Publication Lead and Editors-in-Chief

Publication Lead

Dr. Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, & Director of Research at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited, and director of The Open Group. Prior to joining Kingdee, he was a Research Staff Member and Program Manager of Application Architectures and Realization at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as well as the Chief Architect of Industrial Standards at IBM Software Group. Dr. Zhang has published more than 140 technical papers in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has 40 granted patents and more than 20 pending patent applications. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. on Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control from Tsinghua University in 1996. He chaired the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing from 2003 to 2011. He also chaired the Services Computing Professional Interest Community at IBM Research from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Zhang has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research since 2003 and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2011, and in the same year won the Technical Achievement Award "for pioneering contributions to Application Design Techniques in Services Computing" from IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Zhang also chaired the 2013 IEEE International Congress on Big Data and the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2009).


Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Ernesto Damiani is a full professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano and the Head of the PhD program in computer science. Ernesto’s areas of interest include cloud-based service and process analysis, processing of semi and unstructured information, knowledge representation and sharing. Ernesto has published several books and about 300 papers and international patents. He leads/has led a number of international research projects: he is the Principal Investigator of the ASSERT4SOA project (STREP) on the certification of SOA; leads the activity of SESAR research unit within SecureSCM (STREP), ARISTOTELE (IP), PRACTICE ((IP) ASSERT4SOA (STREP), and CUMULUS (STREP) projects funded by the EC in the 7th Framework Program. Ernesto has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Services Computing since its inception. Also, Ernesto is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (Inderscience) and of the International Journal of Web Technology and Engineering (IJWTE). He has served and is serving in all capacities on many congress, conference, and workshop committees. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Dr. Paul Hofmann

Paul Hofmann is Chief Technology Officer of Saffron Technology, Inc. Paul is responsible for Saffron’s technology direction and product management.Before joining Saffron in 2012 Paul was Vice President Research at SAP Labs at Palo Alto. Paul has also worked for the SAP Corporate Venturing Group. Paul joined SAP in 2001 as Director for Business Development EMEA SAP AG where he has created the Value Based Selling program. Paul was visiting scientist at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MIT, Cambridge, MA 2009. Prior to joining SAP, Paul was Senior Plant Manager at BASF’s Global Catalysts Business Unit in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Paul has been entrenched in research as Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor at outstanding European and American Universities (Northwestern University, U.S., Technical University Munich and Darmstadt, Germany). He is an expert in computational chemistry and computer graphics (Ph.D., research and teaching in Nonlinear Quantum Dynamics and Chaos Theory), authoring numerous publications and books, including a book on SCM and environmental information systems as well as performance management and productivity of supply chains.

Associate Editor

Dr. Huan Chen

Huan Chen is a senior researcher at Kingdee International Software Group and research fellow at Chinese National Engineering Research Center on Supporting Software of Enterprise Internet Services. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin in 2013. He studied under Prof. Joao Marques-Silva, the world’s leading expert on the formal method and chief scientist of Science Foundation Ireland. During his Ph.D. study, his research interests were circuit verification, automatic testing and software quality control, with focus on application based on Boolean Satisfiability. He participated in the EU 7th Framework Programme COCONUT and EU 6th Framework Programme NOTOS. His research papers have been published in top-tier journals and conferences. He was awarded the CASL Ace Award. He was a senior R&D engineer at Western Digital Corp. from 2013 to 2014. After 2014, he worked on big data architecture at Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited. He is a member of CCF and CCF Task Force on Big Data.