IEEE ICWS 2012 Keynotes

Opening: IEEE CS Cloud Computing Initiative Launch 
Keynote Session: Service Ecosystems: Computing from the Human and Organizational Angles 
Keynote Session: IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and International Standardization 
Keynote: High Performance Computing in the Cloud 
Keynote Session: Big Data, Big Analytics, and Big Insights 
Keynote Session: Cloud Based Mobility – An Industry Perspective 
Keynote Session: Adoption of Services Computing, a Balancing Act 
Keynote: Best practices and Challenges of Service Delivery over Private and Hybrid Clouds 
Keynote Session: Challenges and Future Research Directions of Services Computing 

Opening: IEEE CS Cloud Computing Initiative Launch

Sorel Reisman, Ph.D.
IEEE Computer Society President, 2011

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sorel Reisman is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium MERLOT.ORG, and Professor of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton. He has held senior management positions at IBM (Canada and US), Toshiba (US), and EMI (UK). He is a Senior IEEE member, was Vice President of the Computer Society Publications Board, and Vice President of the Electronic Products and Services Board. Dr. Reisman has presented/published 50+ articles and the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices. Reisman received his PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto.

Keynote Session: Service Ecosystems: Computing from the Human and Organizational Angles (06/25 Monday, 10:10-12:00; MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA) 

Moderator: Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University, USA

  • Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • GMichael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs, USA
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA

The expansion of service and cloud computing promises to facilitate the expansion of service ecosystems, wherein multiple services coexist, cooperate, and compete with each other. Of particular interest are business services, realized through a combination of technical services and human services. The business services represent independent parties; thus, the ervice ecosystems raise the challenges of how independent parties may collaborate and form organizations, how cross-organizational collaborations may be realized via high-level protocols, how parties may intelligently select one another, how ad hoc processes may be realized and adapted, how humans may both exploit and help realize such processes. Service ecosystems potentially involve challenges of trust, economics, normative systems, and social and emotional relationships. This panel will involve a free-ranging discussion on a variety of topics pertaining to service ecosystems, including theory and practice.

Moderator & Panelists:
Dr. Munindar P. Singh is a professor in the department of computer science at North Carolina State University. Munindar's research interests include multiagent systems and service-oriented computing, with a special emphasis on the challenges of contracts, governance, and trust in large-scale open environments. Munindar's research has been recognized with awards and sponsorship by the Army Research Laboratory, the Army Research Office, Cisco Systems, DARPA, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, NSF, Ocean Observatories Initiative, and Xerox. Munindar is a Fellow of the IEEE. Munindar is a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Internet Computing. He serves on a number of editorial boards of journals. His home page is
Dr. Aditya K. Ghose is Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computer Science at the University of Wollongong and Director of the Decision Systems Lab. He holds PhD degree in CS from the University of Alberta, Canada. Prof. Ghose is a Research Leader in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Services, Co-Director of the Centre for Oncology Informatics at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, Co-Leader of the University of Wollongong Carbon-Centric Computing Initiative and Co-Convenor of the Australian Computer Society NSW SIG on Green ICT. He is also Vice-President of CORE, Australia's apex body for computing academics. His home page is
Dr. Ling Liu is a full Professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. She directs the research programs in Distributed Data Intensive Systems Lab (DiSL). She has published over 300 International journal and conference articles in the areas of databases, distributed systems, and Internet Computing. Prof. Liu is a recipient of 2012 IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award. She has served as general chair and PC chair of several IEEE and ACM conferences in data engineering and distributed computing fields and served on editorial board of over a dozen international journals: Prof. Liu is Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC). Dr. Liu's current research is primarily sponsored by NSF, IBM, and Intel. Her home page is
Dr. Michael Maximilien (aka "Max") is a research staff member at IBM's Almaden Research. Prior to joining ARC, Max spent ten years at IBM's Research Triangle Park, N.C., in software development and architecture. Max led various small- to medium-sized teams, designing and developing enterprise and embedded Java™ software; he is a founding member and contributor to three worldwide Java and UML industry standards. Max's primary research interests lie in distributed systems and software engineering for the Web; in particular, Web APIs and services, mashups, Web 2.0, cloud computing, SOA, social software, and Agile methods and practices. Reach Max via &
Dr. Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad is a research scientist at HP Labs. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He received a PhD in CS and Engineering from UNSW. His research interests include SOC, business process management, social computing, crowdsourcing, ad-hoc and people-intensive processes, and collaboration technologies in the (cross-) enterprise settings. His work has been published in conferences (e.g., WWW, ICDE, BPM, ICSOC) and journals (e.g., IEEE TKDE, VLDBJ, IEEE TSC, IEEE Computer and Internet Computing). Visit his homepage at
Dr. Manish Parashar is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He is the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) and of the NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC). Manish received his Ph.D. degree from Syracuse University. His research interests are in the broad area of parallel and distributed computing and include Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering, Autonomic Computing, and Power/Energy Management. A key focus of his research is on addressing the complexity or large-scale systems and applications through programming abstractions and systems. Manish serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a large number of journals and international conferences and workshops, and has deployed several software systems that are widely used. He has also received numerous awards and is Fellow of IEEE. Please visit

Keynote Session: IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and International Standardization(06/25 Monday, 16:00-17:45; MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA) 

Moderator: Stephen L. Diamond, Chair, IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, Global Standards Officer, EMC

  • Tomonori Aoyama, Chair, Global InterCloud Task Force, Professor, Keio University, Japan
  • David R. Bernstein, Chair, IEEE P2302 Standard for Intercloud Operability and Federation, VP, Cloudscaling
  • Donald R. Deutsch, Chair, ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC38, Chief Standards Officer, Oracle
  • Chris Kemp, Co-founder, OpenStack, Founder and CEO, Nebula, Inc.
  • Dawn Leaf, Senior Executive for Cloud Computing, NIST
  • Joe Weinman, Senior Vice President, Cloud Services & Strategy, Telx
Major topics: Vendor perspective on cloud computing; Global vs. US cloud computing standards development organizations; Consortium cloud development standards; Government involvement in cloud computing; Vendor perspective on cloud computing products and services; and IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative. 

Moderator & Panelists:
Stephen L. Diamond is Global Standards Officer and General Manager of Industry Standards at EMC Corporation. He chairs the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and the IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Committee. Steve has 30 years of senior management experience in semiconductors, software, systems, and standards. Prior to EMC, he was Director at Cisco and VP of Marketing at Equator Technologies. Steve has authored more than 20 technical publications. He was the 2003 President of IEEE Computer Society and served on the IEEE Board of Directors. Steve was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000.
Dr. Tomonori Aoyama received Dr. Eng. from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He was Director of the NTT Optical Network Systems Laboratories. Then he moved to University of Tokyo as a professor in the Department of Engineering. Afterwards, he moved to Keio University as Processor, and is also serving as R&D Advisor in NICT (National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies). Dr. Aoyama is Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo, IEEE Life Fellow and IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Fellow. Dr. Aoyama is Chair of the Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF) and is serving as President of NPO, Digital Cinema Consortium of Japan (DCCJ).
David Bernstein is VP of Strategy for Cloudscaling, Inc. Previous to that, he was Managing Director of Cloud Strategy Partners, LLC, VP/GM at Cisco, executive positions in AT&T, Siebel Systems, Pluris, Intertrust, and Santa Cruz Operation. David holds nearly a dozen patents in software and communications, speaks and publishes regularly in IEEE, and is Founder and Working Group Chairman, of IEEE P2302 Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation. He has been a key author/contributor to many other industry standards such as, OASIS SCA, WS-I, JCP/J2EE, and IEEE POSIX. David holds degrees in Physics and Mathematics from University of California.
Don Deutsch is VP, Chief Standards Officer, for Oracle. Don's activities include: Chair, ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC38: web services, SOA and cloud computing, INCITS DM32: Data Management & Interchange, INCITS DM32.2: Database (SQL); Vice Chair - INCITS Executive Board: US TAG to JTC 1; Co-chair - W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group; Member: ANSI Board of Directors, IEC Market Strategy Board, Java Community Process: Executive Committee. Don earned MBA and Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College Park. ANSI recognized Dr. Deutsch for his leadership of national and international information technology standardization as the 2002 recipient of the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal.
Chris C. Kemp is the co-founder and CEO of Nebula, developers of a turnkey enterprise private cloud computing system. Prior to Nebula, Kemp was the CTO for IT at NASA, where he co-founded OpenStack. Kemp has also served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and was the chair of the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, Kemp served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center. He is an acknowledged technology leader and has been named a top CIO by CIO Magazine and was most recently recognized as the number one leader in cloud computing for 2012 by TechTarget.
Dawn Leaf is a Senior Advisor in the NIST Information Technology Laboratory, and the NIST Senior Executive for Cloud Computing. Prior to NIST, Leaf served as the Deputy CIO & CTO for the US DoC, CIO of the Bureau of Industry and Security and as the CTO of the Smithsonian Institution. Prviously, she served as program manager for several NASA and NOAA programs. Ms. Leaf holds an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
Joe Weinman leads Telx’s fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, HP, and Bell Lab, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics and the author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in summer, 2012. He has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents. He has MS in CS from UW-Madison and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.

Keynote: High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Dejan Milojicic, Ph.D.
HP Labs, USA, Fellow of IEEE


Cloud computing has emerged as an economical alternative to supercomputers for some of the high-performance computing (HPC) applications. Particularly suitable are applications that can scale without high-end interconnects; during testing; debugging; and for smaller-scale deployments. An increasing number of HPC users adopts hybrid deployments, where part of the resources are in-house and part of them are in the cloud. This raises the question of which platform is better for which applications, problem sizes, data sets, and scale. In this presentation, we explore the economical tradeoffs of running applications in the Cloud vs. on supercomputers. We characterize HPC applications running on platforms from dedicated supercomputers to commodity clusters, both in-house and in the cloud, and for different degrees of virtualization. We then propose mechanisms to match HPC applications to the best deployment platform. We analyze the performance-cost tradeoffs and show that careful mapping can substantially reduce the cost without incurring significant performance penalty.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Dejan Milojicic is a senior researcher and director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing testbed at HP Labs (1998-present). He has worked in the areas of operating systems, distributed systems, and service management for more than 20 years. Dr. Milojicic has published over 120 papers in many journals and conferences. He is an inaugural editor in chief of IEEE Computing Now, a front end to IEEE Computer Society publications. He holds 10 patents and has many more patent applications. He has been engaged in standardization bodies, such as OMG and Global Grid Forum. He is an ACM distinguished engineer, IEEE Fellow and member of USENIX. He received his BSc and MSc from University of Belgrade and his PhD from University of Kaiserslautern. Prior to HP Labs, he worked at the Institute "Mihajlo Pupin," Belgrade (1983-91) and at OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA (1994-98).

Keynote Session: Big Data, Big Analytics, and Big Insights (06/26 Tuesday, 13:00-14:30; MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA)

Moderator: Tony Shan, Consultant, USA

  • Amr Awadallah, Co-Founder and CTO at Cloudera, USA
  • Eric Baldeschwieler, Co-Founder and CTO at Hortonworks, USA
  • Peter Chen, Distinguished Career Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Shahid Shah, CEO of Netspective Communications, USA

The impact of big data is significantly cross-cutting, for both the business and technology management at the provider and consumer sides. Every day 2.5 quintillion (1018) bytes of data are created, and 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last couple of years alone. To effectively explore the massive amounts of data being produced in our world will help unveil answers to some of society’s most vexing problems. Unconventional technologies and platforms have emerged in recent years, such as Hadoop and NoSQL. The advanced analytics tap into the power of these maturing tools to process unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data, unlocking new insights that were never before possible. However, there are still a number of challenges, issues, constraints, barriers, and pitfalls in this evolving space. Difficulties include big data capture, transport, transform, ingest, store, search, share, analyze, aggregate, mine, extract, classify, summarize, render, visualize, and update. This panel is formed by the industry gurus and field practitioners, who will share the forward-thinking views and practical forecasts by anatomizing the potential outlook and predicting the trends in the short term and long run, based on the real-world project experience, solutioning engagements, and advanced applied research from individual panelists.

