Associate Professor
University of Szeged, Software Engineering Department
E-mail: keratt (at)
Office: Dugonics square 13, I/150, 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 of 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 IoT, Fog and Cloud systems, and interoperability issues of distributed systems in general. Currently he is the leader of a national project OTKA FK 131793 financed by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, and a work package leader in the GINOP IoLT project, financed by the Hungarian Government and the European Regional Development Fund. He is a Management Committee member of the INDAIRPOLLNET Cost Action, and was an MC memeber of the ACROSS COST Action till 2017. He also participated in several successful European projects including ENTICE, COST IC0805, SHIWA, S-Cube EU FP7 and the CoreGRID EU FP6 Network of Excellence projects. He has more than 100 publications with more than 1000 citations.


Actual courses
  • 2019-2020: Introduction to Cloud and IoT systems, Parallel programming, Programming languages, System Development I. (CooSpace, NEPTUN)
Past courses
  • 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


Selected publications
  • Editorial activities: Editorial board member of Springer Journal of Grid Computing from 2019; Guest Editor of CSCS Special Issue of Acta Cybernetica Journal in 2018-2019; 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: 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 2018
  • Conference PC member: CLOSER 2019, PDP 2019, UCC 2018, CPSIOT 2018, BigR&I 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
  • 2018-2022: INDAIRPOLLNET Management Committee
  • 2019, 2018, 2014: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
  • 2016-: HiPEAC Community
  • 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.
  • 2017-2020: 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. 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.