Speakers

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Marco Aiello Marco Aiello
Marco Aiello is full professor of Distributed Systems at the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science. He is also a member of the Energy Academy Europe, board member of the startup Nerdelize, and member of the board of the European Center on Exascale Technology (founded by IBM, Astron and the University of Groningen).
His career has developed across a number of countries: 2006 Lise Meitner Fellow, Technical University of Vienna, Austria; 2002-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Trento, Italy; 1997 Volunteer, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Rome, Italy; and 1995 Summer Intern, Apple Co, Cupertino, USA. He has published over 120 papers, sits on 5 editorial boards, has been invited to deliver keynotes and participate in panels of several international conferences. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam and a Master in Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome. http://www.cs.rug.nl/~aiellom
ESOCC 2015 TALK: Coordinating the Internet of Things by Service Composition
Since its emergence, one of the most advertised opportunities offered by service oriented computing has been the possibility of composing loosely coupled services on a per need basis. Services, like Lego pieces, act as modular building blocks which are assembled when a given articulated user request comes and are ready to be reused for other requests. Over the years, the promise has been of reducing recoding and refactoring efforts while achieving scalability, run-time adaptability, and infinite reuse. After reviewing 12 years of personal experiences and research in dynamic service composition, going from initial work on composing trips based on a number of independent travel service operations to the more recent research in home and building automation where services often represent interconnected things in a defined physical space, I will introduce our current efforts in building dynamic service composition frameworks. In particular, I will present the RuG-planner which is able to defer composition decisions to run-time and to seamlessly make revisions in response to a constantly evolving execution environments.
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Eliot Salant Eliot Salant
Eliot Salant is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Haifa. He has been the Project Coordinator for four large, highly successful FP7 projects, including RESERVOIR, VISION Cloud and the currently running CloudWave in the area of Cloud Computing, and ENSURE in the area of long term digital preservation. He has been at IBM for over twenty years, and has held a wide range of managerial and lead technical roles. Eliot has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, a MSc. in Biomedical Engineering from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a MSc. in Computer Science from Union College.
ESOCC 2015 TALK: Challenges in developing an efficient Cloud Management Framework
Cloud Computing has developed rapidly over the last ten years with world-wide spending on public and private cloud hosting passing the $32bn. mark this year, and savings to businesses using the cloud are typically stated as better than 30% due to the cloud’s ability to better take advantage of economies of scale. Yet, in actuality, in commercial data centres the utilization of resources still remain low. In this talk we will introduce the challenges in managing both the cloud infrastructure and the application more effectively to obtain better utilization of cloud ecosystem, including the challenges involved in multi-tenancy issues in placement of an application, sizing an application, adaptation of the infrastructive to improve workload performance and monitoring analytics of the ecosystem.
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