IADIS International Conference Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2012 (part of the MCCSIS 2012)

The IADIS International Conference Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2012 was held in Lisbon, Portugal, 17-19 July, 2012.


The IADIS International Conference Theory and Practice in Modern Computing (TPMC 2012) provided a forum for research and developments in the field of computing foundations and technology. Modern computing comes not only with efficient concepts and their application, but also it often addresses networking and mobility topics. Hence, the view in TPMC ranged from fundamentals like new or improved algorithms to very recent and modern applications like ubiquitous scenarios or even everyday computing. Complementary to these technically-oriented contents, TPMC also served as a discussion platform about ethics and social impact of those technologies. In its main focus, this scientific conference attracted research reports on efficient application and realization of simple algorithmic methods, new architectures in design and data structures, new and improved communication protocols, and synthesis of known computing concepts and approaches.

This year Conference received 32 submissions from more than 14 countries. Each submission had been anonymously reviewed by an average of five independent reviewers, to ensure that accepted submissions were of a high standard. Consequently only 5 full papers were published which meant an acceptance rate of 16 %. A few more papers were accepted as short papers and posters. An extended version of the best papers was published in the IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) or in the Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) Journal (ISSN:0952-1976). Other outlets also received extended versions of the best papers, including the "Studies in Computational Intelligence" series from Springer. This series is indexed by DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress and Springerlink.

Submissions were accepted under the following 4 main topics:
- Design Foundations
- Mobility Communication and Services
- Realization Aspects
- Networking and Grid Approaches

The Conference included the presentation of full papers, short papers and posters. Also included one keynote presentation by Dr. Stephan Lukosch, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and one tutorial presented by Prof. Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany.


Keynote Presentation:


tpmc2012a Dr. Stephan Lukosch, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Designers and engineers solve complex problems using many different tools. Often they work in various projects to bring in their expertise and thereby knowledge is dispersed over different team members, artifacts and systems. The used collaboration support tools are not used on a regular basis, exist in a variety of shapes, offer limited process support and do not adapt to changing needs of a team. As result, designers and engineers often face a complex collaboration environment and have to negotiate and perform adaptations manually. They are not interacting as a participatory system in which all team members trust each other and are willing to act towards a shared goal.

This impacts the effectiveness of the collaboration process and results in inefficient interaction and reduced team performance. This paper discusses the above issues in more detail. It presents previous work on shared data management, pattern-based design, context-adaptive collaboration and collaborative knowledge acquisition. Based on this background, the paper outlines a research agenda towards effective collaborative design and engineering based on new forms of collaborative interaction in traditional as well as emerging interaction spaces


Conference Tutorial :

Managing Geo Data – Usage of Open Street Map for own Services and Applications by Prof. Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany

Several applications and mobile apps need access to spatial geo data. They often contain functions to display the user's position on a map, provide route planning or are able to look up important locations. To provide these functions, applica¬tions can use widely available service platforms such as Google Maps. However, some¬times it is useful to have the spa¬tial services and data fully under own control. Reasons could be: costs, license models, service availability or the quality of spatial data.

Nowadays, we can use different sources to get spatial data. The most important source is Open Street Map (OSM) – a com¬munity project to collect and disseminate world wide geo data. Meanwhile, OSM data has a high coverage, high quality and attractive license models. It thus is suitable even for small projects.

This tutorial presents the benefits and issues using OSM data for own projects. Among other topics this tutorial presents: OSM as a community platform, the format of OSM data, OSM data types, representation of geometries, non-spatial prop¬erties and names, classification of objects, topologies and route planning, painting maps, storing and accessing geo data. In addition, we present a sample workflow chain to import, process and manage geo data based on OSM for own projects.


Conference Best Paper:

A MODEL FOR FINE-GRAINED ACCESS CONTROL TO WEB DATABASES: VAMOS – A CASE STUDY by Peter Trommler, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany

Flaws in a Web application's access control code could expose core business data stored in databases to the Internet. In this paper we present VAMOS, an ambient assisted living project for seniors, as a case study to verify the validity of an access control model that is based on the notion of the user's "own data." The implementation is based on the concept of parameterized views in a database. The paper develops the "own data" model based on navigation through associations and temporal aspects representing actions in the past. A textual representation of the abstract model is presented and examples taken from VAMOS are displayed and discussed.

The IADIS International Conference Theory and Practice in Modern Computing 2012 was published both in Book (ISBN: 978-972-8939-73-1) and CD-ROM (ISBN: 978-989-8533-08-1).


Program Committee:

Program Co-Chairs:
Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Hans Weghorn, BW Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany

General Conference Co-Chairs:
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members:
Ake Sivertun, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden
Akram Shaikh, Institute Of Information & Communication Technolog, Pakistan
Alain Pirotte, Universite de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Alberto Polzonetti, School Of Science And Technology Computer Science, Italy
Alessandro Anzaloni, Technological Aeronautic Institute, Brazil
Alexander Lazovik, Inria, France
Alfonso Rodriguez Rios, Universidad Del Bío-bío, Chile
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Amnart Pohthong, Prince Of Songkla University, Thailand
Anca-Juliana Stoica, Dept. of IT, Uppsala University, Sweden
Andre Aquino, IC-UFAL, Brazil
Andrea Perego, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Andres Muñoz, Universidad De Murcia, Spain
Andreu Sancho Asensio, Universitat La Salle, Spain
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Angel Moreno, Universidad De Alcala, Spain
Antonio Munoz, University Of Malaga, Spain
Antonio Ruiz Martinez, University Of Murcia, Spain
Antonios Alexiou, Ministry Of Labour And Social Security, Greece
Apostolos Gkamas, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Vella of Ioan, Greece
Artur Przelaskowski, Warsaw University Of Technology, Poland
Asier Perallos, University of Deusto, Spain
Ateet Bhalla, NRI Institute of Information Science and Technolog, India
Atilla Elci, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Audrius Lopata, Kaunas Faculty Of Vilnius University, Lithuania
Baokang Zhao, National University Of Defense Technology, China
Bartosz Krawczyk, Wroclaw University Of Technology, Poland
Basilis Mamalis, Technological Educational Institute Of Athens, Greece
Boguslaw Cyganek, Agh University Of Science And Technology, Poland
Bulent Tavli, Tobb Economy And Technology University, Turkey
Byoung Uk Kim, Ridgetop Group, Inc., USA
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Carlos Juiz, Universidad De Las Islas Baleares, Spain
Carlos Serrao, ISCTE/DCTI, Portugal
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico
Chantana Phongpensri, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Cheng-Yuan Chang, National United University, Taiwan
Chih-chieh Hung, Yahoo! Inc., Taiwan
Chih-lin Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Chris Guy, University Of Reading, United Kingdom
Colette Johnen, Université Bordeaux, France
Cristina Alcaraz, University Of Malaga, Spain
Cyril Onwubiko, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Dai Davies, Dante Ltd, United Kingdom
Danda B. Rawat, Eastern Kentucky University, USA
Dario Bruneo, University Of Messina, Italy
Debasis Giri, Haldia Institute Of Technology, India
Doina Bein, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dominic Heutelbeck, Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V. (FTK, Germany
Dongkyun Kim, Korea Institute Of Science And Technology Informat, South Korea
Dumitru Burdescu, University Of Craiova, Romania
Edgar Weippl, Sba Research , Austria
Eiko Yoneki, University Of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Elad Michael Schiller, Chalmers University Of Technology, Sweden
Eleni Vlahogianni, National Technical University Of Athens, Greece
Elske Ammenwerth, University For Health Sciences, Medical Informatic, Austria
Emilio Serrano, Universidad De Murcia, Spain
Enzo Seraphim, Federal University Of Itajuba, Brazil
Erica Cecilia Ruiz Ibarra, Instituto Tecnológico De Sonora, Mexico
Ezendu Ariwa, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Fausto Fasano, Università Degli Studi Del Molise, Italy
Felix Strohmeier, Salzburg Research, Austria
Felix J. Garcia Clemente, University Of Murcia, Spain
Fernando Pereñiguez García, University Of Murcia, Spain
Fernando Zacarias Flores, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma De Puebla, Mexico
Francesca Lonetti, Cnr, Italy
Francesca Martelli, Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR, Italy
Francesco Maiorana, University Of Catania, Italy
George Gravvanis, Democritus University Of Thrace, Greece
George Tombras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Georgios Karagiannis, University Of Twente, Netherlands
Georgios Kioumourtzis, University Of Patras, Greece
Gianluca Amato, University Of Chieti-pescara, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, DIEEI - University of Catania, Italy
Grammati Pantziou, Technological Educational Institution Of Athens, Greece
Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain
Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, USA
Guillaume Doyen, Université De Technologie De Troyes, France
Guu-Chang Yang, National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan
Gyu Myoung Lee, Institut Telecom Sudparis, France
Hamid Harroud, Al Akhawayn Universit, Morocco
Hayam Al_yasiri, Ministry Of Communications, Select A Country
Helmut Reimer, TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V., Germany
Huei Lee, Universidade Estadual Do Oeste Do Paraná, Brazil
Hwangjun Song, Pohang University Of Science And Technology, Korea, Republic Of
Ignacio Soto , Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Ilker Bekmezci, Hava Harp Okulu, Turkey
Ion Tutanescu, University Of Pitesti, Romania
Isabel Muench, BSI, Germany
J. Paul Gibson, Télécom Sud Paris, France
Jamal Haydar, Islamic University Of Lebanon, Lebanon
Janos Mohacsi, NIIF/Hungarnet, Hungary
Jean-louis Boulanger, CERTIFER, France
Jenq-Shiou Leu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technolo, Taiwan
Jing Yuan, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Joan Navarro, Universidad Ramón Llull, Spain
Johan Åkerberg, ABB AB, Corporate Research, Sweden
Jorge Barbosa, Unisinos, Brazil
José Guimarães, Universidade Federal De São Carlos (ufscar), Brazil
José Santa, University of Murcia, Spain
Jose Antonio Montenegro Montes, University Of Malaga, Spain
Jose Enrique Armendariz-inigo, Universidad Publica De Navarra, Spain
Jose Maria Alcaraz Calero, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Juan Luis Gorricho, Polytechnic University Of Catalunya, Spain
Juergen Jaehnert, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Juergen Sienel, Alcatel-lucent Deutschland AG, Germany
Jun Yan, University Of Wollogong, Australia
Justin Rough, Deakin University, Australia
Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA
Kevin Daimi, University Of Detroit Mercy, USA
Kiran Patil, GM Global R&D, General Motors India, India
Kok-leong Ong, Deakin University, Australia
Kun Hua, Lawrence Technological University, USA
Laura Bocchi, University Of Leicester, United Kingdom
Laura Carnevali, DSI, Italy
Laura Maag, Alcatel-lucent Bell Labs, France
Lei Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Leila Merghem-boulahia, Utt, France
Lina Yao, University Of Adelaide, Australia
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Lu-an Tang, University Of Illinois At Urbana-champaign, USA
Lucia Rapanotti, The Open University, United Kingdom
Luis Scott, Federal University Of Abc, Brazil
Lyes Khoukhi, University Of Technology Of Troyes, France
Manuel Gil Pérez, University of Murcia, Spain
Marcelo Zanchetta do Nascimento, Federal University Of ABC, Brazil
Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy Of Scien, Poland
Marcio Oikawa, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Marek Stanuszek, Cracow University Of Technology, Poland
Marek Woda, Wroclaw University Of Technology, Poland
Maria Fazio, University Of Messina, Italy
Maria Ganzha, System Research Institute Polish Academy, Poland
María Antonia Martínez, University Of Murcia, Spain
Markus Quaritsch, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Martin Sandrieser, University Of Vienna, Austria
Martin Schaffer, NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH, Austria
Matthias Joest, Heidelberg Mobil International Gmbh, Germany
Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Md. Motaharul Islam, Kyung Hee University, Korea (south)
Meltem Sonmez Turan, National Institute Of Standards And Technology, USA
Michal Choras, Institute Of Telecommunications, Poland
Michal Wozniak, Wroclaw University Of Technology, Poland
Mikael Gidlund, ABB AB, Corporate Research, Sweden
Moez Esseghir, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University, Saudi Arab
Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, University Of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Ltd, Australia
Mustafa Atay, Winston-Salem State University, USA
Nadine Akkari, Telecom Paristech, France
Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, USA
