Joint Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security and Formal and Computational Cryptography

July 18, 2014
Vienna, Austria

Affiliated with CSF '14 and CSL-LICS '14 as part of the Vienna Summer of Logic.

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Background, aim and scope

Computer security is an established field of computer science of both theoretical and practical significance. In recent years, there has been sustained interest in logic-based foundations for various methods in computer security, including the formal specification, analysis, and design of cryptographic protocols and their applications; the formal definition of various aspects of security such as access control mechanisms, mobile code security and denial-of-service attacks; and the modeling of information flow and its application to confidentiality policies, system composition, and covert channel analysis.

The aim of the FCS-FCC 2014 workshop is to provide a forum for continued activity in this area. Historically, FCS has contributed to bringing computer security researchers in closer contact with the LICS community, and given LICS attendees an opportunity to talk to experts in computer security. FCC, traditionally affiliated with CSF, provides a dedicated venue to present recent advances in the field of computationally-sound cryptographic protocol analysis. Both these areas---logical foundations and protocol analysis---are of interest to large subsets of the CSF community.

We are interested both in new results in theories of computer security and also in more exploratory presentations that examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories, as well as in new results on developing and applying automated reasoning techniques and tools for the formal specification and analysis of security protocols. We thus solicit submissions of papers both on mature work and on work in progress.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

Automated reasoning techniques
Composition issues
Formal specification
Foundations of verification
Information flow analysis
Language-based security
Logic-based design
Program transformation
Security models
Static analysis
Statistical methods
Trust management
for Access control and resource usage control
Availability and denial of service
Covert channels
Integrity and privacy
Intrusion detection
Malicious code
Mobile code
Mutual distrust
Security policies
Security protocols

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.


FCS-FCC '14 welcomes two kinds of submissions Short abstracts will receive as rigorous review as do full papers. Short abstracts may receive shorter talk slots at the workshop than do full papers, depending on the number of accepted submissions. Papers should be submitted using the two-column IEEE Proceedings style available for various document preparation systems at the IEEE Conference Publishing Services page.

The cover page should include title, names of authors, co-ordinates of the corresponding author, an abstract, and a list of keywords. Committee members are not required to read appendices, so the paper must be intelligible without them. Papers not adhering to the page limits will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

Authors are invited to submit their papers electronically, as portable document format (pdf) via the

EasyChair submission web page.

Please, do not send files formatted for word processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or WordPerfect files).

Invited speakers





Important dates

Submission: April 25, 2014 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2014
Final papers: June 25, 2014
Workshop: July 18, 2014

Informal proceedings

The workshop has no published proceedings. Presenting a paper at the workshop should not preclude submission to or publication in other venues. The papers presented at the workshop will be made publicly available, but this will not constitute an official proceedings.

Program Committee


To reach the PC chairs, send email to fcsfcc2014@easychair.org

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