Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Magne Jørgensen
Informatics at University of Oslo, Norway
Magne Jørgensen received the Diplom Ingeneur degree
in Wirtschaftswissenschaften from the University of Karlsruhe,
Germany, in 1988 and the Dr. Scient. degree in informatics from the
University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994. He is a professor of software
engineering at the University of Oslo and a member of the software
engineering research group at the Simula Research Laboratory. He has
10 years industry experience as a consultant and manager. His
research interests include software estimation, uncertainty
assessments in software projects, expert judgment processes, and
learning from experience.
Magne Jørgensen works as a researcher at Simula Research Laboratory and a professor at the University of Oslo. Previously, he worked with software development, estimation, and process improvement in the telecom and insurance industry. He is one of the founders of evidence-based software engineering and teaches this to students and software professionals.
His current main research interest is effort estimation, bidding processes, outsourcing, and software development skill assessments.
- Software cost estimation
- Mega-large IT projects
- Software bidding processes
- Uncertainty assessment of cost estimates
Keynote Speaker II
Senior Member IEEE Prof. Christopher Nwosisi,
The College of Westchester & Pace
University New York, USA
Dr. Nwosisi graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Hunter College of CUNY, a diploma of Application Design from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University, and a D.P.S. in Computing from Pace University. At all of these institutions, he was awarded a number of honors for academic excellence and for unusual achievement in basic research. Currently, he is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE).
He has served as Research Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, Certification Systems Professional Coordinator, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for System Management (ASM) - New York Chapter. He has also served as a member of the Planning Committee, Treasurer, Secretary and a member of the executive committee for the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineer Computer Society (IEEE) - New York Chapter.
Dr. Nwosisi was an outstanding communicator in his over 20-year tenure in vascular surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (USA). He was an outstanding research coordinator as a result of his outstanding ability to communicate with various members of the research team at all levels within the organization. Much of this research dealt with the underlying mechanisms of computing to predict bypass graft patency, abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture, deep venous thrombosis, vascular laboratory workflow and patient centered care in healthcare systems.
During his tenure at Montefiore Medical Center and the several years immediately following it, Dr. Nwosisi engaged in a large number of clinical research projects, numbering more than 250+. Almost all of these projects resulted in presentations at important international, national and regional meetings. Most of these projects resulted in the publication of over 200 articles in major peer-reviewed journals. .
To date, Dr. Nwosisi has been the foundation for allowing the research team at Montefiore Medical Center to author or co-author various vascular textbooks, review articles, book chapters, and new research ideas changing the treatment options of patients afflicted with vascular disease.
In addition, Dr. Nwosisi is a charismatic teacher and mentor who is admired and respected by his trainees/colleagues at the college level, medical/nursing/administrative level, medical/surgical resident level and physician level. He is a most articulate speaker who presents extremely well at international, national and regional conferences. He is a talented researcher and computer technologist who is commonly asked to tackle complex research problems in members of our faculty and by other physicians.
Plenary Speaker I
Prof. Aiko Yamashita, Oslo and Akershus
University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Trends and Future Challenges of Software Analytics for Quality Assessments
Abstract: This talk revisits the research done on empirical software engineering in the area of source code analysis for maintainability (and other -ility) assessments, and discusses the current challenges for developing more adaptable, useful, and accessible quality models and evaluation methodologies that can (really) be used in industry. Based on the major research results; trends and experiences from industry, the talk explores some potential ways to deal with the chaotic facets of software development.
Aiko Yamashita is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway and a Research Scientist at CWI, Netherlands. Her research is focused on Empirical Software Engineering, Source Code Analysis, Human Factors in Software, Quality Assessment of Software Products and Processes, and Open Data and Collaboration. She has over eight years of industrial experience as software engineer and consultant in Costa Rica, USA, Sweden and Norway within diverse organizations. She serves on program committees for International Conference in Software Maintenance and Evolution, Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation (SCAM), International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC), International Conf. on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), International Workshop on Refactoring (IWoR), and International Workshop on Software Engineering and Industrial Practice (SER\&IP). She has been part of the organizing committee at International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2015) and is part of the organizing committee for IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER 2017, as Co-Chair for the Tool Demo Track). Dr. Yamashita is also part of the IEEE Software Initiatives Team.
Invited Speech I
Prof. Mostafa Abdel Aziem Mostafa, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Cairo, Egypt
State of the Art of Internet of Things, Challenges, and Future of IoT
Abstract: Internet of things concept starts to affect every life aspect and many applications have been implemented in the past few years that change people lifestyle. We can classify different things according to their abilities to connect into connected and non-connected things. The IoT concept pushes more things or devices into the connected world, permitting the perception of the world and the interaction with it. This can be smoothly achieved these days by using mobile wireless technology.
In spite that railway system in Egypt is considered one of the earliest in the world, Egypt is one of the worst countries in train accidents, according to the official report made by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) 781 train accidents are reported only in 2013 and more than 55% of these accidents occur at railway crossings. Railway control system is an essential part of any railway infrastructure and is directly associated with the level of railway safety. Therefore in our research we have design and implement a railway control system based on the Internet of Things (IoT) to control different railway components, the system maps possible railway system components into connected objects that can share information and/or do some actions.
The research focus on developing a configurable control agent that can control the railway system in Egypt by applying different business rules that can be tailored according to different railway safety requirements. This control agent keeps getting the updated information from all connected railway objects using different sensors and responds back by actions to these objects, in the same time the system can be extended to plug additional objects that can improve the train safety for example a “bridge as an object” that transmits the bridge stability.
One important thing need to be considered while building such control system which is designing the system that have a minimal possible requirements to implement it which means affordable implementation costs that suit the current economic situation in Egypt. The system must also ensure strict security measures as it deal with people and it must always consider the worst case scenario in all its calculations, so for instance the system should deal with no-news not as good-news but as bad-news.
In order to develop and evaluate the system, we have built different simulators that help us in our research. We have evaluated the system from different aspects including building test cases from different normal scenarios and from common root causes of train accidents in Egypt. The control model has been tested using software simulators that simulate different railway components, and the system achieved smooth control of these railway components and mitigated the most common train accident root causes in Egypt.
The Challenges in our research
This research has many challenges in developing effective railway control system here is some of these challenges:
- The huge number of train accidents for instance 781 accidents in 2013 only according to the official report made by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the wide range of train accidents’ root causes that need to be mitigated by any control system.
- Unstable railway economic situation which forces any proposed railway control system to be of low-cost or it won’t be applied.
- The bad railway infrastructure including the high percentage of manual work in major railway components such as crossings which causes more than 55% of total annual railway accidents.
- The existing location-based services regulation in addition to the existing railway terrorism attacks which prevent any actual application of the system during the research period.
- No existing railway simulators that can be used for research in IoT applications which forces the researcher to develop a simulator model.
I was borne on 17 July 1957 at Al Shrkia governorate. I was graduated from Military Technical College from computer engineering dept.1980 at Cairo Bs. C in computer engineering, Egypt with degree distinct excellence, and award Ms. C from faculty of engineering, Cairo University 1984, and awarded Ph. D from Cranfield University 1992 in United Kingdom in the field of computer science. I promote to senior professor 2004 in computer science/engineering in the field of software engineering. My current research focuses on Internet of Things (IOT), Software engineering, Multimedia security, cloud computing, Mobile agents applications and Bioinformatics. I have been more than 100 conference and journal publication for international journals and conferences. Also, I supervised more than 60 Ms. C thesis and Ph. D thesis in different areas of research fields. I am a vice president at the Arab Academy for science and technology.
My career, track
in both academia and business. I held a number of administrative positions
throughout my academic career. Currently, I work as vice President for
Information systems, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime
Transport, Cairo, Egypt. Formally, I was worked as the dean of the College
of Computing &
Information Technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime
Transport, Cairo, Egypt. I have the ability to oversee and manage the
faculty and to make decision about the academic programs and every issue
related to quality assurance in the educational process. Also, I have the
ability to develop and implement policies regarding recruitment, promotion
and review of faculty members. I made work teams and we worked on developing
the study plan for four departments of the College. I have a strong work
ethic and I always work on keeping my college meeting the quality
standards. I believe my leadership skills and attention to details made me
qualified enough to hold a number of administrative positions successively..
I have flexibility with changing systems. Moreover, I have the experience
needed to monitor the facility and determine what supplies and equipment are
needed to keep it running at full capacity while meeting quality standards.
Invited Speech II
Dr. Nik Zulkarnaen Khidzir, FTKW/ GERIC,
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Dr. Nik Zulkarnaen Khidzir, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage ; research fellow at Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Centre, UMK, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan has been involved in ICT industry for the past 15 years. He graduated in Computer Science Degree and Diploma Specialize in Software Engineering. Master’s degree specialized in Information Privacy and ICT Strategic Planning. His PhD in Information Security Risk Management provide him a skill for research and consultation works. His research interests are Software Engineering, Cybersecurity Risks, Information Security Risk Management, Business and Education Computing/e-commerce and Creative Computing and Multimedia related project. Throughout his years of experiences in industry, he also involved in telecommunications, digital Multimedia content development, and System Integrator and ICT solution provider as System Analyst, Database Administrator, Certified Software Tester, Software Designer, Assistant Project Manager (ICT-related project). Also involved in research and consultation as well as training program development for academia and industry. He actively involved in organizing local and international conferences. Also become as proceeding conference and journal reviewer local and international. Pertaining his research interest and contribution to the body of knowledge, he has published several articles in indexed proceedings and journals. He is a member of the IACSIT, IEEE and PECAMP.
Invited Speech III
Assist. Prof. Trupil Limbasiya, NIIT University, India
March. 24, 2016 News! Welcome Dr. Nik Zulkarnaen Khidzir, FTKW/ GERIC, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia to join in the conference technical committee. (Click)