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Accountability and Security in the Cloud

First Summer School, Cloud Accountability Project, A4Cloud, Malaga, Spain, June 2-6, 2014, Revised Selected Papers and Lectures

  • Massimo Felici
  • Carmen Fernández-Gago
Textbook A4Cloud 2014

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8937)

Also part of the Security and Cryptology book sub series (LNSC, volume 8937)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Accountability in the Cloud

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Massimo Felici, Siani Pearson
      Pages 3-42
  3. Security in the Cloud

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak
      Pages 45-62
    3. Marina Egea, Khaled Mahbub, George Spanoudakis, Maria Rosa Vieira
      Pages 63-77
  4. Privacy and Transparency in the Cloud

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Simone Fischer-Hübner, John Sören Pettersson, Julio Angulo
      Pages 81-113
    3. David Nuñez, Isaac Agudo, Javier Lopez
      Pages 114-125
  5. Empirical Approaches for the Cloud

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Carmen Fernández-Gago, David Nuñez
      Pages 129-153
    3. Erdal Cayirci
      Pages 154-184
    4. Philipp Ruf, Thomas Rübsamen, Christoph Reich
      Pages 185-198
  6. Socio-Legal Aspects of the Cloud

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Brian Dziminski, Niamh Christina Gleeson
      Pages 226-247
    3. Marina Egea, Ilaria Matteucci, Paolo Mori, Marinella Petrocchi
      Pages 248-272
  7. Cloud Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Alain Pannetrat, Jesus Luna
      Pages 275-288
  8. Accountability Glossary of Terms and Definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289

About this book


Cloud computing is a key technology that is being adopted progressively by companies and users across different application domains and industries. Yet, there are emerging issues such as security, privacy, and data protection. The First A4Cloud Summer School has been one of the first events in the area of accountability and security in the cloud. It was organized by the EU-funded A4Cloud project, in collaboration with the European projects CIRRUS, CocoCloud, CUMULUS, and SPECS.

The 13 contributions included in this volume cover the state of the art and provide research insights into the following topics: accountability in the cloud; privacy and transparency in the cloud; empirical approaches for the cloud; socio-legal aspects of the cloud; cloud standards; and the accountability glossary of terms and definitions.


A4cloud HCI requirements accountability audit cloud computing cloud legal aspects cloud service data protection e-health electronic data sharing governance interoperability monitoring persistence privacy risk management security service level agreement trust usable privacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Felici
    • 1
  • Carmen Fernández-Gago
    • 2
  1. 1.HP LabsBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of MalagaMalagaSpain

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