Applications for the PhD in Digital Media (PDMD) are now being accepted for the 2016/2017 academic year. Application deadlines:
University of Porto: August 8, 2016
New University of Lisbon: August 25, 2016
The applications for the PhD in Networked Cyber Physical Systems (NETSyS) will open in June 2016 for a period of roughly two weeks.
Interested applicants should contact us as soon as possible to help describe the process and guide their application.More information on our website http://app.m-iti.org/ , or contact us by email or telephone (351) 291 721 006.
M-ITI partnership in Madeira Film Festival 2017 was recently broadcast on Madeira local TV Newscast.
The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and the University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) are organizing the Madeira Film Festival - Interactive Digital Stories Track.
In its first edition, the MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track aims to foster an international discussion aboutnature and sustainability, accepting interactive documentaries submissions themed in connection to these topics. The aim is to celebrate experimentation and the convergence of film, art, and new media technology to promote the emergence of documentary innovation. The track is looking for artworks which push the limits of traditional aesthetics and structures of filmmaking. MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track encourages the participation of documentary makers from all over the world.
Call for entries
The call for entries starts on is open untilDecember 31, 2016. MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track accepts original and completed non-fiction storytelling projects which promotes interactivity. Submission is free of charge and must be done via Festhome.
The 10 best works selected by the jury will be shown in the 6th edition of the Madeira Film Festival (Madeira, Portugal, April 17-23, 2017), and be eligible for the "Best Interactive Digital Story ".
The submitted projects will be judged based on artistic merit, technical excellence and their social and cultural relevance. The international jury is composed of both practitioners and academics in the field of media.
More information about the regulations, submission platform or the jury members is available at http://interactivedigitalstories.m-iti.org/
M-ITI researchers Pedro Valente and Nuno Nunes will present the paper "The Goals Approach: Agile Enterprise Driven Software Development. Information System Development" at the ISD 2016 Conference, in Katowice, Poland, August 24-26.
It concers the Goals Approach as a stand-alone method focusing on the cross-consistency of concepts that bridge business and IT.
The Goals Approach is a software development method that was developed at the University of Madeira by means of the recurrent application of the Wisdom method [Nunes, 2001] and its extension Goals Software Construction Process [Valente, 2009] for over a decade. It relies on the concept of essential use case [Constantine, 2006] for the specification of a business model that is used as the back-bone of a software architecture, bridging business and IT specifications.
M-ITI researcher Vanessa Cesário presented the paper “ClueKing: Allowing Parents to Customize an Informal Learning Environment for Children” at SGAMES’16 (6th International Conference on Serious Games, Interaction and Simulation), in Porto, Portugal, June 16-17. The paper was made in collaboration with her supervisors of the PhD in Digital Media: Valentina Nisi (M-ITI) and António Coelho (Porto University) and will be published at Springer. After the presentation Vanessa was invited by Sylvester Arnab to go on June 28 to the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at Coventry University (UK) to present the same work to a team of researchers working on the Beaconing european project.
Vanessa Cesário also presented two posters, being the first author in both, on IDC’16 (Interaction Design Children 2016): “Children’s Books: Paper VS Digital, What Do They Prefer?, and “Crescendo: Routine Learning App for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”, in Media City, Manchester, UK, June 21-24. The papers are available at the ACM Digital Library.