Enabling Infrastructures and Middleware for Big-Data Modelling and Simulation

Chair: Prof. Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz, Poland

Vice-Chair: Prof. Ioan Salomie, Romania

From the inception of the Internet, one has witnessed an explosive growth in the volume, speed, and variety of electronic data created on a daily basis. Raw data currently originates from numerous sources including mobile devices, sensors, instruments (e.g. CERN LHC, MR scanners, etc.), computer files, Internet of Things, governmental/open data archives, system software logs, social networks, commercial datasets, etc. The so-called ‘Big Data’ problem requires the continuous improvement of servers, storage, and the whole network infrastructure in order to enable the efficient analysis and interpretation of data through on-hand data management applications (e.g. agent-based solutions in Agent component in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)). The main challenge in Big Data Modelling and Simulation is to define a complete framework which includes intelligent coordination and communication, data fusion, mapping algorithms, and protocols. The programming abstractions and data manipulation techniques must therefore be designed for (a) the seamless implementation of application solutions with efficient levels of virtualisation of COST 103/14 20 EN computational resources (communications, storage, and servers); and (b) the effective normalisation and merging of data with dissimilar types into a consistent format (wide class of data services).

WG1 activities will foster research on:

  • Comprehensive survey and taxonomy of existing Big Data system architectures and middleware, including Artemis Platform for Neonatal IC, systems using RFID-based technologies, smart meters, smart passports, etc., and with a particular focus on the modelling frameworks of interest for WG3 and WG4,
  • Analysis and design of Big Data system components based on the practical use cases and user requirements, particularly those defined in WG3 and WG4.
  • Development of novel heterogeneous models, algorithms and techniques for advanced Big Data exploitation, based on the current and emerging multicore system architectures, virtualised servers and data centres, mobile cloud and multi-cloud systems. This objective is tightly coupled with WG2 objectives.
  • Definition of a test bed (benchmark suite) and a standardised library for heterogeneous parallel processing of Big Data for life, physical, and social science applications.
  • Analysis and development of the new trends in evolution of the Big Data middleware and architectures


WG1 Chairs

EwaNSzProf. Ewa Niewiadomska-Szynkiewicz graduated from the Faculty of Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT). She took a Ph.D degree in 1995, D.Sc. degree in 2005 both from WUT. Since 1988 with the Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, WUT, currently a professor and head of the Complex Systems Group at this Institute. She also works with the Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK), since 2006 an associate professor at NASK and head of the Traffic Engineering and Network Simulation Group (R&D division). In 2002-2009 a member of scientific council of NASK, in 2008-2009 vice-chairman. Since September 2009 she is the Research Director at NASK. She participated in a number of research projects including three European projects within TEMPUS programme and EU projects (5th FP and 7th FP), coordinated a number of the groups’ activities, managed organisation of a number of national-level conferences. She is an expert of the Polish Accreditation Committee working for the quality of education in Poland and a member of Committee on Automatic Control and Robotics of the Polish Academy of Science. For many years she was involved in research on complex systems modelling, control and optimization, computer simulation and decision support systems. Her current interests are computer simulation, optimisation and network modelling, ad hoc networks and high performance computing. She is the author and co-author of two books on parallel and distributed computing, one textbook for e-learning in clusters and grids, and over 140 journal and conference papers.

Email: ens@ia.pw.edu.pl

IoanSalomieIoan Salomie is Professor of Computer Science at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN), Romania and the Head of the Distributed Systems Research Laboratory of the same university. He graduated University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and received his PhD in 1994 at TUCN. Professor Salomie has participated together with his research team in national and international research projects in the areas of energy efficient data centers in the context of smart grid and smart cities (contributions including energy-aware semantic modeling, simulation, optimization and green scheduling of tasks for FP7 projects GAMES and GEYSER) and ambient assisted living (FP7 AAL projects Diet4Elders and EldersUp!). His research areas include green computing and systems, context awareness and autonomic computing, adaptive complex systems, intelligent systems. Professor Salomie has held positions of visiting professor at Loyola University in Maryland and at the University of Limerick and is author and co-author of 7 books, several book chapters and more than 100 journal and conference papers in his research areas.

E-mail: Ioan.Salomie@cs.utcluj.ro
Website: http://dsrl.coned.utcluj.ro


WG1 Members

Adriana E. ChisNational College of Ireland, adriana.chis@ncirl.ieIrelandPerformance and Memory Analysis, Managed Runtime Systems, Resource Management, Cloud Computing
Agnieszka Jakóbikagneskrok@gmial.comPolandCloud and Big Data security, scheduling algorithms, resource management
Andrzej WilczyńskiCracow University of Technology, and.wilczynski@gmail.comPolandCloud Computing; Multi-agent Systems; Game Theory; Distributed Systems
Anna PlichtaCracow University of Technology, aplichta@pk.edu.plPolandpattern recognition, neural networks, databases
Antal Marcelmarcel.antal@cs.utcluj.roRomaniacloud computing, green cloud, optimization, mathematical modeling
Anthony KarageorgosTEI of Thessaly, karageorgos@computer.orgGreeceMulti-Agent Systems, Adaptive Systems, Service-Oriented Computing, Big Data Applications
Apostol Gabriel-Cosminapostol.gabriel.cosmin@gmail.comRomaniaHPC, Big Data Simulation
Apostolos N. PapadopoulosMpapadopo@csd.auth.grGreecedata mining, databases, big data analytics, distributed processing
Borcea Luminitaborcea.luminita@gmail.comRomaniaBig Data Simulation, Data Mining, HPC
Catalin StoeanUniversity of Craiova, catalin.stoean@inf.ucv.roRomaniamachine learning; classification; evolutionary algorithms; image processing
Ciprian DobreMciprian.dobre@cs.pub.roRomaniamodeling, simulation, distributed systems, pervasive
Ciprian-Octavian TruicăSUniversity Politehnica of Bucharest, ciprian.truica@cs.pub.roRomaniaDistributed Databases; Data Aggregation; Cloud Computing; Parallel programming
Claudia Ifrimifrim.claudia@gmail.comRomaniaBig data processing and analysis, Data reduction techniques
Constandinos MavromoustakisMDepartment of Computer Science at the University of Nicosia, mavromoustakis.c@unic.ac.cyCyprusIoT, Mobile Cloud, Cyber-Physical Systems
Constantin-Alexandru Tudoricaconstantin.tudorica@cti.pub.roRomaniascheduling
Daniel GrzonkaCracow University of Technology, Institute of Computer Science, grzonka.daniel@gmail.comPolandCloud computing, Monitoring Systems, Multi-agent systems
Dave FeenanMdave.feenan@ibec.ieIrelandDissemiantion and Industry Engagement
Dawid EwaldKazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, dawidewald@ukw.edu.plPolandBig data processing and analysis, Bio-inspired optimization, Artificial intelligence
Dominic CarrNational College of Ireland, dominic.carr@ncirl.ieIrelandmiddleware, Sensors, IoT, WSN
Dragan StojanovicUniversity of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, dragan.stojanovic@elfak.ni.ac.rsSerbiaBig data processing and analysis, Mobile/ubiquitous computing and IoT, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing
Dudin AlexanderBelarusian State University,, dudin_alex@yahoo.comBelarusQueueing theory, telecommunication networks, probability theory
Dzmitry KliazovichMUniversity of Luxembourg, dzmitry.kliazovich@gmail.comLuxembourgInternet of Things (IoT), cloud networking, intelligent mobility
Ewa Niewiadomska-SzynkiewiczMFaculty of Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology, ens@ia.pw.edu.pl TechnologyPolandcomputer simulation, optimisation, HPC computing, ad hoc networksnetwork modelling, ad hoc networks and high performance computing
Florin PopSUniversity Politehnica of Bucharest, florin.pop@cs.pub.roRomaniadistributed systems, task scheduling, resource management, big data processing
GABER Jaafargaber@utbm.frFranceModern distributed systems (Cloud, IoT, middleware), multicore and parallel algorithms, ubiquitous and pervasive computing
George A. PapadopoulosMgeorge@cs.ucy.ac.cyCyprusMiddleware platforms, Model-Driven Development, Coordination Models
George MastorakisMTechnological Educational Institute of Crete, gmastorakis@staff.teicrete.grGreeceMobile computing, Internet of Things, Energy-efficient networks
George SuciuSBEIA Consult International, george@beia.roRomaniaBig data search, distributed cloud computing for HPC, IoT / M2M use cases for telemetry (http://eng.beia-telemetrie.ro)
Groza Loredana MarsiliaGroza.lore@gmail.comRomaniaBig data processing systems, parallel processing, distributed algorithms, big data architecture,
Horacio Gonzalez-VelezVCNCI, horacio@ncirl.ieIrelandHigh-Performance Computing; Cloud Computing; Scheduling; Clusters
Hubert ZarzyckiSWroclaw School of Information Technology, hzarzycki@horyzont.euPolandBig data processing and analysis, Bio-inspired optimization, Artificial intelligence, High Performance Computing
Ilias MavridisAristotle University of Thessaloniki, imavridis@csd.auth.grGreecemodeling , simulation
Ioan SalomieMTechnical University of Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaRomaniaEnergy-efficiency in Data Centres, Autonomic Systems, Large Scale Systems, Smart Grids
