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The Second International Conference on Quantum, Nano, and Micro Technologies

ICQNM 2008

February 10-15, 2008 - Sainte Luce, Martinique

Preliminary Program

Preliminary program
ACHI 2008 // ICQNM 2008 // ICDS 2008

Sunday, February 10


Registration Starts


16:00 - 17:30


Teleconsulting in multidisciplinary trauma patient management

Prof. Dr. Jerzy Walecki, Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Science


18:30 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail

Monday, February 11

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Address

Prof. Dr. Petre Dini, Cisco Systems Inc USA // Concordia University, Canada
Prof. Dr. Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada - Reno, USA
Prof. Dr. Lasse Berntzen, Vestfold University College, Norway
Prof. Dr. Åsa Smedberg, DSV-Stockholm University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. David Avis, McGill University, Canada

09:15 - 10:15


Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Gilles Brassard, University of Montreal, Canada

Twenty-five years of Quantum Key Distribution


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




17:30 - 18:30

IARIA Work Group Meeting: Advanced Topics in QNM

A Model of a Medical Information System based on the Ring of Trust Quantum Key Distribution Architecture

Christian Kollmitzer // Gerald Dissauer (speaker)
Austrian Research Centers GmbH // Vienna University of Technology



Tuesday, February 12

09:15 - 10:15

Invited Speaker 

A look into HCI Research as Shown at YouTube

Prof. Dr. Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada - Reno, USA

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




17:30 - 18:30

IARIA Work Group Meeting: Mobility and Privacy in Digital Systems



19:00 - 23:00

ACHI 2008 - ICQNM 2008 - ICDS 2008

Wednesday, February 13

09:15 - 10:15

Invited Speaker

The Digital Society: Better government services and new opportunities for democratic participation

Prof. Dr. Lasse Berntzen, Vestfold University College, Norway

Working, Communicating and Learning with IT

Prof. Dr. Åsa Smedberg, DSV-Stockholm University, Sweden

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




17:30 - 18:30

IARIA Work Group Kick-off Meeting on ACHI



Thursday, February 14

09:15 - 10:15

Invited Speaker 

Telemedicine in Poland

Prof. Dr. Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw // Polish Telemedicine Society

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15


 ACHI 10

12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30


ACHI 12 

Friday, February 15

8:00 - 18:00

Trip to Martinique Island
One day trip including lunch

Only for those participants who registered via the registration form.

  • Starting off on the south part of the island, the schedule is to go around the Côte des Anses (Anse à l’Ane, Anse Dufour, Anse d’Arlet…) up to Pointe du Diamant
  • The famous Rocher du Diamant will be part of the sight seeing with the sainte-Lucie island in the background
  • A country road will lead to the La Mauny distillery where we will visit and sample local rhums.
  • BBQ on the beaches of Salines (bring your swimming suit)
  • Two hours of sea travel on the Aquabulle, a boat with transparent bottom to observe wildlife without scuba diving.
  • In Pointe Borgnèse, we will have a small meal before heading back to the shore around 16:30.

On site registration subject to availability.



ACHI1: Interface I
Chair: Stefan Link

Focusing Graphical User Interfaces in Model-Driven Software Development
Stefan Link, Thomas Schuster, Philip Hoyer, and Sebastian Abeck

Studying Input Device Performance: An End-User Driven Experiment in wearIT@work
Hendrik Witt and Ernesto Morales Kluge

A Convivial Interface for the Transfer of Medical Images
Joséphine Kohlenberg, Anissa Abdejelil, Philippe Taguom Fogang, Moustapha Kane,
Steve Pone Nguemdjom, and Ion Valentin Vlasceanu

Intelligent Camera Interface (ICI): A Challenging HMI for Disabled People
Malek Baklouti, Serge Couvet, and Eric Monacelli

ACHI2: Interface II
Chair: Izumi Kohno

An Interactive and Immersive 3D Game Simulation Provided with Force Feedback
Lucio T. De Paolis, Marco Pulimeno, and Giovanni Aloisio

Evaluating the Significance of the Desktop Area in Everyday Computer Use
Akrivi Katifori, George Lepouras, Alan Dix, and Azrina Kamaruddin

NALP: Navigating Assistant for Large Display Presentation Using Laser Pointer
Liang Zhang, Yuanchun Shi, and Boliang Chen

InfoCruise: Information Navigation Presenting a Focus Facet Based on Context
Izumi Kohno, Yoji Miyazaki, Masaki Hara, and Teruya Ikegami

ACHI3: Interface III
Chair: Saso Tomazic

A MATLAB GUI for the Analysis and Exploration of Signal and Image Data of an Ultrasound Computer Tomograph
T. Hopp, G. F. Schwarzenberg, M. Zapf, and N. V. Ruiter

The Development of Automatic Speech Recognition Software for Portable Devices
Myoung-Wan Koo, Joon-Ki Choi, and Young-Myoung Kim

Multimodal Interaction - Improving Usability and Efficiency in a Mobile GIS Context
Julie Doyle, Michela Bertolotto, and David Wilson

Spatial Auditory Interface for an Embedded Communication Device in a Car
Jaka Sodnik, Saso Tomazic, Christina Dicke, and Mark Billinghurst

ACHI4: Interface IV
Chair: Tor-Magne Stien Hagen

Texture and Shape Information Fusion for Facial Action Unit Recognition
Irene Kotsia, Stefanos Zafeiriou, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, and Ioannis Pitas

Comprehension of Visualization Systems - Towards Quantitative Assessment
Harkirat Padda, Sudhir Mudur, Ahmed Seffah, and Yojana Joshi

Liberating the Desktop
Tor-Magne Stien Hagen, Espen Skjelnes Johnsen, Daniel Stødle, John Markus Bjørndalen, and Otto Anshus

Specification and Design Aspects of the Academic Researcher's Assistant (ARA) Software for Mobile Devices
Muhanna Muhanna, Sergiu Dascalu, Frederick C. Harris, Sherif Elfass, and Marcel Karam

ACHI5:  Interface V
Chair: Sergiu Dascalu

Optimizing Regional Labour Market Policy with a User-Friendly Computer Interface
Andranik Tangian

Study of Cockpit’s Perspective on Human-Human Interactions to Guide Collaborative Decision Making Design in Air Traffic Management
Matthias Groppe and Marc Bui

User-Centred Development of Mobile Interfaces to a Pervasive Computing Environment
Karin Leichtenstern and Elisabeth Andre

ACHI6: Applications
Chair: Christophe Rosenberger

Compact Anatomically Guided Ultrasound for Casualty Care
Barnabas Takacs and Kirby G. Vosburgh

Enhancing E-Learning Engagement Using Design Patterns from Computer Games
Therese McGinnis, David W. Bustard, Michaela Black, and Darryl Charles

JDoc: A Serious Game for Medical Learning
Aidan Sliney and David Murphy

Face Authentication for Banking
B. Hemery, J. Mahier, M. Pasquet, and C. Rosenberger

From Visualization to Visual Mining: Application to Environmental Data
Elaheh Mozzafari and Ahmed Seffah

ACHI7: Education
Chair: Cynthia Lester

A Fast Pace Method for Involving Children in Edutainment-Technology Design
Angeliki Antoniou and George Lepouras

Adaptive Self-Assessment Trying to Reduce Fear
Anastasios A. Economides and Christos N. Moridis

Towards Leveraging Inference Web to Support Intuitive Explanations in Recommender Systems for Automated Career Counseling
Tejaswini Narayanan and Deborah L. McGuinness

Turning Web 2.0 Social Software into Versatile Collaborative Learning Solutions
Denis Gillet, Sandy El Helou, Chiu Man Yu, and Christophe Salzmann

Advancing the Multidisciplinary Nature of Human Computer Interaction in a Newly Developed Undergraduate Course
Cynthia Y. Lester

ACHI8: Design & Evaluation
Chair: Harold Milchrahm

A Platform for Mobile Text Entry Methods Evaluation
Franck Poirier and Hamed H. Sad

User Interface Design for a Mobile Multimedia Application: An Iterative Approach
Zahid Hussain, Martin Lechner, Harald Milchrahm, Sara Shahzad, Wolfgang Slany, Martin Umgeher, Thomas Vlk, and Peter Wolkerstorfer

Development of an Academic Research Information Service through Repeated Usability Evaluations
Hanmin Jung, Mikyoung Lee, Seung-Woo Lee, and Won-kyung Sung

ACHI9: Human robots & agents
Chair: Harri Oinas-Kukkonen

Towards Deeper Understanding of Persuasion in Software and Information Systems
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Marja Harjumaa

A Dynamic Agent-Based Web Service Invocation Infrastructure
Hao Yang, Junliang Chen, Xiangwu Meng, and Ying Zhang

AMANDA V3: Toward a Common Workspace between Air Traffic Controllers
David Annebicque, Serge Debernard, Thierry Poulain, and Igor Crévits

Multimodal Metric Study for Human-Robot Collaboration
Scott A. Green, Scott M. Richardson, Randy J. Stiles, Mark Billinghurst, and J. Geoffrey Chase

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Video in Multi-robot Search
Prasanna Velagapudi, Jijun Wang, Huadong Wang, Paul Scerri, Michael Lewis, and Katia Sycara

ACHI10: User
Chair: Anthony Cox

UPOS: User Profile Ontology with Situation-Dependent Preferences Support
Michael Sutterer, Olaf Droegehorn, and Klaus David

Nursing Training: 3D Game with Learning Objectives
Fatma Mili, Jonathan Barr, Meghan Harris, and Laura Pittiglio

Specification for User Modeling with Self-Observing Systems
Mathias Funk, Piet van der Putten, and Henk Corporaal

Examining Programmer’s Cognitive Skills Using Regular Language
Anthony Cox and Maryanne Fisher

A Dynamical Document Structure to Capture the Semantics of Mathematical Concepts
Jackson Marques de Carvalho and Helmut Jürgensen

ACHI11: Access
Chair: Silvana Roncagliolo

Usability Practice: The Appealing Way to HCI
Cristian Rusu, Virginia Rusu, and Silvana Roncagliolo

Mandos: A User Interaction Method in Embedded Applications for Mobile Telephony
Mauro Teófilo, Lucas Cordeiro, Raimundo Barreto, José Raimundo Pereira, Ayres Mardem, and Pedro Freitas

Training and Deployment as a Basis for Usability Engineering of Mobile Systems
Bente Skattør

ACHI12: Systems
Chair: Petre Dini

Obstacle Avoidance Path Planning for Mobile Robot Based on Multi Colony Ant Algorithm
Nguyen Hoang Viet, Ngo Anh Vien, SeungGwan Lee, and TaeChoong Chung

Utilization of Fuzzy Theory in the Modeling of Users of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
Valéria Farinazzo Martins Salvador, André Luiz Satoshi Kawamoto, and João Soares de Oliveira Neto

Enhancing Multi-user Interaction with Multi-touch Tabletop Displays Using Hand Tracking
K. C. Dohse, Thomas Dohse, Jeremiah D. Still, and Derrick J. Parkhurst

Tailoring Model-Based Techniques to Facial Expression Interpretation
Matthias Wimmer, Christoph Mayer, Sylvia Pietzsch, and Bernd Radig

Requirement Engineering Contributions to Voice User Interface
Valéria Farinazzo Martins Salvador, João Soares de Oliveira Neto, and André Satoshi Kawamoto

ICDS1: Economics & eCommerce
Chair: Borka Jerman-Blazic

The E-Mail Honeypot System - Concept, Implementation and Field Test Results
Erwin P. Rathgeb and Dirk Hoffstadt

Standard Approach for Quantification of the ICT Security Investment for Cybercrime Prevention
Rok Bojanc and Borka Jerman-Blazic

Towards Organizational Privacy Patterns
Jan Porekar, Aljosa Jerman-Blazic, and Tomaz Klobucar

Spam Mail Reduces Economic Effects
Toshihiko Takemura and Hiroyuki Ebara

Coordination of a Multi-commodity Supply Chain with Multiple Members Using Flow Networks
Kaveh Fayazbakhsh and Mohammadreza Razzazi

ICDS2: Disruptive and enabling technologies
Chair: Petre Dini

Design and Implementation Of Embedded Data Acquisition System Based on USB and Flash Multimediacard Memory
Zhiyong Zhang, Tiejun Lu, Xiaobin Chu, and Yamin Zhang

Analysis of Internet Policies and Civil Rights In Italy, Serbia and Burma-Myanmar: A Technological and Legal Approach
Marcella Atzori, Francesco Aymerich, Gianni Fenu, and Simone Surcis

‘Who’s Afraid of High Def?’ Institutional Factors Influencing HDTV Diffusion in the Netherlands
Eva Baaren, Lidwien van de Wijngaert, and Erik Huizer

Digital Networks and Sustainability: Do We Need the Government?
Radhika Rajagoplan and Runa Sarkar

A Multi-issue Negotiation Mechanism with Interdependent Negotiation Issues
Ahmad Kardan and Hamed Janzadeh

Chair: Andranik Tangian

Analysis of Automated Evaluation for Multi-document Summarization Using Content-Based Similarity
Li-Qing Qiu and Bin Pang

Monitoring Flexicurity Labour Market Policies in the European Union
Andranik Tangian

Knowledge Management for Disparate Etruscan Cultural Heritage
John McAuley and James D. Carswell

View-Point Oriented Manipulation of Concepts: A Matching Perspective
Kambiz Badie and Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi

Towards a Collection-Based Knowledge Representation: Application to Geo-political Risks and Crisis Management
Francis Rousseaux and Kevin Lhoste

Chair: Kari Harno

Mining Medical Databases Using Proposed Incremental Association Rules Algorithm (PIA)
Laila Elfangary and Walid Adly Atteya

Preliminary Based Service Evaluation for Elderly People and Healthcare Professionals in Residential Home Care Units
J. Reerink Boulanger and C. Deroussent

Enabling Cross-Usage of Public Health Systems - A Holistic Approach to Ask the Expert Systems and Online Communities
Åsa Smedberg

Migration from Regional to a National eHealth Network
Kari Harno, Pekka Ruotsalainen, Pirkko Nykänen, and Kyösti Kopra

ICDS5: Internet & Management and Control
Chair: Christian Kop

A Semantic Double-Buffer Based Approach to Enhance Semantic Web Search
Ling Chen, Hai Jin, and Sheng Di

The Facility Control Markup Language FCML
François Bry, Bernhard Lorenz, Hans Jürgen Ohlbach, Martin Roeder, and Marc Weinberger

A Uniform Web Service Description Representation for Different Readers
Doris Gälle, Christian Kop, and Heinrich C. Mayr

Human Rights in the Context of the Digital Society - Input to an Ongoing Discussion on Regulatory Issues
Lasse Berntzen and Evika Karamagioli

ICDS6: Digital Analysis
Chair: Petre Dini

MV-FT: Efficient Implementation for Matrix-Vector Multiplication on FT64 Stream Processor
Jing Du, Fujiang Ao, and Xuejun Yang

X-Gov Planning: How to Apply Cross Media to Government Services
Lucia V. L. Filgueiras, Danilo O. Correa, João S. Oliveira Neto, and Renato P. Facis

Multi-source Illumination Approach for Buried Objects Exploration
Lamia Hélaoui, Jamel Bel Hadj Tahar, and Fethi Choubani

ICDS7: Networking & telecommunications
Chair: Pascal Lorenz

Reliable Server Pooling - A Novel IETF Architecture for Availability-Sensitive Services
Thomas Dreibholz and Erwin P. Rathgeb

A Password-Based Grid Security Infrastructure
Zhun Cai

Security Arguments for a Class of ID-Based Signatures
Zhengwei Guo, Xinzheng He, and Baocheng Xun

A New Server Selection Strategy for Reliable Server Pooling in Widely Distributed Environments
Xing Zhou, Thomas Dreibholz, and Erwin P. Rathgeb

Analysis of Reverse Traffic in Delay-Based Congestion Control
Sheng Wang and Jinshu Su

Analysis and Enhancement of Delay-Based Congestion Control
Sheng Wang and Jinshu Su

Reduced Complexity Decoder for Orthogonal Space-Time Codes When Using QAM Constellations
Andrei Alexandru Enescu, Silviu Ciochin, and Constantin Paleologu

Chair: Stefan Rass

Loss-Tolerant Quantum Coin Flipping
Guido Berlín, Gilles Brassard, Félix Bussières, and Nicolas Godbout

Secure Message Relay over Networks with QKD-Links
Stefan Rass, Mohammed Ali Sfaxi, Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie, and Kyandoghere Kyamakya

A Quantum Network Manager that Supports One-Time Pad Stream
Alan Mink, Lijun Ma, Tassos Nakassis, Hai Xu, Oliver Slattery, Barry Hershman, and Xiao Tang

Chair: Mahnaz Kadkhoda

Stochastic Processes in Machine Intelligence: Neural Structures Based on the Model of the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator
Gerasimos G. Rigatos

DNA as Building Block for Self-Assembly of Micro-components
Ahlem Abbaci, D.Sinan Haliyo, and Stéphane Régnier

A Scheme to Entangle Nanomechanical Resonators and Microwave Cavities
P. Tombesi, D. Vitali, A. C. Doherty, G. J. Milburn, and M. J. Woolley

Chair: Victor Ovchinnikov

Surface Plasmon Resonances in Diffusive Reflection Spectra of Multilayered Silver Nanocomposite Films
V. Ovchinnikov, and A. Shevchenko

Towards Multistate Nanocomputing: The Implementation of a Primitive Fuzzy Controller
Miha Mraz, Zlatko Magdevski, Jelena Ficzko, Nikolaj Zimic, Miha Moskon, Miha Janez, and Iztok Lebar Bajec

A New Approach for Modelling Circuits Containing NAND Gates Using Biomolecular Computing
Mahnaz Kadkhoda , and Ali A. Pouyan

Preparation and Thermal Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes-Based Composites for Applications in Electronics Packaging
Francesco Toschi, Emanuela Tamburri, Valeria Guglielmotti, Maria Letizia Terranova, Andrea Reale, Aldo Di Carlo, Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi, Carlo Falessi, Annamaria Fiorello, and Roberta Buttiglione

Chair: Andrei Khrennikov

Contextual Probabilistic Analysis of Bell's Inequality: Nonlocality, "Death of Reality" or Non-Kolmogorovness?
Andrei Khrennikov

A Survey of Quantum Programming Languages: History, Methods, and Tools
Donald A. Sofge

Quantum Strategies and Bell Inequalities
Taksu Cheon

Quantum Merkle Puzzles
Gilles Brassard, and Louis Salvail

Chair: Ivan Savov

Classical, Quantum and Non-signalling Resources in Bipartite Games
Gilles Brassard, Anne Broadbent, Esther Hänggi, André Allan Méthot, and Stefan Wolf

Multiparty Distributed Compression of Quantum Information
David Avis, Patrick Hayden, and Ivan Savov

Strict Hierarchy of Bell Theorems
Gilles Brassard, and André Allan Méthot


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