Current Research Interests

·               Agent-oriented Software Engineering

·               Model-driven development of software systems

·               Domain-specific (modeling) languages (DSLs / DSMLs)

·               Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

·               Software development processes and methodologies


Projects

 

Currently participating in the following projects:

1.   AgentDSM-Eval: Developing a Framework on Evaluating Domain-specific Modeling Languages for Multi-agent Systems

 

    

 

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Academic Research Funding Program Directorate (ARDEB) Electrical, Electronics and Informatics Research Grant Committee (EEEAG) and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) funded bilateral research project (acceptance rate of the related bilateral project call: 6%)

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 115E591.

o   Started in March 1, 2017. To be delivered in March 1, 2020.

o   Total budget: 326.980 TL (~$91,000).

o   Working as the principal investigator.

 

2.   Supporting the Interoperability between Domain-specific Agent Modeling Languages with Horizontal Model Transformations

 

 

Research project funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

o   Ege University Grant no: 16-UBE-001.

o   Started in June 1, 2016. To be delivered in June 1, 2018.

o   Total budget: 38.950 TL (~$13,200).

o   Working as the principal investigator.

3.   ModelWriter: Text & Model-Synchronized Document Engineering Platform

                              

 

                                                                          

 

European Union (EU) EUREKA Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA) labelled research and development project (ITEA project no: 13028) including 9 project partners from France and Turkey

o   Started in October 1, 2014. To be delivered in October 1, 2017.

o   Total budget: €4,451,000.

o   Supported by TUBITAK Technology and Innovation Funding Programs Directorate (TEYDEB) under grant no: 9140014 and budget: 4.166.743 TL (~ $1,573,000).

o   Working as the consultant for the project partner KocSistem Information Communication Services Inc.

 

Completed projects:

1.   Development of a CANBus-based Ecodriving System for Public Transport Bus Services

 

         

 

Kentkart Ege Electronics Automatic Fare Collection & Vehicle Tracking Systems Co.’s industrial research and development project

o   Started in July 1, 2013. Delivered in December 30, 2014.

o   Supported by TUBITAK TEYDEB under grant no: 3130609.

o   Total budget: 714.830 TL (~ $340,000).

o   Worked as the consultant.

 

2.   Model Driven Development of Composite Content Applications

 

              

 

KocSistem Information Communication Services Inc. and Unit Information Technologies Research, Development and Automation Systems Co.’s bilateral industrial research and development project

o   Started in September 1, 2012. Delivered in January 1, 2014.

o   Supported by TUBITAK TEYDEB under grant no: 3110712.

o   Total budget: 810.000 TL (~ $460,000).

o   Worked as the consultant.

 

3.   Development of an Agent based Alternative Path Selection Method for Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming Applications

 

   

 

TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG funded research project

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 111E022.

o   Started in October 1, 2011. Delivered in October 1, 2013.

o   Total budget: 177.078 TL (~$99,000).

o   Worked as the principal investigator.

 

4.   A Domain Specific Modeling Language for Semantic Web enabled Multi-agent Systems

 

    

 

TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG and Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) funded bilateral research project

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 109E125.

o   Started in March 1, 2010. Delivered in March 1, 2013.

o   Total budget: 129.144 TL (~$86,000).

o   Worked as the principal investigator.

 

5.   Assessment and Performance Measurement of Semantic Service Discovery Methods on Mobile Platforms

 

 

Research project funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

o   Ege University Grant no: 2009/UBE/003.

o   Started in November 1, 2009. Delivered in November 1, 2012.

o   Total budget: 14.000 TL (~$9,300).

o   Worked as the principal investigator.

 

6.   Model Driven Development of Ontology Based Multi-Agent Systems

 

 

TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG funded research project

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 108E141.

o   Started in October 1, 2008. Delivered in October 1, 2010.

o   Total budget: 144.370 TL (~$90,000).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 

7.   The Implementation of Semantic Web Service Architecture and Testing of the Architecture on a Mobile Platform

 

 

TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG funded research project

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 106E008.

o   Started in July 1, 2006. Delivered in July 1, 2008.

o   Total budget: 133.430 TL (~$85,000).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 

8.   Development of the Bandwidth Measurement Techniques for Wireless Local Area Networks

 

 

Research project funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

o   Ege University Grant no: 2005/UBE/001.

o   Started in September 1, 2005. Delivered in September 1, 2008.

o   Total budget: 19.000 TL (~$16,000).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 

9.   Design and Implementation of a Secure Communication Platform with the Use of Smartcard Mobile Media Enabled Asymmetric Cryptography

 

 

Research project funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

o   Ege University Grant no: 2004/UBE/001.

o   Started in October 1, 2004. Delivered in July 4, 2005.

o   Total budget: 15.000 TL (~$12,500).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 

10.               OPC (OLE for Process Control) based Data Process Control System Development for TUPRAS (Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation) Aliaga Petroleum Refinery

 

 

    

 

Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS) and Ege University International Computer Institute’s joint research project (funded by TUPRAS)

o   Started in February 16, 2004. Delivered in February 25, 2005.

o   Total budget: 10.000 TL (~$8,500).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 

11.               The Implementation of a Parallel Data Processing Platform on Linux based PC Clusters

 

 

Research project funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

o   Ege University Grant no: 2002/UBE/001.

o   Started in September 2, 2002. Delivered in October 26, 2004.

o   Total budget: 22.966 TL (~$19,000).

o   Worked as the researcher.

