OW2Con 2011 Speakers
Denis Caromel, INRIA Professor and ActiveEon founder
Denis Caromel is full professor at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and CNRS-INRIA. Denis is also co-founder and scientific adviser to ActiveEon, a startup dedicated to providing support for CLOUD Computing. His interests include parallel, concurrent, and distributed computing, in the framework of GRID and CLOUD.
Denis Caromel gave many invited talks on Parallel and Distributed Computing around the world, over (Jet Propulsion Laboratory,Berkeley, Stanford, ISI, USC, Electrotechnical Laboratory Tsukuba,Sydney, Oracle-BEA EMEA, Digital System Research Center in Palo Alto,NASA Langley, IBM Tom Watson and IBM Zurich, Boston HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL, MIT, Tsinghua in Beijing, Jiaotong in ShangHai). He acted as keynote speaker at several major conferences (including Beijing MDM, DAPSYS 2008, CGW'08, Shanghai CCGrid 2009, IEEE ICCP'09, ICPADS 2009 in Hong Kong, WSEAS in Taiwan). Recently, he gave two important invited talks at Sun Microsystems HPC Consortium (Austin, Tx), and at Devoxx (gathering about 3500 persons).
Florent Benoit, Bull S.A.S.
Florent Benoit is leading the development of the OW2 EasyBeans EJB3 container and is one of the key developers of OW2 JOnAS Java EE application server. Florent is an expert in Java EE, and has developed critical JOnAS components. He received a master of Computer Science from the University of Grenoble (France). Florent is a member of the EJB 3.1 and Java EE 6 expert group and is a speaker at some european java conferences.
Gaël Blondelle has a strong experience in Open Source, and more specifically in communities like OW2 and Eclipse.
Gaël Blondelle works for Obeo as Open Source Business Developper. He represents Obeo at the Eclipse Modeling Working Group. Gaël is currently JUG leader in Toulouse JUG. He co-founded Petals Link in 2004, the company which supports the OW2 projects for SOA : Petals ESB and Petals Master. Gaël acted as CTO of Petals Link until 2010.
From 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Technology Council at the OW2 consortium, the global open source consortium for Middleware. Since he started in the software industry in 1996, he has been working mainly in Telco, Java and SOA Technologies. He started at Alcatel as a sotfware engineer on phone simulators environment and then as a research engineer on corporate mobile communication tools. By 2000, he became consultant and trainer on Java, J2EE, XML and Web Services technologies at Valtech. He then acted as a middleware architect at France Telecom before creating Petals Link.
Hugo Bruneliere is an R&D engineer working in the field of Model Driven Engineering (MDE) for the AtlanMod team with focuses on (model driven) reverse engineering, tool interoperability (based on model transformation) and global model management. He had notably been working, around these different topics, as the responsible for the INRIA coordination on the MODELPLEX (MODELling solution for comPLEX software systems) IST European project during three years and a half.
Since several years, he is active in the Eclipse community as the leader of the MDT-MoDisco project, a committer on the EMFT-EMF Facet project and a regular user of EMF, M2M-ATL and other Eclipse Modeling projects. He is a regular speaker at the Eclipse Community major events which are EclipseCon (North America), EclipseCon Europe (former Eclipse Summit Europe), as well as an organizer of DemoCamps (in Nantes) for the yearly Eclipse Simultaneous Releases.
In addition to frequently interacting with the various team’s partner companies within the context of different collaborative projects, he has also published and presented more than 10 papers in various journals, conferences and workshops around MDE.
Cédric Carbone, CTO, Talend
Cédric Carbone is Talend's Chief Technical Officer (since the creation of Talend) and OW2 Board Member (since the creation of OW2). He leads the technical team (100 people located in France, USA and China) and stay at the Talend steering committee and OW2 Board and is member of OW2 Cloud Expert Group and OW2 BI Initiative. Prior to joining Talend in 2006, he managed the Java practice at Neurones, a leading systems integrator in France. Cédric has also lectured at several universities on technical topics such as XML or Web Services. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science and an advanced degree in Document Engineering.
Paolo Ceravolo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technologies, UNIMI. His research interests include Ontology-based Knowledge Extraction and Management, Process Measurement, Semantic Web technologies, Emergent Process applied to Semantics, Uncertain Knowledge and Soft Computing. On these topics he published several scientific papers and book chapters. Recently he has been conducting research activities within the research projects MAPS, KIWI, TEKNE, and SecureSCM. Currently, Paolo Ceravolo is directly involved in the ARISTOTELE projects. He is involved in the organization of different conferences such as: Innovation in Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES), IEEE/IES Conference on Digital Ecosystems and
￼￼Technologies (IEEEDEST), Knowledge Management in Organizations (KMO), OnTheMove (OTM). Since 2008 he is secretary of the IFIP 2.6 Working Group on Database Semantics.
