34th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference


Tuesday: COMPSAC Plenary Panel

Challenges and Future Directions of Software Technology

Tuesday: COMPSAC Plenary Panel
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Organizer and Chair: Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State University, USA

Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
John Gustafson, Intel Labs. USA
Kane Kim, University of California, Irvine, USA
Hong Mei, Peking University, China
Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Recent developments in computing and communication technologies, such as internet, wireless and sensor networks, virtualization, ubiquitous computing, service and cloud computing, have greatly expanded the application domains of information technology, including various types of collaborations and sharing of information. In order to achieve cost-effectiveness and various aspects of quality of service, such as high dependability, performance and security, there are many challenges for software technology to produce, manage and operate the desirable software in these evolving environments. In this panel, a number of well-known experts will identify the major challenges for software technology in the dynamic environments, and future directions of software technology to meet these challenges.

Thursday: Joint COMPSAC/SAINT Plenary Panel

The Future of the Internet

Thursday: Joint COMPSAC/SAINT Plenary Panel
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Chairs: Eiji Kawai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan; Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA; Sue Moon, KAIST, Korea

Hiroaki Harai, NICT, Japan
Kohei Shiomoto, NTT, Japan
Additional panelists will be announced.

The great success of Internet technologies has made the Internet the global ICT infrastructure. Its simple architecture supports efficient communication channels, is scalable, and enhances flexibility in end-to-end application-level communications. On the other hand, as Internet was not initially designed to support world-wide global communications and complex applications and interactions, such as social networks, the Internet architecture has several drawbacks, some of which cannot be solved without drastic changes. Today, all the sophisticated and complicated interaction and communication protocols have to be implemented at the application-layer, which is not an ideal situation. Also Internet is not secure and does not have mechanisms in place for energy savings.

Friday: Joint COMPSAC/SAINT Concluding Plenary Panel

Green IT - From Devices to Applications

Friday: Joint COMPSAC/SAINT Concluding Plenary Panel
Friday, July 23, 2010

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

Chairs: Tohru Asami (The University of Tokyo, Japan) and Sahra Sedigh (Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA)

Shinji Tsuji, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Ali R. Hurson, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Akira Tajima, IBM Research, Japan
Eunsook Kim Eunah, ETRI, Korea

Climate change has been identified as a critical concern for the coming century. The Kyoto Protocol, which was negotiated in 1997 and came into force in 2005, underscores the urgency of reducing the environmental impact of technology.

Up to 2.5% of the global carbon footprint has been attributed to ICT; the estimate for developed nations is up to 6% - exceeding that of the airline industry. The focus of Green IT is on reducing this footprint, through the study and practice of efficient utilization of computing resources.

The objective of this panel is to present diverse perspectives on the emerging field of Green IT.

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