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Dr. Simon Caton


Englerstr. 11
Gebäude 11.40, 2. OG
D-76131 Karlsruhe


Activities

Simon Caton was a Senior Researcher at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, and the Head of the Corporate and Cloud Services Research Division at the Institute for Information Systems and Management until August 2014, both at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he was working towards his Habilitation. He was the coordinator of the Young Investigator Group: Social Cloud: social network-based collaboration environments. Prior to that he was a Research Associate at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University where he worked on the FP6 EU Project SORMA in the domain of SLA Management and Enforcement. He received his PhD degree, with a focus on Autonomic Management of Volunteer Resources for Distributed and Parallel Image Processing in Campus-Grids, from Cardiff University in 2010. His research interests include: Social Cloud Computing, the adoption of Autonomic Computing for electronic markets and Service Level Agreements.

research projects

  • Social Cloud

Curriculum Vitae

Work experience

2012 - present Young Investigator Group Leader: Social Cloud: social network-based collaboration environments.
2010 - present Guest Researcher Forschungszentrum für Informatik (FZI) Karlsruhe Germany.
2010 - present Akademischer Rat Department for Economics and Business Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2010 - present Senior Researcher at Karlsruhe Service Research Insitute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2009 - present Head of Cloud Computing Research Division at Institute for Information Systems and Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2008 - 2009 Research Associate on the EU FP6 SORMA Project.
2004 - 2009 PhD Student at Cardiff University School of Computer Science. PhD thesis entitled: On-Demand Distributed Image Processing Over An Adaptive Campus-Grid
2004 - 2008 Teaching Assistent at Cardiff University School of Computer Science.
2000 - 2004 Undergraduate Study at Cardiff University School of Computer Science.

 

Awards and Grants

  • Young Investigator Group: Social Cloud: social network-based collaboration environments. Grant Awarded: 240,000€
  • Best Student Paper at the 9th IEEE Conference on Dependable, Autonomic, and Secure Computing (DASC). Download paper.
  • KIT Start-up Budget: Foundations of an Experimental Social Cloud. Grant Awarded: 8,000€
  • KIT Start-up Budget: Autonomic Computing for Markets and Economics. Grant Awarded: 5,000€

Invited Talks

  • Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. slides

External Seminars

  • bwcon/MFG Seminar on Cloud Pricing Models. link

Teaching

Course Title Institution Level When
Computational Economics KIT Masters
  • WS2012/3
  • WS2011/2
  • WS2010/1
Trust, Exchange & Collaboration in Online Communities (Seminar) KIT Bachelors/Masters
  • WS2012/3
  • WS2011/2
Social Cloud (Practical Seminar) KIT Bachelor/Masters
  • SS2012
  • SS2011
Service Science Management and Engineering (Seminar) KIT Bachelor/Masters
  • WSS2011
Market Engineering (Tutorial) KIT Masters
  • SS2010
Service Agreements (Seminar) KIT Bachelor/Masters
  • SS2010
Autonomic and Multi-Agent Systems Cardiff University Masters
  • SS2009
  • SS2008
  • SS2007
Machine Vision (Labs, Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor/Masters
  • SS2009
  • SS2008
  • SS2007
  • SS2006
Systems Design and Group Project (Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS+SS2007/8
  • WS+SS2006/7
Undergraduate Programming Project (Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • SS2008
  • SS2007
  • SS2006
Artificial Intelligence (Labs) Cardiff University Bachelor/Masters
  • SS2008
  • SS2007
Distributed Systems (Labs, Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • SS2008
Algorithms and Data Structures II (Labs, Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS+SS2007/8
Networks and Data Communications (Labs, Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS2007/8
  • WS2006/7
Human Computer Interaction (Labs) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS2007/8
Algorithms and Data Structures I (Labs, Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS+SS2006/7
  • WS+SS2005/6
Component Design (Labs) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • SS2007/8
Communication Skills and Project Management (Tutorial) Cardiff University Bachelor
  • WS2005/6

Workshop/Conference Organisation

  • Co-chair of the First IEEE/ACM Workshop on the application of Social Networking concepts to Cluster, Cloud, Grid and Services Computing. link
  • Co-chair of the 1st IEEE/ACM Workshop on Autonomic Computing for Economics. link
  • Co-chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks. link
  • Local Chair of the Third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2013). link
  • Local Chair of the Third International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2013). link
  • Co-chair of the 3rd International Workshop on Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks.

