[ecoop-info] ARSPA-WITS'10: call for papers

Alessandro Armando armando at dist.unige.it
Fri Sep 25 22:54:11 CEST 2009



Joint Workshop on
Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis 
Issues in the Theory of Security


March 27-28, 2010
Paphos, Cyprus

Affiliated with ETAPS 2010


Abstract due: December 5, 2009
Papers due: December 13, 2009
Notification: January 21, 2010


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

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. We thus solicit submissions of papers both on mature work
and on work in progress.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Automated reasoning techniques, Composition issues, Formal
specification, Foundations of verification, Information flow analysis,
Language-based security, Logic-based design, Program transformation,
Security models, Static analysis, Statistical methods, Tools, Trust


Access and resource usage control, Authentication, Availability and
denial of service, Covert channels, Confidentiality, Integrity and
privacy, Intrusion detection, Malicious code, Mobile code, Mutual
distrust, Privacy, Security policies, Security protocols

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. ARSPA then joined forces with the workshop FCS
(Foundations of Computer Security): FCS-ARSPA'06 was affiliated with
LICS'06, in the context of FLoC'06, and FCS-ARSPA'07 was affiliated
with LICS'07 and ICALP'07.

WITS is the official annual workshop organised by the IFIP WG 1.7 on
"Theoretical Foundations of Security Analysis and Design", established
to promote the investigation on the theoretical foundations of
security, discovering and promoting new areas of application of
theoretical techniques in computer security and supporting the
systematic use of formal techniques in the development of security
related applications. This is the tenth meeting in the series.

In 2008, ARSPA and WITS joined with the workshop on Foundations of
Computer Security FCS for a joint workshop FCS-ARSPA-WITS'08
associated with LICS 2008 and CSF 21. In 2009, ARSPA and WITS joined
forces for the joint workshop ARSPA-WITS'09, which was associated with
ETAPS 2009.  In 2010, ARSPA and WITS will again join forces for the
joint workshop ARSPA-WITS'10, which is associated with ETAPS 2010. 
The aim of the joint workshop ARSPA-WITS'10 is to provide a forum for
continued activity in different areas of computer security, bringing
computer security researchers in closer contact with the ETAPS
community and giving ETAPS attendees an opportunity to talk to experts
in computer security, on the one hand, and contribute to bridging the
gap between logical methods and computer security foundations, on the


All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers must
guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. To
preserve ARSPA-WITS's tradition of being an open forum, authors may
decide whether they would like a revised version of a paper to appear
in the post-proceedings. Authors should clearly state at time of
submission whether a paper is intended for presentation only or also
for publication: this should be stated at the end of the abstract of
the paper. Papers for presentation only may substantially overlap
other (cited) work of the authors. This choice will not affect the
selection procedure in any other way.

Submissions should be at most 16 page long excluding references and
appendices with a total length not exceeding 20 pages. Manuscripts
should be written in the Springer LNCS style available at the URL
http://www.springer.com/lncs. If your paper does not fit into this
page limit, please contact the Program Chairs before submitting your

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 powered by EasyChair:


The post-proceedings of the workshop will be published by in the
series.  A special issue of the Journal of Computer Security, with an
additional reviewing process, is also planned.


Alessandro Armando (Universita` di Genova, Italy; co-chair)
Lujo Bauer (CMU, USA)
Yannick Chevalier (Universite' Toulouse III, France)
Luca Compagna (SAP Research, France)
Cas Cremers (ETHZ, Switzerland)
Jorge Cuellar (Siemens, Germany)
Pierpaolo Degano (Universita` di Pisa, Italy)
Sandro Etalle (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Riccardo Focardi (Universita` di Venezia, Italy)
Dieter Gollman (Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Joshua Guttman (MITRE, USA)
Jan Jurjens (TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST, Germany)
Gavin Lowe (Oxford University, UK; co-chair)
Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
John Mitchell (Stanford University, USA)
Sebastian Moedersheim (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
Michael Rusinowitch (INRIA-Lorraine, France)
Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK)
Graham Steel (INRIA, France)
Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy)
Bogdan Warinschi (University of Bristol, UK)


The workshop is supported by the AVANTSSAR project.

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