Sergio F. Ochoa
Sergio F. Ochoa. Computer Science Department, University of Chile (Chile)
Keynote title: Designing Social Ubiquitous Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade
Abstract: Designing ubiquitous systems, particularly those that involve social interaction, has shown to be a complex task, with unpredictable results and almost impossible to complete following an engineering approach. Most design approaches focus their effort on conceiving the features of the product being developed, but they do not pay much attention on the social environment that is going to be intervened by the new solution, or envision the changes affecting the social ecosystem after the deployment of the new application. This talk explores these side design considerations and illustrates with examples the different trade-offs that become present when designing ubiquitous solutions that modify the status-quo of the social ecosystems. Addressing these design aspects opens several challenges, but also research opportunities for the next decade.
Bio: Dr. Sergio Ochoa received a degree in Engineering (Computer Science, 1996) from the UNICEN, Argentina, and a PhD degree (Computer Science, 2002) from the Catholic University of Chile. He performed postdoctoral studies (2003) in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Dr. Ochoa worked for more than ten years in the software industry as designer and developer of products for the Argentinean government. In 2001 joined to the Computer Science Department of the University of Chile, where he has an academic position until today. There, he has served on different executive positions, for instance, head and deputy director of the Department, and head of the Education Area of that Unit.
Their main research lines include Collaborative Systems, Ubiquitous Systems and Software Engineering. The results of his research have been published in more than 50 journal articles and over 100 papers in International conferences. His research projects have been supported through funds mainly from the Chilean Government, the Chile-Korea Cooperation Program, and Inter-American Development Bank.
Dr. Ochoa has been involved in several Latin American initiatives to support cooperation in the region, like the Latin American Center for Computer Science Studies (CLEI in Spanish), and also the Latin America and Caribbean Collaborative ICT Research Federation (LACCIR) where he was co-founder. Currently, he works with a Chilean IT Association that brings together small and medium-sized software companies, in order to help improve their product development practices.