FCS 2015

Workshop on Foundations of Computer Security

July 13, 2015
Verona, Italy

Affiliated with IEEE CSF 2015.

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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 2015 workshop is to provide a forum for continued activity in this area.

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.

Invited speakers

Dominique Unruh (University of Tartu)


Invited talk Chair: Boris Köpf
09:30 - 10:30 Formal Verification of Quantum Cryptography
Dominique Unruh
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
Session I Chair: Deepak Garg
11:00 - 11:30 LJGS: Gradual Security Types for Object-Oriented Languages
Luminous Fennell and Peter Thiemann
11:30 - 12:00 Multi-Module Fully Abstract Compilation (Extended Abstract)
Marco Patrignani, Dominique Devriese and Frank Piessens
12:00 - 12:30 Secure Compilation Using Micro-Policies (Extended Abstract)
Yannis Juglaret and Cătălin Hriţcu
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
Session II Chair: Steve Kremer
14:00 - 14:30 Knowledge and Effect: A Logic for Reasoning about Confidentiality and Integrity Guarantees (Extended Abstract)
Scott Moore, Aslan Askarov and Stephen Chong
14:30 - 15:00 A Proof Technique for Noninterference In Open Systems (Extended Abstract)
Enrico Sapin
15:00 - 15:30 A Theorem Proving Approach to Secure Information Flow in Concurrent Programs (Extended Abstract)
Daniel Bruns
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
Session III Chair: Willard Rafnsson
16:00 - 16:30 On High-Assurance Information Flow Secure Programming Languages (Extended Abstract)
Toby Murray
16:30 - 17:00 The Meaning of Attack-Resistant Systems
Vijay Ganesh, Sebastian Banescu and Martín Ochoa


Registration is via the CSF registration web site. Participation to the workshop is open to anybody willing to register. The early registration deadline is June 14.


FCS '15 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).

Important dates

Submission: April 17, 2015 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance: May 29, 2015
Final papers: June 26, 2015
Workshop: July 13, 2015

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 are available through the links in the program and in compiled form, but this does not constitute an official proceedings.

Program Committee


To reach the PC chairs, send email to fcs2015@easychair.org

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Last modified on Apr 7, 2015.