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Jat Singh <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:00:25 +0000
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CLaw: IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in 
Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things

April 2017, Vancouver, Canada
in conjunction with IC2E 2016: IEEE International Conference on Cloud 

(apologies for cross-posting)


*** This workshop brings together technical and legal practitioners to 
explore technical responses to legal problems, and to interrogate legal 
frameworks for new and emerging directions in cloud computing, the 
Internet of Things, and systems technologies in general ***

With cloud computing continuing to revolutionise the provision of IT 
services, and the promises and threats of the Internet of Things (IoT) 
growing by the day, legal and policy concerns surrounding these 
technologies gain increasing salience and prominence. Existing and 
proposed regulatory and governance regimes place obligations on those 
who manage (process, use and collect) data. The end-users of 
applications provisioned in the cloud and IoT also have certain rights 
that must be respected – various parties all bear varying degrees of 
responsibility, which must be properly managed.

Managing these rights and responsibilities is becoming increasingly 
complex, both technically and legally, particularly due to the emergence 
of new cloud services and models, as well as because of movements 
towards collaborative, decentralised and mobile clouds. For instance, 
the cloud will play an increasing role in supporting the evolving IoT, 
which exacerbates issues of scale and data management while bringing 
real (physical) world considerations.

Building on the successes of the previous workshops, CLaw 2017 aims to 
facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of tech-legal challenges as 
regards emerging systems technologies.


The workshop aims to encompass a broad range of issues where technology 
and law intersect. Some suggested topics, in no particular order, 

* Technical enforcement of legal regulations, service level agreements, 
mutual legal assistance requests, and other instruments
* Privacy and security in cloud services and IoT
* Internet of Things: data sharing, threats, liability, audit and 
compliance concerns for cloud-supported IoT, fog and edge computing
* Application of cloud computing in regulated sectors
* Emerging cloud and infrastructure service models (X as a Service)
* Issues concerning the interaction between cloud and IoT technologies, 
and big data and machine learning
* Emerging cloud technologies (decentralised clouds: cloudlets, 
droplets; containment mechanisms)
* Compatibility issues between regulation and technical implementation
* Regional cloud initiatives (e.g. EU-only cloud), and other data 
localisation concerns
* Cybercrime: phishing, malware and spam proliferation within cloud 
computing and IoT
* Encryption, security technologies and responsibility
* Issues of surveillance in cloud and IoT architectures
* Anti-discrimination, human rights, privacy and power issues with cloud 
and IoT
* Interaction between cloud and IoT and consumer-facing business models, 
including the transformations towards crowd labour, algorithmic 
decision-making and automation

The key goal of this workshop is to stimulate a multidisciplinary 
discussion and new directions on these important issues. As such, we 
welcome a wide range of submissions, whether technical, legal or thought 
pieces to stimulate debate. For those technical in nature - fully 
implemented and evaluated systems are not essential, and 
application-specific papers are welcome.

Papers should be no more than six pages in IEEE format. Accepted papers 
will be published in IEEE Xplore, and at least one author of an accepted 
paper is required to present the work at the workshop.

Important Dates [Extended deadline]

* Paper submission: Dec 15, 2016
* Author notification: Jan 24, 2017
* Final camera ready: Jan 31, 2017
* Workshop date: 4-7 Apr 2017 (exact date TBD)

For further details, including submission instructions, please see

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