1st International Workshop on

Security and Performance in Emerging Distributed Architectures (SPEDA2010)

August 23 - 25, 2010 - Atlanta


In conjunction with: the 6th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS2010)

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Paper submission:
April 30th, 2010

May 21st, 2010 (Extended)

Acceptance notification:
June 20th, 2010

Camera Ready due:
June 30th, 2010


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Emerging distributed architectures (cloud, grid, web services,…) have very attractive features, they promise reduced cost of computation, application hosting and data storage and protection, but also high performance, high reliability and high security. Indeed, there is a significant complexity involved in ensuring that applications, services and data can scale when needed to ensure consistent and reliable services under peak loads or to guarantee quality and Service-Level Agreements (SLA). Cloud computing has recently emerged as natural evolution of traditional clusters and data center, customers are charged based on their utilisation of computational resources, storage and transfer of data but, up to date, there is no way for the end-user to contract performances and security or to have guarantees about these. So, not only security and performance are open issues in these emerging architectures but there is the need of new benchmarks and metrics to be able to evaluate them and provide cloud of new opportunities. The primary focus of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, developers, and policy makers that are now harnessing clouds in their respective fields to maximize performance and improve information security in emerging architectures and to exchange ideas and to learn the latest development in this important field.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

·         secure cloud resource virtualization mechanisms

·         secure computation outsourcing

·         secure data management outsourcing  

·         practical privacy and integrity mechanisms for outsourcing

·         identity management and federation mechanisms

·         scalability of security

·         security for emerging cloud programming models

·         reliability of applications and services running on the cloud

·         cloud threat models

·         trust and policy management in clouds

·         business and security risk models and clouds

·         performance models in cloud computing, web services, grid

·         emerging distributed architecture benchmarks

·         performance of security mechanisms

·         security and performance trade off in distributed architectures

·         Service Level Agreement representation and verification


Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: May 21st, 2010

  • Author Notification: June 20th, 2010

  • Camera Ready due: June 30th,2010


Submission Guidelines:

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Submitted manuscripts will be limited to 6 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Unformatted papers will not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) to the following e-mail address is required: speda2010@gmail.com Formatting templates can be found here for Word and LaTeX. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the workshop and present the paper.


Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.


Workshop Co-Chairs:

Massimiliano Rak, Second University of Naples, Italy
Valentina Casola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Program Committee:

Paul Brebner, National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia

Roberto Canonico, University of Naples,Italy

Salvo Destefano, Università di Messina, Italy

Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Jesus Luna, BDigital Barcelona, Spain

Francesco Moscato, Second University of Naples, Italy

Vladimir Oleshchuk, University of Agder, Norway

Wolter Pieters, University of Twente, Netherlands

Rodrigo Roman, University of Malaga, Spain

Salvatore Venticinque, Second University of Naples, Italy

Umberto Villano, Università del Sannio, Italy

Massimo Villari, Università di Messina, Italy