1. Research
    1. Research projects
      1. EPISA
      2. TAIL
    2. Supervision of dissertations
      1. 2019
      2. 2018
      3. 2017
      4. 2016
    3. Conference Papers
      1. 2019
      2. 2018
      3. 2017
      4. 2016
      5. 2015
      6. 2014
      7. 2013
      8. 2012
      9. 2011
    4. Journal Papers
      1. 2018
      2. 2016
      3. 2013

Research

My main research interests are semantic web technologies and their practical applications to research data management, combining Information Science, Computer Science knowledge and solid engineering.

I am particularly interested in graph database applications, database modelling, information system architectures, software quality and software testing. I apply my research to the design and construction of the research data repositories of the future.

Research projects

EPISA

  • (May 2016 - May 2019) EPISA-—-Entity and Property Inference for Semantic Archives

Integrate the largest collection of sources for the History of Portugal in the digital world. This is the main goal of the new INESC TEC’s project entitled EPISA—Entity and Property Inference for Semantic Archives, which will start in January 2019. source

TAIL

  • (May 2016 - May 2019) TAIL—Research data management from creation to deposit and sharing

The purpose of this project is to develop and test instruments, work flows and description models to manage data in research groups. The project follows groups in different areas of creation, management and publication of research data, making them researchable and quoted. This project allows to identify opening problems and monitor National and European initiatives, namely the tour of research infrastructures and the European Open Science Cloud. Over the project, there will be services in University of Porto, INESC TEC and CIBIO monitoring the adopted instruments tests, considering its use in stable support services to the researchers. source

Supervision of dissertations

2019

  • Costa, Lázaro (2019-expected), “DendroShare: Partilha e citação de conjuntos de dados de investigação” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade: In progress]

  • Freitas, Nuno (2019-expected), “ArchGraph, Design and conception of a vertical prototype for a semantic archives infrastructure” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade: In progress]

  • Fukunaga, William (2019-expected), “Citation of subsets of dynamic data: A case study with the Dendro platform” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade: In progress]

  • Marques, Bruno (2019-expected), “Dendro Research Notebook: Interactive Scientific Visualizations for e-Science” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade: In progress]

  • Neto, Nuno (2019-expected), “Automatic testing and deployment pipelines using Docker, Jenkins and Travis.ci” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade: In progress]

  • Oliveira, Raquel (2019-expected), “Classificação de conjuntos de dados de investigação com base em seus registos de metadados” Information Science MSc dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Information Science, Final Grade: In progress]

2018

  • Ferreira, Catarina (2018), “DataRep: Análise de soluções para repositórios de dados” Information Science Bachelor’s Final Project. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. [Information Science, Final Grade: 16/20]

  • Pereira, Miguel (2018), “Selection of important posts in the timeline of a social network”. Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved from https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/114173 [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade 17/20]

  • Monteiro, Cláudio (2018). “Dendro Keywords: Supporting data description through keyword extraction and visualisation”, Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved from https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/114140 [Informatics Engineering, Final Grade 18/20]

2017

  • Silva, Bruno (2017). “Metadata gamification: Jogos sérios para melhoria de descrição de dados da investigação” Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation. University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved from https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/106078 [Informatics Engineering, Final grade: 17/20]

2016

  • Pereira, Nélson (2016) “SocialDendro: Aplicação de técnicas das redes sociais à gestão colaborativa de conjuntos de dados”. Informatics Engineering MSc Dissertation, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10216/102712. [Informatics Engineering, Final grade: 17/20]

Conference Papers

2019

  • Rodrigues J., Castro J., Rocha, J., Ribeiro C. (2019) “Hands-On Data Publishing with Researchers: Five Experiments with Metadata in Multiple Domains. In: Manghi P., Candela L., Silvello G. (eds) Digital Libraries: Supporting Open Science. IRCDL 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 988. Springer, Cham [Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11226-4_22].

2018

  • Rodrigues, J., Castro, J., Rocha, J., Pereira, N., Karimova, Y., Ribeiro, C. (2018), “Metadados específicos do domínio em registos B2SHARE”: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistass, Congresso BAD 2018, Fundão, Portugal, October 24-26, 2018, Proceedings. [Retrieved from https://www.bad.pt/publicacoes/index.php/congressosbad/article/view/1774/Resumo].

