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Keynote Lectures

Software is Eating the World, APIs are Eating Software
Steven Willmott, 3scale, Spain

Typed Graphs and Linked Data - Modelling and Analyzing Social-semantic Web Data
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France

Accelerating the Electric Mobility Market Through New Services and an Efficient Market Mode
Andreas Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Enterprise 2.0 - Research Challenges and Opportunities
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

 

Software is Eating the World, APIs are Eating Software

Steven Willmott
3scale
Spain
 

Brief Bio
Steven was previously the research director of one of the leading European research groups in Europe on distributed systems and Artificial Intelligence at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He brings 10 years of technical experience in Web Services, Semantic Web, network technology and the management of large-scale international R&D teams.


Abstract

Software is becoming increasingly critical in many industries - from optimizing processes and information sharing, to powerful data analysis and embedded controllers. At the same time however, this software is becoming ever more componentzied and inter-connected. Using core web technologies such as HTTP, XML, JSON and others, Web APIs are becoming the glue that weaves together these multiplying software components. This talk covers how  software can often dramatic and change the fortunes of companies in a sector as well as how APIs and related Web Information technologies are part of this big transition.



 

 

Typed Graphs and Linked Data - Modelling and Analyzing Social-semantic Web Data

Fabien Gandon
INRIA
France
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Fabien Gandon is Senior Research Scientist and HDR in Informatics and Computer Science at INRIA and he is the Leader of the Wimmics team at the Sophia-Antipolis Research Center. He is also a member of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) where he participates in several standardization groups. His professional interests include: Web, Semantic Web, Social Web, Ontologies, Knowledge Engineering and Modelling, Mobility, Privacy, Context-Awareness, Semantic Social Network / Semantic Analysis of Social Network, Intraweb. He previously worked for the Mobile Commerce Laboratory of Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh.


Abstract

The Web became a virtual place where persons and software interact in hybrid communities. These large scale interactions create many problems in particular the one of reconciling formal semantics of computer science (e.g. logics, ontologies, typing systems, etc.) on which the Web architecture is built, with soft semantics of people (e.g. posts, tags, status, etc.) on which the Web content is built. The Wimmics research lab studies methods, models and algorithms to bridge formal semantics and social semantics on the Web. We address this problem focusing on the characterization of typed graphs formalisms to model and capture these different pieces of knowledge and hybrid operators to process them jointly. This talk will present some of our results and their applications in several projects.



 

 

Accelerating the Electric Mobility Market Through New Services and an Efficient Market Mode

Andreas Pfeiffer
RWTH Aachen University
Germany
 

Brief Bio
Andreas Pfeiffer has a diploma degree in Business Administration from the RWTH Aachen University for works in Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Knowledge Management. After working as an organizational developer for AOK Systems GmbH he started at in 2007 as business developer at the Energieversorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH Aachen. As project manager “E-Mobility” for the Stadtwerke Aachen AG he headed several funded research projects in the field of emobility. In 2010 he had been appointed to be active member of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE), an advisory body of the German Federal Government. From 2010 to 2012 he was managing director of smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft mbH – a venture of the municipal utilities Aachen, Duisburg and Osnabrück. From 2012 to 2014 he was chief executive officer of Hubject – an emobility joint venture of BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens. In 2015 Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas Pfeiffer focused on his research and teaching activities. He teaches courses in business modeling, digital transformation and organization theory at RWTH University and EBC Hochschule (WS 2015/16). At the Chair of Information Systems at the RWTH Aachen University he deals with questions on the development of business models in digitally transforming ecosystems, electric mobility, smart grids and smart traffic systems.


Abstract

How to connect different providers of electric mobility services and ensure an efficient design? An eRoaming platform as well as the contractual and technical framework required to implement this concept throughout Europe have already been developed by the Berlin-based joint venture Hubject. In addition an open interface protocol, the “Open InterCharge Protocol” (OICP), has been defined and can be accessed online by market participants for free since March 2013. Hubject GmbH is a joint venture formed by the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens based in Berlin. The company was formed in 2012 and operates a cross-industry business and IT platform connecting infrastructure, service and mobility providers throughout Europe.



 

 

Enterprise 2.0 - Research Challenges and Opportunities

Zakaria Maamar
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates
 

Brief Bio
Zakaria Maamar is a Professor and Assistant Dean in the College of Information Technology at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His research interests are primarily related to service-oriented computing, social computing, and system interoperability. Dr. Maamar graduated for his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Laval University in Canada in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Related Experiences: Organizer of several workshops in the past Quan Z. Sheng, Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Sherali Zeadally, Zakaria Maamar (Eds.): RFID Technology-Concepts, Applications, Challenges, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop, IWRT 2010, In conjunction with ICEIS 2010, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, June 2010. SciTePress 2010, ISBN 978-989-8425-11-9 Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Zakaria Maamar, George M. Giaglis (Eds.): Ubiquitous Computing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, IWUC 2006, In conjunction with ICEIS 2006, Paphos, Cyprus, May 2006. INSTICC Press 2006, ISBN 978-972-8865-51-1


Abstract
This talk discusses the latest development in the Enterprise 2.0 aka the Social Enterprise. Blending Web 2.0 technologies with enterprise information systems is setting the stage for a new generation of information systems that will help today’s organizations open up new communication channels with their stakeholders including customers, suppliers, and competitors. Contrary to traditional enterprises with a top-down command flow and a bottom-up feedback flow, the same flows in the Enterprise 2.0 cross all levels and in all directions bringing people together in the development of creative and innovative ideas to accomplish business tasks. The power of Web 2.0 technologies stems from their ability to capture real-world phenomena such as collaboration, competition, and partnership that can be converted into useful and structured information sources from which enterprises can draw information about markets’ trends, consumers’ habits, suppliers’ strategies, etc. In this talk we advocate that existing practices for managing enterprise information systems need to be re-visited in a way that permits to capture social relations that arise inside and outside the enterprise, to establish guidelines and techniques to assist IT practitioners integrate social relations into their design, development, and maintenance efforts of these information systems, to identify and tackle challenges that prevent capturing social relations, and finally to define techniques that assess the impact of social relations on the enterprise performance.



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