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.   Model-driven Development of Device Tree Software for Different Embedded System Platforms

 

   

 

TUBITAK ARDEB-EEEAG funded research project

o   TUBITAK ARDEB Grant no: 117E553.

o   Started in April 15, 2018. To be delivered in April 15, 2019.

o   Total budget: 18.189 TL (~$5,000).

o   Working as the principal investigator.

 

3.   SMARTBUS: Smart Integrated Solution for Public Transportation Bus Fleets

                         

 

                                                                         

 

European Union (EU) EUREKA Initiative for Packaging & Integration of µDevices & Smart Electronic Systems (EURIPIDES) labelled research and development project (EURIPIDES project no: 16-0601) including 2 project partners from Turkey and United Kingdom

o   Started in July 1, 2018. To be delivered in June 30, 2020.

o   Total budget: €835,000.

o   Supported by TUBITAK Technology and Innovation Funding Programs Directorate (TEYDEB) under grant no: 9180028 and budget: 1.476.732 TL (~$240,000).

o   Working as the consultant for the project partner Kentkart Ege Electronics Automatic Fare Collection & Vehicle Tracking Systems Co.

 

4.   Development of a SaaS Platform for Rule-based and Automatic Management of Business Processes

 

HERMES Communications Co.’s industrial research and development project

o   Started in June 01, 2018. To be delivered in June 01, 2019.

o   Total budget: 500.000 TL (~$110,000).

o   Working as the consultant.

5.   ASSUME: Affordable Safe & Secure Mobility Evolution

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EU EUREKA Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA) labelled research and development project (ITEA project no: 14014) including 38 project partners from France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey

o   Started in September 1, 2015. To be delivered in December 12, 2018.

o   Total budget: €21,505,000.

o   Supported by TUBITAK TEYDEB under grant no: 9150181 and budget: 4.570.330 TL (~ $1,550,000).

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

 

6.   A Study on the Model-driven Development of Internet of Things Software based on Contiki Operating System

 

 

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

o   Ege University Grant no: 17-UBE-002.

o   Started in July 3, 2017. To be delivered in July 3, 2019.

o   Total budget: 26.696 TL (~$7,600).

o   Working as the researcher.

 

Completed projects:

1.   Scalable and Robust Rule Engine

 

Four Mobile Information Technologies Co.’s industrial research and development project

o   Started in May 29, 2018. To be delivered in November 29, 2018.

o   Total budget: 3.000.000 TL (~$650,000).

o   Worked as the consultant.

 

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. Delivered in June 1, 2018.

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

o   Worked as the principal investigator.

 

3.   Development of a Metamodel for Dexmo Software Platform

 

Univera Computer Systems Co.’s industrial research and development project

o   Started in November 1, 2017. Delivered in May 1, 2018.

o   Total budget: 300.000 TL (~$80,000).

o   Worked as the consultant.

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

                              

 

                                                                          

 

EU EUREKA ITEA labelled research and development project (ITEA project no: 13028) including 9 project partners from France and Turkey

o   Started in October 1, 2014. Delivered in October 1, 2017.

o   Total budget: €4,183,000.

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

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

 

5.   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.

 

6.   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.

 

7.   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.

 

8.   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   Received TUBITAK Project Performance Award in 2017

o   Worked as the principal investigator.

 

9.   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.

 

10.               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.

 

11.               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.

 

12.               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.

 

13.               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.

 

14.               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.

 

15.               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. (May 2015 – December 2017) (since May 2018)

o    Kentkart Ege Electronics Automatic Fare Collection & Vehicle Tracking Systems Co. (December 2012 - December 2014) (since November 2018)

o    HERMES Communications Co. (since June 2018)

o    Four Mobile Information Technologies Co. (May 2018 – November 2018)

o    Univera Computer Systems Co. (November 2017 – April 2018)

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)

 

·               Invited lecturer: A series of invited lectures was given on the topic “Model-driven Engineering and Multi-agent Systems” at University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor, Slovenia in between November 19-25, 2017 (The visit was co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.).

 

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

 

·               Invited speaker at the panel “The Academy’s Approach to Software Architecture and the Use of Software Architecture in the Industry”, held in 7th Turkish Software Architecture Conference (UYMK 2018), November 30, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey

 

·               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    Acta Electrotechnica et Informatica

o    Applied Computing and Informatics

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    Journal of Visual Languages and Computing

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    ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, Technical Track on Programming Languages: ACM SAC PL 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

o    International Workshop on Human Factors in Modeling, held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: ACM/IEEE MODELS HuFaMo 2015, 2016

o    International Workshop on Sensor Security, held in conjunction with International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security: ARES IWSS 2009

o    International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Special Session on Social Modelling of Ambient Intelligence in Large Facilities: DCAI SMAILF 2018

o    International Workshop on DSL Architecting and DSL-based Architectures, held in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Software Architecture: ECSA DADA 2014

o    Workshop on Model Driven Approaches in System Development, held in conjunction with Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems: FedCSIS MDASD 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

o    Workshop on Advances in Programming Languages, held in conjunction with Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems: FedCSIS WAPL 2013, 2015, 2017

o    International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: ICAART 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

o    International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, Thematic Track on Quality Aspects in Model Driven Engineering: QUATIC QMDE 2014, 2016, 2018

o    Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies, Track on Human-Computer Languages: SLATE 2016, 2017

o    Turkish Workshop on Model-Driven Software Development: TMODELS 2010

o    Turkish Software Architecture Conference: UYMK 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

o    Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium: UYMS 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

 

·               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)

o    Member of Ege University International Computer Institute Scientific Research Projects Committee (since September 2017)

 

·               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 Industry and Technology

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

·               Committee member for the assessment of applications submitted to the Techo-entrepreneur Programme of the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of 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 projects submitted to 2018 R&D and Innovation Project Contest organized by Antalya Organized Industrial Zone

 

·               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    (2018) “Best Paper Award” in the Software Modeling Track of the 12th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS 2018)

o    (2018) TUBITAK Project Performance Award

o    (2017) TUBITAK Project Performance Award

o    (2017) TUBITAK Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM) International Scientific Publication Promotion (for 2 publications)

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 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.