International workshop on Secure and Efficient Outsourcing of Storage and Computation of Data in the Cloud

31/ Aug/ 2016
Salzburg, Austria

The H2020 projects WITDOM (, and TREDISEC ( organize the International Workshop SECODIC 2016 on “Secure and Efficient Outsourcing of Storage and Computation of Data in the Cloud” to be held during the ARES 2016 Conference at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg, Austria.

This workshop aims at discussing the recent advances in managing security and performance in the cloud as well as protection of data at rest and in transit.
This research is not only motivated by users’ satisfaction, but also by the enforcement of European Data Protection Regulations as well as institution’s internal regulations. Since the majority of institutions lack resources and computing power to deal with large amount of data, and therefore outsourcing data to the cloud is strictly necessary, not complying with those regulations means not advancing in research.
These challenges drive a number of EU projects to devise effective solutions that meet the growing need for data protection in a number of security-critical scenarios (e.g. Financial Services and ehealth). Two of these projects are TREDISEC and WITDOM.

The workshop has the honour to include in its agenda a keynote given by professor N.Asokan, distinguished scientific who has focused his research on the application of cryptographic techniques to design secure protocols for distributed systems.

Besides, a selected group of recognized researchers in privacy and security in the cloud will present different topics which are being investigated in the framework of on-going EU projects related to this issue.

Eduarda Freire from IBM, will chair the slot named “Private and Secure Data Storage in the Cloud”. Within this slot, Florian Thiemer (Franhoufer), and Jose Ruíz (Atos) will give respectives talks about data sharing in the cloud.
Next, Mattias Neugschwandtner (IBM) will chair “Private and Secure Processing in the cloud”, with the participation of Sujoy Sinha Roy (Ku Leuven) and Daniel Slamanig (Graz University) who will talk about state-of-the-art cryptographic and homomorphic encryption techniques
Finally, there is a third slot chaired by Melek Önen (EURECOM) called “Integrity and Verifiability of Outsourced Data/ Computation”. Melek also talk about “Efficient Techniques for Publicly Verifiable Delegation of Computation”, and James Alderman (Royal Holloway University of London) will talk about “Verifiable Searchable Encryption”.

In the attached file you can find a flyer of the event with the abstracts of the talks.

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