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COM-PACE: Compliance-Aware Cloud Application Engineering Using Blockchain

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gagangeet Aujla, Ayman Noor, Davit Marikyan, Professor Savvas PapagiannidisORCiD, Professor Raj Ranjan



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2020.

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The COVID19 Pandemic has highlighted our dependence on online services (from government, e-commerce/retail, and entertainment), often hosted over external cloud computing infrastructure. The users of these services interact with a web interface rather than the larger distributed service provisioning chain that can involve an interlinked group of providers. The data and identity of users are often provided to service provider who may share it (or have automatic sharing agreement) with backend services (such as advertising and analytics). We propose the development of compliance-aware cloud application engineering, which is able to improve transparency of personal data use -- particularly with reference to the European GDPR regulation. Key compliance operations and the perceived implementation challenges for the realization of these operations in current cloud infrastructure are outlined.

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Author(s): Aujla GS, Barati M, Rana O, Dustdar S, Noor A, Llanos JT, Carr M, Marikyan D, Papagiannidis S, Ranjan R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Internet Computing

Year: 2020

Volume: 24

Issue: 5

Pages: 45-53

Online publication date: 06/11/2020

Acceptance date: 06/11/2020

Date deposited: 09/11/2020

ISSN (print): 1089-7801

ISSN (electronic): 1941-0131

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/MIC.2020.3014484


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