2nd VLDB Workshop on Secure Data Management 
- with special session on security and privacy in healthcare - 

September 2-3, 2005 
Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel 
Trondheim, Norway 
In conjunction with 31st International Conference on Very Large Databases 

The 2nd SDM workshop builds upon the success of the first workshop, which 
was organized last year in Toronto, Canada. 

Although cryptography and security techniques are around for quite some 
time, emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing and ambient 
intelligence that exploit increasingly interconnected networks, mobility and

personalization, put new requirements on security with respect to data 
management. As data is accessible anytime anywhere, according to these new 
concepts, it becomes much easier to get unauthorized data access. 
Furthermore, it becomes simpler to collect, store, and search personal 
information and endanger people's privacy. Therefore, research in the area 
of secure data management is of growing importance, attracting attention of 
both the data management and security research communities The interesting 
problems range from traditional ones such as, access control (with all 
variations, like dynamic, context-aware, role-based), database security 
(e.g. efficient database encryption schemes, search over encrypted data, 
etc.), privacy preserving data mining to controlled sharing of data. 

In this year's workshop, a special session will be devoted to secure data 
management in healthcare. Data security and privacy issue are traditionally 
important in the medical domain. However, recent developments such as 
digitization of medical dossiers, the creation of central health record 
databases, and extramural applications in the personal health care domain, 
pose new challenges towards the protection of medical data. In contrast to 
other domains, such as financial, which can absorb the cost of the abuse of 
the system, healthcare cannot. Once sensitive information about individual's

health problems is uncovered and social damage is done, there is no way to 
revoke the information or to restitute the individual. In addition to this, 
the medical field has some other specific characteristics, such as long-term

value of medical data and flexibility with respect to, on one hand 
confidentiality, and on the other hand availability of medical data in the 
case of emergency. 

Aim of the workshop is to bring together people from the security research 
community and data management research community in order to exchange ideas 
on the secure management of data. This year an additional special session 
will be organized with the focus on secure and private data management in 
healthcare. The workshop will provide forum for discussing practical 
experiences and theoretical research efforts that can help in solving the 
critical problems in secure data management. Authors from both academia and 
industry are invited to submit papers presenting novel research on the 
topics of interest (see below). 

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following: 
- Secure Data Management 
- Database Security 
- Secure Storage 
- Data Integrity 
- Data Anonymization 
- Data Hiding 
- Search on Encrypted Data 
- Metadata and Security 
- XML Security 
- Privacy Preserving Data Mining 
- Statistical Database Security 
- Digital and Enterprise Rights Management 
- Healthcare Security 
- Multimedia Security and Privacy 
- Authorization and Access Control 
- Private Authentication 
- Identity Management 
- Privacy Enhancing Technologies 
- Private Information Retrieval 
- User Profiling and Privacy 
- Security, Privacy and Ubiquitous Computing 
- Information Dissemination Control 
- Protection of Personally Identifiable Information 
- Applied Cryptography 
- Web services security 
- Secure Semantic Web 
- Privacy and Security with RFID 
- Private Watermarking 
- Trust Management 
- Security and Privacy Management 

The workshop will be organized in conjunction with the VLDB conference. 
Provisional program: 
- Invited Talk 
- Presentation of papers with discussions 
- Special session on secure data management in healthcare 
- Panel discussion 
It is planned to publish the proceedings in the Spinger Lecture 
Notes on Computer Science series as it was done for the 1st workshop. 

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are

not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts should 
be submitted electronically as PDF or PS files via email to 
Full papers should not exceed fifteen pages in length (formatted using the 
camera-ready templates of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science). We 
also encourage submitting position statement papers describing research work

in progress or lessons learned in practice (max six pages). Submissions must

be received no later than April 30. Please check the workshop page for 
further information and submission instructions: 

Submission deadline: April 30, 2005 
Notification of acceptance or rejection: June 1, 2005 
Final versions due: June 20, 2005 
Workshop: September 2-3, 2005 
VLDB conference: August 30 - September 2, 2005 

Willem Jonker   Philips Research / Twente University, Netherlands 
Milan Petkovic  Philips Research, Netherlands 

Peter Apers, Twente University, Netherlands 
Gerrit Bleumer, Francotyp-Postalia, Germany 
Ljiljana Brankovic, University of Newcastle, Australia 
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy 
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy 
Eric Diehl, Thomson Research, France 
Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, USA 
Eduardo Fernández-Medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden 
Tyrone Grandison, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA 
Ehud Gudes Ben-Gurion University, Israel 
Marit Hansen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, Kiel, Germany 
Pieter Hartel, Twente University, Netherlands 
Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA 
Ton Kalker, HP Labs, USA 
Marc Langheinrich, Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nick Mankovich, Philips Medical Systems, USA 
Stig Frode Mjølsnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 
Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan 
Sylvia Osborn, University of Western Ontario, Canada 
Günther Pernul. University of Regensburg. Germany 
Birgit Pfitzmann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland 
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven, Belgium 
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany 
Morton Swimmer, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland 
Bhavani Thuraisingham, The National Science Foundation USA 
Sheng Zhong, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA 
Josip Zoric, Norwegian Telecom, Norway