1. Jolanda Modic, Ruben Trapero, Ahmed Taha, Jesus Luna, Miha Stopar, Neeraj Suri,
    “Novel Efficient Techniques for Real-Time Cloud Security Assessment”, in Journal of Computers & Security, 20016, Accepted.
  2. Ruben Trapero, Jolanda Modic, Miha Stopar, Ahmed Taha, Neeraj Suri,
    “A Novel Approach to Manage Cloud Security SLA Incidents”, in Future Generation Computer System, ScienceDirect, Accepted.
  3. Valentina Casola, Massimiliano Rak, Alessandra De Benedictis, Madalina Erascu, Umberto Villano,
    “A Security SLA-driven Methodology to Set-up Security Capabilities on Top of Cloud Services”, in CISIS 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, July 2016, Accepted
  4.  Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Jolanda Modic, Massimiliano Rak, Umberto Villano,
    “Per-service Security SLA: a New Model for Security Management in Cloud”, in WETICE 2016, Paris, France, 13-15 June 2016.
  5. Ahmed Taha, Patrick Metzler, Ruben Trapero, Jesus Luna, Neeraj Suri,
    “Identifying and Utilizing Dependencies Across Cloud Security Services”, in AsiaCCS 2016, Xi’an, China, 30 May – 3 June 2016.
  6. Miha Stopar, Jolanda Modic, Dana Petcu, Massimiliano Rak,
    “Towards a Proof-Based SLA Management Framework”, in CLOSER 2016, Rome, Italy, 23-25 April 2016.
  7. Valentina Casola, Massimiliano Rak, Silvio La Porta, Andrew Byrne,
    “Providing Security SLA in next generation Data Centers with SPECS: the EMC Case Study”, in CLOSER 2016, Rome, Italy, 23-25 April 2016.
  8. Silviu Panica, Dana Petcu,
    “Unattended deployment of enabling platforms for Cloud-based applications”, in  AINA 2016, 30th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, CCPI Workshop, Switzerland, 23-25 March, 2016.
  9. Alessandra De Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak, Umberto Villano,
    “SLAs for Cloud Applications: Agreement Protocol and REST-based Implementation”, in International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing by Inderscience (Accepted)
  10. Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Madalina Erascu, Jolanda Modic, Massimiliano Rak,
    “Automatically Enforcing Security SLAs in the Cloud”, in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (Accepted)


  1. Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak and Umberto Villano,
    “SLA-based Secure Cloud Application Development: the SPECS Framework”, In MICAS 2015, Timisoara, 21-22 September 2015.
  2. Bogdan Irimie, Dana Petcu,
    “Scalable and fault tolerant monitoring of security parameters in the cloud”, in SYNASC 2015, Timisoara, Romania, 21-24 September 2015
  3. Dana Petcu, Silviu Panica, Bogdan Irimie, Georgiana Macariu,
    “On Security SLA-based Monitoring as a Service”, in CN4IoT 2015, EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT systems, Rome, 26–27 October 2015
  4. Valentina Casola, Alessandra De benedictis, Massimiliano Rak and Umberto Villano,
    DoS protection in the Cloud through the SPECS Services“, 3PGCIC 2015, 10th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, Poland, November 2015.
  5. Jesus Luna, Ahmed Taha, Ruben Trapero and Neeraj Suri,
    Quantitative Reasoning About Cloud Security Using Service Level Agreements, In IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. Issue 99, 2015. ISSN Print: 2168-7176
  6. Jesus Luna, Neeraj Suri, Michaela Iorga and Anil Kamel,
    Leveraging the Potential of Cloud Security Service Level Agreements through Standards, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 32-40, July 2015
  7. Alessandra De Benedictis,  Massimiliano Rak,  Mauro Turtur, Umberto Villano,
    REST-based SLA Management for Cloud Applications, IEEE 24th International WETICE Conference, 15-17 June 2015, pp 93-98. INSPEC Accession Number: 15411310
  8. Jose Maria del Alamo, Ruben Trapero, Yod-Samuel Martin, Juan Carlos Yelmo, Neeraj Suri
    Quantitative Assessment and Comparison of Cloud Service Providers’ Privacy Practices, CITA 2015 (Iberoamerican Telematics Conference), June 2015
  9. Valentina Casola, Alessandra de Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak,
    On the Adoption of Security SLAs in the Cloud, Springer International Publishing, 2015
  10. Valentina Casola, Alessandra de Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak,
    “Security Monitoring in the Cloud: an SLA-based approach”, In Proc. of STAM 2015 (ARES 2015 workshop), Toulouse, August 2015
  11. Siani Pearson, Jesus Luna and Christoph Reich,
    “Improving Cloud Assurance and Transparency through Accountability Mechanisms”. In Springer’s “Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing”. 2015
  12. Philippe Massonet, Jesus Luna, Alain Pannetrat, Ruben Trapero,
    Idea: Optimising Multi-Cloud Deployments with Security Controls as Constraints, 7th International Symposium, ESSoS 2015, Milan, Italy, March 4-6, 2015.
  1. Ahmed Taha, Ruben Trapero, Jesus Luna and Neeraj Suri,
    AHP-Based Quantitative Approach for Assessing & Comparing Cloud Security In Proc. of TrustComm, in print, 2014
  2. Hamza Ghani, Jesus Luna Garcia, Ivaylo Petkov and Neeraj Suri, User-Centric Security Assessment of Software Configurations: A Case Study, In J. Jurjens, et al (eds.), Engineering Secure Software and Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8364, Pages 196-212
  3. Tsvetoslava Vateva-Gurova, Jesus Luna, Giancarlo Pellegrino and Neeraj Suri, Towards a Framework for Assessing the Feasibility of Side-channel Attacks in Virtualized Environments, Secrypt 2014 (August 28-30, 2014)
  4. Valentina Casola, Alessandra De Benedictis, Massimiliano Rak, Giuseppe Aversano, Umberto Villano,
    An SLA-based brokering platform to provide sensor networks as-a-service, International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 114-127
  5. Jesus Luna, Tsvetoslava Vateva-Gurova, Neeraj Suri, Massimiliano Rak, Alessandra De Benedictis,
    SecLA-Based Negotiation and Brokering of Cloud Resources, Springer International Publishing Switzerland
  1. Massimiliano Rak, Jesus Luna, Dana Petcu, Valentina Casola, Neeraj Suri, Umberto Villano, Security as a Service Using an SLA-based Approach via SPECS, Procs. CloudCom 2013, 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), Vol. 2, Pages 1 – 6, December 2013