Pierre Chatel, Thales Communications
Pierre CHATEL is an R&T Software Engineer at Thales Communications who contributes to the CHOReOS FP7 UE project. He graduated from Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI) University with a PhD Thesis in Computer Science in 2010. During his PhD, he worked in the LIP6 laboratory of Paris VI and, at the same time, in the SC2 laboratory at Thales Land & Joint Systems under a 'CIFRE' grant from ANRT. There, he had the opportunity to contribute to the SemEUsE ANR project. The subject of his thesis is 'A qualitative approach for decision making under non-functional constraints during agile service composition'. Pierre was also a teacher in Master of Computer Science at University Vincennes - Saint Denis (Paris VIII) in the field of distributed computing from 2007 to 2009, and a research engineer at LIP6 in 2010.
Bruno Cornec, HP
Bruno Cornec has been managing various Unix systems since 1987 and Linux since 1993 (0.99pl14).
Bruno first worked 8 years around Software Engineering and Configuration Management Systems in Unix environments.
Since 1995, he is Open Source and Linux (OSL) Technology Architect and Evangelist, initially for an HP reseller and now for Hewlett Packard directly in the HP/Intel Solution Center. Bruno is also HP OSL Profession Lead for EMEA and OSL Advocate.
Bruno is a contributor in various OSL projects: MondoRescue, Mandriva, LinuxCOE, Tellico, FOSSology, Fedora, rinse, collectl, Pause. He is also project leader for MondoRescue (GPL disaster recovery solution), project-builder.org (GPL build service).
As part of his work he has made numerous presentations for Solution Linux in France, Libre Software Meeting, NordU, Linux World UK, Linux Expo Milano, Linux.Conf.au, OSCON, Linux Symposium, Fosdem around various topics (High Availability, Deployment solutions, System management, Disaster Recovery...)
Outside computers, Bruno also likes early music, singing and playing the recorder.
Teodor Danciu, Jaspersoft
Teodor Danciu is the founder and architect of the JasperReports library, the most popular open source reporting tool, and is now working for Jaspersoft. Before joining Jaspersoft, Teodor worked for almost 9 years with several French IT companies as a software engineer and team leader on ERP and other medium-to-large database-related enterprise applications using mainly Java technologies and the J2EE platform. Teodor has a degree in computer science from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Roberto Di Cosmo, IRILL
Roberto Di Cosmo is an Italian born computer science investigator, based in France. He graduated from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and has a PhD from the University of Pisa, before becoming tenured professor at the École normale supérieure in Paris, then professor at the Paris 7 University. Di Cosmo was an early member of the AFUL, association of the french community of Linux and Free Software users, he's also known for his support in the Open Source Software movement. He was one of the founders, and the first president, of the Open Source Thematic Group within the System@tic innovation cluster. He also leads the new Free / Open Source Research and Initiative (IRILL) at INRIA, the largest IT research organization in Europe.
Bruno Dillenseger, France Telecom Orange Labs
Bruno Dillenseger is a computing scientist and engineer. He has been working during the past 18 years in the area of distributed computing middleware. His contributions range from academic papers to code in open source projects. Since 2002, he is leading OW2's (formerly ObjectWeb) CLIF project, providing a highly adaptable Java framework for load testing. With this orientation 1 P stands for slide-based presentation, D for demonstration and L for lab (hands-on performed by participants)2 expected duration in minutes
Ludovic Dubost, XWiki
A graduated of PolyTech (X90) and Telecom School in Paris, Ludovic Dubost starts his career as software architect at Netscape Communications Europe. Then he joins NetValue as CTO, one of the first French start-up that went public. He leaves NetValue after the purchasing of it by Nielsen/NetRatings and then he launches XWiki in 2004.
Christophe Hamerling, PetalsLink
Christophe Hamerling is Research Engineer on Service Oriented Architecture Projects at PetalsLink, a French Open Source SOA Software Editor and active OW2 member.
Christophe is currently working on European Research projects such as SOA4All ( as main Developer and Architect of the large scale distributed SOA infrastructure involving OW2 based middleware technology such as OW2-Petals Enterprise Service Bus and OW2-ProActive Framework. Christophe is also OW2-Petals SOA product family core commiter and focus his technology interests on Distributed/Cloud Computing, Open Source and Java stuff.
His next challenge : Leading PetalsLink Cloud activity to enable SOA in the Cloud.
