(NEW: LNCS publication) CALL FOR PAPERS ================ ARSPA-WITS'09 Joint Workshop on Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis and Issues in the Theory of Security http://www.avantssar.eu/arspa-wits09/ March 28-29, 2009 York, UK Affiliated with ETAPS 2009 IMPORTANT DATES ================ Papers due: January 09, 2009 Notification: February 06, 2009 Final papers: April 10, 2009 SCOPE ====== The aim of the joint workshop ARSPA-WITS'09 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 other. 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 management for 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 ninth 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. SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION =========================== All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. The post-proceedings of the workshop will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. 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 15 pages (a4paper, 11pt), including references, written in the style of LNCS (www.springer.com/lncs). Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected immediately. Additional material intended for the referees but not for publication in the final version - for example details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. 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: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=arspawits09 Please, follow the instructions given there. PROGRAM COMMITTEE =================== Lujo Bauer (CMU, USA) Luca Compagna (SAP Research, France) Veronique Cortier (LORIA INRIA-Lorraine, France) Pierpaolo Degano (Universita` di Pisa, Italy; co-chair) Sandro Etalle (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands) Riccardo Focardi (Universita` di Venezia, Italy) Dieter Gollman (Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg, Germany) Roberto Gorrieri (Universita` di Bologna, Italy) Joshua Guttman (MITRE, USA) Jerry den Hartog (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands) Jan Juerjens (The Open University, UK) Gavin Lowe (Oxford University, UK) Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA) Jonathan Millen (MITRE, USA) Sebastian Moedersheim (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland) Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK) Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy; co-chair) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ======================= The workshop is supported by the projects AVANTSSAR, REGIS and SENSORIA.