Call for Papers

Cloud computing is today the reference paradigm for large-scale data storage and processing due to the convenient and efficient network access to configurable resources that can be easily adjusted according to the users’ needs.

Although the benefits of cloud computing are tremendous, security and privacy concerns have still a detrimental impact on the adoption and acceptability of cloud services. In fact, users as well as companies that rely on cloud storage and computation services lose the direct control over the systems managing their data and applications, thus putting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data at risk.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in discussing the security, privacy, and data protection issues emerging in cloud scenarios, and possible solutions to them.
The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research, as well as experimental studies, on all theoretical and practical aspects of security, privacy, and data protection in cloud scenarios.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Anonymity in cloud scenarios
  • Applied cryptography in cloud scenarios
  • Cloud-based biometric systems
  • Data and application security
  • Data and system integrity
  • Data availability in outsourcing scenarios
  • Data protection
  • Efficient access to outsourced data
  • Key management in cloud scenarios
  • Privacy
  • Privacy of accesses
  • Secure computation over encrypted data
  • Security and trust metrics
  • Security and privacy in crowdsourcing
  • Security and privacy in multi-clouds and federated clouds
  • Security and privacy in data outsourcing
  • Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
  • Security and privacy of big data
  • Security and privacy of distributed computations
  • Security and privacy of fog computing
  • Security and privacy policies
  • Selective information sharing
  • Threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management


Paper Submissions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 9 pages in the IEEE 8,5”x11” two-column format ( ).

Submissions must not be anonymized. The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages.
Papers should be submitted for review through EDAS ( ). Only PDF files will be accepted.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of July 3, 2016 July 12, 2016 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop.

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CNS 2016 conference proceedings and also in IEEE Xplore.


Important Dates

Paper submission due: The deadline has been extended to July 12, 2016 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time)
Notification to authors: August 3, 2016
Camera ready due: August 10, 2016 (hard deadline)
Workshop date: October 19, 2016


General Chair

Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee Chair 

Stefano Paraboschi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy

Program Committee

  • Massimiliano Albanese, George Mason University, USA
  • Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Ghassan Karame, NEC Labs, Germany
  • Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
  • Gregory Neven, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
  • Melek Önen, EURECOM, France
  • Siani Pearson, HP Labs, UK
  • Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Andreas Schaad, Huawei Research, Germany
  • Scott Stoller, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Meng Yu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Publicity Chair

Enrico Bacis, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy



If you have any question, please contact the organizers at: .