EU H2020 Projects @DPS



ENITCE @CloudForward


ENTICE @Ljubljana


Latest News: The EU H2020 Horizon project proposal “smART socIal media eCOsytstem in a blockchaiN Federated environment” (ARTICONF) worth 4.1 million euros has been accepted and the project will be coordinated by ITEC under the leadership of Prof. Radu Prodan. Funded Ph.D. available, Contact Prof. Radu Prodan for more details.

About Me

Namaste ! My name is Nishant Saurabh. Currenty, I am a Ph.D. Researcher in the Distributed & Parallel Systems (DPS) Group at the Instititue for Informatics, University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Austria. My Ph.D. supervisor is Dr. Radu Prodan, an eminent researcher in the field of Distributed Systems, who is also an Associate Prof. at Institute for Informatics at UIBK and is currently leading the Cloud Computing Group within DPS. Prior to start of Ph.D., I obtained my MSc. degree specialized in High Performance Distributed Computing at Computer Science department of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands. I completed my Masters Thesis under the inspirational supervision of Dr. Ana Lucia Varbanescu, another eminent researcher and an Assistant Prof. at University of Amsterdam(UvA), Netherlands.

Research Areas

  • Semantic approach to Storage and Interoperability in Federated Cloud Systems
  • Multi-objective optimization approaches for Resource Placement and Provisioning in Federated Clouds.
  • Self Adaptive Distributed Complex systems, its structural and behavioral analysis in Federated Clouds
  • Complex network characteristics in Federated Cloud Networks.



  • ARTICONF: smART socIal media eCOsystem in a blockchaiN Federated environment(EU Horizon H2020)
    • Role : Scientific Coordinator
    • Status : Ongoing
    • Start Date : January 2019 | End Date : January 2022
    • Description: ARTICONF researches and develops a novel set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised social media services. ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Namely, its goals are to:
      • simplify the creation of open and agile social media ecosystem with trusted participation using a two stage permissioned blockchain
      • automatically detect interest groups and communities using graph anonymization techniques for decentralised and tokenized decision-making and reasoning
      • elastically autoscale time-critical social media applications through an adaptive orchestrated Cloud edge-based infrastructure meeting application runtime requirements
      • enhance monetary inclusion in collaborative models through cognition and knowledge supply chains
  • ENTICE: dEcentralised repositories for traNsparent and efficienT vIrtual maChine opErations. (EU Horizon H2020)
    • Role : WP4 (Multiobjective and autonomous VMI repository) Research & Development Team Member,
    • Status : Completed
    • Start Date : Februray 2015 | End Date : February 2018
    • Description : With the intention of designing a platform for the creation of lightweight VM images, using distributed storage and multi-objective optimisation, ENTICE is aiming to cut the size of VM images and increase the speed of VM image deployment. Namely, its goals are:
      • Creation of lightweight VM images through functional descriptions
      • Distributed lightweight VM image storage.
      • Autonomous multi-objective repository optimisation
      • Elastic resource provisioning
      • Information infrastructure for strategic and dynamic reasoning.

Supervised Students

  • Julian Remmers (University of Innsbruck)
  • Francesco Gateano (University of Innsbruck)



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