Short Bio


Massimo Cafaro is Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation Engineering of the University of Salento. His research covers Parallel and Distributed Computing, Cloud and Grid Computing, Data Mining, Big Data and Security. He received a Laurea degree (MSc) in Computer Science from the University of Salerno and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bari. He is the Director of the Master in Applied Data Science at the University of Salento. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and of IEEE Computer Society, Senior Member of the ACM, Vice Chair of Regional Centers and Coordinator of the Technical Area on Data Intensive Computing for the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and as a moderator for the IEEE TechRxiv preprint repository ("Computing and Processing" category). He is the author of more than 100 refereed papers on parallel, distributed, cloud/grid computing and data mining. He holds a patent on distributed database technologies. He focuses his research on High Performance and Distributed computing on both theoretical and practical aspects, in particular the design and analysis of sequential, parallel and distributed algorithms.

Position


Associate Professor at the University of Salento, Italy

Education


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy.
Laurea Degree in Computer Science, University of Salerno, Italy.

Patents


Italian Patent application RM2007A000161, 27/03/2007 Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi, patent n. 0001380421, 06/09/2010), “Method and formalism for sending instructions to distributed databases realized through a computer program”, co-authors: Sandro Fiore and Giovanni Aloisio

Professional Service and Activities


2020-today Director, Master in Applied Data Science, University of Salento, since June 16 2020
2020-today IEEE TechRxiv Moderator, "Computing and Processing" category.
2019-today CHIST-ERA Call 2018 External Expert (http://www.chistera.eu)
2017-today Associate Editor, IEEE Access
2016-2018 Director, Research Unit CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica)
2015-today Scientific Coordinator, HPC Laboratory (High Performance Computing Lab), Università del Salento
2014 Reviewer, EU COST Office, in charge of assessing the quality of project proposals submitted to the COST office
2014-today Regional Centers Vice Chair , IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing
2013-today Member of “ Albo dei Revisori MIUR”, in charge of reviewing and approving some projects presented to MIUR (Italian Minister of University and Research)
2013-today Chief Technical Officer, TouchWorth, Italia, development of mobile solutions for the Apple iOS platform on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices
2012-today Coordinator, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, Technical Area on Data Intensive Computing
2012-2016 Associate Editor, Conference Papers in Science
2011-2016 Associate Editor, “The Scientific World Journal“, Computer Science domain
2009-2012 Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Sud Soft System, Italia, development of mobile solutions for the Apple iOS platform on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices
2005-2008 Principal Investigator, Grid Computing Section, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy
2004-today Technical Board Member, Consorzio SPACI

Institutional Roles

2017-today Reviewer, program for young researchers "Rita Levi Montalcini”, projects submitted in 2016 tender
2017-today Reviewer, evaluation of research projects, tender “Mission Sustainability”, Università Tor Vergata, Roma
2016-2017 Expert member, committee for the evaluation of Ph.D. student for selected, dedicated scholarships. Ph.D. enrolment in “Engineering of Complex Systems”, University of Salento
2016-2017 Expert member, committee “State Examinations to enable the engineering profession”, University of Salento (I and II Session)
2015-today Member, Committee for the Evaluation of Individual Student Preparation for admission to courses Laurea Magistrale in Computer Engineering and Communication Engineering
2015-today Member, Committee for the assessment of foreign students
2015-today Member, Training offer committee
2015-today Member, working group on attractiveness, study of measures to improve the attractiveness of Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Computer Engineering
2014-today Tutor teacher, Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Computer Engineering
2013-2014 Member, Review Committee to accreditate the Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Computer Engineering, teacher responsible for quality
2012-today Member, Teaching Commission
2010-2013 Member, Ph.D. Council, Ph.D. in “Ecology and Climate Change”
2010-2011 Expert member, committee “State Examinations to enable the engineering profession”, University of Salento (I and II Session)
2008-2010 Member, Ph.D. Council, Ph.D. in “Sciences of Climate Change”
2007-2008 Member, Ph.D. Council, Ph.D. in “Sciences and interdisciplinary technologies”

Ph.D students


2014 - 2017 Marco Pulimeno
2017 - 2020 Juliana Garrido Damaceno
2017 - 2020 Hossein Ghobadi
2017 - 2020 Catiuscia Melle

