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May 14

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

Call For Papers

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/events/essos/2013/

February 27 – March 1, 2013, Paris, France

In cooperation with (pending): ACM SIGSAC and SIGSOFT and IEEE CS (TCSE).

CONTEXT AND MOTIVATION

Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world. Hostile, networked environments, like the Internet, can allow vulnerabilities in software to be exploited from anywhere.  To address this, high-quality security
building blocks (e.g., cryptographic components) are necessary, but insufficient. Indeed, the construction of secure software is challenging because of the complexity of modern applications, the growing sophistication of security requirements, the multitude of available software technologies and the progress of attack vectors. Clearly, a strong need exists for engineering techniques that scale well and that demonstrably improve the software’s security properties.

GOAL AND SETUP

The goal of this symposium, which will be the fifth in the series, is to bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in secure software engineering. Being one of the few conference-level events dedicated to this topic, it explicitly aims to bridge the software engineering and security  engineering communities, and promote cross-fertilization. The symposium will feature two days of technical program, and is also open to proposals for both  tutorials and workshops. In addition to academic papers, the symposium  encourages submission of high-quality, informative experience papers about  successes and failures in security software engineering and the lessons learned. Furthermore, the symposium also accepts short idea papers that crisply describe  a promising direction, approach, or insight.

TOPICS

The Symposium seeks submissions on subjects related to its goals. This includes a diversity of topics including (but not limited to):

– scalable techniques for threat modeling and analysis of vulnerabilities
– specification and management of security requirements and policies
– security architecture and design for software and systems
– model checking for security
– specification formalisms for security artifacts
– verification techniques for security properties
– systematic support for security best practices
– security testing
– security assurance cases
– programming paradigms, models and DLS’s for security
– program rewriting techniques
– processes for the development of secure software and systems
– security-oriented software reconfiguration and evolution
– security measurement
– automated development
– trade-off between security and other non-functional requirements (in particular economic considerations)
– support for assurance, certification and accreditation
– empirical secure software engineering

SUBMISSION AND FORMAT

The proceedings of the symposium are published by Springer-Verlag (pending) in  the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (http://www.springer.com/lncs).

Submissions should follow the formatting instructions of Springer LNCS. Submitted papers must present original, non-published work of high quality.

For selected papers, there will be an invitation to submit extended versions to a special issue in the International Journal of Information Security.

Two types of papers will be accepted:

Full papers (max 14 pages without bibliography/appendices) – May describe original technical research with a solid foundation, such as formal analysis or experimental results, with acceptance determined mostly based on novelty and validation. Or, may describe case studies applying existing techniques or analysis methods in industrial settings, with acceptance determined mostly by the general applicability of techniques and the completeness of the technical presentation details.

Idea papers (max 8 pages with bibliography) – May crisply describe a novel idea that is both feasible and interesting, where the idea may range from a variant of an existing technique all the way to a vision for the future of security technology. Idea papers allow authors to introduce ideas to the field and get feedback, while allowing for later publication of complete, fully-developed results.

 

Submissions will be judged primarily on novelty, excitement, and exposition, but feasibility is required, and acceptance will be unlikely without some basic, principled validation (e.g., extrapolation from limited experiments or simple formal analysis). In the proceedings, idea papers will clearly identified by means of the “Idea” tag in the title.

Proposals for both tutorials and workshops are welcome. Further guidelines will appear on the website of the symposium.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission:             September 30, 2012
Author notification:           November 22, 2012
Camera-ready:                  December 13, 2012

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

PC Co-Chairs

Jan Jürjens, TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST
Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research

PC
Davide Balzarotti, EURECOM, France
Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Cristian Cadar, Imperial College, UK
Julian Dolby, IBM Research, US
Matt Fredrikson, University of Wisconsin, US
Dieter Gollmann, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Maritta Heisel, U. Duisburg Essen, Germany
Peter Herrmann, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Thorsten Holz, U. Ruhr Bochum, Germany
Sergio Maffeis, Imperial College, UK
Heiko Mantel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark
Haris Mouratidis, University of East London, UK
Zachary Peterson, Naval Postgraduate School, US
Frank Piessens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Erik Poll, RU Nijmegen, NL
Alexander Pretschner, TU Munich, Germany
Wolfgang Reif, University of Augsburg, Germany
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mohammad Zulkernine, Queens University, Canada

Apr 17

CODASPY 2013 : Third ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy

When Feb 18, 2013 – Feb 20, 2013
Where San, Antonio, TX, USA
Submission Deadline TBD

CODASPY 2013 : Third ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy.

