Associate Professor
Software Engineering Department
University of Szeged
E-mail: keratt (at)
Office: Arpad square 2, room no. 14, Szeged, H-6720, Hungary

Dr. habil. Attila Kertesz is an associate professor at the Department of Software Engineering, University of Szeged, leading the IoT Cloud research group at the department. He graduated as a program-designer mathematician in 2005, received his Ph.D. degree at the SZTE Doctoral School of Computer Science in 2011, and habilitated at the University of Szeged in 2017. His research interests include the federative management of Blockchain, IoT, Fog and Cloud systems, and interoperability issues of distributed systems in general. He has coordinated the FogBlock4Trust sub-grant project of the TruBlo EU H2020 project, and the national project OTKA FK 131793 financed by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund. He is also a Management Committee member of the CERCIRAS Cost Action. He has more than 140 publications with more than 2200 citations.


Actual courses
  • 2019-2024: Blockchain Fundamentals and Applications, Simulating IoT-Cloud systems, Parallel programming, Programming languages, System Development I. (CooSpace, NEPTUN)
Past courses
  • 2019-2022: Introduction to Cloud and IoT systems, Parallel programming and Programming languages, System Development I.
  • 2015-2019: Parallel programming and Programming languages, Infrastructure and data services in Cloud Computing, System Development I.
  • 2014-2015: Infrastructure and data services in Cloud Computing, Parallel programming and Programming languages
  • 2013-2014: Infrastructure and data services in Cloud Computing
  • 2011-2013: Application development in distributed systems: from Grids to Clouds, and Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • 2008-2011: Grid Computing: History and recent developments, and Grid Computing in practice
  • 2009-2010 II. Semester: Programming languages
  • 2003-2008: System Development I., Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Programming languages
  • 2002-2003 II. Semester: Distributed Computations
  • 2002-2003 I. Semester: Compilers


Project involvement
    Ongoing projects:
  • 2020-2024: Connecting Education and Research Communities for an Innovative Resource Aware Society (CERCIRAS), EU COST Action CA19135; Role: MC member; Involvement: IoT, Fog and cloud modelling, resource scheduling
  • 2022-2024: Cloud and Blockchain Infrastructure Management research group (CBIM-RG) of the Smart Systems Research Institute (TKP2021-NVA-09); Role: RG leader; Involvement: Blockchain infrastructure Research and Development
  • 2020-2024: Sensors, IoT and Telecommunications field of Hungarian Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB); Role: WG5 member; Involvement: AI-assisted IoT research
    Finished projects:
  • 2018-2023: INDoor AIR POLLution NETwork (INDAIRPOLLNET), EU COST Action CA17136; Role: MC member; Involvement: sensor modelling, IoT and cloud support
  • 2019-2022: Analysing IoT device and application behaviour modelling to foster efficient management of Cloud and Fog environments, NKFIH-FK (OTKA) 131793 project; Role: project leader; Involvement: IoT, Fog and Cloud system simulation
  • 2021-2022: FogBlock4Trust sub-grant project of Trusted and reliable content on future blockchains (TruBlo EU H2020 project), Role: project leader; Involvement: Blockchain and Fog integrated application development
  • 2018-2021: Infrastructure Platform Development research group (IPD-RG) of the Smart Systems Research Institute (2018/FEKUSTRAT, TUDFO/2019, NKFIH/2020); Role: RG leader; Involvement: IoT and cloud support, cloud infrastructure management
  • 2017-2021: Cloud research group of the Internet of Living Things EU-funded National Excellence Project (GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00037); Role: RG leader; Involvement: IoT and cloud support
  • 2018-2021: Cloud research package of the Innovation of intelligent life science technologies and approaches and development of innovative services based on the Szegedien knowledge base project; (EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00008); Role: senior researcher; Involvement: cloud infrastructure management and deployment, application porting
  • 2015-2018: dEcentralized repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual machine opErations, ENTICE EU H2020 project; Role: senior researcher; Involvement: Cloud VM optimization, application decomposition, microservice composition
  • 2013-2017: Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS), EU ICT COST Action IC1304; Role: MC member; Involvement: cloud and IoT simulation
  • 2014-2015: Industrial collaboration projects with Ericsson Hungary on automatic application deployment with OpenStack; Role: project leader; Involvement: cloud service development, IoT support
  • 2011-2014: SCIentific gateway Based User Support, SCI-BUS EU FP7 project; Role: researcher; Involvement: cloud resource management in scientific gateways
  • 2010-2014: Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe, EGI-InSPIRE EU FP7 project; Role: researcher; Involvement: resource management solutions for Distributed Computing Infrastructures
  • 2009-2013: Open European Network for High Performance Computing on Complex Environments (ComplexHPC), EU ICT COST Action IC0805; Role: researcher; Involvement: cloud resource management solutions, simulation
  • 2010-2012: SHaring Interoperable Workflows for large-scale scientific simulations on Available DCIs, SHIWA EU FP7 project; Role: researcher; Involvement: workflow interoperability solutions
  • 2008-2012: Software Services and Systems, S-Cube EU FP7 Network of Excellence; Role: researcher; Involvement: cloud resource management solutions
  • 2004-2008: European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies, CoreGrid EU FP6 Network of Excellence; Role: researcher; Involvement: grid resource management solutions
Selected publications
  • Editorial activities: Editorial board member of Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems from 2024, Springer Cluster Computing from 2020 and Springer Journal of Grid Computing from 2019; Guest Editor of a Special Issue in MDPI Sensors in 2020 and CSCS Special Issue of Acta Cybernetica Journal in 2018 and 2020; Academic Editor of Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017-2018; Co-Editor of book on Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architectures, IGI Global 2016.
  • Conference Program Chair: CCISA of PDP 2023, CCISA of PDP 2022, CCISA of PDP 2021, IoTSMS 2020, PF of FMEC 2020, CCISA of PDP 2020, PF of FMEC 2019, CCISA of PDP 2019, CCISA of PDP 2018, CCISA of PDP 2017, CCISA of PDP 2016, CCISA of PDP 2015, FedICI at EuroPar 2014, CCISA of PDP 2014, FedICI at EuroPar 2013, CCISA of PDP 2013. Conference Local Chair: CSCS 2020, CSCS 2018. Pub. Chair: CNIOT 2021.
  • Conference PC member: UCC 2023, DT4Meta 2023, CLOSER 2023, UCC 2022, UBICOMM 2022, CLOSER 2022, UCC 2021, EuroPar 2021, BDIOT 2021, CLOUD COMPUTING 2021, BIoT 2021, CLOUD 2021, DOORS 2021, BDAP 2021, ICAIBD 2021, CLOSER 2021, BDAB 2021, CCIOT 2021, RAAI 2021, BDAI 2021, CCCIOT 2021, UCC 2020, BDIOT 2020, MLNLP 2020, ACAI 2020, ICAIBD 2020, CLOSER 2020, SOTICS 2020, ADVCOMP 2020, CCGRID 2020, UCC 2019, CLOSER 2019, ICAIBD 2019, ADVCOMP 2019, BigR&I 2019, CrossCloud 2019, UCC 2018, CPSIOT 2018, BigR&I 2018, ADVCOMP 2018, CLOSER 2018, CloudCom 2017, FiCloud 2017, DAIS 2017, BigR&I 2017, ACPROSS 2017, CLOSER 2017, ICAT2E 2017, CrossCloud 2017, CloudCom 2016, DAIS 2016, CSWC 2016, CrossCloud 2016 at EuroSys 2016, CLOSER 2016, CloudCom 2015, CLOSER 2015, Cloud Challenge 2014, FiCloud at MobiWIS 2014, CLOSER 2014, CrossCloud brokers at Middleware 2014, CLOSER 2013, CLOSER 2012.
  • 2020-: CERCIRAS Management Committee
  • 2018-2023: INDAIRPOLLNET Management Committee
  • 2016-: HiPEAC Community
  • 2014-: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
  • 2013-2017: ACROSS Management Committee
  • 2015: European Alliance for Innovation
  • 2005-2008: CoreGrid Institute on Resource Management and Scheduling
  • 2017-2018: New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary.
