Sessions - Integrated Design and Process Technology

Sessions - Integrated Design and Process Technology




the 17 th international conference

transformative Science, engineering, and

Business innovation

Dr. carl adam Petri & Dr. Konrad Zuse

Dr. Petri: Pioneered system analysis with “Petri nets”

Dr. Zuse: invented first functional programmable computer


The Technology of Complex Systems


for a Better Environment, life,

and future Possibilities for Humanity

Berlin, Germany

June 10-14, 2012


n FernUniversität in Hagen

n Texas A&M University - Commerce


n University of Texas, IC 2 Institute

n University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

n Daimler AG




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SDPS 2012




Welcome to SDPS 2012

The SDPS 2012 conference in Berlin, Germany, focuses

on transformational engineering, science, business, and

education while addressing both the research and practice

of a “better environment, life, and future possibilities for


Institutions within Germany use a very special term to

define a holistic approach to competency through direct

involvement: handlungskompetenz—participatory design and

construction of socio-technical systems. Since its inception

SDPS has held as a value the connection between knowing

and doing as we examine the difficult unstructured problems

of the day. It is therefore fitting that SDPS 2012 seeks

participation and original case studies, research papers and

presenters interested to create a dialog and an open space

for collaboration toward the “civilizing effect of science” (Dr.

Steven Weinberg), “the transformation of existing situations

into preferred situations” (Dr. Herbert Simon) and “innovation,

creativity and capital” (Dr. George Kozmetsky).

Nature, society, culture, technology and individual behavior

are aspects of the advanced and complex engineering design

landscape. As we move beyond the classic mechanistic

and computational models of the past, relationships among

systems of knowledge and action give rise to new possibilities

for the future including new modes of inquiry, practice,

Dr. Konrad Zuse

Dr. Zuse was a brilliant

young civil engineer,

who in 1941

created the first operational

“turing complete,” programmable

electro mechanical computer.

Working in isolation and using

spare parts from telephone switches,

his achievement marks the beginning

of the digital age. Dr. Zuse and

Dr. Petri were friends and colleagues

and their combined contributions ignited

the age of computing

Conference Dedications

communication and collaboration.

Opportunities and challenges of the future will be addressed

through innovation and technology that stem from complex

systems of actors, knowledge and technical infrastructure.

Design involves the designer, the environments in which the

system resides throughout its life cycle and the participant (or

“end user”).

A diverse group of technologies has emerged from the

scientific study of complex systems. Engineers, scientists

and technicians are rapidly adapting these discoveries to

push the boundaries of design beyond anything imagined

only a few decades ago. iPhones, smart grids, robotics,

knowledge systems, cyber-physical systems, cognitive

computing, energy clouds, and complex systems are now

generating their own form of complexity as they enter service

within natural and environmental and human domains. These

considerations must be included in the future design of

transformational complex systems and processes.

Please join us at SDPS 2012 in the beautiful city of Berlin,

Germany for relevant and timely discourse about systems,

technology, society and innovation. This year’s conference

promises to bring the latest theories, technologies, and

approaches from the forefront of complex system research

and real world “hands-on” practice.

Dr. Carl Adam Petri

among his truly visionary

ideas, carl adam

Petri suggested a modeling

technique that

considers concurrency

a fundamental aspect of computing.

today, "Petri nets" represents

a very broad framework for the

construction and analysis of concurrent

and distributed systems such

as complex interacting systems and

work flow management

SDPS 2012


SDPS 2012 Morning Program


June 102012

















Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Dr. Ibrahim Esat, President, SDPS

Dr. Manfred Scholle, President, Board of FernUniversität

Dr. Peter A. Frensch, Vice President, Humboldt-Universität

Dr. Dan Jones, President, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Introduction to the Museum

Dr. Mike Hinchey, Lero, Ireland: Are our software systems becoming dinosaurs?


T T T T Please see detailed schedule for afternoon sessions and workshops. Also see

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin

Dr. Peter A. Frensch, Vice President, Humboldt-Universität

Dr. Manfred Scholle, President, Board of FernUniversität

Dr. Günter Stock, President, Berlin-Brandenburg Acad. of Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Oliver Günther, President, German Computer Society (GI)

Dr. Dan Jones, President, Texas A&M University-Commerce


Dr. Helmut Hoyer, Rector, FernUniversität:

University of the Future - Trends and Challenges

Andreas Busemann, Deutsche Bahn, Board of Directors: A puzzle with a billion

pieces - the complex task of rolling stock scheduling

Dr. Richard Straub, President, Peter Drucker Society Europe: A Web 2.0 revolution

in knowledge work - hype or breakthrough?

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin

Dr. Ralf Guido Herrtwich, Director, Driver Assistance & Chassis Systems,

Daimler AG : The Evolution of Driver Assistance Systems: Vehicle Safety and

Comfort as a Matter of Information Technology

Dr. Mike Hinchey, Director, Lero-Ireland: Evolving Critical Systems

Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Dieter Spath, National Academy of Science and

Engineering: acatech - The Voice of German Technical Science

Dr. Larry Lemanski, Provost, A&M-Commerce: University Center for Globalization,

Excellence, and Commercialization

Dr. Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard:

Bio Diversity

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin

Dr. Horst Zuse, Berlin: The Origins of the Computer

Dr. Eckehard Schnieder, TU Braunschweig: Towards a formalized theory of safety

Dr. Allam Appa Rao, CRRao AIMSCS:

Application of Bioinformatics: Novel Drug Design

Martin Rangnow, Polizeidirektion Oldenburg: A strategy of prevention and

suppression against internet crime

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Berlin

Dr. Herbert Weber, TU Berlin, Fraunhofer ISST: Enterprise Workplaces 2020

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Universität Berlin: Modelling

Dieter Gawlick, Oracle: Towards a Synergistic Model for Managing Data,

Knowledge, Process, and Social Interaction

Dr. Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College: Towards Smart Self-Aware Energy Packet


SDPS 2012

9:00AM-12:00AM 9:00AM-12:00AM 9:00AM-12:00AM 9:00AM-12:00AM 7:30pm-10:30pm


Conference Hosts

Dr. Helmut Hoyer

rector, fernUniversität in Hagen




Dr. Helmut Hoyer, Rector of FernUniversität in Hagen, will

open the SDPS 2012 Conference in Berlin. Prof. Helmut Hoyer

was elected Rector of FernUniversität in Hagen in 1997

and has since been re-elected three times. He started his

fourth term of office in 2010. Before his first election as Rector

he had already acted as a university manager in his roles as

Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

of FernUniversität and as a Vice Rector Planning and

Finance. Between 1999 and 2008 he was Acting President

of the International Council for Open and Distance Education

(ICDE) and between 2001 and 2002 he was Chairman of the

Rectors’ Conference of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2002 he

became a Member of the Board of Trustees of the

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy

Technology and 2004 – 2006 he acted as Academic Director

of the Centre for eCompetence at Universities in North

RhineWestphalia (CeC). In 2005 he was awarded the

Bundesverdienstkreuz by the President of the Federal Republic

of Germany. Since 2007 Prof. Hoyer has been member

of the University Council of Bamberg University.

Helmut Hoyer studied Electrical Engineering at the University

of Karlsruhe and acquired his doctorate in engineering at FernUniversität

in 1984. After 3 years of research at the Institute

of Robotics Research of the University of Dortmund, where he

headed the group ‘Robot Control and Multi-Robots Systems’,

he returned to FernUniversität as a Full Professor and Chair

of Control Systems Engineering. His research activities focus

on robotics and assistive technologies for elderly people and

people with disabilities. One main objective of his rectorate

is the use of Information and Communication Technology in

teaching (Virtual University) and the positioning of FernUniversität

in the future national and global university landscape.


(included with Registration)

Welcome Addresses:

Dr. I. Esat, Dr. M. Scholle,

Dr. P.A. Frensch, Dr. D. Jones,

Dr.-Ing. H. Hoyer

Reception Speaker:

Dr. Mike Hinchey, Lero, Ireland:

Are our software systems becoming


June 10, 2012

7.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Please Join Conference Reception at the Museum für

Naturkunde, Berlin - Food, wine, and beer served

Dr. ibrahim esat

SDPS President’s Message




I have been in the original discussions about the need of establishing

SDPS during 1994 in London. Since then year after

year I have witnessed the society gaining greater recognition,

eventually celebrating 15th year in 2010. I feel great respect

to those selfless individuals who made and still make everything

run so smoothly. It has been a great honor for me to be

among those people who, not only have endless dedication

and energy but unwavering belief in the role and mission of

the society. SDPS is a great and unique society established

on the premises that the mechanistic era has lived its useful

life and that we had to seek and search for ideas and concepts

and constructs which will form the foundation of a new

era. On that account SDPS is a society of great ideas, great

vision, and great expectations. Science of tomorrow by definition

is partly speculative and partly unknown. How can we

rally ourselves and push forward when forward is synonymous

with uncertainty – but that what fuels the excitement,

wonder, curiosity, and drive of SDPS membership. Uncertainty

is the order of the day and more importantly order of

the future. We are proud members of the SDPS, those who

thrive in uncertainty of complexity and know that greatest

findings surface precisely because emergence and complexity

are the two faces of the same coin. We need new ideas but

more importantly we need a framework with which new ideas

can emerge. Transdisciplinary thinking with transformative

goals is such a framework; Transdisciplinary thinking is not

a science, it is only the infrastructure which defines process

of thinking which seeks to unify a range of disciplinary constructs

and logic. It is our guidelines without which the journey

would not go beyond well-trodden footpaths. Our members

are visionaries who embarked on this journey of discovery of

the foundation of the new beginning. I wish you all an exciting


Conference Dinner

(included with Registration)

Memorial Remark for Dr. Konrad

Zuse: Dr. Horst Zuse

Memorial Remark for Dr. Carl

Adam Petri: Dr. Wolfgang Reisig

Honored Dinner Speaker: Dr.

Raffaello D’Andrea, ETH Zürich:

Robustness by Necessity: Zero-

Downtime Demos, Competitions,

and Live Performances

June 12, 2012

7.00 pm - 10.30 pm

Please join Gala Awards Dinner at the Park Inn by Radisson

Berlin Alexanderplatz

SDPS 2012


Conference Reception Speakers

Dr. Ibrahim Esat

SDPS PreSiDent

Dr. Ibrahim Esat graduated from Queen

Mary College of London University

with BSc Honours and in the same university studied his

Ph.D. degree and in 1978 joined Newcastle University

as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1980, he became the head of

the Mechanical Engineering Department of newly formed

Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. Two years later

he joined the University College of University of London. In

1982, he joined the Dunlop Technology Division, the research

centre of Dunlop empire, as a principal engineer, heading

pioneering research in CAD/CAM and material modelling

of rubber. In 1984, he returned to Queen Mary College as a

lecturer, and since 1994, he has been at Brunel University,

first as a reader and then as a full professor. Esat’s research

expertise extends from modeling, design and optimization of

mechanical systems, material characterization and modelling

of materials, particularly rubber and visco-elastic materials,

and the use of biologically inspired algorithms and computing

in engineering problems. He is currently the head of the

Applied Mechanics research group with over 20 researchers

and visitors. Dr. Esat had graduated more than 45 PhD

students and authored more than 250 refereed papers. He

is the sole author of a number of software packages used in

industry for multi-body modeling. His current research is in

bioengineering, especially in musculoskeletal joint modelling,

biologically and the nature inspired computing and optimal

control. He is the recipient of many international awards from

the ASME and the SDPS. He has given many invited talks and

chaired or co-chaired many major international conferences.

Dr. Manfred Scholle

President, Board of


Dr. Manfred Scholle studied law and

business administration in Berlin and

Marburg. He completed his articles in

Berlin and was awarded a Dr. jur. at the Philipps University

in Marburg. In 1973, he worked for the Berlin Senate

administration, acting, for example, as a personal aide to the

Senator for Science and Art and for the Governing Mayor of

Berlin. In 1981, he became a city councillor in Salzgitter and,

in 1983, in Dortmund. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Scholle was

director of the Westfalen-Lippe countryside association and

then member of the board of VEW Energie AG. In 2000, Dr.

Scholle became Chairman of the Board of RWE GAS AG

and, from August 2004 until October 2011, he was Chairman

of the Board of GELSENWASSER AG. He is involved in the

education sector, for example in the “Partners for NRW School”

foundation and, until 2007, he was a member of the Board of

Trustees of the current TU Dortmund. Dr. Scholle has been

a member of the University Board of the FernUniversität in

Hagen since June 2008 and its chairperson since September


Dr. Peter A. Frensch

Vice President,


zu berlin

Peter A. Frensch is a cognitive

psychologist with interests in all

aspects of conscious and subconscious human learning. He

received his doctorate in Psychology from Yale University

in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. From 1989 to 1994,

Frensch was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor

of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.

In 1994, he returned to Germany to the Max-Planck-Institute

of Human Development. Since 1998, he is a full professor

of Psychology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He has

served as dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural

Sciences (Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II).

In January 2011 he took office as vice president for research

affairs at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Dr. Mike Hinchey

Director, Lero, ireLanD

Mike Hinchey is Director of Lero-the Irish

Software Engineering Research Centre

and Professor of Software Engineering

at University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to joining Lero, Dr.

Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering

Laboratory; he continues to serve as a NASA Expert. In 2009

he was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the


Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University

of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of

Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of

Cambridge. The author/editor of more than 15 books and

over 200 articles on various aspects of Software Engineering,

at various times Hinchey previously held positions as Full

Professor in Australia, UK, Sweden and USA.He is Chair

of the IFIP Technical Assembly and Chair of IFIP Technical

Committee 1 (Foundations of Computer Science), Chair of

the IEEE Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing,

as well as Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and

Software Engineering: a NASA Journal (Springer).

