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Call for Papers for CLaw 2017

Third International IEEE Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things
April, 2017 - Vancouver, Canada

The key goal of this workshop is to stimulate a multidisciplinary discussion and new directions on these important issues. As such, we welcome a wide range of submissions, whether technical, legal or thought pieces to stimulate debate. For those technical in nature - fully implemented and evaluated systems are not essential, and application-specific papers are welcome.

Some suggested topics, in no particular order, include:

  • Technical enforcement of legal regulations, service level agreements, mutual legal assistance requests, and other instruments
  • Audit and proof of compliance
  • Privacy and security in cloud services and IoT
  • Internet of Things: data sharing, threats, liability, audit and compliance concerns for cloud-supported IoT, fog and edge computing
  • Application of cloud computing in regulated sectors
  • Emerging cloud and infrastructure service models (X as a Service)
  • Issues concerning the interaction between cloud and IoT technologies, and big data and machine learning
  • Emerging cloud technologies (decentralised clouds: cloudlets, droplets; containment mechanisms)
  • Compatibility issues between regulation and technical implementation
  • Regional cloud initiatives (e.g. EU-only cloud), and other data localisation concerns
  • Cybercrime: phishing, malware and spam proliferation within cloud computing and IoT
  • Encryption, security technologies and responsibility
  • Issues of surveillance in cloud and IoT architectures
  • Anti-discrimination, human rights, privacy and power issues with cloud and IoT
  • Interaction between cloud and IoT and consumer-facing business models, including the transformations towards crowd labour, algorithmic decision-making and automation

Submissions must be in electronic format submitted through: Papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (single-spaced 2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper, templates available). Submissions will be peer reviewed, and for each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register and present the paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: Dec 1, 2016
  • Author notification: Jan 10, 2017
  • Final camera ready: Jan 15, 2017
  • Workshop date: 4-7 Apr 2017 (exact date TBD)




SPIE Bursary

Thanks to an anonymous donor, a generous bursary fund has been established at the University of Calgary in SPIE’s name.

Beginning this September, an award of $2,200 will be made to a third or fourth year student in Computer Science, Faculty of Science, with a concentration in Information Security. The bursary will be made available each September up to and including 2019. The application deadline is August 1st.

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