Prof Arkady Zaslavsky

Senior Principal Research Scientist


Dr Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in Data61. He led and leads a number of national and international initiatives in the Internet of Things science area. He led the CSIRO part of EU FP7 project which developed an IoT platform called OpenIoT He currently leads a Workpackage "Context Provisioning" of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope - building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects ( which enables smart city applications and services. Before coming to CSIRO in July 2011, he held a position of a Chaired Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden where he was involved in a number of European research projects, collaborative projects with Ericsson Research, PhD supervision and postgraduate education. He currently holds the titles of an Adjunct-Professor at UNSW (Sydney), Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Visiting Professor at StPetersburg University of ITMO. Between 1992 and 2008 Arkady was a full-time academic staff member at Monash University, Australia, where he held various academic and administrative positions including Director of Monash Research Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Director of Monash CoolCampus initiative that brought together pervasive computing researchers with university users. He was a Principal Investigator at CRC DSTC Distributed Systems Technology Centre leading and contributing to the DSTC project “M3: Enterprise Architecture for Mobile computations”. He led and was involved in a number of research projects funded by ARC (ARC Discovery and Linkage) and industry, both at national and international level, totalling in support more than AU$ 12,000,000. He chaired and organised many international workshops and conferences, including Mobile Data Management, Pervasive Services, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia and others. Arkady made internationally recognised contribution in the area of disconnected transaction management and replication in mobile computing environments, context-awareness as well as in mobile agents. He made significant internationally recognised contributions in the areas of data stream mining on mobile devices, adaptive mobile computing systems, ad-hoc mobile networks, efficiency and reliability of mobile computing systems, mobile agents and mobile file systems. Arkady received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) in 1976 and PhD in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy of Sciences in 1987. Before coming to Australia in 1991, Arkady worked in various research positions at industrial R&D labs as well as at the Institute for Computational Mathematics of Georgian Academy of Sciences where he lead a systems software research laboratory. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students.
Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

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Science and Professional Areas

  • Context- and situation-awareness
  • Internet of Things
  • Data stream mining and management
  • Pervasive computing and middleware
  • Sensor Information Management
  • Data Management
  • Big Data and online analytics
  • Semantic Data Management

Fields of Research

  • Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
  • Mobile Technologies (080502)
  • Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)
  • Distributed and Grid Systems (080501)
  • Database Management (080604)
  • Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)

Current Roles

  • Project leader and SB memberEU FP7 OpenIoT: Open Source blueprint for large scale self-organizing cloud environments for IoT applications, view-source:

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, USSR Academy of Sciences and Moscow Institute for Control Sciences(IPU-IAT)1987
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia, xUSSR1976

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Principal Research ScientistDPF, CSIRO2011 - present
  • Science Leader in Semantic Data ManagementICT Centre, CSIRO2011 - 2013
  • Chaired Professor (Personal Chair) in Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Lulea University of Technology, SwedenLulea University of Technology, Sweden2009 - 2011
  • Director of Monash University Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Monash University2007 - 2008
  • Associate Professor, Monash University1992 - 2008
  • Head of a Systems Software Lab, N.Muskhelishvili Institute of Computational Mathematics, Georgian Academy of Sciences (Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR)1986 - 1991
  • Various industrial R&D positions in Georgia, xUSSR1976 - 1985

Other Career Highlights

  • Adjunct Professor at University of New South Wales 2012 - present
  • Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne2014 - present
  • Research Professor at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden 2011 - present
  • Visiting/Adjunct Professor at StPetersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics, Russia 2010 - present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University2009 - 2011
  • More than sixty (60) keynotes, invited talks and seminars at international conferences and leading universities1992 - present
  • Best Paper Award, Boytsov, A. Zaslavsky, A. , From Sensory Data to Situation Awareness- Enhanced Context Spaces Theory Approach, PICOM2011 Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC), 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on2011
  • Best Paper award, 23rd International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE 2010), Cordoba, Spain2010
  • Best paper award, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS 2009), London, UK2009
  • Adjunct Professor at Australian National University 2011 - 2014

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Senior Member, IEEE Computer & Communication Societies1993 - current
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)1994 - current
  • Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)1992 - 1998

Contact information


  • +61 3 9545 8016

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