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The Java Community Process (JCP) comprises diverse people sharing a common goal. These brief profiles reflect the personal face of the JCP program participants who have proven their intense interest in Java technology by running for the Executive Committee. Take a peek to discover both the outstanding and regular aspects of what they do within and beyond this community.

Maria Lorenza Demarie
Maria Lorenza Demarie is deeply rooted in her hometown of Turin, Italy, where she grew up, went to college, and now works. In 1981, she received a degree in Computer Science from the University of Turin. She has worked in research and development in software for telecommunications since 1982, when she was hired into CSELT (Centro Studi E Laboratori Telecomunicazioni), the Research Lab of the Telecom Italia Group.
Maria has tackled numerous projects aimed at developing new software architectures for telecommunication systems, focusing on problems related to the management of large amounts of data. She has served as Italy's representative on Remote Database Access standardization through the International Organization for Standardization SQL3 committee (ISO JTC1/SC21/WG3). For three years, she led a massive research effort to evaluate Object-Oriented DataBase Management Systems (OODBMS) for network management and multimedia applications. At the same time, she also led a joint CSELT and Bell Labs project on the evolution of DBMS for new telecom applications, both as network and services databases. She worked on one of the first European projects on 3G Mobile Networks (the RACE MoNet project), focusing on distributed database processing for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) localization.
"I began working with Java technology from the very beginning of Java in 1995. We were looking for a programming language easy to integrate with Web applications and which could be used to build dynamic Web applications. The need was to query Web pages the same way you do with databases in order to extract knowledge from them and to do that via Web applications. The only solution to our problem was a new emerging language called Java," says Maria.
Since that time, Maria has been involved with several Java projects clustered in two different areas: (1) internet platforms especially tailored for content delivery and user customization, and (2) mobile interactive services platforms to deliver multimedia services on smart phones. For example, Maria just wrapped up the Information Society Technologies (IST) Project 2001 33357 IMAP, an innovative Interactive Mobile Advertising Platform that implemented a full Java 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2ME) (client side) and Enterprise Edition (J2EE) (server side) integrated platform for mobile-sponsored interactive multimedia services management and delivery, taking into account the privacy and personalization requirements, exploiting the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)/UMTS technology and carrying out the powerful formalism of XML and Java.
Now a senior project manager in the Mobile Services area, Maria is leading a research project to develop a new architecture that supports the convergence of services from the mobile/cellular domain and broadcast/media domains. The architecture is based on the concept of having a unique client application running on the mobile handset, based on a standard environment such as Java, and supporting all types of convergent services.
Telecom Italia joined the Java Community Process (JCP) in June 2003. Maria observes Java Specification Request (JSR) 248 Mobile Service Architecture for CLDC and JSR 249 Mobile Service Architecture for CDC, while her colleague Giovanni Caire serves as an expert on JSR 232 Mobile Operational Management.
To escape the world of acronyms, Maria swims, dances, walks in the mountains, and reads good historicals and spy stories.
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