Summer School on Services Computing
Call for Participation
"Services University" Program
Together with the
2009 Fourth IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2009), CLOUD 2009 proudly announces the
2009 Summer School on Services Computing (SU-09). SU-09 is an one-day
forum, jointly sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical
Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) and Services Society. SU-09
will be held on July 6 2009 (Monday), which is colocated with the 2009
IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009) in Los
SU-09 is now calling for participation. Eligible applicants shall be (1) professors in universities whose teaching and research areas are related to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web services, Web technology, Software Engineering, IT, and management or (2) industry practitioners who have experiences in services software design and development and are willing to get more involved in Services Computing technology.
Services now account for more than half of the U.S. economy. Services Computing, as a new cross discipline, addresses how to enable IT technology to help people perform business services more efficiently and effectively. From a technology foundation perspective, Services Computing has become a foundational discipline in the modern services industry.
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) was founded in 2003. Since then, IEEE TCSVC 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) is also formally launched.
order to further Services Computing education in Universities so as to
educate qualified professionals, in July 2007, IEEE Congress on
Services (SERVICES 2007) launched a pilot Services University (SU)
program in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The SU program comprises three
major activities: Services Computing School, curriculum volume
initiative, and education methodology summit.
OBJECTIVESThe central goal of SU-09 is to help educators teach Services Computing courses in their universities, while helping industry practitioners obtain comprehensive understanding of the emerging field. The summer school intends 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, which includes 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. Using the recommended text book "Services Computing" as the basic materials, this summer school aims to help participating educators offer "Services Computing"related courses independently. Other teaching materials will be provided and studied as well, including lecture notes and slides associated with the book.
- Session 1: Concepts of Services and Services Computing
- Session 2: Services and Services Systems
- Session 3: SOA (Modeling, Publishing, Invocation, Relationship, & Standards)
- Session 4: Business Process Integration & Mgmt, Business Grid, and Cloud Computing
- Session 5: Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Session 6: Consulting methodology & Enterprise modeling
- Session 7: Services Computing Course Offering Best Practices
- Session 8: Test, Evaluation, & Certificate Presentation
SU-09 has invited the authors of the book and executive
committee members of IEEE TCSVC to serve as the instructors.
Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Dr. Jia Zhang, Northern Illinois University, USA
Dr. Ephraim Feig, Innovations-to-Market, USA
Dr. Zhixiong Chen, Mercy College, USA
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Realization at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has made significant original contributions to Services Computing innovations and interactive media systems. Zhang is the founding chair of IBM Research's Services Computing Professional Interest Community and has been leading an IBM Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) tooling and architecture research project for years. He has been co-leading IBM's SOA Solution Stack (a.k.a SOA Reference Architecture: Solution View) project since 2004. His new book Services Computing has been published by Springer. He has received 2 IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, 9 IBM Creative Contribution Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award by the World Academy of Sciences, and an Innovation Leadership Award from Chinese Institute of Electronics. Dr. Zhang has 36 granted patents and 20 pending patent applications. As the lead inventor, he holds federated Web services discovery and dynamic services composition patents. He is the chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing. He has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing.
Dr. Jia Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Department of Computer Science at Northern Illinois University. Zhang co-authors the book titled "Services Computing". She has published over 70 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. Zhang is serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and the Advances in Web Services Research (AWSR) Book Series, IGI Global. She also serves on Editorial Board of IEEE IT Professional. 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, with a focus on QoS testing, data management, mobile learning, and collaborative learning. Zhang received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. She is a member of the IEEE.
Dr. Ephraim Feig is a Senior Director at Motorola. Prior to his joining Motorola, he was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Kintera, Inc. from 2000 until 2006 and a researcher and R&D manager at IBM from 1980 until 2000. He was elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to signal processing, holds 27 US patents, and has published more than 100 technical articles. 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 a founding member of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing and this year's Program Chair of IEEE SCC. He serves on advisory boards at CUNY, UCSD and USD, and is on the board of directors of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Zhixiong Chen is a Full Professor and Program Director of Information Assurance and Security in the School of Art and Science at Mercy College, New York. Before joining Mercy in 2003, he has worked for over six years at IBM T J Watson Research Center and IBM Pittsburgh Research Lab. His research interests include Information Assurance and Security, Services Computing, Autonomic Computing to achieve self_*, , Network Monitoring, Compiled Parallel Computing, and Neuronal Modeling. Recently he is doing integrated price modeling and open source applications in Services Computing. He has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, and served as program chairs, committee members in various IEEE conferences. Dr. Chen earned his PhD in Mathematics and Master in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He got his Master and Bachelor in Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is a senior member of IEEE.
ICWS/SERVICES 2009 Participants
Non ICWS/SERVICES 2009 Participants
At the end of the summer school, every participant will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for Completing the 2009 Summer School on Services Computing, issued by the Technical Committee on Services Computing within IEEE Computer Society.
After completing a test, each qualified educator or industry practitioner will receive a "Certified Services Computing Instructor" certificate presented by Services Society. The names of the Certified Services Computing Instructors will be published on ServicesUniversity.org and other Services Computing community Web sites. They will be invited to conduct Services University program in their local countries or regions.
The summer school is open to all individuals. However, the "Certified Services Computing Instructor" certificate can only be awarded to qualified (1) educators and (2) industry practitioners with Masters or Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science or related areas.