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The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing

September 29 - October 3, 2013 - Porto, Portugal

Preliminary Program

NexTech 2013


Hotel Novotel Porto Gaia
Lugar das Chas
4400-499 Vila Nova de Gaia

Sunday, September 29


Registration starts

13:30 - 16:00

Tutorial 1

Modeling and Analysing Large-Scale Dynamic Social Networks

Rui Sarmento, LIAAD/INESC TEC, Portugal
João Gama, LIAAD/INESC TEC, Portugal
Márcia Oliveira, LIAAD/INESC TEC, Portugal


16:15 - 18:45

Tutorial 2

Optical Fibers: How Physical Impairments Limit the Transmission Capacity – Fundamental Concepts and the State of Art
by Prof. Dr. Antonio Sachs - University of São Paulo, Brazil



19:00 - 20:00

Welcome Cocktail

Monday, September 30

09:00 - 9:15


09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Running Scientific Applications with DIRAC in Federated Clouds
by Dr. Victor Mendez, Port d'Informació Científica, Spain

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

Topic: 10 Years of Ubiquity: Remaining Challenges

Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada | China Spatial Research Center, China

Ann Gordon-Ross, University of Florida, USA
Dominique Genoud, Business Information Systems Institute/HES-SO Valais, Switzerland
Andreas Merentitis, AGT International, Germany
Timothy Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA 
Tewfiq El Maliki, Geneva University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Tuesday, October 1

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Innovative Interaction Paradigms using Mobile Location-based Services
by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Narzt, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

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

Topic: Cognitive-based Computation, Semantic Understanding, and Web Wisdom

Fritz Laux, Reutlingen University, Germany

Felix Heine, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Hannover, Germany
Rudolf Berrendorf, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany
Alexey Cheptsov, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart - HLRS, Germany
Fritz Laux, Reutlingen University, Germany

Wednesday, October 2

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Multimodal Localization as the Key for Ambient Intelligent Applications
by Prof. Dr. Maarten Weyn, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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

Topics: Emerging Services in Ambient Environments

Maarten Weyn, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Stephan Hengstler, MeshEye Consulting, USA
Maarten Weyn, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Anastasiya Yurchyshyna, University of Geneva, Switzerland


20:00 - 24:00

NexTech 2013 - Gala Dinner

Thursday, October 3

09:15 - 10:45




10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:45




12:45 - 13:15


Friday, October 4

Recommended to visit on your own

Clerigos Tower
Casa da Música
Serralves Park/Museum
Burmester Porto Wine Cellars and Wine Tasting
Bridges Cruise onboard with ‘Rabelos Boats’
Palácio da Bolsa
Porto Cathedral


2h by train




UBICOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

UBICOMM 1: Mobility
Session chair: Sönke Knoch

Indoor Navigation by WLAN Location Fingerprinting - Reducing Training-Efforts with Interpolated Radio Map
Roland Dutzler, Martin Ebner, Robert Brandner

Facilitating Utilization of Public Transportation for Disabled Persons by an Open Location-Based Travel Information System for Mobile Devices (VIATOR)
Wolfgang Narzt

Analytical Modeling of Partially Shared Caches in Embedded CMPs
Wei Zang, Ann Gordon-Ross

Challenges for e-Learning Environments in m-Learning Contexts: A survey about the hardware, software, and educational dimensions
Andre C. da Silva, Heloísa V. da Rocha

UBICOMM 2: Information ubiquity I
Session chair: Andre Constantino

Achieving Cooperative Sensing in Automotive Scenarios Through Complex Event Processing
Christoph Steup, Sebastian Zug, Jörg Kaiser

Enabling Mobile Access to Distributed Recycling Knowledge
Sönke Knoch, Alexander Kröner

Towards a Middleware to Infer the Risk Level of an Activity in Context-Aware Environments Using the SRK Model
Alfredo Del Fabro Neto, Rafael Boufleuer, Bruno Romero de Azevedo, Iara Augustin, João Carlos D. Lima, Cristiano C. Rocha

UBICOMM 3: Information ubiquity II
Session chair: Jens Haupert

T-Bookmarks: Providing TV-related Web Resources at Anywhere
Douglas Véras, Thiago Prota, Carlos Ferraz

Ubiquitous Learning – Treating the Context of Students Learning Styles
Andreia Rosangela Kessler Mühlbeier, Felipe Becker Nunes, Gleizer Bierhalz Voss, Rafaela Ribeiro Jardim, Roseclea Duarte Medina

Treating Context Information in a Ubiquitous Virtual Learning Environment (UVLEQoC): Application of metrics for Quality of Context (QoC)
Felipe Becker Nunes, Gleizer Bierhalz Voss, Andreia Rosangela Kessler Mühlbeier, Fabricio Herpich, Roseclea Duarte Medina

