SC2 2018 – The 8th IEEE International Symposium on Cloud and Services Computing

The 8th IEEE International Symposium on Cloud and Services Computing (IEEE SC2) 2018, took place in Paris, France, from the 19th to 22nd of November. The conference was co-located with two more events, namely the 5th International Conference on Internet of Vehicles (IOV) 2018 and the 11th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (IEEE SOCA) 2018.

We from the ICCLab participated for first three days of the SC2 conference as its focus on Cloud related topics meets our expertise and research interests for research and development activities. The main themes in focus were Cloud Platforms and Services, Networking and Services, and Cloud and SOA Services.

As an important venue for researchers and industry practitioners, SC2 offered the opportunity to exchange information about recent  advancements for IT-driven cloud computing technologies and services. The conference hosted a good number of participants for a familiar context were interacting with peers was easy, not in the last place over the coffee and lunch breaks.  In total 68 oral presentations were planned in 15 sessions. Additionally 10 posters were presented in a poster session and 3 keynotes were organized. The conference was organized over three days, with the first day being dedicated to tutorials and the next days with parallel sessions for each of the co-located conferences.

Besides attending the event itself, the main motivation to visit the SC2 conference was to present our paper entitled “Hera Object Storage: A seamless, Automated Multi-Tiering Solution on Top of Openstack Swift”. In the presented paper we highlighted some of our recent results from research in the field of Cloud storage. In particular, the focus of the contribution is in the fast-growing field  of unstructured data storage in distributed cloud.  We proposed an object storage solution built on top of OpenStack Swift. This solution is able to apply a multi-tiering storage to unstructured data in a seamless and automatic manner. The object storage decisions are taken based on the data temperature, in terms of current access rate.

The first day of the conference, was the day of my arrival. The first tutorial I could attend gave  insights in the NVIDIA company and their activities in the automotive industry. Various interesting results were presented, supported by real-world test videos. We could see how NVIDIA as a market leader supports manufacturers in building self-driving cars. We could appreciate how a full range of real-world conditions influencing the traffic conditions could be handled. The amount of work behind these results was probably not completely clear to many of us, but the needed hardware and software infrastructure was clearly huge!

The second very interesting talk was showing an interesting business model presented by Qarnot computing, France.  The model they presented promoted a solution where computing and heating are delivered from a cloud infrastructure. The solution is based on a geo-distributed cloud platform with server nodes named digital heaters. Each heater embeds processors or GPU cards and is connected to the heat diffusion system. With this solution, homes, offices and other buildings can be heated through the distributed data center which is able to balance the requests in computation and heating.

The last tutorial of the day proposed some basics of machine learning for unsupervised algorithms. A review on the applications and the challenges faced when dealing with data sets was also given.

The second day started with the official opening of the conferences with the presentation of the program. This was followed by a keynote on scheduling methods for elastic services as for a project driven by the AlterWay company in France. The rest of the day we had two conference sessions and a further Keynote speech where Cybersecurity, with its links to geopolitical issues, was in focus.

In the first SC2 session I attended we could follow presentations about the following topics: a comparison between unikernels and containers, user plane management for 5G networks, a cost analysis of virtual machine live migration, and two papers on automated tiered storage solutions, one of which I presented myself. The second session was dedicated to work in progress papers, covering topics like contextual information searching for encrypted data in cloud storage services, smart contracts with on and off-blockchain components, cloud native 5G virtual network functions.

The evening we could enjoy a banquet on the Seine river with all the conference attendees. The cruise on the Seine brought us close to the main sightseeing attractions of beautiful Paris. A fish-based dinner was served completing a perfect environment to exchange experiences with other conference participants.

Day 3 started with an enlightening keynote speech of Prof. Cesare Pautasso from the University of Lugano, Switzerland, which described the recent trend in terms of software development. This is dictated by the current scenario where end-users have multiple devices to access their data and contents and managing their personal information. To best manage such a complex multi-device user environment Liquid software is needed, whereby software can seamlessly flow and adapt to the different devices.

After the last session with some interesting papers presenting among others solutions for multi-objective scheduling in cloud computing, confidentiality and privacy issues in the Cloud, it was time to head back home. Our participation to the SC2 conference was definitely positive and we will surely consider next year’s conference edition as possible venue to share our new research experience.


