Professional Activities

Sam Lightstone

Sam Lightstone

Distinguished Engineer at IBM
BIO: Sam Lightstone is Distinguished Engineer for relational Cloud Data repositories as well as co-founder of IBM's technology incubation initiative.He is author or several books, papers, and patents on computer science, careers, and data engineering.
Sam Lightstone
2012   Programme committee, 7th SMDB workshop, co-located with the 2012 IEEE Conference on Data Engineering,  Washington, DC April 1-5, 2012
2012   Programme committee of the IEEE EASe conference,  April 11th-13th 2012, Novi Sad, Serbia
2009 -Present Member of the IBM Academy of Technology
2005 2011 Member of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Autonomous & Autonomic Systems
2008 -Present Executive member, IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self-Managing Database Systems
2009   Program Committee, 4th International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2009) 29 March, Shanghai, China
2006 -2008 Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering
2005 -2008 Chair (1st) of the IEEE Computer Society Data Engineering Workgroup on Self-Managing Database Systems.
2008 -2008 Industrial Program Committee, SIGMOD 2008, June 9-12 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
2008 -2008 Program Committee, 3nd International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2008) 7 April 2008, Cancun Mexico
2007   Workshop co-chair, “Innovation for Today and the Fast-Paced World of Tomorrow”, CASCON, Oct 24 2007, Toronto, Canada
2007 -2007 Program Committee,  4th IEEE Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems  (EASe 2007) March 26th-29th, 2007 “Raising Expectations of Self-Managing Computer Based Systems” ,.Tucson, AZ U.S.A at the University of Arizona
2007 -2007 Program Committee, 2nd International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2007) 16 April 2007, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 -2007 Program Committee, The Second International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS)   ARES 2007 – “The International Security and Dependability Conference”, April 10th – April 13th, 2007,  Vienna University of Technology, Austria
2007 -2007 Program Committee, The 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC’07)Loyola College Graduate Center, Columbia, MD, USA, 25-27, September, 2007
2006 -2006 Program Committee: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems  (EASe 2006), Dually located: Potsdam, Germany, co-located with IEEE 13th ECBS 28-30 March 2006, and Columbia, MD, USA collocated with NASA/IEEE SEW 30 24-28 April 2006
2006 -2006 Program Committee: Fourth International Workshop on Autonomic Distributed Data and Storage Systems Management Workshop (ADSM 2006) University of Reading, UK May 28-31, 2006.
2006 -2006 Program Committee: The 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Dependable Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC’06) At Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA September 29-October 1, 2006
2000 -2006 Founder and chair of the DB2 Autonomic Computing Workgroup technology team.
2005 -2005 Program Committee for the First IFIP Workshop on Trusted and Autonomic Ubiquitous and EmbeddedSystems (TAUES-2005) in conjunction with 2005 IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC’2005) Nagasaki, Japan, 6-9 December 2005.
2005 -2005 Program Committee: IEEE Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2005) , 12th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2005) , April 3-8, 2005 Washington DC, USA
2005 -2005 Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Autonomous and Autonomic  Systems,  ICAS 2005, Tahiti, French Polynesia, October 23-28, 2005
2004 -2004 Program Committee: IEEE Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2004) , 11th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2004) , May 24-27, 2004 , Brno, Czech Republic.
2001 1995 -2003-1998 Member of the Executive (various positions, including Secretary, Vice-president), Shomrai Shaboth.
1986 -1989 Queen’s University Men’s Foil Fencing Team.
1988 -1988 President of the B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation, Queen’s university. (September through December 1988).