  • Rocha, J., Pereira, N., Dias, P. & Barros, B. (2018), “Grassroots Meets Grasstops: Integrated Research Data Management with EUDAT B2 Services, Dendro and LabTablet”: 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2018, Porto, Portugal, September 10–13, 2018, Proceedings. [Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00066-0_40].

  • Monteiro, C., Lopes, C. & Rocha, J. (2018), “Supporting description of research data: evaluation and comparison of term and concept extraction approaches”: : 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2018, Porto, Portugal, September 10–13, 2018, Proceedings. [Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00066-0_44].

2017

  1. Pereira, N., Rocha, J. & Ribeiro, C. (2017). “Social Dendro: Social Network Techniques Applied to Research Data Description”. In: Kamps J., Tsakonas G., Manolopoulos Y., Iliadis L., Karydis I. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. TPDL 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10450. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67008-9_47]

  2. Karimova, Y., Castro, J., Rocha, J., Pereira, N. & Ribeiro, C. (2017). “Promoting Semantic Annotation of Research Data by Their Creators: A Use Case with B2NOTE at the End of the RDM Workflow”. In: Garoufallou E., Virkus S., Siatri R., Koutsomiha D. (eds) Metadata and Semantic Research. MTSR 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 755. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70863-8_11]

2016

  1. Ventura, S., Amorim, R., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2016). “Voice recognition in the LabTablet electronic laboratory notebook”. Proceedings of the Ninth International C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering (C3S2E ‘16), Evan Desai (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2948992.2948998

  2. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., & Correia Lopes, J. (2016). “Usage-driven Dublin Core descriptor selection: A case study using the Dendro platform for research dataset description”. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2016, Hannover, Germany, September 5–9, 2016 (27-38). Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (9819), Springer International Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43997-6_3

  3. Silva, F., Amorim, R., Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2016). “End-to-End Research Data Management Workflows: A Case Study with Dendro and EUDAT”. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research MTSR 2016, Göttingen, Germany, November 22-25, 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 672. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49157-8_32]

  4. Rocha, J., Pereira, N. (2016). Social Dendro: “Aplicação de técnicas das redes sociais à gestão de dados de investigação”. Atas da 7ª Conferência Luso Brasileira sobre Acesso Aberto, Número 2. [Retrieved from https://goo.gl/3cLPWA]

  5. Ribeiro, C., Rocha, J., Castro, J., Amorim, R. & Lopes, J. (2016). “Projeto TAIL—Gestão de dados de investigação da produção ao depósito e à partilha (resultados preliminares)”. Atas da 7ª Conferência Luso Brasileira sobre Acesso Aberto, Número 2. [Retrieved from https://goo.gl/cxqQvR]

2015

  1. Castro, J., Perrotta, D., Amorim, R., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2015). “Ontologies for Research Data Description: A Design Process Applied to Vehicle Simulation”. In: Garoufallou E., Hartley R., Gaitanou P. (eds) Metadata and Semantics Research. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 544. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-24129-6_30]

  2. Amorim, R., Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2015). “A Comparative Study of Platforms for Research Data Management: Interoperability, Metadata Capabilities and Integration Potential”. In: Rocha A., Correia A., Costanzo S., Reis L. (eds) New Contributions in Information Systems and Technologies. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (101–111), vol 353. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16486-1 [Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-16486-1_10]

  3. Amorim, R., Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2015). “Engaging Researchers in Data Management with LabTablet, an Electronic Laboratory Notebook”. In: Sierra-Rodríguez JL., Leal JP., Simões A. (eds) Languages, Applications and Technologies. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 563. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-27653-3_21]

  4. Ribeiro, C., Rocha, J., Castro, J., Amorim, R., & Fortuna, P. (2015). “Motivators and Deterrents for Data Description and Publication: Preliminary Results”. In: Ciuciu I. et al. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Workshops. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9416. Springer, Cham. [Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-26138-6_55]

