Call For Papers

10th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Workshop
June 10-12, 1997
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
of the IEEE Computer Society

This workshop series brings together researchers in computer science to examine foundational issues in computer security. We are interested both in papers that describe new results in the theories of computer security and in papers and panels that explore open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories. For background information about the workshop, see the CSFW home page.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

access control
database security
security protocols
network security
security models
data and system integrity
distributed systems security
formal methods for security

as well as foundational issues relating to other critical system properties and in emerging areas such as ubiquitous computing.

The proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be available at the workshop. Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Computer Security

Instructions for Participants

Workshop attendance will be by invitation only and limited to about 35 participants. Prospective participants should send an ELECTRONIC copy of a paper (limit 7500 words) or proposal for panel discussion to Simon Foley at Please clearly identify the contact author and provide email addresses and telephone numbers (both voice and fax). (Paper submissions will be accepted if received by the deadline, but electronic submission of uuencoded postscript is strongly encouraged.)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 7, 1997
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 1997
Camera-ready papers: April 4, 1997

Program Committee

Workshop Location

In 1997 the workshop will be held at the Ralph Waldo Emerson Inn, in Rockport, Massachusetts. Rockport is a New England town, less than an hour's drive from Boston, that has preserved the architecture and charm of a small fishing village. The Inn is on the seashore in an area called Pigeon Cove. It has thirty-six rooms, each with private bathroom and telephone. The roof patio has a wonderful view, and there is access to a walk along the rocky shore. It is about 1.7 miles north of Bearskin Neck, an artist colony and tourist spot crammed with attractive old shops, cafes, restaurants, and galleries, projecting into Rockport Harbor.

For further information contact:
General ChairProgram ChairPublications Chair
Jonathan Millen
The MITRE Corporation
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730, USA
+1 617-271-3580
Simon Foley
Dept of Computer Science
University College
Cork, Ireland
+353 21 902929
Joshua Guttman
The MITRE Corporation
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1420, USA
+1 617-271-2654