Antonio Puliafito is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. His interests include parallel and distributed systems, networking, wireless, GRID and Cloud computing, advanced analytical modeling techniques. He regularly acts as a referee for the European Community since 1998. He contributed to the development of the software tools WebSPN and ArgoPerformance. He co-authored the text entitled "Performance and Reliability Analysis of Computer Systems", edited by Kluwer. He leaded the Centre on Information Technologies (CIA) till 2009. From 2006 to 2008 he acted as the technical director of the Project 901, winner of the CISCO innovation award. He actively contributed to the success of the TriGrid VL and PI2S2 projects. He is currently a member of the general assembly of VisionCloud, a 7th FP European IP project on Cloud. He is also the main investigator of the Italian PRIN2008 research project [email protected]
, to combine cloud and volunteer computing.