Department of Computer Science, room: D-17 3.32
AGH University of Science and Technology Al. Mickiewicza 30 30-059 Cracow, Poland
e-mail:  kito@agh.edu.pl
phone: +48 12 328 33 68 fax: +48 12 617 51 72




  • Member of the Interfaculty Commission of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) (2004-2011)
  • Member of the Computational Science Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Committee on Informatics (2009-2014)
  • Associated Member of the Computational Methods and Optimization Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Committee on Mechanics (2012-2016)
  • Expert in EU Program Committee "e-Infrastructures" (EU Unit F3 "Research Infrastructures"), nominated by Ministry of Science and High Education (2007-2013)
  • Director of PL-Grid Consortium (National Grid Initiative) (since 2007)
  • Member of Ministry Expert Body for Scientific Investments (Zespol Specjalistyczny do spraw inwestycji sluzacych potrzebom badan naukowych lub prac Rozwojowych oraz infrastruktury informatycznej nauki) (2015-2017)
  • Polish representative to Computing RRB (WLCG) nominated by Minister of Science and Higher Education (2017)


  • Research interests: Grid and Cloud systems and environments, storage systems, computer architectures, parallel programming, knowledge/experience management, ontology evolution


Current Projects

  • EU H2020 Indigo-DataCloud (2015-2017) Developing a data and computing platform targeting scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • EU H2020 EGI Engage (2015-2017) Accelerating implementation of Open Science Commons, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH


Selected Projects of the Past

  • Polish Project: System for interactive simulation of selected biological processes using GPGPU computer architectures and high performance visualization (MNiSW)
  • EU VirtROLL (2013-2016) EU Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). VirtROLL - Virtual Strip Rolling Mill project is aimed at creation of a computer system dedicated to modelling of hot rolling mill and supporting flexible design of new rolling technologies.
  • EU PaaSage (2012-2016) FP7 261547, 2010-2012. PaaSage-Enlarged - Model Based Cloud Platform Upperware PaaSage delivers an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications. Project website PaaSage.
  • Polish Project PLGrid Core -- Competence Centre of Grid and Cloud Infrastructures, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • Polish Project PLGrid NG -- New Generation domain-oriented services of Polish Infrastructure for e-Science, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • Polish Project PLGrid PLUS -- Polish Roadmap toward Domain-Specific Infrastructure for Supporting Computational Science in European Research Area, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • Polish Project PL-Grid: Polish National Grid Initiative -- Polish Infrastructure for Supporting Computational Science in the European Research Space.
  • Polish Project NCN (PRELUDIUM 5) (2013-2015) File-less architecture of large scale distributed information systems. Main Contractor: Bartosz Kryza, M.Sc., Supervisor: Prof. Jacek Kitowski.
  • Polish Project NCN (PRELUDIUM 5) (2013-2014) Scalability and adaptability in the Data Farming methodology. Main Contractor: Dariusz Krol, M.Sc., Supervisor: Prof. Jacek Kitowski.
  • EDA EU SAS Project: European Urban Simulation for Asymmetric Scenarios, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • Polish Project KMD2: Services for Secure Backup and Data Sharing for National Data Store, collaboration with ACK Cyfronet AGH
  • EU Project gSLM: Service Delivery and Service Level Management in Grid Infrastructures, INFRA-2010-3.3 261547 CSA-SA
  • EU Gredia: Grid enabled access to rich media content
  • EU int.eu.grid: Interactive European Grid
  • EU K-WfGrid: Knowledge-based Workflow System for Grid Applications
  • Polish Project IT-SOA: Facilitate scientific research into innovative methods and tools for practical application of the Service-Oriented architecture (SOA) paradigm in the development of modern IT solutions
  • Polish Project ONTOSTOR: Development of knowledge supported methodology for grid data access (MNiSW)
  • Polish Project REHAB: Development of computer methods for rehabilitation of patients after stroke (MNiSW)
  • Polish Project Clusterix: national CLUSTER of LInuX systems EU
  • EU CROSSGRID: Development of Grid Environments for Interactive Applications
  • EU PELLUCID: A Platform for Organizationally Mobile Public Employees
  • Polish Project Progress: Computational environment for clusters of SUN computers
  • Polish Project SGIGrid: Development of national HPC infrastructure and advanced visualization
  • Polish Project KMD: National Data Store
  • US-Poland Maria Curie-Sklodowska Fund II: Large-Scale Parallel Molecular Simulations of Microhydrodynamic Phenomena by Metacomputing Approach


  • CV in short

    Prof. Jacek Kitowski, kito@agh.edu.pl, (full professor of computer science) graduated in 1973 at the Electrical Department of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland). He obtained Ph.D. (in physics) in 1978 and D.Sc. (habilitation) in 1991 in computer science at the same University. He is the Head of the Computer Systems Group at the Department of Computer Science of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. Made full professor in 2001 (State Professorship). He also works for the Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET-AGH, where he is responsible for developing high-performance systems and for international affairs.
    He is the author or co-author of about 250 scientific papers (of which ca. 130 is WoS indexed). His topics of interest include, but are not limited to, large-scale computations, multiprocessor architectures, high availability systems, distributed computing, Grid/Cloud services and Grid/Cloud storage systems, knowledge engineering. He participates in program committees of many conferences, and has been involved in many national and international projects most notably in EU IST CrossGrid, where he directed a task aimed at data access optimization, in the EU IST Pellucid Project, as the WP leader, in EU IST K-WfGrid Project, in EU int.eu.grid Project, in EU Gredia Project, in EU gSLM, in EDA EUSAS and in family of PL-Grid Projects (PL-Grid, PLGrid PLUS, PLGrid NG and PLGrid Core) funded by EU via Structural Funds Innovative Economy. He works for EU FP7 PaaSage project and coordinates the EU RFCS VirtROLL project. Recently involved also in H2020 Indigo DataCloud and EGI Engage projects.
    Director of Polish Consortium PL-Grid for development of computing infrastructure for scientific research.