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Apr 18

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy

CALL FOR PAPERS | eDemocracy.

 

e-Democracy 2015: Citizen rights in the world of the new computing paradigms 
6th International Conference on 
e-Democracy
CALL FOR PAPERS 
December 10-11, 2015, Athens, Greece
www.edemocracy2015.eu

Information and communication technologies move fast; faster than society, faster than governments, faster than the law. Connectivity is already impressive, but the near future brings about the interconnection of everything, via the Internet of Things. It also brings fundamental changes to our computing paradigm, with cloud computing gaining momentum and being expected to become the prevalent computing paradigm in the years to come. Increasingly more data are being collected, about almost everything one can imagine; and they remain there, in cyberspace, for ever, sometimes even resisting efforts to delete them. These data are so attractive that a new science, going by the name “big data” has already emerged. All these developments constitute in most cases an improvement in our everyday lives, but sometimes infringe our rights as citizens. The challenge, therefore, is to safeguard citizen rights in the face of a new era, landmarked by new computing paradigms.
This is the theme of the 6th occasion of the International Conference on e-Democracy that will be held in Athens, the cradle of democracy, on 10-11 December 2015. The conference is organized by the Scientific Council for the Information Society, in co-operation with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and a substantial number of European and Greek universities and academia. It is intended, similarly to previous occasions, to provide a forum for presenting and debating the latest developments in the field, from a technical, political, and legal point of view.
The conference will include keynote addresses, tutorials, panels, Ph.D. colloquia and sessions, workshops, special, regular and poster sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and selected papers will be invited to participate (after the necessary enhancements) to the evaluation process for inclusion in special issues of peer-reviewed journals.
The working language of the 6th International Conference on “e-Democracy ‘15: Challenges for Citizen Rights in the World of the New Computing Paradigms” is English. It is possible, however, that papers on Greek Law cases of e-Democracy issues be presented in Greek.
Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • e-Democracy and e-Participation
      o e-Campaigning, e-Politics
      o e-Voting
      o Information and Consultation Platforms
      o Collaborative working environments for e-Democracy
      o Social computing and e-Democracy

• e-Government

    o Open and Big Data for e-Government
    o Cloud computing for e-Government
    o m-Government
    o e-Government services and administrative burdens
    o Business process modeling for e-Government systems
    o Tools and models for e-Government development
    o Case studies and European projects

• Security, Privacy and Trust

    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Business services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Government services
    o Security, Privacy and Trust in Online Social Network Services
    o Cloud Computing Security and Privacy
    o Identity Management, Identity Theft and Trust Management
    o Information Audit and Trust
    o Digital Rights Management
    o Trust and Reputation in Digital Environments
    o Cyber attacks and advances on network security
    o Cryptographic Technologies
    o Anonymisation Methodologies and Best Practices
    o Privacy by Design and Default Methodologies
    o Tracking Technologies and Do-Not-Track Systems
    o Privacy Impact Assessment Methodologies
    o Privacy Enhancing Location and Mobility Management
    o Security and Privacy Audit, Risk and Governance
    o Security and Data Protection Education
    o Tradeoffs between security and efficiency, usability, reliability and cost

• e-Crime, e-Fraud and Digital Forensics

    o Cyber Crime Detection and Prevention
    o Internet Fraud, Cyber War
    o Computer Forensics and Anti-forensics

• Social, legal and ethical issues

    o Digital Divide
    o Internet Addiction
    o Transparency and Accountability in Data Protection
    o Ethics in Digital Societies
    o Surveillance Technologies and Legal Implications
    o Freedom of Expression and Privacy
    o Freedom of Information and Privacy
    o Social factors of collaborative creativity

Important Dates
Full paper submission deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of decision: July 15, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2015

Instructions for Authors
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymised (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should be at most 15 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS style (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edemocracy15. 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 31 May 2015 (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference. Efforts will be made to publish the conference proceedings by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

The authors of selected accepted papers will be invited to extend their work for further publication in the Emerald journal Information and Computer Security (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ics# ).

Conference Steering Committee
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece (Chair)
Vassilis Zorkadis, Vice-President of SCIS, Greece (Vice-chair)
Philippos Mitletton, Secretary General of SCIS, Greece (Secretary)
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Irene Vassilaki, Board member of SCIS, Greece
Charalampos Patrikakis, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece

Conference Honorary Chair
Alexander B. Sideridis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee Chair
Sokratis K. Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Program Committee
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Evgenia Alexandropoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Maria Bottis, Ionian University, Greece
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Athena Bourka, ENISA, Greece
David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
Vassilios Chryssikopoulos, Ionian University, Greece
Nathan Clarke,University of Plymouth, UK
Tina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Carmen Fernández-Gago, University of Malaga, Spain
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti,University of Milan, Italy
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
Jürgen Fuß,University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria,Austria
Dimitris Geneiatakis, EC Joint Research Center Ispra, Italy
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Dimitris Gouscos, University of Athens, Greece
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mp.Gupta,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India
Marit Hansen,Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Lazaros Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Dimitra Kaklamani, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Ioanna Kantzavelou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Maria Karyda, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vasilis Katos, Bournemouth University, UK
Spyros Kokolakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Nicholas Kolokotronis, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Maria Lambrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Konstantinos Limniotis, University of Athens, Greece
Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Nikos Lorentzos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Emmanouil Magkos, Ionian University, Greece
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Nikolaos Marianos, University of the Aegean, Greece
Giannis Marias, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Olivier Markowitch, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Vojtech Merunka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Lilian Mitrou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Martin Molhanec, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
Maria Ntaliani, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Christoforos Ntantogian, University of Piraeus, Greece
Martin Olivier, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Andreas Pashalidis, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Charalampos Patrikakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg,Germany
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England, UK
Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus, Greece
Bart Preneel, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Andreja Pucihar, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University, UK
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Panagiotis Rizomiliotis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Carsten Rudolph, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
Christoph Ruland, University of Siegen, Germany
Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan, Italy
Einar Snekkenes, Gjovik University College, Norway
Miguel Soriano,U niversitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Paul Spirakis,University of Patras, Greece
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, iimt, Switzerland
Marianthi Theocharidou, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Yannis Theocharis,University of Mannheim, Germany
Aggeliki Tsochou,Ionian University, Greece
Irene Vassilaki, SCIS, Greece
Maro Vlachopoulou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Vasileios Vlachos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Spyros Voulgaris, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Edgar Weippl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Constantine Yialouris, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Jianying Zhou, Institute for infocomm research, Singapore
Vassilis Zorkadis, Hellenic Data Protection Authority, Greece
Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

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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

Aug 09

3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

May 8 – 10, 2013
Aachen, Germany

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

IMPORTANT DATES:
Regular Paper Submission: November 15, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): January 17, 2013
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 7, 2013

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We would like to draw your attention to the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2013 – http://closer.scitevents.org) whose submission deadline is scheduled for November 15, 2012. We hope you can participate in this conference by submitting a paper reflecting your current research in any of the following areas:

– Cloud Computing Fundamentals
– Services Science Foundation for Cloud Computing
– Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications
– Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

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

The 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2013, focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network. Further, the conference considers as essential the link to Services Science, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven collaborations. The conference is nevertheless not about the union of these two (already broad) fields, but about Cloud Computing where we are also interested in how Services Science can provide theory, methods and techniques to design, analyze, manage, market etc.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:
– Gottfried Vossen, WWU Münster, Germany
– Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria

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. EHHC
A short list of presented papers will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a Special Issue of the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems. Also 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).
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/).

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://closer.scitevents.org/BestPaperAward.aspx).

We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Special Session, whose deadline is scheduled for March 1, 2013:
– Special Session on Security Governance and SLAs in Cloud Computing (CloudSecGov)
http://closer.scitevents.org/CloudSecGov.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.

CLOSER 2013 will be held in conjunction with WEBIST 2013 (International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies – www.webist.org/), CSEDU 2013 (International Conference on Computer Supported Education – http://www.csedu.org/) and SMARTGREENS 2013 (International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – http://www.smartgreens.org/) in Aachen, Germany. Registration to CLOSER will enable free attendance to any sessions of WEBIST, CSEDU and SMARTGREENS conferences as a non-speaker.

Please check further details at the CLOSER conference website (http://closer.scitevents.org).
Should you have any question please don’t hesitate contacting me.

Kind regards,
Joao Teixeira
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

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CONFERENCE CHAIR:
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen, Germany

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
Frederic Desprez, LIP / INRIA, France
Donald Ferguson, Dell, United States
Ethan Hadar, CA Technologies, Israel
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Please check the program committee members at http://closer.scitevents.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx

CONFERENCE AREAS:

Area 1: Cloud Computing Fundamentals

– Cloud Computing Architecture
– Cloud Standards
– Cloud Application Portability
– Cloud Interoperability
– Cloud Delivery Models
– Cloud Deployment Models: Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
– Cloud Risk, Challenges, and Governance
– Business Cloud vs. Software Cloud

Area 2: Services Science Foundation for Cloud Computing

– Semantic Web Technologies
– Web Services
– Service and Systems Design and QoS Network Security
– Service-Oriented Architecture
– Internet of Services
– Service Modeling and Specification
– Service Composition
– Service Discovery
– Service Monitoring and Control
– Business Services Realized by IT Services
– Service Innovation
– Service Operation
– Service Strategy
– Service Marketing and Management
– Information and Service Economy
– Human Beings in Service Systems
– Enterprise Architectures and Services

Area 3: Cloud Computing Platforms and Applications

– Vertical Specific Cloud Services
– Mobility
– Cloud Middleware Frameworks
– Cloud Application Architectures
– Cloud Application Scalability and Availability
– XaaS
– ITaaS
– COTS and Cloud
– Cloudsourcing
– Cloud Applications Performance and Monitoring
– Development Methods for Cloud Applications
– Economics (ROI, Costs, CAPEX/OPEX,.)
– Outsourced Production Environments
– Collective Intelligence/Crowd Computing
– Context-aware Computing and Peer to Peer Computing
– Big Data Cloud Services

Area 4: Cloud Computing Enabling Technology

– Troubleshooting and Best Practices
– Monitoring of Services, Quality of Service, Service Level Agreements
– Security and Cyber Security in the Cloud
– Performance Development and Management
– Cloud Ilities (Scalability, Availability,Reliability)
– Dynamic Capacity and Performance Management
– Cloud Optimization and Automation
– Virtualization Technologies
– Disaster Recovery
– Cloud Abstraction of Composite IT Systems
– Cloud IT Systems Reuse

 

Jun 11

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government

CALL FOR PAPERS
2012 International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government
Beijing, P. R. China, October 20-21, 2012
http://www.icmecg2012.org/

2012 International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government (ICMeCG 2012) provides a high quality platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in e-Commerce and e-Government.It aims to bring together academics and practitioners to explore new frontiers of these areas – with emphasis on cross-disciplinary research, innovative initiatives, solutions and approaches to making the Internet a productive and efficient alternative for the new e-Society.
We welcome paper submissions from different aspects of business and from different disciplines. Conference proceedings will be listed in the Index to EI (Engineering index).
Conference Topics:
There are eight major tracks in this conference. Topics listed below are suggested but not limited to.
-Theory and Developments of E-commerce
-Information Security and Risk Management
-Web 2.0 and Social Media
-M-Commerce and Ubiquitous Computing
-Enterprise Information Systems
-Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence
-e-Government and e-governance
-Operations and Services Management
Important Dates
Submission deadline: June 24, 2012
Acceptance announcement: July 15, 2012
Conference date: October 20-21, 2012
Paper submission
Please submit your papers to ICMeCG 2012 in
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icmecg2012
Submitted manuscripts in English will be limited to 6 pages.
The manuscripts must be formatted using the Conference Proceedings template. Formatting instructions can be found on the conference website.
Contact Us at:
MS Zhou (Conference Coordinator)
Tel:86-10-6228-8896
E-mail: icmecg2012@gmail.com for authors outside China,
icmecg2012@126.com for authors in China
Address: School of Information, Central University of Finance
and Economics, 39 South College Road, Haidian District,Beijing, P.R.China 100081

May 31

CFP: Social and Mobile Media for Governance « Digital Government & Society

The International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government-Asia 2012 (CeDEM-Asia-2012) is a forum that aims to bring together academics, researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of governance in Asia and elsewhere. CeDEM-Asia-2012 will be held on November 14-15 in Singapore.

Call for Papers

New means of interacting with government and political institutions are causing significant shifts in political and social life. The emerging social and mobile media practices, including content generation, collaboration, and network organization, are changing our understanding of governance and politics. While the changes are already widely debated in mature, developed democracies, there is an even greater need to address them in the context of rapidly developing Asian societies. Following five successful conferences at the Danube University of Krems, CeDEM is looking to open a new forum in Asia for the exchange of ideas, networking, and collaboration on the topics of e-democracy and open government. This year, CeDEM is pleased to be working with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) as its conference organizer and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as its main partner. CeDEM-Asia-2012 seeks to critically analyze present and future developments in field, with a special focus on the following themes:

  • Social media to engage citizens, smart & mobile democracy, sustainability of e-participation
  • Mobilization via social media, networks vs. traditional party-structure, online campaigning
  • Communication technologies and their use for governmental transformation
  • Open data initiatives, transparency, participation and collaboration in government
  • Cultures of governance, access and openness, crowdsourcing for government
  • Information provision, mobile devices, service delivery via new communication channels
  • Online communities, innovation, bottom-up vs. top-down
  • Network effects, power laws, long tail, social web

Conference Chairs

  • Nojin Kwak (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Peter Parycek (Danube University Krems, Austria)
  • Marko M. Skoric (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Submission Guidelines

The submission portal will be open mid June 2012.

  • Research papers, case studies and policy papers should be 12 pages maximum and will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
  • Reflection papers should 6 pages maximum and will be selected by the chairs.
  • Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages and will be selected by the chairs.