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Open Access Preprints

  1. Philipp Leitner, Erik Wittern, Josef Spillner, Waldemar Hummer, A mixed-method empirical study of Function-as-a-Service software development in industrial practice, preprint on PeerJ, June 2018.
  2. Andy Edmonds, Chris Woods, Ana Juan Ferrer, Juan Francisco Ribera, Thomas Michael Bohnert, “Blip: JIT and Footloose On The Edge“, May 2018.
  3. Josef Spillner, Transformation of Python Applications into Function-as-a-Service Deployments, May 2017.
  4. Josef Spillner, Snafu: Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Runtime Design and Implementation, March 2017.
  5. Josef Spillner and Serhii Dorodko, Java Code Analysis and Transformation into AWS Lambda Functions, February 2017.
  6. Josef Spillner, Exploiting the Cloud Control Plane for Fun and Profit, January 2017.

This list may be out of date. Please refer to the arXiv search for all results first-authored by SPLab staff: SPLab preprints.

In addition to these preprints, please enjoy our ACM publications through the Author-Izer service.

ACM DL Author-ize serviceTowards Quantifiable Boundaries for Elastic Horizontal Scaling of Microservices

Manuel Ramírez López, Josef Spillner
UCC ’17 Companion Companion Proceedings of the10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, 2017

ACM DL Author-ize servicePractical Tooling for Serverless Computing

Josef Spillner
UCC ’17 Proceedings of the10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, 2017

ACM DL Author-ize serviceCloud Robotics: SLAM and Autonomous Exploration on PaaS

Giovanni Toffetti, Tobias Lötscher, Saken Kenzhegulov, Josef Spillner, Thomas Michael Bohnert
UCC ’17 Companion Companion Proceedings of the10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, 2017


