The Fourth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics

HUSO 2018

June 24, 2018 to June 28, 2018 - Venice, Italy



Mar 07, 2018


Apr 09, 2018


Apr 23, 2018

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May 04, 2018

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).


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HUSO 2018 - The Fourth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics

June 24, 2018 - June 28, 2018

HUSO 2018: Program

InfoWare 2018 - Preliminary Program

Conference Venue Location:

Via Ceccherini 21
30174 Venezia Mestre

Note: Sessions schedule comprises regular and special tracks. The final program might slightly vary according to the number of successful special tracks and the final registrations.

Conference rooms
Time slots

Room A

Room B

Room C

Sunday, June 24


Registration starts
The registration desk is located in front of the conference rooms
Operating during the entire conference

13:30 - 16:00

Tutorial I

The Deployment of a New Component in a Mature distributed Environment

Prof. Dr. George Blankenship, George Washington University, USA

16:00 - 16:15


16:15 - 18:45

Tutorial II

How to Represent Causality and Guide Development of Social Analytics Measures

Dr. Dennis J. Folds, Lowell Scientific Enterprises, USA

19:00 - 20:00

Welcome Cocktail
You must have your badge to attend the cocktail

Monday, June 25

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Session

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Leadership and Emotion

Prof. Dr. Leonie Kay Hallo, University of Adelaide, Australia

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15




12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30




15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30


Theme:  Collaborative Society via Learning and Developing Collaboration

Noriko Uosaki, Osaka University, Japan

George Blankenship, George Washington University, USA
Petre Dini, IARIA, USA
Noriko Uosaki, Osaka University, Japan

Tuesday, June 26

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Analytics, Agents, and Algorithms: Where is the Social in Computational Social Science?

Dr.-Ing. Jan Ole Berndt, Wirtschaftsinformatik I, Fachbereich IV, Universität Trier Business Informatics I, Faculty IV, University of Trier, Germany

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15




12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30




15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30


Theme:  Challenges on Mobility with IoT and Big Data

Wael Bazzi, American University in Dubai, Dubai

Jean-Pierre Richard,  École Centrale de Lille, France
Xiaohong Peng, Aston University, UK
Nicola Fabiano, Studio Legale Fabiano, Italy
Wael Bazzi, American University in Dubai, Dubai

Wednesday, June 27

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Web Adaptation Using Fuzzy Logic: Integrating Services, User Reviews and Business Processes

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kardaras, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15




12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30




15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30


Theme:  Future on Social Science and Social Networks

Dennis J. Folds, Lowell Scientific Enterprises, USA

Leonie Hallo, University of Adelaide, Australia
Christian Bourret, UPEM - University Paris East Marne-la-Vallée - IFIS / DICEN, France
Arnulfo P. Azcarraga, De La Salle University, Philippines
Artur Serrano, NTNU/Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

20:00 : 23:30


Thursday, June 28

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Emerging Methods for Blood Pressure Measurements

Prof. Dr. Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15




12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30


INTELLI 2/ InManEnv 1

COLLA 3 / SmaCit

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30


Theme:  Trends in Industrial and Cyber Systems

João Pedro Correia dos Reis, Universidade Porto - Faculdade Engenharia, Portugal

Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada
Petre Dini, IARIA, USA
João Pedro Correia dos Reis, Universidade Porto - Faculdade Engenharia, Portugal

17:30 - 17:45


Friday, June 29

Recommended tourist objectives to be visited on your own:

There is a bus from Notovel Venezia-Mestre Castellana to Piazzale Roma (twice/hour)
Updated timetable is provided by the hotel.

From: Piazzale Roma

(i) via Public transportation
Grand Canal by public Vaporetto Lines

(ii) by Walking (narrow streets)
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Frari Church
Rialto Bridge
Food Market of Rialto
Former Financial District of Venice
Fenice Opera House
Church of San Marco
Dodges’ Palace
San Marco Belltower
San Marco Piazza

Detailed Program


BRAININFO 2018, The Third International Conference on Neuroscience and Cognitive Brain Information

BRAININFO 1: Neuroscience and Cognitive Brain Information
Session chair: Ricardo Ron-Angevin

Evaluation of a P300 Brain-Computer Interface Using Different Sets of Flashing Stimuli
Álvaro Fernández-Rodríguez, Francisco Velasco-Álvarez, Ricardo Ron-Angevin

Training and Transfer Effects Achieved with N-Back Task in Older Subjects Evidenced with EEG
Nele Vanbilsen, Valentina Pergher, Benjamin Wittevrongel, Jos Tournoy, Brigitte Schoenmakers, Céline Gillebert, Marc Van Hulle


COLLA 2018, The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications

COLLA 1: Cooperation and Collaboration Mechanisms
Session chair: George Blankenship

Supporting Collaborative Interaction Among Learners Using Collaborative Learning System InCircle
Noriko Uosaki, Takahiro Yonekawa, Chengjiu Yin

The Integration of Home Collected Data into the Veterans Administration Health System
George Blankenship, Ellen Hans

Digital Strategies for Municipalities - Digitization as a Collaborative Task [POSTER]
Frederike Marie Oschinsky, Kristina Lemmer, Hans Christian Klein, Jenny Hoffmann

COLLA 2: Machine Learning Applications for Smart Collaborative Networks
Session chair: Emmanuel Ofori-Attah

Cross-Platform Development - Suitability of Current Mobile Application Frameworks
Jan Christoph, Daniel Rösch, Thomas Schuster

A Scalable Vector Symbolic Architecture Approach for Decentralized Workflows
Christopher Simpkin, Ian Taylor, Graham Bent, Geeth de Mel, Raghu Ganti

COLLA 3 / SmaCit: Smart and Connected Cities: Creating People-centered City Government
Session chair: Leonidas Anthopoulos

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Leonidas Anthopoulos

Standardisation of Enterprise Architecture Development for Smart Cities
Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Viviana Bastidas, Aleksas Mamkaitis, Markus Helfert

Teamwork Behavior in Smart and Sustainable Cities Ecosystems
Panos Fitsilis, Paraskevi Tsoutsa, Leonidas Anthopoulos, Omiros Ragos

Gathering Insights on Citizen Participation - Towards Building an Instrument to Study Citizen-Centric Communities
Tobias Siebenlist, Agnes Mainka

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Leonidas Anthopoulos


HUSO 2018, The Fourth International Conference on Human and Social Analytics

HUSO 1: Social Computing
Session chair: Arnulfo P. Azcarraga

Acquisition and Analyses of Lessons Learned from Social Network R&D Using Machine Learning
Marco Javier Suarez Baron, Abdelraouf Ishtaiwi, Johan David Diaz Mendivelso

Simulating Psychological Experiments: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach
Lukas Reuter, Jan Ole Berndt, Ingo J. Timm

Identities, Motivations, Social Representations in Information and Communication Situations and Digital Society - The case of Santiago de Compostela Trippers
Christian Bourret, Joumana Boustany

M-learning as a Motivational Method in Music Education
Walena Magalhães, Diogo Magalhães, Jônatas Carvalho, Jefferson Monteiro, Cláudio Monteiro

HUSO 2: Social Human Analytics
Session chair: Jan Ole Berndt

Fast Extraction of Statistically Relevant Descriptor Words for Social Media Communities
Arces A. Talavera, Arnulfo P. Azcarraga

Toward “Satisficing” Creativity Effort within Project Management
Leonie Hallo, Alex Gorod, Anama Morriss

Using Adaptive Immersive Environments to Stimulate Emotional Expression and Connection in Dementia Care: Insights from User Perspectives Towards SENSE-GARDEN
Gemma Goodall, Ileana Ciobanu, Ronny Broekx, Jon Sørgaard, Iulian Anghelache, Catalina Anghelache-Tutulan, Mara Diaconu, Sigrid Mæland, Therese Borve, Audun Digranes Dagestad, Piet Bormans, Marleen Custers, Katrin Losleben, Rita Valadas, Alda Matias, Andreea Marin, Kristin Taraldsen, Walter Maetzler, Mihai Berteanu, Artur Serrano

Mobile Technology to Support Didactic Strategies
Bianca Martins, Geane Quixabeira, Leysson Barros, Claudio Monteiro

HUSO 3 / SACR: Social Analytics and Community Resilience
Session chair: Dennis Folds

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Dennis J. Folds

Human Systems-of-Systems, a Methodology and Measurement Framework for Community Resilience
Tom McDermott

A Method for Engineering Resilient Organizational Workforce Systems
Clayton Hutto, Dennis Folds

An Approach to Web Adaptation by Modelling User Interests Using TF-IDF: A Feature Selection and Multi-criteria Approach Using AHP
Dimitris Kardaras, Ilias Petrounias, Stavroula Barbounaki, Stavros Kaperonis

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Dennis J. Folds


ICCGI 2018, The Thirteenth International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology

ICCGI 1: Information Technology
Session chair: Xuejun Tian

Conceptualizing and Validating Information Security Culture as a Multidimensional Second-Order Formative Construct
Akhyari Nasir, Ruzaini Abdullah Arshah, Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid

Educational Application for K-1 Children Using Augmented Reality
Asma Ashfaq, Shakil Ahmed, Sania Akhtar, Ayesha Aamir, Aiman Khan

Detecting Counterfeit Bills and Their Forgery Devices Using CNN-based Deep Learning
Soo-Hyeon Lee, Hae-Yeoun Lee

ICCGI 2: Mobility and Multimedia Systems
Session chair: Ruzaini Abdullah Arshah

Improving the Performance of WiMAX by Setting Holdofftime According to the the Number of Handshake times [PRESENTATION]
Xuejun Tian, Yuta Iwatsuki, Takashi Okuda

Using Online Manifold Learning for Color Image Quality Assessment
Meiling He, Mei Yu, Hua Shao, Hao Jiang, Gangyi Jiang

A Survey of Power-Aware Network-on-Chip Design Techniques
Emmanuel Ofori-Attah, Michael Opoku Agyeman


ICWMC 2018, The Fourteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications

ICWMC 1: Mobility Trends
Session chair: Ismail Yildiz

Mobile Technology and Conservation Areas: A Case Study
Erivaldo Martins, Jeferson Scarton, Juliana Edmundo, Mauro Santos, Wanderson Oliveira, Claudio Monteiro

Blockchain and Its Impact on Telecom Networks
Rajat Kochhar, Barjinder Kochar, Jatinder Singh, Varun Juyal

ICWMC 2: Performance Evaluation, Simulation and Modeling of Wireless Networks and Systems
Session chair: Inone Joo

A Modern Quality of Service Evaluation Approach of VOLTE Calls Focused on Packet Delays
Ismail Yıldız

Suboptimal Decoding Scheme Based on Parallel Detection for ATSC 3.0 MIMO System
Hyeongseok Kim, Myeonggil Yeom, Jeongchang Kim, Sung Ik Park, Namho Hur

Diffusion Recursive Least Square Adaptive Networks with Neighbor-Selection
Wael Bazzi, Vahid Vahidpour, Amir Rastegarnia, Azam Khalili

ICWMC 3: Mobile Systems
Session chair: Walena Magalhães

Utilizing the Maximum Spanning Tree to Construct Stability-based Routes in Self-driving Vehicular Networks
Hao-Ze Jheng, Hsin-Han Lin, Kuo-Feng Ssu, Yu-Yuan Lin

Vehicle MIMO System for High Reliability and Low Latency in NR-based eV2X
Sangmi Moon, Sara Bae, Intae Hwang

Jammer Localization Method Using Degradation of GPS C/No Measurements
Inone Joo, Cheonsig Sin


INTELLI 2018, The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Applications

INTELLI 1: Intelligent Systems and Applications
Session chair: Voicu Groza

A 3D Convolutional Neural Network for Anomalous Propagation Identification
Hansoo Lee, Jonggeun Kim, Sungshin Kim

Towards a Robust Imputation Evaluation Framework
Anthony Chapman, Wei Pang, George Coghill

Comparison of Artificial Intelligence Based Oscillometric Blood Pressure Estimation Techniques: A Review Paper
Ekambir Sidhu, Voicu Groza

INTELLI 2 / InManEnv: Intelligent Manufacturing Environments
Session chair: João Pedro Correia dos Reis

Component Models for Embedded Systems in Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems
Luis Neto, Gil Gonçalves

Process Modeling and Parameter Optimization for Machine Calibration in Smart Manufacturing for Laser Seam Welding
Joao Reis, Gil Gonçalves

Adaptability in Smart Manufacturing Systems
Gil Gonçalves, João Reis, Rui Pinto, Michael Peschl

A Software Architecture for Transport in a Production Grid
Leo van Moergestel, Erik Puik, John-Jules Meyer


INTERNET 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Evolving Internet

INTERNET 1: Internet Challenges
Session chair: Dirceu Cavendish

Blockchain-based NAT Management for 5G Age
Younchan Jung, Marnel Peradilla

TCP State Driven MPTCP Packet Scheduling for Streaming Video
Dirceu Cavendish, Ryota Matsufuji, Shinichi Nagayama, Daiki Nobayashi, Takeshi Ikenaga

Detection of Manipulated Communications in a Q&A Site by Considering Time Lags Between Answer Submission and Problem Resolution
Yasuhiko Watanabe, Kenji Umemoto, Ryo Nishimura, Yoshihiro Okada

SDN Based Cloud Platform for Smart Vehicles
Tijana Devaja, Živko Bojović, Anastazia Žunić

INTERNET 2 / IOTBCHAIN: Internet of Things and Blockchain
Session chair: Nicola Fabiano

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Nicola Fabiano

European Data Protection Regulation and the Blockchain Analysis of the Critical Issues and Possible Solution Proposals
Nicola Fabiano

Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrencies: A Real-World Use Case - A Non-Repudiable Supply Chain Tracking System
Filippo Bosi, Michele Cappelletti, Stefano Monti, Guido Ravagli

Warm Wallets: A Safer Design to Achieve Business Automation for Blockchain-Based Services
Filippo Bosi, Michele Cappelletti, Guido Ravagli, Lorenzo Manzoni, Stefano Monti, Emanuele Pagliara

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Nicola Fabiano


VEHICULAR 2018, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications

VEHICULAR 1: Fundamentals on Communication and Networking
Session chair: Justin Rohrer

Efficient V2X Data Dissemination in Cluster-Based Vehicular Networks
Yongyue Shi, Xiao-Hong Peng, Guangwei Bai

Geographic Centroid Routing for Vehicular Networks
Justin Rohrer

PhyCoNet-Sim: A Framework for Physically Accurate Simulations of Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
Steffen Moser, Ralf Schleicher, Frank Slomka

VEHICULAR 2: Experiments and Challenges
Session chair: Xiaohong Peng

Toward Safety and Security Development by Identifying Interfaces of Automotive Functions
Toru Sakon, Yukikazu Nakamoto

Self-Consistent NLOS Detection in GNSS-Multi-Constellation Based Localization under Harsh Conditions
Pierre Reisdorf, Gerd Wanielik

Reducing Car Consumption by Means of a Closed-loop Drag Control
Camila Chovet, Baptiste Plumjeaeu, Sebastien Delprat, Marc Lippert, Laurent Keirsbulck, Maxime Feingesicht, Andrey Polyakov, Jean-Pierre Richard, Franck Kerhervé

VEHICULAR 3: Security and Evaluation
Session chair: Felipe Jimenez

A Proposal for a Comprehensive Automotive Cybersecurity Reference Architecture
Christoph Schmittner, Martin Latzenhofer, Shaaban Abdelkader, Markus Hofer

A TCO Analysis Tool Based on Constraint Systems for City Logistics
Johannes Kretzschmar, Mirko Johlke, Wilhelm Rossak

VEHICULAR 4: Unmanned Vehicles
Session chair: Christoph Schmittner

UAVs-assisted Data Collection in Vehicular Network
Mohamed Ben Brahim, Hakim Ghazzai, Hamid Menouar, Fethi Filali

LiDAR-based SLAM Algorithm for Indoor Scenarios
Felipe Jiménez, Miguel Clavijo, Javier Juana

VEHICULAR 5 / CITS I: Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems I
Session chair: Manabu Tsukada

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Manabu Tsukada, Masaaki Sato

Wide Transmission of Proxy Cooperative Awareness Messages
Masahiro Kitazawa, Manabu Tsukada, Hideya Ochiai, Hiroshi Esaki

Evaluation of WiFi Access Point Switching for Vehicular Communication Using SDN
Kaito Iwatsuki, Nishiki Hase, Kenya Sato

VEHICULAR 6 / CITS II: Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems II
Session chair: Masaaki Sato

Evaluation of Safety and Efficiency Simulation of Cooperative Automated Driving through Intersection
Kenta Kimura, Shuntaro Azuma, Kenya Sato

Evaluation of a Method for Improving Pedestrian Positioning Accuracy using Vehicle RSSI
Yuya Nishimaki, Hisato Iwai, Kenya Sato

Improvement of False Positives in Misbehavior Detection
Shuntaro Azuma, Manabu Tsukada, Kenya Sato

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Manabu Tsukada, Masaaki Sato


VISUAL 2018, The Third International Conference on Applications and Systems of Visual Paradigms

VISUAL 1: Visual Computation and Modeling
Session chair: Pawel Gasiorowski

3D Simulation-based Analysis of Individual and Group Dynamic Behaviour in Video Surveillance
Pawel Gasiorowski, Vassil Vassilev, Karim Ouazzane

K-Nearest Neighbours Based Classifiers for Moving Object Trajectories Reconstruction
Muhammad Afzal, Karim Ouazzane, Vassil Vassilev

Gamification of Vision Training Using Tablet [PRESENTATION]
Yang Ishigaki, Tomoya Handa