The Thirteenth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications

ICSNC 2018

October 14, 2018 to October 18, 2018 - Nice, France



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Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

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ICSNC 2018 - The Thirteenth International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications

October 14, 2018 - October 18, 2018

ICSNC 2018: Program

SoftNet 2018 - Preliminary Program

Conference Venue Location:

Hotel Novotel Cap 3000 in Nice / St Laurent du Var
40 avenue du Verdun
06700 Saint Laurent du Var
Tel (+33)4/93195555 - Fax (+33)4/93195559

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, October 14


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

13:00 - 15:00

Tutorial I

End-to-end, Multi-domain and Multi-tenant Aspects in 5G Network Slicing
Prof. Dr. Eugen Borcoci, University „Politehnica” Bucharest, Romania

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 17:15

Tutorial II

Neural and Probabilistic Learning Methods for Robotics and other Domains
Prof. Dr. Elmar Rückert, Institut für Robotik und Kognitive Systeme, University of Lübeck, Germany

17:15 - 17:30


17:30 - 19:30

Tutorial III

Exploration and Analysis of Software Engineering Data with R
Prof. Dr. Luigi Lavazza, Universita` degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy

19:30 - 20:30

Welcome Cocktail
You must have your badge to attend the cocktail

Monday, October 15

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Session

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Handling Uncertainty as a Human Factor in Transportation Problems
Prof. Dr. Mauro Dell'Orco, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

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

Panel on Citizen-Centric Systems

Panel theme: Bringing Smart City Vision to Life: Getting Citizens Involved

Stephan Böhm, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Przemyslaw Pochec, University of New Brunswick, Canada
George Vassilacopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stephan Böhm, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Tuesday, October 16

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

A Semiformal Forensics Approach to UCaaS Architectures
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Bennett, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, 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

Panel on Emerging Digital Services

Panel theme: Emerging Digital Services in Cyber Environments

Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Valentin Plenk, Institute of Information Systems at Hof University, Germany
José Augusto de Neto, UEPB, Brazil
Eugen Borcoci, University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania
Maryam Rezaeian, University of Gloucestershire, UK   
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA  

Wednesday, October 17

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Requirements Modelling and Software Systems Implementation Using Formal Languages
Prof. Dr. Radek Koci, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

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


15:45 - 17:30



17:30 - 17:45

Coffee Break

17:45 - 19:30

Panel on Software and Systems

Panel theme: Trends in Software Development and Verification

Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany

Markus Kelanti, University of Oulu, Finland
Catarina I. Reis, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Martin Zinner, Center of Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH), University of Dresden, Germany
Roy Oberhauser, Aalen University, Germany

20:30 : 23:00


Thursday, October 18

09:15 - 10:15

Keynote Speech

Challenges in the Development of Modern Armor Systems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Math. Arash Ramezani, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15




12:15 - 12:30

Coffee Break

12:30 - 14:15




14:15 - 14:30

Coffee and Closing Session

Friday, October 19

Recommended to be visited on your own:

Nice (direct bus, ~25 minutes/one way, every 15 minutes)
Monaco/Monte Carlo (trains, every 30 minutes)
Cannes (trains, every 30 minutes)
Saint-Tropez (see agency offers at Novotel Hotel)

Detailed Program

ICSNC 2018

ICSNC 1: Wireless Networks
M2ANET Performance under Multiple Competing Data Flows
An Efficient Estimation Scheme of Timing Offset for OFDM Transmission Over Multipath Fading Channels
Efficient Video-Based Packet Multicast Method for Multimedia Control in Cloud Data Center Networks
Non-binary encoded STBC-CPM signals for wireless slicing networks

ICSNC 2: Advanced Features
Secure SDN-based In-network Caching Scheme for CCN
Reliability-aware Optimization of the Controller Placement and Selection in SDN Large Area Networks
Green ISP Networks via Hybrid SDN

ICSNC 3: Sensor Networks
Comparative Evaluation of Database Performance in an Internet of Things Context
Design Method of Wireless Sensor Networks in Railway Environments Considering Power Consumption
Routing algorithm based on the transmission history for monitoring railway vehicles
Behavior Modeling of Networked Wireless Sensors for Energy Consumption Using Petri Nets

ICSEA 2018

ICSEA 1: Software Security, Privacy, Safeness
LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks for Cybersecurity Named Entity Recognition
A Practical Way of Testing Security Patterns
An Ontology-Driven Framework for Security and Resiliency in Cyber Physical Systems

ICSEA 2: Software Engineering Techniques, Metrics, and Formalisms
An Experimental Evaluation of ITL, TDD and BDD - Work in Progress
Reinforcement Learning for Reliability Optimisation
Concurrency Analysis of Build Systems

