WCC 2008 Keynote Speakers
Milan , 7 – 10 September 2008
MIC - fieramilanocity



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Plenary Keynote Speaker

Auctions in Cognitive Networks

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 12:00

Erol Gelenbe (Plenary)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London


Plenary Keynote Speaker

The Challenges of Open-World Software

Monday, September 8 – h. 12:00

Carlo Ghezzi (Plenary)
Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano



A Successful Business Model for Open Source Systems

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 17:30

Fabrizio Capobianco (OSS)

Funambol, mobile open source company

From processes to ODE by chemistry

Wednesday, September 10 – h. 9:45

Luca Cardelli (TCS)

Microsoft Research Cambridge

Interacting with Visual Interfaces on Mobile Devices

Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Luca Chittaro (HCIS)
HCI Lab, Department of Math and Computer Science University of Udine, Italy

Scars >From The Bleeding Edge

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 11:00

Jason Chown (ECS)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Europe

Stories and Venues

Monday, September 8 – h. 9:30

Giorgio De Michelis (ED L2L)
DISCo, University of Milano - Bicocca

Open framework for future internet

Sunday, September 7 – h. 10:30

Stefano De Panfilis (OSS)
Director of the Research & Development Laboratories Department of Gruppo Engineering


Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Marco Dorigo (BICC)
Université Libre de Bruxelles

Differential linear logic and processes

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 09:00

Thomas Ehrhard (TCS)
Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes lab. PPS, Université Paris Diderot

Solving monotone polynomial equations

Monday, September 8 – h. 9:45

Javier Esparza

Strategies to move to Open Source Systems in the Italian House of Representatives

Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Gianfranco Gabriele (OSS)
Office for Open Source and Document Management, Italian House of Representatives

Understanding the nature of videogames, shaping the future of online entertainment & social networks

Wednesday, September 10 – h. 11:00

Nicolas Guame (ECS)
Mimesis Republic

Embedded Computing and the Reliability Challenge

Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Jeorg Henkel (DIPES)
Karlsruhe University (TH), Germany

The IFIP International Professional Practice Partnership: Transforming and Informing IT Professional Practice

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 11:00

Charles Hughes (ISREP)
International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3)

Sense and Nonsense of Knowledge Management

Monday, September 8 – h. 9:00

Marleen Huysman (KMIA)
VU University Amsterdam


Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Nikola Kasabov (IFIP AI)
Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute, KEDRI
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The future of Computer Aided Innovation

Wednesday, September 10 – h. 11:00

Noel León (CAI)
Center for Product Innovation in Design and Technology at Mexico's Tecnológico de Monterrey

Impact of future developments

Wednesday, September 10 – h. 11:00

Angelo Raffaele Meo (e-Inclusion)
Politecnico di Torino

Reflections on 50 Years of Computing: impact of professionalism on teaching, practice and research

Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

William Olle (ISREP)
T. William Olle Associates


Monday, September 8 – h. 9:30

Francesco Pizzetti (SEC - OSS)
President of the Italian Data Protection Authority

Ambiguity and Complementation in Recognizable Two-Dimensional Languages

Wednesday, September 10 – h. 9:00

Antonio Restivo (TCS)
University of Palermo

Algorithmic Game Theory: Some Greatest Hits and Future Directions

Tuesday, September 9 – h.9:45

Tim Roughgarden (TCS)
Computer Science Department, Stanford University

Systems based on interactions of inhibitions and facilitations

Monday, September 8 – h. 9:00

Grzegorz Rozenberg (TCS)
Leiden Center for Natural Computing


Tuesday, September 9 – h. 11:00

Lorenza Saitta (IFIP AI)
University of Piemonte Orientale

Touchless Sound Sculpture

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 9:00

Leonello Tarabella (ED_L2L)
ComputerART Lab of CNR, Pisa


Tuesday, September 9 – h. 11:00

Jon Timmis (BICC2)
Computer Science Department and Electronics Department at the University of York

Synchronizing road coloring

Tuesday, September 9 – h. 16:30

Avraham Trahtman (TCS)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Integrated Health Care Network

Monday, September 8 – h. 11:00

Umberto Veronesi
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO)