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CLOSER 2018, 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

The 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2018, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market and study various aspects of Cloud Computing.


Markus HelfertDublin City University, Ireland
Claus PahlFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Víctor Méndez MuñozUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Donald FergusonColumbia University, United States


Mike PapazoglouTilburg University, Netherlands
Tobias HoellwarthEuroCloud Europe, Austria
Péter KacsukMTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Lee GillamUniversity of Surrey, United Kingdom
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(Greek) Άσκηση Κυβερνοάμυνας «ΠΑΝΟΠΤΗΣ 2017»

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(Greek) WannaCry: Η πρόσφατη κυβερνο-επίθεση με ransomware

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The 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

The 8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

GameSec 2017 will take place at Tech Gate Vienna from October 23 until October
25, 2017. The venue will be hosted by the Austrian Institute of Technology,
Center for Digital Safety & Security.

The submission deadline is June 29, 2017.

You can find a detailed description of the conference at:

as well as this CFP on EasyChair:

The Conference Proceedings will appear in Springer’s Lecture Notes of Computer Science Series.

Important Dates
Abstract (optional): June 15, 2017
Submission: June 29, 2017
Decision notification: August 3, 2017
Camera-ready: August 18, 2017

Submission link:
Conference Topics:
The goal of GameSec is to bring together academic and indus- trial
researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical
challenges and recent results that highlight the connection between
game theory, control, distributed optimization, economic incentives
and real world security, reputation, trust and privacy problems in a
variety of technological systems. Submissions should solely be
original research papers that have neither been published nor
submitted for publication elsewhere.

* Game theory and mechanism design for security and privacy
* Pricing and economic incentives for building dependable and secure systems
* Dynamic control, learning, and optimization and approximation techniques
* Decision making and decision theory for cybersecurity and security requirements engineering
* Socio-technological and behavioral approaches to security
* Risk assessment and risk management
* Security investment and cyber insurance
* Security and privacy for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, resilient control systems
* New approaches for security and privacy in cloud computing and for critical infrastructure
* Security and privacy of wireless and mobile communications, including user location privacy
* Game theory for intrusion detection
* Empirical and experimental studies with game-theoretic or optimization analysis for security and privacy

Special Track on “Data-Centric Models and Approaches”
In cyber and physical security and privacy applications, data plays an
important role and presents fundamental challenges. In some domains, it is
difficult to gather a large amount of data, and the data available may suffer
from severe class imbalance, high noise, and numerous missing entries. In
other domains, when multiple agents are involved, how the data presented to
the agents impacts their decision making is under-explored. It can be
challenging to incorporate data of the available form into the game-theoretic
and decision-theoretic models for these domains, since many current approaches
apply to precisely defined models and how to define models using the available
data is unclear in many cases. In addition to the data-related challenges in
cyber and physical security domains, the use of data in many domains leads to
security and privacy concerns, and game-theoretic and decision-theoretic
models can be designed for addressing such concerns. This special track
invites submissions on various data-centric models and approaches, including
work on empirical game theory; adversarial machine learning; data collection
through crowdsourcing; synthetic data generation; applications of machine
learning methods; novel techniques for handling real-world data and evaluating
models using data.models and approaches, including work on empirical game
theory; adversarial machine learning; data collection through crowdsourcing;
synthetic data generation; applications of machine learning methods;
novel techniques for handling real-world data and evaluating models using data.

Organization Team:
Steering Board
Tansu Alpcan (University of Melbourne)
Nick Bambos (Stanford University)
John S. Baras (University of Maryland)
Tamer Başar (University of Illinois at UC)
Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland)
Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL)
Milind Tambe (University of Southern California)

General Chair: Stefan Rass (Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

TPC Chairs
Bo An (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Christopher Kiekintveld (University of Texas at El Paso, US)

Special Track Chair: Fei Fang (CMU)

Publication Chair: Stefan Schauer (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)

Local Arrangements and Registration: Birgit Merl (Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

Publicity Chairs
Asia-Pacific: Daniel Xiapu Luo (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Europe: Antonios Gouglidis (Lancaster University, UK)
North-America: Jun Zhuang (University at Buffalo, NY, USA)

Web Chairs
Markus Blauensteiner (Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
Philipp Pobaschnig (Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

Technical Program Committee
– TPC Chairs:
Bo An (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Christopher Kiekintveld (University of Texas at El Paso, US)
– TPC Members:
Alvaro Cardenas (University of Texas at Dallas)
Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota)
Anil Kumar Chorppath (TU Dresden)
Arman Mhr Khouzani (Queen Mary University of London)
Aron Laszka (Vanderbilt University)
Arunesh Sinha (University of Michigan)
Bo An (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Carlos Cid (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Christopher Kiekintveld (University of Texas at El Paso, US)
David Pym (UCL)
Eduard Jorswieck (Technical University Dresden)
Fernando Ordonez (Universidad de Chile)
George Theodorakopoulos (Cardiff University)
Habtamu Abie (Norsk Regnesentral – Norwegian Computing Center)
Jean Leneutre (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des télécommunications (ENST))
Jens Grossklags (Technical University of Munich
Jun Zhuang (SUNY Buffalo)
Konstantin Avrachenkov (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
Long Tran-Thanh (University of Southampton)
Mehrdad Nojoumian (Florida Atlantic University)
Mohammad Hossein Manshaei (EPFL)
Murat Kantarcioglu (University of Texas at Dallas)
Pradeep Varakantham (Singapore Management University)
Stefan Rass (System Security Group, Klagenfurt University)
Yee Wei Law (University of South Australia)
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (Vanderbilt University)
Yezekael Hayel (LIA / University of Avignon)

…more to be added…
Kind regards,
GameSec 2017 Organizers:
Bo An (TPC co-chair), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Christopher Kiekintveld (TPC co-chair), University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Stefan Rass (General Chair), Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria

SACMAT 2017 in Indianapolis (June 19-23, 2017)

The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) is the premier forum for the presentation of research results and experience reports on leading edge issues of access control, including models, systems, applications, and theory. The aims of the symposium are to share novel access control solutions that fulfil the needs of heterogeneous applications and environments, and to identify new directions for future research and development. SACMAT provides researchers and practitioners with a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects of access control.

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Ruhr-Sec 2017 (May 04-05, 2017)

RuhrSec is the non-profit security conference at the Ruhr University Bochum. As one of the organizers of the famous lecture called HackPra, we are hosting a high-quality and low-priced security conference in the heart of Bochum near the river Ruhr. We provide awesome academic and industry talks from smart international speakers, the typical Ruhr University feeling and the highly recommended HackPra social event.


In RuhrSec’s second edition we have a call for presentations (CFP). We are looking for outstanding IT security topics. Please submit your proposal to the RuhrSec programme committee until the 15th of January 2017. We have an ongoing acceptance process, your chance is higher if you submit as early as possible. Your talk must have a length of 45 minutes including Q&A and it has to be in English.

Each speaker gets a free two-day conference ticket, an invitation to the speakers dinner on Wednesday, and a travel reimbursement up to a limit of EUR 800 (economy).

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MACIS 2017 in Vienna (November 15-17, 2017)

International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences (MACIS) 2017 will be held in Vienna, Austria at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, on November 15-17, 2017. This is the 7th conference in the MACIS series.

MACIS is a series of biennial conferences focusing on research in mathematical and computational aspects of computing and information science. It is broadly concerned with algorithms, their complexity and their embedding in larger logical systems. At the algorithmic level, there is the rich interplay along the Numerical/Algebraic/Geometric/Topological axes. At the logical level, there are issues of data organization, interpretation and associated tools. These issues often arise in scientific and engineering computation where we need experimental and case studies to validate or enrich the theory. MACIS is interested in outstanding and emerging problems in all these areas.

The MACIS Conference 2017 is organized by SBA Research.

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ARES 2017 in Reggio Calabria (August 29-Sept 2, 2017)

The International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES”) will bring  together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of security –  with special  focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES  aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of security as an  integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of security in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Secure and Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

Selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference will be published, after further revision, in special issues of international journals (e.g. Springer EURASIP Journal on Information Security). The acceptance rate of the ARES 2016 conference was 24,42% (full papers only). The ARES conferences have been published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The proceedings of ARES 2016 can be found in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library here.

ARES is ranked as B-conference in CORE.

Call for Papers

Android Security Symposium in Vienna (March 08-10, 2017)

The second Android Security Symposium will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 8-10 March 2017.
The Android Security Symposium brings together people from different backgrounds (academic, industry, rooting/exploiting community) who are interested in and actively working on Android device security. The event will feature exciting expert talks on various topics around Android and mobile device security and privacy. The symposium is an ideal platform to discuss current and upcoming security developments in Android and provides various networking opportunities.

The Android Security Symposium is organized by the Josef Ressel Center u’smile at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in cooperation with SBA Research and the Institute of Networks and Security (INS) at Johannes Kepler University Linz.

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7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
CLOSER website:

April 24 – 26, 2017
Porto, Portugal

In Cooperation with: ACM SIGMIS
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG
Technically Co-sponsored by: EGI
Logistics Partner: SCITEVENTS

Regular Paper Submission: November 21, 2016
Authors Notification (regular papers): January 23, 2017
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 6, 2017

Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Claus Pahl, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Donald Ferguson, Columbia University, United States
Víctor Méndez Muñoz, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB, Spain
Jorge Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal and Huawei European Research Center, Germany

Ricardo J. Machado, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Please check the program committee members at



– Business Process Management and Web Services
– Business Services Realized by IT Services
– Cloud Brokering
– Enterprise Architectures and Services
– Cloud Workflow Management Systems
– Industrial Applications of Services Science
– Information and Service Economy
– Internet of Services
– Model-driven Web Service Engineering
– Semantic and Service Web
– Microservices: Atomation Deployment and Management, Resource Allocation Elasticity, Service State and Resilience
– Service Innovation
– Service Lifecycle Management
– Service-oriented Architecture
– Web Services
– Service Society
– Service Management
– Service Platforms
– Big Data Cloud Services


– On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) services
– NOSQL Services: Store, Visualization, Processing
– Time Series Services: Databases, Dashboards


– Cloud Management Platforms
– Cloud Analytics
– Cloud Reliability and Resilience
– Cloud Automation
– Hybrid Clouds and their Integration
– Compliance Management in the Cloud
– Cloud Configuration and Capacity Management
– Cloud Workload Profiling and Migration
– Cloud Metering and Billing
– Large-scale Monitoring
– Operations Excellence
– Cloud Performance Analytics


– Mobile and Energy-efficient use of Clouds
– Mobile and Wearable Computing Systems and Services
– Mobile Cloud Architectures and Models
– Mobile Cloud Networking
– Mobile Commerce, Handheld Commerce and e-markets on Cloud
– High Performance Computing as a Service


– Edge Cloud Orchestration
– Cluster Management
– Edge Cloud Network Management
– Edge Cloud Data Management
– IoT-Cloud Integration


– Cloud Cost Analysis
– Data and Service Analytics
–  Service Discovery
– Service Modeling and Specification
– Service Monitoring and Control
– Services Security and Reliability
– Service Ecosystems
– Service Simulation
– Service Performance Analytics
– Analytics and Services


– Cloud Application Portability
– Cloud Computing Architecture
– Cloud Delivery Models
– Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
– Cloud Education
– Cloud Interoperability
– Cloud Risk, Challenges and Governance
– Cloud Scenarios
– Cloud Standards
– QoS for Applications on Clouds
– Energy Management
– Resource Management
– Privacy, Security and Trust
– Federated Cloud


– Access Control
– Cloud Solution Design Patterns
– Cloud for Enterprise Business Transformation
– Cloud Application Architectures
– Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
– Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
– Cloud Economics
– Cloud Middleware Frameworks
– Engineering Mobile Clouds and Mobile-based Systems
– Development Methods for Cloud Applications
– XaaS
– Cloud Services
– Mobile Cloud Computing Models, Infrastructures and Approaches
– Cloud Data Centers, Storage and Networking Technologies
– Mobile-aware Cloud Data Management and Data Retrieval
– High Performance Computing Cloud Applications ; Use cases , Experiences with HPC Clouds
– Hybrid Cloud Integration


– API Management
– Multi-Cloud Solutions Enablement
– Cloud Quality and Performance
– Cloud Optimization and Automation
– Cloud Resource Virtualization and Composition
– Cloud Management and Operations
– Green and Energy Management
– High Performance Cloud Computing
– Cloud Migration
– Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
– Performance Development and Management
– Security, Privacy and Compliance Management
– Virtualization Technologies
– Container Schedulers
– Application Containers
– Cloud-assisted Human-centered Applications based on Wearable Computing Devices
– Energy-saving Mobile Cloud Protocols
– Distributed and Cloud Networking
– Energy Management in Cloud Centers