2014

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., & Correia Lopes, J. (2014). “Ontology-based multi-domain metadata for research data management using triple stores”. Proceedings of the 18th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS ‘14), Ana Maria Almeida, Jorge Bernardino, and Elsa Ferreira Gomes (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 105-114. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2628194.2628234

  2. Rocha, J., Castro, J., Ribeiro, C., Honrado, J., Lomba, A., & Gonçalves, J. (2014). “Beyond INSPIRE: An Ontology for Biodiversity Metadata Records”. In: Meersman R. et al. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2014 Workshops. OTM 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8842. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45550-0_61

  3. Rocha, J., Castro, J., Ribeiro, C., & Correia Lopes, J. (2014). “Dendro: Collaborative Research Data Management Built on Linked Open Data”. In: Presutti V., Blomqvist E., Troncy R., Sack H., Papadakis I., Tordai A. (eds) The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events. ESWC 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8798. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11955-7_71

  4. Rocha, J., Castro, J., Ribeiro, C., & Correia Lopes, J. (2014). “The Dendro research data management platform: Applying ontologies to long-term preservation in a collaborative environment”. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation (IPRES 2014) (189-193). ISBN: 978-0-642-27881-4

  5. Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2014). “Creating lightweight ontologies for dataset description: practical applications in a cross-domain research data management workflow”. Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ‘14). IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 313-316. [Retrieved from https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2740823]

  6. Amorim, R., Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2014). “LabTablet: semantic metadata collection on a multi-domain laboratory notebook”. In Proceedings of the 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2014). Springer. [Retrieved from https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2740823]

2013

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., Correia Lopes, J., Gouveia, M., & Barbosa, P. (2013), “UPBox and DataNotes: a collaborative data management environment for the long tail of research data”. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2013) (105-108). [Retrieved from http://purl.pt/24107]

  2. Castro, J., Ribeiro, C. & Rocha, J. (2013), “Designing an Application Profile using qualified Dublin Core: a case study with fracture mechanics datasets”. Proceedings of the DC (Dublin Core) 2013 Conference, (47–52). [Retrieved from http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/pubs/article/view/3685]

2012

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C. & Correia Lopes, J. (2012), “Managing multidisciplinary research data : Extending DSpace to enable long-term preservation of tabular datasets”. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2012) (105-108). [Retrieved from https://goo.gl/s8YwSb]

  2. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C. & Correia Lopes, J. (2012), “Semi-automated Application Profile Generation for Research Data Assets”. In: Dodero J.M., Palomo-Duarte M., Karampiperis P. (eds) Metadata and Semantics Research. MTSR 2012. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 343. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg [Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-35233-1_10]

2011

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., & Correia Lopes, J. (2011). “UPData - A Data Curation Experiment at U.Porto using DSpace”. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation (IPRES 2011) (224–227). [Retrieved from https://goo.gl/8kdQWZ]

Journal Papers

2018

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., Lopes, J. (2018). “Ranking Dublin Core descriptor lists from user interactions: A case study with Dublin Core Terms using the Dendro platform”. International Journal on Digital Libraries (2018). [Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0238-x].

  2. Karimova, Y., Aguiar Castro, J., Rocha, J., Pereira, N., Rodrigues, J., Ribeiro, C. (2018). “Description + Annotation: semantic data publication workflow with Dendro and B2NOTE”. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), Vol. 12, No. 4, 2017. [Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMSO.2017.10014808].

  3. Ribeiro, C., Rocha, J., Castro, J., Amorim, R., Lopes, J., David, G. (2018). “Research Data Management Tools and Workflows: Experimental Work at the University of Porto”. IASSIST Quarterly, Vol 42 No 2 (2018). [Available at: https://doi.org/10.29173/iq925].

2016

  1. Amorim, R., Castro, J., Rocha, J., & Ribeiro, C. (2016). “A comparison of research data management platforms: architecture, flexible metadata and interoperability”. Universal Access in the Information Society, 16: 851, 1–12. [Available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10209-016-0475-y]

2013

  1. Rocha, J., Ribeiro, C., Lopes, J.(2013). “UPBox e DataNotes: um ambiente de suporte à gestão colaborativa de dados científicos”. InCID: Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação, 4(2), 95–111. [Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.2178-2075.v4i2p95-111]