Apr 03

CCSW 2012 : The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop

When Oct 19, 2012 – Oct 19, 2012
Where Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC
Submission Deadline Jul 16, 2012
Notification Due Aug 13, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 24, 2012

via CCSW 2012 : The ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop.

Mar 23

The 2012 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’12)

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CALL  FOR  PAPERS

EXTENDED Paper Submission Deadline: March 27, 2012

SAM’12
The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA
http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12
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You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. The proceedings of the congress that SAM is part of,
enjoys a high number of citations; about 26,000 citations so far.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Network Security:
Security algorithms, mobile network security, security in CDN
(Contents Distribution Networks), Virtual Private Network (VPN),
tracing techniques in internet, active networks, security in Grid,
web monitoring, network security engineering, transport-level
security, wireless network security, IP security, electronic mail
security.
O  Cryptographic Technologies:
Security protocols, key management techniques, cryptographic
technologies, applications of block and stream ciphers, applications
of public key cryptology, message authentication and hash functions,
anonymity, digital signature schemes, secret sharing, cryptanalysis.
O  Security Management:
Surveillance technologies, security policies, security for protocol
management, location management, QoS management, resource management,
channel management, mobility management, digital contents copyright
protection, system security management, network security management,
management in network equipment, Storage Area Networks (SAN)
management, information security management, government security
policy, web penetration testing, security operations,
vulnerabilities management.
O  Security Applications:
Security in e-Commerce and M-Commerce, secure OS, watermarking,
high-tech systems at airports, emerging technologies and
applications, Cloud computing security, database security, data
mining security, cyber security automation.
O  Biometrics and Forensics:
Novel biometric methods, forensics, biological security technologies,
face recognition systems, signature recognition systems, cyber
forensics, forensic analysis, biometric technologies for security,
feature extraction and matching algorithms.
O  Hardware Security:
Embedded systems security, cryptographic processors and co-processors,
security architectures, true and pseudorandom number generators,
side channel attacks, fault attacks, hardware tamper resistance,
smart card processors, secure storage devices.
O  Information Assurance:
Mission assurance, risk assessment and risk management, continuity
of operations and business impact analysis, cyber security compliance,
security auditing, security-savvy software development, disaster
recovery, business continuity analysis, access control, secure use
of software, secure performance.
O  Computer Security:
Firewall systems, hacking techniques and related issues, intrusion
detection system (IDS), honeypot, virus issues (detection,
prevention …), trusted computing, alert correlation, attack graphs,
incident responding, malware analysis, incident responding, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O  Security Education:
Computer security education, network security education, cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, information
assurance education.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sam12
Submissions must be uploaded by March 27, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, SAM) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be
considered for discussion/panels).

Authors whose papers are accepted will be instructed to upload their papers
to a particular web site for publication – the uploaded papers to the
publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting. At this
point, authors will be required to attest to the originality of their work
(ie, declaring that no part of the work is plagiarized and the paper does not
suffer from any acts of plagiarism.)

Proceedings of SAM will be published in printed conference books (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific
literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9%
are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among the 9% – accessable
from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN
International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings
will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, the
proceedings of SAM was included in these databases. Therefore, we will also
be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier.
The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at
the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers – these books will
be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming
journal special issues to be published after the conference.