Ioannis (Yannis) ManolopoulosSmanolopo@csd.auth.grGreeceparallel/distributed query processing, data mining, Hadoop/Mapreduce, Spark
Ionica Dragosionicadrgs@gmail.comRomaniaCyber Security, Network Security, Web Application Security, Penetration Testing
Iordache George Valentingeorge.iordache@gmail.comRomaniaNetworking project
Jacek CzerniakSKazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, jczerniak@ukw.edu.plPoland Bio-inspired optimization, Artificial intelligence, Swarm intelligence, High Performance Computing
Jamal RaiynMjamal.raiyn@gmail.comIsraelcellular systems, ITS, Cyber Attack Detection
Joanna KolodziejCCracow University of TechnologyPolandCloud Infrastructures, Grid and Cloud Simulators, HPC schedulers, Green networks
Marc Frincumarc.frincu@e-uvt.roRomaniaBig Data analytics, machine learning, resource management algorithms, IoT
Marius Grigorasgrigoras.marius.viorel@gmail.comRomaniaDistributed systems, Parallel algorithms, VANET, Bio-inspired algorithms
Mateusz KrzysztońWarsaw University of Technology mateusz.krzyszton@gmail.comPolandWireless sensor networks, IoT, HPC
Mauro Iaconomauro.iacono@unina2.itItaliaPerformance evaluation, multiformalism modeling
Michal Marksmmarks@nask.plPolandHPC, distributed storage, parallel processing, WSN
Michał KarpowiczMNASK, michal.karpowicz@nask.plPolandLinux kernel, control engineering, energy-aware computing, cloud computing
Mihaela Vasilemihaela.a.vasile@gmail.comRomaniaGrid and Cloud Computing, Scheduling Algorithms, In-Memory Computing, Big Data Processing
Milena Naskova Georgievamgnaskova@yahoo.comBulgariaBig Data, Data Science
Milorad TosicMUniversity of Nis, Serbia, milorad.tosic@elfak.ni.ac.rsSerbiasemantic infrastructure management, distributed services, semantic data management, scalability and virtualization
Mira TrebarSUniversity of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, mira.trebar@fri.uni-lj.siSloveniaData analytics and middleware, Big data representation representation
Miroslav ZivkovicMUniversity of Amsterdam (UvA), m.zivkovic@uva.nlThe NetherlandsPerformance analysis, Stochastic modeling, Optimization, Software-defined networking (SDN)
Negru CatalinUniversity Politehnica of Bucharest, catalin.negru@cs.pub.roRomaniamodeling, simulation, big data,cloud storage
Olga KurasovaSVilnius University, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, olga.kurasova@mii.vu.ltLithuaniaData mining, Hhigh-performance computing, Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence
Paweł Szynkiewiczpszynk@gmail.comPolandcybersecurity, artificial intelligence, HPC computng, GPU computing
Piotr Arabasparabas@ia.pw.edu.plPolandPowe aware computer networks modeling and control; power aware cpu control; traffic engineering
Piotr SzusterCracow University of Technology, retsuz@gmail.comPolandBig Data, Data Assimilation
Rabih BashroushUniversity of East London, r.bashroush@qub.ac.ukUnited KingdomData Centres; Energy Efficiency; High Performance Computing; Software Architecture
Radu Ioan CiobanuUniversity Politehnica of Bucharest, radu.ioan.ciobanu@gmail.comRomaniaMobile networks, opportunistic networks, distributed computing, cloud computing
Rajendra AkerkarMProfessor, Western Norway research Institute, (rak@vestforsk.no)NorwayUbiquitous data analytics, Big data systems, semantic technologies
Sabri PllanaSLinnaeus University, sabri.pllana@lnu.seSwedenhigh-performance genomics; high-performance AI; performance-oriented software engineering;
Salvatore VitabileSUniversity of Palermo, salvatore.vitabile@unipa.itItalyAccelerators (FPGA, GPU, etc.)
Szmajduch MagdalenaCracow University of Technology, magdalena.szmajduch@gmail.comPolandData analytics and middleware; • Resource management and scheduling
Valentina NejkovicSFaculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, valentina@elfak.ni.ac.rsSerbiaHeterogeneous Data Representation and Fusion in e-learning systems, Semantic Data Mining and Retrieval, Pattern Recognition
Valeriu - Daniel Stanciuvaleriu.stanciu@cti.pub.roRomaniaprivacy-aware crowd monitoring, cyber security, big data analytics, distributed systems
Viktor MedvedevMVilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, viktor.medvedev@mii.vu.ltLithuaniaCloud Computing, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, High-Performance Computing
Yuansong QiaoSAthlone Institute of Technology, ysqiao@research.ait.ieIrelandSoftware Defined Networking for Big Data Systems, Information Centric Networking, Internet of Things
Łukasz ApiecionekSKazimierz Wielki University, lukasz.apiecionek@ukw.edu.plPolandIT network security, fuzzy logic, simulation tools

M - MC Member   S - MC Substitute   VC - Vice-Chair   C - Chair