Institute for Cloud Computing and IT Security (IFCCITS)
The Cloud Research Lab (Institut für Cloud Computing und IT-Sicherheit; IfCCITS) is part of the Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University, Germany. We are currently doing research in the following topics: Cloud Computing, IT Security, Virtualization, HPC Cloud and Industry 4.0.
We are active in collaboration with companies such as Continental, doubleslash in developing future concepts and prototypes in the area of Industry 4.0, Cloud Computing and IT security. We head the BMBF projects, FHProFunt and are participating in an EU FP7 project.
Overview slides: German, English
Head of the IfCCITs: Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich (Faculty: Computer Science)
We are a member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
We offer Bachelor's and Master's thesis topics for students. Click here for more information: Thesis Topics.
Three scientists from the University of Donja Gorica of Podgorica, Montenegro are visiting the Institut of Cloud Computing and IT Security of the Faculty of Computer Science. As part of the DAAD Erasmus Plus Mobility Program, Prof. Dr Ramo Šendelj, assistant Prof Dr Ivana Ognjanović and Igor Ognjanović participate in the exchange program. Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich and his team organized their one week stay.
Generally the goal of the DAAD mobility program is to intensify cooperation in Europe. Particular the collaboration between the computer scientists from UDG and HFU want to deepen and extend their research activities in the field of computer science, cloud computing and IT security. The purpose of this visit is to define specific research questions, which can be dealt with jointly in the future. Further on the agenda are time slots to intensify professional exchange, visit to the companies Kendrion and M & M, and enjoy the beautiful Schwarzwald environment are on the agenda.
During the first semester welcome session at the start of the winter semester 2016/17, several outstanding graduate students were awarded prizes for their academic achievements.
Timo Bayer from Bräunlingen, who studied Computer Networking on the Furtwangen Campus, won the EGT von Schoen Innovation prize for his thesis, “Security evaluation of agent-based systems using the example of JADE framework”. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich of the Faculty of Computer Science. Rudolf Kastner of EGT presented the award and the prize money of €1,500.
Christoph Reich held a presentation at the Workshop "Supervision of PhDs" with the title: "Reif für die Promotion" ("Ripe for the PhD").
The presentation takes two views: Supervisor and PhD candidate. It gives you an idea, what to consider when you want to do a PhD.
Presentation at the HFU from Bernd Wernerus B.Sc. (escyrpt; www.escrypt.com) Topic: Zertifikatsmanagement und Lifecycle für IoT (Management of Zertificats and Lyfecycle for IoT).
Presentation: Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich at the slashTalk 2016: Von der Idee zum Geschäftsmodell – wie Ihr IoT Projekt zum Erfolg wird (From the Idea to a Business Modell - How IoT projects will be a success).