Bruno Volckaert, PhD

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Department of Information Technology
Broadband Communication Networks and Services (IBCN)
Ghent University
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 bus 201
9050 Gent, Belgium

Phone: +32 9 33 14900
Mobile: +32 479 95 14 83
Fax: +32 9 33 14899
Email: bruno.volckaert@intec.ugent.be

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I am a postdoc in the INTEC Broadband Communications Networks and Services group, which is a part of the Ghent University and affiliated with iMinds. I started my career doing research on Grid computing, developing NSGrid, an advanced ns-2 based Grid simulator, detailed in full in my PhD (2006): Architectures and Algorithms for Network and Service Aware Grid Resource Management.
My research interests are Cloud computing advances (resource provisioning, hybrid/multi-cloud management, etc.), NFV/SFC (a.o. IETF standardisation), application-level distributed system design and architecture and distributed (data) management systems for Smart City / Smart Transportation.

I have been involved in over 30 national and international research projects, from idea conception to successfully acquiring research funding and have been research lead of the TRACK and RAILS ICON projects (network, application and business solutions for railway transportation). Currently, I'm research lead for the EMD project dealing with advances in Cloud-based elastic media distribution for on-line professional collaboration. On the educational side of things, I teach advanced programming courses to university computer scientists and industrial engineers.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in collaboration, if you are seeking advice or want more information about specific research tracks.

A1 Journal articles

  1. Symbiotic Service Composition in Distributed Sensor Networks
    De Pauw, T.; Volckaert, B.; Hristoskova, A.; et al.
    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Pages: 22 Published: 2013
  2. The WTE plus framework: automated construction and runtime adaptation of service mashups
    Hristoskova, A.; Volckaert, B.; De Turck, F.
    Automated Software Engineering Volume: 20 Issue: 4 Pages: 499-542 Published: 2013
  3. Design of a service oriented architecture for efficient resource allocation in media environments
    Desmet, S.; Volckaert, B.; De Turck, F.
    Future Generation Computer Systems-the International Journal of Grid Computing and Escience Volume: 28 Issue: 3 Pages: 527-532 Published: 2012
  4. An autonomous service-platform to support distributed ontology-based context-aware agents
    Verstichel, S.; Ongenae, F.; Volckaert, B.; et al.
    Expert Systems Volume: 28 Issue: 5 Pages: 437-460 Published: 2011
  5. Context-Aware Scheduling of Distributed DL-Reasoning Tasks in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Verstichel, S.; Volckaert, B.; Dhoedt, B.; et al.
    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks Pages: 24 Published: 2011
  6. Large-scale Performance Evaluation of e-Homecare Architectures Using the WS-NS Simulator
    Van Hoecke, S.; Volckaert, B.; Dhoedt, B.; et al.
    Methods of Information in Medicine Volume: 50 Issue: 5 Pages: 408-419 Published: 2011
  7. Web service choreography conformance verification through the piX-model
    Van Seghbroeck, G.; Volckaert, B.; De Turck, F.;
    International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems Volume: 19 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 1-30 Published: 2010
  8. Gridification of collaborative audiovisual organizations through the MediaGrid framework
    Volckaert, B.; Wauters, T.; De Leenheer, M.; et al.
    Future Generation Computer Systems-the International Journal of Grid Computing Theory Methods and Applications Volume: 24 Issue: 5 Pages: 371-389 Published: 2008
  9. Scalable dimensioning of resilient Lambda Grids Author(s)
    Thysebaert, P.; De Leenheer, M.; Volckaert, B.; et al.
    Future Generation Computer Systems-the International Journal of Grid Computing and Escience Volume: 24 Issue: 6 Pages: 549-560 Published: 2008
  10. Design of a flexible platform for execution of medical decision support agents in the intensive care unit
    De Turck, F.; Decruyenaere, J.; Thysebaert, P.; Van Hoecke, S.; Volckaert, B. et al.
    Computers in Biology and Medicine Volume: 37 Issue: 1 Pages: 97-112 Published: 2007
  11. Dimensioning and on-line scheduling in Lambda Grids using divisible load concepts
    Thysebaert, P.; Volckaert, B.; De Leenheer, M.; et al.
    Journal of Supercomputing Volume: 42 Issue: 1 Pages: 59-82 Published: 2007
  12. A view on enabling-consumer oriented grids through optical burst switching
    De Leenheer, M.; Thysebaert, P.; Volckaert, B.; et al.
    IEEE Communications Magazine Volume: 44 Issue: 3 Pages: 124-131 Published: 2006
  13. Flexible Grid service management through resource partitioning
    Volckaert, B.; Thysebaert, P.; De Leenheer, M.; et al.
    Journal of Supercomputing Volume: 38 Issue: 3 Pages: 279-305 Published: 2006
  14. Scalable dimensioning of optical transport networks for grid excess load handling
    Thysebaert, P.; De Leenheer, M.; Volckaert, B.; et al.
    Photonic Network Communications Volume: 12 Issue: 2 Pages: 117-132 Published: 2006
  15. Resource partitioning algorithms in a programmable service grid architecture
    Thysebaert, P.; Volckaert, B.; De Leenheer, M.; et al.
    Computational Science - ICCS 2005, Pt 3 Volume: 3516 Pages: 250-258 Published: 2005
  16. Application-specific hints in reconfigurable grid scheduling algorithms
    Volckaert, B.; Thysebaert, P.; De Turck, F.; et al.
    Computational Science - ICCS 2004, Pt 3, Proceedings Volume: 3038 Pages: 149-157 Published: 2004
  17. Grid computing: the next network challenge!
    Volckaert, B.; Thysebaert, P.; De Leenheer, M.; et al.
    Journal of the Communications Network Volume: 3 Pages: 159-165 Published: 2004
  18. A generic middleware-based platform for scalable cluster computing
    De Turck, F.; Vanhastel, S.; Volckaert, B.; et al.
    Future Generation Computer Systems Volume: 18 Issue: 4 Pages: 549-560 Published: 2002

