4th International Workshop on Storage Security and Survivability
                              StorageSS 2008
                         ACM CCS 2008 Workshop
                              Oct. 31, 2008
                          George Mason University

    - Submissions due:  May 23, 2008
    - Notification:     July 3, 2008
    - Camera-ready due: August 3, 2008

The 4th ACM International Workshop on Storage Security and
Survivability (StorageSS 2008) will bring together researchers in
storage systems, computer and network security, and cryptography. We
encourage paper submissions from both research and industry presenting
novel ideas on all theoretical and practical aspects of protecting
data in storage and file systems.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but aren't limited to:
    * storage protection tradeoffs
    * storage protection deployment (including case studies)
    * smart storage for security and/or survivability
    * analysis of covert storage channels and leaks
    * mobile storage protection
    * novel backup protection techniques
    * protection using versioning
    * storage encryption techniques (modes of operation,
      fast software/hardware encryption)
    * key management techniques
    * encrypted keyword search and database query
    * security analysis of deployed file/volume encryptor, encrypted disc
    * tamper-evident storage protection techniques
    * immutable storage protection techniques, provenance
    * storage threat models
    * storage intrusion detection systems
    * security for long-term / archival storage
    * privacy and trust issues in (untrusted) remote/hosted storage
    * TPM and storage security

The StorageSS workshop solicits full papers of up to 12 pages long as
well as short papers / work-in-progress, which may be up to 6 pages
long. Wild and controversial ideas are especially encouraged. The
workshop will be structured to focus on face-to-face discussion and
integration of people from storage, security, industry, and the open
source community. To foster this interaction, we will include invited
talks and/or panels.

Paper submission and review will be done online. Papers should be
formatted as two column in a font no smaller than 10
points. Submissions should be labeled as either a full paper (up to 12
pages) or short paper (up to 6 pages).

Conference proceedings will be published by the ACM and made available
at the workshop.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their
paper will be presented at the workshop.

Submission site:

Please contact the program chair at chair08 [at] storagess.org if you
have any questions about the relevance of a paper or topic.

Program Co-chairs
    * Yongdae Kim (University of Minnesota, USA)
    * Bill Yurcik (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Program Committee
    * Giuseppe Ateniese (Johns Hopkins Univ., USA)
    * Randal Burns (Johns Hopkins Univ., USA)
    * Christian Cachin (IBM Zurich, Switzerland)
    * Valerie Henson (consultant, USA)
    * Nikolai Joukov (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
    * Ethan Miller (UC Santa Cruz, USA)
    * Dalit Naor (IBM Haifa, Israel)
    * Alina Oprea (RSA Labs., USA)
    * Jay Wylie (HP Labs, USA)