Friday, February 22, 2008

PCSC 2008: Day 1. Afternoon Sessions

8th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC 2008)
23 -24 February 2008
University of the Philippines – Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP)


Day 1. February 23, 2008.

Venue: Afternoon Sessions to be held at the Computer Science Building

Time / Activity


Room A: Parallel Session A
Room B: Parallel Session B
Room C: Parallel Session C


Room A: Invited Speaker

Dr. Felix Muga II
Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
Ateneo de Manila University

Title: "Revisiting the Collatz Conjecture"

Room B: Invited Speaker (Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga) - NOTE: Rescheduled to Room A at 1510 - 1530

Room C: Invited Speaker

Dr. Caslon Chua
College of Computer Studies
De La Salle University

Title: "3-D Model Graph Derivation for Path Traversal"


Room A: Invited Speaker

Dr. Allan Sioson, Dean, College of Computer Studies, Ateneo de Naga University

Title: "Developing Creative Algorithmic Solutions in Bioinformatics "

Room B: Invited Speaker

Dr. Gregg Victor Gabison
College of Information Technology and Computer Studies
University of San Jose Recoletos (Cebu City)

Title: "Evaluation of XML Schema Clustering (Information Integration) Techniques"

Room C: Invited Speaker

Dr. Elmer Maravillas, Professor, Cebu Institute of Technology

Title: "Expert System’s Evaluation of Student Learning Performance"


Room A: A1 (20)

Grain Classification and Grading Based on Fourier Descriptor. Authors: Faye Moncada and Vladimir Mariano, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

Room B: B1 (16)

Hypercube Peer-to-Peer for Resource Location on WiMax. Author: Rhia Trogo, De La Salle Univesity

Room C: C1 (18)

Identifying At-Risk Novice Java Programmers Through the Analysis of Online Protocols. Authors: Emily Tabanao and Ma. Mercedes Rodrigo, Ateneo deManila University; and Matthew Jadud, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, USA

1450 - 1510

Room A: A2 (23)

A Multi-Feature Approach to Smoke Detection. Authors: Maria Charmaine Templado and Vladimir Mariano, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

Room B: SP1

TBA (To Be Announced)

Room C: C2 (25)

Design and Use of an Open Individual and Group Student Model for Learning Object-Oriented Design Using UML. Authors: Miguel Paolo Arellano, BeatrizTabunar, Reselyn Ann Tan, Enrico Alejandro Tuason, and Merlin Teodosia Suarez -- De La Salle University

1510 - 1530 Break

Room A: Parallel Session D (Computational Science)

Room B: Parallel Session E (Data Mining, Information Security, and Databases)

Room C: Parallel Session F (Computer Engineering, Data Compression, Image Processing, and Hardware Systems)

1530 – 1550

A: D1 (27)

Building and Benchmarking a New Beowulf Cluster for Grid Computing and Other Applications. Authors: Allan Espinosa and Rafael Saldaña, Ateneo de ManilaUniversity

B: E1 (1)

E1 - 1. Characteristics and Collection of Information from Heterogeneous Multimedia Sources with User's Parameter for Decision Support. Author: Robert Charles, LORIA Campus Scientifique, France

C: F6 (5)

Sonar Beamforming. Authors: Clement Ong, Bernice Ceara Go, Marc Jason Keng, and John Paul Yao -- De La Salle University

1550 – 1610

Room A: D2 (26)

Using Simulation to Update Poverty Maps. Author: Rigan Ap-apid, De La Salle University

B: E2 (8)

Improving Spam Detection Using Text Mining and Various Predictive Statistical Classification Methods. Author: Ariel Maguyon, Ateneo de Manila University

C: F7 (6)

Characterization of Hand Glove Data for Letter Sign Language Translations. Authors: Veronica Aguilos, Clinton Jacob Mariano, Erika Bianca Mendoza, JohnPeter Orense, and Clement Ong -- De La Salle University

1610 – 1630

Room A: D3 (7)

A Computational Study on the Guimaras Oil Spill Dynamics UsingCellular Automata, Watershed Transform, and Parallel Computing. Authors: Patricia Ann Lorenzo, Rhena Lelleen Plagata, Paolo Nicolo Santos, WilliamEmmanuel Yu, and Rafael Saldaña -- Ateneo de Manila University

Room B: E3 (19)

Extending Shape-based Similarity Measures for 3D Models. Authors: Conrado Ruiz, Jr. and Rafael Cabredo, De La Salle University; Levi JonesMonteverde, Citibank Intl Technology Organization (Singapore); and Huang Zhiyong, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R),A*(STAR), Singapore

Room C: F8 (4)

Design and Implementation of a Vision-Based Hand Mimicking System. Authors: Joel Ilao, Eugene Angelo Fabian, Ivan Or, Lutherford Sosuan, and Glenn Uy – De La Salle University

1630 – 1650

Room A: D4 (9)

Serial and Parallel Implementation of Benford's Law for Fraud Detection. Authors: Ma. Daphne Regina Toledo, Jonalyn Valencia, William Emmanuel Yu, andFelix Muga II -- Ateneo de Manila University

Room B: E4 (13)

Epsilon: Information Security Laboratory using Virtualization Technology. Authors: Alexis Pantola, Miguel Alberto Gomez, and Solomon Wong -- De La SalleUniversity

Room C: F9 (21)

An Adaptive Compression Technique. Authors: Jose Ronello Bartolome, Nonoy Go, Nathaniel Aaron, Mary Ann Ngo, and Dan Adrian Nelson Pamparo --De La Salle University


Room A: D5 (11)

Philippine Landslide Dyanmics: A Computational Study Using Cellular Automata and the Minimization Algorithm. Authors: Timothy James Yusun and Rafael Saldaña, Ateneo de Manila University

Room B: E5 (17)

Applying Latent Semantic Analysis to Classifying Relevance of Forum Messages Using Small-Sized Corpora. Authors: Rodolfo Raga (Jose Rizal University) and Raymund Sison (De La Salle University)

Room C: F10 (14)

Automated Behavior Analysis of Organisms Using Computer Vision. Authors: Jeremiah Pascual and Vladimir Mariano, University of the Philippines-Los Baños

1710 – 1730 Invited Speaker 4

Room A:

Dr. Arnulfo Azcarraga, Dean, De La Salle Canlubang
Title: "Self-Organizing Maps as Underlying Structure for Digital Music Archives"

Note: Conference Dinner will be held in the lobby of the U.P. Computer Science Building.

1730 – 1930 Conference Dinner/CSP Business Meeting

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