Marcel Kunze (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Date, Time and Location

Monday, March 11, 2013, 13:30--17:00
Room: t.b.a.


Building on compute, storage, network, and business virtualization, Cloud Computing provides scalable, network-centric, abstracted IT infrastructure, platforms, and applications as on-demand services that are billed by consumption. In its fifth year of existence it is evident that Cloud Computing leads to a paradigm shift in IT: It transforms fixed cost into variable cost, thus improving cost effectiveness. It increases business agility, thus shortening time to market. And it creates opportunities for new applications and business models that may not be feasible with classical IT solutions. This tutorial introduces fundamentals of Cloud Computing, providing an overview of state-of-the-art in research and practice.


1. Fundamentals
2. Amazon Web Services
3. Cloud Management
4. Cloud Architecture
5. Programming Models
6. Applications

About the Presenter

Dr. Marcel Kunze performs systems research in the area of dynamic and scalable web based services at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). He is committed to R&D in the field of service oriented architectures, virtualization techniques and system development. His working groups are engaged in many national and international research projects such as Software-Cluster, trusted cloud initiative, and the Open Cirrus cloud computing testbed under the sponsorship of HP, Intel and Yahoo! He is a member of the editorial board of the GSTF International Journal on Computing and the new Springer Journal of Cloud Computing. He is one of the authors of the well-known Springer cloud computing book. Dr. Kunze received a PhD in Physics at Karlsruhe University in 1990 and finished a habilitation thesis on artificial neural systems at Bochum University in 1996. Since then he joined SLAC / Stanford University to investigate and further develop the Grid Computing paradigm for distributed processing of particle physics data. As an associate professor he was teaching particle physics, distributed systems and software design. In 2002 Dr. Kunze joined Research Centre Karlsruhe as a department leader for "Grid Computing and e-Science" to work on the establishment of the LHC Computing Grid and the German D-Grid initiative. With the transition to KIT, as a leading scientist Dr. Kunze is heading a cloud computing research group at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and a cloud computing lab at the Engineering and Mathematics Computing Lab (EMCL).