SNPD 2016 Special Sessions


Special Session on Big Data Service Engineering

Overview and Scope

The aim of this special session is to bring together a wide range of researchers in theoretical analysis of big data from one side, and engineering applications on the other, to share innovative ideas and solutions for exploiting the potential synergies emerging from the two domains.
The topics of relevance for the special session papers include but not limited to the following:

Session organizers

Zhongyu Chen, Zhejiang Normal University, China
Jianmin Han , Zhejiang Normal University, China, Email: hanjm@zjnu.cn
Zhonglong Zheng, Zhejiang Normal University, China
Huawen Liu, Zhejiang Normal University, China

 

Special Session on Software Maintenance and Evolution

Overview and Scope

Software maintenance and evolution is one of the key issues in software engineering. The focus of the session is to introduce the recent advantages in the following aspects. First, it welcome approaches that improves software’ maintainability, e.g., software refactoring, code inspection, source code metrics. Second, it would introduce new ways to facilitate software evolution, e.g., agile process, mining of version histories, and updating/repairing of test cases. Third, tools to facilitate software maintenance and evolution are also welcomed. Finally, it also welcomes other research that is related to software maintenance or evolution. The topic should be interesting for most of the potential attenders of the conference because it is one of the key issues in software engineering.

Session organizers

Hui Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Email: Liuhui08@bit.edu.cn
Xiao He, University of Science and Technology, China
Chongyang Shi, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

 

Special Session on Software Quality and Testing

Overview and Scope

The quality of software is of great importance to assure the availability of IT system in modern society. Quality assurance and testing for software applications are essential to find preventable software defects. There are sill many challenges in software testing because of insecticide effect. The technology progress in the software development do not eliminate the existence of defects.
This special session aims at gathering researchers, industry professionals, software developers, and students with an interest in this area, and provide a forum for discussing the common theory, technology and industry solution in software testing .

Session organizer

Lizhi Cai. Shanghai Software Testing and Evaluating Key Laboratory, Shanghai, China, Email: clz@ssc.stn.sh.cn

 

Special Session on Image Processing Methods and Applications

Overview and Scope

Image processing is processing of images as the requirements of users. These image processing research directions include image segmentation, image analysis, image registration, image recognition, image understanding, image stitching and so on. With the development of mathematical methods, image processing is not to be limited to some traditional methods such as histogram equalization. Some fields such as machine learning, neural network and pattern recognition have been attractive in image processing society. Furthermore, the users are no longer limited to human but also includes robots. Thus, image processing includes a part of computer vision. These image processing technologies are widely applied in medicine, biology, engineering and entrainment fields.
This special session on Image Processing Methods with Application will provide a dedicated forum to the scientific and industrial community, which focuses on the advanced image processing technologies and their applications. We believe this venue will be an excellent place to show latest progresses for future visual applications.
Topic of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Session organizers

Weiwei Du, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Yi-Peng Liu, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Teruhisa Hochin, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

 

Special Session on Software Engineering and Data-intensive Computing (SEDC)

Overview and Scope

This special session SEDC intended to attract fellow researchers, practitioners, developers and students to explore cutting-edge ideas and to discuss current opportunities and challenges related to software engineering, data intensive computing, and internet of things (IoT). The special session aims at seeking solutions to challenging problems facing the design and development for safety-critical software, data intensive computing, IoT related to business, finance, medical, avionic, automotive, maritime and marine domains, and identifying future research directions by promoting novel and high quality research findings. Topics related to theory, applications, design, analysis and implementation, security and privacy of SEDC are of interest. Interdisciplinary approaches and applications (e.g., Data Mining for a problem in Software Engineering) are particularly welcomed. These include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Session organizers

Hao Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalesund, Norway, Email: hawa@hials.no
Neeraj Kumar Singh, INP-ENSEEIHT/IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau SAR, China

 

Special Session on Software Engineering for Cloud Computing

Overview and Scope

Cloud computing is a new computing technology paradigm and is becoming a significant research topic in information technology and scientific research. It provides many features to consumers, including low operational cost and high reliability of the application. However, the changes in features of cloud components of such systems can be chosen by service providers at any time. This emerging type of software systems both enables and requires novel methods in conducting software requirement, design, verification and validation, deployment, operation, and maintenance activities.

