The Cloud Research Lab (Institut für Cloud Computing und IT-Sicherheit; IfCCITS) is part of the Department of Computer Science at the Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. We are currently doing research in the following topics: Cloud Computing, IT Security, Virtualization, HPC Cloud, and Industrie 4.0.

We are active in collaboration with companies, such as Continental, doubleslash, etc. in developing future concepts and prototypes, in the are of Industrie 4.0, Cloud Computing and IT security. We are leading the BMBF projects, FHProFunt and participating in an EU FP7 project.

Overview slides: German, English

Head of the IfCCITs: Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich (Faculty: Computer Science)

We are member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).

Cloud Research for Students

We are offering Bachelor and Master thesis topics for interested students! Have a look at: Thesis Topics.

Latest News:


Workshop "Supervision of PhDs"

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: From the Idea to a Business Modell - How IoT projects will be a success

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).


Kick-off meeting of the new project: RZV

Kick-off meeting of the new project: RZV (Regionales Zentrum Virtualisierung) of the partner: Uni Freiburg, PH Freiburg, Hochschule Offenburg and Hochschule Furtwangen:
https://www.rz.uni-freiburg.de/rz/aktuell/RZVkickoff


Cloud Computing with OpenNebula

Workshop: Cloud Computing with OpenNebula at 25.08. - 28.08.2014 at the Obafemi Awolow University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria run by Thomas Rübsamen M.Sc. and Prof. Dr. Christoph Reich


The paper "Agent-based Evidence Collection in Cloud Computing" will be published

The paper "Agent-based Evidence Collection in Cloud Computing" by Philipp Ruf, Thomas Rübsamen and Christoph Reich will be published in Volume 8937 of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series


The paper "A Simulation Framework to Model Accountability Controls for Cloud Computing" has been presented

The paper "A Simulation Framework to Model Accountability Controls for Cloud Computing" by Nick Papanikolaou, Thomas Rübsamen and Christoph Reich has been presented at the IARIA CLOUD COMPUTING 2014, Venice Italy


The paper "An Ontology for User Profile Modelling in the Field of Ambient Assisted Living" has been presented

The paper "An Ontology for User Profile Modelling in the Field of Ambient Assisted Living" by Carina Fredrich, Hendrik Kuijs and Christoph Reich has been presented at the IARIA SERVICE COMPUTATION 2014, Venice Italy