Change is Good – Change Challenges

I’ve resigned from Microsoft, and will be taking up an A/Professorship in Services Engineering at the University of NSW. To quote one of my favourite blogger – James Hamilton – ‘Change is good, change challenges, change forces humility, change teaches’. I am looking forward to the new challenge and learning opportunities this change brings me!…


Microsoft R&D Job Opportunities

This note came in from HR, looks interesting – hope to see some of you there! Venue: Microsoft office, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde, 2113 Date: 3rd October, 2008 Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm (Seated by 12:50pm) Agenda: 12:20pm -12:50pm – Guest arrival and registrations 1:00pm – 2:20pm – Presentation by Enwei Xie (China Research and…


Building Applications Differently when Cloud Services Are Around to be used

So, “it’s the end of the enterprise as we know it”, there is “consumerisation of IT” that we need to figure out how to deal with. The use of some sort of cloud service is inevitable. One thing for sure is that some sort of cloud integration services will be essential to make this new world…


Virtual Earth Academic Research Collaboration Award

To get a peek into what current R&D are happening around the online geo-information area, here is the list of research topics by the 10 Virtual Earth research award receipients: Techniques for Rendering Effective Tourist Maps Semantic Enrichment of Street Side Imagery City Capture Enhancement of Photographs Using Virtual Earth Efficient Image Correspondence and Indexing Methods…


RIA Architecture – An Emerging Software Architecture Discipline

RIA brings about many benefits over the traditional simple web applications – richer user interface/experience, better responsiveness through asynchronous client-server communication, network efficiency, etc, it is no wonder RIA is getting so much interest in the industry. However, with the more sophisticated software architecture of RIA, it also brings additional complexities when we want to analyse the typical architecture qualities…


My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: “British Library Direct: Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware …Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology. Author. Gorton, I. Liu, A. Brebner, P. Journal title. COMPUTER -IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY- …” Wow, it’d cost about AU$30 to get this 5 year old article! Since I don’t receive any royalty…


International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008) CFP

Call for Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) May 10-18, 2008 Leipzig, Germany DRIVING WORLD BUSINESS The International Conference on Software Engineering is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns…


Launching your product in a new country

Austrade has this great resource. You’ll find a set of country profiles on technology markets catering for the Australian startup/exporter!


Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to be solved, and work to be done, to make enterprise architecture…


Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2007 – Dr Chris Nicol

I attended the Warren centre 2007 Innovation lecture given by Dr Chris Nicol. I’ve known of Chris for 15 years, right from the UNSW days at the VaST lab, I think I still have his lecture notes on VLSI design on my shelf somewhere! Chris delivered an inspiring lecture. It was a good story about his…