Call For Papers

16th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Workshop
June 30 - July 2, 2003
Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, 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 new results in theories of computer security and also in more exploratory presentations that examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories. Both papers and panel proposals are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Access control
Database security
Security protocols
Information flow
Network security
Intrusion detection
Security models
Executable content
Language-based security
Data and system integrity
Distributed systems security
Security for mobile computing
Decidability issues
Formal methods for security
For background information about the workshop, see the CSFW home page. This year the workshop will be held in Pacific Grove, CA, USA. Information about the location and the organization will be soon available on this web page. The proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshop. Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Computer Security.

Instructions for Participants

Submission is open to anyone. Workshop attendance is limited to about 50 participants. 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 20 pages long excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font, single column format, and reasonable margins on 8.5"x11" paper), and at most 25 pages total. Alternatively, papers can be submitted using the two-column IEEE Proceedings style available for various document preparation systems by following this link. Papers in this style should be at most 12 pages long (at most 15 pages including bibliography and appendices). The page limit will be strictly adhered to. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Proposals for panels should be no more than five pages in length and should include possible panelists and an indication of which of those panelists have confirmed participation.

Click here to submit a paper. Papers should be submitted in Postscript or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers submitted in a proprietary word-processor format such as Microsoft Word cannot be considered.

At least one coauthor of each accepted paper is expected to attend CSFW-16. Papers that do not adhere to this policy will be removed from the proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: January 28, 2003
Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2003
Camera-ready papers: April 8, 2003

Program Committee

Workshop Location

The 16th IEEE Computer Security Foundations workshop will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center, located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove California. Asilomar, meaning "refuge by the sea", is a tranquil environment surrounded by forest and white sand beaches. As a member of the California State Park system, it offers 107 extraordinary acres of forests, dunes, and coastline situated on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Founded in 1913 as the western conference center for the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), it is the ideal conference setting.

Asilomar offers secluded guest rooms with forest or marine views. Rooms are clustered into quaint lodges, some of which feature fireplaces. Sunset walks along the beach and coastal trails are a great way to unwind. On-site recreation includes a heated swimming pool, volleyball and billiard tables.

Just minutes away is Pebble Beach, featuring world-class golf courses and scenic 17-Mile Drive. And some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world can be found just 20 minutes to the south toward Big Sur along Hwy 1. Also nearby is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, featuring spectacular, deep-sea and kelp forest exhibits. Monterey Bay hosts a unique deep-sea environment close to shore. There is an underwater canyon over 2km deep at around 15km from shore. The Monterey Bay Aquarium will share their deep-sea, robotic observations and experiences with conference attendees on the evening of 1 July 2003.

Asilomar is 2.3 hours by car from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). There are direct flights between San Francisco and most major European and American cities. The Monterey regional airport (MRY) is 10 minutes by car from Asilomar. There are direct flights to MRY from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and SFO about every 2 hours until 10pm. More travel information can be found on the CSFW16 website.

Additional Information

For further information contact:
General ChairProgram ChairPublications Chair
Dennis Volpano
Cranite Systems Inc.
6620 Via Del Oro
San Jose, CA 95119
Riccardo Focardi
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Venezia
via Torino 155, I-30172 Mestre (Ve),
Jonathan Herzog
The MITRE Corporation
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1420