SNPD 2018 Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Software Engineering for ICBM (IoT,Clouding, Big Data and Mobiles) Applications

Organizer: Prof. Haeng-kon Kim
Daegu Catholic University, South Korea

Adaptation of IoT, Clouding, Big Data and Mobile are expected to be more ubiquitous, making them as significant components for the Future of Internet. Nowadays, we have started to analyze and discuss the importance of integrating them, and the challenges derived from such integrations. The proposed special session aims to understand the data and where the data lead us. How the numbers of devices are currently connected and are generating enormous amounts of data.This session covers ideas about connecting devices that can exchange data using existing or modified technology, multiple IoT applications, cloud environment, and mobile related studies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Software Engineering for Mobile Applications
- Software Engineering for IOT
- Integration of IoT
- Cloud Computing
- Cloud Management
- Data utilization
- Big Data Analytics in the Cloud
- Parallel Computing Technique
- Data Mining
- Predictive Analytics
- Mobile (Application) Development/Integration
- Data Analytics in App. Development

Program Committee:

Hyun (Sun Cheon National University)
Byun Kwan Lee (Catholic Kwan Dong University)
Ki Hyun Kwon (Kyung Ki University)
Bobby D. Gerardo (West Visayas State University, Philippine)
Jae Wan Lee(Kun San National University)
Soo Jong Joo (Won Kwan Univeristy)
Taghi Javdani Gandomani (IAU, Iran)
Carlos Ramos (Politecnico do Porto, Portugal)
Goreti Marreiros (Politecnico do Porto, Portugal)


Special Session 2: Vision Plus AI and Applications

Prof. Chilwoo Lee
Chonnam National University, Korea

Prof. Kiryong Kwon
Pukyong National University, Korea

In recent years, the remarkable advances of artificial intelligence research based on deep learning technology has been very successful in many applications. In particular, the combination of artificial intelligence theory in the field of computer vision, which explores human visual functions, provides a breakthrough that solves the tough problems of autonomous vehicles, intelligent robots, human interfaces, high end software, and so on. The purpose of this session is to explore and discuss the latest research achievements in realizing new visual cognitive functions by combining conventional computer vision and artificial intelligence theory and also includes the following research topics which are related to computer vision and image processing problem.

-Combination of Fundamental Computer Vision and AI Theory
-Deep Learning based Computer Vision
-Industrial Application of Computer Vision and AI Theory
-Machine and Robot Vision
-Autonomous Transportation System and Related Application
-Intelligent Information System
-Medical and Human Supporting System
-Visual Biometric Information Technology
-Intelligent Human Interface
-Intelligent VR/AR and Multimedia Content


Special Session 3: Smart and Secure Computing (SSC)

Prof. Yungcheol Byun
Jeju National University, Korea

Smart and secure computing have been bringing lots of changes in almost all aspects of our society including industries, economy, and real life, and many researches in various areas have been also done as its applicability increases. To put it concretely, artificial intelligence, robot and its applications, security technologies and secure computing for applications in real environments, sensor technologies to acquire environmental information, big data analysis and processing, IoT applications, convergence for life science, and etc. are the topics to be focused to realize smart and secure life. In this special session, we introduce various research results and applications in the aspects of intelligence, security, and convergence applications, which covers a broad set of research topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Robot and Its Applications
Security and Privacy
Secure Computing and Its Applications
Internet of Tings and Cloud Computing
Ubiquitous Computing and Wireless Networks
Bid Data and Its Applications
Algorithms and Middleware Systems
IT Convergence and Applications

Program Committee
Doo-Hyun Choi, Kyungbook University, Korea
Chi-Man Pun, University of Macau, Macau
Bobby D. Gerado, West Visayas State University, Philippines
Benedicto B. Balilo Jr., Bicol University, Philippines
Yungcheol Byun, Jeju National University, Korea
Lap Trung Nguyen, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam
Subramaniam Ganesan, Oakland University, USA
Young-Guk Ha, Konkuk University, Korea
Jong Yoon, University of Washington Bothell, USA
Frank Elijorde, West Visyas State University, Philippines

Namje Park, Jeju National University, Korea


Special Session 4: Image Processing & Smart Systems

Associate Prof. Cheong Ghil Kim
Namseoul University, Korea

Image processing and smart systems have played an important role in our daily life and have achieved the most relevant technological innovations. Furthermore, their functions have enlarged into smart and intelligent areas in wide range of fields from Smart Media, Smart Home, Smart City, Smart School, Smart Factory, Smart Farm, Smart Healthcare, Smart Train and Car, Smart Learning, Smart IoT, and so on. Next generation technology for image processing and smart systems will demand more innovative technical evolution for contents, communications, energy, devices, systems, and so on. This session aims to bring together people from different image processing technology and systems related research communities to address the challenges facing the design of hardware and software layers of specialized smart multimedia systems and contents including applications.