Context Awareness for Service Desk Management
Jaziel Souza Lobo, Roseclea Duarte Medina

UBICOMM 4: Ubiquitous devices and operative systems
Session chair: Andreia Rosangela Kesser Mühlbeier

Fostering Access to Data Collections in the Internet of Things
Alexander Kröner, Jens Haupert, Christian Hauck, Matthieu Deru, Simon Bergweiler

The Effect of Feedback on Chord Typing
Adrian Tarniceriu, Pierre Dillenbourg, Bixio Rimoldi

Exploring the Tradeoffs of Configurability and Heterogeneity in Multicore Embedded Systems
Tosiron Adegbija, Ann Gordon-Ross

Smart Chair: What Can Simple Pressure Sensors under the Chairs’ Legs Tell Us about User Activity?
Jingyuan Cheng, Bo Zhou, Mathias Sundholm, Paul Lukowicz

UBICOMM 5: Ubiquitous mobile services and protocols
Session chair: Andre Dietrich

VANET Route Selection in Urban/Rural Areas using Metric Base Traffic Analysis
Syed Fakhar Abbas, Saqib Rasool Chaudhry, Ghulam Yasin

Spaces-Based Communication: an Extension to Support Infinite Spatial Models
Diego Bernini, Francesco Fiamberti, Daniela Micucci, Francesco Tisato, Alessio Vertemati

Evaluating Student Attitudes on Ubiquitous e-Learning
Timothy Arndt, Angela Guercio

Self-Organizing Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Neighbor Topology
Yasuhisa Takizawa, Yuto Takashima, Naotoshi Adachi

UBICOMM 6: Collaborative ubiquitous systems
Session chair: Tameen Chowdhury

Application Driven Environment Representation
André Dietrich, Jörg Kaiser, Sebastian Zug, Sasanka Potluri

WSN Trends: Sensor Infrastructure Virtualization as a Driver Towards the Evolution of the Internet of Things
Andreas Merentitis, Florian Zeiger, Marco Huber, Nick Frangiadakis, Kostas Mathioudakis, Konstantinos Sasloglou, Georgios Mazarakis, Vangelis Gazis, Zachos Boufidis

An Efficient Cooperative Parking Slot Assignment Solution
Naourez Mejri, Mouna Ayari, Farouk Kamoun

Scaling up Robot-Augmented Smart Environments from Home to Town, and Beyond (PRESENTATION)
Subhash Sathyakeerthy, Maurizio Di Rocco, Federico Pecora, Alessandro Saffiotti

UBICOMM 7: Users, applications, and business models
Session chair: Tewfiq El Maliki

Innovations in User Interfaces for Pervasive Computing
Javier Oliver, Begoña García

Mobile Ubiquitous System Adapted to Locate Disabled and Old People Living in Rural Areas
Raul Igual, Inmaculada Plaza, Carlos Medrano

Capture and Access Tools for Event Annotation and Visualisation
Rebekah Hunter, Mark P. Donnelly, Dewar D. Finlay, George Moore, Nichola Booth

Unconventional TV Detection using Mobile Devices
Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Saeed, Moustafa Youssef, Khaled Harras

Mobile Architecture for Identifying Users in Ubiquitous Environments Focused on Percontrol
Valderi Leithardt, Guilherme Borges, Carlos Rolim, Anubis Rossetto, Ivan Carrera, David Nunes, Jorge Silva, Claudio Geyer

UBICOMM 8: Ubiquitous software and security
Session chair: Rebekah Hunter

Security Adaptation Based on Autonomic and Trust Systems for Ubiquitous mobile network and Green IT
Tewfiq El Maliki, Jean-Marc Seigneur

A Mathematical Model for Improving Lightweight Security with Network Coding
Alireza Esfahani, Alberto Nascimento, Du Yang, Jonathan Rodriguez

MAC Spoofing Attack Detection based on EVM in 802.11 WLAN
Gaeil An, Shin-hyo Kim

ADVCOMP 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences

ADVCOMP 1: Computing applications in science
Session chair: Sigeru Omatu

Semantics and Accuracy of Gene Expression Threshold Computations. A Case Study
Jaime Seguel, Marie Lluberes

Simulation of Precipitation in an Aluminum Scandium Alloy using Kinetic Monte Carlo and Density-based Clustering with Noise Algorithms
Alfredo Moura, Antonio Esteves

A CADx Scheme in Mammography: Considerations on a Novel Approach
Bruno Matheus, Homero Schiabel

Toward the New Promising Combinatorial Structures, Using a Roundabout Model (PRESENTATION)
Laszlo Nandor Kiss

Learning Effective Connectivity Based on ICA-Lingam From Resting fMRI (POSTER)
Tingting Fan, Xia Wu, Li Yao

