Title: Cloud – Fog Computing: Resource Allocation and Scheduling Challenges
Cloud computing has been widely used in research, industry, business, etc., due to its virtually unlimited processing and storage capabilities. Resource allocation and application scheduling play a vital role in cloud computing.
Due to the growing increase in number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, fog computing has appeared as a computing model aiming to alleviate problems in cloud computing related to network congestion and latency of services. Fog is an intermediate tier between users and cloud resources, with limited processing capacity. However, most of the IoT applications are real-time having timing constraints as main concern. Therefore, appropriate management of real-time applications is required for effective use of cloud and fog resources.
The motivation of this keynote is to present novel techniques to address challenges in resource allocation and scheduling in cloud and fog computing architectures and to provide future research directions in the areas of cloud and fog computing.
(Professor Emeritus, University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Helen Karatza is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Karatza’s research interests include Cloud and Fog Computing, Energy Efficiency, Resource Allocation and Scheduling and Real-time Distributed Systems.
Dr. Karatza has authored or co-authored over 230 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”. She was Editor-in-Chief of “Simulation Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International”, Associate Editor of “ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation” and Senior Associate Editor of the “Journal of Systems and Software” of Elsevier. 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/