Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate at “The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems”

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Prof. Radu Prodan and Dr. Dragi Kimovski participate at “The 1st ACM SIGOPS Summer School on Advanced Topics in Systems” where with many proeminent speakers in the area of distributed systenms. They will also present a poster on their work on “A Nature-Inspired Adaptive Fog Architecture”.

Guest researcher from the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad

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Dr. Muhammad Aleem  from the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, visits ITEC@AAU for a period of two months, invited by Prof. Radu Prodan. They will jointly investigate novel programming paradigms, APIs, runtime tools, and methodologies for expressing data-intensive tasks on Exascale systems.

Prof. Radu Prodan

Guest Editor: Special issue in Future Generation Computer Systems

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Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Dr. Eng. Florin Pop and Dr. Gabriel Antoniu published an editorial on “RM-BDP: Resource management for Big Data platforms” in Future Generation Computer Systems (Volume 86, September 2018, Pages 961-963).

Abstract:
Nowadays, when we face with numerous data, when data cannot be classified into regular relational databases and new solutions are required, and when data are generated and processed rapidly, we need powerful platforms and infrastructure as support. Extracting valuable information from raw data is especially difficult considering the velocity of growing data from year to year and the fact that 80% of data is unstructured. In addition, data sources are heterogeneous (various sensors, users with different profiles, etc.) and are located in different situations or contexts. Cloud computing, which concerns large-scale interconnected systems with the main purpose of aggregation and efficient exploiting the power of widely distributed resources, represent one viable solution. Resource management and task scheduling play an essential role, in cases where one is concerned with optimized use of resources (Negru et al., 2017).
The goal of this special issue is to explore new directions and approaches for reasoning about advanced resource management and task scheduling methods and algorithms for Big Data platforms. The accepted papers present new results in the domain of resource management and task scheduling, Cloud platforms supporting Big Data processing, data handling and Big Data applications.

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Prof. Radu Prodan gives an invited presentation on “Multi-Objective Workflow Scheduling on Clouds”

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Prof. Radu Prodan gives an invited presentation on “Multi-Objective Workflow Scheduling on Clouds” at the Workshop on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems organised at the ISC High-Performance 2018 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

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E-OSched: a load balancing scheduler for heterogeneous multicores

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Radu Prodan’s paper in Journal of Supercomputing (“E-OSched: a load balancing scheduler for heterogeneous multicores”) is online now and can be accessed from the following URLs:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11227-018-2435-1

Dragi Kimovski presented his work on “Adaptive Nature-inspired Fog Architecture” at ICFEC 2018

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Dr. Dragi Kimovski presented his work on “Adaptive Nature-inspired Fog Architecture” at the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018).

ITEC @ Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018

On April 13, 2018 the ‘Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018‘ (long research night) took place again in Austria and the medical multimedia research group of ITEC did also participate in this exciting event that communicates research works to the public. Our booth at Klagenfurt University showed ‘How neural networks can help surgeons to improve surgical quality‘ and it was a great success: several thousands of people came to see our research efforts and they were stunned by our interesting demos and hands-on experiences: real-time instruments detection, real-time smoke detection (with dry ice), and several laparoscopic operation simulator boxes where visitors could test their surgical skills (we also had an original KARL STORZ Endoscope with corresponding laparoscopic instruments). Photo by Riccio.

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Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the program committee meeting of HPDC

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Prof. Radu Prodan participated at the program committee meeting of “The 27th International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing” (an A*-class conference) organised at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in Berkley, California, USA. At the co-organised “CS-Seminar: HPDC Program Committee Research Talks”, he gave a presentation on “HPDG: Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming”.

Prof. Radu Prodan

Guest Editors’ Introduction: Special Issue on Storage for the Big Data Era

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Prof. Radu Prodan together with Prof. Vlado Stankovski from the University of Ljubljana edited a special issue on the modern topic of “Storage for the Big Data Era” in the Journal of Grid Computing.