Organized by: A4Cloud
Participating projects: CIRRUS, CocoCloud, SPECS, CUMULUS
Cloud computing is arising as one a key technology that is being adopted progressively by companies and users. Still, there are issues such as security and how users data is dealt with.
The 1st A4Cloud summer school will be one of the first one of its type in the area of security and accountability in the cloud. The main aim of the summer school will be to constitute as a reference event for the training of young researchers and practitioners in the areas of Accountability and security in the cloud.
For its first edition, the school, organized by the EU-funded A4Cloud project, will count with the collaboration of the European projects CIRRUS, CocoCloud, CUMULUS and SPECS. This makes the school a very attractive forum in Accountability and Security in the cloud.
Accountability in the Cloud
- Conceptual Framework for Cloud Accountability. Massimo Felici (HP Labs, UK)
Security in the Cloud
- Current Approaches to Cloud Security. Marina Egea (ATOS, ES)
- Security in Cloud SLAs. Valentina Casola (University of Naples, IT)
Empirical Aspects of Accountability and Security in the Cloud
- Metrics for Accountability. Carmen Fernandez-Gago (University of Malaga, ES)
- Trust and Risk models for Cloud. Erdal Cayirci (University of Stavanger, NO).
- Cloud Forensics. Ludo Block (Grant Thornton, NL)
Socio-economic Context of Cloud Accountability. Ronald Leenes, Maartje Niezen (Tilburg University, NL)
How can cloud users be supported in deciding, tracking and controlling how their data are used? Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, SE)
Legal Aspects of accountability. Brian Dziminski and Niamh Gleeson (QMUL, UK)
Cloud Computing Standards
- Interoperability and Standards in Cloud Computing. Alain Pannetrat (Cloud Security Alliance)
Glossary of Terms and Definitions
- Accountability Terms and Definitions. Massimo Felici (HP Labs, UK)
We invite contributions from young researchers and practitioners who would benefit from presenting their work as well as receiving training on Accountability and Security in the Cloud. Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work and share their experiences with experts from academia and industry. Submitted papers/presentations will be peer-reviewed and receive feedback from the A4Cloud’s technical committee.
We welcome contributions from young researchers and practitioners who are working in the following areas or related ones:
- Privacy, security and trust in cloud environments
- Accountable clouds
- Socio-economic aspects of cloud computing
- Legal perspective of cloud computing
- Cloud forensics
- Cloud standards
The school programme will consist of invited presentations/lectures and peer-reviewed research work. The organisers will publish post-proceedings of the summer school in the form of a reader consisting of contributions covering the state-of-the-art as well as on-going research in the areas of Accountability and Security in the Cloud. Thus, accepted papers will be published by Springer under the LNCS Tutorial series.
We invite submissions of full papers that should emphasise/address the following points:
- Brief abstract summarising the main contribution
- Scope of work in terms of relevant topics
- The problem is addressing
- Phases of the work and stage of it
- Expected results/contributions
Authors could submit their work through the following EasyChair link.
Papers must be no longer than 15 pages and they should follow the Springer template.
- Earlybird Registration deadline: Until 25th of April, 2014
- School dates: 2nd - 6th of June, 2014
- Full Paper Submissions: 13th of June, 2014
- Notification of acceptance to authors: 4th of July, 2014
- Camera-ready papers: 18th of July, 2014
- Register here!
|09:00-11:00||Welcome and School Introduction (15 min)|
Cloud Security SLA
Concepts on Cloud Accountability
How can cloud users be supported in deciding, tracking and controling how their data are used?
Metrics for accountability
Risk and trust models for cloud accountability
Interoperability and Standards in cloud computing
Analysis of log data for improving transparency
Jenni Reuben Shanthamoorthy
Privacy-preserving Identity Management as a Service
David Nuñez, Isaac Agudo and Javier Lopez
StealthGuard: Proofs of Retrievability With Hidden Watchdogs
Monir Azraoui, Kaoutar Elkhiyaoui, Refik Molva and Melek Önen
Seref Sagiroglu and Duygu Sinanç
Current approaches to cloud security
Risk and trust models for cloud accountability
Agent-based Evidence Collection in Cloud Computing
Cloud Forensics and Big Data
Duygu Sinanç and Ramazan Terzi
Accountability Evidence framework for Cloud Services with Trusted Event-Linked Time Stamping
Rui Aleixo Pais, Håvard Molland, Tomasz Wiktor Wlodarczyk and Chunming Rong
A Certification framework for cloud security properties
Marina Egea and Maria Rosa Vieira
Icons for Accountability in the cloud
Adele Calamo Specchia
Legal aspects of cloud accountbility
Brian Dziminski and Niamh Gleeson
Socio-economic context of cloud accountability
|Open Discussion and Q/A Session||School closing and Goodbye|
|SOCIAL EVENT 1||SOCIAL EVENT 2|
Please contact Carmen Fernandez-Gago (email@example.com), if you require further information.
- Carmen Fernandez- Gago (chair) (UMA, Spain)
- Nick Wainwright (HP Labs, UK)
- Vasilis Tontopoulos (ATC, Greece)
- Marina Egea (ATOS, Spain)
- Aljosa Pasic (ATOS, Spain)
- Massimo Felici (HP Labs, UK)
- Marina Egea (ATOS, ES)
- Valentina Casola (University of Naples, IT)
- Carmen Fernandez-Gago (University of Malaga, ES)
- Erdal Cayirci (University of Stavanger, NO).
- Ludo Block (Grant Thornton, NL)
- Ronald Leenes, Maartje Niezen (Tilburg University, NL)
- Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, SE)
- Brian Dziminski (QMUL, UK)
- Alain Pannetrat (Cloud Security Alliance)
The school will be hosted by the School of Informatics (E.T.S. Ingenieria Informatica) of the University of Málaga. Located in the "Campus de Teatinos", it has an easy access from Málaga downtown by bus or taxi. If you arrive by bus, take bus number 11 from the city center and get off at the last stop. You will see the school in front of you, just crossing the road.
Once you arrive at the School you will find indications about how to reach the room where the school will be held.
Málaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia . The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga, has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of the artist Picasso. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, and excellent shopping and cuisine. While more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Malaga is the center and transport hub for the hugely popular Costa del Sol region. However, Malaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city and its setting on the coast is beautiful.
The fee is 250€ (for Earlybird Registration until 25th of April, 2014) and covers lunches and coffee breaks each day. Four hotels have been suggested for accommodation. Please advise the Registration and Accommodation Form here!
The school is organized by the EU FP7 projects A4Cloud In cooperation with COCO-Cloud, CIRRUS, SPECS and CUMULUS.