CloudSPD 2016
2nd International Workshop on Cloud Security and Data Privacy by Design

in conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2016
December 12th, 2016, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 

Submission Deadline...............  August 19th, 2016
Camera Ready Due..................  September 15th, 2016
Workshop Date.....................  December 12th, 2016

Enterprises increasingly recognize the compelling economic and
operational benefits of Cloud Computing. Virtualizing and pooling IT
resources in the cloud enables organizations to realize significant
cost savings and accelerates deployment of new applications,
simultaneously transforming business and government at an
unprecedented pace. However, those valuable business benefits cannot
be unlocked without addressing new data security challenges posed by
Cloud Computing.
Deploying confidential information and critical IT resources in the
Cloud raises concerns about vulnerability to attack, especially
because of the anonymous, multi-tenant nature of cloud
computing. Applications and storage volumes often reside next to
potentially hostile virtual environments, leaving information at risk
to theft, unauthorized exposure or malicious manipulation.
Governmental regulation of data privacy and location presents the
additional concern of significant legal and financial consequences if
data confidentiality is breached, or if Cloud providers inadvertently
move regulated data across international borders.
This workshop aims to provide a fertile ground for creative debate and
presentation of research results, practical experiences, and
innovative ideas in all security aspects related to cloud
computing. CloudSPD'16 focuses on Cloud Computing security, and
invites research efforts from both the academia and industry in order
to facilitate the dissemination of research and development of the
next generation cloud platforms, applications and methods that will
lead to better and more secure by design cloud-based systems.
TOPICS OF INTEREST comprise, but are not limited to, the following
- Cloud Security by design frameworks
- Intra- and inter-cloud security issues 
- Privacy policies for clouds
- Secure management of virtualized resources
- Privacy Enforcement for cloud applications and platforms
- Trusted computing technology
- Cloud access control and key management
- Computation over encrypted data
- Secure cloud architecture
- Data protection and secured information sharing in the cloud
More details can be found at the following URL:

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings.  Authors must submit their papers by the
deadline indicated above, using the Easychair submission system
available on the following URL: 
Only PDF files will be accepted. Manuscripts need to be prepared
according to the IEEE CS format. All regular paper submissions should
be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6)
pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three
Accepted papers **must be presented** at the workshop.
At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and

all workshop participants must pay at least the CloudCom 2016 workshop 
registration fee. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE. All 
presented papers will be subject to peer review process.

    - Christian Gehrmann, SICS, Sweden
    - Gregoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    - Antonios Michalas, University of Westminster, UK
    - Jörn Müller-Quade, KIT, Germany
    - Yiannis Verginadis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Program Committee
    - Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
    - Jens-Matthias Bohli, Hochschule Mannheim, Germany
    - Simone Braun, CAS Software AG, Germany
    - George Dimitrakopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
    - Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
    - Rafael Dowsley, KIT, Germany
    - Matthias Gabel, KIT, Germany
    - Panagiotis Gouvas, Ubitech, Greece
    - Spyros Mantzouratos, Intrasoft, Greece
    - Nikos Komninos, City University, UK
    - George Moldovan, Siemens SRL, Romania
    - Septimiu Nechifor, Siemens SRL, Romania
    - Ioannis Patiniotakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
    - Iraklis Paraskakis, SEERC, Greece
    - Andreas Schaad, Huawei Technologies, Germany
    - Andreas Schoknecht, KIT, Germany
    - Antonia Schwichtenberg, CAS Software AG, Germany
    - Simeon Veloudis, SEERC, Greec