6th International Conference on Applied Informatics

26 to 28 October 2023
Universidad Ecotec
Guayaquil, Ecuador BLENDED

Keynote Speakers for ICAI 2023

Hernan Astudillo

Hernán Astudillo Professor of Informatics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Chile, currently on sabbatical year; Senior Researcher at the Intitute for Technology and Innovation in Health and Wellness (ITiSB) of Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), Viña del Mar (Chile); and Associate Researcher at CCTVal (Valparaíso, Chile). He is Informatics Engineer (UTFSM, 1988) and Ph.D. Information and Computer Science (Georgia Tech, 1995), and has been Senior Application Architect at MCI Systemhouse and Financial Systems Arquitects (USA), Chief Architect at Solunegocios (Chile), and visiting professor at USP (Brazil). His main research interest is Software Architecture, and particularly the identification, evaluation and reuse of technological decisions (like architecture tacticas, patterns, and trade-offs) using imperfect information, especially for microservices and IoT. He is Principal Investigator of the Toeska R&D team, where he does research, teaching and technology transfer in software architecture and process improvement, and their applications in e-Health, Digital Government, and Cultural Informatics. He has chaired the UTFSM's Doctorate in Informatics Engineering and Master of Information Technology programs, been Executive Secretary of CLEI (the Association of Latin-American Informatics departmants), has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, supervised tens of graduate theses, organized several national and international conferences, and lead R&D projects and international colaborations. Finally, he is member of IEEE, ACM, SCCC, IASA, and INCOSE.

Keynote: Security smells for microservices

Abstract: Many IT companies are delivering their businesses through microservices, given their potential for high scalability and availability. Hence, securing them is crucial. The software engineering community uses the notion of of “bad smells” to describe undesirable design feturess, which are used to identify potential "refactorings" that may mitigate or even eliminate said risks. This talk will present the design, execution and results of a wide study of scientific and industrial sources to gather smells identified by researchers and practitioners, as well as the refactorings used to mitigate their effects. We will describe the findings on 58 primary studies, and will describe a taxonomy that we proposed, which associates each smell with security properties it may violate and refactorings that mitigate its effects. Then, we will explore a tarde-offs model to help determine whether it is worth refactoring a given smell or it's better just to tolerate its risks. Finally, we will present ongoing work on doing triage" of smells by severity. This is part of an ongoing work program to help microservice designers (1) understand the security risks they may incur, and (2) decide if/when to apply refactoring to them.

Simone Belli

Senior Researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology and Social Psychology of the Complutense University of Madrid, and Visiting Professor at Yachay Tech and University of Valle d'Aosta. Visiting professor at the University of California and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Postdoctoral researcher at the San Diego State University, Charles III University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Madrid, by Paulo Freire Innovative Technology Post-Doctoral Visiting Scholar, Alliance of 4 Universities, respectively. Invited Professor at the University of Bergamo, University of Aosta Valley, and University of Helsinki as a Professor in Summer School Course "Emotions and Interculturality". Research is focused on understanding why emotions have a strong relationship with language and how it is possible to express these emotions in online/offline spaces, and professional and innovative contexts and Artificial Intelligence. 131 international conferences and seminars, some of them as invited speaker, and published 89 papers, book chapters, and scientific reviews, in four languages on the topics of Social Psychology, Innovation, Emotions, and Communication Technology.

Keynote: Emotions and Artificial Intelligence: Between game and reality

Abstract: Emotions have long been considered as a unique human trait, but recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have led to an increasing interest in the incorporation of emotional intelligence into machines. Natural Language Processing, computer vision and affective computing techniques, among others, are becoming involved in the detection and analysis of human emotions. The main aim would be to allow machines to properly recognize, interpret and respond to human emotions, enhancing their ability to interact with us in more meaningful ways, especially in multimodal and multimedia. Its potential applications encompass a wide range of disciplines, from Customer Relations Management services to Healthcare. However, there are also ethical concerns regarding privacy, discrimination and potential abuse or misuse that must be addressed. The objectives of this conference are based on understanding how emotions can be integrated into machines and how this integration can improve human-machine interactions. This conference tries to explore various techniques to detect and interpret human emotions, as well as the development of algorithms that allow machines to respond appropriately to these emotions. Also, this conference intends to help in the creation of future AIs that are more responsive, empathetic and intuitive in their interactions with humans, which will lead to better user experiences in fields such as healthcare, education and entertainment. In addition, ethical considerations around data privacy, bias leading to discrimination or transparency will be carefully considered, in order to ensure AI is developed and used responsibly and beneficially, following the international guidelines.

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