Neville Churcher, University Of Canterbury, New Zealand
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Olaf Maennel, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ouri Wolfson, University Of Illinois At Chicago, USA
Ousmane Thiare, Gaston Berger University, Senegal
Pablo Bringas, University Of Deusto, Spain
Pablo Najera, University Of Malaga, Spain
Paddy Krishnan, Bond University, Australia
Panos Kudumakis, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Peter Schartner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Peter Trommler, Univ. Of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Pierre Leone, University Of Geneva, Switzerland
Piotr Porwik, University Of Silesia, Poland
Piotr Andrzej Kowalski, Cracow Univ. of Tech. and SRI Polish Academy Of Sc, Poland
Prabu Dorairaj, NetApp Inc, India/USA
Rabeb Mizouni, Khalifa University , United Arab Emirates
Raimundo Barreto, Federal University Of Amazonas, Brazil
Rajeev Roy, Aimvalley Bv, Netherlands
Rana Rahim-Amoud, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Raphael Frank, Université Du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Rasit Eskicioglu, University Of Manitoba, Canada
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Raul De Lacerda, Supélec, France
Reagan Moore, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll, USA
Rebeca Cortazar, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Richard Nelson, University Of Waikato, New Zealand
Robert Dew, Deakin University, Australia
Ruben Nicolas, Universitat La Salle, Spain
Rui Aguiar, Universidade De Aveiro, Portugal
Russel Pears, Auckland University Of Technology, New Zealand
Ryosuke Saga, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Sandra Passchier, SURFnet, Netherlands
Sarka Kvetonova, Brno University Of Technology, Czech Republic
Sattar B. Sadkhan, University Of Babylon, Iraq
Saulius Gudas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Serap Sahin, Izmir Institute Of Technology, Turkey
Sergio Ilarri, University Of Zaragoza, Spain
Sergio Kofuji, Usp, Brazil
Shachi Sharma, Ibm India Research Lab, India
Shaoen Wu, University Of Southern Mississippi, USA
Shaojie Qiao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Shoba Tegginmath, Auckland University Of Technology, New Zealand
Siegfried Benkner, University Of Vienna, Austria
Song Han, Curtin University Of Technology, Australia
Stanislaw Ambroszkiewicz, Polish Academy Of Sciences Warsaw, Poland
Stefan Rass, Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of The Aegean, Greece
Stephane Maag, Telecom SudParis, France
Sven Ubik, CESNET, Czech Republic
Svetla Nikova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Tee Sim Hui, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Thilo Bauer, bluewater multimedia concepts, Germany
Tiberiu Stefan Letia, Technical University Of Cluj-napoca, Romania
Tomas Skersys, Kaunas University Of Technology, Lithuania
Uwe Roth, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Valerie Gay, University Of Technology Sydney, Australia
Vanessa Gardellin, Institute for Informatics and Telematics, CNR, Italy
Vladimir Oleshchuk, University of Agder, Norway
Weifeng Sun, Dalian University Of Technology, China
Wei-Peng Chen, Fujitsu Laboratories Of America, Inc., USA
Wichian Sittiprapaporn, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Wing Kwong, Hofstra University, USA
Wojciech Kmiecik, Wroclaw University Of Technology, Poland
Xiaolin Chang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Xu Shao, Institute For Infocomm Research, Singapore
Yan Xia, Hunan University, China
Yanbo Wu, University Of Adelaide, Australia
Yannick Carlinet, France Telecom R&D, France
Yicheng Wen, Ge Appliances & Lighting, USA
Yin Wang, Lawrence Technological University, USA
Yoseba Penya, University Of Deusto, Spain
Zbigniew Kokosinski, Cracow University Of Technology, Poland
Zhong-hui Duan, University of Akron, USA
Zuqing Zhu, University Of Science And Technology Of China, China

Auxiliary Reviewers

André Gustavo Maletzke, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná - UNIOESTE, Brazil
Carlos Andres Ferrero, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná - UNIOESTE, Brazil
Joylan Nunes Maciel, Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana - UNILA, Brasil
Luciano Panek, Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná - UNIOESTE, Brazil
Newton Spolaôr, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Brazil


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