9. Mittwoch, 27. 6. 2007, 17:00, HPI HS01, Ringvorlesung "Medienkonsum im
Wandel": Charles Petrie - Univ. Stanford, CA (USA) - The World Wide Wizard
of Open Source Services (27.06.2007)
Abstract - We
envision a near-future in which people able now to browse the web in order
to get information and run single web-based applications will also be able
to instruct the web to make complex actions happen in the world. We call
this functionality, which may seem like magic today, the "World Wide Wizard".
It is in turn based upon the existence of open source services in which not
only can anyone consume but can also provide (semantic) web services.
Further, we suggest that mere engineering rather than fundamental science is
needed for the realization of this vision, so that it is really a near
future vision. We suggest roles for industry and government to play in
facilitating this future, motivated by economic benefits.
The Stanford Logic Group has a research project with SAP to create a
prototype of pieces of the World Wide Wizard functionality and this is
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Dr. Petrie was a Founding Member of Technical Staff of the AI Lab founded by
Prof. Woody Bledsoe at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Consortium
(MCC) in 1984, Project Leader of the first technology commercialized by MCC,
Founding Program Chair of the ICEIMT,
one of the earliest editors of the WWW
Virtual Library (a precursor of Wikipedia),
of IEEE Internet Computing, and
Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Networking Research Center. Dr.
Petrie has been often asked to write and speak on Internet futures. He edits and
Peering column of Internet Computer.
His general research topic is
work (see also "Emerging
Collectives for Work and Play"), and his research focuses on the use of web
services to create and support
with Dynamic Web Service
Integration. He is the project leader of a
POEM research project with SAP
He collaborates with DERI Innsbruck and Galway and is currently an Advisor to
SAP's Enterprise Services Community.
Dr. Petrie has also consulted with companies such as HP, Siemens, Volkswagen,
DaimlerChrysler, CommerceNet, and Commerce One on advanced IT technologies. He
has been a member of the Technology Advisory Group of DaimlerChrysler.
1999-2004: Executive Director, 2004-3005 Staff Scientist for the
Stanford Networking Research Center.
Performed a start-up operation and was within the year the largest research
center in the Stanford School of Engineering. After working in this
administrative capacity and the organization was mature, he transitioned back to
research. As Staff Scientist, he conducted the
SNRC Industry Seminar
1993-1999: Sr. Research Scientist at the
Center for Design Research (CDR)
at Stanford. Research interests: agent-based
coordination, with emphasis on concurrent planning and design, using
agents with shared models for change propagation. While there, he was also one
of the founding council members of the
WWW Virtual Library, starting the Mechanical Engineering section.
In cooperation with Professors Larry Leifer and Mark R. Cutkosky, Dr.
Petrie was part of the DARPA experiment in distributed engineering:
MADEFAST. At the CDR,
he implemented a generic process coordination server, called
that forms the basis for a agent-based engineering framework, called
ProcessLink, for the
coordination of heterogeneous engineering design tools. The first application
was a distributed system for the design of aircraft electrical cable systems.
The project was design of consumer electronics for Toshiba. A major result of
this agent-based engineering work was the
JATLite agent infrastructure.
From April, 1984, until September, 1993, Dr. Petrie was Senior Member,
Technical Staff, at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (
MCC). He was the first person hired by Professor Woody Bledsoe for the AI
Lab there, worked for Dr. Elaine Rich, and led the
which developed an advanced hybrid reasoning system and was the first technology
to be used commercially by MCC shareholders.
Dr. Petrie is also experienced in technology transfer issues and is the
subject of a case study, "Technology Transfer and MCC", in R&D Collaboration on
Trial, Gibson, David V. and Rogers, Everett M., Harvard Business School Press,
1994. Dr. Petrie also worked with the MCC EINet project in developing E-commerce
technology. He holds a patent for using crytographic techniques for insuring
delivery of software products over the Internet.
Prior to MCC, Dr. Petrie was a project manager for Sperry Univac, and a
specialist in performance analysis and benchmarking of mainframes for
distributed networked systems and seismic processing.
He has a B.S. in Mathematics from LSU
and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the
University of Texas at Austin in
His advisor was Prof. Robert Simmons. He has published extensively in the field
of knowledge representation, truth maintenance, constraint satisfaction, and
inferencing architectures. He has served and continues as a reviewer, guest
editor, and/or program committee member for IEEE, AIEDAM, CERA, AI, AAAI, IJCAI,
ECAI, and CAIA. He has co-taught
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