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IEEE ICWS/SERVICES 2008 Panels


Panel 1:Cloud Computing and IT as a Service: Opportunities and Challenges
Panel 2:Smarter SOA
Panel 3:How Can Web Services Help Civil Aviation?


Panel 1:
Cloud Computing and IT as a Service: Opportunities and Challenges

Chair:
Geng Lin, CTO, IBM Alliance, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Panelists:
Glenn Dasmalchi, Chief of Staff, CTO Office, Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Jinzy Zhu, Program Director, GCG Cloud Computing / HiPODS Asia Pacific, WW Software Group Strategy, IBM Corporation, USA
David Y. Fu, Principle Engineering Manager, Global Foundation Services, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Theme:

This panel brings together technology experts and business leaders and provide first hand insight to the evolution of cloud computing and IT as a Service (ITaaS), from both technology and business model perspectives. The panel will discuss the disruptive nature of Cloud computing and its business model, including the impact to the current enterprise IT industry, to the service provider industry, to the enterprise software industry, to the networking industry, and to the service industry. The panel will also discuss the confluence of SOA paradigm and SaaS paradigm and examine its implication to the enterprise IT architecture. The panel will also help audience understand the limitation and challenges for cloud computing and ITaaS. The audience of this panel is targeted at the technology leaders and business decision makers in enterprise IT, software industry, and networking industry.

About the Speakers:
Geng Lin has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the hi-tech industry, where he has held a variety of leadership positions spanning business planning, product development and technology strategy with leading companies such as Cisco, Motorola, and Nortel Networks. He has been CTO of Cisco IBM Alliance at Cisco Systems since 2008 where he is responsible for technology strategy of joint Cisco-IBM solutions. Prior to Cisco, he was VP of Software Engineering at Netopia Inc, a Motorola company. Netopia was a leader in digital home and rich media applications and was acquired by Motorola in 2007. Earlier in his career, he worked at Cisco Systems as Director of Engineering and at Nortel as Director of Product Strategy. Geng holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Peking University and Ph.D. degree from University of British Columbia.

Glenn Dasmalchi is the Technical Chief of Staff in the CTO's office at Cisco Systems. In this role, Glenn helps identify and collaborate on strategy around significant technology disruptions. He joined Cisco in 1998, as a manager and later a director of engineering on Cisco's high-end switching platforms. Glenn has held a variety of engineering and management positions at companies including Cisco, Apple, and HP. His previous experience also includes Silicon Valley startups, as well as technology consulting. Glenn holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Jinzy Zhu, Executive of the High Performance On-Demand Solutions (HiPODS) Asia Pacific division, and Cloud Computing for IBM China, joined IBM in 2000 through the acquisition of Silicon Valley start-up Whistle Communications.

Jinzy is currently on an international assignment to China to lead the HiPODS China teams in a mission to accelerate the adoption of new IBM solutions in the China market, including Cloud Computing, a built-for-Internet enterprise data center infrastructure, Idea Factory, a Web 2.0 innovation solution, and the IBM Worldwide Banking Center of Excellence.

Prior to her assignment, Jinzy has led her global communications team in a worldwide publicity campaign that cumulated with a BusinessWeek cover story on HiPODS as a model example for global innovative collaboration. She and her team have also won a feature story on CNN News on green data center technologies based on IBM solutions. She was named as one of the top innovation speakers by the IBM worldwide Communications team.

Jinzy completed her undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her Masters of Business Administration at Oxford University.

David Fu is the Principle Engineering Manager in the Global Foundation Services at Microsoft Corporation. In this role, David is responsible for the strategy, design, and operation of the mail and storage infrastructure and services for Microsoft's online business. David brings 16 years of experience in the high tech industry from business planning and product development to services design and operations support. David's organization manages over 100 of Microsoft's online properties with servers deployed in data canters globally providing services to Hundreds of Millions of users worldwide. He joined Microsoft in 1998. His previous experience also includes Silicon Valley startups, as well as technology consulting. David holds MS degree in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.



Panel 2:
Smarter SOA

Chair:
Tony Shan, Executive Technology Strategist, IBM, USA

Panelists:
Ephraim Feig, Senior Director, Motorola, USA
Paul Hofmann, SAP Research Americas and China, USA
Jia Zhang, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA

Theme:

The purpose of this panel is to present a broad range of best practices of SOA strategization and operationalization in the use of web services in real-world SOA implementations. The focus will be on the common challenges and issues encountered in SOA projects. Topics include, but are not limited to, tenets, methodology, architecture, service management, standards, tools, process, organization, governance, security, and quality of services. Practitioner's guides and anti-patterns as well as trends will be discussed in the context. Real-life pragmatic solutions to business problems will be exemplified and illustrated in case studies.

