In below, I review the last year’s resolution 2018 and describe New Year’s Resolution 2019 in terms of Projects, Achievements, Community and Professional Contributions, and Team Organization. Japanese version is also available.
2018: 14 projects incl. SmartSE. 11+5 journals, 18+3 int’l conf. papers and posters. APSEC PC Co-Chair, WESPr Organizer, COMPSAC Local Chair, AsianPLoP General Chair. Continuation: Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION. New appointment: Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda U., Outside Director of eXmotion.
2019: 14+ funded projects, 7+ journals, 20+ int’l conf. papers. SISA PC Co-Chair, AsianPLoP General Chair. Smart SE consortium. Continuation (TBD): Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda U., Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion.
2018: We successfully conducted the following 6 projects including Smart SE in 2018. In addition, we continued 7+ industrial funded projects with industrial partners. We extended our international research connections incl. Fraunhofer IESE, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Florida Atlantic University and Hillside Group.
- Smart SE: Smart Systems and Services innovative professional Education program 2017- (funded by MEXT Education Network for Practical Information Technologies: enPiT-Pro): Establishing advanced and practical education program and related research collaboration network in the area of AI, IoT and business involving 5000+ companies. 30 engineers took the program. In addition, 20,000+ registered themselves to the online course.
- GQM-RG: Goal-oriented Qualitative/Quantitative Measurement and Management Research Group 2013-: Applied and extension researches on GQM+Strategies and related approaches.
- CSPM: Cloud Security and Privacy knowledge Metamodel 2015-2019 (funded by SCAT): Developing common metamodel for representing and organizing knowledge of security, privacy and transparency in cloud, fog and IoT computing.
- TraceANY 2016-2021 (funded by JSPS KAKENHI: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)): Tracing any software artifacts at any abstraction levels based on common metamodels including Program Metamodel TAxonomy (ProMeTA).
- Waseda Software Quality Benchmark 2015- (funded by IPA/SEC RISE: Research Initiative on Advanced Software Engineering): SQuaRE-based comprehensive quality evaluation of software products. Its achievement has been accepted for ICSE 2019 SEIP.
- G7 Programming Learning Summit 2016-: Quantitative and Qualitative Study Guide of Programming for kids.
- Regional ICT Club (funded by MIC): We started education program in Ota yard and Sayama city.
2019: We will make this year with significant advance by continuing and expanding all of the above-mentioned 7 projects in 2019. Especially, we will launch the Smart SE consortium as a Industry-University cooperation platform. Also we will continue 7+ industrial funded projects with industrial partners. Moreover, we are rapidly enhancing research themes about Machine Learning and Systems and Software Engineering together with industrial partners since 2018.
*Achievements* (List of publications)
2018: We published and presented 11 journal papers mostly indexed in SCIE, ESCI and DBLP, 17 international conference and workshop papers (incl. 1 at CORE Rank A* conference, 1 at Rank A, 1 at Rank B, and 3 at Rank C), 1 international conference poster, 7 magazine articles and books, and 27 talks incl. one keynote. Our activities have been reported so frequently in many news medias and government meetings including Mainichi Shimbun and Japanese Government Future Strategy 2018. 7 international journal papers indexed in SCIE and DBLP, 2 international conference papers (incl. 1 at CORE Rank A*) and 1 international conference poster have been already accepted to be published in 2019. 2 journal papers have been conditionally accepted and to be revised in 2018. In addition, we received awards and honors incl. 2018 MOST READ ARTICLES at International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. On 1st Jan 2018, Prof. Washizaki stated that we aimed to publish 7 journal papers (incl. 3+ international) and 20 international conference and workshop papers (3+ at CORE Rank A/A* and 10+ at Rank B). By considering papers approved to be published in 2019, we almost successfully achieved the goal of number of papers stated. Of course, we believe we can do better and more in 2019.
2019: Having the similar but extended clear vision stating that “smart systems and software engineering with special focus on actionable practices supported by theory and data for people and society”, we will push forward with research on smart, novel and actionable software and systems engineering methods and tools based on well-defined and validated theory to contribute to software and systems engineering industry and academia in collaboration with 10+ local and global partners. We continue to acquire large funds. We aim to publish impactful papers at better places: at least 7 journal papers (incl. 4+ international) and 20 international conference papers (3+ at CORE Rank A/A* and 5+ at Rank B/C). Many of our research achievements in the form of methods, practices and tools shall be continuously used and produce actual values through our local and global partners.
*Community and Professional Contributions*
2018: Thanks to many collaborators and supporters, we contributed to several major programming and engineering contests: ET Robocon 2018 Tokyo Regional Contest, IEEE-CS Proxor COMPSAC Java Programming T1 Challenge 2018 and IPSJ SamurAI Coding 2017-18. We organized and/or hosted many conferences and meetings including IEEE COMPSAC 2018, APSEC 2018, WESPr-18, AsianPLoP 2018, XP-Matsuri 2018, Programming/IT Camps at Waseda with Life is Tech, and G7 PROGRAMMING LEARNING SUMMIT. Moreover, Prof. Washizaki played key roles in many societies including ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 Convenor, IEEE Computer Society Membership at Large for the Professional and Educational Activities Board (PEAB), IEEE Computer Society SWEBOK Steering Group Member, IEEE Computer Society Tokyo/Japan Joint Chapter Vice-Chair, SEMAT Japan Chapter Chair, CSEE&T Steering Committee Member and JSSST Director. Prof. Washizaki served as Outside Director of SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD. In addition, Prof. Washizaki has started to serve as Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda University, Outside Director of eXmotion Co., Ltd., and Technical Adviser of GAIO TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.
2019: We will host and/or organize various conferences and meetings including AsianPLoP 2019 on Mar 20-22, IEEE SISA 2019 on July 15-19, ET Robocon 2019 Tokyo Regional Contest on Aug-Oct and IPSJ SamurAI Coding 2018-19. For these events, Prof. Washizaki will play key roles such as PC Co-Chair of IEEE SISA 2019 and General Chair of AsianPLoP 2019 to contribute to the outer world and expand our network. Prof. Washizaki continue to serve as ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 Convenor, IEEE CS PEAB Member, IEEE CS SWEBOK Steering Group Member, SEMAT Japan Chapter Chair, CSEE&T Steering Committee Member, JSSST Director, Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda University, Outside Director of SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD., Outside Director of eXmotion Co., Ltd., and Technical Adviser of GAIO TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. In addition, Prof. Washizaki newly started to serve as IEEE CS Tokyo/Japan Joint Chapter Chair, APSEC Steering Committee Member and Society for Research on Work Competency Director.
2018: We had several new international students from Indonesia and Myanmar in 2018. Visiting Assoc. Prof. Kazunori Sakamoto (CEO of WillBooster) joined our team.
2019: Like last year, we expect some new students coming from various countries. Our team is growing and having more diversity in national origins, backgrounds and mindsets. Such diversity contributes to our team in various aspects such as creativity to advance the above-mentioned projects and professional contributions.
January 1st, 2019
Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division, Waseda University.
Professor and Director of Global Software Engineering Laboratory, Waseda University
Visiting Professor, National Institute of Informatics
Outside Director, SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD.
Outside Director, eXmotion Co., Ltd.
Technical Adviser, GAIO TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.