NESUS. 4th Workshop & 8th MC Meeting

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am – October 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
COST Association. Auditorium. 15th Floor
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Ixelles
Isabel Becerra
+34 916249104


October 5th 2017. WG & MC meetings

9:00 – 9:15 Register
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome
Action chair. Jesus Carretero
9:30 – 10:30 WG meetings to prepare SRA presentation
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00  WG meetings to prepare SRA presentation
13:00 – 14:30  Lunch
14:30 – 16:30   8th MC Meeting


October 6th 2017.  Workshop for Research Roadmap  Presentation


9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
COST Officer:  Ralph Stuebner
9:15 – 10:15 Presentation of the Action and RR
Action chair:  Jesus Carretero
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15 Presentation of the Action RR.
WG leaders
12:15 – 13:15 RR  Panel. “The landscape of Exascale and the convergence with cloud and big data in the EU programs”
13:15 Closing
COST Officer & Action Chair


Hotels. There are recommended hotels close to the meeting venue not exceeding the maximum flat rate allowance approved by the MC. You may see venue and hotel information at:



Angelos Bilas

University of Crete

Angelos Bilas is currently a Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Crete, Greece, where he has also held an Associate Professor position between 2002-2011. Prof. Bilas received his diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 1993, and the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Princeton University, NJ in 1995 and 1998 respectively. Between 1998-2002 he held an Assistant Professor position with the ECE Department at the University of Toronto. His current interests include architectures and systems software support for efficient storage systems, low-latency high-bandwidth communication protocols, and runtime-system support for multicore processors. His work has been published in prestigious conferences in computer architecture and systems. Prof. Bilas is the recipient of a Marie Curie Excellent Teams Award (2005-2009), has served in the Program Committees of more than 80 conferences and workshops in his area, as the Program Chair for IEEE Cluster 2010, in the Editorial Board of IEEE Computer Architecture Letters (CAL) [2007-2011], currently serves in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) [May 2011-], has participated in more than 18 EU or nationally funded projects, and has been the coordinator of the FP7 EU project IOLanes [2010-2013].


Pascal Bouvry

University of Luxembourg

Professor Dr. Pascal Bouvry obtained his Ph.D. degree (’94) in Computer Science with great distinction at the University of Grenoble (INPG), France. His research at the IMAG laboratory focussed on Mapping and scheduling task graphs onto Distributed Memory Parallel Computers. Next, he performed post-doctoral researches on coordination languages and multi-agent evolutionary computing at CWI in Amsterdam. Dr Bouvry gained industrial experience as manager of the technology consultant team for FICS (belonging to S1 corp) a world leader in electronic financial services. Next, he worked as CEO and CTO of SDC, a Saigon-based joint venture between SPT (the second telecom operator in Vietnam), Spacebel SA (a Belgian leader in Space, GIS and Healthcare), and IOIT, a public research and training center. After that, Dr Bouvry moved to Montreal as VP Production of Lat45 and Development Director for MetaSolv Software, a world-leader in Operation Support Systems for the telecom industry (e.g. AT&T, Worldcom, Bell Canada, etc). Dr. Bouvry is currently professor at the University of Luxembourg, special advisor to the University President regarding High Performance Computing, heading the Parallel Computing and Optimization Group, directing the doctoral programme in computer science & engineering, and the certificate SmartICT for Business innovation. Pascal Bouvry is also Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center of Security, Reliability and Trust, aka SnT. Pascal Bouvry participates to the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, Springer journal on Communications and Sustainable Computing, and Elsevier journal in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.

Jesus Carretero

University Carlos III of Madrid

Jesus Carretero is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is responsible for that knowledge area since 2000 and leader of the Computer Architecture Research Group (ARCOS). His research activity is centered on high-performance computing systems, large-scale distributed systems, data-intensive computing, IoT and real-time systems. He is Action Chair of the IC1305 COST Action “Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems (NESUS)”. He has participated and leaded several national and international research projects in these areas, founded by Madrid Regional Government, Spanish Education Ministry and the European union. He has published more than 180 papers in journals and international conferences, editor of several books of proceedings, and guest editor for special issues of journals as Intenational Journal of Parallel Processing, Cluster Computing, Computers and Electrical Engineering, and New Generation Computing, and he is coauthor of several text books related to Operationg Systems and Computer Architecture. He has participated in many conference organization committees, and he has been General chair of HPCC2011, MUE2012, ICA3PP2016 and CGRID 2017, and Program Chair of ISPA 2012, EuroMPI 2013, C4Bio 2014, and ESAA 2014 and CGRID 2017. Prof. Carretero is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.