Selected Talks and Public Appearances

  1. Josef Spillner: Distributed Service Prototyping with Cloud Functions (slides) (transcript). Tutorial @ ICDCS 2018, Vienna, Austria, July 2018.
  2. Josef Spillner: Helm Charts Quality Analysis (slides), Future Cloud Applications #5, Zurich, June 2018.
  3. Josef Spillner: Cloudware and Beyond: Engineering Methods and Tools (slides), 7th Open Cloud Day, Winterthur, May 2018.
  4. Josef Spillner: Keynote: Serverless Cyber-Physical Applications (slides), Science Meets Industry, Dresden, Germany, March 2018.
  5. Josef Spillner: Serverless Computing: FaaSter, Better, Cheaper and More Pythonic (slides), 3rd Swiss Python Summit, Rapperswil, Switzerland, February 2018.
  6. Josef Spillner: Serverless Delivery Hero — DevOps-style Tracing, Profiling and Autotuning of Cloud Functions (slides), Vienna Software Seminar, Vienna, Austria, December 2017.
  7. Josef Spillner: Practical Tooling for Serverless Computing (slides) (transcript). Tutorial @ UCC 2017, Austin, Texas, USA, December 2017.
  8. Josef Spillner: Technologies and Mindsets: Trends in Cloud-Native Applications (slides), National University of Asunción, Paraguay, August 2017.
  9. Josef Spillner: Cloud & Cyber-Physical Applications (Machines, IoT, Robots) (slides), Itaipu Technology Park, Paraguay, August 2017.
  10. Piyush Harsh: Cyclops 3.0 – Hierarchical billing made simple for future cloud applications, Future Cloud Applications #3, Zurich, July 2017.
  11. Josef Spillner: Serverless Applications: Tools, Languages, Providers and (Research) Challenges (slides), Serverless Zürich, June 2017.
  12. Seán Murphy: The edge is nigh, 6th Open Cloud Day, Bern, June 2017.
  13. Josef Spillner: Rapid prototyping of cloud applications with open source tools (a research perspective) (slides), 6th Open Cloud Day, Bern, June 2017.
  14. Josef Spillner: Function-as-a-Service: A Pythonic perspective on Serverless Computing (slides) (transcript), PyParis, June 2017.
  15. Bruno Grazioli: Deploying applications to Heterogeneous Hardware using Rancher and Docker (slides), 14th Docker Switzerland User Group Meetup, May 2017.
  16. Manuel Ramírez López: Predictable elasticity of Docker applications (slides), 14th Docker Switzerland User Group Meetup, May 2017.
  17. Josef Spillner: More on FaaS: The Swiss Army Knife of Serverless Computing (slides), Future Cloud Applications #2, April 2017.
  18. Josef Spillner: Containerising Functions using Docker and OpenShift (slides), Microservices Zürich, April 2017.
  19. Josef Spillner, Cloud Applications: Less Guessing, more Planning and Knowing (slides), University of Coimbra, May 2016.
  20. Thomas M. Bohnert, Mobile Cloud Networking: Hurtle, Cyclops, Gatekeeper (slides), 6th FOKUS FUSECO Forum, Berlin, November 5th-6th 2015.
  21. Josef Spillner, The Next Service Wave: Prototyping Cloud-Native and Stealthy Applications (slides), IBM Research Zurich, September 9th 2015.
  22. Michael Erne, Developing Heat Plugins (slides), 11th Swiss OpenStack User Group Meetup, Zurich, September 8th 2015.
  23. Andy Edmonds, Thomas Michael Bohnert & Giovanni Toffetti, “MCN: Beyond NFV”, 7th Cloud Control Workshop, Nässlingen, June 10th 2015.
  24. P Harsh & S Patanjali, CYCLOPS : Rating, Charging & Billing framework (slides), OpenStack Central & Eastern Europe Day 2015, Budapest, Hungary, June 08th 2015
  25. Vincenzo Pii, Building a cloud storage appliance on ZFS (slides), 10th OpenStack Swiss User Group Meetup, Bern, Switzerland, June 4th 2015
  26. G. Toffetti, MITOSIS: distributed autonomic management of service compositions, (slides) ACROSS COST meeting, Apr. 2015
  27. G. Toffetti, Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN): Motivation, Vision, and
    Challenges, (slides), 1st ACROSS Open Workshop on Autonomous Control for the Internet of Services, Apr. 2015
  28. M. Bloechlinger, Migrating an Application into the Cloud with Docker and CoreOS (slides), 3rd Docker Swiss User Group Meetup, Zurich, Switzerland, March 24th 2015
  29. S. Brunner, Cloud-Native Application Design (slides), 10th KuVS Expert Talks NGSDP, Frauenhofer FOKUS Berlin , Mar. 16 2015
  30. S. Murphy, Making OpenStack more Energy Efficient (slides), 9th OpenStack Swiss User Group Meetup, Zurich, Switzerland, March 5th 2015
  31. K. Benz, Monitoring Openstack – The Relationship Between Nagios and Ceilometer, Nagios World Conference, St. Paul MN USA, Oct 13-16 2014
  32. S.Patanjali, Update on CYCLOPS – Dynamic Rating, Charging & billing, OpenStack User Group (slides), October 2014, Winterthur, Switzerland
  33. A. Edmonds, “Cloud Standards & Mobile Cloud Networking”. 2nd MCN Developer Meeting, Torino, Italy. October 1st 2014.
  34. F. Dudouet, A case for CDN-as-a-Service in the Cloud – A Mobile Cloud Networking Argument (slides), ICACCI-2014, Delhi, India, Sep 2014
  35. V. Pii, Ceph vs Swift: Performance Evaluation on a Small Cluster (slides), GÉANT eduPERT Monthly Call, 24 Jul 2014
  36. P. Harsh, A Highly Available Generic Billing Architecture for Heterogeneous Mobile Cloud Services (slides), 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, July 2014, Las Vegas, USA
  37. F. Dudouet, Docker Containers Orchestration: Fig and OpenStack (slides), Docker Swiss User Group , July 2014, Bern, Switzerland
  38. Ph. Aeschlimann, Thomas Michael Bohnert, How to program the SDN – SDK4SDN in the T-NOVA project, Special Session at EUCNC, June 2014
  39. A. Edmonds, T.M. Bohnert, “End-to-End Cloudification of Mobile Telecoms“, 4th Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.
  40. P. Harsh, “Cyclops – A charging platform for OpenStack Clouds“, Swiss Open Cloud Day, June 2014, Bern, Switzerland.
