Keynote Speeches

October 11, 2005 Afternoon 13:30-14:30

Keynote Speech I:"Challenges of Grid Computing"

By Prof. Hai Jin,
Cluster and Grid Computing Lab
School of Computer Science and Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Abstract. Grid computing, being a promising way for distributed supercomputing from its very beginning, attracts many attentions worldwide. Many national or regional grid computing projects come into attention. Although lots of fruitful results are obtained through such huge projects, grid computing is still far way from what we expect, using all kinds of resources and services over the internet just as using public utilities like water and electricity. There are lots of challenges
for grid computing, both from technical point of view and from non-technical point of view. Also, there are quite a few barriers from grid computing being widely accepted by ordinary end users. In this talk, detail discussions of these challenges and barriers for the development and usage of grid computing are listed. The purpose of this talk tries to point out that grid computing still has long way to go to be more accepted not only by scientists but also by ordinary end users.

Speaker's Resume:

Hai Jin is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. He received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from HUST in 1994. In 1996, he was awarded German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship for visiting the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. He worked for the University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000 and participated in the HKU Cluster project. He worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. He is the chief scientist of the largest grid computing project, ChinaGrid, in China.Dr. Jin is a member of IEEE and ACM. He is the associated editor of International Journal of Computer and Applications, International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, International Journal of Web and Grid Services, Journal of Computer Science and Technology . He is IASTED technical committee member on Parallel & Distributed Computing and Systems. He is the steering committee member of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid) , and served as program vice-chair of the CCGrid'01 , PDCAT'03, NPC'04 EUC'05, and e-Science'05 , program chair of GCC'04 and NPC'05 . He served as conference chairs for International Workshop on Internet Computing and E-Commerce from 2001 to 2003. He also served as program committee for more than 70 international conferences/workshops. He has co-authored four books and published over 150 research papers. His research interests include cluster computing and grid computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, network security, and high assurance computing.

October 12, 2005 Morning 9:20-10:20

Keynote Speech II:"What the web has done for scientific data- and what it hasní»t "

By Prof. Peter Buneman,School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh and Digital Curation Centre


Abstract. The web, together with database technology, has radically
changed the way scientific research is conducted. Scientists now haveaccess to an unprecedented quantity and range of data, and the speed and ease of communication of all forms of scientific data has increased hugely. This change has come at a price. Web and database technology no longer support some of the desirable properties of paper publication, and it has introduced new problems in maintaining the scientific record. This brief paper is an examination of some of these issues.
Speaker's Resume:

Peter Buneman is Professor of Database Systems in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His work in computer science has focused mainly on databases and programming languages,specifically: active databases, database semantics, approximate information, query languages, types for databases, data integration,bioinformatics and semistructured data - an area in which he has co-authored a book. He has recently worked on issues associated with scientific databases such as data provenance, archiving and annotation. He has served on numerous programme committees, editorial boards and working groups, and has been programme chair for ACM SIGMOD,ACM PODS and ICDT. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a fellow of the ACM and the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. He is research director of the UK Digital Curation Centre. Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Peter Buneman was aProfessor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree fromCambridge University, his graduate degree from the University of Warwick, and he did postdoctoral work at the University of Edinburgh.He has held visiting positions at the University of Glasgow, Imperial College, Kyoto University and INRIA. In addition to computer sciencehe has made contributions to graph theory and to the mathematics of phylogeny.
October 13, 2005 Morning 9:00-10:00

Keynote Speech III:"Integrity Theory for Resource Space Model and Its Application"

By Prof. Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Abstract. The Resource Space Model (RSM) is a semantic data model based on the orthogonal classification semantics for effectively managing various resources in interconnection environment. In parallel with the integrity theories of relational and XML-based data models, this keynote presents the integrity theory for the RSM, including the entity integrity constraints based on the key system of the RSM, the membership integrity constraints, the referential integrity constraints, and the user-defined integrity constraints relevant to applications. This theory guarantees the RSM to correctly and efficiently specify and manage resources. Its implementation approach and application in culture exhibition will be demonstrated.

Speaker's Resume:

Hai Zhuge( is the Chief Scientist of the China National Semantic Grid Research Project, a multi-million-dollar project of the National Basic Research Program of China. He is a pofessor and the director of the Key Lab of Intelligent Information Processing at the Institute of Computing Technology in Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the founder of the China Knowledge Grid Research Group, which owns over 30 young researchers. He was the keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC2003), the 5th and 6th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM2004, WAIM2005), the 1st International Workshop on Massive Multi-Agent Systems (MMAS2004), the 1st International Workshop on Autonomous Intelligent Systems - Agents and Data Mining (AIS-ADM2005), and the 8th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC2006). He has organized several international journal special issues and conferences on Semantic Grid and Knowledge Grid. He was the Chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Grid and Grid Intelligence, the program co-chair of the 4th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC2005) and the co-chair of the 1st International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grid (SKG2005). He is serving as the Area Editor of the Journal of Systems and Software, the Associate Editor of Future Generation Computer Systems, the area editor of the Journal of Computer Science and Technology, and on the editorial boards of the Information and Management and the Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. His current research interest is the theory, model and methodology on the future interconnection environment and applications in China. His monograph The Knowledge Grid is the first book in the area. He is the author of over eighty papers appeared mainly in leading international conferences and journals such as Communications of the ACM; IEEE Computer; IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is among the top scholars in the systems and software engineering field during 1999-2003 according to the assessment report published in Journal of Systems and Software. The citation of his paper has been in the top 1% within the Knowledge Grid area since 2000 according to Thomson ISI's Essential Science Indicators. Prof. Zhuge received the Excellent Supervisor Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004, and received the Top Prize of SONY Excellent Research Award in 2005. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and CCF, and a member of ACM.