• Cesare Pautasso, Faculty of Informatics, USI Lugano, Switzerland

    Cesare is assistant professor in the 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 100 international conference program committees. He was the general chair of the 9th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2011) and the industry track chair of the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2013). He has published a book on SOA with REST with Prentice Hall.

  • Erik Wilde, EMC, USA

    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.

  • Rosa Alarcon, Computer Science Department, Ponti cia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

    Rosa is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Ponti cia Universidad Catolica de Chile. She is member of SIGSE, the Special Interest Group on Software Engineering at PUC, and she is particularly interested in Service Oriented Architecture, software composition, distributed systems and web architecture. She was a post-doc researcher at UC Berkeley where she focused on the REST architectural style as a platform for supporting service composition that enables Business Processes. She received a PhD from the Ponti cia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and her past research was focused on ontology-based knowledge representation, she is currently exploring the relationship of RESTful services and the Linked Data project, as well as the design of semantic models for standardized media types and its impact on Mashups and crawlers. Rosa has served as a PC member of various conferences and was a PC member at the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010).