NOTICE REF. 27/2022 - FOR THE AWARD OF GRANTS IN THE SCOPE OF R&D PROJECTS
Universidade de Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal
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NOTICE REF. 27 / 2022 - FOR THE AWARD OF GRANTS IN THE SCOPE OF R&D PROJECTS AND INSTITUTIONS

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A tender is hereby opened for the award of one Research Grant(s) (RG) in the scope of R&D projects Portuguese municipal charters in the Middle Ages : an historical and linguistic approach in the digital era / IEETA / PTDC / HAR-HIS / 5065 / 2020 under the following conditions :

1. Scientific Area : Computer Science Engineering

2. Funding Source

a) Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. / MCTES, through national funds (PIDDAC)

Students enrolled Students enrolled in a doctorate degree - preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing their academic course in key areas of the project (Computer Science Engineering or related fields).

  • Candidates must be fluent (written and spoken) of Portuguese (foreign applicants must present supporting documents);
  • Candidates must have verifiable experience in scientific or applied research work in key areas for the development of the work plan, namely with the development of contents in digital image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    The proof of enrolment must be made available until the contract is awarded, and the candidate may attach a to confirm that they meet the requirements for enrolment in an integrated master's degree, master's or doctoral program or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

    If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no.

    66 / 2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no.

    2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60 / 2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

    4. Eligibility : Applicants are eligible if they comply with paragraph a) of no.1 of article 2, of the as amended by Decree-Law no.

    123 / 2019, of August 28th, as well as nos. 1 and 2 of article 6 .

    5. Work plan : The iForal project - Portuguese municipal charters in the Middle Ages : an historical and linguistic approach in the digital era.

    is a project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The main goal of the project is to constitute a corpus of Portuguese medieval charters, critically and electronically edited, for historical-linguistic reflection.

    This corpus will include the Portuguese royal charters granted until 1279, their copies and the vernacular translations produced until the end of the 15th century.

    One of the main tasks of the project is the development of an automatic tool for transcription of textual content from digital images, based on Handwritten Text Recognition (Latin documents).

    It will be necessary to develop artificial intelligence algorithms that allow the segmentation of the representation of characters and their identification, followed, using statistical language models, the aggregation of characters into words.

    The development of this tool constitutes the main trunk of the tasks to be carried out, based on the following work plan :

  • The stat of the art
  • Define the architecture of the system and specify the main functionalities
  • Identify methodologies for segmenting images into representative images of characters.
  • Identify methodologies for character identification
  • Identify the methodologies that allow the aggregation of characters
  • System implementation and testing
  • 6. Applicable legislation and regulations : Statute of Scientific Research Grant Holder, as amended by Decree-Law no. 123 / 2019, of August 28th;
  • Regulation no. 950 / 2019, of November 29th, published in Diário da República, no. 241, Series II, of December 16th (FCT, I.

    P. Research Grants Regulation); Decree-Law no. 66 / 2018, of August 16th (Legal regime for recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions).

    7. Workplace : The work will be carried out at EETA Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro, of the Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics Department of the University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of the Professor Osvaldo Manuel da Rocha Pacheco (DETI) and João Paulo Silvestre (DLC).

    8. Duration of the grant(s) :

    9. Amount of monthly maintenance allowance : The amount of the grant corresponds to €1,144.64, according to the table of monthly maintenance allowance amounts set out in Annex I of Regulation no. 950 / 2019,

    The selection methods to be used will be the following : Selection criteria : curriculum evaluation and, if the jury considers it necessary, interviews will be conducted.

    The curriculum evaluation results from the following criteria :

  • Adequacy of academic and professional profile - 30 points. Preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing their academic course in key areas of the project;
  • Final average of the academic degree 30 points;
  • Experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence and digital image processing - 30 points;
  • Scientific production in the last 5 years, in key areas for the development of the work plan 20 points.
  • If the jury considers it necessary, interviews will be held with the best ranked candidates (up to three) - 50 points..

    11. Composition of the Selection Jury :

    President : Professor Osvaldo Rocha Pacheco, Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro

    Effective Vogals :

    Professor Joaquim Arnaldo Martin, Full Professor at the University of Aveiro

    Professor João Paulo Silvestre, Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro

    Alternative Vogals :

    Professor Joaquim Sousa Pinto, Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro

    Professor André Zuquete, Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro

    12. Deadline for applications and how to submit applications : The call is open from September 23 to October 07, 2022 and only applications submitted within the deadline will be admitted.

    Applications must be formalized by sending a letter of application accompanied by the following documents : Curriculum Vitae, certificate of qualifications, declaration of honor and other supporting documents deemed relevant.

    They shall also indicate the e-mail address to which by such indication they accept to be notified for all purposes within this procedure.

    13. Form of publication / notification of results : The final results of the evaluation will be published through an ordered list by final mark obtained posted on the University's website, within 90 working days after the final date of submission of the application, and the successful candidate will be notified by email.

    For the purposes of prior hearing of interested parties, the deadline of 10 working days is set, as provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure.

    At the end of the period for hearing the interested parties, and in the absence of any response from them, the list of candidates will become final.

    Candidates may lodge a complaint against the final decision within 15 working days, or appeal to the maximum executive body of the funding entity within 30 working days after notification of the final decision, in accordance with the provisions of article 12 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

    14. Tender duration : The final ranking list of candidates will be valid until 90 days for the purpose of constituting a reserve list for selection.

    The models of the grant contract and of the final report to be prepared by the grant holder and the supervisor are available at .

  • University of Aveiro, September 21th 2022
  • More Information

    The amount of the grant corresponds to €1,144.64, according to the table of monthly maintenance allowance amounts set out in Annex I of Regulation no. 950 / 2019,

    Applicants are eligible if they comply with paragraph a) of no.1 of article 2, of the as amended by Decree-Law no. 123 / 2019, of August 28th, as well as nos.

    1 and 2 of article 6 .

    Offer Requirements

    Students enrolled Students enrolled in a doctorate degree - preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing their academic course in key areas of the project (Computer Science Engineering or related fields).

  • Candidates must be fluent (written and spoken) of Portuguese (foreign applicants must present supporting documents);
  • Candidates must have verifiable experience in scientific or applied research work in key areas for the development of the work plan, namely with the development of contents in digital image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    The proof of enrolment must be made available until the contract is awarded, and the candidate may attach a to confirm that they meet the requirements for enrolment in an integrated master's degree, master's or doctoral program or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

    If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no.

    66 / 2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no.

    2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60 / 2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

    Students enrolled Students enrolled in a doctorate degree - preference will be given to candidates who are pursuing their academic course in key areas of the project (Computer Science Engineering or related fields).

  • Candidates must be fluent (written and spoken) of Portuguese (foreign applicants must present supporting documents);
  • Candidates must have verifiable experience in scientific or applied research work in key areas for the development of the work plan, namely with the development of contents in digital image processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    The proof of enrolment must be made available until the contract is awarded, and the candidate may attach a to confirm that they meet the requirements for enrolment in an integrated master's degree, master's or doctoral program or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

    If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no.

    66 / 2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no.

    2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60 / 2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

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