International Multiconference
on Computer Science and Information Technology

20-22 October 2008, Wisla, Poland
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bresciani.jpgPaolo Bresciani is a Project "Officer in the Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures" Unit of the Directorate General "Information Society" of the European Commission. He is dealing with the monitoring of projects in the field of Software and Services Engineering, in the context of the Sixth and the Seventh Research Framework Programme of the European Community.

Previously, he also served the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Scientific National Expert at the office for the Bilateral Cultural and Scientific Cooperation in Rome.

He has a past experience as researcher of more than 15 years. Paolo Bresciani's research interests lie in several areas of ICT, including, among the rest, Knowledge Representation, Conceptual Modelling, Requirements Engineering and Software Engineering. He has been a member of several program committees of international conferences and workshops, reviewers of international journals, and one of the organisers of the Agent Oriented Information Systems (AOIS) and of the Agent Oriented Methodologies (AOM) international workshop series. He co-authored about 50 published scientific papers and co-edited four books in the field of Agent Oriented Information Systems.
Software and Services in the Future Internet
the 7th Framework Programme perspective

This talk will briefly present the role of the ICT theme in the Seventh Research Framework Programme of the European Community, in particular, focusing on the area of Software and Services Engineering.

The evolution of the research on Software, Services and Architectures from FP6 to FP7 and towards the next Work Programme 2009-2010 on ICT will be explained, in the perspective of the forthcoming research challenges and opportunities.

Research on Future Internet will be central in the next WP 2009-2010. Such research will have to face and solve several problems currently constraining the actual realization of an Information and Knowledge based Society. In this process, research on Software and Services Engineering will play a central role. Current research activities and future perspectives related to such an area will be introduced.
Paolo Bresciani

mike_hinchey.jpgMike Hinchey is Co-Director of Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research Center and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick, Ireland.  Until recently he was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Research Center.  Hinchey received a BSc from University of Limerick, MSc from University of Oxford and a PhD from University of Cambridge.

He previously held positions as full professor at universities in Ireland, UK, Sweden, Australia and USA.  The author/editor of more than 12 books and over 100 technical articles, he is Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing and Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Autonomous and Autonomic Systems.  He is also the IEEE's representative to IFIP TC1 (Foundations of Computer Science) which he currently chairs
You Can't Get There from Here! 
Problems and Potential Solutions in Developing New Classes of Complex Computing Systems

The explosion of capabilities and new products within the sphere of communications and information technology (ICT) has fostered widespread overly-optimistic opinions regarding the industry, based on common but unjustified assumptions of quality and correctness of software. NASA faces this dilemma as it envisages advanced mission concepts that involve large swarms of small spacecraft that will engage cooperatively to achieve science goals. Such missions involve levels of complexity that beg for new methods for system development far beyond today's methods, which are inadequate for ensuring correct behavior of large numbers of interacting intelligent mission elements. New system development techniques recently devised through NASA-led research will offer innovative approaches to achieving correctness in complex system development, including autonomous swarm missions that exhibit emergent behavior, as well as general software products created by the software industry.
Prof. Mike Hinchey
Lero-the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

Zdravko_Karakehayov.jpgZdravko Karakehayov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Systems at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Formerly he was with the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, five years, and the University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, three years. Dr. Karakehayov received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and a Distinguished Visitors Program speaker. Dr. Karakehayov currently chairs the Computer Chapter, IEEE Bulgarian section. He co-authored five books in the field of embedded systems, two book chapters and holds eight patents. His research field includes low-power design for embedded systems, low-power and secure routing for wireless sensor networks. Dr. Karakehayov served as a reviewer for the Journal Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and several international conferences.

Wireless Ad-hoc Networks: Where Security, Real-Time and Lifetime Meet

   Wireless ad-hoc networks are increasingly subject of malicious attacks. Since a large number of nodes cooperatively perform complex tasks, communication emerges as a vulnerable point. A node may consume the packets and block the forwarding. Compromised nodes may, also, attack the batteries via useless routing of packets. Since distributed systems, such as sensor-actuator networks, demand real-time traffic, the multihop communication scheme must meet timing requirements.
   This presentation deals with tradeoffs between the security capability of wireless ad-hoc networks, the real-time behaviour and the lifetime performance. The REWARD algorithm for secure routing is used as a main example. Nodes listen to neighbours transmissions to detect black hole attacks. As a result, symmetrical forwarding of packets is required. REWARD detects black hole attacks and organizes a distributed data base for suspicious nodes and areas. The method has different levels of security which can be set according to the local conditions. In order to determine the effectiveness of REWARD we used ANTS, a simulation environment that models the traffic of wireless ad-hoc networks.
Zdravko Karakehayov


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