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Opening Speech: Sorel Reisman, IEEE Computer Society President, 2011

Keynote 1: Peter Chen, Professor, Louisiana State University (LSU) & Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU)

Keynote 2: Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft, USA

Keynote 3: Carole Goble, Professor, University of Manchester, UK

Opening Speech

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

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sorel Reisman, 2011 President of the IEEE Computer Society, 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 where he developed and initiated the Computer Society’s eLearning and online books programs.

Dr. Reisman was editorial board member/columnist on IEEE Software, founding board member of IEEE Multimedia and IEEE ITPro, author of the column, The Ivory Tower, and reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Education. 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.  He is an advisory board member of the Adobe Higher Education Advisory Board, a member of the MERLOT African Network, and liaison to the Australian, European, Japanese and Canadian national digital library consortium, GLOBE. Reisman received his electrical engineering degree, and MA and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto.

Keynote 1: Data, Data, Data: The Core of Cloud/Services Computing!
Peter Chen, Ph.D.
Fellow of IEEE, ACM & AAAS
Professor, Louisiana State University (LSU) & Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU)
Opening Session, 7/5/2011, Tuesday

About the Speaker:

Peter P. Chen
is Distinguished Chair Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana State University and Visiting Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He is also Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor of Service Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at MIT (EECS dept., Management School, and Engineering System Division), UCLA (Management School), and Harvard (Computer Science).

He is internationally known for his development of the Entity-Relationship (ER) Model, the foundation of many data modeling and systems analysis methodologies, computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools, and repository systems. In the late 80’s, the ER model was adopted as the meta-model for ANSI standards on Information Resource Dictionary Systems (IRDS).  In the 90’s, IBM’s Application Development Cycle (AD/Cycle) framework and DB2 repository (RM/MVS) were based on the ER model.  Today, many CASE tools (such as Computer Associates’ ERWIN, Oracle’s Designer, Sybase’s PowerDesigner, and Microsoft’s general drawing tool, Visio) support the ER model.  Also, Microsoft’s ADO.NET’s Entity Framework provides software developers the programming and execution facilities for the ER model. His original ER model paper is one of the most cited papers in IT/IS and was selected as one of 38 papers in the book, Great papers in Computer Science (West Publishing, 1996).  The ER model has also influenced the recent developments of the Object-Oriented (OO) analysis and design methodologies, Semantic Web, and UML.

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and a member of European Academy of Sciences.  He received many awards including ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, IEEE Harry Goode Award, Stevens Software Method Award, Data Mgmt Admin. Assoc. Achievement Award, Data Mgmt Hall of Fame, Software Eng. Society Transformative Award, and Pan Wen-Yuan Outstanding Research Award.  He was recognized as one of the 16 software pioneers in the book entitled Software Pioneers (Springer, 2002).  Besides data modeling and software engineering, he has made contributions in system architecture, cyber security, terrorist detection, data mining, and modeling/simulation.

Dr. Chen has served as consultant or advisor to many corporations and government agencies.  He has served as an Invited Expert in the XML Schema and XLink working groups of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).   He has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee of NSF CISE and the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Keynote 2: Clouds: From Both Sides, Now
Dan Reed, Ph.D.
Fellow of ACM, IEEE & AAAS
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
8:00-9:30am, 7/7/2011, Thursday

About the Speaker:

Dan Reed
is Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Technology Strategy and Policy and Extreme Computing. Previously, he was the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as the Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the Chancellor’s Senior Advisor for Strategy and Innovation for UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). As chair of PITAC’s computational science subcommittee, he was lead author of the report “Computational Science: Ensuring America’s Competitiveness.” On PCAST, he co-chaired the Networking and Information Technology subcommittee (with George Scalise of the Semiconductor Industry Association) and co-authored a report on the National Coordination Office’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program called “Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in Competitive World.”

In June 2009, he completed two terms of service as chair of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association, which represents the research interests of Ph.D. granting university departments, industrial research groups and national laboratories.

He was previously Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where the held the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professorship. He has also been Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, where he also led National Computational Science Alliance, a fifty institution partnership devoted to creating the next generation of computational science tools. He was also one of the principal investigators and chief architect for the NSF TeraGrid. He received his B.S. from Missouri University of Science and Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science in 1983 from Purdue University.

He is a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE and the AAAS.

Keynote 3: Web Services in the Scientific Wilds
Carole Goble, Ph.D.
Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor, University of Manchester, UK
10:00-11:30am, 7/8/2011, Friday

About the Speaker:

Carole Goble
is a full professor in the the School of Computer Science in the University of Manchester, UK, where she has co-led the Information Management Group since 1997.

She has worked closely with life scientists for many years and is the Director of the myGrid project, the largest UK e-Science pilot project, which has produced the widely-used Taverna open source software and is now part of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK.  She is also the co-director of the e-Science North West regional centre.

Carole has an international reputation in the e-Science, Semantic Web and Grid communities. Carole was recipient of the first Jim Gray e-Science Award in December 2008.