The Tenth International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle

VALID 2018

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



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VALID 2018 - The Tenth International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle

October 14, 2018 - October 18, 2018

VALID 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
Luigi Lavazza, UniversitÓ degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
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

CENTRIC 2018, The Eleventh International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services

CENTRIC 1: User-centric Supporting Mechanisms
Session chair: Sascha Lang

Approach to Develop an Assistant Application for Controlling Trace Accuracy in Travel Timelines
Andrei Kuznetsov, Evgeny Pyshkin

The Evolution of the Customer-Centric Helpdesk: Two Case Studies
Maryam Rezaeian, Martin Wynn

Natural Language Processing in IBM WatsonAssistant, an Automatic Verification Process
Beatriz Consciência, Simão Santos, Pedro Martins, Steven Abrantes, Luis Pombo, Cristina Wanzeller

Evaluating a User Story Based Recommendation System for Supporting Development Processes in Large Enterprise
Maria Lusky, Matthias Jurisch, Stephan Böhm, Katharina Kahlcke

CENTRIC 2: Building User-centric Systems
Session chair: Matthias Jurisch

A User Rights Concept for Semantic Media in Ambient Learning Spaces
David Bouck-Standen, Christina Eggert, Alexander Ohlei, Michael Herczeg

Narrative Semantic Media for Contextual Individualization of Ambient Learning Spaces
David Bouck-Standen, Alexander Ohlei, Thomas Winkler, Michael Herczeg

Preprocessing Data for Machine-Learning Algorithms to Provide User Guidance
Sascha Lang, Valentin Plenk

User-friendly Visualization of Energy Flows in Smart Homes
Thomas Dressel, René Peinl

CENTRIC 3 / G@C: Games@Centric
Session chair: Aslihan Tece Bayrak

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Aslihan Tece Bayrak

Smart Toys for Game-based and Toy-based Learning A Study of Toy Marketers’, Preschool Teachers’ and Parents’ Perspectives on Play
Pirita. Ihamäki, Katriina Heljakka

A Player-centric Game Design Paradigm with Compassion
Aslihan Tece Bayrak

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Aslihan Tece Bayrak


HEALTHINFO 2018, The Third International Conference on Informatics and Assistive Technologies for Health-Care, Medical Support and Wellbeing

HEALTHINFO 1: Health Information
Session chair: Raffaele Chianese

Holistic Capability Model for Sustainable Evolution of Health Care Providers
Michael Georg Grasser, Viktoria Schlaipfer, Robert Priedl, Erich Sorantin

Chair-stand Device for the Assessment of Elderly Patients in Risk of Frailty
Alberto Sánchez-Sánchez, Elena Villalba-Mora, Xavier Ferré, Cristian Moral, Dieter Hayn, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Raquel Bernabé-Espiga, Juan Luis Sanchez-Sanchez, Andrea Julia López

Prediction of Patient Outcomes After Renal Replacement Therapy in Intensive Care
Harry Freitas da Cruz, Siegfried Horschig, Christian Nusshag, Matthieu-P. Schapranow

HEALTHINFO 2: Health Informatics Systems
Session chair: Harry Freitas da Cruz

Towards a Clinical Risk Reduction: A Hospital Information System Based on Software and Hardware Integration
Francesco Gargiulo, Raffaele Chianese

Depression Severity Prediction by Multi-model Fusion
Bin Li, Jie Zhu, Chunpeng Wang

An EHR Platform for Realizing Precision Medicine in Emergency Care
Vassiliki Koufi, Flora Malamateniou, George Vassilacopoulos

HEALTHINFO 3: Wellbeing Informatics
Session chair: Cyrille Derché

Enacting Eldertech in Senior Citizens’ Communities of Japan: A Social Support Perspective
Tingting Huang

Evaluating Real-Time Hand Gesture Recognition for Automotive Applications in Elderly Population: Cognitive Load, User Experience and Usability Degree
Diana Trojaniello, Alessia Cristiano, Stela Musteata, Alberto Sanna

