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Feb 10

International Conference on Security and Management (SAM 2012)

                              SAM’12
The 2012 International Conference on
Security and Management

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

http://sam.udmercy.edu/sam12

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

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

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

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

CO-SPONSORS:

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

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

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

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

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

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

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

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

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

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:

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

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

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

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

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

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

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

Feb 02

Researchers Postpone Release Of Free Smart Meter Security Testing Tool – Dark Reading

Amid smart grid vendors concerns about ShmooCon talk, public disclosure of research into smart meter infrared ports put on hold. Smart grid researchers pulled their talk and planned release of a new security assessment tool for smart grid meters during the ShmooCon conference after a vendor voiced concerns about the research.

via Researchers Postpone Release Of Free Smart Meter Security Testing Tool – Dark Reading.

Feb 02

Privacy and Security Fanatic: Can Homeland Security prevent a cybersecurity critical infrastructure disaster?

A new study said companies would need to spend nine times as much on cybersecurity to prevent a cybersecurity disaster which would hurdle America back to the Dark Ages. With over 10,000 industrial control systems vulnerable and a predicted 440 million new hackable smart grid points, Americas infrastructure is in a state of chaos. Homeland Security is stepping up to protect the infrastructure, despite some private firms protesting cybersecurity legislation.

via Privacy and Security Fanatic: Can Homeland Security prevent a cybersecurity critical infrastructure disaster?.

Feb 01

9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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9th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012)
Rome, Italy, July 24-27, 2012
http://secrypt.icete.org
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SECRYPT is an annual international conference covering research in
information and communication security.  The 9th International
Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2012) will be held in
Rome, Italy.  The conference seeks submissions from academia,
industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical
and practical aspects of data protection, privacy, security, and
cryptography.  Papers describing the application of security
technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned are
also encouraged.  The conference topics include, but are not limited
to:

– Access Control
– Applied Cryptography
– Authentication
– Biometrics Security and Privacy
– Critical Infrastructure Protection
– Data Integrity
– Data Protection
– Database Security and Privacy
– Digital Forensics
– Digital Rights Management
– Ethical and Legal Implications of Security and Privacy
– Formal Methods for Security
– Human Factors and Human 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
– Privacy Enhancing Technologies
– Reliability and Dependability
– Risk Assessment
– Secure Cloud Computing
– Secure Software Development Methodologies
– Security Protocols
– 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) 

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

Two categories of papers can be submitted: 

– Full Paper: A full paper presents a work where the research is
 completed or almost finished.  Authors of regular submitted papers
 will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like
 their paper to also be considered for publication as a position
 paper.
– Position Paper: A position paper presents results that are
 preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. A position
 paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts,
 situations, methods, procedures, or results of scientific research
 (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one
 of the conference topics. The acceptance of a position paper is
 restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster".

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the SECRYPT format
(with the exception that authors should be blinded in the submission), 
which is described at http://secrypt.icete.org/paper_formats.asp.  
Submission page limit is 10 pages for full paper and 6 pages for position papers. 
Accepted papers will be subject to the limit of: 10 pages (for full papers), 6
pages (for short papers), and 4 pages (for posters).  Submitted papers
will be subject to a double-blind review process.  All submissions
should be anonymized. All accepted papers/posters will be published in
the conference proceedings.  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.  Authors of
accepted papers/posters must guarantee that their papers/posters will be
presented at the conference.


IMPORTANT DATES
Full Paper submission: March 5, 2012
Authors Notification (full papers): May 4, 2012 
Final Full Paper Submission and Registration: May 14, 2012

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


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Claudio Ardagna, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada
Carlo Blundo, Università di Salerno,, Italy
David Chadwick, University of Kent ,United Kingdom
Aldar Chan, Institute for Infocomm Researc,h Singapore
Ee-chien Chang, National University of Singapore Singapore
Yingying Chen, Stevens Institute of Technology,, United States
Cheng-Kang Chu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Marco Cova, University of Birmingham,, United Kingdom
Jorge Cuellar, Siemens AG,, Germany
Frédéric Cuppens, Ecole Nationale de Télécommunications de Bretagne,, France
Reza Curtmola,  New Jersey Institute of Tech,, United States
Ricardo Dahab, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) ,, Brazil
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roberto Di Pietro, Universita' di Roma Tre,, Italy
Tassos Dimitriou, Athens Information Technology,, Greece
Josep Domingo-ferrer, Rovira I Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain
Eduardo B. Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Eduardo Fernández-medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alberto Ferrante, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sara Foresti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Keith Frikken, Miami University of Ohio, United States
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Mark Gondree, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
Yong Guan, Iowa State University, United States
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Michael Huth, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Cynthia Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Shinsaku Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan
Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Bo Lang Beijing, University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Loukas Lazos,  University of Arizona, United States
Adam J. Lee,  University of Pittsburgh, United States
Patrick Lee,  Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Albert Levi, Sabanci University, Turkey
Jiguo Li, Hohai University, China
Ming Li, Utah State University, United States
Giovanni Livraga, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Emil Lupu, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Luigi Mancini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
Olivier Markowitch, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Vashek Matyas, Masaryk University Czech Republic
Carlos Maziero, UTFPR – Federal University of Technology – Paraná state, Brazil
Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Atsuko Miyaji, Japan Advaned Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Marco Casassa-Mont, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, United Kingdom
David Naccache, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Guevara Noubir,  Northeastern University, United States
Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Stefano Paraboschi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Raphael C.-w. Phan, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Radha Poovendran,  University of Washington, United States
Joachim Posegga, Institute of IT Security and Security Law, Germany
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Jian Ren, Michigan State University, United States
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa Canada
Gokay Saldamli Bogazici, University MIS department, Turkey
Martin Schläffer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain
Cosimo Stallo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Neeraj Suri, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Chiu Tan, Temple University, United States
Juan Tapiador, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Wen-guey Tzeng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Guilin Wang, University of Wollongong, Australia
Xinyuan (Frank) Wang, George Mason University , United States
Haining  Wang, The College of William and Mary, United States
Lingyu Wang, Concordia University Canada
Osman Yagan, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Danfeng Yao, Virginia Tech, United States
Alec Yasinsac, University of South Alabama, United States
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Wensheng Zhang, Iowa State University, United States
Futai Zhang, Nanjing Normal University, China
Wen Tao Zhu, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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

For any questions, please contact the program chairs:
secrypt2012@unimi.it

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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)

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
– Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University Fairfax, United States
– Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
(list not yet complete)
http://www.icete.org/KeynoteSpeakers.aspx

Jan 13

CFP: Journal of Information Security

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS:
Journal of Information Security 
ISSN Online: 2153-1242 
www.scirp.org/journal/jis 

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Dear Olivier Markowitch

Journal of Information Security (JIS) is an international journal (Open Access) dedicated to the latest advancement of information security. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of information security. 

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Topics:
www.scirp.org/Journal/AimScope.aspx?JournalID=175 
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+ Access Control 
+ Anti-Virus and Anti-Worms 
+ Authentication and Authorization 
+ Biometric Security 
+ Cryptography 
+ Data and System Integrity 
+ Database Security 
+ Distributed Systems Security 
+ Electronic Commerce Security 
+ Fraud Control 
+ Grid Security 
+ Information Hiding and Watermarking 
+ Information Privacy 
+ Information Security Engineering 
+ Intellectual Property Protection 
+ Intrusion Detection 
+ Key Management and Key Recovery 
+ Language-based Security 
+ Network Security 
+ Operating System Security 
+ Risk Evaluation and Security Certification 
+ Security for Mobile Computing 
+ Security Models 
+ Security Protocols 
+ Security and Privacy for Social Computing 
+ Security Evaluation 
+ Signature and Key Agreement Protocol 
+ Software Security 
+ System Security 
+ Trusted Computing and Trustworthy Computing Technology 

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Editorial Board:
www.scirp.org/Journal/EditorialBoard.aspx?JournalID=175 
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Editor in Chief 
Prof. Gyungho Lee, Korea University, Korea (South) 
Executive Editor in Chief 
Prof. Lina Wang, Wuhan University, China 
Editorial Board 
Prof. Abbaci Azzedine, Universite Badji Mokhtar, Algeria 
Prof. Chris Cannings, University of Sheffield, UK 
DR.   Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, UK 
DR.   Philip W. L. Fong, University of Calgary, Canada 
DR.   Marina L. Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada 
Prof. Vic Grout, Glyndwr University, UK 
DR.   Le Gruenwald, University of Oklahoma, USA 
Prof. Sun-Yuan Hsieh, National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taipei 
Prof. Lucas Chi Kwong Hui, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China) 
Prof. Min-Shiang Hwang, National Chung Hsing University, Chinese Taipei 
Prof. Jiejun Kong, Beijing Institute of Technology, China 
DR.   Fagen Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China 
DR.   Giannis F. Marias, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece 
Prof. Changwoo Pyo, Hongik University, Korea (South) 
Prof. Sofiene Tahar, Concordia University, Canada 
Prof. Yuanjin Yun, Federal University of Paran'a, Brazil 

