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Patterns discussed at EuroPLoP 2019

paluno _ The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology of the University of Duisburg-Essen will discuss two pattern papers accepted for publication in EuroPloP 2019.

EuroPloP is the premier European conference on patterns that is peer-reviewed. The papers will be published in the ACM ICPS after discussion in the conference.

The conference will be held from 3rd – 7th July 2019 at Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Germany.

The papers are co-authored by Nazila Gol Mohammadi, Angela Borchert, Julia Pamups, and Prof. Maritta Heisel. Each paper presents a pattern from the RestAssured project.

RestAssured: Secure Telematics Insurance – SYSTOR 2019

Building on IBM-led work adding encryption to Apache Parquet files, RestAssured (https://restassuredh2020.eu/) has prototyped a secure infrastructure for an end-to-end, cloud-based, Pay-How-You-Drive insurance system. It offers the power of Apache Spark analytics while protecting the collected data and privacy rights of the participating drivers.

RestAssured will be presenting the following poster at the 12th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR 2019) Jun 3 – 5.

Further details of the conference can be found at
https://www.systor.org/2019/

RestAssured also presented at last year’s conference, read more here

Can Parquet file encryption make you a safer driver?

“The last ten years have seen a dramatic rise in the wireless transmission and use of automotive sensor data — commonly known as “telematics”. UPS, an early pioneer in telematics for delivery fleet management, collects over 1.25 billion telematics records per week, and through analysis of this data, is able to save nearly one million gallons of gasoline a year, as well as improve delivery times. (History and Evolution of Telematics, 2015).

With the expectation of more and more new cars to be produced with integrated global telematics over the next years, new business models are emerging to take advantage of this growing technology. Insurance companies, for example, now have several forms of telematic insurances, such as Pay-As-You-Drive (PAYD) and Pay-How-You-Drive (PHYD) and utilize collected vehicle-monitoring parameters for their insured drivers. The telematics transmitting devices typically monitor GPS location, speed, acceleration and time of day, amongst other parameters. Insurance premiums can then be set based on a specific driver’s driving habits…

…Building on IBM-lead work on adding encryption to Apache Parquet files (https://github.com/apache/parquet-format/blob/encryption/Encryption.md) and our work on the European Union sponsored Horizon 2020 project, RestAssured (https://restassuredh2020.eu/), we have implemented a prototype of how an end-to-end, Cloud-based PHYD system leveraging the power of Apache Spark analytics while protecting the privacy rights of the data subjects, can be securely implemented.

The basic use-case scenario and implemented architecture can be seen in Figure 1.”

Figure 1: Architecture of the Telematics Insurance Use case



The full article by Eliot Salant and Gidon Gershinsky  of IBM continues here.

Workshops on Software Engineering for the Cloud and Big Data

The University of Duisburg-Essen is co-organizing two workshops at top-tier European software engineering conferences.

The 2nd International Workshop on Ensemble-based Software Engineering for Modern Computing Platforms (EnSEmble 2019) will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) on 26th August 2019, as part of the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2019). The EnSEmble workshop will focus on specific solution approaches to software engineering for modern computing platforms, like cloud computing, containers, and edge and fog computing. Papers can be submitted by 30th May 2019. ESEC/FSE is one of the top software engineering conferences worldwide, ranked A* in the current CORE Ranking.

The 2nd International Workshop on Software Architecture Challenges in Big Data (SACBD 2019) will take place in Paris (France) on 9-10th September 2019, as part of the 13th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2019). The SACBD workshop will focus on the specific software architecture challenges of big data systems, including security and privacy issues. Papers can be submitted by 7th June 2019. ECSA is one of the top software architecture conferences worldwide, ranked A in the current CORE Ranking.

Context Analysis of Cloud Computing Systems Using a Pattern-Based Approach

paluno _ The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology of the University of Duisburg-Essen published the paper entitled “Context Analysis of Cloud Computing Systems Using a Pattern-Based Approach” in Future Internet.

Future Internet is a scholarly peer-reviewed open access journal on Internet technologies and the information society for presenting science and research concerned with evolution of Internet technologies and related smart systems (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/about).

The paper, co-authored by Ludger Goeke, Nazila Gol Mohammadi and Prof. Maritta Heisel from paluno presents the approach of  RestAssured for the context definition prior to risk assessment.

The paper is available here (https://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/10/8/72).

Further RestAssured publications can be found here