Advanced SIKS Course "Service-Oriented Computing"



On October 04 and 05 2007 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on Service-Oriented Computing. The course takes two days, will be given in English and is part of the so called Advanced Components Stage of the Educational Program for SIKS-Ph.D. Students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-Ph.D. Students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course.

Service-oriented computing is the new emerging cross-disciplinary paradigm for distributed computing that is changing the way software applications are designed, architected, delivered and consumed. Services are autonomous, platform-independent computational elements that can be described, published, discovered, orchestrated and programmed using standard protocols for the purpose of building networks of collaborating applications distributed within and across organizational boundaries" (Papazoglou, 2006).

The advanced course offers an overview of the rapidly expanding field of SOC and an insight into the latest developments in service discovery, dynamic service composition and adaptive services, among others. Lecturers include prof.dr. Mike Papazoglou (UvT), dr. Manfred Reichert (UT) and prof.dr. Frank van Harmelen (VU). Students will receive some reading material before the course to prepare themselves.

Location: Landgoed Huize Bergen Vught
Scientific Director: Dr. Hans Weigand (UvT), Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (UvT)

Provisionary Program

Thursday October 04 2007
9.45   Welcome (dr. Hans Weigand)
10.00 - 12.30    prof.dr. Mike Papazoglou (Tilburg University): Service-Oriented Computing: state of the art and future challenges
12.30 - 13.30    lunch
13.30 - 15.00    prof.dr. Kees van Hee (TU Eindhoven): Service Governance
15.00 - 15.30    Break
15.30 - 17.00    (Perry Krol, TIBCO): Tibco solutions for realizing SOC

Friday October 05 2007
9.00 - 11.00    prof.dr. Frank van Harmelen (VU Amsterdam): Ontology-based Service Discovery
11.15 - 12.30    dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (Tilburg University): Service-Oriented Design
12.30 - 13.30    lunch
13.30 - 15.00    dr. Manfred Reichert (Univ Twente): (Adaptive) Service Composition
15.00 - 15.30    Break
15.30 - 17.00    Hans Diepstraten (chief SOA architect, Atos Origin): Practical experience with SOC projects


For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: September 08 2007

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D.- students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.