Secure Internet Mobile Computations

In association with the 12th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP'98)
The ECOOP Workshop on Distributed Object Security

21 July 1998, Brussels, Belgium.

Keywords: security, protection, mobile computation formalisms, mobile object systems, mobile code, programming languages, mobile agents, java.

Applications executing over the Internet are currently of major interest to academe and industry. Mobility of code, and of running computations and objects, is widely regarded as an attractive paradigm for programming these applications. Yet, in order for the mobile object technology to be more widely accepted, innovative security solutions that provide solid security guarantees to clients and service providers have to be developed.

The 4th Workshop in the ECOOP series on Mobile Object Systems aims to bring together mobile object system and language designers, security experts, and generally people interested in discussing the current state and future direction of security research in the mobile object system context. The workshop will be a forum to learn about the latest research, and also to discuss and exchange ideas concerning on-going theoretical and implementation work.

It is our goal to bring you together with people from different research and development communities working towards the same goal as you!

The workshop will be held on the 21th of July 1998, just prior to the ECOOP'98 conference taking place in Brussels, Belgium.

Topics covered

This year's workshop focuses on the security aspects of mobile computations. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to, the following:

The workshop is being organized as part of a "double bill" with the ECOOP workshop on Distributed Object Security. Thus, authors wishing to submit papers on general security issues are invited to submit that workshop; its call for papers can be found http://sirac.inrialpes.fr/~jensen/ewdos.html

Submission of papers

Both full papers (maximum 15 pages) and position papers (1 page) are welcome. Authors wishing to submit a paper should send the paper in postscript form to the e-mail address ecoopws@cui.unige.ch by April 13, 1998. Along with the submitted paper, authors are requested to send a brief biography, 6 to 7 lines maximum, which should include a description of their current research activities.

We encourage not only submissions presenting original research results, but also papers that attempt to establish links between different approaches to mobile object system development, and/or papers that include survey material. Original research results should be clearly described, and their usefulness to practitioners outlined.

The best full papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Furthermore, in view of the cooperation with the ECOOP workshop on distributed object security, papers received that seem better suited for that workshop will be forwarded to its organizers.

Workshop format

Paper selection will be based on the quality of the submitted material. The number of participants will be limited, and attendance will be by invitation only. Authors whose papers are accepted will be invited to give a presentation.

An e-mail forum will be set up before the workshop to foster exchange and prepare for the discussion topics.

Important Dates

Programme Committee