JEAN BOTEV

ACTIVITIES

This section provides information about my academic activities, including research projects, awards, chairing duties, as well as committee and board memberships.

PROJECTS

Collaborative Context-Aware Mobile Training and Exploration (CollaTrEx). University of Luxembourg, 2015-today.

The CollaTrEx project aims at providing an integrated framework for collaborative context-aware mobile exploration and training with a focus on the in-situ collaboration within groups of learners engaging in varied educational activities. The advantages and opportunities of context-aware mobile learning are widely recognized but modern mobile devices offer an enormous potential beyond establishing precise spatio-temporal context. The multitude of sensors, as well as advanced recording and networking capabilities, call for increased interactivity and collaboration. However, instead of harnessing these capabilities to full effect for a genuinely collaborative and interactive mobile learning experience, they are often left unexploited.

Collaborative Compound Document Authoring and Annotation (CoCoDA²). University of Luxembourg, 2013-today.

The CoCoDA² project focuses on collaboration in compound document systems based on a flexible and more fine-grained document handling than the one provided by existing file abstractions. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, the efficient collaborative authoring as well as the intra- and inter-item annotation of compound documents particularly for geographically remote users is investigated. This involves areas of research ranging from network science over concurrency control with operational transformation to the social sciences. The CoCoDA² project thus aims at contributing to the general understanding of how the structure of compound documents and collaborative aspects – such as the simultaneous multi-user authoring process itself or the concomitant sharing of semantic data – interact and integrate.

Universality and Self-Organization in Next-Generation Distributed Environments (UNISON). Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg / University of Luxembourg, 2009-2011.

Research on complex networks has led to a number of interesting findings in various scientific areas. These display underlying principles that, by virtue of their universal character, can be employed for the design of self-organizing systems. Originating from statistical mechanics, there is a notable paradigm shift towards more stochastic-oriented approaches to complex networks. This allows quantitative and qualitative statements to be made based on an essential set of global parameters. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this research project investigates how such principles can be utilized to enable the efficient provision of massively distributed, scalable and interactive applications whose requirements cannot be met by existing, prevailingly deterministic architectures.

CodeVenture. Nikolaus-Koch-Stiftung / University of Trier, 2008-2011.

ORGANIZATION

Program Co-Chair of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2018), September 3-7, 2018, Trento, Italy.

Co-Chair of the 6th International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Autonomic & Organic Computing Systems (SAOS 2018) at the 31st International Conference on Architecture of Computer Systems (ARCS 2018), April 9-12, 2018, Braunschweig, Germany.

Doctoral Symposium Chair of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2017), September 18-22, 2017, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Co-Chair of the 5th International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2017) at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2017), September 18-22, 2017, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Track Chair of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), September 12-16, 2016, Augsburg, Germany.

Co-Chair of the 4th International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2016) at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), September 16, 2016, Augsburg, Germany.

General Chair of the 8th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2016) at the 7th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2016), May 12, 2016, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Co-Chair of the 3rd International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2015) at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015), September 25, 2015, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Track Co-Chair of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), September 8-12, 2014, London, UK.

Co-Chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2014) at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), September 12, 2014, London, UK.

Co-Chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Socially Adaptive and Socio-Aware Information and Communication Systems (SocioAware 2013) at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2013), September 9, 2013, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Co-Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Socio-Aware Networked Computing Systems (SocioAware 2011) at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2011), October 3, 2011, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Founding Board Member of the Computational Social Science Working Group at the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Steering Committee Member of the International Workshop for Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE).

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Computer, Menschen, Dinge e.V. (CMD).

Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FHEA Fellowship. Higher Education Academy, 2017.

AFR Incoming PhD grant. Luxembourg National Research Fund, 2009-2011.

Best Degree Award. University of Trier, 2007/2008.

REVIEWING (JOURNALS)

IEEE Cloud Computing (CC).

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT).

Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE).

Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM).

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (TSM).

Advances in Complex Systems (ACS).

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT).

ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS).

Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ).

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS).

The Computer Journal (CJ).

REVIEWING (CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS)

9th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

5th International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2017) at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2017), Tucson, AZ, USA.

11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2017), Tucson, AZ, USA.

7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems (PANS 2017) at the 15th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017), Genoa, Italy.

4th International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY 2017) at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing Systems (ICAC 2017), Columbus, OH, USA.

5th International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2017) at the 30th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2017), Vienna, Austria.

9th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2017) at the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2017), Taipei, Taiwan.

4th International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2016) at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), Augsburg, Germany.

10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), Augsburg, Germany.

3rd International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY 2016) at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing Systems (ICAC 2016), Würzburg, Germany.

4th International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2016) at the 29th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2016), Nuremberg, Germany.

8th International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications (ADAPTIVE 2016), Rome, Italy.

3rd International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2015) at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015), Cambridge, MA, USA.

3rd Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Virtual Environments (LSDVE 2015) at the 21st European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2015), Vienna, Austria.

9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2015), Cambridge, MA, USA.

1st International Workshop on Citizen-Oriented Autonomic Computing and Technology (COACTS 2015) at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing Systems (ICAC 2015), Grenoble, France.

2nd International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY 2015) at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing Systems (ICAC 2015), Grenoble, France.

3rd International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2015) at the 28th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2015), Porto, Portugal.

7th International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications (ADAPTIVE 2015), Nice, France.

7th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2015) at the 6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2015), Portland, OR, USA.

International Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY 2014) at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), London, UK.

2nd International Workshop on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Socio-Technical Systems (SASO^ST 2014) at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), London, UK.

8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), London, UK.

6th International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications (ADAPTIVE 2014), Venice, Italy.

2nd International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2014) at the 27th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2014), Lübeck, Germany.

6th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2014) at the 5th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2014), Singapore.

7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2013), Philadelphia, PA, USA.

2nd International Workshop on Socially Adaptive and Socio-Aware Information and Communication Systems (SocioAware 2013) at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2013), Philadelphia, PA, USA.

1st International Workshop on Socio-Informatics (Sozioinformatik 2013) at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (INFORMATIK 2013), Koblenz, Germany.

1st International Workshop on Self-Optimisation in Organic and Autonomic Computing Systems (SAOS 2013) at the 26th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic.

2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications (Complex' 2012), Santa Fe, NM, USA.

5th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2012) at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2012), Munich, Germany.

6th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2012), Lyon, France.

1st International Workshop on Complex Sciences in the Engineering of Computing Systems (CSECS 2012) at the 25th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2012), Munich, Germany.

1st International Workshop on Socio-Aware Networked Computing Systems (SocioAware 2011) at the 5th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2011), Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

1st International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (MENS 2009) at the 1st International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (ICUMT 2009), St. Petersburg, Russia.

1st International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications (Complex' 2009), Shanghai, China.

MISCELLANEA

Session Chair at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2017), September 20, 2017, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Session Chair at the 9th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2017) at the 8th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2017), June 23, Taipei, Taiwan.

Panellist at the Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*) Doctoral Symposium, September 15, 2016, Augsburg, Germany.

Session Chair at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2016), September 14, 2016, Augsburg, Germany.

Event Host at Pi and More 9, June 11, 2016, University of Trier, Germany.

Event Host at Pi and More 8, January 16, 2016, Hochschule Trier, Germany.

Participant in the Dagstuhl Seminar on Social Concepts in Self-Organising Systems, November 22-27, 2015, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.

Session Chair at the 7th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (MMVE 2015) at the 6th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys 2015), March 20, 2015, Portland, OR, USA.

Session Chair at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2014), September 10, 2014, London, UK.

Event Host at Pi and More 5, June 28, 2014, University of Trier, Germany.

Presenter at Pi and More 4 ("Retro Gaming with the Raspberry Pi"), November 9, 2013, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Event Host at Pi and More 3, June 15, 2013, University of Trier, Germany.

Presenter at the Tag der Technologie (Ambient Intelligence in Rheinland-Pfalz), November 22, 2007, Kaiserslautern, Germany.