• The 8th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'16)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 20th, 2016

  • Several Special Tracks/Workshops are organized

  • http://medes.sigappfr.org/16/

  • 2-4 November 2016, Hendaye, France

Special Track on Computational Intelligence ⎪Special Track on Secure Cloud Computing

Description and Objectives

The digital revolution and the migration to cloud computing technology seems inevitable, information has become one of the main assets of the institution, provided to should be mastered, that is to say, collected, validated, stored , secured, easily accessible for only the concerned persons, processed and aggregated for informed decision-making. Protecting this information is the main institutional concerns. It is an issue in itself, because of the structured and unstructured data growing, and strengthening regulatory constraints. The specific context of the cloud; where data is hosted outside the institution, exacerbated this concern. Moreover, the institutions experience feedback shows that the existing current cloud do not provide a satisfactory level of security to protect the confidential or personal data.

For this purpose, migrating to cloud computing require a rigorous approach to risk management of technical, contractual and legal security. Indeed, the institution intends to use a cloud service provider should ensure that it is able to implement appropriate security measures to be safe against risks specific to the cloud, related to traditional computer processing and those particularly relevant to the protection of personal data. We can cite the main risks identified in this regard as: the technological dependence regarding the cloud computing supplier, for example, the risk of losing data when migrating to another provider or when implementing an internal solution; a gap in data isolation, that is to say, the risk that the data hosted on a system (virtualized) are no longer isolated and can be modified or made accessible to unauthorized third parties, following a failure or poor management of the provider; the non-compliance of the conservation rules and destruction of data issued by the institution as an ineffective destruction or unsecure data; the access rights management issues; etc.

This track will focus on proposing new solutions and alternatives to protect and secure data through a public cloud computing. The objective is to target researchers interested in all aspects of protection techniques to ensure high information security and privacy. We are also interested in applications and case studies of data security in different practical domains. This track will be of interest to researchers and leading edge practitioners in academia, industry, and government agencies concerned with computer and network security.


Topics of interest may include, but are in no way limited, to:

  1. Copyright and ownership
  2. The APT parasite
  3. Integrity, confidentiality and authenticity
  4. Lightweight security techniques
  5. Vulnerability analysis and assessment
  6. Attacks tracking
  7. Data hiding, tamper detection and recovery techniques
  8. Security of e- healthcare systems and applications 
  9. Steganography, watermarking, and forensic techniques in multimedia content processing
  10. Encryption and Homomorphic approaches
  11. Data breaches
  12. Permanent data loss
  13. Intelligent secure algorithms
  14. Privacy and access control
  15. Evidentiary aspects of digital forensics
  16. DoS attacks
  17. Hacked interfaces and APIs
  18. Exploited system vulnerabilities
  19. Shared technology, shared dangers
  20. Malicious insiders
  21. Cloud service abuses
  22. Compromised credentials and broken authentication
  23. Account hijacking
  24. Inadequate diligence

Paper Submission

The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Please use the following templates to generate your PDF: MS Word and Latex.

Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.


Paper submission is available online via: EasyChair for MEDES 2016 website.

Important Dates

- Paper Submission: August 25, 2016
- Notification by a shepherd: September 15, 2016
- Camera Ready: September 25th, 2016


Track Chair

  • Lamri Laouamer, Qassim University, KSA (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
  • Adel Alti, University of Setif II, Algeria

Program Committee

To be completed

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