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Mar 22

3nd International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography

SCC 2012
3nd International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography

CIEM – Castro Urdiales, Spain

11-13 July 2012,

http://scc2012.unican.es/

CALL FOR PAPERS

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission:                            April 28, 2012
Notification of acceptance or rejection:              May 18, 2012
Deadline for final version:                         May 30, 2012
Deadline for registration:                          June 12, 2012
Deadline for special issue JSC:                September 30, 2012

SCC 2012 is the third edition of a new series of conferences where research and development in symbolic computation and cryptography may be presented and discussed. It is organized in response to the growing interest in applying and developing methods, techniques, and software tools of symbolic computation for cryptography. The use of Lattice Reduction algorithms in cryptology and the application of Groebner bases in the context of algebraic attacks are typical examples of explored applications. The SCC 2012 conference is co-located with third Workshop on Mathematical Cryptology (WMC 2012,http://wmc2012.unican.es/), an event also organized by research group Algorithmic Mathematics And Cryptography (AMAC), which will be
held on 9-11 July 2012.

SCC 2012 aims at providing an interactive forum for interested researchers to exchange ideas and views, to present research results and progress, and to learn and discuss recent developments and emerging problems on:

– the design, modelling, and analysis of cryptographic systems and protocols for which symbolic computation may be used or needed;

– the design, implementation, and analysis of algorithms and software tools of symbolic computation that may have potential applications in cryptography.

TOPICS

Specific topics for SCC 2012 include, but are not limited to:

– Multivariate cryptography, braid group cryptography, non-commutative cryptography, and quantum cryptography.

– Code-based, factorization-based, and lattice-based cryptography.

– Algebraic attacks for block ciphers, stream ciphers, and hash functions.

– Design and analysis of algebraic, elliptic, and embedded cryptographic systems and protocols.

– Gröbner basis techniques in cryptology, algebraic number theory, and coding theory.

– Triangular sets and new techniques for solving algebraic systems over finite fields.

– Algorithms and software for symbolic computation in cryptography.

SUBMISSION

Potential participants of SCC 2012 are invited to submit extended abstracts of 3-5 pages or full papers (with at most 14 pages) describing their work to be presented at the conference. The submitted extended abstracts and full papers will be reviewed by members of the program committee (PC) for soundness and relevance to the conference.

Submission of original research papers is encouraged, while published material and work in progress will also be considered for presentation at the conference. We note that there will be no formal proceedings for the SCC 2012 conference; in particular, a paper submitted to SCC 2012 may also be submitted elsewhere after the conference.

Extended abstracts and full papers should be prepared using Springer’s LNCS LaTeX style file available on the SCC 2010 webpage and according to the instructions given therein. Submissions must be done preferably electronically via EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scc2012.

There will be no formal proceedings for SCC 2012 conference. However all accepted extended abstracts and full papers will be printed on the conference records for distribution during the event.

SPECIAL ISSUE — JOURNAL OF SYMBOLIC COMPUTATION
We are pleased to announce that a special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/)
will be jointly organized with the conference.  We are pleased to announce that a special issue of Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/) will be jointly organized with the conference. Whilst the submission to this special issue is widely open, authors of the extended abstracts and full papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be encouraged to submit their full and/or revised papers for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-symbolic-computation/).

PROGRAMME CHAIRS
Jean-Charles Faugère, UPMC-INRIA, France
Jaime Gutierrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (To be completed)

Stanislav Bulygin (Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt, Germany)
Carlos Cid (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Danilo Gligoroski (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Martin Kreuzer (Universität Passau, Germany)
Dongdai Lin (Institute of Software of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Vadim Lyubashevsky (INRIA, France)
Gregor Leander (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Ayoub Otmani (GREYC-Ensicaen & University of Caen & INRIA, France)
Ludovic Perret (LIP6-UPMC Univ Paris 6 & INRIA, France)
Vladimir Shpilrain (The City College New York, US)
Boaz Tsaban (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

LOCAL ORGANISATION

Algorithmic Mathematics And Cryptography
Universidad de Cantabria, Santander
scc2012@unican.es

Mar 22

WNI_SI_JCSS 2012 : JCSS, Elsevier, Special Issue on Wireless Networks Intrusion

When N/A
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2012
Notification Due Apr 30, 2013
Final Version Due May 15, 2013

WNI_SI_JCSS 2012 : JCSS, Elsevier, Special Issue on Wireless Networks Intrusion.

Mar 21

IEEE CloudCom 2012 / Workshops: Call For Papers (Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012)

IEEE CloudCom 2012 / Workshops: Call For Papers (Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012)
The 4th IEEE International Conference on
Cloud Computing Technology and Science
(IEEE CloudCom 2012)

http://2012.cloudcom.org

Taipei, Taiwan, December 03-06, 2012

Sponsored by:
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Computer Society
IEEE Technical Commitee on Scalable Computing

== IMPORTANT DATES ==

Abstract Submission (obligatory): July 13, 2012
Full Submission: July 27, 2012
Notification: Sep. 7, 2012
Camera-ready/Author registration: Sep. 28, 2012
Workshop Proposals: April 13, 2012
Poster and Demo: Sep. 10, 2012
Poster and Demo Notification: Sep. 20, 2012
== Topics ==

1. Architecture
*Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
*Cloud Platform as a Service
*Cloud federation and hybrid cloud infrastructure
*Programming models and systems/tools
*Green data center
*Networking technologies for data center
*Cloud system design with FPGA, GPU, APU
*Monitoring, management and maintenance
*Economic and business models
*Dynamic resource provisioning

2. MapReduce
*Performance characterization and optimization
*MapReduce on multi-core, GPU
*MapReduce on hybrid distributed environments
*MapReduce on opportunistic / heterogeneous computing systems
*Extension of the MapReduce programming model
*Debugging and simulation of MapReduce systems
*Data-intensive applications using MapReduce
*Optimized storage for MapReduce applications
*Fault-tolerance & Self-* capabilities

3. Security and Privacy
*Accountability
*Audit in clouds
*Authentication and authorization
*Cryptographic primitives
*Reliability and availability
*Trust and credential management
*Usability and security
*Security and privacy in clouds
*Legacy systems migration
*Cloud Integrity and Binding Issues
4. Services and Applications
*Cloud Service Composition
*Query and discovery models for cloud services
*Trust and Security in cloud services
*Change management in cloud services
*Organization models of cloud services
*Innovative cloud applications and experiences
*Business process and workflow management
*Service-Oriented Architecture in clouds

5. Virtualization
*Server, storage, network virtualization
*Resource monitoring
*Virtual desktop
*Resilience, fault tolerance
*Modeling and performance evaluation
*Security aspects
*Enabling disaster recovery, job migration
*Energy efficient issues

6. HPC on Cloud
*Load balancing for HPC clouds
*Middleware framework for HPC clouds
*Scalable scheduling for HPC clouds
*HPC as a Service
*Performance Modeling and Management
*Programming models for HPC clouds
*HPC cloud applications
*Optimal cloud deployment for HPC

== PAPER SUBMISSION ==

Papers need to be prepared according to the IEEE CS format, and submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair submission system:
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ieeecloudcom2012

== PAPER PUBLICATION ==

Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CS Press (IEEE-DL & EI indexed).

== Journal Publication ==

Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers.
Selected papers, after further extensions and revisions, will be published in special issues of prestigious journals

International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley) (SCI, EI)
Journal of Systems Architecture (Elsevier) (SCI, EI)
Automated Software Engineering (Springer) (SCI, EI)
Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE, EI)

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 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

Jan 27

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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/ )

Dec 22

2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
http://closer.scitevents.org/


Porto, Portugal
18 – 21 April, 2012

In cooperation with ACM-SIGMIS, EuroCloud and EuroCloud Portugal
Technically Sponsored by SINTEF
Sponsored by INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of WfMC and OMG
Partner & Supporter: PenTest Magazine

IMPORTANT DATES:            
Position Paper Submission: January 31, 2012  
Authors Notification (position papers): February 24, 2012
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: March 8, 2012 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

CLOSER 2012 (2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science – http://closer.scitevents.org/) is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next January 31.

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/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx).

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers: Dave Cliff (University of Bristol, United Kingdom), Helen Karatza (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Frederic Desprez (LIP/INRIA, France), Fernando Teixeira de Sousa (IBM, Portugal) and Fabrizio Gagliardi (Microsoft Research, Switzerland). Please check the website for further information (http://closer.scitevents.org/KeynoteSpeakers.aspx).

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 CD-ROM support. EHHC
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.
Additionally a short list of papers presented will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Cluster Computing.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by major international indexers, including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and Elsevier Index (EI). 
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 member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

There is still another opportunity of publication, in the following satellite events (with different deadlines, see the conference website for details): 
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing – CloudSecGov (http://closer.scitevents.org/CloudSecGov.aspx)
– International Workshop on Enterprise Cloud Computing: Solutions and Strategies – ECCSS (http://closer.scitevents.org/ECCSS.aspx)

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

Please check further details at the CLOSER 2012 conference web site (http://closer.scitevents.org/). There you will find detailed information about the conference structure and its main topic areas. This conference is co-located with WEBIST 2012 (8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies – http://www.webist.org/), CSEDU 2012 (4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education – http://www.csedu.org/) and SMARTGREENS 2012 (1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – http://www.smartgreens.org). Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, CSEDU and SMARTGREENS 2012 as a non-speaker.

Dec 21

WEBIST: 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies

CALL FOR PAPERS

8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies 
WEBIST website: http://www.webist.org


Porto, Portugal
18-21 April, 2012

In cooperation with ACM-SIGMIS
Sponsored by INSTICC
INSTICC is Member of WfMC and OMG
Partner & Supporter: PenTest Magazine

IMPORTANT DATES:            
Position Paper Submission: January 31, 2012  
Authors Notification (position papers): February 27, 2012
Final Position Paper Submission and Registration: March 9, 2012 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Dear Olivier Markowitch,

WEBIST 2012 (8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies – http://www.webist.org/) is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next January 31.

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://www.webist.org/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx).

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers: Dave Cliff (University of Bristol, United Kingdom), Fernando Sousa (IBM, Portugal) and David De Roure (University of Oxford, United Kingdom). Please check the website for further information (http://www.webist.org/KeynoteSpeakers.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 CD-ROM support. BYOU
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 LNBIP Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by major international indexers, including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and Elsevier Index (EI). 
Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://www.webist.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 member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

Please check further details at the WEBIST 2012 conference web site (http://www.webist.org). There you will find detailed information about the conference structure and its main topic areas. This conference is co-located with CSEDU 2012 (4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education – http://www.csedu.org/), CLOSER 2012 (2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science – http://closer.scitevents.org/) and SMARTGREENS 2012 (1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – http://www.smartgreens.org). Registration to WEBIST will enable free attendance to any sessions of CSEDU, CLOSER and SMARTGREENS 2012 as a non-speaker.

Nov 30

International Conference on Security and Cryptography – SECRYPT 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on Security and Cryptography – SECRYPT 2012

Website: http://www.secrypt.icete.org/
July 24 – 27, 2012
Rome, Italy

In cooperation with IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers)
and SWIM (Special Interest Group on Software Interprise Modeling)

Sponsored by INSTICC
INSTICC is member of WfMC (Workflow Management Coalition)


Important Deadlines: 
Regular Paper submission: March 5, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): April 24, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: May 7, 2012

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Dear ,

We would like to draw your attention to the International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT-2012), which has currently an open call for papers. 

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.

SECRYPT 2012 is part of the International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2012) that has 5 more conferences with very strong synergies between them, namely:

– DCNET: Int'l Conference on Data Communication Networking (http://www.dcnet.icete.org)
– ICE-B: Int'l Conference on e-Business (http://www.ice-b.icete.org)
– OPTICS: Int'l Conference on Optical Communication Systems (http://www.optics.icete.org)
– SIGMAP: Int'l Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (http://www.sigmap.icete.org)
– WINSYS: Int'l Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems (http://www.winsys.icete.org)

These six concurrent conferences are held in parallel and registration to one warrants delegates to attend all six.

ICETE is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 409 submissions, 12% were accepted as full papers, 16% were presented as short papers and 13% as posters.

The conference program features a number of Keynote Lectures to be delivered by distinguished world-class researchers, namely:
– Venu Govindaraju, University at Buffalo, United States
(list not yet complete)
http://www.icete.org/KeynoteSpeakers.aspx

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. DEZO
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. 
Additionally, a short list of papers presented at the conference, will also be selected for publication in the Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS).
Furthermore, a short list of papers presented at the conference, will be selected for publication in a special issue of JNW – Journal of Networks

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

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.


CONFERENCE TOPICS
   * 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
   * Human Factors and Human Behaviour 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
   * Reliability and Dependability
   * Risk Assessment
   * Secure Cloud Computing
   * Secure Software Development Methodologies
   * Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems
   * Security and privacy in Complex Systems
   * Security and Privacy in IT Outsourcing
   * Security and Privacy in Location-based Services
   * Security and Privacy in Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing
   * Security and Privacy in Social Networks
   * Security and Privacy in Web Services
   * Security and Privacy Policies
   * Security Area Control
   * Security Deployment
   * Security Engineering
   * Security for Grid Computing
   * Security in Distributed Systems
   * Security Information Systems Architecture and Design and Security Patterns
   * Security Management
   * Security Metrics and Measurement
   * Security Requirements (threats, vulnerabilities, risk, formal methods, etc.)
   * Security Verification and Validation
   * Sensor and Mobile Ad Hoc Network Security
   * Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
   * Software Security
   * Trust management and Reputation Systems
   * Ubiquitous Computing Security
   * Wireless Network Security (WiFi, WiMAX, WiMedia and others)


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

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

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
Jianying Zhou, Institute For Infocomm Research, Singapore 


Please check further details at the conference web site (http://www.secrypt.icete.org). 

Should you have any question or suggestion please don't hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards,
Monica Saramago
SECRYPT Secretariat

Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2.esq.
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
Email: secrypt.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.secrypt.icete.org