13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
IDC 2019
7-9 October 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia




Scheduling Complex Jobs in the Cloud – Challenges and Future Directions


Speaker: Helen Karatza

Professor Emeritus, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece




Cloud computing offers virtually unlimited computing resources on a pay-per-use approach to end users for running complex computationally intensive jobs without the problem of acquiring and maintaining expensive computers.

 However, there are important issues that must be addressed in order to exploit cloud computing full potential. This is mainly due to the scale of the cloud and the increasing number of cloud users and applications deployed in it. Critical issues are effective resource allocation, job scheduling, cost, quality of service, energy conservation. The scheduling algorithms must provide good performance to leasing cost ratio.

 Generally, job scheduling in large scale distributed computing systems is a challenging problem. Particularly important in cloud computing is the effective scheduling of complex real-time applications, taking into account not only the job response time but also the cost of the energy consumption for the cloud providers. Therefore, energy efficient scheduling strategies are required allowing for guarantees that the deadlines of complex jobs will be met.

 In this talk we will present recent research covering various concepts on complex jobs scheduling in the cloud and we will provide research directions and challenges in the cloud computing area.




Helen Karatza is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she teaches courses in the postgraduate and undergraduate level, and supervises doctoral and postdoctoral research. Dr. Karatza's research interests include Computer Systems Modeling and Simulation, Performance Evaluation, Grid and Cloud Computing, Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems, Resource Allocation and Scheduling and Real-time Distributed Systems.

 Dr. Karatza has authored or co-authored over 220 technical papers and book chapters including five papers that earned best paper awards at international conferences. She is senior member of IEEE, ACM and SCS, and she served as an elected member of the Board of Directors at Large of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. She served as Chair and Keynote Speaker in International Conferences.


 Dr. Karatza is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier Journal “Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory” and Senior Associate Editor of the “Journal of Systems and Software” of Elsevier. She was Editor-in-Chief of “Simulation Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International” and Associate Editor of “ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation”. She served as Guest Editor of Special Issues in International Journals.


More info about her activities/publications can be found in http://agent.csd.auth.gr/~karatza/



other keynotes (tbd)


Laboratory of Computer Security Problems

St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)

Prof. Igor Kotenko

Russia, 199178, St. Petersburg., No. 39, 14-th Linia, VI

Phone / Fax:   +7-812-328-71-81 / +7-812-328-44-50

E-mail: idc2019@comsec.spb.ru