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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous CLOSER conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Privacy-preserving Data Processing at Scale: How Much Can You Trust Your Cloud Provider?  
Pascal Felber, Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland

Trustworthy Federated Learning Systems
Lydia Chen, Technology University Delft, Netherlands

Serverless Across the Edge-Cloud Continuum: Issues and Perspectives    
Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy


Towards Real-Time Reliable Edge AI  
Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Massivizing Computer Systems: VU on the Science, Design, and Engineering of Distributed Systems and Ecosystems  
Alexandru Iosup, Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Taming the Wild West of Social Media: Computational and Data Challenges and Opportunities After the Digital Services Act  
Adriana Iamnitchi, Advanced Computing Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands


15 Years of Cloud Control  
Erik Elmroth, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University and Elastisys, Sweden

Data Security and Privacy in Emerging Scenarios  
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Scaling the Data Loop: Accelerating the Development and Testing of Autonomous Vehicles  
Ulrich Homann, Microsoft, United States


Cloud-based Crowd Monitoring    
Maarten van Steen, Digital Society Institute, University of Twente, Netherlands

Blockchain Application Design and Development, and the Case of Programmable Money    
Ingo Weber, TU Berlin, Germany

AI Engineering –– Meeting New Challenges in System and Software Development of AI-based Systems    
Ivica Crnkovic, Department of Computer Science and engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The Science of Systems Benchmarking    
Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg, Germany


Cloud Computing for Enabling Big Data Analysis Services  
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy

New Horizons in IoT Workflows Provisioning in Edge and Cloud Datacentres for Fast Data Analytics: The Osmotic Computing Approach    
Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Quantum in the Cloud: Application Potentials and Research Opportunities
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Edge Intelligence - The Co-evolution of Humans, IoT, and AI    
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Clouds for Real-Time Applications Scheduling Issues
Eleni Karatza, Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Putting the "Account'' into Cloud Accountability  
Martin G. Gilje Jaatun, IDE, Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway, Norway

Building Trust in the Cloud, Ensuring we Don't Need to Trust our Provider so Completely!  
David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Smart Connected Digital Factories: Unleashing the Power of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet    
Mike Papazoglou, European Research Institute in Service Science, Tilburg University, Netherlands

CLOUD, Trigger of a Socio-economic Revolution
Tobias Hoellwarth, EuroCloud Europe, Austria

Scientific Workflows in the Era of Clouds    
Péter Kacsuk, LPDS, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary

Will Cloud Gain an Edge?    
Lee Gillam, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, United Kingdom


Not Acid, Not Base, but Salt - A Transaction Processing Perspective on Blockchains  
Stefan Tai, TU Berlin, Germany

Big Data, Smart Data and Imbalanced Classification - Preprocessing, Models and Challenges  
Francisco Herrera, Dept. Of Computer Science And Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain

Challenges on Big data based Clouds Health-Care for Risk Predictions based on Ensemble Classifiers and Subjective Analysis
Hamido Fujita, Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Big Data - Evolution, Trends and Opportunities  
Roy Cecil, IBM Portugal, Portugal


Security and Privacy in the Cloud    
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Native Cloud Applications - Why Virtual Machines, Images and Containers Miss the Point!    
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Complexity Science with the Internet of Things  
Peter Sloot, Complexity Institute Singapore, Singapore; ITMO St. Petersburg; Russion Federation; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The New Era of Multi-dimensional Data Management  
Verena Kantere, University of Geneva, Switzerland

RTTMM: Role Based 3-Tier Mobility Model for Evaluation of Delay Tolerant Routing Protocols in Post Disaster Situation    
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, School Of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, United States


Cloud Computing and Big Data Can Improve the Quality of Our Life  
Victor Chang, Department of Operations and Information Management, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom

Change Alone is Unchanging - Continuous Context-aware Adaptation of Service-based Systems for Smart Cities and Communities  
Paolo Traverso, Center for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy

In-transit Analytics on Distributed Clouds - Applications and Architecture    
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

At Scale Enterprise Computing    
Chung-Sheng Li, Independent Researcher, United States

Software- and Systems Architecture for Smart Vehicles    
Cornel Klein, CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


Agile Infrastructure at CERN - Moving 9'000 Servers into a Private Cloud    
Helge Meinhard, Independent Researcher, Switzerland

Probabilistic Resource Allocation based on a Large Deviations Principle    
Paulo Gonçalves, ENS Lyon, LIP, INRIA-DANTE, France

OpenNebula - Latest Innovations in Private Cloud Computing    
Ignacio Martín Llorente, Independent Researcher, Spain


Breathing in the Clouds - Thin Air or Bad Atmosphere?    
Gottfried Vossen, DBIS Group, University of Münster, Germany

Reducing Energy Consumption by using Clouds    
Ivona Brandić, TU Wien Favoritenstr. 9-11, Vienna UT, Austria

Data Science, Clouds and X-Informatics    
Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, United States


PERFORMANCE OF CLOUDS - Issues and Research Directions    
Eleni Karatza, Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

EXPERIMENTAL COMPUTER SCIENCE - Approaches and Instruments    
Frédéric Desprez, DRT/LETI/DACLE/ - Bâtiment 51 C, Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus, France

Fabrizio Gagliardi, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain

Cloud Standards    
Arlindo Dias, Independent Researcher, Portugal


Michael Sobolewski, Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center, AFRL/WPAFB, United States

Tony Shan, Independent Researcher, United States

LEVERAGING ARCHITECTURE - Service Engineering as the Next Challenge  
Wil Janssen, , Netherlands

Donald Ferguson, Computer Science Dept.,, United States