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ICEBE 2011 Keynotes & Plenary Talk
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Plenary Talk: E-Commerce/E-Business - Past, Present & Future

Dr. Jen-Yao Chung

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

As e-Commerce and e-Business are getting acceptance by government agencies and major computer and software companies, it is time to examine the continuing evolution of e-Commerce and e-Business. In this talk, we will present state of the art and best practices in building internet based e-Business solutions. We will share the lessons learned from e-Marketplace and Collaborative Exchanges. We will extend the pattern for e-Business to support the advanced stages of adaptive e-Business. With the emerging technology such as Internet of Things and social networking, we will present the implication to service innovation. We will conclude with future outlook for the e-Commerce and e-Business.

Dr. Jen-Yao Chung received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since June 1989, he has been with the T. J. Watson Research Center as a research staff member. Currently, he is the senior manager for Industry Technology and Solutions, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, responsible for identifying and creating emerging solutions with focus on Smart Cities, Green Computing and Business. Before that, he was Chief Technology Officer for IBM Global Electronics Industry. Before that, he was senior manager of the electronic commerce and supply chain department, and program director for the IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce Technology office. Dr. Chung is co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications (published by Springer, EI indexed). He also served as editorial board member for over 10 international journals. Dr. Chung is the co-founder and co-chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Electronic Commerce (TCEC). Dr. Chung co-founded IEEE International Conference on e-Commerce Technology (CEC) in 1998 and IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE) in 2004. He has served as general chair and program chair for over 25 international conferences. He has authored or coauthored over 180 technical papers in published journals or conference proceedings. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Engineer of ACM, and Member of IBM Academy of Technology.


Keynote I ─ From Services Composition to End users programming

Prof. Boualem Benatallah

School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

In this talk, we will review state of the art in services composition and reuse. We discuss main issues related to simplifying composition and increasing reuse. Current APIs and composition techniques including mashups, however, aim toward developers with programming expertise; they are not directly usable by wider class of users who do not have programming background, but would nevertheless like to build their own mashups or cloud appliances configuration scripts. We will discuss the synergies between composition, end users programming, and knowledge support for reuse as step forward in this direction. We will also exemplify the contribution of this trend, in combination of advances in other technologies such cloud computing, creative commons, and social networks to better exploitation of innovation and technology.

Boualem Benatallah is professor and research group leader at the School of Computer Science (CSE), University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney, Australia). He held the chaire d'excellence position of the Auvergne Region in France (LIMOS, France, 2008-2010). His main research interests are developing fundamental concepts and techniques in service composition, integration, and business processes management. He has published more than 150 refereed papers including 34 journal papers. Most of his papers appeared in very selective and reputable conferences and journals. He is frequently invited to give keynote talks, lectures and tutorials on service computing in international conferences and summer schools. He has a very strong international track record demonstrated by the high citations of his work, some of which are considered seminal in the field of services composition. He also has strong collaboration with Industry including projects, consultancy, and patents. Boualem has been PC co-chair of number of international conferences (BPM'05, ICSOC'05, WISE'07, ICWE'2010, IEEE/ACM WI'11, IEEE SOCA'11). He was research track co-chair for the WWW'10 conference. He was the general chair of ICSOC'08 - Sydney. He has acted as a key official (tutorial chair, workshops chair, publication chair, area chair, PhD symposium chair) for several international conferences. He has been guest editor of five special issues for reputable international journals including ACM TOIT. He has been a PC member of all the reputable international conferences in his areas of research including VLDB, ICDE, WWW, EDBT, MDM, ICSOC, ICWS and ER. He is member of the steering committee of BPM and ICSOC. He is member of the editorial board of numerous international journals and series including Springer Series on Services Science. He was visiting scholar at Purdue University (USA), Virginia Tech (USA). He was visiting Professor at INRIA-LORIA, CNRS, Claude Bernard University (France), University of Blaise Pascal (Clermont Ferrand, France), University of Trento (Italy, 2007). As chair of the CSE research committee, he was member of the team (comprising multiple university, government and industry partners) that constructed the successful bid for the new Smart Services CRC, which was awarded $30m in federal funding in 2007. He was a project leader at the CRC smart services. He is a leader of a recent UNSW strategic initiative on eResearch and services.

Keynote II ─ Industry view on the Internet of Things Trends and Opportunities

Dr. Xiaowei Shen

Associate Director, IBM Research – China

Internet-of-Things is believed to change the way we live, work, and interact with the physical world. Through pervasive data collection, smart networking, predictive analytics and deep optimization, this system of interconnected people, physical objects and IT platforms is enabling us to better manage the world we live in. The system needs to be scalable, manageable, affordable and secure, and thus has presented enormous innovation opportunities to both industry and academia. Dr. Shen will share with the audience his insight into this huge transition that includes the convergence of communication, edge computing, and business analytics and optimization.

Dr. Xiaowei Shen is Associate Director of IBM Research - China. Before his assignment in China, Dr. Shen worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights, New York, where he managed the Sever Network and Memory Systems Department. Dr. Shen received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include computer architectures, workload-optimized systems, software hardware co-design, and parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Shen led IBM’s Global Technology Outlook (GTO) study on Internet-of-Things in 2010, and is the Principal Investigator of the Research Big Bet on Internet-of-Things at IBM.

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