Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series

IEEE Computer Society hosts FREE interactive webinars through our Distinguished Visitors Program and in partnership with our Chapters and Special Technical Communities.

Upcoming Webinars:

(IN MANDARIN) Environment Modeling-based Requirements Engineering

15 April 2021–2:00 am ET

Zhi Jin

Professor of Computer Science and the deputy director of Key Lab of High Confidence Software Technologies (MoE) at Peking University

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This talk will introduce a systematic approach to identifying and modeling the requirements of software intensive systems from well-modeled environment simulation. In addition, it will provide a new view of software capability, i.e. effect-based software capability in terms of environment modeling. The ontologies for modeling software-intensive systems are described and the guidelines are provided for, showing how to conduct the identification of the functional and non-functional requirements based on the properties of the software’s surroundings. It will give system analysts and requirements engineers insight into how to recognize and structure problems in developing software-intensive systems.



Using Cyber-physical Technology for Speech-Language Therapy

19 April 2021–11:00 am ET

Eldon Caldwell

Full professor/ Cathedraticus and Chair of the Industrial Engineering Department of the Engineering School at University of Costa Rica

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This research is centered on social robotics and is motivated on the understanding of human-robot interaction for the improvement of the quality of life, especially in the field of the familiar daily life and employability of those who typically suffer exclusion. More specifically, this research presents the development of a new archetype based system framework that, in this case, allows for the evidence about how humanoid technology and the use of virtualization can be integrated for speech-language therapeutic purposes.

We present the proposal of the archetype based system using a “kansei engineering” approach which defines the orientation of the requirements engineering design. In addition, we present a qualitative validation from the point of view of a speech-language therapeutic expert and the experience of a male and female patient.

We conclude that cyber-physical smart systems, when robots and applications for mobile devices are integrated, must be based on critical variables of evaluation of the therapeutic impact and not only on technical functionalities related with hardware and software. The theoretical framework is essential and a multi-disciplinary approach with health professionals specialized in specific therapy is absolutely necessary. Also, this is an innovative way to assist speech-language therapeutic professionals taking into account that robotics applications in virtual worlds interconnected with the “physical world” under a cyber-physical concept are not frequently used.

Future Webinars:

An agent-based model to examine the impact of Malaria vector control interventions
13 May 2021 (11 am ET)
M. Sohel Rahman

Applications of WSN in Agricultural Environment Monitoring Systems
11 June 2021 (9:30 am ET)
Mohamed Rawidean Mohd Kassim

Environment Modeling-based Requirements Engineering
15 July 2021 (8 am ET)
Zhi Jin

Lessons Learned from an Industry/Government/Academic Collaboration in Educating Secure Software Developers
12 August 2021 (11 am ET)
Nancy Mead

Applying AI/ML to cybersecurity
14 October 2021 (11 am ET)
Dejan Milojicic

Machine Learning Techniques for Radar Target Detection
9 December 2021 (11 am ET)
Enrique V. Carrera


Webinar topics, schedule, and speakers are subject to change.

Interested in sponsoring any of our webinars? Contact Regan Pickett at r.pickett@computer.org for options.

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