Keynote speakers

ITA 11 is delighted to have the following keynote speakers

Tuesday 6th September

Professor Dr. Clemens H. Cap
Department of Computer Science, University of Rostock, Germany

  Professor Dr. Clemens H. Cap

Content Neutrality for Wiki Systems
From Neutral Point of View (NPOV) to Every Point of View (EPOV)

The neutral point of view (NPOV) cornerstone of Wikipedia (WP) is challenged for next generation knowledge bases. An empirical test is made with two WP articles. A case is built for content neutrality as a new, every point of view (EPOV) guiding principle. The architectural implications of content neutrality are discussed and translated into novel concepts of Wiki architectures. Guidelines for implementing this architecture are presented. Although NPOV is heavily criticized, the contribution avoids ideological controversy but rather focuses on the benefits and characteristics of the novel approach.

Biography

Clemens Cap has studied mathematics, computer science and physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After post doctoral and teaching positions in Innsbruck, Zurich and Mannheim he became full professor for information and communication services at the University of Rostock, Germany in 1997. His research activities comprise distributed and networked applications, technical aspects as well as social and ethical implications. He is especially interested in interdisciplinary work when technology meets application and society.

Website: http://wwwiuk.informatik.uni-rostock.de/wer_sind_wir/mitarbeiter/clemens_cap

Thursday 8th September

Professor Dr. Christian Schröder
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany

Professor Dr. Christian Schröder

HPC via Public Resource Computing
Technologies, applications, and trends

The majority of the world's computing power is no longer in supercomputer centers and institutional machine rooms. Instead, it is now distributed in more than one billion personal computers all over the world. This change is critical to scientists whose research requires extreme computing power. The first so-called “public resource computing” (PRC) project SETI@home has attracted more than two million participants who donate time on their home PCs to a scientific effort. Work is underway to create similar projects in many other areas, enabling scientific explorations that were previously infeasible. The implications of the "public resource computing" paradigm are social as well as scientific. It provides a basis for global communities centered around common interests and goals. It creates incentives for the public to learn about current scientific research. In this talk I will give an overview of the new and fascinating PRC technology and discuss its potential in the context of modern high performance computing challenges for academic and industrial applications.

Biography

Prof. Schröder received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, in 1999. After that he has been appointed by the Philips Research Laboratories in Hamburg, Germany, and did research in the area of image reconstruction in three dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In 2000 he joined the Swedish company Telelogic (now IBM) where he was responsible for the development of languages and tools for the modeling and construction of complex distributed software systems. Since invited by the Ames Laboratory, Iowa, USA, in 2002 he has intensified his research efforts in the field of modeling and simulating nanomagnetic molecules and magnetic nanoparticles by means of HPC. In 2003 he joined the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany, as a full professor and is now the head of the research group “Computational Materials Science & Engineering”. He has received considerable recognition for his academic and research accomplishments. Prof. Schröder has extensive experience in HPC research, leads several national and international research projects, and has published numerous papers in books, journals, and conference proceedings.

Website: http://www.fh-bielefeld.de/fb3/schroeder

 

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