Montag, 13. Dezember 2010

[OOP 2011] Protect your Privacy

At the OOP 2011 I am honored to have Balachander Krishnamurthy of AT&T Labs-Research on the program on the topic of "Privacy Leakage on the Internet". His talk is on Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2011) morning.
So many of us meanwhile are acctive in online social networks (OSNs) and there are large differences in how the various OSNs deal with privacy, in particular how much of it can "leak" out that you are not aware of or that you would not approve of. He extends this also into the area of mobile OSNs. A special section addresses the architectural issues on where to provide privacy (e.g. browser vs. gateways). He summarizes what to watch for, what common misconceptions are and future directions.
I can highly recommend it!

Oh, and speaking of OSN's, have you see the trailer on in-person conferences vs. online offerings/social networks?

I look forward to seeing you soon at the OOP 2011 (

Donnerstag, 23. September 2010

[OOP 2011] Happy Birthday OOP !

It is hard (especially for me) to imagine, but the OOP is celebrating it's 20th birthday at the next OOP Jan. 24-28, 2011 ( This fact motivated me to do my part to offer you a particularly strong program.

We have 8 keynote speakers and a very up-to-date and broad conference program.
The keynotes are (in alphabetical order)
- Scott Berkun, well-known author and public speaker on "Myths of Innovation"
- Andrew Brownsword, Chief Architect at Electronic Arts on "Software Architecture in Game Development"
- Tom DeMarco of the Atlantic Systems Guild and a pioneer of many important topics including people-related topics on "The Collaborative Design Imperative"
- Ralph de Wargny of Intel on the topic of Multi-core
- Martin Fowler of Thoughtworks on "Software Design in the 21st Century"
- Erich Gamma, IBM, a Software-Pioneer of multiple topics, on "Design Patterns - Past, Present & Future"
- Rainer Grau, Zühlke, on Change and Change Management
- Kevlin Henney, on "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know"

I am proud to be able to offer these keynotes -- all are great speakers and the mix of topics is very fitting to the broad set of topics addressed by the OOP. From Innovation to Programming and from Bits&Bytes to People and a strong focus on design and architecture.

Although we have always stayed current with the actual software trend topics and have broadened the scope considerably since the first OOP, the concept of bringing internationally renowned, practically oriented speakers together in a forum where one can meet and discuss the latest topics remains stable. I very much look forward to seeing many of you, both long-time friends and colleagues as well as recent and first-time attendees to the OOP.

yours truly,
Frances Paulisch