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 (11:59pm anywhere in the world)
Author notification: 15 August, 2019
Camera-ready: 22 August, 2019
Workshop: November 11, 2019

The submissions window is closed. For any related concerns please contact us by email at

Keynote Speakers
(tentative list, subject to change)

Dr. Claudiu Duma
Head of Security Architecture at Credit Suisse

Dr. Yassir Nawaz
Executive Director, Cybersecurity at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dr. Nachiketh Rao Potlapally
Security Architect at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Accepted Papers (FULL)

1. Robi Pedersen and Osmanbey Uzunkol , Secure Delegation of Isogeny Computations and Cryptographic Applications

2. Tobias Pfeffer and Sabine Glesner , Timing-Sensitive Synchronization for Efficient Secure Multi-Execution

3. Mireya Jurado and Geoffrey Smith , Quantifying Information Leakage of Deterministic Encryption

4. Fritz Alder, N. Asokan, Arseny Kurnikov, Andrew Paverd and Michael Steiner , S-FaaS: Trustworthy and Accountable Function-as-a-Service using Intel SGX

5. Michael P. Heinl, Alexander Giehl, Norbert Wiedermann and Sven Plaga , MERCAT: A Metric for the Evaluation and Reconsideration of Certificate Authority Trustworthiness

6. Nigel Smart and Titouan Tanguy , TaaS: Commodity MPC via Triples-as-a-Service

7. Susanne Felsen, Agnes Kiss, Thomas Schneider and Christian Weinert , Secure and Private Function Evaluation with Intel SGX

8. Saeed Valizadeh and Marten van Dijk , MalPro: A Learning-based Malware Propagation and Containment Modeling

9. Panagiotis Rizomiliotis and Stefanos Gritzalis , Simple Forward and Backward Private Searchable Symmetric Encryption Schemes with constant number of Roundtrips

10. Harsh Chaudhari, Ashish Choudhury, Arpita Patra and Ajith Suresh , ASTRA: High Throughput 3PC over Rings with Application to Secure Prediction

11. Indranil Jana and Alina Oprea , AppMine: Behavioral Analytics for Web Application Vulnerability Detection

12. Ran Gilad-Bachrach, Kim Laine, Kristin Lauter, Peter Rindal and Mike Rosulek , Secure Data Exchange: A Marketplace in the Cloud

13. Mahmudun Nabi, Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, Sepideh Avizheh and Muni Venkateswarlu Kumaramangalam , Verifiable computation using smart contracts

14. Kalikinkar Mandal and Guang Gong , PrivFL: Practical Privacy-preserving Federated Regressions on High-dimensional Data over Mobile Networks

15. En Zhang, Feng-Hao Liu, Qiqi Lai, Ganggang Jin and Yu Li , Efficient Multi-Party Private Set Intersection Against Malicious Adversaries

Accepted BLITZ Presentations

1. Dou Goodman, Xin Hao, Yunhan Jia, Yang Wang and Tao Wei , ABSTRACT: Cloud-based Image Classification Service Is Not Robust To Affine Transformation : A Forgotten Battlefield

2. Antonis Michalas, Alexandros Bakas, Hai-Van Dang and Alexandr Zalitko , ABSTRACT: Access Control in Searchable Encryption with the use of Attribute-Based Encryption and SGX

PANEL: Speculative Execution Attacks and Cloud Security

Speculative execution attacks, such as Meltdown, Spectre, and Foreshadow, exploit performance optimization features in modern processors and micro-architectural side channels to breach the confidentiality of computer systems. Although few incidences have been reported in the wild, their very existence imperils the promise of strong security isolation of cloud computing. This panel will invite experts from both academia and industry to discuss the impacts of speculative execution attacks on the cloud industry. The aim of the panel is to understand the state of the art of academic research and industry practice, and to explore future academic research directions and industry best practices.

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
Haya Shulman, Fraunhofer Institute
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
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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