The 2007 High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS'07) Conference

June 4 - 6, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic

In conjunction with
(ECMS 2007)

Co-Sponsored by SCS-Europe, IEEE Germany, ASIM, EUROSIM, CASS, JSST, PTSK, TSS
In Cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) (Pending)


Workshop on
Security and High Performance Computing Systems

As part of The 2007 International Conference High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS'07) and in conjunction with The 21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2007)

Submission Deadline: March 12, 2007

Brief Description:

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. On the other hand, adding security measures typically degrade performance. This workshop addresses relationships between security and high performance systems in three directions. First, it considers how to add security properties (authentication, confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, access control) to high performance computing systems. In this case, safety properties can also be addressed, such as availability and fault tolerance for high performance computing systems. Second, it covers how to use high performance computing systems to solve security problems. For instance, a grid computation can break an encryption code, or a cluster can support high performance intrusion detection, etc. More generally, this topic addresses every efficient use of a high performance computing system to improve security. Third, 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 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 computer and network security, as well as case studies and implementation experiences. Papers should have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems.

This workshop covers (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • 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
  • Privacy-Enhancing Technology
  • Secure Networking
  • Secure System Design
  • Security Management
  • Security for Mobile Code
  • Security for Specific Domains (e.g., E-Government, E-Business, P2P)
  • Security in IT Outsourcing
  • Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Security in Operating Systems
  • Security Location Services
  • Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures
  • Smartcards
  • Trust Management Policies
  • Trust Models

  • Paper Submissions:

    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 and an abstract of no more than 350 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names, affiliations, or obvious citations). Please, submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript using the workshop web site submission link at :

    Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published by SCS-Europe in the conference proceedings which will be available at the time of the meeting.

    If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizer.

    Important Dates:

    Paper Submissions March 12, 2007
    Acceptance Notification: March 27, 2007
    Camera-Ready Papers and Registration Due: April 17, 2007

    Workshop Organizer:

    Luca Spalazzi
    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione
    UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche
    Via Brecce Bianche
    I-60131 Ancona, ITALY, EU.
    Phone: +39 071 2204829
    Fax: +39 071 2204474
    Office: FacoltÓ di Ingegneria, DIIGA, Quota 165

    Workshop Program Committee:

    Massimo Benerecetti, Universita degli studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
    Gianluca Capuzzi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Michael Georgeff, Monash University, Australia (pending)
    Jean-Francois Lalande, LIFO, Universite d'Orleans, France
    John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
    Waleed W. Smari, University of Dayton, USA
    Simone Tacconi, Polizia di Stato, Italy
    Carolyn Talcott, SRI International, USA
    Christian Toinard, LIFO, Universite d'Orleans, France (pending)

    If you have any questions about conference paper submission, please contact conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0226, USA, Voice: (937) 229-2795, Fax: (937) 229-4529, Email: For information about the HPCS conference in general, please contact the General Chairs: Domenico Talia, DEIS, Universita' della Calabria, Italy, and Mads Nygard, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, The Multi Conference web site is at

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