[Om-announce] [CFP] Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems

Francesco Spegni francesco.spegni at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 10:13:54 CET 2018

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SHPCS 2018: 13th International Workshop on Security and High Performance
Computing Systems

Orléans, France, July 16-20, 2018



Providing high performance computing and security is a challenging task.
Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer
from poor security support and cannot resist common attacks.  Adding
security measures typically degrade performance.  This workshop addresses
relationships between security, high performance and distributed computing
systems in four directions.  First, it considers how to add security
properties (authentication, confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation,
access control) to high performance computing systems and how they can be
formally verified both at design-time (formal verification) and at run-time
(run-time verification). In this case, safety properties can also be
addressed, such as availability and fault tolerance for high performance
computing systems.  Second, it addresses vulnerabilities and security
threats (and remediation) targeting HPC, grid, cloud and mobile
environments. Third, it covers how to use HPC systems to solve security
problems.  For instance, a grid computation can break an encryption code, a
cluster can support high performance intrusion detection or a distributed
formal verification system. More generally, this topic addresses every
efficient use of a high performance computing systems to improve security.
Fourth, it investigates the tradeoffs between maintaining high performance
and achieving security in computing systems and solutions to balance the
two objectives. In all these directions, various formal analyses, as well
as performance analyses or monitoring techniques can be conducted to show
the efficiency of a security infrastructure.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel
research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security related to
HPC, distributed, network and mobile environments, as well as case studies
and implementation experiences.  Papers should have practical relevance to
the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems.


The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to, the
following aspects of security and high performance computing systems:

Access Control
Accounting and Audit
Blockchain and Bitcoin security
Blockchain and trust management
Blockchain schemes for HPC decentralization
Commercial and Industry Security
Cryptographic Protocols and Applied Cryptography
Data, Application, and Database Security and Integrity
Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property Protection
Formal Verification of Secure Systems
Identity and Key Management
Inference/Controlled Disclosure
Information Warfare
Intrusion and Attack Detection and Response
Privacy-Enhancing Technology
Secure Networking
Secure System Design
Security for Mobile Code, Mobile and Wireless Networks
Security for Specific Domains (e.g., E-Government, E-Business, P2P) and IT
Security in Operating Systems and in Untrusted & Adversarial Environments
and Systems
Security Location Services
Security Monitoring & Management
Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures
Security Visualization
Trust Management Policies and Trust Models
Web Security and Web Services Security

Information about all committees can be found on the workshop web-page:


*** Author's information ***

Authors are invited to submit full research papers (up to 8 pages,
double-column, IEEE manuscript templates) describing original research
results, case studies and tools; and short new ideas/work-in-progress
papers (up to 4 pages, double-column, IEEE manuscript templates) describing
new approaches, techniques and/or tools that are not fully validated yet.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.
Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements are posted on the
HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings
formally published in hard and soft copies as in the past years, and be
available at the time of the conference. The proceedings will be included
in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing
services accordingly.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format at the EasyChair submission site:


*** Important dates ***

Paper Submissions: March 19, 2018
Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2018
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: May 03, 2018
Conference Dates: July 16 – 20, 2018

*** CO-CHAIRS ***

Marco Baldi (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
Gerardo Pelosi (Politecnico di Milano)
Francesco Spegni (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

More information:
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