SCAI Special Sessions

SCAI-SS 1: Intelligent Systems and Applications for Web, Open Data, Social, and Complex Systems

SCAI-SS 2: Small Dataset Learning

SCAI-SS 3: Applied Biometrics

SCAI-SS 4: Human-centric computing


SCAI-SS 1: Intelligent Systems and Applications for Web, Open Data, Social, and Complex Systems
Special Session Organizer: Naoki Fukuta (Shizuoka Univ., Japan)

Abstract: This special session aims to provide an opportunity to discuss their ideas and efforts in theories and practices on intelligent systems that can be applied to provide effective use and enhancements for Web, open data, social, and complex systems, as well as to give an opportunity to present state-of-the-art researches in the area. This special session especially encourages attendees to discuss their ideas on Web-based, LOD(linked open data)-related, social, and complex systems and their applications. Possible main topics of interest include, but not limited to, implementation techniques for intelligent systems (knowledge-based systems, intelligent Web application integration, agent-based intelligent systems, etc.), applications and core-technologies for Web, Open Data, and social computing ( Web-based intelligent systems, effective search and utilization of linked open data, metadata, and ontology, intelligent systems and applications utilizing social relations among users, automated complex negotiation techniques, etc.).


SCAI-SS 2: Small Dataset Learning
Special Session Organizer: Der-Chiang Li (National Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan)

Abstract: Since the development of new products is speeding up, it is often difficult to obtain sufficient samples to test new products or adjust the process parameters before the mass production, and consequently engineers will face the problem of analyzing manufacturing system with insufficient data. Specifically, to explain the problem, it is due to the gaps that exist between data or substantive missing data. Small dataset learning problems have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of the emerging scenario of short product lifecycle caused by the increasing pressure of global competition.


SCAI-SS 3: Applied Biometrics
Special Session Organizer: Martin Drahansky (Brno Univ. of Technology, Czech Republic)

Abstract: This special session is oriented on applied biometrics, i.e. practical solutions of biometrics. Invited are papers dealing with recognition of following biometric characteristics: fingerprints, finger veins, hand veins, 2D/3D hand geometry, nail structure, eye irises, eye retinas, 2D/3D faces, thermo-faces, DNA, ear shape, gait, speech, keystroke dynamics, odontology etc.


SCAI-SS 4: Human-centric computing
Special Session Organizer: Yasushi Kambayashi (Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan)

Abstract: Today, we are witnessing the advent of ubiquitous computing. Computers are not special machines, they are common apparatus. We are using computers without any special attention. For example, telephones, watches and even thermometers have some kind of computational abilities. Therefore computational technologies should become human centric. Human centric computing should be one of the mainstreams of computational technologies.
In this session, we would like to meet with various background research scientists as well as industry specialists to discuss how we can make various computational technologies support the welfare of humanity. Through this session, we would like to foster any inspirations for designing and developing novel computational applications to support human beings.
This session would pursue not only technological issues but also human aspects of computing, and even understanding of human beings.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, implementation and evaluation of human computer interactions
  • End-user development and end-user programming
  • Human aspects of software engineering
  • Software visualization
  • Debugging and program understanding
  • Bio-inspired algorithms and applications
  • Agent and multi-agent systems
  • Crowd-sourcing and sensor networks
  • Artificial intelligence for both supporting humans and understanding humans
  • Intelligent health care systems
  • Intelligent apparatus for disabled people
  • Computer aided learning systems and intelligent education systems
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality systems for self development and distance training
  • Any other kinds of human supportive technologies