Invited Speakers

  • Prof Samson Abramsky FRS, University of Oxford, UK: "Quantum Information Flow -- A Computer Science Perspective" (lecture that was not be given at ISCIS 2010)

  • Dr Jeff Buzen, Member of the US National Academy of Engineering: "Re-Thinking Randomness: Alternative Characterizations of Non-Deterministic Behavior"

  • Prof Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy: "Search Computing Trends and Developments"

    We present the Search Computing (SeCo, project that focuses on building answers to complex search queries like "Where can I attend an interesting conference in my field close to a sunny beach?"using ranking and joining of results as the dominant factors for service composition. SeCo started in November 2008 and will last 5 years. We will give a general introduction and then focus on the results regarding service registration, on query optimization and execution, and on the "liquid query" user interface.

    Brief Bio: Stefano Ceri ( is Professor of Database Systems at Politecnico di Milano focusing on database technology to incorporate data distribution, deductive and active rules, object orientation, XML query languages. His recent work focuses on design methods for data-intensive WEB sites, stream reasoning, and search computing. He has authored more than 300 articles and nine international books and is co-editor of the book series "Data Centric Systems and Applications" (Springer-Verlag). He is responsible for several EU Projects projects including "Large Knowledge Collider" (2008-2011) and was awarded an IDEAS Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), on "Search Computing" (2008-2013). He co-invented WebML, a model for the conceptual design of Web applications, and co-founded of Web Models, a startup of Politecnico di Milano focused on WebML commercialization by means of the product WebRatio (

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