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IWTCC2018 – accepted papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Trust in Cloud Computing

Collocated with 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

December 17-20, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

Accepted papers and Workshop schedule

Tuesday 18th December 2018 – Room: Newton 1011, The workshop will run from 11h to 13h. Each paper will have 20min for presentation and 10 min for questions/discussion.

11h – 11h30: “CoRuM: Collaborative Runtime Monitor Framework for Application Security” Saikat Das and Sajjan Shiva

11h30 – 12h: “Formalization and Analysis of a Resource Allocation Security Protocol for
Secure Service Migration”  Gayathri Karthick, Florian Kammueller, Glenford
Mapp and Mahdi Aiash

12h – 12h30: “Building Trustable Remote Monitoring and Management Systems” Maghsoud Morshedi, Josef Noll and Raheleh Kari

12h30 – 13h: “Revocable, Decentralized Multi-authority Access Control System” Ruqayah R. Al-Dahhan, Qi Shi, Gyu Myoung Lee and Kashif Kifayat


Presented Thursday 20th December at 16h  as part of the main conference: “A Secure and Dependable Multi-Agent Autonomous Intersection Management (MA-
AIM) System Leveraging Blockchain Facilities” Alina Buzachis, Antonio
Celesti, Antonino Galletta, Maria Fazio and Massimo Villari

(Last paper is presented in a different day, because the presenter won’t be availble thge workshop day)


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2018 CS Induction Schedule

NOTE: The above is specifically for BSc. (Hons) Computer Science. Other programmes have their own schedules. Go to to search for your course’s published Induction schedule, but note that there may be changes to the published schedule.

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International Workshop on Trust in Cloud Computing – IWTCC 2018

The 3rd International Workshop on Trust in Cloud Computing

Collocated with 11th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

December 17-20, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland

Accepted papers and conference schedule


Call for papers

 Trust is a key requirement for the successful uptake and operation of Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC). Service consumers must have belief that their data is safe and protected and service providers must provide sufficient assurances to satisfy these beliefs. However many challenges need to be overcome before this is possible. A myriad of trust relationships can arise between the different players in the UCC service delivery chain and these need to be understood and described as do the consequential assurance approaches that may be required. Complex, and varying, UCC service delivery environments may require very different and context dependent mechanisms to provide the assurances needed. This workshop aims to explore approaches to the definition and establishment of trust relationships in a dynamic and evolving UCC service environment and to investigate mechanisms, methodologies and technologies to enable the provision of assurances that are needed to fulfil users trust beliefs.

The IWTCC will be held in Zurich, Switzerland in December, 2018. It provides a forum for researchers world-wide to present their latest work in privacy, security and trust in the cloud, and to show how this research can be used to enable innovation.


We encourage submissions on theoretical as well as experimental studies related to all aspects of trust and security and privacy in the cloud. Topics of interests include, but are NOT limited to, the following categories:

  • Trust models in UCC.
  • Cryptographic techniques for privacy preservation
  • Identity, Authentication and key management
  • Formal verification for cloud architecture
  • Practical cryptographic protocols for cloud security
  • Intrusion Detection Technologies for cloud contexts
  • SDN Security
  • Provenance and digital forensics
  • Monitoring systems in the cloud
  • Remote attestation mechanisms in clouds
  • Trusted computing technology and clouds
  • Cloud Integrity and Audit
  • Privacy and security in Vehicular cloud
  • Multi-tenancy and trust in cloud computing

Important dates

Paper Submissions Due:              9 September, 2018 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance:         30 September, 2018
Camera ready version:   10 October, 2018

Organising committees

General chairs

Technical program committee

  • Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK.
  • Rafael Timoteo De Sousa Junior, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Christophe Bidan, Supelec, France.
  • Qi Shi, Liverpool John Moors University, UK.
  • Enda Fallen, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  • Vasilis Katos, Bournemouth university, UK.
  • Ryan Ko, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • Khalid Al-Begain, KCST , Kuwait.
  • Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK.
  • Eric Filiol, ESIEA, France.
  • Sheikh Mahbub Habib, CASED, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Ali Miri, Ryerson University, Canada.
  • Kim Smith, University of Derby, UK.
  • Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France.
  • Kaniz Fatema, University of Derby, UK
  • Khaled Salah, Khalifa University, UAE
  • Theo Lynn, Dublin City University, Ireland.
  • Bacem Bakhache, Lebanese university, Lebanon.
  • Nizar Kheir, Thales group
  • Kashif    Kifayat, Liverpool university
  • Nidal AlBeiruti, QA Consulting, UK
  • Alexis Mylonas, Bournemouth university, UK.
  • Mahmood Hosseini, Bournemouth university, UK.
  • Shamal Faily, Bournemouth university, UK.
  • Kevin Koidl, Trinity College, Dublin


Paper submission :

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed six (6) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal.

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Richard Self’s Conferences

I have contributed to many academic and business conferences over the years. The following pages provide the individual links to the videos and presentations for many  of the conferences.

2018 Conferences

2017 Conferences

2016 Conferences

2015 Conferences

2014 Conferences

2013 Conferences

2012 Conferences

And a few older ones for 2010 and 2010

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Protected: I100 Computer Science Returning Students’ Induction (2017)

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Visualising the Machine Learning Process

This item provides a compelling illustration of how machine learning can be developed.

Visualising Machine Learning, see also


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We’ve Moved!

Computing and Mathematics have moved from Kedleston Road to Markeaton Street, and Electronics have new offices. We’re all in or near the new STEM area of the main Markeaton Street building.

Looking for a member of staff?  See the table below:

Staff Room
Adnane, Asma MS310
Andrade, Jose Manuel MS225
Anjum, Ashiq Markeaton Lodge
Bagdasar, Ovidiu MS229
Barnby, Lee MS229
Berry, Robert MS103
Bousbaine, Amar MS226
Chen, Minsi MS229
Conniss, Rich MS229
Dring, Mark MS228
Farid, Mohsen MS310
Franqueira, Virginia MS310
Hardy, James MS308
Hill, Adam MS228
Hunt, Roisin MS103
Kharaz, Ahmad MS225
Korpelainen, Nicholas MS229
Kurugollu, Fatih MS312
Lane, Phil MS231
Larcombe, Peter MS306
Lawson, Phil MS302
Le, Huirong MS312
Lewis, Simon MS228
Liu, Lu MS304
McDonald, Carlton MS226
McKenzie, Ian MS228
Mills, Barry MS225
Mitchell, Shane MS103
Morris, Phil MS103
Murtagh, Fionn MS312
Parkes, Chris MS229
Parkes, Dennis MS226
Pigden, Louise MS307
Redgate, John MS226
Rippin, Wayne MS308
Roberston-Begg, John MS226
Sams, Ben MS228
Self, Richard MS308
Shafik, Mahmoud MS225
Smith, Ash MS302
Smith, Kim MS303
Voorhis, Dave MS308
Whitbrook, Amanda MS310
Wiggins, Bruce MS228
Wilmhurst, Tim MS303
Wilson, David MS225
Windmill, Chris MS308
Xue, Yong MS231
Yang, Zhiyin MS312
Zhai, Xiaojun MS225
Zhu, Peggy MS310
Zoras, Stamatis MS306
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Digital Forensics Workshop

Organised for students: Event @ Derby 14-15 Feb 2017

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