1st Edition

Theory and Practice of Computation Proceedings of the Workshop on Computation: Theory and Practice (WCTP 2018), September 17-18, 2018, Manila, The Philippines

    216 Pages
    by CRC Press

    216 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This volume contains the papers presented at the 8th Workshop on Computing: Theory and Practice, WCTP 2018 and is devoted to theoretical and practical approaches to computation. The conference was organized by four top universities in Japan and the Philippines: the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka University, the University of the Philippines Diliman, and De La Salle University. The proceedings provide a broad view of the recent developments in computer science research in Asia, with an emphasis on Japan and the Philippines. The papers focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of computations, such as programming language theory, modeling of software systems, empathic computing, and various applications of information technology.
    The book will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers interested in recent developments in computer science research.

    1. Theoretical Approaches to Computations: Logical approach to software and hardware verification; Formal approaches to computation; Formal frameworks for bioinformatics. 2: Practical Approaches to Computation; Modeling of user's emotion, mood, intention, motion, posture and/or gesture; User behavior and/or activity modeling; Social signal processing; Ambient intelligence; Intelligent user interfaces. 3: Computation for Real World Applications: Information Technology in Education; Information Technology in Medical Fields.


    Shin-ya Nishizaki is Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He received a Ph.D. in 1994 from Kyoto University for a thesis entitled "Simply Typed Lambda Calculus with First-class Environments".

    Masayuki Numao is professor at the Information and Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. He is performing research on the development of computers provided with learning capability and has supported the completion of information environment by sending to the world numerous new technologies, such as high-efficient algorithms, background knowledge acquirement for learning, applications intended for intelligent tutoring systems (ITS).

    Merlin Teodosia Suarez is professor at the College of Computer Studies, Software Technology at De La Salle University, where she also earned her PhD in Computer Science in 2008. She worked on automatic analysis of student misconceptions learning object-oriented programming in Java. She proceeded to work on emotion-aware systems focusing on education and health-care applications. She is currently investigating approaches to provide support to individuals diagnosed in the autism spectrum disorder, and stroke patients requiring physical therapy.

    Jaime Caro is Professor of Computer Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman and heads its Service Science and Software Engineering Laboratory. Dr. Caro was Assistant Vice President for Development of the University of the Philippines for 14 years. Dr Caro’s past positions include President of the of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP), President of the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE), Vice President of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Vice President of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines and Chairman of the CHED Philippines Technical Panel on Information Technology Education. Dr. Caro received the Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1996. His research interests include Information Systems, Combinatorial Optimization, and Algorithms. Application areas of researches are in Education, Medical Informatics, and Climate Modeling.