4EU+ online seminars on "Security, Privacy, and Data Protection"

Supporting user requirements and preferences in cloud plan selection

24 March 2022
16:00 – 17:30 CET

Link to online seminars: Zoom


Thanks to the undeniable benefits that data and applications outsourcing can bring to users, cloud computing has rapidly earned first-class citizenship in the current ICT panorama, and represents today a popular solution to store and analyze data and to deploy applications. This scenario has fostered the appearance in the cloud market of a multitude of service plans, differing from one another in terms of functionality and/or security/performance. As in any situation where a user can choose among alternatives offered by a rich and diversified market, selecting the right solution is a key requirement to ensure a satisfactory experience. In this talk, I will discuss some solutions for supporting users in the specification of (security) requirements and desiderata through simple, expressive and flexible languages and frameworks, and for mapping them onto the characteristics of cloud plans to select the most suitable (combination of) plans.

Short bio

Giovanni Livraga is an assistant professor at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. His research interests are in the area of data privacy and security in emerging scenarios. His PhD thesis received the ERCIM STM WG 2015 award. He has been a visiting researcher at SAP Labs, France and George Mason University, VA, USA. He has served as PC Chair and PC Member of international conferences and workshops.