About the Speakers:
Tony Shan is an Executive Technology Strategist at IBM in USA. He is a renowned expert working in the computing field for over 20 years with extensive experience on architecture engineering, technology strategies, portfolio rationalization, and system designs in a number of multi-million dollar IT projects in a broad range of industries. He has initiated advanced research on emerging computing technologies and created many unified methodologies and platform models for adaptive enterprise system development. He has played a principal strategist role in leading establishing IT strategies and architecture blueprints, coupled with pragmatic technology roadmaps and enterprise architecture standards/policies, for IT governance and portfolio/asset management in Fortune 100 international organizations. He serves as a mentor/advisor on leading-edge technologies, architecture, and engineering in various technical committees, and teaches a wide variety of courses as an adjunct professor and professional trainer. In addition to dozens of top-notch technical publications, he has authored multiple books on Internet technologies. He is a member of numerous professional associations and honorary society, a frequent keynote speaker and Chair/Advisor/Panel/Program Committee member in prominent conferences/workshops, an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals & books, as well as a founder of several user groups and forums.

Dr. Ephraim Feig is President of Innovations-to-Market, an investment and executive consulting company specializing in emerging information technologies. Previously, he was Senior Director of Services Architecture in the Motorola Corporate Technology organization (2006-2008), CTO and Chief Marketing Officer of Kintera (2000-2006), a pioneering SaaS (Software as a Service) company he helped start and then take public in 2003, and research scientist and manager at IBM (1980-2000). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a founding member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and Associate Editor of the International Journal on Web Services Research. Recent professional activities include Program Chair of IEEE-SCC (Service Computing Conference) 2008, General Chair of IEEE-SCC 2007 and Program Chair of IEEE-ICWS (International Conference on Web Services) 2006. Dr. Feig is a member of the Tech Coast Angels and a partner with San Diego Social Venture Partners. He serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Symphony and on advisory boards at UCSD, USD and CUNY. He has a PhD in Mathematics and has taught at 8 universities, including Columbia University, the City College of NY, and UCSD. Paul Hofmann is VP at SAP Research Americas and China. Prior to joining SAP Research he was Director Global Strategic SCM Initiative EMEA. Paul headed the development of object-oriented production planning and scheduling software for BASF's plants in the IT division of BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He headed the team that implemented R/3 at BASF's Intermediate Division. He was Senior Plant Manager at BASF's Catalysts Global Business Unit before joining SAP in 2001. He is the author of numerous publications and books, including a book on SCM and environmental information systems as well as Performance Management and Productivity of Supply Chains. Paul studied Chemistry and Physics at the University of Vienna and received his PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Darmstadt. He was Researcher and Assistant Professor at famous US and German Universities as Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, Technical University of Munich, Germany and Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Jia Zhang received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. She is now an Assistant Professor of Department of Computer Science at Northern Illinois University. Zhang has published 1 book titled "Service Computing" and over 80 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and the Advances in Web Services Research (AWSR) Book Series, Idea Group. Zhang serves as Program Vice Chair of IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2008, 2007 & 2006). Her current research interests center around Services Computing. She is a member of the IEEE.



Panel 3:
How Can Web Services Help Civil Aviation?

Chair:
Casey Fung, Boeing Phantom Works, USA

Panelists:
Chi Hung Chi, Tsinghua University, China
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China
Timothy M. Mitchell, Boeings, USA
Hongyu Yang, Civil Aviation University, China
Xuefeng Zeng, AMECO, China

Theme:

The civil aviation system is a global enterprise that includes airframe, engine and component manufacturers, airlines, maintenance organizations, regulatory agencies, airports, air traffic control authorities and millions of service providers that must work together effectively to ensure cargo and passengers get to their destinations as scheduled, while traveling safely and efficiently. The system includes a bewildering array of commercial and custom developed systems for monitoring and controlling the operations of the participant.

The news has recently been filled with examples of operations not working as smoothly as we all hope: Passengers have been stranded on taxi-ways, flights cancelled for weather and maintenance inspections and crowds of passengers complaining of lost baggage have become common as civil aviation grows. The growth has been rapid and shows no signs of abating. The available seat-kilometers in China are predicted to grow at over 8% per year for the next decade. The rest of the world will grow between 4 and 6%. We need to find ways to:

- Improve communications between manufacturers, airlines and regulatory agencies to defend our unmatched safety record in the face of increasing traffic.
- Orchestrate and streamline workflow among the hundreds of collaborating organizations that keep civil aviation functioning.
- Improve the services we provide a diverse flying public to increase their enjoyment of the travel experience

Web services, network technologies and service oriented architectures provide a means of improving communications between heterogeneous systems that make up our civil aviation transportation system. A web service is a software component that supports interoperable component- to-component interaction over a network. Each service makes its functionality available through well-defined or standardized XML interfaces. Web services do not work together by coincidence. Smoothly interacting systems in a network of the scale described here will require initial investment in building an enabling platform. Crafting a service-oriented architecture is the first step towards this infrastructure. Openness and standardization are key ways to accumulate resources and spread the risk of capitalization. This panel will focus on finding a vision and roadmap for initiating an open civil aviation web service platform that is sustainable and self actuating in the long run.

About the Speakers:
Casey K. Fung is Principal Research Engineer in Boeing Phantom Work. He is principal investigator for projects such as Wireless Ground Services at Airport, Open Aviation Services Platform, Mobile Maintenance Assistant and other Web services related research projects. Casey is the lead inventor of a methodology for the development of mobile wireless services that are resilient to attacks, failures, or accident. He was Affiliate Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Seattle. He obtained B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University, Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University, Columbus.

Chi Hung Chi is currently a professor in the School of Software, Tsinghua University. He obtained his Ph.D from Purdue University. Before he joined Tsinghua University in 2005, he worked for Philips Laboratories, IBM Poughkeepsie, Chinese University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore. He has been actively contributing to both academic research and technology transfer to industry. He is the organizer and committee member of many international conferences, has published about 200 papers, holds 6 U.S. patents and gives invited talk in many industrial forum. His main research areas are content networking, systems and network security, and software service engineering.

Patrick Hung is an Associate Professor and IT Director at the Faculty of Business and Information Technology in UOIT and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Waterloo. Patrick is currently collaborating with Boeing Phantom Works (Seattle, USA) and Bell Canada on security- and privacy-related research projects, and he has filed two US patent applications on "Mobile Network Dynamic Workflow Exception Handling System." Patrick is also cooperating on Web services composition research projects with Southeast University in China. Recently he is working on a mobile healthcare project with the Hong Kong Red Cross with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an executive committee member of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Steering Committee for Services Computing, a steering member of EDOC "Enterprise Computing," and an associate editor/editorial board member/guest editor in several international journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) and International journal of Business Process and Integration Management (IJBPIM). He has been published more than 100 research and technical articles in International journals, conferences and workshops.

Qing Li is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Southern California (Computer Science). Before joining City University of Hong Kong in Sept 1998, he has taught at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Dr. Li has been a Guest Professor (Software Technology) of the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) -- the leading university of the Zhejiang province where he was born; in addition, he is a Professor-at-large of the Zhejiang Normal University. Concurrently, he is a guest professor and an adjunct PhD supervisor of the University of Science and Technology of China, a Visiting Professor of the Zhong Shan (Sun Yat-sen) University and the Knowledge Grid Group in the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (Beijing, China). He served from 2002 to 2005 as an adjunct professor of the Hunan University (Changsha, China) where he got his BEng. degree from the Department of Computer Science in 1982.

Timothy M. Mitchell is a Principle Engineer with Boeings' Commercial Airplane Group. He is a member of the Network Centric Operation (NCO) Tech Council and a contributing member to aviations ARINC standards for wireless communication with airplanes. He has worked with regulatory and standard setting agencies world wide such as FAA, ATA, NASA, and IEEE to help bring outdoor wireless network communications to international airports. This work is being done in advance of the arrival of the new E-enable 787 and other retrofit versions of e-enabled commercial aircraft (e.g., Next Generation 737, 777, etc). He holds over a dozen US and international patents on wireless network communications. His research has been funded by Boeing, private US companies and Singapore's Economic Development Board. He collaborates with other Boeing business units to develop technical service solutions that have value to airline operators and a healthy return on investment. He has a BSEE from the University of Wyoming and holds a Professional Engineering License.

Hongyu Yang is professor and the chief researcher of Information Technology Research Base of CAAC (ITRB) at Civil Aviation University of China. Professor Yang's research interest includes information security, computer network and distributed system, information system analysis and design for civil aviation. From 2003 to 2005, he had been a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Tianjin University. From 2004 to 2005, he was a senior visiting scholar in the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, meanwhile he was a senior visiting scholar in the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory (TIK) at the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Department, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Since 1997, he has been with ITRB. He received the B.S. degree in 1992 from Jilin Institute of Technology, and the M.S degree in 1997 from Harbin Engineering University, and the Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Tianjin University, China, all in Computer Science.

Xuefeng Zeng, senior engineer and technical lead of AMECO, the biggest MRO in China. Mr. Zeng has been working for AMECO since 1985 and he is one of the leading aircraft maintenance and information researchers in China. He is visiting professor of Tsinghua University, Northwest Polytechnic University and Civil Aviation University of China. He has received many awards by CAAC for his outstanding research performance in last 20 years. Mr. Zeng got his BA from Beijing Jiaotong University in 1990.
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