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dancosta@di.fc.ul.pt

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Bloco C6 - Piso 3, Sala 6.3.33, Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa - Portugal

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Daniel Filipe Ribeiro da Costa

I am Daniel Costa and I finished my Master's Degree on Self-Adaptation of Multimodal Systems on November, 2011. I am a member of the HCIM research group since August 2010.
My Curriculum Vitae can be found pdf.gif here (Portuguese version).


Research

My MSc Thesis was made in scope of GUIDE and it describes, amongst other contributions to this project, a design for implementation of the Dialogue Manager. The Dialogue Manager is the central component of the framework and its main goals are to coordinate the other components as well as to maintain a representation of the ongoing dialogue between the user and the system. Also interesting is the User Interface Representation Extraction Component (UIREC) which is a tool developed in order to infer the abstract user interface (in this case described in UIML) from TV based applications (HTML and CSS).
Recently, I am involved in the implementation of a framework for Accessibility evaluation of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) including TV based applications. Specifically, I helped on the enhancement of the QualWeb Evaluation framework, giving it the ability to navigate through the interactive elements of the application simulating the user interaction for automated evaluation. Thus, we have a more complete evaluation, as it is performed over all the possible states of the application.
My interests in research currently are:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces
  • TV applications
  • Home automation
  • Usability
  • Acessibility

Projects

I am involved in the following projects:


Publications


2012

  • José Coelho, Pradipta Biswas, Carlos Duarte, Tiago Guerreiro, Pat Langdon, Pedro Feiteira, Daniel Costa, David Costa, Bruno Neves, and Fernando Alves, "Involving All Stakeholders in the Development of TV Applications for Elderly." International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems 5, no. 3 and 4 (2012): 427-440.
  • Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço, Evaluating accessibility of Web applications, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 14, 28-35.
  • Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço, Evaluating accessibility of Web applications, DSAI 2012, Região do Douro, Porto, Julho 19-22
  • Daniel Costa, Nádia Fernandes, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço, Accessibility of Dynamic Adaptive Web TV Applications, ICCHP 2012, Linz, Austria July 11-13
  • Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço, Evaluating the accessibility of Rich Internet Applications, W4A 2012, Lyon, França, 16-17 April 2012
  • José Coelho, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Pedro Feiteira, David Costa, "From low to High Fidelity Prototypes: Challenges when Developing for Elderly", in Proceedings on Developing Intelligent User Interfaces for e-Accessibility and e-Inclusion Workshop at Intelligent User Interfaces 2012 (IUI 2012), Lisbon, Portugal, 14-17 Feb 2012
  • Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço, "Acessibility in dynamic Web TV applications", in Proceedings on Developing Intelligent User Interfaces for e-Accessibility and e-Inclusion Workshop at Intelligent User Interfaces 2012 (IUI 2012), Lisbon, Portugal, 14-17 Feb 2012
  • Jose Coelho, Carlos Duarte, Pedro Feiteira, Daniel Costa, David Costa, "Building Bridges Between Elederly and TV Application Developers", in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2012), Valencia, Spain, 2012

2011

  • Daniel Costa and Carlos Duarte. "Self-adapting tv based applications". Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on HumanComputer Interaction HCII, pages 357–364, 2011.
  • Carlos Duarte, Jose Coelho, Pedro Feiteira, David Costa, and Daniel Costa. "Eliciting interaction requirements for adaptive multimodal tv based applications". Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on HumanComputer Interaction HCII, pages 42–50, 2011.

2010

  • Carlos Duarte, Daniel Costa, David Costa, and Pedro Feiteira. "Support for inferring user abilities for multimodal applications". 4 Conferência Nacional Interacção 2010, page 2, 2010.

Thesis

  • Daniel Costa, "Self-Adaptation of Multimodal Systems", Master Thesis, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2011.

Student Volunteer

I've been student volunteer in the following conferences:

  • Mobile HCI 2010
  • Intelligent User Interfaces 2012

Past works

  • A flash application that describes the existent courses on the Informatics Department. This application integrates some accessibility features such as TTS description of the information presented on the screen. All the navigation could be done using the keyboard and the instructions were given by the TTS system. This work was done for the Hypermedia Systems subject.
  • A web application that uses web services to gather georeferencied news and posts about portuguese public figures. This web application uses Tweeter, FriendFeed, Verbatim, Google Blog Search, Youtube, Picasa, Google Geocode and Yahoo Geocode as sources. this work was made for the Web Applications subject.
  • A gesture recognizer that compares the gesture made by the user with a set of gesture templates, then it returns the template which had most score. This gesture recognizer was tested in two contexts: execution of applications associated with gestures; and a Paint-like application that matches the gesture with a function (e.g. draw a circle, undo, etc). This work was done for the Advanced Interaction Techniques subject.

Contact

Departamento de Informática
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Bloco C6 - Piso 3, Sala 6.3.33, Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa - Portugal
e-mail: dancosta (at) di.fc.ul.pt or thewisher (at) lasige.di.fc.ul.pt