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        1 - Enhancing Efficiency of Software Fault Tolerance Techniques in Satellite Motion System
        Hoda Banki babamir babamir Azam Farokh Mohammad Mehdi Morovati
        This research shows the influence of using multi-core architecture to reduce the execution time and thus increase performance of some software fault tolerance techniques. According to superiority of N-version Programming and Consensus Recovery Block techniques in compar More
        This research shows the influence of using multi-core architecture to reduce the execution time and thus increase performance of some software fault tolerance techniques. According to superiority of N-version Programming and Consensus Recovery Block techniques in comparison with other software fault tolerance techniques, implementations were performed based on these two methods. Finally, the comparison between the two methods listed above showed that the Consensus Recovery Block is more reliable. Therefore, in order to improve the performance of this technique, we propose a technique named Improved Consensus Recovery Block technique. In this research, satellite motion system which known as a scientific computing system is consider as a base for our experiments. Because of existing any error in calculation of system may result in defeat in system totally, it shouldn’t contains any error. Also the execution time of system must be acceptable. In our proposed technique, not only performance is higher than the performance of consensus recovery block technique, but also the reliability of our proposed technique is equal to the reliability of consensus recovery block technique. The improvement of performance is based on multi-core architecture where each version of software key units is executed by one core. As a result, by parallel execution of versions, execution time is reduced and performance is improved. Manuscript profile
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        2 - Ten Steps for Software Quality Rating Considering ISO/IEC
        Hassan Alizadeh Bahram Sadeghi Bigham Hossein Afsari
        In software rating area, it is necessary to apply a measurement reference model to evaluate the quality of software. The standard 25030 is an example of an evaluation system which is based on stakeholders' requirements. In this study, an attempt has been made to establi More
        In software rating area, it is necessary to apply a measurement reference model to evaluate the quality of software. The standard 25030 is an example of an evaluation system which is based on stakeholders' requirements. In this study, an attempt has been made to establish a model in which all implicit and explicit requirements of stakeholders, users and policy makers have been taken into account. In addition, AHP method has been followed to weigh the indicators used in the model. The results show applicability of the model to meet the requirements of Iranian users. Manuscript profile
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        3 - A New Set Covering Controller Placement Problem Model for Large Scale SDNs
        احمد جلیلی رضا اکبری منیژه  کشتگری
        Software Defined Network (SDN) is an emerging architecture that can overcome the challenges facing traditional networks. SDN enables administrator/operator to build a simpler and manageable network. New SDN paradigms are encouraged to deploy multiple (rather than centra More
        Software Defined Network (SDN) is an emerging architecture that can overcome the challenges facing traditional networks. SDN enables administrator/operator to build a simpler and manageable network. New SDN paradigms are encouraged to deploy multiple (rather than centralized) controllers to monitor the entire system. The Controller Placement Problem (CPP) is one of the key issues in SDN that affects every aspect of it such as scalability, convergence time, fault tolerance and node to controller latency. This problem has been investigated in diverse papers with their major attention paid on optimizing the location of an arbitrary number of controllers. The related works in this area get less attention to two following important issues. i) Bidirectional end-to-end latency between switch and its controller instead of propagation latency, ii) finding the minimal number of controllers that even is a prerequisite for locating them. In this paper, a Set Covering Controller Placement Problem Model (SCCPPM) to find the least number of required controllers with regard to carrier grade latency requirement is proposed. The new model is carried out on a set of 124 graphs from the Internet Topology Zoo and solve them with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization package. As expected, our results indicate that the number of required controllers for high resiliency is dependent on topology and network size. As well, in order to achieve carrier grade requirement, 86 percent of topologies must have more than one controller. Manuscript profile
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        4 - Confronting DDoS Attacks in Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks based on Evidence Theory
        Nazbanoo Farzaneh Reyhaneh Hoseini
        DDoS attacks aim at making the authorized users unable to access the network resources. In the present paper, an evidence theory based security method has been proposed to confront DDoS attacks in software-defined wireless sensor networks. The security model, as a secur More
        DDoS attacks aim at making the authorized users unable to access the network resources. In the present paper, an evidence theory based security method has been proposed to confront DDoS attacks in software-defined wireless sensor networks. The security model, as a security unit, is placed on the control plane of the software-defined wireless sensor network aiming at detecting the suspicious traffic. The main purpose of this paper is detection of the DDoS attack using the central controller of the software-defined network and entropy approach as an effective light-weight and quick solution in the early stages of the detection and, also, Dempster-Shafer theory in order to do a more exact detection with longer time. Evaluation of the attacks including integration of data from the evidence obtained using Dempster-Shafer and entropy modules has been done with the purpose of increasing the rate of detection of the DDoS attack, maximizing the true positive, decreasing the false negative, and confronting the attack. The results of the paper show that providing a security unit on the control plane in a software-defined wireless sensor network is an efficient method for detecting and evaluating the probability of DDoS attacks and increasing the rate of detection of an attacker. Manuscript profile
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        5 - Secured Access Control in Security Information and Event Management Systems
        Leila Rikhtechi Vahid Rafeh Afshin Rezakhani
        Nowadays, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is very important in software. SIEM stores and monitors events in software and unauthorized access to logs can prompt different security threats such as information leakage and violation of confidentiality. In t More
