PROGRAM

Program of 8th Balkan Conference in Informatics

Venue: University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, FINKI AMPHITHEATER

21 September 2017

13:30 – 14:00 REGISTRATION

14:00 – 14:15 Official opening of the Conference

14:15 – 15:00 Invited talk, Guruduth Banavar, CTO of VIOME;

The new era of AI will revolutionize our wellness

15:00 – 16:20 SESSION 1: Computer Methodologies and Theory of Computation

Chairs: Margita Kon-Popovska and Betim Cico

  • (FP) Eriglen Gani and Alda Kika. Albanian Dynamic Dactyls Recognition using Kinect Technology and DTW
  • (FP) Petros Kefalas and Ilias Sakellariou. The Invalidity of Validating Emergency Evacuation Simulations
  • (FP) Jovana Vidaković, Sonja Ristic, Slavica Kordić and Ivan Luković. Extended Tuple Constraint Type in Relational and XML Data Model – Definition and Enforcement
  • (FP) Eralda Nishani and Betim Cico. A Systematic Mapping Study of Computer Vision Approaches based on Deep Learning and Neural Networks

 

16:20 – 16:50 SHORT BREAK

16:50 – 17:50 SESSION 2: Software Engineering

Chairs: Marjan Gusev and Goran Velinov

  • (SP) Ervin Domazet, Marjan Gusev and Ljupcho Antovski. A Time-Critical Mobile Application based on ECG Medical Monitoring
  • (SP) Anastasios Papapostolu and Dimitar Birov. Structured Component and Connector Communication
  • (SP) Bojana Koteska, Goran Velinov and Anastas Mishev. A Novel Model for Measuring Component-Based System Agility
  • (SP) Milena Dimovska and Vladimir Trajkovik. Towards Dynamic Cross-platform Component-driven Applications with Girders Elements Framework

 

17:50 – 19:05 SESSION 3: Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning

Chairs: Petros Kefalas and Jovana Vidakovic

  • (FP) Petros Kefalas and Ioanna Stamatopoulou. Using Screencasts to Enhance Logic Programming Skills
  • (FP) Georgia Koloniari. Evaluating the Use of an Interactive Software Tool for Learning BCNF normalization
  • (FP) Dimitar Goshevski, Joana Veljanoska and Thanos Hatziapostolou. A Review of Gamification Platforms for Higher Education
  • (SP) Mirjana Ivanović, Aleksandra Klašnja-Milićević and Jovana Ivković. Integration of Eye Tracking Technologies and Methods in an E-learning System

20:00 – 23:00 Welcome reception and dinner in Restaurant Lira

22 September 2017

09:00 – 09:15 REGISTRATION

09:15 – 10:00 Invited talk, Lira Nikolovska, Director of Experience Design, Autodesk;

Project Quantum: Designing for the Next Generation BIM Ecosystem

10:00 – 11:15 SESSION 4: Natural Language Processing

Chairs: Cvetana Krstev and Ranka Stankovic

  • (FP) Martin Bonchanoski and Katerina Zdravkova. Machine Learning-based approaches to POS tagging of Macedonian language
  • (FP) Jasmina Jovanovska, Ivana Bozhinova and Katerina Zdravkova. Information Retrieval with Reinforced Word Classes
  • (FP) Miljana Mladenovic, Cvetana Krstev, Jelena Mitrović and Ranka Stankovic. Using Lexical Resources for Irony and Sarcasm Classification
  • (SP) Catalin Cerbulescu and Georgiana Silvia Leotescu. Extracting text keywords using WordNet

11:15 – 11:45 BREAK

11:45 – 13:00 SESSION 5: Social and Professional Topics

Chairs: Sabin Simionescu and Catalin Cerbulescu

  • (FP) Sabin Simionescu. Reasons for and benefits of teaching Internet of Things basics in the eve of the 4th industrial revolution
  • (FP) Christos Vasiliadis and Christos Georgiadis. Access Control Mechanisms to E-commerce Environments by Utilizing Web Mining Techniques
  • (SP) Catalin Cerbulescu. Proposed Architecture to manage critical states predictions in IoT applications
  • (SP) Marjan Gusev, Shushma Patel and Jurij Tasic. Stimulating Intellectual Activity with Adaptive Environment (SMILE)

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK

14:30 – 15:15 Invited talk, Sanja Lazarova Molnar, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark; Future Energy Systems: Challenges and Data

15:15 – 16:00 SESSION 6: Education

Chairs: Patrizia Poscic and Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva

  • (FP) Vanya Ivanova, Asya Toskova, Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva, Stanimir Stoyanov and Magdalena Veselinova. Lifelong learning in Virtual education space with intelligent assistants
  • (SP) Sanja Candrlic, Danijela Jaksic and Patrizia Poscic. Students’ Satisfaction and Expectations in Higher Education – a Survey
  • (SP) Vesna Kirandziska and Nevena Ackovska. Hands-on exercises as a boost for the students in a robotic course

16:00 – 16:30 BREAK

16:30 – 17:50 SESSION 7: Various areas

Chairs: Jiří Pospíchal and Yannis Manolopoulos

  • (FP) Arlind Avdullahi, Thomas Lagkas and Panagiotis Sarigiannidis. QoS Supportive MAC Protocols for WSNs: Review and Evaluation
  • (FP) Simeon Veloudis, Iraklis Paraskakis and Christos Petsos. Ontological Framework for Ensuring Correctness of Security Policies in Cloud Environments
  • (FP) Sylwia Nowak, Maria Ganzha, Marcin Paprzycki, Costin Badica, Mirjana Ivanovic and Sabin Simionescu. Agent-based system for highway gasoline price negotiations
  • (FP) Iveta Dirgová Luptáková, Marek Šimon and Jiří Pospíchal. Worst-case test network optimization for community detection method

17:50 – 18:00 Official closing of the Conference

19:00 – 23:00 Visit to Skopje Old Bazaar and Conference Dinner

 

23 September 2017

09:00 – 18:00 WHOLE DAY EXCURSION AND CRUISE IN THE MATKA CANYON WITH TRADITIONAL DINNER IN “MAKEDONSKO SELO”, AND VISIT TO SAINT PANTELEIMON CHURCH FROM 12TH CENTURY, ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND THE CHURCH SVETI SPAS