Workshop on Security Protocol Implementations: Development and Analysis (SPIDA)
in London, United Kingdom, 
23 April 2018. 
Co-located to IEEE EuroS&P 2018.

Security protocols (such as TLS for internet, WPA2 for WiFi, GSM for
mobile telephony, to mention just some of the broadly used ones) play a
crucial role in protecting the digital communications and interactions
we rely on in our modern society. The security of such protocols can
break because of fundamental, inherent flaws, but the bulk of the
security flaws are due to implementation flaws. The complexity and
unclarity of typical protocol specifications makes it more likely to
introduce such flaws and makes it harder to spot them. SPIDA seeks
novel contributions and case studies that address the challenges when
implementing security protocols. How can implementations be analysed,
statically or dynamically, in a systematic way? How can we make sure
that the specifications are precise, but still easy to understand and
implement correctly? And how to assure implementations faithfully
follow such specifications?

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting
novel research results to tackle this issue. Relevant topics include,
but are not limited to:

- Formal verification of code
- Software engineering approaches to go from specifications to
- Protocol reverse engineering
- LangSec approaches to security protocols 
- Fuzzing techniques, e.g. evolutionary or white-box fuzzing
- State machine inference
- Symbolic execution
- Model-based testing of protocol implementations
- Methods and languages to write rigorous protocol specifications

Abstract submission deadline: January 8, 2018
Paper submission deadline: January 12, 2018
Notification: February 5, 2018
Camera-ready submission: February 23, 2018
Workshop: April 23, 2018

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