9th International Workshop on Security Issues in Concurrency

September 5 2011, Aachen, Germany.

The 9th International Workshop on Security Issues in Concurrency will be co-located with CONCUR 2011, QEST 2011 and TGC 2011

Important dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: June 12, 2011 (extended)
  • Notification: July 8, 2011
  • Workshop: September 5, 2011

Scope and topics

Emerging trends in concurrency theory require the definition of models and languages adequate for the design and management of new classes of applications, mainly to program either WANs (like Internet) or smaller networks of mobile and portable devices (which support applications based on a dynamically reconfigurable communication structure). Due to the openness of these systems, new critical aspects come into play, such as the need to deal with malicious components or with a hostile environment. Current research on network security issues (e.g. secrecy, authentication, etc.) usually focuses on opening cryptographic point-to-point tunnels. Therefore, the proposed solutions in this area are not always exploitable to support the end-to-end secure interaction between entities whose availability or location is not known beforehand.

The aim of the workshop is to cover the gap between the security and the concurrency communities. More precisely, the workshop promotes the exchange of ideas, trying to focus on common interests and stimulating discussions on central research questions. In particular, we look for papers dealing with security issues -- such as authentication, integrity, privacy, confidentiality, access control, denial of service, service availability, safety aspects, fault tolerance, trust, language-based security, probabilistic and information theoretic models -- in emerging fields like web services, mobile ad-hoc networks, agent-based infrastructures, peer-to-peer systems, context-aware computing, global/ubiquitous/pervasive computing.

SecCo 2011 follows the success of SecCo'03 (affiliated to ICALP'03), SecCo'04 (affiliated to CONCUR'04), SecCo'05 (affiliated to CONCUR'05), SecCo'07 (affiliated to CONCUR'07), SecCo'08 (affiliated to CONCUR'08) and SecCo'09 (affiliated to CONCUR'09), SecCo'10 (affiliated to CONCUR'10).

Note that this is SecCo's last year as an independent workshop. Starting from next year, SecCo is merging with several other workshops in the field to form the Conference on Security and Trust Foundations (STF) which will be part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS).

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