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Open Day CTM is an event organized by INESC TEC’s Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM) to promote and disseminate the scientific activities of its four main research areas – Optical and Electronic Technologies, Wireless Networks, Multimedia and Communications Technologies, and Information Processing and Pattern Recognition – and to strengthen the link with the academia and industry, seeking to identify potential synergies and establish future partnerships. This year’s edition of Open Day CTM is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of Telecommunications and Multimedia.



Artificial Intelligence (AI) already enables us to perform complex tasks commonly associated with human minds, by learning from relevant datasets and previous outcomes.It is open for debate whether AI will enable the creation of a digital mind, capable of autonomously conduct scientific research, namely on communications and multimedia.

In a scenario where every computing device is connected to the Internet, capable of sensing and interacting with its surrounding environment, AI provides a tool of unprecedented value that may take scientific research to a whole new level.

In the context of communications and multimedia, what are the main scientific challenges and opportunities that AI brings?



DATE: 11th MAY 2018


14H00: Opening Session
Prof. João Falcão e Cunha (Director of FEUP)
Prof. José Manuel Mendonça (President of INESC TEC/FEUP)
14H20: Keynote Session
Prof. Arlindo Oliveira (President of IST)
15H00: Panel Session
Prof. Arlindo Oliveira (President of IST)
Eng. Pedro Ferreira (STRDEO)
Eng. Jorge Moreira (TEKEVER)
Prof. João Canas Ferreira (INESC TEC/FEUP)
Prof. Hélder Oliveira (INESC TEC/FCUP)
Panel Moderated by Mário Augusto (RTP)
16H30: Final Remarks
Prof. Manuel Ricardo (Coordinator of CTM-INESC TEC/FEUP)
16H50: CTM Demos & Port of Honor


  • Hélder P. Oliveira is currently working as senior researcher at INESC TEC. He is the leader of the
    Information Processing and Pattern Recognition area at CTM. He is also working at the Department of
    Computer Science of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto as an Invited Assistant Professor.
    He obtained a PhD, MSc and BSc from University of Porto in 2013, 2008 and 2004, respectively. His
    research interests include medical image analysis, bio-image analysis, computer vision, image and video
    processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and 3D modelling. He is member of the IEEE and
    Portuguese Association of Pattern Recognition (APRP).

    Hélder P. Oliveira (INESC TEC/FCUP)
  • João Canas Ferreira obtained a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto
    in 2001. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
    and a senior researcher at INESC TEC. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and Euromicro. His research
    interests focus on the design of dedicated digital systems for complex and demanding embedded
    applications. He is particularly interested in the design of self-adaptive digital systems, FPGA-based
    reconfigurable computing and hardware acceleration of embedded systems.

    João Canas Ferreira (INESC TEC/FEUP)
  • Jorge Moreira obtained a MSc in Computer Network Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2007
    in the field of Applications and Services. With more than 10 years of professional experience at
    TEKEVER, he participated in several projects in different areas of activity. He began his career as a
    developer of the MORE platform (Model Once Run Everywhere), having reached Chief Technology
    Officer. He worked in the European project MONET that aimed at the connection of clusters of ad-hoc
    satellite networks. He started the development of the Ground Control Station that allows the
    control/operation of UAVs. He was responsible for the coordination and development of several
    products and solutions for the areas of Banking, Insurance, WorkForce Management, Urban Mobility
    and Health. Recently, he accepted a new challenge as a leader of the Innovation department of
    TEKEVER, which includes the areas of Security, Quantum and Artificial Intelligence.

    Jorge Moreira (TEKEVER)
  • Pedro Ferreira is a co-founder of STRDEO – media intelligence. He has more than 20 years of software
    development experience, especially in the broadcasting field. He is a member of the EUROVISION
    ACADEMY trainers team and is co-responsible for LIST, an open source EBU/EUROVISION project. He
    obtained a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University
    of Porto and was a researcher at INESC TEC CTM for 5 years.

    Pedro Ferreira (STRDEO)
  • Arlindo Oliveira is a professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto
    Superior Técnico (IST). He is presently the President of IST and member of its executive board. He
    obtained a PhD from UC Berkeley in 1994, after a BSc and a MSc from IST, in 1986 and 1989,
    respectively. He has authored the book “The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity”, and his
    major areas of interest are Algorithms and Complexity, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Digital
    Circuit Design. He has worked at CERN, Cadence Laboratories and INESC-ID. He is a member of the
    Portuguese Academy of Engineering and a senior member of IEEE.

    Arlindo Oliveira (IST/Keynote Speaker)


Open Day CTM 2018 will be held at the Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto (FEUP).

The Main Sessions will be held at the FEUP´s Main Auditorium. You may take the entry from Rua Dr. Roberto Frias.

The Demo session will be held at the entrance hall, near FEUP´s Main Auditorium.



Nuno Almeida
Joana Tavares
Pedro Silva
Tiago Soares da Costa


Phone :

(+351) 222 094 000

Email :

Address :

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal


CTM :Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia