[PET] CFP - Third Internation Workshop on Security Assurance in the Cloud (IWSAC 2015)

Claudio A. Ardagna claudio.ardagna at unimi.it
Tue Apr 28 07:48:25 BST 2015


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SECURITY ASSURANCE IN THE CLOUD (IWSAC 2015)
Held in conjunction with 12th IEEE International Conference on Cloud and 
Big Data Computing (CBDCom2015)
August 10-14 2015, Beijing, China
Website: http://www.di.unimi.it/iwsac2015

IWSAC 2015 BACKGROUND AND GOALS
Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way we develop and 
deploy systems and services. It has many benefits such as better 
utilization of hardware resources by the ease of deployment, 
scalability, reduced costs, increased efficiency, and high availability 
of services using Internet. However, the security challenges related to 
cloud computing act as barrier to its widespread adoption. Cloud 
computing paradigm is also changing the traditional view of security 
introducing new service security risks and threats, and requires 
re-thinking of current assurance, development, testing, and verification 
methodologies. In particular, security assurance in the cloud is 
becoming a pressing need to increase the confidence of the cloud actors 
that the cloud and its services are behaving as expected, and requires 
novel approaches addressing SOA and cloud peculiarities. The third 
edition of IWSAC workshop aims to address the security assurance issues 
related to the deployment of services in the Cloud, along with 
evaluating their impact on traditional security solutions for software 
and network systems.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting 
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and 
assurance of services implemented in the Cloud, as well as experimental 
studies in Cloud infrastructures, the implementation of services, and 
lessons learned. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Access control and Identity management in cloud
* Authentication and access control in the cloud
* Challenges in moving critical systems to the cloud
* Cloud accountability
* Cloud audit
* Cloud compliance
* Cloud certification
* Cloud governance
* Cloud monitoring system
* Cloud security principles
* Cloud transparency, introspection, and outrospection
* Cybersecurity in the cloud
* Data security and privacy in the cloud
* Information assurance and trust management
* Insecure APIs and interfaces in the cloud
* Intrusion detection and prevention in the cloud
* Malicious insiders and shared technology vulnerabilities in the cloud
* Multi-tenancy and delegation of trust in cloud
* Privacy in the cloud
* Risks and compliance issues in cloud
* Security assurance in the cloud
* Security and assurance protocols in the cloud
* Service level agreements
* Service procurement in the cloud
* Service verification in critical cloud services
* Test-based and monitoring-based verification of cloud services

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: May 19, 2015
Notification of acceptance: June 2, 2015
Final Camera-ready papers Due: June 15, 2015
Conference: 10 August 2015

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that 
are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers must 
follow the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting 
Guidelines, using one of the templates provided at 
http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting for Word and LaTeX. 
The font size, margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the 
templates must be kept unchanged.
Papers submitted cannot exceed six pages in length, including reference 
and appendix. Up to 2 extra pages may be purchased at $50 (US dollars) 
per extra page. Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking 
that, if the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must 
register for the workshop and attend the workshop to present the work in 
order for the paper to be included in the IEEE Digital Library.

PUBLICATIONS
Accepted papers will be published in proceedings of the CBD 2015 conference
IEEE CBD 2015 proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE 
Computer Society Digital Library (IEEE CSDL) and in IEEE Xplore [1]. 
Proceedings will be submitted for EI indexing [2]. Extended versions of 
selected best papers will be considered for publication in special 
issues of several SCI-indexed international journals.
[1] While all conferences sponsored by the IEEE and/or published by CPS 
will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore and the CSDL, all 
conference proceedings must meet IEEE's quality standards, and IEEE 
reserves the right not to publish any proceedings that do not meet these 
standards.
[2] The IEEE cannot guarantee that any particular abstract or index 
entry will be included in EI Compendex or any other indexing service. 
IEEE makes its best efforts to ensure indexing, but the indexing 
services are independent organizations not subject to IEEE control.
All submissions should be written in English and submitted via EasyChair 
and the submission site is here: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwsac2015
Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the 
program committee.

CHAIRS AND COMMITTEES

Program Co-Chairs
* Claudio A. Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
* Shao Ying Zhu, University of Derby, UK

Technical Program Committee (TO BE COMPLETED)
* Colin Allison, University of St Andrews, UK
* Marco Anisetti, Universita' degli studi di Milano, Italy
* Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
* Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Telecom Bretagne, France
* Filippo Gaudenzi, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
* Meiko Jensen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection 
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
* Li Jianxin, Beihang University, China
* Mathias Kohler, SAP, Germany
* Bo Li, Beihang University, China
* Liu Lu, University of Derby, UK
* Antonio Mana, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
* Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
* Sandra Scott-Hayward, Queen's University Belfast, UK
* Julinda Stefa, Sapienza University, Italy
* Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
* Yan Wu, Tongji University, China

This call for papers and additional information about the conference can 
be found at http://www.di.unimi.it/iwsac2015

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