ETAPS Dates: 24 March - 1 April 2012
The papers accepted for POST 2012 are now available here.
Principles of Security and Trust is a broad forum related to the theoretical and foundational aspects of security and trust. Papers of many kinds are welcome: new theoretical results, practical applications of existing foundational ideas, and innovative theoretical approaches stimulated by pressing practical problems.
POST combines and replaces a number of successful and longstanding workshops in this area: Automated Reasoning and Security Protocol Analysis (ARSPA), Formal Aspects of Security and Trust (FAST), Security in Concurrency (SecCo), and the Workshop on Issues in the Theory of Security (WITS). A subset of these events met jointly as an event affiliated with ETAPS in 2011 under the name Theory of Security and Applications (TOSCA).
POST is now a member conference of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS), which is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS 2012 is the 15th joint conference in this series.
We seek submissions proposing theories to clarify security and trust within computer science; submissions establishing new results in existing theories; and also submissions raising fundamental concerns about existing theories. We welcome new techniques and tools to automate reasoning within such theories, or to solve security and trust problems. Case studies that reflect the strengths and limitations of foundational approaches are also welcome, as are more exploratory presentations on open questions. Tool demonstration papers form a separate category.
Areas of interest include:
Productive techniques have included automated reasoning, compositionality and transformation, language-based methods, logical formalization, quantitative methods, and static analysis.
Authors will be given a 60 hour period to read and respond to the reviews of their papers before the PC meeting. This process will not, however, provide additional iterations.
Research papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (currently pending).
Submissions must be in PDF format, formatted in the LNCS style (as specified on this page) and at most 20 pages long. The 20 pages must include references and all material intended for publication.
Additional material, that is not to be included in the final version, but may help assessing the merits of the submission - for example details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. ETAPS referees are at liberty to ignore appendices, and papers must be understandable without them.
Tool demonstration papers consist of two parts:
Papers are submitted via the Easychair conference management system at this page (not yet open).
A special issue of the Journal of Computer Security will be devoted to selected papers of POST 2012. Submissions will be solicited after the meeting.
The submission deadline for papers is strict (site will close at 23:59 GMT-11). Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the full paper deadline will be considered as withdrawn.
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Bruno Blanchet, École Normale Supérieure, INRIA, CNRS, ETAPS Unifying Speaker
Chair: Gilles Barthe, ES