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Christoph Hochreiner

Dipl.-Ing. Mag., BSc BSc

University Assistant


Short CV

Christoph Hochreiner is a PhD student and university assistant at the Distributed Systems Group at TU Wien. His qualifications include Bachelor degrees of Computer Science as well as Business Informatics (both 2011) at TU Wien, a master degree in Computer Science at TU Wien (2014), and a master degree in Information Systems at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (2014). Before he joined the TU Wien, he was a researcher at SBA Research, working on security threats in social media and model driven security for web applications. Currently, his research interests include cloud computing, stream processing, and the Internet of Things. Christoph is specifically interested in deployment strategies for cloud based software systems and elasticity aspects for stream processing.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Elastic Stream Processing
  • Container based deployment strategies


Winter term

184.269 Advanced Internet Computing VU 2.0 (h)

Co-Advised Students

If you are interested in doing a Praktikum, Bachelor's or Master's thesis, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thomas Biasion Master Thesis In Progress
Felix Rinker Master Thesis In Progress
Michael Strasser Master Thesis In Progress
Andres Carrasco Bachelor's Thesis In Progress
Roland Ganaus Bachelor's Thesis In Progress
Christoph Prybila Bachelor's Thesis Finished

Current Projects

  • CREMA - Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing
  • EPS 4.0 - Elastic Process Support for the Manufacturing Industry

Former Projects

  • SIMPLI-CITY - The Road User Information System of the Future
  • u'smile - Josef Ressel Center for User-friendly Secure Mobile Environments
  • CDL-Flex - Software Engineering Integration for Flexible Automation Systems


Journal Articles

C. Hochreiner, S. Schulte, S. Dustdar, F. Lecue (2015). Elastic Stream Processing for Distributed Environments. In IEEE Internet Computing, Volume 19, Number 6, pages 54-59.
P. Hoenisch, D. Schuller, S. Schulte, C. Hochreiner, S. Dustdar (2015). Optimization of Complex Elastic Processes (in print). In IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Volume NN, Number, NN, NN-NN.
C. Hochreiner, P. Frühwirt, Z. Ma, P. Kieseberg, S. Schrittwieser, E. Weippl (2014). Genie in a Model? Why Model Driven Security will not secure your Web Application. In Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA), Volume 5, pages 44-62. Innovative Information Science & Technology Research Group

Conference/Workshop Proceedings

C. Hochreiner, P. Waibel, M. Borkowski (2016). Bridging Gaps in Cloud Manufacturing with 3D Printing (accepted for publication). In Proceedings der Informatik 2016, volume NNN of Lecture Notes in Informatics, pages NN-NN Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn.
C. Hochreiner, M. Vögler, S. Schulte, S. Dustdar (2016). Elastic Stream Processing for the Internet of Things (accepted for publication). In IEEE 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2016), pages NN-NN. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA.
S. Schulte, M. Borkowski, C. Hochreiner, M. Klusch, A. Murguzur, O. Skarlat, P. Waibel (2016). Bringing Cloud-based Rapid Elastic Manufacturing to Reality with CREMA (accepted for publication). In Workshop on Intelligent Systems Configuration Services for Flexible Dynamic Global Production Networks (FLEXINET) at the 8th International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Systems and Applications (I-ESA 2016), pages NN-NN.
P. Hoenisch, C. Hochreiner, D. Schuller, S. Schulte, J. Mendling, S. Dustdar (2015). Cost-Efficient Scheduling of Elastic Processes in Hybrid Clouds. In IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2015), pages 17-24. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA.
C. Hochreiner (2015). Privacy-Aware Scheduling for Inter-Organizational Processes. In 7th Central-European Workshop on Services and their Composition (ZEUS 2015), volume 1360 CEUR-WS, pages 63-68, Jena, Germany.
S. Schulte, P. Hoenisch, C. Hochreiner, S. Dustdar, M. Klusch, D. Schuller (2014). Towards Process Support for Cloud Manufacturing. In 18th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2014), pages 142-149. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA.
C. Hochreiner, M. Huber, G. Merzdovnik, E.Weippl (2014). Towards Practical Methods to Protect the Privacy of Location Information with Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2014), pages 17-24. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
C. Hochreiner, Z. Ma, P. Kieseberg, S. Schrittwieser, E. Weippl (2014). Using Model Driven Security Approaches in Web Application Development. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8407, pages 419-431. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
P. Frühwirt, P. Kieseberg, C. Hochreiner, S. Schrittwieser, E. Weippl (2014). InnoDB Datenbank Forensik Rekonstruktion von Abfragen über Datenbank-interne Logfiles. In Sicherheit 2014, pages 363-374.

(Edited) Books, Chapters in Books

C. Hochreiner and S. Schulte (2016). Proceedings of the 8th ZEUS Workshop. Volume 1562 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR-WS.org.

Technical Reports

P. Hoenisch, D. Schuller, C. Hochreiner, S. Schulte, S. Dustdar (October 2014). Elastic Process Optimization - The Service Instance Placement Problem, TUV-1841-2014-01, 2014


C. Hochreiner (2014). Data Transfer Sensitive and Privacy Preserving Scheduling Strategies in Hybrid Cloud Environments, September 2014. Diploma Thesis, Department of Information Systems and Operations, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
C. Hochreiner (2014). Appropriate Obfuscation of Location Information on an Application Level for Mobile Devices, March 2014. Diploma Thesis, Fakultät für Informatik, TU Wien
C. Hochreiner (2011). Automated Identity Theft Attacks on Social Networks, April 2011. Bachelor Thesis, Fakultät für Informatik, TU Wien

Scientific Activities


TPC Memberships


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Distributed Systems Group
Vienna University of Technology
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Wien, Austria