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SAPSE 2017: The 9th IEEE International COMPSAC Workshop on Security Aspects in Processes and Services Engineering

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Workshop Organizer:
Stelvio Cimato, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy (

Goal of the Workshop:
This workshop aims to foster cooperation among software practitioners and researchers in order to exchange the latest industrial experience and research ideas on services and processes engineering.

Workshop Theme:
The area of processes and services engineering is a very attractive field for innovative research, particularly in recent years, when the outsourcing of business processes on the cloud has become a popular paradigm for both small and big companies. The outsourcing of data, services, processes and infrastructures on remote platforms provided by third parties is posing new, important challenges, especially considering the security aspects, since the resulting software systems are expected to function correctly and resist also to malicious attacks under different changing threat scenarios. New techniques and methodologies are needed to be able to build better, more robust and more trusted systems, where security is taken into account and integrated in the whole design process since the very first stages.

Scope of the Workshop:
Researchers and practitioners all over the world, from both academia and industry, working in the areas of process engineering, service-oriented computing and security, cloud security are invited to discuss state of the art solutions, novel issues, recent developments, applications, methodologies, techniques, experience reports, and tools for the development and use of secure service oriented systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Trust, security and privacy in service-oriented and cloud-based systems
  • Secure business process composition
  • Security of business processes over the cloud
  • Risk management in business processes
  • Trust and policy management in clouds
  • Service dependability, survivability, and reliability
  • Design and development of secure service oriented systems
  • Security specification of service oriented systems
  • Certification of cloud-based and service oriented systems
  • Verification, validation and testing of security properties of service oriented systems

Program Committee:
Nadia Bennani, University of Lyon, France
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Chiara Braghin, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Chun-I Fan, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Clemente Galdi, University of Naples, Italy
Omar Hasan, University of Lyon, France
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Silvia Mella, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
James C.N. Yang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Chan Yeob Yeun, KUSTAR, UAE

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Important Dates

October 15, 2016 Extended: October 31, 2016: Workshop Proposals Due

November 15, 2016 Extended: November 30, 2016: Workshop Proposal Notification 

January 13, 2017: ***January 31, 2017, 11:59pm US Pacific Time: Main Conference Papers Due 

March 27, 2017: Main Conference Notification 

April 10, 2017: Workshop Papers Due 

April 25, 2017: Workshop Paper Notification 

May 9, 2017: Camera Ready and Registration Due