The TAFC 2013 Workshop (co-located with IFIPTM 2013) invites submissions presenting research on all topics related to Trustworthiness, Accountability and Forensics in the Cloud, including but not limited to one or more of the following:
Accountability in the Cloud
Forensic Readiness of the Cloud
TAFC 2013 welcomes submissions of a 4-8 page paper on any research topic related to the TAFC themes of trustworthiness, accountability and forensics in the cloud and the topics mentioned above. This should describe a scientific research contribution and not include marketing material. Submission will be via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers must be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted using the LNCS format. Informal proceedings (with an IFIPTM ISSN) for the workshop will be made available at the conference and without any copyright restrictions preventing further publication. Alternatively, a submission may be made just of a 1-3 page presentation plan, without an associated paper to be included within the informal proceedings.
Some papers may also be invited for submission of extended versions to the IFIP Trust Management international journal by Springer (or else an alternative trust management journal), subject to a further peer-review process.
The workshop will run from morning of 6th June 2013 until lunchtime of 7th June 2013*. It is intended as a multi-disciplinary forum for experts to discuss, brainstorm, and share insights on accountability, covering conceptual discussions and legal, socio-economic and policy aspects as well as technical mechanisms including how to design a forensic-enabling cloud ecosystem to improve accountability and transparency of cloud service provision. The outcome from the workshop can provide valuable input for building international cooperation on various cloud standard acceleration projects, as well as drive research and technological innovations towards future research programmes such as Horizon 2020. The workshop will comprise a mixture of invited talks, contributed talks, panels, and breakout groups.
*If there is enough interest, other activities can be organized for the afternoon of 7th June 2013.
Paper/abstract submission: 1 May 2013
Notification date: 8 May 2013
Camera ready papers due: 19 May 2013
Workshop date: 6-7 June 2013