Workshop on Information Assurance (IAWS 2004) In conjunction with the 23rd IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)http://www.ipccc.org/ipccc2004 Phoenix, Arizona April 14-17, 2004 Program Co-chairs: David Tipper (firstname.lastname@example.org) James Joshi (email@example.com) Scope: Information Assurance (IA) is defined as the operations undertaken to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation. Availability implies that networks and systems must be survivable and fault tolerant We seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, systems-related and work in-progress in the area of Information Assurance at the network and system levels. We expect to have three types of sessions - the first related to survivability and fault tolerance, the second related to security, and the third related to the interactions between security and survivability. Papers in the form of extended abstracts should describe original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IPCCC conference proceedings. The workshop will also include invited papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - Security and availability of web services - Authorization and access-control - Database and system security - Risk analysis and security management - Verification and validation of security - Wireless LAN Security - Restoration techniques for networks - Multi-layer protection design - Reliability of IP networks - Digital Rights Management - DoS protection for the Internet - Cryptographic protocols and Key management - Network security and Intrusion detection - Ad hoc and sensor network security - Models and architectures for systems security and survivability - Security and survivability in optical networks - Restoration of security services under failure - Security and survivability architectures for e-commerce and m-commerce - Public policy issues for security and survivability Organization: Important Dates: Workshop papers due: December 6, 2003 Notification of acceptance: December 29, 2003 Camera-ready manuscript and registration due: January 26, 2004 Workshop: April 14-17, 2004 Submission: Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically. The documents must follow Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). To do so, follow the relevant link on the workshop home page http://www.tele.pitt.edu/~sais/iaws04 Papers: Submitted papers should in the form of full papers or extended abstracts, 5-8 pages long. A cover page must include a title, descriptive keywords, all author's names, complete mailing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and an abstract of up to 150 words. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the IPCCC conference proceedings. For any further information, please check the workshop web page at http://www.tele.pitt.edu/~sais/iaws04 or the IPCCC web page http://ipccc.org/ or send e-mail to one of the program co-chairs.