IT Research Workshop
Poznan University of Technology, Poland, September 20-21, 2018
Part of IFIP World Computer Congress
Call for Papers
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Detailed program

Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Thursday, 09:30 – 11:00, IT Research Session 1
session chair: Andrzej Jaszkiewicz
INVITED TALK: Optimisation of Extraction-transformation-loading (ETL) Michał Bodziony (IBM)
INVITED TALK: Action Research in Software Engineering - Experiences from Metrics Research Mirosław Staroń (University of Gothenburg)
INVITED TALK: IT Challenges in Healthcare Paweł Pyszlak (Roche)
Thursday, 11:00 – 11:30, Coffee break
Thursday, 11:30 – 12:30, WCC 2018 KEYNOTE
What Needs to be Added to Machine Learning? Leslie Valiant
Thursday, 12:30 – 14:00, Lunch break
Thursday, 14:00 – 15:30, IT Research Session 2
session chair: Krzysztof Krawiec
AI in Adverse Event Detection in Digital Media Background Elżbieta Maniakowska (Roche)
Ethical Analysis of Personal Medical Data in the Era of Artificial Intelligence Krzysztof Bokiej (Roche)
1st Pass Coding - supporting the work of clinical coders, Building a tool to support clinical coders in the classification of reported Adverse Event terms to MedDRA medical terms Bartosz Baranowski (Roche)
Tackling important Healthcare challenges through a Data Science competition on Real World Data. Building a top performing model for predicting mortality risk in cancer patients Marcin Siatkowski (Roche)
Thursday, 15:30 – 16:00, Coffee break
Thursday, 16:00 – 17:30, IT Research Session 3
session chair: Mikołaj Morzy
A Distributed Key-Value Store for Petascale Hot Storage in Data Acquisition Systems Grzegorz Jereczek, Fabrice Le Goff, Pawel Lebioda, Giovanna Lehmann Miotto, Jeremy Love, Maciej Maciejewski, Pawel Makowski, Remigius K Mommsen, Piotr Pelplinski, Jakub Radtke, Malgorzata, Szychowska, Jakub Schmiegel (Intel)
Machine learning based approach to optimization of complex computing ecosystems Artur Klepaczko, Marcin Cichosz, Mateusz Nawrocki (TomTom)
Cloud Brokering and Internet Shopping: A Perfect Place for Applied Science Jędrzej Musiał (Poznan University of Technology)
Challenges in high volume validation of modern, complex, embedded systems Mateusz Kowzan, Marek Zmuda, Andrzej Jaszkiewicz (Intel, Poznan University of Technology)
Organizational versus Technical Excellence – what Boosts IT Projects in International Environment Bartłomiej Gawin, Bartosz Marcinkowski (Sescom, University of Gdańsk)
Thursday, 19:00, Workshop Dinner
Friday, 21 September, 2018
Friday, 9:30 – 11:00, IT Research Session 4
session chair: Krzysztof Dembczyński
INVITED TALK: Vehicle Routing Problem - problem formulations, solution methods, challenges Jacek Mańdziuk (Warsaw University of Technology)
INVITED TALK: The Challenges of Modern Data Centers Marek Zmuda, Mariusz Oriol (Intel)
INVITED TALK: Fine-grained classification Hagop Boghazdeklian, Carmine Paolino (OLX)
Friday, 11:00 – 11:30, Coffee break
Friday, 11:30 – 12:30, WCC 2018 KEYNOTE
Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development Shamika N. Sirimanne
Friday, 12:30 – 14:00, Lunch break
Friday, 14:00 – 15:30, IT Research Session 5
session chair: Jędrzej Musiał
Implementation of biometric speech processing in business oriented systems Radosław Weychan, Tomasz Marciniak, Adam Dąbrowski (Capgemini, Poznan University of Technology)
Artificial Intelligence in the Medical World ECONIB: A Deep Learning-Empowered Hands-Free Analysis of Brain Tumors from DCE-MRI Jakub Nalepa, Michal Marcinkiewicz, Pablo Ribalta Lorenzo, Barbara Bobek-Billewicz, Pawel Wawrzyniak, Maksym Walczak, Wojciech Dudzik, Michal Kawulok, Grzegorz Mrukwa, Izabela Burda, Pawel Ulrych, Mateusz Knyc, Stephen J. Brown, Michael P. Hayball (Silesian University of Technology, Future Processing)
State-of-the-art solver for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows based on recombination operators Piotr Beling, Piotr Cybula, Andrzej Jaszkiewicz, Marek Rogalski, Piotr Sielski (University of Lodz, Emapa, Poznan University of Technology)
Machine learning approach to cross-device identification of users Mateusz Jukiewicz, Bartosz Bogacki, Krzysztof Dembczynski ( GmbH, Poznan University of Technology)
Containers for HPC - experience on Intel® Xeon Phi™ Piotr Umiński (Intel)
Friday, 15:30 – 16:00, Coffee break
Friday, 16:00 – 17:30, IT Research Session 6
session chair: Paweł Śniatała
Modern challenges for infrastructure attestation through hostile channels in distributed systems Karolina Rogowska, Marcin Stępnicki, Wojciech Dembinski, Marek Zmuda (Intel)
A blockchain-based digital micro certicates for the educational domain Anna Kobusińska, Paweł Boiński, Michał Boroń, Paweł Kobyliński, Rafał Skowroński (Poznan University of Technology)
Persistent Memory vs Applications Maciej Maciejewski, Jakub Schmiegel (Intel)
INVITED TALK: The Promise of Applied Machine Learning. Expectations and Reality Krzysztof Krawiec, Mikołaj Morzy (Poznan University of Technology)


