Second International Workshop on Cross Enterprise Collaboration (CEC)








Second International Workshop on Cross Enterprise Collaboration (CEC)




Daniel Oppenheim, IBM Resarch, USA.Daniel Oppenheim is a Senior Research Scientists at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in NY. He received his doctorate degree from Stanford University for his interdisciplinary research on interactive real-time systems, supporting creativity, and novel usability paradigms. Joining IBM Research in 1993 as both scientist and renowned composer he was a founding member it’s Computer Music Center. Currently Daniel is a member of the process automation team within the new Services Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) discipline. His research takes an end-to-end view on the enterprise, business processes, globalization, ongoing innovation & transformation, measurements, and governance, while bridging between strategy, organization, people, work, and IT. He is the chief architect of IBM’s new Application Assembly Optimization (AAO); a platform that automates and supports large-scale globally distrusted software development projects.

Francisco Curbera, IBM Research, USA.Francisco Curbera is a research staff member and manager of the Component Systems Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he has worked since 1993. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University. His current research interests are in the areas of component-oriented software for distributed computing system and business process management. In the past, he has worked in the design of algorithms and tools for processing XML documents, and in the use of markup languages for automatic UI generation. Between 2000 and 2004 he helped create the core set of Web services technologies, authoring several of the original Web services specifications including WSDL BPEL4, WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, and WS-MetadataExchange among others, and helping drive the standardization of the core set of Web services technologies at the World Wide Web Consortium and OASIS. He can be reached at He has served as general chair or program committee chair in several conferences in the areas of services oriented computing and business process management, among them ICSOC, CoopIS and ICWE, and is a member of the steering committee of the International Conferences in Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC).

Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany.Frank Leymann is a full professor of computer science and director of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include service oriented computing and middleware, workflow and business process management, programming in the large, transaction processing, integration technology, architecture patterns, and cloud computing.Before accepting his professor position in 2004 he worked for two decades for IBM Software Group building database and middleware products. In parallel to that, Frank worked continuously since the late eighties on workflow technology and became the father of IBM's workflow product set. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer and elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology he contributed to the architecture and strategy of IBM's entire middleware stack as well as IBM's On Demand Computing strategy. From 2000 on, Frank worked as co-architect of the Web Service stack. He is co-author of many Web Service specifications, including WSFL, WS-Addressing, WS-Metadata Exchange, WS-Business Agreement, the WS-Resource Framework set of specifications, WS-HumanTask and BPEL4People; together with Satish Thatte, he was the driving force behind BPEL. Also, he is co-author of the BPMN2.0 specification.

Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Dimka Karastoyanova is a junior professor at the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS) and a member of the Excellence Cluster “Simulation Technology” (SimTech) at the University of Stuttgart. She received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Technical Unviersitry of Darmstadt, Germany. Her research is mainly in the area of workflow technology and service composition, with particular focus on flexibility and adaptation. The research work targets different application domains, to which since recently the domain of scientific experiments, e-science and simulation has been included. This research work is closely related to enhancing middleware technologies, in particular service middleware, as well as provisioning of functions and resources as services. She has also been involved in research on applications on the Cloud and infrastructures for Cloud computing.


Lav R. Varshney, IBM Resarch, USA. Lav R. Varshney is a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, within the Services Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) discipline. He earned a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University and S. M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow and was affiliated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. His research interests include information theory, coding theory, systems theory, information economics, and neuroscience and are now expanding to include analytics and optimization as well as mathematical approaches to understand informational work and information aggregation and coordination in global service delivery.

Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland. Alex Norta is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received his MSc degree (2001) from the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria and his PhD degree (2007) from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis was partly financed by the IST project CrossWork, in which he focused on developing the eSourcing concept for dynamic inter-organizational business process collaboration. His research interests include business-process collaboration, workflow management, e-business transactions, service-oriented computing, software architectures and software engineering, ontologies, mashups, social web. Alex was a co-organizer of the SOC-LOG’09 workshop that aimed at achieving a deeper insight into the potential of applying principles of service-oriented computing to the problem domains of logistics and supply chain.


Program Committee

  • Alex Kass, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Rama Akkiraju, IBM Research
  • Jim Lared,o IBM Research
  • Daniel Schall, Vienna University of Technology
  • Liang Zhang, Fudan University
  • Christoph Dorn, Vienna University of Technology
  • Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Heiko Ludwig, IBM Research
  • Vasilios Andrikopoulos, Tilburg University
  • Ram Akella, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Jianwen Su, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Marta Indulska, University of Queensland
  • Lav Varshney, IBM Research
  • Daniel Oppenheim, IBM Research
  • Alexander Norta, University of Helsinki
  • Francisco Curbera, IBM Research
  • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart
  • Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart