2005 ACM Workshop on Secure Web Services (SWS)

November 11, 2005
George W. Johnson Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

Held in conjunction with the

12th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-12)



Basic security protocols for Web Services, such as XML Security, the WS-* series of proposals, SAML, and XACML are the basic set of building blocks enabling Web Services and the nodes of GRID architectures to interoperate securely. While these building blocks are now firmly in place, a number of challenges are still to be met for Web services and GRID nodes to be fully secured and trusted, providing for secure communications between cross-platform and cross-language Web services.  Also, the current trend toward representing Web services orchestration and choreography via advanced business process metadata is fostering a further evolution of current security models and languages, whose key issues include setting and managing security policies, inter-organizational (trusted partner) security issues and the implementation of high level business policies in a Web services environment. The SWS workshop explores these challenges, ranging from the advancement and best practices of building block technologies such as XML and Web services security protocols to higher level issues such as advanced metadata, general security policies, trust establishment, risk management, and service assurance.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Authors of the best SWS 05 papers will be invited to submit their work to a special issue of the Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering (JCSSE)

Important Dates:


Paper submissions due:

July 18th, 2005 extended to August 8th, 2005

Acceptance notifications:

August 10th, 2005

Camera-ready papers due:

August 26th, 2005

Accepted papers' authors:click here for directions to uploading your camera ready version


CCS General Chair  Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA

SWS Program Chairs
Ernesto Damiani  Computer Technology Department ,University of Milan, Italy
Hiroshi Maruyama, IBM Tokyo Research, Japan maruyama@jp.ibm.com

Final program available

Program Committee

Selim Aissi, Intel, US
Anne Anderson, Sun, US
Elizabeth Chang , Curtin University, Australia
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università di Milano, Italy
Tharam Dillon, Sydney University of Technology, Australia
Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, US
Eduardo Fernandez-Medina Patòn, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alban Gabillon, Université de Pau, France
Andy Gordon, Microsoft Research, US
Thomas Gross, IBM Zurich,Switzerland
Thomas Gross, ETH, Switzerland
Ehud Gudes, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario, Canada
Willem Jonker, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Raghavan Srinivas, Sun, US
Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, US

Submission instructions:

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well marked appendices (using 11-point font and reasonable margins on letter-size paper). Committee members are not required to read appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them.
Papers should have a cover page with the title, authors, an abstract (300 word maximum) and contact information.
Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or portable Postscript format at the SWS05 submission address