  • 2016-2017: Janos Bolyai Research Scholarship, HAS, Hungary.
  • 2017: Short Term Scientific Mission in the ICT COST Action IC1304 project at LJMU, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2016-2017: UNKP PostDoctoral Scholarship on "Investigating data management in IoT Cloud Systems", University of Szeged, Hungary.
  • 2013-2014: Zoltan Magyary PostDoctoral Scholarship on "Investigating interoperability issues of Cloud Federations", University of Szeged, Hungary.
  • 2009-2011: Participation in the S-CUBE Mobility Program in the following institutes: CNR, CITY, USTUTT, UVT, UPC.
  • 2007, 2008: Participation in the CoreGRID Researcher Exchange Program in the following institutes: UPC, Barcelona, Spain, and TUD, Delft, The Netherlands.
  • 2007/2008: Pre-doctoral scholarship, SZTE, Informatika Oktatasert es Kutatasert Alapitvany, Hungary. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Kacsuk.
  • 2007.05-06: CEEPUS scholarship, JKU, Linz, Austria. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmuller.
  • 2005. 03-07: CEEPUS scholarship, JKU, Linz, Austria. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmuller.
  • 2004-2007: Ph.D. scholarship at the University of Szeged, Hungary. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Kacsuk.
Invited talks
  • A. Kertész: Modelling and Realizing Fog-assisted Blockchain Systems. CERCIRAS Training School 2022, Split, Croatia, Sept. 19-24, 2022.
  • A. Kertész: Simulation and behaviour analysis of complex systems. CERCIRAS Training School 2022, Split, Croatia, Sept. 19-24, 2022.
  • A. Kertész: Integrating Fog Computing and Blockchain Technology for Applications with Enhanced Trust and Privacy. LSDVE’21 workshop of EuroPar’21, Lisbon, Portugal, 31 August, 2021.
  • A. Kertesz: Investigating performance issues of IoT Cloud systems by means of simulations. COST ACROSS Summer School on Latency Control for Internet of Services, Karlstad, Sweeden, 26 June – 1 July 2017.
  • A. Kertesz: Federating Clouds: Solutions and Research Directions. Autonomous Control for Reliable Future Networks and Services - 2nd COST ACROSS Summer School, Opatija, Croatia, 27-31 May, 2016.
  • A. Kertesz, T. Pflanzner, R. Tornyai, Interoperable Data Management Approaches for Cloud and Mobile Computing, Joint CLEEN and ACROSS Workshop on Cloud Technology and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communications in conjunction with the European Conference on Networks and Communications, Paris, France, June 29, 2015.
  • A. Kertesz, Cloud Federation Approaches, Summer School on Grid and Cloud Workflows and Gateways, Budapest, Hungary, 1-6 July 2013.
  • A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, Towards Energy-aware Cloud Federations, Joint COST-804 and COST-805 Action Meeting Cork, Ireland, Oct. 18-19, 2012.
  • A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, Marc Oriol, I. Brandic, M. Parkin: Monitoring and adapting services on federated Clouds, S-Cube Final Review, Essen, Germany, April 17, 2012.
  • A. Kertesz, I. Brandic, G. Kecskemeti, M. Oriol: Adaptive SLA-aware Cloud Federations, S-Cube Industry Workshop, Thales, France, Feb. 24, 2012.
  • A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, M. Oriol, I. Brandic: Adaptive Cloud Federations, S-Cube Review Rehearsal, Trento, Italy, Jan 30, 2012.
  • A. Kertesz, Autonomic Resource Virtualization in Cloud-like Environments, Joint EGEE and EDGeS Summer School on Grid Application Support, Budapest, Hungary, 4 July, 2009.
  • A. Kertesz, Grid Interoperability Issues in Resource Management: Questions and Solutions, CoreGRID Summer School 2007, Budapest, September 3-7, 2007.