ADVCOMP 2: Computing techniques
Session chair: Antonio Esteves

Rice-Planted Area Extraction by RADARSAT Data Using Learning Vector Quantization Algorithm
Sigeru Omatu

A UsiXML Proposal for a Pattern-Oriented and Model-Driven Architecture for Interactive Systems
Mohamed Taleb, Ahmed Seffah, Alain Abran

A MapReduce Implementation of the Genetic-Based ANN Classifier for Diagnosing Students with Learning Disabilities
Tung-Kuang Wu, Shian-Chang Huang, Ying-Ru Meng, Hsiu-Ting Kao, Hsu Chang

Principles and State-of-the-Art of Engineering Optimization Techniques
Ning Xiong, Miguel Leon Ortiz

ADVCOMP 3: Advances in computation methods
Session chair: Iwona Ryszka

Improving the Performance of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm With a Dynamic Search Space
Benoit Vallade, Tomoharu Nakashima

Reliable Outer Bounds for the Dual Simplex Algorithm with Interval Right-hand Side
Christoph Fuenfzig, Dominique Michelucci, Sebti Foufou

Implementing a Generalized Cobb Model for Production Functions
Alina Andreica, Florina Covaci

Trading Redundant Work Against Atomic Operations On Large Shared Memory Parallel Systems
Rudolf Berrendorf

ADVCOMP 4: Cloud computing, computing support
Session chair: Jesper Zedlitz

Proactive Automated Dependable Resource Management in Cloud Environments
Anna Schwanengel, Gerald Kaefer, Claudia Linnhoff-Popien

How to Run Scientific Applications with DIRAC in Federated Hybrid Clouds
Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Adrià Casajús Ramo, Ricardo Graciani Diaz, Víctor Fernández Albor

GraphTool - a new system of graph generation
Iwona Ryszka, Ewa Grabska

Supporting Coding Activity by Associating Web Bookmarks With Source Code Features
Ken Nakayama, Eko Sakai, Yoshihisa Nitta

SEMAPRO 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing

SEMAPRO 1: Semantic applications, platforms, tools
Session chair: Ozgu Can

Parallel Search Through Statistical Semantic Spaces for Querying Big RDF Data
Alexey Cheptsov, Axel Tenschert

Recovery of Temporal Expressions From Text: The RISO-TT Approach
Adriano Santos, Ulrich Schiel

Statistics-Based Graphical Modeling Support for Ontologies
Andreas Emrich, Frieder Ganz, Dirk Werth, Peter Loos

Semantic Approach for Finding Suitable Commercial Business Location
Miguel Felix Mata Rivera, Consuelo Varinia Garcia Mendoza, Omar Juarez, Roberto Zagal Flores

SEMAPRO 2: Models and ontology-based design
Session chair: Andreas Emrich

A Layered Model for Knowledge Transfer
Felix Schiele, Fritz Laux, Thomas M Connolly

Data Types in UML and OWL-2
Jesper Zedlitz, Norbert Luttenberger

An Overview of Ontology Engineering Methodologies in the Context of Public Administration
Bernd Stadlhofer, Peter Salhofer, Augustin Durlacher

A Profile-Policy Integration for A Personalized Lifestyle
Ozgu Can, Okan Bursa, Murat Osman Unalir

SEMAPRO 3: Semantic basics and technologies
Session chair: Augustin Durlacher

Towards Purposeful Reuse of Semantic Datasets Through Goal-Driven Summarization
Panos Alexopoulos, Jose Manuel Gomez Perez

Bridging Semantics with Ontologies
Tameem Chowdhury, Christopher Tubb, Stilianos Vidalis

Effectiveness gain of polarity detection through topic domains
Faiza Belbachir, Malik Muhammed Saad Missen

Novel Models and Architectures for Distributed Semantic Data Management
Kuldeep Reddy

AMBIENT 2013, The Third International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies

AMBIENT 1: User friendly interfaces
Session chair: Rainer Planic

Expressing the Personality of an Intelligent Room through Ambient Output Modalities
Jean-Paul Sansonnet, Yacine Bellik

Analysis of Psychological Stress Factors and Facial Parts Effect on Intentional Facial Expressions
Kazuhito Sato, Hiroaki Otsu, Hirokazu Madokoro, Sakura Kadowaki

Respiration-Posture Feedback System for Breathing Control
Shusaku Nomura, Akira Kusumi

Ambient Storytelling Experiences and Applications for Interactive Architecture
Jennifer Stein, Scott Fisher

AMBIENT 2: Ambient computing
Session chair: Jean-Paul Sansonnet

Robot Localization With DASH7 Technology
Jan Stevens, Rafael Berkvens, Willy Loockx, Maarten Weyn

Cross-Device Interaction
Florian Scharf, Christian Wolters, Jörg Cassens, Michael Herczeg