Publications

The conference proceedings will be published (ISBN) and made available online under the Creative Commons License. A selection of best research papers and case studies of CeDEM-Asia-2012 will be published with the open access eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government .

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for full papers and workshop proposals: 15 July 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 24 September 2012
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 15 October 2012
  • Conference dates & location: 14-15 November 2012, Singapore”

CFP: Social and Mobile Media for Governance « Digital Government & Society.

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 

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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 19

11th European Conference on Information Warfare ECIW 2012

11th European Conference on Information Warfare ECIW 2012.  

 

Topics for submissions may include, but are not limited to:

§         i-Warfare principles, theory and policy and techniques

§         Cyber conflict, Cyber-terrorism and Cyber-fraud

§         Physical security

§         National security policy

§         Information security governance and management

§         Information warfare and security education

§         Information Assurance and Information operations

§         Psychological warfare

§         Perception management

§         Legal issues concerned with information warfare and e-Crime

§         Ethical, political and social issues relating to information warfare

§         SMEs – Small-to-medium Size Enterprises Security issues

§         Critical national infrastructure protection

§         The Resilience and Susceptibility of "Service Oriented Architectures" (SOAs)

§         Hacking and cracking

§         Biometrics

§         e-Intelligence/counter-intelligence

§         Cryptography : classical  and malicious

§         Networked Centric War

§         Network anomaly detection models

§         Malware and anti-malware technologies

§         Non-traditional enemies

§         Wireless Threats

§         Reflector attacks

§         Computers-as-weapons

§         Risk Management

§         Virtual Intrusion Detection

§         Collaborative decision making

§         Acute situational awareness

§         Firewalls

§         Phishing and spam

§         Digital forensics

§         Current Anti Virus Technologies

§         PSYOPS

§         Mobile Virus

§         RFID Virus

§         ISO 27001

§         Defence steganography and Unidirectional linguistic steganography

§         Traffic classification

§         Public Key Infrastructure

§         Machine Learning Risk

§         Mathematical-filtering

§         SecureMDA

§         Image-processing

          


Sep 29

Ressources for call for papers

The following websites could be useful to find call for papers and conferences, in particular regarding eGovernance

Mar 25

International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011)

 

International Conference on Information Society

(i-Society 2011)

June 27-29, 2011, London, UK

http://www.i-society.eu

 

The International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011) is Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter. The i-Society 2011 is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and non-technical research areas.

The mission of i-Society 2011 conference is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information management in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2011 include but are not confined to the following areas:

New Enabling Technologies

  • Internet technologies
  • Wireless applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Protocols and Standards
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Geographic information systems
  • e-Manufacturing

Intelligent Data Management

  • Intelligent Agents
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Intelligent Organisations
  • Content Development
  • Data Mining
  • e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
  • Information Search and Retrieval
  • Knowledge Management
  • e-Intelligence
  • Knowledge networks

Secure Technologies

  • Internet security
  • Web services and performance
  • Secure transactions
  • Cryptography
  • Payment systems
  • Secure Protocols
  • e-Privacy
  • e-Trust
  • e-Risk
  • Cyber law
  • Forensics
  • Information assurance
  • Mobile social networks
  • Peer-to-peer social networks
  • Sensor networks and social sensing

e-Learning

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Curriculum Content Design and Development
  • Delivery Systems and Environments
  • Educational Systems Design
  • e-Learning Organisational Issues
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
  • Web-based Learning Communities
  • e-Learning Tools
  • e-Education

e-Health

  • Data Security Issues
  • e-Health Policy and Practice
  • e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
  • Medical Research Ethics
  • Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
  • e-Medicine

e-Art

  • Legal Issues
  • Patents
  • Enabling technologies and tools

e-Science

  • Natural sciences in digital society
  • Biometrics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Collaborative research

Industrial Developments

  • Trends in learning
  • Applied research
  • Cutting-edge technologies

Application of Choatic Computing

  • Chaos-Based Data Security

e-Society

  • Global Trends
  • Social Inclusion
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Social Infonomics
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Social and Organisational Aspects
  • Globalisation and developmental IT
  • Social Software

e-Governance

  • Democracy and the Citizen
  • e-Administration
  • Policy Issues
  • Virtual Communities

e-Business

  • Digital Economies
  • Knowledge economy
  • eProcurement
  • National and International Economies
  • e-Business Ontologies and Models
  • Digital Goods and Services
  • e-Commerce Application Fields
  • e-Commerce Economics
  • e-Commerce Services
  • Electronic Service Delivery
  • e-Marketing
  • Online Auctions and Technologies
  • Virtual Organisations
  • Teleworking
  • Applied e-Business
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Research in Progress

  • Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals
  • Projects
  • Collaborative Research