[FM-India] Call for Papers: IWSAC 2016

Filippo Gaudenzi filippo.gaudenzi at unimi.it
Tue Sep 6 03:00:46 IST 2016

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Held in conjunction with the 12nd International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems (SITIS 2016)
One day between November 28 - December 1, 2016, Naples, Italy
Web site: http://sesar.di.unimi.it/IWSAC2016

Cloud computing paradigm provides a new environment fostering the integration of services located within company boundaries with those in the Cloud. An increasing number of organizations implement their business processes and applications via runtime composition of services made available in the Cloud by external suppliers. This scenario is 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 cloud peculiarities. In addition, the increasing usage of cloud resources as a means to perform big data analytics introduces the need of adapting existing assurance solutions towards big data. On one side, security assurance techniques can benefit from the availability of big data (big data for security assurance), while on the other side they can be applied to verify properties of big data analytics (security assurance for big data). IWSAC 2016 is the fourth edition of the International Workshop on Security Assurance in the Cloud. It aims to address the security assurance issues related to Cloud and Big Data environments, 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 Cloud and Big Data services, as well as experimental studies in Cloud and Big Data infrastructures, the implementation of services, and lessons learned. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  

* Accountability in the cloud
* Authentication and access control in the cloud
* Big Data for security assurance
* Big Data analytics monitoring and testing
* Big Data analytics verification
* Big Data security and privacy
* Challenges in moving critical systems to the cloud
* Cloud audit, certification, and compliance
* Cloud transparency, introspection, and outrospection
* Data security and privacy in the Cloud
* Evidence-based assurance of cloud services
* Information assurance and trust management 
* Intrusion detection in the cloud
* Policy compliance
* Security assurance in the cloud 
* Security assurance for big data
* Security and assurance protocols in the cloud
* Security and privacy in the cloud
* Service level agreements
* Service procurement in the cloud
* Verification of cloud services

Submission deadline: September 11, 2016 (11:59 PM American Samoa time)
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 9, 2016
Camera-ready: October 16, 2016
Author Registration: October 23, 2016

Submissions must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or conference/workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices, and must follow the IEEE double columns publication format available at
- [Microsoft Word DOC] ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/instructA4x2.doc
- [LaTex Formatting Macros] ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/IEEE_CS_LatexA4x2.zip

Submissions are to be made to the submission web site https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sitis2016 by selecting track "Workshop on Security Assurance in the Cloud". Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least three reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. A single registration for the workshop or the conference allows attending both events.

All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. The proceedings will be available at the conference. 


Program Chairs
* Claudio A. Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Ernesto Damiani, ETISALAT BT Innovation Center, Khalifa University, UAE
* George Spanoudakis, City University of London, UK

Publicity Chair
* Filippo Gaudenzi, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee 
* Marco Anisetti, Universit‡ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Ioannis Askoxylakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
* Michele Bezzi, SAP, France
* Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Telecom Bretagne, France
* Theo Dimitrakos, British Telecommunications, UK
* Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
* William Michael Fitzgerald, Tyco GBS, Ireland
* Nils Gruschka, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
* Mathias Kohler, SAP, Germany
* Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
* Meiko Jensen, Southern Denmark University, Denmark
* Nicolas Larrieu, ENAC, France
* Jesus Luna, Cloud Security Alliance, UK
* Antonio Mana, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
* Siani Pearson, HP Labs, UK

This call for papers and additional information about the conference can be found at http://sesar.di.unimi.it/IWSAC2016

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