From the Cloud to the Stars

London – July 10th, 2012 /Targetwire/ – Delegates to the 5th International SOA, Cloud and Service Technology Symposium will be taken on a journey to the stars by keynote speakers from the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.

NASA Principal Investigator Hook Hua will be flying in from the USA to share his experience working on innovative projects such as climate model comparisons, NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission, and the Advanced Rapid Imaging & Analysis (ARIA) system which monitors surface deformation hazards. His keynote will focus on how semantic Web technologies are being leveraged by cloud-based service-oriented architectures to improve interoperability within and beyond NASA’s enterprise boundaries.

Hook will be joined by the European Space Agency’s Vicente Navarro, from Spain. Vicente is responsible for the definition, implementation and operation of Europe’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Precursor Services, and works closely with the ESA's Space Surveillance and Tracking, Space Weather and Near Earth Objects Segment teams. He will share the journey undertaken by the ESA’s Space Situational Awareness team to implement an international, highly distributed and federated SOA system in support of the Agency’s Ground Data Systems.

The Symposium, which takes place in London on 24th-25th September, features ninety speakers across twelve tracks, together with thought leaders, analysts and authors, and promises two days of in-depth education and networking. For more details, please visit

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5th International SOA, Cloud & Service Technology Symposium
24-25 September, London

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