DSL NEWS UPDATE:
Outcomes of a project on merging software models led by Dr Hoa Dam with researchers at Johannes Kepler University (Austria) and University of Otago (New Zealand) has recently been published in the highly-regarded Journal of Systems and Software. Earlier results of this research have won a Best Paper Award at the 11th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture.
DSL fast growing research on Big Data analytics for software engineering (by PhD student Morakot Choetkiertikul, Dr Hoa Dam, and Prof. Aditya Ghose) scored another major success with a paper at the 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), one of the top conferences in software engineering with an acceptance rate of 20.8%.
DSL authors Karthikeyan Ponnalagu, Prof. Aditya Ghose and Dr. Hoa Dam celebrate a major paper success at the BPM-2015 conference (the premier - and highly selective with a 17% acceptance rate - venue for business process management) with a paper that offers ways to use semantic annotation and goal-oriented analysis to manage variability in business process instances.
DSL authors Morakot Choetkiertikul, Dr. Hoa Dam and Prof. Aditya Ghose have won the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award for their work on mining risk indicators for software projects.
DSL authors Metta Santiputri, Prof. Aditya Ghose, Dr. Hoa Dam and Dr. Chee-Fon Chang celebrate a major paper success at the ER-2015 conference (the premier - and highly selective with a 20% acceptance rate - venue for conceptual modeling) with a paper that offers the first-ever solution to the problem of mining causal links between business processes and task post-conditions.
DSL authors Ayu Saraswati, Prof. Aditya Ghose, Dr. Hoa Dam and Dr. Chee-Fon Chang celebrate a major paper success at the ER-2015 conference (the premier - and highly selective with a 20% acceptance rate - venue for conceptual modeling) for the first reported attempt at data-driven extraction of enterprise architectures.
Prof. Aditya Ghose has been elected Chair of the Steering Committee of the PRIMA (Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems) conference series.
A project led by Dr. Hoa Dam and PhD student Morakot Choetkiertikul has delivered important advances in our ability to predict risk by mining social media. A paper reporting results in the context of risk prediction for software development projects will be reported at the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories.
TITLE: Relevance in Belief Revision
SPEAKER: Prof. Pavlos Peppas University of Patras Greece
DATE: August 20, 2015
TIME: 4pm onwards
ABSTRACT: A quarter of a century ago, a new research area, now known as Belief Revision, emerged at the cross-section of Formal Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. In Belief Revision the problem at focus is the process by which a rational agent changes her beliefs in the light of new information. What makes the problem non-trivial is that, in principle, it is not enough to simply add the new information to one’s stock of beliefs; some of the old beliefs need to be withdrawn, on pain of inconsistency. Furthermore, there is typically more than one choice on which beliefs to give up. In making this choice the agent, arguably, need to consider the relevance of the new information to the old beliefs. In this talk we shall review the most important ideas and results in Belief Revision, and we shall examine the recent attempts that have been made to formalize the role of relevance in the area.
SPEAKER BIO: Pavlos Peppas received his Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras in 1988, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sydney in 1994. He was appointed at Macquarie University as a lecturer in 1993, and was promoted to senior lecturer in 1998. In 2000 and for about two years he worked in industry (Intrasoft, Athens), and later joined AIT (Athens Information Technology) as a Senior Scientist. From 2001 to 2004, Pavlos was Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In November 2003 he joined the Dept of Business Administration at the University of Patras as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2013. Since July 2013, Pavlos is also a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests lie primarily in the area of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, with a focus on Belief Revision and on Reasoning about Action.