Dejan Milojicic has conducted interviews on topics with controversial aspects and competing interests for IEEE Concurrency and for IEEE Distributed Systems Online with luminaries in the field of distributed systems. He now conducts video and audio interviews for Computing Now.

About Dejan Milojicic

Dejan MilojicicDejan Milojicic is a senior research manager at HP Labs. He has worked in the areas of operating systems and distributed systems for more than 20 years. He has been engaged in standardization bodies, such as OMG and GGF. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and USENIX. He received his BSc and MSc from University of Belgrade and PhD from University of Kaiserslautern. He can be reached at


Cloud Computing
Interview with Russ Daniels and Franco Travostino
Dejan discusses cloud computing with Russ Daniels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett-Packard's cloud services strategy, and Franco Travostino, a distinguished architect at eBay.
IEEE Internet Computing, September/October 2008, pp. 7–9

Web 2.0 and Enterprise IT
Interview with Rich Friedrich, Dave Cohen, and Alex Dreiling
Dejan Milojicic interviews Rich Friedrich, director, Enterprise Systems and Service Lab in HP Labs; Dave Cohen, chief technology architect, Merrill Lynch; and Alex Dreiling, research program manager at SAP Labs in Brisbane, about Web 2.0 and enterprise IT.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, December 2007

Service Management
Interview with Alan Ganek (print) (mp3)
Interview with Mark Potts (print) (mp3)
The topic this time around is service management, the dawn of a new software era.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, May 2007

Programming, Career, and the Future
Interview with Barbara Liskov
Barbara Liskov discusses her career, interests, choices, and advice to young researchers just entering the field.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, February 2005

Computing's Breakthroughs, Lessons, and Future
Interview with Jim Gray
Jim Gray, a senior researcher in Microsoft's Scalable Servers Research Group and manager of the company's Bay Area Research Center, shares his thoughts on the future of computing and emerging trends.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, January 2004

Interview with Leslie Lamport
Leslie Lamport discusses his career and the lessons he's learned over the years.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, August 2002

Mobile and Pervasive Computing
Interview with M. Satyanarayanan
Satya discusses several facets of distributed, mobile, and pervasive computing.
IEEE Distributed Systems Online, September 2001

Embedded Systems
Interview with Brian Lazara, John Stankovic, Wolfgang Schröder Preikschat, Liviu Iftode, Rodger Lea, and Bob Rau
What are the long-term trends and impacts of the move toward embedded systems, and what other implications does it pose to the current computer science and technology?
IEEE Concurrency, October-December 2000, pp. 80–90

Interview with Craig Partridge, Jon Crowcroft, Lance Russell, and Jonathan Smith
Four experts addressed networking problems.
IEEE Concurrency, July-September 2000, pp. 86–96

Security and Privacy
Interview with Dan Geer, Li Gong, Clifford Neuman, Marcus Ranum, and Mary Ellen Zurko
The impact of being able to access any information from anywhere in the world is revolutionary and creates many opportunities for mankind. Unfortunately, it has also opened up opportunities for criminal and unethical individuals and groups.
IEEE Concurrency, April–June 2000, pp. 70–79

Internet Technology
Interview with Erik Brewer, Fred Douglis, Peter Druschel, Gary Herman, Franklin Reynolds, and Munindar Singh
This installment features some of the people who have brought the Internet technical revolution to you.
IEEE Concurrency, January–March 2000, pp. 70–81

Mobile Agent Applications
Interview with David Kotz, Danny Lange, Charles Petrie, Dag Johansen, and Chris Rygaard
These well-known researchers and developers address questions about mobile agents.
IEEE Concurrency, July–September 1999, pp. 80–90

Interview with Mary Kirtland, Doug Lea, Joe Sventek, Annrai O'Toole and Ann Wollrath
This interview tries to unveil the middleware trends in the institutions that make middleware's today and future.
IEEE Concurrency, April–June 1999, pp. 70–80

Operating Systems
Interview with David Black, Bill Bolosky, Frans Kaashoek, Jochen Liedtke, Jeff Mogul and John Wilkes
This interview addresses the field of operating systems.
IEEE Concurrency, January–March 1999, pp. 12–21