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Keynote Lectures

To be announced soon.
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Megamodels on the Catwalk
Ralf Lämmel, Facebook, London, UK / University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

A Modeler's Journey: from Hostility to Possibility
Jim Logan, Director of Semantic Technologies & Interoperability at No Magic, Inc., United States

 

To be announced soon.

Schahram Dustdar
Vienna University of Technology
Austria
 

Brief Bio
Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science heading the Research Division of Distributed Systems at the TU Wien, Austria. He holds several honorary positions: University of California (USC) Los Angeles; Monash University in Melbourne, Shanghai University, Macquarie University in Sydney, and University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands (2004-2010). From Dec 2016 until Jan 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Sevilla, Spain and from January until June 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, USA.

From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards: World Technology Award in the category of Software (2001); Top-Startup companies in Austria (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) (2002); MERCUR Innovation award of the Austrian Chamber of Commerece (2002).

He is founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (ACM TIoT) as well as Editor-in-Chief of Computing (Springer). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, as well as on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Computer. Dustdar is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009), the IBM Faculty Award (2012), an elected member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, where he is chairman of the Informatics Section, as well as an IEEE Fellow (2016).


Abstract
Available soon.



 

 

Megamodels on the Catwalk

Ralf Lämmel
Facebook, London, UK / University of Koblenz-Landau
Germany
 

Brief Bio
Ralf Lämmel is Software Engineer at Facebook since 2018 and Professor of Computer Science (currently on leave of absence) at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany since 2007. In the past, he had held positions at the University of l'Aquila, Microsoft, the Free University of Amsterdam, CWI (Dutch Center for Mathematics and Computer Science), and the University of Rostock, Germany. His research and teaching interests include software language engineering, software reverse engineering, software re-engineering, mining software repositories, functional programming, grammar-based and model-based techniques, and, more recently, megamodeling. In his current work at Facebook, he applies machine learning (in a broad sense) in an infrastructural context while developing an increasing interest in data engineering and science. He is one of the founding fathers of the international summer school series on Generative and Transformational Techniques on Software Engineering (GTTSE) and the international conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE). He is the author of Springer textbook on Software Language Engineering: Software Languages: Syntax, Semantics, and Metaprogramming, Springer, 2018, which received the Choice Award "Outstanding Academic Title" in 2019.


Abstract
Available soon.



 

 

A Modeler's Journey: from Hostility to Possibility

Jim Logan
Director of Semantic Technologies & Interoperability at No Magic, Inc.
United States
 

Brief Bio
Jim Logan is the Director of Semantic Technologies and Interoperability, and the Product Manager of the Cameo Concept Modeler at No Magic. As the company’s expert in semantics, his primary focus is determining customer needs, forming product vision, and delivering solutions to customers. His secondary focus is leading the development team towards delivery without architectural entropy. Over the past 20 years, Jim has been active at the Object Management Group, currently serving as the co-chair of the Analysis and Design Task Force, and developing a new specification for semantic modeling using the Unified Modeling Language. Before joining No Magic, Jim was an accomplished architect, with more than 30 years of professional experience with the modeling, architecture, and development of systems in a wide range of domains, including embedded real-time telecommunications, network management, finance, acquisition, human resources, military, and health care.


Abstract
Although industry became increasingly hostile towards modeling over the past twenty years, things seem to be changing, which is great news for those of us with a passion for modeling. We must be sure not to repeat the mistakes that created such hostility, though. This talk exhibits avoidable problems from real projects, explains how modeling reality with semantics-based techniques achieves better results, and arms you with knowledge of tools and organizations that are changing the modeling landscape within industry.



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