The Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems group (Ubicomp@UMinho) is a research group at Algoritmi, an ICT research centre of the Engineering School of the University of Minho.
The group is currently composed of 8 Senior Researchers, two of which full-time Post-Doc Researchers and over 30 PhD and MSc students.
The group has been active in the field of ubiquitous computing for several years and is now well integrated in the ubicomp research community. We have a well deployed network of partnerships both within academia and industry and international collaboration has been mainly promoted as part of European projects, including FP5, FP6 and FP7.
We are located in the city of Guimarães, in the Azurém campus of University of Minho, more precisely in Lab 3 at the Information Systems Department. Our research lab is where we host most of our research students, where we conduct project meetings and also where we normally have our weekly seminars.
The University of Minho (UMinho), founded in 1973, is located in the Northwest of Portugal in the towns of Braga and Guimarães., and is renowned for the quality of its research, the public recognition given to its Alumni, and its strong industrial links. With its 15000 undergraduate and nearly 2000 post-graduate students, the University is one of the biggest Universities in Portugal, and considers itself to be a complete University offering degrees that span Medicine and Technology, to Arts, Humanities and Laws. The University is also positioned as a Research University with about 120 PhDs being awarded each year, an average yearly production of refereed papers published in international journals of 1.48/full time equivalent, and 250 R&D contracts being signed every year with external companies.