**************************** A team led by Dr. Hoa Dam (and including Dr. Truyen Tran and Prof. John Grundy from Deakin University as well as Prof. Aditya Ghose from the DSL) has developed a novel deep learning framework - called DeepSoft - for software analytics. The first vision paper outlining this project has been accepted at the ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE-2016).
DSL's latest research outcomes on mining social norms from open source communities have been presented at the 24th European Conference on Information Systems and 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. The project is led by PhD student Daniel Avery, Dr. Hoa Dam and Prof. Aditya Ghose, and involves collaboration with University of Otago's researchers.
Prof. Aditya Ghose has been invited to deliver a 2-week course on "Computational Service Science" as part of the Prime Minister of India's key educational project, GIAN, under which under which foreign scholars teach at India’s leading technology institutes to build knowledge and transform higher education across the country.
DSL authors Renuka Sindhgatta (also of IBM Research India), Prof. Aditya Ghose and Dr. Hoa Dam will report on a novel framework that uses data analytics for optimal business process provisioning at the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE), the premier conference in this area (acceptance rate: 16.5%)
Prof. Aditya Ghose, Prof. Andrew Miller and Dr. David Stirling were among the authors of a submission (with Prof. David Thwaites of the University of Sydney as lead author) entitled "Mining routine radiation oncology clinical datasets within a distributed rapid learning framework: the potential for supporting optimised clinical decisions" that won the Best Abstract Award at the Cancer Institute of NSW Innovations in Cancer Treatment and Care Conference 2014.
Prof. John Mylopoulos, eminent software engineering and conceptual modelling researcher, is currently visiting the Decision Systems Lab for a period of 3 weeks. His visit was preceded by a visit by Prof. Akhil Kumar from Penn State University in early January.
The Decision Systems Lab/Centre for Oncology Informatics has initiated a new collaboration with the Liverpool Hospital on radiation oncology decision support, funded by a $114,000 research contract.
Prof. Aditya Ghose presented a keynote at a plenary session of Int'l Conf. on Service-Oriented Computing Workshops on Nov. 16th, 2015 in Goa, India.
Prof. Aditya Ghose has been invited to deliver a keynote at a joint plenary session of the Service-Oriented Enterprise Architecture and Evolutionary Business Process Workshops at the EDOC-2015 conference (Adelaide, September, 2015). His keynote title: "The post-theoretic enterprise: Data-driven evolution of enterprise functionality".
SPEAKER: Dr. Bhuvan Unhelkar Associate Professor (IT) at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) in Florida and Founding Consultant at MethodScience
DATE: Thursday, July 28, 2016
TIME: 4pm onwards
TITLE: Big Data Framework for Agile Business (BDFAB v2.0)
Abstract: The term “big data” encompasses a wide variety of topics led by the two keywords “analytics” and “technologies. Technically, big data implies Hadoop/HDFS, Spark and, at the back end, NoSQL. From a business viewpoint, however, big data analytics command greater interest as they enable identification of patterns, facilitate predictions, and also provide prescriptive advise for better decision making. When medium to large enterprises want to adopt big data, they need to go through the rigors of large-scale adoption through people, processes, and technologies. Their Big data analytics need to be coupled with a proper understanding of technological capabilities provided by enterprise architectures. We thus find that there are multiple technical, analytical and architectural elements that come into play in big data adoption by organizations. This discussion focuses on an overarching framework that will not only facilitate adoption of analytics and technologies but will provide a solid foundation for a strategic approach to big data. This framework is called the Big Data Framework for Agile Business (BDFAB v 2.0). The key elements composing this framework include: Agile values for business, organizational roles in big data, building blocks of big data strategies for business (including the role of analytics within those strategies), key artifacts in big data adoption, business conditions and limitations, Agile practices, and a compendium (repository). The building blocks of big data strategies are themselves are made up of five modules: 1. Business decisions, 2. Data & technology 3. Optimization & Visualization 4. Organizational Capabilities and EA 5. People (capabilities) & Quality In addition, this framework is accompanied by a 12-lane process for big data transformation especially in large organizations. Exploration of this framework will be of practical benefit to organizations looking for a sensible pathway into big data and, at the same time, provide opportunity for refinement based on further experimentation. BDFAB is the core contribution of a book I am publishing with CRC press (USA) on Big Data Strategies (due 2016 end).
Bio: Dr Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS; CBAP) has more than two decades of strategic as well as hands-on professional experience in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. As Associate Professor (IT) he leads the IT program at University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus; and as Founding Consultant at MethodScience he has developed mastery in Business Analysis & Requirements Modeling, Software Engineering, Big Data Strategies, Agile Processes, Mobile Business and Green IT. His domain experience is banking, financial, insurance, government and telecommunications. Bhuvan is a thought-leader, an author (17 books – latest being The Art of Practicing Agile: Applying Composite Agile Method and Strategy to Real Projects (Taylor and Francis USA). and a coach and a trainer. Recent Cutter executive reports (Boston, USA) include Psychology of Agile, Business Transformation, Collaborative Business & Enterprise Agility and Agile in Practice-a Composite approach. He is a winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006) and IT Writer Award (2010). He has a Doctorate in the area of “Object Orientation” from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. He was Sr. Lecturer at Western Sydney University and an adjunct/guest professor at the University of Technology, Sydney; and the Australian Catholic University. Bhuvan is Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, Life member of Computer Society of India and Baroda Management Association, Member of SDPS, Rotarian at St.Ives (Past President & Paul Harris Fellow), Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife, and a previous TiE Mentor.
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