The 2nd Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Identity Management in the Cloud

to be held in conjunction with the ARES EU Projects Symposium 2017, held at ARES 2017
(ARES 2017 –

August 29 – September 1, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy
ARES EU Projects Symposium: August 29, 2017



The ambition of PRISMACLOUD is to develop and show-case cryptographic tools that protect the security and privacy of user data during its lifecycle in the cloud. In particular, the project focuses on the development of (information theoretically) secure storage solutions as well as efficient, privacy preserving yet verifiable computing on authenticated data.

Complementary to this, CREDENTIAL aims at developing privacy friendly means for storing and sharing personal data in the cloud, and at realizing an “identity and access management as a service” system supporting publicly certified identity data.


Over the last years, the computing paradigm has experienced a massive shift from local to cloud-based applications. As a result, users and organizations do no longer have full control over their data and services, but they rely on third-party cloud providers.

This development poses various challenges concerning the integrity and confidentiality of data as well as the privacy of users of such systems. Currently, no satisfactory solutions to these challenges exist, which is a roadblock for the large-scale deployment of cloud-based applications handling sensitive data such as electronic health records.

The aim of this symposium is to provide a platform to discuss innovative ideas related to the following questions: How can cloud services be made more trustworthy? How can we build distributed systems without single point of failure or trust? How to design end-to-end secure services in an untrusted environment? Which methodologies and technologies are required to integrate security and privacy by design? Is it possible to give back users full control over which data they want to reveal when and to whom?

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
Malleable signatures
Privacy-preserving authentication
Proxy cryptography
Format preserving encryption
Order preserving encryption
Secret sharing
Cloud cryptography
Secure distributed systems
Security and privacy in web services
Security and privacy in cloud scenarios
Fault tolerance in distributed systems
Auditing of cloud based systems
Transparency-enhancing technologies
Identity management
Authentication and authorization
Application areas (smart cities, etc.)
Important dates:
Submission Deadline  April 15, 2017
Author Notification June 1, 2017
Proceedings Version  June 20, 2017
ARES EU Symposium August 29, 2017
Conference  August 29 – September 1, 2017
Workshop Chair

Stephan Krenn 
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Thomas Lorünser
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Program Committee

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland)
Manuel Barbosa (University of Porto, Portugal)
Denise Demirel (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)
Thomas Gross (Newcastle University, UK)
Lucjan Hanzlik (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Henrich Pöhls (University of Passau, Germany)
Jetzabel Serna (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Daniel Slamanig (Graz University of Technolgy, Austria)


The submission guidelines valid for the SECPID workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.


If you have any questions, please contact Stephan Krenn <stephan.krenn[at]>.