12th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming
Brussels, Belgium, July 20 - 24, 1998

Workshop W10

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ECOOP Workshop on Distributed Object Security

Organizers: George Coulouris,
Leendert van Doorn,
Li Gong,
Daniel Hagimont,
Trent Jaeger,
Christian Jensen <Christian.Jensen@imag.fr>
Contact: Christian Jensen <Christian.Jensen@imag.fr>
Unité de Recherche INRIA Rhône-Alpes
655 avenue de l'Europe
38330 Montbonnot St Martin
TEL : +33 4 76 61 52 68
FAX : +33 4 76 61 52 52
URL: http://sirac.inrialpes.fr/~jensen/ewdos.html
Day: Monday
Room: B404 (5th floor)

The purpose of the Distributed Object Security workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of security problems relating to distributed object-oriented programming environments. As object-oriented technology is becoming widely deployed, security has become a pressing issue. Object-oriented programming languages and object based systems generally offer a convenient set of abstractions for security, such as strong typing, well defined interfaces, and encapsulation of data. However, they also introduce a number of new problems, such as deciding on the granularity of protection in fine-grained object systems and the possible ambiguities arising from polymorphism and dynamic binding, e.g., can a compromised class be substituted for a valid one. These problems are particularly difficult in distributed systems and their resolution is especially important if objects are to be made accessible on the Internet or through the World Wide Web. The workshop is dedicated to unveiling such problems and discussion of possible solutions.

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