SDPS 2012


Conference Reception Speakers

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig


zu berlin

Student of Computer Science, Karlsruhe

and Bonn, Diploma 1974; Assistant professor

at the University of Bonn (1974-1976) and RWTH Aachen

(1976-1983); Ph.D. in Computer Science, RWTH Aachen,

1979; Visiting professor, University of Hamburg 1983/84;

Project Manager, GMD, St. Augustin, 1984-1988; Habilitation,

University of Bonn, 1987; Professor, TU Munich 1988-

1993; Full Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 1993 -

current; Managerial director at the Department of Computer

Science, 1994-1996; Dean of the Mathematical and Natural

Science Faculty, 1996-1998; Managerial director at the Department

of Computer Science, 2002-2004; Summer 1997:

Senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute

(ICSI), Berkeley, California; Winter term 2000/2001:

“Lady Davis Visiting Professorship” at the Technion, Haifa,

Israel; IBM Faculty Award 2002, “Cross-organizational Business

Processes (Composition of Web Services)”; Winter term

2004/2005 Senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond,

USA; IBM Faculty Award 2005; Member of the European

Academy of Sciences; Beta Chair 2006, Technical University

of Eindhoven; and co-editor of the journal „Software

and Systems Modeling“.

Dr. Dan Jones

President, texas a&M


Dr. Dan Jones assumed the presidency

of Texas A&M University-Commerce in

July 2008. Prior to coming to Commerce, Dr. Jones served

as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at

Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas; and

as Dean of University College at the University of Houston-

Downtown, where he was also a faculty member in the

English Department. He began his teaching career as an

instructor of English at Casper College, Casper, Wyoming.

Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism

from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in English

from Rice University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in American

Studies from the University of Iowa. Throughout his academic

career, Dr. Jones has focused on broadening access to

higher education and supporting the success of students.

He continues to pursue scholarly interests in the field of

non-fiction writing, and is a regular presenter at regional

and national conferences. Dr. Jones believes in the power

of education to transform lives and shape futures, and has

dedicated his career to expanding opportunity for all students.

Conference Welcome Address

Dr. Günter Stock

President, Berlin-

BrandenBurg academy

of sciences and


Born 7th February 1944, 1970 doctorate, 1978 habilitation in

Heidelberg. 1980-1983 Professor of Vegetative Physiology in

Heidelberg; 1983-2005 Schering AG, from 1989 to 2005 as

board member, with responsibility for research and development.

Since January 2006, he is President of the Berlin-Brandenburg

Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

He is Senator of the German National Academy of Sciences

Leopoldina, Senator and Scientific Member of the Joint

Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),

Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering

(acatech), Member of the European Academy of Sciences

and Arts, Member of the Academia Europaea, Chair of the

Jury of the “Deutscher Zukunftspreis” of the Federal President

of Germany, Member of the Forschungsunion Wirtschaft

– Wissenschaft of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

(BMBF), and he is member of various steering committees,

supervisory boards and scientific institutions (inter

alia Carl Zeiss AG, Charité). Günter Stock was member of the

Senate and Executive Committee of the Max Planck Society

(MPG /1993 - 2011) and Vice-President of the MPG (2001

– 2011). He is Cluster Spokesman and Network Speaker of

the network HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg, holder of the

Bundesverdienstkreuz First Class of the Order of Merit of the

Federal Republic of Germany and holder of the Verdienstorden

of the Federal State of Berlin. Since 2008, he is President

of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

Dr. Manfred Scholle

President, Board of


Please see page 5 for biography.

Dr. Peter A. Frensch

Vice President,


zu berlin

Please see page 5 for biography.

SDPS 2012


Conference Welcome Address

Dr. Oliver Günther

President, German

ComPuter soCiety (Gi)

Oliver Günther is Dean of Humboldt’s

School of Business and Economics and

Director of Humboldt’s Institute of Information

Systems. Professor Günther has conducted research

projects in the areas of enterprise information systems, IT

strategy, security and privacy, digital asset management, collaborative

software, database management, as well as geographic

and environmental information systems. His list of

publications includes 19 books and more than 150 papers on

related topics. He is Associate Editor of Wirtschaftsinformatik,

Information Systems Management, the International Journal

on Geographic Information Science, the Journal of Environmental

Informatics, the International Journal of Automated

Identification Technology, and of Business + Innovation. He

was one of the founders of the SSD symposium series on

spatial databases, and he has served on more than 60 conference

program committees.

Professor Günther has coordinated several large research

projects funded by the German Ministry of Education and

Research, the Ministry of Economics and Technology, and

the German Research Foundation. From 1996 until 2006

he served as Director of the Berlin-Brandenburg Graduate

School of Information Systems. Oliver Günther has held visiting

faculty positions at the European School of Management

and Technology in Berlin, the École Nationale Supérieure des

Télécommunications and the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de

Vinci in Paris, the University of California at Berkeley, and the

University of Cape Town.

Oliver Günther has served as a consultant and board member

to various government agencies and high-tech companies.

He was Chairman of the Board of Poptel AG, Germany’s

first voice-over-IP company, and Chief Technology Officer of

Teamtoolz, Inc., a San Francisco-based cloud service provider

for the marketing and advertising industry. Professor

Günther currently serves as Vice-President of the German

Informatics Society, member of the board of Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche

Gesellschaft, member of the board of Humboldt-Universitätsgesellschaft

and member of the admissions

committee of the German National Academic Foundation.

Dr. Dan Jones

President, texas a&M


Please see page 6 for biography.

I would first like to express my sincere gratitude for selecting

me to be the next SDPS president. This is indeed a great

honor and privilege, but at the same time it is a role requiring

tremendous responsibility and action to follow those who preceded

me in this role. SDPS is such a great and unique society

established on the premises of an international, cross-disciplinary,

multi-cultural organization dedicated to transformative

research and education through transdisciplinary means.

SDPS is a society built on a framework of transdisciplinary

thinking from which new ideas can emerge. Transdisciplinary

thinking is not a science, but rather a process through which

a wide range of disciplinary constructs and logics are articulated

and manipulated for the discovery of new knowledge. I

must admit that the Society has made remarkable advancements

for the scientific community with its 16-year history,

thanks to our great membership body with a clear vision, ample

ideas, great expectations, and strong passion for transformative

achievement through transdisciplinary means. SDPS

has advanced its vision through annual conferences and

workshops, vision meetings, journal and book publications,

and various innovative and collaborative projects. Some, if

not most, of these projects require a ceaseless and sacrificial

endeavor with passion for curiosity, uncertainty, and the

unknown. These have fueled the drive for SDPS membership

over the past decade of substantial achievements. For

this very reason, “SDPSians” can simply be called visionaries

who make their way through the unknowns and uncertainties

of the future. As we move towards the next generation

leadership, it is time to rededicate ourselves to the worldwide,

sustainable and transformative goals of SDPS that were set

in motion by the dedication and collaboration of our founding

visionaries. It is my firm belief that we are at a tipping point

where we need the energy, creativity, and high aspirations of

the next generation to pass on the legacy of our great predecessors.

I would like to invite all stakeholders—past, current,

and the next generations—to join in making this unique vision

of SDPS materialize by announcing their goals during SDPS




Dr. Sang C. Suh



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SDPS 2012


Plenary Keynote Speakers

Summary List of

Plenary Keynote Speakers

Andreas Busemann

Dr. Raffaello D’Andrea

Dieter Gawlick

Dr. Erol Gelenbe

Dr. Ralf Guido Herrtwich

Dr. Mike Hinchey

Dr. Helmut Hoyer

Dr. Larry Lemanski

Martin Rangnow

Dr. Allam Appa Rao

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig

Dr. Eckehardt Schnieder

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Spath

Dr. Richard Straub

Dr. Herbert Weber

Dr. E. O. Wilson

Dr. Horst Zuse

Please see page 4 for biography.

Dr. Helmut Hoyer

rector, fernUniversität: University of the

future - trends and challenges &

andreas Busemann



Deutsche Bahn, Board of Directors: a puzzle

with a billion pieces - the complex task & of rolling

stock scheduling



Andreas Busemann (46) has been appointed Member of the Board

of DB Fernverkehr AG in November 2010. As the company’s Chief

Monday, June 11

Operating Officer he manages thedaily operation and maintenance

of more than 1300 high speed and long distance trains throughout

Europe.DB Fernverkehr – as a subsidiary of DB Mobility Logistics

AG – connects 150 German and more than 80 European destinations

with safe and reliable train service. In 2011, more than 120 million

customers travelled in ICE and IC trains of DB Fernverkehr. After

graduating (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, TU Braunschweig),

Andreas Busemann started his career at Siemens Verkehrstechnik.

There, he held several positions from 1995 to 2004 including

the management of the the rail automation business unit for

North America with its head office in New York. From 2004 to 2007,

he was President and CEO of the Siemens AG Rail Automation Division

in Braunschweig.In May 2007, Andreas Busemann joined DB

Netz AG in Frankfurt (Main) as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). In addition,

he acted as CTO of Deutsche Bahn infrastructure from July

2010. Since 2008 Andreas Busemann is Fellow of the Institution of

Railway SignalEngineers (IRSE).

Dr. richard Straub

President, Peter Drucker Society europe: a

Web 2.0 revolution in knowledge work &

- hype

or breakthrough?



In his 32 years with IBM Dr. Richard Straub has held key international

executive functions such as Deputy General Manager for PC

Europe and Global Chief Learning Officer. Since 2006 he has started

a new career working with non-profit organizations - as part time

executive and as social entrepreneur. He is currently executive committee

member at the European Foundation for Management Development

(EFMD) and Secretary General of the European Learning

Industry Group (ELIG). In addition he retained a strategic advisory

role for the IBM Global Education Industry.

As a social entrepreneur he founded in 2008 the Peter Drucker Society

of Austria and in 2010 the Peter Drucker Society Europe. He is

the president of both. The Peter Drucker Society has as its mission

to be a catalyst for the improvement of Management as a vital role in

modern society. As the crystallizing yearly event the Drucker Society

organizes the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna – the fourth

edition will be held in November 2012.

Dr. ralf guido Herrtwich

Director, Driver assistance & chassis Systems,

Daimler ag : the evolution of Driver assistance

Systems: Vehicle Safety and comfort as

a Matter of information technology

Ralf G. Herrtwich is with Daimler Group Research and Advanced

Engineering since 1998. After ten years as Director for Infotainment

and Telematics, he is now head of Driver Assistance and Chassis

Systems, in charge of conceiving and developing future safety

and comfort innovations for Mercedes-Benz. A computer scientist

by education, Dr. Herrtwich started his career in academia at the

Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and ICSI at UC Berkeley. He

then held positions with IBM and several telecommunication start-

SDPS 2012


Plenary Keynote Speakers

ups before joining Daimler. Today, he also is honorary professor at

TUB and Director of the Daimler Center for Automotive Information

Technology Innovations (DCAITI) at the same university.

Dr. Mike Hinchey

Director, Lero, Ireland:

Evolving Critical Systems

Please see page 5 for biography.

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Spath

National Academy of Science and


acatech - The Voice of German

Technical Science

Studying mechanical engineering, faculty of

production science; and manufacturing at

the Technical University of Munich; Assistant

lecturer at the Institute for Machine Tools and Management Science;

Doctor’s degree “Influencing Factors Limiting the Efficiency of Metal

Band-Saw Machines”; Entering KASTO-enterprises; Executive

manager for electrical engineering, EDP organization; and sales

as well as Chairman of Board of the American; subsidiary KASTO

Racine Inc.; Managing Director for KASTO-enterprises; Appointment

to the post of full professor at the University of Karlsruhe (TH),

Institute for Machine Tools and Production Science; Dean of the

faculty of mechanical engineering, University of Karlsruhe (TH);

Member of the senate and the approval committee for collaborative

research centers of the DFG (German Research Foundation); Call

of the Technical University of Munich, Institute for Machine Tools

and Management Science (iwb), Succession Professor Milberg

(rejected); Appointment to the head of the Institute for Human

Factors and Technology Management (IAT), University of Stuttgart,

and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO); Elected

as a member of acatech - Council of Technical Sciences of the Union

of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

Dr. Larry Lemanski

Provost, Texas A&M-Commerce:

University Center for Globalization,

Excellence, and Commercialization

Dr. Lemanski serves as the Provost and

Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas

A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Lemanski is the second ranking

administrative officer and the chief academic officer of the University.

He is responsible for the oversight, evaluation and leadership

of Academic Affairs including all of the Academic Colleges and

research programs at the University. Dr. Lemanski also serves as a

liaison with external constituents regarding academic and research


Prior to joining A&M Commerce in July 2009, Dr. Lemanski held

the position of Senior Vice President for Research and Strategic

Initiatives at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lemanski has authored over 300 publications, has won a number

of prestigious professional prizes and awards, has given invited

lectures throughout the world and has mentored numerous Graduate

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Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Many of his former students and

fellows have gone on to very successful and distinguished careers.

He has obtained millions of dollars in funding for Research Grants.

Dr. Lemanski has maintained an active research program. Even

today, he continues his study of myofibrillogenesis and heart

inductive processes in developing embryonic hearts at the cell and

molecular levels. This research program has been funded by the

National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

A patent for the sequence and action of a unique nucleic acid

sequence has been issued which has the ability to turn non-muscle

cells into beating cardiac muscle cells. This research holds promise

for the repair of damaged heart tissues in patients who have suffered

heart attacks or have related cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. E. O. Wilson

Harvard University: Bio Diversity

The renown biologist, naturalist, and Pulitzer

Prize winning author Professor E. O.

Wilson will present a special video address

at the SDPS 2012 Berlin conference. Dr.

Wilson holds the position of Pellegrino University Research Professor

in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary

Biology at Harvard University. He is known as the father of sociobiology,

an interdisciplinary field that draws from ethology,

anthropology, evolution, zoology, archaeology, population genetics,

and many other disciplines. His research spans seven decades and

has won him many awards including US National Medal of Science

and the Crafoord Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of

Sciences in sciences not covered by the Nobel Prize. He is a member

of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wilson ranks among a

very small group of living scientists whose recognition has spilled

over the specialist confines of scientific research and onto the world

stage. His many non-fiction books have been embraced by the general

public; several reaching the New York Times Best Sellers List.

