Workshop 15- SPCLOUD

International Workshop on Security and Performance in Cloud Computing

(SPCLOUD 2011)

Call for Papers

As part of

The 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2011)

In Conjunction With

The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011)

July 4 – 8, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey

(Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011)


Cloud computing systems open a new perspective on almost every aspect of computing. Some security issues raised by cloud computing are alleviated by virtualization but the performance overheads should be balanced against this advantage. Dynamic scalability or “elasticity” will help generalize high-performance computing and very large data sets in applications. But the actual gains in performance depend heavily on the predictability of physical and virtualized resources. Consequently, the balancing of performance against security and the adaptation of HPC or VLDB techniques to cloud computing are of strategic importance and will have long-lasting scientific content.

The SPCLOUD workshop will bring together researchers and IT practitioners to present new results and ongoing work on the themes of security and performance in the cloud.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Reliability and Security of Cloud Environments

    • Monitoring for Cloud-Based Applications

    • Cryptography and Crypto-Protocols for Cloud Computing Systems

    • Parallel Computing With Cloud-Based Systems

    • Very Large Databases In The Cloud: Transactions, Backup, Security, Scalability

    • Security and Virtualization. Insiders Threats

    • Risk Management in Cloud Computing Environments

    • Usability and Human Centered Security for Clouds

    • Trusted Data Sharing and Shared Technology Issues

    • Untrusted Cloud Servers and Networks

    • Privacy Protection in Cloud Platforms and Operations

    • Autonomic Security in Cloud Computing

    • Intercloud Security Issues and Considerations

    • Insecure Interfaces and APIs

    • Security Models for New Services

    • Services Hijacking

    • Interoperable Identity Management

    • Information Hiding in Cloud Computing

    • Forensics in the Clouds

    • Cloud Infrastructure Security

SPCLOUD welcomes submission of papers describing:

    • Experimental work to measure existing systems and applications

    • Industrial experience relevant to the Workshop’s themes

    • Theoretical work on specific new models

    • Software and hardware platforms from the angle of security and performance

    • Short papers describing ongoing work.


Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Workshop, please contact the organizers.

Important Dates:


Prof. Gaétan Hains

LACL, Université de Paris-Est

61 avenue du Général de Gaulle 94000 Créteil, France

Phone: +33 (0)678 25 58 22

Fax: +33 (0)145 17 66 01


Prof. Youry Khmelevsky

Computer Science Department

Okanagan College, Kelowna BC, V1Y 4X8 Canada

Phone: +1 250 762-5445 ext. 4741

Fax: +1 250 862-5632


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2011.

    • Mostafa Bamha, LIFO - Universite d'Orleans, France

    • Radu Calinescu, Aston University, UK

    • Frédéric Desprez, INRIA and ENS-Lyon, France

    • Vijay Ganesh, CSAIL - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

    • Cécile Germain-Renaud, Universite Paris-Sud, France

    • Michael Govorov, Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada

    • Gaétan Hains, LACL - Universite Paris-Est, France

    • Ramon Lawrence, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, BC, Canada

    • Christian Toinard, ENSI-Bourges, France

    • Vasyliy Ustimenko, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Poland

    • Volodymyr Voytenko, Sheridan College of Technology and Advanced Learning, ON, Canada

    • Ali Yazici, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey

    • Lamia Youseff, CSAIL - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers. If you have any questions about the HPCS 2011 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: