GECAD, Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, is a research unit settled in the Institute of Engineering - Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP) having as mission the promotion and development of scientific research in the Knowledge and Decision Sciences domains, having Information Technologies as support. It involves 2 main areas: Intelligent Systems and Power Energy Systems. GECAD is known worldwide in its areas of research, leading some research domains.
GECAD is coordinated by Prof. Zita Vale, and recognized by FCT (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation). 75 researchers are involved in GECAD, including 35 with PhD degree. It is the largest R&D unit from the Polytechnic sub-system of Portugal.
GECAD was involved in more than 60 R&D projects (more than 20 on-going projects now) with external funding. We are one of the Portuguese R&D units with more success at this level. GECAD has a tremendous success in publications in important scientific journals; many special issues of these journals are edited by GECAD researchers.
Understanding its responsibility for the Society development, GECAD has decided to adopt a new slogan: “Intelligence for a Sustainable, Safe, and Inclusive World”. For this reason, the most recent GECAD projects are applied to areas like Energy, Transportation, Environment, Economy, Inclusion, Critical Infrastructures, Security, Information Access and new ways of Socialization.
The “Grupo de Investigação em Engenharia do Conhecimento e Apoio à Decisão” - GECAD (Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Group) is a research unit settled in the Institute of Engineering - Polytechnic of Porto having as mission the promotion and development of scientific research in the Knowledge and Decision Sciences domains, having Information Technologies as support.