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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Opening Keynote


Model-Driven Research in Human-Centric Computing

Dr. Ed H. Chi, Palo Alto Research Center, U.S.A.


How can we build systems that enable users to mix and match tools together? How will we know whether we have done a good job in creating usable visual interactive systems that help users accomplish a wide variety of goals? How can people share the results of their explorations with each other, and for innovative tools to be remixed? Widely-used tools such as Web Browsers, Wikis, spreadsheets, and analytics environments like R all contain models of how people mix and combine operators and functionalities. In my own research, system developments are very much informed by models such as information scent, sensemaking, information theory, probabilistic models, and more recently, evolutionary dynamic models. These models have been used to understand a wide variety of user behaviors in human-centric computing, from individuals interacting with a search system like MrTaggy.com to groups of people working on articles in Wikipedia. These models range in complexity from a simple set of assumptions to complex equations describing human and group behavior. In this talk, I will attempt to illustrate how a model-driven approach to answering the above questions should help to illuminate the path forward for Human-Centric Computing.  

Ed H. Chi is the Area Manager and a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center's Augmented Social Cognition Group. He leads the group in understanding how Web 2.0 and Social Computing systems help groups of people to remember, think and reason. Ed completed his three degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in 6.5 years from University of Minnesota, and has been doing research on user interface software systems since 1993. He has been featured and quoted in the press, including the Economist, Time Magazine, LA Times, and the Associated Press.

 With 20 patents and over 50 research articles, his most well-known past project is the study of Information Scent --- understanding how users navigate and understand the Web and information environments. Most recently, he leads a group of researchers at PARC to understand the underlying mechanisms in online social systems such as Wikipedia and social tagging sites. He has also worked on information visualization, computational molecular biology, ubicomp, and recommendation/search engines. He has won awards for both teaching and research. In his spare time, Ed is an avid photographer, and snowboarder.



Friday, 24 September 2010

Closing Keynote


Model-based Security Engineering with UML:

The last decade and towards the future

Prof. Jan Jürjens, Technical University Dortmund, Germany



The current state of the art in developing security-critical software and systems in practice is far from satisfactory: New security vulnerabilities are discovered on an almost daily basis. To address this problem, there has been a significant amount of work over the last 10 years on providing model-based development approaches based on the Unified Modeling Language which aim to raise the trustworthiness of security-critical systems. Recently, model-based security has even managed to gain entry into Gartner's "hype cycle".

 This talk gives an overview over the history of this field over the last 10 years, discusses the current state of affairs with respect to foundations, tool-support and industrial applications, and considers what might be particularly promising future developments.

 Jan Jürjens is Professor for Software Engineering at Technical University Dortmund (Germany), Scientific Coordinator "Enterprise Engineering" at Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST (Dortmund), and Senior Member of Robinson College (Univ. Cambridge, UK). He supervises a research group of 2 Postdocs and 10 PhD students. He is Scientific Director of an Integrated Project financed by the EU. He has been PI of various projects, often in cooperation with industry (e.g. Microsoft Research (Cambridge)). Previous positions include Royal Society Industrial Fellowship at Microsoft Research Cambridge and non-stipendiary Research Fellowship at Robinson College (Univ. Cambridge). Jan holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Computing from University of Oxford and is author of "Secure Systems Development with UML" (Springer, 2005; Chinese translation 2009; Russian translation in planning) and various publications mostly on software engineering and IT security, totalling more than 2000 citations.

More information: http://jan.jurjens.de .



Leganés-Madrid, Spain
21-25 September 2010