Trust and security are the top concerns of cloud computing users. Without a doubt, these topics are critical in the rising field of cloud computing. However, there is currently a lack of academic platforms for researchers interested in theoretical and new paradigms for cloud computing trust and security. Due to many new issues surfaced from cloud computing’s promise of elasticity and availability, traditional security and trust techniques may not fully resolve cloud computing’s security problems. Some of these new constraints include definition of data ownership, massive virtualisation, multi-tenancy, elasticity, and cross-geographical server environments. There is a need for researchers to consolidate, discuss and bring forward this emerging and important field to the next level.
The inaugural TSCloud 2011 on 16th November in Changsha, China was a successful platform for authors of accepted papers, academic and industry experts and IEEE TrustCom-11 conference attendees to discuss key issues in Trust and Security in Cloud Computing. With this success, we wish to invite all researchers and practitioners to submit novel cutting-edge research results in TSCloud 2012, which will be held on the 25-27th June 2012 in Liverpool, UK.
Program Co-Chairs, IEEE TSCloud 2012