Metrics for Monitoring Patients Progress in a Rehabilitation Context - A Case Study based on Wearable Inertial Sensors
Brendan O'Flynn, Nektaria. Dagini, Sonia Bottone, Andrea Urru, Salvatore Tedesco

HEALTHINFO 4: Health Informatics Technologies
Session chair: Tingting Huang

An Ontological Approach to Integrate Health Resources from Different Categories of Services
Cong Peng, Prashant Goswami, Guohua Bai

dokspot – Securely Linking Healthcare Products with Online Instructions
Kevin Lapagna, Moritz Zollinger, Marc Rennhard, Hans Strobel, Cyrille Derché

Interactive Exploration and Querying of RDF Data
Martin Kryl, Petr Vcelak, Jana Kleckova

E-mergency - A Cloud-based Support to Medical Emergency Services
José Augusto de Oliveira Neto, Luciano Barbosa de Oliveira, Nadja Maria da Silva de Brito, Renata de Souza Coelho Soares


ICSEA 2018, The Thirteenth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances

ICSEA 1: Software Security, Privacy, Safeness
Session chair: Martin Becker

LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks for Cybersecurity Named Entity Recognition
Houssem Gasmi, Jannik Laval, Abdelaziz Bouras

A Practical Way of Testing Security Patterns
Loukmen Regainia, Sébastien Salva

An Ontology-Driven Framework for Security and Resiliency in Cyber Physical Systems
Rohith Yanambaka Venkata, Patrick Kamongi, Krishna Kavi

ICSEA 2: Software Engineering Techniques, Metrics, and Formalisms
Session chair: Krishna Kavi

An Experimental Evaluation of ITL, TDD and BDD
Luis A. Cisneros, Marisa Maximiano, Catarina I. Reis, José A. Quiña

Reinforcement Learning for Reliability Optimisation
Prasuna Saka, Ansuman Banerjee

Concurrency Analysis of Build Systems
Vasil Tenev, Bo Zhang, Martin Becker

ICSEA 3: Agile and Lean Approaches in Software Engineering
Session chair: Loukmen Regainia

Measuring Success in Agile Software Development Projects: a GQM Approach
Abdullah Aldahmash, Andy Gravell

A Method to Optimize Technical Debt Management in Timed-boxed Processes
Luigi Lavazza, Sandro Morasca, Davide Tosi

Computer Project Ontology - Construction,Validation and Choice of Knowledge Base [PRESENTATION]
Raja Hanafi, Lassad Mejri, Hajjami Ben Ghezala

Continuous Improvement and Validation with Customer Touchpoint Model in Software Development
Tanja Sauvola, Markus Kelanti, Jarkko Hyysalo, Pasi Kuvaja, Kari Liukkunen

ICSEA 4: Software Economics, Adoption, and Education
Session chair: Tanja Sauvola

Measuring and Improving the Quality of Services Provided by Data Centers: a Case Study
Martin Zinner, Kim Feldhoff, Michael Kluge, Matthias Jurenz, Ulf Markwardt, Daniel Sprenger, Holger Mickler, Rui Song, Andreas Tschipang, Björn Gehlsen, Wolfgang E. Nagel

The Various Challenges Faced by the Software Startup Industry in Saudi Arabia
Abdullah Alqahtani

Software Engineering Education: Sharing an Approach, Experiences, Survey and Lessons Learned
Jose Carlos Metrôlho, Fernando Reinaldo Ribeiro

Multi-Clustering in Fast Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems
Urszula Kużelewska

ICSEA 5: Specialized Software Advanced Applications
Session chair: Jose Carlos Meireles Metrôlho

So You Want to Build a Farm: An Approach to Resource and Time Consuming Testing of Mobile Applications
Evgeny Pyshkin, Maxim Mozgovoy

