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SHPCS 2014 : 9th Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems


When Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014
Where Bologna, Italy
Submission Deadline Mar 28, 2014
Notification Due Apr 24, 2014
Final Version Due May 6, 2014
Categories    security   high performance computing   cyber security   network security

Call For Papers


9th Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems
(SHPCS 2014)

As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2014)

July 21 - July 25, 2014
The Savoia Hotel Regency
Bologna, Italy


Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers,
or posters

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 and high performance
computing systems in three 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 covers how to use high performance computing
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. Third, 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 computer and
network security, as well as case studies and implementation experiences.
Papers should have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation,
application, or operation of secure systems.

The Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the
* Access Control
* Accounting and Audit
* Anonymity
* Applied Cryptography
* Authentication
* Cloud Security
* Commercial and Industry Security
* Cryptographic Protocols
* Data and Application Security
* Data/System Integrity
* Database Security
* Digital Rights Management
* Formal Verification of Secure Systems
* Identity Management
* Inference/Controlled Disclosure
* Information Warfare
* Intellectual Property Protection
* Intrusion and Attack Detection
* Intrusion and Attack Response
* Key Management
* Privacy-Enhancing Technology
* Secure Networking
* Secure System Design
* Security Monitoring & Management
* Security for Mobile Code
* Security for Specific Domains (e.g., E-Government, E-Business, P2P)
* Security in IT Outsourcing
* Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
* Security in Untrusted & Adversarial Environments and Systems
* Security in Operating Systems
* Security Location Services
* Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures
* Security Visualization
* Smartcards
* Trust Management Policies
* Trust Models
* Web Security
* Web Services Security

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on
above and other topics related to Security in HPC. Submitted papers must
not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission
should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses,
fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly
the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list
of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript
should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional
pages will be charged additional fee.
Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will
also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all
preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide
helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript using the Workshop EasyChair
(the submission link will be provided soon).

Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted via the link above. Each paper
will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on
their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers
must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will
be made available at the time of the meeting. Instructions for final
manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2013
Conference web site. The proceedings is projected to be included in the
IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version
of their work for a special issue in an ISI Journal (the last special issue
has been published in the Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier).

Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------ March 28, 2014
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 24, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------------- May 6, 2014
Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


Luca Spalazzi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Brecce Bianche
I-60131 Ancona, ITALY, EU
Phone: +39 071 2204829
Fax: +39 071 2204474

Luca Viganò
Department of Informatics
King’s College London
S6.32, Strand Building, Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS, England, UK, EU
Phone: +44 020 7848 2078

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program
committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

• Massimo Benerecetti University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
• Mathieu Blanc * Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France
• Gianluca Capuzzi TeamSystem Ancona s.r.l., Italy
• Luca Compagna * SAP Labs France, France
• Jorge Cuellar * Siemens, Germany
• Pierpaolo Degano * University of Pisa, Italy
• Ioanna Dionysiou University of Nicosia, Cyprus
• Hannes Federrath * University of Hamburg, Germany
• Paolo Giorgini University of Trento, Italy
• Dieter Hutter DFKI GmbH, Germany
• Martin G. Jaatun SINTEF ICT, Norway
• Jean-Francois Lalande LIFO, Universite d'Orleans, France
• Alessio Merlo E-Campus University, Italy
• Jose A. Onieva González Universidad de Málaga, Spain
• Francesco Pagliarecci Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
• Waleed Smari Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., OH, USA
• Anna Squicciarini * Penn State, PA, USA
• Christian Toinard * LIFO, Université d'Orleans, France
• Toshihiro Yamauchi Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
• Yacine Zemali * LIFO - ENSI de Bourges, Bourges, France
(* pending acceptance)
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop,
please contact the organizers.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials,
posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums
organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the
conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult
the Conference’s web site at
URL: or
or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

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