26 April 2010
Raleigh, NC, USA
Cesare is assistant professor in the new Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Previously he was a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab and a senior researcher at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). His research focuses on building experimental systems to explore the intersection of model-driven software composition techniques, business process modeling languages, and autonomic/Grid computing. Recently he has developed an interest in Web 2.0 Mashups and Architectural Decision Modeling. He is the lead architect of JOpera, a powerful rapid service composition tool for Eclipse. His teaching, training, and consulting activities cover advanced topics related to Web Development, Middleware, Service Oriented Architectures and emerging Web services technologies. He is an active member of IEEE and ACM, where he has participated in more than 60 international conference program committees. He is has recently organized the 3rd International Workshop on Web APIs and Services Mashups at OOPSLA (Mashups'09). He is currently co-authoring a book on SOA with REST, to be published by Prentice Hall.
Erik has been working on Web Technologies and Web Architectures for over 10 years, starting in 1998 when he published the first book providing a complete overview of the technical foundations of the Web. Since then, he has worked on XML technologies for a long time, and recently has started focusing on the mobile Web, location-orientation and the Web (organizing two workshops on Location and the Web, LocWeb 2008 and LocWeb 2009), services design, and loose coupling. Erik has held tutorials on SOA and REST at WWW2009 and ICWE 2009 (both with Cesare Pautasso). He is also currently organizing the First International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2010) at PerCom 2010, which focuses on a specific application area (pervasive/ubiquitous scenarios), but has a heavy emphasis on applying principles of Web Architecture (most importantly, RESTful designs) to this application area. As a research area, his main interests revolve around the fast-paced changes in the landscape of mobile services, location-based services, mobile applications (Web-based and native), mobile platforms, and the consequences of these changes for service design, and the service ecosystem in general.
Alexandros is a doctoral student at the University of Surrey, at the Department of Computing. He has a special interest in digital ecosystems and is a researcher in the related EU-FP6 project OPAALS. With a background in web development, he has been endeavoring to bring the organizational paradigms of digital ecosystems and the architecture of the web together. As part of this effort, he has been involved in developing RETRO, a RESTful Transaction Model, and also a querying model for accessing relational databases through an HTTP-based API. Other interests include service composition on the web and RESTful service development using model-driven, declarative and rule-based approaches. He has received his MSc in Internet Computing from the University of Surrey in 2006.