UTCS Colloquium: Dr. Won Kim/Sungkyunkwan University S. KOREA R&D Challenges for Information Processing Software Technology ACES 3.408 Thursday November 8 2007 4:00 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Nov 8, 2007 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium

Speaker Name

/Affiliation: Dr. Won Kim/Sungkyunkwan University S. KOREA


me: Thursday November 8 2007 4:00 p.m.

Location: ACES 3.408

Host: Daniel Miranker

Talk Title: R&D Challenges for Informati

on Processing Software Technology

Talk Abstract:
Information proc

essing software technology represents one of the
three pillars of infor

mation technology today along with semiconductor
technology and communi

cations technology. Information processing
software technology includes
system software a huge variety of
applications a wide variety of mid

dleware and tools and all the
enabling techniques. It has become an in

dispensable engine of the
daily lives of people around the globe. Today
major R&D challenges
confront the information processing software tech

nology due to the
advent of the ubiquitous computing era and the rapidl

y expanding
volumes of digitized information and reliance on it.

I will cast these challenges in terms of “usability of information&#

148;. Usability
challenges include broadly the human computer interacti

on and the
information accessibility. The information accessibility chal

lenges in
turn consist of issues posed by the information explosion (i.

e. too much
information too much irrelevant information) unlocatable

(i.e. the locations or even the existence of large volumes
of information
being unknown) and unprocessable information (i.e. la

rge volumes of
information being unprocessable due to software inadequac

y or semantics
being unknown to software). I will examine these issues i

n turn and also
outline R&D agendas to address them. I will then outlin

e some of the
areas of nations’ economies and mankind’s wel

l-being that solutions to these challenges will positively impact.


peaker Bio:
Dr. Won Kim is a Professor and University Fellow School of

Information and Communication Engineering Sungkyunkwan University (Suwon

South Korea
Nov. 2006 - present) He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science U

niversity of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1976-1980) and a BS and a MS
from MIT
(received both degrees at the same time in four years).

He has published 4 books on database systems and object-oriented technolog

y. One (1) book on %91successful graduate studies%92 %96 in Korean and 16

2 research and technical papers in international journals and conferenceson database data mining and Internet technologies.

Major Awards

Dr. Kim has received include :
ACM SIGKDD Services Award (2006)

001 Distinguished Services Award
ACM SIGMOD %93Test of Time%94 Award in

(* for a research paper published in the SIGMOD conference
in 1992 *)
ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award (1998)
VLDB %9310-Year Pap

er Award%94 in 1995
%09(* for a research paper published in the VLDB con

ference in 1985 *)