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The Cloud Research Lab (Institute for Cloud Computing and IT Security; IDACUS) is part of the Faculty of Computer Science at Furtwangen University, Germany. We are currently researching in the following areas: Cloud Computing, IT Security, Virtualization, HPC Cloud and Industry 4.0.

We collaborate actively with companies such as Continental, doubleslash in developing future concepts and prototypes in the field 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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At a glance


Current doctoral candidates

TopicDoctoral candidate
A Platform as a Service Framework for Ambient Assisted Living ServicesHendrik Kuijs
Secure High Performance Computing provided as PaaSHolger Gantikow
IT Security in Internet of Things Cloud GatewaysKevin Wallis
Data Quality Assessment and Augmentation Framework for Big DataDirk Hölscher
Automated Quality and Maintenance Control by Digital TwinsMatthias Lermer
Machine Learning Environments for Cyber Physical SystemsPhilipp Ruf
Accountable Machine LearningJan Stodt
Secure Protocol for Discovery and Validation in Internet of ThingsMohammed B. M. Kamel
Machine Learning in e-Learning EnvironmentsDaniel Schönle

Completed doctorates

TopicNameCompletion date
Privacy Protection in Cloud ComputingThomas Rübsamen2016
Security Audit Compliance for Cloud ComputingFrank Dölitzscher2014