Innovation is in our DNA

R&D is a distinctive characteristic of Link’s DNA. We devote a substantial part of our budget to R&D either internally or in association with universities, research centres and in some case with our clients.

Whenever appropriate we participate in the EU R&D programmes or in national R&D programes.

Research & Development

Our R&D is mainly focused on the products and service we provide, but also on demanding needs of our clients that require a substantial incorporation of innovation.

Projects have contributed significantly to the development of our solutions but also to some of our service methodologies and frameworks.

Research & Development Projects

R&D
PROJECT
CONCEPT RELATED
SERVICE

ARDOC

Creation of an interoperable document management architecture. edoclink

Wizard Navision

A wizard for speeding up parameterization of ERP solutions based in Navision. Microsoft Dynamics

CAMTec

CAMTEC created an interoperability platform for the actors involved in the Forest Products Supply Chain (CAPF), the scope of the project encompasses the processes from planning the forest to the delivery of the wood factory that will process. Industry and Services

SIGEBI

Development of a Smart Ticketing system as an integrated and modular core that implements all the functionality of electronic ticketing and card management to operators of public transport and other services in a region, city or local area (e.g. school). SmartCITIES

RFBNet

RFID allows to automate the goods identification processes, reducing human error and increasing the ability to monitor the value chain. Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

DOBROS

Creation of an enabling architecture for third party development of services on Set Top Box the project develops a framework for third parties to create applications that support services and content on top of OpenTV operating system. Telecom and Media

Remine

REMINE project idea originates from the common difficulty in conducting a detailed analysis, an early identification and an effective prevention on RAPS (Risks Against Patient Safety) when there are significant mass of inhomogeneous data sources, stored in multimedia databases, and a distributed environments with different care professionals contemporary involved Healtcare

SIPTest

The project goal is to provide an innovative solution for automatic test management based on the business logic. System Quality Assurance

PHD and Master thesis

Helping students create the future

More than 20 master thesis were based on work developed in Link´s projects and we had some PHD students either as our staff or on grants. We welcome each year several students for summer programmes or in part-time assignments.

  • Automatic schedule for TV Content
  • Mobile Application framework for Bank aplications
  • E-invoice orchestration on Biztalk
  • RFIDToys: A Flexible Testbed Framework for RFID Systems
  • Process Automation – case study using Captaris
  • Secure Distribution of Digital Goods
  • Implementing the EPCIS standard on a Biztalk platform
  • RFID temperature sensors
  • SOA based Architecture for Bus Corridor Management and Fraud…
  • Assessment of an open-source, standards-based RFID supply chain
  • Multichannel process for custom supporting
  • Composite Smart Tags
  • Luggage Management with RFID – Security & Privacy enforcement
  • RFID Location system for Airport Luggage
  • Federation of RFID nets
  • Real time traffic information for public transports
  • Automatic reconfiguration of Web Services
  • On-Demand Public Transport System
  • Case Management  Standard adaptation to a document management system
  • Using BPMN to define document workflows
  • Visualizing Enterprise Architecture Transformation
  • An Enterprise Architecture for the Portuguese Navy: a prototype case
  • Interoperation in a Document Management System
  • Accelerators for SOA enterprise development
  • ETL for Big Data architectures
  • Development of transport algorithms for a Patient Transport Management System
  • SOA Service Governance in context of an Enterprise Architecture
  • Framework for Advanced Fault Recovery for Oracle SOA / BPM

Actual R&D Student project proposals

Security and electronic ticketing
“The End of the Password” – New authentication mechanisms for online critical systems.
Information Security of Document Management Systems in cloud environments
Identity management through OpenID Connect for Web solutions
M2M Mobile Ticketing data collection
IoT in Insurance
Early detection of cyberattacks and bottlenecks in OutSystems platform
Processes and business integration
Information Security Document Management Systems in cloud environments.
ESB based on Outsystem plataform
Advanced architectures of enterprise systems in the cloud
IoT in Insurance
Javascript UI – Cutting-edge frameworks for the development of Enterprise Applications
Dynamic generation of context – Adaptive web user interface
Big data and Information
NoSQL data repositories applied to Document Management Systems for Cloud environment
IoT in Insurance
Online Insurance selling on Facebook
Knowledge of Omnichannel Organization Behavior
Internet Banking – Big Data Intelligence
Fraud detection in Banking
Enterprise Architecture and Information Architecture
Compliance with Safety Rules Information – Standard 27001
Preview of Information Architecture Evolution
Enterprise Architecture and Process Architecture
Business Process Compliance
BPMN Models Equivalence
Business Process Architecture
Enterprise Architecture and Application Architecture/ Services
Advanced Architectures of Enterprise Systems in the Cloud
Preview Models of Application Architecture Evolution / Services

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ARDOC

Creation of an interoperable document management architecture. The concept of Doclet allows documents to be exchanged between organizations, be exported to file systems for its digital preservation, or for compliance with legal requirements. Standards used: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and Model Requirements for the management of electronic records (MoReq).

 

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Wizard Navision

A wizard for speeding up parameterization of ERP solutions based in Navision.

The project created a framework for description of the logistic business and automatic creation of the parameters that can configure a solution for a medium complexity logistics’ operator

 

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CAMTEC

CAMTEC created an interoperability platform for the actors involved in the Forest Products Supply Chain (CAPF), the scope of the project encompasses the processes from planning the forest to the delivery of the wood factory that will process.

To carry out this ambitious goal the CAMTEC team organized with the support of the Institute of Agronomy (ISA), a series of workshops involving several representative key people from each of the stages of CAPF and resulting in the requirements for the system.

The results of this work were later shared for review of all actors who have contributed to its definition, thus obtaining a representative, consolidated view of all CAPF.

A prototype was developed and tested in several planning situations.

 

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SIGEBI

Development of a Smart Ticketing system as an integrated and modular core that implements all the functionality of electronic ticketing and card management to operators of public transport and other services in a region, city or local area (e.g. school). The system is configured to directly manage a network of terminals, which can range from a network of validators of public transport operators, network PCs installed in official agencies, network POS installed at authorized dealers, among other types of terminals. The whole system is Web based for the front-office and back-office applications.

 

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RFBNet

RFID allows to automate the goods identification processes, reducing human error and increasing the ability to monitor the value chain. However remain several obstacles to adoption: the chains are becoming longer, decentralized and dynamic, which increases the complexity of its governance. Lack of global visibility: along the chains are made observations that contribute to the understanding of business processes, but each agent has only a partial view. The last challenge is the protection of information: many agents have this information ready to give but not to share until compliance with data transfer policies is ensured.
The Federated Network Asset Tracking is a system that autonomous organizations adhere to share resource information tracked by radio. Answering questions such as: where is the good? Has it reached the destination? What path did it went? What is its bill of materials? all this between organizations that do not relate directly, and in compliance with the corresponding contractual policies on data sharing

 

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DOBROS

Creation of an enabling architecture for third party development of services on Set Top Box the project develops a framework for third parties to create applications that support services and content on top of OpenTV operating system. As a proof of concept the project created some services considered relevant such as Video calls “peer to peer” on EuroDOCSIS, facilitating the connection of the call between users and allowing support of video services (support, remote assistance, health, training, etc.); Create a prototype for support to people with reduced capabilities such as the elderly, chronically ill, etc. The prototype allows people to be followed by domestic sensors and biosensors, as well as interact via video call with caregivers or family and friends, improving their psychological health;

Create an instantiation for an entertainment channel for games and hobbies, to demonstrate the platform’s ability to support the development of games and its provision by third parties.

 

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Remine

REMINE project idea originates from the common difficulty in conducting a detailed analysis, an early identification and an effective prevention on RAPS (Risks Against Patient Safety) when there are significant mass of inhomogeneous data sources, stored in multimedia databases, and a distributed environments with different care professionals contemporary involved

 

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Bank2Client

The BANK2CLIENT system developed a multichannel home bank integrating new technologies such as: secure transactions over instant messaging channels; natural language processing in Portuguese and English; Prospecting Opinions and Social Network Analysis, which consists in the discovery and classification of the opinion of the bank's clients, on social networks;

Content recommendation based navigation

 

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