The 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Autonomic Cloud Cybersecurity 
(ACC 2014)
http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/ACC2014 

Part of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic
Computing (CAC 2014)
http://www.autonomic-conference.org 
Imperial College, London

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Description

Cloud computing services offer cost effective, scalable, and reliable
outsourced platforms.  Cloud adoption is becoming rapidly ubiquitous;
therefore, private and sensitive data is being moved into the
cloud. This move is introducing new security and privacy challenges,
which should be diligently addressed in order to avoid severe security
repercussions. The focus of this workshop is to offer a discussion
forum about autonomous cybersecurity systems, which offer viable and
well-suited solutions for cloud threat prediction, detection,
mitigation, and prevention.

The workshop is part of the IEEE International Conference on Cloud and
Autonomic Computing (CAC 2014), and is collocated with The 8th IEEE
Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing System Conference and The 14th IEEE
Peer-to-Peer Computing Conference. We are soliciting original and
unpublished results of ongoing research projects, emerging trends,
uses cases, and implementation experiences in autonomous cloud
cybersecurity systems and solutions.
 

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Topics

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The topics covered include, but are not limited to:

- Self-protection techniques of computing systems, networks and
  applications.
- Performance evaluation and metrics of self-protection algorithms.

- Metrics to characterize and quantify the cybersecurity algorithms
  (confidentiality,integrity, and availability of autonomic systems)
- Anomaly behavior analysis and discovery of autonomic systems and services.
- Data mining, stochastic analysis and prediction of autonomic systems
  and applications.
- Datasets and benchmarks to compare and evaluate different self-protection
  techniques.
- Autonomic prediction of cyber crime.
- Cloud cryptographic systems.
- Autonomous cyber threat mitigation methods.
- Cloud security protocols.
- Automated cloud security analysis.
- Cloud cybersecurity tools.

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Paper Submission

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Paper submission Papers submitted should be in the form of a two-page
extended abstract. 

Manuscript preparation and style should follow the official IEEE proceedings
format instructions. 

Papers should be submitted using the workshop submission page
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acc2014). 

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Deadlines

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- Paper submission: May 7, 2014

- Author notification: June 12, 2014

- Camera-ready paper: July 3, 2014

- Workshop: September 8, 2014

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Organizing Committee

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General Chair:

- Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Co-Chairs:

- Anas Salah Eddin, Florida Polytechnic University, USA
- George Spanoudakis, City University London, UK

Steering Committee:

- John Howie (Chair), Cloud Security Alliance, USA
- Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA
- Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
- Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Lyon 1, France