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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous WEBIST conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

2016

Native Cloud Applications - Why Virtual Machines, Images and Containers Miss the Point!    
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Semantic Web Evolution - Tectonic Quake or Gentle Drift?    
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France

RTTMM: Role Based 3-Tier Mobility Model for Evaluation of Delay Tolerant Routing Protocols in Post Disaster Situation    
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, United States

Dropout Rates of Regular Courses and MOOCs    
Leon Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


2015

Cloud Computing and Big Data Can Improve the Quality of Our Life  
Victor Chang, IBSS, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China

Change Alone is Unchanging - Continuous Context-aware Adaptation of Service-based Systems for Smart Cities and Communities  
Paolo Traverso, Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy

Selective Information Dissemination on the Real-time Web - A Database Perspective    
Bernd Amann, LIP6 - Pierre and Marie Curie University, France

Predicting Pinterest - Organising the World's Images with Human-machine Collaboration  
Nishanth Ramakrishna Sastry, King's College London, United Kingdom

Vision-based Perception for Intelligent Vehicles  
Alberto Broggi, VisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy

Software- and Systems Architecture for Smart Vehicles    
Cornel Klein, Siemens AG, Germany


2014

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


2013

See the Wood for the Trees    
Harald Schöning, Software AG, Germany

IT and Sustainability    
Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University, Ireland


2012

RESEARCH ON THE WEB - The Rise of New Digital Scholarship  
David De Roure, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

SEMANTIC WEB ENABLED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING    
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Cloud Standards  
Arlindo Dias, IBM Portugal, Portugal


2011

CLOUD COMPUTING IN EDUCATION - The Intersection of Challenges and Opportunities  
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States

SMART CLOUD ENGINEERING, NOMENCLATURE, AND ENABLEMENT  
Tony Shan, Keane Inc., United States

CLOUD SERVICE SUPPLY CHAIN  
Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States

ENTERPRISE INTEROPERABILITY WITH THE INTERNET OF SERVICES  
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands

SEARCH WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS - Making Web Search more Collaborative  
Barry Smyth, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies / University College Dublin, Ireland

CHALLENGES FOR SOFTWARE AGENTS SUPPORTING DECISION-MAKERS IN TRADING FLOWERS WORLDWIDE
Eric van Heck, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands


2010

COMMUNICATION REVOLUTIONS CHANGE CIVILIZATIONS - What to Expect from the Current One?
Ziga Turk, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia / Reflection Group, Slovenia


2009

Fostering Quality and Efficiency of Information Exchange in Digital Government and Business Processes
Peter A. Bruck, World Summit Award, Austria

The Potential and Limitations of Semantics Applied to the Future Internet   
Dieter A. Fensel, University Innsbruck, Austria

Learning Issues in Open-ended Group Projects
Mats Daniels, Uppsala University, Sweden

The Future of Document Engineering and What it Means for the Web   
Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, United States


2008

Building Quality into Web Information Systems
Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

S-Cube: Enabling the Next Generation of Software Services
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Serving Ontologies Across the Web - Challenges and Approaches
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, Unicamp, Brazil

SOA in Practice
Tony C. Shan, Bank of America, United States

Agent-based Virtual Organization
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

(Multi-)Agent Systems Technology and e-Commerce
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


2007

Representing and Validating Digital Business Processes
Ernesto Damiani, EBTIC-KUSTAR, United Arab Emirates

Autonomic Computing Meets Complex Information Systems: Theory and Practice
Azzelarabe Taleb-bendiab, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Towards Context-based Autonomic Services
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


2006

Annals and a Perspective of Architectural Styles and Architectural Patterns within the Context of Large Complex Web-based Systems
Mark M. Davydov, Independent Consultant, United States

Are learning repositories likely to become mainstream in education?
Carmel Mcnaught, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Mobile- and virtual factors in existential learning
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands

The Implications of Web 2.0 on Web Information Systems
Bebo White, Stanford University, United States

The growing importance of e-Communities
Hermann Maurer, IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria


2005

Enterprise information systems implementation research: assessment and future directions
Henri Barki, HEC Montréal, Canada

Engineering Web Applications - Challenges and Perspectives
Daniel Schwabe, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Changing the way the enterprise works: Operational Transformations
Thomas Greene, M.I.T., United States

Model Driven Architecture: Next Steps
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States

Information Technology, Organizational Change Management, and Successful Interorganizational Systems
M. Lynne Markus, Bentley University, United States

The Java Revolution : From Enterprise to Gaming
Raghavan N. Srinivas, Sun Microsystems, United States


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