 


Professional Activities

 

·               Industrial consultancies for the following corporations:

o    KocSistem Information Communication Services Inc. (since May 2015)

o    Kentkart Ege Electronics Automatic Fare Collection & Vehicle Tracking Systems Co. (December 2012 - December 2014)

o    Unit Information Technologies Research, Development and Automation Systems Co. (November 2012 – December 2013)

 

·               Editorial board member of Computer Languages, Systems & Structures journal

 

·               Guest co-editor of Computer Languages, Systems & Structures journal’s special issue: “Model-driven engineering of multi-agent systems in theory and practice” (2017)

 

·               Management committee substitute member of European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) Action IC1404: Multi-Paradigm Modelling for Cyber-Physical Systems (MPM4CPS)

 

·               Chapter reviewer for the book: "Formal and Practical Aspects of Domain-Specific Languages: Recent Developments", edited by Marjan Mernik, published by IGI Global (2013)

 

·               Reviewer for the following journals:

o    Applied Soft Computing

o    Computers & Industrial Engineering

o    Computer Languages, Systems & Structures

o    Computer Science and Information Systems

o    Computer Standards & Interfaces

o    Computer Systems Science & Engineering

o    DUMF Journal of Engineering

o    Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence

o    IEEE Access

o    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

o    IET Software

o    International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering

o    International Journal of Informatics Technologies

o    International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

o    Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence

o    Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

o    Science of Computer Programming

o    Software Quality Journal

o    Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

 

·               Organizing committee memberships:

o    Doctoral and Master of Science Mentoring Program at 9th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2015), September 9-11, 2015, Izmir, Turkey

o    15th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (TAINN 2006), June 21-24, 2006, Akyaka, Mugla, Turkey

 

·               Program committee memberships:

o    33rd ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2018), Technical Track on Programming Languages, April 9-13, 2018, Pau, France

o    10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2018), January 16-18, 2018, Madeira, Portugal

o    11th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2017), October 18-20, 2017, Antalya, Turkey

o    6th Workshop on Advances in Programming Languages (WAPL 2017), held in conjunction with 2017 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2017), September 4-7, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

o    6th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2017), Track on Human-Computer Languages, June 26-27, 2017, Vila do Conde, Portugal

o    32nd ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2017), Technical Track on Programming Languages, April 3-6, 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

o    9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017), February 24-26, 2017, Porto, Portugal

o    10th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2016), October 24-26, 2016, Canakkale, Turkey

o    2nd International Workshop on Human Factors in Modeling (HuFaMo 2016), held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 19th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2016), October 2 - 7, 2016, Saint-Malo, France

o    6th Turkish National Software Architecture Conference (UYMK 2016), September 12-13, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey

o    4th Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development (MDASD 2016), held in conjunction with 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2016), September 11-14, 2016, Gdansk, Poland

o    10th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC 2016), Thematic Track on Quality Aspects in Model Driven Engineering, September 6-9, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

o    5th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2016), Track on Human-Computer Languages, June 20-21, 2016, Maribor, Slovenia

o    31st ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016), Technical Track on Programming Languages, April 4-8, 2016, Pisa, Italy

o    8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2016), February 24-26, 2016, Rome, Italy

o    1st International Workshop on Human Factors in Modeling (HuFaMo 2015), held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2015), September 27 - October 2, 2015, Ottawa, Canada

o    5th Workshop on Advances in Programming Languages (WAPL 2015), held in conjunction with 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2015), September 13-16, 2015, Lodz, Poland

o    9th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2015), September 9-11, 2015, Izmir, Turkey

o    30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2015), Technical Track on Programming Languages, April 13-17, 2015, Salamanca, Spain

o    7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2015), January 10-12, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

o    5th Turkish National Software Architecture Conference (UYMK 2014), December 3-5, 2014, Ankara, Turkey

o    9th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (QUATIC 2014), Thematic Track on Quality in Model Driven Engineering, September 23-26, 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal

o    8th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2014), September 8-10, 2014, Guzelyurt, KKTC

o    3rd Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development (MDASD 2014), held in conjunction with 2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2014), September 7-10, 2014, Warsaw, Poland

o    International Workshop on DSL Architecting and DSL-based Architectures (DADA 2014), held in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2014), August 25-29, 2014, Vienna, Austria

o    29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2014), Technical Track on Programming Languages, March 24-28, 2014, Gyeongju, South Korea

o    6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2014), March 6-8, 2014, Loire Valley, France

o    7th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2013), September 26-28, 2013, Izmir, Turkey

o    4th Workshop on Advances in Programming Languages (WAPL 2013), held in conjunction with 2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2013), September 8-11, 2013, Krakow, Poland

o    28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2013), Technical Track on Programming Languages, March 18-22, 2013, Coimbra, Portugal

o    5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2013), February 15-18, 2013, Barcelona, Spain

