10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
12 - 16, June 2008            Barcelona, Spain
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Keynote Lectures

Previous Invited Speakers

Keynote lectures are plenary sessions which are scheduled for taking about 45 minutes + 10 minutes for questions

Keynote Lectures List:
- Moira C. Norrie, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

- Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of Yahoo! Research for Europe and LatAm, Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile

- Jorge Cardoso, SAP AG, Germany

- Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, LIG, France

Keynote Lecture 1 - The Link between Paper and Information Systems


Dr. Moira C. Norrie
ETH Zurich

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Brief Bio of Dr Moira C. Norrie

Moira C. Norrie is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich where she leads the Global Information Systems (GlobIS) research group. She studied in her home country of Scotland, obtaining a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Dundee, an MSc in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow.
Moira’s research and teaching focuses on the use of object-oriented and web technologies for next generation information systems. In the early 1990s, she developed the OM model of data which supports an extended entity-relationship approach to data management in object-oriented systems. Since then a number of OMS systems and frameworks have been developed within her group based on the OM model. The latest is OMS Avon which is a semantic data management layer for db4o. A common goal of many research projects is to investigate how object databases can be empowered to support novel forms of interaction and information sharing. The OMS systems have been used as implementation platforms for numerous projects within the GlobIS group. These include the development of iPaper which is a general framework for the prototyping and production of interactive paper documents and paper-based interfaces to applications.


Emerging technologies for interactive paper make it possible to capture and access information from paper in a variety of interesting ways. Over the past seven years, we have developed a rich infrastructure for the prototyping and production of interactive paper documents and paper-based interfaces to applications. We will provide a review of this work, starting with a motivation for reforming rather than replacing paper and then going on to describe various ways in which paper can be linked to information systems to support both the capture of and access to information. This will include an introduction to commercial digital pen and paper technologies that can be used to capture user actions on paper as well as our own iPaper framework and associated publishing tools.


Keynote Lecture 2 - Towards a Distributed Search Engine

Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates
VP of Yahoo! Research for Europe and LatAm
Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile

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Brief Bio of Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates received the bachelor degree in CS in 1983 from the University of Chile. Later, he received also the M.Sc. in CS (1985), the professional title in electrical engineering (1985) and the M.Eng. in iEE (1986) from the same university. He received his Ph.D. in CS from the U. of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989. In 1992 he was elected president of the Chilean Computer Science Society (SCCC) until 1995, being elected again in 1997. During 1993, he received the Organization of American States award for young researchers in exact sciences. In 1997 with two Brazilian colleagues obtained the COMPAQ prize to best Brazilian research article in CS. During 2002-2004 he was member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society. In 2003 he was incorporated to the Chilean Academy of Sciences, being the first computer scientist to achieve this position.Currently he is director of Yahoo! Research Barcelona and Yahoo! Research Latinamerica in Santiago, Chile. During 2005 he was an ICREA Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He also was a professor and director of the Center for Web Research, that he founded in 2002, at the CS department of the University of Chile, where he was the chairperson in the period 1993-5 and 2003-4. His research interests include information retrieval, algorithms, and information visualization. He is co-author of the book Modern Information Retrieval, published in 1999 by Addison-Wesley, as well as co-author of the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Algorithms and Data Structures, Addison-Wesley, 1991; and co-editor of Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Data Structures, Prentice-Hall, 1992, between other publications in journals published by ACM, IEEE or SIAM. He has been visiting professor or invited speaker at several conferences and universities all around the world, as well as referee of several journals, conferences, NSF, etc. He is member of the ACM, EATCS, IEEE, SCCC and SIAM.


Distributed search engines are often more complex to implement compared to centralized engines. Distributing a search engine across multiple sites, however, has several advantages. In particular, it enables the utilization of less computer resources and the exploitation of data and user locality. In this presentation we show the feasibility of distributed Web search engines, by proposing a model for assessing the total cost of a distributed Web-search engine that includes the computational costs as well as the communication cost among all distributed sites.
Using examples, we show that a distributed Web search engine can be more cost effective than a centralized one, if there is a large percentage of local queries, which is usually the case.
We then present a query-processing algorithm that maximizes the amount of queries answered locally, without sacrificing the quality of the results, by using caching and partial replication.
We simulate our algorithm on real document collections and real query workloads to measure the actual parameters needed for our cost model, and we show that a distributed search engine can be competitive compared to a centralized architecture with respect to cost. This is joint work with Aris Gionis, Flavio Junqueira, Vassilis Plachouras and Luca Telloli.


