Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha

Maria Manuela Cruz-CunhaMaria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Digital Crime, Cyberspace Security, and Information Assurance
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Irene Maria Portela. © 2015. 602 pages.
In our hyper-connected digital world, cybercrime prevails as a major threat to online security and safety. New developments in digital forensics tools and an...
Dashboard Services for Pragmatics-Based Interoperability in Cloud and Ubiquitous Manufacturing
Luís Ferreira, Goran Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Zlata Putnik, Hélio Castro, Catia Alves, Vaibhav Shah. © 2015. 15 pages.
The real Cloud and Ubiquitous Manufacturing systems require effectiveness and permanent availability of resources, their capacity and scalability. One of the most...
Improving Organizational Effectiveness with Enterprise Information Systems
João Eduardo Varajão, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Ricardo Martinho. © 2015. 318 pages.
Information and communication technologies are widely used to improve organizational efficiency and ensure effective workflows. Technology and software systems...
Handbook of Research on Enterprise 2.0: Technological, Social, and Organizational Dimensions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Fernando Moreira, João Varajão. © 2014. 943 pages.
Workplace technology is evolving at an accelerated pace, driving innovation, productivity, and efficiency to exceedingly high levels. Businesses both small and...
Dashboard Services for Pragmatics-Based Interoperability in Cloud and Ubiquitous Manufacturing
Luís Ferreira, Goran Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Zlata Putnik, Hélio Castro, Catia Alves, Vaibhav Shah. © 2014. 15 pages.
The real Cloud and Ubiquitous Manufacturing systems require effectiveness and permanent availability of resources, their capacity and scalability. One of the most...
Information Technology Supporting Healthcare and Social Care Services: An e-Marketplace Case Study
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Ricardo Simoes, João Varajão, Isabel Miranda. © 2014. 18 pages.
The authors are developing a pilot project for a Municipality in the North of Portugal, envisaging the definition and implementation of an e-marketplace for...
Collaborative Framework for Dynamic Scheduling Supporting in Networked Manufacturing Environments
Maria Leonilde R. Varela, André S. Santos, Ana M. Madureira, Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2014. 19 pages.
Scheduling continues to play an important role in manufacturing systems. It enables the production of suitable scheduling plans, considering shared resources...
Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão, Antonio Trigo. © 2013. 285 pages.
As technology continues to grow as an essential component of small and large enterprises, an ever increasing demand is placed on cutting-edge designs for...
Information Systems and Technologies for Enhancing Health and Social Care
Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão. © 2013. 421 pages.
Technology continues to benefit different aspects of our society. As such, the health and social care field has begun to utilize these advantages towards...
Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda, Patricia Gonçalves. © 2013. 978 pages.
In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the...
Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda, Patricia Gonçalves. © 2013. 1531 pages.
Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health;...
Motivations and Results for CRM Adoption in Large Companies in Portugal
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão, Daniela Santana. © 2013. 12 pages.
There are several motivations for CRM systems adoption, some of them aligned with the results of CRM implementation. This paper presents the main findings of a...
The Use of Customer Relationship Management Software in Meta-Enterprises for Virtual Enterprise Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik, João Varajão. © 2013. 15 pages.
To make the Virtual Enterprise (VE) a real, competitive, and widely implemented organizational and management concept, it is fundamental to assure that the...
Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Patricia Gonçalves, Nuno Lopes, Eva Maria Miranda, Goran D. Putnik. © 2012. 956 pages.
Given the widespread, frequent use of social networks as a means for people to communicate and share their interests, it comes as no surprise that they have become...
The Use of Customer Relationship Management Software in Meta-enterprises for Virtual Enterprise Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik, João Varajão. © 2012. 15 pages.
To make the Virtual Enterprise (VE) a real, competitive, and widely implemented organizational and management concept, it is fundamental to assure that the...
Handbook of Research on Serious Games as Educational, Business and Research Tools
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2012. 1630 pages.
Serious games are being developed at an exponential rate and have applications in management, education, defense, scientific research, health care, and emergency...
What about the Balance between Law Enforcement and Data Protection?
Irene Maria Portela, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2012. 18 pages.
The Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) provides the obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services or of public...
Organizational Integration of Enterprise Systems and Resources: Advancements and Applications
João Eduardo Quintela Alves de Sousa Varajão, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Antonio Trigo. © 2012. 487 pages.
The topic of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) is having an increasingly relevant strategic impact on global business and the world economy, and organizations...
Towards Effective Tourism Dynamic Packages
Luís Ferreira, Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Zlata Putnik. © 2012. 21 pages.
This paper describes the Open Tourism Initiative (OTI) as a framework to support tourism activities, following the Tourism Virtual Enterprise (TVE) organizational...
Towards Effective Tourism and People Alignment
Luís Ferreira, Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Hélio Castro. © 2012. 20 pages.
The new (e)commerce/(e)business paradigms forced enterprises to undertake important transformations and reorganizations. It happened with the web and will be...
Web-based Technologies Integration for Distributed Manufacturing Scheduling in a Virtual Enterprise
Maria Leonilde R. Varela, Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2012. 16 pages.
Today’s manufacturing enterprises face enormous competitive pressures stemming from the current dynamic and open business context. Global competition and market...
Enterprise Information Systems Design, Implementation and Management: Organizational Applications
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Joao Varajao. © 2011. 622 pages.
The continual development and refinement of enterprise information systems is essential for organizational advancement. Enterprise Information Systems Design...
E-Business Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs: Driving Competitiveness
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão. © 2011. 490 pages.
Electronic business plays a central role in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. It propels productivity and...
Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Fernando Moreira. © 2011. 1584 pages.
Mobility and Computing have experienced an amazing evolution during the last decade, impacting business, economy, and society, enabling new organizational models...
E-Business Managerial Aspects, Solutions and Case Studies
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão. © 2011. 364 pages.
Electronic business plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services and payments. E-Business Managerial Aspects...
Business, Technological, and Social Dimensions of Computer Games: Multidisciplinary Developments
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Vitor Hugo Varvalho, Paula Tavares. © 2011. 598 pages.
Computer and online games have emerged as a critical area of study due to their implications for business and society, as well as their increased presence in...
Computer Games as Educational and Management Tools: Uses and Approaches
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Vitor Hugo Varvalho, Paula Tavares. © 2011. 358 pages.
Though once considered purely for their entertainment value, computer and online games have applications as learning tools in learning in a variety of different...
Innovations in SMEs and Conducting E-Business: Technologies, Trends and Solutions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, João Varajão. © 2011. 406 pages.
Electronic business (E-Business) plays a central goal in the economy, facilitating the exchange of information, goods, services, and payments. E-Business is not...
Video Games as Aggregating Mediums and Resulting Products of Several Visual Communication Languages
Paula Tavares, Pedro Mota Teixeira, Leonardo Pereira, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2011. 14 pages.
Finally, we examine the importance and function of motion graphics inside the game experience and the game contexts in which this communication feature is applied.
Games Development for Pedagogical and Educational Purposes
Vitor Carvalho, Celina Pinto Leão, Filomena Soares, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2011. 9 pages.
This chapter presents a research developed in collaboration by two higher education institutions. Nowadays, high education programs can only be successful with the...
Enterprise Information Systems for Business Integration in SMEs: Technological, Organizational, and Social Dimensions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2010. 606 pages.
Consisting of an integrated technology platform, enterprise information systems enable organizations to integrate and coordinate all business processes, offering a...
Social, Managerial, and Organizational Dimensions of Enterprise Information Systems
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2010. 604 pages.
Enterprise information systems touch every process of an organization as new functionalities in previously existing and upcoming solutions are created every day....
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) focuses on the IT field from the outlook of industry professionals...
Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Antonio J. Tavares, Ricardo Simoes. © 2010. 1486 pages.
The Internet is continuously creating new opportunities and challenges useful to the healthcare information technology industry. The Handbook of Research on...
Environments for Virtual Enterprise Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik. © 2010. 18 pages.
The Virtual Enterprise model relies on dynamically reconfigurable collaborative networks, with extremely high performances, strongly time-oriented while highly...
Information Communication Technology Law, Protection and Access Rights: Global Approaches and Issues
Irene Maria Portela, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2010. 592 pages.
Information communication technology (ICT) plays a pivotal role in today’s dynamic world. Subsequently, the relationship of law, ethics, politics and social policy...
GuiMarket: An E-Marketplace of Healthcare and Social Care Services for Individuals with Special Needs
M. Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Ricardo Simões, António Tavares, Isabel Miranda. © 2010. 14 pages.
The healthcare sector has been continuously growing in importance in the past years throughout the entire world, and particularly in most Western countries and the...
What About the Balance Between Law Enforcement and Data Protection?
Irene Maria Portela, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2010. 18 pages.
The Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) provides the obligation for providers of publicly available electronic communications services or of public...
GuiMarket: An E-Marketplace of Healthcare and Social Care Services for Individuals with Special Needs
M. Manuela Cruz-Cunha, António Tavares, Isabel Miranda. © 2010. 13 pages.
The healthcare sector has been continuously growing in importance in the past years throughout the entire world, and particularly in most Western countries and the...
Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Eva F. Oliveira, Antonio J. Tavares, Luis G. Ferreira. © 2009. 1099 pages.
The impact of IT on society, organizations, and individuals is growing as the power of the Web harnesses collective intelligence and knowledge. The Handbook of...
International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP)
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Emanuel Soares Peres. Est. 2009.
Web portals are one of the most important components in the context of business integration. The International Journal of Web Portals (IJWP) is a high-quality...
Technologies to Support the Market of Resources as an Infrastructure for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik, Joaquim Pereira da Silva, José Paulo Oliveira Santos. © 2009. 21 pages.
The agile/virtual enterprise (A/V E) model is considered a highly dynamic version of the virtual enterprise (VE) model, and its implementation presents several...
Environments for Virtual Enterprise Integration
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik. © 2009. 17 pages.
The Virtual Enterprise model relies on dynamically reconfigurable collaborative networks, with extremely high performances, strongly time-oriented while highly...
Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations
Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2008. 2048 pages.
The virtual enterprise as a new organizational paradigm has three fundamental features: dynamics of network reconfiguration, virtuality, and external entities as...
Adaptive Technologies and Business Integration: Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Bruno Conceicao Cortes, Goran D. Putnik. © 2007. 382 pages.
Adaptive Technologies and Business Integration: Social, Managerial and Organizational Dimensions provides an authoritative review of both intra-organizational and...
Knowledge and Technology Management in Virtual Organizations: Issues, Trends, Opportunities and Solutions
Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2007. 368 pages.
Knowledge and Technology Management in Virtual Organizations: Issues, Trends, Opportunities and Solutions presents a collection of the most recent contributions in...
Agile Virtual Enterprises: Implementation and Management Support
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Goran D. Putnik. © 2006. 402 pages.
Agile/virtual enterprise (A/VE) is seen as a new and most advanced organizational paradigm, and is expected to serve as a vehicle towards a seamless perfect...
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Mahesh S. Raisinghani. Est. 2006.
The proliferation of Web-based technologies during the last decade may have given the impression of wide-spread changes in educational practices. In fact, we have...
Virtual Enterprise Integration: Technological and Organizational Perspectives
Goran D. Putnik, Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha. © 2005. 454 pages.
Virtual Enterprise Integration: Technological and Organizational Perspectives addresses the emergent research and development issues for the most-advanced...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE)
Lawrence A. Tomei. Est. 2005.
Ask any teacher at any level of education – technology engages learners and animates their imagination. Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound...