February, 6th 2020
For the last couple of years, I’ve been working on a scientific workflow management system called Steep. I’m more than happy to announce that, here at Fraunhofer IGD, we decided to make Steep Open-Source! You can download the binaries and the source code of Steep from its GitHub repository.
November, 9th 2019
The new version of citeproc-java 2.0.0, the Citation Style Language (CSL) processor for Java has just been released. citeproc-java interprets CSL styles and generates citations and bibliographies. Some of the highlights are:
July, 6th 2019
Today, I’m happy to announce the new major version 4.0.0 of the popular gradle-download-task. With this Gradle plugin, you can download files in your build scripts and display progress information. The new version contains many new features and updating is recommended for all users.
May, 20th 2019
Geospatial data sets often contain sensitive information, for example, about urban infrastructures. Since clouds are usually provided by third parties, this data needs to be protected. In our paper entitled Dynamic searchable symmetric encryption for storing geospatial data in the cloud, we present an encryption scheme allowing users to encrypt their data in the cloud and make it searchable at the same time. The paper has just been published to the International Journal of Information Security by Springer.
May, 14th 2019
Smart Cities make use of ICT technology to address the challenges of modern urban management. The cloud provides an efficient and cost-effective platform on which they can manage, store and process data, as well as build applications performing complex computations and analyses. The quickly changing requirements in a Smart City require flexible software architectures that let these applications scale in a distributed environment. Smart Cities have to deal with huge amounts of data including sensitive information about infrastructure and citizens. In order to leverage the benefits of the cloud, in particular in terms of scalability and cost-effectiveness, this data should be stored in a public cloud. However, in such an environment, sensitive data needs to be encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.
March, 24th 2019
I just uploaded a new acoustic cover to YouTube. Damien Rice is one of my favourite artists of all time. It’s a wonder I haven’t uploaded more covers of his songs yet but I will definitely do that in the future 😊