WELCOME to COMPSAC 2009 !
33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference


Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

Keynotes

COMPSAC2009 Keynotes Schedule

(July 21, 2009) Opening Remarks by IEEE Computer Society President Susan K. Land

(July 21, 2009) Tuesday Keynote: "Project GreenLight: Optimizing Cyberinfrastructure for a Carbon Constrained World"
Larry Smarr (University of California, San Diego, USA)
, Keynote Speech (PDF File)

(July 22, 2009) Wednesday Keynote: "Programming the Cloud"
Tony Hey (Microsoft, USA)

(July 23, 2009) Thursday Joint Keynote: "Towards Fine-Grained Secure Communications"
Tatsuaki Okamoto (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan)
, Keynote Speech (PDF File)




Opening Remarks
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009

Susan Land photo
Susan K. Land

2009 President, IEEE Computer Society

Biography: Kathy Land, an employee of MITRE Corp., has more than 23 years of industry experience in the practical application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams. She is an acknowledged expert in the field of software engineering standardization, process improvement, and engineering management.

Ms. Land is the 2009 President of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) and has served on the CS Board of Governors and in positions as 1st and 2nd vice president. She has also served as vice president for standards and conferences and tutorials. She is a current member of the CS Standards Activities Board (SAB), Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee (S2ESC). In 2007, she was the recipient of the IEEE Standards Association Standards Medallion.

Ms. Land is the author, or co-author, of a number of texts, papers, podcasts, webinars all supporting sound software engineering principles and practical application of software process methodologies. These include Jumpstart CMM/CMMI Software Process Improvement: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). She is coauthor of Practical Support for CMMI-SW Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), Practical Support for ISO 9001 Software Project Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2006), and Practical Support for Lean Six Sigma Software Process Documentation: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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Keynote: "Project GreenLight: Optimizing Cyberinfrastructure for a Carbon Constrained World" (Abstract)
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009

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Larry Smarr

Harry E. Gruber professor, Computer Science and Engineering department,
Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
UCSD, USA

Biography:Larry Smarr became founding director in 2000 of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a University of California San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. He holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Jacobs School's Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. For the previous 15 years as founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Smarr helped drive major developments in the planetary information infrastructure: the Internet, the Web, scientific visualization, virtual reality, and global telepresence. For the last six years Smarr has been PI on the NSF OptIPuter project.

Smarr was a member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee for President Clinton and served until 2005 on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the NASA Advisory Council. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 he received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for distributed computing systems achievements. His views have been quoted in Science, Nature, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Wired, Fortune, and Business Week.

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Keynote: "Programming the Cloud"(Abstract)
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009

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Tony Hey

Corporate Vice President of the External Research Division of Microsoft Research
Microsoft, USA

Biography: As Corporate Vice President of the External Research Division of Microsoft Research, Tony Hey is responsible for the worldwide external research and technical computing strategy across Microsoft Corp. He leads the company's efforts to build long-term public-private partnerships with global scientific and engineering communities, spanning broad reach and in-depth engagements with academic and research institutions, related government agencies and industry partners. His responsibilities also include working with internal Microsoft groups to build future technologies and products that will transform computing for scientific and engineering research. Before joining Microsoft, Hey served as director of the U.K.'s e-Science Initiative, managing the government's efforts to provide scientists and researchers with access to key computing technologies. Before leading this initiative, Hey worked as head of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, where he helped build the department into one of the pre-eminent computer science research institutions in England. For his service to science, Hey received the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 U.K. New Year's Honours List. Hey is a graduate of Oxford University, with both an undergraduate degree in physics and a doctorate in theoretical physics.

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Joint Keynote: "Towards Fine-Grained Secure Communications" (Abstract)
Thursday, 23 July, 2009

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Tatsuaki Okamoto

Fellow, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT),
Japan

Biography: Tatsuaki Okamoto has been working for NTT in the research and development of cryptography, information security, natural language processing and network architectures. He has assumed the leading roles for several projects on electronic money, electronic voting, public-key infrastructures (PKI), cryptographic algorithms, machine translation of natural languages, and standardization. He is a (co-)author of more than 100 academic papers and a (co-)inventor of a number of patents. Okamoto served as President of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM) in 2007-2008, Director of International Association of Cryptology Research (IACR) in 1999-2001, Director of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan (IEICE) in 2001-2003, and program chair of many international conferences. He has been a member of several advisory committees for the Japanese government, and a guest professor of the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan. Okamoto received the best achievement award (Kobayashi memorial award) from the IEICE in 1993, the distinguished research award from the Science and Technology Agency, Japan in 1997, the Telecomm technology award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Japan in 1998, the Certicom ECC Technology Award in 2007, and the 2009 distinguished lecturer award from the IACR. He received his undergraduate, master's, and doctor degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

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