He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize which places him among only

sixteen other authors in history who have achieved this honor. His

new book, just released on April 9, 2012, will be available during the

conference. Dr. Wilson will be honored with our highest award for

his scientific achievements: The SDPS Transformative Achievement


Dr. Raffaello D’Andrea

ETH Zürich: Robustness by Necessity:

Zero-Downtime Demos, Competitions,

and Live Performances

Raffaello D’Andrea is professor of Dynamic

Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal

Institute of Technology in Zurich. He also

is technical co-founder and chief technical

advisor for Kiva Systems, a company that develops adaptive and

self-configuring warehouse automation systems using hundreds of

networked, mobile robots. He was the faculty advisor and system

architect of the Cornell Robot Soccer Team, four-time world champions

at the international RoboCup competition in Sweden, Australia,

Italy, and Japan. In addition, he has exhibited his work at various

international venues, including the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica,

the Smithsonian, the Spoleto Festival, and the FRAC Centre;

two of his collaborative projects - The Robotic Chair and The Table

- are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

D’Andrea is a recipient of the Invention and Entrepreneurship

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in Robotics and Automation Award, the United States Presidential

Early Career Award for Science and Engineering, the National Science

Foundation Career Award, and best paper awards from the

American Automatic Control Council, the Institute of Electrical and

Electronics Engineers, and the International Federation of Automatic


Dr. Horst Zuse

Berlin: The Origins of the Computer

Horst Zuse is son of famed engineer, Dr. Konrad

Zuse, who, in 1941, created the first programmable

electronic computer. His father is

one of the great engineers to whom we dedicate

this year’s conference. Dr. Horst Zuse will deliver the dedication

address at the Gala Awards Banquet and participate in the display of

the actual Z3 computer during the conference. Dr. Horst Zuse was

born on November 17, 1945 in Hindelang (Bavaria in Germany). He

received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technische

Universität (TUB) of Berlin in 1985. Since 1975 he has served as

a senior research scientist with the Technische Universität Berlin.

His research interests are information retrieval systems, software

engineering, software metrics, computer history and computer architectures.

In 1991 he published the book, Horst Zuse: Software Complexity

- Measures and Methods (De Gruyter Publisher) and in 1998,

Horst Zuse: A Framework for Software Measurement (DeGruyter

Publisher). In 1998 he received the habilitation (Privatdozent) in

the area of Praktische Informatik (Practical Computer Science) and

since 2006 he is a Professor with the University of applied Sciences

in Senftenberg.

Martin Rangnow

Polizeidirektion Oldenburg: A strategy

of prevention and suppression against

internet crime

Started his career in the German Police in

Lower Saxony in 1986. Received a Dipl. Verwaltungswirt

(FH) by the police in criminal

investigation. Doing investigation in extremism, terrorism and organized

crime. Afterwards worked in the ministry of internal affairs in

Lower Saxony and studdied at the national “Deutsche Hochschule

der Polizei” in Münster. In the last years he was the police commander

in Emden, Jever and a department against organized crime.

Within the framework of the policy making in criminal investigation

and prevention he planned and organized a kooperation between

the Polizeidirektion Oldenbrug and the Hochschule Emden/Leerwith

to improve the strategy against “internet-crime”.

Dr. Allam Appa Rao

CRRao AIMSCS: Application of

Bioinformatics: Novel Drug Design

Dr. Allam Appa Rao was the first to receive

Ph. D from Andhra University in Computer

Engineering in the year 1984. During his

more than four decades of professional experience, such as Head

of the University Computer Centre, Head of the Department of Computer

Science and Systems Engineering, Chairman Faculty of En-

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gineering, Principal of Autonomous Engineering College, he shared

his wisdom with fellow engineers and scientists across the globe

through his innumerable research papers published in international

journals and international conference proceedings. 32 scholars

were awarded Ph. D degrees under his guidance and another 9

are in process of adjudication. “Best Academician Award” and “Best

Researcher Award” were bestowed on him by Andhra University.

Andhra Pradesh Government accorded him “Best Teacher” award.

International Accreditation Council for Quality Education and Research

(IACQER) bestowed on him Distinguished Fellow Award.

Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) conferred him with

“Srinivas Ramanujan Birth Centenary Award” Gold medal for his

significant and life time contribution to the development of Science

and Technology in the country specifically in the area of Computational

Biology, Software Engineering and Network Security. Prof

Allam believes that the recent human genome breakthrough is the

result from the work of multi-disciplinary teams where cooperation

from computer experts was a fundamental ingredient. He stresses

that the Cells and Cellular Systems require viewing them as information

processing systems, as evidenced by the fundamental similarity

between molecular machines of the living cell and computational

automata, and by the natural fit between computer process algebras

and biological signaling and between computational logical circuits

and regulatory systems in the cell. Prof Allam’s current research

work is influenced by his fascination about the mysteries that remain

in the catalogue of human genes. He believes that a systematic approach

to the acquisition, management, and analysis of information

available in human genes and their study can greatly enhance the

quality and efficiency of medicines. He believes that there is much

to learn about the relationship of genes and disease, as well as the

possible role of large sections of our DNA that seem to be junk with

no function, leftover from evolution. Dr. Allam proposed new computing

methods, and showed the way to better treatments of disease

and better understanding of healthy life. Perhaps even more

intriguing, his work may enable the design of entirely novel systems

that could prove useful in applications ranging from medicines to

environmental cleanup and more. He has published in PubMed Professor Allam Appa Rao, is

a Ph. D. and an SDPS Fellow. He is holding the post of Director,

CRRao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer

Science, University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad 500 046, India.

He was the First Vice Chancellor, JNTUK, Kakinada, Andhra

Pradesh (Aug’ 08 - Aug’ 11), Vice Chancellor i/c, Adi Kavi Nannaya

University, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh (June’ 11 - Aug’11), and

Dean/ Principal, College of Engineering (Autonomous), Andhra University,

Visakhapatnam (Jan ’06 to Jul ’08) Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Eckehard Schnieder

TU Braunschweig: Towards a formalized

theory of safety

Eckehard Schnieder was born in 1949 in

the seaport Wilhelmshaven, Germany. He

received his diploma (equivalent to master

degree) in electrical engineering with specialisation in control and

computer engineering in 1972 from the Technische Universität

Braunschweig. Until 1979 he worked as a research scientist at the

same university concerning advanced electrical drive control systems

simulation resulting in the world’s first fully micro computer

controlled electrical drive. He received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD in engineering)

in 1978. From 1979 until 1989 Dr. Schnieder joined Siemens

Division Eisenbahnsignaltechnik (now: Rail Automation), where he

directed the German maglev TRANSRAPID operation control sys-

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tem’s design and development as well as the automatic control of

Siemens people mover. Since 1989, Dr. Schnieder is a full professor

and head of the Institute of Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering,

formerly Institute of Control and Automation Engineering. From

2000 – 2002 he represented the Technical University Braunschweig

as a vice president. He directed the first formal modelling of the European

Railway Control System (ETCS), the basic research on satellite

assisted railway location systems, and other German and European

projects for traffic safety and automation in cooperation with

operators, suppliers, and safety authorities. Professor Schnieder

was offered several professorships, e.g. the decan of Volkswagen

AutoUni and recently as a visiting professor of the Bejing Jiaotong

University China; in 1998 he received the Carl-Adam-Petri-Award of

the Society of Design and Process Science. In 2005 he received the

Doctor honoris causa from Todor Kableshkov University of Transportation,

Sofia followed by the Dr. h.c. of the Slovakian University

Zilina and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Germany both

in 2010, honouring his achievements both in the educational and

the scientific sector within the cooperation between the universities.

Presently he is spokesmen of the German Academy of Technical

Science (acatech).

Dr. Herbert Weber

Fraunhofer ISST:

Enterprise Workplaces 2020

Herbert Weber is a professor emeritus

of the Technical University of Berlin as

well as founder and director emeritus of

the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and

Systems Engineering. In his career he engaged himself in formal

techniques in computer science like algebraic specifications of data

and databases, semantics of data and databases, Petri-nets in

their use for business process modeling and into a semantic theory

for unambiguous namings in databases and software systems. In

his practical work he coined the concepts: Continuous Software

Engineering to cope with changing requirements and advancing

technologies in the operation of IT in its respective use environment;

Information Logistics to cope with the growing floods of information

in networked business environments by defining regimes for making

information available to the right recipient at the right time and place;

Profiling of IT to cope with the complexity of IT infrastructures in

corporate environments in the absence of proper documentation

and/or specification of systems and their interactions.In his activities

outside the academic environment, Prof. Weber has been: IT Advisor

to the state government of North Rhine-Westfalia in Germany;IT

Consultant and board member to a number of corporations in

Germany and abroad. His current research is on the FUTURENET

that is meant to better cope with the growing floods of corporate

information in networked organizations by means of computational

intelligence to enable smarter services for different applications

like healthcare, business process management, and corporate

communication management in the context of the German flagship

project »THESEUS«. Prof. Weber is a Golden Core member of the

IEEE-CS. He received many achievement awards from the IEEE-

CS for his services as co-editor of a number of CS magazines and a

great number of conference committees.

The central point of this work [Petri’s dissertation]

shall be to discover suitable conceptual structures

for an exact theory of communication [with the help of


Carl Adam Petri, Communication with Automata, 1966

Dieter is architect in Oracle’s database division;

he has developed key concepts for highend

OLTP, storage management, messaging,

workflow, and information dissemination. He

is currently focusing on the evolution of data base technology towards

a synergetic view between data management, knowledge

management, and process management to enable the development

of evolutionary applications. Dieter has written numerous papers

and served in numerous program committees. Before joining Oracle,

Dieter has worked at IBM, Ahmdahl (Fujitsu), and Digital (HP).

Erol Gelenbe, FIEEE FACM, is the Dennis

Gabor Chair Professor at Imperial College after

having occupied senior academic positions

in Belgium, France and the USA, and he graduated

from METU, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara,

Turkey. His current work explores the interface between information

technology and the physical and economical systems that ICT observes,

operates and manages, and is funded by the UK Technology

Strategy Board and the EU FP7 Programme. He is also the Editor in

Chief of The Computer Journal. Erol has recently served as a consultant

for MBDA, BAE Systems, Microsoft Research and General

Dynamics UK Ltd. He has received scientific and technical awards

in each of country where he has worked, for pioneering research

and applications of computer system performance evaluation and

smart adaptive networks. The UK’s Institution for Engineering and

Technology awarded him the Oliver Lodge Medal in 2010, while

ACM gave him the SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award in

2008. Other prizes include the Grand Prix France Telecom from the

French Academy of Sciences in 1996, the Parlar Science Award

from Turkey in 1994, and honoris causa doctorates from Belgium,

Italy and Turkey. He was elected to the Science Academy of Turkey,

the French National Academy of Engineering, the Hungarian Academy

of Sciences and Academia Europaea.

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Dieter Gawlick

Oracle: Towards a Synergistic Model

for Managing Data, Knowledge,

Process, and Social Interaction

Dr. Erol Gelenbe

Imperial College: Towards Smart

Self-Aware Energy Packet Networks

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig

Humboldt-Universität Berlin:


Please see Page 6 for biography.

Scientists have discovered many peculiar things, and

many beautiful things. But perhaps the most beautiful

and the most peculiar thing that they have discovered is

the pattern of science itself.

Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate, SDPS 2010 Transformative

Achievement Award, Dreams of a Final Theory. P. 19, Pantheon.


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Dr. Herwig Unger

Dr.-Ing. habil. Herwig Unger is a

full professor at FernUniversität in

Hagen, Fakultät für Mathematik und

Informatik, D-98084 Hagen, Germany.

His research interests are Distributed

systems and computer networks, Methodologies and

models for programming distributed systems and parallel

computers, Web operating systems, load balancing, software

engineering, High performance computing, communication

and object-oriented simulation, and Adaptive and predictionbased

distributed systems. He has more than 50 technical

publications to his credit. He has been extremely active in

developing new courses and programs. Under his supervision,

more 20 graduate students completed their PhDs and MSc’s.

Dr. Radmila Juric

Dr. Juric is a Principal Lecturer at the

Department of Information Systems,

School of Electronics and Computer

Science, University of Westminster,

London, United Kingdom. She obtained

her first degree, Dipl. Ing. (MEng) in Mathematics from the

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Zagreb,

Croatia; MSc in Information Systems and Databases from

Birkbeck College, University of London and Ph.D. in Computing

from Brunel University, West London, UK. She worked in the

computing industry as a software engineer until 1989 when

she joined The South Bank University Business School in

London as lecturer in Business Information Systems. Dr.

Juric is currently leading postgraduate courses in Information

Systems at University of Westminster; she is the leader the

Software Interoperability research group and the research

team on Semantic Computing Environments. Dr. Juric is

also a program committee member of a few international

conferences and the specialist group on Healthcare Informatics

at the British Computer Society. Her major research interest is

the field of Software and System Interoperability, Component

and Service Oriented Architectures, Medical Informatics,

Information and knowledge sharing in pervasive and intelligent

programmable spaces. The latest works are in the field of

ontological engineering, semantically rich computational

spaces, virtual worlds and learning environments, semantic

models of social and learning collaborations, social semantic

web and semantic enterprise with social media computing.

Dr. Yong Zeng

Dr. Zeng is an Professor in the Concordia

Institute for Information Systems

Engineering at Concordia University,

Montreal, Canada. He is Canada

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Research Chair (Tier II) in Design Science. He has received

a B.Eng. in Structural Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in

Computational Mechanics, respectively. He received his PhD

degree in Design/Mechanical Engineering from the University

of Calgary, Canada in 2001. Before he joined Concordia

University, he worked in National Research Council of

Canada for approximately two years. His research interest

has been focused on three inter-connected streams: Science:

establishing a new science of design that can be used to study

design activities in a scientific framework. He has proposed

the axiomatic theory for design modeling, which has been

used to derive conceptual models about design. He and his

students have developed a generic experimental approach

for validating and refining models of design by using verbal

protocol analysis, physiological experiments, case studies,

and computer simulation; Methodology: developing a new

design methodology – Environment-Based Design (EBD) for

assisting innovative design based on the science of design

which deals with the entire product design cycle including

requirements elicitation, problem formulation/reformulation,

concept generation and evaluation; and Application:

supporting industrial product development processes by

providing novel and effective design techniques, tools and

systems based on the science of design and the new design

methodology. The research at these three streams has

been funded respectively by Canada Research Chair Award

NSERC, and industry. Webpage: http://www.encs.concordia.


