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Jose Miguel de Oliveira Simoes



Jose graduated with distinction in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering in 2006 at Instituto Superior das Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE), Portugal. He also studied at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil.


From 2006 - 2008 he was working at Netcall (1st Portuguese VoIP provider) where he was responsible for Business Development and Network Operations. As Business Consultant he was responsible for leading/recommending investments and partnerships, identify opportunities for improvement by proactively optimizing the innovation process and manage interconnection process between telecommunication providers. As Network Engineer, he was responsible for the development of network designs and solutions, areas of datacenter, storage, physical security, software and emerging technologies, as well as for the conception and development of the Netcall “minibox” product. Among his duties he lead a small team of people working in support and infrastructure.


Jose is currently investigating Quality of Experience (QoE) from the user perspective. In this context, QoE refers to the subjective measure from a user’s perspective of the overall value of the service provided. The main driver for this idea is related to the fact that these days, more and more services are available to customers; however most of the times these are inadequate and don’t reflect all users needs. In order to overlap this situation, his research is focused into six main topics:

•    Contextualization – capability to match contents and services to user contexts. These can be classified into geographical location, user preferences, communities or simply temporal based contexts.
•    Personalization – ability to deliver personalized media (services or contents) to the final user by matching his preferences and interests into a global context, providing at the end a final service tailored to address the specific needs of the consumer.
•    Adaptation – possibility to adapt services and contents according to the type of user and different end terminal used to consume the media. The Adaptation research is highly correlated with Contextualization and Personalization.
•    Interactivity – enhancing the way a service is consumed. Allowing the user to interact with a service, creates a whole new world of possibilities and business scenarios.
•    Mobility – describes one's ability to use technology while moving. This will enable Ubiquitous and Pervasive computing scenarios where users experience services anywhere, anyhow, at anytime.
•    Privacy – capability for the user to possess and control its own data. Moreover it should have the right to dispose and distribute it when he finds necessary. Possibility to opt-in and opt-out.

Addressing mainly advertising scenarios, the research will explore the following topics:

Social Networks
•    Correlate spatial proximity with social proximity;
•    Use social distance for recommendation systems;
•    Study Demographics of users;
•    Combine data from different social networks.

Reality Mining techniques
•    Overcome discrepancy between online and offline networks;
•    Provide awareness about people actual behaviors;
•    Extract patterns from biologic “honest signals”;
•    Correlate data and extrapolate future occurrences.

Context-aware technologie (Adaptation of content or advertising according to)
•    Network conditions;
•    Terminal;
•    Environment;
•    External sources (weather, traffic, light, speed, temperature, presence, location, etc.).

During his research, he will focus on how to improve the way services are offered and consumed by services providers and customers, respectively. New business models that can arise from such scientific improvements will also be covered. At this point in time, the results of such research will be mostly interesting for the Advertising and Media industry (and consequently Internet and Telecommunication worlds).

--- Publications ---

First Author

Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "Understanding and Predicting Human Behavior for Social Communities", Handbook of Social Networks, Technologies and Applications, Springer, 2010.

Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "Can you Predict Human Behavior", ICIN 2010 (No official acceptance yet)

Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "Contextualized User-Centric Multimedia Delivery System for Next Generation Networks", Telecommunication Systems Journal, Springer, 2010, Doi: 10.1007/s11235-010-9345-8

Simoes, J., Weik, P., Magedanz, T., "The Human side of the Future Internet", Towards the Future Internet, IOS Press, 2010, pp. 183-192 doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-539-6-183

Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "Smart Advertising in the Home of the Future" International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology - Special Issue on Smart Homes Technologies and Applications, Vol. 2, No.2/3,  pp. 164 - 180, 2010. DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2010.030543

Simoes, J., Wahle, S., "The Future of Services in Next Generation Networks", IEEE Potentials, IEEE (Accepted for Publication)

Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "What happens when you mix Social Networks, Contexts and Mobile Advertising in the same glass?", International Journal of Mobile Marketing, Mobile Marketing Association, 8 (Winter 2010)  (Accepted for Publication)

Simoes, J., Goncalves, J., Mota, T., Magedanz, T., "CATS: Context-Aware Triggering System for Next Generation Networks", Wireless and Mobile Networking, Springer Boston, Vol. 308, 2009, ISBN: 978-92-61-12891-3

Simoes, J.,  et al., "Context-aware Control for Personalized Multiparty Sessions in Mobile Multihomed Systems", 5th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, ICST/ACM, London, September,  2009.

Simoes, J., Lamorte, L., Moltchanov, B., Criminisi, C. "Enhanced Advertising for Next Generation Networks", ITU-T Kaleidoscope - Innovations for Digital Inclusion, Argentina, Mar del Plata, August, 2009.

