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DISCC 2022 : First Workshop on Data Integrity and Secure Cloud Computing


When Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Where Chicago, Illinois, USA
Submission Deadline Sep 23, 2022
Notification Due Sep 26, 2022
Categories    silent data corruption   fully-homomorphic encryption   zero-knowledge proof   computer architecture

Call For Papers

DISCC 2022: 1st Workshop on Data Integrity and Secure Cloud Computing (Co-located with MICRO)



Recent papers from Meta (Facebook) and Google [1-3] have created a major concern about data integrity in large-scale computing in cloud data centers. The term “mercurial cores” has been coined [2] to refer to errant processor cores that have been clearly diagnosed as being the source of generating silent data errors – and recent panels (as referred to above) have brought together experts from cloud service providers and processor chip designers with the objective of raising awareness of this acute problem, and also encouraging leading-edge research to devise affordable chip and system-level mitigation solutions. In addition to such data integrity concerns, the rise of data security and privacy breaches in cloud computing environments has accelerated research and development of practical solutions that enable computing with encrypted data (e.g., advanced cryptographic methods like Fully Homomorphic Computing or FHE); e.g., recent papers [4-6].

This workshop (DISCC-2022) proposes to bring together aspects of data integrity and security in a single, unified forum. The workshop will comprise a keynote speech, several contributed papers and, time permitting, a closing panel session involving leading edge experts in data integrity and security in a hyper-scale cloud computing setting. Potential speakers are encouraged to submit an extended abstract (1-2 pages) highlighting the key contributions in the light of the above-stated technical scope of the problem. Solution approaches at the algorithm, software/firmware and/or hardware level are encouraged for early dissemination and discussion in a workshop setting.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Testing (including detection and/or diagnosis) of silent data errors (SDEs) for plaintext and/or HE-mode ciphertext computation.
- Detection and mitigation of malicious attacks that can lead to SDEs.
- Privacy-preserving data-secure computation: novel software and/or hardware solutions.
- Characterization of HE workloads for “discovery” of hardware acceleration primitives.
- Simulation and/or emulation based modeling methods to evaluate DISCC domain software-hardware solutions.
- Modeling of cloud-edge solutions for specific safety-, security- and/or privacy-critical applications: e.g., autonomous vehicles, internet banking, credit card fraud detection, etc.


Submitted manuscripts must be in English of up to 2 pages (with same formatting guidelines as main conference). Submissions should be submitted to the following link by September 23rd (Deadline Extended), 2022. If you have questions regarding submission, please contact us:


Paper submission deadline: September 23rd (Deadline Extended), 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 26th, 2022
Workshop date: October 2nd, 2022


Pradip Bose (IBM)
Augusto Vega (IBM)
Nir Drucker (IBM)
Jennifer Dworak (SMU)
Subhashish Mitra (Stanford)
Chris Wilkerson (Intel)
Ramon Bertran (IBM)
Nathan Manohar (IBM)
David Trilla (IBM)



[1] H. D. Dixit, S. Pendharkar, M. Beadon, C. Mason, T. Chakravarthy, B. Muthiah, S. Sankar, “Silent data corruptions at scale,” , Feb. 22, 2021.

[2] P. H. Hochschild, R. Govindaraju, D. E. Culler, “Cores that don’t count,” HotOS ’21, May 31 – June 2, 2021, Ann Arbor MI.

[3] D. F. Bacon, “Detection and prevention of silent data corruption in an exabyte-scale database system,” The 18th IEEE Workshop on Silicon Errors in Logic – System Effects, IEEE (2022)

[4] N. Samardzic, A. Feldman, A. Krastev, N. Manohar, S. Devadas, K. Edefravy, C. Peikert, D. Sanchez, “CraterLake: A Hardware Accelerator for Efficient Unbounded Computation on Encrypted Data,” Proc. International Symp. on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June 2022.

[5] S. Kim, J. Kim, M. J. Kim, W. Jung, J. Kim, M. Rhu, J. H. Ahn, “BTS: An Accelerator for Bootstrappable Fully Homomorphic Encryption,” Proc. International Symp. on Computer Architecture (ISCA), June 2022.

[6] A. Feldmann, N. Samardzic, A. Krastev, S. Devadas, R. Dreslinski, K. Eldefrawy, N. Genise, C. Peikert, D. Sanchez, “F1: A Fast and Programmable Accelerator for Fully Homomorphic Encryption (Extended Version),” ; also appeared at MICRO, Oct. 2021.

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