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:
- Image/video coding and transmission
- Image/video/speech processing for Smart Systems
- Image and Video Analysis
- Image/video Security, Retrieval and Watermarking
- Image/video storage, retrieval, and authentication
- Parallel Architecture and Implementation of Smart Systems
- Smart System UI/UX
- Security Systems for Smart Systems
- Innovative Convergence and Applications

Cheong Ghil Kim (Namseoul University)
Hae Kyung Chung (Konkuk University)
Je Ho Park, Dankook University
Jung Hoon Lee (Gyeongsang National University)
Kyoungro Yoon (Konkuk University)
Myungryul Choi (Hanyang University)
Sang Kyun Kim (Myungji University)
Seung Min Lee (Namseoul University)
Woo Chan Park (Sejong University)
Yong Hwan Lee (Wonkwang University)
Youngseub Kim (Dankook University)


Special Session 5: Software Quality and Security

Prof. Sunmyung Hwang, Daejeon Univ., Korea
Prof. Jaekwang Lee, Hannam Univ., Korea
The Session on Software Quality and Security focuses on increasing our understanding of the nature of software qualities, IT security, and the unification of the two areas. The timeliness of the current and future trends more software-intensiveness systems, with great complexity, fast-changing, seamless interoperability with different systems, and needs for the unification of different technologies, i.e., software quality and IT security. This workshop aims to bring together academic, industrial practices, and other communities interested in software quality and security topics to discuss the different technologies being defined and used, and ways to balancing software quality and security.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to the following:

Program Committee:

Special session 6: Software Quality and Standardization

In conjunction with IEEE/ACIS SNPD 2018 (
Busan, Korea, June 27-29, 2018

Professor Lizhi Cai, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Computer Software Evaluating & Testing,Shanghai Development Center of Computer Software Technology, 1588 Lianhang Rd, Shanghai, China, Email:

Overview and Scope
With prevalence of Internet and rapid development of software, software plays an important role in modern social life. The impact of low software quality has attracted wide attentions of academia and industry. Software quality is the degree of conformance to explicit or implicit requirements and expectations. Internal and external costs result from failing to meet requirements. Software testing, as one of the main methods to assure software quality, has been widely used to software verification and validation during its whole lifecycle. Standardization is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include companies, users, interest groups, standardized organizations and governments. Standardization can help to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. Standardization is very useful in the process of improving software quality.
Therefore, this special session aims to bring together both researchers and practitioners from the academia and industry to share their ideas and experience. The topics of this session include but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: March. 21, 2018
Acceptance Notification:April.10, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers & Registration: April 21, 2018
All the submitted papers should be in English, using the IEEE two-column template, include all tables, figures and references (See All papers must be submitted electronically in WORD or PDF format and be mailed to address:


Special Session 7: Information Technology, Business Model and Policy for Fourth Industrial Revolution

Prof. Jong-Bae Kim
Soongsil University, Korea

The fourth industrial revolution is the current and developing environment in which disruptive technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we live and work. The proposed special session aims at discussing the technological driver behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and evaluating impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on global industrial, economic, and social development. The Session covers a wide range of fields from Information Technology Business Model and Policy.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Service and Platforms of Artificial Intelligence
- FinTech relevant Technologies(Security, Robo-Advisor, BlockChain, etc.)
- Systems for VR(Virtual Reality), AR(Augmented Reality) and MR(Mixed Reality)
- Technologies and Business with Open Source Software
- Innovative Business Modeling

Program committee:

Prof. Jeong-Beom Kim
Namseoul University, Korea

Prof. Dae-Woo Park
Hoseo University, Korea

Prof. Seok-Cheon Park
Gachon University, Korea

Prof. Doo-Hun Song
Yong-in songdam College, Korea

Prof. Dal-Su Weon
Baewha Women's University, Korea

Prof. Seung-Hoon Lee
Youngsan University, Korea

Prof. Jeong-Jae Lee
Korea Soongsil Cyber University, Korea


Special Session 8: Practical Experience in Software Engineering


Prof. Byeongdo Kang
Professor, Daegu University, South Korea


This session brings together researchers, scientists, engineers, industry practitioners, and students to discuss, encourage and exchange new ideas, research results, and experiences on all aspects of software engineering.

Program Committee:

Prof. Byeongdo Kang
Professor, Daegu University, South Korea

Prof. Jong Suk Lee
Woosuk University, South Korea

Prof. Jang Woo Cho
Donga University, South Korea