Call for papers:

Privacy and Provenance in the Cloud (PPCloud 2011)

A workshop at the 4th IEEE International Conference on Utility and
Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)
December 5-8, 2011
Melbourne, Australia

Important Dates

 - Deadline for paper submissions: 10 August 2011
 - Acceptance notification: 30 August 2011
 - Deadline for camera ready contributions: 25 September 2011


Clouds enable customers to reduce startup costs, amortize operating
costs and increase the flexibility of their services through the
on-demand acquisition of infrastructure and services. While the cloud
presents a compelling and generally attractive scenario, understanding
the privacy risks and developing efficient and effective solutions are
critical for its success. In tension with the need for privacy, is
provenance - that is, the need to know who created or is responsible
for a piece of data, through whose hands it has passed, who has
modified it (or if). Privacy and, more recently, provenance are both
current challenges in cloud computing. The balance between the
conflicting requirements of privacy and provenance is a significant
challenge for future cloud research.

PPCloud 2011 is part of the UCC2011 conference. Please see the UCC
conference page for addition details concerning the overall program,
dates, location, committees and registration details:

Topics of Interest

The workshop will cover topics related to practical or theoretical
aspects of privacy and/or provenance in cloud computing, including but
not limited to:

	- Privacy in the Cloud
	- Cryptographic techniques for preserving privacy
	- Real world applications and requirements for privacy
	- Provenance of data and services in the cloud.
	- Provenance in workflows.
	- Cryptographic techniques for establishing provenance
	- Legal issues concerning privacy or provenance

Submission Guidelines

	- The workshop welcomes submissions from all (but not limited
          to) members of the Grid, Cluster, Cloud and Security

	- At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must
          register early to attend the workshop, and all workshop
          participants must pay the UCC 2011 workshop registration
          fee, as well as the conference fee.

	- All papers must be submitted electronically and in PDF
          format. The material presented should be original and not
          published or under submission elsewhere. Authors should
          submit full papers of up to 6 pages, following strictly the
          IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript style
          (available at
, using
          two-column, single-space format, with 10-point font
          size. Figures and references must be included in the 6
          pages. Additional pages may be purchased (in some
          circumstances) subject to approval of the proceedings chair.

	- All submissions will be subjected to peer review by an
          international program committee. Each paper will receive at
          least 3 reviews.

	- The publication of the workshop proceedings will be by the
          IEEE alongside the proceedings of UCC2011.

All papers should be submitted online using EasyChair submission