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Services University (Summer School on Services Computing)

Together with the 2010 6th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2010), Services Society proudly announces the 2010 Summer School on Services Computing (SU-2010). SU-2010 is a one-day forum,  sponsored by Services Society. IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) provides technical co-sponsorship to SU-2010. SU-2010 will be held on July 5, 2010 (Monday). In this Summer School, Services Computing body of knowledge areas are presented to create, deploy and manage cloud computing platforms and applications.

BACKGROUND

Services now account for more than half of the U.S. economy and are rapidly adopted by most of the countries in the world. As a foundational discipline in the modern services industry, Services Computing addresses how to enable IT technology to help people perform business services more efficiently and effectively. 

Services Society (www.servicessociety.org), a professional organization, is promoting research and technical collaboration on Services Computing (SC) based Modern Services Science among academia and industrial professionals. Services Society is a dedicated not-for-profit organization (501(c)(3) status has been approved by IRS, USA) of promoting “Services University” program worldwide with collaborations with other organizations such as IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), which was founded in 2003. Since then, IEEE TC-SVC has sponsored a series of flagship international conferences including: IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), IEEE Asia Pacific Services Computing Conference (APSCC), European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), and World Congress on Services (SERVICES). In 2008, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) was formally launched. IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) was also launched in 2009.

In order to further Services Computing education in universities so as to educate qualified professionals, a pilot Services University (SU) program was launched at the 2007 IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2007) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The SU program comprises three major activities: Services Computing Schools, certificate development, and education methodology summit. In 2008, we successfully organized the Summer School on Services Computing in July in Hawaii and the Fall School on Services Computing in September in Beijing. In July 2009, we successfully organized the Summer School on Services Computing in Los Angeles, USA. In Sept. 2009, the Fall School on Cloud Computing was conducted in Bangalore, India.

OBJECTIVES

The central goal of SU-2010 is to help educators teach Services Computing courses in their institutes, while helping industry practitioners obtain comprehensive understanding of the emerging field. The Summer School aims to help participants understand the overall picture of Services Computing, its rationale, foundations, architectural models, and industry-oriented applications and successful cases. Specially, some major solution architectures, enabling technologies and innovative research methods are captured in the whole lifecycle of services innovation research, including business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. 


Participants of this Summer School will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the "Services Computing" curriculum initiative and of research advancement of Cloud Computing as its scalable service delivery and consumption platform. The basic materials can be found from the recommended text book "Services Computing". This Summer School aims to provide the landscape and curriculum guidlines as well as selected topics in the field of Services Computing. Other teaching materials will be provided and studied as well, including lecture notes and slides associated with the curriculum.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTORS  

The main topics from Services Curriculum and their strategic directions will be covered in the summer school. 

TEXT BOOK

Liang-Jie Zhang, Jia Zhang, Hong Cai, Services Computing, 2007, Springer Verlag and Tsinghua University Press. 


OPENING TALK INFORMATION AND SPEAKERS

Summary:  Services Computing has become an increasingly important area in the IT and business sectors. In particular, Services now account for more than half of the economy in the United States and other countries. Numerous Services Computing-related degree programs and accreditation processes are being created. However, very few systematic guidelines exist for building graduate programs for Services Computing. This talk presents a reference model of the Masters Program in Services Computing for academic institutions and accreditation agencies as a relevant curriculum guideline. Specifically, the core and elective courses are introduced to help build the reference program. The interconnections between core and elective courses are also illustrated to help create concentration programs based on the introducing sequences of the courses. Some practices of delivering Services Computing related courses and conducting accreditation application process are presented in this talk to help others more rapidly initiate the adoption process of the Services Computing curriculum.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang (LJ) is a research staff member (RSM) and program manager of application architectures and realization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He leads R&D of the custom solution engagement cloud for the IBM Global Business Services. He is also the worldwide leader of IBM's SOMA Modeling Environment (SOMA-ME), which has been successfully used in multi-billion-dollar projects and produced more than $100M impact revenue and cost savings. Dr. Zhang published the Cloud Computing Open Architecture (CCOA) in July 2009. From 2004 to 2005, he was the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group, where he was responsible for defining the strategic direction of service-oriented business solutions and standards. He has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Dr. Zhang has received 1 IBM Outstanding Accomplishment award, 2 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, 10 IBM Plateau Invention Achievement Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award by the World Academy of Sciences, and an Innovation Leadership Award from Chinese Institute of Electronics. He has 36 granted patents and 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. of Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University. He completed both IBM Services Business Leadership Today (SBLT) Program and IBM Research’s MicroMBA Program in 2006. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Senior Member of IEEE.  Dr. Zhang currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and chairs the 2010 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2010).

