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Jan 31

The 2013 International Conference on Security and Management – SAM’13

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013

The 2013 International Conference on Security and Management
SAM’13

July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam13/

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 35%) will appear in journals and edited research books
(publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others). SAM’13
is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials, sessions,
workshops, posters, and panel discussions. The conference will be held
July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, USA.

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 Education
-Computer Security Education
-Network Security Education
-Cyber Security Education
-Cyber Security Body of Knowledge
-Information Assurance Education

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 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 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 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

IMPORTANT DATES:

January 31, 2013: Workshop / Session Proposals
March 18, 2013: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 18, 2013: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 5, 2013: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 22-25, 2013: The 2013 International Conference on Security
and Management (SAM’13)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The Academic Sponsors of the last offering of
FECS (2012) included research labs and centers affiliated with:
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, USA; Argonne National Laboratory,
Illinois, USA; George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Center for Cyber Defense, NCAT, North
Carolina, USA; Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS:
NC A&T, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, UNC Wilmington), USA; Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Texas A&M
University, USA; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational
Research, Austria; University of Iowa, USA; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Moscow, Russia; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing and Communications Laboratory,
USA; Medical Image HPC and Informatics Lab, Iowa, USA; and others.
Sponsors At-Large included (corporate, associations, organizations):
Intel Corporation; Super Micro Computer, Inc., California, USA; Altera
Corporation; The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics;
International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; US Chapter of
World Academy of Science; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology;
Luna Innovations; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies;
Manx Telecom; Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications
Press; HoIP Telecom; Hodges Health; Leading Knowledge; OMG; Science
Publications and others.

SUBMISSION OF REGULAR PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=sam13
( OR http://world-comp.org ).
Submissions must be uploaded by March 18, 2013 and 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 track title must also 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 would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees.
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).

The proceedings 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 include: Inspec / IET / The
Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for
Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from
INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN
International); P3P8PCTD70148 and others. Though, there is no guarantee
that the proceedings will also be included in SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier
indexings; in the past, the proceedings were included in these databases.
Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing
procedures to SCI EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books
will be available for distribution on site at 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. please email your poster papers to the
poster co-chairs: Hanen Idoudi ( Hanen.Idoudi@ensi.rnu.tn ), or
Esmiralda Moradian ( moradian@kth.se ).

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS:

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, SAM), 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 the Workshops/Sessions co-chairs:
Flaminia Luccio ( luccio@unive.it ) or Sergey Morozov
( morozose@udmercy.edu ). We would like to receive the track proposals
as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2013.

MEMBERS OF STEERING COMMITTEE:

Currently being finalized. The members of the Steering Committee of The
2012 Congress that FECS was (and will be) part of included: Dr. Selim
Aissi, (formerly: Chief Strategist – Security, Intel Corporation, USA)
Senior Business Leader & Chief Architect, Visa Corporation, USA; Prof.
Babak Akhgar, PhD, FBCS, CITP, Professor of Informatics, Sheffield
Hallam University, Sheffield, UK; Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia, Professor of
Computer Science, Elected Fellow of ISIBM, Editor-in-Chief of Journal
of Supercomputing (Springer), University of Georgia, USA; Prof. Kevin
Daimi, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Science and
Software Engineering Programs, Department of Mathematics, Computer
Science and Software Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit,
Michigan, USA; Prof. Gerry Vernon Dozier, Professor of Computer Science,
Chair of Department of Computer Science and Director of Center for
Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Cyber Defense, North
Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina, USA; Dr. Michael R.
Grimaila, Associate Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology,
Systems Engineering, Fellow of ISSA, CISM, CISSP, IAM/IEM, Editorial
Board of ISSA Journal, Air Force Center of Cyberspace Research, Advisor
to the Prince of Wales Fellows & Prince Edward Fellows at MIT and
Harvard Universities and PC member of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence (CCD COE); Prof. Kun Chang Lee, Professor of MIS
and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Business School and Department
of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea;
Prof., Dr., Dr.h. Victor Malyshkin, Head of Supercomputer Software
Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics and
Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia;
Prof. George Markowsky, Professor and Chair of Computer Science,
Associate Director of School of Computing and Information Science,
Chair of International Advisory Board of IEEE IDAACS and Director 2013
Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Chair Bangor Foreign
Policy Forum, Cooperating Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Department UMaine, Cooperating Professor of School of Policy &
International Affairs UMaine, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA;
Prof. Andy Marsh, Director of HoIP, Director of HoIP Telecom, UK,
Secretary-General of WABT, Vice- president of ICET, Visiting Professor,
University of Westminster, UK; Prof. James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park,
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National
University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea, President of
KITCS, Presidentof FTRA, Editor-in-Chiefs of HCIS, JoC and IJITCC
Journals; Ashu M. G. Solo (Publicity Chair), Fellow of British
Computer Society, Principal R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies
America; Prof. Sang C. Suh, Head and Professor of Computer Science,
Vice President, of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS),
Director of Intelligent Cyberspace Engineering Lab (ICEL), Texas A&M
University, Com., Texas, USA; Prof. Layne T. Watson, IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University,
Virginia, USA

