Seminars & Colloquia

Emilio Insfran

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

"Dynamic Reconfiguration of Cloud Services Architectures"

Monday October 24, 2016 01:00 PM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)


Abstract: In incremental development approaches, the integration of new services into the actual cloud application may trigger the dynamic reconfiguration of the cloud services architecture, thus changing its structure and behavior at runtime. This talk will introduce the characteristics of cloud services architectures and a model driven approach that uses the specification of how the integration of new services will change the current cloud application architecture to obtain: i) the orchestration of services, ii) skeletons of interface implementations, and iii) the operationalization of reconfiguration actions to be applied at runtime. This approach aligns the activities and artifacts needed to deal with the dynamic change of the cloud services architecture as well as the automation performed using model to model and model to text transformations. The feasibility of the approach is illustrated by means of a case study that uses Microsoft Azure© as a service deployment platform.
Short Bio: Emilio Insfran is Associate Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain. He received his MSc degree in Computer Science from the Cantabria University (Spain, 1994) and his PhD degree from the UPV (Spain, 2003). He has been a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI - Carnegie Mellon University) (Pittsburgh, USA), University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands), and Brigham Young University (Provo, USA). He is Expert Evaluator for the National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP) and for the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA - ACREDITA plus program). He published more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences and participated in more than 20 national and international research projects. He also leaded several industry-sponsored technology transfer projects. He is in the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, the International Journal of Business Information and Technology, and the Computing and Systems Journal. He also serves regularly in several program and organization committees of international conferences such as MODELS, RE, SEAA, ISD, MODELSWARD, WEBIST, etc. His main research interests are model-driven engineering, requirements engineering, software architectures, software quality, and cloud computing.

Special Instructions: Dr. Insfran is visiting NC State from October 24 to 28. If you would like to meet with him, please contact him by email.

Host: Munindar Singh, CSC

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