Panel Discussion: Publications of the Future

Will publications of the future be personalized, bias-free, AI-driven information mashups? Will you be able to get the information you need, when you need it, where you need it and explainable? Will there be an Amazon for science articles — you buy the article, not a whole journal, and for $2-3, not for $20-30. Should joining a scientific society be decoupled from receiving their journal(s)? The ~$100 per year you pay supports your society, maybe it needn’t  buy articles you don’t read. Finally, will there be new suitable applications that would allow you to read scientific papers on popular devices as Kindle? Let’s discuss. Let’s imagine.

Panel Chair: Irena Bojanova is a computer scientist at NIST. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics/ Computer Science from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1988/1991). Irena serves as EIC of IEEE IT Professional magazine and was the founding chair of IEEE CS Cloud Computing STC. She is a Senior member of IEEE.

Panelist: Dejan Milojicic is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs  [1998-]. He received his PhD from the University of Kaiserslautern (1993); and MSc/BSc from Belgrade University (1983/86). Dejan has over 200 papers, 2 books and 61 patents. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow (2010) and ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008).

Panelist: George O. Strawn has held positions at the NASEM, the NSF and Iowa State University.  He is a fellow of the AAAS, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Cosmos Club. Dr. Strawn received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from ISU and his B.A. from Cornell College.

Panelist: Tiziana Margaria is a full professor at the University of Limerick  and principal investigator in Lero , the Irish Software Research Centre and Confirm the Centre for smart advanced manufacturing. She has over 25 years of experience in research and development in academia and industry. Tiziana has over 200 publications, is an Irish Computer Society Fellow  and member of the IEEE and ACM.

Panelist: San Murugesan is Director of BRITE Professional Services and former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE CS IT Professional magazine. He co-edited seven books, authored 250 papers and guest edited over 25 journal special issues. He is an Australian Computer Society Fellow, an IEEE CS Golden Core member and an IEEE Life Member.

Panelist: Charalampos (Babis) Z. Patrikakis is a professor at the University of West Attica, and Director of CONSERT lab. He has 20+ years of experience in international research projects. He has more than 100 publications in book chapters, international journals, and conferences He is a senior member of IEEE.