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[PVS] FCS-ARSPA-WITS'08: deadline extension


By popular request, the submission deadline
is extended to April 10, 2008



Joint Workshop on
Foundations of Computer Security,
Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis, and
Issues in the Theory of Security


June 21-22, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Affiliated with LICS 2008 and CSF 21


Papers due:   April 10 (was: March 30)
Notification: May 16
Final papers: June 01


The aim of the joint workshop FCS-ARSPA-WITS'08 is to provide a forum
for continued activity in different areas of computer security,
bringing computer security researchers in closer contact with the LICS
community and giving LICS attendees an opportunity to talk to experts
in computer security, on the one hand, and contribute to bridging the
gap between logical methods and computer security foundations, on the

We are interested both in new results in theories of computer security
and also in more exploratory presentations that examine open questions
and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories, as well as in
new results on developing and applying automated reasoning techniques
and tools for the formal specification and analysis of security
protocols. We thus solicit submissions of papers both on mature work
and on work in progress.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Automated reasoning techniques, Composition issues, Formal
specification, Foundations of verification, Information flow analysis,
Language-based security, Logic-based design, Program transformation,
Security models, Static analysis, Statistical methods, Tools, Trust


Access and resource usage control, Authentication, Availability and
denial of service, Covert channels, Confidentiality, Integrity and
privacy, Intrusion detection, Malicious code, Mobile code, Mutual
distrust, Privacy, Security policies, Security protocols

WITS is the official annual workshop organised by the IFIP WG 1.7 on
"Theoretical Foundations of Security Analysis and Design", established
to promote the investigation on the theoretical foundations of
security, discovering and promoting new areas of application of
theoretical techniques in computer security and supporting the
systematic use of formal techniques in the development of security
related applications. This is the eighth meeting in the series.

The workshop FCS continues a tradition, initiated with the Workshops
on Formal Methods and Security Protocols (FMSP) in 1998 and 1999, then
with the Workshop on Formal Methods and Computer Security (FMCS) in
2000, and finally with the LICS satellite Workshop on Foundations of
Computer Security (FCS) in 2002 through 2005, of bringing together
formal methods and the security community.

ARSPA is a series of workshops on Automated Reasoning for Security
Protocol Analysis, bringing together researchers and practitioners
from both the security and the formal methods communities, from
academia and industry, who are working on developing and applying
automated reasoning techniques and tools for the formal specification
and analysis of security protocols. The first two ARSPA workshops were
held as satellite events of the 2nd International Joint Conference on
Automated Reasoning (IJCAR'04) and of the 32nd International
Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP'05),

FCS and ARSPA have been joining forces since 2006: FCS-ARSPA'06 was
affiliated with LICS'06, in the context of FLoC'06, and FCS-ARSPA'07
was affiliated with LICS'07 and ICALP'07.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers must
guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.

Submissions should be at most 15 pages (a4paper, 11pt), including
references.  The cover page should include title, names of authors,
co-ordinates of the corresponding author, an abstract, and a list of
keywords. Submissions that are clearly too long may be rejected
immediately.  Additional material intended for the referees but not
for publication in the final version - for example details of proofs -
may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the
page limit.

Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically, as portable
document format (pdf) or postscript (ps); please, do not send files
formatted for work processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or
Wordperfect files).

Submission instructions will be published shortly on the workshop's


Informal proceedings will be made available in electronic format and
they will be distributed to all participants of the workshop.

Moreover, workshop participants will be invited to submit full
versions of their papers to a special issue of the Journal of
Automated Reasoning, which will be open also to non-participants, in
all cases with fresh reviewing.


Alessandro Aldini (Universita` di Urbino, Italy)
Alessandro Armando (Universita` di Genova, Italy)
Michael Backes (Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany)
Lujo Bauer (CMU, USA; co-chair)
Veronique Cortier (LORIA INRIA-Lorraine, France)
Cas Cremers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Pierpaolo Degano (Universita` di Pisa, Italy)
Sandro Etalle (T. University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands; co-chair)
Riccardo Focardi (Universita` di Venezia, Italy)
Dieter Gollman (Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Jerry den Hartog (T. University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands; co-chair)
Jan Juerjens (The Open University, UK)
Ralf Kuesters (Universitaet Trier, Germany)
Gavin Lowe (Oxford University, UK)
Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Sebastian Moedersheim (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK)
Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy; co-chair)
Steve Zdancewic (University of Pennsylvania, USA)