  41. Ph. Aeschlimann, S. Brunner, KIARA Transport Stack Functionality (slides), ZHAW InIT Meeting, Mai 2014
  42. B.Grazioli, OpenStack an Overview (slides), ZHAW InIT, Mai 2014
  43. S.Brunner, KIARA InfiniBand Demo (slides), ICCLAB Colloqium, April 2014
  44. Ph. Aeschlimann, T.M. Bohnert, The role of SDN and NFV in Mobile Cloud Networking, First Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Concertation Workshop, January 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  45. Ph. Aeschlimann, T.M. Bohnert, QoS in OpenStack with SDN, first meeting of the SDN Group Switzerland, October 2013, Zürich, Switzerland
  46. T.M. Bohnert, Ph. Aeschlimann, Software Defined Networking in the Cloud (slides), Distributed Management Task Force, SVM2013, October 2013, Zürich, Switzerland
  47. Ph.Aeschlimann, “Introduction to Webprogramming“, course Matura2Engineer at ZHAW, October 2013.
  48. P. Harsh, J. Kennedy, A. Edmonds, T. Metsch, “Interoperability and APIs in OpenStack” (slides), EGI Technical Forum and Cloud Interoperability Plugfest, Sep 2013, Madrid, Spain
  49. T. M. Bohnert, A. Edmonds, C. Marti, “Notes on the Future Internet” (slides), 4th EuropeanFuture Internet Summit, Jun 2013, Aveiro, Portugal
  50. T. M. Bohnert, A. Edmonds, P. Aeschlimann, C. Marti, T. Zehnder, L. Graf, “Cloud Computing and the Future Internet” (slides), IEEE VTC Spring, May 2013, Dresden
  51. K. Benz, T. M. Bohnert,”OpenStack HA technologies: a framework to test HA architectures” (slides), The Conference on Future Internet Communications, May 15-16 2013, Coimbra, Portugal
  52. A. Edmonds, “OCCI & Interoperability” (slides), Future Internet Assembly, Dublin, Ireland, May 2013.
  53. A. Edmonds, T. M. Bohnert, C. Marti, “Cloud Experiences: Past, Present and Future of the ICCLab“, Academic Compute Cloud Experience Workshop, Zurich, April 2013.
  54. T. M. Bohnert, A. Edmonds, C. Marti, T. Zehnder, L. Graf, “OpenStack Technology and Ecosystem” (slides),DatacenterDynamics Converged, Apr 2013, Zurich.
  55. T. M. Bohnert, “tbd”, Second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce, Apr 2013, Dublin.
  56. A. Edmonds. T.M. Bohnert, C. Marti, “Open Standards in the Cloud” (slides), Second National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce, Apr 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
  57. T. M. Bohnert and C. Marti, “Platform as a Service: The Future of Software Development” (slides), Innovative Software Networking Conference 2013, Feb 2013, Winterthur.
  58. L. Graf, T. Zehnder, “OpenStack Ceilometer”, Presentation at 2nd Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting February 2013, Zurich.
  59. T. M. Bohnert, T. Taleb, “Towards Mobile Cloud Networking” (slides), Keynote at ONIT Workshop co-located with IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, USA, December 2012.
  60. T. Taleb, T. M. Bohnert, “Cross Roads: Cloud Computing and Mobile Networking” 1st Int workshop on Management and Security technologies for Cloud Computing 2012 (ManSec-CC 2012), IEEE Globecom 2012, Anaheim, USA, 7 Dec. 2012.
  61. T. M. Bohnert, “How to run a large-scale collaborative research project” (slides), MobileCloud Networking Project Kick-off Meeting 2012.
  62. T. Metsch, A. Edmonds, “OCCI & CAMP”, Presentation to OASIS CAMP January 2013.
  63. Ph. Aeschlimann, “SDN – OpenFlow”, Guest lecture at ZHAW for the IT-MAS students December 2012, Zurich.
  64. F. Manhart, “ICCLab”, Presentation at 1st Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting November 2012, Zurich.
  65. Ph. Aeschlimann, “OpenStack – Quantum – Floodlight”, Presentation at 1st Swiss OpenStack User Group Meeting 2012, Zurich.
  66. A. Edmonds, F. Manhart, Thomas Michael Bohnert, Christof Marti, “From Bare Metal to Cloud”, Presentation at SwiNG SDCD 2012, Bern.
  67. Thomas M. Bohnert, “The OpenStack Cloud Computing OSS Framework” (slides), Puzzle ITC TechTalk 2012, Bern, October 2012.
  68. A. Edmonds, “Open Cloud Standards” (slides), Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Barcelona, October 2012.
  69. T. M. Bohnert, “Dependability in the World of Clouds” (slides), Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Barcelona, October 2012.
  70. A. Edmonds, “OCCI Honesty” Presentation, Open World Forum 2012 & Cloudcamp Paris, October 2012.
  71. T. M. Bohnert, “Software-Defined Networking in Cloud Computing Data Centers”, ITU Telecom World 2012, Dubai, October 2012.
  72. T. M. Bohnert, “The ICCLab and FI-PPP Opportunities in Phase Two and FI-WARE” (slides)“, ICTProposer’s Day, Warsaw, September 2012.
  73. A. Edmonds, P. Kasprzak , “From Bare Metal to Cloud” Presentation (video) to EGI Technical Forum 2012, Prague.
  74. T. M. Bohnert, “The FI-PPP after One Year: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead” (slides)“, 3rd European Future Internet Summit, Helsinki, June 2012.
  75. T. M. Bohnert, A. Edmonds, C. Marti, F. Manhart, “The OpenStack Cloud Computing Framework and Eco-System” (slides)“, CH-Open “Open Cloud and Public Administration”, June 2011.
  76. T. M. Bohnert,  “Vision and Status towards the Future Internet Technology Foundation” (slides)“, Net!Works General Assembly 2011, Munich, Germany, Nov 2011.
  77. A. Edmonds, “Open Cloud Computing Interface” Presentation (audio) to ISO SC38 at DMTF APTS, Boulder Colorado, 2011.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. A. Luntovskyy and J. Spillner, “Architectural Transformations in Network Services and Distributed Systems“, Springer Vieweg, 2017. ISBN 978-3-658-14840-9.
  2. “Cloud Standards”, A. Edmonds, et. al., San Murugesan (Editor), Irena Bojanova (Editor), “Encyclopedia on Cloud Computing”, Wiley, May 2015