Workshop and Conference Organization


2020 The Third International Workshop on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA 2020) https://sdm.lbl.gov/snta/2020/ held in conjunction with HPDC 2020 (The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing) Stockholm, Sweden, June 23-26, 2020
2019 The Third International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2019), held in conjunction with The 19th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2019), http://www.iccsa.org Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 1-4 2019
2018 The Second International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2018), within The 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2018), July 2 - 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. http://www.iccsa.org/workshops
2018 The first International Workshop on Advances in High-Performance Algorithms Middleware and Applications (AHPAMA), within the 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID 2018), Washington, DC, USA May 1-4 2018 https://ccgrid2018.seas.gwu.edu/workshops/
2017 The First International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2017), within The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17 , July 17 – July 21, 2017, Genoa, Italy
2016 - The 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and Solid Earth Sciences (HPC-WCES 2016), The University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, July 18 – July 22, 2016 http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops---hpcs2016/workshop14-wces
2012 - Fifth International Workshop on Intelligent Interfaces for Human-Computer Interaction (IIHCI 2012) held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems at the San Paolo Palace Hotel, Palermo, Italy on July 4th-July 6th, 2012
2012 - Track 13, Selected Areas in UPC, Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS-2011) In conjunction with CISIS-2011 International Conference, July 4-th to July 6-th, 2012, Sanpaolo Palace Hotel, Palermo, Italy
2012 - 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCES IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE ALGORITHMS AND APPLICATIONS, Held in conjunction with the ICCSA 2012 Conference, June 18-21, 2012 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
2009 - 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GRIDS, CLOUDS AND VIRTUALIZATION, Held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing GPC 2009, Geneva, 4-8 May 2009
2008 - 1ST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ADVANCES IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE E-SCIENCE MIDDLEWARE AND APPLICATIONS, eld in conjunction with the IEEE eScience Conference 2008, December 7-12, 2008, University Place Conference Center, Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI) Campus, Indianapolis, IN, USA

As Editor



2018-today Guest Editor, special issue in Algorithms, MDPI: The Second International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms/special_issues/Parallel_Distributed_Data_Mining
2017-today Guest Editor, Special Issue in Information Sciences, Elsevier: Parallel and Distributed Data Mining. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-sciences/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-parallel-and-distributed-data-mining
2017-today Associate Editor, IEEE Access, http://ieeeaccess.ieee.org
2011-2016 Associate Editor The Scientific World Journal, Hindawi, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/ (subject area: computer science)
2012-2016 Associate Editor Conference Papers in Science, Hindawi, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cpis/ (subject area: computer science)
2010-today Review Board Member The International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC), Perpetual Innovation, http://perpetualinnovation.net/ojs/index.php/ijngc/index
2011 Guest Editor, Special Issue in Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier: revised selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2009), Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2011, pp. 587-589
2009-2010 Editor, Book "Grids, Clouds and Virtualization", Springer-Verlag, London, 2011, Series: Computer Communications and Networks. Edited by Massimo Cafaro and Giovanni Aloisio. Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-048-9, Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2592-1, eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-049-6
2009 Guest Editor, Special Issue in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley: 3rd International Workshop on Workflow Management and Applications in Grid Environments (WaGe2008), Volume 21(16), pp. 1961-1964 (2009)

As Program Chair



2019 Program Chair, The Third International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2019) held in conjunction with The 19th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2019), Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 1-4 2019 http://www.iccsa.org/workshops
2018 Program Chair, The Second International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2018), within The 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2018), July 2 - 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. http://www.iccsa.org/workshops
2018 Program Chair, The first International Workshop on Advances in High-Performance Algorithms Middleware and Applications (AHPAMA), within the 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID 2018), Washington, DC, USA May 1-4 2018 https://ccgrid2018.seas.gwu.edu/workshops/
2018 Program Chair, The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA 2018), http://www.swinflow.org/confs/2018/ispa/index.htm Melbourne, Australia, 11-13 December 2018
2017 Program Chair, The First International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining (WPDM 2017), within The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017) http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17 , July 17 – July 21, 2017, Genoa, Italy
2016 Program Chair, The 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and Solid Earth Sciences (HPC-WCES 2016), The University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, July 18 – July 22, 2016 http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops---hpcs2016/workshop14-wces
2013 Program Chair, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Distributed Systems (BDDS2013), December 3-5 2013, Sydney, Australia http://www.swinflow.org/confs/bdds2013/
2012 Program Chair, 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on Advances in High-Performance Algorithms and Applications, Held in conjunction with the ICCSA 2012 Conference (International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications 2012), June 18-21, 2012 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
2012 Program Chair, the IIHCI 2012 workshop (Fifth International Workshop on Intelligent Interfaces for Human-Computer Interaction), held in conjunction with CISIS 2012 conference (The Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems), July 4-6 2012, Palermo, Italy,

As Workshop Chair


2016 Workshop Chair, HPCC 2016, the 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, 12-14 December 2016, Sydney, Australia
2015 Workshop Chair, iThings 2015 - the 8th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, 11-13 December 2015, Sydney, Australia
2015 Workshop Chair, BdCloud 2015 - the 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, August 19-21, 2015, Dalian, China
2014 Workshop Chair, BdCloud 2014 - the 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, 3-5 December 2014, Sydney, Australia
2012 Workshop Chair, the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-2012), 5-7 December, 2012, Paphos, Cyprus

As Track Chair


2011 "Track Chair, Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS-2012) http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/imis/2012/ In conjunction with CISIS-2012 International Conference
http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/cisis/2012/. Track 13: Selected Areas in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing. July 4-th to July 6-th, 2012, Sanpaolo Palace Hotel, Palermo, Italy "

As Program Committee Member



2020 Program Committee Member, The14th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS 2020) July 1st – July 3rd , 2020, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland http://voyager.ce.fit.ac.jp/conf/imis/2020/index.php
2019 Program Committee Member, the 19th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2019), Melbourne, Australia 9-11 December 2019 http://nsclab.org/ica3pp2019/
2019 Program Committee Member, the Second International Workshop on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA’19), Phoenix, AZ, USA, June 25, 2019 (https://easychair.org/cfp/SNTA2019), To be held in conjunction with ACM HPDC 2019, June 24-28, 2019 (http://www.hpdc.org/2019/)
2019 Program Committee Member, the Sixth Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS), Within PDP 2019, The 27th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, and Network-Based Computing, Pavia, Italy, February 13-15, 2019 https://www.pdp2019.eu/hpcms.html
2018 Program Committee Member, the 18th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2018), Guangzhou, China, 15-17 Nov 2018 http://nsclab.org/ica3pp2018/index.html
2018 Program Committee Member, Track: Distributed Systems, Networks and Applications at the 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2018) May 08-11, Porto, Portugal, http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-18/
2018 Program Committee Member, the 31st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - IEEE CBMS 2018, Karlstad, Sweden, June 18 - 21 2018. https://cbms2018.hotell.kau.se/
2018 Program Committee Member, the Fifth Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS), Within PDP 2018 The 26th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, and Network-Based Computing, Cambridge, UK
21-23 March 2018 http://www.pdp2018.org/specialsessions/hpcms.html
2017 Program Committee Member, The Fifth International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI’17), Manipal, India, September 13-16, 2017. ISI'17 is co-located with the sixth IEEE International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI'17) http://icacci-conference.org/2017/isi-home.
2017 Program Committee Member, the Third International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA'17), September 13-16, 2017, Manipal, India, http://www.acn-conference.org/ista2017/
2017 Program Committee Member, the 17th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2017), August 21-23, 2017, Helsinki, Finland https://research.comnet.aalto.fi/ICA3PP2017/
2017 Program Committee Member, the 4th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (Salento AVR 2017), Ugento (Lecce), Italy from 12th to 15th June, 2017 http://www.salentoavr.it
2017 Program Committee Member, The 12th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing (GPC 2017), May 11-14, Cetus Hotel, Cetara, Amalfi Coast, Italy http://gpc2017.di.unisa.it/GPC_2017/Home.html
2017 Program Committee Member, the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - IEEE CBMS 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 22-24 2017 http://cbms2017.org
2017 Program Committee Member, The 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST-2017), June 21-23 2017, Exeter, UK, http://cse.stfx.ca/~FCST2017/index.php
2017 Program Committee Member, the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2017, Porto, Portugal, April 22-24 2017 http://closer.scitevents.org
2017 Program Committee Member, the Fourth Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS), within PDP 2017, Within PDP 2017 The 25th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, and Network-Based Computing, St. Petersburg, Russia, 6-8 March 2017, http://pdp2017.org/hpcms.html
2017 "Program Committee Member, The Eighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2017 February 19 - 23, 2017 - Athens, Greece http://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/CLOUDCOMPUTING17.html
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2017 "Program Committee Member, The Ninth International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing SERVICE COMPUTATION 2017 February 19 - 23, 2017 - Athens, Greece http://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/SERVICECOMPUTATION17.html
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2016 Program Committee Member, the 8th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-16), Dec. 19 - 21, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand, http://csa-conference.org/2016/
2016 Program Committee Member, the Second IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (IEEE DSS 2016), Sydney, Australia, December 12-14 2016, http://www.swinflow.org/confs/2016/dss/
2016 Program Committee Member, 13th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2016, Track 2: Cloud, Parallel, Distributed and High Performance Computing. Agadir, Morocco, November 29th to December 2nd, 2016 http://www.aiccsa.net/AICCSA2016/home
2016 Program Committee Member, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud 2016), Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=53126
2016 Program Committee Member, The Fourth International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI’16), September 21-24, 2016, Jaipur, India, http://icacci-conference.org/isi2016/index.html
2016 Program Committee Member, the Second International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA’16), September 21-24, 2016, Jaipur, India http://acn-conference.org/ista2016/index.html
2016 Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and Solid Earth Sciences (HPC-WCES 2016), The University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, July 18 – July 22, 2016 http://hpcs2016.cisedu.info/2-conference/workshops---hpcs2016/workshop14-wces
2016 Program Committee Member, The 16th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2016), Granada, Spain, December 14th-16th, 2016, https://www.arcos.inf.uc3m.es/wp/ica3pp2016/
2016 Program Committee Member, the 2016 International Conference on Platform Technology and Service (PlatCon-16), 15-17 February 2016, Jeju, Korea, http://www.platcon.org
2016 Program Committee Member, the third International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SALENTO AVR 2016), Otranto, Lecce, Italy, June 15 - 18, 2016, http://www.salentoavr.it
2016 Program Committee Member, The 29th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016), Jun 20 2016, Dublin, Ireland Jun 21 - 23, 2016 Belfast, Ireland
2016 Program Committee Member, The Seventh International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2016 March 20 - 24, 2016 - Rome, Italy http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/ComCLOUDCOMPUTING16.html
2016 Program Committee Member, The Eighth International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing SERVICE COMPUTATION 2016 March 20 - 24, 2016 - Rome, Italy http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/ComSERVICECOMPUTATION16.html
2016 Program Committee Member, the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016, Rome, Italy, 23-25 April 2016 http://closer.scitevents.org
2016 Program Committee Member, the third Special Session on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS), within PDP 2016, the 24th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 17-19 February 2016, http://www.pdp2016.org/SS7.html
2016 Program Committee Member, the 3rd international conference on ‘Big Data and Smart City’, Middle East College campus, Sultanate of Oman, 14th -15th March 2016, http://www.mec.edu.om/conf2016/
2015 Program Committee Member, IEEE DSDIS 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems, Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Dec. 2015 http://www.swinflow.org/confs/dsdis2015/
2015 Program Committee Member, the 15th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2015), Zhangjiajie, China, November 18-20, 2015
2015 Program Committee Member, the 2nd International Conference on Augmented and Virtual Reality (SALENTO AVR 2015), Lecce (Italy), August 31 - September 3, 2015
2015 Program Committee Member, the 9th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST 2015), Dalian, China, August 26-28, 2015 http://ncc.dlut.edu.cn/~fcst2015/index.html
2015 Program Committee Member, the 12th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems (MobiWis 2015), Rome, Italy, 24-26 August 2015, http://www.mobiwis.org/2015/
2015 Program Committee Member, BdCloud 2015 - the 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, Aug.19-21, 2015, Dalian, China
2015 Program Committee Member, The 2nd International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and solid Earth Sciences (HPC-WCES 2015), to be held in conjunction with The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2015), July 20 – July 24, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands http://hpcs2015.cisedu.info
2015 Program Committee Member, the 28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2015), to be held in Sao Carlos and Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil in June 22-25, 2015, http://www.gbdi.icmc.usp.br/events/cbms2015/
2015 Program Committee Member, The 12th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing – NPC 2015, September 17-19, 2015 New York, New York
2015 Program Committee Member, International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA’15), August 10-13, 2015, Kochi, India
2015 Program Committee Member, CLOUD COMPUTING 2015, The Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, March 22 - 27, 2015 - Nice, France, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2015/CLOUDCOMPUTING15.html
2015 Program Committee Member, SERVICE COMPUTATION 2015, The Seventh International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing, March 22 - 27, 2015 - Nice, France, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2015/SERVICECOMPUTATION15.html
2015 Program Committee Member, The fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science” - CLOSER 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 2015
2015 Program Committee Member, Workshop on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS) at PDP 2015 (www.pdp2015.org), March 4-6 2015, Turku, Finland, http://www.pdp2015.org/specialsessions/hpcms/index.html
2014 Program Committee Member, IEEE BDCloud 2014 - The 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, Sydney, Australia, 3-5 Dec. 2014. http://www.swinflow.org/confs/bdcloud2014/
2014 Program Committee Member, The 14th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom 2014), December 9-12, 2014 Ayodya Resort, Bali, Indonesia Co-located with UIC-2014 and ATC-2014, http://cse.stfx.ca/~scalcom2014/
2014 Program Committee Member, HPC-WCES2014 International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Weather, Climate, and solid Earth Sciences. As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) http://hpcs2014.cisedu.info or http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs14 July 21 – July 25, 2014 The Savoia Hotel Regency Bologna, Italy
2014 Program Committee Member, The 12th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom 2014) August 24-27, 2014 Dalian, China, http://action.dlmu.edu.cn/uscience/picom2014/
2014 Program Committee Member, The 14th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2014), August 24-27, 2014, Dalian, China, http://action.dlmu.edu.cn/ica3pp2014/
2014 Program Committee Member, The fourth International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science” - CLOSER 2014, April 3-5 2014, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Program Committee Member, the Third International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI’14), September 24-27, 2014, Delhi, India.
2014 Program Committee Member, the 12th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA-14), Milan, 26-28 August 2014
2014 Program Committee Member, SERVICE COMPUTATION 2014 May 25 - 29, 2014 - Venice, Italy, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/SERVICECOMPUTATION14.html
2014 Program Committee Member, Workshop on High Performance Computing in Modelling and Simulation (HPCMS) at PDP 2014 (Turin - www.pdp2014.org), February 12-14 2014, Turin, Italy
2013 Program Committee Member, The 13th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-2013) December 18-21, 2013 Sorrento Peninsula, Italy
2013 Program Committee Member, The 5th FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-13) in Danang, Vietnam, December 18 - 21, 2013, http://www.ftrai.org/csa2013
2013 Program Committee Member, IEEE CGC2013, the third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2013, http://socialcloud.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/confs/CGC2013/
2013 Program Committee Member, the 5th International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2013), held in conjunction with the International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC2013) in Karlsruhe, Germany on Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 2013
2013 Program Committee Member, IEEE ISPA-13, The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications, Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 July 2013, http://anss.org.au/ispa2013/
2013 Program Committee Member, The Fifth International Conferences on Advanced Service Computing (SERVICE COMPUTATION 2013), May 27 - June 1, 2013 , Valencia, Spain, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/SERVICECOMPUTATION13.html
2013 Program Committee Member, The 26th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2013),  6th Special Track on Grid and Cloud Computing in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, Porto, Portugal, 20-22 June 2013, http://sara.unisalento.it/cbms2013/
2013 Program Committee Member, Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI’13), August 23-24, 2013, Mysore, India. http://icacci-conference.org/site/isi2013
2012 Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2012), held in conjunction with the International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2012) in China, Xiangtan on Nov. 1-3, 2012
2012 Program Committee Member, The 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing(CGC 2012), November 1-3, 2012, Xiangtan, Hunan, China http://kpnm.hnust.cn/confs/cgc2012/oc.html
2012 Program Committee Member, The 4th FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-12), November 22-25, 2012, Jeju, Korea http://www.ftrai.org/csa2012
2012 Program Committee Member, The 12th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP-12), 4-7 September 2012, Fukuoka, Japan http://anss.org.au/ica3pp12
2012 Program Committee Member, the 5th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IDCS 2012), Wu Yi Shan, in Fujian, China 21-23 November 2012. http://www.cloudbus.org/cdn/idcs12
2012 Program Committee Member, the 9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing (NPC 2012, http://www.ftrai.org/npc2012/), Gwangju, Korea, September 6-8 , 2012
2012 Program Committee Member, The 25th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2012),  5th Special Track on Grid and Cloud Computing in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, Rome, Italy, June 20-22 2012
2012 Program Committee Member, 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on Advances in High-Performance Algorithms and Applications, Held in conjunction with the ICCSA 2012 Conference, June 18-21, 2012 Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
2012 Program Committee Member, The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science” - CLOSER 2012, Porto, Portugal, 18-21 April 2012 http://www.closer.scitevents.org
2012 Program Committee Member, The 5th FTRA International Conference on Human-centric Computing (HumanCom 2012), September 6-8, 2012, Gwangju, Korea, http://www.ftrai.org/humancom2012/
2011 Program Committee Member, CGC2011 - International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing, December 12-14, 2011, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.swinflow.org/confs/cgc2011/
2011 Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing(WMSC2011), held in conjunction with the International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC2011) in Sydney, Australia on Dec. 12-14, 2011
2011 Program Committee Member, CSA 2011, The 3rd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications , Jeju, Korea December 12-15, 2011, http://www.ftrai.org/csa2011/
2011 Program Committee Member, the 11th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2011), 24-26 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, http://anss.org.au/ica3pp11
2011 Program Committee member, the 12th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT-11), 20-22 October 2011, Gwangju, Korea http://www.ftrai.org/pdcat2011/
2010 Program Committee member, The 2nd International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2010), 11-13 December 2010, Hongkong, China
2010 Program Committee Member, Workshop on Autonomic Computational Science (ACS 2010), held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM Grid2010 Brussels (25-28 October 2010)
2010 Program Committee Member, 12th IEEE Iternational Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (IEEE HPCC-10), September 1-3 2010, Melbourne Australia, Web Services and Internet Computing area
2010 Program Committee Member, The 23rd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2010), Special track on Healthgrid Computing, Perth, Australia, 12-15 October 2010, http://sara.unisalento.it/cbms2010/index.html
2010 Program Committee Member, the 3rd International Conference on Human-centric Computing (HumanCom-10), Cebu, Philippines, August 11 - 13, 2010, http://www.ftrg.org/humancom2010
2010 Program Committee Member, the 10th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2010), May 21-23 2010, Busan, Korea, http://cse.stfx.ca/~ica3pp2010
2009 Program Committee Member, the 16th IEEE International Conference on High performance Computing, HiPC 2009, December 16-19 2009, Kochi, India, http://www.hipc.org
2009 Program Committee Member, the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2009, August 3-4 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, http://cvial.ece.ttu.edu/cbms2009
2009 Program Committee Member, the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA-09), track 11 on Distributed and parallel algorithms, Jeju, Korea, December 10 - 12, 2009, http://www.sersc.org/CSA2009
2009 Program Committee Member, Workshop on Web services and internet computing, held in conjunction with The 11th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-09), June 25-27, 2009 Korea University, Seoul, Korea http://www.sersc.org/HPCC2009/
2008 Program Committee Member, Workshop on High Performance and Grid Computing in Medicine and Biology (HiPGCoMB), held in conjunction with International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA 2008), Sydney, Australia, December 10-12 2008
2008 Workshop organizer and co-chair, Program Committee member, Workshop on Advances in High-Performance E-Science Middleware and Applications (AHEMA 2008), held in conjunction with e-Science 2008, 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, December 7-12 2008
2008 Program Committee Member, Workshop High Performance Data Grid 2008 (HPDataGrid08), held in conjunction with the Ninth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT’08), Dunedin, New Zealand December 1–4, 2008
2008 "Program Committee Member, 15th Mardi Gras Conference on Distributed Applications
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, January 31 - February 02, 2008"
2007 Program Committee Member, Workshop on Models, Algorithms and Methodologies for Grid-enabled Computing Environments, held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM 2007), Gdansk, Poland, September 9-12, 2007
2006 Program Committee Member, Grid Computing Environment 2006 (GCE2006), held in conjunction with SuperComputing 2006, Tampa, Florida, November 11-17 2006
2005 Program Committee Member, Grid Computing Environment 2005 (GCE2005), held in conjunction with SuperComputing 2005, Seattle, WA, November 12-18 2005

