[Om-announce] ARSPA-WITS'09: deadline extension

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Fri Jan 9 18:49:48 CET 2009

(Apologies if you receive this announcement multiple times)

By popular request, the submission deadline
is extended to January 15 (10am CET).

Authors should submit an abstract of their 
paper by January 11 (10am CET).

Authors who have already submitted a paper 
may resubmit before the deadline.



Joint Workshop on
Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis 
Issues in the Theory of Security


March 28-29, 2009
York, UK

Affiliated with ETAPS 2009


Abstracts due: January 11 (10am CET) 
Papers due: January 15 (10am CET) 
Notification: February 06
Final papers: April 10 


The aim of the joint workshop ARSPA-WITS'09 is to provide a forum for
continued activity in different areas of computer security, bringing
computer security researchers in closer contact with the ETAPS
community and giving ETAPS 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

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),
respectively. ARSPA then joined forces with the workshop FCS
(Foundations of Computer Security): 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.

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 ninth meeting in the series.  In
2008, ARSPA and WITS joined with the workshop on Foundations of
Computer Security FCS for a joint workshop FCS-ARSPA-WITS'08
associated with LICS 2008 and CSF 21.


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

The post-proceedings of the workshop will be published in the Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

To preserve ARSPA-WITS's tradition of being an open forum, authors may
decide whether they would like a revised version of a paper to appear
in the post-proceedings. 
Authors should clearly state at time of submission whether a paper is
intended for presentation only or also for publication: this should be
stated at the end of the abstract of the paper. 
Papers for presentation only may substantially overlap other (cited)
work of the authors.  This choice will not affect the selection
procedure in any other way.

Submissions should be at most 15 pages (a4paper, 11pt), including
references, written in the style of LNCS (www.springer.com/lncs).
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 electronic
submission web-site powered by easychair:


Please, follow the instructions given there.


Lujo Bauer (CMU, USA)
Luca Compagna (SAP Research, France)
Veronique Cortier (LORIA INRIA-Lorraine, France)
Pierpaolo Degano (Universita` di Pisa, Italy; co-chair)
Sandro Etalle (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Riccardo Focardi (Universita` di Venezia, Italy)
Dieter Gollman (Technische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Roberto Gorrieri (Universita` di Bologna, Italy)
Joshua Guttman (MITRE, USA)
Jerry den Hartog (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Jan Juerjens (The Open University, UK)
Gavin Lowe (Oxford University, UK)
Catherine Meadows (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Jonathan Millen (MITRE, USA)
Sebastian Moedersheim (IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland)
Mark Ryan (University of Birmingham, UK)
Luca Vigano` (Universita` di Verona, Italy; co-chair)


The workshop is supported by the projects AVANTSSAR, REGIS and

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