Clemens Szyperski
Microsoft, Redmond, WA, US
Keynote title : Service focus and focused service composition


In a world where one service can span the globe, challenges abound. In a world where no service solves anyone's problems, everyone's problems are solved by composing over many services. In a world where ease of use and mega-scale collide like Twinkies and Transformers, only careful treading of design choices can carry us forward. In this befuddled world, one keynote shall rise to deliver all the answers. This keynote will not be that, though. Unfortunately, Clemens does not have all the answers. Instead, he will use the opportunity to take a tour through several of his recent efforts, highlight how attention to language and product design helped achieve goals, and illuminate some of the problems faced, both solved and unsolved.

Short Bio

Clemens Szyperski joined Microsoft through its Research division in 1999 and has been in many roles and divisions since. Roles included Principal Architect and Principal Software Development Engineer. Today, he is a Principal Group Software Engineering Manager. He built and runs the team that delivered the Azure Stream Analytics service in April 2015. Before Stream Analytics, Clemens led the effort that yielded the "M" language and underpinning mashup runtime that is used by Power Query for Excel, Excel 2016, Power BI, Azure Data Movement Service, and Azure Data Factory. Before joining Microsoft, Clemens worked as an academic and as an entrepreneur. He authored the award-wining books Component Software (Addison-Wesley 1997 and 2002) and Software Ecosystem (MIT Press 2003) and holds a PhD in Computer Science (Dr. sc.-techn.) from ETH Zurich and a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from RWTH Aachen.

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 04, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

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