Archive for November, 2009

ECOWS 2009 Dinner at the Van Abbe museum

Friday, November 13th, 2009

At ECOWS 2009 We had a nice dinner with Chilean wine and a guided tour at the Van Abbe museum. Grefen at ECOWS 2009 Dinner Grefen at ECOWS 2009 Dinner

Guided tour at the Van Abby Museum

Guided tour at the Van Abbe Museum

ECOWS 2009  participants enjoying the guided tour at the Van Abby Museum

ECOWS 2009 participants enjoying the guided tour at the Van Abbe Museum

ECOWS 2009 Keynote : Cloud Computing by Dr. Mahmoud Naghshineh

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

There are major opportunities at all levels of the Cloud stack were identified by Dr. Mahmoud Naghshineh.

Infrastructure Services Layer  :  As systems innovators the opportunities are in helping to solve the out-of-space, out-of-power and lower costs.

Platform Services  Layer : The opportunities are in the development and management of technologies for overcoming the potential complexities and downsides of clouds.

Applications  Services Layer : We have opportunities establishing industry specific cloud platforms through which customers can develop and offer their services.

Business Services Layer : As composer and integrator using deep customer knowledge to design composite cloud solutions that combine disparate information.

People Services Layer : Providing knowledge enabler technologies that break the linear relationship between revenue and headcount and exploiting crowd-sourcing.

The cloud will grow rapidly specially at the Applicantion, Business and People services layers.

Dr. Mahmoud Naghshineh

Dr. Mahmoud Naghshineh

IBM is using Cloud Computing for this research centers to learn by doing.  Dr. Mahmoud Naghshineh identified 7 research challenges in Cloud computing:

  1. Simplicity and Consumability
  2. Service Compilation ad Delivery
  3. Scalability
  4. Security and Assurance
  5. Systems Design and Low Energy
  6. Service Chain Management
  7. Service Quality

ECOWS 2009 Keynote : LiquidPub by Dr. Fabio Casati

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

At the  first day of the  IEEE European Conference on Web Services we had the opening  keynote by Dr.Fabio Casati from the University of Trento chaired by the founder of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community for Services Computing Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang.

Liang-Jie Zhang and Fabio Casati

Dr.Liang-Jie Zhang and Dr. Fabio Casati

Dr. Fabio Casati presented the LiquiPub European project that aims to explore new models for research journals. LiquiPub innovate in the way how the papers journals are reviewed and published.

Liquidpub presentation by Dr.Fabio Casati

“The LiquidPub project proposes a paradigm shift in the way scientific knowledge is created, disseminated, evaluated and maintained. This shift is enabled by the notion of Liquid Publications, which are evolutionary, collaborative, and composable scientific contributions. Many Liquid Publication concepts are based on a parallel between scientific knowledge artifacts and software artifacts, and hence on lessons learned in (agile, collaborative, open source) software development, as well as on lessons learned from Web 2.0 in terms of collaborative evaluation of knowledge artifacts” [1].

LiquidPub introduce the concept of Liquid Journals : ” Once a set of papers has been identified as worthy of inclusion in a journal, their liquid version as opposed to their static snapshot is added to the journal. So if a new version of a paper in a journal is published by the authors, it is now the new version that belongs to the journal . We call these as liquid journals. The number and kind of papers are static, but the journal evolves with the included papers. We may still have the notion of “issue”, though it begins to be decoupled with time” [1].