User:Rui Lopes

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Rui Lopes
Researcher, PhD Candidate
rlopes@di.fc.ul.pt

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Postal address:
DI-FCUL,
Bloco C6 Piso III, Campo Grande
1749 - 016 Lisboa Portugal
Phone number:
+351 217 500 532
Fax:
+351 217 500 533

Contents

Important notice: This page has been fixed as of late September 2011, when I ended my contract with University of Lisbon. Updates will continue at my personal homepage. Thank you ☺

Hi! I'm Rui Lopes and I'm a researcher at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, at the Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia Research Team, part of the LaSIGE research laboratory. Currently I'm working on my PhD on Web Interaction Environments. My research work also focuses on emerging Web technologies, their applications and architectures, specially regarding inherent usability concerns. I'm also an invited expert for the W3C XML Processing Model Working Group. In the past I've worked on hypermedia processing, Digital Talking Books production, and Web-based multimedia databases. I've finished my MSc with a dissertation entitled Time-based Hypermedia Processing and Pattern System (see below). I also serve as a systems administrator for LaSIGE.

In the past I’ve studied Arts, Architecture and Design, but it turned out that computers are my passion. Still, interest in usability and human-appliance interaction has remained. I’m still very fond on art-related stuff, specially in some artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Edgar Degas, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Alvar Aalto.

On the short time available I follow technology and social trends, in hope for some entrepreneurial opportunities. Other than that, I manage to keep myself sane by listening to all kinds of music (follow what I listen to at last.fm), playing guitar (with my Schecter C-1 Classic and cherry-red Fender Jazzmaster and POD XT Live), piano (currently owning a Yamaha NP-30) and drums, doing photography (with my Canon EOS 40D), skiing and skating, mountain biking, hiking, travelling to different parts of the world (when financially possible - mostly when attending conferences), going to the movies, cooking, eating at exotic restaurants (specially trying out international cuisine), and hanging out with my family and friends.

Research focuses

I'm currently researching on different aspects of universal usability, that is, studying how usable are applications to each user's characteristics. This includes inherent or transient accessibility issues, device constraints, and even environment factors. More specifically, I tend to research on the universal usability side of the Web, exploiting its inherent hyperlinked structure. Naturally, I'm associated with relevant interest groups in these areas, including ACM's SIGCHI, SIGACCESS, SIGWEB, and SIGAPP. Going into more detail, the research work I've done in the past and currently doing in the present includes the following areas:

  • Web Science
    • Large scale universal usability studies
    • Semantic Web
    • Social interaction patterns
      • Wikipedia
      • Social networks
  • User experience on the Web
    • Web usability
    • Web accessibility
    • Mobile Web
    • Information credibility
    • User experience design
  • Web engineering
    • Web application modelling
    • Hypermedia theory
    • Hypermedia design patterns
    • Hypermedia and structured multimedia processing
      • Markup technologies (XML, XPath)
      • XML processing (XQuery, XSLT, XProc)
  • Advanced HCI techniques
    • Multimodal user interfaces
    • Brain-computer interfaces
    • Eye-tracking
    • Augmented reality
    • Interactive computer graphics
    • Information visualisation
      • Graph visualisation techniques
      • Data mining for visualisation

Projects

  • Forthcoming:

(none)

Chairing

Committees and Reviewing

Tutorials

  • Rui Lopes, A Tutorial on XProc: An XML Pipeline Language, XATA'2008: XML - Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas, Évora, Portugal, 14-15 February 2008, pdf.gif Download paper, presentation

Awards

  • Best paper award at ACM W4A 2008 (The 5th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility) with the paper The Impact of Accessibility Assessment in Macro Scale Universal Usability Studies of the Web

Publications

Important notice: All chapters, articles, and papers are provided in their electronic version, when final versions are completed and submitted. If the download link doesn't work, it means that I couldn't make the paper available. Bear in mind that the copyright is held by its respective publisher (e.g., ACM, IEEE, Springer). Use responsibly. Thanks!