About the Speaker of Tutorial 1:

Dr. Min Luo is currently an Executive Architect, Strategy and Technology, IBM SWG. He served as Chief Architect of the Global Business Solution Center -GCG, IBM IGS, and also Executive Architect in IBM SWG’s Industry solution group. For more than 6 years as a Senior Certified Architect of the Center of Excellence – Enterprise Architecture and also of SOA, he had led several large scale projects in social services and retail with budget over $100 Million with over 100 technical and business team members. He contributed to the development and adoption of SOA as one of the coauthors for an IBM book published in 2004, led the design and development of one of the first operational Enterprise Service Bus, and conducted many IT/business consulting and alignment with SOA and Enterprise Architecture. Before IBM, he worked as Senior Operations Research Analyst, Manager, Sr. Manager and Director of several fortune 500 transportation companies. He has 18+ years of industry experience with 12+ years of managing the whole life cycle of software application design, development and deployment.

As a senior member of IEEE, he has been serving on the organizing committee for IEEE’s ICWS and SCS/CC Conferences, chaired sessions, presented several tutorials on SOA and its best practice and gave lectures at the Service University. He has served as adjunct professors in several US and Chinese universities since 1996.

About the Speakers of Tutorial 2:

Kamal Karlapalem is a Professor at International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India. He received his PhD from College of Computing, Georgia Tech in 1992. Prior to joining IIIT, he was an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been working in the area of workflow management systems (WFMS), dealing with frameworks for building WFMSs, meta-modeling issues, support for handling exceptions in WFMSs, and security aspects of WFMSs. Currently, his research interest is to model and deploy electronic contracts derived from contract documents.

Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. His research areas include (i) transactional aspects in database and information systems including services computing and e-contracts, (ii) transactional memory, and (iii) shared variable constructions and mutual and group mutual exclusion algorithms in distributed computing. Dr. Vidyasankar has published several articles in reputed journals and conferences. He serves in the program committees of several conferences and reviews journal and conference submissions regularly.

Radha Krishna is a Principal Research Scientist at Software Engineering and Technology Labs, Infosys Technologies Limited, Hyderabad, India. He received his Ph.D. from Osmania University in 1996. He is currently associated with research projects leading to futuristic information management and knowledge engineering solutions. Prior to joining Infosys, he was a faculty member at Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and a scientist at National Informatics Centre, India.   His research interests include data warehousing, data mining, and electronic contracts and services.

About the Speakers of Tutorial 3:

Yudistira Asnar (http://yudis.asnar.net) received B. Eng. from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2002 and PhD in Computer Science and Information Engineering at University of Trento, Italy in 2009. His research interests include the areas of requirement engineering, agent systems, security-dependability risk management, and information assurance. The main focus of his research is on modeling and analyzing governance, risk and compliance of IT services.

Fabio Massacci (http://www.massacci.org) received a M. Eng. in 1993 and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Rome La Sapienza in 1998. He joined University of Siena as an Assistant Professor in 1999, was a visiting researcher at IRIT Toulouse in 2000, and joined Trento in 2001 where he is now a fulltime professor. His research interests are in security requirements engineering, formal methods and computer security. He is currently a scientific coordinator of multimillion Euros industry R&D European projects on security and compliance.

Wendy Hui (http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/staff.php?s=131) holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She is currently a Lecturer at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Her research interests include Economics of Information Systems, Information Security, and Technology-Assisted Learning. Her work has been accepted by the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A (IEEE SMCA), and Communication of the AIS (CAIS).