This special session will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent advances in software engineering for cloud computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submitted papers must not be previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. The session papers are considered as papers submitted to SPND’2016, and they undergo the same review process. Thus all papers accepted for the session will be published in the proceedings of SPND’2016. The format of the final manuscript should be in a two-column format and 6 pages in length. Up to an extra 2 pages (total of 8) can be purchased at registration time (see the registration form for pricing).

Program Committee

Huiqun Yu, East China University of Science and Technology, China, yhq@ecust.edu.cn
Linpeng Huang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, huang-lp@cs.sjtu.edu.cn
Jianmin Han, University of Southampton, UK, hborion@gmail.com

Organizers

Dr. Guisheng Fan
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
East China University of Science and Technology
Shanghai, 200237, China
Email: gsfan@ecust.edu.cn

Pro. Huiqun Yu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
East China University of Science and Technology
Shanghai, 200237, China
Email: yhq@ecust.edu.cn

 

Special Session on User Modeling and Personalized Service Recommendation in Social Network

Overview and Scope

We are able to digitize almost every aspect for an entity in physical world, including basic information, topic interests and social relationships. That enabled the emergence of a new paradigm known as Cyberspace, which has emerged as the new frontier that seamlessly brings together physical, social and mental spaces. In reality, we map the characteristics of a physical user into a Cyber space by the techniques of user modeling. Besides, social media is becoming a new platform to offer a variety of opportunities in a wide range of business sectors for companies to promote marketing research and decision-making. Thus, whatever we digitize, we can integrate user model into real-world applications for providing personalized service recommendation in social networks. As expected, it will bring new challenges on user modeling that need to be tackled, such as topic interests and social relationships mining, model represention and evolution, and its applications in social network.
The purpose of this special issue on SNPD 2016 is to offer a common platform for scientists, researchers and engineers to exchange their latest ideas and outcomes in research, technology and science on user modeling theory and methods. It is also a venue to exchange the latest advances in user modeling with its broad applications on personalized service recommendation in social network.
The main topics of interest are on grand challenges, requirements, architectures, and innovations for user modeling and its associated applications in social media. We are seeking papers in, but not limited to, the following main areas:

Session organizer

Bofeng Zhang, Shanghai University, China, Email: bfzhang@shu.edu.cn

 

Special Session on Secure and Scalable Computing in Clouds

Overview and Scope


As Cloud computing has been adopted widely, high performance cloud services and applications are in demand. Various parallelization and acceleration mechanisms have been applied for impressive cloud services. However, in the meantime, the security issue has turned into the major concern, which prevents Clouds, especially public Clouds, from being widely adopted. While high security levels help secure Clouds, they drag down application performance as well. The ideal Cloud services should be implemented with thorough consideration of these two contradictory design factors.

This special session intends to attract researchers and practitioners for latest research and implementation results. Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

Organizers

Prof. Hai Jiang
Department of Computer Science
Arkansas State University, USA
Email: hjiang@astate.edu

Prof. Quan Qian
School of Computer Engineering and Science
Shanghai University, China
Email: qqian@shu.edu.cn

 

Special Session on Intelligent Computational Science

Overview and Scope


Special Session on Intelligent Computational Science

 

Overview and Scope
Intelligent computational science is becoming a hot research topic recently. It is a comprehensive application-oriented discipline, dealing with massive and complex information, and the development of new and advanced theories and technologies. Artificial Intelligence technologies are often used in the computational science area to make the process of computer systems more intelligent. The research of intelligent computational science covers fundamental theories, application-oriented theories, key technologies and applications at multiple levels.

This special session intends to attract researchers and practitioners for latest research work. Topics of interests include, but are not limited, to the following:

Organizers:

Prof. Xuhui Chen, School of Information Science, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, China, Email: 2011110701@xmut.edu.cn
Prof. Wenqian Shang, School of Computer Science, Communication University of China, Beijing, 100024, China, Email: shangwenqian@163.com
Prof. Simon Xu, Dept. of Computer Science, Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A2G4, Canada, Email: simon.xu@algomau.ca