Journals and Magazines

  1. G. Toffetti, S. Brunner, M. Blöchlinger, J. Spillner, T. M. Bohnert: Self-managing cloud-native applications: design, implementation and experience. FGCS special issue on Cloud Incident Management, volume 72, July 2017, pages 165-179, online September 2016.
  2. B. Sousa, L. Cordeiro, P. Simoes, A. Edmonds, et. al., “Towards a Fully Cloudified Mobile Network Infrastructure,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management Sept. 2016.
  3. K. Benz, T. M. Bohnert, “Elastic Scaling of Cloud Application Performance Based on Western Electric Rules by Injection of Aspect-oriented Code”. In: Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 61, p.198-205, Elsevier, Nov 2015.
  4. T.M.Bohnert, Ph. Aeschlimann, “Software-defined Networking das verzögerte Paradigma”, Netzwoche Nr. 7922, October 2013
  5. A Jamakovic, T. M. Bohnert, G. Karagiannis, “Mobile Cloud Networking: Mobile Network, Compute, and Storage as One Service On-Demand”, Future Internet Assembly 2013: 356-358, May 2013
  6. Edmonds, A., Metsch, T., Papaspyrou, A., and Richardson, A., “Toward an Open Cloud Standard.” IEEE Internet Computing 16, 4 (July 2012), 15–25.
  7. A. Cimmino, P. Harsh, T. Pecorella, R. Fantacci, F. Granelli, Talha Faizur Rahman, C. Sacchi, C. Carlini – Transactions on emerging telecommunications technologies – Special Issue Article – The role of Small Cell Technology in Future Smart City
  8. A. Edmonds, T. Metsch, and A. Papaspyrou, “Open Cloud Computing Interface in Data Management-related Setups,” Springer Grid and Cloud Database Management, pp. 1–27, Jul. 2011.
  9. A. Edmonds, T. Metsch, E. Luster, “An Open, Interoperable Cloud“,, 2011
  10. M. Nolan, J. Kennedy, A. Edmonds, J. Butler, J. McCarthy, M. Stopar, P. Hadalin, Damjan Murn, “SLA-enabled Enterprise IT”, vol. 6994, no. 34. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, pp. 319–320.
  11. J. Kennedy, A. Edmonds, V. Bayon, P. Cheevers, K. Lu, M. Stopar, D. Murn, ”SLA-Enabled Infrastructure Management”, Service Level Agreements for Cloud Computing, no. 16. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2011, pp. 271–287.
  12. J. Happe, W. Theilmann, A. Edmonds, K. Kearney, “A Reference Architecture for Multi-level SLA Management”, Service Level Agreements for Cloud Computing, no. 2. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2011, pp. 13–26.
  13. A. Edmonds, T. Metsch, A. Papaspyrou, A. Richardson, “Open Cloud Computing Interface: Open Community Leading Cloud Standards”, ERCIM News No. 83, Special Theme: Cloud Computing, 2010.
  14. W. Theilmann, J. Happe, C. Kotsokalis, and A. Edmonds, “A Reference Architecture for Multi-Level SLA Management,” Journal of Internet Engineering, 2010.
  15. Y. L. Sun, R. Perrott, T. J. Harmer, C. Cunningham, P. Wright, J. Kennedy, A. Edmonds, V. Bayon, J. Maza, G. Berginc, and P. Hadalin, “Grids and Service-Oriented Architectures for Service Level Agreements,” no. 4, P. Wieder, R. Yahyapour, and W. Ziegler, Eds. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2010, pp. 35–44.
  16. T. M. Bohnert, P. Robinson, M. Devetsikiotis, B. Callaway, G. Michailidis, D. Trossen, Special Issue in Journal of Internet Engineering, “Service-Oriented Infrastructure”, Spring 2010

