Pautasso, Cesare

Associate professor at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Cesare Pautasso is associate professor at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Previously he was a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab (2007) and a senior researcher at ETH Zurich (2004-2007). He completed his graduate studies with a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2004 and his undergraduate studies at Politecnico di Milano, Italy with a Computer Science Engineering Degree (cum laude) in 2000.

His research group focuses on building experimental systems to explore the intersection of model-driven software composition techniques, business process modelling languages, and autonomic/Cloud computing. He is currently supervising the research of 5 PhD students and one Post-Doctoral researcher working on Architectural Decision Modeling, Web 2.0 Mashups, and Self-Organizing, Liquid Service Oriented Architectures.

His teaching, training, and consulting activities both in academia and in industry cover advanced topics related to Web Development, Business Process Management, Enterprise Software Architecture, Service Oriented Architectures and emerging Web services and Middleware technologies. He is an active member of IEEE and ACM, where he has participated in more than 100 international conference/workshop program committees. He is the program co-chair of the 11th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2013). He has served as program chair of the 8th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010) and the 7th International Symposium on Software Composition (SC 2008). He has also started the series of International Workshops on RESTful Design (WS-REST) at the WWW conference. He was the general chair of the 9th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2011). He regularly referees for Swiss, EU and US funding agencies. Since 2010 he is an advisory board member of EnterpriseWeb, a New York based company putting work in context.

He has designed a visual composition language and built a set of very powerful rapid composition tools for Eclipse in the context of a project called JOpera: Process Support for more than Web Services. Both his dissertation and his system are available for download.

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