IC4 Joan Mulvhill
Joan Mulvihill
Centre Director
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IC4 - Cloud Computing - Dublin

The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research centre whose mandate is to carry out rapid-turnaround, applied research projects in areas of cloud computing that are chosen by its industrial members.

IC4’s mission is to:
i) generate and transfer knowledge and technology to its industry members, in areas they can commercialise;
ii) accelerate the rate at which businesses adopt cloud computing; and,
iii) showcase Ireland’s capabilities in cloud computing.

One of IC4’s main research priorities is “building trust and dependability in the cloud”, with the goal of addressing the need for compliance to standards, quality of service, data privacy, auditability and reliability of service. These issues permeate the cloud ecosystem and are relevant to cloud platform or application developers, cloud service providers, cloud solution resellers and cloud consumers. IC4’s multidisciplinary team of postdoctoral researchers delivers fast-turnaround research under industry-friendly commercialisation terms. Members get access rights to all core-funded research results but can also get exclusive access rights to results on targeted projects that are focused at their specific needs.

Research areas:

  • Cloud architecture
  • Service lifecycle
  • Business research
  • Cloud security

Research performed by:

  • Dublin City University
  • University College Cork
  • Athlone Institute of Technology