The 4th International Workshop on Security, Privacy and Performance in Cloud Computing (SPCLOUD 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 16, 2018 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Cloud computing is transforming the way large-scale computation is performed. Dynamic scalability or “elasticity” provided by the cloud make high-performance computing accessible to everyone. However, cloud computing introduces new challenges with respect to security and privacy. Although virtualization addresses some of these concerns, it has a significant impact on performance: the actual gains in performance depend heavily on the predictability of physical and virtualized resources. Consequently, the balancing of performance against security and the adaptation of HPC or VLDB techniques to cloud computing are of strategic importance and will have long-lasting scientific impact.

The 7th SPCLOUD workshop brings together researchers and IT practitioners, to present new results and ongoing work on the themes of security, privacy, and performance in the cloud.

The SPCLOUD Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Cloud Infrastructure Security

  • Security of Mobile Clouds

  • Security in Edge and Fog Computing

  • Cloud 3.0

  • Secure Cloud Systems for Scalable High-performance Computing

  • Distributed Clouds

  • Decentralized Applications (DApps)

  • Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS)

  • Autonomic Security in Cloud Computing

  • Secure Parallel Computing With Cloud-Based Systems

  • Interoperable Identity Management in Cloud and Edge Computing

  • Intercloud Security Issues and Considerations

  • Privacy Protection and Management in Cloud Platforms and Operations

  • Identification and Privacy in Clouds

  • Serverless Architecture

  • Smart contract and distributed ledger

  • Blockchain based security solutions

  • Blockchain in edge and cloud computing

  • Reliability and Security of Cloud Environments and Applications

  • Cryptography and Crypto-Protocols for Cloud Computing Systems

  • Very Large Databases and IoT in the Cloud: Transactions, Backup, Security, Scalability

  • Security and Virtualization

  • Performance Overhead of Virtualization

  • Risk Management in Cloud Computing Environments

  • Usability and Human Centered Security for Clouds

  • Trusted Big Data Sharing and Shared Technologies Issues

  • Untrusted Cloud Servers and Networks

  • Insecure Interfaces and APIs

  • Insiders Threats

  • Services Hijacking and Phishing

  • Security Models for New Services

  • Information Hiding in Cloud Computing

  • Forensics in the Clouds

  • Monitoring of Cloud Systems Performance, Alerts for Resource Consumption

  • Monitoring for Cloud-Based Applications Security

SPCLOUD welcomes submission of papers describing:

  • Experimental work to measure existing systems and applications

  • Industrial experience relevant to the Workshop’s themes

  • Theoretical work on specific new models

  • Software and hardware platforms from the angle of security and performance

  • Short papers describing ongoing work.

Submitted papers should highlight their application or relevance for Cloud and Edge computing.


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to security, privacy, and performance issues in cloud computing. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 16 April 2018 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: --------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Eddy Caron

Laboratoire de l’Informatique du Parallèlisme (LIP)

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

46 Allée d’Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07. France

Phone: +33 4 26 23 38 83

Fax: +33 4 72 72 80 80


Andrea Saracino

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT)

National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Pisa, Italy

Phone: +39 050 315 8295

Fax: +39 050 315 2593


Mathieu Blanc

Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA)

Bruyeres-le-Chatel, France

Phone: +33

Fax: +33


Christian Toinard

LIFO and INSA Loire Valley Center

ENSI De Bourges, France

Phone: +33 2 48 48 40 62

Fax: +33 2 48 48 40 50


Gianpiero Costantino

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT)

National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Pisa, Italy

Phone: +39 050 315 8293

Fax: +39 050 315 2593


Robert Duncan

School of Business

University of Aberdeen, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)1224 274 466

Fax: +44


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy

  • Lynn Batten, Deakin University, Australia

  • Laurent Bobelin, INSA Loire Valley Center, France

  • Francesco Di Cerbo, Security and Trust, SAP Research Labs, Sophia Antipolis, France

  • Cedric Eichler, INSA Val de Loire, France

  • Anna Giannakou, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, California, USA

  • Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, Norway

  • Nane Kratzke, Fach Hochschule Lubeck, Germany

  • Ilaria Matteucci, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

  • Francesco Mercaldo, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

  • Charles Morriset, Newcastle University, U.K.

  • Nicolae Paladi, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Sweden

  • Karen Renaud, University of Abertay, U.K.

  • Francesco Restuccia, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA

  • Daniele Sgandurra, Royal Holloway, University London (RHUL), U.K.

  • Renaud Sirdey, CEA, France

  • George Weir, University of Strathclyde, U.K.

  • Magnus Westerlund, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

  • Yuan Zhou, University of Aberdeen, U.K.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.