Simoes, J., "A generic enabler framework for contextualized advertising within interactive multimedia services", 10th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Kos, Greece, June 15-19, 2009, INSPEC Accession Number: 10916347, ISBN 978-1-4244-4440-3.

Blum, N., Lange, L., Magedanz, T., Simoes, J., "Mediacast for Mobile Communities: When the Web and Telecommunications converge", 10th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Kos, Greece, June 15-19, 2009, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP09WOW, Library of Congress: 2009903044, ISBN 978-1-4244-4439-7.

Simões, J., Riede, C., Magedanz, T., "New Interactive Experiences with IPTV Services Using an IMS Infrastructure", 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Las Vegas, January 10-13, 2009,  ISBN: 978-1-4244-2308-8.

Contributing Author

Antoniou, J., Christophorou, C., Simoes, J., Pitsillides, A., "Network-Aided Session Management for Adaptive Context- Aware Multiparty Communications",  Book of Formal and Practical Aspects of Autonomic Computing and Networking: Specification, Development and Verification, IGI Global, 2010 (Accepted for publication)

Moltchanov, B., Mannweiler, C., Simoes, J., "Context-Awareness Enabling New Business Models in Smart Spaces", 3rd ruSMART, St.Petersburg, Russia, August 2010.

Coutinho, N., Sargento, S., Condeixa, T., Janneteau, C., Simoes, J., Christophorou, C., Pinto, F., Neto, A., Carapeto, N., "Context-Aware Multiparty Services Delivery: Evaluation and Experimentation" ICT Mobile Summit 2010, Florence, Italy, June 2010.

Antoniou, J., Christophorou, C., Simoes, J., Pitsillides, A., "Adaptive Network-Aided Session Support in Context-Aware Converged Mobile Networks" International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems, March 2010.

Antoniou, J., Christophorou, C., Neto, A., Sargento, S., Pinto, F., Carapeto, N., Mota, T., Simoes, J., Pitsillides, A., "Session and Network Support for Autonomous Context-Aware Multiparty Communications in Heterogeneous Mobile Systems" International Journal of Handheld Computing Research, February 2010.

Antoniou, J., Pinto, G., Simoes, J., Pitsillides, A., "Supporting Context-Aware Multiparty Sessions in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks" Mobile Networks and Applications, Elsevier, February 2010, Doi: 10.1007/s11036-010-0235-9.

Al-Hezmi, A., Daher, G., Simoes, J., Magedanz, T., "SOA-based Multimedia Streaming Enabler Over IMS Networks", 7th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia, ACM, Malaysia, 2009.

Antoniou, J., Sargento, S., Simoes, J., Neto, A., Christoforou, C., Kellil, M., "Architecture for Context-Aware Multiparty Delivery in Mobile Heterogeneous Networks", International Conference of Ultra Modern Telecommunications, IEEE, St. Petersburg, Russia, October, 2009.

Antoniou, J., Christophorou, C., Neto, A., Sargento, S., Pinto, F., Carapeto, N., Mota, T., Simoes, J., Pitsillides, A., "Context-Aware Self-Optimization in Multiparty Converged Mobile Environments", 3rd International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, September 2009.

Janneteau, C., Simoes, J., Antoniou, J., Christophorou, C., Kellil, M., Klein, A., Neto, A., Pinto, F., Roux, P., Sargento, S., Shotten, H., Schneider, J., "Context-Aware Multiparty Networking", ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, Spain, Santander, 10-12 June, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-905824-12-0.

Talks / Tutorials

Understanding and maintaining your market to maximize revenue generation opportunities, IIR Mobile 2.0 Content & Services, Berlin, 23rd November, 2009.

Context Detection and Context-Aware Multiparty Delivery, ICT Mobile Summit 2009 Workshop - Putting Mobile Services into Context, Santander, 9th June, 2009.

What can location add to the User Experience and how can it drive mobile Advertising Revenues?, Mobile Advertising 2009, Amsterdam, 12th May, 2009.

Context Aware Multiparty Session Support for Adaptive Multicasting in Heterogeneous Mobile Network, Mobileware 2009, Berlin, 2009.


Best Oral Presentation "CATS: Context-Aware Triggering System for Next Generation Networks", Second Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference, fedora.kg.gda.pl/wmnc/

CCNC 2009 Student Travel Grant, 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, www.ieee-ccnc.org/2009/

Academic Merit Award regarding years 2005/2006, Instituto Superior das Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, iscte.pt

Academic Merit Award regarding years 2004/2005, Instituto Superior das Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, iscte.pt


J. Simões, R. Costa, "An Architecture for Centralized SIP-based Audio Conferencing using Application Layer Multicast", Dissertation, Instituto Superior das Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal, 2006.

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