Patrick C. K. Hung (http://www.hrl.uoit.ca/~ckphung) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Information Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also a Guest Professor at the Institute of Computer Science in University of Innsbruck, Austria. Recently Patrick Hung has founded a startup company BeaconWall Limited located at Hong Kong Science and Technology Park with Prof. Jay Tashiro from Wolfsongs Informatics, USA.

About the Speakers of Tutorial 4:

Dr. Wei Tan is a research professional associate at the Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. He is the core developer of caBIG workflow system, and has received Teamwork Award and Outstanding Poster Award from US National Institute of Health in recognition of his contribution in this effort. His research interests include business and scientific workflows, grid and service-oriented computing (especially the applications in health-informatics), and Petri nets. He is now involved in multiple health-informatics-related projects, providing scientific workflow solutions for domain users. In 2007 he was a graduate Co-op at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA. He has published more than 20 papers in journals, conferences and book chapters. He also serves as program committee member in multiple international conferences and external reviewer for many international journals. Find more from his homepage at http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~wtan/.

Ravi Madduri is a fellow at the Computation Institute, University of Chicago. Ravi is one of three key contributors to the National Institutes of Health $100M Cancer Bio-Informatics Grid (caBIG), which links 60 NIH-funded cancer centers and clinical sites engaged in cancer research. For his efforts in project management, tool development, and collaboration, Ravi received several Outstanding Achievement Awards from NIH in recognition of his work on caBIG project management, tool development, and collaboration. Ravi is a lead architect on the scientific workflow design and implementation project under the caGrid toolkit.

About the Speakers of Tutorial 5:
 

Julio Cezar Estrella, MSc in Computer Sciences, holds a PhD student position at the Computer Systems Department of the University of São Paulo, and is about to defend a thesis on QoS-Aware Service-Oriented Architectures. He has a strong background on web services implementation and practitioner experience in performance evaluation of SOA frameworks and tools and also has been working in the following areas: distributed systems, service oriented architectures, computer networks, security, performance evaluation and processes scheduling. He is member of  IEEE, ACM and Brazilian Computer Society.

Kalinka Regina Lucas Jaquie Castelo Branco is an Assistant Professor of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science - ICMC - USP, working in the department of Computer Systems. She has experience in Computer Science, with emphasis on Distributed Computing Systems and Parallel Computer, working mainly in the following areas: distributed systems, computer networks, security, performance evaluation and processes scheduling. She is member of Brazilian Computer Society.

Marco Vieira is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and an Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His research interests include dependability benchmarking, security assessment, robustness assessment and improvement, fault injection, and software quality assurance, subjects in which he has authored or co-authored tens of papers in refereed conferences and journals. Marco Vieira has served on program committees of the major conferences of the dependability and databases areas and acted as referee for many international conferences and journals.

About the Speakers of Tutorial 6:

Dr Chen Wang received his PhD from Nanjing University. He is a research scientist in CSIRO (The
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) ICT Centre, Australia. His research
interest is primarily in distributed, parallel and trustworthy systems. His current work focuses on
accountable distributed systems and smart grids. He publishes extensively in his area, including top
journals and conferences. Dr. Chen Wang spent a few years in industry. He ever developed a highthroughput event system and a medical image archive system, which are used by many hospitals and medical centres. He also holds an honorary position in the University of Sydney, Australia. His detailed research information can be found at www.ict.csiro.au/staff/chen.wang

Dr. Shiping Chen is a senior research scientist of CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia. He received his PhD
in Computer Science from University of New South Wales, Master in Computer System Engineering
from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Harbin University of
Technology China. From 1985 to 1999, he worked on real-time control, parallel computing and
CORBA-based Internet gaming systems in research institutes and IT industry. Since joining in CSIRO
in 1999, he has worked on a number of middleware-related research and consultant projects. He
published over 30 research papers in the above research areas, and co-authored a numbers of
middleware-related technical reports. He has been actively involved in research community services as an organizer and/or PC member (Middleware, ICSOC, ICWS, SCC, WWW etc.). His current research interests include web services and SOA, data storage and trust computing. His detailed research information can be found at www.ict.csiro.au/staff/shiping.chen.

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