Highlights: the International Workshop On Assured Cloud Computing And QoS Aware Big Data, 14 May 2017, Madrid, Spain

The International Workshop On Assured Cloud Computing And QoS Aware Big Data took place on 14 May 2017 in  Madrid, Spain bringing together researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia. The workshop has provided a discussion forum centered upon the development and advancement of an effort to design, implement, and evaluate dependable cloud architectures that can provide assurances with respect to security, reliability, and timeliness of computations (or services). 

In the opening session, scheduled to start at 14:00, Colonel Ryan Thomas, Deputy Commander European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AFOSR/EOARD) gave keynote entitled "US Air Force Interests and Directions in Cyber Security" discussion the AFOSR research and development plan for safe, secure and dependable information systems. The keynote was followed by a series of talks presenting selected papers that cover key topics related to assured cloud computing and the QoS Aware big Data.

A second keynote speech entitled "Assured Cloud Computing: are we there yet?"  was scheduled for the introduction of the second WACC2017 Session and was given by Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg FSTC - Faculty of Science, Technology, and Communication - CSC SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust. 

To view the full programme, talk abstracts and presentations visit

The workshop was co-organised by EUBra-BIGSEA, SecureCloud and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center of Excellence on Assured Cloud Computing. 

Sessions were jointly chaired by Ignacio Blanquer (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Roy Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) and Wagner Meira Jr. (Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais, Brazil).

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