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Authors' Guidelines:
www.scirp.org/Journal/ForAuthors.aspx?JournalID=175 
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+ All manuscripts must be prepared in English.
+ Review paper is warmly welcome.
+ Submit your paper via online submission system papersubmission.
www.papersubmission.scirp.org/admin/initLoginAction.action?journalID=33 
+ To expedite the review process, please format your reference as the guideline,
+ Please visit journal homepage for more information.

 

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/ )

Jan 12

AICT 2012, The Eighth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications

CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS, PANELS

AICT 2012, The Eighth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications

May 27 – June 1, 2012 – Stuttgart, Germany


General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/AICT12.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CfPAICT12.html

– regular papers

– short papers (work in progress)

– posters

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/SubmitAICT12.html


Submission deadline: January 16, 2012

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org


Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org


Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas. 
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

AICT 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)


Signal processing, protocols and standardization

Standardization (IEEE 802.17, Policy Models, Etc.); IEEE 802.11 engineering; Telecommunications protocol engineering; Future networks: protocol and standards; Standardization (IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16); Communication theory, signal processing, modulation; Modulation, coding and synchronization; Propagation, antennas and channel characterization; Signal separation and Interference rejection; Critical infrastructure protection

Ad Hoc, autonomic and sensor networks

Autonomic home networking; Sensor, mesh, and Ad hoc networks; Programmable networks; Active networks; Self-organization and network reconfiguration; Partial and intermittent resources and services; Unicast and multicast routing; Radio resource sharing in wireless networks; Energy-efficient communications; Vehicular Ad hoc networks; Underwater sensor networks; Emerging sensor technologies; Intelligent video surveilance; Multi-sensor surveillance;

Wireless technologies

3G And 4G Mobile communications services; Evolution from 2G To 2.5G, 3G and beyond; Wireless multimedia and networks and systems; Cellular and Ad hoc networks; Mobile broadband technologies; Mobile software (agents); Wireless access (WPAN, WLAN, WLL); Wireless communications antennas and propagation and transmission technologies; Vertical, horizontal and diagonalhandover; Broadband wireless technology (HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, Wimax, Wiran); Cross-layer modeling and design; Heterogeneity and diversity; Ultra-wideband communications (UWB); Wireless hacking;

Management, operation and control networks

Monitoring telecommunicaitons systems; Network management contingency challenges; Real-time traffic and QoS; Performance and QoS, traffic engineering (MPLS, Diffserv, Intserv, Etc.); Telecommunications management and control of heterogeneous networks; Mobility control and mobility engineering; Mobile video surveillance; Mobility and QoS management; Communications networks security; Information security; IPR and network security;

Core technologies and access technologies and networks

Wireless-fiber convergence; Metro/Access networks; Broadband access networks and services; Next Generation Networks and technologies; Future Internet; Inteligent & Smart networks; Grid, Cluster and Internet computing; Designing and management of optical networks; Performance of optical networks; Future technologies in optical communications; PLC (Homeplug, OPERA, UPA, CEPCA, IEEE, HD-PLC Alliance);

Future applications and services

Service-oriented architectures; E-Learning and mobile learning on telecommunications; SOHO (Small Offices/Home Offices; Emerging telecommunications software tools; Object and component technologies in telecommunication software; Platforms for Web Services-based applications and services; Web Services communications, applications, and performance; Applications in telemedicine; Security and trust in future services applications;

Optical Technologies

Optical internetworking architectures; Novel architectures for optical routers and switches; Optical packet / burst switching; Optical multi-wavelength label switching; Optical network performance modeling; Optical network control and management;  Measurement, monitoring and supervision techniques; Security and privacy in optical networks; Optical access networks designs and protocols; High speed optical LANs and gigabit Ethernet;  Energy efficiency in optical networks; Inter-working between optical and wireless networks; Optical Grids, optical networking for cloud computing; Optical integrated circuits and novel transmission methods; Standards for optical internetworking; Optical networks for future Internet design; Multi-domain routing protocols for IP over optical networks; Control and management protocols for IP over optical networks; Next-generation IP networking and Optical Internet; Development prospect for Optical Internet; Optical transmission systems and technologie
s; Optical access systems and technologies; Optical devices

Cognitive radio

Cognitive radio technologies and opportunistic spectrum utilization; Spectrum sensing technologies; Dynamic spectrum access; Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access; Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing; Inter- and Intra- standards interoperability; Cross-layer algorithms based on spectrum sensing techniques; Advanced signal processing techniques for cognitive radio; Physical-layer design of software radio and cognitive radio transceivers; Interference and coexistence analysis; Radio resource allocation; Decision making; Game theory; Cognitive radio with reinforcement learning; SWR and CR management; Cognitive radio sensing in the large and feature detection; Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio networks; Cognitive radio applications; Future Internet with cognitive technologies; Flexible and opportunistic wireless access; Multimedia communications through cognitive networks; Regulatory po
licies on spectrum sharing for future broadband networks; Cognitive radio standards; Cognitive radio architecture for equipments; Enabling SDR technology for cognitive radio; Hardware reconfigurability; Testbbeds

Teletraffic modeling and management

Traffic and performance measurements; Traffic characterization and modeling; Trends and patterns; Scaling phenomena; Packet and flow level models; Traffic control and QosS; Queuing theory and queuing networks; Performance evaluation; Scheduling and admission control; Reservation and priority mechanisms; Overload control; Broadcast and multicast traffic control; Analytical and numerical analysis; Network design and optimization of wired and wireless networks; Mobility and resource management; Traffic monitoring and management; Traffic engineering in multi-technology networks; Internet traffic engineering; Traffic grooming; Simulation methodology for communications networks; Simulation models and tools;

E-Learning and telecommunications

Architecture of learning technology systems; Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia; Integrated learning and educational environments; National and international projects on e-learning and telecommunications; Remote and wireless teaching technologies; Navigational aspects for learning; e-Learning industry and universities programs; Anytime/anywhere e-learning and wearable network devices; Tutoring e-learning applications and services; Cost models for e-learning on telecommunications; Satellite technologies for e-learning; Teaching e-learning methodologies and technologies; Adaptive e-learning and intelligent applications/tools; Agent technology; Training e-learning teachers; Practical uses of authoring tools; Application of metadata and virtual reality; Collaborative learning/groupware; Intelligent tutoring systems; Internet based systems; Application of instructional design theories; Evaluation of learning technology systems; Standards related activities;


Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ComAICT12.html

Jan 10

SIXTH WORKSHOP IN INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE (WISTP 2012)

SIXTH WORKSHOP IN INFORMATION SECURITY THEORY AND PRACTICE (WISTP 2012)
Security and Trust in Computing Systems and Ambient Intelligence Ecosystem
June 19-22, 2012, London, UK – http://www.wistp.org/

WISTP 2012 BACKGROUND AND GOALS
Future ICT technologies, like the concepts of Ambient Intelligence and 
Internet of Things provide a vision of the Information Society where 
the emphasis is on surrounding people by intelligent interactive 
interfaces and objects and on environments that are capable of 
recognising and reacting to the presence of different individuals 
in a seamless, unobtrusive and invisible manner. 
The success of future ICT technologies, some of which are set as 
priorities by the European Union, will depend on how secure they 
will be made, how privacy and individuals' rights will be protected 
and how individuals will come to trust the intelligent world that 
will surround them and through which they will move. 
WISTP 2012 aims to address the security and privacy issues that are 
increasingly exposed by mobile and wireless communications and related 
services, along with evaluating their impact on business, 
individuals, and the society.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting 
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of security 
and privacy of mobile and smart devices, as well as experimental studies 
of fielded systems based on wireless communication, the application 
of security technology, the implementation of systems, and lessons learned. 
We encourage submissions from other communities such as law, 
business and policy that present these communities' perspectives on 
technological issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

* Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things
* Security and Trustworthiness in mobile and wireless networks
 including Mobile ad hoc networks, RFID systems, 
 Wireless sensor networks and Vehicular networks  
* Security, Privacy and Trust in Smart Environments
* Security, Privacy and Trust in Social Networks and Social Worlds
* Trustworthy life-logging
* Security, Privacy and Trust in e-Government and Mobile Commerce
 including Biometrics and national ID cards 
* Human behaviour and psychological aspects of security
 including User centric security and privacy
* Lightweight cryptography
* Privacy enhancing technologies (PETs)
* Mobile code security
* Mobile devices security
* Smart card security
* Embedded systems security
* Security models and architectures
 including Security and privacy policies, 
 Authentication and Access Control, and Security protocols

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission due: January 31, 2012  *firm deadline*
Notification to authors: February 24, 2012
Author registration: March 18, 2012
Camera-ready due: March 18, 2012

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submissions must not substantially overlap with papers that have been 
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or 
conference/workshop with proceedings. Each submission should be 
at most 16 pages in total in the Springer's LNCS format 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). 
All submissions should be anonymous (i.e., no author names/affiliations 
and obvious citations). Submissions are to be made to the submission 
web site (http://www.wistp.org/submission-details/). 
Only PDF files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines 
risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Accepted papers 
will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
series (http://www.springeronline.com/lncs), and the proceedings will be 
available at the workshop. The camera-ready version of the accepted papers 
must follow Springer guidelines (a Latex source file will be required). 

If a submitted paper is mainly the work of a student author, this paper 
is eligible for the best student paper award. To participate in this 
selection process, please add the word "STUDENT" in the affiliation 
field in the submission form.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be 
presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper 
is required to register with the workshop and present the paper. 
For authors presenting multiple papers, one normal registration 
is valid for up to two papers.

WISTP 2012 COMMITTEES AND CHAIRS
General Chairs 
* Konstantinos Markantonakis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Gerhard Hancke, ISG, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Keith Mayes, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Local Organizers
* Raja Naem Akram, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Lishoy Francis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Emma Dobson, ISG, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Workshop/Panel/Tutorial Chair
* Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges, France

Publicity Chairs
* Sara Foresti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Taeshik Shon, Ajou University, Korea
* to be extended

Program Chairs
* Ioannis Askoxylakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
* Joachim Posegga, Institute of IT Security and Security Law, 
 University of Passau, Germany

Program Committee
* Lejla Batina, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
* Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS & University of Crete, Greece
* Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
* Serge Chaumette, LaBRI & University of Bordeaux, France 
* Jorge Cueller, Siemens, Germany
* Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalan, Spain
* Jaap-Henk Hoepman, TNO and Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
* Michael Huth, Imperial College London, UK
* Martin Johns, SAP Research,Germany
* Cagatay Karabat, TUBITAK BILGEM, Turkey
* Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University, USA
* Kwok Yan Lam, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Peter Lipp, Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria
* Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
* Emmanuel Magkos, Ionian University, Greece 
* Mark Manulis, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
* Louis Marinos, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), EU
* Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
* Aikaterini Mitrokosta, EPFL, Switzerland 
* Jose Onieva, University of Malaga, Spain
* Gerardo Pelosi, University of Bergamo, Italy 
* Svetla Petkova-Nikova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Henrich C. Pohls, University of Passau, Germany
* Ilia Polian, Univ. of Passau, Germany
* Axel Poschmann, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Jean-Jacques Quisquater, DICE, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
* Bill Roscoe, Department of Computer Science, UK
* Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
* Pierangela Samarati, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Christos Siaterlis, Joint Research Centre, EU 
* George Spanoudakis, City University of London, UK
* Theo Tryfonas, University of Bristol, UK
* Michael Tunstall, University of Bristol, UK
* Ingrid Verbauwhede, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Heung-Youl Youm, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
* to be extended

WISTP Steering Committee
* Claudio Ardagna, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
* Angelos Bilas, FORTH-ICS & University of Crete, Greece
* Konstantinos Markantonakis, ISG-SCC, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
* Jean-Jacques Quisquater, DICE, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
* Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges, France
* Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

SPONSOR
* IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security

For further inquiries, please contact Damien Sauveron at
damien.sauveron@unilim.fr


This call for papers and additional information about the conference 
can be found at http://www.wistp.org/

Program chairs can be contacted at wistp2012@ics.forth.gr

Jan 04

Hackers Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship CIO.com

Hackers reportedly plan to fight back against Internet censorship by putting their own communications satellites into orbit and developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with them.

via Hackers Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship CIO.com.

Jan 03

International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012)

CALL FOR PAPERS

10th International Conference on
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2012)

Singapore, June 26-29, 2012


The 10th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network
Security (ACNS 2012) will be held in Singapore. The conference seeks
submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel
research on all aspects of applied cryptography as well as network
security and privacy. Papers describing novel paradigms, original
directions, or non-traditional perspectives are also encouraged.
The conference has two tracks: a research track and an industry
track. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal
or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be
appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author
names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions should
be at most 18 pages for research track and at most 8 pages for
industry track, including the bibliography and well-marked
appendices, and should follow the LNCS style. Submissions are
to be made to the submission web site at
http://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=acns2012.
Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these
guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
Papers must be received by the deadline of February 5, 2012
(11:59 p.m. Samoa time). Authors should indicate whether their
submission should be considered for the best student paper award;
any paper co-authored by at least a full time student is eligible.
Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will
be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for the research
track will be published in proceedings published by Springer's LNCS
and available at the conference. Extended versions of selected best
papers will be invited for a special issue on the Journal of
Computer Security.


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due: February 5, 2012 (11:59PM American Samoa time)
Notification to authors: April 10, 2012
Camera ready due: April 24, 2012


GENERAL CHAIR
Jianying Zhou
I2R, Singapore


PROGRAM CHAIRS
Feng Bao
I2R, Singapore

Pierangela Samarati
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy


ORGANIZING CHAIR
Shen-Tat Goh
I2R, Singapore


PUBLICITY CHAIRS
Xinyi Huang
I2R, Singapore

Giovanni Livraga
Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Michel Abdalla      (ENS, France)
Vijay Atluri        (Rutgers University, USA)
Lucas Ballard       (Google, USA)
Paulo Barreto       (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Lujo Bauer          (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Marina Blanton      (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Carlo Blundo        (Universita' degli Studi di Salerno, Italy)
Levente Buttyan     (Budapest Uni of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Roy Campbell        (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Liqun Chen          (HP Labs, UK)
Chen-Mou Cheng      (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jung Hee Cheon      (Seoul National University, Korea)
Sherman S.M. Chow   (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Robert Deng         (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Roberto Di Pietro   (Universita' di Roma Tre, Italy)
Xuhua Ding          (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Kevin Du            (Syracuse University, USA)
Wu-Chang Feng       (Portland State University, USA)
Sara Foresti        (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Keith Frikken       (Miami University, USA)
Rosario Gennaro     (IBM Research, USA)
Dieter Gollmann     (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Stefanos Gritzalis  (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Dawu Gu             (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Guofei Gu           (Texas A&M University, USA)
Sushil Jajodia      (George Mason University, USA)
Stanislaw Jarecki   (University of California Irvine, USA)
Aaron Johnson       (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
Angelos Keromytis   (Columbia University, USA)
Steve Kremer        (INRIA Nancy, France)
Ralf Kuesters       (University of Trier, Germany)
Miroslaw Kutylowski (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Adam J. Lee         (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Hui Li              (Xidian University, China)
Zhenkai Liang       (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Benoit Libert       (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Peng Liu            (Penn State University, USA)
Michael Locasto     (University of Calgary, Canada)
Javier Lopez        (University of Malaga, Spain)
Mark Manulis        (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Atsuko Miyaji       (JAIST, Japan)
Refik Molva         (EURECOM, France)
Yi Mu               (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Peng Ning           (North Carolina State University, USA)
Elisabeth Oswald    (University of Bristol, UK)
Vincent Rijmen      (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Matt Robshaw        (Orange Labs, France)
Radu Sion           (Stony Brook University, USA)
Neeraj Suri         (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Willy Susilo        (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Tsuyoshi Takagi     (Kyushu University, Japan)
Vrizlynn Thing      (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Jaideep Vaidya      (Rutgers University, USA)
Michael Waidner     (Fraunhofer, Germany)
Haining Wang        (College of William and Mary, USA)
Steve Weis          (AppDirect, USA)
Duncan Wong         (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Avishai Wool        (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Shouhuai Xu         (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Yanjiang Yang       (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
Danfeng Yao         (Virginia Tech, USA)
Moti Yung           (Google, USA)


This call for papers and additional information about the
conference can be found at http://icsd.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/acns2012

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