Security and Privacy Issues in the Cloud Computing Era

Contact person

Panagiotis Rizomiliotis, University of Aegean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cloud Computing (CC) is the new trend in computing and resource management. The centralized provision of computing resources that the CC model supports can be very cost effective since an organization can have access, in a pay-per-use manner, to exactly those resources that are needed and only for the necessary period of time, without any further obligations. With the emergence of commercial cloud computing platforms, the CC model is constantly wide spreading and cloud services revenue is projected to reach $148.8 billion this year. At the same time, CC’s unique features raise serious security and privacy challenges. CC applications and outsourced data move dynamically, while organizations and individuals are obliged to share the same physical hardware with strangers. As the perimeter boundaries blur and the control over security diminishes, traditional security and cryptographic techniques are not any more sufficient and new solutions are needed.


Include (but are not limited to) the following subject categories:

  • Secure cloud architecture
  • Cloud access control and key management
  • Identification and privacy in cloud
  • Remote data integrity protection
  • Secure management of virtualized resources
  • Secure data management across data centers
  • Secure wireless cloud
  • Secure cloud resource virtualization mechanisms
  • Secure data management outsourcing
  • Secure computation outsourcing
  • Trust and policy management in clouds
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Business and security risk models and clouds

Programm Committee

  • Gritzalis Stefanos, University of the Aegean
  • Karyda Maria, University of the Aegean
  • Katos Vasilios, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Kokolakis Spyros, University of the Aegean
  • Lambrinoudakis Costas, University of Pireaus
  • Rizomiliotis Panagiotis, University of the Aegean
  • Tsohou Aggeliki, University of Jyväskylä

Submission Instructions

Special Session papers must be submitted to the  EasyChair submission platform following the same submission and formatting guidelines as all other PCI 2014 submissions. When submitting a paper to this session make sure to select the correct category "Security and Privacy Issues in the Cloud Computing Era".


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