14 December 2012
Title: Elastic Computing - Principles, Models, and Algorithms for Software Services, Things, and People on the Cloud
Speaker: Schahram Dustdar, Professor of Computer Science, TU Vienna.
Date: Friday 14th of December, 2012 at 2 PM in Télécom SudParis, 9 rue Charles Fourier, 91000 Evry, room C06
Elasticity is seen as one of the main characteristics of Cloud Computing today. Social computing, as one of the most prominent applications deployed on Cloud infrastructures, as well as Service and Software Engineering would gain significantly from better understanding the main principles of elasticity. In this talk I will discuss the main principles of elasticity, present a fresh look at this problem, and examine how to integrate people in the form of human-based computing and software services into one composite system, which can be modeled, programmed, and instantiated on a large scale in an elastic way.
Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science (Informatics) with a focus on Internet Technologies, heading the Distributed Systems Group. From 2004-2010 he was Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. From 1999 - 2007 he worked as the co-founder and chief scientist of Caramba Labs Software AG in Vienna (acquired by Engineering NetWorld AG), a venture capital co-funded software company focused on software for collaborative processes in teams. Caramba Labs was nominated for several (international and national) awards. Since 2011 he is also director of the Pacific Controls Cloud Computing Research Lab at the TU Vienna.
He received the ACM Distinguished Scientist award in 2009 and receeived the IBM Faculty Award in 2012. He is Editor in Chief of Computing (SCI-ranked Springer journal), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and an Editorial Board member of IEEE Internet Computing.