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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 
December 10-11, 2015, Athens, Greece

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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Feb 22

Lenovo Computers Vulnerable to HTTPS Spoofing | US-CERT

Lenovo consumer personal computers employing the pre-installed Superfish Visual Discovery software contain a critical vulnerability through a compromised root CA certificate. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to read all encrypted web browser traffic (HTTPS), successfully impersonate (spoof) any website, or perform other attacks on the affected system.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review Vulnerability Note VU#529496 and US-CERT Alert TA15-051A for additional information and mitigation details.

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Jan 21


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Nov 01

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Tips: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips
Publications: https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications

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Oct 27

L’ANSSI explique comment déchiffrer le trafic HTTPS des salariés

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Jun 30

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Mar 25

Certificate Patrol :: Modules pour Firefox

Your browser trusts many certification authorities and intermediate sub-authorities quietly, every time you enter an HTTPS web site. This add-on reveals when certificates are updated, so you can ensure it was a legitimate change.

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Mar 11

Apple finally adopts HTTPS for the App Store – here’s why it matters | Naked Security

Apple finally adopts HTTPS for the App Store – here’s why it matters | Naked Security.

Feb 13

Boffins ‘crack’ HTTPS encryption in Lucky Thirteen attack | Naked Security

Boffins ‘crack’ HTTPS encryption in Lucky Thirteen attack | Naked Security.

Feb 05

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

Dear all, the paper submission deadline of CBMS 2013 was extended
along with its special tracks. Therefore the new deadline for paper
submission of SPH2013 (a special track of the CBMS 2013) was also
extended to February 21st.

Security and Privacy in Healthcare IT Special track in
The 26th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System;
June 20-22, Porto, Portugal.

Paper submission February 21, 2013 at:

Notification of acceptance March 31, 2013

Camera-ready and registration April 24, 2013

Special track website: http://www.dcc.fc.up.pt/sph.cbms2013/
Email: sph.cbms2013@dcc.fc.up.pt

Call for papers:

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

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

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

– – – – – – – – — Track Chairs —

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

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

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

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

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

– – – – – – – – — Program Committee —

Alexander Hörbst,
The Health & Life Sciences University,

Andreas Pashalidis,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,

Carla Simone,
Fac. di scienze mat. fis. e naturali, University of

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

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

Elske Ammenwerth,
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and

Francesco Pinciroli,
Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano,

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

Gabriele Lenzini,
SnT research centre of University of Luxembourg,

Gansen Zhao,
Sun Yat-sen University,

Gianluigi Me,
Computer Engineering Faculty, Università di Roma,

Guillermo Navarro-Arribas,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

Henrique Santos,
Universidade do Minho,

Isaac Agudo,
Computer Science Department, University of Malaga,

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

John Mantas
University of Athens,

Kambiz Ghazinour,
University of Ottawa,

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

Maria João Campos,

Maria Hägglund,
Karolinska Institutet Health Informatics Centre,

Miria Koshy,
Warwick Business School,
United Kingdom.

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

Panagiotis Bamidis,
Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,

Peter Pharow,
Fraunhofer IDMT,

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

Sergi Robles,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,

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

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

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