UOC Research Showcase 2015

11 February 2015
Antiga Fàbrica d'Estrella Damm, Barcelona


9 am –
9:15 am

Opening words

From Dr Marta Aymerich, UOC Vice President for Strategic Planning and Research.

9:15 am –
11:15 am

First round of presentations

First group: Introduced by David Megías, director of the Doctoral School

Speaker: David Bañeres
Baneres, D., Clarisó, R., Jorba, J., & Serra, M. (In press). Experiences in Digital Circuit Design Courses: A Self-Study Platform for Learning Support. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. doi: 10.1109/TLT.2014.2320919

Speaker: Robert Clarisó
Cabot, J., Clarisó, R., & Riera, D. (2014). On the verification of UML/OCL class diagrams using constraint programming. Journal of Systems and Software, 93, 1-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.03.023

Speaker: Jordi Casas Roma
Casas-Roma, J., Herrera-Joancomartí, J., & Torra, V. (In press). Anonymizing Graphs: Measuring Quality for Clustering. Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS),  1-22. doi:10.1007/s10115-014-0774-7.

Speaker: Antoni Pérez Navarro
Descamps-Vila, L., Perez-Navarro, A., & Conesa, J. (2014). RSS and Sensor Fusion Algorithms for Indoor Location Systems on Smartphones. In J. Huerta, S. Schade, & C. Granell (Eds.), Connecting a Digital Europe Through Location and Place SE - 12 (pp. 197–214). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03611-3_12

Speaker: Pol Arias
Juan, A., Goentzel, J., & Bektas, T. (2014). Routing Fleets with Multiple Driving Ranges: is it possible to use greener fleet configurations?. Applied Soft Computing, 21, 84-94. doi: 10.1016/j.asoc.2014.03.012

Speaker: Inma Rodríguez Ardura
Rodríguez-Ardura, I., &  Martínez-López, F.J. (2014). Another look at ‘being there’ experiences in digital media: exploring connections of telepresence with mental imagery. Computers in Human Behavior, 71(1), 508-518. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.06.016

Second group: Introduced by Christine Appel, director of the eLearn Center

Speaker: David Masip
Masip, D., North, M.S., Todorov, A., & Osherson, D.N. (2014). Automated Prediction of Preferences Using Facial Expressions. PLoS ONE, 9(2): e87434. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087434

Speaker: Amna Qureshi
Qureshi, A.,Megías, D., & Rifà-Pous, H. (2015) Framework for preserving security and privacy in peer-to-peer content distribution systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 42(3), 1391–1408. 

Speaker: Julià Minguillón
Grau-Valldosera, J., & Minguillón, J. (2014). Rethinking dropout in online higher education: The case of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 15(1), 290-308.

Speaker: Inma Rodríguez Ardura
Rodríguez-Ardura, I.,  & Meseguer-Artola, A. (In press). What leads people to keep on e-learning? An empirical analysis of users’ experiences and their effects on continuance intention. Interactive Learning Environments. doi: 10.1080/10494820.2014.926275

Speaker: Marc Romero
Pérez-Mateo, M., Romero, M. & Romeu, T. (2014). La construcción colaborativa de proyectos como metodología para adquirir competencias digitales. Comunicar, 42(XXI), 15-24. doi: 10.3916/C42-2014-01

11.15 am –
11:45 am
Coffee break
11:45 am –
2 pm

Second round of presentations

Third group: Introduced by Josep Lladós, director of the IN3

Speaker: Milagros Sáinz
Sáinz, M., Meneses, J., López, B., & Fabrègues, S. (In press). Gender Stereotypes and Attitudes Towards Informationand Communication Technology Professionals in a Sample of Spanish Secondary Students. Sex Roles. doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0424-2

Speaker: Gemma San Cornelio
San Cornelio, G., & Gómez Cruz, E. (2014). Co-creation and Participation as a Means of Innovation in New Media: An Analysis of Creativity in the Photographic Field. International Journal of Communication, 8, 1-20.

Speaker: Daniel López
López, D. (In press) Little arrangements that matter. Rethinking autonomy-enabling innovations for later life. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2014.02.015

Speaker: Hug March
Gorostiza S., March H., & Sauri D. (In press). Urban Ecology Under Fire: Water Supply in Madrid During the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Antipode. doi: 10.1111/anti.12111

Speaker: Agustí Cerrillo
Cerrillo i Martínez, A. (2014). El principio de integridad en la contratación pública. Mecanismos para la prevención de los conflictos de intereses y la lucha contra la corrupción. Cizur Menor: Aranzadi-Thomson-Reuters. 

Fourth group: Introduced by Pep Torn, director of the Library and Learning Resources Area

Speaker: Arnau Monterde
Monterde, A., & Postill, J. (2014). Mobile ensembles: The uses of mobile phones for social protest by Spain’s indignados. In G. Goggin, L. Hjorth (Eds.), The Routledge companion to mobile media (pp. 429-438). New York: Routledge. 

Speaker: Ramon Ribera
March, H., & Ribera-Fumaz, R. (In press). Smart contradictions: The politics of making Barcelona a Self-sufficient city.  European Urban and Regional Studies,  1-15. doi: 10.1177/0969776414554488

Speaker: Mercè Boixadós
Boixadós, M., Hernández Encuentra, E., Nieto Luna, R., Huguet, A., & Aumatell, E. (2014). Paediatricians’ perceptions of a potential online psychosocial intervention for children with recurrent abdominal pain. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(6), 449–454. doi:10.1111/jpc.12511

Speaker: Ana Isabel Jiménez Zarco (video)
Saigi-Rubio, F., Torrent-Sellens, J., & Jiménez-Zarco, A.I. (2014). Drivers of telemedicine use: comparative evidence from samples of Spanish, Colombian and Bolivian physicians. Implementation Science, 9(1), 128. doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0128-6

Speaker: Hug March
March, H., Saurí, D., & Rico-Amorós, A. M. (2014). The end of scarcity? Water desalination as the new cornucopia for Mediterranean Spain. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 2642–2651. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.023

2 pm

Prize-giving for the best paper presented at this event for doctoral students and recent graduates (those awarded their doctoral degree in the previous 2 years), as well as two extraordinary doctoral degree awards for theses examined in the academic years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 and the UOC 20 years award for the most cited researcher.

By Dr Josep A. Planell, UOC President.

Closing words and lunch