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Ignacio Llorente, OpenNebula
Ignacio M. Llorente, Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and Executive MBA (IE Business School), is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid, and Chief Executive Advisor and co-founder of C12G Labs, a technology start-up. He has 17 years of experience in research and development of advanced distributed computing and virtualization technologies, architecture of large-scale distributed infrastructures and resource provisioning platforms. His current research interests are mainly in the area of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud Computing, co-leading the research and development of the OpenNebula Toolkit for Cloud Computing and coordinating the Activity on Management of Virtual Execution Environments in the RESERVOIR Project, main EU funded research initiative in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface; and participates in the European Cloud Computing Group of Experts and in the main European projects in Cloud Computing.
Juho Makkonen, Avoin Interactvie Oy
Juho Makkonen, M.Sc. (Tech.), is an entrepreneur with a background in research, web development, and online community building. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Avoin Interactive Oy, a startup company that is developing the Kassi web service. Before founding the company Juho worked over three years in Aalto University as a researcher and a web developer. His prior work history includes various positions in the areas of software development, web design, and journalism.
Philippe Merle, INRIA
Philippe MERLE is a senior researcher at INRIA in the ADAM research-team. He obtained its PhD thesis in 1997 at the University of Lille. Its research covers software engineering and middleware for adaptable distributed applications. He is involved in OW2 since its first days. He was the president of the OW2 College of Architects (ex Technical Council). He is the leader of three OW2 projects: FraSCAti, Fractal, and OpenCCM. Currently, its main involvement is on the OW2 FraSCAti project, which targets the next generation of SOA runtime platforms.
Patrick Moreau, INRIA
Patrick Moreau arrived in 2009 at the Technology Transfer and Innovation Department of INRIA as head of software assets. He has worked nine years in the industry, in the departments of R & D of Schlumberger. After an experience project manager, he was responsible for a development department of electronics and software. He then directed the research laboratory in communications and embedded computing. Patrick Moreau then has worked eight years in technology consulting companies in management positions.
Olli Pitkänen, Aalto University
Olli Pitkänen is a senior research scientist and a docent at Aalto University. He holds a doctorate in information technology, a master's degree in software engineering, and a master's degree in laws. He has worked as a researcher and a teacher at Aalto University, at Helsinki University of Technology and at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (
￼￼companies. In 1999-2001 and 2003, he was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a visitor at The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information & Communication Technology, K.U. Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include legal, societal, and ethical issues related to future media, digital services, and information and communication technologies (ICT).
Philippe Roose, University of Pau
Philippe Roose is associate professor at the University of Pau (Anglet) since 2001. He obtained his PhD thesis in 2000 and his upper French thesis (HdR) in 2008.
He is member of the LIUPPA computer science laboratory, team T2I-Alcool. He created the ALCOOL Group (Software Architecture, Components and Protocols) 2007. The last ten years, he published more than 40 scientific papers, books, chapters. He supervised more than 6 PhD thesis.
In 2006 he obtained and was leader of a three years ANR Grant for a project called “TCAP - Video-flow transport over wireless sensor networks”.
In 2010 he obtained and still is the leader of another three years ANR Grant called “MOANO - Models and Tools for pervasive applications focusing on Territory Discovery”. This project involves four public CS Labs and an INRIA team.
His research domain areas are adaptation, middleware, software architecture, components and services, mobile and distributed applications and multimedia information system.
Guillaume Sauthier, Bull S.A.S.
Guillaume Sauthier is currently holding a senior developer position in Bull where he is working on the OW2 JOnAS application server since 2003. He is now responsible of the JOnAS 5 OSGi architecture, ensuring a best usage of this technology. Guillaume is also fluent in WSDL and speaks XML from the time he's been involved in Apache Axis (the first), now he is a contributor on Apache Felix, iPOJO and CXF projects, without speaking about his daily work on OW2 projects (JOnAS, EasyBeans, …). OSGi is also on his skills board, being a power user of Felix and iPOJO for at least 4 years. He's been involved in the OW2 community since the beginning (since Objectweb in fact), being part of the technology council, helping on Opal, managing our Bamboo instance, proposing new tools for OW2, ...
Stefano Scamuzzo, Engineering
Stefano Scamuzzo has been working in IT field since 1989. Initially involved in European research projects on hypertext technology, he then undertook the technical management of complex projects in several technological areas such as document and workflow applications, web based applications, enterprise portals and business intelligence applications. He is presently Senior Technical Manager in the Research and Innovation Division of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and member of the SpagoWorld Executive Board, mastering the domains of Service Oriented Architecture and Business Intelligence with a particular focus on open source solutions. He teaches training courses on Service Oriented Architecture at the Engineering Group ICT Training School in Italy.
Dr. Minghui Zhou, Peking University
Dr. Minghui Zhou is very interested in conducting research in summarizing system evolution data and improving the understanding and control of such systems. She has been leading a team to work on open source middleware for a long time, and looking for approaches to help global distributed development. Currently she is an associate professor in School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University