Conference on Information Science Technology and Management

Date of Conference:  July 31-August 2, 2008
Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
               Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India 

Event Overview  |  Session Details

Event Overview
The Conference on Information Science Technology and Management (CISTM) facilitates a dialogue between subject experts, academics and practitioners. The ideas presented at the conference will be published in the Journal of Information Science and Technology and the Annals of Information Science and Technology.


Session Details

Panel 1

Topic: BPM and SOA: Complementarities
Date & Time: August 2, 2008; 11:30-12:45 IST
Panel Chair: Jyoti Bhat, Head, BPM Research, Infosys
Panelists: Prof. Rahul Singh, University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
                   Vignesh Swaminathan, Chief Architect, Cordys 
                   Pankaj Dhoola, IBM Research, New Delhi 

Session Description
Business Process Management (BPM) achieves end-to-end automation of business processes while leveraging contemporary technologies including workflows, BPM servers, and business rule management systems. Similarly, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enables provisioning IT applications as standards-based reusable business-level interfaces, ensuring high levels of interoperability and integration.

This session explores the complementarities of BPM and SOA, and addresses questions such as:

  • Is BPM possible without SOA?
  • Does SOA benefit from BPM-driven approach?
  • What is the role of BPM in end-to-end business process automation?
  • What are the best practices for BPM-based SOA/SOA-driven BPM?

Panel 2

Topic: Web 2.0 and Collaborative Value Creation
Date & Time: August 2, 2008; 10:15-11:15 IST
Panel Chair: Dr. Jai Ganesh, Head, Web 2.0 Research, Infosys
Panelists: Dr. Ajay Kolhatkar, Research Evangelist, Infosys
                   Dr. Anisha Nandi, Project Manager, Infosys 

Session Description
Web 2.0 adopts open technologies and architectural frameworks to facilitate participative computing. It harnesses the Internet's potential in a more collaborative and peer-to-peer manner while emphasizing on social interaction. Web 2.0 can radically transform peer-to-peer collaboration, inter-entity collaborations and commerce by enabling various combinations such as business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), and consumer-to-consumer (C2C), business-to-government, etc.

This session focuses on the key issues of Web 2.0:

  • Innovative collaborative business models based on Web 2.0
  • Flexible Web 2.0-based peer-to-peer interaction, facilitating collaboration and sharing
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Impact of Web 2.0 on organizational strategies
  • Usability and accessibility issues in Web 2.0
  • Approaches for analyzing large scale unstructured data

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