Cloud Security and Data Privacy by Design (CloudSPD’16) as part of CloudCom 2016, Luxembourg, December 12, 2016.

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Enterprises increasingly recognize the compelling economic and operational benefits of Cloud Computing. Virtualizing and pooling IT resources in the cloud enables organizations to realize significant cost savings and accelerates deployment of new applications, simultaneously transforming business and government at an unprecedented pace. However, those valuable business benefits cannot be unlocked without addressing new data security challenges posed by Cloud Computing.

Deploying confidential information and critical IT resources in the Cloud raises concerns about vulnerability to attack, especially because of the anonymous, multi-tenant nature of cloud computing. Applications and storage volumes often reside next to potentially hostile virtual environments, leaving information at risk to theft, unauthorized exposure or malicious manipulation. Governmental regulation of data privacy and location presents the additional concern of significant legal and financial consequences if data confidentiality is breached, or if Cloud providers inadvertently move regulated data across international borders.

This workshop aims to provide a fertile ground for creative debate and presentation of research results, practical experiences, and innovative ideas in all security aspects related to cloud computing. CloudSPD’16 focuses on Cloud Computing security, and invites research efforts from both the academia and industry in order to facilitate the dissemination of research and development of the next generation cloud platforms, applications and methods that will lead to better and more secure by design cloud-based systems.


Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Cloud Security by design frameworks
  • Intra- and inter-cloud security issues
  • Privacy policies for clouds
  • Secure management of virtualized resources
  • Privacy Enforcement for cloud applications and platforms
  • Trusted computing technology
  • Cloud access control and key management
  • Computation over encrypted data
  • Secure cloud architecture
  • Data protection and secured information sharing in the cloud

Important Dates

Event Date
Paper submission: Aug 19th, 2016 Extended: Aug 26th, 2016
Notification of acceptance Sept 2nd, 2016 Extended: Sept 9th, 2016
Camera-ready version Sept 15th, 2016Extended: Sept 30th, 2016


Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed six (6) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. Templates can be found here.

Electronic submissions must be in the form of a readable PDF file.

Manuscripts must be received by 15 September, 2016. All manuscripts will be blind peer reviewed by the Program Committee and evaluated on originality, relevance of the problem to the conference theme, technical strength, rigor in analysis, quality of results, and organization and clarity of presentation of the paper.

Submissions will be done electronically through EasyChair:

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the CloudCom 2016 conference and present the paper in order to be published in the proceedings.


Name Institute Country
Christian Gehrmann SICS Sweden
Gregoris Mentzas National Technical University of Athens Greece
Antonios Michalas University of Westminster UK
Jörn Müller-Quade KIT Germany
Yiannis Verginadis National Technical University of Athens Greece

Program Committee

Name Institute Country
Isaac Agudo University of Malaga Spain
Jens-Matthias Bohli Hochschule Mannheim Germany
Simone Braun CAS Software AG Germany
George Dimitrakopoulos Harokopio University of Athens Greece
Christos Douligeris University of Piraeus Greece
Rafael Dowsley KIT Germany
Matthias Gabel KIT Germany
Panagiotis Gouvas Ubitech Greece
Spyros Mantzouratos Intrasoft Greece
Nikos Komninos City University UK
George Moldovan Siemens SRL Romania
Septimiu Nechifor Siemens SRL Romania
Ioannis Patiniotakis National Technical University of Athens Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis SEERC Greece
Andreas Schaad Huawei Technologies Germany
Andreas Schoknecht KIT Germany
Antonia Schwichtenberg CAS Software AG Germany
Simeon Veloudis SEERC Greece
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