5th International Workshop on

Analysis of
Security APIs

(ASA 5)

Thursday June 30th 2011, Paris, France.
Sumbission deadline: April 8th, 2011.

A satellite workshop of CSF 2011
(note that ASA5 will be at the Institut Henri Poincaré in central Paris, not at the Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay).
Co-located (and session-synchronised) with FCC

Programme now online

Registration is now closed

Aim and Format

Security APIs allow untrusted code to access sensitive resources in a secure way. Security API analysis is an emerging field of computer security research. The aim of the ASA workshop is to bring together researchers working in security API analysis for a day of presentations and discussions.

Since the field is relatively young, polished research papers will not be solicited. Instead, the workshop will follow the format that was highly successful at ASA in 2007-10: prospective participants are invited to submit a short (1-4 page) abstract describing their current work and/or interests in the area. We plan to have two sessions of 20-minute talks by participants, with each session followed by informal discussion. There will also be a workshop dinner in the evening, and subject to confirmation, an invited speaker.


The scope of ASA runs from theoretical results and formalisms for API analysis right through to applications and empirical results with security APIs deployed `in the field'. Applications of interest include (but are not limited to) financial applications (e.g. APIs of Hardware Security Modules), smartcard APIs, the Trusted Computing Architecture, and security APIs for web based systems.


Submission is via the easychair website. Please use the EasyChair latex class file (http://www.easychair.org/coolnews.cgi) if you're preparing your abstract with LaTeX (if you have to use something else, we'll negotiate). Submit your 1-4 page extended abstract here - deadline 8th April 2011. All submissions will be reviewed by the PC. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by April 29th.


ASA 5 will be held at the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) in the latin quarter (5eme) in central Paris. We will be in room 314, there are directions on the IHP site, you might also want to consult google maps.

Programme Committee