Workshop on Information Assurance (IAWS 2004)

In conjunction with the 23rd IEEE International Performance
Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC)
Phoenix, Arizona
April 14-17, 2004

Program Co-chairs:
David Tipper (
James Joshi (


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should describe original, previously unpublished work, not currently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


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


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


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 or the
IPCCC web page or send e-mail to one of the program