Call for Papers
Security in Distributed Computing
Special Track of
Sunday July 13 - Wednesday July 16,
Security and Distributed Computing are highly
related. The goal of the Security in Distributed Computing special track
of PODC is to increase cooperation and
interactions between the distributed computing community and the security
and cryptography communities, and to provide a forum for original research
related to security in distributed computing and systems. In addition to
regular presentations and brief announcements, we will have three stimulating
key note lectures reviewing important, challenging and controversial issues
in security and distributed computing, by:
The special track is an integral part of PODC; see
for additional information. We solicit two kinds of submissions:
Regular presentationsof approximately 25 minutes accompanied by papers of up to 10 pages in
the proceedings. This format is intended for contributions reporting
on original research, submitted exclusively to this conference. A
selection of the papers will be published by Springer-Verlag's journal
Computing, continuing with a past collaboration.
Brief announcementsof approximately 10 minutes accompanied by one-page abstracts in the proceedings.
This format is a forum for brief communications, which may be published
in other conferences. Longer versions expanding the brief announcements
will be collected at a web site.
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|April 2, 2003
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|April 22, 2003
SCOPE of the Security Track:
We are soliciting research contributions on the design,
specification, implementation, application and theory of secure distributed
welcome submissions on any topic in the intersection of security and distributed
computing,including but not limited to:
Secure multiparty and two-party computations
Secret sharing and verifiable secret sharing
Resiliency to corruptions: distributed, forward and
Security, privacy and anonymity in the Internet and
in mobile communication systems
Secure/security protocols and distributed algorithms
Secure multicast and broadcast
Denial of service (clogging) and its prevention
Non-repudiation, certification and timestamping protocols
Distribution of intellectual property and its (copyright)
Secure distributed marketplaces, auctions, and gambling
Cryptographic protocols, including: authentication,
key management, and others
Secure electronic commerce, banking and payment protocols
Security for Peer to Peer computing
Secure bandwidth reservation and QOS
Distributed access control and trust management
Secure mobile agents and mobile code
Security for Storage Area Networks
|U. Texas Austin
|U. of Toronto, Canada
|Bar-Ilan U., Security
|Wroclaw U. & Signet, Poland
|Hebrew U., Israel
|Tel-Aviv U., Israel
|Microsoft, Cambridge, UK
|U. Verona, Italy
HOW TO SUBMIT
Electronic submissions are encouraged:
Regular presentations only can be submitted by going to http://www.matem.unam.mx/podc/html/.
Do not submit brief announcements using this link!!!
Brief announcements should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors unable to submit electronically should contact the program chair,
Sergio Rajsbaum, by email,
to receive instructions.
All electronic submissions must be in postscript or PDF format, and capable
of being previewed by ghostview (see hints
on creating them by Amir Herzberg). The cover page should include
authors and affiliation,
postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
a brief abstract describing the work, and
at the bottom of the brief abstract, in boldface, an indication
of non-student or student status, and
an indication if this is a regular presentation or brief announcement.
It is recommended that each submission begin with a succinct statement
of the problem, summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of
their significance, all suitable for a non-specialist. Technical
development of the work, directed to the specialist, should follow.
A submission for the REGULAR PRESENTATION
format should be no longer than 4,500 words (10 pages on letter-size paper
using at least 11-point font). Additional necessary details
may be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion
of the program committee.
A submission for the BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT format
should be no longer than 3 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point
font. Authors of accepted brief announcements will have the option
of placing a link to a full version of their work on the conference web
If requested by the authors, a submission that is not selected for a
regular presentation will also be considered for the brief announcement
format. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper
for a regular presentation.
Submissions deviating significantly from these guidelines will be rejected
without consideration of their merits. Late papers will not be read
BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
A prize will be given to the best student paper. A paper is eligible
if at least one author is a full-time student at the time of submission.
This must be noted on the cover page. The program committee may decline
to make the award or split it.
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Last modified February 24, 2003