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Research Group


The goal of the Research Community Group is to organize and promote a fruitful exchange of information among researchers and practitioners working with microservices, as well as to promote research directions on microservices, their engineering, and exploitation. Each task force of the community group is focused on a specific microservices-related research topic, and all task forces interoperate to achieve common research results.


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Member Organisation Position
Jacopo Soldani University of Pisa, IT Group Coordinator
Antonio Brogi University of Pisa, IT
Glauco de Figueiredo Carneiro Universidade Salvador - UNIFACS, BR
Filipe Correia University of Porto, PT
Einar Broch Johnsen University of Oslo, NO
Ivan Lanese University of Bologna, IT
Florian Rademacher University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, DE
Jonas Sorgalla University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, DE
Silvia Lizeth Tapia Tarifa University of Oslo, NO

Task Forces

Microservices & AI

Coordinator: Ivan Lanese

Description: Currently, microservices are used in a number of application areas. It is clear that AI and machine learning are at this stage a particularly relevant application area, pushed both by private companies and public stakeholders. While most of the microservice features and techniques are independent of the application area, this is not always the case, and specific needs, approaches and solutions may be more relevant in one area than in others. The task force on “Microservices & AI” aims at discussing and understanding the interplay between microservices on one side and AI and machine learning on the other side. Activities include, but are not limited to:

Microservices Management

Coordinator: Silvia Lizeth Tapia Tarifa

Description: Microservices are built to run scalable applications and are easy to adapt to distributed hardware. Containers encapsulate execution environments for Microservices, allowing services to be managed, e.g., with respect to service performance, resource utilisation, etc. Technology for the systematic management of containerised applications across multiple hosts is an interesting area to study challenges related to orchestration, deployment, scalability, resource analysis, failure recovery, etc. This research task force can focus on facilitate the collaboration and dissemination of results, and facilitate discussions to identify research interest and challenges related to technology for the systematic management of microservices.