[Air-L] CFP: Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing (CLaw)

Jat Singh Jatinder.Singh at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 3 09:11:33 PST 2014


CLaw: IEEE 1st International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in
Cloud Computing

in conjunction with IC2E 2015: IEEE International Conference on Cloud
    12 March 2015 http://conferences.computer.org/IC2E/2015/


*** This workshop brings together legal and technical practitioners to
explore technical solutions to legal problems, and to provide a legal
framework for new emerging patterns in cloud computing. ***


The rapid emergence and uptake of cloud computing services brings a
number of legal concerns. 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. From a technical perspective, these issues concern
the capacity for management: the mechanisms that enable control and
compliance within cloud services.

While cloud computing has been a revolution in IT provisioning,
concerns of interaction with law and policy are now gaining
prominence. Recent discussion has concerned issues of locality,
including where data physically resides and/or is processed (regional
clouds), and the services/information available within a locale (such
as the "right to be forgotten"). Further, despite the surge toward the
cloud in many commercial contexts, some sectors are hesitant in
adopting cloud services due to a mismatch between the legal
environment and the technology. Such issues will adversely impact new
directions such as the green cloud or incorporating the Internet of
Things (IoT) through "Fog".

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Privacy and security in cloud services
    * Application of cloud computing in regulated sectors
    * Encryption, security and responsibility
    * Audit and proof of compliance
    * Regional cloud initiatives (e.g. EU-only cloud), and other data
geographical location concerns
    * Internet of Things: threats, legal and compliance concerns of
'fog' computing.
    * Crime, malware and spam proliferation within cloud computing
    * Compatibility issues between regulation and technical reality
    * Technical enforcement of legal regulations
    * The right to be forgotten

Important Dates:

    * Paper submission: **Extended: 14 December 2014 23:59 GMT-12**
    * Author notification: Mid Jan 2015
    * Final camera ready: 31 Jan 2015
    * Workshop date: 14 March 2015


We invite authors to submit papers relating legal and technical
aspects of cloud computing. Application-specific papers are welcome
(healthcare, IoT, etc). Fully implemented and evaluated systems are
not essential. Ideally, the output of this first workshop on legal and
technical issues will influence both regulators and service providers.

Submissions must be in electronic format submitted through this
EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=claw2015.
Papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (single-spaced
2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper, templates
available). Submissions will be peer reviewed, and for each accepted
paper, at least one author is required to register and present the
paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE


Dr. Jatinder Singh
Senior Research Associate
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

Office: +44 (0)1223  763690

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