Conference Publications

  1. To appear: J. Spillner, Y. Bogado, W. Benítez, F. López Pires, “Co-Transformation to Cloud-Native Applications — Development Experiences and Experimental Evaluation”, 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER), Funchal, Madeira – Portugal, May 2018. (author version; digitalcollection; to appear in SCITEPRESS)
  2. Giovanni Toffetti, Tobias Lötscher, Saken Kenzhegulov, Josef Spillner, and Thomas Michael Bohnert. 2017. Cloud Robotics: SLAM and Autonomous Exploration on PaaS. In Companion Proceedings of the10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC ’17 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 65-70. DOI:
  3. M. Ramírez López, J. Spillner, “Towards Quantifiable Boundaries for Elastic Horizontal Scaling of Microservices”, 6th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Applications Management (CloudAM) / 10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing Companion (UCC), Austin, Texas, USA, December 2017. (author version; slides; digitalcollection; ACM DL)
  4. J. Spillner, C. Mateos, D. A. Monge, “FaaSter, Better, Cheaper: The Prospect of Serverless Scientific Computing and HPC”, 4th Latin American Conference on High Performance Computing (CARLA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2017. (author version; slides; Springer CCIS)
  5. J. Spillner, G. Toffetti, M. Ramírez López, “Cloud-Native Databases: An Application Perspective”, 3rd International Workshop on Cloud Adoption and Migration (CloudWays) @ ESOCC, Oslo, Norway, September 2017. (author version; slides; to appear in Springer CCIS)
  6. A. P. Vumo, J. Spillner, S. Köpsell, “Analysis of Mozambican Websites: How do they protect their users?”, 16th International Information Security South Africa Conference (ISSA), Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2017.
  7. M. Skoviera, P. Harsh, O. Serhiienko, M. Perez Belmonte, T. B. Bohnert, “Monetization of Infrastructures and Services”, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Oulu, Finland, June 2017.
  8. A. Edmonds, G. Carella, F. Z. Yousaf, C. Gonçalves, T. M. Bohnert, T. Metsch, P. Bellavista, L. Foschini, “An OCCI-compliant Framework for Fine-grained Resource-aware Management in Mobile Cloud Networking,” 20th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC) 2016.
  9. E. Cau, M. Corici, P. Bellavista, L. Foschini, G. Carella, A. Edmonds, T. M. Bohnert, “Efficient Exploitation of Mobile Edge Computing for Virtualized 5G in EPC Architectures,” 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering (MobileCloud) 2016
  10. G. Carella, A. Edmonds, F. Dudouet, M. Corici, B. Sousa, Z. Yousaf, “Mobile cloud networking: From cloud, through NFV and beyond,” 2015 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software-Defined Networks (NFV-SDN).
  11. J. Spillner, M. Beck, A. Schill, T. M. Bohnert, “Stealth Databases: Ensuring User-Controlled Queries in Untrusted Cloud Environments”, 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), Limassol, Cyprus, December 2015. (slides; author version; IEEExplore/ACM DL)
  12. S. Brunner, M. Blöchlinger, G. Toffetti, J. Spillner, T. M. Bohnert, “Experimental Evaluation of the Cloud-Native Application Design”, 4th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Application Management (CloudAM), Limassol, Cyprus, December 2015. (slides; author version; IEEExplore/ACM DL)
  13. K. Benz, T. M. Bohnert, “Elastic Scaling of Cloud Application Performance Based on Western Electric Rules by Injection of Aspect-oriented Code”, 5th Conference on Complex Adaptive Systems, San Jose CA, USA, November 2015.
  14. S. Patanjali, B. Truninger, P. Harsh, T. Bohnert, “Cyclops: Rating, Charging & Billing framework for cloud”, The 13th international conference on Telecommunications, Graz, Austria, 2015
  15. P. Harsh, and T. Bohnert, “DISCO: Unified Provisioning of Distributed Computing Platforms in the Cloud”, in proceedings of 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, Las Vegas, USA, July 2015
  16. B. Meszaros, P. Harsh, and T. Bohnert, “Lightning Sparks all around: A comprehensive analysis of popular distributed computing frameworks”, International Conference on Advances in Big Data Analytics (ABDA’15), Las Vegas, USA, July 2015
  17. Florian Dudouet, Andy Edmonds and Michael Erne, “Reliable Cloud-Applications: an Implementation through Service Orchestration”, International Workshop on Automated Incident Management in Cloud (AIMC’15), Bordeaux, France, April 2015
  18. Giovanni Toffetti Carughi, Sandro Brunner, Martin Blochinger, Florian Dudouet and Andrew Edmonds, “An architecture for self-managing microservices”, International Workshop on Automated Incident Management in Cloud (AIMC’15), Bordeaux, France, April 2015
  19. S. Murphy, V. Cima, T.M. Bohnert, B. Grazioli, “Adding Energy Efficiency to OpenStack”, The 4th IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, Madrid, Spain, April 2015
  20. G. Landi, P.M. Neves,  A. Edmonds,  T. Metsch,  J. Mueller,  P. S. Crosta, “SLA management and service composition of virtualized applications in mobile networking environments.”, IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2014
  21. V.I. Munteanu, A. Edmonds, T.M. Bohnert, T-F. Fortis, “Cloud Incident Management, Challenges, Research Direction and Architectural Approach”, 2014 IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, London, UK, Dec 2014
  22. F. Dudouet, P. Harsh, S. Ruiz, A. Gomes, T.M. Bohnert, “A case for CDN-as-a-Service in the Cloud – A Mobile Cloud Networking Argument”, ICACCI-2014, Delhi, India, Sep 2014
  23. P. Harsh, K. Benz, I. Trajkovska, A. Edmonds, P. Comi, T. Bohnert, “A highly available generic billing architecture for heterogenous mobile cloud services”, The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las Vegas, USA.
  24. K. Benz, T. M. Bohnert, “Impact of Pacemaker failover configuration on mean time to recovery for small cloud clusters”, 2014 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, Alaska, USA.
  25. S. Ibrahim, D. Moise, H. Chihoub, A. Carpen, G. Antoniu, L. Bouge, “Towards Efficient Power Management in MapReduce: Investigation of CPU-Frequencies Scaling on Power Efficiency in Hadoop”, The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC’14), Workshop on Adaptive Resource Management and Scheduling for Cloud Computing, Paris, France.
  26. I. Trajkovska, Ph. Aeschlimann, C. Marti, T.M. Bohnert, J. Salvachua “SDN enabled QoS Provision for Online Streaming Services in Residential ISP Networks“, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Taiwan
  27. I. Anghel, M. Bertoncini, T. Cioara, M. Cupelli, V. Georgiadou, P. Jahangiri, A. Monti, S. Murphy, A. Schoofs, and T. Velivassaki. “GEYSER: Enabling Green Data Centres in Smart Cities”. To appear in proceedings of 3rd International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centres, June 2014
  28. P. Kunszt, S. Maffioletti, D. Flanders, M. Eurich, T.M. Bohnert, A. Edmonds, H. Stockinger, S. Haug, A. Jamakovic-Kapic, P. Flury, S. Leinen and E. Schiller, “Towards a Swiss National Research Infrastructure”, FedICI 2013, Aachen, Germany.
  29. A. Edmonds, T. Metsch, D. Petcu, E. Elmroth, J. Marshall, P. Ganchosov, “FluidCloud: An Open Framework for Relocation of Cloud Services“, USENIX HotCloud ’13, San Jose, CA, US.
  30. K. Benz, T. M. Bohnert, “Dependability Modeling Framework: A test procedure for High Availability in Cloud Operating Systems”, 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), Las Vegas, USA.
  31. D. Stroppa, A. Edmonds, T. M. Bohnert, “Reliability and Perfomance for OpenStack through SmartOS”, 8th Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme Fachgespräch (Communication and Distributed Systems Workshop), Königswinter, April 2013 (slides)
  32. E. Escalona, S. Peng, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. A. Garcia-Espin, J. Ferrer, S. Figuerola, G. Landi, N. Ciulli, J. Jimenez, B. Belter, Y. Demchenko, C. Laat, X. Chen, A. Yukan, S. Soudan, P. Vicat-Blanc, J. Buysse, M. Leenheer, C. Develder, A. Tzanakaki, P. Robinson, M. Brogle, T. M. Bohnert, “GEYSERS: A Novel Architecture for Virtualization and Co-Provisioning of Dynamic Optical Networks and IT Services”, Future Networks and Mobile Summit 2011, Warsaw, Poland, Jun 2011
  33. T. M. Bohnert, N. Ciulli, S. Figuerola, P. Vicat-Blanc Primet, D. Simeonidou, “Optical Networking for Cloud Computing”, IEEE OFC 2011, Los Angeles, USA, Mar 2011

Standard Specifications

  1. T. Metsch, A. Edmonds, R. Nyrén, and A. Papaspyrou, “Open Cloud Computing Interface – Core,”, 2011.
  2. A. Edmonds and T. Metsch, “Open Cloud Computing Interface – Infrastructure,”, 2011.
  3. T. Metsch and A. Edmonds, “Open Cloud Computing Interface – RESTful HTTP Rendering,”, 2011.

 Theses, Student Papers

  1. S. Patanjali, “Cyclops: Dynamic Rating, Charging & Billing for Cloud”, MSc, ICCLab, Dec 2015
  2. K. Benz, “VM Reliability Tester”, MSc, ICCLab, Jun 2015
  3. K. Benz, “Nagios OpenStack Data Collector & Integration Tool”, MSc, ICCLab, Mar 2015
  4. B. Grazioli, “Data Analysis of Energy Consumption in an Experimental OpenStack System”, BSc, ICCLab, Feb 2015
  5. K. Benz, “An ITIL-compliant Reliability Architecture and Tool Set for OpenStack Cloud Deployments”, Nov 2014
  6. K. Benz, “Evaluation of Maturity, Risks and Opportunities in the Implementation of a High Availability Architecture for an OpenStack Cloud Federation Node”, Sep 2014
  7. S. Brunner, “Konzept zur Migration von Applikationen in die Cloud”, BSc, ICCLab, Jun 2014
  8. J. Borutta, U. Wermelskirchen, “Einsatz von kommerziellen Mobilgeräten und Wireless-Kommunikation im militärischen Umfeld”, July 2014
  9. R. Bäriswyl, “Distributed Crawling”, BSc, Nov 2013
  10. P. Aeschlimann, “OpenFlow for KIARA (FI-WARE), the future Middleware”, BSc, ICCLab, Aug 2013
  11. L. Graf, T. Zehnder, „Monitoring für Cloud Computing Infrastruktur“, BSc, ICCLab, Jun 2013
  12. L. Graf, T. Zehnder, „Monitoring für Cloud Computing Infrastruktur”, PA, ICCLab, Jan 2013
  13. F. Manhart, “Cloud Computing”, MSE Tech Scouting, 2012.

Lab Reports

  1. Service Prototyping Lab Report – 2016 (Y1). August 31, 2016. (pdf)
  2. Service Prototyping Lab Report – 2017 (Y2). September 7, 2017. (pdf)