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    IEEE/ACM Workshop: Cluster Security - The Paradigm Shift (Cluster-Sec) 
  A Workshop held in conjunction with the Fifth IEEE/ACM International
  Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid) 2005

     date: May 10, 2005 or May 11, 2005 (date to be announced on website)
              location: Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, UK

Prior to the Spring of 2004, clusters have been protected using
enterprise computer network security techniques where cluster nodes
where treated as a collection of individual computers.  After the
successful Internet attacks on HPC centers worldwide in the Spring of 
2004, there needs to be a paradigm shift in cluster security strategies.
Clusters can no longer be thought of as just a collection of individual
computers but rather as an integrated single unit in which any breach
may result in a "class break" compromise of the entire cluster.  
Furthermore, it has also been shown that clusters communicating via grids
create dependent risks between clusters such that any cluster compromise
may cascade to effect an entire grid.

This workshop focuses on stimulating new ideas in order to reshape cluster
protection strategies.  Clearly cluster security is a complex,
multi-dimensional problem with dynamics over time so a large variety
of approaches may be appropriate including prevention, monitoring,
measurements, mitigation, and recovery.  Papers with demonstrated
results will be given priority.  A list of potential topics
includes but is not limited to the following:

* cluster security as an emergent property
* analysis of cluster attacks
* new techniques to protect clusters
* visualizing cluster security
* commercial grade cluster security
* failover cluster security
* cluster-specific intrusion detection
* the relationship between cluster security and grid security
* cluster security vulnerabilities
* cluster security best practices
* storage security on clusters 
* storage survivability on clusters 

Two Paper Categories: Long paper: 12 pages, Short paper: 6 pages
Paper submissions due: December 1, 2004 (hard deadline)  
Notifications to the authors: January 10, 2004 
Camera-ready papers due February 4, 2004 (hard deadline)  
Cluster-Sec Workshop: May 10 or 11th, 2005 

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