IEEE Workshop on Web Services Security

(In conjunction with the 2006 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy)

The workshop will be held on Sunday May 21, 2006 on the UC Berkeley campus


The advance of Web Services technologies promises to have far reaching
effects on the Internet and enterprise networks. Web services based on
eXtensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
and related open standards in the area of Service Oriented
Architectures (SOA) allow data and applications to interact without
human intervention through dynamic and adhoc connections. However, the
security challenges presented by the Web Services approach are
formidable. Many of the features that make Web Services attractive are
at odds with traditional security models and controls. This workshop
will explore the challenges in the area of Web Services Security
ranging from security issues in XML, SOAP and UDDI to higher level
issues such as advanced metadata, general security policies and
service assurance.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

a)Web services and GRID computing security
b)Authentication and authorization
c)Integrity and transaction management for Web Services
d)Use of Web Services in Trusted Computing Platform
e)Semantic aware Web Services security
f)Privacy and digital identity
g)Trust negotiation for Web Services
h)Secure web service composition and workflows

Important Dates:

     Paper Submission Due: March 30, 2006
     Acceptance Notification: April 25, 2006
     Workshop: Sunday, May 21, 2006

Workshop Program Chairs:

Anoop Singhal, Computer Security Division, National Institute of
Standards (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD,

 Prof. Elisa Bertino, CS & ECE Department, Purdue University, West
Lafayette, IN

Program Committee

Anne Anderson SUN, USA
Athman Bouguettaya, Virginia Tech., USA
Frederic Cuppens, ENST Bretagne, France
Patrick Eugster, Purdue University, USA
Csilla Farkas, Univ. of South Carolina, USA
Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy
Thomas Gross, IBM Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
Trent Jaeger,  Pennsylvania State University, USA
Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
Pietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan, Italy
Massimo Mecella, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Mike Papazoglou, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Babak Sadighi Firozabadi, SICS, Sweeden 
Bhavani Thuraisingham, UT Dallas, USA
Jia Zhang, University of Northern Illinois, USA
Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, USA
Marianne Winslett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Instructions for Paper Submission

All submissions must reflect original work and must adequately
document any overlap with previously published papers. Papers should
be submitted in Portable Document Format (.pdf) using an 11 point
font, single column layout, standard interline spacing and reasonable
margins. Submit papers via email using the following email address:

There are three kinds of submissions that we are soliciting:

Regular Papers not to exceed 10 pages
Short Papers not to exceed 6 pages
Invited talk as a 1 page abstract