SENECA Workshop


June 23-24

Athens, Greece

At Electra Hotel
Athens & 

5 Ermou Str. Athens, GR 10563

About Us

2016 SENECA Workshop

SENECA is a European Industrial Doctorate project, funded under Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions, which provides the opportunity to nine early-stage researchers to pursue their PhD in the area of software engineering of cloud-based systems. The research programme is organized in three research streams:
A) Product quality in cloud-related software development projects
B) Process quality in cloud-related software development
C) Operations' quality in cloud systems.

About the Workshop

2016 SENECA Workshop

AUEB and Singularlogic , two of the SENECA consortium partners organize a two-day workshop with the goal to introduce to young scientists and professionals in the field of software-engineering, some of the current trends and technologies for the security and operational management of cloud services.
The first day of the workshop will focus on security and privacy issues pertinent to the development and operation of cloud-based services. The first part will host three invited talks focusing on security and privacy aspects of modern services running in the cloud, while providing insights on the challenges faced in real cloud enterprise systems. The second part will introduce Docker container technologies, which implement lightweight OS virtualization as an alternative to VM technologies and they represent one of the current trends in cloud service virtualization. During the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on the future adoption of containers in the Cloud market and to get a hands-on training on programming with Docker containers.
The second day of the workshop will start with an extensive presentation on how to achieve scalable data processing by combining popular Unix tools with pipeline operators, which allow streaming a tool’s output to the next’s input. The second part will feature presentations on the latest challenges faced in three cloud infrastructures, GRNET’s, mist’s, and Lamda Helllix’s, and the upcoming trends in the cloud landscape. The day and workshop will end with a tour to GRNET’s data center.

Full Workshop Schedule

Agenda for the 1st day(Thursday, 23rd June)
10:00-10:05 Welcome Dr. Stamatia Rizou, Senior Researcher, SingularLogic
10:05–11:15 PechaKucha Session: SENECA project [pdf] SENECA Fellows
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-12:25 Legislation-aware security and privacy in distributed process systems [pdf] Dr. George Lioudakis, ICT Abovo PC
12:25-13:00 Security and privacy issues on large Enterprise Architectures [pdf] Dr. Thanos Karantjias, Security Officer, SingularLogic
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:45 Docker Containers: Theoritical part,
Q&A on the role of containers in the Cloud and current security issues [pdf]
14:45-15:30 Docker Containers: Hands-on [link to code] Sourcelair
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Docker Containers: Hands-on [pdf] Sourcelair
Agenda for the 2nd day(Friday, 24th June)
10.00-11.30 Short welcome, Scalable data processing with Unix tools [pdf] Prof. Diomidis Spinellis, AUEB
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-12.45 Okeanos public cloud infrastructure [pdf] Giorgos Tsoukalas, GRNET SA
12.45-13.05 On the integrated management of IT infrastructure [pdf] Markos Gogoulos,
13.10-13.30 The InHellix cloud ecosystem [pdf] Nikos Karadimitris - Sakis Amaxopoulos, Lamda Hellix
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.00 Visit to GRNET’s data center


Electra Hotel Athens, Athens

Situated in the beginning of Ermou Street, the city’s main shopping area, the Electra Athens hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from Plaka, Monastiraki and the Acropolis, as well as from the upscale district of Kolonaki with its wide choice of shopping and dining options. With the Athens metro just a few steps away, most of the city is within easy reach too, making the Electra Athens your perfect base for venturing about the city, doing business, discovering the Athenian treasures and enjoying your time in the capital of Greece. Electra Hotel Athens is a spectacular setting for the 2016 SENECA Workshop. Located:
  • 5 Ermou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece


Registration is open only to invited guests.

For more information, please contact:

Stamatia Rizou,
SingularLogic S.A.
Achaias 3 & Trizinias st.,
145 64, Nea Kifisia
Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 6267418