Considerations for Adapting Real-World Open Source Software Projects Within the Classroom
Hyunju Kim

Sentiment-aware Analysis of Mobile Apps User Reviews Regarding Particular Updates
Xiaozhou Li, Zheying Zhang, Kostas Stefanidis

Database Model Visualization in Virtual Reality: A WebVR and Benediktine Space Approach
Roy Oberhauser

ICSEA 6: Advances in Fundamentals for Software Development
Session chair: Martin Zinner

Redefining KPIs with Information Flow Visualisation – Practitioners’ View
Jarkko Hyysalo, Markus Kelanti, Jouni Markkula

Tracing and Reversing the Run of Software Systems Implemented by Petri Nets
Radek Koci, Vladimir Janousek

ADA Language for Software Engineering
Diana ElRabih

Supercomputer Calculation of Gas Flow in Metal Microchannel Using Multiscale QGD-MD Approach
Viktoriia Podryga, Sergey Polyakov

ICSEA 7 / RASPL: Reusable Artifacts for Software Product Lines
Session chair: Diana ElRabih

An Enumerative Variability Modelling Tool for Constructing Whole Software Product Families
Chen Qian, Kung-Kiu Lau

Feature-Oriented Component-Based Development of Software Product Families: A Case Study
Chen Qian, Kung-Kiu Lau


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

ICSNC 1: Wireless Networks
Session chair: Jorge Cobb

M2ANET Performance Under Multiple Competing Data Flows
Oluwatola Ayansiji, John DeDourek, Przemyslaw Pochec

An Efficient Estimation Scheme of Timing Offset for OFDM Transmission Over Multipath Fading Channels
Keunhong Chae, Eunyoung Cho, Seokho Yoon

Efficient Video-Based Packet Multicast Method for Multimedia Control in Cloud Data Center Networks
Nader Mir, Abhishek T. Rao, Rohit Garg

Non-binary Encoded STBC-CPM Signals for Wireless Slicing Networks
Piotr Remlein

ICSNC 2: Advanced Features
Session chair: Valentin Plenk

Secure SDN-based In-network Caching Scheme for CCN
Amna Fekih, Sonia Gaied, Habib Youssef

Reliability-aware Optimization of the Controller Placement and Selection in SDN Large Area Networks
Eugen Borcoci, Stefan Ghita

Green ISP Networks via Hybrid SDN
Krishna Kadiyala, Jorge Cobb

ICSNC 3: Sensor Networks
Session chair: Eugen Borcoci

Comparative Evaluation of Database Performance in an Internet of Things Context
Denis Arnst, Valentin Plenk, Adrian Wöltche

Design Method of Wireless Sensor Networks in Railway Environments Considering Power Consumption
Tomoki Kawamura, Nagateru Iwasawa

Routing Algorithm Based on the Transmission History for Monitoring Railway Vehicles
Nagateru Iwasawa, Satoko Ryuo, Tomoki Kawamura, Nariya Iwaki

Behavior Modeling of Networked Wireless Sensors for Energy Consumption Using Petri Nets
Jin-Shyan Lee, Yuan-Heng Sun


INNOV 2018, The Seventh International Conference on Communications, Computation, Networks and Technologies

INNOV 1: Communication and Services
Session chair: Juan Carlos Bennett

The Future Contact Center
Amit Kumar Agarwala

Service Chaining for Providing Network Security as a Service for Remote Enterprise Users
Jong-Geun Park, Jung-Tae Kim, Jong-Hyun Kim

INNOV 2: Security, Trust, and Privacy
Session chair: Jong-Geun Park

A Novel 3-Level Access Control (3LAC) Framework for Data Access in a Healthcare Cloud Context
Gabriel Sanchez Bautista, Ning Zhang

Cloud Based Encrypted Traffic Analysis System Using Netflow Information
Jung Tae Kim, Jong-Hyun Kim, Ikkyun Kim, Koohong Kang

