SERA 2024 Special Sessions

Workshop 1: Fundamental and Innovative Technologies for Next-Generation Software Ecosystems

Topic Description: 

In this workshop, we offer an opportunity where researchers and practitioners discuss theory and practice relevant to the next-generation software ecosystems. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges for technical dept
  • Product upcycling
  • Data-intensive software reuse
  • Product asset management
  • Challenges for lack of human resources
  • Skill visualization
  • Analysis of human activity
  • Human modeling
  • Challenges for technology diversification
  • Technology reference management
  • Automatic dependency maintenance
  • Tracking of relevant technology

The workshop aims to strengthen and further develop research collaboration in the field of “Fundamental and Deployment Technologies for Next Generation Software Ecosystems*”, a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) project being implemented from FY2020. Those who are interested in the project are welcome to submit original papers with relevant topics.

Workshop Organizer:

Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan, Email: masa-n@people.kobe-u.ac.jp

Kenichi Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Email: matumoto@is.naist.jp

List of Reviewers: 

Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan

Kenichi Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Akito Monden, Okayama University, Japan

Takashi Ishio, Future University Hakodate, Japan

Hideaki Hata, Shinshu University, Japan

Raula Gaikovina Kula, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

 

Special Session 1: Fundamental and Methodologies of Advanced Software

Special Session Organizers:

 Takaaki Goto, Toyo University, Japan  Email: tg@gotolab.net

List of Reviewers:

 Tadaaki Kirishima (Toyo University, Japan)

 Yasunori Shiono (Tokyo University of Technology, Japan) 

 Toshihiro Yoshizumi (Kaetsu University, Japan)

 Soumya Sen (A.K.Choudhury School of IT, University of Calcutta, India) 

 Partha Ghosh (Academy of Technology, Adisaptagram, India)

 George Anderson (University of Botswana, Botswana)

 

Special Session 2: Computer Systems Supporting Daily Lives Through Signal Processing and Analysis

Topic Description:

In this session, a broad invitation is extended to new ideas and research findings focused on computer systems supporting human life through applied computing and information technology. Specifically, contributions related to image processing, image analysis, feature quantity extraction, machine learning, remote communication systems enabling widespread interaction, are autonomous robots aiding human life are highly encouraged. Additionally, submissions related to other themes are also warmly welcomed.

Special Session Organizer:

Seiichi Serikawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, Email: serikawa@elcs.kyutech.ac.jp

List of Reviewers:

Lifeng Zhang: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Shata Nakashima: Yamaguchi University, Japan

Yuhki Kitazono: National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan

Hideaki Orii: Fukuoka University, Japan

 

Special Session 3: Software and Information Management for Web Information, Big Data, and Human Behaviors

Topic Description

Advances of computers and networks bring us sophisticated information society. We can communicate with people in the world, and use multimedia data on the web without the recognition of usage of computers and networks. Information system must consider humans and people as well as functions and stability. As software management and information management are important for information system, humans and people must be considered in these managements. This special session focuses on software design, software evaluation, and software generation of software management from the human-mimetic, emotional, integral, and communicational aspects. Similarly, from these aspects, information retrieval, data mining, and information utilization of information management are treated. Discussion at this session is expected to be valuable for constructing human-oriented and people-oriented information society.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Human-Mimetic Approach to Software Design, Evaluation, and Generation

– Emotional Approach to Software Design, Evaluation, and Generation

– Integral Approach to Software Design, Evaluation, and Generation

– Communicational Approach to Software Design, Evaluation, and Generation

– Human-Mimetic Approach to Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Information Utilization

– Emotional Approach to Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Information Utilization

– Integral Approach to Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Information Utilization

– Communicational Approach to Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Information Utilization

Special Session Organizers:
Teruhisa Hochin, Kyoto Institue of Technology, Japan. Email: hochin@kit.ac.jp
Yuya Yokoyama, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan. Email: yokoyama-yuya@aiit.ac.jp

Special Session 4: Cross-Chain DeFi and Smart Contracts 2.0 Summit: Navigating Tomorrow’s Interconnected Finance Landscape and Technology

Topic Description:

You are cordially invited to delve into the future of decentralized finance (DeFi) at the “Cross-Chain DeFi and Smart Contracts 2.0 Summit.” This gathering assembles industry leaders to explore the transformative impact of blockchain and distributed secure networks on DeFi. Our agenda encompasses topics such as achieving interoperability among diverse blockchains, harnessing the full potential of cross-chain DeFi, pushing the boundaries of smart contracts, and guiding the evolution of protocols. Together, we aim to foster a more interconnected and efficient decentralized financial ecosystem. We invite you to join us in shaping the future of cross-chain DeFi and smart contracts through engaging discussions and fruitful collaborations with our panel of experts.

Special Session Organizers:

Jongho Seol, Department of Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University, USA. Email: jongho.seol@mga.edu
Reviewers:

Abhilash Kancharla, Ph.D. Computer Science, The University of Tampa, FL, USA

Karim Feroz, Ph.D. Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University, GA, USA

Myungjae Kwak, Ph.D. Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University, GA, USA

 

Special Session 5:  Next-generation Software Engineering for Efficient Software Development and Quality Assurance

Topic Description: 

This special session is dedicated to exploring the next generation of software engineering, with a particular focus on the use of advanced technologies such as machine learning and large-scale language models. The primary goal is to improve the efficiency and reliability of the software development process by incorporating insights from these cutting-edge technologies. The focus is on automating and optimising the software development process, particularly in areas such as bug prediction, quality assurance and overall efficiency.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Application of Machine Learning for Bug Prediction and Detection

– Integration of Large-scale Language Models in Software Development

– Automated Software Design, Evaluation, and Generation Techniques

– Enhancing Software Quality Assurance through Advanced Technologies

– Human-Centric Approaches in Next-generation Software Engineering

– Efficient Information Retrieval and Data Mining for Software Development

– Utilization of Advanced Technologies in Information Management for Software Systems

Special Session Organizer:

Kinari Nishiura, Okayama University, Japan, Email: k-nishiura@okayama-u.ac.jp
List of Reviewers:

Akito Monden, Okayama University, Japan

Hirohisa Aman, Ehime University, Japan

Osamu Mizuno, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

Tomoyuki Yokogawa, Okayama Prefectual University, Japan

Sousuke Amasaki, Okayama Prefectual University, Japan

Kinari Nishiura, Okayama University, Japan

 

Special Session 6: Bioinstrumentation, Affective Computing, Humanware Engineering, and Emerging Technologies

Special Session Organizers:

Naruki Shirahama, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Kitakyushu College, Nihon University, Japan,                        email: nshirahama@ieee.org

Satoshi Watanabe, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Kitakyushu College, Nihon University, Japan,                         Email: watanabe.satoshi@nihon-u.ac.jp

List of Reviewers:

Prof. Satoshi Watanabe, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Naofumi Nakaya, Faculty of Medical Science, Juntendo University, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Kazunori Miyamoto, Division of Career Development, Nakamura Gakuen University Junior College, Japan

Prof. Takanori Matsuzaki, Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, Kindai University, Japan

Prof. Keiji Matsumoto, Department of Creative Engineering, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), KitakyushuCollege, Japan

Prof. Kazuhiro Koshi, Department of Human-Oriented Information Systems Engineering, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Kumamoto College, Japan

Prof. Kenji Moriya, Department of Production Systems Engineering, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Hakodate College, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Kaori Yoshida, Department of Human Intelligence Systems, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

 

Special Session 7: Systems and Services with/for Data-Intensive Approach

Topic Description:

The emerging technologies of IoT, BigData, Cloud Computing, and AI enable data-intensive approaches to real-life challenges. In modern software systems and services, the data is extensively used for monitoring, operation, and prediction, achieved by sophisticated algorithms of data processing, context reasoning, and machine learning. This special session aims to bring together researchers, professors and practitioners who are working for such data-intensive approach to implement smart software systems and services. The session welcomes papers related to software systems and services using any data-intensive approach. We also welcome fundamental technologies for achieving the data-intensive approach,

The following topics are relevant to the special session, but are not exclusive of other relevant issues.

– Development of Data-Intensive Systems and Services

– Software Engineering for Data-Intensive Systems

– Data-Intensive Engineering

– Data-Mining, Cleansing, Processing for Data-Intensive Systems

– IoT, CPS, and Smart Systems

– Usage and Integration of Open Data

– APIs with/for Data-Intensive Approach

– Domain-Specific Machine-Learning Theories and Applications

– Education of Data-Intensive Systems

Special Session Organizers:

Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan, Email: masa-n@people.kobe-u.ac.jp

Sinan Chen, Kobe University, Japan, Kobe University, Japan

List of Reviewers:

Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan

Sinan Chen, Kobe University, Japan