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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Markus Helfert
Dublin City University
Ireland


Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Computing, Dublin City University (Ireland). He is senior academic at Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre. He is a research affiliate at The Open Government Institute at Zeppelin University in Germany. His research interests include Information Management, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Service Science, Enterprise Architecture and Open Data and Smart Cities. Currently he advises several small and medium sized Enter prise in relation to Innovation and IT Management. Markus Helfert has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. He is member of international programme committees and reviewer and associate editor of several IS journals. Dr. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. Prior to his appointment at Dublin City University, he held a research position at the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Helfert holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), an MSc from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and a BSc from Napier University in Scotland (UK). ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Frédéric Desprez
Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus
France


Brief Bio
Frédéric Desprez is a Chief Senior Research Scientist at Inria and holds a position at the LIP laboratory (ENS Lyon, France). He co-founded the SysFera company where he holds a position as scientific advisor. He received his PhD in C.S. from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1994 and his MS in C.S. from ENS Lyon in 1990. His research interests include parallel algorithms, scheduling for large scale distributed platforms, data management, and grid and cloud computing. He leads the Grid'5000 project, which offers a platform to evaluate large scale algorithms, pplications, and middleware systems. See http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/~desprez/ for further information. ... More >>


Donald Ferguson
Columbia University
United States


Brief Bio
Dr. Donald F. Ferguson is executive vice president and chief technology officer at CA, responsible for the architecture and design of CA products, innovation and technical initiatives and technical strategy. Donald is also responsible for promoting technical excellence at CA and further developing the company's technical community. He chairs the Distinguished Engineer Council and also serves on CA's Executive Leadership Team, which supervises the business and technology strategies for the company as a whole. Before assuming the position of CTO, Donald was corporate senior vice pres dent and chief architect. In this role, he defined the direction and technical evolution for CA products. Donald placed special emphasis on product integration and support of new technologies like business process modeling, Web service standards and Web 2.0. Prior to joining CA in 2008, Donald was a Microsoft Technical Fellow working in the Office of the CTO. He worked on various projects exploring the future of enterprise software, with a special emphasis on Web services and Internet application platforms. Donald began his career at IBM, where he worked for twenty years. In 2001 he became an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical honor. IBM has approximately 50 IBM Fellows in the 150,000 person engineering team. Donald was chief architect for the IBM Software Group, where he led the architecture and initiatives for the DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli, Lotus and Rational product families. During this time, Donald also worked on a number of J2EE, SOA and Web service initiatives, specifications and standards. He has also held the title of chief architect for the WebSphere product family from its inception until becoming IBM Software Group chief architect. Dr. Ferguson earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from Columbia University. He has contributed to approximately 30 technical journal and conference publications, and has more than a dozen patents. ... More >>


Frank Leymann
University of Stuttgart
Germany


Brief Bio
Frank Leymann is a full professor of computer science and director of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include service oriented computing and middleware, workflow- and business process management, Cloud Computing, transaction processing, integration technology, and architecture patterns. Before accepting his professor position he worked for two decades for IBM Software Group building database and middleware products: He built tools supporting conceptual and physical database design for DB2; built p rformance prediction and monitoring tools for an object database system; was co-architect of a repository system; built both, a universal relation system as well as a complex object database system on top of DB2; and was co-architect of the MQSeries family. In parallel to that, Frank worked continuously since the late eighties on workflow technology and became the father of IBM's workflow product set. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer and elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology he contributed to the architecture and strategy of IBM's entire middleware stack as well as IBM's On Demand Computing strategy. From 2000 on, Frank worked as co-architect of the Web Service stack. He is co-author of many Web Service specifications, including WSFL, WS-Addressing, WS-Metadata Exchange, WS-Business Agreement, the WS-Resource Framework set of specifications, WS-HumanTask and BPEL4People; together with Satish Thatte, he was the driving force behind BPEL4WS. Also, he is co-author of BPMN 2.0 and TOSCA. ... More >>


Víctor Méndez Muñoz
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
Spain


Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields o cloud computing, big data, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

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