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Sixth International Conference “Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Networks Security”

Sixth International Conference
“Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures
for Computer Networks Security”
(MMM-ACNS-2012) and
Second International Workshop
“Scientific Analysis and Policy Support for Cyber Security”
(SA&PS4CS-2012)

October 17-20, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia

http://comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/
http://www.comsec.spb.ru/saps4cs12/

Main sponsors
1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF, USA
3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Organizers
* St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
* Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Title and scope

The previous International Conferences “Mathematical Methods, Models
and Architectures for Computer Networks Security” (MMM-ACNS-2001
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns01/), MMM-ACNS-2003
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns03/), MMM-ACNS-2005
(http://space.iias.spb.su/mmm-acns05/), MMM-ACNS-2007
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns07/ and MMM-ACNS-2010
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns10/)) organized by St. Petersburg
Institute for Informatics and Automation, Binghamton University (SUNY)
and supported by the European Office of Aerospace Research and
Development USAF, Office of Naval Research Global, and Russian
Foundation for Basic Research were successful. These conferences
demonstrated the high interest of the international scientific community
to the theoretical and practical aspects of the computer network and
information security.
The goals of MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/) is to bring together leading
researchers from academia and governmental organizations as well as
practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in the area
of computer networks and information security with a focus on novel
theoretical aspects of computer network security, facilitate personal
interactions and discussions on various aspects of information
technologies in conjunction with computer network and information
security problems arising in large-scale computer networks.

The MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference will be carried out together with the
Second International Workshop “Scientific Analysis and Policy Support
for Cyber Security” (SA&PS4CS-2012)
(http://www.comsec.spb.ru/saps4cs12/) dedicated to the methods of
scientific analysis and policy support for response to cyber intrusions
and attacks.

Topics of interest

Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical
aspects of the computer network and information security are solicited
for submission.
Papers may present theory, technique, and applications on topics
including but not restricted to:
* Adaptive security
* Anti-malware techniques: detection, analysis, prevention
* Anti-phishing, anti-spam, anti-fraud, anti-botnet techniques
* Applied cryptography
* Authentication, authorization and access control
* Cloud Security
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Critical infrastructure protection
* Data and application security
* Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security
* Deception systems and honeypots
* Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
* Digital Rights Management
* eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment security
* Embedded system security
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion prevention, detection, and response
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Reliability and dependability
* Risks metrics, risk analysis and risk management
* Security and privacy in pervasive and ubiquitous computing
* Security event and information management
* Security for large-scale systems and critical infrastructures
* Security in social networks
* Security of emerging technologies: sensor, wireless/mobile,
peer-to-peer and overlay networks
* Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
* Security modeling and simulation
* Security policies
* Security protocols
* Security verification
* Security visualization
* Self-protecting and healing
* Smartphone security
* Software protection
* Trusted computing
* Trust and reputation management
* Vulnerability assessment

The main topics of the SA&PS4CS-2012 are detection, discrimination,
and attribution of various activities of malefactors and response to
cyber intrusions and attacks including national level information
operations as well as identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting
social and political activity management and trans-national distributed
computing management.

Objective of the MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference

The main objectives of the MMM-ACNS-2012 Conference are to discuss
state-of-the-art in mathematical methods and models for computer
networks and information security to promote a better understanding of
recent achievements and trends in the computer network security, as well
as making use of recent achievements in the area of advanced information
technologies for computer network and information assurance.
Security assurance of resident information and computer networks’
software is one of the important problems of the modern computer science
and information technology. The problem importance is confirmed by ever
increasing multiplicity and diversity of threads and vulnerabilities of
computer networks, permanently increasing significance and value of
information itself, and by potentially devastating consequences of
successful attacks on integrity, resource availability and information
confidentiality. Unauthorized access to computer network facilities and
network resources, especially in global networks participating in
real-time control operations, may be truly disastrous.
There are several reasons for the complexity of the problem under
study. The growing size of the network, its interconnectivity, large
number of users, increasing number of vulnerable targets within the
network (communication protocols, operating systems, servers,
applications, etc.), and the appearance of effective and previously
unknown types of attacks are among them.
An additional objective of the conference is to bring together
researchers and developers from academia, industry and governmental
organizations to exchange ideas in a broad range of topics among
researchers, security system developers and users from research and
commercial perspective.
Since the scope of the conference covers areas presenting specific
interest for basic and applied research organizations, information about
the conference will be distributed among the corresponding organizations
in Russia and worldwide. So far preliminary agreement to participate in
the conference is received from leading Russian Institutions doing basic
and applied research in Computer Science, Telecommunication and Computer
Security and from companies developing relevant industrial applications.

