The Cloud and Large Scale computing group at UCLouvain, Belgium is led by Prof Etienne Rivière. It belongs to the ICTEAM research institute and the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL). The group was established in October 2017.

We are hiring! Check our open Ph.D. positions

The group is organizing OPODIS 2022 in Brussels.

The group research interests are in building, deploying and evaluating innovative computer systems. We work to improve the scalability, performance, security and ease of programming of large-scale and distributed cloud environments, blockchain infrastructures, programmable networks, and mobile systems.

Check the research section of this website for more details and a list of our publications.

The group offers the following courses (some in collaboration with other EPL members):

  • [Masters] LINFO2145 Cloud Computing: Development of scalable applications for the Cloud, featuring state-of-the-art software engineering principles and the coverage of systems aspect, performance, security, and data management and processing.
  • [Masters] LINFO2355 Multicore Programming: Programming models and methods for scalable applications on modern multi-processor and multi-core architectures.
  • [Masters] LINFO2349 Networking and security seminar: We discuss the latest findings in networks and systems security, and learn how to read and write research papers.
  • [Bachelor] LINFO1252/LSINC1252 Operating Systems: Principles and use of UNIX and GNU/Linux; design and implementation of operating systems.

You can learn more about our research and publications, the group members and our individual activities using the menu.

We are often looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info)

The group acknowledges the support and funding from UCLouvain, the Belgian FNRS, the Brussels-Capital Region Innoviris, Wallonia’s SPW, the CHIST-ERA ERA-NET programme, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme.


01. October 2022

Carole Djeumo Noucti joins the group as a PhD student on the RAINDROP project. Welcome Carole!

01. October 2022

Project RAINDROP on the Cross-stack Adaptation for the Edgification of Microservices Applications starts for a duration of 4 years. This is a collaboration with the University of Namur (BE).

15. September 2022

Etienne will co-chair the technical program committee of the ACM DEBS 2023 conference.

30. Aug 2022

New paper available in Engineering Reports journal: 'Machine-as-a-Service: Blockchain-based management and maintenance of industrial appliances', in collaboration with Codit (BE).

5. Jul 2022

Hugo and Sophie's paper accepted at SERENE 2022: 'AuditTrust: Blockchain-based Audit Trail for Sharing Data in a Distributed Environment'.

24. June 2022

Nicolas defend his Masters' thesis 'Role-based access control for OpenHAB'.

24. June 2022

Hugo and Sophie defend their Masters' thesis 'AuditTrust: Blockchain-based Audit Trail for Sharing Data in a Distributed Environment'.

24. June 2022

François and Sébastien defend their Masters' thesis on the security of IPFS.

24. June 2022

Colin and Julien defend their Masters' thesis 'Anomaly detection at the edge: a federated learning approach'.

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