33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference

Seattle,Washington, July 20 - July 24, 2009
           Co-located with IPSJ/IEEE SAINT 2009

1st Security Aspects of Process and Services Engineering (SAPSE 2009)

1th IEEE International Workshop on
Security Aspects of Process and Services Engineering (SAPSE 2009)




The 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 focussing on security related issues.


New challenges arise in the area of processes and services engineering, where research is devoted to the software engineering of service-oriented applications and the goal is to provide effective solutions to the development, deployment and management of the resulting software systems. Security plays a fundamental role, since the resulting applications are expected to function correctly and resist also to malicious attacks in different and changing threat scenarios. Service integrators, software developers, and service providers need to create novel methodologies, tools, and techniques to take into account the security issues related to the development and use of dependable services and service oriented applications. Even if recently many standards providing basic properties and protocols for the secure composition of business processes and services have appeared, many security problems need to be addressed. The engineering of complex processes and service oriented software still lacks powerful, effective methods and tools to build better, more robust and more secure systems.

The SAPSE workshop is intended to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of a wide range of topics related to the security aspects of software processes and services engineering. Researchers from both academia and industry, working in the areas of process engineering, service-oriented computing, and 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, the following:

  • Trust, security, and privacy in service oriented systems
  • Secure business process composition
  • Service dependability, survivability, and reliability
  • Design and development of secure service oriented systems
  • Security specification of service oriented systems
  • Certification of service oriented systems
  • Verification, validation and testing of security properties of service oriented systems


Mar. 30, 2009 EXTENDED Deadline for paper submission
April 20, 2009 Decision notification (electronic)
April 30, 2009 Camera-ready due


Papers must be submitted electronically via the Electronic Submission Page. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE conference proceedings. All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least two reviewers. Papers can be submitted as regular papers (six pages), and the acceptance will depend on reviewer feedback. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2009) by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Each accepted paper must be presented in person by an author.



Stelvio Cimato
Department of Information Technology
University of Milan,
26013 Crema (CR), Italy

Program Committee

Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Chiara Braghin, University of Milan, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Isao Echizen,National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Clemente Galdi, University of Naples, Italy
Antonio Mana Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain
Sigrid Guergens, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Frank Innerhofer-Oberperfler,University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
Norbert Luttenberger, University of Kiel, Germany
Alexander Pretschner, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Seth Proctor,SUN, USA
George Spanoudakis, City University, UK


For updated information, please contact the Program Chair: