[Other] Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD): "SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing"

The 2017 Erasmus+ project Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD): "SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing" has been granted for funding by EU in amount of 2,955,000 EUR. NTNU coordinator of this project is Prof. Danilo Gligoroski and participants are: Prof. Colin Boyd, Prof. Stig Frode Mjølsnes and Mona Nordaune, from the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK).

About the project:
The "SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing" project is a project between 5 Nordic universities and one Public Scientific Organization from France. The participants are: 1. Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland (main coordinator); 2. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; 3. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); 4. Technical University of Denmark (DTU); 5. University of Tartu (UT), Estonia; 6. EURECOM, France. Additionally, there are several associate industrial partners such as: F-Secure Corporation, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Intel Labs Europe, Germany, Nokia Bell Labs,  France, Cybernetica AS, Estonia, GuardTime, Estonia

Master studies in the Security and Cloud Computing program will give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure cloud and mobile computing systems.

The first year of the program (60 ECTS) is given by Aalto University. The study material covers fundamental concepts, methods and the latest technologies on secure systems engineering, distributed application development, network and service architectures, ubiquitous computing, and cloud and mobile computing platforms. The first year concludes with a summer school and internship.

Second year specialization tracks (30 ECTS) are given by the consortium partners: 1. Communications Systems Design at KTH, 2. Information security by NTNU, 3. Reliable distributed systems by DTU, 4. Cryptography by UT, and 5. Big data security by EURECOM.

The final 30 ECTS are for the Master Thesis project jointly supervised by the consortium members. Master theses are usually written as R&D projects either in industry or in an academic environment.



2017/06/28 12:46

[Publication] Paper accepted at RNDM 2017

“Failure Process Characteristics of Cloud-Enabled Services” by Besmir Tola, Yuming Jiang and Bjarne E. Helvikhas been accepted for publication at RNDM 2017 (9th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling) to be held in Alghero (IT) on September 4-6, 2017

2017/06/26 12:49

[Publication] Paper accepted at RNDM 2017

The paper “Characterization of Failure Dynamics in SDN Controllers” by Petra VizarretaPoul HeegaardBjarne E. HelvikWolfgang Kellerer, and Carmen Mas Machuca,has been accepted for publication at RNDM 2017 (9th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling) to be held in Alghero (IT) on September 4-6, 2017 

2017/06/21 13:32

[Publication] Paper accepted at ARES 2017

The paper “A Trust-based Resilient Routing Mechanism for the Internet of Things” by Zeeshan Ali Khan, Johanna Ullrich, Artemios Voyiatzis, and Peter Herrmann has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2017) to be held from August 29 to September 1 in Reggio Calabria.

2017/06/06 22:23

[Publication] Short paper accepted at ISIT 2017

The short paper “Repair Duality in Storage Systems” by Katina Kralevska, Danilo Gligoroski, Harald Øverby, Rune E. Jensen, and Per Simonsen has been accepted for presentation at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2017)

2017/05/30 15:38

[PhD graduation] Congratulations to Anne-Lena Kampen

Anne-Lena Kampen successfully completed her trial lecture and PhD thesis defence on Thr May 18 2017 and will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Telematics).

The title of her thesis is “Modelling and analyzing cost-effective dependability in passive optical networks” and the given topic for her trial lecture was “Long Range Wireless IoT Technologies: Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) vs Cellular”.

The following committee had been appointed to evaluate her thesis, trial lecture and defence:

  • Professor Luis Muñoz, University of Cantabria
  • Senior Research Scientist Isabelle Tardy, Sintef Digital, Oslo
  • Prof. Yuming Jiang, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU


Anne-Lena Kampen has carried out her PhD work at the Department of Telematics (now: Department of Information Security and Communication Technology), NTNU. Her main supervisor has been Øivind Kure.



2017/05/22 14:04

[Open positions] PostDoc and PhD research fellowship positions in the CINELDI project

The Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) invites applications for 1 PostDoc and 2 PhD research fellowship positions connected to Centre for intelligent electricity distribution (CINELDI). CINELDI is a cross-disciplinary research Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) awarded by the Research Council of Norway.

Details about each position are found on CINELDI's pages  The positions will be hosted by IIK are IE-073-2017IE-072-2017, and IE-071-2017.

Application deadline: June 15, 2017

2017/05/16 09:45

[Visiting] Dr. Sachin Sharma

Dr. Sachin Sharma, Experienced Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe, is visiting IIK/NTNU for one month from 15th May till 14th June, supported by EU project CleanSky ITN. He will be working with Prof. Yuming Jiang


2017/05/16 07:36

[Visiting] Professor Kishor Trivedi

Professor Kishor Trivedi is visiting the department. He will sit in A-264 and stay until June 15.

Dr. Kishor Trivedi is Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He has published several textbooks and more than 500 scientific papers. His research interests are in reliability and performance assessment of computer and communication systems. He has worked closely with industry partners and developed three different tools for reliability and performance assessments (SHARPE, SPNP and SREPT).

2017/05/15 07:39

[Visiting] PhD student Petra Stojsavljevic (Vizarreta)

Petra Stojsavljevic (Vizarreta), PhD student at TU München (Chair of Communication Networks) under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Kellerer, is visiting IIK/NTNU this week on a grant given by the COST Action RECODIS as a “Short Term Scientific Mission”. She will be working on the topic of dependability modelling in SDN together with Bjarne E. Helvik and Poul E. Heegaard.

2017/05/15 07:35