SITIS 2016 – The 12th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

SITIS 2016- The 12th International Conference on Signal Image

IWSAC 2016

4th International Workshop on Security Assurance in the Cloud (IWSAC 2016)

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November  28 - December 1, 2016 - Naples, Italy
Scope of the Workshop
Cloud computing paradigm provides a new environment fostering the integration of services located within company boundaries with those in the Cloud. An increasing number of organizations implement their business processes and applications via runtime composition of services made available in the Cloud by external suppliers. This scenario is changing the traditional view of security introducing new service security risks and threats, and requires re-thinking of current assurance, development, testing, and verification methodologies. In particular, security assurance in the cloud is becoming a pressing need to increase the confidence of the cloud actors that the cloud and its services are behaving as expected, and requires novel approaches addressing cloud peculiarities. In addition, the increasing usage of cloud resources as a means to perform big data analytics introduces the need of adapting existing assurance solutions towards big data. On one side, security assurance techniques can benefit from the availability of big data (big data for security assurance), while on the other side they can be applied to verify properties of big data analytics (security assurance for big data). IWSAC 2016 is the fourth edition of the International Workshop on Security Assurance in the Cloud. It aims to address the security assurance issues related to Cloud and Big Data environments, along with evaluating their impact on traditional security solutions for software and network systems.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security and assurance of Cloud and Big Data services, as well as experimental studies in Cloud and Big Data infrastructures, the implementation of services, and lessons learned. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

• Accountability in the cloud
• Accountability in the cloud
• Authentication and access control in the cloud
• Big Data for security assurance
• Big Data analytics monitoring and testing
• Big Data analytics verification
• Big Data security and privacy
• Challenges in moving critical systems to the cloud
• Cloud audit, certification, and compliance
• Cloud transparency, introspection, and outrospection
• Data security and privacy in the Cloud
• Evidence-based assurance of cloud services
• Information assurance and trust management
• Intrusion detection in the cloud
• Policy compliance
• Security assurance in the cloud
• Security assurance for big data
• Security and assurance protocols in the cloud
• Security and privacy in the cloud
• Service level agreements
• Service procurement in the cloud
• Verification of cloud services
Important dates
Submission deadline: September 24, 2016
Acceptance/Reject notification: October 19, 2016
Camera-ready: October 27, 2016
Author Registration: October 27, 2016

Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices, and must follow the IEEE double columns publication format available at:

A maximum of 2 extra pages can be purchased for the final version of the accepted papers.

Paper submission will only be online via: Easy Chair.
Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.

All the papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. Content will be submitted to the indexing companies for possible indexing. They will be available at the conference.

Workshop Co-Chairs
• Claudio A. Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
• Ernesto Damiani, khalifa University, EBTIC, Italy
• George Spanoudakis, City University of London, UK

Program Committee
Marco Anisetti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ioannis Askoxylakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Michele Bezzi, SAP, France
Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Telecom Bretagne, France
Theo Dimitrakos, British Telecommunications, UK
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
William Michael Fitzgerald, Tyco GBS, Ireland
Filippo Gaudenzi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nils Gruschka, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Mathias Kohler, SAP, Germany
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Meiko Jensen, Southern Denmark University, Denmark
Mathias Kohler, SAP, Germany
Nicolas Larrieu, ENAC, France
Jesus Luna, Cloud Security Alliance, UK
Antonio Mana, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Siani Pearson, HP Labs, UK

Claudio A. Ardagna,


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