Mahadev Satyanarayanan from Carnegie Mellon to Keynote CompArch 2013 Conference

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, professor of computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, will give a keynote at the upcoming federated CompArch 2013 conference to be held June 17–21, 2013 in Vancouver BC, Canada on the campus of the University of British Columbia.

In line with the theme “The System View” of the federated conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2013), Satya will discuss the impact of mobility on system architecture. He will talk about the core challenges of mobile computing, and show how these challenges have dominated the evolution of system architectures. Looking ahead, he will make the case for an intermediate architectural tier arising from the convergence of mobile and cloud computing.

Satya is an experimental computer scientist who has pioneered research in distributed systems, mobile computing and pervasive computing. Early in his career, Satya was a principal architect of the Andrew File System (AFS) and later the Coda File System, which were commercialized by IBM and adopted by Microsoft for Windows, respectively. Later, Satya was a co-inventor of many supporting technologies for mobile computing such as cyber foraging, data staging, lookaside caching, translucent caching and application-aware adaptation. His most recent work in mobile computing has focused on the role of virtual machine (VM) technology, in the context of the Internet Suspend/Resume system and the use of cloudlets for cyber foraging.

Satya is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. He was the founding Program Chair of the HotMobile series of workshops, the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing, and the founding director of Intel Research Pittsburgh.

CompArch is a federated conference series bringing together researchers and practitioners from the Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architecture communities. The 2013 edition is hosted by Philippe Kruchten as General Chair.

The conference is calling for papers with abstracts due on February 6, 2013 and the papers to follow on February 13, 2013. Read more about QoSA 2013 and the other federated events at http://comparch2013.org/.

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