Dr. Sang Suh

Dr. Suh received his M.S. in Computer

Science from University of Hawaii and

his Ph.D. in Computer Science from

Southern Methodist University. Dr. Suh

is currently an Associate Professor

and Head of Computer Science at Texas A&M University

– Commerce. Prior to coming to Texas A&M University -

Commerce, he had been involved with Embedded Systems

Project with Texas Instruments Inc. through IDEA program

funding and various systems engineering projects at Software

and Knowledge Engineering Lab at Southern Methodist

University. Dr. Suh has founded an interdisciplinary research

lab called Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab (ICEL) in

1998 and has been directing it since then to identify, launch,

and carry out many mega-scale interdisciplinary systems

R&D projects. The major research thrusts of his ICEL include

design and modeling of intelligent systems with focus on Bioinformatics

and biological sciences, knowledge discovery

and representation, human computer interaction, ontological

semantics on natural language processing, adaptive search

engine for optimal knowledge discovery, and data mining. So

far, over 350 graduate level research projects and over 25

industrial/commercial level software development projects

have been supervised and directed under his supervision.

Dr. Suh has authored and published more than ninety peerreviewed

scientific articles, several book chapters, and a

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book in the areas of data mining, bioinformatics, knowledge

and data engineering, artificial neural networks, and search

engines. He has chaired over twenty technical sessions on

data mining and engineering in many international conferences

and served in the program committees of many international

conferences. Among his honors are Distinguished Service

Award for the Society of Design and Process Science, Texas

Instruments Research Fellowship Award, UH Software

Engineering Research Fellowship Award, and Minnie Stevens

Piper Award nomination. Dr. Suh has over 20 years of higher

education teaching experience in computer programming,

data mining, database systems, computer operating systems,

automata and formal language theory, network programming,

artificial intelligence, data warehousing, systems design and

analysis, and expert systems. The institutions he has taught

include Southern Methodist University, DeVry Institute of

Technology, Richland College, Eastfield College, Kennedy

Western University, Warren National University, and Texas

A&M University – Commerce. Further in 2008, he was

nominated for Minnie Stevens Piper Professor award in the

State of Texas.

Dr. Dan Marghitu

Dan Marghitu is a professor of

mechanical engineering in the College

of Engineering at Auburn University. He

holds a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist

University, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Marghitu

has published over 60 research papers

in journals and he has authored or co-authored 5 textbooks

in the areas of dynamics, robotics, and mechanisms. He

has done fundamental work in vibrations, impact dynamics,

biomechanics, and nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Marghitu has

been a PI/Co-PI of funded projects and has organized and

chaired many ASME international conferences. He is the

member of board of editors of three international journals.

Dr. Ali Dogru

Dr. Dogru is currently an associate

professor in the Computer Engineering

Department of METU. After his PhD in

Computer Science from SMU in 1992,

he has been publishing books, chapters

and numerous articles, organizing and

refereeing conferences and similar activities. Also actively

involved in the industry projects, he has participated in

the large-scale software development activities, besides

consulting and training for big enterprises in the US and

Turkey. Dr. Dogru has Developed and coordinated the

Software Engineering masters program in METU, took part

in the development of similar programs in University of Texas

and Texas Tech University. His current research interests are

centered around methodologies and specification formalisms

for compositional approaches.

Dr. Aurilla Aurelie


Dr. Aurilla Aurélie Bechina Arntzen is a Professor at the

College University of Buskerud, Norway

since January 2008. She is adjunct

Professor at the College University of

Hedmark in Norway. She is the Director

for International Relations at the South–East Asian Branch of

the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation (iKi-SEA) in

Thailand. She received her PhD in Automation, from the

Institute National des Sciences Appliqueés (INSA) of

Strasbourg, France. She has several years combined

teaching and research IT experience from several well-known

international institutions in Australia, Thailand, Sweden,

Germany, Norway and France. Her academic interests are

broad ranging from real-time systems development to the

conception of knowledge systems. As independent consultant,

she has been working in Project management, training,

Business process improvement, information and knowledge

management systems. She has participated and co-leaded

several European projects. She is member of several

international conference program committees. She serves as

an expert evaluator and special advisor for the European

commission, the Norwegian research council. She is author

and co-author of several technical, scientific publications and

book chapters.

Dr. Peng Han

Dr. Han is a Professor of Chongqing

Academy of Science and Technology for

Computer Science and Technology. He

also works as the director of Chongqing

Research Center for Information and

Automation Technologies. Prior to this,

he served as a lecturer in Shanghai Jiao Tong University

(2005-2006), a research scientist (2006-2010) in the data

processing technology research center of FernUniversität in

Hagen. Dr. Han received his B.Sc. degree (1998) from the

PLA Communication & Engineering College, his M.Sc. degree

(1993) from the PLA University of Science and Technology,

and his Ph.D. (2005) from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He was invited as a visiting scholar of University of Western

Australia (2004) and he was an advanced research fellow

of the British Telecom Research Center (2005). He has two

joint Chinese invention patents and published more than 20

research papers in peer-refereed international journals and

conferences. His current research interests include service

oriented computing, environmental informatics and social

software. He is now leading a research project working on the

development of an extensible open infrastructure to support

information technology research and development activities

in Chongqing.

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Dr. John N. Carbone

Dr. Carbone attained his Bachelor of

Science in Computer Science from

Baylor University in 1987. Subsequently,

he received his Masters Equivalent in

Systems and Software Engineering

from the University of Texas in 1999 and Masters of Science

in Transdisciplinary Design and Process Engineering from

Texas Tech University in May of 2000. He obtained his Ph.D.

in Transdisciplinary Engineering at Texas Tech University. He

is in his 22 nd year in industry and currently serving as Chief

Engineer for Innovation in the Intelligence and Information’s

Systems (IIS) division of Raytheon Company. He began his

career at Electrospace Systems Inc. developing real-time

embedded software solutions and has been at the forefront

of enterprise software engineering for almost 10 years.

Conference presentations and publications on Software

Design & Process Technology include Software Design and

Development Symposiums, National Geospatial Intelligence

Conference, GIS in Defense and Intelligence, and more

recently the Service Oriented Architecture symposium on

Tactical Implementations of SOA. Dr. Carbone has recently

received the Raytheon “One Company” Award, and IIS

division engineer of the quarter. He has submitted and

received national and international patents in Rules based

Frameworks for Processing Multiple Data Sources, Distributed

Multi-Intelligence Visualization, Enterprise Frameworks and

Disruptive Network Technology architecture.

Dr. Hironori Washizaki

Hironori Washizaki is an associate

professor at Waseda University, and a

visiting associate professor at National

Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan.

He obtained his Doctor’s degree in

Information and Computer Science from Waseda University

in 2003. He has published more than 35 research papers in

refereed international journals and conferences. He received

Takahashi Encouraging Award from JSSST 2004, SES2006

Best Paper Award from IPSJ/SIGSE, Yamashita Research

Award from IPSJ 2008 and Funai Information Science

Encouraging Award from Funai Foundation 2008. He has

served as program co-chairs of SPAQu’07-09, program

chair of Asian PLoP 2010, workshop co-chair of ASE’06,

publicity chair of APSEC’07, and Asian liaison of SEKE 2010.

He has also served as members of program committee for

many international conferences and workshops including

REP’04, ASE’06, Profes’04-10, APSEC’07-09, SNPD’08,

SPattern’08-10, JCKBSE’06-10, PLoP’08-09, ICSOFT’09,

and SEKE2010. He served as members of editorial board for

several journals including Journal of Information Processing

(JIP), International Journal of Software Engineering and

Its Applications (IJSEIA), The Open Software Engineering

Journal, and International Journal of Patterns (IJOP). He

is currently leading a Japanese pattern community called

IPSJ/SIGSE Patterns Working Group and a software quality

assurance research group called JUSE/SQiP. He is also a

member of IEEE, ACM, IEICE, JSSST and IPSJ. He can

be reached at and http://www.washi. .

Dr. Jörn Altmann

Dr. Jörn Altmann is Associate

Professor for Technology Management,

Economics and Policy at the College of

Engineering, Seoul National University.

Prior to this, he taught computer

networks at the University of California at Berkeley, worked

as a Senior Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs, and has

been a postdoc at EECS and ICSI of UC Berkeley. During

that time he worked on international research projects about

pricing of network services. Dr. Altmann received his B.Sc.

degree, his M.Sc. degree (1993), and his Ph.D. (1996) from

the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Dr. Altmann’s

current research centers on the economics of Internet

services and Internet infrastructures, integrating economic

models into distributed systems. In particular, he puts special

focus on capacity planning, network topologies, and resource

allocation. On these topics of research, he has major

publications in conferences and journals, serves on editorial

bodies of journals (IEEE Communications Surveys and

Tutorials Journal, Electronic Commerce Research Journal), is

involved in many conference program committees (Workshop

on Network Science for Communication Networks, Workshop

on Internet Charging and QoS Technology), and has been an

invited speaker to several workshops. Currently, he is chairing

the international workshop on Grid Economics and Business

Models, GECON2009. He also served on several European,

US American (National Science Foundation), and national

panels for evaluating research proposals on next generation

networks and emerging technologies.

Dr. Paul Curzon

Dr. Paul Curzon is a Reader at Queen

Mary, University of London having gained

his PhD in Computer Science from the

University of Cambridge in 1990. He runs

the cs4fn (Computer Science for Fun)

project, It aims to inspire school students

about interdisciplinary computer science. cs4fn materials are

used by Universities across the UK, in Europe and in North

America. His research areas include effective approaches

to public engagement, and the design and verification of

computer systems that help reduce human error. He was

made a UK National Teaching Fellow in 2010 in recognition

of his excellence in teaching and outreach.

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Autonomous Computing and the Knowledge

Economy within Complex Systems


Dr. John N. Carbone

Dr. James A. Crowder


Systems today continue to struggle with satisfying the need

to obtain actionable knowledge from an ever increasing and

inherently duplicative store of multi-disciplinary information

content. Additionally, increased automation is the norm and

truly autonomous systems are the growing future for atomic/

subatomic exploration and within challenging environments

unfriendly to the physical human condition. Simultaneously,

the size, speed, and complexity of systems continue to

increase rapidly to improve timely generation of actionable

knowledge. However, development of valuable readily

consumable knowledge density and context quality continues

to improve more slowly and incrementally. New concepts,

mechanisms, and implements are required to facilitate the

development and competency of complex systems to be

capable of autonomous operation, self- healing, and thus

critical management of their knowledge economy and higher

fidelity self-awareness of their real-time internal and external

operational environments.

Cloud Computing: Security and



Dr. M. Sahinoglu


Cloud Computing is an emerging idea and technology with

pros and cons, but the cloud innovation definitely will leave

its impact and footprints while facing new economic realities

during the second decade of a new century. Rather than

installing a series of commercial packages for each computer,

including never ending security patches, users would only

have to load one application. That application would allow

workers to log on to a Web-based service which hosts all the

programs the user would need for their job. Remote servers

owned by the service provider would run everything from

e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs.

It’s called cloud computing, the fifth utility (after electric

power, gas, water and telephony) and it could change the

way individuals and companies operate. However, as often

apparent from the news media describing outages as simple

glitches (usually downplayed by the cloud hosting companies

and their providers or assigned responsible managers who

boast about their 99.99% reliability), the crucial problem with

cloud computing is its occasional, though dramatic lack of

desired reliability and security. Both of these key features

need to be duly and timely assessed in order to manage this

new model of distributed computing, i.e. cloud. This workshop

will examine methods and software programs that achieve

these challenging goals, i.e. assessment and management

hurdles from the cloud hosting (producer’s risk) perspective

in addition to the customer (consumer’s risk) base, an avenue

which has been examined before by the author. The purpose

is to prioritize and cost-optimize the countermeasures needed

to reach a desirable level of customer satisfaction as well as

cloud hosting best practices. Quantitative methods of statistical

inference on the Quality of Service (QoS) or conversely, Loss

of Service (LoS), as commonly used customer satisfaction

metrics of system reliability and security performance is

reviewed. Subsequently, as an analytical alternative to

the simulation practices, a cloud Risk-O-Meter approach is

studied to assess risk and manage it cost optimally through

an information gathering data-base type algorithm. The

primary goal of those methods is to optimize plans to improve

the quality of a cloud operation and what countermeasures

to take. Among the simulation alternatives, a discrete event

simulation (DES) is reviewed to estimate the risk indices in

a large cloud computing environment to compare with the

intractable and lengthy theoretical Markov solutions.

Collective Knowledge, Innovation,

and Technologies in Education


Dr. Aurelie Aurilla Bechina

Dr. Eli Hustad


The role of social networking technologies and collective

intelligence represents an emerging trend that bring along not

only new business opportunities but also potentials for new

ways of education. The emergence of these technologies

supports relationship-building, cooperation, communication

and knowledge-sharing between people at the private,

professional and community levels. The capabilities of these

technologies are more interactive and human-oriented

than former generations of information and communication

technologies (ICT). Thus, this environment provides new

opportunities for people to collaborate, interact, communicate

and innovate. Consequently, there has been a growing

interest for utilizing it in the area of education, exploring indepth

their effects on improved processes and performance.

Former research investigations clearly outline the strong

connection between innovation capability and knowledgesharing


This session aims to bring together academia and practitioners

to discuss the impacts of collective knowledge, innovation,

and technologies in education. Social interaction between

various stakeholders while designing a product or a service

through ICT-facilitated networking (e.g., open innovation

through co-creation) should be further discussed, as it can

new opportunities and organizational learning capabilities.

