Distinguished Experts Panel

Smart Management in a Virtualized World

Following past tradition, the Distinguished Experts Panel will focus on the IM 2013 theme, "Smart Management in a Virtualized World."  The panelists will give their views on recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with future cloud, network and ICT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided on top of these infrastructures. The DEP session will provide an opportunity for the panelists and audience to discuss issues identified in the keynote and other presentations earlier in the week, as well as impart valuable insights on the key technologies and applications defining industry direction and academic research.

Doug Zuckerman has been an active volunteer for >30 years. Dr. Zuckerman is IEEE Division III (Communications Technology) Director, was 2008-2009 President of the IEEE Communications Society, and previously held leadership positions in conferences, publications and membership development. He received his B.S., M.S. and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University, USA, and is an IEEE Life Fellow. His professional experience, mainly at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies, USA, spans the operations, management and engineering of emerging communications technologies, networks and applications. His work heavily influenced early standards for management of telecommunications networks. Presently semi-retired, he is still active in standards as a representative to the Optical Internetworking Forum. Much of his professional life has been dedicated to IEEE activities.  His service resulted in the following honors:  IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the Communications Society’s McLellan Award for meritorious service, its Conference Achievement Award, and the Salah Aidarous Memorial Award.
Prosper Chemouil, IEEE Fellow, is currently Director of Research Area in Future Networks & Technologies at Orange Labs. His main interests are with the management and engineering of Future Networks, including new content delivery approaches. He is thus concerned with issues like routing and transport mechanisms, QoS and performance models, network and service management in the framework of future networks based on virtualization, programmable and autonomic networking. He has been involved in many standardization activities and collaborative projects and he is Orange representative in various organizations.



Raouf Boutaba is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and a David Cheriton Faculty Fellow in Canada, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at POSTECH in Korea. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2007-2010), and on the editorial board of several other journals. He served as the general or technical program chair for a number of international conferences. His research interests are in the areas of network and service management. He has published extensively in these areas and received several journal and conference Best Paper Awards such as the IEEE 2008 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. He also received several other recognitions such as the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Industry research excellence Awards, fellowships of the Faculty of Mathematics, of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and outstanding performance awards at the University of Waterloo. He has also received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol Award and the IFIP Silver Core in 2007, the IEEE Communications Society Joe LociCero and the Dan Stokesbury awards in 2009, and the IEEE Communications Society Salah Aidarous award in 2012. He served as a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. He is fellow of the IEEE and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

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Piet Demeester is professor in the faculty of Engineering at Ghent University. He is head of the research group “Internet Based Communication Networks and Services” (IBCN) and he is also leading the Future Internet (Networks, Media and Service) Department of the strategic research centre iMinds (www.iminds.be). He is Fellow of the IEEE and chair of the ERC consolidator-grant panel "Systems and communication engineering". The IBCN group is focusing on several advanced research topics: Network Modeling, Design & Evaluation; Mobile & Wireless Networking; High Performance Multimedia Processing; Autonomic Computing & Networking; Service Engineering; Content & Search Management and Data Analysis & Machine Learning.

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Alexander Keller is Director, Middleware Delivery with IBM Global Technology Services in Chicago, IL, USA. He has Profit & Loss responsibility for a 300+ person strong service delivery practice and works with many customers on complex Middleware and IT Service Management implementation projects. In addition to being a business executive, Alexander is one of 500 IBM Distinguished Engineers. Distinguished Engineers provide executive technical leadership to their business units and across the company by consulting with management on technical and business strategies and their implementation. Alexander's core areas of expertise are large-scale Discovery systems, Service Desks, Change & Configuration Management implementations, and Cloud Computing. Prior to joining IBM’s Global Services organization in January 2007, he managed the Service Delivery Technologies department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Technische Universität München, Germany, in 1994 and 1998, respectively and has published more than 60 refereed papers in the area of distributed systems and IT service management. In order to complement his tactical perspective with a strategic view on his area of expertise, Alexander is very active in the worldwide scientific ITSM community. He chaired the technical program committees of the technical and industry tracks of the most prestigious ITSM conferences and workshops. Alexander serves on several technical program and organizing committees of related conferences and workshops and reviews many papers and research grant proposals per year. He has been a member of the IM/NOMS Technical Program Committees since 2001.

Dongmyun Lee is currently the head of the Infrastructure Research Laboratory in Korea Telecom (KT), responsible for providing the framework and technologies for the network innovation for KT. He joined KT in 1991 and has worked on the broadband network management, CDN, and enterprise total service businesses until 2002. After leading the technology strategy team during 2003~4, he has been in charge of BcN (Broadband Convergence Network) group in KT until 2007. During 2008~2009 he led the next generation service development TFT where his group developed SoIP and web-based services on telco platform. In 2010, he headed the enterprise service fast incubation group responsible for the integrated IT services for enterprises. During 2011~2012, he was in charge of the technology strategy office in KT. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1985 and the M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1987 and 1991, respectively. During the graduate years, he was involved in a series of next generation computing projects. His main contributions were on developing real-time, distributed kernel and middleware, later extended to the parallel computing system software for hybercube-based parallel machine.

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George Pavlou is Professor of Communication Networks in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK, since 2008, where he coordinates activities in network/service management and networking. Prior to that, he was for ten years (1998-2007) Professor of Communication and Information Systems in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, UK. His research interests focus on networking, network management and service engineering, including aspects such as traffic engineering, quality of service management, autonomic networking, information-centric networking and communications middleware. He has published extensively in these areas and has given invited keynote speeches and tutorials in major international conferences. He has also been instrumental in a number of collaborative research projects that produced significant results with real-world uptake and has contributed to standardization activities in ISO, ITU-T and the IETF. He was technical program chair of the 7th IFIP/IEEE Integrated Management Symposium (IM 2001) while in IM 2011 he received the Dan Stokesbury award for “distinguished technical contributions to the growth of the network management field”. He is currently editor of the Network and Service Management feature topic which is published twice a year in IEEE Communications.

You can download the DEP slides here.