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.

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

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

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Latest News:

 |  Artikel in Book: High Performance Computing

New Artikel "Providing Security in Container-Based HPC Runtime Environments" from Holger Gantikow, Christoph Reich, Martin Knahl and Nathan Clarke in the Book: High Performance Computing

 |  Graduate prizegiving ceremony

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. 

 |  Book to be published

Several members of the IfCCITs have been contributing to the book, that appears at the end of October 2016 (see:

 |  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: Management of Zertificats and Lyfecycle for IoT

Presentation at the HFU from Bernd Wernerus B.Sc. (escyrpt; Topic: Zertifikatsmanagement und Lifecycle für IoT (Management of Zertificats and Lyfecycle for IoT).

 |  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: