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Research Scientist & Manager
IBM Research - Africa

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2017

Studying Engagement and Performance with Learning Technology in an African Classroom
Juliet Mutahi, Andrew Kinai, Nelson Bore, Abdigani Diriye, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics \& Knowledge Conference, pp. 148--152, ACM, 2017

Towards Blockchain-enabled School Information Hub
Nelson Bore, Samuel Karumba, Juliet Mutahi, Shelby S Darnell, Charity Wayua, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, {accepted} , 2017

Roaming Nairobi Roads: Instrumenting Roads under Resource Constraints
John Wamburu, David Kaguma, Michiaki Tatsubori, Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Reginald E. Bryant, Komminist Weldemariam
4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, MOBILESoft@ICSE 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22-23, 2017, pp. 100--109

Modeling user behavior data in systems of engagement
Bent, Oliver and Dey, Prasenjit and Weldemariam, Komminist and Mohania, Mukesh K
Future Generation Computer Systems68, 456--464, Elsevier, 2017
Abstract

Deploying Large Scale School Census Hub: An Experience Report
Andrew Kinai, Juliet Mutahi, Nelson Bore, Samuel Karumba, Srihari Sridharan, Abdigani Diriye, Komminist Weldemariam
39th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Society Track, ICSE-SEIS 2017, Bueons Aires, Argentina, May 20-28, 2017, pp. 47--56

Extracting data from newspaper archival for social good services
Mattia Zeni and Komminist Weldemariam
IBM Journal of Research and Development, {to-appear}, 2017


2016

Towards Cooperative Content Downloading for Resource-constrained Mobile Devices
David Kaguma, Samuel Karumba, Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, pp. 189--198, ACM, 2016


2015

Towards Capturing Learners Sentiment and Context
Jaye Clarkes-Nias, Juliet Mutahi, Andrew Kinai, Oliver Bent, Komminist Weldemariam, Saurabh Srivastava
Proceedings of the Second ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, L@S 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14 - 18, 2015, pp. 217--222

Capturing learner's activity events from a mobile learning system using adaptive event framework
Mutahi, Juliet and Bent, Oliver and Kinai, Andrew and Weldemariam, Komminist and Sengupta, Bikram
Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft), 2015 2nd ACM International Conference on, pp. 109--112
Abstract

An empirical evaluation of web-based fingerprinting
Khademi, Amin Faiz and Zulkernine, Mohammad and Weldemariam, Komminist
IEEE Software 32(4), 46--52, IEEE, 2015
Abstract

Low-power Low-cost Wireless Sensors for Real-time Plant Stress Detection
Mattia Zeni, Elizabeth Ondula, Reagan Mbitiru, Agnes Nyambura, Lianna Samuel, Kala Fleming, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development, pp. 51--59, ACM

FPGuard: Detection and Prevention of Browser Fingerprinting
FaizKhademi, Amin and Zulkernine, Mohammad and Weldemariam, Komminist
IFIP Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy, pp. 293--308, 2015
Abstract

Seamless blended learning using the cognitive learning companion: A systemic view
Mutahi, Juliet and Bent, Oliver and Kinai, Andrew and Weldemariam, Komminist and Sengupta, Bikram and Contractor, Danish
IBM Journal of Research and Development 59(6), 8--1, IBM, 2015
Abstract


2014

FRanC: A Ranking Framework for the Prioritization of Software Maintenance
Dhyanesh Chaudhari, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam
IEEE Eighth International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, SERE 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 30 - July 2, 2014 - Companion Volume, pp. 31--40

Dynamic Analysis of Web Objects
Komminist Weldemariam, Hossain Shahriar, Vamshee Krishna Devendran
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, September 9-11, 2014, pp. 423

Traffic 411: a traffic congestion routing and awareness platform for Nairobi
Andrew Kinai, Reginald E. Bryant, Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Eric Mibuari, Komminist Weldemariam, Osamuyimen Stewart
Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea - March 24 - 28, 2014, pp. 1475--1476

Rethinking agribusiness models in Africa
Charity Wayua, Komminist Weldemariam, Osamuyimen Stewart
Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea - March 24 - 28, 2014, pp. 1174--1175

Monitoring water scarcity risk in Africa
Kala Fleming, Komminist Weldemariam, Haggai Wangusi, Osamuyimen Stewart
Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2014, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea - March 24 - 28, 2014, pp. 567--568

Some Issues in Modeling User Behavior Data in Systems of Engagement
Prasenjit Dey, Mukesh K. Mohania, Komminist Weldemariam
Model and Data Engineering - 4th International Conference, MEDI 2014, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 24-26, 2014. Proceedings, pp. 9--12

Twende-twende: a mobile application for traffic congestion awareness and routing
Andrew Kinai, Reginald E. Bryant, Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Eric Mibuari, Komminist Weldemariam, Osamuyimen Stewart
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, MOBILESoft 2014, Hyderabad, India, June 2-3, 2014, pp. 93--98

On evaluating and securing firefox for Android browser extensions
Josh Marston, Komminist Weldemariam, Mohammad Zulkernine
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, MOBILESoft 2014, Hyderabad, India, June 2-3, 2014, pp. 27--36

From Needs to Services: Delivering Personalized Water Assurance Services in Urban Africa
Kala Fleming, Komminist Weldemariam
Conceptual Modeling - 33rd International Conference, ER 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings, pp. 445--457

TabsGuard: A Hybrid Approach to Detect and Prevent Tabnabbing Attacks
Hana Fahim-Hashemi, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam
Risks and Security of Internet and Systems - 9th International Conference, CRiSIS 2014, Trento, Italy, August 27-29, 2014, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 196--212

Effective detection of vulnerable and malicious browser extensions
Hossain Shahriar, Komminist Weldemariam, Mohammad Zulkernine, Thibaud Lutellier
Computers \& Security47, 66--84, 2014


2013

A Model-Based Detection of Vulnerable and Malicious Browser Extensions
Hossain Shahriar, Komminist Weldemariam, Thibaud Lutellier, Mohammad Zulkernine
IEEE 7th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, SERE 2013, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, June 18-20, 2013, pp. 198--207

Confeagle: Automated Analysis of Configuration Vulnerabilities in Web Applications
Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Mohammad Zulkernine
IEEE 7th International Conference on Software Security and Reliability, SERE 2013, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, June 18-20, 2013, pp. 188--197

OSDC: adapting ODC for developing more secure software
Umme Hunny, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC '13, Coimbra, Portugal, March 18-22, 2013, pp. 1131--1136

Towards a ranking framework for software components
Dhyanesh Chaudhari, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam
Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC '13, Coimbra, Portugal, March 18-22, 2013, pp. 495--498

Protecting Web Browser Extensions from JavaScript Injection Attacks
Anton Barua, Mohammad Zulkernine, Komminist Weldemariam
2013 18th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, Singapore, July 17-19, 2013, pp. 188--197

Leveraging Raspberry Pi for interactive education
Francesco Cuomo, Eric Mibuari, Komminist Weldemariam, Osamuyimen Stewart
Annual Symposium on Computing for Development, ACM DEV-4, Cape Town, South Africa - December 06 - 07, 2013, pp. 16:1--16:2

EINSPECT: Evolution-Guided Analysis and Detection of Malicious Web Pages
Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Mohammad Zulkernine
37th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2013, Kyoto, Japan, July 22-26, 2013, pp. 375--380

Maputo living lab summer school of ICTs: An experience report
A. Ciaghi, P. Molini, A. Villafiorita, K. S. Weldemariam
2013 IST-Africa Conference Exhibition, pp. 1-8
Abstract


2012

BINSPECT: Holistic Analysis and Detection of Malicious Web Pages
Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
Security and Privacy in Communication Networks - 8th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2012, Padua, Italy, September 3-5, 2012. Revised Selected Papers, pp. 149--166

On the use of goal-oriented methodology for designing agriculture services in developing countries
Amanuel Zewge, Komminist Weldemariam, Sebsibe Hailemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Angelo Susi, Mesfin Belachew
International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES '12, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 28-31, 2012, pp. 40--47

Designing distributed agricultural information services for developing countries
Henok Sahilu, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Mesfin Belachew, Amanuel Zewge
ACM Annual Symposium on Computing for Development, ACM DEV '12, Atlanta, GA, USA - March 10 - 11, 2012, pp. 24:1

Towards an Open Standard Vote Verification Framework in Electronic Voting Systems
Ali Fawzi Najm Al-Shammari, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
Seventh International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Prague, ARES 2012, Czech Republic, August 20-24, 2012, pp. 437--444

Understanding the Development Trends of Electronic Voting Systems
Ali Fawzi Najm Al-Shammari, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
Seventh International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Prague, ARES 2012, Czech Republic, August 20-24, 2012, pp. 186--195

Can Formal Methods Really Help: Analyzing the Security of
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
Threats, Countermeasures, and Advances in Applied Information Security, 361, IGI Global, 2012


2011

Vote verification through open standard: A roadmap
Ali Fawzi Najm Al-Shammari, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Sergio Tessaris
2011 International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Electronic Voting Systems, REVOTE 2011, Trento, Italy, August 29, 2011, pp. 22--26

Early Detection of Security Misconfiguration Vulnerabilities in Web Applications
Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2011, Vienna, Austria, August 22-26, 2011, pp. 169--174

Formal analysis of an electronic voting system: An experience report
Komminist Weldemariam, Richard A. Kemmerer, Adolfo Villafiorita
Journal of Systems and Software 84(10), 1618--1637, 2011

