Alessandro Papadopoulos, Associate Professor, Docent

I am currently an Associate Professor (Docent) in Computer Science, Systems and Control at MDH, and I work in the area of complex real-time embedded systems.

I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria at the Politecnico di Milano. Before, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Automatic Control at the Lund University. I was also a member of Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems (LCCC).

I was a PhD Fellow in the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione at Politecnico di Milano and my main research interest were on model simplification techniques for continuous and discontinuous systems.

Keywords: Control Theory, Feedback Computing, Fog Computing, Cloud Computing, Real-time and embedded systems


The next generation of distributed control systems (nominated for best industry paper award at ISSRE 2019)
LUCAS Day 2014



My research topics include the application of control theory to the design and implementation of computing systems, especially in the context of real-time and cloud computing systems. In addition, I am also interested in modeling and control of interconnected systems in presence of uncertainty.

I am particularly interested in autonomic and self-adaptive systems, in different areas of computer science and software engineering.

Learn more about my research here.

Selected conference presentations

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Latest publications:

ProDSPL: Proactive Self-Adaptation based on Dynamic Software Product Lines (Jan 2021)
Inmaculada Ayala, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Mercedes Amor , Lidia Fuentes
Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)

Heartbeat Bully: Failure Detection and Redundancy Role Selection for Network-Centric Controller (Oct 2020)
Bjarne Johansson, Mats Rågberger , Alessandro Papadopoulos, Thomas Nolte
46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2020)

Clock Synchronization in Integrated TSN-EtherCAT Networks (Sep 2020)
Daniel Bujosa Mateu, Daniel Hallmans, Mohammad Ashjaei, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Julián Proenza , Thomas Nolte
The 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2020)

IoT and Fog Analytics for Industrial Robot Applications (Sep 2020)
Anders Lager, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Thomas Nolte
The 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2020)

Real-time Fog-based Industrial Robotic System: Applications and Challenges (Sep 2020)
Shaik Salman, Vaclav Struhar, Zeinab Bakhshi , Van-Lan Dao, Nitin Desai, Alessandro Papadopoulos, Thomas Nolte, Vasileios Karagiannis , Stefan Schulte , Alexandre Venito , Gerhard Fohler
The 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2020)

Situational Trust in Self-aware Collaborating Systems (Aug 2020)
Alessandro Papadopoulos, Lukas Esterle
Workshop on Self-Improving System Integration (SISSY 2020)