AMBTC-Based Data Hiding Using Intra- and Inter-Block Embedding Strategy
Yu-Hsiu Lin, Chih-Hsien Hsia, Bo-Yan Chen, Yung-Yao Chen


SIMUL 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Advances in System Simulation

SIMUL 1: Simulation Models
Session chair: Sonja Strasser

Application of Complex Systems Architecting Approach to Develop a Digital Twin
Makouar Kaltoum, Deshayes Laurent, Mouchtachi Ahmed, Aitelmahjoub Abdelhafid

Simulation of Crow Dynamics in Panic Situations Using a Fuzzy-logic Based Behavioural Model [POSTER]
Mauro Dell'Orco

Thermal Softening Effects on Simulation Models of Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Under High-Velocity Impact
Arash Ramezani, Hendrik Rothe

SIMUL 2: Applications
Session chair: Johan Van Kerckhoven

Utilizing Timber Harvest Simulation as a Tool for Education
Daniel Losch, Jürgen Roßmann

Sensitivity Analysis of Simulation Study Results on Safety Stock Relaxation in Material Requirement Planning
Sonja Strasser, Klaus Altendorfer, Andreas Peirleitner

SIMUL 3: Simulation Methodologies
Session chair: Daniel Losch

Shader-Based Realtime Simulation of High-Definition Automotive Headlamps
Nico Rüddenklau, Patrick Biemelt, Sven Henning, Sandra Gausemeier, Ansgar Trächtler

Simulation and Long Term (Military) Manpower Planning: a Custom Generic Simulation Tool
Johan Van Kerckhoven, Oussama Mazari-Abdessameud, Filip Van Utterbeeck

AMOSS: A Bespoke Stochastic Simulation Environment Built On Open Source Software
Edgar Whyte, Carl Sandrock, Greg Laycock, Deon Pretorius, Gerrit Streicher, Jean-Pierre Cronje

SIMUL 4 / SBDDS: Simulation-Based Development of Defense Systems
Session chair: Arash Ramezani

Introduction / Editorial [PRESENTATION]
Arash Ramezani

Development of Flexible and Lightweight Ballistic Body Armor Constructional Contributions for Ballistic Components out of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene
Henrik Seeber, Arash Ramezani

Improved FSI Method for Blast Simulations
Arash Ramezani, Daniel Huber, Hendrik Rothe

Generation of a Geodetic Line on Any Given Surface
Anna von Pestalozza, Stefan Weichert, Arash Ramezani, Hendrik Rothe

Open Discussion and Closing Remarks [DISCUSSION]
Arash Ramezani


SOTICS 2018, The Eighth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics

SOTICS 1: Social Media Use and Experiences
Session chair: Nitin Agarwal

Towards a Social Media Research Methodology: Defining Approaches and Ethical Concerns
James Baldwin, Teresa Brunsdon, Jotham Gaudoin, Laurence Hirsch

The Perceived Psychological Empowerment of Women Using Mobile Dating Applications: The Case of Tinder
Mandlakazi Ndlela, Maureen Tanner

Understanding Digital Ethnography: Socio-computational Analysis of Trending YouTube Videos
Muhammad Nihal Hussain, Kiran Kumar Bandeli, Serpil Tokdemir, Samer Al-khateeb, Nitin Agarwal


VALID 2018, The Tenth International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle

VALID 1: Defects and Debugging
Session chair: Jos van Rooyen

System Debug and Validation: Use case Based Perspective
Bhushan Naware, Arun Pai, Ravinder Singh

Learning to Categorize Bug Reports With LSTM Networks
Kaushikkumar D. Gondaliya, Jan Peters, Elmar Rueckert

VALID 2: Testing and Validation
Session chair: Bhushan Naware

A Working Organization - Not Only Today but Also Tomorrow [PRESENTATION]
Jos van Rooyen

Improving Testability of Software Systems that Include a Learning Feature
Lydie du Bousquet, Masahide Nakamura