COMPUTING, SOFTWARE, AND NEXT DECADE: 60, 30, AND 10

The Congress on Software Technology
and Engineering Practice


CoSTEP 2006

Chicago, USA, September 17-22, 2OO6

KEYNOTES

Monday Keynote: Practical Autonomic Computing
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College)

Tuesday Keynote:
Werner Vogels (Amazon.com)

Wednesday Keynote: Plenary Panel on Software Technology & Applications
Stephen S. Yau (Arizona State University), Paul C. Clements (Carnegie Mellon University), Warren Harrison (Portland State University), John Knight (University of Virginia)

Thursday Keynote: Service Computing: The AppExchange Platform
Steve Fisher (salesforce.com)

Friday Keynote: Business Drivers for Services Computing
K Ananth Krishnan (Tata Consultancy Services Limited)


Monday Keynote: Practical Autonomic Computing

George Cybenko
Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering,
Dartmouth College
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gvc

Abstract

to follow.

About the speaker

George Cybenko is the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Cybenko's current research interests are distributed information and software systems, especially related to security, infrastructure protection and autonomic computing. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Security and Privacy magazine and investigator on projects funded by DHS, DARPA, NSF and ARDA. Cybenko received his BA in mathematics from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Princeton. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors and a Director of the Computing Research Association.

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Tuesday Keynote:

Werner Vogels
CTO, Amazon.com
http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/

Abstract

to follow.

About the speaker

Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company¡¯s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon¡¯s customers at a global scale. Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored close to 80 articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

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Wednesday Plenary Panel: Future Trends of Software Technology and Applications

- Chair: Stephen S. Yau
Arizona State University, USA
http://dpse.asu.edu/yau/
yau@asu.edu

- Software Architecture
Paul C. Clements
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/staff/clements/
clements@sei.cmu.edu

- The Phone is the Computer
Warren Harrison

Portland State University and IEEE Software Magazine
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~warren/
warren@cs.pdx.edu

- Model-Based Development
John C. Knight

Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jck/
knight@cs.virginia.edu

Abstract

to follow.

About the speaker

to follow.

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Thursday Keynote: Service Computing: The AppExchange Platform

Steve Fisher
Senior Vice President, Salesforce.com

Abstract

On-demand computing has transformed enterprise software, lowering risk and cost while increasing user adoption and customer success. To be successful, an application must be designed for on-demand from the ground-up, including core architectural elements such as multi-tenancy, availability, performance, security, metadata-driven customization, integration via web services, etc. As with any new paradigm, initial applications must design and implement all these core attributes, but ultimately platforms emerge that encapsulate core computing services, allowing application developers to focus on innovation and value, and not on reinventing the wheel. With AppExchange, salesforce.com has delivered the first on-demand platform, allowing developers to easily develop and deliver the next generation of on-demand applications. In this talk, Steve Fisher discusses the technical architecture of the AppExchange platform.

About the speaker

Steve Fisher is senior vice president of AppExchange at salesforce.com. In this role Fisher leads the team responsible for building the business for AppExchange, salesforce.com's Web-based platform for business applications. Fisher is also chairman of salesforce.com's Technology Architecture Committee, which defines and ensures the integrity of the architecture for the salesforce.com service. With more than 16 years in the technology industry, Fisher has held positions with Apple Computer and AT&T Labs, where he served on the team responsible for architecting AT&T's VoIP and utility computing strategies. Fisher also founded NotifyMe Networks, an interactive voice-alerting platform application service provider and served as the company's first CEO. He has been named an inventor on 14 patents. Fisher graduated with a BS degree in Mathematical and Computational Science and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Friday Keynote: Business Drivers for Services Computing

K Ananth Krishnan
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Abstract

Global IT Services and Consulting organizations like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have been investing considerable resource into the emerging discipline of Services Computing. The address focuses on the business drivers for Services Computing across multiple industries across the world and why this could be the ¡®silver bullet¡¯ for many of our challenges.

The address uses the TCS framework for Services Computing as a backdrop ¨C across services strategy, services implementation and most importantly services governance. This is a progressive approach towards bridging the gap between 'what IT delivers' and 'what the business wants' through a well defined 'value measurement framework' This framework links organizational readiness, solution maturity and delivery assurance. Finally, the importance of aligning the competencies and roles across different parts of the organization and its stakeholders is examined.

About the speaker

K Ananth Krishnan is an M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also has a Masters degree in Physics from the same Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Fergusson College, Pune.

He joined TCS in February of 1988, straight from campus. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of TCS. He is a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999, and has helped in the conceptualization of several new initiatives. He is also a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice.

He was an invitee to the quarterly management review with the TCS Board (the executive committee of Tata Sons Limited) from April 2000 to March 2004. He has also been an invitee to the board meetings of Jataayu Software, a TCS invested company, from December 2000 to April 2005 and is on the Board of Advisors for IBM-Rational from January 2006.

Ananth is married, with two children and lives in Chennai. He has formally retired from a successful career in Trivia and Quizzing (which includes the 'Brain of IIT' individual title and two 'Cranuim Cup' titles at IIT and several years on the IIT Quiz team), public speaking, crossword puzzle solving and cricket. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Computer Society of India, and is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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