Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing

June 20 to June 21, 2013
University of Potsdam Potsdam, Germany


The symposium on "Future Trends in Service-oriented Computing" (FutureSOC) 2013 is the annual symposium of the HPI Research School and is taking place for the eighth 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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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

Thursday, June 20, 2013

12:45-13:15Opening of the FutureSOC Symposium
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Director of HPI & Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, Speaker of HPI Research School
Ph.D. Students Introduce Their Work – Elevator Pitch
Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner, Chairman and Co-Founder SAP AG, Germany
HANA as a Platform for Innovations
14:00-14:15Coffee Break
14:15-15:45Session 1 – Build & Operation
Rafael Kolleß, SAP HANA Core Berlin, Germany
Build Infrastructure & Development Process @ SAP HANA
Dr. Alexander Schmidt, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Windows Server 2012 and the Microsoft Cloud OS p. 11
Werner Haas, Intel Labs Braunschweig, Germany
Persistent Memory – Break-through or One Bridge Too Far?
15:45-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Session 2 – Services & Health Care
Prof. Dr. Uwe Nestmann, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Dynamic Coalitions
Emanuel Ziegler, SAP TIP, Germany
Genomic Data Analysis inside SAP HANA
Robert Downes, GETEMED Medizin- und Informationstechnik, Germany
Devices and Services in Health Care
17:30-17:45Coffee Break
17:45-18:45Session 3 – Media, Processes, and Data
Dr. Georg Greten, CEO IVZ, Germany
Digital Broadcast Archives and Retro-Digitization
Dr. Gero Decker, CEO Signavio, Germany
Moving BPM to the Cloud - The Case of Signavio and Effektif
19:00Social Event – Dinner at Belvedere

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dr. Harald Sack, Senior Researcher, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Search
Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann, HPI Research School, Germany
Data Profiling Revisited
10:00-10:15Coffee Break
10:15-10:50Opening of the HP Converged Cloud @ HPI FutureSOC Lab
10:50-11:30Session 4 – ICT4D
Dr. Anne Kayem, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Trends and Current Research Results in ICT4D - The Whys and the Wherefores
Grace Ssekakubo, HPI Research School at University of Cape Town, South Africa
A Streamlined Mobile User-Interface for Improved Access to LMS Services
11:30-11:45Coffee Break
11:45-13:15Session 5 – Scalable Computing
Prof. Dr. Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Approximate Counting
Salomon Beer, HPI Research School at Technion, Israel
Metastability and Synchronization in Modern VLSI Technologies
Amit Berman, HPI Research School at Technion, Israel
Non-Volatile Memory Enhancement: A Cross-Layer Approach
Fahad Khalid, HPI Research School, Germany
Heterogeneous Software Pipelining for Memory-bound Kernels