Public Utility Status

 

M-ITI has been awarded the Public Utility Status, as acknowledged by the Regional Government of Madeira. The decision was made as a result of the research work developed in the field of human-computer interaction, which has allowed M-ITI to transform into an innovation hub at regional, national and international levels.

 

Nuno Jardim Nunes, president of M-ITI and scientific director of CMU Portugal, is very pleased with this new phase at the Institute: "The Public Utility Status is the recognition of the work done by researchers, staff and students in M- ITI, and its contribution to Madeira island and the country. "

 

Nuno Nunes also stated that "We are committed to continuing with the same conviction, investing in advanced training, talent capture and development of innovative research projects that promote the development of Madeira island and the country."

 

Currently, M-ITI is home to 44 researchers and 33 Faculty PhD holders all of whom are from different nationalities.

 
Nuno Jardim Nunes, president of M-ITI and scientific director of CMU Portugal, is very pleased with this new phase of the institute: "The public utility status is the recognition of the work done by researchers, staff and students in M- ITI, and its contribution to Madeira island and the country. "
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes also says that "We are committed to continue with the same conviction, investing in advanced training, talent capture and development of innovative research projects that promote the development of the Madeira region and the country." Currently, M-ITI has 44 researchers and 33 Faculty with PhD's from different nationalities.M-ITI is now awarded with the public utility status, acknowledged by the Regional Government. The decision comes in the wake of work in research in human-computer interaction, which has allowed to transform M-ITI in an innovation hub in a regional, national and international level.
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes, president of M-ITI and scientific director of CMU Portugal, is very pleased with this new phase of the institute: "The public utility status is the recognition of the work done by researchers, staff and students in M- ITI, and its contribution to Madeira island and the country. "
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes also says that "We are committed to continue with the same conviction, investing in advanced training, talent capture and development of innovative research projects that promote the development of the Madeira region and the country." Currently, M-ITI has 44 researchers and 33 Faculty with PhD's from different nationalities.is now awarded with the public utility status, acknowledged by the Regional Government. The decision comes in the wake of work in research in human-computer interaction, which has allowed to transform M-ITI in an innovation hub in a regional, national and international level.
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes, president of M-ITI and scientific director of CMU Portugal, is very pleased with this new phase of the institute: "The public utility status is the recognition of the work done by researchers, staff and students in M- ITI, and its contribution to Madeira island and the country. "
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes also says that "We are committed to continue with the same conviction, investing in advanced training, talent capture and development of innovative research projects that promote the development of the Madeira region and the country." Currently, M-ITI has 44 researchers and 33 Faculty with PhD's from different nationalities.

RootIO: the COMMUNITY RADIO in A BUCKET

 
 
 
 
RootIO is an acronym for Grassroots Radio for Community Input and Output. It is the brainchild of Christopher Csikszentmihalyi and Jude Mukundane. Csikszentmihalyi heads European Research Area Chair and Scientific at the Madeira Interactive Technology Institute.
 
This Friday is World Radio Day. This day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across the globe.
Radio is a low-cost medium, specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in public debate, irrespective of people’s educational levels. In rural Uganda, radio is the most common way to access and disseminate information.
 

CHI 2015 - Two Game Design Finalists

 
Two student projects from the Game Design class in Fall 2014 were accepted as finalists (top 3) in the Game Design Competition at CHI 2015.  The most prestigious conference in computer interactive system will take place in Seoul, South Korea during April.  Student representatives are going to present their game design in order to determine the final ranking.
 
The two teams, Holy Cow and Keyewai are led respectively by Rui Trindade and Paulo Bala and co-supervised by Prof. Sergi Badia i Bermúdez, Prof. Yoram Chisik, and Prof. Monchu Chen.
 

Multimedia Animation Exhibition

 

Happening this week, at M-ITI's corridor, with Prof. Bongkeum Susana Jeong and PAHT students.

Come and check the Exhibition!

