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With 23 years of existence, CCG: Centro de Computação Gráfica (Centre for Computer Graphics) dedicates its activity to applied research and development, in the fields of computer graphics, information, communication and Electronic technologies, as well as to their application at national and international level.

At CCG we believe in the economic value of knowledge as a way to achieve a better society. Therefore, we act autonomously or in networks, as an “interface” between sources of knowledge (Universities) and economy (companies), based on strategic partnerships – through projects and services – with knowledge transfer.

On this website you can find detailed information about CCG’s Scientific and technological competences, as well as their application on the most diverse sectors.


João Nuno Oliveira
Executive Director

CCG/ZGDV - Centro de Computação Gráfica (Center for Computer Graphics) was founded in 1993 and established at University of Minho in 2001, as a private and nonprofit  research, development, training and consulting association, integrated in the Portuguese Scientific System.


CCG has a wide experience regarding development and implementation of projects, in which its activity is targeted to Domains of applied research.

CVIG: Computer Vision, Graphics and Interaction

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality

PIU: Perception, Interaction & Usability

  • Human Factors R&D activities in applied fields such as health, safety, transportation and entertainment
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface) analysis
  • Prototype testing and Functional interface analysis
  • User-centred solutions, ergonomics and functional design

EPMQ: Engineering Process, Maturity & Quality

  • Modeling approaches for analysis and design
  • Process and project management
  • Business and location-enhanced database systems
  • Web-based systems interoperability
  • Metadata and ontologies for the semantic Web

UMC: Urban and Mobile Computing

  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Urban Computing
  • Visualization of mobility flows and urban space
  • Mobile Solutions and Location Based Services


In 2009, with the support of the Portuguese State, – measure 3.1. Stimulation of Technological Systems, Training and Quality – Ministry of Economy and Innovation -, CCG took another step in its strategy, and invested 3.8 million Euros in raising a new building of 2.500 m2, equipped with edge technological infrastructures, modern facilities and located in the campus of Azurém at the University of Minho, in Guimarães.

This infrastructure has a Virtual Theatre with 60 seats, a Datacentre and a CAVE - (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment). Equipment which is essential to support CCG’s activities and projects, in leading edge technology areas like simulation, automation, virtual reality and applied Computer Graphics in general.