Conference Track @ the 23rd IEEE WETICE Conference

Extended version of selected papers will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE):

Nowadays we are witnessing the democratization of Internet services. As a result, more and more end-users (individuals and businesses) are adopting the concept of Software-as-a-Service for achieving their transactions (shopping, administrative procedures, B2B transactions, etc.). In such scenarios, personal data is generally transferred among several entities, therefore end-users need to (i) be aware of the collection, processing, storage and retention of personal data and (ii) to have necessary means to hold service providers accountable for the usage of their data. Dealing with personal data raises several issues that must be considered in the creation and use of novel Cloud services. Accountability, privacy and data protection gained more interest recently with the ongoing European Data Protection Regulation Reform and the NSA privacy violation scandal in the US.

Accountability is the property of a service of being responsible for its actions according to the data stewardship regime in which organizations that are entrusted with personal and business confidential data. This includes, among others, the obligations to manage user consent, to report security breaches when they occur, to provide evidence data processing practices, etc. Such concerns need to be part of software or cloud services from their design to implementation, but also of their discovery, composition, execution, and auditing.

The goal of this track is to offer academic and industrial researchers and practitioners a platform for discussions related to privacy and accountability issues in software components and cloud services.


We target contributions from both academia and industrials on the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Accountability and data protection in the cloud
  • Privacy and Trust for the Cloud
  • Accountability/Privacy techniques and models
  • Accountability/Privacy in Web and cloud services
  • Accountability/Privacy policy description frameworks
  • Accountability/Privacy aware software development and design
  • Accountability/Privacy aware software composition and mashup
  • Auditing of cloud services
  • Accountability evidences
  • Use cases and real world development and experiences
  • Tools and frameworks for accountability

Submission and Publication

Authors are invited to submit full papers (max 6 pages) or short papers (max 4 pages) of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (

Authors must upload their paper as PDF file using the EasyChair submission system.

Easy Chair

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: February 28, 2014
  • Decision Notification: March 26, 2014
  • Camera-Ready Submission: April 11, 2014

Track Chairs

Technical Program Committee

  • Djamal Benslimane, Lyon 1 University, France
  • Karin Bernsmed, SINTEF ICT, Norway
  • Henry Deyoung, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  • Massimo Felici, HP Labs, United Kingdom
  • Andreas Haeberlen, University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Aaron D. Jaggard, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Slim Kallel, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Daniel Le Métayer, INRIA - University of Lyon, France
  • Michael Mrissa, Lyon 1 University, France
  • Siani Pearson, HP Labs, United Kingdom
  • Melek Önen, EURECOM, France
  • Christoph Reich, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
  • Rami Sellami, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Samir Tata, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Chen Wang, CSIRO ICT Center, Australia
  • Wei Wei, North Carolina State University, United States
  • Zhangbing Zhou, CUG Beijing, China


Dr. Mohamed Sellami

Computer Science Departement
Ecole des Mines de Nantes
4, rue Alfred Kastler
44307 Nantes cedex 3,France