The 2013 Program Committee for SAM conference 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., 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 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 details of
two recent papers on security.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SAM is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars,
professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster
working relationships and gain access to the latest research results.
It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
other research conferences; namely, The 2013 World Congress in Computer
Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP). 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 85 countries.

The 2013 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.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
and former director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems,
National Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-
President, HPCC Systems), and many other distinguished speakers. To
get a feeling about the Congress’s atmosphere, see the 2012 delegates
photos available at: http://infinitydempsey.smugmug.com/WorldComp

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.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF CONGRESS:

As of December 2012, papers published in the Congress proceedings have
received over 27,000 citations (includes about 2,000 self-citations).
Citation data obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ .

CONTACT:

Inquiries should be sent to: daimikj@udmercy.edu

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Jan 30

10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2013)

10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2013)
Reykjavik, Iceland, July 29-31, 2013
http://secrypt.icete.org

In Cooperation with: ACM SIGSAC
Co-organized by: RU – Reykjavik University
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC

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Dear ,

SECRYPT is an annual international conference covering research in information and communication security. The 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2013) will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, security, and cryptography. Papers describing the application of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned are also encouraged. The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

TOPICS OF INTEREST
. Access Control
. Applied Cryptography
. Biometrics Security and Privacy
. Critical Infrastructure Protection
. Data Integrity
. Data Protection
. Database Security and Privacy
. Digital Forensics
. Digital Rights Management
. Ethical and Legal Implications of Security and Privacy
. Formal Methods for Security
. Human Factors and Human Behavior Recognition Techniques
. Identification, Authentication and Non-repudiation
. Identity Management
. Information Hiding
. Information Systems Auditing
. Insider Threats and Countermeasures
. Intellectual Property Protection
. Intrusion Detection & Prevention
. Management of Computing Security
. Network Security
. Organizational Security Policies
. Peer-to-Peer Security
. Personal Data Protection for Information Systems
. Privacy
. Privacy Enhancing Technologies
. Reliability and Dependability
. Risk Assessment, etc

SECRYPT is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 170 submissions, 12% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 14% were presented as short papers and 11% as posters.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
All submissions should be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations).
Submissions are to be made through the submission web site at www.insticc.org/Primoris.

Two categories of papers can be submitted:
– Full Paper: A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished.
– Position Paper: A position paper presents results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe.
A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topics.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
– Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the SECRYPT format (apart for blinding authors), which is described at www.secrypt.icete.org/GuidelinesTemplates.aspx.
Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary). SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (www.crossref.org).
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Full Paper submission: February 28, 2013
Authors Notification: May 6, 2013
Camera Ready Submission and Authors Registration: May 20, 2013

ICETE CONFERENCE CHAIR
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, U.S.A.

PROGRAM CHAIR
Pierangela Samarati, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
tba

This call for papers and additional information about the conference can be found at www.secrypt.icete.org

For any questions, please contact the program chair:
secrypt2013@unimi.it

Jan 22

11th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2013)

11th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2013)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
June 25 – 28, 2013
http://acns2013.cpsc.ucalgary.ca

Paper submission due: February 1, 2013
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The 11th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
Security (ACNS 2013) will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The
conference seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government
presenting novel research on all aspects of applied cryptography as
well as network security and privacy. Submissions in emerging areas of
security including cloud security, secure infrastructure for big data
are highly encouraged. Papers describing novel paradigms, original
directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged. The
conference has two tracks: a research track and an industry track.
The industrial track will consist of presentations and tutorial
sessions, without formal proceedings. Submissions for either track
may focus on new visions, industrial challenges, case studies or
experimental reports related to implementation or deployment of
real-world systems or policies. Tutorials can cover current techniques
or best practices in applying cryptography to computer and information
systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Access control
– Applied cryptography
– Automated  protocols analysis
– Biometric security and privacy
– Complex systems security
– Critical infrastructure protection
– Cryptographic primitives and protocols
– Data protection
– Database and system security
– Digital rights management
– Email and web security
– Identity management
– Intellectual property protection
– Internet fraud
– Intrusion detection and prevention
– Key management
– Malware
– Network security protocols
– Privacy, anonymity, and untraceability
– Privacy-enhancing technology
– Protection for the future Internet
– Secure mobile agents and mobile code
– Security and privacy in cloud and grid systems
– Security and privacy in smart grids
– Security and privacy in wireless networks
– Security and privacy metrics
– Security in distributed systems
– Security in e-commerce
– Security in P2P systems
– Security in pervasive/ubiquitous computing
– Trust management
– Usability and security

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that
have already been published, or are simultaneously submitted to
a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should
be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author
names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be
at most 18 pages for research track and at most 8 pages for industry
track, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and
should follow Springer’s LNCS style. Submissions are to be made
through the submission web page at http://acns2013.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/.
Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these
guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
Papers must be received by the deadline of February 1, 2013 (11:59
Pacific Time). Authors should indicate whether their submission
should be considered for the best student paper award; any paper
co-authored by at least a full time student is eligible for this
award. At least one author of a accepted paper must attend the
conference. Papers accepted for the research track will be
published in proceedings published by Springer’s LNCS and
available at the conference. Extended versions of selected best
papers will be invited for a special issue in the Journal of
Computer Security.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions Due:     February 1, 2013
Author Notification: April 10, 2013
Camera Ready Due:    April 24, 2013

PROGRAM CHAIRS
Rei Safavi-Naini     (University of Calgary, Canada)
Michael E. Locasto   (University of Calgary, Canada)

GENERAL CHAIRS
Michael Jacobson     (University of Calgary, Canada)
Payman Mohassel      (University of Calgary, Canada)

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Mahabir Jhanwar      (University of Calgary, Canada)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Bill Aiello         (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Giuseppe Ateniese    (Sapienza-U. of Rome, Italy & Johns Hopkins U., USA)
Kevin R. B. Butler   (University of Oregon, USA)
Srdjan Capkun        (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Alvaro A. Cárdenas   (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Chen-Mou Cheng       (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Sherman S. M. Chow   (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Ed Dawson            (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Roberto Di Pietro    (Università Roma Tre, Italy)
José M. Fernandez    (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
Sara Foresti         (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Guang Gong           (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Stefanos Gritzalis   (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Guofei Gu            (Texas A&M University, USA)
Angelos D. Keromytis (Columbia University, USA)
Evangelos Kranakis   (Carleton University, Canada)
Ralf Kusters         (Universität Trier, Germany)
Xuejia Lai           (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Cédric Lauradoux     (INRIA, France)
Ninghui Li           (Purdue University, USA)
Yingjiu Li           (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Mark Manulis         (University of Surrey, UK)
Kaisa Nyberg         (Aalto University, Finland)
Massimiliano Pala    (Penango/OpenCA, USA)
Bart Preneel         (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Christian Rechberger (DTU, Denmark)
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi   (Technische Universitãt Darmstadt, Germany)
Pierangela Samarati  (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Radu Sion            (Stony Brook University, USA)
Anil Somayaji        (Carleton University, Canada)
Abhinav Srivastava   (AT&T Research, USA)
Jessica Staddon      (Google, USA)
Willy Susilo         (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Gene Tsudik          (UC Irvine, USA)
Duncan S. Wong       (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Jianying Zhou        (I2R, Singapore)

This call for papers and additional information about the
conference can be found at http://acns2013.cpsc.ucalgary.ca

The history and statistics of ACNS can be found at ACNS Home
— http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/staff/jianying/acns_home/

ACNS forum at LinkedIn —
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ACNS-Applied-Cryptography-Network-Security-4290836

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Jan 18

SECRYPT 2013 – 10th International conference on security and cryptography

SECRYPT 2013 – 10th International conference on security and cryptography

Regular Paper Submission: February 28, 2013
Regular Paper Authors Notification: May 6, 2013
Regular Paper Final Submission and Registration: May 20, 2013

The purpose of SECRYPT 2013, the International Conference on Security and Cryptography, is to bring together researchers, mathematicians, engineers and practitioners interested on security aspects related to information and communication.

Theoretical and practical advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are a key factor in the growth of data communications, data networks and distributed computing. In addition to the mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding, SECRYPT also focuses on other aspects of information systems and network security, including applications in the scope of the knowledge society in general and information systems development in particular, especially in the context of e-business, internet and global enterprises.

Information theory and information security are hot topics nowadays, ranging from statistics and stochastic processes to coding, from detection and estimation to Shannon theory, from data compression to data networks and systems security, cryptography, as well as many other topics.

Jan 17

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)

February 27 – March 1, 2013
Paris, France
In cooperation with: ACM SIGSAC and SIGSOFT and IEEE CS (TCSE).

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.

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. The full program can be found here:
http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/events/essos/2013/programme.html

Jan 15

34th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux

34th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux

Third joint WIC/IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal

Processing in the Benelux

May 30-31, 2013, imec, Leuven, Belgium, organized by imec and KULeuven

The symposium is organized under the auspices of the Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie and of the IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter and supported by IEEE Benelux Information Theory Chapter

CALL FOR P APERS

CONFERENCE AIM AND TOPICS

The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and information on the following, or related, topics:

  • –  Shannon theory and applications of information theory,
  • –  Multi-user information theory,
  • –  Source, channel and network coding, data compression,
  • –  Cryptography and data protection,
  • –  Quantum information and quantum cryptography,
  • –  Signal detection and estimation,
  • –  Speech/Audio/Video/Multimedia signal processing,
  • –  Biometrics and pattern recognition,
  • –  Wired, wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks,
  • –  Software defined radios and cognitive radios,
  • –  Fundamental limits and approaches for cooperation in networks,
  • –  Biologically inspired algorithms,
  • –  Localization and tracking

    SUBMISSION INFORMATION

    The program committee is soliciting papers describing original work. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract in pdf-format, including names of authors, affiliation with complete address and telephone numbers by e-mail to mso@imec.be. Each accepted paper will have either 20 minutes for oral presentation and discussion or a poster presentation. All accepted papers will appear on the WIC website. A prize will be given to the best student paper. A limited number of grants will be made available to M.Sc. students who have an accepted paper at the symposium.

    IMPORTANT DATES

March 21, 2013
April 12, 2013
May 20, 2013
May 30-31, 2013 Symposium.

Deadline for submission of one-page abstract (pdf-format). Notification of acceptance.
Camera ready papers due and deadline conference registration.

Jan 10

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
CLOSER website: http://closer.scitevents.org

May 8 – 10, 2013
Aachen, Germany

Technically sponsored by: SINTEF and IFIP
Co-organized by: RWTH
Sponsored by: INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG

IMPORTANT DATES:
Position Paper Submission: January 22, 2013
Authors Notification (position papers): February 26, 2013
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: March 12, 2013

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CLOSER 2013 welcomes the submission of position papers whose deadline is set for next January 22.

A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topics.
The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of “short paper” or “poster”. Please check further details about position papers submission at the conference website (http://closer.scitevents.org/GuidelinesTemplates.aspx).

The conference will be technically sponsored by SINTEF and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC).The conference is Co-organized by the RWTH Aachen University (RWTH). INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG).

CLOSER is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 145 submissions, 19% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 30% were presented as short papers and 14% as posters.

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a SSRI Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://closer.scitevents.org/BestPaperAward.aspx).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SCITEPRESS  is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

CLOSER 2013 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST (http://www.webist.org/), SMARTGREENS (www.smartgreens.org) and CSEDU (www.csedu.org) in Aachen, Germany. Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, SMARTGREENS and CSEDU conferences as a non-speaker.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Gottfried Vossen, WWU Münster, Germany
– Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria
– Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, United States

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Satellite Workshop and Special Sessions:
Workshop:
– Cloud Service Analytics Workshop – CSAW 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CSAW.aspx)

Special Sessions:
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing – CloudSecGov 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CloudSecGov.aspx)
– Cloud Interoperability – CI 2013 (http://closer.scitevents.org/CI.aspx)

Should you have any question please don’t hesitate contacting me.

Kind regards,
Carla Mota
CLOSER Secretariat

Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2.Esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8638
Email: closer.secretariat@scitevents.org

Jan 05

Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT – 26th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System

Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT Special track in
The 26th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System;
June 20-22, Porto, Portugal.
Paper submission January 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance March 10, 2013
Camera-ready and registration April 10, 2013

http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/sph.cbms2013/
sph.cbms2013@dcc.fc.up.pt

http://cbms2013.med.up.pt/
Call for papers:

We are currently witnessing a rapidly moving transition trend towards
electronic healthcare information systems. They have already proved
to be essential tools in order to improve the management and quality
of healthcare services. More recently, these systems have also
started to promote great results on the improvement of patients’
health by enabling the creation of much more flexible, efficient and
interoperable means by which practitioners and even patients can have
access and manage healthcare data. However very complex technical
challenges resulting from strict but necessary highly regulated
environments, threats to patient safety, privacy, and security must
be tackled and solved before we can safely have valuable and
sensitive patients’ data being securely managed and used in much more
flexible and potentially useful ways. Towards this end it is thus
imperative to develop innovative methods and policies that ensure the
secure acquisition and management of healthcare data, at the same
time promoting its interoperability, its’ sharing, and its integrity
and confidentiality in highly effective and secure ways.

This special track focuses on original unpublished research on
innovative methods, policies and concerns that can constitute the
right building blocks for a new generation of electronic healthcare
information systems that are at the same time more efficient,
empowering and secure. So, it is expected novel articles about
privacy, security, accountability and auditing for the healthcare
sector. This special track also pretends to encourage the research
dissemination to the stakeholders involved in healthcare information
technologies, promoting the discussion on issues, challenges and
solutions that are currently being developed all around the world.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Access control and consent management models;
* Authentication and identification concepts;
* Security and privacy concerns in healthcare;
* Biometrics in healtcare;
* Health data protection;
* Policy and Legal aspects of regulating privacy of health data;
* Healthcare in cloud computing;
* Mobile devices and their use in healthcare information systems;
* Patient empowerment;
* Personal health records;
* Usability and human factors;

The most relevant articles will be invited to submit an extended
version on the Journal of Health, Policy and Technology published by
Elsevier.

Each contribution must be prepared following the IEEE two-column
format, and should not exceed the length of six Letter-sized pages;
the authors may use LaTeX or Microsoft Word templates when preparing
their drafts. The papers should be submitted electronically before
the paper submission deadline using the EasyChair online submission
system. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, with fonts embedded.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The
SPH2013 program committee will be responsible for the final decision
about acceptance of articles submitted. All accepted papers will be
included in the conference proceedings, and will be published by the
IEEE. At least one author must pay the registration fee for each
accepted paper. Please refer to the IEEE IPR guidelines concerning
copyright. Authors of accepted papers must include a completed IEEE
Copyright Form with the submission of their final camera-ready paper.

— Track Chairs —

* Manuel Eduardo Correia,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

* Luis Filipe Antunes,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)

* Ana Margarida Ferreira,
SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg

* Cátia Santos Pereira,
Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto (FMUP)

* Alexandre Barbosa Augusto,
Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto (FCUP)
— Program Committee —

Alexander Hörbst,
The Health & Life Sciences University,
Austria.

Andreas Pashalidis,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Belgium.

Carla Simone,
Fac. di scienze mat. fis. e naturali, University of
Milano-Bicocca,
Italy.

Carlos Ribeiro,
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa,
Portugal.

David Chadwick,
School of Computing, University of Kent,
United Kingdom.

Elske Ammenwerth,
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and
Technology,
Austria.

Francesco Pinciroli,
Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano,
Italy.

Frédéric Cuppens,
Dépt. Réseaux et Services Multimédias, l’ENST-Bretagne,
France.

Gabriele Lenzini,
SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg,
Luxembourg.

Gansen Zhao,
Sun Yat-sen University,
China.

Gianluigi Me,
Computer Engineering Faculty, Università di Roma,
Italy.

Guillermo Navarro-Arribas,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Spain.

Henrique Santos,
Universidade do Minho,
Portugal.

Isaac Agudo,
Computer Science Department, University of Malaga,
Spain.

Jonathan Fistein,
Member of the British Computer Society,
United Kingdom.

Kambiz Ghazinour,
University of Ottawa,
Canada.

Lenka Lhotská,
Faculty of Electrical Eng., Czech Technical University,
Czech Republic.

Maria João Campos,
SPMS,
Portugal

Maria Hägglund,
Karolinska Institutet Health Informatics Centre,
Sweden.

Miria Koshy,
Warwick Business School,
United Kingdom.

Olivier Markowitch,
Computer Sciences Department of the Université
Libre de Bruxelles,
Belgium.

Panagiotis Bamidis,
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece.

Peter Pharow,
Fraunhofer IDMT,
Germany.

Pierangela Samarati,
Dpt. of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano,
Italy.

Sergi Robles,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
Spain.

Simão Melo de Sousa,
Dep. de Informática, Universidade da Beira Interior,
Portugal.

Steven Furnell,
Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth University,
United Kingdom.

Vivian Vimarlund,
Dept. of Computer and Inf. Science, Linköping University,
Sweden.

Dec 10

SHA-1 brute-force attack trimmed by 21% – paper from Oslo password hacking conference

SHA-1 brute-force attack trimmed by 21% – paper from Oslo password hacking conference

Dec 07

DBSec 2013 : 27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy

When Jul 15, 2013 – Jul 17, 2013
Where Newark, NJ, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2013
Notification Due Apr 19, 2013
Final Version Due May 3, 2013

DBSec 2013 : 27th Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy.