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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Amazon Web Services Start-Up Challenge is over

Obviously we are not on the final list.

While, this competition is more for using their EC2 and S3 Web services, not for novel ideas about Web services. They are looking for applications using a lot of disk space and network traffic. No doubt that they have two video applications (Ooyala and Justin.tv) and image applications (Brainscape and WeoGeo). Justin.tv is pretty cool that you can broadcast what you see. And Ooyala is for broadcast high definition video. It seems that online video broadcasting is the trend for Internet.

Do they have any significant research or scientific values? Not necessarily. I did not see any leading edge techniques. For example, the Brainscape is just a normal eScience application to share RMI images. You can find a lot of such kind of projects on some free research networks. I would say these winners are just the beautiful showcases Amazon picked up to demonstrate their EC2 and S3 Web services. It is true that these Web services save the cost of building their own information infrastructure. But it is not the only solution to do this. And Amazon’s solution may not be the optimized one.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Submission of the CRTI Proposal

I have worked for three weeks to prepare the CRTI Proposal on emergency response. A lot of dramas when dealing with the administration issues. I have learned my lessons. In general, I need to be more patient, more positive, more professional when dealing with people. Very different from research work. At the end, I was still able to move this project forward with some flaws. After all these past, I am very calm and released with what I have gained.

Me in EventSeer

Daniel sent me this link about me: http://eventseer.net/person/39120/. I am associated with 3 events and shares similar interests with Han Liang, Jia Zhang and Liang-Jie Zhang. Yuhong's main research interests are web services, web service and decision trees. Very interesting.

2007 Nov 2008 IEEE international services computing contest (SCCONTEST 2008)
2007 Feb 2007 IEEE international conference on web services (ICWS 2007)
2006Mar Workshop on service oriented techniques (SOT 2006)