António Moreira Teixeira


Associate Professor at Universidade Aberta (UAb) since 1989, and head of the Department of Education and Distance Learning. He is an integrated researcher at the Philosophy Center of the University of Lisbon and collaborates with the UAb Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning. He was Pro-Rector for Distance Education innovation at UAb and President of the European Distance and E-learning Network.

Dan Cohen


Dan Cohen is Vice Provost for Information Collaboration and Dean of Libraries at Northeastern University. He is also a professor of history at the university’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities. His work focuses on the impact of digital media and technology on all aspects of knowledge and the learning process, from the nature of the libraries and resources involved, 21st century technologies and software, to changes in the world of communication and publications. He coordinated several major initiatives, including the Digital Public Library of America.

Joana Vieira Paulino


Joana Vieira Paulino holds a PhD in History, specializing in Contemporary History, from the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is also a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History. She is interested in Urban, Social and Mentalities History, using GIS as an analysis tool. She is currently a researcher at the Digital Humanities Laboratory.

João Preto Gomes


João Preto Gomes has 25 years of experience in the area of Internet, Information Systems and Security. He has a degree in Systems Engineering and Informatics from the University of Minho and has worked at Portugal Telecom, Sonae and Cisco. He is currently Director of Advanced Services of the Foundation for Science and Technology, which includes, Nau – Always Learning, Multimedia and the CERT of the Portuguese academic and scientific network.

Margarida Brito Alves


Margarida Brito Alves is an Assistant Professor in the Art History Department at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is a member of the Board and Integrated Researcher of the Institute of Art History, being the coordinator of the research group Studies of Contemporary Art and the research line “Spatial Practices in Contemporary Art”.

Maria Fernanda Rollo


Maria Fernanda Rollo is a full professor at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She coordinates the Post-Graduation in Science and Technology Management and Policies and the PhD in History and the Centro República. Director of the History, Territories and Communities pole (NOVA FCSH) of the Center for Functional Ecology at the University of Coimbra. She is an associate researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History. She was Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education (2015-2018). She coordinates research projects and has several publications on the History of Contemporary Portugal, History of Innovation, Open Science, Organization of Science and Economic and Social History.

Pedro Cardim


Pedro Cardim is an Associate professor at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities and researcher at CHAM – Humanities Center at NOVA FCSH and University of Azores. He studies the political and cultural history of the Iberian world of the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as the Portuguese colonial domination in the Atlantic area of the same period.

Rainer Simon


Rainer Simon is a senior researcher and software engineer at the Digital Insight Lab of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He was technical director of the Pelagios network and is the technical manager of the Recogito project. He develops his research in the field of Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries, focusing on semantic technologies and linked data. He is also interested in spatial analysis and cartography.

Rute Costa


Rute Costa is an associate professor with aggregation at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is responsible for the Research Group on Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology and is currently President of the Linguistics Center at NOVA University of Lisbon (CLUNL). Since 2000 she has been a member of ISO TC 37 “Language and Terminology”. In her projects she is interested in ontologies and Linked (Open) Data applied to Digital Humanities, Industry and Health Sciences.