CCSW 2013: The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop
in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
8 November 2013, Berlin.
Notwithstanding the latest buzzword (grid, cloud, utility computing, SaaS, etc.), large-scale computing and cloud-like infrastructures are here to stay. How exactly they will look like tomorrow is still for the markets to decide, yet one thing is certain: clouds bring with them new untested deployment and associated adversarial models and vulnerabilities. It is essential that our community becomes involved at this early stage. The CCSW workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in all security aspects of cloud-centric and outsourced computing, including:
CCSW has had a significant impact in our research community. As of September 2013, in the new Google Scholar Metrics entry for CCS (which encompasses CCSW), 4 of the top 20 cited papers of the past five years come from CCSW. One way to look at it is that you're as likely or perhaps more likely to have a top-20 paper publishing in CCSW than in CCS! (thanks to Ari Juels for noticing this)
Student stipends are available to attend CCSW. Please apply on the CCS website and mention CCSW as your target workshop. We plan on awarding several student travel grants (a function also of the quality of the applications). Don't forget to mention CCSW as your workshop of choice if you'd like to be considered by us. Also please explain why you are a good fit to attend the workshop.
Important Dates (tentative)
Submissions due: extended to July 26, 2013 (midnight anywhere in the world)
Author notification: August 23, 2013
Camera-ready: extended to September 5, 2013
Workshop: November 8, 2013 (all talks in room C01)
CCSW is soliciting full papers of 8-12 pages which will be judged based on the quality per page. Thus, shorter, high-quality papers are encouraged, and papers may be perceived as too long if they are repetitive or verbose. Submissions must use the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates (available at the ACM website) in double-column format with a font no smaller than 9 point. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM Press and/or the ACM Digital Library.
Submissions must be anonymous, and authors should refer to their previous work in the third-person. Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented by one registered author. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk immediate rejection. For questions about these policies, please contact the chairs at email@example.com.
Dr. Marnix Dekker, Security expert and Information Security Officer, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
Dr. Marnix Dekker is Security Expert and Information Security Officer at ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency). Marnix works in the area of secure services and critical information infrastructures. He focuses on cloud security, smartphone security and also leads the Agency's work on the implementation of EU-wide security regulation for telco's (Article 13a).
Slava Kavsan, Partner Security Development Manager (Azure), Microsoft
Slava Kavsan is leading Windows Azure Security Architecture efforts in Microsoft. In his prior role of managing Windows Core OS Security team in Microsoft, he led architecture and development efforts encompassing Windows 7 and Windows 8 core security and identity features, such as platform integrity, data protection (BitLocker), encryption, strong authentication and dynamic access control. Since joining Microsoft in 2006, Slava has worked on defining architecture and technical strategy for Security, Identity and Access Management. Slava has more than 25 years of high-tech leadership, combining extensive engineering management background with technical expertise in the areas of Security, PKI, Authentication and Advanced Network Protocols. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Slava was VP of Engineering and CTO at RSA Security, where he led research and development projects for a variety of Security and Identity Management solutions.
Dr. Jesus Luna, Research Director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance
Before joining CSA EMEA, Jesus worked in the ICT security field for more than 17 years with both industry and academia in Germany, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Mexico. Jesus is founding member of the Spanish and German chapters of the CSA and, is also affiliated with the CS department of the Technical University of Darmstadt. Jesus obtained his PhD degree (Cum-Laude) in Computer Architecture from the "Technical University of Catalonia" (2008), and has published more than 30 scientific papers in ICT security conferences and journals, including a recently granted US patent in the field of cyber security. His main research interests are security quantification, applied cryptography, and security monitoring.
Program (all talks in room C01)
Please register here on the main CCS website.
Ari Juels, RSA Labs
Bryan Parno, Microsoft Research
Giuseppe Ateniese, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Bowers, RSA Laboratories
Srdjan Capkun, ETH-Zurich
Melissa Chase, Microsoft Research
Haibo Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
George Danezis, Microsoft Research
Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon University
David Evans, University of Virginia
Roxana Geambasu, Columbia University
Andreas Haeberlen, University of Pennsylvania
Amir Herzberg, Bar Ilan University
Giles Hogben, Cloud Security Alliance
Trent Jaeger, The Pennsylvania State University
Xuxian Jiang, North Carolina State University
Seny Kamara, Microsoft Research
Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University
Andres Lagar-Cavilla, GridCentric Inc.
Ruby Lee, Princeton University
David Lie, University of Toronto
Petros Maniatis, Intel Labs
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University
Alina Oprea, RSA Labs
Mariana Raykova, IBM Research
Thomas Ristenpart, University of Wisconsin
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano
Matthias Schunter, Intel Labs
Elaine Shi, University of Maryland
Nigel Smart, University of Bristol, UK
Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
Leendert van Doorn, AMD, Inc.
Yinglian Xie, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft
Adrian Perrig, ETH Zurich
Radu Sion, Stony Brook (chair)
Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine
Moti Yung, Google Inc.
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt | CASED
Interested in sponsoring CCSW (this or next year)? Please contact us directly.
CCSW 2009, CCSW 2010, CCSW 2011. CCSW 2012.