Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia

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Electronic government allows a broad range of citizens to access governamental information and services, as well as to participate in the government decision-making process. On the other hand, it imposes a higher challenge on a web designer to avoid digital exclusion. Before proposing guidelines to design e-gov sites, it is important to have objective(More)
This paper defines the concept of the ‘tripod’ method of design that uses VDC modeling (multi-disciplinary performance-based virtual design and construction modeling), an integrated POP model (a formal and integrated model of Product, Organization and Process of the project) and Extreme Collaboration (a very rapid concurrent and technologically enabled(More)
Any Web user is a potential knowledge contributor, but it remains a challenge to make them devote their time contributing to some purpose. In order to align individual with social interests, we selected the CAPTCHA Web resource protection application to embed knowledge elicitation within the users' main task of accessing a Web resource. Consequently, unlike(More)
One of the products of engineering, besides constructed artifacts, is design documentation. To understand how design participants use documentation, we interviewed designers and typical documentation users and also took protocols of them both creating and using design documentation. Our protocols were taken from realistic projects of preliminary design for(More)
This paper presents HYRIWYG (How You Rate Influences What You Get), a reputation system applicable to Internet Recommendation Systems (RS). The novelty lies in the incentive mechanism that encourages evaluators to volunteer their true opinion. Honesty is encouraged because rewards are indexed by the quality of the RS's suggestions.
Association rules are a very popular non-supervised data mining technique for extracting co-relation in large set of data transactions. Although the vast use, the analysis of mined rules may be intricate for non-experts, and the technique effectiveness is constrained by the data dimensionality. This paper presents a pre-processing approach that uses (1)(More)
Democracy originated in Greece and has been an ideal way of citizenry coexistence for centuries. History tellers say that Athens, the world’s first democracy, was an extremely high performing organization due to the high level of commitment and engagement of the people. The three pillars of democracy (representation, participation, and deliberation) were(More)