The format of the session will be highly interactive. It will

have a special format encouraging the exchange of insights,

experiences and thoughts amongst all the participants. A

knowledge café based on the David Gurteen model will take

place right after the papers presentation.

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Cybercrime: How to avoid cyber

attacks in daily Corporate Business


Udo Kalinna


Web application security; Mobile communications,

vulnerabilities and defenses; Cloud computing, security

and virtualization; Exploits and penetration testing; Social

engineering and psychological aspects of IT security (Ethics)

Securing the physical infrastructure (passive sniffing); and

Topics that have a high impact on the defense of cybercrime.


During the last four years cybercrime grow up with new

business models to a billion Dollar market. Cybercrime is

currently the leading topic in the news and on TV. Not a

single day goes by without something bad happening. The

new business model of cyber-criminals is to attack smaller

business clients to press so called micro money. The clients

can pay in uCoins mostly not more than 500$, nothing will

happen, otherwise you know how the story continues. The

smaller clients usually pay their dues.

This session will give an in-depth perspective on the myths

of cybercrime and how to protect against these attacks in

daily corporate business. Cybercrime by no means excludes

big companies, rather it goes straight ahead onto smaller

markets. Cyber-criminals usually have three entry points to

attack companies: web applications, the Global System for

Mobile Communications (GSM) interface (the company´s cell

phones) or WLAN, and those people who manage them.

The target of this workshop is bringing together academics

and practical expertise. We are looking for outstanding

contributions that are informative and down-to-earth. We are

looking for presentations that fascinate the attendees and

leave no question open. Contributions should not endorse

products, vendors or specific solutions.

Simplicity in IT: a chance for a new

kind of design and process science


Tiziana Margaria, Barry D. Floyd


The philosophy of simplicity as a key value in itself is

strategically important yet poorly understood and rarely

systematically applied in IT. Instead, design principles attempt

to focus on increased functionality within thinly disguised

complexity, often at the expense of life cycle costs and total

cost of ownership issues (e.g., training, system malfunctions,

system upgrades). Designers and researchers alike must be

challenged in their current thinking in order to make salient

these trade-offs and impacts.

This session presents three points of view of how simplicity

focused work can provide intrinsic and long lasting gains

in Improving design and processes in IT systems. With the

increased use of ICT in such socially critical areas such as

healthcare, transportation, banking, and the pervasiveness

of the telecommunication infrastructure society can no longer

afford systems that do not perform as specied and are designed

in such a fashion that change turns out to be administratively

and economically infeasible. We examine here aspects of

simplicity in the domains of design, deployment and provision,

and evolution along the lifecycle.

Development and Evaluation of New

Methods through Systems Engineering in

various Daimler Research Areas


Jan Werrmann


Daimler is one of the world’s leading automotive corporations.

Daimler researchers use state of the art technologies to

pursue research challenges in various fields.

One area covered in this Daimler session is the after-sales

business of Mercedes-Benz car workshops. To improve

customer satisfaction and after-sales intelligence, the retrieval

system process is evaluated and optimized. Another focus

of Daimler research is the improvement of interoperability

between OEM- and supplier development processes by

incorporating open lightweight data formats to be used in CAD

development environments. Other fields with technological

challenges can be found within the powertrain development.

In this session the transmission branch is represented

by a presentation that focuses on new methods to reduce

and optimize calibration efforts during the development of

powertrain systems by means of novel adaptive control

system design. Continuing on the topic reducing calibration

efforts and time, the engine division presents a method to

implement ‘Design of Experiments’-Tools more effectively.

By introducing a Support Vector Machine based technique

for design space exploration, an accurate multidimensional

space can be established that is available for all calibration


Innovative Approaches in Radio

Frequency Engineering Applications


Dr. Abdullah Eroglu


This session aims to bring researchers in the area of Radio

Frequency Engineering to present innovative approaches

in applications ranging from RFID systems to antenna

technology, biomedical to semiconductor manufacturing,

Medical Resonance Imaging to Radar Systems, etc. The

discussion topics will also include the manufacturing design

process, quality and control issues in RF component and

system implementation. Papers presenting multidisciplinary

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applications using RF technology are welcome.

Dr. Sunil R. Das

InvIted Speaker

Dr. Sunil R. Das is a Professor of Electrical and Computer

Engineering at the School of Information Technology and

Engineering, Troy University, Montgomery, AL, USA. He has

published extensively in the areas of switching and automata

theory, digital logic design, threshold logic, fault tolerant

computing, microprogramming and microarchitecture,

microcode optimization, applied theory of graphs, and


Network Security, Management, Modeling

& Tools for Future Networks/Internet


Dr. Jianguo Ding and Dr. Ranganai Chaparadza


Security measurement and detection for future networks; Antiattack

strategies for future networks; Cyber War, Cybercrime

and Forensics; Security in dynamic and mobile networks;

Cloud Computing Security; Trustworthy Infrastructures;

Autonomic networking, cognitive networking and selfmanagement

in Future; Internet Metrics to measure OPEX

reduction brought by self-management in networks; Fault/

Error/Failure Causality Relationships and Fault-Propagation

Models in IP based Networks; Autonomics/Self-Management

in Cloud Environments; IPv6 and Clouds; Federation Models

for the management of heterogeneous networks; Design

Models and associated Tools for designing, simulating

and validating systems and networks exhibiting properties

such as self-management; Modeling and associated Tools

for designing, unifying and integrating various types of

Models used in the Management of Future Internet, such

as Federation Models, Interface Integration Models, etc.;

Standardization Initiatives and their ongoing efforts for Self-

Managing Networks; Automaticity and Self-Management

use cases and scenarios that can evolve 3GPP, NGN, and

Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; Advances in OAM and Service

Quality Management (SQM); Migration Strategies towards

Future Internet and an evolution path that includes; IPv6 and

emerging protocols and mechanisms; and Technical reports

on Management Challenges in complex networks.


IT networks are identified as complex systems with the

expanding structures, updating hardware devices and

software, integrating with heterogeneous network devices

and networks, improving network functions and performance,

emerging developed network application and network based

services. The increasing evolution in IT networks brings lots

of new vulnerabilities to networks and related online services,

and the challenges in network protection, management,

modeling and designing for future networks.

Security in existing and Future Networks (i.e. Future Internet)

is a subject that continues to receive a lot of attention from

research and industrial communities, especially due to the

fact that Future Networks must exhibit various in-built security

mechanisms. The same applies to other Management aspects

for Future Networks (i.e. Future Internet), whereby certain

capabilities must be incorporated into the architecture from the

dawn of designing an architecture, and not as an afterthought.

Such capabilities include Self-Management Capabilities,

Trust, various forms of Mobility Management features

and mechanisms, etc. The other aspect that is becoming

increasingly important in the design of Future Networks,

including in the evolving networks, is that of Modeling and

associated Tools, since models are increasingly becoming

important both in network design and for guiding the operation

of networks e.g. Federation Models, etc. The implementation

of network security, management, modeling and toots in

evolving networks helps to realize the self-* management

(self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization and selfprotection),

proactive, autonomic, controllable management

for future IT networks. The session will provide a forum to

researchers to propose theories, technologies and experience

on network security, management, modeling & tools for Future


Semantic Web Technologies in Software



Dr. Radmila Juric


The session illustrates the applicability of Semantic Web

Technologies in software engineering in terms of addressing:

• The problem of interoperability of data, repositories,

applications and systems through ontologies, which

consequently includes reusability of data and application

architectures and models.

• Development of semantic-based software and assistive

tools which can be used across domains for various

needs in software and web engineering, including search,

retrieval and recommender systems.

• Managing and manipulating the semantics stored in

software systems for different purposes such as decision

making, workflow and business process management,

interpreting social intensive data and environments

which are situation and context specific, mining data and


• Creating new techniques in software engineering, which

manipulate semantics stored in ontologies and deploying

the Semantic Web Technology stack and languages in

software applications which are data centric, pervasive

and ubiquitous.

We are particularly interested in exploiting the power of

OWL/SWRL enabled ontologies in software engineering and

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incorporating them into our computational environments,

which would include inference and reasoning, but without

being dependent on AI and description logic techniques,

expert and rule base systems.

Sensors and Sensory Perception

Technologies for Next Generation

Complex Systems


Dr. John N. Carbone; Dr. James A. Crowder

Dr. Victor Raskin; Dr. Julia M. Taylor


Current content processing systems today are inundated with

an ever increasing volume of information of various levels

of sophistication and encompassing implicit content. For

generations we have tried to create sensors that produce

sensory output that is of better fidelity that the last generation

of sensors. However, our processing systems continue to

struggle with the volumes of data we currently produce and

yet we strive to simply produce more and more data. What

has been lacking, is evaluation of whether we are actually

building the correct sensors to produce the correct data.

And if we build the correct sensor, do we have the type of

sensory perception technologies to process the correct data.

Given the vast array of computing resources, algorithms, and

processing technologies, we need to re-evaluate our sensor

and sensor technology needs and gaps, and ask some basic

questions: What problems are we trying to solve or questions

are we trying to answer? What type of information would be

needed to solve those problems or answer those questions?

What type of computing resources are required to solve

these problems? What type of sensors are needed to collect

the information we need? What technologies are required

to create these sensors? Are current sensors adequate? Is

there ongoing research in this area we should know about?

Service Platforms for Logistics


Dr. Bernhard Holtkamp and Dr. Wolfgang Hoefs


Sustainability support for logistics services; Logistics process

management support; and Logistics specific IT concepts

(e.g. logistics business objects, logistics service patterns,

standardized role models).


Logistics is a key domain for the developed countries. The

logistics global market volume is supposed to reach more than

$ 1,000 billion in 2012 according to market forecasts. Statistics

show that transport logistics alone contribute to more than 25

percent of CO2 emissions in Europe. Hence, sustainability is

a major concern of logistics service providers and users.One

approach towards the improvement of logistics efficiency is

the use of service platforms that enable a more sophisticated

orchestration of logistics services and their related IT

support. In this session we will bring together researchers

and practitioners from the logistics and IT domains to discuss

current developments in service platforms.

Complexity in Power Systems


Marco Aiello

Giuliano Andrea Pagani


Systems created by mankind or in nature often assume

the characteristic of Complex Systems such as systems

characterized by macroscopic eects that cannot be identied

by the behavior of microscopic system components; systems

that have non-linear dynamics in the interactions of its

components; and again systems characterized by components

arranged in big and non-trivially connected network. Complex

systems permeates our everyday life in particular Complex

Networks are present in our social acquaintances, the

Internet, facebook and Linkedin social networks, but also

essential infrastructures in our everyday life and well being

are in the form of a network. If one just think about auto route

network, airline trac map, telephone network and power grid

just to give some examples. An emerging science has

ourished in the last two decades specically to study networks,

especially the bigger ones whose name is Complex Network

Analysis (CNA). CNA falls in a branch of graph theory taking

its root in the early studies of Erd}os and Renyi on random

graphs and considering statistical structural properties of very

large graphs. In the latest decades starting form the initial

studies of Watts and Strogatz and Barabasi CNA has received

attention in various elds of science such as biology, chemistry,

computer science, virology, logistics, and economics. Various

networked infrastructures have been analyzed under the

lenses of Complex Networks: airline network, railways,

roads, subway system, power grid. All studies have provided

interesting insights to better understand network creation

process, the dynamics underlying their evolutions and their

robustness or fragility.

With an increasing attention to energy and the disastrous

consequences of blackouts and with the promises of a new

Electric Smart Grid we call for contribution investigating the

electrical Power Grid and more in general Power Systems

as Complex Systems. We look for contributions regarding

analysis of Power Systems and Power Grid networks as

well as Power Systems and Power Grid evolution models or

synthesis approach based on CNA techniques.

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Virtualization Technologies and Solutions


Dr. Djamshid Tavangarian

Dr. Daniel Versick


Virtualization techniques and methods in various application

domains (e.g. virtual computing); Approaches for improving

the efficiency of existing virtualization concepts (e. g.

server virtualization, storage virtualization, and network

virtualization); Virtualization applications (e.g. virtualization

in intelligent energy systems, or embedded devices); Trusted

virtual environments; Load balancing and load aggregation

methods (e. g. live migration techniques for dynamic server

virtualization); Virtualization regarding collective intelligence;

Performance evaluation of virtualized components; and Selforganization

in virtualized environments.


Virtualization techniques have been used for decades

in many fields of sciences. Especially in the domain of

computer science the impact of virtualization is continuously

rising. Whereas virtualization is a fundamental technology in

mainframe systems since the 60s it now succeeds in virtually

every computer science domain (e. g. cloud computing,

hardware abstraction of multi-core architectures, improving

energy efficiency in intelligent energy systems, load balancing,

embedded systems). Virtualization offers the opportunity

to improve and simplify resource utilization. Therefore,

virtualization is considered as one of the major technologies

towards resource provision on demand and energy-efficient

green computing platforms. Thus, the generic virtualization

approach represents technologies that might be the basis to

novel ideas that change our thinking about computing systems.

This special track aims at the presentation of innovative

approaches and current developments in conjunction with

virtualization concepts. Potentials of virtualization in novel

application domains shall be discussed.

STEM Interdisciplinary Education


Dr. Daniela Marghitu

Dr. Dan Marghitu


Well-documented trends have been reported nationally and

internationally of declining interest, poor preparedness, a

lack of diverse representation, and low persistence of U.S.

and worldwide students in STEM (Science, Technology,

Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. It is imperative

that STEM educators respond proactively to the needs for

education in STEM and STEM-influenced fields The SDPS

2012 special track on STEM interdisciplinary education tries

to discuss different technical and educational approaches to

attract K12 and college students to STEM careers.

