SDCS 2005.   2nd International Workshop on Security in Distributed
Computing Systems, Held in conjunction with the 25th International
Conference on Distributed Computing Systems  (ICDCS-2005), Columbus, OH,
USA, June 6-9,2005.  (Submissions due 10 January 2005) 

In recent years, interest has increased in the field of security of
distributed computing systems, since securing a large-scale networked
system becomes a great challenge. These include the control mechanisms,
mobile code security, denial-of-service attacks, trust management,
modeling of information flow and its application to confidentiality
policies, system composition, and covert channel analysis. We will focus
our program on issues related to important properties of system
security, such as measurability, sustainability, affordability, and
usability in distributed computing systems.  Topics of interest include
but are not limited to: 

.. Distributed Access Control and Trust Management 
.. Key Management and Authentication 
.. Privacy and Anonymity 
.. Benchmark and Security Analysis 
.. Security for Peer to Peer systems and Grid Computing Systems 
.. Secure Multicast and Broadcast 
.. Secure multiparty and two-party computations 
.. Computer and Network Forensics 
.. Denial-of-service Attacks and Countermeasures 
.. Secure E-Commerce/E-Business 
.. Security Verification 
.. Distributed Database Security 
.. Digital Rights Management 
.. Secure Mobile Agents and Mobile Code 
.. Intrusion detection 
.. Viruses, Worms, and Other Malicious Code
.. Security in ad-hoc and sensor networks 
.. World Wide Web Security 

More information can be found at the conference web site at