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CFP: FCS-ARSPA'07 Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security and Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis
FCS-ARSPA'07 ************************ A LICS'07 and ICALP'07 Affiliated Workshop on FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SECURITY and AUTOMATED REASONING FOR SECURITY PROTOCOL ANALYSIS Wroclaw, Poland, July 8-9, 2007 http://profs.sci.univr.it/~vigano/fcs-arspa07 *********************** *** FIRST *** *** CALL FOR PAPERS *** *********************** Submission deadline: April 15, 2007 BACKGROUND, AIM AND SCOPE ========================= Computer security is an established field of computer science of both theoretical and practical significance. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in logic-based foundations for various methods in computer security, including the formal specification, analysis and design of security protocols and their applications, the formal definition of various aspects of security such as access control mechanisms, mobile code security and denial-of-service attacks, and the modeling of information flow and its application to confidentiality policies, system composition, and covert channel analysis. The workshop FCS-ARSPA'07 is the second edition of the fusion of two workshops: FCS and ARSPA, which joined forces in 2006 for FCS-ARSPA'06, which was affiliated to LICS'06, in the context of FLoC'06. The workshop FCS continues a tradition, initiated with the Workshops on Formal Methods and Security Protocols (FMSP) in 1998 and 1999, then with the Workshop on Formal Methods and Computer Security (FMCS) in 2000, and finally with the LICS satellite Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security (FCS) in 2002 through 2005, of bringing together formal methods and the security community. ARSPA is a series of workshops on Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis, bringing together researchers and practitioners from both the security and the formal methods communities, from academia and industry, who are working on developing and applying automated reasoning techniques and tools for the formal specification and analysis of security protocols. The first two ARSPA workshops were held as satellite events of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR'04) and of the 32nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP'05), respectively. The aim of the joint workshop FCS-ARSPA'07 is to provide a forum for continued activity in these areas, to bring computer security researchers in closer contact with the LICS and ICALP communities, and to give LICS and ICALP attendees an opportunity to talk to experts in computer security. We thus solicit submissions of papers both on mature work and on work in progress. We are interested both in new results in theories of computer security and also in more exploratory presentations that examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories, as well as in new results on developing and applying automated reasoning techniques and tools for the formal specification and analysis of security protocols. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Automated reasoning techniques Access control and resource usage control Composition issues Authentication Formal specification Availability and denial of service Foundations of verification Covert channels Information flow analysis Confidentiality Language-based security Integrity and privacy Logic-based design for Intrusion detection Program transformation Malicious code Security models Mobile code Static analysis Mutual distrust Statistical methods Privacy Tools Security policies Trust management Security protocols All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. SUBMISSION ========== Submissions should be at most 15 pages (a4paper, 11pt), including references, in the Springer LNCS style available at the URL http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html The cover page should include title, names of authors, co-ordinates of the corresponding author, an abstract, and a list of keywords. It is recommended that submissions adhere to the specified format and length. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately. Additional material intended for the referees but not for publication in the final version - for example details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. Simultaneous submissions to a journal or another conference are accepted, unless the rules for the journal or the other conference exclude such a possibility. If the paper is accepted to both FCS-ARSPA'07 and the other venue, it is the responsibility of the authors to promptly notify FCS-ARSPA'07 chairs and to acknowledge copyright holders. Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically, as portable document format (pdf) or postscript (ps); please, do not send files formatted for work processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or Wordperfect files). The only mechanism for paper submissions is via the electronic submission web-site (which will soon be available). IMPORTANT DATES =============== Papers due: April 15, 2007 Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2007 Final paper versions due: June 10, 2007 Workshop: July 08-09, 2007 PUBLICATION =========== Informal proceedings will be made available in electronic format and they will be distributed to all participants of the workshop. A journal special issue associated to the workshop (but open also to non-participants, in all cases with fresh reviewing) is planned. INVITED TALKS ============= To be announced PROGRAM COMMITTEE ================= * Alessandro Armando (Universita` di Genova, Italy) * Anindya Banerjee (Kansas State University, USA) * Massimo Bartoletti (Universita` di Pisa, Italy) * Michele Boreale (Universita` di Firenze, Italy) * Yannick Chevalier (IRIT Toulouse, France) * Veronique Cortier (LORIA Nancy, France) * Cas Cremers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) * Pierpaolo Degano (Universita` di Pisa, Italy; co-chair) * Ralf Kuesters (ETH Zurich, Switzerland; co-chair) * Volkmar Lotz (SAP Labs France) * Cathy Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) * Sebastian Moedersheim (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland) * David Naumann (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) * Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, U.K.) * Eijiro Sumii (Tohoku University, Japan) * Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy; co-chair) * Steve Zdancewic (University of Pennsylvania, USA; co-chair) FCS Steering Committee: * Martin Abadi (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA) * John Mitchell (Stanford University, USA) * Andrei Sabelfeld (Chalmers, Sweden; chair) * Andre Scedrov (University of Pennsylvania, USA) * Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ====================== Information about registration, travel, and venue can be found on the LICS'07 web-site and on the ICALP'07 web-site. For further information send an email to the workshop co-chairs at the address specified on the workshop's web-site.