As Reviewer for the following international Journals


IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
IEEE Transactions on Computers
IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
IEEE Intelligent Systems
IEEE Access
ELSEVIER Information Sciences
ELSEVIER Expert Systems With Applications
ELSEVIER Data and Knowledge Engineering
ELSEVIER Future Generation Computer Systems
ELSEVIER Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
SPRINGER Soft Computing
SPRINGER Journal of Grid Computing
SPRINGER Journal of Supercomputing
SPRINGER Journal of Real Time Image Processing
SPRINGER Cluster Computing
SPRINGER Computing
SPRINGER Artificial Intelligence Review
WILEY Concurrency and Computation: Practice and experience
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Bioinformatics
HINDAWI The Scientific World Journal

IEEE Professional Service


2020-today Moderator of the IEEE TechRxiv preprint repository, “Computing and Processing” category since April 22, 2020
2014-today Vice Chair of Regional Centers, IEEE TCSC

2014-today Member, IEEE Computer Society’s Special Technical Community on Sustainable Computing (STC-SC)2012-today Technical Area Coordinator of the IEEE TCSC Technical Area on Data Intensive Computing

Member of the following IEEE Technical Committees:

TCDP (Technical Committee on Distributed Processing)
TCPP (Technical Committee on Parallel Processing)
TCSC (Technical Committee on Scalable Computing)
TCSVC (Technical Committee on Services Computing)
TCDE (Technical Committee on Data Engineering)

Member of the following IEEE Communities:

Big Data Community
Cloud Computing Community
Cybersecurity Community
Life Sciences Community



Invited Lectures


2008-2009 Workshop Advantages of regional e-Infrastructures in Grid technology uptake by local scientific communities and SMEs, within the Open Grid Forum 25, Catania, March 4, 2009
2007-2008 Workshop Databases in the Grid: tools, middleware and applications, nell’ambito dell’Open Grid Forum 23, Barcellona, Spagna Giugno 2-6 2008
2007-2008 IBM Italia, Tivoli Lab, Roma, Italia, Gennaio 22 2008
2007-2008 IBM Research, Zurigo, Svizzera, Dicembre 14 2007
2007-2008 Workshop HP-CAST, organizzato da HP, Reno, Nevada, Novembre 10 2007
2006-2007 Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Grecia, September 6 2007
2006-2007 Workshop on Grid Portals and Data Management techniques for Earth Science Applications, organizzato da CRS4, (Cagliari - Italia), Giugno 14-15 2007
2005-2006 Second Grid & e-Collaboration Workshop for the Earth Science and The Space Community, organizzato da European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN), Frascati, Italia, 11-12 dicembre 2006
2005-2006 VIII Congresso SIMAI, organizzato da Societa’ Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale, Baia Ragusa, Italia, 22-26 maggio 2006
2004-2005 Workshop on High performance and Grid Computing, organizzato dal Centro di eccellenza per il calcolo ad alte prestazioni, Università’ della Calabria, 23 Marzo 2005
2003-2004 Workshop Join the Grid, Seize the Age, organizzato da HP ed Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turchia, 12-13 Luglio 2004
2003-2004 Workshop Soluzioni server e cluster per l’Università e la ricerca scientifica, organizzato da Apple Computer Inc. Italia, Roma, Italia, 6 aprile 2004
2003-2004 Workshop Soluzioni server e cluster per l’Università e la ricerca scientifica, organizzato da Apple Computer Inc. Italia, Milano, Italia, 1 aprile 2004
2003-2004 Workshop on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, tenutosi presso l’Università degli Studi di Messina, 27-28 gennaio 2004
2002-2003 Workshop Portals & Portlets 2003, tenutosi presso e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, Scozia, 14 – 17 luglio 2003
2000-2001 Workshop Grid demo: Live demonstrations of European and U.S. Grid technology, tenutosi durante la conferenza HPCN Europe 2001, Amsterdam, Olanda, 25-27 Giugno 2001
2000-2001 Workshop Grid Portals Developer Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 4 – 5 Giugno 2001
1999-2000 School of Computing organizzata dal CERN a Maratona, Grecia, nel periodo 17 – 30 settembre 2000
1998-1999 Conferenza internazionale Eighth international Colloquium on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science tenutasi a Plovdiv, Bulgaria, nel periodo 13 – 17 agosto 1999

Research Abroad


January - June 1999: Center for Advanced Computing Research, CalTech, USA
July - September 1996: Center for Advanced Computing Research, CalTech, USA