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

Aujla, Gagangeet Singh; Barati, Masoud; Rana, Omer; Dustdar, Schahram; Noor, Ayman; Llanos, Jose Tomas; Carr, Madeline; Marikyan, Davit; Papagiannidis, Savvas; Ranjan, Rajiv

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Masoud Barati

Omer Rana

Schahram Dustdar

Ayman Noor

Jose Tomas Llanos

Madeline Carr

Davit Marikyan

Savvas Papagiannidis

Rajiv Ranjan


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.


Aujla, G. S., Barati, M., Rana, O., Dustdar, S., Noor, A., Llanos, J. T., …Ranjan, R. (2020). COM-PACE: Compliance-Aware Cloud Application Engineering Using Blockchain. IEEE Internet Computing, 24(5), 45-53.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Nov 6, 2020
Publication Date 2020-09
Deposit Date Apr 27, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 8, 2021
Journal IEEE Internet Computing
Print ISSN 1089-7801
Electronic ISSN 1941-0131
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 5
Pages 45-53


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