8 October 2020 

09:00 h – 09:30 h Welcome address

  • Julio E. Abalde Alonso, rector, University of A Coruña
  • Manuel F. González Penedo, director, CITIC

09:30 h – 10:15 h Keynote

Pilar Vila Avendaño, Co-funder of Forensic & Security and DFTools, autthor of the book: “Digital forensic analysis for professional legal experts”. Expert in different areas of cybersecurity and the entrepreneurial world.

“Expertise and cybersecurity”

Computer expertise is the inquiry and investigations carried out to obtain computer evidence in a judicial matter so that it can be used by a judge to decide on the guilt or innocence of one of the parties. Within this area, there are no fixed ways to carry out the necessary tasks, but there are advice or good practices. We will examine some real cases and recommended standars.

10:15 h – 11:25 h Oral presentations I

Chairperson: José Joaquim de Moura Ramos, researcher at CITIC

11:25 h – 11:30 h.- pause

11:30 h – 12:30 h.Oral presentations II

Chairperson: Alejandro Puente Castro, researcher at CITIC

  • 11:30 h – 11:40 h.- “Reflections about Learning Radiology inside the Multi-User Immersive Environment Second Life® during Confinement by Covid-19”. Ravaei, Shaghayegh; Alonso-Martinez, Juan M.; Jimenez-Zayas, Alberto; Sendra-Portero, Francisco
  • 11:40 h – 11:50 h.- “Developing Open-Source Roguelike Games for Visually-Impaired Players by Using Low-Complexity NLP Techniques”. Fernández-Núñez, Luís; Penas, Darío; Viteri, Jorge; Gómez-Rodríguez, Carlos; Vilares, Jesús
  • 11:50 h – 12:00 h.- “On the Effectiveness of Convolutional Autoencoders on Image-Based Personalized Recommender Systems”. Blanco-Mallo, Eva; Remeseiro, Beatriz; Bolón-Canedo, Verónica; Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo
  • 12:00 h – 12:10 h.- “Application of Artificial Neural Networks for the Monitoring of Episodes of High Toxicity by DSP in Mussel Production Areas in Galicia”. Molares, Andrés; Fernandez-Blanco, Enrique; Rivero, Daniel
  • 12:10 – 12:20.- “Numerical Simulation of a Nonlinear Problem Arising in Heat Transfer and Magnetostatics”. González, María; Varela, Hiram
  • 12:20 h – 12:30 h.- “Fully Automatic Retinal Vascular Tortuosity Assessment Integrating Domain-Related Information”. Ramos, Lucía; Novo, Jorge; Rouco, José; Romeo, Stéphanie; Álvarez, María; Ortega, Marcos

12:30 h – 12:40 h.- pause

12:40 h – 14:40 h.- Oral presentations III

Chairperson: Javier Pereira Loureiro, Deputy Director, CITIC

  • 12:40 h – 12:50 h.- “Digital Image Quality Prediction System”. Rodriguez-Fernandez, Nereida; Santos, Iria; Torrente-Patiño, Alvaro; Carballal, Adrian
  • 12:50 h – 13:00 h.- “Introduction to Second Life® As a Virtual Training Environment: Perception of University Teachers”. Rudolphi-Solero, Teodoro; Jimenez-Zayas, Alberto; Sendra-Portero, Francisco
  • 13:00 h – 13:10 h.- “Design of a System to Implement Occupational Stress Studies trough Wearables Devices and Assessment Tests”. Concheiro-Moscoso, Patricia; del Carmen Miranda-Duro, María ; Fraga, Carlota; Queirós, Cristina; Marques, António José Pereira da Silva; Groba, Betania
  • 13:10 h – 13:20 h.- “Design and Implementation of a Physical Bitcoin Coin”. Femenias-Hermida, Alberto; Munteanu, Cristian; Vázquez-Naya, José
  • 13:20 h – 13:30 h.- “An Agent-Based Model to Simulate the Spread of a Virus Based on Social Behavior and Containment Measures”. Carpente, Manuel; Guijarro-Berdiñas, Bertha; Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo; Rodríguez-Arias, Alejandro; Dimitru, Adina
  • 13:30 h – 13:40 h.- “Designing an Open Source Virtual Assistant”. Pérez, Anxo; Lopez-Otero, Paula; Parapar, Javier
  • 13:40 h – 13:50 h.- “Decentralized P2P Broker for M2M and IoT Applications”. Froiz-Míguez, Iván; Fraga-Lamas, Paula; Fernández-Caramés, Tiago
  • 13:50 h – 14:00 h.- “Joint Optic Disc and Cup Segmentation Using Self-Supervised Multimodal Reconstruction Pre-Training”. Hervella, Álvaro; Ramos, Lucía; Rouco, José; Novo, Jorge; Ortega, Marcos
  • 14:00 h – 14:10 h.- “Analysis and Definition of Data Flows Generated by Bio Stimuli in the Design of Interactive Immersive Environments”. Gomes, Paulo Veloso; Donga, João; Marques, António; Azevedo, João; Pereira, Javier
  • 14:10 h – 14:20 h.- “CultUnity3D: A Virtual Spatial Ecosystem for Digital Engagement with Cultural Heritage Sites”. López Salas, Estefanía; Xuíz García, Adrián; Gómez, Ángel; Dafonte, Carlos
  • 14:20 h – 14:30 h.- “Shiny Dashboard for Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain”. Fernandez-Lozano, Carlos; Cedron, Francisco
  • 14:30 h – 14:40 h.- “Analysis of Separability of COVID-19 and Pneumonia in Chest X-ray Images by Means of Convolutional Neural Networks”. Moura, Joaquim; Ramos, Lucía; Vidal, Plácido; Novo, Jorge; Ortega, and

14:40 h – 16:00 h.- Pause

16:00 h – 17:00 h.- Oral presentations IV

Chairperson: Manuel Bustabad Alonso, Technological Transfer and R&D, CITIC

17:00 h – 19:00 h.- Workshops

The workshop explores the use of sensitivity analysis of social media (e.g. Twitter) and platforms (e.g. Google Trends) to examine user responses to certain publications, geographically and seasonally. Participants will learn about how sensitivity analysis works and will have the chance to try out their own analyses.

The workshop provides a practical introduction to the tools used in the deployment of multi-tenant Cloud applications serving tens of thousands of users. The workshop includes a practical demonstration of the Docker Compose orchestration tool for the deployment and configuration of a Docker container application. As well as explaining the main features of Docker Compose and the most common container configurations, the workshop will also demonstrate how the Ansible orchestration tool is used to automate deployment tasks for Docker applications in Cloud environments.

Technical requirements:

    1. PC running Windows, minimum 8GB RAM.
    2. Docker Desktop ( snd Git (
    3. Github user account.
    4. pgAdmin management tool (optional).

This practical testing workshop uses an imaginary case to show how TDD (Test-Driven Development) can be used to find and fix bugs faster. The aim of the workshop is to take participants through the whole process, beginning with an initial analysis of the problem and the verification and validation criteria to be used, just as they would in a real functionality testing scenario.

Technical requirements: Java, Eclipse, Visual Studio Code.

Participants will learn how to build an observability ecosystem from scratch for an application based on a distributed microservices architecture. The workshop will explain what microservices are and why traditional monitoring and supervision techniques need to be adapted to deal with the dynamic, frequently changing nature of microservices applications.

Technical requirements: Demo project for the workshop:

9 October 2020 

09:00 h – 09:45 h.- Keynote

Ignacio Villoch, Open Innovation Senior Ecosystem Builder, BBVA.

“Exponential skills for a change of era”.

Nacho Villoch is an active blogger, twitterer, video maker and speaker on innovation, talent, sustainability and digital transformation. He has spent the past fifteen years building a successful reputation in the field in countries spanning four continents.

He is the author of two novels: El desafío de Yago: En busca de las fuentes del talento and La aventura de Diana, the first business novel about innovation and one of Expansión’s top 10 career change books of 2014. He is also actively involved in mentoring, inspiring and promoting entrepreneurial talent through communities and projects such as the Héroes Club, TeamLabs, Aceleradora SEK Lab, Adventure Network, Momentum Project and TEDx.

He is an experienced and inspirational speaker and facilitator at corporate and institutional conferences, and a regular guest lecturer on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and digital transformation at different business schools.

09:45 h – 11:35 h.- Oral presentations V

Chairperson: José Joaquim de Moura Ramos, researcher at CITIC

  • 09:45 h – 09:55 h.- “Feature Selection in Big Image Datasets”. Figueira-Domínguez, J.; Bolón-Canedo, Verónica; Remeseiro, Beatriz
  • 09:55 h – 10:05 h.- “Developing an Open-Source, Low-Cost, Radon Monitoring System”. Alvarellos, Alberto; Rabuñal, Juan Ramón
  • 10:05 h – 10:15 h.- “Application of Adaptive Virtual Environments Through Biofeedback for the Treatment of Phobias”. Donga, João; Gomes, Paulo Veloso; Marques, António; Pereira, Javier; Azevedo, João
  • 10:15 h – 10:25 h.- “The Use of Portable EEG Devices in Development of Immersive Virtual Reality Environments for Converting Emotional States into Specific Commands”. Sá, Catarina; Gomes, Paulo Veloso; Marques, António; Correia, António
  • 10:25 h – 10:35 h.- “Enhancing Retinal Blood Vessel Segmentation through Self-Supervised Pre-Training”. Morano, José; Hervella, Álvaro; Barreira, Noelia; Novo, Jorge; Rouco, José
  • 10:35 h – 10:45 h.- “Mobile Application for Analysing the Development of Motor Skills in Children”. Naya, David; Vazquez-Araujo, Francisco; Castro, Paula; Costa, Jamile; Dapena, Adriana; Doniz, Luz
  • 10:45 h – 10:55 h.- “Artificial Intelligence in Pre-University Education: What and How to Teach”. Guerreiro-Santalla, Sara; Bellas, Francisco; Duro, Richard J.
  • 10:55 h – 11:05 h.- “aspBEEF: Explaining Predictions Through Optimal Clustering”. Cabalar, Pedro; Martín, Rodrigo; Muñiz, Brais; Pérez, Gilberto
  • 11:05 h – 11:15 h.- “Study of Machine Learning Techniques for EEG Eye State Detection”. Laport, Francisco; Castro, Paula; Dapena, Adriana; Vazquez-Araujo, Francisco; Iglesia, Daniel
  • 11:15 h – 11:25 h.- “Mining of the Milky Way Star Archive Gaia-DR2. Searching for Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae”. González-Santamaría, Iker; Manteiga, Minia; Dafonte, Carlos; Manchado, Arturo; Ulla, Ana
  • 11:25 h – 11:35 h.- “Acceleration of a Feature Selection Algorithm Using High Performance Computing”. Beceiro, Bieito; González-Domínguez, Jorge; Touriño, Juan

11:35 h – 11:50 h.- Pause

11:50 h – 12:50 h.- Oral presentations VI

Chairperson: Alejandro Puente Castro, researcher at CITIC

  • 11:50 h – 12:00 h.- “A Doubly Smoothed PD Estimator in Credit Risk”. Suárez, Rebeca; Abad, Ricardo; Fernández, Juan
  • 12:00 h – 12:00 h.- “A First Approach to Authentication Based on Artificial Intelligence for Touch-Screen Devices”. Silvelo, Arturo; Garabato, Daniel; Santoveña, Raúl; Dafonte, Carlos
  • 12:10 h – 12:20 h.- “Fully Automatic Method for the Visual Acuity Estimation Using OCT Angiographies”. Díaz, Macarena; Novo, Jorge; Penedo, Manuel; Ortega, Marcos
  • 12:20 h – 12:30 h.- “Development of Recreational Content with Micro:Bit for Intervention with People with Cerebral Palsy”. Lopez-Fernandez, Alejandro; Carneiro-Medin, Ruben; Pousada, Thais; Groba-González, Betania; Dapena, Adriana
  • 12:30 h – 12:40 h.- “Predicting Gastric Cancer Molecular Subtypes from Gene Expression”. Data Moreno, Marta; Sousa, Abel; Melé, Marta; Oliveira, Rui; G Ferreira , Pedro
  • 12:40 h – 12:50 h.- “Electronic Health Records Exploitation Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques”. Guerra Tort, Carla; Aguiar Pulido, Vanessa; Suárez Ulloa, Victoria; Docampo Boedo, Francisco; López Gestal, José Manuel; Pereira Loureiro, Javier