Dr. Daniela Marghitu is a professor in the

Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

at Auburn University, since 1996. She has published five

Information Technology textbooks, over 50 peer reviewed

journal articles and conference papers, and she gave

numerous presentations at national and international

professional events. She is the founding director of the Auburn

University Educational and Assistive Technology Laboratory,

an AccessComputing Alliance institutional partner, and the

Co-PI and Technology Director of the Alabama Alliance

for Students with Disabilities in STEM. She is the founding

director of Auburn University Computer Literacy Academy

for children (dealing with disabilities), Robo Camp and other

innovative K12 outreach inclusive STEM programs. She is

the recipient of the 2012 AccessComputing Capacity Building

Award and of the 2012 Auburn University Access award.


Dr. Eckehard Schnieder

Daniela Marghitu

SdpS Secretary

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Dependability of Complex Sociotechnical



Systems engineering should take into account that social

as well as technological resources are affecting overall

systems’ safety and dependability, which is one of the

underlying premise of sociotechnical systems. Therefore

this special session focuses on the topic of “Dependability

of Sociotechnical Systems”, which includes presentations on

how intelligent mobility can promote safety and can be applied

practically. In this context on the one hand the importance of

requirements engineering will be elucidaded, by an integrated

use of terminology and a new approach of classifying

requirements. On the other hand another approach gives a

first cenceptual idea of using Generic Systems Engineering

to handle complexity in business networks. Finally the

application of cybernetics on sociotechnical systems will

be adopted on traffic systems. This special session offers a

profound insight into the state of the art of dependability of

sociotechnical systems.

The so-called exact science can never, under any

circumstances, spare the connection with what is

called the natural language.

Carl Friedrich von Weizäcker

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Transactions of the SDPS

Invitation to Contribute

As the official journal of the Society for

Design and Process Science (SDPS),

Journal of Integrated Design and

Process Science (JIDPS) serves to

promote research of transdisciplinary

design and process science from

different disciplines such as computer

science, economics, engineering,

management science, mathematics,

natural sciences, and social sciences.

This journal publishes research findings covering

transdisciplinary notions of design and process with a focus

on issues that deal with 1) understanding of design and

process crossing boundaries of natural, human, and artificial

environments, 2) principles, methods, and tools, and 3)

applications of design and process science to engineering

and social problems. For further information, please visit the

journal website:

Journal of the Integrated Design and Process Science.




P.A. Ng

Department of Computer Science

Indiana University Purdue University Fort

Wayne, Fort Wayne, USA

S.C. Suh

Department of Computer Science

Texas A&M University – Commerce,

Commerce, USA

Y. Zeng

Concordia Institute for Information Systems


Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

S. Ekwaro-Osire

Mechanical Engineering Department

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA

J. Altmann

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

G. Cascini

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

C.-H. Chu

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

E. Coatanea

Aalto University, Aalto, Finland

M. Debbabi

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

A. Dogru

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

K. Itoh

Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

R. Juric

University of Westminster, London, UK

K.-Y. Kim

Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

Y. Liu

National University of Singapore, Singapore

V.V. Phoha

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, USA

V. Raskin

Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Y. Reich

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

I.-S. Suh

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,

Seoul, South Korea

T. Tomiyama

Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

H. Unger

FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany


C.V. Ramamoorthy. SDPS Fellow, USA

R. Yeh, SDPS Fellow, USA.

Please see Z3 display at

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin,


Z3 - the first functional programable computer

Photo: Jan Braun/Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum

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Visionaries Who inspired SDPS formation










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Bhavani M. Thuraisingham

SDPS Fellow

Data Mining for Malware


Data mining is the process of posing various queries

and extracting useful and often previously unknown and

unexpected information, patterns, and trends from large

quantities of data, generally stored in databases. Data

mining has evolved from multiple technologies including

data management, data warehousing, machine learning and

statistical reasoning. Much progress has also been made on

building data mining tools based on a variety of techniques

for numerous applications. These applications include those

for marketing and sales, healthcare, medical, financial,

e-commerce, multimedia and more recently for security.

In this tutorial, we describe the data mining the tools we have

developed for malware detection. Malware, also known as

malicious software, is developed by hackers to steal data

and identity, cause harm to computers and deny legitimate

services to users, among others. Malware has plagued the

society and the software industry for almost four decades.

Malware includes virus, worms, Trojan horses, time and logic

bombs, botnets and spyware. In this tutorial, we describe our

data mining tools for email worm detection, remote exploit

detection, botnet detection, and for detecting malicious

executables. In addition we will discuss stream mining for

malware detection as well as our approaches for insider

threat detection, adaptable malware detection, real-time

data mining for suspicious event detection and firewall policy


An email worm spreads through infected email messages.

The worm may be carried by an attachment, or the email may

contain links to an infected website. When the user opens

the attachment, or clicks the link, the host gets infected

immediately. We have developed tools on applying data

mining techniques for intrusion email worm detection. We

use both Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Naïve Bayes

(NB) data mining techniques.

Malicious code is a great threat to computers and computer

society. Numerous kinds of malicious codes wander in the

wild. Some of them are mobile, such as worms, and spread

through the internet causing damage to millions of computers

worldwide. Other kinds of malicious codes are static, such as

viruses, but sometimes deadlier than its mobile counterpart.

One popular technique followed by the anti-virus community to

detect malicious code is “signature detection”. This technique

matches the executables against a unique telltale string or

byte pattern called signature, which is used as an identifier

for a particular malicious code. A zero-day attack is an attack

whose pattern is previously unknown. We are developing a

number of data mining tools for malicious code detection that

do not depend on the signature of the malware. Our hybrid

feature retrieval model will be described in the tutorial.

Dr. Radmilla Juric

OWL/SWRL enabled

ontologies and reasoning and

its applicability in software


The Web Ontology Language (OWL) has become a W3C

recommendation in 2004, followed by the Semantic Web

Rule Language (SWRL). We can build OWL ontologies

by common ontology editors and perform reasoning upon

them, using SWRL, which has been supported by various

reasoners. Traditionally, we can represent knowledge in

OWL because, as in classical AI, both ontology and rule

languages are similar and powerful first order logic formalisms

in knowledge representation. In this tutorial we would like to

discuss possibilities of exploiting the power of OWL/SWRL

enabled ontologies in Software Engineering, for the purpose

of creating computational environments which address the

needs of modern software applications: from mobility and

pervasiveness of computational spaces to their applicability

across domains: education, healthcare, military, commerce,

governance etc. We would specifically look at:

• The power of OWL/SWRL enabled ontologies in the

creation of software solutions which address a range of

problems: interoperability in software systems, decision

making and its algorithms, recommender systems and

their techniques, information overload, retrievals and

search engines.

• The role of OWL/SWRL inference mechanisms in software

applications outside the AI conception of ‘intelligence’.

We would create OWL/SWRL inferences on an ad-hoc

basis and according to the application requirements and

the application context and situation awareness.

• The possibility of assessing new ways of creating

‘intelligence’ by joining OWL/SWRL with methods of

mining, filtering, ranking, tagging, semantic annotations

and similar.

• The consensus and practices of creating efficient OWL

models which should secure reasoning upon its concepts,

Now, in discussing the relation of science to the

scientific culture of society, the first thing that

comes to mind immediately is, of course, the most

obvious thing, which is the application of science.

The applications are culture too.

Richard P. Feynman, Nobel Laureate

From The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, P. 98, Puplished by

Carl Feynman and Michelle Feynman, 1999.

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Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Fuad Sobrinho

Bruno C. Palvarini

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Dr. Murat M Tanik

Dr. Ali Akdemir

Dr. Varadraj P. Gurupur


Embedding the idea of Transformative research and

education in the transdisciplinary society of SDPS lead

to the birth of the notion of International Transformational

Community or Village. The world is becoming increasingly

interconnected as new opportunities, technologies, and

complex problems inherently connect us in ways we are still

far from understanding. Global scientific and engineering

workforce and the collective wisdom of humanity are needed

to even begin to address these issues. The ITC will be a

community of international collaborators, each of which

arranges a presence to concentrate on transformative issues

with their faculty and students. Businesses participating

in this gathering of critical talents would end up producing

the next generation products and services. ITC will promote

uncharted international cooperation to provide a forum

for identifying intricately intertwined nature of sciences,

business, engineering, and arts by fostering collaborations

among international participants to develop new abstractions,

methods, and investigations beyond presented by traditional

academic disciplines. The first International Transformational

Community (ITC) workshop was held at the Auburn University

Montgomery in 2009 to plant the seeds for the future. It was

sponsored by Auburn University Montgomery. The second

was held in Dallas, TX sponsored by University of Texas

at Dallas. The third official ITC workshop is sponsored by

Texas A&M-Commerce in Korea. This is the fourth official ITC

workshop. SDPS leads again

Dr. C.V. Ramamoorthy


Dr. C.V. Ramamoorthy is a true pioneer of the discipline of

software engineering as evidenced by the many top awards

he received over his long career. Dr. Ramamoorthy is a

founding Board member of SDPS and has been the guiding

mentor for generations of SDPS members and contributors.

SDPS owes a great debt of gratitude to this remarkable

man. His major research interest is the field of Software

and System Interoperability, Component and Service

Oriented Architectures, Medical Informatics, Information and

knowledge sharing in pervasive and intelligent programmable

spaces. He is the SDPS chairman of the board.

March 15, 1958 - July 25, 2011

you will be missed. SDPS Family.

Sumit Ghosh

Professor and

former SDPS President

Some of us used to call him “Ramamoorthy of the next

generation” for his kindness and support of everyone around

himself. He had summarized elaquently our goals “SDPS

aspires to forge a new path where scientists, engineers,

business, and management professionals will be invited to

come together as equals to create and produce transformative

technologies that will bring genuine benefits and joy to

every world citizen, regardless of nationality, geographical

location, and socio-economic status”. We will always miss his

irreplacable kindness, creativity, and leadership.

Joshua Fouts

Executive Director of Science

House Foundation


Joshua Fouts is a technologist, futurist, gamer and

entrepreneur who has worked at the forefront of exploring

and chronicling the evolving use of emergent science and

technology for culture, journalism, public policy, academia

and the private sector. Raised by behavioral research

scientists, Fouts has spent his life immersed in the sciences.

As a teenager he collected chimpanzee sign language data at

his parents’ primate research lab, which led to a lifelong

passion for anthropology and the science of culture.

Since 2007 he has been collaborating with Rita J. King the

founder of Dancing Ink Productions on a groundbreaking

series of projects that explore the development of a new global

culture and economy. Their 2011 project, “IMAGINATION:

Creating the Future of Education & Work,” explored the

intersection between K-12 science education, technology

evolution and 21st Century workforce preparedness.

Joshua co-founded and directed two think-tanks at the

University of Southern California, the USC Center on Public

Diplomacy, the first foreign policy think-tank dedicated to

exploring public diplomacy; and the Online Journalism &

Communication Center which published the Online Journalism

Review, the first digital publication of its kind. In 2005, he was

the first person to propose and direct a project illuminating

how virtual worlds could be used for cultural relations. He

began his career as a Presidential Management Fellow at the

US Department of State.

He is a senior fellow for Digital Media and Public Policy at

the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress and

a Next Generation Fellow at The American Assembly. He

speaks Brazilian Portuguese.

SDPS 2012




Please see detailed schedule for time and place information. Also see

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Ali Akdemir

Dr. Fuad G. Sobrinho

Dr. Murat M. Tanik

Bruno Carvalho Palvarini


S. Ekwaro-Osire Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

Remzi Seker- University of Arkansas at Little Rock - AR; H.

Yamaguchi, Japan; C. V. Ramamoorthy, Berkeley, CA; Sang

Suh, TAMU, Commerce, TX; B. Kraemer, Herwig Unger,

FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany; Radmila Juric, London,

UK; I. Esat, Brunel University, UK; Sunil R. Das, Troy,

Montgomery, AL; Varadraj Gurupur, UAB, Birmingham, AL; Ali

Dogru, METU, Turkey; David Robbins, UAB, Birmingham AL


The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate the discussion

design and process platforms requirements to help Complex

Systems Problems. The Interoperability, traceability and

lack of appropriated Software Engineering methods and

curriculum within Complex Systems exhibits the properties

of a Wicked-Structured problem. All Public Systems and their

interfaces with Private Systems are challenging our Science

Community. This Workshop will stimulate discussions on the

current approaches to lead with this reality. As a case study,

Dr. Akdemir will present New World, New Economy, and New



Session I - Chairman: Sanches, M. L.

Session II – Chairman: Gattaz, C. C.

Session III – Palvarini, B.C.

Session IV – Chairman: Argollo, A. F.

Session V– Chairman: Rodrigues, S.A.

Session VI– Chairman: Sobrinho, F. G.

Bruno Carvalho Palvarini

Ministry of Planning, Budget

and Management - MP

Department of Public

Management, Brazil

Bruno Carvalho Palvarini graduated from

Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. on Signal Processing, from

Universidade de Brasília, Brazil; he’s worked on Reduced

Noising Techniques using Wavelet Transforms. As a public

servant, he’s served at Caixa Econômica Federal, a brazilian

key organization on executing public policies. Mr. Palvarini has

coordinated the GesPública Program, a unique experience on

integration of collaborative networks towards delivering better

quality services for the citizens. He is currently the Director

of a Project Management Office created at the Ministry of

Planning, Budget, and Management, working with strategic

and complex initiatives of the brazilian government.

Dr. Fuad G. Sobrinho



Dr. Fuad G. Sobrinho is the President of the

Software Engineering Society, Member of Conceptual Council

of the Gespublic Program of Brazilian Government, Visiting

Professor of Labore of the College of Architecture and Engineering

at UNICAMP, Professor of Department of Business

Administration and Information Systems at FAH, President of

Ambiencia Information Systems, Ltd, Campinas, Brazil, CTO

of LabP3, a Laboratory for Process Production Process Network.

LabP3 developed the P3Tech - a Design and Process

Technology for complex network systems, a cross platform

development environment with process editing, modeling

and simulation tools, interface construction tools and runtime

classes, that is used world-wide to deploy business solutions

designed to address enterprise-wide problems. Dr. Sobrinho

obtained its BSc in Mathematics from University of Brasilia

, in 1974, with Honors, MSc in informatics from Pontifícia

Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in 1975, with Honors

and his Double Major PhD in Computer Science and Business

Management from University of Maryland, College Park,

MD, USA in 1984 with Honors. He is the founder and served

as President and Secretary Executive of Board of Directors

of International Institute on Systems Integration – IIISis,

Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Founder – Chief of the

Núcleo Tecnológico para Informática Agropecuária- NTIA – of

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária–EMBRAPA,

Campinas, SP in 1985 – 1990, the Executive Director of the

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária – EMBRAPA,

Brasilia in 1990 - 1992.

