Amity Institute of IT ICRITO Conference.
by Larissa Petryca, on 25 November 2021 14:45:10 CET
In September, Dr Bettaz Programme Leader for Computing gave the keynote address at Amity Institute of Information Technology’s International Conference on Reliability, Infocom Technologies and Optimization (ICRITO).
Now in it’s 9th year, the ICRITO annual Conference brings together academics, researchers and industry specialists from India and abroad. These specialists report on trends and discuss future directions within the systems and database engineering sector. The conference was held online due to the pandemic but this allowed attendees living elsewhere the opportunity to participate despite their location.
Towards an Ontology for the lotReq UML Profile
Dr Bettaz’ keynote address was based on joint work undertaken with Mourad Maouche. The pair investigated software engineering difficulties in producing consistent rigorous specifications that adequately reflect users’ requirements for complex systems.
They suggest the use of a ‘descriptive model’ based on the concept of Ontology, instead of a ’prescriptive model’, such as UML profile, would better evoke and specify Internet of Thing (IoT) requirements. Their contribution builds on a method called IotReq published by Gianna Reggio. The underlying research work was motivated by the observation that very few studies have been undertaken in the field of IoT requirement elicitation and specification.
The ICRITO Conference has a major impact on systems development. Systems are invaluable to organisations and institutions as they can help implement quality process, product and services. The conference aims to help develop knowledge bases that are easily accessed by structured databases on systems with processes and technology that is supported by quantitative study.
Topics covered at the annual conference include; Quality and Reliability, Infocom Technologies, Mathematical Modelling and Optimization, Networks, Communications & Cybersecurity, Safety and Risk analysis, Humanitarian Technologies.
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PCU faculty regularly engage with external businesses and institutions, producing impactful research that supports business, industry and the community. This engagement extends into all study programmes with projects ensuring the most up-to-date content is explored through learning and teaching. We also engage with leading specialists for seminars, conferences and the MITS speaker series, giving students access to primary and highly-relevant information.