Best Paper Award for Jana Šamalíková, Rob Kusters, Jos Trienekens & Ton Weijters

After reviewing the papers presented during ICSEA 2013, The Eighth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances, held in Venice, Italy – October 27 – November 1, 2013, the paper “Data From Configuration Management Tools As Sources” has been awarded as one of the top papers. The paper is written by Jana Šamalíková, Rob Kusters, Jos Trienekens & Ton Weijters!



New Employee Helen Ma

I did my PhD in the department of Computer Science in The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2003 to 2006. My research project was bidding strategies in agent based continuous double auctions (CDAs). I had been researching on the new bidding strategy and powerful factors which can improve the performance of existing bidding strategies in CDAs. After that, I had worked as PostDoc from 2007 to 2012 in the national research institute of mathematics and computer science (CWI), and later at the department of the Built Environment, TU/e, The Netherlands. In the meanwhile, I had extended my research area from bidding strategies adopted by agents to the auctions mechanisms in centralized systems and distributed systems. Moreover, giving my experience on multi-agent simulation and adaptive agent behaviour, I had been involved in the activity travel scheduling for multiple individuals where joint activity and travel scheduling, credit mechanism, social network, and negotiation have been interwoven into such a dynamic system. Since 2012, I had been working at R&D, Vanderlande Industries. My work focused on a new generation of software product which plans realtime multiple shuttles’ travelling and meets the throughput requirement in the distribution center.