First International workshop on Management and Security technologies
for Cloud Computing 2012 (ManSec-CC 2012)

December 3-7, 2012, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California, USA
(In conjunction with the 2012 IEEE GLOBECOM)

Scope and Motivation:

The last five years Cloud Computing (CC) has generated increasing
interest from both industry and academia.

The CC, considered a natural evolution of distributed computing and of
the widespread adaption of virtualization and SOA, aims to provide as
services IT-related capabilities and resources, via the Internet and
on-demand, hiding from the resource consumer the underlying
technology. However, this new paradigm comes with new challenges and
several open issues must be resolved in order to be largely
adopted. Ensuring security and quality of service, reliability and
accountability, improving large system operation and maintenance are
main challenges for this new model. As a result, Security and
Management appear as two ecosystems of considerable importance for the
CC paradigm, which will further benefit from research and the
exploitation of potential synergies. For that reason, the ManSec-CC
2012 workshop aims to provide a central forum where researchers and
practitioners from security and management domains of cloud-centric
and outsourced computing, will converge and deal with the challenges
of the CC paradigm.

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Access Control Management
-Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Cloud Computing Management
-Auditing, Monitoring and Scheduling
-Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
-Cloud Architectures, Infrastructures and Workflows
-Cloud Computing and Network Communications
-Cloud Storage, Data Management and Distribution
-Cloud-centric Regulatory Compliance Issues and Mechanisms
-Copyright Protection in the Cloud
-Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
-Energy Management in Cloud Environments
-Experimental Platforms that Support Cloud Management Research
-Forensics in Cloud Environments
-Foundations of Cloud Oriented Threat Models
-Intrusion Detection and Prevention
-Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Clouds
-Management and Security for Cloud-based Services and Applications
-Management of Heterogeneous Clouds
-Management of Large Systems
-Metrics, Techniques, and Experiments for Evaluating Cloud Management
-Mobility Management in Cloud Environments
-Monitoring, Logging and Auditing
-Network Security Mechanisms for Clouds
-Novel Programming Models for Secure Large Computing
-Performance Evaluation for Security Solutions
-Policy Based Management of Cloud Systems
-Portability, Interoperability and Standards
-Practical Cryptographic Protocols for Cloud Security
-Practical Privacy Mechanisms for Outsourcing
-QoS & Performance Management in Cloud Computing
-Resource Discovery, Management and Registration
-Robust and Reliable Network Architecture
-Scalable and Robust Scheduling on Heterogeneous Architectures
-Scalable Fault Resilience Techniques for Large Computing
-Secure Cloud Resource Virtualization Mechanisms
-Secure Computation and Data Outsourcing
-Secure Payment for Cloud Services
-Secure Resource Allocation and Indexing
-Securing Distributed Data Storage in Cloud
-Security and Privacy Policies
-Security Model for New Services
-Security Risk Assessment Models for Clouds
-Self-configuration, Self-healing, Self-monitoring
-Service Integration and Management
-Service level Agreement and Specifications
-Solutions for Big data;Trust and Identity Management for Clouds
-Trusted Computing Technology and Secure Hardware for Clouds

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper
length of five (5) printed pages, following the format of IEEEGlobeCom
2012 (http://www.ieee-globecom.org/submguide.html). All submitted
papers will be subject to peer review by at least three members of the
international program committee.

Paper Submission via EDAS<http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=12455>

Authors of accepted papers (at least one) are expected to register and
present their work at the workshop; otherwise their papers will be
removed from the digital library after the conference. Accepted papers
will appear in the conference proceedings, published by IEEE. Extended
and revised versions of distinguished papers will be invited for
possible publication in special issues of international journals (to
be announced).

Important dates:
Paper Submissions: June 01, 2012
Author's Notification: August 15, 2012
Camera-ready paper submission: September 15, 2012

Program Committee co-Chairs:
Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Panagiotis Rizomiliotis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Charalabos Skianis (University of the Aegean, Greece).
Jianying Zhou (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Steering Committee:
Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Charalabos Skianis (University of the Aegean, Greece).
Jianying Zhou (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)

Contact Information
Email: ManSecCC@gmail.comManSecCC@gmail.com>

Workshop Web-site: