Rui José is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems, School of Engineering, University of Minho, where he works since 1995. He got his PhD in Computer Science in 2001 from Lancaster University, UK. He taught over 100 courses, mainly in the areas of Ubiquitous Systems, Distributed Systems, Digital Innovation and Urban Informatics, to various graduate and post-graduate courses, including Doctoral Programs in Informatics, Information Systems and Telecommunications. Rui José is a full member of Centro Algoritmi, where he leads the Urban Computing group. His research interests include ubiquitous systems and Smart Cities, more specifically the design and development of urban information services that are situated within particular physical and social settings. In his current work, he is developing a new Information Architecture for situated displays, a new global service for indoor navigation, and new information tools for urban cycling and other soft mobility modes. He has over 140 publications in books, book chapters, journals and proceedings of international and national conferences, 80 of which are indexed (ISI, Scopus) and 24 are international collaborations (co-authored with researchers from non-Portuguese institutions). He has 498 citations in Scopus (h-index = 10) and over 1000 citations in Google Scholar (h-index = 14, index-i10=17). Publications include top journals and conferences, such as Ubicomp Conferences, IEEE Computer, Sensors, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Pervasive Computing or Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. Rui José has been extensively involved in collaborative research, more specifically 12 research projects and 12 industry projects, all of which with competitive funding. He has been PI or co-PI in 9 of those projects, including projects funded by international programs, such as FP7, FET-OPEN and Portugal/CMU. In the last 10 years, he was directly responsible for managing over 2000 K¿ of research funding. He is also involved in collaborative projects between Bosch Car Multimedia and ALGORITMI, where he is addressing smart mobility challenges. Rui José has an extensive experience in peer-reviewing for scientific publications, as Program Committee member or reviewer for Ubicomp, Pervasive, CHI, PerDis, DIS, MUM, IE, EICS, Mobile HCI, ACE, IPIN, Interact, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R) and many others. He has been involved in more than 80 Program Committees. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of RISTI and ADCAI. He was General Chair or TPC chair of 2 international conferences. He has worked as expert in the evaluation of research proposals in national and international programs, including the Portuguese Innovation Agency (ANI), COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship Program. Rui José is also an entrepreneur, having created 3 companies, two of which were officially awarded the label of University of Minho spin-offs.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Rui José

Nomes de citação

  • José, Rui

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências da Engenharia e Tecnologias - Engenharia Eletrotécnica, Eletrónica e Informática


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Francês Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Grau Classificação
1997 - 2001
PhD in Computer Science (Doctor of Philosophy)
Lancaster University, Reino Unido
Aprovado, por unanimidade
1993 - 1995
Mestrado em Informática (Mestrado)
Especialização em Área de Especialização em Sistemas Distribuídos, Comunicações por Computador e Arquiteturas de Computadores
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Muito Bom
1988 - 1993
Engenharia de Sistemas e Informática, Universidade do Minho (Licenciatura)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2020/10/28 - Atual Professor Associado (Docente Universitário) Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal
1996/03/27 - 2020/10/28 Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia, Portugal

Outras Carreiras

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2008 - 2008 Carreiras / Categorias Subsistentes Microsoft Research Ltd, Reino Unido


Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2021 Easy Ride: Experience is everything: Intelligent Fleet / Swarm of e-scooters
Investigador responsável
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Em curso
2015 - 2017 DISPLR GLOBAL
Investigador responsável
DISPLr, Portugal
2012/10 - 2015/12 Juxtapositioned reflective performance enabling science and technology learning
Investigador responsável
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
2011/02 - 2014/07 APEX - Agile Prototyping for user EXperience
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2013/06 - 2014/05 Place characterization from sensing and acting
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Investigador responsável
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
2011/01 - 2013/06 SUM - Sensing and Understanding human Motion dynamics
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2009/06 - 2012/11 Web Security and Privacy: Weaving Together Technology Innovation with Human and Policy Considerations
Investigador responsável
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2005/05 - 2007/11 Situated web portal for local awareness and transient interaction
Investigador responsável
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2002/02 - 2004/09 VADE - Value Added Environments for Dynamic Support to Location-Based Services in UMTS Networks
Provided by PTCRIS: 38475
Investigador responsável
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
PRAXIS XXI/BD/13853/97
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Artigo em conferência
  1. José, R.; Pinheiro, A.; Rodrigues, H.. "Exploring networked message signs as a new medium for urban communication". 2018.
  2. Xavier, A.I.; José, R.. "I am in here: Implicit assumptions about proximate selection of nearby places". Trabalho apresentado em WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018., 2018.
  3. Cruz, S.; Lencastre, J.A.; Coutinho, C.; José, R.; Clough, G.; Adams, A.. "The JuxtaLearn process in the learning of Maths' tricky topics: Practices, results and teacher's perceptions". 2017.
  4. Coutinho, P.; José, R.. "Multi-purpose place-based display systems: Implications from current practices with non-digital displays". 2017.
  5. Coutinho, P.; Jose, R.. "Moderation techniques for user-generated content in place-based communication". 2017.
  6. Coutinho, P.; José, R.; Silva, B.. "Understanding media situatedness and publication practices in place-based digital displays". 2016.
  7. Coutinho, P.; José, R.. "Design sensitivities from public expression practices with non-digital displays". 2015.
  8. Lencastre, J.A.; Coutinho, C.; Cruz, S.; Magalhães, C.; Casal, J.; José, R.; Clough, G.; Adams, A.. "A video competition to promote informal engagement with pedagogical topics in a school community". 2015.
  9. José, R.; Müller, M.; Felix, A.; Silva, B.. "An application framework for place-based displays with mobile interaction". 2015.
  10. Taivan, C.; José, R.. "Application diversity in open display networks". 2014.
  11. Davies, N.; José, R.; Memarovic, N.; Elhart, I.; Clinch, S.. "PD-Apps'14: The first workshop on developing applications for pervasive display networks, 2014 - Welcome and committees". 2014.
  12. Taivan, C.; Jose, R.; Silva, B.. "Understanding the use of web technologies for applications in open display networks". 2014.
  13. Elhart, I.; Langheinrich, M.; Davies, N.; Jose, R.. "Key challenges in application and content scheduling for Open Pervasive Display Networks". 2013.
  14. Cardoso, J.C.S.; José, R.. "Evaluation of a programming toolkit for interactive public display applications". 2013.
  15. Langheinrich, M.; Schmidt, A.; Davies, N.; José, R.. "A practical framework for ethics - The PD-net approach to supporting ethics compliance in public display studies". 2013.
  16. Otero, N.; Alissandrakis, A.; Müller, M.; Milrad, M.; Lencastre, J.A.; Casal, J.; José, R.. "Promoting secondary school learners' curiosity towards science through digital public displays". 2013.
  17. José, R.; Cardoso, J.; Alt, F.; Clinch, S.; Davies, N.. "Mobile applications for open display networks: Common design considerations". 2013.
  18. Cardoso, J.C.S.; José, R.. "PuReWidgets: A programming toolkit for interactive public display applications". 2012.
  19. Rodrigues, H.; Jose, R.; Santos, A.; Silva, B.. "New directions for system support in Pervasive Computing". 2012.
  20. Joseph, K.; José, R.; Carley, K.M.. "Leveraging media repertoires to create new social ties". 2012.
  21. Rodrigues, H.; Nicolau, M.J.; José, R.J.; Moreira, A.. "Engaging participants for collaborative sensing of human mobility". 2012.
  22. Cardoso, J.C.S.; Jose, R.. "Creating web-based interactive public display applications with the PuReWidgets toolkit". 2012.
  23. José, R.; Pinto, H.; Silva, B.; Melro, A.; Rodrigues, H.. "Beyond interaction: Tools and practices for situated publication in display networks". 2012.
  24. Machado, S.; José, R.; Moreira, A.. "Social interactions around public transportation". 2012.
  25. Almeida, P.; Abreu, J.; José, R.. "ITV services for socializing in public places". 2011.
  26. Correia, N.; Meneses, F.; José, R.. "Spotsensing". 2011.
  27. Ribeiro, F.R.; José, R.. "Place-aware content selection from dynamic web sources for public displays". 2010.
  28. Ribeiro, F.R.; Jose, R.. "Timeliness for dynamic source selection in situated public displays". 2009.
  29. Pinto, H.; José, R.; Campos, J.C.. "An interaction model and infrastructure for localized activities in pervasive computing environments". 2007.
  30. José, R.; Meneses, F.; Moreira, A.. "Integrated context management for multi-domain pervasive environments". 2005.
  31. Meneses, F.; Moreira, A.; José, R.. "How do I design a location-dependent application?". 2001.
  32. José, R.; Moreira, A.; Meneses, F.; Coulson, G.. "An open architecture for developing mobile location-based applications over the Internet". 2001.
Artigo em revista
  1. Pedro Coutinho; Rui José. "Understanding public displays as a medium for place-based communication: implications from current practices with non-digital displays". Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-019-01362-6.
  2. Rui José; Ana Inês Xavier. "Discovering the right place to check-in using web-based proximate selection". Annals of Telecommunications 74 5-6 (2019): 325-334. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12243-018-0692-x.
  3. Pedro Coutinho; Rui José. "A Risk Management Framework for User-Generated Content on Public Display Systems". Advances in Human-Computer Interaction (2019): https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9769246.
  4. Jose, R.; Cardoso, J.C.S.; Hong, J.. "User expectations for media sharing practices in open display networks". Sensors (Switzerland) 15 7 (2015): 16210-16224. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84940175412&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Taivan, C.; José, R.; Silva, B.. "Web-based applications for open display networks: Developers' perspective". Computer Systems Science and Engineering 30 1 (2015): 79-88. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84940199191&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Rodrigues, H.; José, R.; Coelho, A.; Melro, A.; Ferreira, M.C.; e Cunha, J.F.; Monteiro, M.P.; Ribeiro, C.. "Mobipag: Integrated mobile payment, ticketing and couponing solution based on NFC". Sensors (Switzerland) 14 8 (2014): 13389-13415. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84904994546&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Cook, D.J.; José, R.; Bravo, J.. "Special Issue on Ambient Interaction". International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 30 10 (2014): 753-754. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84904649700&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Cardoso, J.C.S.; José, R.. "Interaction tasks and controls for public display applications". Advances in Human-Computer Interaction 2014 (2014): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84899997024&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. José, R.; Otero, N.; Cardoso, J.C.S.. "Dimensions of situatedness for digital public displays". Advances in Human-Computer Interaction 2014 (2014): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84920467624&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Rodrigues, H.; José, R.. "System implications of context-driven interaction in smart environments". Interacting with Computers 26 2 (2014): 105-117. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84893213492&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Taivan, C.; José, R.; Silva, B.; Elhart, I.; Cardoso, J.. "Design considerations for application selection and control in multi-user public displays". Journal of Universal Computer Science 19 17 (2013): 2526-2542. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84893530458&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. José, R.; Pinto, H.; Silva, B.; Melro, A.. "Pins and posters: Paradigms for content publication on situated displays". IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 33 2 (2013): 64-72. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84875576277&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Ribeiro, F.R.; José, R.. "Timely and keyword-based dynamic content selection for public displays". CISIS 2010 - The 4th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (2010): 655-660.
  14. Jose, R.; Rodrigues, H.; Otero, N.. "Ambient intelligence: Beyond the inspiring vision". Journal of Universal Computer Science 16 12 (2010): 1480-1499. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77957128580&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. José, R.; Otero, N.; Izadi, S.; Harper, R.. "Instant places: Using bluetooth for situated interaction in public displays". IEEE Pervasive Computing 7 4 (2008): 52-57. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-54849423005&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Pinto, H.; José, R.. "Pervasive location-based systems: The fundamental challenges between vision and reality". International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications 1 1 (2005): 7-12. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84893504493&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. José, R.; Moreira, A.; Rodrigues, H.; Davies, N.. "The AROUND architecture for dynamic location-based services". Mobile Networks and Applications 8 4 (2003): 377-387. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0042196185&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Jose, R. J. P.; Costa, A.; Macedo, J.; Freitas, V.. "Providing multiple external views on directory user interfaces". Computer Networks and Isdn Systems 28 4 (1996): 543-550.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Inês Fortes; Diana Pinto; Emanuel Sousa; Vera Vilas-Boas; Rui José. "Enhancing the Motorcycling Experience with Social Applications: A Study of User Needs". 2021.
  2. Inês Fortes; Diana Pinto; Joana Vieira; Ricardo Pessoa; Rui José. "The Perspective of Cyclists on Current Practices with Digital Tools and Envisioned Services for Urban Cycling". 2021.
  3. Ricardo Cabral; Eduardo Peixoto; Carlos Carvalho; Rui José. "An Ecosystem Approach to the Design of Sensing Systems for Bicycles". 2021.
  4. Eduardo Peixoto; João Moutinho; Rui José. "A Low-Cost Video-Based Solution for City-Wide Bicycle Counting in Starter Cities". 139-150. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
  5. Miguel Costa; Rui José. "Challenges and Limitations for the Systematic Collection of Cycling Data from Bike Sensors". 68-79. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
  1. José, R.; Rodrigues, H.. Ubiquitous systems as a learning context to promote innovation skills in ICT students. 2018.
  2. Coutinho, P.; José, R.. Risk elicitation for user-generated content in situated interaction. 2016.
  3. Ribeiro, F.R.; José, R.. Smart displays in ambient intelligence environments. 2014.
  4. Casal, J.; José, R.. They are looking… why not interacting? Understanding interaction around the public display of community sourced videos. 2014.
  5. Ferreira, M.C.; Cunha, J.F.E.; José, R.; Rodrigues, H.; Monteiro, M.P.; Ribeiro, C.. Evaluation of an integrated mobile payment, ticketing and couponing solution based on NFC. 2014.
  6. José, R.; Cardoso, J.C.; Hong, J.. Media sharing across public display networks. 2014.
  7. Gonçalves, N.; José, R.; Baquero, C.. Collaborative and privacy-aware sensing for observing urban movement patterns. 2014.
  8. Lencastre, J.A.; Coutinho, C.; Casal, J.; José, R.. Pedagogical and organizational concerns for the deployment of interactive public displays at schools. 2014.
  9. Gonçalves, N.; José, R.; Baquero, C.. Collaborative and privacy-aware sensing for observing urban movement patterns. 2014.
  10. José, R.; Otero, N.; Rodrigues, H.; Meneses, F.; Coelho, O.. Exploring the design space of mobile payment systems. 2013.
  11. Taivan, C.; Andrade, J.M.; José, R.; Silva, B.; Pinto, H.; Ribeiro, A.N.. Development challenges in web apps for public displays. 2013.
  12. José, R.; Rodrigues, H.; Melro, A.; Coelho, A.; Ferreira, M.C.. Design lessons from deploying NFC mobile payments. 2013.
  13. Moreira, S.; José, R.; Campos, J.C.. An empirical study on immersive prototyping dimensions. 2013.
  14. Melro, A.; Silva, B.; José, R.. Media sharing in situated displays: Service design lessons from existing practices with paper leaflets. 2013.
  15. Coelho, A.; José, R.. Lessons Learned from creating a general purpose tool for experience sampling methods. 2013.
  16. Taivan, C.; José, R.; Elhart, I.. Selection and control of applications in pervasive displays. 2012.
  17. Otero, N.; José, R.; Silva, B.. Interactive public digital displays: Investigating its use in a high school context. 2012.
  18. Santos, A.; Rodrigues, H.; José, R.. Evaluating a Crowdsourced system development model for ambient intelligence. 2012.
  19. Coelho, A.; Meneses, F.; José, R.. Delay-tolerant positioning for location-based logging with mobile devices. 2012.
  20. Gonçalves, N.; José, R.; Baquero, C.. Privacy preserving gate counting with collaborative bluetooth scanners. 2011.
  21. Cardoso, J.C.S.; José, R.. Assessing feedback for indirect shared interaction with public displays. 2011.
  22. Taivan, C.; José, R.. An application framework for open application development and distribution in pervasive display networks (short paper). 2011.
  23. Lopes, C.; José, R.; Aguiar, A.. An interactive content service for photo frames in the home. 2011.
  24. Ribeiro, F.R.; José, R.. Autonomous and context-aware scheduling for public displays using place-based tag clouds. 2010.
  25. Ribeiro, P.; Silva, T.; José, R.; Iurgel, I.. Combining explicit and implicit interaction modes with virtual characters in public spaces. 2010.
  26. Cardoso, J.C.S.; José, R.. A framework for context-aware adaptation in public displays. 2009.
  27. José, R.; Bernardo, F.. Extended bluetooth naming for empowered presence and situated interaction with public displays. 2009.
  28. José, R.; Davies, N.. Scalable and flexible location-based services for ubiquitous information access. 1999.


Outra produção
  1. Open display networks: A communications medium for the 21st century. 2012. Davies, N.; Langheinrich, M.; José, R.; Schmidt, A.. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861116524&partnerID=MN8TOARS.


Título / Tema
Papel desempenhado
Curso (Tipo)
Instituição / Organização
2020/10/02 - Atual A generic platform for cycling mobility models
Programa Doutoral em Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
2019/09/01 - Atual Collective Intelligence for Urban Cycling
Programa Doutoral em Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal
2019 - 2019 Practices and tools for situated publication and self-exposure on public displays
Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2012 - 2012 Web-based applications for open display networks
Informática (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2010 - 2010 An interaction abstraction toolkit for public display
Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2008 - 2008 An Activity-centered Ubiquitous Computing Framework for Supporting Occasional Human Activities in Public Places
Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2006 - 2006 Escalonamento Autónomo e Sensível ao Contexto para Ecrãs Públicos
Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Minho, Portugal


2020 Fellow EAI (European Alliance for Innovation)
European Alliance for Innovation, Bélgica