COPELABS is a research unit of University Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal, focused on the interdisciplinary study of cognitive functioning, social interaction and behaviour inference, to assist the study of networking and information science technology, as well as to support a better use of technology towards society. The ultimate goal of this dual approach is to promote societal well-being.
Our mission is to design, to develop, and to validate pervasive, low-cost, and user-friendly technological solutions that are both useful in the context of psychological and cognitive intervention as well as capable of placing the citizen in the heart of the social structure that today encompasses the Internet. Overall, COPELABS comprises 27 researchers, 16 of each hold a PhD and have wide experience on project management and European initiatives. COPELABS integrates UMobile with the SITI group that is dedicated to informatics systems and technology, focus on pervasive wireless systems and social Internet design. As research unit, COPELABS has a vast experience both in project development as well as in European project coordination, having been the most recently example of a coordinated project the FP7 IST ULOOP (gr 75148. Projects where COPELABS have previously been involved are: WiNeMo Cost; FP6 Ambient Networks; FP6 NOBEL II; FP6 6NET. COPELABS is an affiliate of the network of excellence on Internet Science, and actively engages in several technological platforms, such as the Future Internet Assembly, Net!Works. Our list of results is openly available at http://copelabs.ulusofona.pt/scicommons/ A list of publications is available here: http://copelabs.ulusofona.pt/scicommons/index.php/topics.
Role in UMOBILE project
In UMOBILE, brings knowledge on the social trust computation obtained from the European project ULOOP and social- and interest-based communication approaches dLife and SCORP, some of which are currently in a standardization track at IRTF DTNRG.