About me

Pierpaolo Cincilla started his career at INRIA in 2009 as research engineer on Telex, a principled system support for collaborative applications. In October 2011 he started a Ph.D. at INRIA working on distributed systems, data replication, consistency and distributed databases. He obtained the doctoral degree in September 2014. From October 2014 he works as research engineer at the Institute for Technological Research SystemX on the scalability, safety, reliability and adaptability of Collaborative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). From July, 2017 he is leading lead the Secure Cooperative Autonomous systems (SCA) research project at IRT-SystemX. SCA is a joint project between industrial and academic partners working on Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) communication security. He authored several international publications, 3 recognised software systems, and a patent.

Research Interests

  • Cooperative Inteligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)
  • C-ITS Misbehavior Detection
  • Confidentiality and obfuscation for cloud storage
  • Distributed systems
  • Data replication and consistency
  • Optimistic approaches
  • Scheduling and load bancing for DBMS

Projects & Grants

  • Secured Cooperative Autonomous systems (SCA)
  • Microsoft Azure Research Award (link)
  • Intelligent Transport System Security (ISE)
  • AWS in Education Research grant (link)


IRT SystemX
Centre d’intégration Nano-INNOV Building N3
8, Avenue de la Vauve
Tel: +33 (0)1 6908 0610

Working with me

  1. There are not open positions in our team right now.
  2. For open positions in other teams look @ SystemX Careers


  • Vehicular PKI scalability-consistency trade-offs in large scale distributed scenarios.
    Pierpaolo Cincilla, Omar Hicham and Benoit Charles.
    2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Dec. 2016.
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Cooperative ITS security framework: Standards and implementations progress in Europe.
    Brigitte Lonc, Pierpaolo Cincilla
    2016 IEEE 17th International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Coimbra, Portugal, June, 2016
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Cooperative-ITS Architecture and Security Challenges: a Survey.
    Aymen Boudguiga, Arnaud Kaiser and Pierpaolo Cincilla,.
    22th Inteligent Transport System World Congress, Bordeaux, Dec. 2015.
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Security of C-ITS messages: A practical solution the ISE project demonstrator.
    Pierpaolo Cincilla, Arnaud Kaiser, Brigitte Lonc, Houda Labiod, Remi Blancher, Christophe Jouvray, Richard Denis, Antoine Boulanger.
    7th International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, (NTMS) 2015, Paris, France, July, 2015.
    [ Workshop | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Light Blind: Why Encrypt If You Can Share?
    Pierpaolo Cincilla, Aymen Boudguiga, Makhlouf Hadji, Arnaud Kaiser.
    SECRYPT 2015 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Colmar, Alsace, France, July, 2015.
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Multi-site Gargamel: optimistic synchronization for reliable geo-replicated databases.
    Pierpaolo Cincilla, Sébastien Monnet, Marc Shapiro
    Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Middleware for Next Generation Internet Computing, MW4NG@Middleware 2014, Bordeaux, France, December, 2014
    [ Workshop | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • A Grid Based Distributed Cooperative Environment for Health Care Research.
    F. Maia, R. Araùjo, L. C. Muniz, R. Zirtany, L. Coutinho, S. Vale, F. J. Silva, P. Cincilla, I. Chabbouh, S. Monnet, L. Arantes, and M. Shapiro
    Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES), Paris, France, August, 2012.
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]
  • Gargamel: boosting DBMS performance by parallelising write transactions.
    Pierpaolo Cincilla, Sébastien Monnet, Marc Shapiro
    Int. Conf. on Parallel and Distr. Sys. (ICPADS), Singapore, Dec. 2012.
    [ Conference | Paper (PDF) | BibTeX ]