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Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security

August 9-10, 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA
Affiliated with LICS'09.

Papers due:     Extended to April 19, 2009
Notification of acceptance:     May 29, 2009
Final papers:     June 30, 2009

Computer security is an established field of computer science of both
theoretical and practical significance. In recent years, there has
been increasing interest in logic-based foundations for various
methods in computer security, including the formal specification,
analysis and design of security protocols and their applications, the
formal definition of various aspects of security such as access
control mechanisms, mobile code security and denial-of-service
attacks, and the modeling of information flow and its application to
confidentiality policies, system composition, and covert channel

The aim of the workshop FCS'09 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 other.

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
(possibly based on already published material) 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
for     Access control 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

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
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). The only mechanism for paper submissions is via
the dedicated easychair submission web page.

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

Participation to the workshop will be open to anybody willing to register.

Alessandro Armando (Università di Genova, Italy)
Michael Backes (Saarland University and MPI-SWS, Germany)
Michele Bugliesi (Università Ca' Foscari, Italy)
Stephen Chong (Harvard University, USA)
Véronique Cortier (LORIA INRIA-Lorraine, France; co-chair)
Cas Cremers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Stéphanie Delaune (CNRS - ENS de Cachan, France)
Deepak Garg (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Dieter Gollman (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Jerry den Hartog  (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Jan Jürjens (The Open University and Microsoft Research (Cambridge), UK)
Ralf Küsters (Universität Trier, Germany)
Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK)
Vitaly Shmatikov (University of Texas at Austin, USA; co-chair)
Luca Viganò (Università di Verona, Italy)

The workshop is supported by the ANR-07-SESU-002 AVOTE.