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​​            Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre, 2nd Annual Symposium        

       'Clouds of Things: Legal and security considerations at the intersection of Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT)'          


26 - 27 October 2015  

Cumberland Lodge


What happens when cloud computing intersects with the IoT? Who are the key parties in Clouds of Things, what are their legal relationships, and how can fundamental security and liability issues be identified and managed? These and other issues of vital importance to cloud computing and the Internet of Things were the focus of the 2nd MCCRC Annual Symposium.

Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in small groups consisting of a balanced number of technical and legal experts and moderated by a representative from Cambridge or QMUL. Group participants elected their own representatives to report the group's findings back to the Plenary Session. 

To accompany and facilitate the discussions, the MCCRC research team has produced two academic research papers on the legal and security considerations for cloud-supported Internet of Things and one academic research paper on contracts for IoT. Please see below for more details.


Symposium Research Papers

Legal Considerations:

'Twenty Legal Considerations for Clouds of Things'

by W. Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, and Jatinder Singh


Security Considerations:

'Twenty Security Considerations for cloud-supported Internet of Things'.pdf

 by Jatinder Singh, Thomas Pasquier, Jean Bacon, Hajoon Ko, and David Eyers


Contracts for IoT:

'Contracting for the 'Internet of Things': Looking into the Nest

by Guido Noto La Diega and Ian Walden


We are also delighted to announce that the Symposium's Keynote and Plenary presentations are now also available on our website. Please find them below:

Symposium Presentations

Keynote: A European Digital Single Market for Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things.pdf

Mr Tjabbe Bos


Keynote: Clouds of Things - Legal Considerations.pdf

Professor Christopher Millard and W Kuan Hon


Keynote:Cloud - Supported Internet of Things. Some Technical Considerations.pdf

Dr Jatinder Singh


Plenary:Clouds of Things - IoT Scenarios.pdf

Profesor Ian Walden