Call for Abstracts: Third International Workshop on

          Analysis of Security APIs

          July 10-11 2009, Port Jefferson, New York, USA.
          (a satellite workshop of IEEE CSF 22)

          *** Deadline for extended abstracts: May 6th 2009 ***

Aim and Format

Security APIs allow untrusted code to access sensitive resources in a
secure way. Security API analysis is an emerging field of computer
security research. The aim of the ASA workshop is to bring together
researchers working in security API analysis for a day of
presentations and discussions, on the afternoon of 10th July and the morning
of 11th July.

Since the field is relatively young, polished research papers will not
be solicited. Instead, the workshop will follow the format that was
highly successful at ASA in 2007-8: prospective participants are
invited to submit a short (1-4 page) abstract describing their current work
and/or interests in the area. We plan to have two sessions of
20-minute talks by participants, with each session followed by
informal discussion. There will also be a workshop dinner on the
evening of the 10th, and subject to confirmation, an invited speaker.


The scope of ASA runs from theoretical results and formalisms for API
analysis right through to applications and empirical results with
security APIs deployed `in the field'. Applications of interest
include (but are not limited to) financial applications (e.g. APIs of
Hardware Security Modules), smartcard APIs, the Trusted Computing
Architecture, and security APIs for web based systems.


Submission is via the easychair website. Please use the EasyChair
latex class file ( if you're
preparing your abstract with LaTeX (if you have to use something else,
we'll negotiate). Submit your 1-4 page extended abstract at:

All submissions will be reviewed by the PC. Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be given by May 27th, giving time to
register for the workshop at the early registration rate.

Programme Committee

 * Mike Bond, Cryptomathic
 * Dan Cvrcek, Deloitte & Brno University of Technology
 * Joshua D. Guttman, MITRE
 * Ralf Kuesters, Universita:t Trier
 * Nicko van Someren, affiliation TBC
 * Graham Steel, LSV, INRIA & CNRS & ENS-Cachan