TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS / ILSS Executive Speaker Series Event


Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

Willem-Jan vanden Heuvel
Full Professor in Information Systems;
Managing Director of the European Research Institute of Services Science (ERISS)


Nov. 29, 1:30pm PT



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Blueprinting for the Cloud
Abstract: In todays global economy, economies of scale are increasingly realized through networked enterprises transacting and co-creating value on digital infrastructures with a global reach. Given this trend, it is expected that the sheer complexity and scale of enterprise application systems will grow by orders of magnitude. At the same time there will be an increasing pressure on those systems for flexibility, connectivity, dynamicity, elasticity and mobility. Unfortunately however, while cloud computing is generally heralded as the enterprise computing paradigm of choice for developing scalable, on-demand applications that may be accessed from anywhere at any time, it prohibits the development of process-centric enterprise applications systems. In particular, there emerges an urgent need to break the monolithic cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) stack architecture including the difficult-to-customize/connect/extend, one-sizefits- all cloud models underpinning today’s cloud offerings.
Speaker Bio: Willem-Jan van den Heuvel is a full professor in computer science at the Department of Information Systems, Tilburg University, managing director of the European Research Institute in Service Science, and program director of the Erasmus Mundus Joint-Degree Master Program on Service Science. His main research interests revolve around (cloud) service engineering, service governance, performance analytics of software-enabled service networks, and business transaction management. Van den Heuvel is author of Aligning Modern Business Applications and Legacy Systems: A Component-Based Perspective (MIT Press, 2007). Contact him at wjheuvel@