• 2017-06-21

    Best Demo Award at IFIP Networking

    The NEAT project won the Best Demo Award at the IFIP Networking conference, in Stockholm (June 12-15, 2017). The Demo was presented by Zdravko Bozakov (Dell EMC) on behalf of all the authors.

    The demo, titled "A NEAT framework for application-awareness in SDN environments", is joint work from KaU and Dell EMC illustrating how NEAT can be integrated in an SDN scenario. The demo shows how, by enabling the OpenDaylight SDN controller to interact with NEAT, policies and path information can be distributed to NEAT-enabled end-hosts to improve the handling of both bulk and latency-sensitive flows."

  • 2017-06-15

    The impact of GDPR in higher education

    Associate professor Lothar Fritsch (Karlstad University) will hold a tutorial on privacy compliance at the ImperialCollege in London.

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018 and will introduce a regulatory framework of new data protection rights for EU citizens. This one-day conference is tailored towards higher education professionals.

    Experts from HE, privacy law and technology will explain how institutions need to change their data policy and will provide examples of best practice.

  • 2017-06-14

    Security and privacy in electronic healthcare systems

    All over the world, digital tools are increasingly being used to improve and streamline healthcare services. This does not only lead to positive results, but also creates opportunities for new types of threats regarding information security and privacy.

    Information security and protection of privacy are some of the most important factors in the development of high-quality tools in the healthcare sector. If no attention is paid to these aspects, there is substantial risk that individuals may come to harm in healthcare situations. Leonardo Iwaya, PhD student in computer science at Karlstad University, explores ways of securing information and protecting privacy when using mobile applications in healthcare (mHealth).

  • 2017-05-31

    New university course about the General Data Protection Regulation

    About one year from now the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, so it is high time for businesses and organisations to start preparing. At Karlstad University, a cutting-edge international distance learning course is being developed on how to handle personal data according to the new regulation.

    “The new data protection regulation brings about significant changes in the way personal data is to be handled. Many organisations have already started to prepare themselves and are well informed about the changes, while others still have a long way to go to fulfil the requirements,” says Tobias Pulls, researcher in IT-security at Karlstad University.

  • 2017-05-22

    Survival of the fittest – Software and Evolution

    Jörg Lenhard, a postdoctoral research fellow in computer science, participated in the lecture series “Möt en forksare”. He talked about one of the meeting points between the fields of software engineering and biology: software evolution.

    During his lecture Jörg Lenhard described how and why software engineering researchers apply the term evolution and related biological concepts and what researchers hope to gain this way. Furthermore, Jörg highlighted what the software engineering research group at KAU is trying to find in their research on the maintenance and evolution of long-living software systems.

  • 2017-05-17

    Transport and Networking in the Future Internet

    Karl-Johan Grinnemo was recently appointed associated professor within Computer Science. Due to that he gave a lecture where he presented questions that need to be answered for successfully realize the transport and networking in the future internet.

    During his lecture, held on 28 April, Karl-Johan Grinnemo enumerated both questions which he address in his research and questions that he himself has not addressed in his research, but which he find truly important for the future Internet.

    “Three questions with importance for transport and networking in the future internet is to simplify deployment of new transport protocols, evolve the possibilities to use “multi-connectivity” and the possibility to re-architect the Internet according to the so-called Information Centric”


Today Robayet Nasim successfully defended his doctoral thesis -