Workshop on Trustworthy Clouds

   Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), 12-13 September 2013,
   (Co-located with ESORICS 2013)


The workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners
working in cryptography, security, and distributed systems, from
academia and industry, who are interested in the security and
resilience of cloud computing. Security and resilience are widely
regarded as a key concern for cloud-service providers, who want to
protect their platforms and isolate tenants, as well as for
cloud-customers, who want to minimize exposure of their data and
computations. The goal is to create a dialogue about common goals and
to discuss solutions for security problems in cloud computing, relying
on operating system techniques, secure distributed protocols,
cryptographic methods, and the trusted computing paradigm.

Topics include cryptographic protocols, secure virtualization
mechanisms, resilient distributed protocols, privacy and integrity for
outsourced data, trusted computing etc.


Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

* Practical cryptographic protocols for cloud security
* Secure cloud-resource virtualization mechanisms
* Verification of outsourced computation
* Foundations of cloud-centric threat models 
* Privacy and integrity mechanisms for outsourcing
* Trusted computing and remote attestation in cloud computing
* Hypervisor technology and sandboxing
* Identity management and authorization for cloud computing
* Trust and policy management in cloud computing
* Regulations and compliance in cloud computing 
* Business and security risk models and clouds
* Scalability and resilience of large-scale cloud systems
* Network-security methods for cloud computing


The workshop will consist of invited keynote presentations and
contributed presentations. There will be no proceedings, but a handout
with abstracts will be provided to all participants.


   Stefan Katzenbeisser Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
   Trent Jaeger         Pennsylvania State University (USA)


   Giuseppe Ateniese    La Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
   Alysson Bessani      Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
   Christian Cachin     IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland (Co-chair)
   Rüdiger Kapitza      TU Braunschweig, Germany (Co-chair)
   Stefan Katzenbeisser TU Darmstadt, Germany
   Andrew Martin        Oxford University, United Kingdom
   Alina Oprea          RSA Laboratories, USA
   G. Edward Suh        Cornell University, USA


To contribute a submission, please submit an extended abstract
summarizing a technical contribution or a position paper summarizing a
provoking idea. Contributions will be selected by the program
committee according to the expected interest in the topic and the
potential for stimulating exchange of ideas among the participants.

The workshop will have no proceedings, but abstracts will be provided
to all participants and made available through the website.

A submission must be a PDF file that uses only the standard character
sets. There recommended length of a submission is four pages in
single-column letter- or A4-format, using at least 10pt fonts, but
there is no sharp bound on the length.

All submissions must be sent as an attachment by email to

until the submission deadline date. Every received submission will be
acknowledged by email.


   Submission deadline          July 21, 2013
   Acceptance notifications     August 16, 2013
   Workshop date                September 12-13, 2013


   Christian Cachin     IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
   Rüdiger Kapitza      TU Braunschweig, Germany