The Annual Symposium of the HPI Research School

June 16 to June 17, 2011

University of Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany


The symposium on "Future Trends in Service-oriented Computing" (FutureSOC) 2011 is the annual symposium of the HPI Research School and is taking place for the sixth time. FutureSOC outlines new trends in the area of Service-oriented Computing and highlights recent work of select Research School members.

As the HPI Research School is an interdisciplinary undertaking of the HPI research groups, FutureSOC covers a wide range of topics concering SOC, which include but are not limited to: cloud computing, {software, platform, infrastructure} as a service, service description, discovery and composition, service deployment, platform configuration and capacity planning, monitoring, service middleware, service-oriented architectures (SOAs), service management, information as a service, service development and maintenance, novel business models for SOAs, economical implications of web services and SOAs, service science, mobile and peer-to-peer services, data services, quality of service, exception handling, or service reliability and security.

Excellent speakers – both from industry and academia – leaders in their respective field of research, are invited to talk about their latest projects and resulting outcomes.


Find detailed information about our speakers, their topics, and all events in general in our symposium's brochure.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 13-15, 2011

Over the years the HPI Research School has been expanded to a state in which we are excited to welcome fellow PhDs from University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, and the Technion, Israel. In order to foster collaboration and information exchange, we organized a pre-symposium activity event, so that students from HPI, Technion, and UCT will get to know each other both on the social and the academic levels.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

09:30Opening of the FutureSOC Symposium
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, HPI, Director & Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, HPI, Speaker of Research School
Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner, SAP
In-Memory Technology
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:15Session 1
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
System Software in the Many-Core Era
Prof. Dr. Roy Friedmann, Technion, Israel
On Power and Throughput Tradeoffs of WiFi and Bluetooth in Smartphones
Prof. Dr. Lars Lundberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Real-Time Scheduling for Multiprocessor Service-Based Systems
13:30-15:30Session 2
Boas Betzler, IBM
Cloud@Work - How we build and operate the IBM public Cloud
Dr. Gero Decker, Signavio
SaaS vs. On-Premise - a software vendor‘s technical and business point of view
Dr. Diethelm Schlegel, Capgemini
Flexible Service Composition - Challenges in BPM Projects
Tobias Vogel, HPI Research School
Towards self-configuring Data Quality Web Services
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-18:00Session 3
Dr. Anne Kayem, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alone and Sick in the Middle of Nowhere - On the challenges of implementing E-Health in Africa
Prof. Dr. Slim Abdennadher, German University in Cairo, Egypt
Service-oriented Computing in the context of Education and Research
Roman Belter, Universität Leipzig
Service Management in Electronic Service Systems
Dieter Hildebrandt, HPI Research School
Service-Oriented Visualization of Massive 3D Geovirtual Environments
18:30 Social Event

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cafer Tosun / Matthias Uflacker, SAP
SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam – An Introduction
09:45-10:00Coffee Break
10:00-11:30Session 4
Werner Haas, Intel Labs Braunschweig
Shared Memory on SCC - Pitfalls on the Way to Data Consistency
Amit Berman, HPI Research School at Technion, Israel
Flash Memory Performance: Insights and Multi-Layer Tradeoffs
Frank Feinbube, HPI Research School
Programming Models for Hybrid Parallel Systems
Gala Yadgar, HPI Research School at Technion, Israel
MC2: Multilevel Cache Management Based on Application Hints
11:30-11:45Coffee Break
11:45-12:45Session 5
Muthoni Masinde, HPI Research School at University of Cape Town
A Framework for Integrating Mobile Phones and Wireless Sensors with African Indigenous Knowledge on Drought Prediction
Dr. Damien Cassou, HPI
Leveraging Software Architectures to Guide and Verify the Development of Sense/Compute/Control Applications
Christopher Chepken, HPI Research School at University of Cape Town
Organizing Low Skilled Semi-Illiterate Workers Using Mobile Phone and Internet Technologies
12:45Closing Remarks