13th International Workshop on Security and High Performance Computing Systems (SHPCS 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 08, 2018 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Providing high performance computing and security is a challenging task. Internet, operating systems and distributed environments currently suffer from poor security support and cannot resist common attacks. Adding security measures typically degrade performance. This workshop addresses relationships between security, high performance and distributed computing systems in four directions. First, it considers how to add security properties (authentication, confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, access control) to high performance computing systems and how they can be formally verified both at design-time (formal verification) and at run-time (run-time verification). In this case, safety properties can also be addressed, such as availability and fault tolerance for high performance computing systems. Second, it addresses vulnerabilities and security threats (and remediation) targeting HPC, grid, cloud and mobile environments. Third, it covers how to use HPC systems to solve security problems. For instance, a grid computation can break an encryption code, a cluster can support high performance intrusion detection or a distributed formal verification system. More generally, this topic addresses every efficient use of a high performance computing systems to improve security. Fourth, it investigates the tradeoffs between maintaining high performance and achieving security in computing systems and solutions to balance the two objectives. In all these directions, various formal analyses, as well as performance analyses or monitoring techniques can be conducted to show the efficiency of a security infrastructure.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security related to HPC, distributed, network and mobile environments, as well as case studies and implementation experiences. Papers should have practical relevance to the construction, evaluation, application, or operation of secure systems.

The SHPCS Workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Access Control

  • Accounting and Audit

  • Anonymity

  • Applied Cryptography

  • Authentication

  • Mobile Security

  • Commercial and Industry Security

  • Cryptographic Protocols

  • Data and Application Security

  • Data/System Integrity

  • Database Security

  • Digital Rights Management

  • Formal Verification of Secure Systems

  • Identity Management

  • Inference/Controlled Disclosure

  • Information Warfare

  • Intellectual Property Protection

  • Intrusion and Attack Detection

  • Intrusion and Attack Response

  • Key Management

  • Blockchain and Bitcoin security

  • Attacks on blockchain based systems

  • Privacy-Enhancing Technology

  • Secure Networking

  • Secure System Design

  • Security Monitoring & Management

  • Security for Mobile Code

  • Security for Specific Domains (e.g., E-Government, E-Business, P2P)

  • Security in IT Outsourcing

  • Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks

  • Security in Untrusted & Adversarial Environments and Systems

  • Security in Operating Systems

  • Security Location Services

  • Security of Grid and Cluster Architectures

  • Security Visualization

  • Smartcards

  • Trust Management Policies

  • Trust Models

  • Web Security

  • Web Services Security

  • Blockchain schemes for HPC decentralization

  • Blockchain and trust management


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Security and HPC in each local and distributed application fields (e.g. Many-core, Grid, mobile). Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the Workshop paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the Workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 08 April 2018 -Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: --------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Marco Baldi

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Via Brecce Bianche, 12

I-60131 Ancona, Italy

Phone: +39 071 220 4894

Fax: +39 071 220 4224


Francesco Spegni

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Via Brecce Bianche, 12

I-60131 Ancona, Italy

Phone: +39 071 220 4809

Fax: +39 071 220 4224


Gerardo Pelosi

Politecnico di Milano

Via G. Ponzio, 34/5

I-20133, Milano (MI)

Phone: +39 02 2399 3476

Fax: +39 02 2399 3411


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Sherenaz Al Haj Baddar, University of Jordan, Jordan

  • Alessandro Barenghi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  • Mathieu Blanc, CEA/DAM/DIF, France

  • Roberto Carbone, Security & Trust Unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK-ICT), Italy

  • Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy

  • Franco Chiaraluce, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Gabriele Costa, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

  • Jorge Cuellar, Siemens AG, Germany

  • Johann Groszschaedl, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Dieter Hutter, DFKI GmbH, Germany

  • Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF Digital, Norway

  • Rafal Kozik, Institute of Telecommunications, UTP Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • Jean-Francois Lalande, CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France

  • Alessio Merlo, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

  • Mauro Migliardi, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

  • Antonino Nocera, Deloitte Consulting, New York, USA

  • Silvio Ranise, Security & Trust Unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK-ICT), Trento, Italy

  • Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Luca Viganò, King's College London, U.K.

  • Toshihiro Yamauchi, Okayama University, Japan

  • Eugen Zalinescu, Technical University of Munich, Germany

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.