[ecoop-info] International Workshop on Assured Cloud Computing (WACC2013)

Campbell, R H rhc at illinois.edu
Sun Dec 16 15:53:30 CET 2012

International Workshop on Assured Cloud Computing (WACC2013) held in conjunction with the 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2013)

General page:
- http://acc.dev.engr.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/CCGridWorkshop/index.html

Delft, The Netherlands
- May 13-16, 2013

Submission Deadline :
- January 7th 2013 (11:59 PM UTC)

=== Overview ===
The cost savings, efficiency and convenience offered by "cloud computing" in its various forms (e.g., PaaS, SaaS, IaaS) are driving the increasing adoption of this computing paradigm. While this paradigm is especially attractive to new ventures and start-ups requiring a computing infrastructure with minimal upfront infrastructure costs, cloud computing is also being leveraged by many established organizations and government agencies, both civilian and military, alike. The recent years show that cloud can successfully host many of the services that we have come to rely on both in the private and public sector, and opens the doors to many new applications and services.

Though the goal of the cloud is often to provide low-cost, pay-as-you-go robust computing, delivering a higher level of reliability and security has been one of the biggest challenges of cloud computing. Applications and the underlying cloud infrastructure are subject to failures due to accidental errors and cyber attacks. In spite of these impairments, end users (whether individuals or large business organizations) anticipate applications to perform as expected. In such an all-pervasive computing environment, system assurance (that is, providing security and reliability guarantees) has become a basic computing necessity.

An increasing number of services are being offered using cloud platforms and many of the services that we have come to rely on are expected to be provided via cloud computing. However, delivering a high level of reliability and security continues to be one of the biggest challenges of cloud computing. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together a community of researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in an effort to design dependable cloud architectures that can provide assurances with respect to security, reliability, and timeliness of computations (or services), among other properties.

=== Topics of Interest ===
The WACC workshop aims at addressing the following topics:
- Assurance in clouds and their applications
- Dependability challenges in cloud environment
- State of the art techniques to provide cloud resiliency
- Novel techniques to build dependable clouds
- Role of virtualization and multicore hardware in assuring security and reliability
- Validation using experimental and/or formal methods
- Metrics and risk models for assessing assurance of cloud environment
- Assured services, protocols and standards for clouds
- Secure data management outsourcing, secure computation outsourcing
- Security and availability of the networks for assured cloud computing
- Usability of assurance provisions, interoperability
- Energy cost of assured clouds
- Identity management, authentication, access controls, authorization
- Trust and Policy Management and Regulatory Compliance
- Assurance for Big Data

=== Submission format, publication ===
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. Duplicate submissions will be rejected without review. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Workshop attendees are required to register for the main conference.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (in IEEE format) including references and figures. Submissions longer than 6 pages will not be considered. Workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE in the same volume as the main conference.

Papers can be submitted through EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wacc2013 until the deadline.

=== Important Dates ===
Submission due: January 7th 2013 (11:59 PM UTC)
Decision due: February 8th, 2013
Camera-ready due: February 22nd, 2013

=== Workshop Co-organisers ===
- Roy H. Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States
- Andrew Martin, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
- Aad van Moorsel, Newcastle University, Tyne and Wear, UK

=== Programme Committee ===
- Alysson Bessani, University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Rakesh Bobba, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States
- Gabriella Carrozza, SESM SCARL, Italy
- Murthy V Devarakonda, IBM T.J. Watson, United States
- Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, United States
- Vinod Ganapathy, Rutgers University, United States
- Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States
- Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
- Karthik Pattabiraman, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Santonu Sarkar, Infosys Labs, India
- Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
- Sean Smith, Dartmouth, United States
- Jakub Szefer, Princeton University, United States
- Vijay Varadharajan, Macquarie University, Australia
- Dongyan Xu, Purdue University, United States
Roy Campbell
Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Professor of Computer Science
Siebel Center
201 N Goodwin Av, Urbana, IL 61801-2302
Tel 217-333-0215  Email rhc at illinois.edu

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