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The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of eleven German universities that were identified by the German government as a “University of Excellence”. TUD is strong in research, offering first-rate programmes of overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry, and society. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments, TUD offers a wide academic range.

The Systems Engineering group lead by Prof. Fetzer is part of the computer science faculty of TU Dresden. It was established in April 2004 and funded by an endowment by the Heinz-Nixdorf foundation. The group addresses several research issues in dependable and distributed systems: (i) security and dependability of cloud infrastructures, (ii) fault-tolerant computing in WANs, and (iii) encoded processing.

TUD successfully participated in several EU-funded projects, including VELOX (, STREAM (, SRT-15 (, LEADS (, and ParaDIME ( Moreover, the current research focus of Prof. Fetzer and his research group is on security in cloud environments. The group currently participates in the H2020 project SELIS ( Furthermore, Prof. Fetzer coordinates two EU H2020 research projects SERECA ( and SecureCloud ( In the context of SERECA, the group developed initial software infrastructure for reactive applications to use novel trusted execution environments to preserve confidentiality and integrity of applications and data in public clouds while in the SecureCloud project, the group extended the open-source IaaS platform OpenStack to support trusted computing in public clouds using Intel’s SGX technology. Prof. Fetzer’s group has 10 years of expertise in dependable and distributed systems, event-based communication systems, and cloud computing.


Within ATMOSPHERE, TUD will lead WP5 and steer the development of a distributed and trustworthy data management platform. TUD will contribute its expertise in designing and implementing secure systems acquired in prior security-centric EU projects (SecureCloud and SERECA). In addition, TUD’s role includes the security-aware management of resources. and guide the measurement and assessment of trustworthiness.