Learn more about Multimedia Animation

M-ITI Seminars

Madeira-ITI organises seminars and invited talks in the areas of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction.
Pedro Teixeira
25 February, 2015 - 14:30

Abstract:

Ever since being introduced in 2009, Node.js has enjoyed unprecedented growth and has been heavily adopted by the software industry. JavaScript is quickly on its way to world domination: it is the language of user interfaces, databases, IoT and now, with Node.js, the language being used server-side.

In this talk we’ll analyse all the inside facts behind the hype: what makes this a great platform, its main use cases, the companies driving it and the community around Node.js.

 

Short bio:

Pedro is a programmer, freelancer, and entrepreneur. He is the author of some Node.js modules, the Node Tuts screencast show, and the Hands-on Node.js e-book and overall fervent proclaimer of the Node.js creed. He wrote Professional Node.js (Wiley), Hands-on Node.js (self-published) and some other books featuring the same subject. He is the organizer of the Lisbon JavaScript Conference (LXJS) and is also a partner at YLD, a London-based consulting firm specializing in Node.js.

 

Presentation Agenda:
* Trend watching
* JavaScript rules the World
* Client-side (Web, Cordova)
* Databases (CouchDB, Riak, MongoDB, LevelDB)
* IoT
* Back-end
* Industry adoption of Node.js
* Walmart
* Microsoft
* Many many Others
* Personal Experience
* What makes Node great?
* JIFASNIF: Javascript Is Fun And So Node Is Fun
* NPM: Package Management done right
* Respecting The Unix Philosophy: Modularity
* Scalability at your fingertips (handling of clients, streaming, etc.)
* Node Use Cases
* Smart Proxy
* Micro-services
* Real-time (event-driven programming)
* Node is Not PHP, Rails or Django
* Low-level programming: different levels of abstraction
* More control over the platform
* Is fragmentation a good thing?
* The Community
* Conferences
* The People behind Node.js
* IO.js: what’s up with that?

 

* Q&A
Dr. Nuno Nunes, Dr. António Lucas, Dr. José Manuel Baptista and MET/MHCI Students
18 December, 2014 - 14:30

 
We have reached the end of a creative and very productive semester.
 
To celebrate this, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) kindly invites you to participate in the Capstone Project Presentations on December 18th.
 
The Capstone Projects are part of the Masters in Entertainment Technology (MET) and the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) programs. These presentations are the result of months of work in collaboration with local companies. Students were given a problem and they will now be presenting the solution. 
 
This is an important event as it will allow students to present their work as well as give you an opportunity to learn about what M-ITI does best.
 
After the presentations you are invited to toast our new graduates with a Madeira d’Honra.
 
Please join us for an interactive, innovative and technological event at Auditório Poente Sul at Colégio dos Jesuítas, Funchal or alternatively, watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel.
 
For more informations please check the following documents:
Agenda (EN)
 
See you there!
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes, President of the Board
 
* To be confirmed
 
To celebrate this, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) kindly invites you to participate in the Capstone Project Presentations on December 18th.
 
The Capstone Projects are part of the Masters in Entertainment Technology (MET) and the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) programs. These presentations are the result of months of work in collaboration with local companies. Students were given a problem and they will now be presenting the solution. 
 
This is an important event as it will allow students to present their work as well as give you an opportunity to learn about what M-ITI does best.
 
After the presentations you are invited to toast our new graduates with a Madeira d’Honra.
 
Please join us for an interactive, innovative and technological event at Auditório Poente Sul at Colégio dos Jesuítas, Funchal or alternatively, watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel.
 
See you there!
 
Nuno Jardim Nunes, M-ITI President

Research posts

M-ITI often participates in international conferences. Here is a list of the latest conference presentations
Oakley, I., Lee, D., Islam, R., and Esteves, A. 2015. Beats: Tapping Gestures for Smart Watches. To appear in Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI...
  Esteves, A., Bakker, S., Antle, A., May, A., Warren, J. and Oakley, I. 2015.   The ATB Framework: Quantifying and Classifying Epistemic Strategies in Tangible Problem-Solving...
  by Pedro Campos, Alfredo Ferreira, Craig Anslow   Workshop aims This workshop aims to exchange experiences regarding collaborative user interface design techniques that...