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SHPCS 2016 : 11th International Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Where Innsbruck
Submission Deadline Apr 14, 2016
Notification Due Apr 28, 2016
Final Version Due May 1, 2016
Categories    computer science   security   HPC

Call For Papers

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 SHPCS Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Access Control
• Accounting and Audit
• Anonymity
• Applied Cryptography
• Authentication
• 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
• Mobile Security
• 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 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

SHPCS welcomes submission of papers describing:
• Experimental work to measure existing systems and applications
• Industrial experience relevant to the Workshop’s themes
• Theoretical work on specific new models
• Software and hardware platforms from the angle of security and performance
• Short papers describing ongoing work.
Submitted papers should highlight their application or relevance for HPCS computing.

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Security and HPC in each local/distributed application fields (Grid, Cloud, mobile). 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 8 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 submission link at

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 workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2016 web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is to be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE and will be available online through IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly (e.g., SCOPUS, EI indexing …).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for a special issue in a distinguished ISI Journal. More details will be announced later.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ---------------------------- March 07, 2016
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 07, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 1, 2016
Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 18-22, 2016


Alessio Merlo
DIBRIS - University of Genova
Viale F. Causa, 13, 16145, Genova, Italy
Phone: +39 010 353 2344
Fax: +39 010 353 2948

Mauro Migliardi
DEI - University of Padua
Via Gradenigo, 6/B, I-35131, Padova, Italy
Phone: +39 328 1003221
Luca Spalazzi
DII – Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Brecce Bianche, 12, I-60131, Ancona, Italy
Phone: +39 071 2204829

International Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016.

• Sherenaz Al Haj Baddar - University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
• Ezio Bartocci - TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
• Matthias Buchler - Technische Universitat, Munchen, Germany
• Roberto Carbone - FBK, IRST, Trento, Italy
• Valentina Casola - University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
• Aniello Castiglione - University of Salerno, Italy
• Gabriele Costa - University of Genoa, Italy
• Jorge Cuellar - Siemens, Germany
• Paolo Gasti - New York Institute of Technology, New York, USA
• Dieter Hutter - DFKI GmbH, Germany
• Martin G. Jaatun - SINTEF ICT, Norway
• Rafal Kozik - Institute of Telecommunications, UTP Bydgoszcz, Poland
• Jean-Francois Lalande - LIFO, Universite d'Orleans, France
• Gabriele Oligeri - University of Roma Tre, Italy
• Jose A. Onieva - Universidad de Málaga, Spain
• Davide Schipani - Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
• Toshihiro Yamauchi - Okayama University, Okayama, Japan

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 contact one of the Conference's organizers.

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