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Francesco Longo was born in Messina on November 16th, 1982.
He received his Degree in Computer Engineering and his PhD in Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering from the University of Messina (UniMe), Italy in 2008 and 2011, respectively.
Till then, he has been a research fellow at UniMe as a member of the Mobile and Distributed Systems Lab (MDSLab). Since 2016, he is an Assistant Professor at the Engineering Department of UniMe. He has been teaching assistant for the subject Performance Evaluation and adjunct professor for the subject Fundamentals of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering, UniMe.
He worked within the VISION Cloud FP7 European project (visioncloud-fp7.eu), being the leader of integration and testbed management activities and in the CloudWave FP7 European project (cloudwave-fp7.eu), still leading integration and testbed management, but also working as a designer of software solutions for multi-layer monitoring of Cloud infrastructures.
His main research interests include performance and reliability evaluation of distributed systems, monitoring and management of Cloud computing infrastructure, Internet of Things and its integration within Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds. He is one of the designers and senior developers of WebSPN, a Web-based non-Markovian stochastic Petri nets analysis tool, and Stack4Things, an OpenStack-based Sensing-and- Actuation-as-a-Service framework. Recently, he has been one of the creators of the #SmartME project, a crowdfunded initiative aiming at morphing Messina as a Smart City and creating an ever evolving testbed for scientists and companies.
Most of his work has been published in over 60 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been involved in the technical program committee and organizing committee of several international conferences and he has lent his work as a reviewer in many among the most important scientific journals in his area of expertise.