2020 ACM Cloud Computing Security (CCSW) at CCS – 10th Anniversary Edition

Haziran 5, 2020

November 9, 2020, Orlando, Florida (or online)

(submission due 5 days after CCS notification deadline)

Dear Colleagues,

Time flies.  We’re organizing the 11th edition of CCSW!  As you
may remember, the past workshops were tremendous successes, with
large audiences, numerous sponsors (NSF, Microsoft, Private
Machines, Ant Financial, NEC etc), many keynotes, and excellent
papers.  We hope you will join us again for yet another
successful event!


CCSW has had a significant impact in our research community.  As
of May 2020, in the Google Scholar Metrics entry for CCS, 4 of
the top 20 cited CCS papers come from CCSW.  You are as likely
or perhaps more likely to have a top 20 paper publishing in CCSW
than in CCS!  (thanks to Ari Juels for noticing this)


Submissions due (5 days after CCS notification):
26 July, 2020 (11:59pm anywhere in the world)

Submission URL:


Clouds and massive-scale computing infrastructures are starting
to dominate computing and will likely continue to do so for the
foreseeable future.  Major cloud operators are now comprising
millions of cores hosting substantial fractions of corporate and
government IT infrastructure.

CCSW is the world’s premier forum bringing together researchers
and practitioners in all security aspects of cloud-centric and
outsourced computing, including but not limited to:

+ side-channel attacks
+ practical cryptographic protocols for cloud security
+ 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
+ scalability of security in global-size clouds
+ trusted computing technology and clouds
+ binary analysis 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
+ machine learning for cloud protection

CCSW especially encourages novel paradigms and controversial
ideas that are not on the above list.  The workshop has
historically acted as a fertile ground for creative debate and
interaction in security-sensitive areas of computing impacted by

CCSW is soliciting full papers of up to 12 pages which will be
judged based on the quality per page.  Thus, shorter,
high-quality papers are encouraged, and papers may be perceived
as too long if they are repetitive or verbose.  Submissions must
be single PDF files, no more than 12 pages long in double-column
ACM format (the sigconf template from
https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, with a
simpler version at https://github.com/acmccs/format), excluding
the bibliography, well-marked appendices, and supplementary
material.  Note that reviewers are not required to read the
appendices or any supplementary material.  Authors should not
change the font or the margins of the ACM format.  Submissions
not following the required format may be rejected without
review.  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.

Submissions must be anonymous, and authors should refer to their
previous work in the third-person.  Submissions must not
substantially overlap with papers that have been published or
that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings.  Each accepted paper must be presented by one
registered author.  Submissions not meeting these guidelines
risk immediate rejection.  For questions about these policies,
please contact the chairs.

*** 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.

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


TBA. Multiple highly-visible CTOs, CISOs and applied researchers.

Organizers ======================


Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich
Emiliano De Cristofaro, University College London
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Radu Sion, Stony Brook University (chair)
Yinqian Zhang, Ohio State University


Yinqian Zhang, Ohio State University (chair)
Radu Sion, Stony Brook University (co-chair)


Alin Tomescu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alpa Trivedi, Intel
Alptekin Kupcu, Koc University
Anrin Chakraborti, Stony Brook University
Bogdan Carbunar, Motorola Labs
Byoungyoung Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology
Charles Wright, Portland State University
Dimitrios Papadopoulos, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Erik-Oliver Blass, Airbus Group Innovations
Evgenios Kornaropoulos, University of California, Berkeley
Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories Europe
Giorgos Vasiliadis, Qatar Computing Research Institute – HBKU
Guoxing Chen, The Ohio State University
Haya Shulman, Fraunhofer
Huibo Wang, Facebook
Ioannis Demertzis, University of Maryland
Joel Coffman, United States Air Force Academy
Matthias Schunter, Intel
Melek Onen, EURECOM
Ni Trieu, UC Berkeley
Nigel Smart, imec-COSIC, KU Leuven
Nikos Triandopoulos, Stevens Institute of Technology
Pierangela Samarati, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Reyhaneh Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary
Roberto Di Pietro, Hamad Bin Khalifa University – College of Science and Engineering
Ruby Lee, Princeton University
Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH
Stefan Katzenbeisser, University of Passau
Tarik Moataz, Aroki Systems
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt
Tianwei Zhang, Amazon Web Services
Xiaokuan Zhang, The Ohio State University
Yan Huang, Indiana University Bloomington
Yang Zhang, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Yuqiong Sun, Symantec Research Labs
Zhenyu Ning, Southern University of Science and Technology and Wayne State University
Zhou Li, University of California, Irvine