A Blockchain-as-a-Service that reduces the complexities of setting up a federated decentralized ecosystem, making its deployment simple, configurable, dynamic and easy.


TAC embraces the development of techniques that improve efficiency and inject intelligent insights into operational and mission-critical social media businesses through guided visualytics.


SMART provides a semantic contextualisation, abstraction and democratic-decision making framework capable of finding and building socially-entrusted interest group communities.


The CONF is for planning cost-effective distributed cloud infrastructures for a decentralized application, automating the service deployment and configuration, monitoring and adapting the runtime system to ensure the business value.

Scientific Publications

1. ARTICONF: Towards a Smart Social Media Ecosystem in a Blockchain Federated Environment: https://zenodo.org/record/3580716#.XqA2_vlS8UE


2. Transactive Energy on Hyperledger Fabric: https://zenodo.org/record/3674599


3. Semantics-Aware Virtual Machine Image Management in IaaS Clouds: https://zenodo.org/record/3581092


4. Guided Analytics Software for Smart Aggregation, Cognition and Interactive Visualisation: https://zenodo.org/record/3662582


5. An Automated Customization and Performance Profiling Framework for Permissioned Blockchains in a Virtualized Environment: https://zenodo.org/record/3570776


6. TOTEM : Token for controlled computation: Integrating Blockchain with Big Data: https://zenodo.org/record/3674601


7. Multi-objective Container Deployment on Heterogeneous Clusters: https://zenodo.org/record/3466785#


8. Co-located and Orchestrated Network Fabric (CONF): An Automated Cloud Virtual Infrastructure for Social Network Applications: https://zenodo.org/record/3679385


9. A Blockchain based Witness Model for Trustworthy Cloud Service Level Agreement Enforcement: https://zenodo.org/record/3471494


10. Knowledge-as-a-Service: a community knowledge base for research infrastructures in environmental and earth sciences: https://zenodo.org/record/3466680


11. A Semantic Model with Self-Adaptive and Autonomous Relevant Technology for Social Media Applications: https://zenodo.org/record/3581081


12. Learning Workflow Scheduling on Multi-Resource Clusters: https://zenodo.org/record/3466676


13. Large distributed virtual infrastructure partitioning and provisioning across providers: https://zenodo.org/record/3466678


14. Contextual linking between workflow provenance and system performance logs: https://zenodo.org/record/3462820


15. Linking provenance with system logs: a context aware information integration and exploration framework for analyzing workflow execution: https://zenodo.org/record/3466766


16. Operating Permissioned Blockchain in Clouds: A Performance Study of Hyperledger Sawtooth: https://zenodo.org/record/3466686



17. ALLSTAR: a blockchain based joint ecosystem for the decentralized cloud and edge computing environment: https://zenodo.org/record/4018880



18. A Cost-Quality Beneficial Cell Selection Approach for Sparse Mobile Crowdsensing with Diverse Sensing Costs: https://zenodo.org/record/4074983



19. Sharing digital object across data infrastructures using Named Data Networking (NDN): https://zenodo.org/record/3950786


20. Short-Text Feature Expansion and Classification based on Nonnegative Matrix Factorization: https://zenodo.org/record/4042991



21. Virtual Infrastructure Optimisation: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-52829-4_11



22. Distributed Service-Level Agreement Management with Smart Contracts and Blockchain: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/cpe.5800



23. Expelliarmus: Semantic-centric virtual machine image management in IaaS Clouds: https://zenodo.org/record/4227896



24. A Dynamic Evolutionary Multi-Objective Virtual Machine Placement Heuristic for Cloud Data Centers: https://zenodo.org/record/4228146



25. Tools for Analytics and Cognition Framework for a Car-Sharing Use Case: https://zenodo.org/record/4146802



26. Blockchain-based Application for Certification Management: https://zenodo.org/record/4431752



27. Automated Bank Cheque Verification Using Image Processing and Deep Learning Methods: https://zenodo.org/record/4226158



28. Blockchain for Reliable and Secure Distributed Communication Channel: https://zenodo.org/record/4454540



29. Decentralized Social Media Applications as a Service: a Car-Sharing Perspective: https://zenodo.org/record/4226524



30. Decentralized Workflow Management on Software Defined Infrastructure: https://zenodo.org/record/4104644



31. A new Approach to Crowd Journalism using a Blockchain based Infrastructure: https://zenodo.org/record/4333625#.X-oMRdZ2vRN



32. Trustworthy Blockchain-based Decentralised Resource Management System in the Cloud: https://www.jaatun.no/papers/2020/DAppOps_paper.pdf



33. ComplexCTTP: Complexity Class Based Transcoding Time Prediction for Video Sequences Using Artificial Neural Network: https://zenodo.org/record/4438740



34. Optimizing Service Placement for Microservice Architecture in Clouds: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci



35. Concurrent container scheduling on heterogeneous clusters with multi-resource constraints: https://www.sciencedirect.com/



36. CloudsStorm: A framework for seamlessly programming and controlling virtual infrastructure functions during the DevOps lifecycle of cloud applications: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/spe.2741


37. Enforcing trustworthy cloud SLA with witnesses: A game theory–based model using smart contracts: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cpe.5511



38. A Column Styled Composable Schema Matcher for Semantic Data-Types: http://www.codata.org/



39. Profiling the scheduling decisions for handling critical paths in deadline-constrained cloud workflows: https://www.sciencedirect.com



40. Unsupervised Approaches for Textual Semantic Annotation, A Survey: https://dl.acm.org



41. XCOVNet: Chest X-ray Image Classification for COVID-19 Early Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00354-021-00121-7



42. WELFake: Word Embedding Over Linguistic Features for Fake News Detection: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9395133



43. Case Study: Data Subscriptions Using Elastic Cloud Services: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-030-52829-4_11



44. The ARTICONF Approach to Decentralized Car-Sharing: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2096720921000087



45. Multilayer Resource-aware Partitioning for Fog Application Placement: https://zenodo.org/record/5020917



46. Social Data Analytics for Enhancing the Collaborative Economy: https://zenodo.org/record/5717834



47. Tools for Analytics and Cognition for Crowd Journalism Application: https://zenodo.org/record/6602359



48. DWH-DIM: A Blockchain Based Decentralized Integrity Verification Model for Data Warehouses: https://zenodo.org/record/5803325



49. Unsupervised Anomaly Detection in Data Quality Control: https://zenodo.org/record/5872438



50. State-of-the-Art Instance Matching Methods for Knowledge Graphs: https://zenodo.org/record/5872552



51. Towards A Robust Meta-Reinforcement Learning-Based Scheduling Framework for Time Critical Tasks in Cloud Environments: https://zenodo.org/record/5484397



52. An Auction and Witness Enhanced Trustworthy SLA Model for Decentralized Cloud Marketplaces: https://zenodo.org/record/5124949



53. CBProf: Customisable Blockchain-as-a-service Performance Profiler in Cloud Environments: https://zenodo.org/record/6086758



54. Building a Blockchain-based Decentralized Ecosystem for Cloud and Edge Computing: an ALLSTAR Approach and Empirical Study: https://zenodo.org/record/5812125



55. SMART: a Tool for Trust and Reputation Management in Social Media: https://zenodo.org/record/6607158



56. A Bayesian Game-Enhanced Auction Model for Federated Cloud Services using Blockchain: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X22001881



57. Notebook-as-a-VRE (NaaVRE): From Private Notebooks to a Collaborative Cloud Virtual Research Environment: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/spe.3098



58. Scaling Notebooks as Re-configurable Cloud Workflows: https://direct.mit.edu/dint/article/4/2/409/110670



59. An Adaptable Indexing Pipeline for Enriching Meta Information of Datasets from Heterogeneous Repositories: https://zenodo.org/record/6555644



60. A Decentralized Service Control Framework for Decentralized Applications in Cloud Environments: https://zenodo.org/record/6467864



61. A Fake News Detection and Credibility Ranking Platform for Portuguese Online News: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-04826-5_53



62. Blockchain Imaginaries and their Metaphors: Organising Principles in Decentralised Digital Technologies: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02691728.2022.2086086



63. Blockchain-based Prosumer Incentivization for Peak Mitigation through Temporal Aggregation and Contextual Clustering: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2096720921000117



64. Trust and Collaboration in Social Media Using Relevant Visual Analytics: 2022 Open Book Publishers. Accepted for publication



65. Soundchain Online Art Installation: an Encounter Between Public Sociology and Generative Digital Art: 2022 Sociological Research Online. Under review.



66. Incremental Multilayer Resource Partitioning for Application Placement in Dynamic Fog: 2022 IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems. Under review.



67. Context-aware Cluster Evolution Prediction in Decentralised Social Ecosystem: 2022 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. Under review.

Public Dataset

1. Car-sharing Dataset 1.: https://zenodo.org/record/3689521



2. Car-sharing Dataset 2.: https://zenodo.org/record/3760853



3. Smart Energy Multilayered Clustering Dataset – I: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4226930




4. Smart Energy Use Case Clustering Dataset – IIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4226957



5. IC-PCP profiling: software and data set: https://zenodo.org/record/2652669




6. WELFake dataset for fake news detection in text data: https://zenodo.org/record/4561253



7. ARTICONF Platform Focus Group 1 Dataset: https://zenodo.org/record/3894853



8. ARTICONF Use Case Focus Group 2 Dataset: https://zenodo.org/record/3894887

Public Deliverables

D1.1: ARTICONF Project Handbook


D2.1: ARTICONF Platform Requirements and Use Cases


D2.2: ARTICONF Architecture and Interfaces Definition


D2.3: Final ARTICONF requirements and architecture


D3.1: TIC permissioned blockchain with Cloud storage


D3.2: TIC certification authority and information relationship system


D3.3: Optimised Pareto-trust heuristics


D3.4: TIC service software release


D4.1: CONF architecture design and planning algorithms


D4.2: CONF monitoring framework and adaptation strategies


D4.3: CONF service software release


D5.1: SMART framework design, conceptualization, and human-agent role discovery and staging models


D5.2: Anonymised trace abstraction and community detection


D5.3: Decentralised decision making and reputation mechanism


D5.4: SMART service software release


D6.1: Geospatial, social, contextual, and temporal data aggregation


D6.2: Guided analytics for improved ROC


D6.3: Augmented cognition and reasoning model


D6.4: ARTICONF user interface with integrated monitoring tool-set


D6.5: TAC service software release


D7.1: ARTICONF Testing Procedure, Infrastructure, Software management, Deployment, and Validation plan


D7.2: Pilot use cases preparation and evaluation


D7.3: Revision of the ARTICONF testing procedure, infrastructure, software management, deployment and validation plan


D7.4: Revision of the pilot use cases preparation and evaluation


D7.5: Software testing and validation of ARTICONF platform


D8.1: ARTICONF project website


D8.2: ARTICONF Communication materials