Objective of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop

The Workshop is dedicated to the methods of scientific analysis and
policy support for response to cyber intrusions and attacks. The main
topics of the Workshop are detection, discrimination, and attribution of
various activities of malefactors and response to cyber intrusions and
attacks including national level information operations as well as
identifying emergent cyber technologies supporting social and political
activity management and trans-national distributed computing management.
The Workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
involved in multiple disciplines concerning scientific analysis and
policy support for cyber security to exchange ideas and to learn the
latest developments in this important field.
This Workshop could promote internationally shared understanding of
the technically supportable indications and warnings for various types
of intrusions and attacks, from the isolated to the highly coordinated,
and from the forensic to strategic.
The Workshop is planned on the last day of MMM-ACNS-2012.

Submitting a paper

The MMM-ACNS-2012 welcomes original papers from academic, government,
and industry contributors on mathematical approaches and models,
state-of-the-art techniques, and novel applications in the above
proposed areas. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough review
by at least three reviewers.
Draft versions of original full papers up to 14 A4 pages (but not
less than 6 pages) in English prepared according to the instructions
provided by Springer (http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html),
including abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (5 to 8), should be
submitted by
May 27, 2012
or sooner through the upload facilities at the MMM-ACNS-2012 web site
http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/ .
Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.
Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is
submitted.
The Program Committee will make the final selection based on peer
reviewers’ evaluation.
The primary focus is on high-quality original unpublished research,
case studies and implementation experiences.
Notification of acceptance/rejection will be disseminated by June 29,
2012.
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers (see below) are due July 11,
2012.

The speakers of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop will be personally
invited. We intend to invite for participation in the session a number
of worldwide recognized specialists in cyber security from the USA,
Europe, China, Russia and other countries.

Proceedings

Program Committee plans to publish the MMM-ACNS-2012 Proceedings in
Springer series “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS). The final
decision will be made by Springer after finalizing the reviewing
process. Instructions for authors will be provided at the MMM-ACNS-2012
web site (http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/).
Camera ready paper submission can be uploaded through the
MMM-ACNS-2012 web site at http://www.comsec.spb.ru/mmm-acns12/.

The Proceeding of the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop also will be prepared.

Conference Languages

The working language of MMM-ACNS-2012 is English.

The working languages of SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop are English and
Russian. Presentations will be simultaneously translated.

Location of the Conference and Workshop

According to the preliminary agreement, the MMM-ACNS-2012 conference
and the SA&PS4CS-2012 Workshop will take place in the historical
building “Palace of Grand Prince Vladimir Romanov,” now “House of
Scientists,” located in the heart of St. Petersburg, address: 26,
Dvortsovaya emb., St.Petersburg, 191186, Russia.
This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for the
conference itself, as well as for the associated events (informal
discussions, reception, breaks, etc.).

Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman
Prof. Igor Kotenko
Head of Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
39, 14th Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
Telephone: +7-(812)-328-2642
Fax: +7-(812)-328-4450
E-mail:  mmmacns[AT]comsec[DOT]spb[DOT]ru

Local contact person
Irina Podnozova
Phone: 7-(812)-328-4446   Fax:  +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail: ipp[AT]mail[DOT]iias[DOT]spb[DOT]su