[AISWorld] Call for Paper: International WOrkshop on Cloud Security (IWOCS2014)

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Tue Feb 4 06:46:02 EST 2014

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP]



International WOrkshop on Cloud Security (IWOCS)


Hosted by the Third ASE International Conference on Cyber Security -
Stanford, CA, USA, May 27 - May 31, 2014








Cloud technology offers a powerful and fast growing approach to the
provision of infrastructure, platform and software services without the high
costs of owning, operating and maintaining the computational infrastructures
required for this purpose. However, despite its appeal from the economic,
operational and even energy consumption perspectives, cloud technology still
raises concerns regarding the security, privacy, governance and compliance
of the data and software services offered through it. These concerns arise
from the difficulty to verify security properties of the different types of
applications and services available through cloud technology and the
uncertainty of the owners and users of such services about the security of
their services, and of the applications based on them, once they are
deployed and offered through a cloud. This difficulty stems from both the
fact that the provision and security of a cloud service is sensitive to
potential interference between the features and behaviour of all the
inter-dependent services in all layers of the cloud stack, as well as
dynamic changes in them; and the fact that current cloud models and
infrastructure do not provide adequate support for controlling the behaviour
of cloud software and for managing the decoupling of evolution cycles of the
different software components, both applications and services, which happens
in these scenarios. In this setting, system evolution, an inherent process
in most computing systems, has an important impact on the security,
resilience and quality of the cloud. In this line certification and other
assurance approaches become crucial for establishing the necessary trust
relationships. Likewise, novel testing mechanisms, engineering approaches,
formal modelling paradigms, monitoring models, runtime support
infrastructures, secure dynamic application building and service
orchestration approaches, etc. are needed in order to fill other gaps and to
restore the missing trust links in these new scenarios. The workshop will
provide a forum for presenting research results, practical experiences, and
innovative ideas in security infrastructures and applications for cloud
computing. The workshop will focus on Cloud Computing security, how users of
Cloud systems can be educated to maintain the security posture of their
systems, and how to improve the state of the art of Cloud Computing. The
workshop will also look at the need to facilitate research and development
of the next generation of Cloud Computing security standards and tools to
assist in the creation of better, more secure systems.



Important Dates



•             Paper Submissions 15-03-2014

•             Notification for Authors 01-04-2014

•             Camera Ready Deadline 07-05-2014

•             Workshop Dates 27-05-2014



List of Topics



•             Secure Virtualization Structures

•             Privacy Enforcement for cloud applications, platforms and

•             Monitoring systems for cloud infrastructure/platform

•             Cloud security architecture and protocol

•             Data protection and secured information sharing in the cloud

•             Evolution of multi-tenant monitoring as a function of the
number of tenants.

•             Intra- and inter-cloud security issues and considerations

•             Privacy policy framework for clouds

•             Access control mechanisms and trust models for cloud services

•             Energy/cost/efficiency of security in clouds

•             Secure Mobile Cloud Networking

•             Content and Service Distribution

•             Security Certification for cloud

•             Security Engineering for cloud






Workshop chairs


•             ANTONIO MUÑOZ, University of Málaga, Spain

•             ERNESTO DAMIANI, University of Milan, Italy


Program Committee


•             ALCARAZ-CALERO, JOSE M., Hewlett-Packard, UK

•             ANTON DEL PINO, PABLO, U. of Málaga, Spain

•             BEZZI, MICHELE, SAP, France

•             BOYD, COLIN, Queensland U. of Tech., Australia

•             COLLBERG, CHRISTIAN, Arizona University, USA

•             CUELLAR, JORGE, Siemens, Germany

•             DAVIDS, CAROL, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

•             DUSIT NIYATO, Nanyang Technological U., Singapore

•             ENDICOTT-POPOVSKY, BARBARA, U. of Washington, USA

•             FERNANDEZ, EDUARDO B., Florida Atlantic U., USA

•             GIORGINI, PAOLO, University of Trento, Italy

•             GRAWROCK, DAVID, Intel, USA

•             GÜRGENS, SIGRID, Fraunhofer SIT, Germany

•             JÜRJENS, JAN, TU of Dortmund, Germany

•             KIYOMOTO, SHINSAKU, KDDI R&D Labs, Japan

•             LAMBRINOUDAKIS, COSTAS, U. of Piraeus, Greece

•             LAURENCE T. YANG, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

•             LEVI, ALBERT, Sabanci University, Turkey

•             LOEVENICH, DANIEL, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
Informationstechnik (BSI), Germany

•             LOSAVIO, MICHAEL, U. of Kentucky, USA

•             LOTZ, VOLKMAR, SAP AG, France

•             MAÑA, ANTONIO, University of Malaga, Spain

•             MARTINELLI, FABIO, CNR-IIT, Italy

•             MARTINEZ-PEREZ, GREGORIO, U. of Murcia, Spain

•             NADARAJAM, R., PSG College of Technology, India

•             POSEGGA, JOAQUM, U. of Passau, Germany

•             PRESENZA, DOMENICO, Engineering, Italy

•             QUISQUATER, JEAN-JACQUES, U. Catholique De Louvain, Belgium

•             RAY, INDRAKSHI, Colorado State University, USA

•             RUDOLPH, CARSTEN, Fraunhofer SIT, Germany

•             SABETTA, ANTONINO, SAP, France

•             SORIA-RODRIGUEZ, PEDRO, ATOS R&D, Spain

•             SKIANIS CHARALABOS, University of Aegean, Greece

•             SPANOUDAKIS, GEORGE, City University, UK

•             WASHIZAKI, HIRONORI, Waseda University, Japan

•             WESPI, ANDREAS, IBM, Switzerland

•             YOSHIOKA, NOBUKAZU, Nat. I. of Informatics, Japan

•             ZULKERNINE, MOHAMMAD, Queen’s U., Canada






Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (maximum 8 pages) or Short
Papers (maximum 4 pages) using EasyChair. Regular papers will be evaluated
according to normal research conference criteria with respect to relevance,
originality, and quality of the methodology and writing. Work that is highly
novel, controversial, or preliminary can be submitted as a short paper.

Proceedings of IWOCS 2014 will be included in the third ASE International
Conference on Cyber Security, Stanford, CA, USA, May 27 – May 31, 2014.


Registration: Online Registration



Implementation Plan



IWOCS will have a hybrid approach that will combine a traditional scientific
workshop with an interactive forum for discussion of the main workshop
topics, seeking the creation of a community and a clear focus on producing.



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