Procedural security analysis: A methodological approach
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
Journal of Systems and Software 84(7), 1114--1129, 2011

Law modeling with ontological support and BPMN: A case study
Aaron Ciaghi, Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
Second International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society (CYBERLAWS 2011), IARIA

A Formal Methodology for Procedural Security Assessment
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
ICDS 2011, The Fifth International Conference on Digital Society, pp. 146--151

Enhancing law modeling and analysis: Using BPR-Based and goal-oriented frameworks
Komminist Weldemariam, A SIENA, A VILLAFIORITA, Angelo Susi
International Journal on Advances in Security 3(3), 80--90, 2011

Experiences in E-Governance from an ICT4G Perspective: Case Studies and Lesson Learned
Luca Cernuzzi, Magal\'\i Gonz\'alez, Marco Ronchetti, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World: Examples from Around the World, 407, IGI Global, 2011

Malicious Website Detection: Effectiveness and Efficiency Issues
B. Eshete, A. Villafiorita, K. Weldemariam
2011 First SysSec Workshop, pp. 123-126
Abstract


2010

Modeling and Analysis of Laws Using BPR and Goal-Oriented Framework
Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Angelo Susi, Alberto Siena
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Society, ICDS 2010, 10.16 February 2010, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, pp. 353--358

Context Information Refinement for Pervasive Medical Systems
Dawit Bekele, Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Society, ICDS 2010, 10.16 February 2010, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, pp. 210--215

ICT for Good: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward
Birhanu Eshete, Andrea Mattioli, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Society, ICDS 2010, 10.16 February 2010, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, pp. 14--19

A Survey: Electronic Voting Development and Trends
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
Electronic Voting 2010, EVOTE 2010, 4th International Conference, Co-organized by Council of Europe, Gesellschaft f\"ur Informatik and E-Voting.CC, July 21st - 24th, 2010, in Castle Hofen, Bregenz, Austria, pp. 119--131

Host-based anomaly detection for pervasive medical systems
Biniyam Asfaw, Dawit Bekele, Birhanu Eshete, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam
CRiSIS 2010, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2010, pp. 1--8

Formal Specification and Analysis of an E-voting System
Komminist Weldemariam, Richard A. Kemmerer, Adolfo Villafiorita
ARES 2010, Fifth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, 15-18 February 2010, Krakow, Poland, pp. 164--171


Supporting public administration with an integrated BPR environment
Aaron Ciaghi, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Andrea Mattioli, Quoc-Sang Phan
E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries, pp. 50--59, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010

Modeling and Analysis of Laws using BPR and Goal-oriented framework
Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Angelo Susi, Alberto Siena
Digital Society, 2010. ICDS'10. Fourth International Conference on, pp. 353--358


2009

Managing Requirements for E-Voting Systems: Issues and Approaches
Komminist Weldemariam, Andrea Mattioli, Adolfo Villafiorita
First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for e-Voting Systems, RE-VOTE 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 31, 2009, pp. 29--37

Navigational Web-Interfaces from Formal Tropos Specification
Komminist Weldemariam
Engineering Societies in the Agents World X, 10th International Workshop, ESAW 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 18-20, 2009. Proceedings, pp. 233--235

Experiments and data analysis of electronic voting system
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Andrea Mattioli
CRiSIS 2009, Post-Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Toulouse, France, October 19-22, 2009, pp. 105--112

Formal analysis of attacks for e-voting system
Komminist Weldemariam, Richard A. Kemmerer, Adolfo Villafiorita
CRiSIS 2009, Post-Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Toulouse, France, October 19-22, 2009, pp. 26--34

Supporting Public Administration with an Integrated BPR Environment
Aaron Ciaghi, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Andrea Mattioli, Quoc-Sang Phan
E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries - First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings, pp. 50--59

Development, formal verification, and evaluation of an E-voting system with VVPAT
Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Roberto Tiella
IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security 4(4), 651--661, 2009


2008

Modeling and Analysis of Procedural Security in (e)Voting: The Trentino's Approach and Experiences
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
2008 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Workshop, EVT 2008, July 28-29, 2008, San Jose, CA, USA, Proceedings

A Methodology for Assessing Procedural Security: A Case Study in E-Voting
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
3rd International Conference, Co-organized by Council of Europe, Gesellschaft f\"ur Informatik and E-Voting.CC, August 6th-9th, 2008 in Castle Hofen, Bregenz, Austria, pp. 83--94

Formal procedural security modeling and analysis
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita
CRiSIS '08, Third International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Tozeur, Tunesia, October 28-30, 2008, pp. 249--254


2007

Assessing Procedural Risks and Threats in e-Voting: Challenges and an Approach
Komminist Weldemariam, Adolfo Villafiorita, Andrea Mattioli
E-Voting and Identity, First International Conference, VOTE-ID 2007, Bochum, Germany, October 4-5, 2007, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 38--49