Dr. Sobrinho has also served as the Co-founder and Coordinator

of the Brazilian’s Government Software Plant Project, as a

member of Excellence Committee of the Integrated Software

Engineering Environment of the National Institute of Standards

on Technology, Department of Commerce,Gaithersburg, MD

in 1990-1992, and a member of Product Software Quality Assurance

Group, AT&T from 1989, a member of SIGMA Project,

Information-Technology Promotion Agency, IPA, Tokyo,

Japan in 1985-1990. Dr. Sobrinho has been appointed as

an Assistant Professor at the Departamento de Informática

, Pontifícia Universidade Católica – PUC, Rio de Janeiro, RJ

in 1974-1975, a Visiting Professor at the Departamento de

Estatistica, Universidade de Brasilia – UnB, Brasilia, DF in

1976-1978, a Research Professor of Computer Science at

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ in 1989, and

Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science at

the University of Dortmund, Germany in 1990. Dr. Sobrinho

was an editor of the Journal of Systems Integration, Kluwer

and of the IEEE in 1990. Dr. Fuad Sobrinho published numerous

research results in many conference proceedings, journals,

and book chapters and books.

SDPS 2012


STEM Interdisciplinary


Please see detailed schedule for time and place information.

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Daniela Marghitu

Dr. Paul Curzon


S. Ekwaro-Osire Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; H.

Yamaguchi, Japan; C. V. Ramamoorthy, Berkeley, CA; Sang

Suh, TAMU, Commerce, TX; B. Kraemer, Herwig Unger,

FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany; Radmila Juric, London,

UK; I. Esat, Brunel University, UK; Sunil R. Das, Troy,

Montgomery, AL; Ali Dogru, METU, Turkey; David Robbins,

UAB, Birmingham AL; Dr. Sevgi Dogru, Dallas, TX; and

Kursat Arslan, METU, Turkey;


It is very important that scientists enthuse the next generation

in their subjects through public engagement activities. Public

engagement is critical both to ensure we have an educated

society that can take part in informed debate, and to set up

the pipeline that leads to future researchers. This is especially

important for interdisciplinary science. Cs4fn (

is one successful approach to this. Based at Queen Mary,

University of London and funded by EPSRC with support

from Google, it is an international campaign that presents

leading edge research in fun, offbeat ways to excite kids about

interdisciplinary computing topics. We have subscribers to our

magazines in over 80 countries and our resources are used by

universities across the UK, and in Europe and North America.

We will discuss the cs4fn approach and demonstrate how

we use interdisciplinary computer science topics to enthuse

school students: we go head to head with an ‘intelligent piece

of paper’; build working ‘brains’ out of rope and toilet roll; do

computer science magic where the audience are challenged

to work out how the tricks work, and play 20-questions to

work out how best to help a person with locked-in syndrome

to communicate. In doing so we explore the links between

computer science and subjects including philosophy, biology

and psychology.

Dr. Paul Curson



Dr. Paul Curzon is a Reader at Queen

Mary, University of London having

gained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of

Cambridge in 1990. He runs the cs4fn (Computer Science for

Fun) project, It aims to inspire school students

about interdisciplinary computer science. cs4fn materials are

used by Universities across the UK, in Europe and in North

America. His research areas include effective approaches

to public engagement, and the design and verification of

computer systems that help reduce human error. He was

made a UK National Teaching Fellow in 2010 in recognition

of his excellence in teaching and outreach.

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. R. Bröchler

Dr. A. Ramfos


Current manufacturing practices comprise of siloed point

solutions: No global visibility; No timely reaction to problems

& changes; and No easy entry points for SMEs.

IMAGINE offers an innovative plug and produce manufacturing

model and networked manufacturing solution: Effective

Management of Complex Dynamic Manufacturing Networks;

Rapid and Trustworthy Network SetUp; Collaborative Product

Development; Effective Network Monitoring and Agile

Reconfiguration; and Improved Resource Utilisation, Quality

Assurance, Reduction of Production Costs.

The EU (FP-7 IP) project IMAGINE addresses the need

to overcome the siloed point solutions and will design

information models and blueprints for organizing associated

process and material flows for dynamic multi-party

manufacturing networks of globally distributed partners that

will be supported by a shared collaboration platform. It will

provide a consolidated and coordinated view of information

from various manufacturing sources and systems and enable

service-enhanced product and production lifecycle and

responsive manufacturing processes throughout the value

chain. Living Labs in major industrial sectors will drive the

implementation, testing, evaluation and dissemination of the

IMAGINE methodology and supporting ICT platform.

This workshop will provide an overview of the project and

present a first version of the IMAGINE methodology for endto-end

dynamic manufacturing network management and

then open the floor for intensive discussions with the SDPS


IMAGINE: End-to-End

Management of Dynamic

Manufacturing Networks

We have learned very well that many of the

systems that we are trying to deal with in our

contemporary science and engineering are

very complex indeed. They are so complex

that it is not obvious that the powerful tricks

and procedures that served us for four centuries

or more in the development of modern

science and engineering will enable us to understand

and deal with them. We are learning

that we need a science of complex systems,

and we are beginning to construct it...

Herbert A. Simon

SDPS 2000 Opening address

SDPS 2012


New Techniques and Technologies

For Bioinformatics Research

Workshop Organizers:

Erdal Coşgun

Dr. Grady Price Blount

Dr. Sang Chuhl Suh


The objective of this workshop is to demonstrate the

new techniques and technologies on bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics was applied in the creation and maintenance

of a data warehouses to collect biological information at the

beginning of the “HAPMAP, 1001-GENOMES PROJECT”,

such as nucleotide and amino acid sequences. Most common

data formats are: “Microarray Gene Expression”, “Single

Nucleotide Polymorphism”, “Next Generation Sequencing”

(NGS). Classical statistical methods can’t solve and extract

knowledge from data because of “curse of dimensionality”.

With the improvement of Data Mining (DM) and Machine

Learning (ML), we have just solved many problems according

to dimension.At this workshop, the new technologies on

Bioinformatics research will be presented and discussed.

Further discussions will be on the technical review of template

preparation, genome alignment, sequencing and imaging, and

assembly approaches, and recent advances in current and

near-term commercially available Bioinformatics instruments.

More focus will be given on the access procedure of public

databases. All steps of analysis pipeline for Bioinformatics

researches with DM and ML methods will be elaborated and

discussed. All available data formats according to their source

and information will be presented and discussed. Further

emphasis will be given on the interpretability of Bioinformatics’

results with relevant components.We will use open source

softwares:[R]-Bioconductor (

and ORANGE ( ) for analyzing real

data sets from public repositories.

Dr. Grady Price Blount

Texas a&M UniversiTy-

CoMMerCe, Usa

Dr. Grady Price Blount is Dean of the

College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture at Texas A&M

University - Commerce. He also serves as a member of the

Board of Directors of the Texas Space Grant Consortium. He

has previous research administration experience as Assistant

Vice President for Research and Associate Graduate Dean

at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He also served as

the institutional contact for and mentor for the Teresa Heinz

Environmental Scholars program. He was a delegate in 2005

to the American Democracy Project. His work has included

Mars-analog studies, scientific visualization of environmental

variables, reconstruction of pre-European landscapes of the

Southwest, and technical aspects of satellite remote sensing

calibration and normalization.

Cyber-Physical Systems in

Education and Research

Please see detailed schedule for time and place information.

CPS workshop is dedicated to Dr.

Krämer for his early contributions to

CPS research and education. We hope he will continue his

contributions during his retirement. With this occasion, we are

very pleased to recognize 65th birthday of this distinguished

scholar, scientific mentor, and long time collaborator to whom

we personally owe a great degree of gratitude.

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. J. Carbone, Ph.D. (Raytheon)

Dr. U. J. Tanik, Ph.D. (IPFW)

Dr. A. Eroglu, Ph.D. (IPFW)

Dr. Bernd Krämer

DeDication for early

contriButions to cPs


Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) integrate computing and

communication capabilities by monitoring, and controlling the

physical systems via embedded hardware and computers.

CPS are deployed from the nano-world to large-scale

wide-area including medical systems, energy systems,

transportation systems, and defense and aerospace systems.

CPS are a key element to innovative technology since they

are the gate for humans to interact and control the physical

world around us. As a result, CPS will play a significant role in

research and education in the 21st century.

The main challenge in CPS when deployed for any

application is the lack of a unifying framework that integrates

all the recent and expected advances made in embedded

systems development in order to maintain intellectual control

over System of Systems (SoS) deployments. Bridging the

discrete and continuous worlds of cyber physical systems in

a trustworthy way that adequately encompasses hardware

required to measure and communicate the information about

critical physical parameters and software to analyze this

information and control the devices based on the requirements

and constraints in multi measurement system environment is

a grand foundational challenge.

A session on Autonomous Computing and the Knowledge

Economy within Complex Systems will be part of this

workshop, with a lead paper entitled Cyber-physical Systems

and STEM development: NASA Digital Astronaut Project, by

Dr. U. J. Tanik.

He was not just a general innovator but also a

general ground laying researcher and scientist, a

man who asked the right questions, questions that

made possible the formulation of the answers.

Carl Adam Petri talks about Konrad Zuse, 2009

SDPS 2012


The Explosive Use of Video Technology

in the Service of Education:

Opportunities and Challenges

Please see detailed schedule for time and place information.

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Scott Brande

Kursat Arslan

Dr. Soner Yildirim


S. Ekwaro-Osire Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; H.

Yamaguchi, Japan; C. V. Ramamoorthy, Berkeley, CA; Sang

Suh, TAMU, Commerce, TX; B. Kraemer, Herwig Unger,

FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany; Radmila Juric, London,

UK; I. Esat, Brunel University, UK; Sunil R. Das, Troy,

Montgomery, AL; Varadraj Gurupur, UAB, Birmingham, AL;

Ali Dogru, METU, Turkey


A number of developments in the technology of web services

and personal video recording devices have fostered explosive

growth in the production, online storage, and sharing of

digital video resources. The accessibility of these resources

has given instructors vast libraries from which to draw

pedagogically relevant resources for integration into lessons,

lectures and curricula. However, with the explosive growth of

digital video resources comes a host of issues that impede

the adoption of technologies needed for the use of digital

video resources in the classroom environment.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore current trends in

the production, online storage, and sharing of digital video

resources, capabilities and limitations of present technology

to exploit these resources, and to introduce a new system for

collaborative sharing and filtering of digital video media for


Dr. Scott Brande

UniverSity of AlABAmA

At BirminghAm


Scott Brande received a Bachelor of

Science and a dual biology-geology

degree in 1972 from the University of Rochester, a Master of

Science in geology from the California Institute of Technology

in 1974, and a doctorate in Earth Science-Paleontology in

1979 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Brande joined the faculty at UAB in 1979, and since then he

has taught courses in undergraduate geology, geology for

archaeologists, and critical thinking for conditionally admitted

students. Brande is now an associate professor (department of

chemistry) and an adjunct member of the geology department

at the University of Alabama.

Next-Generation Workshop:

Passing on the Transdisciplinary Idea

Dr. Raymond Yeh


75 th YeaR

Dr. R.T. Yeh has been the driving force

behind the formation, naming, and expansion of SDPS.

His transformative genius helped establish a holistic and

transdisciplinary yet scientific foundations for SDPS.

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Djamshid Tavangarian (Universität Rostock)

Hauke Coltzau (FernUniversität in Hagen)


S. Ekwaro-Osire Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; H.

Yamaguchi, Japan; C. V. Ramamoorthy, Berkeley, CA; Sang

Suh, TAMU, Commerce, TX; B. Kraemer, Herwig Unger,

FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany; Radmila Juric, London,

UK; I. Esat, Brunel University, UK; Sunil R. Das, Troy,

Montgomery, AL; Varadraj Gurupur, UAB, Birmingham, AL;

Ali Dogru, METU, Turkey; Kursat Arslan, METU, Turkey; and

all next generation leadership.


The Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS) aims

to bring together engineers, scientists, managers, decision

makers and organizations to develop solutions for the

increasingly complex problems that face civilization.

This workshop especially addresses doctoral students and

next generation scientists, and encourages them to present

their ideas and/or research results with transdisciplinary

aspects to stimulate discussions as well as collaborations

among colleagues.

Participants are provided a workshop to ‘call their own’

within the SDPS 2012, in which they can also present work-

-in- -progress, as e.g. aspects of a not- -yet finished doctoral

thesis. The informal character of this workshop creates an

atmosphere that allows to openly engage in discussion with

peers to identify new possibilities, including drafting of new

joint research projects and proposals, while an experienced

SDPS researcher is mentoring the discussions.

You are invited to carry

the Society to new heights

SDPS 2012


SDPS Book Publishing Activities

You are invited to participate at any capacity. Please contact S. Suh

( or M. Tanik (

SDPS has a book publishing agreement with Springer-Verlag.

Book puplished

Biomedical Engineering: Healthcare Systems,

Technology and Techniques, Editors: Sang C. Suh, Murat

M. Tanik, and Varadraj P. Gurupur

This book represents the first volume of a series of volumes to be

produced on many topics of interest concerning transformative

integration which is dear to SDPS family, friends, and supporters.

The planning for this book germinated during the SDPS-2010

conference when we invited the SDPS family and friends to attend

the Society’s 15th Anniversary celebration in Dallas, Texas. Friday,

June 11, 2010 the last day of the conference, was completely

dedicated to the Next Generation activities. The day started with the

Next Generation Keynote Address of Dr. Aditya Mathur, Department

Head of Computer Science at Purdue University. The next was an

informal panel of our distinguished seniors: Dr. C.V. Ramamoorthy,

Dr. R. T. Yeh, and Dr. Oktay Sinanoglu and others who offer guidance

and inspiration to the next generation participants. This event

immediately followed with panel participants from next generation,

namely Dr. Hironori Washizaki, Dr. Herwig Unger’s representative,

Dr. Yong Zeng, Dr. John N. Carbone, Dr. Sang Suh, Dr. Ali Dogru, Dr.

