and DS. It has numerous publications in international journals and he is a scientific reviewer in the major international scientific journals in his field. He has participated in several projects in the eHealth area. Since 2015, Pedro is the CEO of Immersive Lives.

 

Chairperson: André Lourenço

 



Invited Talk 6

7th December, 15:00 - 16:00


Mobile Communications towards 2020 

 

Abstract

The speaker will overview CELFINET's view of mobile communications towards 2020. The company's product portfolio will be discussed, along the challenges and concerns around the appearance of 5G.

 
5G wireless networks will support 1,000-fold gains in capacity, connections for at least 100 billion devices, and a 10 Gb/s individual user experience capable of extremely low latency and response times. 5G radio access will be built upon both new radio access technologies (RAT) and evolved existing wireless technologies (LTE, HSPA, GSM and WiFi). Breakthroughs in wireless network innovation will also drive economic and societal growth in entirely new ways The talk will highlight some of these aspects.


Carlos Caseiro

CELFINET

Personal webpage

 

 

Short Bio

Carlos Caseiro holds the position of Responsible for Technology and Delivery at Celfinet. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Telecommunications) by the Lisbon Technical University in 1990. He holds a Master degree in Mobile Communications Engineering by the Lisbon Technical University in 1997. He started his career as a telecoms engineer responsible for spectrum management in National Regulator Authority (ICP) in 1991. Carlos has over 25 years of professional experience in Mobile Communications mostly as Radio Access Network Manager in different Network Operators as Vodafone (Portugal), VHA (Australia) and Movicel (Angola). Whilst on those roles, he led several new technologies programs on UMTS, HSPA, LTE and SRAN. He worked on the development of UMTS specifications in ETSI and 3GPP.

 

Chairperson: Pedro Vieira


 

Oral Sessions

 


Oral Session 1A

Robotics & Control Systems

6th December, 11:00 – 12:20

Auditorium C


Chairperson: Alexandre Bernardino

 

 

I. Gomes, H. Pousinho, R. Melício and V. Mendes         

Short-Term Trading for a Wind-PV Power Producer in an Electricity Market

 

           

R. Laia, H. Pousinho, R. Melício and V. Mendes

Wind-Thermal Production in Day-Ahead Market

 

 

B. Pinto, R. Melício, V. Mendes and H. Pousinho

Simulation of Malfunctions in a Wind System Powered by a DFIG

 

           

S. Lopes and F. Fontes

Optimal Control of a Multi-field Irrigation Problem: validation of a numerical solution by the optimality conditions


 


Oral Session 1B

Semiconductors

6th December, 11:00 – 12:20

Room A


Chairperson: Manuela Vieira

 

 

L. Mateus, M. A. Vieira, M. Vieira, P. Louro and P. Vieira

Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa

Indoor positioning system using a-SiC:H a WDM device

 

 

E. Baikova, L. Romba, S. Valtchev, R. Melício and V. Pires       

Electromagnetic Emissions from Wireless Power Transfer System

 

 

P. Lourenço, A. Fantoni and P. Pinho    

Simulation of Amorphous Silicon Waveguides

 

 

M. Fernandes, Y. Vygranenko, M. Vieira, G. Lavareda, C. Carvalho and A. Amaral

Automated reactive thermal evaporation system for transparent conductive coatings


 


Oral Session 2A

Biomedical Applications

6th December, 16:30 – 18:10

Room A


Chairperson: João Sanches

 

 

V. Geraldes, M.A. Custaud, S. Bastier, A. Le-Traon, L. Shvachiy, M. Carvalho and I. Rocha

Readability of physiologic data and detection of specific activity using TEMIS system

 

           

J. Domingues, S. Silva, R. Bernardes and A. Morgado  

Benchtop SS-OCT – layout and performance evaluation

 

L. Shvachiy, V. Geraldes, M. Carvalho and I. Rocha

Autonomic Function Evaluation in an Intermittent Lead Exposure Animal Model

 

           

