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CLaw 2016 : IEEE Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing, and Cloud-Supported Internet of Things


When Apr 4, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 7, 2015
Notification Due Jan 10, 2015
Final Version Due Jan 15, 2016
Categories    cloud computing   law   internet of things   security

Call For Papers


CLaw: IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and Cloud-Supported Internet of Things

April 2016, Berlin

in conjunction with:
IC2E 2016: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering
IoTDI 2016: IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation


*** This work brings together technical and legal practitioners to explore technical solutions to legal problems, and to provide a legal framework for new and emerging patterns in cloud computing and cloud-supported Internet of Things ***


While cloud computing has revolutionised the provision of IT services, legal and policy concerns are gaining prominence. Existing (and proposed) regulatory and governance regimes place obligations on those who manage (process, use and collect) data. The end-users of applications provisioned in the cloud also have certain rights that must be respected - tenants and cloud providers bear various degrees of responsibility, which must be properly managed.

Managing these rights and responsibilities is becoming increasingly complex, both technically and legally. This is not only because of increased cloud adoption, but also due to the emergence of new cloud services and models (XaaS), and the movements towards collaborative, decentralised and mobile clouds. Further, the cloud will play in integral role in supporting the evolving Internet of Things, which exacerbates issues of scale and data management while bringing real (physical) world considerations.

Building on the success of the first workshop, CLaw 2016 aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of tech-legal challenges. These include current and future directions in cloud computing and cloud-supported services, including big data and the Internet of Things.

The workshop aims to encompass a broad range of issues, where technology and law intersect.


Some suggested topics, in no particular order, include:

* Technical enforcement of legal regulations, SLAs and other contracts
* Audit and proof of compliance
* Application of cloud computing in regulated sectors
* Privacy and security in cloud services
* Internet of Things: data sharing, threats, liability, audit and compliance concerns for cloud-supported IoT, fog and edge computing
* Emerging cloud and infrastructure service models (X as a Service)
* Issues concerning cloud and big data
* Implications of emerging cloud technologies (decentralised clouds: cloudlets, droplets; containment mechanisms)
* Compatibility issues between regulation and technical realities.
* Regional cloud initiatives (e.g. EU-only cloud), and other data geographical location concerns
* Crime, malware and spam proliferation within cloud computing
* Encryption, security technologies and responsibility

Important Dates:

* Paper submission: Dec 7, 2015
* Author notification: Jan, 2016
* Final camera ready: Jan 15, 2016
* Workshop date: 4-8 Apr 2016 (Day TBD)

For further details, including submission instructions, please see:

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