Call For Papers

STAVE 2011 Call for Papers

1st International Workshop on Security & Trust for Applications in Virtualised Environments

in conjunction with The 8th FTRA International Conference on Secure and Trust Computing, data management, and Applications, 28-30 June 2011 in Greece

Virtualisation technologies offer many benefits to IT organisations today and into the future. These technologies allow organisations to increase the utilisation of their IT infrastructure while lowering the overall costs of ownership and accelerating the return on investment.

As virtualisation increases the sharing of compute, network and I/O resources with multiple users and applications in order to drive higher utilisation rates, this replaces the traditional physical isolation boundaries with virtual ones. This fundamental change in isolation boundaries introduces new risk vectors for data leakage, cross-contamination as well as new requirements for the auditing and monitoring of such virtualised systems.

In order to allow the deployment of e-Government, e-Health or other application services that use, store, and process highly sensitive data, there are a number of significant, common, complex issues which must be addressed by virtualisation technologies and solutions which have particular relevance:

  • Compliance with legal frameworks for data protection and privacy
  • Identity management between different governmental services.
  • Security and Trust aspects of using virtualisation in a distributed environment.
  • Policy mapping (existing security and trust systems with virtualisation solutions).
  • Management of risks and policy compliance verification.

This workshop will, for the first time, bring together researchers from a broad array of application and technical areas who are concerned with security and trust in virtualised environments. It will draw out common themes, problems and issues that are encountered, and the solutions that have been devised to deal with the problems of securing virtualised environments and compliance with government regulations. It will aim to provide the basis for a common understanding and common approaches to security and trust that synthesises the insights and best of breed solutions being developed in the diverse areas in which these problems are encountered.


Security and Trust for E-Government, e-Health and other application services which use, store and process highly sensitive data within Virtualised Environments Issues in the following areas:

  • Security and Integrity of virtualisation environments
  • Implications of virtualization for eGovernment, eHealth
  • Management and control of virtualized server farms for security
  • Analytics and Forensics in a virtualised environment
  • Instrumentation and control of virtualization
  • Enhancing privacy and anonymity using virtualization
  • Virtualization within a overall security and trust framework
  • Management and Policy languages for virtualized environments
  • Identity management
  • Policy Compliance Verification (Legal, Jurisdiction)

Paper Submission and Proceedings

sta-2There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentations in any of the areas of interest for this workshop.

Papers must strictly adhere to page limits as follows.

- Full Paper: 8 pages (Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost)
- Regular Paper: 6 pages (Max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost)
- Poster Paper: 2 pages (FTRA Publishing Proceeding with ISBN)

Papers exceeding the page limits will be rejected without review.

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer CCIS proceedings (LNCS Pending) (EI and ISTP), which will be indexed by the following services: EI Compendex(Since 2010), ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science, DBLP and Scopus.

Instructions for papers in the Springer’s LNCS/CCIS(Note that the paper format of CCIS is the same as that of LNCS

  • Prepare your paper in the exact format as the sample paper for LNCS/CCIS. Failure to do so may result in the exclusion of your paper from the proceedings. Please read the authors’ instructions carefully before preparing your papers.
  • Springer accepts both Microsoft Word and LaTex format in the Lecture Note Series. However, FTRA does not accept the use of LaTex. Therefore, you should use the Microsoft Word instead of using LaTex (The paper will be excluded from the proceeding if you use LaTex). Springer provides the relevant templates and sample files for both PC ( and Mac (sv-lncs) environments.
  • Please download If you need more help on preparing your papers, please visit Springer’s LNCS web page.

Submit Papers here:


  • Full Paper Submission: 20th March 2011 (Additional Extension)
  • Acceptance Notification: 5th April 2011
  • Camera-Ready Manuscript Due: 14th April 2011

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