o    4th Turkish National Software Architecture Conference (UYMK 2012), December 7-8, 2012, Izmir, Turkey

o    2nd Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development (MDASD 2012), held in conjunction with 2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2012), September 9-12, 2012, Wroclaw, Poland

o    6th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2012), May 30-June 1, 2012, Ankara, Turkey

o    5th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2011), September 26-28, 2011, Ankara, Turkey

o    3rd Turkish National Software Architecture Conference (UYMK 2010), November 4-5, 2010, Ankara, Turkey

o    2nd Turkish Workshop on Model-Driven Software Development (TMODELS 2010), May 22, 2010, Ankara, Turkey

o    4th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2009), October 8-10, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey

o    1st International Workshop on Sensor Security (IWSS 2009), held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2009), March 16-19, 2009, Fukoka, Japan

 

·               Administrative duties:

o    Vice Director of Ege University International Computer Institute (since January 2017)

o    Member of Ege University International Computer Institute Directorate Board (since September 2009)

o    Member of Ege University International Computer Institute Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement Committee (since December 2009)

o    Member of Ege University International Computer Institute Academic Encouragement Application Pre-Assessment Committee (since January 2016)

 

·               Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 

·               Panelist in the evaluation meetings of the research project proposals submitted to TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG

 

·               External consultant for the research project proposals submitted to TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG

 

·               Referee for the assessment of the industrial research & development (R&D) project proposals submitted to TUBITAK TEYDEB

 

·               Inspector for the industrial R&D projects supported by TUBITAK TEYDEB

 

·               Referee for the assessment of the entrepreneurs’ business ideas submitted to TUBITAK TEYDEB

 

·               Concept advisor for Science Center Support Programme of TUBITAK Science and Society Department (BTDB)

 

·               External consultant for the undergraduate national/international research project proposals submitted to TUBITAK Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes Department (BIDEB)

 

·               External consultant for the industry-focused undergraduate research project proposals submitted to TUBITAK BIDEB

 

·               Panelist in the evaluation meeting of the research scholarship applications submitted for the International Research Fellowship Programme of TUBITAK BIDEB

 

·               Field committee member for the Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV)

 

·               Committee member for the assessment of R&D center applications submitted to the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

 

·               Committee member for the inspection of the R&D centers supported by the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

 

·               Referee for the assessment of R&D center applications submitted to the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

 

·               Inspector for the R&D centers supported by the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

 

·               Committee member for the assessment of applications submitted to the Techo-entrepreneur Programme of the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology

 

·               Referee for the assessment of the projects funded by the Scientific Research Projects Directorate of Ege University

 

·               Jury member for the assessment of faculty member applications

 

·               Jury member for the assessment of the computer science undergraduate students’ projects submitted to the series of Young Brains New Ideas Project Contest

 

·               Jury member for the assessment of the projects submitted to the 2012 Inter-High School Science and Engineering Project Contest organized by Izmir University of Economics and Republic of Turkey - Ministry of National Education


Awards, Grants and Scholastic Achievements

 

·               (2015) The rank of Associate Professor in Computer-Information Science and Engineering field, achieved from the Republic of Turkey - Inter-University Council (ÜAK)

·               Awards:

o    (2017) TUBITAK Project Performance Award

o   (2016) “Excellence Award”, awarded by Elsevier Science Publisher B.V.’s Computer Languages, Systems & Structures journal in recognition of the significant contributions made to the quality of the journal

o   (2016) Ege University Science and Technology Center (EBILTEM) Project Application Award

o   (2015) TUBITAK Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM) International Scientific Publication Promotion

o   (2015) EBILTEM Publication Award

o   (2014) TUBITAK ULAKBIM International Scientific Publication Promotion (for 4 publications)

o   (2014) EBILTEM Publication Award (for 4 publications)

o   (2009) TUBITAK ULAKBIM International Scientific Publication Promotion

o   (2008) EBILTEM Publication Award

o   (2007) TUBITAK ULAKBIM International Scientific Publication Promotion (for 3 publications)

o   (2007) EBILTEM Publication Award (for 4 publications)

o   (2006) TUBITAK International Scientific Publication Promotion

o   (2006) EBILTEM Publication Award (for 6 publications)

·               Grants:

o    For project / research grants, please refer to projects section.

o    (2007) EBILTEM Grant for participating in Fifth German conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 2007) Leipzig, Germany

o    (2007) TUBITAK BIDEB Grant for participating in Fifth German conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 2007) Leipzig, Germany

o    (2006) TUBITAK BIDEB Grant for participating in Net.ObjectDays 2006, Erfurt, Germany

·               Scholarship:

o    (2006) TUBITAK BIDEB Ph.D. Scholarship (for 4 years)

·               Other Achievements:

o    Co-authored article, called “A model driven architecture for the development of smart card software”, was ranked 2nd on Elsevier Science Publisher B.V.’s ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Articles for “Computer Languages, Systems & Structures” journal during the entire year 2014.

o    Co-authored article, called “Design and implementation of a smart card based healthcare information system”, was ranked 2nd on Elsevier Science Publisher B.V.’s ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Articles for “Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine” journal between January to March 2006.