Programme DTD

Digital Tools Day 2019

Programme | 16th October 2019

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Demo Sessions

The programme of Digital Tools Day will include Demo Sessions, with the duration of 1h30m (1h20m presentation + 10min Q&A). These sessions will be dedicated to presenting and discussing innovative methods, techniques, solutions, research outcomes related to digital tools in any knowledge area, field of research or industry sector.

Design fiction and the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies

Design fiction is a design practice aiming at exploring and criticising possible futures by creating speculative, and sometimes provocative, scenarios narrated through designed artefacts. This demo session introduces the concept, basic elements and some genres of design fiction through exposition and selected case studies. It also allows participants to get first-hand contact with the early stages of the process of creating a diegetic prototype. In the end Participants will be knowledgeable about the overall concept and will grasp some of its particularities. Read more >>

David LamasPresenter: David Lamas 
David Lamas heads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies. He also serves as the chair of the Estonian chapter of ACM’s SIGCHI (, and as an expert member of IFIP’s TC13 ( David’s main research interests are design theory and methodologies, and he has been designing organizations, communities and human technologies, systems and more since his post-doc at Michigan State University as a member of the MIND Labs network ( He has done so in the USA, UK, Portugal, Cape Verde, and recently in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Estonia, developing through his experiences an acute understanding of how to shape and lead transformation processes. Read more >>

Literature Review with webQDA: better organization, faster process, stellar results

Literature Review is an important step for researchers, as it allows to synthesize previously produced knowledge and identify gaps in proposing new studies. The use of digital tools to support literature review, and qualitative analysis in general, provides better organization, quality and validation of the research process. The purpose of this Demo Session is to present webQDA as a potential tool to support Literature Review and showcase an example of LR with the use of this software. Read more >>

Presenter: Lucimara Fornari
Lucimara Fabiana Fornari graduated in Nursing from the State University of the Midwest / Paraná, Brazil (2010). Master in Nursing from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (2014). Doctor in the Nursing Interunits Post-Graduation Program of the Nursing School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil (USP). Member of the research group Gender, Health and Nursing (USP). She has experience in Nursing, researching on the following topics: qualitative research, gender violence, nursing care and educational technologies. She is General Secretary at the Brazilian Association of Nursing Section São Paulo (2016-2019) and participates as a collaborator in the webQDA software team (2018-actual).

Jaime Ribeiro webQDA SoftwarePresenter: Jaime Ribeiro
Jaime Ribeiro holds a PhD and a specialization in Multimedia in Education from the University of Aveiro and a degree in Occupational Therapy from the School of Health Technologies of Oporto. Is a Professor and Coordinator of National and International Mobility at the School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria. Integrates the Coordinating Committee for Occupational Therapy of the RACS – CPLP: Academic Network of Health Sciences. Teaches in the area of Applied Research, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Special Education and Assistive Technologies. Is a member of the Research Centre on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers (CIDTFF) and of Portuguese Society of Rehabilitation Engineering, Assistive Technologies and Accessibility (SUPERA). Integrates the Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology (CiTechCare) and the Inclusion and Accessibility in Action Research Unit (iACT). His research focuses on the qualitative approach in research, health, rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, Functionality, disabilities, teacher training in the use of ICT in Education of Students with Special Educational Needs, Assistive Technologies, use of technologies in teaching and learning processes and ageing. Integrates national and European projects related to Rehabilitation and Education. Has several scientific publications and communications in the area of Qualitative Research, Assistive Technologies, ICT, ICT in Special Education, Digital Educational Resources, Teacher Training, Health, Ageing, Occupational Therapy, Accessibility and Usability..

Introduction to ATLAS.ti 8 Windows: Tools for Digging into your Qualitative Data

ATLAS.ti is a powerful computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) that facilitates the analysis of unstructured and semi-structured data in any discipline. This workshop will present a global overview of ATLAS.ti 8 Windows, including the fundamental procedures related to creating a project, segmenting the data, coding… Read more >>

Presenter: Neringa Kalpokaite
Neringa Kalpokaite has a PhD in social psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Currently she is working as the Manager of International Projects and Certification with ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH. She is also a professor at IE University (Madrid, Spain). Her specialisations include political psychology, qualitative research and leadership.

Data Mining using RAPIDMINER for Mixed Methods Research

Mixed methods research includes mixing qualitative and quantitative data, methods, methodologies, and/or paradigms in a research study or set of related studies. Mixed methods research enable to provide a more complete view, and use correct/adequate methods for the different phases of a research project which enables to achieve better and more complete results. Read more >>

Presenter: Brígida Mónica Faria
She is an Adjunct Professor at School of Allied Health Technologies – Polytechnic Institute of Porto. She is research of LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science). Her main research areas are Machine Learning, Data Mining, Intelligent Robotics, Human Machine Interfaces and Serious Games. She participated in 10 research projects and developed several fully-functional prototypes in these areas. She was co-chair of more than 10 international conferences and workshops with emphasis to IEEE ICARSC and ASDACS – Applied Statistics and Data Analysis using Computer Science (in WorldCist and CISTI). She is the author of more than 70 journal/conference publications (indexed at SCOPUS and/or ISI Web of Knowledge)..


Presenter: Luís Paulo Reis
He is an Associate Professor at the Informatics Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in Portugal and Director of LIACC – Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory of the University of Porto. During the last 25 years he lectured courses on Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robotics, Simulation and Computer Programming. He was principal investigator of more than 10 research projects and won more than 50 scientific awards. He supervised 21 PhD and 110 MSc theses to completion. He organized more than 60 scientific events and belonged to the Program Committee of more than 250 scientific events. He is the author of more than 350 publications in international conferences/journals.