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.

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] LINGI2145 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, data management and processing.
  • [Masters] LINGI2355 Multicore Programming: Programming models and methods for scalable applications on modern multi-processor and multi-core architectures.
  • [Masters] LINGI2349 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 Operating Systems: From computer architecture to the design and implementation of a UNIX-like Operating System.
  • [Bachelor] LINFO1102 Projets en informatique 1 (FR): First-year project-oriented course using the Python programming language and a fun project running on Raspberry PIs with the Sense Hat module.

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, the CHIST-ERA ERA-NET programme, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme.


03. October 2019

Raziel presents his work on Emergent Overlays at the SRDS 2019 conference in Lyon, France.

19. September 2019

Paper accepted at Middleware 2019: 'PrivaTube: Privacy-Preserving Edge-Assisted Video Streaming', in collaboration with CNRS, University of Bordeaux and Scille (FR).

26. July 2019

Our ICSOFT 2019 paper 'From Confidential kNN Queries to Confidential Content-Based Publish/Subscribe' receives the Best Position Paper Award!

25. July 2019

Michał's two papers accepted at ACM ICN 2019 next September: 'Compute First Networking: Distributed Computing meets ICN' and 'Towards Peer-to-Peer Content Retrieval Markets: Enhancing IPFS with ICN' (both with University College London). Congratulations Michał!

01. July 2019

Anthony Dugois from ENS Lyon, France hosted by the group as a visiting student for one month, working on query scheduling in key-value stores. Welcome Anthony!

24. June 2019

Raziel's paper 'Emergent Overlays for Adaptive MANET Broadcast' accepted at SRDS 2019 next October. Congratulations Raziel!

21. June 2019

Samuel and Rémy defend their joint Masters thesis 'Integrated platform for distributed systems training'.

21. June 2019

Gary defends his Masters thesis 'A foundation for extensible and decentralized social networks'.

12. June 2019

Etienne invited to talk to the Open Source Innovation Spring workshop on Open Source for the Cloud in Paris, about callable objects over NoSQL data stores.

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