Book chapters

2009

  • Rui Lopes, Konstantinos Votis, Luís Carriço, Spiridon Likothanassis and Dimitrios Tzovaras, A Service Oriented Ontological Framework for the Semantic Validation of Web Accessibility, Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies, IGI Global, 2009, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Querying Web Accessibility Knowledge from Web Graphs, Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies, IGI Global, 2009, pdf.gif Download paper

2005

  • Luís Carriço, Carlos Duarte, Rui Lopes, Miguel Rodrigues and Nuno Guimarães, Building Rich User Interfaces for Digital Talking Books, Book Chapter in Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces IV, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2005 (accepted in 2003), XI, 374 p., Hardcover (ISBN: 1-4020-3145-9), pdf.gif Download paper

Journal articles

2010

  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Macroscopic Characterisations of Web Accessibility, The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, , 2010, pdf.gif Download paper

2009

  • Rui Lopes, Luís Carriço, Modelling Web Accessibility for Rich Document Production, Journal on Access Services 6(1-2), Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009, pdf.gif Download paper

Conference and Workshop papers

2011

  • Luís Carriço, Rui Lopes and Rogério Bandeira, Crosschecking MWBP For Visually Impaired Persons, W4A 2011, Hyderabad, India, 28-29 March 2011, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Nádia Fernandes, Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, On Web Accessibility Evaluation Environments, W4A 2011, Hyderabad, India, 28-29 March 2011, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rogério Bandeira, Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Results from Multi-dimensional Accessibility Assessment, HCI International 2011, Orlando, USA, 9-14 July 2011, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Nádia Fernandes, Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, An Architecture for Multiple Web Accessibility Evaluation Environments, HCI International 2011, Orlando, USA, 9-14 July 2011, pdf.gif Download paper

2010

  • Nádia Fernandes, Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Avaliação Pericial de Barreiras ao Acesso sobre Sítios Web de Entidades Públicas, Interacção 2010, Aveiro, Portugal, 14‐15 October 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Rogério Bandeira and Luís Carriço, Towards Mobile Web Accessibility: Vision and Challenges, 1st International AEGIS Conference, Sevilla, Spain, 7-8 October 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Karel Van Isacker and Luís Carriço, Redefining Assumptions: Accessibility and Its Stakeholders, The 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP), Vienna, Austria, 14-16 July 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Karel Van Isacker and Luís Carriço, Mobile Web Accessibility Assessment, 1st ACCESSIBLE Project Workshop (in conjunction with ICCHP 2010), Vienna, Austria, 12 July 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Daniel Gomes and Luís Carriço, Web Not For All: A Large Scale Study of Web Accessibility, W4A: 7th ACM International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 26-27 April 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rogério Bandeira, Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Towards Mobile Web Accessibility Evaluation, Free and Open Source Software for Accessible Mainstream Applications (FOSS-AMA), colocated with ETAPS 2010, Paphos, Cyprus, 27‐28 March 2010, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Konstantinos Votis, Luís Carriço, Dimitrios Tzovaras, and Spiridon Likothanassis, The Semantics of Personalised Web Accessibility Assessment, 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Sierre, Switzerland, 22-26 March, 2010, pdf.gif Download paper

2009

  • Konstantinos Votis, Rui Lopes, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Luís Carriço and Spiridon Likothanassis, A Semantic Accessibility Assessment Environment for Design and Development for the Web, HCI International 2009 (HCII 2009), San Diego, California, USA, 19-24 July 2009, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, On the Gap Between Automated and In-Vivo Evaluations of Web Accessibility, HCI International 2009 (HCII 2009), San Diego, California, USA, 19-24 July 2009, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Inês Oliveira, Rui Lopes and Nuno M. Guimarães, Development of a Biosignals Framework for Usability Analysis, 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 8-12 March 2009, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Cátia Pesquita, Daniel Faria, Francisco Couto, and Rui Lopes, Measuring Coherence Between Electronic and Manual Annotations in Biological Databases, 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 8-12 March 2009, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Konstantinos Votis, Luís Carriço, Spiridon Likothanassis and Dimitrios Tzovaras, Towards the Universal Semantic Assessment of Accessibility, 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 8-12 March 2009, pdf.gif Download paper

