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.

Prof. Christoph Reich and his team at IfCCITS

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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We offer Bachelor's and Master's thesis topics for students. Click here for more information: Thesis Topics.

Latest News:

 |  Prof. Ch. Reich’s presents “Smart Contracts for Industry 4.0”

Prof. Christoph Reich participated at "embedded world 2018" in Nurenberg on 28.02.2018.

His presentation outlined blockchain and smart contract basics, a specific use case of machine maintenance with many involved stakeholders, and remaining challenges of smart contracts.

 |  Book article in book, Cloud Computing and Services Science

Recently publised article in the book: Cloud Computing and Services Science:

Reich C., Rübsamen T. (2017) Delegated Audit of Cloud Provider Chains Using Provider Provisioned Mobile Evidence Collection. In: Helfert M., Ferguson D., Méndez Muñoz V., Cardoso J. (eds) Cloud Computing and Services Science. CLOSER 2016. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 740. Springer, Cham

 |  Scientists from the University of Donja Gorica of Podgorica, Montenegro are visiting the Institut of Cloud Computing

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.

 |  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:

 |  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).

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