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MIPRO 2017 - 40th Jubilee International Convention

DewCom - DEW Computing

Wednesday, 5/24/2017 3:00 PM - Friday, 9/1/2017 12:00 AM, Camelia 2, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija

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Event program
Wednesday, 5/24/2017 3:00 PM - Friday, 9/1/2017 12:00 AM,
Camelia 2, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija
Invited Lecture 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMLech Jóźwiak (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Embedded Computing Technology for Advanced Mobile Cyber-physical Systems


3:30 PM - 3:45 PMZ. Šojat (Rudjer Boshkovich Institute, Zagreb, Croatia), K. Skala (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)
The Dawn of Dew: Dew Computing for Advanced Living Environment 
Our present technological civilisation always aims towards new and new goals, and has a strong urge to integrate all what is available in a huge interrelated and as much as possible autonomous system. Thousands and thousands of people try to imagine a problem and get a solution to it, hoping that in our common effort some of their work will show to be beneficial. Entering the Age of Information after a, historically, extremely long period of materialism (not only the last few centuries), and the many ages of not understanding the meaning, or even the existence, of information itself, we are, naturally, inspired, intriqued, confused, elated and stunned by the wast area of possibilities, the enormous applicability and a vision of a future world which would be perfect for a human. Or would it? In this everyday effort to think out something we would like to have, and integrate the new and new application ideas into the explosively expanding amount of thiny specks of dotted silicon, which just a few decenia ago we realised can be organised in such a way that our wildest dreams of what a machine can do never before could even faintly imagine, we need to give Names to what we do. Our need to create has found a very new and a very unexplored way of realisation in its own world somewhere between the imagination and the material reality. And we try, somehow similar to what Adam did, to give each of the new ideas, things, paradigms, principles, algorithms individuality, by whose name we could recognise about what we are talking. So it is natural that, as we see more and more opporunities, by gaining more knowledge, and sometimes even insight, new and new approaches, and therefore new names emerge. Presently, in the area of Computer Science, we envision a new world of little machines all over the planet, in every home, car, street, road, pocket, on hands and as pendulums. As monitors, assistants, caretakers... (don't we trust ourselves a little too much that we would really succeed to make all that for the betterment of human life?). A lot of different terms are mixed up, and often yet we did not have enough time to settle down what we actually mean when we say some of the information-processing related words. In this work we will primarily explore the application of Dew-Computing paradigm in integrating the lowest level, physical-edge human environment-controlling devices into higher level behavioural systems. An optimistic vision of the future is given in a form of a short “science-future” story. However, attention of the reader is driven to the scientific responsibility we all have, as not only the How, but very much also the Why is here also an essential question, although often we answer this question in an almost derogatory way. Are we certain Where we will End up as free human beings?
3:45 PM - 4:00 PMG. Oparin, V. Bogdanova, S. Gorsky, A. Pashinin (Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of , Irkutsk, Russian Federation)
Service-Oriented Application for Parallel Solving the Parametric Synthesis Feedback Problem of Controlled Dynamic Systems 
Currently, there is an intensive development and complication of controlled dynamic systems. Despite the large amount of existing methods, the problem of analysis and synthesis of various classes of such systems remains relevant. In particular, binary dynamic systems (Boolean network) represent a large interest to study for the theory and practice. The necessary requirements for controlled systems are the demands of their stability. We suggest a service-oriented application PSF (Parametric Synthesis Feedback) for the parametric synthesis of stabilizing controller for controlled continuous and binary dynamic objects. This application was implemented with High Performance Computing Service Oriented Multiagent System (HPCSOMAS) Framework developed by authors. This tool provides the functionality for automated creation and multiagent control of execution of service-oriented applications. PSF integrates the functionality represented by services that implement new methods for the synthesis of linear static (or dynamic) state (or output) feedback. These proposed methods allow a natural data parallelism and scalability with increasing the dimension of the problem. Based on integration of problem-oriented services PSF interacts with distributed computational environment through the system services of HPCSOMAS Framework. We demonstrate some examples of the parametric synthesis of stabilizing controller for different classes of linear dynamic control objects.
4:00 PM - 4:15 PMY. Gordienko, S. Stirenko, O. Alienin (National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor SIkorsky Kyiv Polytechic Institute", Kyiv, Ukraine), K. Skala, Z. Šojat (Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia), A. Rojbi (University of Paris 8, Paris, France), J. López Benito, E. Artetxe González (CreativiTIC Innova SL, Logroño, Spain), U. Lushchyk (Medical Research Center "Veritas, Kyiv, Ukraine), L. Sajn (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia), A. Llorente Coto (Private Planet, London, United Kingdom), G. Jervan (Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia)
Augmented Coaching Ecosystem for Non-obtrusive Adaptive Personalized Elderly Care on the basis of Cloud-Fog-Dew Computing Paradigm 
The concept of the augmented coaching ecosystem for non-obtrusive adaptive personalized elderly care is proposed on the basis of the integration of new and available ICT approaches. They include multimodal user interface (MMUI), augmented reality (AR), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and machine-tomachine (M2M) interactions. The ecosystem is based on the Cloud-Fog-Dew computing paradigm services, providing a full symbiosis by integrating the whole range from low level sensors up to high level services using integration efficiency inherent in synergistic use of applied technologies. Inside of this ecosystem, all of them are encapsulated in the following network layers: Dew, Fog, and Cloud computing layer. Instead of the "spaghetti connections", "mosaic of buttons", "puzzles of output data", etc., the proposed ecosystem provides the strict division in the following dataflow channels: consumer interaction channel, machine interaction channel, and caregiver interaction channel. This concept allows to decrease the physical, cognitive, and mental load on elderly care stakeholders by decreasing the secondary human-to-human (H2H), human-to-machine (H2M), and machine-to-human (M2H) interactions in favor of M2M interactions and distributed Dew Computing services environment. It allows to apply this non-obtrusive augmented reality ecosystem for effective personalized elderly care to preserve their physical, cognitive, mental and social well-being.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PMP. Brezany (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), T. Ludescher, T. Feilhauer (University of Applied Sciences, Dornbir, Austria)
Cloud-Dew Computing Support for Automatic Data Analysis in Life Sciences 
In the current big data paradigm developments, there is growing trend towards automation of data mining and other analytical processes involved in data science to increase productivity of associated applications. There are already several efforts to create automated data science platforms. However, these platforms are prevalently oriented towards business and engineering application domains. This paper addresses our automatic data analysis approach enabled by cloud-dew computing in the context of the life-science sector; we focus on two application domains: breath gas analysis in the context of cancer research and non-invasive brain damage restoration processes. The design of our automatic analysis framework is driven by the formal productivity model and a taxonomy for categorizing existing automatic analysis systems that we developed and briefly present. First, we introduce the Automatic Analysis Framework (AAF) we designed and fully implemented for the breath gas analysis domain on top of the hybrid cloud technology and then we show the redesign of AAF to AAF++ that is completely based on the cloud-dew computing architecture. Then porting AAF++ to the brain damage restoration applications is discussed. Finally, we outline our future research ideas.
4:30 PM - 4:45 PMN. Crnko (Srce - Sveučilišni računski centar, Zagreb, Croatia)
Distributed Database System as a Base for Multilanguage Support for Legacy Software 
Adding user interface with multi language support into legacy software not planed during the development phase for such type of using, can be very challenged process. In this paper is suggested innovative procedure for solving mentioned problem using a Distributed Database System as a part of the Dew Computing Paradigm. One of the key advantages of distributed database system in the building multi language extension of legacy software is related to performance.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PMA. Pavlinic (HEP ODS DP Elektroistra, Pula, Croatia), V. Komen (HEP OD DP Elektroprimorje, Rijeka, Croatia)
Sag/Tension Dynamical Line Rating System Architecture 
Most countries record an increased demand for electricity, which is in contemporary power systems mostly transferred by overhead lines. To meet this increase in demand, the construction of new overhead lines is required. However, in terms of economy and ecology, this solution could be unacceptable so new solutions for increasing the transmission power of the existing lines are considered. In recent years, because of those very conditions, the application of dynamical line rating systems is explored. Their basic scope is to increase the transmission power in periods of favourable weather conditions thus achieving better efficiency of the existing lines. This paper is focused on presenting the algorithms, and hardware infrastructure of a sag/tension dynamical line rating system. This system from the sag or tension, ambient temperature and solar radiation measurement calculate in real-time the line amapacity (rating). Moreover, by installing this system the average conductor temperature of various line tension sections (in which the measurement equipment is placed) is monitored.
5:00 PM - 5:15 PMM. Goeminne, M. Boukhebouze (CETIC, Charleroi, Belgium)
Toward a Framework for Embedded & Collaborative Data Analysis with Heterogeneous Devices  
The Internet of things (IoT) has emerged in numerous domains for collecting and exchanging large datasets in order to ensure a continuous monitoring and realtime decision-making. IoT incorporates sensors for carrying out raw data acquisition, while data processing and analysis tasks are addressed by high performance computational facilities, such as cloud-based infrastructures(remoteprocessingapproach).However,inseveral scenarios, the data export incurred by a remote processing approach is not desired, due to privacy issues, bandwidth limitations, or the lack of a reliable communication channel, among others. This paper presents MODALITi, a framework we develop for facing these recurring technical and social issues. In this framework, sensors collaboratively carry out a prediction algorithm by processing locally collected data. Their resources limitations are taken into account by relying on a contextaware adaptation of their behavior, as well as an optimised data exchange and processing.
5:15 PM - 5:30 PMM. Gusev (University Sts Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia)
A Dew Computing Solution for IoT Streaming Devices 
Most people refer to modern mobile and wireless ubiquitous solutions as an application of IoT. The advances in the technology and establishment of cloud-based systems emerge the idea of the connected world over Internet based on distributed processing sites. In this paper, we discuss the dew computing architectural approach for IoT solutions and give an organizational overview of the dew server and its connections with IoT devices in the overall cloud-based solutions. Dew servers act as another computing layer in the cloud-based architecture for IoT solutions, and we present its specific goals and requirements. This is compared to the fog computing and cloudlet solutions with an overview of the overall computing trends. The dew servers are analyzed from architectural and organizational aspect as devices that collect, process, and offload streaming data from the IoT sensors and devices, besides the communication with higher-level servers in the cloud. We have modeled a dew computing solution for a streaming IoT device and higher-level cloud-based servers. The proposed solution enables efficient streaming data collection, storing, processing and transmitting, even in the cases where the sensor needs to be a battery operated wearable device without any wired connection. The dew computing layer is based on the realization of a corresponding dew server, that can be a mobile smartphone or standalone smart home processing and communication box. We have presented functions and micro services the dew server provides with elaboration why the corresponding solution is preferred, comparing it to the conventional direct cloud solutions, fog computing or cloudlet solutions. The new defined specific dew server realizes a new IoTD category of the already existing dew computing categories. The overall concept actually pushes back the processing closer to the devices to enable a more independent processing and organization.
5:30 PM - 5:45 PMD. Podbojec, B. Herynek, D. Jazbec, M. Cvetko, M. Debevc, I. Kožuh (University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)
3D-based Location Positioning Using the Dew Computing Approach For Indoor Navigation 
In the field of indoor navigation, there is still a lack of a unified system which could be applied to different buildings. As far as existing indoor navigation solutions are concerned, there is a recognised need for developing an application which would allow users to navigate within large buildings, especially when educational institutions are in question. Thus, in our study, we designed, developed and evaluated a web-based application “Virtual FERI” which allows indoor navigation of the G3 building of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FERI) in Maribor, Slovenia. Following the 3D model of the building, it simplifies the process of seeking the specific classroom in the building which could help newcomer students and guest lecturers to navigate within the building. To evaluate the application, we conducted an experiment with 25 students from the University of Maribor who had not been in building G3 before. Usability and user experience of the application were assessed with a User Experience Questionnaire and System Usability Scale. Time was measured as well. The findings revealed that navigating within the buildings can be faster by using the “Virtual FERI” where usability was sufficient and user experience was satisfactory.
5:45 PM - 6:00 PMM. Frincu (West University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania)
Architecting a Hybrid Cross Layer Dew-Fog-Cloud Stack for Future Data-Driven Cyber-Physical Systems 
The Internet of Things is gaining traction due to the emergence of smart devices surrounding our daily lives. These cyber-physical systems (CPS) are highly distributed, communicate over wi-fi or wireless and generate massive amounts of data. In addition, many of these systems require near real-time control (RTC). In this context, future IT platforms will have to adapt to the Big Data challenge by bringing intelligence to the edge of the network (dew computing) for low latency fast local decisions while keeping at the same time a centralized control based on well-established scalable and fault tolerant technologies brought to life by cloud computing. In this paper we address this challenge by proposing a hybrid cross layer dew-fog-cloud architecture tailored for large scale data-driven CPSs. Our solution will help catalyze the next generation of computational platforms where mobile and dynamic IoT platforms with energy and computational constraints will be used on demand for storing and computing Big Data located nearby in near real-time for local decisions and extend to cloud systems for fast orchestrated centralized decisions. The proposed architecture aims to leverage the advantages of both cloud and dew systems to overcome the challenges and limitations of modern communication networks. We also discuss two real-life life solutions from the field of smart grids and smart transportation systems.
Oral presentations 
1.18:15 - 18:30 Y. Wang (University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada)
An Attempt to Model Dew Computing (oral presentation) 
2.18:30 - 18:45 T. Lipic, K. Skala (Ruđer Bošković institute, Zagreb, Croatia)
The Key Drivers of Emerging Socio-Technical Systems: A Perspective of Dew computing in Cyber-Physical Systems (Oral presentation)  
3.18:45 - 19:00 P. Brezany (University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Vienna, Austria), F. Khan (Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan)
Cloud-Dew Data Provenance Framework (Oral presentation) 
4.19:00 - 19:15 D. Petcu, I. Dragan (Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania)
Big Data Framework Management Based on Dew Computing (Oral presentation) 

Basic information:

Karolj Skala (Croatia), Enis Afgan (Croatia), Yingwei Wang (Canada)

Steering Committee:

Karolj Skala (Croatia), Yingwei Wang (Canada), Enis Afgan (CRO-USA), Dana Petcu (Romania), Zorislav Šojat (Croatia), Davor Davidović (Croatia), Sashko Ristov (Austria), Marjan Gušev (Macedonia), Tomislav Lipić (Croatia), Ivan Sović (Croatia), Parimala Thulasiraman (Canada), Yi Pan (USA), Andy Rindos (USA), Ruppa Thulasiram (Canada), Shuhui Yang (USA)

Registration / Fees:
Price in EUR
Before 8 May 2017
After 8 May 2017
Members of MIPRO and IEEE 180 200
Students (undergraduate and graduate), primary and secondary school teachers 100 110
Others 200 220

The discount doesn't apply to PhD students.


Jelena Cubric
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Bijenicka 54
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

The best papers will get a special award.
Accepted papers will be published in the ISBN registered conference proceedings. Papers presented at the Conference will be submitted for posting to IEEE Xplore.

Based on the submitted abstracts and interests, consortium partners will be selected for a H2020 project proposal “Dew Computing as a Dense Ground of Physical Edge Services” (Call ICT 16 2016-2017). 
Selected prominent works will be published in a special edition issue “Dew Computing” in Open Journal of Cloud Computing (OJCC).
OJCC, an open access and peer-reviewed online journal, publishes original and creative research results on cloud computing. OJCC distributes its articles under the open access model. All articles of OJCC are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. Publisher: RonPub UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Lübeck, Germany. (



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