A2 articles

  1. An optical control plane for the Grid community: opportunities, challenges and vision
    Marc De Leenheer, Pieter Thysebaert, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester, Dimitra Simeonidou, Reza Nejabati, Georgios Zervas, Dimitrios Klonidis, Mike J O'Mahony
    IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 44 Issue 3 Pages 124-131, 2006
  2. Evaluation of Grid Scheduling Strategies Through NSgrid: A Network-aware Grid Simulator
    Pieter Thysebaert, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
    Neural, Parallel & Scientific Computations, Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 353-378

Books / Book chapters

  1. Grid technologies: emerging from distributed architectures to virtual organizations
    Volckaert B, Thysebaert P, De Leenheer M, De Turck F, Dhoedt B, Demeester P.
    Network and service aware grid resource assignment. In: Bekakos M, Gravvanis G, Arabnia H, editors., Southampton, UK: WIT Press; 2007. p. 2555
  2. Distributed ontology-based monitoring on the IBBT WiLab. t infrastructure
    Stijn Verstichel, Eli De Poorter, Tim De Pauw, Pieter Becue, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Ingrid Moerman, Piet Demeester
    Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities, pages 509-525, Springer Berlin Heidelberg

P1 publications

  1. SeCoA: Autonomous Semantic Service Composition Algorithm in Symbiotic Networks
    De Pauw, Tim; Volckaert, Bruno; Ongenae, Veerle; et al.
    2012 IEEE NETWORK OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM (NOMS) Book Series: IEEE IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium Pages: 566-569 Published: 2012
  2. Design of an Autonomous Software Platform for Future Symbiotic Service Management
    De Pauw, Tim; Matthys, Nelson; Volckaert, Bruno; et al.
    2012 IEEE NETWORK OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM (NOMS) Book Series: IEEE IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium Pages: 1195-1198 Published: 2012
  3. Autonomous Resource-Aware Scheduling of Large-Scale Media Workflows
    Desmet, Stein; Volckaert, Bruno; De Turck, Filip
    MECHANISMS FOR AUTONOMOUS MANAGEMENT OF NETWORKS AND SERVICES, Book Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume: 6155 Pages: 50-64 Published: 2010
  4. Dynamic Composition of Semantically Annotated Web Services through QoS-aware HTN Planning Algorithms
    Hristoskova, Anna; Volckaert, Bruno; De Turck, Filip
    FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNET AND WEB APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES Pages: 377-382 published: 2009
  5. Automated Instantiation and Extraction of Web Service Choreographies
    Van Seghbroeck, Gregory; Volckaert, Bruno; De Turck, Filip; et al.
    FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNET AND WEB APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES Pages: 455-461 Published: 2009
  6. Automating Workflows with Service Oriented Media Applications
    Van der Weken, D.; Van Assche, S.; Clabaut, D.; Desmet, S.; Volckaert, B.
    IEEE CONGRESS ON SERVICES (SERVICES-1 2009), VOLS 1 AND 2 Pages: 507-514 Published: 2009
  7. Message Correlation in Web Services Choreographies: a 4-phase Validation Method
    Van Seghbroeck, Gregory; Volckaert, Bruno; De Turck, Filip; et al.
    ECOWS'09: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH IEEE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON WEB SERVICES Pages: 118-125 Published: 2009
  8. Automating media processes in a Service Oriented Architecture
    Van der Weken, D.; Desmet, S.; Muylaert, B.; Van Assche, S.; Volckaert, B.
    IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1-3 Book Series: IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications ISCC Pages: 245-250 Published: 2008
  9. A distributed resource and network partitioning architecture for service grids
    Volckaert, B; Thysebaert, P; De Leenheer, M; et al.
    IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, Vols 1 and 2 Pages: 426-433 Published: 2005
  10. Using divisible load theory to dimension optical transport networks for Grid excess load handling
    Thysebaert, P; De Leenheer, M; Volckaert, B; et al.
    Joint International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems and International Conference on Networking and Services (ICAS/ICNS) Pages: 559-564 Published: 2005
  11. A Multi-Layered Approach to Optical Burst-Switched Based Grids
    Farahmand, F.; De Leenheer, M.; Thysebaert, P.; Volckaert, B; et al.
    2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND NETWORKS (BROADNETS 2005) Published: 2005
  12. A scalable and performant grid monitoring and information framework
    Volckaert, B; Thysebaert, P; De Leenheer, M; et al.
    PDPTA '05: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, Vols 1-3 Pages: 224-230 Published: 2005
  13. An OBS-based grid architecture
    De Leenheer, M; Van Breusegem, E; Thysebaert, P; Volckaert, B. et al.
    GLOBECOM 2004: IEEE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Book Series: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom) Pages: 390-394 Published: 2004
  14. Network aspects of grid scheduling algorithms
    Thysebaert, P; Volckaert, B; De Turck, F; et al.
    17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems Location: San Francisco, CA, PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS Pages: 91-97 Published: 2004
  15. On the use of NSGrid for accurate grid schedule evaluation
    Volckaert, B; Thysebaert, P; De Leenheer, M; et al.
    PDPTA '04: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-3 Pages: 200-206 Published: 2004
  16. Evaluation of a job admission algorithm for bandwidth constrained grids
    De Leenheer, M; Thysebaert, P; Volckaert, B; et al.
    PDPTA '04: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-3 Pages: 591-594 Published: 2004
  17. Evaluation of grid scheduling strategies through a network-aware grid simulator
    Volckaert, B; Thysebaert, P; De Turck, F; et al.
    PDPTA'03: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1-4 Pages: 31-35 Published: 2003
  18. Design of a middleware-based cluster management platform with task management and migration
    De Turck, F; Vanhastel, S; Thysebaert, P; et al.
    2002 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLUSTER COMPUTING, PROCEEDINGS Pages: 484-487 Published: 2002

C1 Conference publications

  1. BPMN extensions for decentralized execution and monitoring of business processes
    Jonas Anseeuw, Gregory Van Seghbroeck, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck
    CLOSER2015 5th international conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, 2015
  2. On the design of a flexible software platform for in-building OTT service provisioning
    T. De Pauw, B. Volckaert, F. De Turck, V. Ongenae
    Integrated Network Management (IM), 2011 IFIP/IEEE, 2011
  3. Framework managing the automated construction and runtime adaptation of service mashups
    Hristoskova A., Volckaert, B., & De Turck, F.
    In Proceedings of the international workshop on semantic interoperability IWSI 2011 (pp. 3140), Portugal
  4. Resource-aware scheduling of distributed ontological reasoning tasks in wireless sensor networks
    Tim De Pauw, Stijn Verstichel, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Veerle Ongenae
    2010 IEEE International Conference on Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous, and Trustworthy Computing (SUTC), Pages 131-137
  5. Design of a framework for automated service mashup creation and execution based on semantic reasoning
    Anna Hristoskova, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, 2010 Fifth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW)
  6. Context based selection of user generated content
    Matthias Strobbe, Olivier Van Laere, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
    International Conference on Semantic Web & Web Services (SWWS 2008), pages 100-106
  7. Automating workflows in media production: building an infrastructure for a service oriented architecture with a Business Process Management system
    Steven Van Assche, Dietrich Van der Weken, Bjorn Muylaert, Stein Desmet, Bruno Volckaert
    3rd International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (2008), pages 31-38
  8. Throughput evaluation of different enterprise service bus approaches
    Stein Desmet, Bruno Volckaert, Steven Van Assche, Dietrich Van Der Weken, Bart Dhoedt, Filip De Turck
    Proceedings of SERP2007, the 2007 International Conference on Software Engineering Research & Practice (part of the 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing), Pages 378-384
  9. Hybrid optical switching for data-intensive media grid applications
    Jurgen Baert, Marc De Leenheer, Bruno Volckaert, Tim Wauters, Pieter Thysebaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
    Proc. of the 2006 COST291/GBOU ONNA Workshop on Design of Next Generation Optical Networks: from the Physical up to the Network Level Perspective, Gent, Belgium
  10. Anycast routing in optical burst switched grid networks
    Marc De Leenheer, Farid Farahmand, Pieter Thysebaert, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester, Jason Jue
    Proc. 31st European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Glasgow, Scotland, 2005
  11. A performance oriented Grid monitoring architecture
    Stijn De Smet, Pieter Thysebaert, Bruno Volckaert, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
    Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on End-to-End Monitoring Technics and Sercives (E2EMON), Monitoring Emerging Network Services, 2004
  12. Towards consumer-oriented photonic Grids
    P Thysebaert, B Volckaert, M De Leenheer, E Van Breusegem, F De Turck, B Dhoedt, D Simeonidou, MJ O'Mahoney, R Nejabati, A Tzanakaki, I Tomkos
    Workshop on Optical Networking for Grid Services (ECOC 2004)
  13. Network aware scheduling in grids
    Bruno Volckaert, Pieter Thysebaert, Marc De Leenheer, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
    Proc. of the 9th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications 2004
  14. Service brokering in an enhanced grid environment
    Stefaan Vanhastel, Pieter Thysebaert, Filip De Turck, Bruno Volckaert, Piet Demeester, Bart Dhoedt
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, PDPTA 2002, June 24-27, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA/Edited by HR Arabnia.-Volume 2. Pages 712-718

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