Best paper award at IEEE NCA conference

July 27th, 2007|

Two weeks ago, Luis Moura Silva and Javier Alonso were in Boston (USA) to assist in the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA07). They presented the paper “Using Virtualization to improve the Software Rejuvenation” (link: paper_ieee_nca_camera_ready.pdf ) written in collaboration with Prof. Luis Silva (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal) and Dr. Artur Andrzejak (ZIB, Germany). Furthermore, this paper was awarded the “Best paper award on Network Applications”. The paper presents an approach for software rejuvenation based on automated self-healing techniques that can be easily applied to off-the-shelf Application Servers and Internet sites. This self-healing scheme is meant to be the least disruptive as possible for running the service and results in zero downtime for most of the cases. In our scheme, we exploit the usage of virtualization [...]

Manish Parashar was in Barcelona invited by our research group

July 10th, 2007|

Last week Prof. Manish Parashar (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University , New Jersey) was in Barcelona invited by our research group. During his stay we discussed various themes of research in the area of Autonomic Computing and we have detected some possible areas for collaboration that should be explored from now on. On top of that, I’m thankful for the opportunity that Professor Parashar has given us to compare and contrast with him what the future of Autonomic Computing will be. We agreed that the discipline is cross-sectional and that in the near future it will become a part of many areas of current research. During his stay Professor Parashar also gave a course, as a continuation of Omer F. Rana’s, in the [...]