The 8th International Workshop on Cloud Applications and  Security (CAS’17)

 in conjunction with

The 12th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions


December 11 – 14, 2017, Cambridge, UK

CFP CAS 2017 – PDF

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss and advance the state of the art in the development and security of applications utilising Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is an emerging research topic widely discussed within the community of distributed systems and Grid computing experts. It promises to vastly change the implementation, usage and management of computing systems both in the public and private sector. The proposed benefits of the technology would offer reduced overheads by removing procurement and charging by usage, ultimately delivering computing as a utility. An additional feature is the extensibility of clouds; enabling allocated resources to expand and contract dependent upon the requirements for usage. The potential gains lie not only with the efficient allocation of resources, but also a green utilization of resources by maximizing the usage of a resource through the dynamic reallocation of jobs to cloud resources. The adoption of such technology by organisations clearly carries a number of significant benefits to the computing research community, such as dynamic provisioning of data and software to support project tasks. However, there are also a number of associated challenges which must be considered prior to a widespread uptake of Cloud Computing as a major computing architecture. In particular, the legal and technical management of the systems, the data and the services provided need to be investigated. The CAS workshop, therefore aims to connect and allow sharing ideas, problems and solutions between those researchers and practitioners that face Cloud challenges.

Original papers are invited on all relevant topics of Cloud Computing but papers on or related to the topics listed below are particularly welcome.

Workshop Topics

  • Cloud technology
  • Security issues in the Cloud
  • QoS and Cloud networking
  • Cloud applications to the Internet of Things
  • Cloud-based e-health systems and applications
  • Application of cloud in private and public sectors/ case studies
  • Legal issues in the Cloud
  • New architectures and design methods for developing cloud services
  • Tools and techniques for developing and managing applications in the cloud
  • New standards of security and privacy for Cloud applications
  • Legacy systems in the Cloud
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • Green utilization of resources in the Cloud

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore and DBLP. Extended version of selected papers will be published in special issue peer reviewed journals.

Important Dates

Full paper Submission Date:    September 30th, October 6, 2017  

Notification Date:     October 20th, 2017

Camera Ready:     November 5th, 2017

Early Registration: October 30th, 2017

Late Registration:   November 25th, 2017


Paper Submission

Full paper should not exceed 6 pages (including all figures, tables and references). Additional pages cost £25 per page with a maximum of 2 pages. Paper formatting and submission instructions are available at ICITST – 2017 Paper Submission page. Please email a copy of your submission to the workshop organisers  and


Information on registration, workshop venue and travelling is available at ICITST website For further information regarding the workshop and paper submission, please contact Workshop Chairs or

Workshop Chairs

  • Ella Pereira, Edge Hill University, UK
  • Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Programme Committee

  • John Haggerty, University of Nottigham, UK
  • Andreas Schmietendorf, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Germany
  • Teh-Sheng Huang, ChungHwa Telecom, Taiwan
  • Rubem, Pereira, LJMU, UK
  • Denis Reilly, LJMU, UK
  • Paul Fergus, LJMU, UK
  • Nagwa Badr, Ain Shams, Egypt
  • Besim Mustafa, Edge Hill University, UK
  • Chitra Balakrishna, Edge Hill University, UK
  • Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
  • Geyong Min, University of Exeter, UK
  • Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, UK
  • Anne James, Coventry University, UK
  • Alex Akinbi, University of Salford, UK

For further information regarding the workshop and paper submission, please contact Workshop Chairs or


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