The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SRM University-AP is organising the third lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series on January 19, 2022, at 03.00 pm through virtual mode.
Prof Dr Marco Aiello, Head of Service Computing Department, IAAS in the University of Stuttgart, Germany, will be the esteemed speaker elaborating on the topic “Who invented this? On the Origin of Disruptive Technologies”.
The birth and evolution of ICT have been constellated by radical and rapid innovation originating from all kinds of sources. The Internet resulted from an effort started by the American government, Bluetooth came from a large European company, and the Web sprouted from a personal project of a CERN employee. In this talk, I will pick from the short but incredibly dense history of ICT to reflect on the evolution of innovation under the lenses of amateurism versus large scale, professional designs. In doing so, my main attention will be devoted to the Internet, the Web, and Service-Oriented Architectures.
Marco Aiello is a professor of Computer Science and Head of the Service Computing Department at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. An elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, he is an honorary professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where he was a faculty member from 2006 till 2018. He holds a PhD in Logic from the University of Amsterdam, the Habilitation in Applied Informatics from TU Wien, and a master degree in Engineering from the La Sapienza University of Rome. His research interests are in Service Computing, Smart Energy Systems, Smart Buildings, and Spatial Reasoning. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Informatics of the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands and Steering committee Faculty of Exact Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. He has been a board member of the start-up Nerdalize BV, The Netherlands and Visiting Fellow of Macquarie University, Australia.
He has authored over 190 peer-reviewed articles and several books, including two bestsellers, and the most recent “The Web Was Done by Amateurs: A Reflection on One of the Largest Collective Systems Ever Engineered” published by Springer-Nature. He is a steering committee chair of the Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) Conference. He has delivered several invited/panel talks at reputed conferences and workshops. He is the Editorial Board of various reputed journals like Energy Informatics (Springer), Journal on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (Springer), International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR), Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems. He was the Information Director of the Transactions on Computational Logic of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) from its foundation in 2000 until 2014. He has got several awards and recognitions. He has executed 12 research projects. Since 2006, he has been investigating Service-centric software engineering, Smart energy cities, Energy-aware buildings, Energy-aware data centres and many more.
Stay tuned, and don’t forget to participate in this invigorating session on January 19, 2022.