9 April 2009

Academic achievements

Workshop organisation
Burton Group & BT - SOA governance

Technical committee
MESH 2009, MESH 2010, AFIN 2010, SECURWARE 2011

Technical reviewer
Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal - special issue on Security and Trust Management for Dynamic Coalitions
Third IFIP International Conference on Trust Management

Session Chair

Book chapter
Dimitrakos, T., Brossard, D. and de Leusse, P., Securing the Service Oriented Infrastructure: research challenges and emerging solutions, Handbook on communications and information security, Stavroulakis, P, 2009, To be published

Journal article
de Leusse, P., Brossard, D. and Georgalas, N. (2010), Securing business operations in an SOA. Security and Communication Networks, 3: 456–485. doi: 10.1002/sec.188

Dimitrakos, T., Brossard, D. and de Leusse, P., Securing Business Operations in SOA, BT Technology Journal, vol.27, no.2 (https://www.btplc.com/Innovation/Journal/BTTJ/current/HTMLArticles/Volume26/22Securing/Default.aspx)

Conference/Worshop papers
de LEUSSE, P., Dimitrakos, T., SOA-based security governance middleware, SECURWARE 2010: the fourth international conference on Emerging security information, systems and technologies : 18–25 July 2010, Venice, Italy, eds. Reijo Savola, et al., IEEE, 2010, ISBN-13 978-0-7695-4095-5.

de Leusse, P., Dimitrakos, T., and Brossard, D., A governance model for SOA, IEEE 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009), July 6-10, 2009, Los Angeles, CA, USA

de Leusse, P., Panos Periorellis, Dimitrakos, T., and Srijith K. Nair, Self Managed Security Cell, a security model for the Internet of Things and Services, The First International Conference on Advances in Future Internet, AFIN 2009, IEEE Computer Society, June 18-23, 2009, Athens/Vouliagmeni, Greece, Best paper award

de Leusse, P., Periorellis, P., Watson, P. and Dimitrakos, T., A semi autonomic infrastructure to manage non functional properties of a service
In UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008, 8-11 September, Edinburgh, UK, National e-Science Centre, 2008

de Leusse, P., Periorellis, P., Watson, P. and Maierhofer, A., Secure & Rapid Composition of Infrastructure Services in the Cloud, In The Second International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008, 25-31, August 2008, Cap Esterel, France, pp 770-775, IEEE Computer Society, 2008

de Leusse, P., Periorellis, P., Dimitrakos, T. and Watson, P., An architecture for non functional properties management in distributed computing, Doctoral Consortium on Software and Data Technologies - Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium on Software and Data Technologies, DCSOFT 2008, In Conjunction with ICSOFT 2008
2008, Pages 26-37

de Leusse, P., Kwolek, B., Zielinski, K., A middleware infrastructure for multi-rule-engine distributed systems, Towards a service-based internet : third European conference, ServiceWave 2010 : Ghent, Belgium, December 13–15, 2010 : proceedings / eds. Elisabetta Di Nitto, Ramin Yahyapour. — Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, cop. 2010. — (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; ISSN 0302-9743 ; 6481). — ISBN-10 3-642-17693-2 ; ISBN-13 978-3-642-17693-7.

de Leusse, P., Kwolek, B., Zielinski, K., A common interface for multi-rule-engine distributed systems, RuleML-2010 Challenge : 4th international rule challenge : Web rule symposium, p. 21–23, 2010 : proceedings., eds. Monica Palmirani, et al. Washington, DC, USA, October. (http://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-649/)

de Leusse, P. and Brossard, D., Distributed systems security governance, a SOA based approach, Third IFIP International Conference on Trust Management, Springer, June 15-19, 2009, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Technical reports
de Leusse, P., Periorellis, P., Watson, P., CS-TR No 1037 Enterprise Service Bus: An overview, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, Jul 2007

4 April 2009

Gartner report “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets” 2009

The Gartner report “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets” version 2009 has arrived [1]. Of course it mentions that with the current crisis, SOA governance is more than ever of importance for organisations. But more importantly the report mentions that albeit the market (of SOA governance technologies) is still in turmoil, the companies have dramatically matured. This might mean that we could finally get some policy enforcement and governance common specifications...yes I'm an idealist...Please note that the report does mention the non existence of SOA governance interoperability common specification.

Governance seems to have officially passed the stage of being just “stick it into a registry so that we know where it is” (i.e. resource visibility) and we can read in this report a little bit about integration, interaction, monitoring, validation and life cycle management. I do keep hearing about governance product that are in fact “just” registries and repositories.

In fact, I'm quite pleased with this report as the very topic of my research in underlined as a “very apparent key data point”: “Customers are looking to govern their interactions with business partners and services provided by the cloud”.

We even get a quick definition (their own): "SOA governance is about ensuring and validating that assets and artifacts within the architecture are operating as expected and maintaining a certain level of quality".

[1] Gartner report “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets”, available at http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/Images/Software_AG_Article4_SOA_tcm16-37108.pdf