Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing -
CloudSecGov 2013

In conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and
Services Science - CLOSER 2013


May 8 - 10, 2013
Aachen, Germany
Co-organized by: RWTH
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG
Technically sponsored by: SINTEF and IFIP


Paper Submission: March 1, 2013 
Authors Notification: March 19, 2013 
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2013 

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We would like to draw your attention to the Security Governance and SLAs in
Cloud Computing - CloudSecGov 2013 (held in conjunction with the 3rd
International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science- CLOSER
2013), whose submission deadline is scheduled for March 1, 2013. 

Cloud computing is slowly turning towards an open ecosystem of services that
can be mixed and matched according to the customers' individual
requirements. In federated Clouds (or "clouds-of-clouds"), services will be
picked not only from functionality, but also based on non-functional
properties such as availability, performance, security and cost. The obvious
downside is the lack of control; customers need to make sure that the
composite services behave as expected and that the individual components
from different providers can be trusted. 

To mitigate the security risks associated with federated Clouds, and to
increase the trust in the individual providers, existing security mechanisms
and their effectiveness should be formalized in contracts. Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) is a common way to explicitly state the obligations of the
provider and to serve as a binding agreement between the service customer
and the service provider. The SLA will help ensure that the service keeps
the right level of quality and that customers are credited accordingly in
terms of contract violations. This session will include presentations of
peer-reviewed papers related to Cloud computing SLAs, with special focus on
security. The topics of interests include (but are not limited to)

 -  Security mechanisms for Cloud computing
 -  Negotiation of security terms
 -  Machine-readable SLAs
 -  Monitoring and enforcement of security terms 
 -  Security in hybrid/federated Clouds
 -  Cloud security governance

This is the second edition of the CloudSecGov. The first edition,
CloudSecGov 2012, took place during CLOSER 2012 and attracted a large number
of high-quality speakers.

The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for Systems and
Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC),
co-organized with the Aachen University (RWTH) and technically sponsored by
the SINTEF and IFIP. INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition
(WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG).

The purpose of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and
Services Science, CLOSER 2013, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud
Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure,
operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the
conference considers as essential the link to Services Science,
acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven
collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these
two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also
interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and
techniques to design, analyze, manage, market and study various aspects of
Cloud Computing.

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. 

All papers accepted to the Special Session will be published in a special
section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, on
paper and on CD-ROM.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters
Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier
Index). All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at
the SCITEPRESS Digital Library ( <> SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef
( <>


CLOSER 2013 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST 2013 (9th International
Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies -, SMARTGREENS 2013 (International Conference on Smart
Grids and Green IT Systems - and CSEDU 2013 (International Conference on
Computer Supported Education - in Aachen, Germany. 

Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of
WEBIST, SMARTGREENS and CSEDU conferences as a non-speaker.

Please check further details at the Special Session website

( and the main conference
website (


Karin Bernsmed 
NO-7465 Trondheim

Martin Gilje Jaatun 
NO-7465 Trondheim

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