Dr. Charles Loboz
Principal Architect, Windows Azure Capacity Planning
Dr. Charles Loboz grew up in Poland and graduated with MSc in Nuclear Physics. After working for few years in the area of scientific computing, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Australian National University. Dr. Loboz worked for UNISYS in the area of transaction processing systems authoring multiple patents architectural and performance analysis areas. After a brief episode with a start-up company he joined Microsoft as a Principal Capacity Planning Engineer in Global Foundation Services division responsible for building and operating Microsoft data centres worldwide. Two years ago Dr. Loboz moved to Windows Azure as a Principal Architect, Capacity Planning. He has published occasional papers in both scientific and industry conferences and currently holds 10 patents, with few more patent applications in processing.
Dr. Jianwen Su
Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Jianwen Su is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received both B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Fudan University and Ph.D. in computer science from University of Southern California. He held visiting positions at INRIA and Bell Labs and is an adjunct professor at Fudan and Donghua Universities in China. He has published in a wide range of topics including data modeling and query languages, scientific and spatial data management, formal verification, web services, and BPM/workflow. His work on web service composition and analysis and on artifact-centric business workflow is widely known. Dr. Su received IBM Faculty Awards (2007, 2008). He served on program committees of many conferences in the areas of databases (e.g., PODS, ICDT, VLDB, ICDE, etc.) and service-oriented computing and BPM (e.g., ICSOC, BPM, ICWS, CEC, etc.). He was the general chair of SIGMOD 2001, the PC chair of PODS 2009, a program co-chair of workshop/conferences including WS-FM 2009 and MDM 2007. He also served on the Executive Committees of both ACM SIGMOD and PODS.
Prof. Michael P. Papazoglou
Executive Director of the European Research Institute in Service Science at Tilburg University and the Scientific Director of the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems (S-Cube)
Michael (Mike) P. Papazoglou is the Executive Director of the European Research Institute in Service Science at Tilburg University and the Scientific Director of the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems (S-Cube). He also holds honorary/ professorial fellow positions at the University of Trento (Italy), the Universities Lyon and Paris Dauphine (France), the Univ. of New South Wales and RMIT (Australia), the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, and Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) and the Technical University of Cyprus. Mike's research interests include service-oriented computing, cloud computing, distributed computing, business process management, and large-scale data sharing where he has published over 250 papers and 22 authored/co-edited books. He has close to 10,000 citations for his research work. He is also the co-editor-in-charge of the new Springer-Verlag series in Services Science and the MIT Press series on Information Systems and an adviser to the EU FP-7 programme. Mike's research work is funded by various government and industry sources including the European Union, the Australian Research Council and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He is frequently invited to give keynote talks and tutorials on his work around the world.