SOA Society Meeting - Jan 22

16. January 2008 15:20

There is a new group in the Birmingham area that has been formed to promote a better understanding of SOA.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 22nd.  Here is the invitation message about the event:

You are invited to the SOA Society meeting next week……

“Introduction to Domain-Specific Modeling” presented by Jeff Gray from UAB.
Domain specific modeling is a technique for creating model driven service-oriented architectures. It is the next step in the evolution of object-oriented paradigm. Domain specific modeling enables programmers and other professionals to collaborate on implementing the advanced capabilities that drive continuous process improvement.

Meeting Date: January 22, 2008
Meeting Time: Gather at 6:00 PM, Presentation @ 7:00 P.M.
Place: Intermark Group, 1800 International Park Drive, Suite 500 (off Acton Road, near the Acton Road Exit off I-459); Birmingham, AL 35243 [Directions 1800 International Park Drive)
Host: Scott Pierce []
Coordinator: Margaret Marston []
Refreshments: Pizza
Meeting Fee: FREE
RSVP: Margaret Marston []

Jeff Gray [] is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received the Ph.D. in 2002 from Vanderbilt University. Jeff was a research assistant at Vanderbilt 1999-2002 where he worked on a variety of projects that involved domain specific modeling. His research was supported by DARPA and also an IBM Eclipse Innovation grant.

Jeff’s current research interests include model-driven engineering, aspect-oriented software development, and generative programming. He currently is supported by three NSF grants, including a recent CAREER award. He currently serves as the chair of the Alabama IEEE Computer Society. Over the past three years, he has been active in organizing programming contests and summer camps throughout the state of Alabama for middle/high school students, in order to raise awareness of computing.

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