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions
that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except for the submission
is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author should state that “This
paper is being submitted as a poster”. Poster papers (if accepted) will be
published if and only the author of the accepted paper wishes to do so.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 27, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 26, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- 2 days)
May 12, 2012:      Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  The 2012 International Conference on Security and
Management (SAM’12)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SAM conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a
number of other research conferences, WORLDCOMP congress.
The congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries.
The congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of the congress is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines. 70148

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF PROCEEDINGS:

The conference proceedings enjoy a high number of citations. As of
March 2012, papers published in each track of the proceedings have
received the following number of citations: 252 citations to BIOCOMP
papers; 116 to CDES papers; 65 to CGVR papers; 55 to CSC papers; 271 to
DMIN papers; 69 to EEE papers; 1,286 to ERSA papers; 504 to ESA papers;
176 to FCS papers; 9,408 to FECS papers; 157 to GCA papers; 75 to GEM
papers; 2,172 to ICAI papers; 1,529 to ICOMP papers; 1,247 to ICWN papers;
571 to IKE papers; 255 to IPCV papers; 137 to MSV papers; 5,239 to PDPTA
papers; 496 to SAM papers; 1,390 to SERP papers; and 177 to SWWS papers.
In total, over 25,600 citations have been made (so far) to papers
published in the proceedings of this federated joint conferences. Refer
to the URLs below to see the actual citation numbers (each is a link to
a live search and so it may take a few seconds for the data to pull up):

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1816/biocomp-bioinformatics-&-computational-biology
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1845/cdes-international-conference-on-computer-design/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1852/cgvr-international-conference-on-computer-graphics-and-virtual-reality/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1887/csc-international-conference-on-scientific-computing/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1920/dmin-int-conf-on-data-mining/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1891/csreaeee-international-conference-on-e-business-enterprise-information-systems-e-government/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/679/ersa-engineering-of-reconfigurable-systems-and-algorithms/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/681/esa-embedded-systems-and-applications/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1981/fcs-international-conference-on-foundations-of-computer-science/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1983/fecs-conference-on-frontiers-in-education/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/1998/gca-international-conference-on-grid-computing-and-applications/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/2467/gem-international-conference-on-genetic-and-evolutionary-methods/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/7/ic-ai-international-conference-on-artificial-intelligence/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/5/icomp-international-conference-on-internet-computing/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/48/icwn-international-conference-on-wireless-networks/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/65/ike-information-and-knowledge-engineering/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/2114/ipcv-international-conference-on-image-processing-computer-vision-and-pattern-recognition/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/2209/msv-int-conf-on-modeling-simulation-&-visualization-methods/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/214/pdpta-parallel-and-distributed-processing-techniques-and-applications/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/332/sam-security-and-management/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/361/serp-software-engineering-research-and-practice/
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Conference/2308/swws-conference-on-semantic-web-and-web-services/

USEFUL WEB LINKS:

1. Web site of SAM’12:
http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12
2. The 2011 congress delegates photos are available at:
http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: sc@world-comp.org

Mar 14

The 7th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2012)

The 7th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2012)
http://www.ares-conference.eu
University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
August 20th – 24th, 2012

Due to the strong interest expressed by a number of authors, the submission deadline has been extended to March 28th, 2012!

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the ARES 2012 conference.

http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/

After very successful conferences we strive to further improve the quality of the conference papers.  We have had numerous excellent papers and low quality submissions were consistently rejected. The acceptance rate of full papers has been below 25% in the past years and ARES is ranked as B-conference in CORE (http://core.edu.au/cms/images/downloads/conference/08sort%20acronymERA2010_conference_list.pdf)

 

Submission Deadline March 28th, 2012

Author Notification: May 1st, 2012

Author Registration: May 18th, 2012

Proceedings Version: June 1st, 2012

 

Conference: August 20th – 24th, 2012

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

 

Conference Officers 2012:

 Program Committee Co-Chairs  Workshop Co-Chairs
 Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA  Gerald Quirchmayr, University of South Australia, Australia
 A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology  A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Progam Committee 2012:

 Aaron Striegel  University of Notre Dame, US  Laurence T. Yang  St Francis Xavier University, Canada
 Alec Yasinsac  University of South Alabama, UK  Li Zhichun  NEC Laboratories America, Inc.
 Alfredo Cuzzocrea  ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria  Lin Zhiqiang  University of Texas at Dallas, US
 Amin Anjomshoaa  Vienna University of Technology, Austria  Luanne Burns Goldrich The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, US
 Andrea Lanzi  Eurecom, France  Lucas Vincenzo Davi  TU Darmstadt, Germany
 Andreas Hula  Dublin City University, Ireland  Luis Javier Garcia Villaba Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
 Andrew Martin  University of Oxford, UK  Man Lin  St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
 Aslan Askarov  Harvard University, US  Marcin Gorawski  Silesian University of Technology, Poland
 Aurélien Francillon  Eurecom, France  Maria Papadaki  University of Plymouth, UK
 Baris Coskun  AT&T Security Research Center, US  Marina Mongiello  Technical University of Bari, Italy
 Bharat Bhargava  Purdue University, US  Mario Cagalj  University of Split, Croatia
 Biplab K. Sarker  PBM Consulting, Canada  Mario Kirschbaum  Graz University of Technology, Austria
 Bogdan Groza  “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania  Marit Hansen  ACM
 Carsten Maple  University of Bedfordshire, UK  Markulf Kohlweiss  Microsoft Research
 Chae Hoon Lim  Sejong University, Korea  Markus Aleksy  ABB Corporate Research, Germany
 Christian Engelmann  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US  Martin Gilje Jaatun          SINTEF ICT, Scandinavia
 Christina Pöpper  ETH Zurich, Switzerland  Mattia Monga  Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
 Christophe Feltus  Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg  Max Schuchard  University of Minnesota, US
 Connie Heitmeyer  Naval Research Laboratory, USA  Michael Grottke  Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
 Daniel Grosu  Wayne State University, US  Michael Hutter   Graz University of Technology, Austria
 David Chadwick  University of Kent, UK  Mohammad Mannan  Concordia University Montreal, Canada
 David Gil  University of Alicante, Spain  Nathan Clarke  University of Plymouth, UK
 David Naccache  Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, France  Nicola Zannone  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
 Davide Balzarotti  Eurecom, France  Oliver Theel  Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
 Dimitris Simos  INRIA, France  Peter Kieseberg  SBA Research gGmbH
 Domenico Rosaci  L’Università Mediterranea, Italy  Rafael Accorsi  Uni Freiburg, Germany
 Dong Seong Kim  University of Canterbury, New Zealand  Ralf Kuesters  Universität Trier, Germany
 Eduardo Fernández-Medina Patón   Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain  Raydel Montesino Perurena  Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas (UCI), Havana, Cuba
 Ezzat Kirmani  St. Cloud State University, US  Richard O. Sinnott  University of Melbourne, Australia
 Francesco Flammini  Ansaldo STS  Rivalino Matias Jr  Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil
 FuWen Liu Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany  Rolf Oppliger  eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
 Greg Morrisett  Harvard University, US  Ronald Tögl  Graz University of Technology, Austria
 Günther Pernul  University of Regensburg, Germany  Roy Campbell  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
 Hai Jin  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China  Shamik Sural  Indian Institute of Technology, India
 Hannes Federrath  Universität Hamburg, Germany  Shujun Li  University of Surrey, UK
 Hector Llorens  University of Alicante, Spain  Soon Ae Chun  City University of New York, US
 Hua Liu  Xerox Corporation, US  Srini Devadas  Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), US
 Jaehong Park  University of Texas at San Antonio, US  Stefan Schulte  Vienna University of Technology, Austria
 James Joshi  University of Pittsburgh, US  Stephan Groß  TU Dresden, Germany
 Jan Jürjens  TU Dortmund and Fraunhofer ISST, Germany  Stéphane Bressan  National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
 Javier Lopez  Universidad de Málaga, Spain  Steven Furnell  University of Plymouth, UK
 Jean-Jacques Quisquater  UCL Crypto Group, Belgium  Tamara Rezk  INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
 Jemal  Abawajy  Deakin University, Australia  Tanja Azderska  Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
 Jochen Dinger  Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany  Theo Tryfonas  University of Bristol, UK
 Jon A. Solworth  Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, US      Thomas Moyer  Mediaplex
 Joonsang Baek  Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), United Arab Emirates  Thomas Nowey  Krones AG, Germany
 Jordi Castellà-Roca  Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain  Thorsten Kramp            IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
 Jordi Forné  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain  Ting Yu  North Carolina State University, US
 Jose A. Onieva González  ETSI, Universidad de Málaga, Spain  Tongbo Luo  Syracuse University, US
 Juan Trujillo  University of Alicante, Spain  Tsuyoshi Takagi  Kyushu University, Japan
 Jun Li  HP Labs  Umberto Villano  Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
 Kalyan Vaidyanathan  Oracle Corporation, USA  Vincenzo De Florio  University of Antwerp, Belgium
 Karl Göschka  Vienna University of Technology, Austria  Yanxiang He  Wuhan University, China
 Keith  Martin  Royal Holloway, University of London, UK  Yawen Wie  LinkedIn Corporation, US
 Konrad Rieck  University of Göttingen, Germany  Yih-Jiun Lee  Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
 Kouichi Sakurai  Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan  Yinqian Zhang  University of North Carolina, US
 Lasaro Camargos  Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brasil  Yung-Ching Fang  Dell

