CCSW 2010: The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop
in conjunction with the 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
8 October 2010, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Check out CCSW 2011.

Notwithstanding the latest buzzword (grid, cloud, utility computing, SaaS, etc.), large-scale computing and cloud-like infrastructures are here to stay. How exactly they will look like tomorrow is still for the markets to decide, yet one thing is certain: clouds bring with them new untested deployment and associated adversarial models and vulnerabilities. It is essential that our community becomes involved at this early stage. The CCSW workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in all security aspects of cloud-centric and outsourced computing, including:
  • secure cloud resource virtualization mechanisms
  • secure data management outsourcing (e.g., database as a service)
  • practical privacy and integrity mechanisms for outsourcing
  • foundations of cloud-centric threat models
  • secure computation outsourcing
  • remote attestation mechanisms in clouds
  • sandboxing and VM-based enforcements
  • trust and policy management in clouds
  • secure identity management mechanisms
  • new cloud-aware web service security paradigms and mechanisms
  • cloud-centric regulatory compliance issues and mechanisms
  • business and security risk models and clouds
  • cost and usability models and their interaction with security in clouds
  • scalability of security in global-size clouds
  • trusted computing technology and clouds
  • binary analysis of software for remote attestation and cloud protection
  • network security (DOS, IDS etc.) mechanisms for cloud contexts
  • security for emerging cloud programming models
  • energy/cost/efficiency of security in clouds
We would like to especially encourage novel paradigms and controversial ideas that are not on the above list. The workshop is to act as a fertile ground for creative debate and interaction in security-sensitive areas of computing impacted by clouds.

Student Stipends
Student stipends are available to attend CCSW. Please apply on the CCS website and mention CCSW as your target workshop. We plan on awarding 5-10 student travel grants (a function also of the quality of the applications). The updated website for applying to this is here. Don't forget to mention CCSW as your workshop of choice if you'd like to be considered by us. Also please explain why you are a good fit to attend the workshop.

Important Dates
Submissions due: July 6, 2010, 11:59pm PT (this is a new deadline)
Author notification: August 6, 2010
Camera-ready: August 16, 2010
Panel submissions due: August 30, 2010
Workshop: October 8, 2010 (Acapulco Room)

CCSW is soliciting full papers of up to 12 pages and short papers of up to 6 pages. Submissions must be in double-column ACM format with a font no smaller than 9 point. Pages must be numbered. Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM Press and/or the ACM Digital Library.

Both research and position/vision/white papers are invited. Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All authors and their affiliations must be listed. Each accepted paper must be presented by one registered author. Please submit your paper

Proposals for panels are also solicited. The proposals are to be concise, up to 2 pages in length, describe the handled topics, name potential panelists and briefly scope the panel for CCSW. Disruptive and controversial panels are particularly encouraged. Please submit your panel proposals as a PDF by email to or .


Leendert van Doorn
AMD Senior Fellow

Eric Grosse
Google Security Engineering Director

Eric Grosse is Engineering Director for Google's Security Team, which works to ensure systems and data stay safe and users' privacy remains secure. Previously, he was a Fellow at Bell Labs working on a variety of topics in security, networking, and scientific computing, and before that did a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford.

Michael Waidner
IBM Chief Technology Officer for Security
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Director, Fraunhofer SIT Darmstadt

Michael Waidner is a professor for Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Secure Information Technology Darmstadt. Until September 2010 he was the Chief Technology Officer for Security for IBM, and Chair of the IBM Security Architectur Board. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. He has a Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Please register
here on the main CCS website.

The workshop
program is available here.


Kristin Lauter, Microsoft
Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon
Radu Sion, Stony Brook (chair)
Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine
Moti Yung, Google Inc.

Adrian Perrig, Carnegie Mellon (PC co-chair)
Radu Sion, Stony Brook (PC co-chair)

Steven Bellovin, Columbia
Christian Cachin, IBM Zurich
Jan Camenisch, IBM Zurich
Bogdan Carbunar, Motorola Labs
Jeff Chase, Duke
Mihai Christodorescu, IBM Research
Weidong Cui, Microsoft Research
George Danezis, Microsoft Research
Xuhua Ding, Singapore Management University
Maria Dubovitskaya, IBM Zurich
Philippe Golle, Palo Alto Research Center
Markus Jakobsson, FatSkunk
Yuecel Karabulut, SAP Office of the CTO
Yongdae Kim, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft
Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech
Di Ma, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Patrick McDaniel, Penn State University
Peng Ning, NC State University
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University
Dave O'Hallaron, Intel Research / CMU
Alina Oprea, RSA
Dimitris Papadias, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Anand Rajan, Intel
Tom Ristenpart, UCSD
Reiner Sailer, IBM Research
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milano
Matthias Schunter, IBM Zurich
Elaine Shi, PARC
Dawn Song, UC Berkeley
Wade Trappe, Rutgers University
Leendert Van Doorn, AMD
Giovanni Vigna, UCSB
Cliff Wang, US Army Research Office
Nicholas Weaver, International Computer Science Institute Berkeley

Interested in sponsoring CCSW (this or next year)? Please
contact us directly.

Previous Workshops
Check out
CCSW 2009.

Updated: August 12, 2010

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