Indoor localization Using a Magnetic Flux Density Map of a Building
Dries Vandermeulen, Charles Vercauteren, Maarten Weyn

Classification of Driver's Head Posture by using Unsupervised Neural Networks
Momoyo Ito, Kazuhito Sato, Minoru Fukumi

AMBIENT 3: Ambient services, technology and platforms
Session chair: Tomas Zizka

Exergame Design Guidelines for Enhancing Elderly’s Physical and Social Activities
Rainer Planinc, Isabella Nake, Martin Kampel

Persuasion Mobility in Ambient Intelligence
Lukas Ruge, Andreas Schrader

Positionally Exclusive Broadcasting
Tomáš Žižka, Athanasios Podaras

Real-Time Environmental Sensing - Adaptive Surfaces for Architecture
Nancy Diniz, Hai-Ning Liang

DATA ANALYTICS 2013, The Second International Conference on Data Analytics

DATA ANALYTICS 1: Data analytics I
Session chair: Christoph Fuenfzig

DNA: An Online Algorithm for Credit Card Fraud Detection for Game Merchants
Michael Schaidnagel, Ilia Petrov, Fritz Laux

The Data Checking Engine: Monitoring Data Quality
Felix Heine, Carsten Kleiner, Arne Koschel, Jörg Westermayer

Exploiting Wiktionary for Lightweight Part-of-Speech Tagging for Machine Learning Tasks
Mario Zechner, Stefan Klampfl, Roman Kern

Efficient Optimization of Reinsurance Contracts using Discretized PBIL
Omar Andres Carmona Cortes, Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Duane Wilson, Ian Cook, Jurgen Gaiser-Porter

DATA ANALYTICS 2: Data analytics II
Session chair: Felix Heine

Content-based Recommender System for Textual Documents Written in Croatian
Ivana Ćavar, Zvonko Kavran, Natalija Jolić, Neven Anđelović, Ivan Cvitić, Marko Gović

Finding Proteins Whose Expression Levels Depend on Bloodline in Wagyu
Takatoshi Fujiki, Satoshi Sakaguchi, Takuya Yashihiro

Discovering and Linking Financial Data on the Web
José Luis Sánchez-Cervantes, Gandhi S. Hernández-Chan, Mateusz Radzimski, Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Ángel García-Crespo


EMERGING 2013, The Fifth International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence

EMERGING 1: Evolution of telecommunications network architectures
Session chair: Maarten Weyn

A Lightweight Messaging Protocol for Smart Grids
Eric Veith, Bernd Steinbach, Johannes Windeln

Proposal and Evaluation of a Predictive Mechanism for Ant-based Routing
Naomi Kuze, Naoki Wakamiya, Daichi Kominami, Masayuki Murata

Tiers-Lieu: Exploratory Environments for Service-Centred Innovations
Michel Leonard, Anastasiya Yurchyshyna

Wireless Health: Making Your Devices Talk
Stephan Hengstler

EMERGING 2: Applications and services
Session chair: Eric Veith

Mobile Device Biometric Touch Gesture Information Used to Give User Identity Evidence
Thomas Ruebsamen, Christoph Reich, Julia Bayer

A Real Virtuality Application: The Real Farmer Game
Michail Tourlos, Aris Paraskevopoulos, Christos Pezirkianidis, Stavros Stavrianidis, Iakovos Pavlopoulos, George Tselikis, Nikolaos Tselikas, Anthony Boucouvalas

Algorithms for Network Discovery and Detection of MAC and IP Spoofing Security Attacks
Paulo Lopes, Paulo Salvador, António Nogueira

EMERGING 3: Networking and service differentiation
Session chair: Ines Ben Jemaa

QoS Equalization in a Multirate Loss Model of Elastic and Adaptive Traffic with Retrials
Ioannis Moscholios, Vassilios Vassilakis, Michael Logothetis, Michael Koukias

A Bandwidth Assignment Method for Downloading Large Files with Time Constraints
Ken Katsumoto, Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Nariyoshi Yamai, Koso Murakami

Key Performance Indicators for Cloud Computing SLAs
Stefan Frey, Christoph Reich, Claudia Lüthje

EMERGING 4: Emerging networks
Session chair: Michail Tourlos

Performance Improvement of Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Using a New Clustering Algorithm
Magdy Ahmed

Analysing Impact of Mobility Dynamics on Multicast Routing in Vehicular Networks
Ines Ben Jemaa, Oyunchimeg Shagdar, Paul Muhlethaler, Arnaud de la Fortelle

Dynamic Reorganization of P2P Networks Based on Content Similarity
Takuya Yamaguchi, Noriko Matsumoto, Norihiko Yoshida

Improving the Reliability of Operation Networks (PRESENTATION)
Nafisa Solonina, Konstantin Suslov, Vladimir Stepanov


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