Mar 06

The 2012 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’12)

CALL  FOR  PAPERS

SAM’12
The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  The 2012 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM’12)

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. The proceedings of the congress that SAM is part of, enjoys
a high number of citations; over 25,000 citations so far.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Network Security:
Security algorithms, mobile network security, security in CDN
(Contents Distribution Networks), Virtual Private Network (VPN),
tracing techniques in internet, active networks, security in Grid,
web monitoring, network security engineering, transport-level
security, wireless network security, IP security, electronic mail
security.
O  Cryptographic Technologies:
Security protocols, key management techniques, cryptographic
technologies, applications of block and stream ciphers, applications
of public key cryptology, message authentication and hash functions,
anonymity, digital signature schemes, secret sharing, cryptanalysis.
O  Security Management:
Surveillance technologies, security policies, security for protocol
management, location management, QoS management, resource management,
channel management, mobility management, digital contents copyright
protection, system security management, network security management,
management in network equipment, Storage Area Networks (SAN)
management, information security management, government security
policy, web penetration testing, security operations,
vulnerabilities management.
O  Security Applications:
Security in e-Commerce and M-Commerce, secure OS, watermarking,
high-tech systems at airports, emerging technologies and
applications, Cloud computing security, database security, data
mining security, cyber security automation.
O  Biometrics and Forensics:
Novel biometric methods, forensics, biological security technologies,
face recognition systems, signature recognition systems, cyber
forensics, forensic analysis, biometric technologies for security,
feature extraction and matching algorithms.
O  Hardware Security:
Embedded systems security, cryptographic processors and co-processors,
security architectures, true and pseudorandom number generators,
side channel attacks, fault attacks, hardware tamper resistance,
smart card processors, secure storage devices.
O  Information Assurance:
Mission assurance, risk assessment and risk management, continuity
of operations and business impact analysis, cyber security compliance,
security auditing, security-savvy software development, disaster
recovery, business continuity analysis, access control, secure use
of software, secure performance.
O  Computer Security:
Firewall systems, hacking techniques and related issues, intrusion
detection system (IDS), honeypot, virus issues (detection,
prevention …), trusted computing, alert correlation, attack graphs,
incident responding, malware analysis, incident responding, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O  Security Education:
Computer security education, network security education, cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, information
assurance education.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sam12
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, SAM) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be
considered for discussion/panels).

Authors whose papers are accepted will be instructed to upload their papers
to a particular web site for publication – the uploaded papers to the
publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting. At this
point, authors will be required to attest to the originality of their work
(ie, declaring that no part of the work is plagiarized and the paper does not
suffer from any acts of plagiarism.)

Proceedings of SAM will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and
will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in
science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each
published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core
scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals;
only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among
the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit,
Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that
the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings,
in the past, the proceedings in which SAM was part of were included in
these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for
indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers – these books
will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be
forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

SUBMISSION OF POSTER PAPERS:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions
that appear above (see, SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS) except for the submission
is limited to 2 pages. On the first page, the author should state that “This
paper is being submitted as a poster”. Poster papers (if accepted) will be
published if and only the author of the accepted paper wishes to do so.
See: http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12/call-for-posters.html

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The SAM conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a
number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the
largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more
attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of
research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials,
panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/
tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer,
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as
Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of
Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.  70148

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC co-sponsors of the last offering of
the congress (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany’s University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; University
of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples
Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second
University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University
of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large
included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera
Corporation; Pico Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High
Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society
of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences
and Technologies; Int’l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific
Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without Boundaries; and others.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

The proceedings of WORLDCOMP enjoys a high number of citations (ICAI
is an important part of WORLDCOMP). As of February 28, 2012, papers published
in each track of the proceedings have received the following number of
citations: 252 citations to BIOCOMP papers; 116 to CDES papers; 65 to CGVR
papers; 55 to CSC papers; 271 to DMIN papers; 69 to EEE papers; 1289 to
ERSA papers; 504 to ESA papers; 176 to FCS papers; 9416 to FECS papers; 157
to GCA papers; 75 to GEM papers; 2277 to ICAI papers; 1539 to ICOMP papers;
1247 to ICWN papers; 571 to IKE papers; 255 to IPCV papers; 137 to MSV
papers; 5239 to PDPTA papers; 496 to SAM papers; 1390 to SERP papers; and
177 to SWWS papers. In total, over 25,000 citations have been made (so far)
to papers published in the proceedings of WORLDCOMP conferences.

USEFUL WEB LINKS:

1. Web site of SAM’12:
http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12
2. The 2011 congress delegates photos are available at:
http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org

Feb 12

Q2SWinet 2012 : The 8th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks

When Oct 21, 2012 – Oct 25, 2012
Where Paphos, Cyprus Island
Abstract Registration Due May 30, 2012
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2012
Notification Due Jul 15, 2012

Q2SWinet 2012 : The 8th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks.

Feb 10

International Conference on Security and Management (SAM 2012)

                              SAM’12
The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  The 2012 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM’12)

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN)
and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed
in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for
each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of
selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research
books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, …).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Network Security:
Security algorithms, mobile network security, security in CDN
(Contents Distribution Networks), Virtual Private Network (VPN),
tracing techniques in internet, active networks, security in Grid,
web monitoring, network security engineering, transport-level
security, wireless network security, IP security, electronic mail
security.
O  Cryptographic Technologies:
Security protocols, key management techniques, cryptographic
technologies, applications of block and stream ciphers, applications
of public key cryptology, message authentication and hash functions,
anonymity, digital signature schemes, secret sharing, cryptanalysis.
O  Security Management:
Surveillance technologies, security policies, security for protocol
management, location management, QoS management, resource management,
channel management, mobility management, digital contents copyright
protection, system security management, network security management,
management in network equipment, Storage Area Networks (SAN)
management, information security management, government security
policy, web penetration testing, security operations,
vulnerabilities management.
O  Security Applications:
Security in e-Commerce and M-Commerce, secure OS, watermarking,
high-tech systems at airports, emerging technologies and
applications, Cloud computing security, database security, data
mining security, cyber security automation.
O  Biometrics and Forensics:
Novel biometric methods, forensics, biological security technologies,
face recognition systems, signature recognition systems, cyber
forensics, forensic analysis, biometric technologies for security,
feature extraction and matching algorithms.
O  Hardware Security:
Embedded systems security, cryptographic processors and co-processors,
security architectures, true and pseudorandom number generators,
side channel attacks, fault attacks, hardware tamper resistance,
smart card processors, secure storage devices.
O  Information Assurance:
Mission assurance, risk assessment and risk management, continuity
of operations and business impact analysis, cyber security compliance,
security auditing, security-savvy software development, disaster
recovery, business continuity analysis, access control, secure use
of software, secure performance.
O  Computer Security:
Firewall systems, hacking techniques and related issues, intrusion
detection system (IDS), honeypot, virus issues (detection,
prevention …), trusted computing, alert correlation, attack graphs,
incident responding, malware analysis, incident responding, malware
analysis, intrusion detection.
O  Security Education:
Computer security education, network security education, cyber
security education, cyber security body of knowledge, information
assurance education.

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
SAM (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany’s University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int’l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without
Boundaries; and others.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site (EasyChair) at:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=sam12

Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, SAM) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review
process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be
considered for discussion/panels). Proceedings of SAM will be published
in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online.
The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track
citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases
such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The
French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL
(covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions
are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected
to be among the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID,
Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is
no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in
EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, SAM proceedings were included
in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for
indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as,
Springer, Elsevier, …) – these books will be composed after the conference.
Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be
published after the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int’l Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society;
Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor,
Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for SAM is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering,
fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email Prof. Kevin Daimi ( daimikj@udmercy.edu ) the
following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation
and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page
biography that includes research expertise and the name of the
conference(s) offering to help with. The list of Program Committee of
SAM 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/sam11/committee

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The SAM 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the
largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more
attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of
research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials,
panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/
tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer,
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as
Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of
Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is “Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines. 70148

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of February 5, 2012, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 20,405 citations. In recent months (November 23, 2011 to
February 5, 2012; ie, in about 75 days), there had been 4,545 citations
to WORLDCOMP papers (about 1,800 citations per month). The above record
is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact
(based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, “Microsoft Academic Search”
has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list
of “Top Conferences”. The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in
computer science and computer engineering. Citation data was obtained
obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )

USEFUL WEB LINKS:
1. Web site of SAM’12: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The proceedings’ Table of Contents of last offering of SAM (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/sam/contents-vol-i.pdf
2. Detailed information about citations to worldcomp proceedings:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/news
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct
as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this
announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
General inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org

Feb 01

SESP 2012 : 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces

When Jun 11, 2012 – Jun 11, 2012
Where Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2012
Notification Due Mar 25, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2012
SESP 2012 : 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces.

Jan 13

WORLDCOMP’12 – The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing


                        CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                               and
                    Call For Conference Tracks

            Paper Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012


                          WORLDCOMP'12
           The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science,
           Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                     July 16-19, 2012, USA

            http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
         Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings and
indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology;
DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography; CNRS, INIST, PASCAL; and others.
Accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings
(they will also be available online). Like prior years, extended versions
of selected papers (about 42%) will appear in journals and edited research
books after the conference (publishers include: Springer, BMC, Elsevier,
and others).

WORLDCOMP'12 is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions); all will be held
simultaneously, same location and dates: July 16-19, 2012. For the
complete list of joint conferences, see below.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  WORLDCOMP 2012 and all its affiliated conferences

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
WORLDCOMP (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without
Boundaries; and others.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference that the paper is being submitted
for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper as well as
a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers
(if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a
double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors
include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated
using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels). All
proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in: Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering & Technology; DBLP / CS Bibliography;
The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases,
PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of
inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks
are selected to be among the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog,
EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others.

LIST OF CONFERENCES:

o BIOCOMP'12 – 13th Int'l. Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

o CDES'12 – 12th Int'l Conference on Computer Design

o CGVR'12 – 16th Int'l Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

o CSC'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise
 Information Systems, and e-Government

o ERSA'12 – 12th Int'l Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems
 and Algorithms

o ESA'12 – 10th Int'l Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications

o FCS'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Foundations of Computer Science

o FECS'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer
 Science and Computer Engineering

o GCA'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Grid Computing and Applications

o GEM'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods

o ICAI'12 – 14th Int'l Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'12 – 13th Int'l Conference on Internet Computing

o ICWN'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering

o IPCV'12 – 16th Int'l Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision,
 & Pattern Recognition

o MSV'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
 Methods

o PDPTA'12 – 18th Int'l Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
 Techniques and Applications

o SAM'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Software Engineering Research and
 Practice

o SWWS'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services

All conferences listed above will be held simultaneously; ie, same location
and dates. A link to each of the conferences can be found at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid
Arabnia (ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member,
Journal of Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on
Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of
Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of
Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information
Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology;
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang
(IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center);
Prof. Kun Chang Lee (Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity
Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director
of HoIP and Director of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT;
Vice-President Int'l Council for Engineering and Technology, University of
Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM
Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS
Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University
of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society;
Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor,
Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for individual conferences are currently being
compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders,
scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks;
many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments,
program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and
provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email  editor@world-comp.org  the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help with.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:

Each conference is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, … The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of
the track, the name of the conference the track is submitted for
consideration (ie, BIOCOMP, CDES, …), and a short description on how
the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers
from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).
E-mail your track proposal to  editor@world-comp.org . We would like to
receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than
January 31, 2012.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines. 70148

CONTACT:

Any inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )