CIFS 2019 : International Workshop on Cloud, IoT and Fog Security
Call For Papers
International Workshop on Cloud, IoT and Fog Security — CIFS 2019
Co-located with the 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing — UCC 2019
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, December 2-5, 2019
The processing of sensitive information is a cross-cutting topic unimpressed by imaginary system boundaries. In many scenarios, sensors or actors are connected to on-site compute units and fog systems which themselves are connected to clouds. The transmission, processing and storage of information needs to be secured across the entire chain or network, using diverse mechanisms often outside the control of the application developer. This workshop aims to discuss recent advances around holistic security aspects involving availability, integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiability and other guaranteeable properties.
Topics of Interest
We solicit research papers (up to 6p) and technical industry reports (typically 3-6p) on the following topics:
Secure cloud computing concepts (homomorphic encryption, enclaves, hardware security modules, stealth computing among others)
Long-term distributed data storage security and proof-of-ownership/provision/retrievability
End-to-end security concepts across IoT-fog-cloud continuums
Physical and digital security of IoT deployments, smart meters and other end devices
Privacy and economics considerations as well as trade-offs
Risks and threats including spoofing, identity manipulation and distortion
Audit facilities and compliance mechanisms
Cross-border, cross-provider and cross-stack security issues
Human factors: simplicity and controllability of security measures
Applications in digitalised health care, ecology, agriculture and other fields
Submitted papers should contain results or reports not already published or submitted elsewhere, in ACM format. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three programme committee members. The evaluation will be based on originality, relevance of the problem to the workshop topics, technical strength, quality of results, and clarity of the presentation. The publication of the workshop proceeding with all accepted papers will be by the ACM and will appear in the same volume as the UCC 2019 and BDCAT 2019 conferences. At least one author of each accepted submission must register in full and attend the workshop to present and all workshop participants must pay the ACM conference or workshop registration fee.
CIFS 2019 submission @ HotCRP: https://cifs2019.hotcrp.com/
Submission September 23, 2019 (hard deadline)
Notification October 1, 2019
Camera-ready & registration October 15, 2019
All deadlines are indicated as AOE - Anywhere On Earth.
Josef Spillner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Manar Abu Talib, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Qassim Nasir, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Farhad Khalilnia, Penta
Programme committee and other information and updates: See website http://cifs.servicelaboratory.ch/
Note: CIFS 2019 is supported by an Innovation Starting Grant of the Swiss Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa, with funds of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).