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Cloud Security and Privacy

Status: Active project

Project Description:
This project covers research on Security and Privacy pertaining to Cloud computing and cloud based services. We have developed a semantically rich, policy driven approach to address the privacy, security and usage concerns around such cloud data.

Start Date: August 2011

End Date: December 2021

Principal Investigator:
Anupam Joshi
Karuna Pande Joshi

Amit Hendre

Tags: cloud computing, security, cloud service


There are 5 associated publications:  Hide the list...

5 Refereed Publications


1. Amit Hendre et al., "A Semantic Approach to Cloud Security and Compliance", InProceedings, 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), June 2015, 491 downloads.


2. Karuna Pande Joshi, "Cloud Data Management Policies: Security and Privacy Checklist", InProceedings, 2nd International IBM Cloud Academy Conference ICA CON 2014, Atlanta, May 2014, 589 downloads.

3. Karuna Pande Joshi et al., "Automating Cloud Services Lifecycle through Semantic technologies", Article, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, January 2014, 1378 downloads.


4. Anupam Joshi et al., "A Policy Driven Semantic Approach to Data Usage Management", InProceedings, DUMW Workshop in conjunction with WWW 2012, April 2012, 860 downloads.


5. Karuna Pande Joshi et al., " Integrated Lifecycle of IT Services in a Cloud Environment (Detailed paper)", InProceedings, In proceedings of The Third International Conference on the Virtual Computing Initiative (ICVCI 2009), April 2010, 1802 downloads.


There are 4 associated resources:  Hide the list...

1. Ontology for Cloud Services SLA (Service Level Agreement), Ontology.

2. Ontology for Data Privacy Policy, Ontology.

3. Semantically Rich, Policy Based Framework to Automate Lifecycle of Cloud Based Services, Presentation.

4. VCL Image ontology, Ontology.


Research Areas:
 Cloud computing
 Question and Answering (QnA) System
 Social media
 Web based information systems
 Web services



  1. (Project) Cloud Security and Privacy has principal investigator (Person) Karuna Pande Joshi