12:50 h – 12:55 h.- Pause

12:55 h – 13:25 h.- Poster session I

Chairperson: Javier Pereira Loureiro, Deputy Director, CITIC

  • “Regression Tree Based Explanation for Anomaly Detection Algorithm”. Botana, Iñigo; Eiras-Franco, Carlos; Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo
  • “Radiology Seminars with Guest Professors in the Virtual Environment Second Life®: Perception of Learners and Teachers”. Alonso-Martinez, Juan M.; Ravaei, Shaghayegh; Rudolphi-Solero, Teodoro; Sendra-Portero, Francisco
  • “Preliminary Analysis of a Virtual Inter-University Game to Learn Radiology within the Second Life® Environment”. Alberto-Jimenez-Zayas; Ravaei, Shaghayegh; Alonso-Martinez, Juan M.; Sendra-Portero, Francisco
  • “Virtual Reality Game Analysis for People with Functional Diversity: An Inclusive Perspective”. Miranda-Duro, María del Carmen; Concheiro-Moscoso, Patricia; Viqueira, Javier Lagares; Nieto-Riveiro, Laura; Domínguez, Nereida Canosa; García, Thais Pousada
  • “Web Server and R Library for the Calculation of Markov Chains Molecular Descriptors”. Carracedo-Reboredo, Paula; Munteanu, Cristian R.; González-Díaz, Humbert; Fernandez-Lozano, Carlos
  • “Validation of Self-Quantification Xiaomi Band in a Clinical Sleep Unit”. Martínez-Martínez, Francisco; Concheiro-Moscoso, Patricia; Miranda-Duro, María; Boedo, Francisco; Muiño, Francisco; Groba, Betania
  • Questions

13:25 h – 13:30 h.- Pause

13:30 h – 14:00 h.- Poster session II

Chairperson: Manuel Bustabad Alonso, Technological Transfer and R&D, CITIC

  • “An Intelligent and Collaborative Multiagent System in a 3D Environment”. Rodríguez-Arias, Alejandro; Guijarro-Berdiñas, Bertha; Sánchez-Maroño, Noelia
  • “Numerical Model of a 28-GHz Frequency Diverse Array Antenna” Avele, Marc Bernice Angoue; Brégains, Julio; Maneiro, Roberto; García-Naya, José A.; Castedo, Luis
  • “Study on Relevant Features in COVID-19 PCR Tests”. Vidal, Plácido; Moura, Joaquim; Ramos, Lucía; Novo, Jorge; Ortega, Marcos
  • “A-Frame as a Tool to Create Artistic Collective Installations in Virtual Reality”. Azevedo, João; Gomes, Paulo Veloso; Donga, João; Marques, António
  • “Identification of Prevotella, Anaerotruncus and Eubacterium Genera by Machine Learning Analysis of Metagenomic Profiles for Stratification of Patients Affected by Type I Diabetes”. Fernández-Edreira, Diego; Liñares-Blanco, Jose; Fernandez-Lozano, Carlos
  • “Machine Learning to Compute Implied Volatility from European/American Options Considering Dividend”. Yield Liu, Shuaiqiang; Leitao, Álvaro; Borovykh, Anastasia; Oosterlee, Cornelis
  • Questions

14:00 h – 15:00 h.- Prizes and closing address

  • Manuel F. González Penedo, Director CITIC.
  • Roberto Pérez Rodríguez, Manager Clúster TIC Galicia.
  • Fernando Suárez, President College of Information Engineers of Galicia (CPEIG).
  • Óscar González Represas, Managing Director of IT and Software Engineering, Technological Institute of Galicia (ITG).
  • Luis Hervella Nieto, Dean UDC Faculty of Computer Science.
  • Eva Martínez Acón, City Councillor for Innovation, Industry, Retail and Employment, A Coruña City Council.