Fabio Panzieri is a professor of Computer Science at the Faculty
of Science of the University of Bologna (Italy). He obtained the
"Laurea" degree in "Scienze dell' Informazione"
from the University of Pisa (Italy), in February 1978, and the Ph.
D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle upon
Tyne (U.K.), in June 1985. From June 1979 to May 1985 he was a research
associate at the Computing Laboratory of the University of Newcastle
upon Tyne. During these years he carried out research on fault tolerance
issues in distributed systems, and on the design and development
of communication protocols for local and wide area networks. From
October 1985 to April 1989, he was an independent consultant for
a number of medium and large IT companies. From April 1989 to October
1990 he was an associate professor at the Dipartimento di Matematica
Pura ed Applicata of the University of L'Aquila (Italy). His research
activity is concerned with issues of design of fault tolerant distributed
systems, distributed real-time systems, and middleware and communication
support for responsive distributed applications.
Renzo Davoli is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the
Department of Computer Science of the University of Bologna. He
received his degree in Mathematics from the University of Bologna
(Italy) in 1986. In 1991 he joined the Department of Mathematics
of the same University as a Research Associate. He has been a member
of the Computer Science Department since 1995. His research interests
include large-scale distributed systems, real-time systems, nomadic
computing, wireless systems and neural networks.
Marco Roccetti is a Professor of Computer Science at the Department
of Computer Science of the University of Bologna. He received the
Italian Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University
of Bologna in the academic year 1987/88. From 1990 to 1992 he was
a member of the technical staff of the Department of Mathematics
at the University of Bologna, and from December 1992 to October
1998 he was with the Department of Computer Science as a Research
Associate. His research interests include: Design, Implementation
and Evaluation of Multimedia Computing and Communication Systems,
Performance and Reliability Analysis of Distributed and Parallel
Computing Systems, Simulative and Probabilistic Methods for the
Development of Distributed Computing Systems and Applications.
M. Roccetti, V. Ghini, "The Implementation of Middleware
Services for QoS-aware Distributed Multimedia Applications",
Proc. ACM Multimedia 2001, Ottawa, Canada, October 2001.
Conti, E. Gregori, F. Panzieri, "QoS-based Architectures
for Geographically Replicated Web Servers", Cluster Computing
4, 2001, pp. 105-116, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Ghini, F. Panzieri, M. Roccetti, "Client-centered Load Distribution:
A Mechanism for Constructing Responsive Web Services", in
IEEE Proc. 34th Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences
(HICSS-34), Maui, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2001.
Ingham, S.K. Shrivastava, F. Panzieri, "Constructing Dependable
Web Services", IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 4, N. 1, January/February
2000, pp. 25 - 33.
Conti, E. Gregori, F. Panzieri, "Load Distribution among
Replicated Web Servers: A QoS-based approach", Proc. 2nd
ACM Workshop on Internet Server Performance (WISP'99), Atlanta
Georgia, USA, May 1st, 1999.
Kemme, A. Bartoli, O. Babaoglu. Online Reconfiguration in Replicated
Databases Based on Group Communication. Proceedings of the International
Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2001), pages
117--126, Goteborg, Sweden, July 2001.
Babaoglu, R. Davoli and A. Montresor. Group Communication in Partitionable
Systems: Specification and Algorithms. In IEEE Transactions on
Software Engineering, 27(4):308-336, April 2001.
Montresor, R. Davoli, O. Babaoglu. Enhancing Jini with Group Communication.
Technical Report UBLCS 2000-16, December 2000 (Revised January
2001), In Proceedings of the ICDCS Workshop on Applied Reliable
Group Communication (WARGC 2001), April 2001, Phoenix, Arizona