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Bruno Lima

PhD Student in Informatics Engineering at FEUP (PT)
Researcher Assistant at INESC TEC
Assistant Lecturer at FEUP (PT)

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The SIBILA project aims at developing a set of tools that will effectively support the decision making process in organizations, and facilitate the process of building data-driven solutions.
These tools will be able to process and represent complex sources of data, such as multi-relational and/or web data, and to, given a user-defined task, semi-automatically select the best components at hand and compose them together. To do so, SIBILA will require progress at the level of knowledge representation and data mining techniques.
Moreover, the complexity of SIBILA will require contributions in software engineering and language development. Next, we discuss in more detail the main challenges facing SIBILA: knowledge representation and inference, web data, learning technology, and system engineering.


Developed societies are currently facing severe demographic changes: the world is getting older at an unprecedented rate. In 2000, about 420 million people, or approximately 7 percent of the world’s population, were aged 65 or older.
By 2050, that number will be nearly 1.5 billion people, about 16 percent of the world’s population. This demographic trend will be also followed by an increase of people with physical limitations. New challenges will be raised to the traditional systems of health care, not only in Portugal, but also in all other European states. There is an urgent need to find solutions that allow to extend the time people can live in their preferred environment by increasing their autonomy, self-confidence and mobility.
AAL4ALL presents an idea for an answer through the development of an ecosystem of products and services for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) associated to a business model and validated through large scale trial.

More information about AAL4ALL – AAL4ALL website