Latest blog posts

Two new cloud-based data processing papers published

16 July 2020

My latest research papers about “Capability-based Scheduling of Scientific Workflows in the Cloud” and “Scalable processing of massive geodata in the cloud” are now available.

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Steep 5.1.0 has just been released

15 May 2020

The new version of my scientific workflow management system Steep introduces a reworked and modern web-based user interface. It also provides new features that make work with workflows and process chains easier.

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GeoRocket: A scalable and cloud-based data store for big geospatial files

7 February 2020

My paper about GeoRocket’s software architecture has just been published in Elsevier’s SoftwareX. The article explains how GeoRocket manages very large geospatial datasets in the cloud.

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Steep - Run Scientific Workflows in the Cloud

6 February 2020

I’m thrilled to announce that the workflow management system I’ve been working on for the last couple of years is now open-source! Read more about Steep and its features in this blog post.

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citeproc-java 2.0.0 has just been released

9 November 2019

The new major version offers support for Java 11 and is able to import YAML files. To improve performance, a GraalVM-based JavaScript runner has been added. The update also fixes a few minor bugs.

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New major version 4.0.0 of gradle-download-task

6 July 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that a new major version 4.0.0 of the gradle-download-task plugin has just been released. This version provides many new features and is recommended for all users.

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Dynamic SSE for storing geospatial data in the cloud

20 May 2019

We present an approach to store encrypted geospatial data in the cloud while maintaining searchability. Compared to other approaches, ours allows users to dynamically add or remove data.

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Implementing secure applications in smart city clouds using microservices

14 May 2019

In our paper, we describe an approach to creating secure smart city applications using the microservice architectural style. We evaluate it by implementing a web app for urban risk management.

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