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Plenary lectures are invited 30 minutes lectures at Oct 5, 6, and 7 in Grand Ballroom (2F). The lectures should be broad surveys of recent major developments, aimed at the entire SW community. The WCC 2015 Program Committee has finished selecting plenary speakers and the following is the list of confirmed plenary speakers as of September 1, 2015.
Plenary Talk 1 (10:00~10:30, Oct 5, 2015)
Jin Hyung Kim
President, Software Policy and Research Institute
Professor Emeritus of KAIST Computer Science Department
Preparing for a Software Oriented Society
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Professor Jin Hyung Kim is the president of Software Policy and Research Institute and a Professor Emeritus of KAIST Computer Science Department. He is serving in the National Open Data Strategy Council as the chairman, and National Information and Communication Council.
He received PhD degree in computer science at UCLA, and worked at KIST, Hughes Research Laboratories before joining KAIST in 1985. At KAIST he served as the head of the department, Center for Artificial Intelligence Research, and founded Software Graduate School. On leave from KAIST, he worked at IBM Watson Research Center, Samsung SDS, and KISTI. He is a fellow of IAPR, KAST, NAEK. He served as the president of Korea Information Science Society. He received Order of Industrial Service Merit in 2015 and order of service merit in 2001, Internet Award from Korean Government.


• Abstract
Software (SW) oriented society means the society in that the quality of our life is improved by active use of SW. Therefore, SW becomes the major tools for the competitiveness for the individuals, companies and countries. Revolutionary changes are ongoing in the economic, political, and social structures, as well as national security and educational systems. In the SW oriented society, companies who command SW will grow rapidly as we see in Apple and Google. Big data analysis and use of Artificial Intelligence will be a common practice. Even simple idea will create big business and, therefore, startups grow rapidly. However, there also exists dark side of the SW society. Those who are not well prepared will face difficulties in finding jobs. Conflict will become severe between those of high income and those who have no jobs.

We have to prepare for the SW oriented society by active use of SW, renovation of our education system and adjusting the rules and regulation. More importantly, we have to foster SW-friendly culture in our society.

Responding such challenges of SW oriented society, Korean Government started several initiatives. Public SW procurement systems are being upgraded to adapt on the recent IT development and to enhance developers’ copyright. In the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) and Ministry of Commerce launched several research initiatives focusing on application of SW technology in various industrial sectors including manufacturing, health and agriculture. Ministry of Education declared software coding as a mandatory course even for elementary and middle schools. In addition, MSIP announced a financial support program to induce universities’ investment on SW education, aiming high quality SW engineer production and spread of SW convergence.
Plenary Talk 2 (10:30~11:00, Oct 5, 2015)
Ajahn Brahm
Internationally Respected Buddhist monk, UK
Opening Our Future Together
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Ajahn Brahm was born Peter Betts in London on the 7th of August 1951. At the age of 16, he realized he was a Buddhist after reading his first Buddhist book. His interest in Buddhism flourished while he was completing a degree in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.

At the age of 23, he was ordained in Bangkok where he received the Buddhist name Brahmavamso. He subsequently spent nine years studying and training under the guidance of the Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah. In 1983, he was invited to help establish a monastery in Perth, Australia. He is now the abbot of that monastery and the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia (BSWA).

In 2014 Ajahn Brahm celebrated his fortieth year in the robes of a Buddhist monk. Since his first big public talks in Singapore in the year 2000, the release of his first book in 2004, and the uploading of his teachings onto YouTube, his popularity has grown exponentially. Over the years he has managed to touch the hearts of many thousands of people all over the world and to bring a smile to their faces. These days Ajahn is a highly regarded speaker, giving talks and teaching retreats around the globe. His efforts have been rewarded with the gratitude and the thanks of many, but also with the award of the prestigious John Curtin Medal in 2004 for his vision, leadership and community service and the ecclesiastical title of Chao Khun by His Majesty the King of Thailand.


• Abstract
In this presentation, Ajahn Brahm willdemonstrate how boundless is the freedom that we possess to create our common future. He will demonstrate this by combining his knowledge of Theoretical Physics,learned at Cambridge University, with the teachings on Karma understood as a meditating monk for over 40 years. He will also explain the obstacles to creativity, and how to overcome them, using the rich vein of insights drawnfrom both ancient practices of meditation and modern psychology. Lastly, he will demonstrate how simple practices of Mindfulness Meditation can train our brains to perceive reality in totally new ways, to find ourselves exploring an extensive garden in which so many original ideas can be found.

The iconic British scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, famously said that finding his own ground breaking discoveries was like walking on a beach picking up only a few of the many exquisite pebbles lying here and there. This presentation will help you find that "beach" for yourself, explore it, and discover some priceless "pebbles" of innovationfor the betterment of us all.
Plenary Talk 3 (09:00~09:30, Oct 6, 2015)
Heung-Nam Kim
President, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea
A New Wave of ICT Evolution
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Education
2009    Certificate in Strategy & Innovation, MIT Sloan School, USA
1996    PhD in Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1989    MS Completion in Computer Science, Ball State University, USA
1980    BS in Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea

Professional Experience
2009~PresentPresident, ETRI
2009~2009      Supervisor,ETRI Smart Grid Task Force Team, ETRI Fellow Researcher
2008~2009      Visiting Researcher, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
2004~2008      Vice President, Embedded Software Research Division, ETRI
2004~2004      Chairman, ETRI Innovation Committee, ETRI
2003~2004      Director, Embedded Software TechnologyCenter, ETRI
1998~2003      Team Leader, Built-in Software Research Team, ETRI
1983~1997      Researcher, System Engineering Research Laboratory,KIST

Dr. KIM, Heung-Nam is currently President of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) in Korea since 2009, and reappointed in November 2012.Before that, he has served as Vice President of ETRI R&D Planning & Strategy Division and Vice President of ETRI Embedded Software Research Division. He also has served as a Chairperson at ETRI Innovation Committee. Previously, he joined ETRI in 1983 as a Researcher at System Engineering Research Laboratory at KIST’s subsidiary.Dr. KIM's technological and business background based upon his 20 year large-scale national R&D project experiences: Real-time Operating System Technology, Embedded Software Industry Strategy, HomeSerV Technology, Embedded Software Standard Platform Technology, Wireless Home Network based HD Multimedia Service Technology, and Terminal-adaptive Embedded Operating System Technology for Mobile Convergence Computing. He received a BS in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and a MS Completion in Computer Science from Ball State University, USA. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, USA.


• Abstract
In our fast-growing global information society, ICT has had a profoundeffect on every aspect of society and each individual's life. In this presentation, the presenter will introduce thefundamental changes of ICT evolution, future technologies, and their impactson ICT sector and the whole society.First, bursting-out-changes in the basic DNA (Data, Network, Algorithm and Architecture) domain of ICT technologies will be examined.Second, top 7 eye-catching technologies that will shake and break up technological frontier will be presented. These 7 technologies were chosen using the Tech-Contour Map, which is the ETRI’s own technology foresight method. Finally, Dr. Kim will address the impact of ICT evolution on the society and check the probable unconformity among technological evolution, our social system and our lagged mindset.
Plenary Talk 4 (09:30~10:00, Oct 6, 2015)
Sun-hwa Hahn
President, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea
Predicting Emerging Technologies by the Collaboration
of Human Intelligence and Machine Intelligence
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Dr. Sun-hwa Hahn is President of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information(KISTI) from Sep. 2014. She received BS degree in Chemical Engineering from HanYang University in 1982 and Information Engineering from SungKyunKwan University in 1987. She received M.S. and Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from KAIST in 1989 and 1997.

She had been the Director of Research Policy Department for 2008-2011 and served as the Vice President of KISTI for 2011-2012. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as the Director General at the Institute of Advanced Information Research in KISTI. She has been leading several national scale projects such as Korea Scientists and Engineers Network(KOSEN), S&T Trends Analysis and Information Technology Development for S&T Infrastructure. She served as Council Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science, and Technology for 2013-2014, and was Professional Committee Member of National Science and Technology Commission for 2011-2014.