        Nowadays, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is very important in software. SIEM stores and monitors events in software and unauthorized access to logs can prompt different security threats such as information leakage and violation of confidentiality. In this paper, a novel method is suggested for secured and integrated access control in the SIEM. First, the key points where the SIEM accesses the information within the software is specified and integrated policies for access control are developed in them. Accordingly, the threats entered into the access control module embedded in this system are carefully detected. By applying the proposed method, it is possible to provide the secured and integrated access control module for SIEM as well as the security of the access control module significantly increases in these systems. The method is implemented in the three stages of the requirements analysis for the establishment of a secure SIEM system, secure architectural design, and secure coding. The access control module is designed to create a secured SIEM and the test tool module is designed for evaluating the access control module vulnerabilities. Also, to evaluate the proposed method, the dataset is considered with ten thousand records, and the accuracy is calculated. The outcomes show the accuracy of the proposed method is significantly improved. The results of this paper can be used for designing an integrated and secured access control system in SIEM systems. Manuscript profile
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        6 - Using Static Information of Programs to Partition the Input Domain in Search-based Test Data Generation
        Atieh Monemi Bidgoli Hassan haghighi
        The quality of test data has an important effect on the fault-revealing ability of software testing. Search-based test data generation reformulates testing goals as fitness functions, thus, test data generation can be automated by meta-heuristic algorithms. Meta-heurist More
        The quality of test data has an important effect on the fault-revealing ability of software testing. Search-based test data generation reformulates testing goals as fitness functions, thus, test data generation can be automated by meta-heuristic algorithms. Meta-heuristic algorithms search the domain of input variables in order to find input data that cover the targets. The domain of input variables is very large, even for simple programs, while this size has a major influence on the efficiency and effectiveness of all search-based methods. Despite the large volume of works on search-based test data generation, the literature contains few approaches that concern the impact of search space reduction. In order to partition the input domain, this study defines a relationship between the structure of the program and the input domain. Based on this relationship, we propose a method for partitioning the input domain. Then, to search in the partitioned search space, we select ant colony optimization as one of the important and prosperous meta-heuristic algorithms. To evaluate the performance of the proposed approach in comparison with the previous work, we selected a number of different benchmark programs. The experimental results show that our approach has 14.40% better average coverage versus the competitive approach Manuscript profile
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        7 - An Agent Based Model for Developing Air Traffic Management Software
        Mahdi Yosefzadeh Seyed Reza Kamel Tabbakh Seyed Javad  Mahdavi Chabok Maryam khairabadi
        The Air Traffic Management system is a complex issue that faces factors such as Aircraft Crash Prevention, air traffic controllers pressure, unpredictable weather conditions, flight emergency situations, airplane hijacking, and the need for autonomy on the fly. agent-ba More
        The Air Traffic Management system is a complex issue that faces factors such as Aircraft Crash Prevention, air traffic controllers pressure, unpredictable weather conditions, flight emergency situations, airplane hijacking, and the need for autonomy on the fly. agent-based software engineering is a new aspect in software engineering that can provide autonomy. agent-based systems have some properties such: cooperation of agents with each other in order to meet their goals, autonomy in function, learning and Reliability that can be used for air traffic management systems. In this paper, we first study the agent-based software engineering and its methodologies, and then design a agent-based software model for air traffic management. The proposed model has five modules .this model is designed for aircraft ,air traffic control and navigations aids factors based on the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture. The agent-based system was designed using the agent-tool under the multi-agent system engineering (MaSE) methodology, which was eventually developed by the agent-ATC toolkit. In this model, we consider agents for special occasions such as emergency flights’ and hijacking airplanes in airport air traffic management areas which is why the accuracy of the work increased. It also made the flight’s sequence arrangement in take-off and landing faster, which indicates a relative improvement in the parameters of the air traffic management Manuscript profile
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        8 - Self-Organization Map (SOM) Algorithm for DDoS Attack Detection in Distributed Software Defined Network (D-SDN)
        Mohsen Rafiee Alireza  shirmarz
        The extend of the internet across the world has increased cyber-attacks and threats. One of the most significant threats includes denial-of-service (DoS) which causes the server or network not to be able to serve. This attack can be done by distributed nodes in the netw More
        The extend of the internet across the world has increased cyber-attacks and threats. One of the most significant threats includes denial-of-service (DoS) which causes the server or network not to be able to serve. This attack can be done by distributed nodes in the network as if the nodes collaborated. This attack is called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS). There is offered a novel architecture for the future networks to make them more agile, programmable and flexible. This architecture is called software defined network (SDN) that the main idea is data and control network flows separation. This architecture allows the network administrator to resist DDoS attacks in the centralized controller. The main issue is to detect DDoS flows in the controller. In this paper, the Self-Organizing Map (SOM) method and Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ) are used for DDoS attack detection in SDN with distributed architecture in the control layer. To evaluate the proposed model, we use a labelled data set to prove the proposed model that has improved the DDoS attack flow detection by 99.56%. This research can be used by the researchers working on SDN-based DDoS attack detection improvement. Manuscript profile