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2020-01-21
Shen, Qili, Wu, Jun, Li, Jianhua.  2019.  Edge Learning Based Green Content Distribution for Information-Centric Internet of Things. 2019 42nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP). :67–70.
Being the revolutionary future networking architecture, information-centric networking (ICN) conducts network distribution based on content, which is ideally suitable for Internet of things (IoT). With the rapid growth of network traffic, compared to the conventional IoT, information-centric Internet of things (IC-IoT) is expected to provide users with the better satisfaction of the network quality of service (QoS). However, due to IC-IoT requirements of low latency, large data volume, marginalization, and intelligent processing, it urgently needs an efficient content distribution system. In this paper, we propose an edge learning based green content distribution scheme for IC-IoT. We implement intelligent path selection based on decision tree and edge calculation. Moreover, we apply distributed coding based content transmission to enhance the speed and recovery capability of content. Meanwhile, we have verified the effectiveness and performance of this scheme based on a large number of simulation experiments. The work of this paper is of great significance to improve the efficiency and flexibility of content distribution in IC-IoT.
Zhang, Jiange, Chen, Yue, Yang, Kuiwu, Zhao, Jian, Yan, Xincheng.  2019.  Insider Threat Detection Based on Adaptive Optimization DBN by Grid Search. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI). :173–175.
Aiming at the problem that one-dimensional parameter optimization in insider threat detection using deep learning will lead to unsatisfactory overall performance of the model, an insider threat detection method based on adaptive optimization DBN by grid search is designed. This method adaptively optimizes the learning rate and the network structure which form the two-dimensional grid, and adaptively selects a set of optimization parameters for threat detection, which optimizes the overall performance of the deep learning model. The experimental results show that the method has good adaptability. The learning rate of the deep belief net is optimized to 0.6, the network structure is optimized to 6 layers, and the threat detection rate is increased to 98.794%. The training efficiency and the threat detection rate of the deep belief net are improved.
Singh, Malvika, Mehtre, B.M., Sangeetha, S..  2019.  User Behavior Profiling Using Ensemble Approach for Insider Threat Detection. 2019 IEEE 5th International Conference on Identity, Security, and Behavior Analysis (ISBA). :1–8.
The greatest threat towards securing the organization and its assets are no longer the attackers attacking beyond the network walls of the organization but the insiders present within the organization with malicious intent. Existing approaches helps to monitor, detect and prevent any malicious activities within an organization's network while ignoring the human behavior impact on security. In this paper we have focused on user behavior profiling approach to monitor and analyze user behavior action sequence to detect insider threats. We present an ensemble hybrid machine learning approach using Multi State Long Short Term Memory (MSLSTM) and Convolution Neural Networks (CNN) based time series anomaly detection to detect the additive outliers in the behavior patterns based on their spatial-temporal behavior features. We find that using Multistate LSTM is better than basic single state LSTM. The proposed method with Multistate LSTM can successfully detect the insider threats providing the AUC of 0.9042 on train data and AUC of 0.9047 on test data when trained with publically available dataset for insider threats.
Le, Duc C., Nur Zincir-Heywood, A..  2019.  Machine Learning Based Insider Threat Modelling and Detection. 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM). :1–6.
Recently, malicious insider attacks represent one of the most damaging threats to companies and government agencies. This paper proposes a new framework in constructing a user-centered machine learning based insider threat detection system on multiple data granularity levels. System evaluations and analysis are performed not only on individual data instances but also on normal and malicious insiders, where insider scenario specific results and delay in detection are reported and discussed. Our results show that the machine learning based detection system can learn from limited ground truth and detect new malicious insiders with a high accuracy.
Aljamal, Ibraheem, Tekeo\u glu, Ali, Bekiroglu, Korkut, Sengupta, Saumendra.  2019.  Hybrid Intrusion Detection System Using Machine Learning Techniques in Cloud Computing Environments. 2019 IEEE 17th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA). :84–89.
Intrusion detection is one essential tool towards building secure and trustworthy Cloud computing environment, given the ubiquitous presence of cyber attacks that proliferate rapidly and morph dynamically. In our current working paradigm of resource, platform and service consolidations, Cloud Computing provides a significant improvement in the cost metrics via dynamic provisioning of IT services. Since almost all cloud computing networks lean on providing their services through Internet, they are prone to experience variety of security issues. Therefore, in cloud environments, it is necessary to deploy an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) to detect new and unknown attacks in addition to signature based known attacks, with high accuracy. In our deliberation we assume that a system or a network ``anomalous'' event is synonymous to an ``intrusion'' event when there is a significant departure in one or more underlying system or network activities. There are couple of recently proposed ideas that aim to develop a hybrid detection mechanism, combining advantages of signature-based detection schemes with the ability to detect unknown attacks based on anomalies. In this work, we propose a network based anomaly detection system at the Cloud Hypervisor level that utilizes a hybrid algorithm: a combination of K-means clustering algorithm and SVM classification algorithm, to improve the accuracy of the anomaly detection system. Dataset from UNSW-NB15 study is used to evaluate the proposed approach and results are compared with previous studies. The accuracy for our proposed K-means clustering model is slightly higher than others. However, the accuracy we obtained from the SVM model is still low for supervised techniques.
2020-01-20
Huang, Yongjie, Yang, Qiping, Qin, Jinghui, Wen, Wushao.  2019.  Phishing URL Detection via CNN and Attention-Based Hierarchical RNN. 2019 18th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/13th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE). :112–119.
Phishing websites have long been a serious threat to cyber security. For decades, many researchers have been devoted to developing novel techniques to detect phishing websites automatically. While state-of-the-art solutions can achieve superior performances, they require substantial manual feature engineering and are not adept at detecting newly emerging phishing attacks. Therefore, developing techniques that can detect phishing websites automatically and handle zero-day phishing attacks swiftly is still an open challenge in this area. In this work, we propose PhishingNet, a deep learning-based approach for timely detection of phishing Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). Specifically, we use a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) module to extract character-level spatial feature representations of URLs; meanwhile, we employ an attention-based hierarchical Recurrent Neural Network(RNN) module to extract word-level temporal feature representations of URLs. We then fuse these feature representations via a three-layer CNN to build accurate feature representations of URLs, on which we train a phishing URL classifier. Extensive experiments on a verified dataset collected from the Internet demonstrate that the feature representations extracted automatically are conducive to the improvement of the generalization ability of our approach on newly emerging URLs, which makes our approach achieve competitive performance against other state-of-the-art approaches.
He, Zecheng, Raghavan, Aswin, Hu, Guangyuan, Chai, Sek, Lee, Ruby.  2019.  Power-Grid Controller Anomaly Detection with Enhanced Temporal Deep Learning. 2019 18th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/13th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE). :160–167.
Controllers of security-critical cyber-physical systems, like the power grid, are a very important class of computer systems. Attacks against the control code of a power-grid system, especially zero-day attacks, can be catastrophic. Earlier detection of the anomalies can prevent further damage. However, detecting zero-day attacks is extremely challenging because they have no known code and have unknown behavior. Furthermore, if data collected from the controller is transferred to a server through networks for analysis and detection of anomalous behavior, this creates a very large attack surface and also delays detection. In order to address this problem, we propose Reconstruction Error Distribution (RED) of Hardware Performance Counters (HPCs), and a data-driven defense system based on it. Specifically, we first train a temporal deep learning model, using only normal HPC readings from legitimate processes that run daily in these power-grid systems, to model the normal behavior of the power-grid controller. Then, we run this model using real-time data from commonly available HPCs. We use the proposed RED to enhance the temporal deep learning detection of anomalous behavior, by estimating distribution deviations from the normal behavior with an effective statistical test. Experimental results on a real power-grid controller show that we can detect anomalous behavior with high accuracy (\textbackslashtextgreater99.9%), nearly zero false positives and short (\textbackslashtextless; 360ms) latency.
Bardia, Vivek, Kumar, C.R.S..  2017.  Process trees amp; service chains can serve us to mitigate zero day attacks better. 2017 International Conference on Data Management, Analytics and Innovation (ICDMAI). :280–284.
With technology at our fingertips waiting to be exploited, the past decade saw the revolutionizing Human Computer Interactions. The ease with which a user could interact was the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of a sales team. Human Computer Interactions have many underlying parameters like Data Visualization and Presentation as some to deal with. With the race, on for better and faster presentations, evolved many frameworks to be widely used by all software developers. As the need grew for user friendly applications, more and more software professionals were lured into the front-end sophistication domain. Application frameworks have evolved to such an extent that with just a few clicks and feeding values as per requirements we are able to produce a commercially usable application in a few minutes. These frameworks generate quantum lines of codes in minutes which leaves a contrail of bugs to be discovered in the future. We have also succumbed to the benchmarking in Software Quality Metrics and have made ourselves comfortable with buggy software's to be rectified in future. The exponential evolution in the cyber domain has also attracted attackers equally. Average human awareness and knowledge has also improved in the cyber domain due to the prolonged exposure to technology for over three decades. As the attack sophistication grows and zero day attacks become more popular than ever, the suffering end users only receive remedial measures in spite of the latest Antivirus, Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems installed. We designed a software to display the complete services and applications running in users Operating System in the easiest perceivable manner aided by Computer Graphics and Data Visualization techniques. We further designed a study by empowering the fence sitter users with tools to actively participate in protecting themselves from threats. The designed threats had impressions from the complete threat canvas in some form or other restricted to systems functioning. Network threats and any sort of packet transfer to and from the system in form of threat was kept out of the scope of this experiment. We discovered that end users had a good idea of their working environment which can be used exponentially enhances machine learning for zero day threats and segment the unmarked the vast threat landscape faster for a more reliable output.
Osken, Sinem, Yildirim, Ecem Nur, Karatas, Gozde, Cuhaci, Levent.  2019.  Intrusion Detection Systems with Deep Learning: A Systematic Mapping Study. 2019 Scientific Meeting on Electrical-Electronics Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science (EBBT). :1–4.

In this study, a systematic mapping study was conducted to systematically evaluate publications on Intrusion Detection Systems with Deep Learning. 6088 papers have been examined by using systematic mapping method to evaluate the publications related to this paper, which have been used increasingly in the Intrusion Detection Systems. The goal of our study is to determine which deep learning algorithms were used mostly in the algortihms, which criteria were taken into account for selecting the preferred deep learning algorithm, and the most searched topics of intrusion detection with deep learning algorithm model. Scientific studies published in the last 10 years have been studied in the IEEE Explorer, ACM Digital Library, Science Direct, Scopus and Wiley databases.

Ishaque, Mohammed, Hudec, Ladislav.  2019.  Feature extraction using Deep Learning for Intrusion Detection System. 2019 2nd International Conference on Computer Applications Information Security (ICCAIS). :1–5.

Deep Learning is an area of Machine Learning research, which can be used to manipulate large amount of information in an intelligent way by using the functionality of computational intelligence. A deep learning system is a fully trainable system beginning from raw input to the final output of recognized objects. Feature selection is an important aspect of deep learning which can be applied for dimensionality reduction or attribute reduction and making the information more explicit and usable. Deep learning can build various learning models which can abstract unknown information by selecting a subset of relevant features. This property of deep learning makes it useful in analysis of highly complex information one which is present in intrusive data or information flowing with in a web system or a network which needs to be analyzed to detect anomalies. Our approach combines the intelligent ability of Deep Learning to build a smart Intrusion detection system.

Halimaa A., Anish, Sundarakantham, K..  2019.  Machine Learning Based Intrusion Detection System. 2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI). :916–920.

In order to examine malicious activity that occurs in a network or a system, intrusion detection system is used. Intrusion Detection is software or a device that scans a system or a network for a distrustful activity. Due to the growing connectivity between computers, intrusion detection becomes vital to perform network security. Various machine learning techniques and statistical methodologies have been used to build different types of Intrusion Detection Systems to protect the networks. Performance of an Intrusion Detection is mainly depends on accuracy. Accuracy for Intrusion detection must be enhanced to reduce false alarms and to increase the detection rate. In order to improve the performance, different techniques have been used in recent works. Analyzing huge network traffic data is the main work of intrusion detection system. A well-organized classification methodology is required to overcome this issue. This issue is taken in proposed approach. Machine learning techniques like Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Naïve Bayes are applied. These techniques are well-known to solve the classification problems. For evaluation of intrusion detection system, NSL- KDD knowledge discovery Dataset is taken. The outcomes show that SVM works better than Naïve Bayes. To perform comparative analysis, effective classification methods like Support Vector Machine and Naive Bayes are taken, their accuracy and misclassification rate get calculated.

Sivanantham, S., Abirami, R., Gowsalya, R..  2019.  Comparing the Performance of Adaptive Boosted Classifiers in Anomaly based Intrusion Detection System for Networks. 2019 International Conference on Vision Towards Emerging Trends in Communication and Networking (ViTECoN). :1–5.

The computer network is used by billions of people worldwide for variety of purposes. This has made the security increasingly important in networks. It is essential to use Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and devices whose main function is to detect anomalies in networks. Mostly all the intrusion detection approaches focuses on the issues of boosting techniques since results are inaccurate and results in lengthy detection process. The major pitfall in network based intrusion detection is the wide-ranging volume of data gathered from the network. In this paper, we put forward a hybrid anomaly based intrusion detection system which uses Classification and Boosting technique. The Paper is organized in such a way it compares the performance three different Classifiers along with boosting. Boosting process maximizes classification accuracy. Results of proposed scheme will analyzed over different datasets like Intrusion Detection Kaggle Dataset and NSL KDD. Out of vast analysis it is found Random tree provides best average Accuracy rate of around 99.98%, Detection rate of 98.79% and a minimum False Alarm rate.

Ou, Chung-Ming.  2019.  Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems Inspired by Machine Learning of Agent-Based Artificial Immune Systems. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA). :1–5.

An adaptable agent-based IDS (AAIDS) inspired by the danger theory of artificial immune system is proposed. The learning mechanism of AAIDS is designed by emulating how dendritic cells (DC) in immune systems detect and classify danger signals. AG agent, DC agent and TC agent coordinate together and respond to system calls directly rather than analyze network packets. Simulations show AAIDS can determine several critical scenarios of the system behaviors where packet analysis is impractical.

2020-01-13
Verma, Abhishek, Ranga, Virender.  2019.  ELNIDS: Ensemble Learning based Network Intrusion Detection System for RPL based Internet of Things. 2019 4th International Conference on Internet of Things: Smart Innovation and Usages (IoT-SIU). :1–6.
Internet of Things is realized by a large number of heterogeneous smart devices which sense, collect and share data with each other over the internet in order to control the physical world. Due to open nature, global connectivity and resource constrained nature of smart devices and wireless networks the Internet of Things is susceptible to various routing attacks. In this paper, we purpose an architecture of Ensemble Learning based Network Intrusion Detection System named ELNIDS for detecting routing attacks against IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks. We implement four different ensemble based machine learning classifiers including Boosted Trees, Bagged Trees, Subspace Discriminant and RUSBoosted Trees. To evaluate proposed intrusion detection model we have used RPL-NIDDS17 dataset which contains packet traces of Sinkhole, Blackhole, Sybil, Clone ID, Selective Forwarding, Hello Flooding and Local Repair attacks. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed architecture. We observe that ensemble of Boosted Trees achieve the highest Accuracy of 94.5% while Subspace Discriminant method achieves the lowest Accuracy of 77.8 % among classifier validation methods. Similarly, an ensemble of RUSBoosted Trees achieves the highest Area under ROC value of 0.98 while lowest Area under ROC value of 0.87 is achieved by an ensemble of Subspace Discriminant among all classifier validation methods. All the implemented classifiers show acceptable performance results.
2020-01-02
Mar\'ın, Gonzalo, Casas, Pedro, Capdehourat, Germán.  2019.  Deep in the Dark - Deep Learning-Based Malware Traffic Detection Without Expert Knowledge. 2019 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW). :36–42.

With the ever-growing occurrence of networking attacks, robust network security systems are essential to prevent and mitigate their harming effects. In recent years, machine learning-based systems have gain popularity for network security applications, usually considering the application of shallow models, where a set of expert handcrafted features are needed to pre-process the data before training. The main problem with this approach is that handcrafted features can fail to perform well given different kinds of scenarios and problems. Deep Learning models can solve this kind of issues using their ability to learn feature representations from input raw or basic, non-processed data. In this paper we explore the power of deep learning models on the specific problem of detection and classification of malware network traffic, using different representations for the input data. As a major advantage as compared to the state of the art, we consider raw measurements coming directly from the stream of monitored bytes as the input to the proposed models, and evaluate different raw-traffic feature representations, including packet and flow-level ones. Our results suggest that deep learning models can better capture the underlying statistics of malicious traffic as compared to classical, shallow-like models, even while operating in the dark, i.e., without any sort of expert handcrafted inputs.

2019-12-30
Taha, Bilal, Hatzinakos, Dimitrios.  2019.  Emotion Recognition from 2D Facial Expressions. 2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE). :1–4.
This work proposes an approach to find and learn informative representations from 2 dimensional gray-level images for facial expression recognition application. The learned features are obtained from a designed convolutional neural network (CNN). The developed CNN enables us to learn features from the images in a highly efficient manner by cascading different layers together. The developed model is computationally efficient since it does not consist of a huge number of layers and at the same time it takes into consideration the overfitting problem. The outcomes from the developed CNN are compared to handcrafted features that span texture and shape features. The experiments conducted on the Bosphours database show that the developed CNN model outperforms the handcrafted features when coupled with a Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifier.
Kim, Sunbin, Kim, Hyeoncheol.  2019.  Deep Explanation Model for Facial Expression Recognition Through Facial Action Coding Unit. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp). :1–4.
Facial expression is the most powerful and natural non-verbal emotional communication method. Facial Expression Recognition(FER) has significance in machine learning tasks. Deep Learning models perform well in FER tasks, but it doesn't provide any justification for its decisions. Based on the hypothesis that facial expression is a combination of facial muscle movements, we find that Facial Action Coding Units(AUs) and Emotion label have a relationship in CK+ Dataset. In this paper, we propose a model which utilises AUs to explain Convolutional Neural Network(CNN) model's classification results. The CNN model is trained with CK+ Dataset and classifies emotion based on extracted features. Explanation model classifies the multiple AUs with the extracted features and emotion classes from the CNN model. Our experiment shows that with only features and emotion classes obtained from the CNN model, Explanation model generates AUs very well.
2019-12-18
Dincalp, Uygar, Güzel, Mehmet Serdar, Sevine, Omer, Bostanci, Erkan, Askerzade, Iman.  2018.  Anomaly Based Distributed Denial of Service Attack Detection and Prevention with Machine Learning. 2018 2nd International Symposium on Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Technologies (ISMSIT). :1-4.

Everyday., the DoS/DDoS attacks are increasing all over the world and the ways attackers are using changing continuously. This increase and variety on the attacks are affecting the governments, institutions, organizations and corporations in a bad way. Every successful attack is causing them to lose money and lose reputation in return. This paper presents an introduction to a method which can show what the attack and where the attack based on. This is tried to be achieved with using clustering algorithm DBSCAN on network traffic because of the change and variety in attack vectors.

Chen, Jim Q..  2017.  Take the rein of cyber deterrence. 2017 International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon U.S.). :29–35.
Deterrence is badly needed in the cyber domain but it is hard to be achieved. Why is conventional deterrence not working effectively in the cyber domain? What specific characteristics should be considered when deterrence strategies are developed in this man-made domain? These are the questions that this paper intends to address. The research conducted helps to reveal what cyber deterrence can do and what it cannot do so that focus can be put on the enhancement of what it can do. To include varied perspectives, literature review is conducted. Some research works are specifically examined. Based on these studies, this research proposes a holistic approach in cyber deterrence that is empowered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This approach is capable of making sudden, dynamic, stealthy, and random changes initiated by different contexts. It is able to catch attackers by surprise. The surprising and changing impact inflicts a cost on attackers and makes them to re-calculate the benefits that they might gain through further attacks, thus discouraging or defeating adversaries both mentally and virtually, and eventually controlling escalation of cyber conflicts.
Mohammed, Saif Saad, Hussain, Rasheed, Senko, Oleg, Bimaganbetov, Bagdat, Lee, JooYoung, Hussain, Fatima, Kerrache, Chaker Abdelaziz, Barka, Ezedin, Alam Bhuiyan, Md Zakirul.  2018.  A New Machine Learning-based Collaborative DDoS Mitigation Mechanism in Software-Defined Network. 2018 14th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). :1–8.
Software Defined Network (SDN) is a revolutionary idea to realize software-driven network with the separation of control and data planes. In essence, SDN addresses the problems faced by the traditional network architecture; however, it may as well expose the network to new attacks. Among other attacks, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are hard to contain in such software-based networks. Existing DDoS mitigation techniques either lack in performance or jeopardize the accuracy of the attack detection. To fill the voids, we propose in this paper a machine learning-based DDoS mitigation technique for SDN. First, we create a model for DDoS detection in SDN using NSL-KDD dataset and then after training the model on this dataset, we use real DDoS attacks to assess our proposed model. Obtained results show that the proposed technique equates favorably to the current techniques with increased performance and accuracy.
Essaid, Meryam, Kim, DaeYong, Maeng, Soo Hoon, Park, Sejin, Ju, Hong Taek.  2019.  A Collaborative DDoS Mitigation Solution Based on Ethereum Smart Contract and RNN-LSTM. 2019 20th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS). :1–6.
Recently Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) are becoming more and more sophisticated, which makes the existing defence systems not capable of tolerating by themselves against wide-ranging attacks. Thus, collaborative protection mitigation has become a needed alternative to extend defence mechanisms. However, the existing coordinated DDoS mitigation approaches either they require a complex configuration or are highly-priced. Blockchain technology offers a solution that reduces the complexity of signalling DDoS system, as well as a platform where many autonomous systems (Ass) can share hardware resources and defence capabilities for an effective DDoS defence. In this work, we also used a Deep learning DDoS detection system; we identify individual DDoS attack class and also define whether the incoming traffic is legitimate or attack. By classifying the attack traffic flow separately, our proposed mitigation technique could deny only the specific traffic causing the attack, instead of blocking all the traffic coming towards the victim(s).
2019-12-16
Hou, Ming, Li, Dequan, Wu, Xiongjun, Shen, Xiuyu.  2019.  Differential Privacy of Online Distributed Optimization under Adversarial Nodes. 2019 Chinese Control Conference (CCC). :2172-2177.

Nowadays, many applications involve big data and big data analysis methods appear in many fields. As a preliminary attempt to solve the challenge of big data analysis, this paper presents a distributed online learning algorithm based on differential privacy. Since online learning can effectively process sensitive data, we introduce the concept of differential privacy in distributed online learning algorithms, with the aim at ensuring data privacy during online learning to prevent adversarial nodes from inferring any important data information. In particular, for different adversary models, we consider different type graphs to tolerate a limited number of adversaries near each regular node or tolerate a global limited number of adversaries.

Park, Chan Mi, Lee, Jung Yeon, Baek, Hyoung Woo, Lee, Hae-Sung, Lee, JeeHang, Kim, Jinwoo.  2019.  Lifespan Design of Conversational Agent with Growth and Regression Metaphor for the Natural Supervision on Robot Intelligence. 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). :646–647.
Human's direct supervision on robot's erroneous behavior is crucial to enhance a robot intelligence for a `flawless' human-robot interaction. Motivating humans to engage more actively for this purpose is however difficult. To alleviate such strain, this research proposes a novel approach, a growth and regression metaphoric interaction design inspired from human's communicative, intellectual, social competence aspect of developmental stages. We implemented the interaction design principle unto a conversational agent combined with a set of synthetic sensors. Within this context, we aim to show that the agent successfully encourages the online labeling activity in response to the faulty behavior of robots as a supervision process. The field study is going to be conducted to evaluate the efficacy of our proposal by measuring the annotation performance of real-time activity events in the wild. We expect to provide a more effective and practical means to supervise robot by real-time data labeling process for long-term usage in the human-robot interaction.
2019-12-09
Khokhlov, Igor, Jain, Chinmay, Miller-Jacobson, Ben, Heyman, Andrew, Reznik, Leonid, Jacques, Robert St..  2018.  MeetCI: A Computational Intelligence Software Design Automation Framework. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE). :1-8.

Computational Intelligence (CI) algorithms/techniques are packaged in a variety of disparate frameworks/applications that all vary with respect to specific supported functionality and implementation decisions that drastically change performance. Developers looking to employ different CI techniques are faced with a series of trade-offs in selecting the appropriate library/framework. These include resource consumption, features, portability, interface complexity, ease of parallelization, etc. Considerations such as language compatibility and familiarity with a particular library make the choice of libraries even more difficult. The paper introduces MeetCI, an open source software framework for computational intelligence software design automation that facilitates the application design decisions and their software implementation process. MeetCI abstracts away specific framework details of CI techniques designed within a variety of libraries. This allows CI users to benefit from a variety of current frameworks without investigating the nuances of each library/framework. Using an XML file, developed in accordance with the specifications, the user can design a CI application generically, and utilize various CI software without having to redesign their entire technology stack. Switching between libraries in MeetCI is trivial and accessing the right library to satisfy a user's goals can be done easily and effectively. The paper discusses the framework's use in design of various applications. The design process is illustrated with four different examples from expert systems and machine learning domains, including the development of an expert system for security evaluation, two classification problems and a prediction problem with recurrent neural networks.

Li, Wenjuan, Cao, Jian, Hu, Keyong, Xu, Jie, Buyya, Rajkumar.  2019.  A Trust-Based Agent Learning Model for Service Composition in Mobile Cloud Computing Environments. IEEE Access. 7:34207–34226.
Mobile cloud computing has the features of resource constraints, openness, and uncertainty which leads to the high uncertainty on its quality of service (QoS) provision and serious security risks. Therefore, when faced with complex service requirements, an efficient and reliable service composition approach is extremely important. In addition, preference learning is also a key factor to improve user experiences. In order to address them, this paper introduces a three-layered trust-enabled service composition model for the mobile cloud computing systems. Based on the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method, we design a novel and integrated trust management model. Service brokers are equipped with a learning module enabling them to better analyze customers' service preferences, especially in cases when the details of a service request are not totally disclosed. Because traditional methods cannot totally reflect the autonomous collaboration between the mobile cloud entities, a prototype system based on the multi-agent platform JADE is implemented to evaluate the efficiency of the proposed strategies. The experimental results show that our approach improves the transaction success rate and user satisfaction.