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Workshop preliminary program available

2007 ACM Workshop on Secure Web Services (SWS)

November 2, 2007

Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Held in conjunction with the
14th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS-14)

Call for Papers

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.

The workshop provides a forum for presenting research results, practical experiences, and innovative ideas in web services security.

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

Important Dates

CCS General Chair

Peng Ning, NC State University, USA.

Industrial Track co-Chairs

Anne Anderson, Sun Microsystems Labs, USA.

Anoop Singhal, NIST, USA.

SWS Program Chair

Ernesto Damiani, Computer Technology Department, University of Milan, Italy.
Seth Proctor, Sun Microsystems Labs, USA.

SWS Program Committee

Elizabeth Chang, Curtin University, Australia.

Tharam Dillon, Sydney University of Technology, Australia.

Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, USA.

Emmanuel Bruno, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, France.

Eduardo Fernandez-Medina Patòn, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

Thomas Gross, IBM Zurich, Switzerland.

Frédéric Cuppens, ENST-Bretagne, France.

Alexis Bonnecaze, ESIL Marseille, France.

Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Duminda Wijesekera, George Mason University, USA.

Richard Chbeir, UniversitÚ de Bourgogne, France.

Stefania Marrara, University of Milan, Italy.

Anoop Singhal, NIST, USA.