Moderator & Panelists:
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and innovative visionary with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed and advised the pragmatic lifecycle design of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in Fortune 50 companies and public sector organizations. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences, a book author, an editor of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums.
Amr Awadallah is Co-Founder and CTO at Cloudera. Prior to Cloudera, Amr was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners. Before that he served as VP of Engineering at Yahoo!, and led a team that used Apache Hadoop extensively for data analysis and business intelligence across the Yahoo! online services. Amr joined Yahoo! after they acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in mid-2000. Amr holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Eric Baldeschwieler is Co-Founder and CTO at Hortonworks. Prior to co-founding Hortonworks, Eric served as VP Hadoop Software Engineering for Yahoo!, where he led the evolution of Apache Hadoop from a 20 node prototype to a 42,000 node service that is behind every click at Yahoo!. Eric also served as a technology leader for Inktomi’s web service engine, which Yahoo! acquired in 2003. Eric has a MS in CS from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Peter Chen is Distinguished Career Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University. International known for his Entity-Relationship (ER) model, used widely in database design, software development, and CASE tools, Peter is IEEE, ACM, and AAAS Fellow and received many prestigious awards including ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, IEEE Harry Goode Award, Stevens Software Award, Data Management Hall of Fame, Software Engineering Society Transformative Award, and Pan Wen-Yuan Award. He served on NSF/CISE and Air Force Scientific Advisory Committees and consultant to many organizations. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World.
Shahid Shah is CEO of Netspective Communications, is an internationally recognized and influential IT thought leader who is known as "The Healthcare IT Guy" across the Internet. He is a consultant to various federal agencies on IT matters and winner of Federal Computer Week's coveted "Fed 100" award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 20 year career. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH's SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications.

Keynote Session: Cloud Based Mobility – An Industry Perspective (06/27 Wednesday, 10:15-11:45; MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA)

Moderator: Leon Bian, Director, LG Electronics Inc, USA

  • Sujit Dey, Professor, UC, San Diego; Chief Scientist, Mobile Networks, Allot Communications
  • Asokan Thiyagarajan, Director, Technology Strategy, Samsung Information Systems America
  • Chris Pinkham, CEO, Nimbula
  • Andy Zmolek, Director, Business Development and Solutions Engineering, Enterproid Inc.

With the explosion of smart phones and media tablets worldwide, ubiquitous connectivity is constantly transforming the mobile landscape. Armed with ever more powerful hardware and increasingly sophisticated software and applications, consumers and enterprises now desire unified user experiences between the traditional Internet and mobile devices. Cloud based mobile computing can provide a foundation of technologies and business. This session will address the current trends, challenges, cloud into mobile networks, cloud-based mobile applications and services, recommendations, etc.

Moderator & Panelists:
Leon Bian is a director of Global Enterprise Mobile Solutions at LG Electronics, where he develops and executes multi-generational mobile strategies for large enterprises, and small and medium businesses; and manages channels worldwide. Bian has close to 15 years of global high-tech experience with global Fortune 500 companies. Before joining LG, Bian was a senior product line manager at Motorola. Bian earned his joint Master's Degree in Engineering and Management from MIT.
Dr. Sujit Dey is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, where he heads the Mobile Systems Design Laboratory. He is affiliated with the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications. He also serves as the Chief Scientist, Mobile Networks, at Allot Communications. He founded Ortiva Wireless in 2004. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at NEC. He received his PhD. Degree in CS from Duke University. Dr. Dey has co-authored more than 180 publications and a book on low-power design and several book chapters. He is the co-inventor of 16 US and 2 international patents. He has been the recipient of several Best Paper awards, and has chaired multiple IEEE conferences
Asokan Thiyagarajan serves as the Director of Platforms and Technology Strategy at Samsung Information Systems America. He is a respected speaker at international conferences on technology. He authors technology and visionary articles for leading magazines around the world. Asokan has over 22 years of international experience in high technology sectors. Prior to Samsung, Asokan held a variety of senior technology management positions in Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, Compaq (HP).
Chris Pinkham is a senior technology executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building Internet and large infrastructure environments. Chris started his career co-founding South Africa's first ISP, TICSA/Internet Africa, which was sold to UUNET in 1996. Most recently Chris initiated and managed the development of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which has emerged as the undisputed leading public Cloud Infrastructure. Prior to that, Chris was VP of Engineering at, responsible for global IT infrastructure. Chris is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.
Andy Zmolek leads Enterproid’s business development activities with technology partners for the Divide BYOD solution. He worked for LG and Avaya before. Andy received 10 patents to date for the communications-related security and presence technologies he helped develop at Avaya. Andy spent his dot-com years directing networking IT at an enterprise application integration startup acquired by Sybase (now part of SAP).

Keynote Session: Adoption of Services Computing, a Balancing Act (06/28, Thursday, 10:15-11:45; MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA)

Moderator: Hermant Jain, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA

  • Narayana Mandaleeka, Vice President & Head BS&CC, Tata Consultancy Services, India
  • Michael Goul, Arizona State University, USA
  • Leon Zhao, City University of Hong Kong

Due to service centricity of the IT offerings, the need to establish connection on the value and benefits of IT spending is becoming imperative. For the long term viability of service computing service provider and consumers needs to derive appropriate value. The panelist will present working philosophy that can serve as principles to create lasting business value to all concerned. If one is able to control the high costs of infrastructure and maintenance, one can invest in future technologies and experiment in innovative business models. The quest is therefore to have the flexible IT infrastructure with high availability and this seems to have addressed to a large extent by Services Computing. Additionally, the panelist will discuss wide-spread opportunity to more closely align service computing capabilities with successful inter-organizational business models that are proliferating throughout the global economy.

Moderator & Panelists:
Hemant Jain is Wisconsin Distinguished & TCS Professor of Management Information System in Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Dr. Jain specializes in information system agility through web services, SOA, component based development, real time enterprises and health care informatics. Dr. Jain is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and is Associate Editor of Journal of AIS. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of a number of other highly regarded Journals. He is on the board and member of Steering Committee of IEEE TC-SVC. He received his Ph. D. in information system for Lehigh University.
Dr. M (Mandaleeka).G.P.L. Narayana is VP and Head of Business Systems & Cybernetics Center (BS&CC) of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, the largest software services company of India. His consulting work in telecom and wireless includes managing and leading India’s first ISDN switch development, developing distributed software architecture for inter system roaming for Personal Communications Services (PCS). The currently managed research areas include value articulation, component reuse, enterprise modeling and contextual search engines. Mr. Mandaleeka holds Master’s degree in CS from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is a fellow of IETE. He is the past Chair of IEEE, Hyderabad Section, 2010-2011.
Michael Goul is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Michael’s research extends from services computing to analytics/business intelligence. He has published in a wide range of research journals, and his current interests are in service networks and analytics-as-a-service. Dr. Goul is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and he has co-edited special issues of Decision Support Systems and Decision Sciences.
J. Leon Zhao is Head and Chair Professor in IS, City University of Hong Kong. He was Interim Head and Eller Professor in MIS, University of Arizona. He holds Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. His research is on information technology and management, focusing on collaboration and workflow technologies and business information services. He is director of Lab on Enterprise Process Innovation and Computing funded by NSF, RGC, SAP, and IBM among other sponsors. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and was awarded Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in 2009.

Keynote: Best practices and Challenges of Service Delivery over Private and Hybrid Clouds

Akhil Sahai, Ph.D.
VP, Gale Technologies, USA


While Application delivery has become increasingly service-oriented, Data Centers are coalescing around Private and Hybrid Clouds. In addition to the ubiquitous access, favorable economics and ease of use that service delivery over Cloud environments bring, they also lead to lot of challenges that need to be addressed. While virtualization is taking hold in data centers, services being delivered on such Cloud environments often span physical and virtual resources and are increasingly federated. Delivering tiered services with QoS and managing them over their life-cycle on top of such heterogeneous, multi-tenant and federated environments pose new set of issues. In this presentation, we will explore challenges, economic considerations and best practices to address service-delivery over cloud environments.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Akhil Sahai has over 20 years of experience in the area of Enterprise Software, System and Services Management and Data Center Automation. He is currently the VP at Gale Technologies. Before Gale, he was director at Cisco, VMware, and HP and HP Labs. He was also one of the initial members of the HP E-speak project that pioneered the paradigm of next generation web services over the Internet. He has published 80+ refereed papers, written a book on web services management and 4 book chapters, chaired multiple IEEE/IFIP conferences and has filed 20 patents (with 12 granted). He has a PhD from INRIA, France, and an MBA from Wharton.

Keynote Session: Challenges and Future Research Directions of Services Computing (06/29 Friday, 14:15-15:30;MAKAI+MALOKO+MAUKA)

Moderator: Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

  • Ephraim Feig, Chair, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee of Services Computing (TC-SVC)
  • Hemant Jain, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA
  • Louise Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Liang-Jie Zhang, Kingdee International Software Group CO. Ltd, China

In spite of many advances in services computing, in order to make broad utilization of services computing effectively, there are still many challenges to be addressed, ranging from foundation, technologies as well as user expectations. The main focus of this panel is to identify these challenges, and discuss possible future research directions to address these challenges, including the important information presented and discussed in these conferences.

Moderator & Panelists:
Dr. Stephen S. Yau is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the director of Information Assurance Center at Arizona State University (ASU). He served as the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at ASU, and previously was on the faculties of Northwestern University and University of Florida. He served as the president of IEEE Computer Society and was on the IEEE Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Computing Research Association. He also served as the EIC of IEEE COMPUTER, and organized many major conferences. He is a general co-chair of SERVICES 2012 (ICWS/SCC/CLOUD/MS/SE). He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Ephraim Feig is the Chair and founding member of IEEE Computer Society TC-SVC. He was Senior Director for Services Architectures at Motorola (2006-2008), CTO and CMO at Kintera (2000-2006), and a researcher and R&D manager at IBM (1980-2000). He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was an adjunct professor at several universities, including Columbia University. He served as an Associate EIC of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He is a general co-chair of SERVICES 2012 (ICWS/SCC/CLOUD/MS/SE).
Hemant Jain is Wisconsin Distinguished & TCS Professor of Management Information System in Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Dr. Jain specializes in information system agility through web services, SOA, component based development, real time enterprises and health care informatics. Dr. Jain is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and is Associate Editor of Journal of AIS. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of a number of other highly regarded Journals. He is on the board and member of Steering Committee of IEEE TC-SVC. He received his Ph. D. in information system for Lehigh University.
Louise Moser is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests span the areas of distributed systems, computer networks, and software engineering. She has served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and an area editor for IEEE Computer magazine in the area of networks, and on numerous conference program committees. She received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is Program Chair of IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2012).
Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is a Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, & Director of Research at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited, and a director of The Open Group. Prior to joining Kingdee, he was a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Reaalizations at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Zhang has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 40 granted patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University in 1996. He was the founding chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing. He also chaired the Services Computing Professional Interest Community at IBM Research from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Zhang has served as the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the International Journal of Web Services Research since 2003 and is the founding EIC of IEEE Tansactions on Services Computing (TSC). He is an IEEE Fellow and won the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award “for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing”.