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Dr. Kashif Iqbal

Kashif Iqbal

Dr. Kashif Iqbal
Software Developer
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Dr. Kashif Iqbal is a software architect/developer and certified project manager at ICHEC, undertaking the project management and software design/development role in various EU/Irish research programs and technology transfer projects. Kashif joined ICHEC in November 2008 and contributed to the national e-INIS project (http://www.e-inis.ie/) by developing a web portal to integrate applications and resources (both computing and data) for the Irish Bioinformatics community. His main research interests include: distributed, parallel and cloud computing architectures and their performance evaluation, web portals, data annotations, discovery and management.

Before joining ICHEC, he worked as a research assistant and part-time PhD candidate at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI Galway from July 2004 to October 2008. At DERI, he carried out his research in conjunction with the following EU funded research projects: i.e. the Adaptive Services Grid (FP6-IST-, Budget 11.5 million Euros) and the ECOSPACE (FP6-IST-5-35208, Budget 12.3 million Euros) project. His research effort produced a number of scientific publications and scientific talks. During his time at DERI, he also worked as a teaching assistant at NUI, Galway for the module on “Semantic Web Services”. During his time at ICHEC, he has supervised students over the summer in the areas of Web services based scientific workflows and benchmarking data parallelism frameworks (e.g. MapReduce). He has also contributed to the development and delivery of the teaching material for training in the area of Cloud Computing.

Kashif received his PhD in Computer Science from the School of System Engineering, University of Reading, UK (September 2006 – March 2012), while working part-time/full-time. His research focused on the design and development of a semantic registry and repository architecture to facilitate semantic service discovery, data and metadata management. Before starting his PhD, Kashif received his bachelor degree in Information Tehcnology from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan (March 2000 – April 2004). During his undergraduate studies at NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, he worked as a junior researcher in the research lab associated with CERN. While carrying out his research at NUST, his research proposal in the area of Grid Computing was selected among the top three proposals in young scientist program at the Forum Engelberg (March 2004), Luzern, Switzerland. He was also invited to attend the Forum and to present his research proposal.

Selected Publications & Proceedings

Book Chapters

Josef Noll, Matthias Wagner, Massimo Paolucci, Erik Lillevold, Anna V. Zhdanova, Mohammad M.R. Chowdhury, Kashif Iqbal, Dumitru Roman. Book Chapter:Service Infrastructures. In Edited by Prof. Dr. Klaus David (ComTec, University of Kassel, Germany), Dr. Mika Klemettinen (Nokia, Finland) (ed.), The Wireless World Research Forum Book of Visions 2007, Wiley, 2007


Vassilios Peristeras, Manuel Fradinho, Deirdre Lee, Wolfgang Prinz, Rudolf Ruland, Kashif Iqbal, Stefan Decker: CERA: a collaborative environment reference architecture for interoperable CWE systems. Service Oriented Computing and Applications 3(1): 3-23 (2009)K. Iqbal, M.L. Sbodio, V. Peristeras, G. Giuliani, Semantic service discovery using SAWSDL and SPARQL, Semantics, Knowledge and Grid, 2008. SKG'08. Fourth International Conference on, pp. 205--212

Ioan Toma, Kashif Iqbal, Dumitru Roman, Thomas Strang, Dieter Fensel, Brahmananda Sapkota, Mathew Moran. Discovery in Grid and Web Services Environments: A Survey and Evaluation in International Journal on Multiagent and Grid Systems, IOS Press, Volume 3, Number 3 / 2007, pages 341-352.

Conferences and Workshops

Deirdre Lee, Manuel Fradinho, Vassilios Peristeras, and Kashif Iqbal. The evaluation of a collaborative environment reference architecture. In 2Nd workshop on collaborative web environments, 15th International Conerence on Concurrent Enterprising (ICE), , , 06 2009.

Kashif Iqbal, Marco L. Sbodio, Vassilios Peristeras, and Giovanni Giuliani. Semantic Service Discovery using SA WSDL and SP ARQL. Semantics, Knowledge and Grid, International Conference on, 0:205--212, 2008

Kashif Iqbal, Stefan Decker and Mark Baker: The Semantic Grid: Requirements, Infrastructure and Methodology. GPC 2006: 415- 426

Ioan Toma, Dumitru Roman, Kashif Iqbal, Juergen Hofer, Dieter Fensel and Stefan Decker, Towards Semantic Web Services in Grid Environment, SKG2005, November 28-29, 2005, Beijing, China

Ioan Toma, Kashif Iqbal, Matthew Moran, Dumitru Roman, and Dieter Fensel, An Evaluation Framework for Discovery in Grid and Web Services Environments, GSEM 2005, Erfurt, Germany

Ioan Toma, Kashif Iqbal and Dumitru Roman, Adaptive Services Grid (ASG) Poster, ISWC 2005 , 6-10 November 2005, Galway, Ireland.

Kashif Iqbal, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, Arshad Ali, Hiroki Suguri, Mobeena Jamshed: Autonomous Distributed Service System Implementation. ICDCS Workshops 2004: 662-667

Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, Kashif Iqbal, Hiroki Suguri, Arshad Ali: Autonomous Distributed Service System: Basic Concepts and Evaluation. GCC (1) 2003: 608-615

Scientific Talks

Software Carpentry in the Cloud, ICHEC Boot Camp in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Chartered Accountants Houser, Dublin, 01-03 September 2012.

HPC/HTC vs. Cloud Benchmarking: An empirical evaluation of the performance and cost metrics, 2nd e-Fiscal Workshop at the EGI Technical Forum, Prague from 17-21 September 2012.

HPC vs. Cloud Benchmarking, 1st e-Fiscal Workshop at Samos Summit July 2012, Samos Island, Greece.

Bioportal Ireland, e-INIS All Hands Meeting 2010, Dunsink Observatory, Dublin.

Bioportal Ireland, All Hands Meeting 13-16 September 2010, Cardiff, UK

Semantic Web Services and their role in Semantic Grid, GGF-13, Semantic Grid Research Group Session, 2005, Seoul, South Korea.

Applications of WSMO, WSML in Grid Computing, ASG Workshop, December 2004, Potsdam, Germany.

Grid and its impact on society, Young Scientist Programme, Forum Engelberg, 2004, Luzern, Switzerland.