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