Cloud computing is today the reference paradigm for large-scale data storage and processing due to the convenient and efficient network access to configurable resources that can be easily adjusted according to the users needs. Although the benefits of cloud computing are tremendous, security and privacy concerns have still a detrimental impact on the adoption and acceptability of cloud services. In fact, users as well as companies that rely on cloud storage and computation services lose the direct control over the systems managing their data and applications, thus putting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data at risk. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in discussing the security, privacy, and data protection issues emerging in cloud scenarios, and possible solutions to them.
SPC 2019 is the fifth workshop in this series and will be held in Washington, DC, USA, on June 12, in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2019).
The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research, as well as experimental studies, on all theoretical and practical aspects of security, privacy, and data protection in cloud scenarios. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Anonymity in cloud scenarios
- Applied cryptography in cloud scenarios
- Cloud-based biometric systems
- Data and application security
- Data and system integrity
- Data availability in outsourcing scenarios
- Data protection
- Efficient access to outsourced data
- Key management in cloud scenarios
- Privacy of accesses
- Secure computation over encrypted data
- Security and trust metrics
- Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
- Security and privacy in multi/federated clouds
- Security and privacy in data outsourcing
- Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
- Security and privacy of big data
- Security and privacy of distributed computations
- Security and privacy of fog computing
- Security and privacy policies
- Selective information sharing
- Threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 9 pages in the IEEE 8,5”x11” two-column format. View the Submission Instructions page. Font size should be no smaller than 10 points. Submissions should not be anonymized. The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages.
Papers should be submitted for review through EDAS. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of 15 March 2019 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CNS 2019 conference proceedings and also in IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
5 March, 2019
Extended Deadline: 15 March, 2019
Notification to Authors: 5 April 2019
Camera-Ready Due: 12 April 2019