SAPSE 2013: The 5TH IEEE International Workshop on Security Aspects in Processes and Services Engineering

Held in conjunction with COMPSAC, the IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software & Applications - July 22-26, 2013 - Kyoto, Japan


Goal of the Workshop

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.

Theme and Scope of the Workshop

Complex software systems are at the core of most business transactions, making the area of processes and services engineering a very attractive field for innovative research. In recent years, the outsourcing of business processes (on the cloud) for companies enabled to use platforms provided by third parties as a remote runtime environment, is posing new important challenges. In this scenario, security plays a fundamental role, since the resulting software system is 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.

Researchers and practitioners all over the world, 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
• 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 service oriented systems
• Verification, validation and testing of security properties of service oriented systems


Papers must be submitted electronically via the SAPSE 2013 Submission Page.

Follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers:

All papers will be carefully reviewed by at least three 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 IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2013) 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.

General Inquiries

For updated information, please contact the workshop organizers.

SAPSE Organizer

Stelvio Cimato
Università degli studi di Milano, Italy
Email: stelvio.cimato (at)

Program Committee

Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
Nadia Bennani, University of Lyon, France
Carlo Blundo, University of Salerno, Italy
Frank Bohr, University of Freiburg, Germany
Chiara Braghin, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Simona Brugnoni, Security Lab Telecomitalia, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Isao Echizen, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Clemente Galdi, University of Naples, Italy
Hejiao Huang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Fuyuki Ishikawa, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Meiko Jensen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, Germany
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
Michiharu Kudo, IBM, Japan
Niels Lohmann, University of Rostock, Germany
George Spanoudakis, City University, UK
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

Workshops Program Deadlines

• Extended: April 8, 2013 : Workshop papers due
• April 26, 2013: Workshop paper notifications
• May 5, 2013: Camera-ready copy and registration due