Other Event Organisation

  • KSRI Service Summer 2010 link
  • KSRI Service Sumit 2012 link

Reviewer Roles

Books

  • Service Level Agreements for Cloud Computing. Wieder, P.; Butler, J.M.; Theilmann, W.; Yahyapour, R. (Eds.). Springer, 2011. link

Journals

  • Future Generation Computer Systems link
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing link
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) link
  • Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) link
  • International Journal of Cloud Computing link
  • Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) link

Conference Program Committees

  • Euro-Par 2010 link
  • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2010) link
  • The 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2011) link
  • Euro-Par 2011 link
  • The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, MCIS 2011. Cloud Computing Track link
  • 4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011) link
  • 1st International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2011) link
  • 1st International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2011) link
  • 9th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitious Computing (EUC 2011). Agent and Distributed Computing Track. link
  • Multikonferenz der Wirtschaftsinformatik 2012. link
  • 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (Smartgreens 2012). link
  • 9th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC) 2012 link
  • 5th IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2012) link
  • 5th International Conference on Comtemporary Computing (IC3) link
  • 2nd International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2012) link
  • 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2012) link
  • The Third International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization link
  • 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (Smartgreens 2013). link
  • 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2013). link
  • The Sixth International Conference on Dependability (Depend 2013). link
  • The Fourth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization. link
  • IEEE Int'l Conf. on Business Informatics (CBI) 2013. link

Workshops

  • CloudApp 2011: The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Applied Cloud Computing link in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/)
  • First International Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS) link in conjunction with ISCC 2011 (Sixteenth International Symposium on Computers and Communications (http://www.ieee-iscc.org)
  • 1st Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Social Computing (RESC 2011) link in conjunction with with RE’11, in Trento, Italy (http://re11.fbk.eu/).
  • 1st international Workshop on Systems with Homo Ludens in the Loop link in conjunction with the ICEC 2012, in Bremen, Germany (http://www.icec2012.org/).
  • Second International Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems (MoCS) link in conjunction with ISCC 2012 (Seventeenth International Symposium on Computers and Communications (http://www.ieee-iscc.org/)
  • 4th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud) 2013 link in conjunction with ACM HPDC 2013 (http://www.hpdc.org/2013/
  • 2nd International Workshop on Social Media for Crowdsourcing and Human Computation link in conjunction with ACM Web Science 2013 (http://www.websci13.org/).

Publications

Due to the interdisciplinary activities of KSRI researchers publication lists also contain publications that have not explicitly been developed in the course of their activities at KSRI.