A. Escalda, M. Carvalho and I. Rocha

A Novel Physiological Application of an Extracorporeal Circulation System: Hepatic Arterial Circulation during Hypothermia

 

 


 


Oral Session 2B

Semiconductors

6th December, 16:30 – 18:10

Auditorium C


Chairperson: Nuno Paulino

 

 

M. Nascimento, V. Mendes and R. Melício

Power Quality Evaluation of a Photovoltaic System on an Electric Grid

 

 

L. Romba, E. Baikova, S. Valtchev and R. Melicio

Electric Vehicle Battery Charger: Wireless Power Transfer System Controlled by Magnetic Core Reactor

 

 

R. Anjos, R. Melício and V. Mendes      

Simulation of the Effect of Shading on Monocystalline Solar Module Technology under Hot Spot Condition

 

 

L. Brito, P. Louro, J. Costa and M. Vieira           

Visible Light Communication for indoors navigation with a-SiC:H photodetectors

 



Oral Session 3

Computing & Processing

7th December, 11:00 – 12:20

Room A


Chairperson: Manuel Barata

 

 

E. Abreu, P. Canhoto, V. Prior and R. Melício

Assessment of PV Systems Performance in the Madeira Island Using Typical Meteorological Year Data

 

G. Ferreira

Improving Monte Carlo Go

 

           

T. Oliveira, A. Ramanlal, T. Dias and P. Sampaio           

PDS16inEcplise - An Eclipse Plug-in for the PDS16 Assembly Language

 

           

M. Nunes, A. Ferreira and N. Leite         

Examination Timetabling Automation using Hybrid Metaheuristics


 

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Discussion Panel

Startup Companies

7th December, 11:00 – 12:20

Auditorium C


Chairperson: António Serrador

 

EACH

Each, a IoT Enabler Company

D. Carona

 

 

ETCONCEPT

Engineering consulting services and support to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship

T. Oliveira

 

 

FI SONIC

Environmental Noise Monitoring and Sound Event Analysis for Smart Cities

J. Paulo

 

 

GLOBSERNET

IOT - RPMA The Future Connectivity

L. Tavares

 

 

SOLVIT

Railway Communications Solutions

A. Rita Beire 

 


 

 


Oral Session 4A

Multimedia Systems & Applications

7th December, 16:30 – 18:10

Room A


Chairperson: Pedro Jorge

 

 

           

G. Marques and T. Langlois      

Automatic Acoustic Scene Classification

 

           

C. Almeida, J. Paulo and M. Félix         

Sound Localization in Urban Areas using the Ambisonic Concept

 

           

A. Miranda, L. Pereira and P. Marques   

Object Detection System for Blind Users

 

           

R. Santos, A. Abrantes and P. Jorge

Eye Gaze Tracking System For Adapted Human-Computer Interface


 

 


 Oral Session 4B

Communications, Networking & Broadcasting

7th December, 16:30 – 18:10

Auditorium C


Chairperson: Pedro Vieira

  

           

P. Marques      

A Low Cost Phase Correction Technique for Passive Radar

 

           

J. Cunha, C. Cardeira, N. Batista and R. Melício

Traffic Light Using Multiple Wireless Technologies

 

           

M. Sousa, A. Martins and P. Vieira        

Self-Optimization of Low Coverage and High Interference in Real 3G/4G Radio Access Networks

 

           

J. Oliveira, J. Soares, A. Lourenço and R. Duarte

Intelligent Sensors for Real-Time Hazard Detection and Visual Indication on Highways


Poster Sessions


Poster Session 1

6th December, 12:20 – 14:00

Mediateca


Chairpersons: Alessandro Fantoni, Artur Ferreira

 

           

J. Rocha, A. Gonçalves and T. Peres

Modular DC-DC Buck Converter For Education: from design to experimental results

 

 

D. Parracho, A. Fernandes and P. Vieira

Radio Network Planning for Internet of Things (IoT) using SIGFOX Technology

           

 

T. Sapia and C. Akamine

Channel estimation evaluation in an ISDB-T system using GNU Radio

 

 

C. Rato, J. Sabino, L. Gurriana, L. Seabra, A. Gomes, G. Evans, J. Augusto and A. Maio           

The Interface and Control System of the Upgraded HVOpto/HVRemote Card of the TileCal

 

           

R. Leitão, A. Ferreira and T. Dias           

Fingerprint Recognition System With Hardware Acceleration

 

           

C. Serra, N. Boa-Alma, T. Dias and P. Sampaio

Bluetooth Adapter for OBD-II Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poster Session 2

7th December, 12:20 – 14:00

Mediateca


Chairpersons: Alessandro Fantoni, Artur Ferreira

 

 

J. Almeida, C. Akamine and P. Lopes   

An implementation on GNURadio of a new model to ISDB-Tb using FBMC

 

           

A. Escalda, V. Geraldes, V. Silva and I. Rocha  

Imaging Evaluation of Physiological Effects during Normothermia, Hypothermia and Reheating

 

           

Y. Vygranenko, M. Fernandes, P. Louro and M. Vieira    

A Flexible Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Module for Portable Electronics

 

           

I. Rodrigues, M. A. Vieira, P. Louro and M. Vieira

Opto-electrical model as an assisting tool to design WDM devices in the UV/VIS/NIR

 

           

N. Pereira, R. Melício, V. Mendes and H. Pousinho        

Simulation of Regimes of Charge/Discharge in Batteries of Lead-Acid or of Lithium-Ion

 

           

J. Frazão

Optics in Data Processing and Data Transmission

 

 

 


 

Conference Chair

Manuela Vieira 

 

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Organizing Committee

Alessandro Fantoni

António Couto Pinto

António Serrador

Artur Ferreira

Carlos Carvalho

Cátia Vaz

David Pereira Coutinho

Fernando Miguel Carvalho

Isabel Rodrigues

João Costa

Joel Paulo

Paula Louro

Pedro Vieira

Rui Jesus

Vítor Costa

Scientific Committee

 

Alessandro Fantoni

ISEL and CTS-UNINOVA

 

Alexandre Francisco

IST and INESC-ID

 

André Lourenço

ISEL and CardioID

 

António Couto Pinto

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

António Rodrigues

IST and IT

 

António Serrador

ISEL

 

Armando Pinho

Universidade de Aveiro

 

Artur Ferreira

ISEL and IT

 

Carlos Carvalho

ISEL

 

Carlos Meneses

ISEL

 

Cátia Vaz

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

David Coutinho

ISEL and IT

 

Edinei Santin

CERN

 

Fernando Fortes

ISEL and IT

 

Fernando Sousa

ISEL and IT

 

Gonçalo Tavares

IST and INESC-ID

 

Helder Pita

ISEL

 

Hugo Ferreira

Faculdade de Ciências, ULisboa

 

João Costa

ISEL and CTS-UNINOVA

 

João Frazão

ISEL

 

João Pedro Oliveira

FCT-UNL

 

Joel Paulo

ISEL

 

Jorge Salvador Marques

IST and ISR

 

José Aguilar Madeira

ISEL

 

José Rocha

ISEL

 

Luis Morgado

ISEL

 

Maria Graça Ruano

Universidade do Algarve

 

Mario Figueiredo

IST and IT

 

Mário Véstias

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

Matilde Pato

ISEL

 

Miguel Carvalho

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

Nuno Datia

ISEL

 

Nuno Roma

IST and INESC-ID

 

Paula Louro

ISEL and CTS-UNINOVA

 

Paula Queluz

IST and IT

 

Paulo Marques

ISEL

 

Pedro Jorge

ISEL

 

Pedro Santos

Academia Militar and IT

 

Pedro Miguens

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

Pedro Pinho

ISEL and IT

 

Pedro Vieira

ISEL and IT

 

Rui Duarte

IST

 

Rui Jesus

ISEL

 

Tiago Dias

ISEL and INESC-ID

 

Vitor Costa

ISEL and IT