Below, I review the last year’s resolution 2020 and describe New Year’s Resolution 2021 in terms of Projects, Achievements, Community and Professional Contributions, and Team Organization. Japanese version is also available.
2020: COVID-19 had never stopped us. We rather expanded our activities online for research, education, and professional contribution. 15 projects incl. SmartSE and SE4BS. 6 journal papers (+3 acceptances), 18 int’l conf. papers and posters, 2 books, 2 book chapters, 6 magazine articles, and many talks. COMPSAC/SISA’20 PC Co-Chair, AsianPLoP’20 General Co-Chair, IEEE CS PEAB Engineering Discipline Chair, IEEE CS Tokyo/Japan Chapter Vice-Chair, APSEC Steering Committee Member, Society for Research on Work Competency Director, and COMPSAC Advisory Committee Member, and associate editors of IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in Computing and IJSEKE. Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda University. Continuation: Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion.
2021: 15+ funded projects, 7+ journals, 20+ int’l conf. papers. IEEE CS Vice President, SISA’21 PC Co-Chair. Smart SE consortium research WG. SE4BS outreach. Continuation: Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda U., Outside Directors of SYSTEM INFORMATION and eXmotion. Leading SWEBOK V4 evolution project. Run for IPSJ Director. Appointed as IPSJ SIGSE Chair, organize SES2021 Sep 6-8.
2020: We successfully conducted the following 8 projects, including Smart SE and SE4BS in 2020. Besides, we continued 7+ industrial funded projects with industrial partners. We extended our international research connections incl. Florida Atlantic University, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Concordia University, and Hillside Group.
- enPiT-Pro Smart SE: Smart Systems and Services innovative professional Education program 2017-: Establishing an advanced and practical education program and related research collaboration network in AI, IoT, and business involving 5000+ companies. Around 30 engineers took the program. 75,000+ registered themselves for the online course. Agreement with Ishikawa prefecture and Komatsu to have the program at Kanazawa.
- Goal-oriented Digital Business Strategies: We held the research WG on Business Strategies and Requirements at the Smart SE consortium.
- Cloud Security and Privacy knowledge Metamodel (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.
- G7 Programming Learning Summit 2016- and Programming Education: We conducted workshops on programming learning targeting K-12 and others.
- Software Engineering for Business and Society (SE4BS): We started a new project to establish a methodology in the Digital Transformation era to link society, business, software engineering, and related disciplines, including design thinking.
- Software Engineering for IoT and Machine Learning (funded by JST MIRAI and TTC): Investigating processes, practices, and patterns in IoT and ML.
2021: We envision and shape *new* software engineering for business and society in the dynamic and uncertain era by expanding all of the above-mentioned projects in 2021. Especially, we will proceed more with Smart SE research WG, Programming Education Project, SE4BS, and SE and ML/IoT. Also, we will continue 7+ industrial funded projects with industrial partners.
2020: We published 6 papers and got 3 acceptance at prestigious journals, including IEEE IoT Journal. We presented 18 international conference and workshop papers and got 1 acceptance (incl. 1 at CORE2018 Rank A conference). We published 2 books, 2 book chapters, 6 magazine articles. Our activities have been reported so frequently in many news medias including Nikkei News Paper. We received awards incl. IPSJ-SIGSE Student Encourage Award. On 1st Jan 2020, Prof. Washizaki stated that we aimed to publish 7 journal papers and 20 international conference and workshop papers. We mostly achieved the goal but have to do better and more in 2021.
2021: We envision and shape *new* software engineering for business and society in the dynamic and uncertain era by connecting AI, IoT and software engineering. 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 the 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 and 20 international conference papers. 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
2020: COVID-19 had never stopped us. We rather expanded our activities online. We successfully hosted and/or organized various conferences and meetings, including AsianPLoP 2020 and Smart SE seminars. Prof. Washizaki continued to serve as ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 Convenor, IEEE CS PEAB Engineering Discipline Chair, CSEE&T Steering Committee Member, IEEE CS Tokyo/Japan Chapter Vice-Chair, APSEC Steering Committee Member, Society for Research on Work Competency Director, COMPSAC Advisory Committee Member, Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda University, Outside Director of SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD., Outside Director of eXmotion Co., Ltd., and associate editors of IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) and International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) . Besides, Prof. Washizaki initiated SWEBOK V4 evolution project.
2021: Prof. Washizaki was appointed as IEEE Computer Society Vice President for Professional and Educational Activities as well as a member of Board of Governors (BoG) to lead professional activities in terms of bodies of knowledge, education and training, business development, and related activities. Prof. Washizaki continues to serve as ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 Convenor, APSEC Steering Committee Member, CSEE&T Steering Committee Member, Society for Research on Work Competency Director, Associate Dean of Research Promotion Division of Waseda University, Outside Director of SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD., Outside Director of eXmotion Co., Ltd., leader of SWEBOK V4 evolution, and associate editors of TETC and IJSEKE. Prof. Washizaki is appointed as IPSJ SIGSE Chair, and will organize Software Engineering Symposium (SES2021) from Sep 6th to 8th. In addition, Prof. Washizaki will run for IPSJ Director 2021-2022 nominated by IPSJ Board of Directors.
2020: We had new international students from China, Germany and other regions in 2020. Besides, new Secretary Ms. Yamaji joined our team.
2021: 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, 2021