Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems



As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS’09)

and in conjunction with

The 5th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2009)


Leipzig, Germany

June 21 - 24, 2009





(Extended Submission Deadline: March 10, 2009)



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. 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. 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 Monitoring & 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 Untrusted & Adversarial Environments and Systems

·         Security in Operating Systems

·         Security Location Services

·         Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures

·         Security Visualization

·         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. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. 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 conference web site submission link at: .


Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published 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 organizers.



Important Dates:

Paper Submissions (Extended Deadline): ------------------ March 10, 2009

Acceptance Notification: --------------------------------------- March 31, 2009

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------- April 24, 2009



Workshop Organizers:

Ratan Kumar Guha

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,

University of Central Florida,

4000 Central Florida Blvd.,

Orlando, FL 32816, USA

Phone: +1 (407) 823 2956

Fax: +1 (407) 823 5419



Luca Spalazzi

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell'Automazione

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Via Brecce Bianche

I-60131 Ancona, ITALY, EU

Phone: +39 071 2204829

Fax: +39 071 2204474




Workshop Program Committee:

Jemal H. Abawajy                          Deakin University, Australia

Akshai Aggarwal                            University of Windsor, Canada

Massimo Benerecetti                      Università degli studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy

Bharat Bhargava                             Purdue University, USA

Gianluca Capuzzi                            Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Ioanna Dionysiou                            University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Dieter Hutter                                  DFKI GmbH, Germany

Martin G. Jaatun                             SINTEF ICT, Norway

Jean-Francois Lalande                    LIFO, Université d'Orleans, France

Mark Manulis                                 Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Gianluigi Me                                   University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

John Mylopoulos                            University of Toronto, Canada

Jose A. Onieva                               Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Francesco Pagliarecci                     Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Alexander Pretschner                      ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Françoise Sailhan                            Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), France

Damien Sauveron                           University of Limoges - CNRS UMR 6172, France

Waleed W. Smari                           University of Dayton, USA

Willy Susilo                                    University of Wollongong, Australia

Toshihiro Tabata                             Okayama University, Japan

Simone Tacconi                              Polizia di Stato, Italy

Carolyn Talcott                               SRI International, USA

Soon Tee Teoh                               San Jose State University, USA

Christian Toinard                            LIFO, Université d'Orleans, France

Luis Javier Garcia Villalba               Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Zonghua Zhang                               NICT, Japan



For information or questions about the workshop and the paper submission procedure, please contact the Workshop organizers.


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: or consult the conference web site at


For information about the IWCMC conference in general, please contact the General Chair: Mohsen Guizani, (Western Michigan University, The IWCMC Conference web site is at