IEEE International Conference on e-Commerce Technology for Dynamic E-Busines (CEC-EAST 2004), Beijing, China

Keynote I: Science and Technology Challenges toward Business On Demand by James T. Yeh
Keynote II: Attacks and Countermeasures in System Security by Jeffrey J.P. Tsai
Keynote III: E-Government in China: Current Status, Strategies and Practice by Jiajun Ning

Keynote I: Science and Technology Challenges toward Business On Demand
James T. Yeh

Facing fierce competition and ever more demanding customers, businesses including government entities need to transform to ones which are more responsive, more real time, and more dynamic. Business transformation not only is a challenging task to business owners, but also provides fertile opportunities for new sciences and technologies to play key enabling roles. The presentation will examine the driving forces of such business transformation and the corresponding challenges posed on technologies and sciences. These challenges range all the way from top level business analytics for how to restructure businesses, to bridging business initiatives to execution and deployment, to dynamic utilization of information and resources, and all the way down to dynamic composition of solutions. The speaker will also attempt to show examples of how such challenges may be met.

Dr. James T. Yeh is the Director of IBM China Research Laboratory, Beijing, China. He received his Ph. D. from University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He currently manages research activities related to e-business enabling technologies, knowledge management, pervasive computing infrastructure, mobile commerce, and human information interactions, such as Chinese speech recognition and language processing. Dr. Yeh has a long research career in IBM. He joined IBM Research in 1977 to explore advanced circuits and materials. During the 80’s, he researched on advanced circuit carrier technologies and advanced manufacturing processes. Dr. Yeh also managed a team to develop advanced nanometer scale diagnosis systems for manufacturing quality improvement, including the Magnetic Force Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. He led the industry solutions research and business research at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center during the late ‘90’s. These research activities span from business modeling, production planning and scheduling, demand forecasting and management, intelligent decision support, integrated supply chain, solution integration and pervasive computing. The research has resulted in both major savings in IBM manufacturing and logistics and new industry application offerings. Dr. Yeh was one of the recipients of 1998 D. Wagner Award for excellence in operations research. He has four plateaus of invention achievement. He was appointed Director of IBM China Research Lab in 1999.

Keynote II: Attacks and Countermeasures in System Security
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai

With rapid growth of networking, in particular the Internet, a large variety of information could be accessed by different users all over the world through a number of software systems. However, the development of corresponding security mechanisms does not parallel with the development of the networks and software systems. Many attacks occur and cause big losses. According to ZDNet Security News dated January 2004, "Computer virus attacks cost global businesses an estimated $55 billion in damages in 2003, a sum that is expected to increase this year." In this talk, I will discuss different types of attacks and countermeasures in software system security. I will also present some research result on secure mobile agent model and intrusion detection system.

Jeffrey J.P. Tsai received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also the Director of Distributed Real-Time Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He co-authored Knowledge-Based Software Development for Real-Time Distributed Systems (World Scientific, 1993), Distributed Real-Time Systems: Monitoring, Visualization, Debugging, and Analysis (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1996), Compositional Verification of Concurrent and Real-Time systems (Kluwer, 2002), co-edited Monitoring and Debugging Distributed Real-Time Systems (IEEE/CS Press, 1995), and has published over 170 papers in the areas of knowledge-based software engineering software architecture, requirements engineering, formal methods, agent-based systems, bioinformatics and distributed real-time systems. Dr. Tsai was the recipient of a University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois in 1994 and was presented a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society in 1997. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, SDPS Transactions on Integrated Design and Process Science and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Web Sevices, the International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and chaired the IEEE/CS Technical Committee on Multimedia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the AAAS, and the SDPS.

Keynote III: E-Government in China: Current Status, Strategies and Practice
Jiajun Ning

The informatization practice of countries all over the world has shown that the level of a government’s informatization is one main factor that can affect its international competitive power. At present, E-government construction is regarded as one of the most important tasks for the national economy and society informatization in China. Unlike the traditional governments, an E-government takes on a new look with its framework and operation mode more suitable for the contemporary era. In fact, it is a basic national strategy to promote China’s informatization by means of E-government construction. This talk firstly introduces the basic concepts and relevant viewpoints of E-government, then reviews the development process of E-government in China, and describes the current states, present problems and development strategies of E-government in China. The two national key E-government projects that are currently undertaking by the State Information Center, the Golden Macro Project and the E-government External Network Project, are also introduced respectively.

Jiajun Ning received the B.S. degree in mathematics in 1968 form Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and the M.S. degree in computer science and engineering in 1981 form Beihang University, Beijing, China. He is currently a professor and the chief engineer of the State Information Center (SIC), and the director of the Department of Public Technical Service of SIC. He is a system analyst in the fields of information technology, specialized in the design and development of information security systems and database application systems. He has directed the design and implementation of several national information network systems. He is the first prize winner of National Science and Technology Achievements. He has published more than 30 papers in journals and conference proceedings and several books in this domain. He is now a consultant of the government in the domain of informatization and information security, and the Expert Committee Member of the National High-Tech Research and Development Programme (National 863 Progamme).