Keynote Lecture 3 - Service Engineering for Future Business Value Networks

Dr. Jorge Cardoso

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Brief Bio of Dr. Jorge Cardoso

He is currently the Director of the SEED Laboratory. He previously gave lectures at University of Georgia (USA) and at the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal). Dr. Cardoso received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia in 2002 (with Amit Sheth). While at the University of Georgia, he was part of the LSDIS Lab. where he did extensive research on workflow management systems. In 1999, he worked at the Boeing Company on enterprise application integration with Christoph Bussler. Dr. Cardoso was the co-organizer and co-chair of the First, Second, and Third International Workshop on Semantic and Dynamic Web Processes. He has published over 70 refereed papers in the areas of workflow management systems, semantic Web, and related fields. He has also edited 3 books on semantic Web and Web services. He is on the Editorial Board of the Enterprise Information Systems Journal, the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information systems, and the International Journal of Information Technology. He is also member of the Editorial Advisory Review Board of Idea Group Inc. Prior to joining the University of Georgia, he worked for two years at CCG, Zentrum für Graphische Datenverarbeitung, where is did research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.


Traditionally, business value networks have orchestrated human and technical resources that worked together to form relationships and to add value to a product or service. The Internet and the Web have extended traditional business networks by allowing also a web of different digital resources to work together to create value. Additionally, the increasing adoption of service-oriented architectures has allowed the creation of service ecosystems in which Web services are exposed and connected. The TEXO project proposes to combine these two trends to create what is called Future Business Value Networks which enable IT-supported value networks via service ecosystems. This paper addresses the main challenging issues that need to be explored to provide an integrated technical infrastructure to support this emerging new type of business networks.


Keynote Lecture 4 - FROM STONE AGE TO INFORMATION AGE: (Software) Languages through the Ages

Dr. Jean-Marie Favre
University of Grenoble, LIG

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Brief Bio of Dr. Jean-Marie Favre

Jean-Marie Favre is an Assistant Professor at the University of Grenoble. He works at the Laboratory for Informatics at Grenoble (LIG), which is one of the largest Computer Science laboratories in France. He defines himself as a Software Language Archaeologist Software Explorer. He studies the long-term evolution of large industrial software. He is a member of various research networks on Software Revolution, Reverse Engineering, and Model Driven Engineering. He co-organized various international events in particular the ATEM series and the International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE). He co-edited a book (in French) entitled "Beyond MDA : Model Driven Engineering". Finally he actively practices Community Engineering, Research 2.0 in the context of XFOR.


Information Systems can be traced back to prehistory, although at that time the way information was recorded and transmitted was obviously rudimentary. The “invention” of writing marks the move from Pre-history to History. It played a fundamental role in the apparition of complex societies and corresponding Information Systems. In fact, the story of Information Technology is actually closely linked to the History of Writing, the History of Computing and the History of Informatics. The notion of information is obviously central to all these fields, but what is interesting and sometimes forgotten is that no information can be shared without some agreement on some kind of language.
The notion of language is key, both for mankind and for Informatics. In this presentation we give a short presentation of languages, starting from natural languages, to languages for special purposes, languages for sciences and techniques, computer languages and finally what we coin as Software Languages, namely languages used to develop the Software. This includes ontologies, schemas, grammars, metamodels, and many kinds of proto-languages taking different forms. We argue that the notion of Software Language is a cornerstone of modern Information Systems. For the first time in the history of mankind implicit and informal descriptions of languages are no longer suitable to information-processing needs. Automatic processing will be possible only if the description of software languages is made explicit. We argue that this requirement should be considered both from a scientific and an engineering perspective, leading respectively to the emerging fields of Software Linguistics and Software Language Engineering.

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