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Special Issue "Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing Environments"
A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Cloud Computing has revolutionized the IT industry and become the core technology to provide continuous access to computational resources, storage and processing. Many business organizations now have a huge dependency on cloud services for their daily operations, with critical data being stored remotely in the cloud. However, the convenience brought by cloud services comes with a trade-off: there has been a significant increase in the number of data breaches in the cloud environment. Hence, security and privacy in cloud environments must be high priorities, in order to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the data. On the other hand, with the advent of big data analytics, data across different business domains is shared to discover new knowledge and to perform data mining; data privacy is a also serious concern in this field. The open access journal Algorithms will host a special issue on ``Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing Environments'', the aim of which is to offer a forum for exchanging and proposing new ideas and techniques related to the design and usage of novel security solutions for the cloud. The special issue will present research and development results of lasting significance in the algorithms, design, implementation, analysis, and applications of secure and privacy preserved cloud computing environments. It also provides a forum for ideas about the meaning and implications of security and privacy, particularly those with important consequences for the cloud computing environment.
The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics of interest:
- Algorithmic primitives for encrypted applications
- Authentication for cloud-based services
- Access control for cloud services
- Homomorphic encryption
- Obfuscation techniques
- Practical aspects of functional encryption
- Privacy-preserving big data analytics
- Privacy-preserving technologies for data sharing in cloud environments
- Secure cloud storage
- Searchable encryption for cloud storage
- Secure virtualization
Dr. Sye Loong Keoh
Dr. Khin Mi Mi Aung
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Algorithmic primitives
- Access Control
- Functional encryptions
- Homomorphic encryption
- Secure cloud computing
- Secure multi-party computation
- Secure deduplication
- Searchable encryption