ICSEA 3: Agile and Lean Approaches in Software Engineering
Measuring Success in Agile Software Development Projects: a GQM Approach
A Method to Optimize Technical Debt Management in Timed-boxed Processes
Toward a Domain Ontology for Computer Projects Resolution: Project Memory Challenge
Continuous Improvement and Validation with Customer Touchpoint Model in Software Development

ICSEA 4: Software Economics, Adoption, and Education
Measuring and Improving the Quality of Services Provided by Data Centers: a Case Study
The various challenges faced by Software startups industry in Saudi Arabia
Software Engineering Education: Sharing an approach, experiences, survey and lessons learned

ICSEA 5: Specialized Software Advanced Applications
So You Want to Build a Farm: An Approach to Resource and Time Consuming Testing of Mobile Applications
Considerations for Adopting Real-World Open Source Software Projects within the Classroom
Sentiment-aware Analysis of Mobile Apps User Reviews Regarding Particular Updates
Database Model Visualization in Virtual Reality: A WebVR and Benediktine Space Approach

ICSEA 6: Advances in Fundamentals for Software Development
Redefining KPIs with Information Flow Visualisation – Practitioners’ View
Tracing and Reversing the Run of Software Systems Implemented by Petri Nets
ADA Language for Software Engineering
Supercomputer Calculation of Gas Flow in Metal Microchannel Using Multiscale QGD-MD Approach


HEALTHINFO 1: Health Information
Holistic Capability Model for sustainable Evolution of Health Care Providers
Chair-stand device for the assessment of elderly patients in risk of frailty
Prediction of Patient Outcomes after Renal Replacement Therapy in Intensive Care

HEALTHINFO 2: Health Informatics Systems
Towards a clinical risk reduction: A healthcare information system based on software and hardware integration
Depression Severity Prediction by Multi-model Fusion
An EHR Platform for Realizing Precision Medicine in Emergency Care

HEALTHINFO 3: Wellbeing Informatics
Enacting Eldertech in Senior Citizens’ Communities of Japan: A Social Support Perspective
Evaluating real-time hand gesture recognition for automotive applications in elderly population: cognitive load, user experience and usability degree
Metrics for Monitoring Patients Progress in a Rehabilitation Context

HEALTHINFO 4: Health Informatics Technologies
An Ontological Approach to Integrate Health Resources from Different Categories of Services
dokspot – Securely Linking Healthcare Products with Online Instructions
Interactive Exploration and Querying of RDF Data
E-mergency - a cloud-based support to medical emergency services


SOTICS 1: Social Media Use and Experiences
Towards a Social Media Research Methodology: Defining Approaches and Ethical Concerns
The perceived Psychological Empowerment of women using mobile dating applications: The case of Tinder
Understanding Digital Ethnography: Socio-computational Analysis of Trending YouTube Videos

VALID 2018

VALID 1: Defects and Debugging
System Debug and Validation : Use case Based Perspective
Learning to categorize bug reports with LSTM networks

VALID 2: Testing and Validation
A working organization; not only today but also tomorrow
About validation of software systems that include learning feature

INNOV 2018

INNOV 1: Communication and Services
The Future Contact Center
Service Chaining for Providing Network Security as a Service for Remote Enterprise Users

INNOV 2: Security, Trust, and Privacy
A Novel 3-Level Access Control (3LAC) Framework for Data Access in a Healthcare Cloud Context
Cloud Based Encrypted Traffic Analysis System using Netflow Information
AMBTC-Based Data Hiding Using Intra- and Inter-Block Embedding Strategy

SIMUL 2018

SIMUL 1: Simulation Models
Application of Complex Systems modeling method to develop a Digital Twin
Simulation of crow dynamics in panic situations using a fuzzy-logic based behavioural model
Thermal Softening Effects on Simulation Models of Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Under High-Velocity Impact

SIMUL 2: Applications
Utilizing Timber Harvest Simulation as a Tool for Education
Sensitivity Analysis of Simulation Study Results on Safety Stock Relaxation in Material Requirement Planning

SIMUL 3: Simulation Methodologies
Shader-Based Realtime Simulation of High-Definition Automotive Headlamps
Simulation and long term (military) manpower planning: a custom generic simulation tool
AMOSS: A Bespoke Stochastic Simulation Environment Built On Open Source Software


CENTRIC 1: User-centric Supporting Mechanisms
Approach to Develop an Assistant Application for Controlling Trace Accuracy in Travel Timelines
The evolution of the customer-centric helpdesk: two case studies
Natural Language Processing in IBM Watson Assistant
Evaluating a User Story Based Recommendation System for Supporting Development Processes in Large Enterprise

CENTRIC 2: Building User-centric Systems
A User Rights Concept for Semantic Media in Ambient Learning Spaces
Narrative Semantic Media for Contexual Individualization of Ambient Learning Spaces
Preprocessing Data for Machine-Learning Algorithms to provide User Guidance
Userfriendly visualization of energy flows in smart homes