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ICWS/SCC 2006 Panel Program

ICWS/SCC 2006 proudly announce the following 4 outstanding panels:

Panel 1: Software and Services: Where do they meet?

This panel aims to explore the intrinsic and multi-facet relationships between software and services and the effects of such relationships on the coupling and transformation of computing and business and the embedding of service oriented architecture (SOA) into future computing and business management environments. Today, more and more software are augmented with service oriented packaging. At the same time, more and more business and government services are provided and offered in the form of software. The key focus of this panel is to discuss and debate

  • Where software and services will meet?
  • Can and how the dynamic and multi-facet relationships between software and services be modeled and exploited?
  • What can be leveraged in this endeavor from the perspective of Web services, business transformation, and consumer demand?

  • Moderator:

    Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology) - Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. There, she directs the research program in Distributed Data Intensive Systems Lab -- examining research issues and technical challenges in building distributed computing systems that can grow without limits. Dr. Liu and the DiSL research group have been working on various aspects of distributed data intensive systems, ranging from decentralized overlay networks, exemplified by peer to peer computing and grid computing, to mobile information management systems, sensor network systems, and enterprise computing technology. She has published over 100 International journal and conference articles.


    Carl K. Chang - Dr. Chang was 2004 IEEE Computer Society President. Upon completing his presidency for the Computer Society, he was appointed to be the 2005 Chair of the IEEE Meetings and Services Committee reporting to the IEEE Board of Directors. Previously he served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Software (1991-94). Chang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University. He received a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University.

    Hemant Jain - Dr. Jain is Wisconsin Distinguished & Tata Consultancy Services Professor of Management Information System. Prof. Jain received his Ph. D. in Information System from Lehigh University in 1981, a M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering from I.I.T. Kharagpur (India) and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Indore (India).

    Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang - Dr. Zhang is a Research Staff Member (RSM) in Services Technologies Department at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has been leading SOA and Web Services for Business Consulting Services and Industry Solutions research since 2001. He is the founding chair of the Services Computing PIC (Professional Interest Community) at IBM Research and lead professional activities for IBM’s Services Computing discipline. In 2004 and 2005, Dr. Zhang was appointed as the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group, where he played leadership role in helping define IBM’s strategy for industrial standards and open architecture for service-oriented business solutions.

    Panel 2: Web Services - a View from the Top

    A panel of distinguished information technology executives describe how Web services, services computing, service-oriented architectures, and services-centric models are changing their organizations. The panelists are members of IT Professional Magazine's Advisory and Editorial Boards, and hold (or have held) C-level positions in government, industry, and academia.


    Frank Ferrante - Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of IT Professional Magazine, a peer-reviewed publication of the IEEE Computer Society. Mr. Ferrante is an Associate Faculty Member in Johns Hopkins University's School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, an Executive Partner in The College of William and Mary's Business School, and President of FEF Group LLC. He has over 40 years of telecommunications engineering experience with firms such as Northrop, MITRE, and Mitretek Systems.


    Gil Miller - Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Mitretek Systems. Dr. Miller is responsible for the overall quality of Mitretek's technology base, including the internal research and development program, technology aspects of the client work program, and technology capabilities of the staff.

    Henry Schaffer - Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects and Faculty Collaboration, North Carolina State University. Dr. Schaffer was a co-PI of the first regional NSFnet network (the immediate precursor to today's Internet), and served as Associate Vice President of the University of North Carolina General Administration, where he focused on computing, networking and IT for the 16-campus system.

    George Strawn - Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation. Dr. Strawn guides the NSF in the development and design of innovative information technology, working to enable NSF staff and an international community of scientists, engineers and educators to improve business practices and pursue new methods of scientific communication, collaboration and decision-making.

    Linda Wilbanks - Chief Information Officer, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), US Department of Energy. Dr. Wilbanks and her team support a number of initiatives in support of secure, efficient, and customer-focused IT services, including E-government, integrated information management and information technology strategic planning, and the NNSA's cyber security program.

    Panel 3: Event-Driven Architectures and Complex Event Processing

    There are different and conflicting views made by analysts and some vendors about the relative positioning of SOA and EDA. The panel is intended to investigate the relative positioning and determine pros and cons for a unified SOA-EDA solution. The panel questions will concentrate on:

  • What is the difference between the service-oriented approach to the event-oriented approach?
  • What are common between the two approaches?
  • Is combination of the two ("SOA 2.0") makes sense, and
  • What are its value add to customers?

  • Moderators:

    Opher Etzion (IBM Israel) - Dr. Etzion is a Senior Technical Staff Member and Lead Architect of Event Processing Technologies in ESB Technical Strategy. Dr. Etzion was a research staff member and the manager of the active management technology group in IBM Research Laboratory in Haifa, Israel, and a visiting research scientist at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He received BA degree in Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Temple University, Prior to joining IBM in 1997, he has been a faculty member at the Technion, where he has served as the founding head of the information systems engineering area and graduate program. Prior to his graduate studies, he held professional and managerial positions in industry and in the Israel Air-Force, receiving the air-force highest award in 1982. His research interests include active technology (active databases and beyond), temporal databases, middleware systems and rule-base systems. He is a member of the editorial board of the IIE Transactions Journal, was a guest editor in the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems in 1994, and a guest editor in the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (2001). He served as a coordinating organizer of the Dagstuhl seminar on Temporal databases in 1997, has been the coeditor of the book "Temporal Databases - Research and Practice" published by Springer-Verlag, in 2000 he has been program chair of CoopIS'2000, and demo and panel chair of VLDB'2000. He also served in many conferences program committees (e.g. VLDB, ICDE, ER) as well as national committees and has been program and general chair in the NGITS workshop series.


    Ali Arsanjani, PhD - Chief Architect for the SOA and Web Services Center of Excellence within IBM Global Services, specializing in harvesting and developing best-practices for the modeling, analysis, design and implementation of SOA and Web Services. He leads the internal IBM worldwide SOA & Web Services Community of Practice (5000+ members) and is the principal author of the (Service-oriented Modeling and Architecture) SOMA method for SOA. He is currently focusing on SOA Tooling with support for Modeling (SOMA), Assessments, Strategy and Planning, Governance, Architecture and Realization and their practical application to engagements inside and outside of IBM.

    Calton Pu - Professor and John P. Imlay, Jr. Chair in Software at College of Computing, Georgia Tech. Professor Pu received his phD in Computer Science from University of Washington in 1986. Calton's research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, database systems, and operating systems. In distributed systems and databases research, his focus is on extended transaction processing and Internet applications. In operating systems, he is applying the idea of specialization. Comparing with usual centralized systems, distributed and parallel systems softwares display unique characteristics in distance, complexity, extensibility, concurrency and availability. Making software handle these problems in a reliable and efficient way is the emphasis of Calton Pu's work. The sponsors for Calton Pu's research include both government funding agencies such as DARPA, NSF, and companies from industry such as IBM, Intel, and HP.

    Professor Pu is currently an associate editor of several international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, International Journal of Digital Libraries. He has also serverd various roles in many international conferences such as the program co-chair of ICDE'99, the general co-chair of ICDE 1998, the PC member of ACM SIGMOD 2000, to name a few.

    Beth Plale - Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. Prior to joining Indiana University, Professor Plale held a Postdoc in the Center for Experimental Research and Computer Systems at Georgia Tech. Plale's Ph.D. is in computer science from State University of New York Binghamton. She earned a M.S. in computer science from Temple University in 1991, an MBA from University of LaVerne in 1986, and a B.S. in computer science from University of Southern Mississippi in 1984. Professor Plale's interest in experimental systems has been strongly influenced by years spent as a software engineer in the US defense industry in the 80's.

    Plale's research interests include data-driven applications, data stream systems, parallel and distributed computing, data management for scientific computing, and grid computing. Dr. Plale is a member of IEEE, ACM, and founding faculty advisor to WIC@IU (Women in Computing at IU). She served as Chair of GGF Nomcom, 2004.

    Elisa Bertino - Professor of at the Computer at the Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University and Research Director of CERIAS. Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications in a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Current research includes:
  • access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML;
  • advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models;
  • trust negotiation languages;
  • data mining and privacy;
  • multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites;
  • security for grid-computing systems and web services;
  • object-oriented and object-relational databases;
  • databases and multimedia, integration of database and virtual reality techniques;
  • geographical information systems and spatial databases;
  • advanced applications in the area of archaelogy.

  • She is co-editor in chief of VLDB Journal and she is currently a memeber of the editorial boards of several international journals, including ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Security&Privacy, Acta Informatica.

    Panel 4: Mobile Web Services Trend Perspectives

    Web Services are finding their way into mobile devices in several disparate islands: We can find WS proxies connected via proprietary wireless connectors to mobile devices (Blackberry MDS), the beginnings of a web service consumer stack in mobile java (JSR172), web service identity federation stacks built into smartphone operating systems (Series 60, Windows Live for Mobile), Web Services “Lite” in the form of Ajax (Opera) on browsers and widgets for mobile devices). However, challenging issues abound:

  • Where should we terminate a web service – at a proxy or on the mobile device?
  • Are there any compelling reasons to make a mobile device a web service consumer or provider itself?
  • Can mobile web services realize the potential of multivendor interoperability?
  • When will we see seamless interoperability between enterprise web service platforms (for example J2EE and Vista WCF and their mobile counterparts (J2ME and Windows Mobile)
  • What are the mobility versions of the Web 2.0 scenarios of social networking and collaboration?
  • This panel of experts from organizations (Microsoft, Sun, RIM, Opera, Motorola) leading these developments will debate their visions of the mobile web services future.


    Pat Narendra has led mobile device architecture, product management and solutions in Motorola over the past seven years. He is presently leading the thrust on web services driven seamless mobility spanning multiple Motorola product lines including mobile devices, enterprise solutions and the connected home. Narendra earned his PhD in CS&EE from Purdue University and holds an MBA in strategic management from University of Minnesota.


    Ephraim Feig - Dr. Feig is senior director of services architecture at Motorola. Prior to joining Motorola, Dr. Feig was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Kintera, Inc. Before joining Kintera, Dr. Feig was employed at IBM from 1980 until 2000, where he most recently held the positions of Program Director of Emerging Technologies in the Research Division and Program Director of Media Platforms in the Internet Division. Dr. Feig was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his technical contributions in the field of signal processing and has been issued 22 patents and has more than 20 patent applications pending. Dr. Feig has published more than 100 technical articles in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Feig has served as an adjunct professor at several universities, including Columbia University, The City College of New York and New York Polytechnic Institute. He is an executive committee member of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing.

    David Heit – Since joining Research In Motion Ltd. in 2000, senior product manager David Heit has focused on moving BlackBerry deeper into corporate practices and developing the BlackBerry Exchange Server platform for a wide variety of applications. He is a leading evangelist for rolling out mobile enterprise applications to BlackBerry devices.

    Quentin Miller - is responsible for the overall architecture of the Windows Live for Mobile. Windows Live for Mobile delivers selected Windows Live services through messaging, browse and mobile client platforms. Quentin designed the mobile client platform which leverages web services technologies.

    Timo Bruns’ particular areas of knowledge include: operator requirements, dynamic user experience development, evolution of mobile devices, convergence of desktop and mobile browsing technologies, enterprise requirements and human computer interaction. Bruns received a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction from the University of London (UCL). Prior to joining Opera, Bruns spent five years at Symbian as the product manager for Browsing, Enterprise, DRM and Connectivity.
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