Radmila Juric, Dr. Fan Yang, and Dr. Peng Han. All these interactions

are carried out with traditional openness and sincerity of past SDPS

conferences with a goal to develop ideas for the next generation. The

afternoon began with Jim Brazell, President, Ventureramp, Inc. who

conducted the Next Generation Facilitation Workshop. During this

workshop many ideas for the future of SDPS has been extended. Dr.

Gurupur suggested the idea of this book and followed through with

Dr. Suh the initiative to complete the project. All Chapters of the book

are individually indexed in PubMed.

Books in Progress

You are invited to propose a topic to contribute as a book chapter

on any one of these planned books. Please contact Dr. Sang Suh or

one of the editors of these planned books.

Advances in Information Systems for Biomedical

and Biological Computation, Editors: Sang C. Suh,

Murat M. Tanik, and Varadraj P. Gurupur

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) where a

program coordinated by the Informatics Office within the US Biological

Survey. Its purpose is to facilitate access to data and information on

the biological resources of the United States, utilizing government

agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations,

and private industry. The NBII coordinates the research output of

the biological community into information systems that are easily

accessed, by providing organization and a structure that is based

on standards. Expanding on the NBII guidelines, we propose to

collect in one volume integrative information concerning the impact

of information systems on biological data especially on biomedical

and biological computation. All types of related chapter proposals

are invited.

Cyberphysical Systems: Theory and Applications,

Editors: John U. Tanik, John N. Carbone, and

Abdullah Eroglu

Cyberphysical Systems (CPS) is emerging as a critical area of

interest for global economies relying on the integration of physical

systems and processes with networked computing. The notion is

also in line with the transformative goals SDPS. These embedded

systems use computations and communication interacting with

physical processes to add new capabilities to physical systems.

Cyber-physical technology can be applied in a wide range of areas

of applications including Transportation, Defense, Energy and

Industrial Automation, Health and Biomedical Systems, Agriculture,

and Critical Infrastructure. Furthermore, the educational system in

science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), will need to

restructure curricula to include CPS concepts to educate the next

generation to overcome these global challenges. The following

topics are suggested for consideration: STEM topics in Cyberphysical

systems, Cyber-physical system theory, Cyber-physical

system architecture, engineering, and infrastructure, Integration of

Cyber-physical systems and their coordination, Design methods and

tools for Cyber-physical systems, Component development process

in Cyber-physical systems, Social computing and network analysis

in cyber-physical systems, Integration of computing, physical,

and social components in cyber-physical systems, Trust, privacy,

security, and risk in cyber-physical systems.

Advances in Integrated Systems Engineering and

Design Processes, Editors: Yong Zeng, Sang C.

Suh, and Stan Gatchel

NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements document

clearly states that the purpose of it is to clearly articulate and

establish the requirements on the implementing organization for performing,

supporting, and evaluating systems engineering. The effective

date of it is through 2012. It defines systems engineering as a

logical systems approach performed by multidisciplinary teams to

engineer and integrate NASA’s systems to ensure NASA products

meet customers’ needs. Implementation of this systems approach

will enhance NASA’s core engineering, management, and scientific

capabilities and processes to ensure safety and mission success,

increase performance, and reduce cost. This systems approach is

applied to all elements of a system and all hierarchical levels of a

system over the complete project life cycle. (


The nature of this definition is consistent with SDPS’s transformative

goals. Therefore, by taking this definition as a baseline, we would

like to invite chapter proposals in the area of integrated systems

engineering and processes.

Cooperation Networks for Complex Process

Sharing, Editors: Fuad Sobrinho, R. T. Yeh, C. V.

Ramamoorthy, and Cristiane C. Gattaz

This book will be based on the activity and discussions generated in

the SDPS 2012 workshop titled “Design and Process Platforms for

Complex Systems.”

In the 21st century it seems that all public systems and their interfaces

with private systems started posing challenging problems for our

scientific community.

A multidisciplinary and transformative approach is needed. In this

book, we will attempt to address this perceived need.

SDPS 2012


Software Engineering Society


Dr. Bernd Krämer's

Dr. Bernd J. Krämer is the Chair of

Data Processing Technology of

FernUniversität in Hagen and a

member of the Supervisory Board

of his university. As a long time

SDPS President, Professor Krämer

was instrumental in guiding SDPS

through the difficult formative years

of the Society’s development. He is

now a member of the Board of

Directors of SDPS. He set a

leadership direction which put

SDPS on a course to take its place

among the great professional

societies of the future. SDPS is very

pleased to recognize the 65th

birthday of this wonderful friend and

collaborator to whom we owe a

great measure of gratitude.

dr. Fuad Gattaz Sobrinho

Professor at Faculdade

Adventista de Hortolândia and

President of SES


Dr. raymond yeh’s


Dr. Raymond T. Yeh is a true pioneer

of the discipline of software engineering.

He was the founding Editor-in-Chief

of the prestigious IEEE

Transactions for Software Engineering

and founder of the International

Conference on Software Engineering.

Dr. Yeh was the first

President of SDPS and has been

the inspirational figure for generations

of SDPS members and contributors.

Before there was a Society,

he suggested we include

“process” in the Society name – a

decision which set the course to our

future. SDPS is thankful for his vision

and influence throughout the

past 17 years. This year we celebrate

the 75th birthday of this remarkable


Software engineering Society

Software engineering is a rather young engineering discipline.

During the past 40+ years, the field has grown into an extremely

broad discipline, integrating knowledge from computer science,

mathematics,management, design, process science, economics,

psychology, sociology and many others. SES was formed

in the year 2000 as an integral part of SDPS. As it grows, SES

intends to embrace the full breadth of knowledge of software engineering

and seek the future of this largest and youngest of all

principle engineering disciplines.

Dr. Murat tanik’s


Dr. Murat M. Tanik is one of a small

group who founded SDPS. The very

core of our pursuit of design and

process science comes largely from

his research. It was Professor Tanik

who sparked the interest of Dr.

George Kozmetsky as a result of a

chance meeting in Brazil with one of

the IC2 directors. He is a professor

in the Department of Electrical and

Computer Engineering at the University

of Alabama at Birmingham.

He is an internationally respected

and accomplished scientist who has

dedicated his life to SDPS for over

17 years. His great insight has

placed SDPS in a position of leadership

for the future. We are pleased

to celebrate his 65th birthday.

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embracing the

universality of Software

SDPS 2012


SDPS 2012 Conference Committee

SDPS 2012 Conference Committee

Honorary Chairpersons

Dr. Helmut Hoyer, Rector, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Dr. C. V. Ramamoorthy, SDPS Fellow, Professor Emeritus,

University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA, USA

Dr. Günter Stock, President, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of

Sciences and Humanities, Germany

Dr. Raymond T. Yeh, SDPS Fellow & H. Board Member, CA, USA

SDPS Development Committee Chairperson

Dr. Fuad G. Sobrinho, SDPS Fellow, Presidente of SES, Professor

of Faculdade Adventista de Hortolândia and President of

Ambiencia Systemas de Informação Ltda, Campinas, Brazil

Steering Committee Chairpersons

Dr. Bernd Krämer, SDPS Fellow, Professor, FernUniversität in

Hagen, Germany

Dr. Fuad G. Sobrinho, SDPS Fellow, Presidente of SES, Professor

of Faculdade Adventista de Hortolândia and President of

Ambiencia Systemas de Informação Ltda, Campinas, Brazil

Stan Gatchel, Senior Advisor & Treasurer, Society for

Design and Process Science, Dallas, TX, USA

Conference Chairpersons

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig, Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,


Dr. Sang Suh, Head Computer Science Department, Texas A&M

University-Commerce, Commerce, TX, USA

Program Committee Chairpersons

Dr. Herwig Unger, Professor, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Dr. Peng Han, Professor & Director, Chongqing Academy of

Science & Technology, Chongqing, China

Dr. John Carbone, Chief Engineer, Raytheon, Dallas, TX, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairpersons

Dr. Yong Zeng, Professor, Canada Research Chair, Concordia

University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Jörn Altmann, Professor, College of Engineering, Seoul

National University, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Ali Dogru, Assistant Chair, Computer Engineering, METU,

Ankara, Turkey

Conference Advisory Committee

Chairpersons: Dr. K. Itoh, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Murat N. Tanju, Business School, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

Dr. Sunil Das, Troy University, Montgomery, Mont., AL, USA

Dr. Ali Akdemir, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey

Local Organizers

Dr. Wolfgang Reisig, Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,


Birgit Heene, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Conference Management Chairperson

Dr. Varadraj Gurupur, UAB, Texas A&M University-Commerce,

Commerce, TX

Registration Committee

Chairpersons: Dr. Varadraj Gurupur, Texas A&M University-Commerce,

Commerce, TX, USA

David Robbins, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

Educational Activities Committee

Chairpersons: Dr. Daniela Marghitu, Auburn University, AL, USA

Dr. Cengiz Togay, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Dr. Remzi Seker, Associate Professor and Chair,

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

SDPS Student Chapters Committee

Chairpersons: Dr. U. John Tanik, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Hauke Coltzau, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Process and STEM education committee

Chairpersons: Dr. John N. Carbone, Intelligence and Information

Systems, Raytheon, Dallas, TX, USA

Jim Brazell, CEO, VentureRAMP, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA

Documentation Committee

Chairpersons: Kürşat Arslan, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

David Robbins, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

Zekai Demirezen, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

Finance Committee

Chairperson: Stan Gatchel, Senior Advisor & Treasurer, Society for

Design and Process Science, Dallas, TX, USA

SDPS Governing Board Members

Dr. C. V. Ramamoorthy, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

Dr. Murat M. Tanik. Professor, UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA

Dr. Bernd Krämer, Professor, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Dr. Raymond T. Yeh, H. Board Member, SDPS Fellow, CA, USA

charlottenburg Palace built in 1699

© Land Berlin/Thie


© Berlin Partner/FTB-Werbefotografie - 1

SDPS 2012


Registration & Hotel Information

SDPS 2012 brings together international researchers

and practitioners from many disciplines to present

their latest achievements and innovations. SDPS 2012

is a focal point for Transformative Science, Engineering,

and Business Innovation.

Major Topics: Collective intelligence • Cyber security •

Contextual intelligence mining • Risk management • Bioinformatics

Design automation • Innovation and entrepreneurship

• Intelligent energy systems • Social engineering

• Software engineering • Systems engineering • Network

centric systems • Data mining • Engineering and system

software • Space systems • Semantic computing • and More

Conference Registration Fees

Member Registration (Early) 550 €

Non-Member Requesting Membership (Early) 595 €

Non-Member Registration (Early) 650 €

Member Registration (After May 7 th) 595 €

Non-Member Requesting Mem. (After May 7th) 650 €

Non-Member Registration (After May 7th) 695 €

Registration fee includes:

* Reception in the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

* Free Lunch Buffet for all 4 conference days

* Free conference area wireless internet access

* Gala Awards Dinner

Conference Registration begins on January 23, 2012.

Please register early and watch our website for more


Park Inn Hotel Rates for Conference

Single Occupancy 114 € VAT included

Double Occupancy 124 € VAT included

* Free Breakfast Buffet included in the room rate.

* All taxes and service charges included.

* Free access to wellness area.

* In-room high speed Internet €18/day.

* Free wireless Internet at conference area.

A link to online hotel reservations at the Park Inn can be

found on our website at Please use code

“SDPS” when reserving a room

the Beautiful Museum für

naturkunde Berlin

© Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

the Berlin Museum

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz 7, D-10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49-30-2389-0 (English)

SDPS 2012 Berlin will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson

Berlin Alexanderplatz, located in the city center with an unforgettable

panoramic view over Berlin.

The Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz features

1012 non-smoking rooms and suites on 37 floors in a

150-meter high building. The high-quality furnishings and

modern design meet the standards of a four-star superior

hotel, offering everything that demanding travelers expect.

Suites and rooms partly feature marble bathrooms

and a flat screen TV. High-speed Internet is available in all

rooms. Rooms for persons with allergies as well as wheelchairfriendly

rooms are available upon request.

SDPS 2012


Travel Information

Air Travel

Most major airlines around the world fly to Berlin. Many

have direct flights. Check with your travel agent for the latest


Public Transport from Airport to Hotel


The best way to get from the Airport to the Park Inn Hotel is

by train. The new airport will offer two regional trains traveling

to Berlin Main Station every 15 minutes via different

routes. One of them will stop at Alexander Square, where

the Park Inn hotel is located. From Berlin’s Main Station

you just take an S-Bahn going east. The 3rd station is Alexander

Square. Please check the conference website (

for the latest information because the new airport

will open just 7 days before the conference begins.


We recommend you use the trains. Taxis are readily available

outside the terminal but will be expensive (70+ EUR).

Similarly major car rental agencies are available (Avis,

Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt) but are not as

convenient as the trains.

Non-Air Travel


Within Germany there is an extensive rail network operated

by Deutsche Bahn. There are excellent connections

between Germany and other main European cities. For

more information please check the Deutsche Bahn site:


If you are traveling within Europe, rail travels is best. Rental

cars are available at most towns, airports, and at over 40

railway stations - all major international car rental companies

are present in Germany. Please check with your rental

agency to drivers license requirements. Reciprocity is not

granted for all states or countries.

Visa-Free Entry




To enter Germany, a passport valid for the length of stay is

required by all Australian, British, Canadian and USA nationals

for stays not exceeding 90 days in a six-month period.

The stay begins when these nationals enter the country.

All other nationals outside the EU and not referred to above

are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements

for Germany.

SDPS 2013 will be held June 9-13, 2013

in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

SDPS 2012


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