CrowdServ: International Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Service Management @ ICSOC 2014

This year I am organizing the First  International Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Service Management, together with Alessandro Bozzon (TU Delft) and Khalid Belhajjame (Paris Dauphine Univ.).

CrowdServ workshop on CrowdSourcing and Web Services at ICSOC
The objective of the first edition of CrowdServ which will be co-located withthe International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) at Paris Dauphine University is to bring researchers and practitioners from the service oriented computing arena to discuss two fundamental issues:

  • how crowdsourcing can be leveraged to support the efficient and effective management and integration of services.
  • how crowd and automatic services can be integrated and intertwined to obtain optimal results.
Topics span from modeling, to empirical studies, to early findings and visions.
This is the first attempt in the research community to cover these topics, so I expect the workshop to be an exciting opportunity of discussion and exchange.
You can find more details on deadlines and submission procedures at:
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Invited Challenge Talk on Search Computing at ESEC/ ACM SIGSOFT FSE 2009

I have been invited to present a Challenge Talk at ESEC/FSE 2009, in Amsterdam on Search Computing. I presented the following talk on 28 August 2009 at Vrije University:

Title: Engineering Search Computing Applications: Vision and Challenges
Abstract: Search computing is a novel discipline whose goal is to answer complex, multi-domain queries. Such queries typically require combining in their results domain knowledge extracted from multiple Web resources; therefore, conventional crawling and indexing techniques, which look at individual Web pages, are not adequate for them. This talk will sketch the main characteristics of search computing and highlight how various classical computer science disciplines – including software engineering, Web engineering, service-oriented architectures, data management, and human-computing interaction – are challenged by the search computing approach.

Recent and current work

Just a quick update on my recent work.
I recently worked on:

  • Business process and workflow on the Web
  • Web service modeling
  • Integration of Web services and Web applications

I’m now working on:

  • Semantic Web applications and Semantic Web service modeling
  • Constraint design and tuning for web applications
  • Transformations between Web application models
  • Implementation of workflow constraints as standard application model constraints