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Abstract Submission Instructions

NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop 8

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

July 7-10, 2015

Abstract Submission:

The NIST Cloud Computing Program (NCCP) is sponsoring a call for abstracts and talks that address one of the conference's core topics and challenges.Therefore, the NCCP welcomes relevant submissions for a talk approximately 15-30 minutes long on a given topic. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work. This year's meeting will have three topics that will be open for abstract submissions:

  • Progress on the NIST SP 500-293: 10 High Level Requirements for Cloud Adoption – with particular interest in:
  • Security,
  • Interoperability and Portability,
  • Federated Clouds

NOTE: A full listing of the 10 requirements, which cover cloud security, cloud services, technical language for SLAs, cloud metrics and research, in the final version from October 2014, can be found here

  • Cloud Forensics – with particular interest in:
  • Cloud Forensic Reference Architectures,
  • Root of trust,
  • E-discovery,
  • Deletion in the cloud,
  • Lack of transparency,
  • Timestamp synchronization,
  • Use of metadata,
  • Multiple venues and geo-locations, and
  • Data integrity and evidence preservation

NOTE: Full description of the challenges facing Cloud Forensics can be found here

  • Cloud Computing: Customers and Government

Call for Abstract Timetable:
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
Abstracts Review Deadline: June 1, 2015
Presentation Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015

Download Abstract Submission form at:

Please return your completed abstract submission form via email to: ForumSubmit [at] (ForumSubmit[at]nist[dot]gov)

Please note, all abstracts will be reviewed by the Committee to assure the proposed subject meets NIST content and quality criteria. The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work during the event. All abstracts shall be unclassified and free of copyright protection and proprietary information.

Abstracts and slide sets from presenters will be published by NIST as proceedings. As such, the material will be considered in the public domain. The Committee may require further rewriting of the abstract or presentation to bring it to an acceptable standard.

Interested parties will need to provide the following information:

  • Title of the talk
  • Authors
  • Speaker
  • Topic the abstract is addressing (Roadmap Requirement/Priority Action Plan, Forensics, Government).
  • Abstract (500 words max) in the space provided.
  • Email address for authors' point of contact.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Robert Bohn via e-mail at robert.bohn [at] (robert[dot]bohn[at]nist[dot]gov). Your participation in this effort to contribute is necessary to the success of the upcoming NIST Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop VIII.

Created April 24, 2015, Updated June 2, 2021