The 9th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2007)

Panel: Beyond 2.0, Tomorrow's Web and Mobile Multimedia applications and supporting technologies

The speakers are asked to give their vision of the future:

  • What are examples of tomorrow's killer applications (elaborate on one example at least)?
  • What are the main enabling technologies that we should expect/that we need?
  • What are the technological obstacles?
  • How experiences learnt from Web 1.0 can be applied to the future Web and to Mobile Multimedia?

Panel Chair

Stephane Bressan
National University of Singapore

Dr. Stéphane Bressan is a senior lecturer in the Computer Science department of the School of omputing (SoC) of the National University of Singapore and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). He joined the National University of Singapore in 1998. He is the coordinator of the Electronic Commerce Laboratory at SoC. He joined MUST in 2004. He graduated in 1987 with a degree in Computer Science, Electronics and Process Automation from the Ecole Universitaire D'Ingénieurs de Lille (France) and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 from theLaboratoire D'informatique Fondamentale of the University of Lille. In 1990, he joined the European Computer-industry Research Centre (ECRC) of Bull, ICL, and Siemens in Munich (Germany). In 1994, he was appointed site leader of the Database Platform project and principal investigator and work-package manager for the European IDEA ESPRIT project on Intelligent Databases. From 1996 to 1998, he was a research associate at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working on the Intelligent Integration of Information.

Stéphane Bressan's work has been published and presented at various occasions including the 1995 G7 summit on the Information Society, the 1995, 1997 and 2000 ACM-SIGMOD conference on the management of data, the 1996 and 2000 conference on Extending DataBase Technology, or the 2002 ICDE international conference on data engineering. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 conference, workshop, and journal articles, and books and book chapters. He is a member of the program and editorial committees of several conferences and journals including the 2002 ACM SIGMOD conference on the management of data, the 2003 ICDT international conference on database theory and the 2004 VLDB international conference on very large databases. Stéphane Bressan's domain of research is the integration and the management of disparate information, i.e. the integration and management of multi-modal and multimedia information from distributed, heterogeneous, and autonomous sources. His research includes core database research, modeling, extraction, integration and processing of disparate information, peer to peer systems, and information indexing, retrieval, and extraction, as well as applications in domains such as Geographical Information Systems and Computational Linguistics.


Gabriele Kotsis
Institut für Telekooperation
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Strasse 69, 4040 Linz, Austria

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis - Prof. Kotsis received her master degree in 1991 (honoured with the Award of the Austrian Computer Society), her PhD in 1995 (honoured with the Heinz-Zemanek Preis) and?the venia docendi in 2000 (computer science, from the University of Vienna). She was working as a researcher and teacher at the University of Vienna (1991-2001), at the Vienna University for Economics and Business Administration (2001) and at the Copenhagen Business School (2002). Since December 2002 she is holding a full professor position at the Telecooperation Department at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Her research interests include performance management of computer systems and networks, workgroup computing, mobile and Internet computing, telemedia and telecooperation. She has experience in national and international research project in those areas, including for example the EU-funded international BISANTE project on network traffic modelling and simulation, where she was technical leader, or the EMMUS project on Multimedia Usability where she was project coordinator. Gabriele is author of numerous publications in international conferences and journals and is co-editor of several books. She is member of IEEE and ACM and acting president of the AustrianComputer Society. She is actively participating in the organization of international conferences.

Elizabeth Chang
Director, University Tier 1 Research Institute
Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute
Curtin University of Technology

Elizabeth Chang joined CBS in 2003 from the University of Newcastle. She is now the Director of Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute (DEBII), Tier 1 University Centre for Research Excellence and a CBS AoRE. She has over 300 scientific publications which include 3 books (and another 3 in the pipe line), journals, peer reviewed conference papers and has delivered 10 keynote speeches at international conferences and a patent with several patent application in Process. All her research and development work is in the areas of frontier technologies and applications. These applications include industrial informatics, Business Intelligence, bio-informatics and logistics informatics. Her key research areas include issues related to the process of producing IT applications, e-services, trustworthy computing, XML and ontology, digital ecosystems and Human System Interaction.

She works collaboratively with all research areas in CBS, and many Curtin-wide including Humanities, Health and Engineering. She also collaborates with several groups nationally and internationally.

She has held six ARC Linkage and Discovery grants and University Research Centre of Excellence grants over the last 5 years as Chief Investigator along with industry partner funding and collaboration of over $5 million. She has been CIO for a large multinational logistics operator in Hong Kong and worked as Software Engineer for Philip Public Communications in Melbourne. She has been Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and held academic appointments at La Trobe University and Swinburne. She is an adjunct Professor of the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and UTS. She actively contributes to many international and national conference organising committees as general and technical chair, acts as associate editors for several IEEE, IFIP and other International journals as well as being on several boards for research societies including Vice Chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics, a member of IEEE's Industrial Electronics Society's Advisory Committee and Vice Chair for IFIP Working Groups and what is more, she is beautiful.

Stephan Olariu
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Old Dominion University, USA

Professor Olariu received the B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1980, 1982 and 1985, respectively. In 1986 he joined the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion University where he is now a full professor.

Professor Olariu is a world-renowned technologist in the areas of wireless networks, mobile multimedia systems, parallel and distributedsystems, parallel and distributed architectures and networks. He was invited and visited more than 150 universities and research institutesaround the world lecturing on topics ranging from wireless networks and mobile computing, to biology-inspired algorithms and applications, totelemedicine, to wireless location systems, and security. He has published 200+ articles in archival journals and 200+ papers in conferenceproceedings. He is the Director of the Sensor Networks Research Group and VANET Research Group at Old Dominion University.

Professor Olariu is an Associate Editor of "Networks" and "IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems" and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals including "Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing", "Journal of Ad hoc and Sensor Networks", "International Journal of Sensor networks", and "Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems".

Professor Olariu has held many different roles and responsibilities as a member of numerous organizations and teams. Much of his experience has been with the design and implementation of robust protocols for wireless networks and in particular sensor networks and their applications. He is applying mathematical modeling and analytical frameworks to the resolution of problems ranging from securing communications, to predicting the behavior of complex systems, to evaluating performance of wireless networks. His research interests are in the area of complex systems enabled by large-scale deployments of sensors and more specifically in securing systems of systems.

Zakaria Maamar
Associate Professor
College of Information Technology
Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zakaria Maamar is an associate professor in the College of Information Technology at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His research interests include Web services, software agents, and context-aware computing. Maamar has published several papers in various journals such as ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and conference proceedings. Maamar has a PhD in computer sciences from Laval University.

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