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
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 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.
2019-2020: Introduction to Cloud and IoT systems, Parallel programming, System Development I. (CooSpace, NEPTUN)
2015-2019: Parallel programming and Programming languages, Infrastructure and data services in Cloud
System Development I.
2014-2015: Infrastructure and data services in Cloud Computing, Parallel programming and Programming
2013-2014: Infrastructure and data services in Cloud Computing
2011-2013: Application development in distributed systems: from Grids to Clouds, and Introduction to
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
Editorial activities: Editorial board member of Springer Journal of Grid Computing from 2019; Guest Editor
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: CCISA of PDP 2019, CCISA of PDP 2018, CCISA of PDP 2017, CCISA of PDP 2016,
PDP 2015, FedICI at EuroPar 2014, CCISA of PDP 2014, FedICI at EuroPar 2013, CCISA of PDP 2013. Conference
Chair: CSCS 2018
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",
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,
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.
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.
A. Kertesz: Investigating performance issues of IoT Cloud systems by means of simulations. COST ACROSS
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
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,
Hungary, 1-6 July 2013.
A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, Towards Energy-aware Cloud Federations, Joint COST-804 and COST-805 Action
Cork, Ireland, Oct. 18-19, 2012.
A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, Marc Oriol, I. Brandic, M. Parkin: Monitoring and adapting services on
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
Thales, France, Feb. 24, 2012.
A. Kertesz, G. Kecskemeti, M. Oriol, I. Brandic: Adaptive Cloud Federations, S-Cube Review Rehearsal,
Italy, Jan 30, 2012.
A. Kertesz, Autonomic Resource Virtualization in Cloud-like Environments, Joint EGEE and EDGeS Summer
Grid Application Support, Budapest, Hungary, 4 July, 2009.
A. Kertesz, Grid Interoperability Issues in Resource Management: Questions and Solutions, CoreGRID Summer
2007, Budapest, September 3-7, 2007.