Etienne Rivière’s personal web corner

I have been a professor of Computer Science at UCLouvain since September 2017. Before joining UCLouvain, I was a lecturer at Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland since 2011. I obtained my PhD in 2007 from Inria/University of Rennes under the guidance of Prof. Anne-Marie Kermarrec. I was an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan fellow at NTNU Trondheim and University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) in 2008-2009

I am a member of the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL). I lead the Cloud and Large-Scale Computing group, part of the ICTEAM research institute and its INGI (Computer Science) department, which I also currently co-chair.

My research activities and publications are detailed in the research section of this website.

You can also consult my DBLP and Google Scholar profiles.


I am currently leading or participating the following externally-funded projects at UCLouvain:

  • ARC project RAINDROP (2022-2027): Cross-stack Adaptation for the Edgification of Microservices Applications (with Prof Ramin Sadre, UCLouvain and Prof. Anthony Clève, UNamur)
  • Wallonia region CyberExcellence: supervising the activities around WP4 of a large, multi-university project on CyberSecurity research (lead: Prof Axel Legay)
  • Wallonia region GEPICIAD (2021-2025): Elastic and predictive infrastructure management for data lakes and big data processing.
  • FNRS FLECSIWAB (2021-): Setup of a federated infrastructure for experimental research in systems and networks in Wallonia and Brussels

I was previously leading the following projects:

  • Innoviris SSHC (2021-2023): Security and privacy for smart-home environments and social interactions in home care scenarios (with Prof Axel Legay and Prof Grégoire Lits)
  • Innoviris FairBCaaS (2019-2021): Benchmarking performances and bringing fairness in BlockChain-as-a-Service (with Prof Ramin Sadre)
  • FNRS DAPOCA (2019-2021): Dynamic and Adaptive Placement and Orchestration of Cloud Applications
  • PI in H2020 Twinning project EBSIS (2016-2018);
  • Coordinator of CHIST-ERA DIONASYS project (2015-2018);
  • Coordinator of EU FP7 LEADS project (2012-2015);
  • Participant in the EU FP7 SRT-15 project (2010-2013).


Some of my recent service and involvement:

Program committees

I am or have recently been a member of the program committee for [Middlewedge 2022 (Middleware 2022 workshop)] [Consensus Days 2022] [ApPLIED 2022 (PODC 2022 workshop)] [SRDS 2022] [EuroSys 2022] [IEEE/IFIP DSN 2022] [OPODIS 2021] [ACM Middleware 2021] [IEEE SRDS 2021] [IEEE/IFIP LADC 2021] [D-NMEP 2021] [IEEE/IFIP DSN 2021] [ACM Middleware 2020] [IEEE ICDCS 2020] [IEEE SRDS 2020] [ACM  DEBS 2020] [BRAINS 2020] [EdgeSys 2020] [IFIP DAIS 2019] [IEEE/IFIP DSN 2019] [ACM EuroSys 2018] [IEEE/IFIP DSN 2018] [ACM Middleware 2018] [DEBS 2018] [ICDE 2018 (demos track)] [NETYS 2018] [ICDCN 2017]