• Abstract
We always make efforts to predict our future from the past and the present, since the prediction can make great changes in our life, especially in the fields of science and technology. Many organizations in the globe have surveyed and announced emerging or disruptive technologies every year. Of course, they have developed their own processes to achieve the goal, but the insights of experts from related domains are usually absolute. In the era of Bigdata, due to the enormous amount of information, domain experts are struggling with timeliness and completeness in developing insights for the future. In KISTI, we introduced a methodology in which human experts are collaborating with machine intelligence to overcome the information flood. Data-intensive analysis methodology is applied to implement the machine intelligence to predict emerging technologies. The intelligent service platform, named InSciTe, includes data gathering, text mining, identity resolution, reasoning, complex event processing, and prescriptive analytics modules. InSciTe generates candidates of emerging technologies with the evidences why they are selected as candidates, and then domain experts make the final decision.

In this talk, I will introduce our intelligent service platform based on the data-intensive analysis. Besides, I will show several case studies in the domains of ICT, internet security, and healthcare as joint works with NIPA, KISA, and KRIBB respectively. For each case, human intelligence and machine intelligence were collaborated together to derive the results. As Web goes to connect machine intelligences in the era of Internet of Things, the collaboration between human intelligence and machine intelligence will be eventually the next great wave for predicting the future.
Plenary Talk 5 (10:00~10:30, Oct 6, 2015)
Victor Dominello MP
New South Wales Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Australia
Data Driven Innovation
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
The Hon Victor Michael Dominello MP is the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation in the NSW Government and local member for the seat of Ryde. Portfolio responsibilities include development and implementation of the NSW Government ICT Strategy, the digital transformation program for NSW Government, the Data Analytics Centre, innovation and regulatory reform initiatives across government. Prior to his current portfolio Minister Dominello served as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and successfully implemented landmark reforms to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, established the state’s first Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests, and created the position of Aboriginal Deputy Ombudsman. Mr Dominello also served as Minister for Citizenship and Communities,reforming the role of the state’s multicultural peak body, Multicultural NSW, to help protect social cohesion by promoting the beliefs and values of all Australians. Before his parliamentary career he worked as a lawyer for 14 years, including eight years as a partner in a commercial law firm, where he represented clients in a number of landmark cases.


• Abstract
The state of NSW is leading Australia in creating a more receptive, innovative Governmentthat is embracing the latest technology to provide better services for the community and helpingensure that our digital economy continues to thrive. The useof data analytics by government will become increasinglyvaluable in creating more informed, evidence based policies that will improve the lives of people in new and meaningful ways.NSW Government was the first state in Australia to announcea whole-of-government data processing facility, the Data Analytics Centre (DAC), which will allow us to gain critical insights and develop solutions to the many public policy challenges that we face.
Plenary Talk 6 (09:00~09:30, Oct 7, 2015)
Jeannette Wing
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research, USA
Computational Thinking
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Jeannette M. Wing is Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research. She is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is President's Professor of Computer Science and twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy. She was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals,including the Journal of the ACM and Communications of the ACM.

She is currently Chair of the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board and Chair-Elect of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing and Communications. She has been a member of many other advisory boards, including: Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), National Academies of Sciences' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, and Computing Research Association Board. She served as co-chair of NITRD from 2007-2010. She was on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and has worked at Bell Laboratories, USC/Information Sciences Institute, and Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories. She received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and the ACM Distinguished Service Award in 2014. She is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).


• Abstract
My vision for the 21st Century: Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world. To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to every child's analystical ability. Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. Thinking like a computer scientist means more than being able to program a computer. It requires the ability to abstract and thus to think at multiple levels of abstraction. In this talk I will give many examples of computational thinking, argue that it has already influenced other disciplines, and promote the idea that teaching computational thinking can not only inspire future generations to enter the field of computer science but benefit people in all fields.
Plenary Talk 7 (09:30~10:00, Oct 7, 2015)
Valentina Dagiene
Professor, Vilnius University, Lithuania
What is Beaver contest?
Computer Science Competitions as a Valuable Learning Experience
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Professor Valentina Dagiene is Chair of the Informatics Methodology Department at Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius University, Lithuania. The interests include computer science (informatics) teaching and learning strategies, puzzle-based learning, intelligent technologies for education, learning objects, learning personalisation, and multiple criteria decision making. She has published over 200 scientific papers and the same number of methodological works, has written more than 50 textbooks in the field of informatics and information technology for schools.

She is working in various expert groups and work groups, organizing the Olympiads in Informatics among pupils, chairing conferences and workshops, also engaged in technology enhanced learning and computational thinking. She was chair of the 10th World Computer Conference on Computers in Education held in Torun, Poland 2013. She is a member of the International Steering Committee on Olympiads in Informatics and established International conference on Olympiads in Informatics (hold in Croatia, 2007, Egypt, 2008, Bulgaria, 2009, Canada, 2010, Thailand, 2011, Italy, 2012, Australia, 2013, Taiwan, 2014). In 2004 she established the International Contests on Informatics and Computer Fluency BEBRAS (Beaver) which runs each year in more than 30 countries (http://bebras.org). V. Dagiene is Editor of two international journals "Informatics in Education" (since 2002) and "Olympiads in Informatics" (since 2007). In 2011, she was awarded with honorary gold medal for contributions to school informatics in Europe established by ETH (Zurich, Switzerland).


• Abstract
Gamification, Competitions, and Contests play an important role for learners as a source of inspiration, motivation, innovation, and attraction. When students start learning the basic concepts of Computer Science (Informatics), very soon they can find a place where they are able to demonstrate their skills, share interests, and to compare their work to others. Running competitions in informatics for school students for more than twenty years, we have noticed that the students consider the contest experience very engaging and exciting as well as a learning experience. Competitions are also very useful and important networking events.

Interest in competitions essentially depends on the tasks and environment. Attraction, invention, tricks, surprise should be desirable features of each task presented to participants. Generating and designing interesting tasks is one of the most important issues, bringing students into the competition movement.

Beaver (in Lithuanian Bebras) is an international initiative whose goal is to promote Informatics and Computational Thinking among pupils of all ages, also teachers. At the moment there are 40 countries Bebras network. In 2014, there were over 900 000 participants. About 40 percent were girls.

Annually the Bebras initiative contains two events: 1) An International Workshop for developing tasks; 2) National Contests in all Bebras network countries, usually on the second or third week of November (named as a Bebras week).

The contest consists of sets of short questions or tasks for various age groups. These tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about Informatics, but are clearly related to Informatics concepts. To solve those tasks, students are required to think in and about information, discrete structures, computation, data processing, but they also must use algorithmic concepts and problem solving skills.
Plenary Talk 8 (10:00~10:30, Oct 7, 2015)
Joe Turner
Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, USA / Former President of Seoul Accord
Seoul Accord: Where are we now?
▼ Biography & Abstract
• Biography
Joe Turner is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Clemson University in the USA, and also has been a faculty member and dean at Zayed University in Dubai/Abu Dhabi. He served as Chair of the Seoul Accord from its establishment in 2008 until 2015. Previous service includes ABET Foundation Consultation Services Coordinator, ACM Vice-President, IFIP Vice-President, CSAB President, Chair of the Computer Science Accreditation Commission, and Chair of the ACM Education Board. He has served more than 70 times as a consultant or on evaluation teams for computer science programs in ten countries. His honors and awards include the ABET Grinter Award, ACM Outstanding Contribution Award, IFIP Silver Core Award, and ACM SIGCSE Distinguished Service Award. He is a Fellow of ABET, ACM, and CSAB.


• Abstract
The Seoul Accord, which was established in December 2008 in Seoul, is a mutual recognition agreement among accreditors of baccalaureate-level computing programs at colleges and universities. The members of the accord are organizations that have recognized authority to accredit baccalaureate-level computing programs and who have agreed that their accreditation actions are substantially equivalent to those of other accord members in identifying computing programs that prepare graduates to enter a computing profession. Periodic review procedures are in place to ensure that substantial equivalency of accreditation actions is maintained among the accord members. Thus there is mutual recognition among the accord members that computing programs accredited by all accord members should be recognized in the same way in terms of providing education that prepares graduates for entry-level positions as computing professionals.

This talk will review the short history of the Seoul Accord, the reasons for its establishment, its current status, and plans for the future. The process for becoming a member of the accord also will be discussed, as well as the requirements for a computing degree program to be recognized under the accord.
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