Research Interests

I am part of the Service-Oriented, Cloud and Fog Computing (SOCC) research group. My current research interests include, but are not limited to, what follows.
  • Service, Cloud, and Fog Computing
  • Microservices and Cloud-Native Solutions, Deployment and Management Automation, Faults and fault resilience, Application of Formal Methods
  • Empirical Software Engineering
  • Systematic Grey Literature Reviews, Multivocal Reviews, Systematic Reviews, Systematic Mapping Studies


Conference Organisation

  • Forthcoming events
  • PC chair, 17th IEEE International Conference On Service-Oriented System Engineering (IEEE SOSE 2023), Athens, Greece, 17-20 July 2023.
  • PC chair, 5th International Conference on Microservices (Microservices 2023), Pisa, Italy, 10-12 October 2023
  • PC chair, 10th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2023), Cyprus, 24-26 October 2023
  • PC member, FastContinuum Workshop, (FastContinuum 2023), Coimbra, Portugal, 15 April 2023
  • PC member, 13th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2023), Prague, Czech Republic, 26-28 April 2023
  • PC member, 15th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2023), Venice, Italy, 24-28 April 2023
  • PC member, 4th International Workshop on Secure IoT, Edge and Cloud systems (SIoTEC 2023), Bangalore, India, 1-4 May 2023
  • PC member, 4th International Conference on Computing, Networks and Internet of Things (CNIOT 2023), Xiamen, China, 26-28 May 2023
  • PC member, 15th International Conference on Advanced Service Computing (SERVICE COMPUTATION 2023), Nice, France, 26-30 June 2023
  • PC member, 3rd IEEE Conference on ICT Solutions for eHealth (ICTS4eHealth 2023), Tunis, Tunisia, 9-12 July 2023
  • PC member, 7th International Conference on Big Data and Internet of Things (BDIOT 2023), Beijing, China, 11-13 August 2023
  • PC member, 49th Euromicro Conference Series on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2023), special track on European Research Projects, Durres, Albania, 6-8 September 2023
  • PC member, 17th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2023), Istanbul, Turkey, 18-22 of September 2023
  • PC member, 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (CCIOT 2023), Okinawa, Japan, 22-24 September 2023
  • PC member, 1st ASMECC Workshop on Autonomic and Self-* Management for the Edge-Cloud Continuum (ASMECC), Toronto, Canada, 25-29 September 2023

Participation in Research Projects



  • Acknowledgments
  • 2020: Top Cited Paper, for the article TosKer: A synergy between TOSCA and Docker for orchestrating multi-component applications, which was among the top cited articles published by the journal Software: Practice and Experience between Jan 2018 and Dec 2019
  • 2020: Distinguished Referee of the journal Software: Practice and Experience, for the outstanding service to the journal based on the criteria of quality, timeliness, and volume of reviews