2008

  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, On the Credibility of Wikipedia: an Accessibility Perspective, Second Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2008), Napa Valley, California, USA, 2008, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, O Impacto da Avaliação de Acessibilidade em Estudos de Larga Escala sobre a Usabilidade Universal da Web, Interacção’2008: 3ª Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Máquina, Évora, Portugal, 15-17 October 2008, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Luís Carriço, A Model for Universal Usability on the Web, WSW 2008: Web Science Workshop, Beijing, China, 22 April 2008, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Luís Carriço, The Impact of Accessibility Assessment in Macro Scale Universal Usability Studies of the Web, W4A: 5th ACM International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, Beijing, China, 21-22 April 2008, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, A Tutorial on XProc: An XML Pipeline Language, XATA'2008: XML - Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas, Évora, Portugal, 14-15 February 2008, pdf.gif Download paper, presentation

2007

  • Rui Lopes, Luís Carriço, Leveraging Rich Accessible Documents on the Web, W4A: 4th ACM International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, Banff, Canada, 7-8 May 2007, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Hugo Simões, Carlos Duarte and Luís Carriço, Rich Digital Books for the Web, WEBIST 2007: 3rd International conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 3-6 March 2007, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Browsing a Structured Multimedia Repository, WEBIST 2007: 3rd International conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 3-6 March 2007, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Automating XML Pipelines Through Rules, XATA'2007: XML - Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-16 February 2007, pdf.gif Download paper

2006

  • Rui Lopes, Carlos Duarte, Hugo Simões, and Luís Carriço, On the road to Rich Digital Books, Interacção’2006: 2ª Conferência Nacional em Interacção Pessoa-Máquina, Braga, Portugal, 16-18 October 2006, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Patterns for Time-based Hypermedia Artifacts, EuroPLoP’2006: European Conference on Patterns Languages of Programs, Irsee, Germany, 5-9 July 2006, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Luís Carriço and Carlos Duarte, DiTaBBu - Automating the Production of Time-based Hypermedia Content, in Proceedings of the 15th ACM International World Wide Web Conference 2006, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 23-26 May 2006, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, Building Reusable Pipelines with APP, XATA'2006: XML - Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas, Portalegre, Portugal, 9-10 February 2006, pdf.gif Download paper

2005

  • Rui Lopes and Luís Carriço, APP - Architecture for Pipelined Processing, ICWI 2005: IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-22 October 2005, pdf.gif Download paper

2003

  • Luís Carriço, Rui Lopes, Miguel Rodrigues, Amadeu Dias and Pedro Antunes, Making XML from Hypermedia Models, ICWI 2003: IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet, Algarve, Portugal, 5-8 November 2003, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, Miguel Rodrigues, Amadeu Dias and Luís Carriço, Arquitecturas XML para Concretização de Modelos Hipermédia, In Proceedings of the 4ª Conferência da Associação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação, Porto, Portugal, 15-17 October 2003, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Luís Carriço, Rui Lopes, Miguel Rodrigues and Amadeu Dias, XML na Modelação de Sistemas Hipermédia, In Actas da Primeira Workshop em XML, Aplicações e Tecnologias Associadas, XATA'2003, Braga, Portugal, 13-14 February 2003, pdf.gif Download paper

Theses

  • Rui Lopes, Time-based Hypermedia Processing and Pattern System, Master Thesis, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2006, pdf.gif Download paper
  • Rui Lopes, DiTaBBu - Digital Talking Books Builder, Engineering Degree Thesis, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2005, pdf.gif Download paper

Curriculum Vitae

If you're interested, my full curriculum vitae can be downloaded here (PDF format). It is updated and complete as possible (I may forget to upload the latest versions once in a while). To check my CV's upload metadata, please visit its permanent page at Image:RLopes-CV.pdf. Another version of it can also be found in my profile at the Linkedin social networking site.

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