Professor at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, and a Principal Investigator at UNINOVA – Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologia
keynote speech : ” Electronic citizen-centered electronic data exchange – Challenging the health and wellbeing of worldwide citizen “.
The advent of globalization envisions people and systems without any barriers in their interaction, capable of communicating and understanding in a complete way independent of the language, methods or infrastructures used. The present digital age adds a whole diversity and heterogeneity of data and services, creating a global system with a higher level of complexity with the need to become interoperable. Its implementation will lead to a stage in which globalization comprehensively embraces the digital world that dominates the world economy. The keynote addresses the fundamental role of interoperability to achieve top value Digital Health in the context of complex measurements for citizens in sensors networks and IoT to enable the citizens to manage and bridge their own health data throughout the EU and beyond, advancing own and societal health and wellbeing in an ecosystem of sensor networks for the wellbeing of man. This will empower citizens to manage their own health more proactively and effectively., to support healthcare professionals to deliver high quality, consistent and efficient healthcare, and assist governments and healthcare providers in increasing access or managing epidemics.
Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves holds a PhD degree and received his habilitation (Agregação) in Industrial Information Systems by the NOVA University of Lisbon (UNL). He is Full Professor at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, and a Principal Investigator at UNINOVA – Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologia. He has graduated in Computer Science, with MSc in Operational Research and Systems Engineering. His research activities have been focused on Interoperability of Complex Systems. He has been researching in European Commission funded projects during the last 30 years, with more than 200 papers published in conferences, journals and books. He directes GRIS (GRupo para a investigação em Interoperabilidade de Sistemas; Group for Research in Interoperability of Systems) at UNINOVA (Instituto para o Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias), CTS (Centro para as Tecnologias e Sistemas). He has a relevant standardization activity acting as member of the Planning and Policy Committee and project leader in ISO TC184/SC4.