CLaw: IEEE 2nd Workshop on
Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and Cloud-Supported Internet of Things

as part of

IC2E 2016: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering and
IoTDI 2016: IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation

8 April 2016, Berlin

*** 9am - Room MAR 0.008, Marchstrasse 23 ***
Directions on page 42 of the IC2E conference booklet

While cloud computing has revolutionised the provision of IT services, legal and policy concerns are gaining 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 also have certain rights that must be respected - tenants and cloud providers bear various degrees of responsibility, which must be properly managed.

Managing these rights and responsibilities is becoming increasingly complex, both technically and legally. This is not only because of increased cloud adoption, but also due to the emergence of new cloud services and models (XaaS), and the movements towards collaborative, decentralised and mobile clouds. Further, the cloud will play in integral role in supporting the evolving Internet of Things, which exacerbates issues of scale and data management while bringing real (physical) world considerations.

Building on the success of the first workshop, CLaw 2016 aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of tech-legal challenges. These include current and future directions in cloud computing and cloud-supported services, including big data and the Internet of Things.

CLaw brings together technical and legal practitioners
to explore technical solutions to legal problems, and to provide a legal framework
for new and emerging patterns in cloud computing and cloud-supported Internet of Things.

Programme (Fri Apr 8)

For information on registration and logistics please see the IC2E conference webpage.

09:00 - 09:45 Welcome

Keynote: "Placing the state in the cloud: Issues of data governance and public procurement"
Prof Ian Walden
Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

09:45 - 10:15 Session 1:

CloudInspector: A Transparency-as-a-Service Solution for Legal Issues in Cloud Computing
Matthias Flittner, Silvia Balaban and Roland Bless

Never Mind the Data: The Legal Quest over Control of Information & the Networked Self
Argyro Karanasiou and Emile Douilhet

CoMaFeDS - Consent Management for Federated Data Sources
Max- R. Ulbricht and Frank Pallas

10:15 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Session 2:

Information Flow Audit for Transparency and Compliance in the Handling of Personal Data
Thomas Pasquier and David Eyers

Harmonized Monitoring for High Assurance Clouds
Ani Bicaku, Silvia Balaban, Markus Tauber, Aleksandar Hudic, Andreas Mauthe and David Hutchison

Enabling the New Economic Actor: Personal Data Regulation and the Digital Economy
Andrew Crabtree

Moving Privacy-Sensitive Services from Public Clouds to Decentralized Private Clouds
Martin Henze, Jens Hiller, Oliver Hohlfeld and Klaus Wehrle

11:30 - 12:30 Panel and discussion
12:30 Close of workshop  



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Range of topics

The workshop aims to encompass a broad range of issues, where technology and law intersect.

Some potential topics, in no particular order, include:

Submission and dates

We invite authors to submit papers relating legal and technical aspects of cloud computing and cloud-IoT. Application-specific papers are welcome. Fully implemented and evaluated systems are not essential, a key workshop goal is to stimulate a multidisciplinary discussion.

Submissions must be in electronic format submitted through this EasyChair link: Papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (single-spaced 2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper, templates available). Submissions will be peer reviewed, and for each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register and present the paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Contact information

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CLaw 2015