2017
Journal Articles
A social content delivery network for e-Science.
Chard, K.; Caton, S.; Kugler, K.; Rana, O.; Katz, D. S.
2017. Concurrency and computation, 29 (4), Art.Nr. e3854. doi:10.1002/cpe.3854
2016
Conference Proceedings Articles
Connecting Online Work and Online Education at Scale.
Krause, M.; Hall, M.; Williams, J. J.; Paritosh, P.; Prpic, J.; Caton, S.
2016. Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA ’16, San Jose, California, USA, 7th - 12th May 2016, 3536–3541, ACM, New York (NY). doi:10.1145/2851581.2856488
Following User Pathways – Cross Platform and Mixed Methods Analysis in Social Media Studies.
Hall, M.; Mazarakis, A.; Peters, I.; Chorley, M.; Caton, S.; Mai, J.-E.; Strohmaier, M.
2016. Proceedings. 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts, Santa Clara, California, USA, 7–12 May 2016, 3400–3407, ACM Press, New York (NY). doi:10.1145/2851581.2856500
Online engagement and well-being at higher education institutes: A German case study.
Hall, M.; Caton, S.
2016. IFIP Networking Conference and Workshops, Vienna, Austria, 17-19 May 2016, 542–547, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/IFIPNetworking.2016.7497257
2015
Journal Articles
How do Politicians use Facebook? An Applied Social Observatory.
Caton, S.; Hall, M.; Weinhardt, C.
2015. Big data & society, 2 (2), 1–18. doi:10.1177/2053951715612822
Conference Proceedings Articles
BeWell: A Sentiment Aggregator for Proactive Community Management.
Lindner, A.; Hall, M.; Niemeyer, C.; Caton, S.
2015. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea. April 18 - 23.2015. Ed.: B. Begole, 1055–1060, ACM, New York (NY). doi:10.1145/2702613.2732787
FBWatch: Extracting, Analyzing and Visualizing Public Facebook Profiles.
Brückner, L.; Caton, S.; Hall, M.
2015. Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Workshop - Advances in Service Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2015. Ed.: R. Görlitz, 155–162, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe
2014
Journal Articles
A social compute cloud: Allocating and sharing infrastructure resources via social networks.
Caton, S.; Haas, C.; Chard, K.; Bubendorfer, K.; Rana, O. F.
2014. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 7 (3), 359–372. doi:10.1109/TSC.2014.2303091
Conference Proceedings Articles
A crowdsourcing approach to identify common method bias and self-representation.
Hall, M.; Caton, S.
2014. Internet, Policy & Politics Conferences (IPP’14), Oxford, United Kingdom, September 25-26, 2014
2013
Journal Articles
Strategic Learning by e-Service Suppliers in Service Value Networks.
Haas, C.; Caton, S. O.; van Dinther, C.
2013. Journal of service research, 16 (3), 259–276. doi:10.1177/1094670512462130
Conference Proceedings Articles
A Method for Simulating Cloud Business Models: A Case Study on Platform as a Service.
Giessmann, A.; Fritz, A.; Caton, S.
2013. 21st European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2013, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 5-8, 2013
Well-being’s Predictive Value: A gamified approach to managing smart communities.
Hall, M.; Caton, S.; Weinhardt, C.
2013. OCSC’13 - Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, held as part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21 - 26, 2013. Ed.: A. Ant Ozok ..., 13–22, Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39371-6_2
Preference-Based Resource Allocation: Using Heuristics to Solve Two-Sided Matching Problems with Indifferences.
Haas, C.; Kimbrough, S. O.; Caton, S.; Weinhardt, C.
2013. Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services : 10th International Conference, GECON 2013, Zaragoza, Spain, September 18-20, 2013. Proceedings. Ed.: J. Altmann ..., 149–160, Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02414-1_11
Measuring Your Best You: A Gamification Framework for Well-Being Measurement.
Hall, M.; Glanz, S.; Caton, S. J.; Weinhardt, C.
2013. 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC) - 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications 2013 (SCA 2013), Sept. 30 2013-Oct. 2 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany, 277–282, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CGC.2013.51
Towards the Competence of Crowdsourcees: Considerations on the Mismatching of Quality and Qualification Tests.
Dukat, C.; Caton, S.
2013. Proceedings : 2013 Third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC 2013), 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2013), 30 September – 2 October 2013 Karlsruhe, Germany, 536–540, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CGC.2013.90
Constructing a Social Content Delivery Network for eScience.
Kugler, K.; Chard, K.; Caton, S.; Rana, O.; Katz, D. S.
2013. 2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on eScience (eScience 2013), 22-25 Oct. 2013, Beijing, China. Proceedings., 350–356, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/eScience.2013.52
Co-operative Infrastructures: An Economic Model for Providing Infrastructures for Social Cloud Computing.
Haas, C.; Caton, S.; Chard, K.; Weinhardt, C.
2013. 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’13), Wailea, Hawaii/USA, January 7-10, 2013. Ed.: R.Sprague, 729–738, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.147
2012
Book Chapters
QT : Prototyping Image Processing System.
Batchelor, B. G.; Caton, S. J.
2012. Machine Vision Handbook. Ed.: B. G. Batchelor, 904–979, Springer, London. doi:10.1007/978-1-84996-169-1_21
Journal Articles
Social Cloud Computing: A Vision for Socially Motivated Resource Sharing.
Chard, K.; Bubendorfer, K.; Caton, S.; Rana, O. F.
2012. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 5 (4), 551–563. doi:10.1109/TSC.2011.39
Conference Proceedings Articles
Foundations of Trust: Contextualising Trust in Social Clouds.
Caton, S.; Dukat, C.; Grenz, T.; Haas, C.; Pfadenhauer, M.; Weinhardt, C.
2012. 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC’12), Xiangtan, China, November 1-3, 2012, 424–429, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CGC.2012.89
A simulator for social exchanges and collaborations - Architecture and case study.
Haas, C.; Caton, S.; Trumpp, D.; Weinhardt, C.
2012. 8th International Conference on E-Science (e-Science’12), Chicago, Illinois/USA, October 8-12, 2012, 1–8, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/eScience.2012.6404414
A Conceptual Framework for Simulating Autonomic Cloud Markets.
Caton, S.; Breskovic, I.; Brandic, I.
2012. Cloud Computing: 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudComp’12), Vienna, Austria, September 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers. Ed.: Mazin Yousif ..., 92–102, Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03874-2_10
Towards the Gamification of Well-being Measures.
Hall, M.; Kimbrough, S. O.; Haas, C.; Weinhardt, C.; Caton, S.
2012. 8th International Conference on E-Science (e-Science’12), 2nd Workshop on Analyzing and Improving Collaborative eScience with Social Networks (eSon), Chicago, Illinois/USA, October 8-12, 2012, 1–8, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/eScience.2012.6404457
Service Level Management for Service Value Networks.
Schulz, F.; Michalk, W.; Hedwig, M.; McCallister, M.; Momm, C.; Caton, S.; Haas, C.; Rolli, D.; Tavas, M.
2012. 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW’12), Izmir, Turkey, July 16-20, 2012. Ed.: X. Bai, 51–56, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/COMPSACW.2012.19
A Social Content Delivery Network for Scientific Cooperation: Vision, Design and Architecture.
Chard, K.; Caton, S.; Rana, O. F.; Katz, D. S.
2012. SC Companion - High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC’12), Salt Lake City, Utah/USA, November 10-16, 2012, 1058–1067, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/SC.Companion.2012.128
2011
Book Chapters
Social Networks as a Mechanism for Collaborative Computing.
Caton, S.
2011. Pervasive adaptation : the next generation pervasive computing research agenda. Ed.: A. Ferscha, 99–100, Inst. for Pervasive Computing Johannes Kepler Univ., Linz
Journal Articles
Business models for on-line social networks: Challenges and opportunities.
Rana, O. F.; Caton, S.
2011. International journal of virtual communities and social networking (IJVCSN), 2 (3), 31–41. doi:10.4018/jvcsn.2010070103
Towards autonomic management for Cloud services based upon volunteered resources.
Caton, S.; Rana, O.
2011. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 24 (9), 992–1014. doi:10.1002/cpe.1715
Conference Proceedings Articles
Engineering incentives in social clouds.
Haas, C.; Caton, S.; Weinhardt, C.
2011. 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2011), Newport Beach, CA, USA, May 23-26, 2011, 572–575, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CCGrid.2011.52
Financial planning as a service.
Martin, J.; Caton, S.; Conte, T.; Weinhardt, C.
2011. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2011), Washington, DC, USA, July 4-9, 2011. Ed.: H.-A. Jacobsen, 767–768, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/SCC.2011.64
Towards self-awareness in Cloud markets: a monitoring methodology.
Breskovic, I.; Haas, C.; Caton, S.; Brandic, I.
2011. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Sydney, Australia, December 12-14, 2011. Ed.: J. Chen, 81–88, IEEE Computer Society, Washington (DC). doi:10.1109/DASC.2011.38
2010
Conference Proceedings Articles
Social Cloud: Cloud Computing in Social Networks.
Chard, K.; Caton, S.; Ranâ, O. F.; Bubendorfer, K.
2010. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2010), Miami, Florida, 5-10 July 2010, 99, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/CLOUD.2010.28
Service Level Management in Dynamic Value Networks.
Michalk, W.; Caton, S.
2010. Informatik 2010: Service Science - Neue Perspektiven für die Informatik. Beiträge der 40. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Leipzig, 27.09. - 1.10.2010. Hrsg.: K.-P. Fähnrich; Band 1, 126–131, Ges. für Informatik, Bonn
2009
Conference Proceedings Articles
Message Protocols for Provisioning and Usage of Computing Services.
Borissov, N.; Caton, S.; Rana, O.; Levine, A.
2009. Grid economics and business models: 6th International Workshop, GECON 2009, Delft, The Netherlands, August 24, 2009; proceedings. Ed.: J. Altmann, 160–170, Springer, Berlin
Reports
D5.3 integrated sorma system & system manual.
Villa, M.; Macias, M.; Smith, G.; Koh, M.; Freitag, F.; Caton, S.; Anandasivam, A.
2009. Karlsruhe