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Special Sessions
Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing - CloudSecGov 2012

19 April, 2012 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2012

CO-CHAIRS
Karin Bernsmed
SINTEF ICT
NO-7465 Trondheim

Norway
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Brief Bio
Karin Bernsmed received her MSc degree from Linköping University in 2003 and her PhD in Telematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2007. She worked as a research scientist at Telenor R&I until 2010, after which she joined SINTEF ICT where she is currently heading the information security group. Her research interests include network security and privacy, security in cloud computing, and stochastic modeling and analysis.
Martin Jaatun
University of Stavanger
Stavanger

Norway
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Brief Bio
Martin Gilje Jaatun received his Sivilingeniør degree in Telematics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1992, and the Dr.Philos degree from the University of Stavanger in 2015. Dr. Jaatun is a senior scientist at SINTEF ICT, where he has been employed since 2004. His research interests include computer and communications security, software security, information security in critical infrastructures; and he has been involved in cloud security research since 2009. He is co-founder and board member of the Cloud Computing Association, which organizes the annual IEEE CloudCom conference (http://www.cloudcom.org).

SCOPE

Keywords: Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance; Monitoring of Services; Quality of Service; Service Level Agreements; Cloud Security

Cloud computing is slowly turning towards an open ecosystem of services that can be mixed and matched according to the customers' individual requirements. In federated Clouds (or "clouds-of-clouds"), services will be picked not only from functionality, but also based on non-functional properties such as availability, performance, security and cost. The obvious downside is the lack of control; customers need to make sure that the composite services behave as expected and that the individual components from different providers can be trusted.

To mitigate the security risks associated with federated Clouds, and to increase the trust in the individual providers, existing security mechanisms and their effectiveness should be formalized in contracts. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is a common way to explicitly state the obligations of the provider and to serve as a binding agreement between the service customer and the service provider. The SLA will help ensure that the service keeps the right level of quality and that customers are credited accordingly in terms of contract violations. This session will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers related to Cloud computing SLAs, with special focus on security. The topics of interests include (but are not limited to)
• Security mechanisms for Cloud computing
• Negotiation of security terms
• Machine-readable SLAs
• Monitoring and enforcement of security terms
• Security in hybrid/federated Clouds
• Cloud security governance

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris
Publications
All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).


Journal Special Issue: Distinguished papers presented at the session will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing (http://www.inderscience.com/ijcc/).
Secretariat Contacts
CLOSER Special Sessions - CloudSecGov 2012
e-mail: closer.secretariat@insticc.org
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