João Álvaro Carvalho
United Nations University (UNU-EGOV), Portugal
João Carvalho is Full Professor at the Department of Information Systems, School of Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, and Adjunct Professor at UNU-EGOV. His academic interests address the following areas: foundations of information systems, information systems modelling and representation; organizational development; management of organizational knowledge, memory, learning and intelligence; research approaches and methods; IS curricula and IS education. He served as Head of Department (Department of Information Systems) and Vice Dean and interim Dean (School of Engineering) as well as director of several degree programs promoted by the Department of Information Systems at the levels of doctorate, master and bachelor. J.A. Carvalho participates, as evaluator, in the accreditation of degree programs in the areas of informatics, information systems, and management carried out by the Portuguese national agency for the evaluation and accreditation of higher education. He also participates in consultancy projects involving IT related aspects, both in private and public institutions. He is currently member of the advisor committee of a national project that addresses a rationalization of IT resources and competences in Portuguese government and public administration. J. A. Carvalho holds a degree in Informatics and Systems Engineering from the University of Minho and a PhD in Computing from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK.