Tuesday, December 27, 2005

My PhD resources page

To organize the resources I use in my PhD research, I created a web page to list relevant references. The first version of this page, xml-based, is now available here. I hope it will help me in the future.

Monday, December 26, 2005

New MSc webpage

I created a page for my MSc work at the CG&M website. Currently, it is a preliminary version, submitted for appreciation to my advisor, but the revised final version could be used to define the template for MsC's web pages. This page is available here. Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

First phase of DecoSketch II user testing

Today, I've helped our students at the first phase of user testing within their "DecoSketch II" senior year project.

A testing session.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Released blog for my weekly reports

Finally I found a solution for the weekly reports publishing problem. This solution was a compromise between sending these reports by e-mail to my advisor and publishing them in this blog. I created a new blog just for my weekly reports (in Portuguese).

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Last weekend for Christmas shopping

... for lots of people. Not for me! I'd rather prefer to paddle in the Tagus river. A few photos of this trip are published in a fotos.sapo album.

Kayak trip on Tagus river, this weekend.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Correct abstract for WSCG 2006

We have corrected the abstract of our paper accepted at the 14th International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2006). After all authors agree with its content, it can be submitted to the conference web site as a final version.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Paper acepted at WSCG 2006

Our paper titled "A Calligraphic Interface for Managing Agents" was accepted to be presented as as short communication at the 14th International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2006). Now, we need to correct the abstract, according to reviewer's comments, until December 16th. Then, we need to produce a camera-ready version of the paper by January 3rd.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Out of Office

For several reasons, last week I have been out of office. Thus, no real work were done in this period of time.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Converting editION to VC++7.1

After a couple of months on the hold I restarted my work in the editION prototype. However, during this period of time I had updated the C++ compiler from VC++6.0 to VC++7.1. Thus, I needed to make a few changes in the prototype. The more mind-boggling task was related with socket communication. I could not understand, but exactly the same code that before works well, now doesn't. It only started to work well when I forced the system to wait for connection, blocking the GUI. Before it could go on normally and if after a given timeout, the connection could not be established, a error message was displayed.

Short Survey on Tablet PC's

We need to buy a new Tablet PC for our research group. Therefore, I made a short survey in leading brands: Toshiba, Acer and HP. In my humble opinion I think the best offer is the Acer Travelmate C200, but the final decision is not mine...

PhD 2005 yearly report submitted

My PhD 2005 yearly report was submitted to the department server. Next monday I will deliver a printed version of it, signed by my advisor, in the department.

First draft of IR project proposal

The first draft of the project proposal for the Information Retrieval course is ready. Now it will be reviewed in order to produce a more elaborate version of it.