Georges Da Costa

University of Toulouse

Georges Da Costa is a Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Toulouse. He received his PhD from the LIG HPC research laboratory (Grenoble, France) in 2005 and his Habilitation at the University of Toulouse in 2015. He is member of the IRIT Laboratory. His main interests are related to large-scale distributed systems (HPC, Clouds), algorithmic, performance evaluation and energy-aware systems. He is working group chair on ‘Runtimes and Programming Models’ of the COST1305 Action Nesus (Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing) and was working group chair of the European COST0804 Action on ‘Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems’. He was Work Package leader of the European project CoolEmAll which aims at providing advanced simulation, visualization and decision support tools along with blueprints of computing building blocks for modular data center environment. His research currently focus on energy aware distributed systems. He serves on several PCs in the Energy aware systems, Cluster, Grid, Cloud and Peer to Peer fields. His research highlights are grid cluster & cloud computing, hybrid computing (CPU/GPU), large scale energy aware distributed systems, performance evaluation and ambient systems.

Alexey Lastovetsky

University College Dublin

Alexey Lastovetsky received a PhD degree from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1986, and a Doctor of Science degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1997. His main research interests include algorithms, models, and programming tools for high performance heterogeneous computing. He has published over a hundred technical papers in refereed journals, edited books, and international conferences. He authored the monographs “Parallel computing on heterogeneous networks” (Wiley, 2003) and “High performance heterogeneous computing” (Wiley, 2009). He is currently Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University College Dublin, where he is also Founding Director of the Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory.

Laurent Lefevre


Laurent Lefevre is a permanent researcher in computer science at Inria (the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control) since 2001. He is a member of the Algorithms and Software Architectures for Distributed and HPC Platforms (Avalon) team from the LIP laboratory in Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon, France. He has organized several conferences in high performance networking and computing and he has been member of several program committees. He has co-authored more than 100 papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His interests include energy efficiency in large-scale distributed systems, high performance computing, distributed computing and networking, high performance networks protocols and services.


Radu Prodan

University of Klagenfurt

Radu Prodan is Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Innsbruck and recently appointed as Full Professor in distributed systems at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. His research interests in the areas of parallel and distributed systems comprise programming methods, compiler technology, performance analysis, and scheduling for high-performance scientific computing and industrial online gaming applications. He held previous research positions at ETH Zurich, University of Basel, Swiss Scientific Computing Centre, and University of Vienna. He participated in several national and European projects and is currently coordinating three Austrian projects in the areas of multicore and Cloud computing. Prodan was WP leader in the IST-034601 edutain@grid and 26185 (SHIWA) European projects, and is currently scientific coordinator of the H2020-ICT-2014-1 644179 project ENTICE. Currently he is co-chair of the “state-of-the-art and continuous learning in UCS” working group of the Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS) COST Action funded by the EU. He is the author of one book, over 150 journal and conference publications, and is the recipient of two IEEE best paper awards.

Thomas Rauber

University of Bayreuth

Thomas Rauber received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of the Saarland (Saarbrücken) in 1990, and a habilitation degree from the same university in 1996. From 1996-2002, Thomas Rauber has been a Professor at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Halle (Saale). In 2002, he joined the University of Bayreuth, where he now holds the Chair for Parallel and Distributed Systems (Angewandte Informatik II, AI 2). His research interests include high performance computing, parallel numerical algorithms with an emphasis on solution methods for ordinary differential equations, energy-efficient computing, and task-based programming approaches for high-performance computing. Thomas Rauber has published more than 140 scientific articles in journals and international conferences. He has served as a program committee member of many international conferences and workshops.

Gudula  Rünger.

Chemnitz University of Technology,

Gudula  Rünger is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the Chemnitz University of Technology, Saxony, Germany, since 2000. Her teaching and research areas are parallel computing,  programming languages and compilers. She is also the head of the special interest group “Parallel and Distributed Systems” at the Computer Science Department in Chemnitz. Before she was a  Professor of “Parallel Computing and Complex  Systems” at the University Leipzig, Germany. From 1989 to 1997 she was a senior research assistant at the Computer Science Department at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, where she received a Habilitation Degree in Computer Science in 1996. She received a  Doctoral Degree in Mathematics from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1989. Gudula Rünger’s research interests include parallel and distributed programming, parallel algorithms for scientific applications, software development in science and engineering as well as energy efficiency of sequential and parallel applications.  She has participated in several national research projects funded by the DFG , DAAD, BMBF Germany or the EU.



CHAIR: Pierre Kuonen

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Pierre Kuonen obtained the Master degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1982. After six years of experience in the industry (oil exploration in Africa, then development of computer-assisted manufacturing tools in Geneva), he joined laboratory of the computer science theory at EPFL in 1988 and began working in the field of parallel and distributed systems for high-performance computing. He obtained the PhD in computer science in 1993. Since then he has been working in the field of parallel and distributed computing. First at EPFL, where he founded and directed the GRIP (Parallel Computing Research Group), then at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) in Valais, which he joined in 2000. Since 2003, he has been a full professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Architecture in Fribourg, where he managed the GRID & Cloud Computing Group. Since 2013 he has been co-director of the Institute for Complex Systems (iCoSys). In addition to his teaching activities in computer science, he is actively involved in national and international research projects in the field of parallel and distributed systems and high-performance computing. In 2014, in collaboration with Prof. Jean Hennebert (HES-SO//Fribourg) and Prof. Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (uni. Fribourg) he founded DAPLAB (Data Analysis and Processing Lab). With a model similar to fablabs, DAPLAB aims at facilitating the access for enterprises and universities to emerging technologies in the area of big data and intelligent data analysis.


Joanna Kolodziej

Cracow University of Technology

Joanna Kołodziej is the Professor in Research and Academic Computer Network (NASK) Institute. She is also the Head of the Department of Computer Sciences at Cracow University of Technology. Prof. Kolodziej serves as the President of the Polish Chapter of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She participated in several international and national projects including ECONET, 7FP and PARAPHRASE  7FP Grants. Currently, she is the Chair of the cHiPSet Cost Action IC1406  (


Marcin Ostasz

Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

Marcin Ostasz is graduated from the Technical University of Budapest at the Faculty of Electronics with an MSc degree and he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree awarded by Oxford Brookes University in the UK. Marcin has over 20 years of combined experience gained at various technical, project management, operations management, business analysis and process improvement positions with organisations such as Nokia, American Power Conversion, Dell, GE and Barclays Bank. Marcin is currently working at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC, as a business analyst, where his primary role is supporting ETP4HPC, the European Technology Platform for High-Performance Computing (ETP4HPC, as an Expert and managing one of its Office hubs. His other tasks include supporting projects, programmes and organisations such as PRACE, SHAPE, Mont-Blanc and e-IRG. He specialises in managing industrial relations, road-mapping, workshop management and business analysis. Marcin speaks Polish, English, Irish, Catalan, Hungarian and Czech.


Leonel Sousa

Universidade de Lisboa – INESC

Leonel Sousa received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa (UL), Lisbon, Portugal, in 1996, where he is  Full Professor and currently ECE Department Chair. He is also a Senior Researcher with the R&D Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores (INESCID). His research interests include high performance computing, parallel computing, computer architecture. Dr. Sousa has contributed to more than 250 papers in journals and international conferences, for which he got several awards. He is Fellow of the IET, Distinguished Scientist of ACM and Member of the IFIP Working Group 10.3 on Concurrent Systems.


Domenico Talia

University of Calabria

Domenico Talia is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria and a honorary professor at Amity University. Talia is also partner of two startups in the area of data analysis and cloud computing. His research interests include Cloud computing, Big data analysis, high performance computing, distributed systems, parallel data mining, social data analysis and peer-to-peer systems. On these topics he has been involved in several national and European research projects. Prof. Talia published several books and more than 350 papers in international journals such as Communications of the ACM, Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Internet Computing, ACM TIST, and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the International Journal on Web and Grid Services, and the Web Intelligence and Agent Systems International journal. He is serving as a program committee member of several conferences and is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

About nesus

Jesus Carretero is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is responsible for that knowledge area since 2000. He is also Director of the Master in Administration and Management of Computer Systems, which he founded in 2004. He also serves and has served as a Technology Advisor and in applied projects with several companies such as RENFE, EADS, INDRA, SIEMENS or ISOLUX, developing research and innovation projects. He is a project reviewer for Spanish research ministry and also European Union. His research activity is centered on high-performance computing systems, distributed systems and real-time systems. He has participated and leaded several national and international research projects in these areas, founded by Madrid Regional Government, Spanish Education Ministry and the European union. He was teaching in Facultad de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) since 1989 until 1997. In 1997 and 1998 he was a visiting scholar at the NorthWestern University of Chicago (Ill, USA), where he was researching with Prof. Alok Choudhary. He works currently at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been teaching since 2000. Carretero is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.