Welcome to the Urban Computing Lab at University of Minho
Our mission is to create and disseminate new knowledge on how to explore the disruptive potential of digital services to help cities becoming more sustainable and more inclusive. To pursue this goal and seek real impact, we explore collaborative multi-disciplinary research and actively promote engagement with society, municipalities and industry.
Our research spans across four major research areas associated with smart cities. This focus on concrete and long-term challenges aims to consolidate the relevance of our work and potentiate our capability for societal impact.
Can we enable devices to find their position more accurately, more reliably and more efficiently, even in complex situations and environments?
How can information technologies help to create new mobility paradigms for the complex challlenges of sustainable, inclusive and efficient mobility?
How can we place digital information in the physical world and make it readily available to be used where it really matters?
Looking at the vast domain of technological applications in urban areas, how do we align the emerging technologies of the IoT paradigm with the required security requirements