The Second Workshop on Advances in Trusted Computing (WATC '06 Fall)
November 30 - December 1, 2006
Ivy Hall Aogaku Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


The Second Workshop on Advances in Trusted Computing (WATC), at Tokyo,
Japan, sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
(METI) under contract, the New-generation Information Security R&D
Program, will be devoted to the dissemination and further development
of the boundary areas between trusted computing and information
security. This is the second installment of an informal workshop
series that started in March 2006. The workshop aims to bring together
researchers and practitioners from various areas working on trusted
computing and to be instrumental in shaping the identity of the
Trusted Computing community. The workshop is open to all interested

*** Conference Scope ***

Modern computer systems in large-scale, decentralized, and
heterogeneous environments are now facing diverse threats, such as
from viruses and other malware. Security research seeks to make
computers safer and less vulnerable to those IT threats, and thus more
dependable. The goal of Trusted Computing is to allow computers and
servers to offer improved computer security relative to that which is
currently available.

The workshop solicits technical papers offering research contributions
spanning from foundations, theory, and tools of trusted computing to
up-to-date issues. The workshop proceedings will be available at the
workshop and via its website. Papers may present theory, applications,
or practical experiences on topics including, but not limited to:

- models and principles for trusted computing
- formal models and verification
- software- or hardware-based approaches
- cryptographic approaches
- remote attestation of trusted devices
- standardization in trusted computing groups
- issues in trusted platform modules
- property-based and semantic attestation
- theory and practice for trusted virtual domains
- privacy and legal issues
- applications and case studies
- compliance and conformance
- trust evaluations of computing systems
- scalability
- applications and use cases
- system and platform architectures
- access control and information flow control
- communications
- virtualization and trusted computing
- trusted client architectures
- integrity-evaluating architectures
- integrity management infrastructures

*** Program Chair ***

Hideki Imai
Professor, Department of Electric, Electronic and Communication Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University,
Director of Research Center for Information Security (RCIS)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

*** Program Committee ***

- Selim Aissi (Intel, US)
- Ran Canetti (IBM Research, US)
- Chris I Dalton (HP UK Lab / OpenTC, UK)
- Jun Furukawa (NEC, Japan)
- Michael Franz (University of California, Irvine, US)
- Goichiro Hanaoka (RCIS/AIST, Japan)
- Angelos D. Keromytis (Columbia University, US)
- Hiroaki Kikuchi (Tokai University, Japan)
- Seigo Kotani (Fujitsu, Japan)
- Michiharu Kudo (IBM Research, Japan)
- Wenbo Mao (HP China Lab, China)
- Tsutomu Matsumoto (Yokohama National University, Japan)
- Ronald Perez (IBM Research, US)
- Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (Ruhr University Bochum / OpenTC, Germany)
- Kouichi Sakurai (Kyushu University, Japan)
- Matthias Schunter (IBM Research, Switzerland / OpenTC, Germany)
- Sean W. Smith (Dartmouth University, US)
- Koutarou Suzuki (NTT, Japan)
- Toshihiro Tabata (Okayama University, Japan)
- Satoru Tezuka (Hitachi, Japan)
- Leendert Van Doorn (CMU/IBM Research, US)
- Moti Yung (Columbia University, US)

*** Organizing Committee ***

Michiharu Kudo, Sachiko Yoshihama, Yuji Watanabe (IBM Research, Japan)
Goichiro Hanaoka (RCIS, AIST, Japan)

*** Instructions for Paper Submissions ***

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the
authors has published elsewhere. Accepted papers require the
attendance of at least one author. The workshop proceedings will be
available at the workshop and via its website. The copyright of the
presented papers belongs to the authors.

The length of a submission as a regular technical paper should be at
most 12 pages, excluding the bibliography and appendices. Short papers
for work-in-progress, case studies, or position papers should be up to
6 pages.  Any reasonable format will be allowed, but the final
camera-ready version of the paper should be at most 15 pages. The
submission should begin with the type of paper (regular or short), the
title, the author list, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. The
introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a
level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Committee members are
not required to read the appendices; and the paper should be
intelligible without them. Papers must be submitted electronically by
August 13, 2006. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent
to authors by September 30, 2006. Submissions should preferably be in
PDF format, viewable with Adobe Acrobat reader. Please visit this
webpage for further instructions. If you have any questions about
submissions, please contact the workshop secretariat.

*** Important Dates ***

Submission due: August 13, 2006
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2006
Camera ready version due: October 31, 2006
WATC workshop: November 30 to December 1, 2006

For more information, contact the secretariat