Preliminary Program
IEEE Workshop on Dependable and Real-Time E-Commerce Systems
Denver, Colorado
June 2, 1998

Co-Sponsored by
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems and
IBM Institute for Advanced Commerce
Held in conjunction with the 4th IEEE Real-Time Technology and Application Symposium

7:30-8:00 Registration

7:50-8:00 Opening Reamrks
8:00-9:15 Session I: Temporal Issues in EC Systems

Vital Data Warehouses for Decision making in Electronic Commerce Applications: Building Them, Maintaining Their Temporal Coherency
Krithi Ramamritham, et al.
Dept of Computer Science, University of Massachuetts, Amherst

On Using Similarity to Process Transactions in Stock Trading Systems
Kam-yiu Lam1, Tei-Wei Kuo2, and LihChyun Shu3
1Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong
2Dept Computer Science and Information Eng., National Chung Cheng Univ., Taiwan
3Department of Information Management, Chang Jung University, Taiwan

Programmable E-C Brokerage Transactions based on Temporal Constraints
Fawzi Daoud
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

9:30-10:30 Session II:  Keynote Address

Networked Enterprise
Kirk Lowery
Senior Director of Internet & eCommerce Practice, Oracle Corporation

10:45-12:00 Session III: Security and System Support

Database Security Issues for Real-Time Electronic Commerce Systems
Sang Hyuk Son
Dept of Computer Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Dynamic Allocation of Security Resources to Client-Server Applications
Phyllis Adele Schneck and Karsten Schwan
Georgia Institute of Technology

A Middleware Service for Real-Time Push-Pull Communications
Kanaka Juvva and Raj Rajkumar
Real-Time and Multimedia Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Session IV: Panel: Industrial Perspective on EC Systems
Chair: Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Watson Research Center
Panelists: TBD

3:15-5:00 Session V: Auction Protocols and Prototypes

Real Time Issues For Internet Auctions
Michael P. Wellman and Peter R. Wurman
University of Michigan

Multiround Anonymous Auction Protocols
Hiroaki Kikuchi, Michael Harkavy and J.D. Tygar
Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

The Design of an Internet-based Real Time Auction System
Ching-Shan Peng, Jose Miguel Pulido, K.J. Lin and Doug Blough
Dept of ECE, University of California, Irvine

ASIS MDL: A Prototype Electronic Content Service
Yu-Chung Wang, et al.
Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

5:00-5:30 Session VI: Final Thoughts: What's Next

6:00-8:00 Joint Reception for DARE'98 and RTAS'98
Keynote: Success Strategies for the Age of e-Enterprise
Dr. Kuan-Tsae Huang
VP, IBM Web Applications Lab

Abstract of the Keynote Address:

We live in interesting times; organizations are facing intense pressure to reinvent themselves or die, industries and markets are realigning and changing the rules of competition, and advancements in information technology are making possible a new breed of powerful and innovative applications to fuel a global networked economy.  Discover where significant opportunities lie and learn about key technologies that will shape the future of business.

About the Speaker:

Kirk Lowery is a Senior Director in Oracle's Internet and Electronic Commerce business, a services organization focused on implementing strategic solutions that enable organizations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage through networked applications, services and content.  He consults with organizations to develop electronic commerce business strategies, to define information technology architectures that enable those strategies and to implement customized electronic commerce solutions.  Mr. Lowery has extensive experience in implementing large-scale information systems in public and private sector organizations, is a Certified Public Accountant and is a frequent speaker on Customer Care, Electronic Commerce, Networked Enterprise and a variety of information technology management topics

Abstract of the RTAS Reception Keynote:

The impact of the Internet has moved well beyond creating a simple "web presence" or developing an intranet. There are major changes sweeping through both enterprise business process and I/T.  The arrival of e-business is rewriting the very fundamentals of business:  redefining relationships with customers and suppliers, creating new and exciting business models, even redrawing the boundaries
between industries. The question today is no longer when this will happen, it is centered on how big?, how fast?, impact? and consequences for strategy?  The opportunity is so tremendous that CEOs must handle the e-business initiative personally and thinking how to weave the power of e-business into organizations.   This talk will cover on the challenge, complexity, and evolving techniques of e-business.

About the Reception Keynote Speaker:

Kuan-Tsae Huang is the Vice President of Web Applications Lab, Enterprise Web Management at IBM Sales and Distribution.  He is responsible for developing and deploying e-business applications to enable to be leader for the age of e-business. Prior to that Dr. Huang as the Director of Knowledge Management and Asset Reuse at IBM Global Services, took the leadership to establish the cultural change
and I/T infrastructure to energize the company's strategy and operation around the concept of knowledge management. IBM's Intellectual Capital Management Program and ICM AssetWeb applications won the Gold Medal of 1998 Giga Information Award on Knowledge Management.   He led IBM to become one of the industry leaders in knowledge management and learning organization by leveraging I/T for global teamwork, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Dr. Huang held various IBM management and technical positions. He was the Director of Worldwide Reuse Foundry of the object technology service line focusing on industry solutions and asset-based service business.

Before joining the IBM Consulting Group, Kuan-Tsae was the founding President and CEO of SingaLab, Ltd., a R&D joint venture between IBM and the Singapore government institutions.  Dr. Huang managed SingaLab which became one of the fastest growing leading edge I/T solution companies in the Asia Pacific region.  SingaLab has been profitable since its first year of operation with 80% continuous revenue growth
since and is reputed for delivering advanced client/server solutions and services to its customers. Its customers include companies from AP region and US IBM business units. Kuan-Tsae was the Director of Regional Consultancy of Open Software Foundation, Asia Pacific.  He provided consulting and marketing of open client/server technology to OSF member companies, such as DEC, HP, NCR, IBM and their customers, in banking, manufacturing and shipping industries.