CCSW 2019: The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop
in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
November 11, 2019, London, UK

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:
  • 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 in clouds
  • scalability of security in global-size clouds
  • trusted computing technology and clouds
  • binary analysis of software 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 clouds.

Extremely High Impact
CCSW has had a significant impact in our research community. As of May 2019, in the Google Scholar Metrics entry for CCS (which encompasses CCSW), 4 of the top 20 cited CCS papers come from CCSW. One way to look at it is that you're 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)

Student Stipends
Student stipends may be available to attend CCSW. Please apply on the CCS website for a CCS grant (if any) and then email to let us know why you would be a good fit for CCSW. We plan on awarding several student travel grants (a function also of the quality of the applications).

Important Dates
Submissions due: 1 August, 2019 (midnight anywhere in the world)
Author notification: 15 August, 2019
Camera-ready: 22 August, 2019
Workshop: November 11, 2019

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, with a simpler version at, 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.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair.

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 encouraged. Please submit your panel proposals as a PDF by email to

Keynote Speakers

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

Please register
here on the main CCS website.



Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou, University of Maryland
Radu Sion, Stony Brook University


Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Alp Kupcu, Koc University
Amir Herzberg, University of Connecticut
Anil Somayaji, Carleton University
Anrin Chakraborti, Stony Brook University
Bogdan Carbunar, FIU
Cedric Lauradoux, INRIA
Charles Wright, Portland State University
Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Northeastern University
Dimitris Papadopoulos, UST Hong Kong
Erik-Oliver Blass, Airbus
Evgenios Kornaropoulos, Brown University
Ghassan Karame, NEC Labs Germany
Giorgos Vasiliadis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Giuseppe Persiano, University of Salerno
Ioannis Demertzis, University of Maryland
Kevin Butler, University of Florida
Leendert van Doorn, Microsoft
Matthias Schunter, Intel Labs
Mike Rosulek, Oregon State University
Moti Yung, Google
Nigel Smart, KU Leuven
Nikos Triandopoulos, Stevens Institute of Technology
Peng Ning, Google
Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano
Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary
Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institue of Technology
Roberto Di Pietro, HBKU College of Science and Engineering Doha-Qatar
Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
Stefan Katzenbeisser, University of Passau
Tarik Moataz, Brown University
Thomas Schneider, TU Darmstadt
Tianwei Zhang, Amazon
Vassilis Zikas, University of Edinburgh
Xiao Wang, Northwestern University
Yingjiu Li, Singapore Management University
Yuqiong Sun, Symantec Labs
Zhiqiang Lin, Ohio State University


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

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