Journal Publications (fully refereed):

1.      Hitchens, M., A Survey of First Person Shooters and their Avatars, Game Studies (to appear). (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

2.      Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. and Hitchens, M., A Flexible Cryptographic Approach to Secure Data Storage in the Cloud using Role Based Access Control, The International Journal of Cloud Computing (to appear). (commenced publication 2011, so not ranked)

3.      Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. and Hitchens, M., Enforcing Role-Based Access Control for Secure Data Storage in the Cloud, The Computer Journal, Vol. 54, #10, October 2011, pp. 1675-1687. (Ranked A* ERA 2010 rating)

4.      Tychsen, A. & Hitchens, M., Game Times: Modeling and Analyzing Time in Multiplayer and Massively Multiplayer Games, Games and Culture, Vol.4, # 2, April 2009, pp. 170-201. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

5.      Hitchens, M. & Tychsen, A. The Many Faces of Roleplaying Games, The International Journal of Roleplaying Games, IJRP, Vol.1, #1, December 2008 (not ranked)

6.      Tychsen, A, Hitchens, M. & Brolund, T. Character play: the use of game characters in multi-player role-playing games across platforms, Computers in Entertainment, ACM CIE, Vol.6, #2, April/June 2008 (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

7.      Tychsen, A, Hitchens, M., Brolund, T., McIlwain, M. & Kavakli, M., Group play: determining factors on the gaming experience in multiplayer role-playing games, Computers in Entertainment, ACM CIE, Vol.5, #4, October 2007 (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

8.      Tychsen, A, Hitchens, M., Brolund, T. & Kavakli, M., Live Action Role-Playing Games: Control, Communication, Storytelling, and MMORPG Similarities, Games and Culture, Vol.1, # 3, July 2006, pp. 252-275 (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

9.      Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., Authorization Service for Web Services and its Application in a Health Care Domain, International Journal of Web Services Research, Vol 2, #4, 2005, pp. 94-119. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

10.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R. & Hitchens, M., Security for cluster based ad-hoc networks, Computer Communications, Vol 27, #5, 2004, pp. 488-501. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

11.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., On the Design and Specification of Role Based Access Control Policies, in IEE Proceedings – Software, vol.147, issue 4, August 2000, pp.117-129. (Discontinued 2006, so not ranked)

12.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R. & Hitchens, M., An Approach for Secure Multicasting in Mobile IP Networks, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, Mar-Apr. 2000, 80, pp. 113-127. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

13.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R. & Hitchens, M., On the Design of Secure ATM Networks, Computer Communications 22 (1999), pp. 1512-1525. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

Conference Publications (fully refereed):

14.  A. Nagarajan, V. Varadharajan, M. Hitchens, Analysis of Property Based Attestation in Trusted Platforms, in proceedings of 2010 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, 11-13 December, 2010, pp.833-840. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

15.  Hitchens, M., B.J.'s family:a survey of First Person Shooters and their avatars, in proceedings of 6th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 2009 (IE2009), Sydney, Australia, December 2009. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

16.  Aarthi Nagarajan, Vijay Varadharajan, Michael Hitchens, Eimear Gallery, Property Based Attestation and Trusted Computing: Analysis and Challenges, in proceedings of 2009 Third International Conference on Network and Systems Security (NSS 2009) Gold Coast, Australia, 19-21 October, 2009, pp.278-285. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

17.  Drachen, A., Jhala, A., Yannakakis, G. & Hitchens, M. Towards Data-Driven Drama Management: Issues in Data Collection and Annotation, in proceedings of DIGRA 2009 Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory, September 2009, London, UK. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

18.  Aarthi Nagarajan, Vijay Varadharajan, Michael Hitchens, ALOPA: Authorization Logic for Property Attestation in Trusted Platforms, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing (ATC-09), July 2009, Australia. P.134-148. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

19.  Rajan Shankaran, Vijay Varadharajan, Mehmet Orgun, Michael Hitchens, Context-Aware Trust Management for Peer-to-Peer Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, in proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering for Context Aware Systems and Applications (SECASA 2009), USA, July 2009 pp.188-193. (not ranked)

20.   Rajan Shankaran, Vijay Varadharajan, Mehmet Orgun and Michael Hitchens, Critical Issues in Trust Management for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration 2009 (IEEE IRI 2009), USA, August 2009. p97-100. (not ranked)

21.  Drachen, A, Hitchens, M, Aylett, R, Louchart, S. “Modeling Game Master-based story facilitation in multi-player Role- Playing Games”, in proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium Interactive Narrative Technologies II, March 2009, Stanford USA p. 24-31. (not ranked)

22.  Hitchens, M. & Drachen, A.“the personal Experience of Narrative in Role- Playing Games”, in proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium Interactive Narrative Technologies II, March 2009, Stanford USA. p.53-60. (not ranked)

23.  Hitchens, M. and Lister, R., A Focus Group Study of Student Attitudes to Lectures in proceedings of Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2009), Wellington, New Zealand. CRPIT, 95. Hamilton, M. and Clear, T., eds., January 2009, pp. 93-100. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

24.  Tychsen, A, Brolund, T. & Hitchens, M., Verbal Communication of Story Facilitators in Multi-player Role-Playing Games, in proceedings of Interactive Storytelling, First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2008 Erfurt, Germany, November 26-29, 2008, p. 242-249. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

25.  Tychsen, A, Hitchens, M. & Brolund, T., Motivations for Play in Computer Role-Playing Games, in proceedings of Future Play 2008, Toronto, Canada, November 3-5, 2008, pp.57-64. (not ranked)

26.  Nagarajan, A., Varadharajan, V., Hitchens, M. & Arora, S., On the Applicability of Trusted Computing in Distributed Authorization Using Web Services, Proceedings of the 22nd annual IFIP WG 11.3 working conference on Data and Applications Security, London, UK, July, 2008, p.222-237. (not ranked)

27.  Aylett, R., Louchart, S., Tychsen, A., Hitchens, M., Figueiredo, R., & Delgado Mata, C., Managing emergent character-based narrative, in Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on INtelligent TEchnologies for interactive enterTAINment (INTETAIN ’08), Cancun, Mexico, January 2008. (not ranked)

28.  Aylett, R., Louchart, S, Tyschen, A, Hitchens, M, Figueiredo, R. (2008) Managing Emergent Narrative. Proceedings, 5th International Convention on Narrative and Interactive Learning Environments NILE 2008.  (conference series ceased 2008, not ranked)

29.  Nagarajan, A. , Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., "Trust Management and Negotiation for Attestation in Trusted Platforms using Web Services", Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT07), Adelaide, Australia, 3-6 December, 2007, pp.453-460. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

30.  Nagarajan, A., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., "Trust Management for Trusted Computing Platforms in Web Services", Proceedings of the 14th ACM Computer and Communications Security - Scalable Trusted Computing 2007 (CCS), Washington, USA, 29 October - 2 November, 2007, pp.58-62. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

31.  Tychsen, A., McILwain, D., Brolund, T. & Hitchens, M., Player-Character Dynamics in Multi-Player Role Playing Games, in proceedings of DIGRA 2007 Situated Play, September 2007, pp. 40-48. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

32.  Tychsen, A., Newman, K., Brolund, T. & Hitchens, M., Cross format Analysis of the Gaming Experience in Multi-Player Role-Playing Games, in proceedings of DIGRA 2007 Situated Play, September 2007, pp. 49-59. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating). (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

33.  Tychsen, A & Hitchens, M., Interesting Times: Modelling Time in Multi-Player and Massively Multi-Player Role Playing Games, in proceedings of 7th International Digital Arts and Culture Conference, DAC2007, September 2007, pp. 375-384. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

34.  Tychsen, A, Smith, J., Hitchens, M. & Tosca, S., Communication in Multi-Player Role Playing Games - The Effect of Medium, in proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, TIDSE 2006, December 2006, pp.277-88. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

35.  Tychsen, A & Hitchens, M. Ghost Worlds - Storytelling and Consequence in MMORPGs, in proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, TIDSE 2006, December 2006, pp.300-311. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

36.  Hitchens, M., Time and Computer Games or “No, that’s not what happened”, in proceedings of 3rd Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 2006 (IE2006), Perth, Australia, December 2006, pp44-51. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

37.  Shankaran, R., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Securing the Ad Hoc Dynamic Source Routing Protocol, in proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, Wuhan, China, September, 2006, pp.1-4. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

38.  Tychsen, A., Hitchens, M., Brolund, T. & Kavakli, M., The Game Master, in proceedings of 2nd Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 2005 (IE2005), Sydney, Australia, November 2005, pp.215-222. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

39.  Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., Principles for the Design of Authorization Framework for the Service Oriented Architecture, in the proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA’05), Wrexham, UK, September 2005, pp. 282-292. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

40.  Tran, H., Watters, P., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Trust and Authorisation in the Grid: A Recommendation Model, in proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Services 2005 (ICPS’05), Santorini, Greece, July 2005, p.433-436. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

41.  Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, On the Design Principles for Authorisation for Service Oriented Architecture, in the proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Web Services and Applications (ISWS’05), Las Vegas, USA, June 2005, pp. 35-44. . (conference series ceased 2005, not ranked)

42.  Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, Architectural Framework for Web Services Authorisation, in the proceedings of The Third International Workshop on Web Services: Modelling, Architecture and Infrastructure (WSMAI 2005), Miami, May 2005, pp. 96-105. (conference series ceased 2005, not ranked)

43.  Hitchens, M., Kay, J., Kummerfeld, B. & Barr, A., Secure Identity Management for Pseudo-Anonymous Service Access, in proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Security in Pervasive Computing (SPC 2005), Boppard, Germany, April 2005, pp.48-55. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

44.  Shankaran, R., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V. Secure Key and Location Management Schemes for Cluster Based Ad-Hoc Networks, in proceedings of Networks and Communication Systems (NCS 2005), Krabi, Thailand, April 2005. (conference series ceased 2006, not ranked)

45.  Chong, S., Watters, P. & Hitchens, M., Automated Physical Storage Provision using a Peer-to-Peer Distributed File System, in proceedings of International Workshop on Self-Managing Database Systems (SMDB 2005), Japan, Tokyo, April 2005, pp. 33-39. (not ranked)

46.  Tran, H., Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Watters, P., A trust based access control framework for P2P file-sharing systems, in proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38), Honolulu, USA, January 2005, pp. 302-311. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

47.  Hitchens, M., Shankaran, R. & Varadharajan, V., Securing the Ad-Hoc on Demand Distance Vector Protocol, in proceedings of ISCA 17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS-2004), San Francisco, USA, September 2004, pp. 353-360. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

48.  Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M, Authorisation Service for Web Services and its Implementation, in proceedings of 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2004), San Diego, USA, July 2004, pp.774-777. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

49.  Saunders, G. Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Role Based Access Control and the Access Control Matrix, in Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Information and Communications Security, Hohhot, China, October, 2003, pp. 145-157. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

50.  Indrakanti, S., Varadharajan, V., Hitchens, M. & Kumar, R., Secure Authorisation for Web Services, in the proceedings of 17th Annual IFIP WG11.3 Working Conference on Database and Applications Security 2003, Estes Park USA, Aug. 2003, pp.168-182. (not ranked)

51.  Shankaran, R., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., A Secure Multicast Support Framework for Mobile IP, Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference WCNC2003, New Orleans, USA, Mar 2003, pp. 2114-2119. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

52.  Shankaran, R., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., Secure Multicast Support for Mobile IP with the Hierarchical Registration Approach, Proceedings of the International IASTED Parallel & Distributed Computing & Systems PDCS 2002 Conference, Nov 2002, pp. 851-856. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

53.  Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Saunders, G., Secure Policy Management in Distributed Systems, Proceedings of the International IASTED Parallel & Distributed Computing & Systems PDCS 2002 Conference, Nov 2002, pp.290-294. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

54.  Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Saunders, G., Policy Administration Domains, Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Conference on Information, Security & Privacy (ACISP 2002), Melbourne, Australia, July, 2002, pp. 286-302. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

55.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., RBAC for XML Document Stores, in Proceedings of Third International Conference on Information and Communications Security, Xian, China, November, 2001, pp. 131-143(Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

56.  Shankaran, R., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V, Secure Distributed Location Management Scheme for Mobile Hosts, in Proceedings of 26th Conference on Local Computer Networks, Tampa, USA, November, 2001. p.296-p.305. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

57.  Shankaran, R., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M. Security Issues in Ad-hoc NTDR Networks, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems 2001, Anaheim California, August, 2001, pp. 593-598. (not ranked)

58.  Shankaran, R., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M. A Distributed Location Management Scheme for Mobile Hosts, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Kyongju, Korea, June, 2001, IEEE Computer Society, pp.297-304. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

59.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Tower: a Language for Role-Based Access Control, Proceedings of International workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, Bristol, UK, January, 2001, Springer-Verlag, pp.88-106. (not ranked)

60.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Elements of a Language for Role-Based Access Control, Proceedings of IFIP TC11 16th Annual Working Conference on Information Security, Beijing, China, August 2000, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 371-380. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

61.  Fernando, A., Kummerfeld, B., Fekete, A. & Hitchens, M., A New Dynamic Architecture for an Active Network, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming Tel Aviv, Israel, March, 2000, pp121-127. (conference series ceased 2003, not ranked)

62.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R. & Hitchens, M., Active Networks and Security, Proceedings of the 22nd National Information Systems Security Conference, Washington, USA, October, 1999, pp.47-60. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

63.  Shankaran, R., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., Secure Multicast Extensions for Mobile Networks, Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Local Computer Networks, Lowell, USA, October, 1999, IEEE Press, pp. 106-116. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

64.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Issues in the Design of a language for Role Based Access Control, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Information and Communication Security, Sydney, Australia, November, 1999, Springer-Verlag, pp.22-38. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

65.  Saunders, G., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., An Analysis of Access Control Models, Proceedings of the Fourth Australasian Conference on Information, Security & Privacy (ACISP 99), Wollongong, Australia, April, 1999, pp. 281-293. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

66.  Williams, D., Nguyen, C., Fekete, A., Hitchens, M. & Kummerfeld, B., An Active Network Bandwidth Reservation Scheme, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Open Architectures and Network Programming, New York, USA, March, 1999, pp 59-66. (conference series ceased 2003, not ranked)

67.  Varadharajan, V., Hitchens, M. & Mu, Y. Design Choices for Public Key based Kerberos Authentication Systems, Proceedings of 21st Australasian Computer Science Conference, Perth, Australia, February, 1998, published as Australian Computer Science Communications Vol. 20, number 1, pp. 539-550. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

68.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R., & Hitchens, M., Security Services and Public Key Infrastructure for ATM Layers, Proceedings of 22nd Conference on Local Computer Networks, Minneapolis, USA, November, 1997, pp. 253-262. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

69.  Varadharajan, V., Shankaran, R., & Hitchens, M., A Practical Approach to Design and Management of Secure ATM Networks, Proceedings of 20th National Information System Security Conference October, 1997, Baltimore, USA, pp. 213-232. (Ranked C ERA 2010 rating)

70.  Hitchens, M. & Firmage, A. The Design of a Flexible Class Library Management System, Proceedings of Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems 24, Beijing, China, September, 1997, ISE, pp. 71-80. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

71.  Shankaran, R.,Varadharajan, V., & Hitchens, M., Security Issues for Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Proceedings of Second Australasian Conference on Information, Security & Privacy, Sydney, Australia, July, 1997, pp. 76-89. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

72.  Hollins, M., J. Rosenberg, and M. Hitchens, Subtyping and Protection in Persistent Programming Languages, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, January, 1997. IEEE CS press. pp. 543-552. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

73.  Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Design Choices for Symmetric Key based Inter-Domain Authentication Protocols in Distributed Systems, Proceedings of 12th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, San Diego, California, December, 1996, IEEE Press, pp. 105-116. (Ranked A ERA 2010 rating)

74.  Hitchens, M., Hollins, M. & Rosenberg, J., An Object-Oriented Model for Exception Handling, Proceedings of 19th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia 31 Jan- 2 Feb, 1996, published as Australian Computer Science Communications Vol. 18, number 1, pp. 506-515. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

75.  Hollins, M., Rosenberg, J. & Hitchens, M., Language Mechanisms for Protecting Persistent Data, Proceedings of 19th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Melbourne, Australia 31 Jan- 2 Feb, 1996, published as Australian Computer Science Communications Vol. 18, number 1, pp. 486-495. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

76.  Hitchens, M., English, P. & Maroufi, M., Melmoth - A Class Library Management System, Proceedings of Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems 15, Melbourne, Australia, November 1994, Prentice-Hall, pp. 259-269. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

77.  Hollins, M., Rosenberg, J. & Hitchens, M., Capability Based Protection in a Persistent Object-Based Programming Language, Proceedings of Joint Modular Languages Conference, Ulm, Germany, September 1994, University of Ulm Press, pp. 457-470. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

78.  Hitchens, M. & Rosenberg, J., A Three Level Object Based Model, Proceedings of 1994 International Conference on Computer Languages, Toulouse, France, May 1994, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp.148-158. (conference series ceased 1998, not ranked).

79.  Hitchens, M. & Rosenberg, J., An Object Based Model for Persistent Programming Languages, Proceedings of 17th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, January 1994, published as Australian Computer Science Communications Vol. 16, number 1, pp. 787-795. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

80.  Rosenberg, J. & Hitchens, M., Linguistic Support for Persistent Modules and Capabilities, Proceedings of Fourth International Workshop on Database Programming Languages, New York, USA, September, 1993, Springer-Verlag, pp.32-49. (Ranked B ERA 2010 rating)

81.  Hitchens, M. & Rosenberg, J., Bindings between Names and Objects in a Persistent System, Proceedings of Second International Workshop on Object Orientation in Operating Systems, Dourdan, France, September 1992, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 26-37. (conference series ceased 1999, not ranked)

82.  Hitchens, M., The Structure of a Command Language Interpreter, Proceedings of Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction, Napa Valley, California, August 1989, North-Holland, pp. 197-211. (conference series ceased 2007, not ranked).

 

Unrefereed Publications:

83.  Saunders, G. & Hitchens, M., Role-Based Access control and the Access Control Matrix, in Operating Systems Review, ACM, 35(4), October 2001, pp.6-20

84.  R. Shankaran, V. Varadharajan and M Hitchens, Security for Asynchronous Transfer Mode, ATM Workshop Proceedings, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1997.

85.  Richmond, M. & Hitchens, M., A New Process Migration Algorithm, in Operating Systems Review, 31(1), January 1997, pp.31-42.