Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

Plan of Studies

The Doctoral Program in  Information Science and Technology consists of 3 years that may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years. In the first year the student must enroll in four courses plus the thesis proposal in order to complete a set of 60 ECTS:

  • 30 ECTS obtained after the completion of four courses.
  • 30 ECTS after writing a valid Thesis Project.

No student can enroll in Thesis without completing and successfully defending the Thesis Project.

The Thesis Project

The Thesis Project is a written essay that should include a detailed report on the state of the art and work related to the research theme, the description of the problem(s) intended to be solved, the possible techniques or methods used to solve that/those problem(s), an estimate of the expected results, a list of the papers that are targeted to be published and an activity plan. The thesis project will be evaluated in a public session by a Committee of three Professors.

Once the student obtains the 60 ECTS he/she should dedicate full time to research activities aiming at the writing of the final dissertation. This research work will be supervised by a department member and will be structured according to the framework of one of the CISUC research groups.

Final Dissertation
During the research period the PhD students will be totally integrated in the activities of one research group from CISUC. The final Thesis should be submitted within a maximum of 5 years time after the beginning of the course.

Available Courses in 2019/2020

Research Methods 1Luis Paquetepaquete(at)dei.uc.pt
Current Topics on Human Centered Computing
António Mendes
Current Topics on Software Services and the Internet
Marilia Curado
Current Topics on Intelligent Systems
Jorge Henriques
Research Methods 2
Licínio Roque
Research Seminar on Adaptive Computation
António Dourado
Research Seminar on Communications and Telematics
Fernando Boavida
Research Seminar on Cognitive Systems and Multimedia
Fernando Penousal Machado
Research Seminar on Information Systems
Paulo Rupino Cunha
Research Seminar on Evolutionary and Complex Systems
Carlos Fonseca
Research Seminar on Dependable and Secure Software and SystemsHenrique Madeira