CFP: WS Security and Mobility (MOS'98)
4th WORKSHOP ON MOBILE OBJECT SYSTEMS:
Secure Internet Mobile Computations
In association with the 12th European Conference on Object-Oriented
The ECOOP Workshop on Distributed Object Security
21 July 1998, Brussels, Belgium.
Call for Participation
Keywords: security, protection, mobile computation formalisms, mobile object
systems, mobile code, programming languages, mobile agents, java.
Applications executing over the Internet are currently of major interest to
academe and industry . Mobility of code, and of running computations and
objects, is widely regarded as an attractive paradigm for programming these
applications. Yet, in order for the mobile object technology to be more
widely accepted, innovative security solutions that provide solid security
guarantees to clients and service providers have to be developed.
The 4th Workshop in the ECOOP series on Mobile Object Systems aims to bring
together mobile object system and language designers, security experts, and
generally people interested in discussing the current state and future
direction of security research in the mobile object system context. The
workshop will be a forum to learn about the latest research, and also
to discuss and exchange ideas concerning on-going theoretical and
The workshop will be held on the 21th of July 1998, just prior to the ECOOP
conference taking place in Brussels, Belgium.
This year's workshop focuses on the security aspects of mobile computations.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:
* Theoretical foundations of secure mobile computations,
* Mobile object code verification techniques,
* Security policy modeling for mobile object systems,
* Security protocols for agent authentication,
* Integrity and availability issues in mobile object systems,
* Secure language and system implementation techniques,
* Java security issues relevant to mobility and mobile code,
* Mobility related experience reports and horror stories,
* Secure mobile object system applications.
The workshop is being organized as part of a "double bill" with the ECOOP
workshop on Distributed Object Security. Thus, authors wishing to submit
papers on general security issues are invited to submit that workshop; its
call for papers can be found http://sirac.inrialpes.fr/~jensen/ewdos.html
Submission of papers
Both full papers (maximum 15 pages) and position papers (1 page) are
welcome. Authors wishing to submit a paper should send the paper in
postscript format to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15,
1998. Along with the submitted paper, authors are requested to send a
brief description of their current research activities.
We encourage submissions presenting original research results, as well as
papers that attempt to establish links between different approaches to
mobile system development, and/or papers that include survey material.
Original research results should be clearly described, and their
usefulness to practitioners outlined.
A selection of the best full papers will be published in the workshop
Furthermore, in view of the cooperation with the ECOOP workshop on
distributed object security, papers received that seem better suited for
that workshop will be forwarded to its organizers.
Paper selection will be based on the quality of the submitted material.
The number of participants will be limited, and attendance will be by
invitation only. Authors whose papers are accepted will be invited to
give a presentation.
* March 15: Deadline for submission of papers.
* May 15: Notification to authors.
* June 15: Final version of papers.
* July 20: Distributed Object Security Workshop.
* July 21: Secure Internet Mobile Computations Workshop.
* Martin Abadi, DEC SRC
* Brian Bershad, Univ. of Washington
* Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research
* Giuseppe Castagna, ENS
* Robert Gray, Dartmouth College
* Dag Johansen, Univ. of Tromso
* Eric Jul, DIKU Univ. Copenhagen
* Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
* Christian Tschudin, Univ. Zurich
* Dennis Volpano, NRL
* Ciaran Bryce, Univ. of Geneva
* Leila Ismail, INRIA Rhone-Alpes
* Jan Vitek, Univ. of Geneva