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RestAssured: Secure Telematics Insurance – SYSTOR 2019

Building on IBM-led work adding encryption to Apache Parquet files, RestAssured ( 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Talk at the European Big Data Value Forum

This year, the European Big Data Value Forum (, was held between 12th and 14th November 2018 in Vienna as part of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the Forum, a special workshop was dedicated to data protection, entitled “From Data Protection and Privacy to Fairness and Trust: The Way […]