Cloud Computing is already becoming an emerging platform for both the industrial and scientific community, that include service-oriented architecture and virtualizations of hardware and software as the technical foundations. While Cloud Computing has a number of benefits, there are also a number of security concerns, which need to be resolved, due to the nature of the Cloud.

This workshop will focus on different facets of cloud computing security policies. Among these facets, many aspects need to be addressed including: security policies requirements, formalization of security policies, security policies management, security policies deployments, security policies languages, security policies composition, security policies refinement, security policies life-cycle, cross-domain policies coordination and negotiation, architectures of policy-based management systems.

Researchers and practitioners all over the world, from both academia and industry, working in the areas of cloud computing, security policies, domain specific languages, formal techniques, and service-oriented computing are invited to discuss state of the art solutions, novel issues, recent developments, applications, methodologies, techniques, experience reports, and tools for the development and use of security policies in the Cloud.

We invite the submission of original work that is related to the topics below. The papers should not exceed 6 pages using IEEE format.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: 

-          Security policies requirements

-          Security policies languages

-          Security policies composition

-          Security policies refinement and conformance

-          Formalization of security policies

-          Security policies management

-          Security policies deployments

-          Security policies life-cycle

-          Cross-domain policies coordination and negotiation

-          Architectures of policy-based management systems

-          Security policies and Service Level Agreements