INESC Coimbra




The Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra (INESC Coimbra) is a non-profit R&D institute, affiliated with the University of Coimbra (UC), the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers (INESC) and the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL).

INESC Coimbra aims at contributing to the progress of scientific and technical knowledge, integrating competences in several Engineering Sciences and in Management Science/Operations Research within a systems engineering approach, creatively combining theory and methodology, technical issues and human factors to tackle complex problems. INESC Coimbra’s research team is a strongly interdisciplinary group, its members being affiliated with several Universities and Polytechnic Institutes.

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The Information Systems group explores two research strands:

(i) Information Systems as Service Systems
(ii) Participatory Media Design                       

The first of these lines acknowledges the increasing relevance of Services and the impact that these have on information systems. Although grounded on solid technical knowledge, our research puts on equal footing the social and business issues when addressing enterprise architecture, systems design, and governance.

The second line of research is positioned in the broader field of Human-Computer Interaction. It has been focused on the design of interactive media supporting online participation, collaboration, and learning.

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