32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Turku, Finland, July 28 - August 1, 2008
dddddddddddCo-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2008


COMPSAC2008 Keynotes Schedule :

(July 29, 2008)Tuesday Keynote: "Leveraging Distributed Computing Concepts in Mobile"
Lee Williams (Nokia, Finland)

(July 30, 2008)Wednesday Keynote: "Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Surgery"
Russell Taylor (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

(July 31, 2008)Thursday Keynote: "Generation Y: Understanding the Trend and Planning for the Impact"
Jean Holley (Tellabs, Inc. USA)

Keynote 1: "Leveraging Distributed Computing Concepts in Mobile"
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008

Mr. Lee Williams

Senior Vice President, Devices, S60 Software
Nokia, Finland


Lee Williams, the head of the Nokia S60 Software organization, within the central R&D unit for the company, is responsible for managing, and delivering key Nokia software assets for the companies products. This includes the S60 software platform, related applications and product software for Nokia's S60 based devices and internet based services. Lee is also a member of the Symbian Board of Directors, and represents the companies interest in that UK company. He was the former head of Engineering and Product Development for Be, Inc. Products included BeOS, BeIA and related applications and services. Be was acquired by Palm Computing and he joined as the head of Product Development and Delivery at Palm. Palm OS 4, 5 and smartphone variants were delivered during his tenure at the company. When the Hardware and Software businesses were spun off from Palm Computing, he went to lead the Engineering Product Development Group at PalmSource, the software platform company responsible for the Palm OS platform and related products. After leaving Palm, and before joining Nokia, he was the General Manager of the Mobility Software Division for Symbol Technologies before they were acquired by Motorola.

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Keynote 2: "Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Surgery"
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008

Dr. Russel Taylor

Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University


Russell H. Taylor received a B.E.S. degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1976. He joined IBM Research in 1976, where he developed the AML robot language. Following a two-year assignment in Boca Raton, he managed robotics and automation technology research activities at IBM Research from 1982 until returning to full time technical work in late 1988. From March 1990 to September 1995, he was manager of Computer Assisted Surgery. In September 1995, Dr. Taylor moved to Johns Hopkins University as a Professor of Computer Science, with joint appointments in Radiology, Surgery and Mechanical Engineering He is also Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. Dr. Taylor has a long history of research in computer-integrated surgery and related fields. In 1988-9, he led the team that developed the first prototype for the ROBODOC© system for robotic hip replacement surgery and is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of Integrated Surgical Systems. At IBM he subsequently developed novel systems for computer-assisted craniofacial surgery and robotically-augmented endoscopic surgery. At Johns Hopkins, he has worked on all aspects of CIS systems, including modeling, registration, and robotics in areas including percutaneous local therapy, microsurgery, and computer-assisted bone cancer surgery. He is Editor Emeritus of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIMBE, and a member of various honorary societies, panels, editorial boards, and program committees. In February, 2000 he received the Maurice Müller award for excellence in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery.

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Keynote 3: "Generation Y: Understanding the Trend and Planning for the Impact"
Thursday, 31 July, 2008

Ms. Jean Holley

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Tellabs, Inc.


Jean K. Holley, 48, is executive vice president and chief information officer at Tellabs. In this role, Holley is responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise-wide strategic information technology plan. She directs all production application processing, application support and technical services for telecommunications networks at Tellabs. Holley joined Tellabs in April 2004. Before joining Tellabs, Holley was the first CIO to lead and support global information technology (IT) operations for USG Corp. Prior to this, Holley served in various management capacities for Waste Management and its subsidiaries. She integrated the core business with mergers and acquisitions and established an IT systems operations/support strategy that aligned business and operational goals. Prior to this, Holley filled a series of positions with increasing responsibility at Digital Equipment Corporation and Inland Steel.Holley holds a Master of Science degree in computer science/engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science/electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Holley is a member of the board of Directors for VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce. She serves as a board member for Giant Steps of Illinois, a school for children with autistic spectrum disorders. In addition, Holley is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Missouri at Rolla, and served as President for the Computer Science Academy. Holley has also served as vice chair for the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus executive board of overseers, and chairperson for Northern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology executive advisory board.In 2005, Holley was inducted into the Women in Science and Engineering Hall of Fame at University of Missouri at Rolla. In 2004, she received an honorary professional degree from her alma mater, the University of Missouri- Rolla. Holley received the Spotlight Award in 2002 from the Chicago Software Association, recognizing her leadership for an ERP implementation. She was listed by ComputerWorld as one of the top 100 CIOs in 2002, and in 2000 Holley received the "CIO of the Year" award from the Association of IT Professionals (AITP). In 1997 she was recognized as the outstanding woman leader in business and professional work by the YWCA. She also received the 1997 award of merit from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) located in Chicago.
Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Broadband solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market and the S&P 500.

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