The Second International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing

held in conjunction with the 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS)
June 3, 2014, Kyoto, Japan.

CFP | Important dates | Submission | Program | Organizers

Call for Papers

Cloud computing has emerged as today's most exciting computing paradigm shift in information technology. With the efficient sharing of abundant computing resources in the cloud, users can economically enjoy the on-demand high quality cloud applications and services without committing large capital outlays locally. While the cloud benefits are compelling, its unique attributes also raise many security and privacy challenges in areas such as data security, recovery, privacy, access control, trusted computing, as well as legal issues in areas such as regulatory compliance, auditing, and many others. This workshop aims to bring together the research efforts from both the academia and industry in all security aspects related to cloud computing. We encourage submissions on all theoretical and practical aspects, as well as experimental studies of deployed systems. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to) the following subject categories:

Authors are invited to submit either Research Papers or Position Papers or both. Position Papers that define new problems in cloud computing security or provide visions and clarifications of cloud computing security are solicited. Regular Research Papers that present novel research results on security and privacy in cloud computing are also welcome.

Important Dates

Submissions Deadline: Mar. 1, 2014
Notification: Mar. 28, 2014
Final Submission Date: Mar. 31, 2014 April 8, 2014
Workshop: Jun 3, 2014


Camera-ready Preparation Instruction:

Submissions must be written in English with at most 8 pages including the bibliography and appendices. Submissions must be in double-column ACM format with a font no smaller than 9 point. Please use the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates (download here). Only PDF files will be accepted. Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press as conference proceedings in USB thumb drives and in the ACM DigitalLibrary.

Electronic submission site:


09:00 - 09:10 Welcome Message
Keynote (Keynote Chair: Kui Ren, State University of New York, Buffalo)
09:10 - 10:10 On the Security of Cloud Data Storage and Sharing
Dr. Jianying Zhou, Infocomm Security Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore.
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break
  Technical Session I (Session Chair: Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong)
10:30 - 10:55
Verifiable Local Computation on Distributed Data
Liang Feng Zhang, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, and Xiao Wei Liu, University of Calgary
10:55 - 11:20
CryptVMI: A Flexible and Encrypted Virtual Machine Introspection System in the Cloud
Fangzhou Yao, Read Sprabery, and Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
11:20 - 11:45
Cloud-Based User Authentication with Geo-Temporal Queries on Smartphones
Brian Choi, Reservoir High School, Kun Sun, George Mason University, and Seonho Choi, Bowie State University
11:45 - 13:55 Lunch Break
  Technical Session II (Session Chair: Kun Sun, College of William and Mary)
13:55 - 14:20
Privacy Aware Access Control for Data Sharing in Cloud
Hassan Takabi, University of North Texas
14:20 - 14:45
Domain Based Storage Protection with Secure Access Control for the Cloud
Nicolae Paladi, Antonis Michalas, and Christian Gehrmann, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
14:45 - 15:10
A Secure and Efficient Outsourceable Group Key Transfer Protocol in Cloud Computing
Junchao Wu, Qun Liu, and Xiaofeng Liao, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee Break
                    Technical Session III (Session Chair: Pramod Jamkhedkar, Princeton University)
15:30 - 15:55
Arbitrary Control-Flow Embedding into Multiple Threads for Obfuscation: A Preliminary Complexity and Performance Analysis
Rasha Omar, Ahmed El-Mahdy, Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology, and Erven Rohou, Centre de Recherche Inria Rennes
15:55 - 16:20
Semantic Keyword Search based on Trie over Encrypted Cloud Data
Zhangjie Fu, Xingming Sun, and Jiangang Shu, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
16:20 - 16:45
On Secure Outsourcing of Cryptographic Computations to Cloud
Lakshmi Kuppusamy, Jothi Rangasamy, SETS, India, and Praveen Gauravaram, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, India


General Chair

Robert Deng, Singapore Management University

Program Co-Chairs

Kui Ren, State University of New York, Buffalo
Elaine Shi, University of Maryland, College Park

TPC Members

Gail-­Joon Ahn, Arizona State University
Sherman S.M. Chow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre
Xuhua Ding, Singapore Management University
Kevin Du, Syracuse University
Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano
Keesook Han, Air Force Research Laboratory
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Yan Huang, University of Maryland
Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University
Kwangjo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ming Li, Utah State University
Xiaohui Liang, Dartmouth College
Feng-Hao Liu, University of Maryland
Jiqiang Liu, Beijing Jiaotong University
Yao Liu, University of South Florida
Rongxing Lu, Nanyang Technological University
Di Ma, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Abedelaziz Mohaisen, Verisign Labs
Prashanth Mohan, FireEye
Daniela Oliveira, Bowdoin College
Ning Qu, Google Inc.
Anna Squicciarini, The Pennsylvania State University
Kun Sun, George Mason University
Xingming Sun, Nanjing Univ. of Information Science & Technology
Jakub Szefer, Yale University
Shaohua Tang, South China University of Technology
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong
Guilin Wang, Huawei International
Lihua Wang, NICT
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University
Qian Wang, Wuhan University
Xiaofeng Wang, Indiana University
Zhi Wang, Florida State University
Tao Wei, UC Berkeley and Peking University
Jian Weng, Jinan University
Qi Xie, Hangzhou Normal University
Hui Xue, FireEye
Kan Yang, University of Waterloo
Siu-Ming Yiu, The University of Hong Kong
Jia Yu, State University of New York
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Fangguo Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University
Jianqing Zhang, Intel Research
Xinchang Zhang, Shandong Academy of Sciences
Sheng Zhong, Nanjing University
Sencun Zhu, The Pennsylvania State University

Web and Publicity Chair

Di Ma, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Cong Wang, City University of Hong Kong

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