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 Karan Mitra is an Assistant Professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received his Dual-badge Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia and Luleå University of Technology in 2013. He received his MIT (MT) and a PGradDipDigComm from Monash University in 2008 and 2006, respectively. He received his BIS (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India in 2004. His research interests include quality of experience modelling and prediction, context-aware computing, cloud computing and mobile and pervasive computing systems. From January 2012 to December 2013 he worked as a researcher at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.

Email: karan[dot]mitra[at]ltu[dot]se

Skype: karanmitra

Links: Research page and list of publicationsResearchGate Profile; LinkedIn and my university page.

My current research focusses on Cloud and mobile Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT),  heterogeneous access networks and Quality of Experience (QoE).

  1. Cloud and  Mobile Cloud Computing
    • Cloud performance benchmarking, diagnosis and prediction
    • Cloud orchestration
    • Simulation tools for Clouds
    • Developing mobile Cloud computing systems that offer seamless application continuity while users roam in HANs
  2. Quality of Experience
    • Methods for QoE modeling, measurement and prediction
    • Proactive QoE provisioning in HANs and Cloud systems
  3. Internet of Things
    • Distributed data storage and processing, for example, using edge computing
    • Sensor discovery and annotation mechanisms
    • Context-aware reasoning and adaptation


  • [15-12-17] Conference paper titled “Opportunistic Data Collection for IoT-Based Indoor Air Quality Monitoring,” accepted and presented at the International Conference on  Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems. Congrats Aigerim!
  • [15-12-17] Conference paper titled “DisCPAQ: Distributed Context Acquisition and Reasoning for Personalized Indoor Air Quality Monitoring in IoT-Based Systems,” accepted and presented at the International Conference on  Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems. Congrats Tamara!
  • [12-05-17] Conference paper titled ALPINE: A Bayesian System for Cloud Performance Diagnosis and Prediction”, accepted to be presented at The 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC 2017). (pdf)
  • [24-12-16] Conference paper titled: “A Bayesian System for Cloud Performance Diagnosis and Prediction”, accepted to the presented as a demo at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (IEEE CloudCom 2016), Luxembourg. (pdf). A longer version of the working paper can be found here (pdf).
  • [23-12-16] Gave a keynote talk at the International Research Workshop on Cloud Computing 2016 (RWCC’16), Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  • [22-12-16 ] Invited article titled “Remote Healthcare Cyber-Physical-System: Quality of Service Challenges and Opportunities,”  published in IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications, IET Press. 2016 (pdf)
  • [18-04-16] Magazine article titled: “Failure Monitoring in the Internet of Things Application Ecosystems: Cloud to Edge,”  published in IEEE IT Professional.
  • [18-02-16] Conference paper titled “BayesForSG: A Bayesian Model for Forecasting Thermal Load in Smart Grids” accepted to be presented at the 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2016), Pisa, Italy. (pdf)
  • [05-11-15] Conference paper titled “Orchestrating Quality of Service in the Cloud of Things Ecosystem” accepted to be presented as an invited paper at the First IEEE International Symposium on Nano-electronic and Information Systems, December 2015, Indore, India.
  • [01-11-15] Started working as Assistant Professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
  • [19-09-15] Conference paper titled: “CloudSimDisk: Energy-Aware Storage Simulation in CloudSim” accepted to be presented at the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015). (pdf)
  • [22-08-15] Rohan Nanda, Baptiste Louise and Khoi Successfully defended their Master’s theses. (More info)
  • [06-08-15] Conference paper titled: “IReHMo: An efficient IoT-Based Remote health Monitoring System for Smart Regions” accepted to be presented at the 17th international Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services (IEEE Healthcom’15). (pre-print)
  • [28-05-15] Gave talk on mobility management in mobile cloud computing, at the The Datacenter & Cloud Days, The Cloudberry-EIT ICT Labs Event 2015, Luleå, Sweden. (pdf slides).
  • [26-05-15] Please consider submitting your work to: Journal of Software: Practice and Engineering (SPE): Special Issue on Big Data and Cloud of Things (CoT). Submission deadline: 30th Sept. 2015.
  • [24-05-15] Article titled: “Cross-Layer Multi-Cloud Real-Time Application QoS Monitoring and Benchmarking As-a-Service Framework” accepted in IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. (pdf)
  • [27-12-14]  Article titled: “A Mobile Cloud Computing System for Emergency Management” accepted in IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine. (pdf)
  • [01-12-14]  Conference paper titled: “M2C2: A Mobility Management System for Mobile Cloud Computing” accepted to be presented at 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2015). (pre-print)
  • [10-10-14]  Co-charing The First International Workshop on Big Data and Cloud of Things (BigDataCoT). Click here for CFP.
  • [12-11-13]  Journal article titled: “Context-Aware QoE Modelling, Measurement and Prediction in Mobile Computing Systems” accepted in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.