Prof. Dr. Luis Amaral
Born in 1960, holds a Ph.D. on Information Systems obtained at University of Minho in 1994. He is Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems in the School of Engineering of University of Minho where he teaches courses on information systems management and information systems planning to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He is also involved in research projects in the area of methodologies for organizational intervention activities such as; Information Systems Management, Information Systems Planning and Information Systems Development. Other topics of interest are the adoption process of IT applications by organizations and the curricula for Information Systems professionals. He is the head of the Department of Information Systems and is director of the Master Degree on Information Systems at University of Minho. Luis Amaral has supervised several master and doctoral dissertations. He is author of several scientific publications presented at international conferences and published in scientific and technical journals. He is the co-author of a book in Portuguese on information systems planning. Since 2005 is the President of the board of directors of CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica. Pro-Rector at University of Minho since July 2006.