Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

About me

Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang

Research Staff Member


Research lab: Watson Research Center (Hawthorne)


I am a Research Staff Member and the founding chair of the Services Computing PIC (Professional Interest Community) at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Currently I am part of the Services Research organization with a focus on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Services.

In the latest 17 years, as the lead researcher and poineer of SOA, Web services, e-commerce solutions and consumer information technology, I initialized and led cutting edge projects in the field of SOA, Web Services, Business Process Integration, Extended Businesses Collaboration, Business Grid Solutions, Web Services Hub Framework, E-Commerce Solutions for Interactive Digital TV and Streaming Media, Internet Communications, Computational Intelligence, ATM Network Control, and Intelligent Information Appliances and Signal Processing.

I have 35 patents (by 1/2007) and about 100 published papers and books. I am the Founding Chair of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Steering Committee (a.k.a. Technical Community) for Services Computing (TSC-SC). I served as Vice Chair of Communications for IEEE Computer Society's Task Force on E-Commerce. I was the General Chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2004) and General Co-chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2004) and the 2004 IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC 2004). Currently, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), the first academic journal focusing on Web services.

Highlighted Accomplishements in My Career:

2003: Played Leadership Role in Forming Services Computing Discipline
2003: Proposed Web Services Collaboration Framework and its e-business solution stack (Extended Business Collaboration).
2002: Wrote the FIRST two articles on Grid Computing for IBM developerWorks. In these articles, Dr. Zhang proposed the concept of Business Grid;Grid Solution Sphere solution framework for creating Grid solutions.
2002: Released the FIRST business requirements driven and services-oriented business process composition technology, Web Services Outsourcing Manager(WSOM), based on discovery and global service selection algorithm.
2001: Released the FIRST federated Web services discovery technology, Business Explorer for Web Services (BE4WS)
2001: I and my colleagues designed and developed the FIRST demonstration system of Web services and Business-to-Business Integration for IBM Dynamic e-Business (a.k.a. Web Services) launch event.
2000: Created the patented live data insertion system and technology for interactive digital TV.
1997-2000: Created IBM HotVideo Technology (Quoted by USA Today) and HotAudio technology, which were the foundational components for HotMedia Product

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Last updated 27 Mar 2007