Recent advances in Computer Science on the one hand and Information Technologies on the other hand call for closer cooperation between academia and industry. With the IT Research Workshop, we aim at bringing together the top university and industry researchers and exploit the potential of cooperation, which at the moment is definitely underexploited. We expect the workshop to improve the competitive advantage of participating businesses and to offer interesting areas of applied research for the academics. The program of the Workshop includes:

  • Keynote lectures by leading researchers from industry
  • Keynote lectures by leading researchers from academia
  • Regular talks and poster presentations
  • Panel discussion on academia-industry cooperation in IT research
  • Pre-workshop pairing of people from business and academia
  • Dinner for workshop participants, co-located with a networking session, organized in a partnership with Intel Technology Poland

Keynote lectures

  • Jacek Mańdziuk, Warsaw University of Technology: Vehicle Routing Problem - problem formulations, solution methods, challenges (partnered by Future Processing)
  • Hagop Boghazdeklian, Carmine Paolino, OLX: Fine-grained classification
  • Mirosław Staroń, University of Gothenburg: Action Research in Software Engineering - Experiences from Metrics Research
  • Marek Zmuda and Mariusz Oriol, Intel Technology Poland: The Challenges of Modern Data Centers
  • Michał Bodziony, IBM Poland: Optimisation of Extraction-transformation-loading (ETL)
  • Krzysztof Krawiec and Mikołaj Morzy, Poznan University of Technology: The Promise of Applied ML. Expectations and Reality
  • Paweł Pyszlak, Roche Global IT Solution Centre: IT Challenges in Healthcare

Topic areas

You are invited to come to consider submitting a contribution on topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Decision Support
  • Computing architectures (software and hardware)
  • Robotics and the Internet of Things
  • Software Engineering

Paper submission

The prospective presenters are invited to submit extended abstracts, 1-2 pages long (including references), by sending them in PDF format to by June 10th. The authors of selected submissions will be invited to submit a full-length paper to Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences (de Gruyter).


The workshop will be held as a part of the IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018 organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Faculty of Computing, Committee on Informatics of Polish Academy of Sciences, and Polish Information Processing Society (PTI) Wielkopolska Branch. The congress, with expected 1000 participants, combines contributions from industry and research, providing a place for integrating these two sectors as well as offering an opportunity to showcase and discover innovative ideas.

Registration Fee

Workshop participants and presenters are expected to register for two days of WCC (early-bird €300 for presenters, €330 for participants – see for details).

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15
  • Early-bird registration deadline: July 14
  • Announcement of workshop schedule: July 31
  • The event: September 20-21


Honorary Patronage
Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Poznań Honorary Patronage of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Honorary Patronage of the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs
Diamond Partner
Platinum Partner
PLOT Microsoft
Intel PKO BP PAN BAE Systems Santander TIDK IT.integro Future Processing Emerald Publishing Kompania Piwowarska

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