Ram Krishnan Ram.Krishnan at utsa.edu
Mon Dec 12 15:44:56 GMT 2016

Call For Papers
2nd Workshop on Attribute Based Access Control
March 24, 2017, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/wabac2017/

Attribute based access control is rapidly becoming a flexible form of access control, and has received significant attention recently. The goal of this second Workshop on Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC 2017), to be held in conjunction with the 6th ACM Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2017), is to foster a community of researchers interested in all aspects of attribute based access control. ABAC 2017 seeks submissions from diverse communities, including academic and corporate researchers, open-source projects, standardization bodies, governments, system and security administrators, software engineers and application domain experts.

Papers offering novel research contributions in all aspects of attribute based access control are solicited for submission to this workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ABAC models
ABAC administration
Safety and expressive power
ABAC model/system verification
and testing
ABAC in cloud/mobile computing
ABAC in distributed systems
Federated ABAC
Attribute assurance
Privacy-preserving ABAC models and mechanisms
ABAC policy engineering and mining
ABAC versus other access control models
ABAC applications and use cases

Papers that primarily focus on other areas (e.g., cryptography) without a clear relationship to attribute based access control are outside the scope of this workshop.
The workshop will comprise of talks from accepted full-length papers, position papers, invited talks, panels, etc. Some position papers may be organized as a panel based on the nature of the topics.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline:                                                        Dec 19, 2016, 23:59 anywhere in the world
Notification to (conference) authors:                                     Jan 10, 2017
Camera-ready paper deadline:                                                  Jan 24, 2017

Instructions for Paper Authors

Full-length papers can be of at most 12 pages in double-column ACM format (as specified at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template) including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Submissions should clearly state the author names and their affiliations. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published by the ACM as part of the CODASPY symposium proceedings. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. Simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

We also invite short position papers on perspectives on ABAC and work in progress papers. Such papers can be of length 1-4 pages in double-column ACM format (as specified at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), and must clearly state "Position Paper" or "Work in Progress", as the case may be, in the title section of the paper. These papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

All submissions should be made electronically at:


We further invite proposals for panel discussion topics (1 page). Panel discussion topics can be directly emailed to Ram Krishnan (Ram.Krishnan at utsa.edu<mailto:Ram.Krishnan at utsa.edu>).

Organizing Committee

Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, bertino at purdue.edu<mailto:bertino at purdue.edu>
David Ferraiolo, National Institute of Standards and Technology, david.ferraiolo at nist.gov<mailto:david.ferraiolo at nist.gov>
Vincent C. Hu, National Institute of Standards and Technology, vincent.hu at nist.gov<mailto:vincent.hu at nist.gov>
Ram Krishnan, The University of Texas at San Antonio, ram.krishnan at utsa.edu<mailto:ram.krishnan at utsa.edu>
Ravi Sandhu, The University of Texas at San Antonio, ravi.sandhu at utsa.edu<mailto:ravi.sandhu at utsa.edu>
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