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The International Workshop on The Security and Digital Forensics of Cloud Computing - SeFoCloud 2018

19 - 21 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2018

SeFoCloud is a shared event between CLOSER and IoTBDS.


Ahmed Alenezi
Computer Science, Northern Border University
Saudi Arabia
Brief Bio
Ahmed Alenezi is a lecturer at Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia and a researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. He graduated from Northern Border University with a degree in computing, and then a master in Information Technology from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Ahmed is interested in multidisciplinary research topics that related to computer science. His research interests include and not limited to: Parallel Computing, Digital forensics, Cloud Forensics, Cloud Security, Internet of Things Forensics and Internet of Things Security. Ahmed is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Gary Wills
Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Gary Wills is associate professor at the University of Southampton, He graduated from the University of Southampton with an Honours degree in Electromechanical Engineering, and then a PhD in Industrial Hypermedia systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy. He is also a visiting associate professor at the University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs. Gary’s research focuses on secure information systems, this includes information assurance, cloud computing, IoT and distributed ledgers. Gary is part of the Cyber Physical research group in the department of Electronics and Computer Science. Gary is also part of the Southampton‘s GCHQ Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research.


Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing technologies in the field of computing. It is becoming more and more prevalent. Cloud computing has radically changed the way in which information technologies can be delivered. Although cloud computing has brought countless benefits to its consumers, these benefits can be misused for malicious purposes. While the literature in cloud computing in general is not scarce, a number of related topics are still rich areas for research, some of which are cloud security and forensics. Many of the challenges in the field of cloud security and forensics need further investigation. This workshop is aimed to contribute to this research on topics related to cloud security and forensics.


Cloud Security

  • Cloud security readiness
  • Security-as-a-Service
  • Controlling access for cloud services
  • Trust as a Service
  • Cloud Governance
  • Cloud Security monitoring
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Security and Risks Management
  • Security challenges in cloud service models
  • Case studies related to cloud security
  • Current and future trends in cloud security

Cloud Forensics

  • Forensics-as-a-Service
  • Cloud application forensics
  • Cloud Forensics readiness
  • Digital evidence search and seizure in the cloud
  • Cloud forensics analysis
  • Incident handling in cloud computing
  • Investigative methodologies
  • Tools and practices in cloud forensics
  • Challenges of cloud forensics
  • Cybercrime investigation in cloud computing
  • Legal aspect of cloud investigations
  • Case studies related to cloud forensics
  • Current and future trends in cloud forensics


Paper Submission: January 17, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Madini Alassafi, Computer Science , University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Abdullah Aldahmash, Information systems, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Alharthi, Electornics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Sameera Almulla, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Saad Alqahtany, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Abdullah Alzahrani, Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Hany Atlam, Electronic and computer system , University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Nathan Clarke, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Ali Dehghantanha, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Ghada Gashgari, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Martin G. Gilje Jaatun, IDE, Software Engineering, Safety and Security, SINTEF Digital, Trondheim, Norway, Norway
Stefanos Gritzalis, Department Of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ragib Hasan, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Raid Hussein, Electroincs and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Amani Ibrahim, School of IT, Deakin university, Australia
Andy Jones, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Victor Kebande, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gianluigi Me, Economics and FInance, Luiss University, Italy
Anand K. Mishra, Computer Science and Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
Nurul A. Rahman, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Stavros Simou, Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Greece
Hein Venter, Computer Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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 Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


CLOSER Workshops - SeFoCloud 2018