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Salvatore Distefano

Associate Professor at University of Messina

Areas of expertise

  • Non-Markovian modelling
  • Performance and reliability evaluation
  • Quality of Service/Experience
  • Software and Service Engineering

Major works

  • R. Dautov, S. Distefano, D. Bruneo, and G. Merlino, “Enabling Workload Engineering in Edge, Fog and Cloud Computing through OpenStack-based Middleware”, in ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, ACM, 2019
  • S. Distefano, D. Bruneo, F. Longo, G. Merlino, A. Puliafito, “I/Ocloud: Adding an IoT Dimension to Cloud infrastructure”, IEEE Computer, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 57-65, January 2018 [doi:]
  • S. Distefano, C. Ghezzi, S. Guinea, and R. Mirandola, “Dependability Assessment of Web Service Orchestrations”, In IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Sept. 2014, Vol. 63, no 3, pp. 689–705, ISSN: 0018-9529, IEEE Reliability Society. [doi:]
  • D. Bruneo, S. Distefano, F. Longo, A. Puliafito, and M. Scarpa, “Workload-Based Software Rejuvenation in Cloud Systems”, In IEEE Transactions on Computer, Vol. 62, No. 6, June 2013, pp. 1072-1085 IEEE Computer Society. [doi:]
  • S. Distefano, M. Scarpa, and A. Puliafito, “From UML to Petri Nets: the PCM-based Methodology” IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Vol. 37, no 1 (January 2011), pp 65–79, IEEE Computer Society.[doi:]

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About Me

Salvatore is an Associate Professor at University of Messina, Italy, and Fellow Professor at Kazan Federal University, Russia, head of the Social and Urban Computing Group and of the Cisco Innovation Center in Kazan. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano (2011-2015). In 2001 he got the master degree in Computer Engineering from University of Catania, and then, in 2006, he received the PhD degree on Computer Science and Engineering from University of Messina. His main research interests include non-Markovian modelling; performance and reliability evaluation; dependability; Quality of Service/Experience; Service Level Agreement; Parallel and Distributed Computing, Grid, Cloud, Autonomic, Volunteer, Crowd, Edge, Fog Computing; Internet of Things; Smart Cities; Swarm and collective intelligence; Big Data; Software and Service Engineering. During his research activity, he contributed to the development of several tools such as WebSPN, ArgoPerformance, GS3 and Stack4Things. He is also one of the co-founder of the start up, a spin-off of the University of Messina established in 2017.

Courses and Programs taught by Salvatore Distefano

1 course in a series


IoT: from hardware to practice

Professional Certificate
3 courses