Roman Matzutt

Roman Matzutt
RWTH Aachen University · Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems

Master of Science

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Blockchain technology promises to overcome trust and privacy concerns inherent to centralized information sharing. However, current decentralized supply chain management systems do either not meet privacy and scalability requirements or require a trustworthy consortium, which is challenging for increasingly dynamic supply chains with constantly cha...
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Popular cryptocurrencies continue to face serious scalability issues due to their ever-growing blockchains. Thus, modern blockchain designs began to prune old blocks and rely on recent snapshots for their bootstrapping processes instead. Unfortunately, established systems are often considered incapable of adopting these improvements. In this work,...
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An increasing number of open-source libraries promise to bring differential privacy to practice, even for non-experts. This paper studies five libraries that offer differentially private analytics: Google DP, SmartNoise, diffprivlib, diffpriv, and Chorus. We compare these libraries qualitatively (capabilities, features, and maturity) and quantitati...
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The Internet of Things provides manufacturing with rich data for increased automation. Beyond company-internal data exploitation, the sharing of product and manufacturing process data along and across supply chains enables more efficient production flows and product lifecycle management. Even more, data-based automation facilitates short-lived ad h...
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The benefits of information sharing along supply chains are well known for improving productivity and reducing costs. However, with the shift toward more dynamic and flexible supply chains, privacy concerns severely challenge the required information retrieval. A lack of trust between the different involved stakeholders inhibits advanced, multi-hop...
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Popular cryptocurrencies continue to face serious scalability issues due to their ever-growing blockchains. Thus, modern blockchain designs began to prune old blocks and rely on recent snapshots for their bootstrapping processes instead. Unfortunately, established systems are often considered incapable of adopting these improvements. In this work,...
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Distributed anonymity services, such as onion routing networks or cryptocurrency tumblers, promise privacy protection without trusted third parties. While the security of these services is often well-researched, security implications of their required bootstrapping processes are usually neglected: Users either jointly conduct the anonymization them...
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Today’s supply chains are becoming increasingly flexible in nature. While adaptability is vastly increased, these more dynamic associations necessitate more extensive data sharing among different stakeholders while simultaneously overturning previously established levels of trust. Hence, manufacturers’ demand to track goods and to investigate root...
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In past years, cloud storage systems saw an enormous rise in usage. However, despite their popularity and importance as underlying infrastructure for more complex cloud services, today's cloud storage systems do not account for compliance with regulatory, organizational, or contractual data handling requirements by design. Since legislation increas...
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Bitcoin was the first successful decentralized cryptocurrency and remains the most popular of its kind to this day. Despite the benefits of its blockchain, Bitcoin still faces serious scalability issues, most importantly its ever-increasing blockchain size. While alternative designs introduced schemes to periodically create snapshots and thereafter...
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Traditionally, the university landscape is highly federated, which hinders potentials for coordinated collaborations. While the lack of a strict hierarchy on the inter-university level is critical for ensuring free research and higher education, this concurrency limits the access to high-quality education materials. Especially regarding resources s...
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Web 2.0, social media, cloud computing, and IoT easily connect people around the globe, overcoming time and space barriers, and offering manifold benefits. However, the technological advances and increased user participation generate novel challenges for protecting users' privacy. From the user perspective, data disclosure depends, in part, on the...
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Blockchain systems promise to mediate interactions of mutually distrusting parties without a trusted third party. However, protocols with full smart contract-based security are either limited in functionality or complex, with high costs for secured interactions. This observation leads to the development of protocol-specific schemes to avoid costly...
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Processes in the insurance economy are often cumbersome and expensive because of the inherently opposing interests of insurers and customers. Smart contracts bear a large potential to simplify these processes and thereby reduce costs. In this paper, we present CAIPY, our smart contract-based ecosystem for simple and transparent car insurance. In CA...
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Blockchains primarily enable credible accounting of digital events, e.g., money transfers in cryptocurrencies. However, beyond this original purpose, blockchains also irrevocably record arbitrary data, ranging from short messages to pictures. This does not come without risk for users as each participant has to locally replicate the complete blockch...
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In past years, cloud storage systems saw an enormous rise in usage. However, despite their popularity and importance as underlying infrastructure for more complex cloud services, today's cloud storage systems do not account for compliance with regulatory, organizational, or contractual data handling requirements by design. Since legislation increas...
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Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2008, blockchain systems have seen an enormous increase in adoption. By providing a persistent, distributed, and append-only ledger, blockchains enable numerous applications such as distributed consensus, robustness against equivocation, and smart contracts. However, recent studies show that blockchain systems s...
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Personal user data is collected and processed at large scale by a handful of big providers of Internet services. This is detrimental to users, who often do not understand the privacy implications of this data collection, as well as to small parties interested in gaining insights from this data pool, e.g., research groups or small and middle-sized e...
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Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are expected to collect, process, and exchange data that regularly contain sensitive information. CPSs may, for example, involve a person in the privacy of her home or convey business secrets in production plants. Hence, confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity are of utmost importance for secure and privacy-preser...
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Background Whole genome sequencing has become fast, accurate, and cheap, paving the way towards the large-scale collection and processing of human genome data. Unfortunately, this dawning genome era does not only promise tremendous advances in biomedical research but also causes unprecedented privacy risks for the many. Handling storage and process...
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Despite their increasing proliferation and technical variety, existing cloud storage technologies by design lack support for enforcing compliance with regulatory, organizational, or contractual data handling requirements. However, with legislation responding to rising privacy concerns, this becomes a crucial technical capability for cloud storage s...
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Bitcoin has revolutionized digital currencies and its underlying blockchain has been successfully applied to other domains. To be verifiable by every participating peer, the blockchain maintains every transaction in a persistent, distributed, and tamper-proof log that every participant needs to replicate locally. While this constitutes the central...
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The increasing deployment of sensor networks, ranging from home networks to industrial automation, leads to a similarly growing demand for storing and processing the collected sensor data. To satisfy this demand, the most promising approach to date is the utilization of the dynamically scalable, on-demand resources made available via the cloud comp...
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The decentralized digital currency Bitcoin presents an anonymous alternative to the centralized banking system and indeed enjoys widespread and increasing adoption. Recent works, however, show how users can be reidentified and their payments linked based on Bitcoin's most central element, the blockchain, a public ledger of all transactions. Thus, m...
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The SensorCloud project aims at enabling the use of elastic, on-demand resources of today’s Cloud offers for the storage and processing of sensed information about the physical world. Recent privacy concerns regarding the Cloud computing paradigm, however, constitute an adoption barrier that must be overcome to leverage the full potential of the en...
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Clouds provide a platform for efficiently and flexibly aggregating, storing, and processing large amounts of data. Eventually, sensor networks will automatically collect such data. A particular challenge regarding sensor data in Clouds is the inherent sensitive nature of sensed information. For current Cloud platforms, the data owner loses control...

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