Preliminary Call for Papers

Sixth European Workshop on Public Key Services, Applications and
Infrastructures (EuroPKI'09)
9-11 September 2009
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy


EuroPKI has been a successful series of workshops started in 2003.  For the
2009 edition, the scope will be extended to cover all research aspects of
Public Key Services, Applications and Infrastructures.  In particular, we
want to encourage also  submissions dealing with any innovative applications
of public key cryptography.  Submitted papers may present theory,
applications or practical experiences on topics including, but not limited

- Anonymity and privacy
- Architecture and Modeling
- Authentication
- Authorization and Delegation
- Case Studies
- Certificates Status
- Certification Policy and Practices
- Credentials
- Cross Certification
- Directories
- eCommerce/eGovernment
- Evaluation
- Fault-Tolerance and reliability
- Federations
- Group signatures
- ID-based schemes
- Identity Management and eID
- Implementations
- Interoperability
- Key Management
- Legal issues
- Long-time archiving
- Mobile PKI
- Multi-signatures
- Policies & Regulations
- Privacy
- Privilege Management
- Protocols
- Repositories
- Risk/attacks
- Standards
- Timestamping
- Trust management
- Trusted Computing
- Ubiquitous scenarios
- Usage Control
- Web services security

* Instructions for paper submission
The Workshop welcomes original papers from academic, government, and
industry contributors dealing with the above or related issues. Papers which
describe ongoing research or provide an excellent surveying work are welcome
too. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough a blind review by at
least three reviewers.

The submission must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations,
acknowledgments, or obvious references. It should begin with a title, a
short abstract, and a list of key words, and its introduction should
summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a
non-specialist reader. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk
rejection without consideration of their merits.

As for all previous EuroPKI events, it is planned that accepted papers are
published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series. Therefore we require that submissions follow the LNCS guidelines
(see with a total page limit of 16 pages
including references and appendices.  Up to 6 pages of additional supporting
information may be provided, but committee members will read this
information at their discretion, so the paper should be intelligible and
self-contained within the 16 page LNCS limit.

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors
has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other conference
or workshop with formally published proceedings. Information about
submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that
purpose. Accepted submissions may not appear in any other conference or
workshop with proceedings.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. A detailed
description of the electronic submission procedure will be available at
Submissions must conform to this procedure. Late submissions and
non-electronic submissions will not be considered. Authors of accepted
papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

* Important dates
Submission of papers:    June  1, 2009
Notification to authors:   July  15, 2009
Camera-ready copies:    August  10, 2007

* General  Chair
Anna Vaccarelli, National Research Council, Italy

* Programme Committee co-Chairs
Fabio Martinelli, National Research Council, Italy
Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

* Publicity co-Chairs
Lejla Batina, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Svetla Nikova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and University of Twente

* Programme Committee
I. Agudo Ruiz, U. of Malaga, Spain
C. Boyd, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
D. Chadwick, Kent University, UK
C. Cremers, ETH, Switzerland
G. Danezis, Microsoft Research, UK
G. Dini, U. of Pisa, Italy
S. Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
J. Ferrer, University of Tarragona, Spain
K. Gj?steen, NTNU, Norway
S. Gritzalis, U. of the Aegean, Greece
J. Hoepman, The Netherlands
A. J?sang, U. of Oslo, Norway
S. Katsikas, U. of Piraeus, Greece
S. Kent, BBN Technologies, USA
K. Kursawe, Philips Research
A. Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
J.  Lopez, U. of Malaga, Spain
D. M'Rai, Verisign, UK
S. Mauw,  U. of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
C. Meadows, NRL, USA
C. Mitchell, Royal Holloway College, UK
S. Mj?lsnes, NTNU, Norway
D. Naccache, Ingenico and ENS, France
E. Okamoto, Tsukuba U., Japan
R. Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, CH
T. Pedersen, Cryptomathic, Denmark
M. Pala, Dartmouth College, USA
O. Pereira, UCL, Belgium
G. Pernul, U. Regensburg, Germany
A. Sadeghi, RUBochum, Germany
P. Samarati, U. of Milan, Italy
R. Scandariato, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
S. Smith, Dartmouth College, USA
J. Zhou, Inst. Infocomm Research, Singapore

* Local Organizing Committee
Gabriele Costa, National Research Council, Italy
Aliaksandr Lazouski, U. of Pisa, Italy
Adriana Lazzaroni (Chair), National Research Council, Italy
Ilaria Matteucci, National Research Council, Italy
Paolo  Mori, National Research Council, Italy
Marinella Petrocchi, National Research Council, Italy

* Venue
The conference will be held in the convention centre of the CNR Research
Area in Pisa .

Pisa is a small historical town, world-wide known for the "Torre pendente"
(leaning tower), one of the monuments of "Campo dei Miracoli" (field of
miracles). With its international Airport, with direct flights (often low
cost) with several European cities (such as Paris, London, Amsterdam,
Brussels, Munich, Madrid, etc.) and also a direct fly with New York
(operated by Delta), Pisa represents the main entrance for visiting Tuscany,
with its historical, cultural and natural beauties.