The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) group is part of the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. CCI focuses on the complexity of man-made systems on all scales. Cyber Infrastructure is rapidly evolving from relatively simple fixed components to programmable and virtualized objects with many degrees of freedom, owned, operated and governed by different entities in multiple administrative domains interacting on the Internet. Harnessing this complexity in a transparent, trust-able way for safe and secure data processing is a major research topic that defines the focus of CCI research. The challenges are addressed by combining methods and results from research into distributed data processing, programmable networks, policy reasoning and normative control, hardware and cryptographic security, and software language engineering.
The Lorentz Center hosted a week-long international workshop on Future Computing for Digital Infrastructures. More than 40 experts participated and discussed current and future challenges and potential solutions in computing, including the effects on computing by artificial intelligence, sustainability, and security.
The paper titled Enabling Collaborative Multi-Domain Applications: A Blockchain-Based Solution with Petri Net Workflow Modeling and Incentivization by Zhou, X., Cushing, R., Koning, R., Belloum, A., Grosso, P., Klous, S., van Engers, T.
The paper titled The dynamics of corruption under an optional external supervision service by Xin Zhou, Adam Belloum, Michael H. Lees, Tom van Engers, Cees de Laat has been published at Applied Mathematics and Computation.
Maximilian Barger, MSc Computer Security student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, received the Best Short Paper Award at CompSys 2023 for his research project that was supervised by CCI members Marco Brohet and Francesco Regazzoni. Congratulations, Max!
Danny van den Berg, BSc Natural and Social Sciences student majoring in Artifical Intelligence, presented the work he carried out for this thesis under the supervision of Tom Slooff (USI) and CCI at IJCNN 2023. Congratulations, Danny!